The table below looks at the statistics for Cocoa skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cocoa over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apple Cocoa
Rank 523 513 499
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -14
Contract jobs citing Cocoa 110 97 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.17% 0.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.67% 0.62% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 66 66
Average daily rate
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£419 £375 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.66% +1.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £273 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £450 £466
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £378 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.97% +25.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
Average hourly rate £31.00 £45.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.11% +5.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £33.55 -
% change year-on-year
-7.60% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
16449 15532 15196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.15% 27.80% 29.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 11194 9877 9773
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £265 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 296 213 261
Average hourly rate £39.13 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.78% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £19.00 £19.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £71.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -

Cocoa
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Cocoa within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Cocoa Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Cocoa
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Cocoa within the UK.

Cocoa Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Cocoa
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cocoa within the UK over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

Cocoa Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Cocoa
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Cocoa within the UK.

Cocoa Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Cocoa
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cocoa within the UK over the 3 months to 4 September 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +12 110 £419 +11.66% 34
London +20 73 £475 +26.66% 18
South East -26 19 £363 -9.37% 1
City of London +1 10 £363 +11.53% 6
Hampshire -11 6 £375 -6.25%
North West -29 6 £363 +18.85% 4
West Midlands +12 5 - - 3
South West -1 5 £413 -
Southampton -7 5 £375 -7.69%
Cheshire -10 4 - -
Chester - 4 - -
Crawley - 4 £354 - 1
Bristol - 4 £413 -
West Sussex - 4 £354 - 1
Kent +5 3 - -
Yorkshire -27 3 £300 - 2
Tunbridge Wells - 3 - -
Warwickshire +7 2 - -
Surrey 0 2 £350 -
Oxford -16 2 £400 +23.07%
Oxfordshire -16 2 £400 +18.51%
West Yorkshire -27 2 £300 -7.69% 1
Leeds -27 2 £300 - 1
Birmingham +4 1 - -
Manchester -19 1 £363 +18.85% 4
Merseyside - 1 - -
Liverpool - 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - 1 - - 2
Berkshire - 1 £340 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £375 -

Cocoa
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Cocoa also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Cocoa.

1 206 (99.04%) Apple iOS
2 205 (98.56%) iOS Development
3 186 (89.42%) Objective-C
4 125 (60.10%) Agile Software Development
5 113 (54.33%) Cocoa Touch
6 74 (35.58%) Xcode
7 73 (35.10%) Mobile Development
8 70 (33.65%) iPhone
9 63 (30.29%) Mobile App
10 57 (27.40%) TDD
11 56 (26.92%) iOS SDK
11 56 (26.92%) iPad
12 53 (25.48%) Apple
12 53 (25.48%) Apple Swift
13 49 (23.56%) Android
14 44 (21.15%) REST
15 43 (20.67%) RESTful
15 43 (20.67%) OO
16 42 (20.19%) Android Development
17 37 (17.79%) Git (software)
18 35 (16.83%) C++
19 34 (16.35%) Java
19 34 (16.35%) User Experience
20 30 (14.42%) BDD
20 30 (14.42%) Scrum
21 27 (12.98%) JavaScript
21 27 (12.98%) C#
21 27 (12.98%) Web Services
21 27 (12.98%) OOD
22 26 (12.50%) JSON

Cocoa
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Cocoa also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Cocoa. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 16 (7.69%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (1.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.92%) GitHub
2 1 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.37%) HTTP
2 4 (1.92%) Internet
3 3 (1.44%) NFC
4 1 (0.48%) UPnP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.88%) SQLite
2 1 (0.48%) MySQL
2 1 (0.48%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 74 (35.58%) Xcode
2 37 (17.79%) Git (software)
3 13 (6.25%) Subversion
4 5 (2.40%) CocoaPods
5 3 (1.44%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.96%) JIRA
7 1 (0.48%) Appium
7 1 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.48%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.48%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 1 (0.48%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.48%) Bitbucket
General
1 22 (10.58%) Publishing
2 12 (5.77%) Finance
3 6 (2.88%) Electronics
3 6 (2.88%) Retail
4 4 (1.92%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.92%) Marketing
5 3 (1.44%) Automotive
6 2 (0.96%) Music Industry
6 2 (0.96%) Games
6 2 (0.96%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.48%) Banking
7 1 (0.48%) Law
Job Titles
1 196 (94.23%) Developer
2 179 (86.06%) iOS Developer
3 38 (18.27%) Mobile Developer
4 22 (10.58%) Senior iOS Developer
4 22 (10.58%) Senior Developer
5 11 (5.29%) Software Engineer
6 9 (4.33%) Android Developer
7 6 (2.88%) UI Programmer
7 6 (2.88%) UI Developer
8 5 (2.40%) Mobile Applications Developer
8 5 (2.40%) Applications Developer
8 5 (2.40%) Programmer
8 5 (2.40%) AWS Developer
9 3 (1.44%) iPhone Developer
10 2 (0.96%) Lead Developer
10 2 (0.96%) Senior Android Developer
10 2 (0.96%) Xamarin Developer
11 1 (0.48%) Junior iOS Developer
11 1 (0.48%) iPad Developer
11 1 (0.48%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (54.33%) Cocoa Touch
2 56 (26.92%) iOS SDK
3 44 (21.15%) REST
4 43 (20.67%) RESTful
5 27 (12.98%) Web Services
6 26 (12.50%) JSON
6 26 (12.50%) Android SDK
7 21 (10.10%) Core Animation
7 21 (10.10%) HTML
8 19 (9.13%) XML
9 15 (7.21%) CSS
10 11 (5.29%) SOAP
10 11 (5.29%) UIKit
11 10 (4.81%) HTML5
11 10 (4.81%) OpenGL
12 6 (2.88%) iPhone SDK
13 5 (2.40%) CSS3
13 5 (2.40%) .NET
14 3 (1.44%) PhoneGap
14 3 (1.44%) Apache Cordova
Miscellaneous
1 70 (33.65%) iPhone
2 63 (30.29%) Mobile App
3 56 (26.92%) iPad
4 34 (16.35%) User Experience
5 22 (10.58%) Animation
6 16 (7.69%) Computer Science
7 10 (4.81%) Client/Server
7 10 (4.81%) Streaming Video
8 5 (2.40%) Over-the-Top Content
8 5 (2.40%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (2.40%) Video on Demand
8 5 (2.40%) Apple TV
9 4 (1.92%) Blackberry
10 3 (1.44%) Social Network
10 3 (1.44%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.96%) DTV
11 2 (0.96%) Social Media
12 1 (0.48%) Mobile Payment
12 1 (0.48%) Analytical Skills
12 1 (0.48%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 206 (99.04%) Apple iOS
2 49 (23.56%) Android
3 8 (3.85%) Windows
4 6 (2.88%) Mac OS X
5 4 (1.92%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.48%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.48%) UNIX
6 1 (0.48%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 205 (98.56%) iOS Development
2 125 (60.10%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (35.10%) Mobile Development
4 57 (27.40%) TDD
5 43 (20.67%) OO
6 42 (20.19%) Android Development
7 30 (14.42%) BDD
7 30 (14.42%) Scrum
8 27 (12.98%) OOD
9 24 (11.54%) Unit Testing
10 21 (10.10%) API Integration
11 20 (9.62%) Software Engineering
12 19 (9.13%) Continuous Integration
13 18 (8.65%) E-Commerce
14 16 (7.69%) Content Management
15 13 (6.25%) Multithreading
16 12 (5.77%) Memory Management
17 10 (4.81%) Open Source
17 10 (4.81%) OOP
18 8 (3.85%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 186 (89.42%) Objective-C
2 53 (25.48%) Apple Swift
3 35 (16.83%) C++
4 34 (16.35%) Java
5 27 (12.98%) JavaScript
5 27 (12.98%) C#
6 4 (1.92%) C
7 2 (0.96%) Ruby
8 1 (0.48%) PHP
Qualifications
1 21 (10.10%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.40%) QA
Vendors
1 53 (25.48%) Apple
2 8 (3.85%) Xamarin
3 5 (2.40%) Google
4 3 (1.44%) SAP
5 2 (0.96%) ION Trading
6 1 (0.48%) Volantis
6 1 (0.48%) Microsoft
6 1 (0.48%) Appcelerator
6 1 (0.48%) Netbiscuits
6 1 (0.48%) Kony
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Rate: £200 - £300 per day
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Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
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Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
West Midlands
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Rate: £0.000 per hour
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