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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apple Cocoa
Rank 509 509 460
Rank change year-on-year
0 -49
Contract jobs citing Cocoa 104 80 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.15% 0.18%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.70% 0.55% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 56 58
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£413 £400 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +12.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £311 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £476 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £280
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +16.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 4
Average hourly rate £34.20 - £22.66
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.20 - £22.66

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
14925 14611 12668
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.05% 27.71% 27.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 9832 9673 7948
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 189 361
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.86 £17.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.88 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -

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 27 May 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cocoa within the UK over the 3 months to 27 May 2015.

Cocoa Hourly Rate Histogram 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 27 May 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 -3 100 £413 +3.12% 32
London +10 53 £450 +12.35% 13
South East -2 24 £363 -1.69% 6
City of London -7 13 £463 +12.05% 7
South West +19 11 £413 +29.41% 2
Bristol +12 11 £413 +26.92% 2
North West -18 6 £213 -39.32% 1
West Sussex - 6 £300 -
West Midlands -11 5 £348 -10.38% 3
Buckinghamshire - 5 £375 - 1
Crawley - 5 £300 -
Berkshire +1 4 £390 -
Kent - 4 - - 1
Tunbridge Wells - 4 - - 1
Hampshire +5 3 £375 +1.69%
Reading -1 3 £380 -
County Antrim - 3 £215 -
Belfast - 3 £215 -
Cheshire - 3 £200 -
Warwickshire - 3 - -
Northern Ireland - 3 £215 -
Manchester -3 2 £400 -
Southampton -7 2 - -
Gatwick - 2 £313 -
Milton Keynes - 2 - -
Surrey - 2 £340 - 3
Warrington - 2 £200 -
Birmingham -12 1 £350 -9.73%
Bracknell - 1 £400 -
Edinburgh - 1 £525 -

Cocoa
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 160 (99.38%) Apple iOS
2 159 (98.76%) iOS Development
3 145 (90.06%) Objective-C
4 100 (62.11%) Cocoa Touch
5 97 (60.25%) Agile Software Development
6 62 (38.51%) Mobile Development
7 53 (32.92%) Xcode
8 52 (32.30%) iPhone
9 49 (30.43%) Mobile App
10 42 (26.09%) iOS SDK
10 42 (26.09%) iPad
11 38 (23.60%) Apple
12 36 (22.36%) TDD
13 35 (21.74%) Android
14 33 (20.50%) RESTful
15 32 (19.88%) Git (software)
16 31 (19.25%) Web Services
17 30 (18.63%) REST
17 30 (18.63%) Apple Swift
18 29 (18.01%) OO
19 28 (17.39%) Android Development
20 25 (15.53%) Animation
21 24 (14.91%) JSON
21 24 (14.91%) Core Animation
22 22 (13.66%) Java
23 19 (11.80%) Degree
24 18 (11.18%) Scrum
24 18 (11.18%) C#
24 18 (11.18%) C++
24 18 (11.18%) SOAP

Cocoa
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 6 (3.73%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (0.62%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.62%) GitHub
1 1 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 15 (9.32%) HTTP
2 4 (2.48%) Internet
3 3 (1.86%) HTTPS
4 2 (1.24%) VPN
4 2 (1.24%) Firewall
5 1 (0.62%) NFC
5 1 (0.62%) iBeacon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.24%) SQL Server
1 2 (1.24%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 53 (32.92%) Xcode
2 32 (19.88%) Git (software)
3 15 (9.32%) Subversion
4 9 (5.59%) CocoaPods
5 3 (1.86%) Appium
5 3 (1.86%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.24%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.24%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.62%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 1 (0.62%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.62%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.62%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.62%) JIRA
7 1 (0.62%) Android Studio
General
1 14 (8.70%) Finance
2 8 (4.97%) Publishing
3 5 (3.11%) Retail
4 4 (2.48%) Banking
5 3 (1.86%) Games
6 2 (1.24%) Music Industry
6 2 (1.24%) Marketing
6 2 (1.24%) Automotive
6 2 (1.24%) Electronics
6 2 (1.24%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.62%) Law
Job Titles
1 149 (92.55%) Developer
2 140 (86.96%) iOS Developer
3 22 (13.66%) Mobile Developer
4 20 (12.42%) Senior iOS Developer
4 20 (12.42%) Senior Developer
5 9 (5.59%) Android Developer
6 7 (4.35%) Software Engineer
7 3 (1.86%) Programmer
7 3 (1.86%) iPhone Developer
8 2 (1.24%) Mac Developer
8 2 (1.24%) Applications Developer
8 2 (1.24%) Junior
8 2 (1.24%) Lead Developer
9 1 (0.62%) Java Developer
9 1 (0.62%) .NET Developer
9 1 (0.62%) C# Developer
9 1 (0.62%) Team Leader
9 1 (0.62%) Development Team Leader
9 1 (0.62%) Junior Developer
9 1 (0.62%) Junior Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (62.11%) Cocoa Touch
2 42 (26.09%) iOS SDK
3 33 (20.50%) RESTful
4 31 (19.25%) Web Services
5 30 (18.63%) REST
6 24 (14.91%) Core Animation
6 24 (14.91%) JSON
7 18 (11.18%) SOAP
8 17 (10.56%) XML
9 14 (8.70%) Android SDK
10 13 (8.07%) UIKit
11 11 (6.83%) HTML
12 9 (5.59%) CSS
13 7 (4.35%) OpenGL
14 6 (3.73%) HTML5
15 3 (1.86%) iPhone SDK
15 3 (1.86%) .NET
16 2 (1.24%) CSS3
17 1 (0.62%) WebKit
17 1 (0.62%) OpenGL ES
Miscellaneous
1 52 (32.30%) iPhone
2 49 (30.43%) Mobile App
3 42 (26.09%) iPad
4 25 (15.53%) Animation
5 17 (10.56%) User Experience
6 15 (9.32%) Computer Science
7 11 (6.83%) Client/Server
8 8 (4.97%) Data Structures
9 4 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.86%) Analytical Skills
11 2 (1.24%) Blackberry
11 2 (1.24%) Algorithms
12 1 (0.62%) Streaming Video
12 1 (0.62%) Cryptography
12 1 (0.62%) IPTV
12 1 (0.62%) Smartphone
12 1 (0.62%) Social Network
12 1 (0.62%) Online Gambling
12 1 (0.62%) Mobile Payment
12 1 (0.62%) Augmented Reality
Operating Systems
1 160 (99.38%) Apple iOS
2 35 (21.74%) Android
3 5 (3.11%) Windows
3 5 (3.11%) Mac OS X
4 3 (1.86%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.62%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (0.62%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (98.76%) iOS Development
2 97 (60.25%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (38.51%) Mobile Development
4 36 (22.36%) TDD
5 29 (18.01%) OO
6 28 (17.39%) Android Development
7 18 (11.18%) Scrum
8 17 (10.56%) Continuous Integration
9 16 (9.94%) Unit Testing
10 14 (8.70%) OOP
11 13 (8.07%) Software Engineering
11 13 (8.07%) Memory Management
12 11 (6.83%) Multithreading
12 11 (6.83%) E-Commerce
12 11 (6.83%) OOD
13 9 (5.59%) MVC
13 9 (5.59%) BDD
14 7 (4.35%) Open Source
15 6 (3.73%) Content Management
15 6 (3.73%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 145 (90.06%) Objective-C
2 30 (18.63%) Apple Swift
3 22 (13.66%) Java
4 18 (11.18%) C#
4 18 (11.18%) C++
5 14 (8.70%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.86%) C
7 2 (1.24%) Ruby
7 2 (1.24%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (11.80%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.86%) QA
Vendors
1 38 (23.60%) Apple
2 7 (4.35%) Xamarin
3 4 (2.48%) Google
4 1 (0.62%) Appcelerator
4 1 (0.62%) Netbiscuits
4 1 (0.62%) Kony
4 1 (0.62%) ION Trading
4 1 (0.62%) Volantis
4 1 (0.62%) SAP
4 1 (0.62%) Microsoft
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