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 23 October 2014 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apple Cocoa
Rank 539 479 425
Rank change year-on-year
-60 -54
Contract jobs citing Cocoa 73 96 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.19% 0.29%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.46% 0.64% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 68 93
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£369 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £275 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £371 £319 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.47% -1.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £18.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £18.75

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
15790 14953 15025
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.03% 28.97% 27.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 10476 9711 8996
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 275 376
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £17.91 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

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 23 October 2014.

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 23 October 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -56 68 £369 -1.66% 19
London -14 41 £369 -7.81% 10
South East -18 16 £400 +6.66% 3
Hampshire -6 14 £400 -3.03% 1
City of London +17 13 £350 -15.15% 4
North West -17 4 £315 +5.00% 3
Scotland -3 3 £475 +35.71% 6
Manchester -18 3 £315 +3.27% 3
South West -35 2 £388 +29.16%
Edinburgh -2 1 - -
East Midlands -6 1 - -
Glasgow -7 1 - - 6
Belfast - 1 £213 -
Bristol - 1 £388 -
County Antrim - 1 £213 -
Leicester - 1 - -
Leicestershire - 1 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 £213 -
Tyne and Wear - - - - 1
Wales - - - - 1
South Wales - - - - 1
Canary Wharf - - - -
East of England - - - -
Lincolnshire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Somerset - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -

Cocoa
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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.

1 171 (98.28%) Apple iOS
2 166 (95.40%) Objective-C
3 165 (94.83%) iOS Development
4 118 (67.82%) Cocoa Touch
5 81 (46.55%) iPhone
6 79 (45.40%) Xcode
7 68 (39.08%) Agile Software Development
7 68 (39.08%) iPad
8 64 (36.78%) iOS SDK
9 58 (33.33%) Mobile App
10 56 (32.18%) Git (software)
11 53 (30.46%) Apple
12 49 (28.16%) Web Services
12 49 (28.16%) OO
13 48 (27.59%) RESTful
14 45 (25.86%) TDD
14 45 (25.86%) Subversion
15 40 (22.99%) Scrum
16 35 (20.11%) Continuous Integration
17 33 (18.97%) SOAP
18 32 (18.39%) JSON
19 26 (14.94%) HTTP
20 25 (14.37%) C++
21 24 (13.79%) Android
22 22 (12.64%) XML
23 21 (12.07%) User Experience
23 21 (12.07%) JavaScript
24 20 (11.49%) REST
25 19 (10.92%) Facebook
25 19 (10.92%) HTML

Cocoa
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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 3 (1.72%) CMS
2 2 (1.15%) Apache
2 2 (1.15%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.57%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (1.15%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.57%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.15%) GitHub
2 1 (0.57%) IaaS
2 1 (0.57%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (14.94%) HTTP
2 3 (1.72%) VoIP
3 2 (1.15%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.57%) Internet
4 1 (0.57%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.45%) MySQL
2 5 (2.87%) SQLite
3 1 (0.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 79 (45.40%) Xcode
2 56 (32.18%) Git (software)
3 45 (25.86%) Subversion
4 6 (3.45%) Mercurial
5 3 (1.72%) Eclipse
5 3 (1.72%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (1.15%) Bugzilla
6 2 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.15%) JIRA
7 1 (0.57%) Selenium
7 1 (0.57%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.57%) Maven
7 1 (0.57%) JBehave
7 1 (0.57%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.57%) MonoDevelop
7 1 (0.57%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.57%) Hudson
7 1 (0.57%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.57%) eggPlant
General
1 13 (7.47%) Publishing
2 11 (6.32%) Finance
3 6 (3.45%) Banking
3 6 (3.45%) Marketing
4 5 (2.87%) Retail
5 2 (1.15%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.15%) Games
5 2 (1.15%) Legal
5 2 (1.15%) Advertising
6 1 (0.57%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 164 (94.25%) Developer
2 149 (85.63%) iOS Developer
3 22 (12.64%) Mobile Developer
4 15 (8.62%) Senior iOS Developer
4 15 (8.62%) Senior Developer
5 9 (5.17%) Lead Developer
6 5 (2.87%) Junior Developer
6 5 (2.87%) Architect
6 5 (2.87%) Junior
6 5 (2.87%) Android Developer
6 5 (2.87%) Junior iOS Developer
6 5 (2.87%) Mobility Architect
7 4 (2.30%) SAP Architect
7 4 (2.30%) iPhone Developer
8 2 (1.15%) Applications Developer
8 2 (1.15%) Mac Developer
8 2 (1.15%) Mobile Applications Developer
9 1 (0.57%) iPhone Applications Developer
9 1 (0.57%) UI Programmer
9 1 (0.57%) Salesforce.com Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (67.82%) Cocoa Touch
2 64 (36.78%) iOS SDK
3 49 (28.16%) Web Services
4 48 (27.59%) RESTful
5 33 (18.97%) SOAP
6 32 (18.39%) JSON
7 22 (12.64%) XML
8 20 (11.49%) REST
9 19 (10.92%) HTML
10 18 (10.34%) UIKit
11 8 (4.60%) CSS
11 8 (4.60%) jQuery
12 7 (4.02%) HTML5
13 6 (3.45%) Xamarin.iOS
14 5 (2.87%) Ajax
15 4 (2.30%) Core Animation
16 3 (1.72%) Google Maps API
16 3 (1.72%) .NET
16 3 (1.72%) Android SDK
16 3 (1.72%) Sencha Touch
Miscellaneous
1 81 (46.55%) iPhone
2 68 (39.08%) iPad
3 58 (33.33%) Mobile App
4 21 (12.07%) User Experience
5 17 (9.77%) Data Structures
5 17 (9.77%) Client/Server
6 13 (7.47%) Computer Science
7 12 (6.90%) Social Media
8 7 (4.02%) N-Tier
9 4 (2.30%) Blackberry
9 4 (2.30%) Animation
10 3 (1.72%) Video Editing
10 3 (1.72%) Streaming Video
10 3 (1.72%) Video on Demand
10 3 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.72%) Mobile Banking
11 2 (1.15%) Algorithms
11 2 (1.15%) Digital Media
11 2 (1.15%) DTV
12 1 (0.57%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 171 (98.28%) Apple iOS
2 24 (13.79%) Android
3 6 (3.45%) Windows
4 5 (2.87%) Mac OS X
5 4 (2.30%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.57%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.57%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.57%) webOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (94.83%) iOS Development
2 68 (39.08%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (28.16%) OO
4 45 (25.86%) TDD
5 40 (22.99%) Scrum
6 35 (20.11%) Continuous Integration
7 19 (10.92%) Software Engineering
8 18 (10.34%) Kanban
9 17 (9.77%) Memory Management
10 15 (8.62%) OOP
11 13 (7.47%) Unit Testing
12 12 (6.90%) Mobile Application Development
13 11 (6.32%) E-Commerce
14 10 (5.75%) Multithreading
14 10 (5.75%) BDD
14 10 (5.75%) MVC
15 9 (5.17%) Android Development
16 8 (4.60%) OOD
17 6 (3.45%) SOA
18 5 (2.87%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 166 (95.40%) Objective-C
2 25 (14.37%) C++
3 21 (12.07%) JavaScript
4 9 (5.17%) Java
5 6 (3.45%) PHP
5 6 (3.45%) SQL
5 6 (3.45%) Python
6 4 (2.30%) C
6 4 (2.30%) PowerHouse
7 3 (1.72%) Ruby
7 3 (1.72%) C#
8 2 (1.15%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.15%) Perl
9 1 (0.57%) XPath
9 1 (0.57%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 6 (3.45%) Degree
2 2 (1.15%) BC Cleared
2 2 (1.15%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.57%) ISEB
3 1 (0.57%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.57%) Cygwin
Vendors
1 53 (30.46%) Apple
2 19 (10.92%) Facebook
3 6 (3.45%) Google
4 5 (2.87%) SAP
5 3 (1.72%) Microsoft
5 3 (1.72%) Sencha
6 2 (1.15%) Oracle
6 2 (1.15%) Yahoo!
6 2 (1.15%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.57%) Twitter
7 1 (0.57%) Symbian
7 1 (0.57%) Salesforce.com
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