The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apple Cocoa
Rank 479 488 454
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -34
Contract jobs citing Cocoa 101 81 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.16% 0.23%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.68% 0.57% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 61 70
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £300 £288
% change year-on-year
+22.91% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 1
Average hourly rate £45.00 £22.66 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+98.58% -46.68%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £22.66 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+48.05% -46.68%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14863 14244 14823
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.60% 27.94% 25.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 9592 9051 9048
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 215 297 366
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.20 £18.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £44.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 July 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
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 23 July 2014.

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 23 July 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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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 +4 98 £400 +6.66% 34
London +2 65 £400 +6.66% 15
City of London +32 23 £375 - 3
South East +11 20 £400 +20.75% 5
Hampshire -7 12 £406 +103.12% 2
West Midlands - 7 £501 - 1
Birmingham - 6 £501 -
Oxfordshire - 3 £350 -
Scotland -15 2 £575 - 1
Edinburgh -21 2 £575 - 1
South West -27 2 £313 +4.16% 3
Yorkshire - 2 £325 -
Berkshire - 2 - -
East of England -24 1 - - 4
Kent - 1 - -
Cheltenham - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - -
Maidstone - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - -
Sheffield - - - -
Wallingford - - - -
Windsor - - - -
Woking - - - -
Manchester - - - - 3
Milton Keynes - - - - 3
Peterborough - - - - 1
Petersfield - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Grimsby - - - -

Cocoa
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 161 (98.17%) Apple iOS
2 153 (93.29%) Objective-C
3 149 (90.85%) iOS Development
4 95 (57.93%) Cocoa Touch
5 79 (48.17%) Xcode
6 76 (46.34%) iPhone
7 71 (43.29%) iPad
8 68 (41.46%) iOS SDK
9 58 (35.37%) Mobile App
10 42 (25.61%) Git (software)
10 42 (25.61%) OO
11 41 (25.00%) Web Services
11 41 (25.00%) Apple
12 39 (23.78%) Agile Software Development
13 36 (21.95%) RESTful
14 33 (20.12%) TDD
14 33 (20.12%) Subversion
15 29 (17.68%) Android
16 28 (17.07%) Scrum
17 27 (16.46%) JSON
18 25 (15.24%) OOP
19 24 (14.63%) C++
19 24 (14.63%) HTML
20 23 (14.02%) SOAP
20 23 (14.02%) REST
21 22 (13.41%) Continuous Integration
22 21 (12.80%) JavaScript
22 21 (12.80%) Facebook
23 20 (12.20%) Software Engineering
24 18 (10.98%) Unit Testing

Cocoa
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 7 (4.27%) CMS
2 1 (0.61%) Node.js
2 1 (0.61%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (2.44%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.22%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.61%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.71%) HTTP
2 4 (2.44%) Wireshark
3 3 (1.83%) VoIP
4 2 (1.22%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.61%) Internet
5 1 (0.61%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.05%) MySQL
2 4 (2.44%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 79 (48.17%) Xcode
2 42 (25.61%) Git (software)
3 33 (20.12%) Subversion
4 7 (4.27%) QuickTest Pro
5 5 (3.05%) JIRA
6 4 (2.44%) Selenium
6 4 (2.44%) Maven
6 4 (2.44%) JBehave
6 4 (2.44%) WebDriver
6 4 (2.44%) Cucumber
6 4 (2.44%) eggPlant
7 3 (1.83%) Mercurial
8 2 (1.22%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.61%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.61%) Hudson
9 1 (0.61%) Jenkins
General
1 13 (7.93%) Publishing
2 11 (6.71%) Legal
3 10 (6.10%) Finance
4 8 (4.88%) Retail
5 4 (2.44%) Games
5 4 (2.44%) Banking
6 3 (1.83%) Marketing
7 2 (1.22%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.61%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 151 (92.07%) Developer
2 138 (84.15%) iOS Developer
3 16 (9.76%) Mobile Developer
4 14 (8.54%) Senior iOS Developer
4 14 (8.54%) Senior Developer
5 8 (4.88%) Android Developer
6 7 (4.27%) Lead Developer
7 6 (3.66%) iPhone Developer
8 5 (3.05%) Architect
8 5 (3.05%) Mobility Architect
9 4 (2.44%) Mobile Applications Developer
9 4 (2.44%) Junior iOS Developer
9 4 (2.44%) Junior
9 4 (2.44%) SAP Architect
9 4 (2.44%) Junior Developer
10 3 (1.83%) Tester
10 3 (1.83%) Applications Developer
11 2 (1.22%) Mac Developer
11 2 (1.22%) iPad Developer
11 2 (1.22%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (57.93%) Cocoa Touch
2 68 (41.46%) iOS SDK
3 41 (25.00%) Web Services
4 36 (21.95%) RESTful
5 27 (16.46%) JSON
6 24 (14.63%) HTML
7 23 (14.02%) SOAP
7 23 (14.02%) REST
8 14 (8.54%) UIKit
8 14 (8.54%) XML
9 10 (6.10%) CSS
10 6 (3.66%) jQuery
10 6 (3.66%) HTML5
11 4 (2.44%) Core Animation
11 4 (2.44%) Flash
11 4 (2.44%) Android SDK
11 4 (2.44%) Ajax
12 3 (1.83%) OpenGL
13 2 (1.22%) LAMP
13 2 (1.22%) Xamarin.iOS
Miscellaneous
1 76 (46.34%) iPhone
2 71 (43.29%) iPad
3 58 (35.37%) Mobile App
4 10 (6.10%) Client/Server
5 7 (4.27%) Social Media
6 6 (3.66%) Computer Science
7 5 (3.05%) Digital Media
8 4 (2.44%) Video on Demand
8 4 (2.44%) N-Tier
8 4 (2.44%) Handset
8 4 (2.44%) IPTV
8 4 (2.44%) Animation
9 3 (1.83%) Blackberry
9 3 (1.83%) Augmented Reality
9 3 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (1.22%) Mobile Payment
10 2 (1.22%) Open Source
10 2 (1.22%) Social Network
10 2 (1.22%) DTV
10 2 (1.22%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 161 (98.17%) Apple iOS
2 29 (17.68%) Android
3 4 (2.44%) Windows
3 4 (2.44%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.61%) Mac OS
4 1 (0.61%) webOS
4 1 (0.61%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (90.85%) iOS Development
2 42 (25.61%) OO
3 39 (23.78%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (20.12%) TDD
5 28 (17.07%) Scrum
6 25 (15.24%) OOP
7 22 (13.41%) Continuous Integration
8 20 (12.20%) Software Engineering
9 18 (10.98%) Unit Testing
10 17 (10.37%) Memory Management
11 13 (7.93%) MVC
11 13 (7.93%) E-Commerce
12 12 (7.32%) Android Development
13 11 (6.71%) Multithreading
14 10 (6.10%) BDD
15 9 (5.49%) User Stories
15 9 (5.49%) Mobile Application Development
16 7 (4.27%) Kanban
17 6 (3.66%) OOD
18 5 (3.05%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 153 (93.29%) Objective-C
2 24 (14.63%) C++
3 21 (12.80%) JavaScript
4 11 (6.71%) Java
5 9 (5.49%) Python
6 6 (3.66%) C
7 5 (3.05%) C#
7 5 (3.05%) Perl
7 5 (3.05%) SQL
7 5 (3.05%) Ruby
8 4 (2.44%) PHP
9 1 (0.61%) VB
9 1 (0.61%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.61%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.61%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 5 (3.05%) Degree
2 4 (2.44%) ISEB
2 4 (2.44%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.61%) BC Cleared
3 1 (0.61%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.27%) QA
System Software
1 4 (2.44%) Cygwin
Vendors
1 41 (25.00%) Apple
2 21 (12.80%) Facebook
3 5 (3.05%) SAP
4 4 (2.44%) Google
5 2 (1.22%) Twitter
6 1 (0.61%) Oracle
6 1 (0.61%) Sencha
6 1 (0.61%) Microsoft
6 1 (0.61%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.61%) Sony
6 1 (0.61%) Yahoo!
North London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 150-250
Posted: 3 hours ago
West London
Nakama
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Recruitment Genius
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Foresight Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £325 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Norwich
I4 Recruitment
Rate: Market related
Posted: 9 days ago
Southampton
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: 22 days ago