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 11 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apple Cocoa
Rank 480 490 460
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -30
Contract jobs citing Cocoa 100 80 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.16% 0.22%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.69% 0.57% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 59 64
Average daily rate
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£400 £363 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +20.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £283 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +9.09%
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
14595 13940 14582
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.70% 27.81% 25.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 9429 8825 8863
Average daily rate £375 £375 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 217 315 359
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.95 £20.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-4.14% +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 11 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 11 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 11 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 +7 97 £400 +10.34% 45
London +1 69 £400 +8.47% 24
City of London +23 22 £400 +3.22% 11
South East -1 17 £394 +96.87% 4
Hampshire -6 10 £400 +100.00% 2
West Midlands - 7 £501 -
Birmingham - 6 £501 -
Oxfordshire - 3 £350 -
Yorkshire - 3 £325 -
Berkshire -2 2 - -
Edinburgh - 2 £575 -
Scotland - 2 £575 -
South West -24 1 £313 +4.16% 3
Kent - 1 - -
Maidstone - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - -
Sheffield - - - -
Wallingford - - - -
Windsor - - - -
Woking - - - -
Manchester - - - - 5
Milton Keynes - - - - 2
Peterborough - - - - 2
Portsmouth - - - -
Fareham - - - -
Abingdon - - - -
Bath - - - -
Bristol - - - - 3
Cambridge - - - -
Cheadle - - - - 1

Cocoa
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 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 (98.77%) Apple iOS
2 152 (93.25%) Objective-C
3 149 (91.41%) iOS Development
4 90 (55.21%) Cocoa Touch
5 81 (49.69%) Xcode
6 76 (46.63%) iPhone
7 73 (44.79%) iPad
8 67 (41.10%) iOS SDK
9 56 (34.36%) Mobile App
10 41 (25.15%) Apple
10 41 (25.15%) OO
11 40 (24.54%) Web Services
12 38 (23.31%) Git (software)
12 38 (23.31%) Agile Software Development
13 34 (20.86%) TDD
14 32 (19.63%) RESTful
15 31 (19.02%) Subversion
16 30 (18.40%) Scrum
17 29 (17.79%) Android
18 26 (15.95%) OOP
18 26 (15.95%) HTML
19 24 (14.72%) JSON
20 23 (14.11%) C++
21 22 (13.50%) REST
22 21 (12.88%) SOAP
22 21 (12.88%) JavaScript
23 20 (12.27%) Software Engineering
23 20 (12.27%) Facebook
24 19 (11.66%) Unit Testing
24 19 (11.66%) Continuous Integration

Cocoa
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 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 8 (4.91%) CMS
2 1 (0.61%) Node.js
2 1 (0.61%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (3.07%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.23%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.61%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.52%) HTTP
2 4 (2.45%) Wireshark
3 3 (1.84%) VoIP
4 2 (1.23%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.61%) Internet
5 1 (0.61%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.07%) MySQL
2 4 (2.45%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 81 (49.69%) Xcode
2 38 (23.31%) Git (software)
3 31 (19.02%) Subversion
4 7 (4.29%) QuickTest Pro
5 5 (3.07%) JIRA
6 4 (2.45%) Selenium
6 4 (2.45%) Maven
6 4 (2.45%) JBehave
6 4 (2.45%) WebDriver
6 4 (2.45%) Cucumber
6 4 (2.45%) eggPlant
7 2 (1.23%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.61%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.61%) Eclipse
General
1 13 (7.98%) Publishing
2 11 (6.75%) Legal
3 10 (6.13%) Finance
4 8 (4.91%) Retail
5 4 (2.45%) Games
5 4 (2.45%) Banking
6 2 (1.23%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.23%) Marketing
7 1 (0.61%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 150 (92.02%) Developer
2 138 (84.66%) iOS Developer
3 16 (9.82%) Mobile Developer
4 15 (9.20%) Senior iOS Developer
4 15 (9.20%) Senior Developer
5 9 (5.52%) Android Developer
6 8 (4.91%) Lead Developer
7 7 (4.29%) iPhone Developer
8 5 (3.07%) Architect
8 5 (3.07%) Mobility Architect
9 4 (2.45%) SAP Architect
10 3 (1.84%) Applications Developer
10 3 (1.84%) Tester
10 3 (1.84%) iPad Developer
10 3 (1.84%) Mobile Applications Developer
11 2 (1.23%) Mac Developer
11 2 (1.23%) Junior iOS Developer
11 2 (1.23%) Junior
11 2 (1.23%) Software Engineer
11 2 (1.23%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (55.21%) Cocoa Touch
2 67 (41.10%) iOS SDK
3 40 (24.54%) Web Services
4 32 (19.63%) RESTful
5 26 (15.95%) HTML
6 24 (14.72%) JSON
7 22 (13.50%) REST
8 21 (12.88%) SOAP
9 16 (9.82%) UIKit
10 13 (7.98%) XML
11 10 (6.13%) CSS
12 7 (4.29%) jQuery
13 6 (3.68%) HTML5
14 5 (3.07%) Core Animation
14 5 (3.07%) OpenGL
14 5 (3.07%) Flash
15 4 (2.45%) Ajax
15 4 (2.45%) Android SDK
16 3 (1.84%) .NET
17 2 (1.23%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 76 (46.63%) iPhone
2 73 (44.79%) iPad
3 56 (34.36%) Mobile App
4 9 (5.52%) Client/Server
5 8 (4.91%) Social Media
6 6 (3.68%) Computer Science
7 5 (3.07%) Digital Media
7 5 (3.07%) Animation
8 4 (2.45%) Handset
8 4 (2.45%) N-Tier
8 4 (2.45%) IPTV
8 4 (2.45%) Video on Demand
9 3 (1.84%) Augmented Reality
9 3 (1.84%) Blackberry
9 3 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (1.23%) Mobile Payment
10 2 (1.23%) DTV
10 2 (1.23%) Video Editing
10 2 (1.23%) Open Source
10 2 (1.23%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 161 (98.77%) Apple iOS
2 29 (17.79%) Android
3 4 (2.45%) Mac OS X
4 3 (1.84%) Windows
5 1 (0.61%) webOS
5 1 (0.61%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (91.41%) iOS Development
2 41 (25.15%) OO
3 38 (23.31%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (20.86%) TDD
5 30 (18.40%) Scrum
6 26 (15.95%) OOP
7 20 (12.27%) Software Engineering
8 19 (11.66%) Unit Testing
8 19 (11.66%) Continuous Integration
9 17 (10.43%) Memory Management
10 13 (7.98%) E-Commerce
11 12 (7.36%) MVC
11 12 (7.36%) Android Development
12 10 (6.13%) BDD
12 10 (6.13%) Multithreading
13 9 (5.52%) User Stories
13 9 (5.52%) Mobile Application Development
14 7 (4.29%) Kanban
15 5 (3.07%) Web Development
15 5 (3.07%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 152 (93.25%) Objective-C
2 23 (14.11%) C++
3 21 (12.88%) JavaScript
4 10 (6.13%) Java
5 8 (4.91%) Python
6 6 (3.68%) C
6 6 (3.68%) C#
7 5 (3.07%) Ruby
8 4 (2.45%) Perl
8 4 (2.45%) PHP
8 4 (2.45%) SQL
9 1 (0.61%) VB
9 1 (0.61%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.61%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (3.07%) Degree
2 4 (2.45%) ISEB
2 4 (2.45%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.29%) QA
System Software
1 4 (2.45%) Cygwin
Vendors
1 41 (25.15%) Apple
2 20 (12.27%) Facebook
3 5 (3.07%) SAP
4 4 (2.45%) Google
5 2 (1.23%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.23%) Twitter
6 1 (0.61%) Xamarin
6 1 (0.61%) Oracle
6 1 (0.61%) Sencha
6 1 (0.61%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.61%) Sony
6 1 (0.61%) Yahoo!
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