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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apple Cocoa
Rank 513 530 476
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -54
Contract jobs citing Cocoa 89 68 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.12% 0.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.59% 0.45% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 51 55
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £293
% change year-on-year
+6.92% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £34.20 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.20 - -

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
14961 14951 12882
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.86% 27.40% 27.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9715 9718 8039
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 187 215 350
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.86 £18.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -

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 28 April 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 28 April 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 28 April 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 85 £413 +3.12% 35
London -3 48 £450 +12.42% 19
South East -7 18 £346 -10.64% 11
City of London +17 10 £475 +18.60% 5
South West +17 6 £413 +26.92% 2
West Midlands +4 6 £348 +26.36% 2
North West -13 6 £213 -39.32%
West Sussex - 5 £313 -
Kent - 5 - - 3
Bristol +5 4 £419 +28.84% 1
Hampshire +1 4 £353 -4.40%
Berkshire -4 4 £390 -
Tunbridge Wells - 4 - -
Crawley - 4 £331 -
Reading +1 3 £380 -
County Antrim - 3 £215 -
Belfast - 3 £215 -
Warwickshire - 3 - -
Merseyside - 3 - -
Northern Ireland - 3 £215 -
Birmingham -5 2 £350 +27.27%
Gatwick - 2 £313 -
Warrington - 2 £200 -
Liverpool - 2 - -
Cheshire - 2 £200 -
Devon +2 1 - -
Southampton -11 1 £330 -14.83%
Canterbury - 1 - -
Cheltenham - 1 £275 -
Plymouth - 1 - -

Cocoa
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 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.

1 149 (98.68%) Apple iOS
2 148 (98.01%) iOS Development
3 136 (90.07%) Objective-C
4 91 (60.26%) Cocoa Touch
5 87 (57.62%) Agile Software Development
6 55 (36.42%) Mobile Development
7 51 (33.77%) iPhone
7 51 (33.77%) Xcode
8 44 (29.14%) Mobile App
9 43 (28.48%) iPad
10 37 (24.50%) Apple
11 35 (23.18%) iOS SDK
12 32 (21.19%) Web Services
13 30 (19.87%) Git (software)
13 30 (19.87%) Android
13 30 (19.87%) TDD
14 29 (19.21%) JSON
14 29 (19.21%) OO
15 28 (18.54%) RESTful
16 26 (17.22%) Animation
16 26 (17.22%) Scrum
17 24 (15.89%) Core Animation
17 24 (15.89%) User Experience
18 22 (14.57%) Apple Swift
18 22 (14.57%) Android Development
18 22 (14.57%) REST
19 21 (13.91%) SOAP
20 19 (12.58%) Java
21 17 (11.26%) XML
21 17 (11.26%) Unit Testing

Cocoa
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 (3.97%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (0.66%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.66%) IaaS
1 1 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 16 (10.60%) HTTP
2 5 (3.31%) Internet
3 3 (1.99%) HTTPS
4 2 (1.32%) Firewall
4 2 (1.32%) VPN
5 1 (0.66%) iBeacon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.32%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 51 (33.77%) Xcode
2 30 (19.87%) Git (software)
3 16 (10.60%) Subversion
4 12 (7.95%) CocoaPods
5 3 (1.99%) Appium
6 2 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.32%) Mercurial
6 2 (1.32%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.32%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.32%) Calabash
7 1 (0.66%) Android Studio
7 1 (0.66%) JIRA
7 1 (0.66%) Selenium
7 1 (0.66%) Eclipse
General
1 10 (6.62%) Finance
2 8 (5.30%) Publishing
3 4 (2.65%) Games
3 4 (2.65%) Retail
4 3 (1.99%) Banking
4 3 (1.99%) Marketing
5 2 (1.32%) Music Industry
5 2 (1.32%) Electronics
6 1 (0.66%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.66%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 147 (97.35%) Developer
2 136 (90.07%) iOS Developer
3 17 (11.26%) Senior iOS Developer
3 17 (11.26%) Senior Developer
4 16 (10.60%) Mobile Developer
5 9 (5.96%) Android Developer
6 6 (3.97%) Applications Developer
7 4 (2.65%) iPhone Developer
8 3 (1.99%) Programmer
9 2 (1.32%) Lead Developer
9 2 (1.32%) Mac Developer
9 2 (1.32%) Mobile Applications Developer
9 2 (1.32%) iPad Developer
9 2 (1.32%) Junior
10 1 (0.66%) Java Mobile Developer
10 1 (0.66%) C# .NET Developer
10 1 (0.66%) Junior iOS Developer
10 1 (0.66%) Xamarin Developer
10 1 (0.66%) iPhone Applications Developer
10 1 (0.66%) Applications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (60.26%) Cocoa Touch
2 35 (23.18%) iOS SDK
3 32 (21.19%) Web Services
4 29 (19.21%) JSON
5 28 (18.54%) RESTful
6 24 (15.89%) Core Animation
7 22 (14.57%) REST
8 21 (13.91%) SOAP
9 17 (11.26%) XML
10 15 (9.93%) UIKit
11 11 (7.28%) Android SDK
12 9 (5.96%) HTML
13 8 (5.30%) CSS
14 6 (3.97%) OpenGL
15 5 (3.31%) HTML5
16 3 (1.99%) .NET
17 2 (1.32%) Ajax
18 1 (0.66%) AngularJS
18 1 (0.66%) Apache Cordova
18 1 (0.66%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 51 (33.77%) iPhone
2 44 (29.14%) Mobile App
3 43 (28.48%) iPad
4 26 (17.22%) Animation
5 24 (15.89%) User Experience
6 17 (11.26%) Computer Science
7 9 (5.96%) Client/Server
8 7 (4.64%) Open Source
8 7 (4.64%) Data Structures
9 5 (3.31%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (2.65%) New Media
11 2 (1.32%) Augmented Reality
11 2 (1.32%) Social Network
11 2 (1.32%) Algorithms
11 2 (1.32%) Social Media
12 1 (0.66%) Online Gambling
12 1 (0.66%) Blackberry
12 1 (0.66%) Streaming Video
12 1 (0.66%) Cryptography
12 1 (0.66%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 149 (98.68%) Apple iOS
2 30 (19.87%) Android
3 5 (3.31%) Mac OS X
4 4 (2.65%) Windows
5 3 (1.99%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.66%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.66%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (98.01%) iOS Development
2 87 (57.62%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (36.42%) Mobile Development
4 30 (19.87%) TDD
5 29 (19.21%) OO
6 26 (17.22%) Scrum
7 22 (14.57%) Android Development
8 17 (11.26%) Unit Testing
9 16 (10.60%) Continuous Integration
10 15 (9.93%) OOP
11 13 (8.61%) Memory Management
12 12 (7.95%) Multithreading
13 10 (6.62%) OOD
14 9 (5.96%) BDD
15 8 (5.30%) MVC
16 6 (3.97%) Content Management
16 6 (3.97%) Automated Testing
17 5 (3.31%) Software Engineering
17 5 (3.31%) Kanban
17 5 (3.31%) Concurrent Programming
Programming Languages
1 136 (90.07%) Objective-C
2 22 (14.57%) Apple Swift
3 19 (12.58%) Java
4 15 (9.93%) C#
4 15 (9.93%) C++
5 11 (7.28%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.99%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.32%) C
7 2 (1.32%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (11.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.31%) QA
Vendors
1 37 (24.50%) Apple
2 7 (4.64%) Xamarin
3 4 (2.65%) Google
4 2 (1.32%) Facebook
4 2 (1.32%) Twitter
5 1 (0.66%) ION Trading
5 1 (0.66%) SAP
5 1 (0.66%) Microsoft
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