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 25 November 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apple Cocoa
Rank 534 486 425
Rank change year-on-year
-48 -61
Contract jobs citing Cocoa 67 91 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.18% 0.28%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.44% 0.62% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 66 97
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£381 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £289 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.06% +11.53%
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
15194 14688 14710
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.69% 28.34% 28.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 10345 9494 8963
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
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 173 281 374
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.29 £17.04 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.20 £43.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%

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 25 November 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 25 November 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 -67 61 £381 +1.66% 22
London -14 38 £400 +3.22% 10
South East -22 15 £400 +3.22% 6
City of London +23 14 £400 - 3
North West -11 4 £350 - 3
Scotland -9 3 £475 +58.33% 1
South West - 3 £388 -
Manchester -19 2 £325 -7.14% 2
East Midlands -4 1 - -
Glasgow -7 1 - - 1
Edinburgh -10 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £388 -
Camberley - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Cardiff - - - - 3
Chorley - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Altrincham - - - -
Bath - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 1
Merseyside - - - -
Wales - - - - 3
West Midlands - - - - 2
South Wales - - - - 3
Milton Keynes - - - -
Newbury - - - - 1
Nottingham - - - -
Oxford - - - - 1
Preston - - - - 1
Solihull - - - -

Cocoa
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 November 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.

1 163 (97.60%) Apple iOS
2 162 (97.01%) iOS Development
3 159 (95.21%) Objective-C
4 109 (65.27%) Cocoa Touch
5 75 (44.91%) Xcode
5 75 (44.91%) iPhone
6 71 (42.51%) Agile Software Development
7 63 (37.72%) iPad
8 57 (34.13%) iOS SDK
9 48 (28.74%) Mobile App
9 48 (28.74%) Web Services
10 47 (28.14%) OO
11 46 (27.54%) Apple
11 46 (27.54%) Git (software)
12 41 (24.55%) Scrum
13 40 (23.95%) RESTful
14 39 (23.35%) TDD
15 35 (20.96%) Subversion
15 35 (20.96%) JSON
16 34 (20.36%) Continuous Integration
17 30 (17.96%) SOAP
18 25 (14.97%) C++
18 25 (14.97%) Android
19 24 (14.37%) HTTP
19 24 (14.37%) User Experience
20 22 (13.17%) JavaScript
20 22 (13.17%) XML
21 17 (10.18%) REST
21 17 (10.18%) UIKit
21 17 (10.18%) Facebook

Cocoa
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 2 (1.20%) CMS
1 2 (1.20%) SharePoint
1 2 (1.20%) Apache
2 1 (0.60%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (1.20%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.60%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.20%) IaaS
1 2 (1.20%) GitHub
1 2 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (14.37%) HTTP
2 3 (1.80%) Internet
3 2 (1.20%) HTTPS
3 2 (1.20%) VoIP
4 1 (0.60%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.99%) MySQL
2 4 (2.40%) SQLite
3 1 (0.60%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 75 (44.91%) Xcode
2 46 (27.54%) Git (software)
3 35 (20.96%) Subversion
4 7 (4.19%) Mercurial
5 4 (2.40%) Eclipse
6 3 (1.80%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (1.20%) JIRA
7 2 (1.20%) Selenium
7 2 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.20%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.60%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.60%) JBehave
8 1 (0.60%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.60%) Maven
8 1 (0.60%) Calabash
8 1 (0.60%) eggPlant
8 1 (0.60%) MonoDevelop
8 1 (0.60%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.60%) Hudson
8 1 (0.60%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (5.39%) Finance
2 7 (4.19%) Publishing
2 7 (4.19%) Marketing
3 5 (2.99%) Banking
3 5 (2.99%) Retail
4 3 (1.80%) Games
5 2 (1.20%) Advertising
6 1 (0.60%) Automotive
6 1 (0.60%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 163 (97.60%) Developer
2 150 (89.82%) iOS Developer
3 18 (10.78%) Mobile Developer
4 13 (7.78%) Senior iOS Developer
4 13 (7.78%) Senior Developer
5 8 (4.79%) Lead Developer
6 6 (3.59%) Applications Developer
7 5 (2.99%) Junior
7 5 (2.99%) Junior Developer
7 5 (2.99%) Junior iOS Developer
7 5 (2.99%) Android Developer
8 4 (2.40%) iPhone Developer
8 4 (2.40%) Mobile Applications Developer
9 1 (0.60%) Programmer
9 1 (0.60%) Tester
9 1 (0.60%) Software Engineer
9 1 (0.60%) Salesforce.com Developer
9 1 (0.60%) Mac Developer
9 1 (0.60%) UI Developer
9 1 (0.60%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (65.27%) Cocoa Touch
2 57 (34.13%) iOS SDK
3 48 (28.74%) Web Services
4 40 (23.95%) RESTful
5 35 (20.96%) JSON
6 30 (17.96%) SOAP
7 22 (13.17%) XML
8 17 (10.18%) REST
8 17 (10.18%) UIKit
9 16 (9.58%) HTML
10 9 (5.39%) CSS
11 5 (2.99%) jQuery
11 5 (2.99%) Ajax
11 5 (2.99%) Android SDK
11 5 (2.99%) HTML5
11 5 (2.99%) Xamarin.iOS
12 4 (2.40%) Core Animation
13 3 (1.80%) Google Maps API
14 2 (1.20%) CSS3
14 2 (1.20%) Sencha Touch
Miscellaneous
1 75 (44.91%) iPhone
2 63 (37.72%) iPad
3 48 (28.74%) Mobile App
4 24 (14.37%) User Experience
5 15 (8.98%) Computer Science
6 14 (8.38%) Client/Server
6 14 (8.38%) Data Structures
7 12 (7.19%) Social Media
8 5 (2.99%) N-Tier
8 5 (2.99%) Animation
8 5 (2.99%) New Media
9 4 (2.40%) Video on Demand
9 4 (2.40%) Streaming Video
10 3 (1.80%) Blackberry
10 3 (1.80%) Video Editing
10 3 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.80%) Mobile Banking
10 3 (1.80%) Analytical Skills
11 2 (1.20%) Algorithms
11 2 (1.20%) Augmented Reality
Operating Systems
1 163 (97.60%) Apple iOS
2 25 (14.97%) Android
3 6 (3.59%) Windows
4 4 (2.40%) Windows Phone
5 3 (1.80%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.60%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.60%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (97.01%) iOS Development
2 71 (42.51%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (28.14%) OO
4 41 (24.55%) Scrum
5 39 (23.35%) TDD
6 34 (20.36%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (8.98%) Kanban
8 14 (8.38%) Software Engineering
9 13 (7.78%) Memory Management
10 12 (7.19%) OOP
11 11 (6.59%) Android Development
11 11 (6.59%) E-Commerce
11 11 (6.59%) Unit Testing
12 10 (5.99%) BDD
13 9 (5.39%) Multithreading
14 8 (4.79%) OOD
14 8 (4.79%) Mobile Application Development
15 7 (4.19%) MVC
16 6 (3.59%) Web Design
17 5 (2.99%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 159 (95.21%) Objective-C
2 25 (14.97%) C++
3 22 (13.17%) JavaScript
4 12 (7.19%) Java
5 6 (3.59%) Python
6 5 (2.99%) PHP
7 4 (2.40%) SQL
7 4 (2.40%) C
8 3 (1.80%) C#
8 3 (1.80%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.20%) Ruby
9 2 (1.20%) Perl
10 1 (0.60%) XPath
10 1 (0.60%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 6 (3.59%) Degree
2 2 (1.20%) BC Cleared
2 2 (1.20%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.60%) ISEB
3 1 (0.60%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.59%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.60%) Cygwin
Vendors
1 46 (27.54%) Apple
2 17 (10.18%) Facebook
3 5 (2.99%) Google
4 3 (1.80%) Microsoft
4 3 (1.80%) Twitter
5 2 (1.20%) Sencha
5 2 (1.20%) Xamarin
5 2 (1.20%) Yahoo!
5 2 (1.20%) Oracle
6 1 (0.60%) Symbian
6 1 (0.60%) Salesforce.com
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