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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apple Cocoa
Rank 519 515 495
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -20
Contract jobs citing Cocoa 101 96 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.18% 0.16%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.65% 0.63% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 61 64
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£413 £400 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £288 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £300
% change year-on-year
- +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 6
Average hourly rate £31.00 £45.00 £22.66
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.11% +98.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £33.55 £22.66
% change year-on-year
-7.60% +48.05%

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
15587 15227 14467
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.41% 27.86% 28.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 10478 9801 9188
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 225 284
Average hourly rate £39.55 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -

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 31 July 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
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 31 July 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 -18 100 £413 +3.12% 29
London -15 51 £500 +25.00% 13
South East -1 24 £375 -6.25% 3
South West +1 11 £413 +32.00%
Bristol - 10 £413 -
North West -18 9 £381 - 2
Hampshire -7 8 £375 -9.09%
City of London -22 8 £363 -3.33% 3
Southampton -2 7 £375 -10.44%
Buckinghamshire - 6 £375 -
West Midlands +1 5 £388 -22.57% 3
Cheshire -5 5 - -
Chester - 5 - -
Surrey +1 4 £340 - 2
Kent -2 3 - -
Manchester - 3 £381 - 2
Tunbridge Wells - 3 - -
Warwickshire +3 2 - -
Oxford -18 2 £400 +23.07%
Oxfordshire -24 2 £400 +14.28% 1
Milton Keynes - 2 - -
Birmingham -2 1 - -
Edinburgh -9 1 £525 -8.69%
Scotland -11 1 £525 -8.69% 2
Yorkshire -23 1 £275 -21.42% 3
North East - 1 - - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - - 1
Reading - 1 £340 -
Berkshire - 1 £340 -
Farnham - 1 £340 - 1

Cocoa
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 192 (99.48%) Apple iOS
2 191 (98.96%) iOS Development
3 171 (88.60%) Objective-C
4 111 (57.51%) Cocoa Touch
5 109 (56.48%) Agile Software Development
6 75 (38.86%) Mobile Development
7 63 (32.64%) Xcode
8 61 (31.61%) Mobile App
9 58 (30.05%) iPhone
10 51 (26.42%) Android
11 50 (25.91%) iOS SDK
12 47 (24.35%) iPad
13 45 (23.32%) TDD
14 43 (22.28%) REST
14 43 (22.28%) Apple Swift
15 42 (21.76%) Android Development
16 40 (20.73%) Git (software)
17 38 (19.69%) Apple
18 31 (16.06%) Java
18 31 (16.06%) Web Services
19 30 (15.54%) RESTful
20 28 (14.51%) C++
21 27 (13.99%) C#
21 27 (13.99%) JavaScript
21 27 (13.99%) OO
22 23 (11.92%) JSON
22 23 (11.92%) Android SDK
23 22 (11.40%) User Experience
24 21 (10.88%) API Integration
24 21 (10.88%) Animation

Cocoa
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 10 (5.18%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (1.55%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.52%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.52%) GitHub
1 1 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.66%) HTTP
2 4 (2.07%) Internet
3 2 (1.04%) NFC
4 1 (0.52%) iBeacon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.59%) SQLite
2 2 (1.04%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.52%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 63 (32.64%) Xcode
2 40 (20.73%) Git (software)
3 17 (8.81%) Subversion
4 5 (2.59%) CocoaPods
5 2 (1.04%) JIRA
5 2 (1.04%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.04%) Appium
5 2 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.52%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.52%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 1 (0.52%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.52%) Bitbucket
General
1 16 (8.29%) Publishing
2 10 (5.18%) Finance
3 6 (3.11%) Retail
4 4 (2.07%) Automotive
5 2 (1.04%) Electronics
5 2 (1.04%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.04%) Music Industry
5 2 (1.04%) Marketing
5 2 (1.04%) Games
6 1 (0.52%) Banking
6 1 (0.52%) Law
Job Titles
1 179 (92.75%) Developer
2 163 (84.46%) iOS Developer
3 37 (19.17%) Mobile Developer
4 19 (9.84%) Senior Developer
4 19 (9.84%) Senior iOS Developer
5 11 (5.70%) Software Engineer
6 9 (4.66%) Android Developer
7 5 (2.59%) UI Developer
7 5 (2.59%) UI Programmer
7 5 (2.59%) AWS Developer
8 4 (2.07%) iPhone Developer
8 4 (2.07%) Mobile Applications Developer
9 3 (1.55%) Applications Developer
10 2 (1.04%) Programmer
10 2 (1.04%) Lead Developer
10 2 (1.04%) Xamarin Developer
11 1 (0.52%) Junior iOS Developer
11 1 (0.52%) .NET Developer
11 1 (0.52%) C# Developer
11 1 (0.52%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (57.51%) Cocoa Touch
2 50 (25.91%) iOS SDK
3 43 (22.28%) REST
4 31 (16.06%) Web Services
5 30 (15.54%) RESTful
6 23 (11.92%) JSON
6 23 (11.92%) Android SDK
7 20 (10.36%) Core Animation
7 20 (10.36%) XML
8 15 (7.77%) HTML
8 15 (7.77%) SOAP
8 15 (7.77%) UIKit
9 14 (7.25%) CSS
10 11 (5.70%) OpenGL
11 9 (4.66%) HTML5
12 5 (2.59%) iPhone SDK
12 5 (2.59%) .NET
13 4 (2.07%) CSS3
14 3 (1.55%) PhoneGap
14 3 (1.55%) Apache Cordova
Miscellaneous
1 61 (31.61%) Mobile App
2 58 (30.05%) iPhone
3 47 (24.35%) iPad
4 22 (11.40%) User Experience
5 21 (10.88%) Animation
6 15 (7.77%) Computer Science
7 12 (6.22%) Client/Server
8 6 (3.11%) Streaming Video
8 6 (3.11%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (2.59%) Data Structures
9 5 (2.59%) Over-the-Top Content
10 3 (1.55%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (1.55%) Blackberry
10 3 (1.55%) Social Network
11 2 (1.04%) Social Media
12 1 (0.52%) Mobile Payment
12 1 (0.52%) Visualisation
12 1 (0.52%) Augmented Reality
12 1 (0.52%) Video on Demand
12 1 (0.52%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 192 (99.48%) Apple iOS
2 51 (26.42%) Android
3 7 (3.63%) Windows
3 7 (3.63%) Mac OS X
4 4 (2.07%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.52%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (0.52%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 191 (98.96%) iOS Development
2 109 (56.48%) Agile Software Development
3 75 (38.86%) Mobile Development
4 45 (23.32%) TDD
5 42 (21.76%) Android Development
6 27 (13.99%) OO
7 21 (10.88%) API Integration
8 20 (10.36%) Scrum
9 18 (9.33%) Software Engineering
10 17 (8.81%) Continuous Integration
10 17 (8.81%) E-Commerce
11 16 (8.29%) OOD
12 15 (7.77%) Memory Management
12 15 (7.77%) BDD
12 15 (7.77%) Unit Testing
13 10 (5.18%) Multithreading
13 10 (5.18%) Content Management
13 10 (5.18%) OOP
14 9 (4.66%) Open Source
15 7 (3.63%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 171 (88.60%) Objective-C
2 43 (22.28%) Apple Swift
3 31 (16.06%) Java
4 28 (14.51%) C++
5 27 (13.99%) JavaScript
5 27 (13.99%) C#
6 4 (2.07%) C
7 3 (1.55%) Ruby
8 1 (0.52%) PHP
Qualifications
1 19 (9.84%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.55%) QA
Vendors
1 38 (19.69%) Apple
2 8 (4.15%) Xamarin
3 5 (2.59%) Google
4 1 (0.52%) Appcelerator
4 1 (0.52%) Netbiscuits
4 1 (0.52%) Kony
4 1 (0.52%) ION Trading
4 1 (0.52%) Volantis
4 1 (0.52%) SAP
4 1 (0.52%) Microsoft
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Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Posted: 3 days ago
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Rate: £250 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
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Rate: £300 - £375 per day + competitive
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Manchester
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ABRS
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Posted: 25 days ago