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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apple Cocoa
Rank 587 550 545
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -5
Contract jobs citing Cocoa 39 55 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.076% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.27% 0.40% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 32 38
Average daily rate £450 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £328 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
+16.12% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
14629 13646 13172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.37% 26.67% 26.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 10112 9088 8227
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 257 196 270
Average hourly rate £40.00 £33.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% -1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £20.37 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.62 £46.50 £46.23
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

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 14 February 2016.

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 26 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 14 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -19 37 £450 +12.50% 18
London -1 22 £450 +9.75% 7
South East +8 9 £463 +19.35% 5
West Sussex +14 8 £475 +18.75%
Crawley - 5 £475 -
City of London +38 3 £450 +12.50%
Scotland -14 2 £500 -9.09%
Edinburgh -16 2 £500 -
Bristol +2 1 - -
South West 0 1 - -
North West -14 1 - - 2
Birmingham - 1 £375 -
East Midlands - 1 - - 3
Cambridge - 1 £375 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £415 -
Yorkshire - 1 £415 -
Gatwick - 1 £475 -
Isleworth - 1 £445 -
Leeds - 1 £415 -
Nottingham - 1 - - 1
Oxford - 1 £350 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £375 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 £350 -
West Midlands - 1 £375 -
East of England - 1 £375 -

Cocoa
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

1 129 (98.47%) Apple iOS
2 127 (96.95%) iOS Development
3 118 (90.08%) Objective-C
4 80 (61.07%) Agile Software Development
5 69 (52.67%) Cocoa Touch
6 59 (45.04%) Apple Swift
7 57 (43.51%) Xcode
8 45 (34.35%) TDD
9 42 (32.06%) Apple
9 42 (32.06%) Mobile App
10 39 (29.77%) RESTful
11 36 (27.48%) iPhone
11 36 (27.48%) BDD
12 35 (26.72%) Scrum
13 34 (25.95%) OO
14 29 (22.14%) Animation
15 27 (20.61%) Mobile Development
16 26 (19.85%) User Experience
17 25 (19.08%) Core Animation
18 24 (18.32%) iPad
19 23 (17.56%) iOS SDK
20 20 (15.27%) Unit Testing
21 19 (14.50%) Software Engineering
22 18 (13.74%) C++
23 17 (12.98%) Continuous Integration
24 16 (12.21%) JSON
24 16 (12.21%) Android
25 15 (11.45%) Web Services
25 15 (11.45%) E-Commerce
25 15 (11.45%) Publishing

Cocoa
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 5 (3.82%) CMS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.82%) GitHub
2 2 (1.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.34%) HTTP
2 1 (0.76%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 57 (43.51%) Xcode
2 11 (8.40%) Git (software)
3 7 (5.34%) Subversion
4 6 (4.58%) CocoaPods
5 5 (3.82%) Jenkins
6 3 (2.29%) Appium
6 3 (2.29%) Cucumber
6 3 (2.29%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (1.53%) JIRA
7 2 (1.53%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.76%) Android Studio
8 1 (0.76%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 1 (0.76%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.76%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.76%) Gradle
8 1 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (11.45%) Publishing
2 7 (5.34%) Electronics
3 5 (3.82%) Games
4 3 (2.29%) Finance
4 3 (2.29%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.29%) Retail
4 3 (2.29%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.53%) Marketing
6 1 (0.76%) Automotive
6 1 (0.76%) Banking
6 1 (0.76%) Law
Job Titles
1 127 (96.95%) Developer
2 123 (93.89%) iOS Developer
3 32 (24.43%) Objective-C Developer
4 30 (22.90%) Senior Developer
4 30 (22.90%) Senior iOS Developer
5 19 (14.50%) Applications Developer
6 11 (8.40%) Mobile Applications Developer
7 8 (6.11%) iOS Programmer
7 8 (6.11%) Programmer
8 6 (4.58%) iPhone Developer
8 6 (4.58%) Mobile Developer
9 5 (3.82%) Agile Developer
9 5 (3.82%) iPad Developer
9 5 (3.82%) Objective-C Engineer
10 4 (3.05%) Android Developer
10 4 (3.05%) Consultant
10 4 (3.05%) iOS Android Developer
11 3 (2.29%) Lead Developer
11 3 (2.29%) Senior Agile Developer
12 2 (1.53%) Lead iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (52.67%) Cocoa Touch
2 39 (29.77%) RESTful
3 25 (19.08%) Core Animation
4 23 (17.56%) iOS SDK
5 16 (12.21%) JSON
6 15 (11.45%) Web Services
7 12 (9.16%) UIKit
8 11 (8.40%) REST
9 9 (6.87%) HTML
9 9 (6.87%) XML
10 8 (6.11%) Android SDK
11 4 (3.05%) HTML5
12 3 (2.29%) Ajax
12 3 (2.29%) POSIX
12 3 (2.29%) Pthreads
12 3 (2.29%) SOAP
13 2 (1.53%) cocos2d
13 2 (1.53%) CSS
13 2 (1.53%) jQuery
13 2 (1.53%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 42 (32.06%) Mobile App
2 36 (27.48%) iPhone
3 29 (22.14%) Animation
4 26 (19.85%) User Experience
5 24 (18.32%) iPad
6 6 (4.58%) Computer Science
7 5 (3.82%) Apple TV
7 5 (3.82%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (3.82%) Streaming Video
7 5 (3.82%) Video on Demand
8 4 (3.05%) Social Media
9 3 (2.29%) Algorithms
9 3 (2.29%) Cryptography
9 3 (2.29%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.76%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (0.76%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.76%) Mobile Banking
10 1 (0.76%) Mobile Payment
10 1 (0.76%) Performance Metrics
10 1 (0.76%) Social Gaming
Operating Systems
1 129 (98.47%) Apple iOS
2 16 (12.21%) Android
3 8 (6.11%) Windows
4 4 (3.05%) Windows Mobile
5 3 (2.29%) Linux
6 2 (1.53%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.76%) Unix
7 1 (0.76%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (96.95%) iOS Development
2 80 (61.07%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (34.35%) TDD
4 36 (27.48%) BDD
5 35 (26.72%) Scrum
6 34 (25.95%) OO
7 27 (20.61%) Mobile Development
8 20 (15.27%) Unit Testing
9 19 (14.50%) Software Engineering
10 17 (12.98%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (11.45%) E-Commerce
12 14 (10.69%) OOD
13 11 (8.40%) Multithreading
13 11 (8.40%) OOP
14 7 (5.34%) Pair Programming
15 6 (4.58%) Android Development
15 6 (4.58%) Automated Testing
16 5 (3.82%) Content Management
16 5 (3.82%) Open Source
17 4 (3.05%) Memory Management
Programming Languages
1 118 (90.08%) Objective-C
2 59 (45.04%) Apple Swift
3 18 (13.74%) C++
4 9 (6.87%) Java
5 6 (4.58%) C
6 5 (3.82%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.53%) C#
7 2 (1.53%) PHP
8 1 (0.76%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (3.05%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.53%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.76%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (2.29%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (2.29%) yum
Vendors
1 42 (32.06%) Apple
2 5 (3.82%) ION Trading
3 2 (1.53%) SAP
4 1 (0.76%) Atlassian
4 1 (0.76%) Facebook
4 1 (0.76%) Google
4 1 (0.76%) Twitter
4 1 (0.76%) Xamarin
East London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Intelletec
Rate: From £250 to £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Intelletec
Rate: From £350 to £360 per day
Posted: 4 days ago