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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apple Cocoa
Rank 502 494 443
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -51
Contract jobs citing Cocoa 92 83 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.16% 0.26%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.59% 0.55% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 67 80
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £271 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 £22.66 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+98.58% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £22.66 -
% change year-on-year
+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
15585 15013 15602
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.69% 28.22% 26.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 9919 9631 9590
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 221 256 370
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.30 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +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 19 August 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 19 August 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 19 August 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 -23 89 £375 - 42
London +22 63 £388 +1.63% 22
City of London +26 19 £350 - 6
South East +10 15 £400 +12.28% 5
Hampshire +2 9 £406 - 3
Oxfordshire - 3 £350 -
Edinburgh -10 2 £575 - 1
Scotland -18 2 £575 +64.28% 4
Yorkshire - 2 £300 -
Cheshire -3 1 - -
North West -4 1 - - 7
East of England -28 1 - - 2
South West -32 1 - - 4
South Wales - 1 - - 1
Wales - 1 - - 1
Surrey - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Cheltenham - 1 - -
Kent - 1 - - 1
Maidstone - 1 - -
Manchester - - - - 6
Milton Keynes - - - -
Newport - - - - 1
Peterborough - - - -
Petersfield - - - -
Portsmouth - - - - 1
Reading - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Wallingford - - - -
Windsor - - - -

Cocoa
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 165 (98.21%) Apple iOS
2 156 (92.86%) Objective-C
3 154 (91.67%) iOS Development
4 99 (58.93%) Cocoa Touch
5 79 (47.02%) Xcode
5 79 (47.02%) iPhone
6 72 (42.86%) iOS SDK
7 68 (40.48%) iPad
8 58 (34.52%) Mobile App
9 53 (31.55%) OO
10 43 (25.60%) Git (software)
11 40 (23.81%) Web Services
11 40 (23.81%) Apple
12 38 (22.62%) Agile Software Development
13 37 (22.02%) RESTful
14 36 (21.43%) TDD
15 35 (20.83%) Subversion
16 30 (17.86%) JSON
17 29 (17.26%) Android
17 29 (17.26%) Scrum
18 26 (15.48%) Continuous Integration
19 24 (14.29%) HTML
19 24 (14.29%) JavaScript
19 24 (14.29%) OOP
20 23 (13.69%) REST
21 21 (12.50%) SOAP
21 21 (12.50%) C++
22 20 (11.90%) Facebook
23 19 (11.31%) Memory Management
23 19 (11.31%) Software Engineering

Cocoa
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 7 (4.17%) CMS
2 2 (1.19%) Apache
3 1 (0.60%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (1.19%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.60%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.60%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.14%) HTTP
2 3 (1.79%) VoIP
2 3 (1.79%) Wireshark
3 2 (1.19%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.60%) Internet
4 1 (0.60%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.17%) MySQL
2 4 (2.38%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 79 (47.02%) Xcode
2 43 (25.60%) Git (software)
3 35 (20.83%) Subversion
4 7 (4.17%) QuickTest Pro
5 5 (2.98%) Mercurial
6 4 (2.38%) JIRA
7 3 (1.79%) Selenium
7 3 (1.79%) eggPlant
7 3 (1.79%) JBehave
7 3 (1.79%) WebDriver
7 3 (1.79%) Cucumber
7 3 (1.79%) Maven
8 2 (1.19%) Bugzilla
8 2 (1.19%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.60%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.60%) Hudson
9 1 (0.60%) Jenkins
General
1 12 (7.14%) Publishing
2 10 (5.95%) Finance
2 10 (5.95%) Legal
3 8 (4.76%) Retail
4 6 (3.57%) Banking
5 3 (1.79%) Marketing
5 3 (1.79%) Games
6 2 (1.19%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.60%) Advertising
7 1 (0.60%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 156 (92.86%) Developer
2 143 (85.12%) iOS Developer
3 15 (8.93%) Senior iOS Developer
3 15 (8.93%) Mobile Developer
3 15 (8.93%) Senior Developer
4 9 (5.36%) Android Developer
5 7 (4.17%) Lead Developer
6 6 (3.57%) iPhone Developer
7 5 (2.98%) Junior Developer
7 5 (2.98%) Architect
7 5 (2.98%) Junior
7 5 (2.98%) Junior iOS Developer
7 5 (2.98%) Mobility Architect
8 4 (2.38%) SAP Architect
9 3 (1.79%) Mobile Applications Developer
10 2 (1.19%) iPad Developer
10 2 (1.19%) Applications Developer
10 2 (1.19%) Mac Developer
10 2 (1.19%) Software Engineer
10 2 (1.19%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (58.93%) Cocoa Touch
2 72 (42.86%) iOS SDK
3 40 (23.81%) Web Services
4 37 (22.02%) RESTful
5 30 (17.86%) JSON
6 24 (14.29%) HTML
7 23 (13.69%) REST
8 21 (12.50%) SOAP
9 16 (9.52%) XML
10 14 (8.33%) UIKit
11 10 (5.95%) CSS
12 8 (4.76%) jQuery
13 6 (3.57%) HTML5
14 4 (2.38%) Xamarin.iOS
14 4 (2.38%) Ajax
14 4 (2.38%) Android SDK
15 3 (1.79%) Core Animation
15 3 (1.79%) Flash
16 2 (1.19%) .NET
16 2 (1.19%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 79 (47.02%) iPhone
2 68 (40.48%) iPad
3 58 (34.52%) Mobile App
4 10 (5.95%) Client/Server
5 7 (4.17%) Social Media
6 6 (3.57%) Computer Science
7 5 (2.98%) Digital Media
7 5 (2.98%) N-Tier
8 4 (2.38%) Blackberry
8 4 (2.38%) Handset
9 3 (1.79%) IPTV
9 3 (1.79%) Animation
9 3 (1.79%) Video on Demand
9 3 (1.79%) Augmented Reality
9 3 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.79%) Mobile Banking
10 2 (1.19%) Mobile Payment
10 2 (1.19%) Open Source
10 2 (1.19%) Social Network
10 2 (1.19%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 165 (98.21%) Apple iOS
2 29 (17.26%) Android
3 6 (3.57%) Mac OS X
4 4 (2.38%) Windows
5 1 (0.60%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.60%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (0.60%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.60%) webOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (91.67%) iOS Development
2 53 (31.55%) OO
3 38 (22.62%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (21.43%) TDD
5 29 (17.26%) Scrum
6 26 (15.48%) Continuous Integration
7 24 (14.29%) OOP
8 19 (11.31%) Software Engineering
8 19 (11.31%) Memory Management
9 18 (10.71%) Unit Testing
10 13 (7.74%) BDD
10 13 (7.74%) Android Development
11 12 (7.14%) MVC
11 12 (7.14%) E-Commerce
12 11 (6.55%) Mobile Application Development
13 10 (5.95%) Multithreading
13 10 (5.95%) OOD
14 8 (4.76%) Kanban
15 6 (3.57%) User Stories
16 4 (2.38%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 156 (92.86%) Objective-C
2 24 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 21 (12.50%) C++
4 11 (6.55%) Java
5 8 (4.76%) Python
6 7 (4.17%) SQL
7 6 (3.57%) PHP
7 6 (3.57%) C
8 5 (2.98%) C#
8 5 (2.98%) Ruby
9 4 (2.38%) Perl
10 3 (1.79%) PowerHouse
11 1 (0.60%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.60%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (2.98%) Degree
2 3 (1.79%) ISEB
2 3 (1.79%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.60%) BC Cleared
3 1 (0.60%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 3 (1.79%) Cygwin
Vendors
1 40 (23.81%) Apple
2 20 (11.90%) Facebook
3 5 (2.98%) SAP
4 4 (2.38%) Google
5 3 (1.79%) Microsoft
5 3 (1.79%) Yahoo!
6 2 (1.19%) Twitter
7 1 (0.60%) Sencha
7 1 (0.60%) Symbian
7 1 (0.60%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.60%) Sony
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Oxbridge Answers
Rate: Excellent market rates
Posted: 14 hours ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
eCom Recruitment
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Rate: From £300 to £500 per day 12 month contract, Possibly higher rate depe
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Deltatre Media
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 330 - 380
Posted: 5 days ago
West Sussex
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago