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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apple Cocoa
Rank 510 507 457
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -50
Contract jobs citing Cocoa 96 85 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.16% 0.26%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.61% 0.56% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 64 86
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£375 £375 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £469 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £45.00 - £18.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 - £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
15699 15243 15940
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.31% 28.86% 27.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 10130 9794 9627
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 273 369
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.55 £17.50 £16.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £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 16 September 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 16 September 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 16 September 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 +6 90 £375 -1.63% 21
London +16 55 £363 -9.37% 12
South East +12 22 £400 - 4
Hampshire - 18 £400 - 2
City of London +29 16 £325 -21.68% 3
Scotland -10 5 £525 +44.82% 9
Yorkshire -2 2 £300 +9.09%
North West -9 2 £305 +6.55% 3
Cheshire +6 1 - -
East Midlands -3 1 - -
Manchester -12 1 £305 +11.92% 3
South West -22 1 - - 1
East of England -34 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 £325 -
Leicester - 1 - -
Leicestershire - 1 - -
Lincolnshire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Maidstone - - - -
Somerset - - - - 1
South Yorkshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
North East - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - - 1
Newport - - - -
Nottingham - - - -

Cocoa
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 188 (98.43%) Apple iOS
2 180 (94.24%) Objective-C
3 178 (93.19%) iOS Development
4 123 (64.40%) Cocoa Touch
5 91 (47.64%) iPhone
6 86 (45.03%) Xcode
7 75 (39.27%) iPad
8 73 (38.22%) Agile Software Development
9 69 (36.13%) iOS SDK
10 65 (34.03%) Mobile App
11 59 (30.89%) Git (software)
12 58 (30.37%) Apple
12 58 (30.37%) Web Services
12 58 (30.37%) OO
13 52 (27.23%) RESTful
14 50 (26.18%) Subversion
15 49 (25.65%) TDD
16 42 (21.99%) Scrum
17 38 (19.90%) Continuous Integration
18 37 (19.37%) JSON
19 34 (17.80%) SOAP
20 29 (15.18%) Android
21 27 (14.14%) REST
21 27 (14.14%) User Experience
21 27 (14.14%) HTML
21 27 (14.14%) JavaScript
22 25 (13.09%) HTTP
23 24 (12.57%) C++
23 24 (12.57%) OOP
24 23 (12.04%) XML

Cocoa
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 6 (3.14%) CMS
2 2 (1.05%) Apache
3 1 (0.52%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (1.05%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.52%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.05%) GitHub
2 1 (0.52%) IaaS
2 1 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (13.09%) HTTP
2 3 (1.57%) VoIP
2 3 (1.57%) Wireshark
3 2 (1.05%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.52%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.66%) MySQL
2 5 (2.62%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 86 (45.03%) Xcode
2 59 (30.89%) Git (software)
3 50 (26.18%) Subversion
4 7 (3.66%) QuickTest Pro
5 6 (3.14%) Mercurial
6 4 (2.09%) JIRA
7 3 (1.57%) Selenium
7 3 (1.57%) Maven
7 3 (1.57%) JBehave
7 3 (1.57%) WebDriver
7 3 (1.57%) Cucumber
7 3 (1.57%) Eclipse
7 3 (1.57%) eggPlant
8 2 (1.05%) Bugzilla
8 2 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.52%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.52%) Hudson
9 1 (0.52%) Jenkins
General
1 14 (7.33%) Publishing
2 12 (6.28%) Finance
3 8 (4.19%) Retail
4 6 (3.14%) Legal
4 6 (3.14%) Banking
5 3 (1.57%) Games
6 2 (1.05%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.05%) Advertising
7 1 (0.52%) Automotive
7 1 (0.52%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 179 (93.72%) Developer
2 160 (83.77%) iOS Developer
3 23 (12.04%) Mobile Developer
4 14 (7.33%) Senior iOS Developer
4 14 (7.33%) Senior Developer
5 10 (5.24%) Android Developer
6 9 (4.71%) Lead Developer
7 7 (3.66%) iPhone Developer
8 5 (2.62%) Junior Developer
8 5 (2.62%) Architect
8 5 (2.62%) Junior
8 5 (2.62%) Junior iOS Developer
8 5 (2.62%) Mobility Architect
9 4 (2.09%) SAP Architect
10 3 (1.57%) Mobile Applications Developer
11 2 (1.05%) Applications Developer
11 2 (1.05%) Mac Developer
11 2 (1.05%) Tester
12 1 (0.52%) Software Engineer
12 1 (0.52%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (64.40%) Cocoa Touch
2 69 (36.13%) iOS SDK
3 58 (30.37%) Web Services
4 52 (27.23%) RESTful
5 37 (19.37%) JSON
6 34 (17.80%) SOAP
7 27 (14.14%) HTML
7 27 (14.14%) REST
8 23 (12.04%) XML
9 20 (10.47%) UIKit
10 13 (6.81%) CSS
11 8 (4.19%) jQuery
11 8 (4.19%) HTML5
12 5 (2.62%) Android SDK
12 5 (2.62%) Ajax
13 4 (2.09%) Core Animation
13 4 (2.09%) Xamarin.iOS
14 3 (1.57%) CSS3
14 3 (1.57%) Google Maps API
14 3 (1.57%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 91 (47.64%) iPhone
2 75 (39.27%) iPad
3 65 (34.03%) Mobile App
4 27 (14.14%) User Experience
5 17 (8.90%) Client/Server
6 11 (5.76%) Computer Science
7 10 (5.24%) Social Media
8 5 (2.62%) Digital Media
8 5 (2.62%) Video on Demand
8 5 (2.62%) N-Tier
9 4 (2.09%) Blackberry
9 4 (2.09%) Handset
9 4 (2.09%) Animation
10 3 (1.57%) Video Editing
10 3 (1.57%) Streaming Video
10 3 (1.57%) IPTV
10 3 (1.57%) Over-the-Top Content
10 3 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.57%) Mobile Banking
11 2 (1.05%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 188 (98.43%) Apple iOS
2 29 (15.18%) Android
3 6 (3.14%) Mac OS X
4 5 (2.62%) Windows
5 2 (1.05%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.52%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.52%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.52%) webOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (93.19%) iOS Development
2 73 (38.22%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (30.37%) OO
4 49 (25.65%) TDD
5 42 (21.99%) Scrum
6 38 (19.90%) Continuous Integration
7 24 (12.57%) OOP
8 22 (11.52%) Memory Management
9 21 (10.99%) Software Engineering
10 18 (9.42%) Kanban
11 17 (8.90%) Unit Testing
12 15 (7.85%) Android Development
13 14 (7.33%) BDD
14 12 (6.28%) MVC
14 12 (6.28%) E-Commerce
15 11 (5.76%) Mobile Application Development
16 10 (5.24%) OOD
16 10 (5.24%) Multithreading
17 6 (3.14%) User Stories
18 5 (2.62%) Information Architecture
Programming Languages
1 180 (94.24%) Objective-C
2 27 (14.14%) JavaScript
3 24 (12.57%) C++
4 13 (6.81%) Java
5 8 (4.19%) SQL
5 8 (4.19%) Python
6 6 (3.14%) PHP
7 5 (2.62%) Ruby
7 5 (2.62%) C
7 5 (2.62%) C#
8 4 (2.09%) Perl
8 4 (2.09%) PowerHouse
9 2 (1.05%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.52%) XPath
10 1 (0.52%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 8 (4.19%) Degree
2 3 (1.57%) ISEB
2 3 (1.57%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.05%) BC Cleared
3 2 (1.05%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.19%) QA
System Software
1 3 (1.57%) Cygwin
Vendors
1 58 (30.37%) Apple
2 22 (11.52%) Facebook
3 7 (3.66%) Google
4 5 (2.62%) SAP
5 3 (1.57%) Microsoft
5 3 (1.57%) Yahoo!
6 2 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.05%) Twitter
7 1 (0.52%) Sony
7 1 (0.52%) Symbian
7 1 (0.52%) Sencha
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