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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apple Cocoa
Rank 524 475 424
Rank change year-on-year
-49 -51
Contract jobs citing Cocoa 77 95 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.18% 0.28%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.49% 0.63% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 67 93
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £344 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.27% +5.76%
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
15664 15050 14876
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.94% 29.12% 27.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 10485 9800 8966
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
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 164 282 370
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.29 £17.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

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 30 October 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 30 October 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 -54 70 £375 - 15
London -12 44 £375 -6.25% 6
South East -13 17 £400 +3.22% 4
Hampshire -6 16 £400 -11.11% 2
City of London +22 15 £350 -15.15% 2
Scotland +2 4 £475 +35.71% 5
Manchester -15 3 £315 -6.66% 2
North West -21 3 £315 +5.00% 3
Edinburgh -4 2 - - 1
South West -38 2 £388 +29.16%
Northern Ireland - 2 £213 -
Belfast - 2 £213 -
County Antrim - 2 £213 -
Glasgow 0 1 - - 4
East Midlands -2 1 - -
Leicester - 1 - -
Leicestershire - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £388 -
Cambridge - - - -
Chippenham - - - -
Chorley - - - - 1
Grimsby - - - -
Huntingdon - - - -
Kettering - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Oxford - - - - 1
Peterborough - - - -
Reading - - - -
Tunbridge Wells - - - -

Cocoa
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 October 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.

1 170 (98.27%) Apple iOS
2 165 (95.38%) Objective-C
3 164 (94.80%) iOS Development
4 119 (68.79%) Cocoa Touch
5 80 (46.24%) Xcode
6 76 (43.93%) iPhone
7 65 (37.57%) Agile Software Development
8 64 (36.99%) iOS SDK
8 64 (36.99%) iPad
9 52 (30.06%) Mobile App
9 52 (30.06%) Git (software)
9 52 (30.06%) OO
10 51 (29.48%) Apple
11 47 (27.17%) Web Services
12 45 (26.01%) RESTful
13 41 (23.70%) TDD
14 40 (23.12%) Subversion
15 36 (20.81%) Scrum
16 34 (19.65%) JSON
17 33 (19.08%) Continuous Integration
18 29 (16.76%) SOAP
19 28 (16.18%) C++
20 24 (13.87%) HTTP
21 23 (13.29%) Android
22 22 (12.72%) JavaScript
22 22 (12.72%) XML
22 22 (12.72%) User Experience
23 20 (11.56%) REST
24 19 (10.98%) Facebook
25 18 (10.40%) Memory Management

Cocoa
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 3 (1.73%) CMS
2 2 (1.16%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.16%) Apache
3 1 (0.58%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (1.16%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.58%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.16%) IaaS
1 2 (1.16%) GitHub
1 2 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (13.87%) HTTP
2 3 (1.73%) VoIP
2 3 (1.73%) Internet
3 2 (1.16%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.58%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.47%) MySQL
2 5 (2.89%) SQLite
3 1 (0.58%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 80 (46.24%) Xcode
2 52 (30.06%) Git (software)
3 40 (23.12%) Subversion
4 7 (4.05%) Mercurial
5 3 (1.73%) Eclipse
5 3 (1.73%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (1.16%) JIRA
6 2 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.16%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.58%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.58%) Selenium
7 1 (0.58%) Maven
7 1 (0.58%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.58%) Hudson
7 1 (0.58%) MonoDevelop
7 1 (0.58%) JBehave
7 1 (0.58%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.58%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.58%) eggPlant
General
1 12 (6.94%) Publishing
2 11 (6.36%) Finance
3 7 (4.05%) Marketing
4 6 (3.47%) Banking
5 5 (2.89%) Retail
6 2 (1.16%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.16%) Advertising
6 2 (1.16%) Games
7 1 (0.58%) Automotive
7 1 (0.58%) Legal
Job Titles
1 163 (94.22%) Developer
2 151 (87.28%) iOS Developer
3 18 (10.40%) Mobile Developer
4 14 (8.09%) Senior Developer
4 14 (8.09%) Senior iOS Developer
5 9 (5.20%) Lead Developer
6 5 (2.89%) Junior
6 5 (2.89%) Architect
6 5 (2.89%) Junior Developer
6 5 (2.89%) Android Developer
6 5 (2.89%) Junior iOS Developer
6 5 (2.89%) Mobility Architect
7 4 (2.31%) iPhone Developer
7 4 (2.31%) SAP Architect
8 3 (1.73%) Applications Developer
9 2 (1.16%) Mobile Applications Developer
10 1 (0.58%) Tester
10 1 (0.58%) Software Engineer
10 1 (0.58%) Technical Architect
10 1 (0.58%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (68.79%) Cocoa Touch
2 64 (36.99%) iOS SDK
3 47 (27.17%) Web Services
4 45 (26.01%) RESTful
5 34 (19.65%) JSON
6 29 (16.76%) SOAP
7 22 (12.72%) XML
8 20 (11.56%) REST
9 18 (10.40%) HTML
10 17 (9.83%) UIKit
11 9 (5.20%) CSS
12 7 (4.05%) jQuery
13 6 (3.47%) HTML5
13 6 (3.47%) Ajax
14 5 (2.89%) Xamarin.iOS
15 4 (2.31%) Android SDK
16 3 (1.73%) .NET
16 3 (1.73%) Google Maps API
16 3 (1.73%) Core Animation
17 2 (1.16%) iPhone SDK
Miscellaneous
1 76 (43.93%) iPhone
2 64 (36.99%) iPad
3 52 (30.06%) Mobile App
4 22 (12.72%) User Experience
5 14 (8.09%) Computer Science
5 14 (8.09%) Client/Server
5 14 (8.09%) Data Structures
6 13 (7.51%) Social Media
7 6 (3.47%) N-Tier
8 4 (2.31%) Video on Demand
8 4 (2.31%) Streaming Video
8 4 (2.31%) Animation
9 3 (1.73%) Blackberry
9 3 (1.73%) Video Editing
9 3 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.73%) Mobile Banking
10 2 (1.16%) Algorithms
10 2 (1.16%) Augmented Reality
10 2 (1.16%) New Media
10 2 (1.16%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 170 (98.27%) Apple iOS
2 23 (13.29%) Android
3 5 (2.89%) Windows
4 4 (2.31%) Mac OS X
5 3 (1.73%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.58%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.58%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (94.80%) iOS Development
2 65 (37.57%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (30.06%) OO
4 41 (23.70%) TDD
5 36 (20.81%) Scrum
6 33 (19.08%) Continuous Integration
7 18 (10.40%) Memory Management
7 18 (10.40%) Software Engineering
8 16 (9.25%) OOP
9 15 (8.67%) Kanban
10 12 (6.94%) E-Commerce
10 12 (6.94%) Unit Testing
11 11 (6.36%) MVC
12 10 (5.78%) Multithreading
12 10 (5.78%) BDD
12 10 (5.78%) Android Development
13 9 (5.20%) Mobile Application Development
14 8 (4.62%) OOD
15 6 (3.47%) Web Design
16 5 (2.89%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 165 (95.38%) Objective-C
2 28 (16.18%) C++
3 22 (12.72%) JavaScript
4 10 (5.78%) Java
5 6 (3.47%) Python
5 6 (3.47%) PHP
6 5 (2.89%) SQL
7 4 (2.31%) C
8 3 (1.73%) C#
8 3 (1.73%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.73%) Ruby
9 2 (1.16%) Perl
10 1 (0.58%) XPath
10 1 (0.58%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 6 (3.47%) Degree
2 2 (1.16%) BC Cleared
2 2 (1.16%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.58%) ISEB
3 1 (0.58%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.47%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.58%) Cygwin
Vendors
1 51 (29.48%) Apple
2 19 (10.98%) Facebook
3 6 (3.47%) Google
4 5 (2.89%) SAP
5 3 (1.73%) Microsoft
6 2 (1.16%) Xamarin
6 2 (1.16%) Twitter
6 2 (1.16%) Sencha
6 2 (1.16%) Yahoo!
6 2 (1.16%) Oracle
7 1 (0.58%) Symbian
7 1 (0.58%) Salesforce.com
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