The table below looks at the statistics for Cocoa skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cocoa over the 3 months to 20 April 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
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apple Cocoa
Rank 116 116 95
Rank change year-on-year
0 -21
Contract jobs citing Cocoa 6 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.22% 0.042% 0.27%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.91% 0.17% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
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£348 £275 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.36% -35.29%
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.92% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £34.20 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.20 - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
658 587 487
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.17% 24.82% 26.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 417 320 256
Average daily rate £350 £320 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 21 18
Average hourly rate £34.20 £32.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.23% -12.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.20 £11.00 £15.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £32.50 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

Cocoa
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Cocoa across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Cocoa Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Cocoa
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Cocoa across the West Midlands region.

Cocoa Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Cocoa
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Cocoa across the West Midlands region.

Cocoa Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Cocoa
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cocoa across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 20 April 2015.

Cocoa Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Cocoa
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 6 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 6 (100.00%) iOS Development
2 5 (83.33%) Cocoa Touch
2 5 (83.33%) Mobile App
2 5 (83.33%) Objective-C
3 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (50.00%) Subversion
3 3 (50.00%) Xcode
3 3 (50.00%) HTML
3 3 (50.00%) CSS
3 3 (50.00%) HTML5
3 3 (50.00%) iPad
3 3 (50.00%) iPhone
3 3 (50.00%) Git (software)
4 2 (33.33%) Core Animation
4 2 (33.33%) Open Source
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Phone
4 2 (33.33%) Mobile Development
4 2 (33.33%) Windows
4 2 (33.33%) Degree
4 2 (33.33%) Animation
4 2 (33.33%) Android
4 2 (33.33%) Analytics
5 1 (16.67%) Client/Server
5 1 (16.67%) OpenGL
5 1 (16.67%) C#
5 1 (16.67%) XML
5 1 (16.67%) .NET
5 1 (16.67%) Automotive
5 1 (16.67%) Publishing

Cocoa
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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.

Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Xcode
1 3 (50.00%) Subversion
1 3 (50.00%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (16.67%) Automotive
1 1 (16.67%) Publishing
1 1 (16.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Developer
1 6 (100.00%) iOS Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Mobile Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior iOS Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) Cocoa Touch
2 3 (50.00%) HTML5
2 3 (50.00%) HTML
2 3 (50.00%) CSS
3 2 (33.33%) Core Animation
4 1 (16.67%) UIKit
4 1 (16.67%) XML
4 1 (16.67%) OpenGL
4 1 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) Mobile App
2 3 (50.00%) iPad
2 3 (50.00%) iPhone
3 2 (33.33%) Open Source
3 2 (33.33%) Animation
4 1 (16.67%) Client/Server
4 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Apple iOS
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Phone
2 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) iOS Development
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Analytics
3 2 (33.33%) Mobile Development
4 1 (16.67%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) Objective-C
2 1 (16.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Degree