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 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apple Cocoa
Rank 119 108 109
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +1
Contract jobs citing Cocoa 3 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.12% 0.093% 0.044%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.48% 0.33% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £350 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+18.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £33.55 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £22.66 -
% change year-on-year
+48.05% -
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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
621 606 550
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.91% 28.25% 24.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 353 367 300
Average daily rate £325 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £420 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 7 17
Average hourly rate £27.50 £28.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.50% +14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £16.50 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.55 £175.00 £40.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 9 (100.00%) Objective-C
1 9 (100.00%) Apple iOS
2 8 (88.89%) Cocoa Touch
3 5 (55.56%) Memory Management
3 5 (55.56%) MVC
3 5 (55.56%) SAP
3 5 (55.56%) OOP
3 5 (55.56%) OO
4 4 (44.44%) iOS Development
5 3 (33.33%) Mobile App
6 2 (22.22%) iPhone
6 2 (22.22%) iPad
6 2 (22.22%) Xcode
6 2 (22.22%) iOS SDK
7 1 (11.11%) REST
7 1 (11.11%) Automotive
7 1 (11.11%) Mobile Application Development
7 1 (11.11%) UIKit
7 1 (11.11%) Information Architecture
7 1 (11.11%) HTML5
7 1 (11.11%) Social Media
7 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
7 1 (11.11%) QA
7 1 (11.11%) SQLite
7 1 (11.11%) jQuery
7 1 (11.11%) Time Management
7 1 (11.11%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (11.11%) Retail
7 1 (11.11%) Subversion
7 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering

Cocoa
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (11.11%) Photoshop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQLite
1 1 (11.11%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Xcode
2 1 (11.11%) Subversion
2 1 (11.11%) Eclipse
General
1 1 (11.11%) Automotive
1 1 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Mobility Architect
1 5 (55.56%) Architect
2 4 (44.44%) SAP Architect
3 3 (33.33%) iOS Developer
3 3 (33.33%) Developer
4 1 (11.11%) iPad Developer
4 1 (11.11%) iPhone Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) SAP Technical Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (88.89%) Cocoa Touch
2 2 (22.22%) iOS SDK
3 1 (11.11%) REST
3 1 (11.11%) UIKit
3 1 (11.11%) HTML5
3 1 (11.11%) jQuery
3 1 (11.11%) Ajax
3 1 (11.11%) JSON
3 1 (11.11%) SOAP
3 1 (11.11%) Web Services
3 1 (11.11%) XML
3 1 (11.11%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Mobile App
2 2 (22.22%) iPhone
2 2 (22.22%) iPad
3 1 (11.11%) Social Media
3 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Memory Management
1 5 (55.56%) MVC
1 5 (55.56%) OOP
1 5 (55.56%) OO
2 4 (44.44%) iOS Development
3 1 (11.11%) Mobile Application Development
3 1 (11.11%) Information Architecture
3 1 (11.11%) Time Management
3 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) Objective-C
2 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
2 1 (11.11%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) SAP
2 1 (11.11%) Google
2 1 (11.11%) Apple