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 22 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apple Cocoa
Rank 120 108 -
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -
Contract jobs citing Cocoa 2 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.078% 0.14% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.32% 0.52% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £350 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £33.55 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 - £18.75
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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
633 577 620
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.76% 27.29% 26.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 338 364 339
Average daily rate £325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £405 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 7 21
Average hourly rate £22.00 £24.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -26.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £16.50 £21.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.55 £175.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

Cocoa
Jobs Demand Trend 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 22 September 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 8 (100.00%) Objective-C
1 8 (100.00%) Apple iOS
2 7 (87.50%) Cocoa Touch
3 5 (62.50%) Memory Management
3 5 (62.50%) SAP
3 5 (62.50%) OOP
3 5 (62.50%) OO
3 5 (62.50%) MVC
4 3 (37.50%) iOS Development
5 2 (25.00%) Mobile App
6 1 (12.50%) Automotive
6 1 (12.50%) Xcode
6 1 (12.50%) Eclipse
6 1 (12.50%) SOAP
6 1 (12.50%) Web Services
6 1 (12.50%) XML
6 1 (12.50%) HTML
6 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
6 1 (12.50%) PHP
6 1 (12.50%) MySQL
6 1 (12.50%) Photoshop
6 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
6 1 (12.50%) QA
6 1 (12.50%) SQLite
6 1 (12.50%) jQuery
6 1 (12.50%) Time Management
6 1 (12.50%) iPhone
6 1 (12.50%) Information Architecture
6 1 (12.50%) HTML5
6 1 (12.50%) Social Media

Cocoa
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (12.50%) Photoshop
1 1 (12.50%) Adobe Illustrator
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) MySQL
1 1 (12.50%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Eclipse
1 1 (12.50%) Xcode
1 1 (12.50%) Subversion
General
1 1 (12.50%) Automotive
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Architect
1 5 (62.50%) Mobility Architect
2 4 (50.00%) SAP Architect
3 2 (25.00%) iOS Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) SAP Technical Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (87.50%) Cocoa Touch
2 1 (12.50%) UIKit
2 1 (12.50%) HTML
2 1 (12.50%) SOAP
2 1 (12.50%) Web Services
2 1 (12.50%) XML
2 1 (12.50%) Ajax
2 1 (12.50%) JSON
2 1 (12.50%) jQuery
2 1 (12.50%) HTML5
2 1 (12.50%) iOS SDK
2 1 (12.50%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (12.50%) User Experience
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (12.50%) iPhone
2 1 (12.50%) Social Media
2 1 (12.50%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) OOP
1 5 (62.50%) OO
1 5 (62.50%) MVC
1 5 (62.50%) Memory Management
2 3 (37.50%) iOS Development
3 1 (12.50%) Mobile Application Development
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
3 1 (12.50%) Time Management
3 1 (12.50%) Information Architecture
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) Objective-C
2 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
2 1 (12.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) SAP
2 1 (12.50%) Google