The first table below looks at the demand for Objective-C skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Objective-C over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Birmingham region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apple Objective-C
Rank 56 41 48
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +7
Contract jobs citing Objective-C 2 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.33% 1.56% 0.50%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.89% 4.65% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 3
Average daily rate £263 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.23% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £305 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £405 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £301 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.88% -5.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - £42.50
Programming Languages Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
224 172 221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 36.54% 33.59% 36.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 91 123
Average daily rate £313 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £218 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 4
Average hourly rate £25.00 £37.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.43% +111.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £37.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £37.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
Objective-C
West Midlands

Objective-C
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Objective-C across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

Objective-C Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Objective-C
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Objective-C across the Birmingham region.

Objective-C Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Objective-C
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Objective-C 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 Objective-C.

1 4 (100.00%) iPhone
1 4 (100.00%) Xcode
1 4 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 4 (100.00%) iOS Development
2 3 (75.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (75.00%) iPad
3 2 (50.00%) Web Services
3 2 (50.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (25.00%) Cocoa Touch
4 1 (25.00%) iOS SDK
4 1 (25.00%) Apple
4 1 (25.00%) Cocoa

Objective-C
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Objective-C 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 Objective-C. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Xcode
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
1 4 (100.00%) iOS Developer
2 3 (75.00%) Software Engineer
2 3 (75.00%) Programmer
3 2 (50.00%) iPhone Developer
3 2 (50.00%) Software Programmer
4 1 (25.00%) iPad Developer
4 1 (25.00%) Mobile Software Engineer
4 1 (25.00%) Mobile Applications Developer
4 1 (25.00%) Mobile Developer
4 1 (25.00%) iPhone Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (25.00%) Cocoa Touch
2 1 (25.00%) iOS SDK
2 1 (25.00%) Cocoa
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) iPhone
2 3 (75.00%) iPad
3 2 (50.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) iOS Development
2 3 (75.00%) Software Engineering
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Apple