The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apple Objective-C
Rank 62 57 50
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -7
Contract jobs citing Objective-C 1 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.13% 0.15% 1.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.39% 0.43% 3.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 5
Average daily rate
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- £230 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.15%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £305
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +10.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £41.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Programming Languages Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
255 232 237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 33.91% 35.80% 38.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 166 105
Average daily rate £350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 5
Average hourly rate £20.00 £37.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.66% +13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £23.50 £23.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.10 £37.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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

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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

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Top 23 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 10 (90.91%) Apple iOS
2 7 (63.64%) Memory Management
2 7 (63.64%) Cocoa
2 7 (63.64%) MVC
3 6 (54.55%) Cocoa Touch
4 5 (45.45%) Mobile App
4 5 (45.45%) iOS Development
4 5 (45.45%) SAP
4 5 (45.45%) OOP
4 5 (45.45%) OO
5 3 (27.27%) Xcode
6 2 (18.18%) Android
6 2 (18.18%) Games
6 2 (18.18%) Eclipse
6 2 (18.18%) Apple
6 2 (18.18%) Java
6 2 (18.18%) Digital Media
6 2 (18.18%) Mobile Application Development
6 2 (18.18%) Android Development
6 2 (18.18%) Game Development
7 1 (9.09%) iPad
7 1 (9.09%) iPhone
7 1 (9.09%) Google

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Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 3 (27.27%) Xcode
2 2 (18.18%) Eclipse
General
1 2 (18.18%) Games
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Developer
2 5 (45.45%) iOS Developer
2 5 (45.45%) Mobility Architect
2 5 (45.45%) Architect
3 4 (36.36%) SAP Architect
4 2 (18.18%) Android Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Technical Architect
5 1 (9.09%) SAP Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (63.64%) Cocoa
2 6 (54.55%) Cocoa Touch
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Mobile App
2 2 (18.18%) Digital Media
3 1 (9.09%) iPhone
3 1 (9.09%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 10 (90.91%) Apple iOS
2 2 (18.18%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) MVC
1 7 (63.64%) Memory Management
2 5 (45.45%) OOP
2 5 (45.45%) OO
2 5 (45.45%) iOS Development
3 2 (18.18%) Game Development
3 2 (18.18%) Mobile Application Development
3 2 (18.18%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) Java
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) SAP
2 2 (18.18%) Apple
3 1 (9.09%) Google