The table below looks at the statistics for Objective-C skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apple Objective-C
Rank 127 111 94
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -17
Contract jobs citing Objective-C 9 19 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.28% 0.65% 1.43%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.84% 1.93% 3.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 29
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£350 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £218 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.53 £45.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-41.05% +24.13%
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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 North West region.

Programming Languages Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1067 987 1288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 33.76% 33.89% 38.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 643 544 681
Average daily rate £325 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 26 53
Average hourly rate £33.34 £31.56 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.65% -2.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £18.03 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

Objective-C
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Objective-C Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Objective-C Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Objective-C Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Objective-C within the North West region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -7 8 £350 -6.66% 13
Cheshire -2 1 - -
Lancashire - - - -
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 17 (100.00%) Apple iOS
2 14 (82.35%) Android
2 14 (82.35%) iOS Development
3 10 (58.82%) TDD
4 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (41.18%) Java
5 7 (41.18%) Mobile App
6 6 (35.29%) OOP
6 6 (35.29%) iOS SDK
7 5 (29.41%) iPad
7 5 (29.41%) Cucumber
7 5 (29.41%) BDD
7 5 (29.41%) Dependency Injection
7 5 (29.41%) iPhone
7 5 (29.41%) Automated Testing
7 5 (29.41%) Software Engineering
7 5 (29.41%) Calabash
7 5 (29.41%) Android Development
8 4 (23.53%) User Experience
8 4 (23.53%) Android SDK
8 4 (23.53%) Service Delivery
8 4 (23.53%) OO
8 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
8 4 (23.53%) Pair Programming
9 3 (17.65%) Subversion
9 3 (17.65%) Scrum
9 3 (17.65%) Cocoa
9 3 (17.65%) Xcode
9 3 (17.65%) .NET
9 3 (17.65%) Cocoa Touch

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Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Cucumber
1 5 (29.41%) Calabash
2 3 (17.65%) Xcode
2 3 (17.65%) Subversion
3 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
4 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (5.88%) Eclipse
4 1 (5.88%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
1 1 (5.88%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (88.24%) Developer
2 10 (58.82%) iOS Developer
3 4 (23.53%) Mobile Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Android Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Security Tester
4 1 (5.88%) Tester
4 1 (5.88%) Software Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Applications Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Penetration Tester
4 1 (5.88%) Mobile Applications Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Mobile Tester
4 1 (5.88%) Xamarin Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) iOS SDK
2 4 (23.53%) Android SDK
3 3 (17.65%) Cocoa Touch
3 3 (17.65%) .NET
3 3 (17.65%) Cocoa
4 2 (11.76%) JSON
4 2 (11.76%) Web Services
4 2 (11.76%) XML
4 2 (11.76%) UIKit
4 2 (11.76%) HTML
5 1 (5.88%) REST
5 1 (5.88%) SOAP
5 1 (5.88%) RESTful
5 1 (5.88%) HTML5
5 1 (5.88%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 7 (41.18%) Mobile App
2 5 (29.41%) iPad
2 5 (29.41%) iPhone
3 4 (23.53%) User Experience
4 1 (5.88%) Social Media
4 1 (5.88%) Blackberry
4 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) Apple iOS
2 14 (82.35%) Android
3 2 (11.76%) Windows
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (82.35%) iOS Development
2 10 (58.82%) TDD
3 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (35.29%) OOP
5 5 (29.41%) Automated Testing
5 5 (29.41%) Software Engineering
5 5 (29.41%) Dependency Injection
5 5 (29.41%) BDD
5 5 (29.41%) Android Development
6 4 (23.53%) OO
6 4 (23.53%) Pair Programming
6 4 (23.53%) Service Delivery
7 3 (17.65%) Scrum
8 2 (11.76%) SOA
8 2 (11.76%) Project Management
8 2 (11.76%) Mobile Application Development
9 1 (5.88%) Information Architecture
9 1 (5.88%) Business Analysis
9 1 (5.88%) Web Development
9 1 (5.88%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) Java
2 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
3 2 (11.76%) C
3 2 (11.76%) C#
3 2 (11.76%) C++
4 1 (5.88%) Perl
4 1 (5.88%) ActionScript
4 1 (5.88%) Python
4 1 (5.88%) Ruby
4 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
4 1 (5.88%) ActionScript 3.0
4 1 (5.88%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Xamarin
2 1 (5.88%) Apple
2 1 (5.88%) Google
2 1 (5.88%) Appcelerator
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