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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Objective-C over the 3 months to 3 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apple Objective-C
Rank 145 136 137
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +1
Contract jobs citing Objective-C 21 25 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.52% 0.64% 0.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.52% 1.98% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 16 4
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £256 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £28.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-32.94% +6.25%
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England

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
1380 1261 1002
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 34.22% 32.24% 31.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 891 795 565
Median daily rate £375 £365 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £536 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 28 34
Median hourly rate £35.50 £37.00 £37.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.05% -1.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £15.00 £20.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £46.09 £140.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

Objective-C
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Objective-C as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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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Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Objective-C across the North West region over the 3 months to 3 May 2016.

Objective-C Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Objective-C within the North West region over the 3 months to 3 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire -15 8 £375 +2.73% 1
Manchester -7 7 £413 +17.85% 10
Lancashire +3 1 - -
Merseyside +2 1 £375 - 1
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Objective-C also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Objective-C.

1 26 (72.22%) Apple iOS
2 24 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (58.33%) iOS Development
4 19 (52.78%) Java
4 19 (52.78%) OO
5 18 (50.00%) Web Services
6 16 (44.44%) JavaScript
6 16 (44.44%) Banking
6 16 (44.44%) Mobile App
7 15 (41.67%) XML
8 14 (38.89%) Windows
8 14 (38.89%) HTML
8 14 (38.89%) JSON
8 14 (38.89%) Android
9 13 (36.11%) jQuery
9 13 (36.11%) HTML5
9 13 (36.11%) Git (software)
10 12 (33.33%) TDD
10 12 (33.33%) Subversion
10 12 (33.33%) Finance
11 11 (30.56%) OOP
11 11 (30.56%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (30.56%) Apple Swift
12 10 (27.78%) Android Development
12 10 (27.78%) BDD
13 9 (25.00%) Mobile Development
13 9 (25.00%) Mac OS
13 9 (25.00%) iOS SDK
13 9 (25.00%) Windows XP
13 9 (25.00%) AIX

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Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (11.11%) IIS
2 3 (8.33%) CMS
2 3 (8.33%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (8.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) Firewall
2 1 (2.78%) Internet
2 1 (2.78%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 4 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.78%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 13 (36.11%) Git (software)
2 12 (33.33%) Subversion
3 9 (25.00%) Xcode
4 6 (16.67%) Jenkins
5 4 (11.11%) Appcelerator Titanium
5 4 (11.11%) Gradle
5 4 (11.11%) Visual Studio
6 3 (8.33%) Android Studio
7 2 (5.56%) Ant
7 2 (5.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (5.56%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 2 (5.56%) Eclipse
7 2 (5.56%) JIRA
8 1 (2.78%) Bitbucket
8 1 (2.78%) CocoaPods
8 1 (2.78%) JUnit
8 1 (2.78%) Maven
General
1 16 (44.44%) Banking
2 12 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (2.78%) Publishing
3 1 (2.78%) Retail
3 1 (2.78%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 36 (100.00%) Developer
2 20 (55.56%) iOS Developer
3 9 (25.00%) Java Developer
4 8 (22.22%) Mobile Developer
5 7 (19.44%) Android Developer
5 7 (19.44%) Applications Developer
5 7 (19.44%) Mobile Applications Developer
5 7 (19.44%) Objective-C Developer
6 5 (13.89%) iOS Android Developer
7 3 (8.33%) Agile Developer
8 2 (5.56%) iPhone Developer
8 2 (5.56%) Lead Developer
8 2 (5.56%) Software Developer
9 1 (2.78%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 1 (2.78%) iOS Software Engineer
9 1 (2.78%) Lead Android Developer
9 1 (2.78%) Senior Developer
9 1 (2.78%) Senior iOS Developer
9 1 (2.78%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (50.00%) Web Services
2 15 (41.67%) XML
3 14 (38.89%) HTML
3 14 (38.89%) JSON
4 13 (36.11%) HTML5
4 13 (36.11%) jQuery
5 9 (25.00%) iOS SDK
5 9 (25.00%) Java EE
6 8 (22.22%) AngularJS
6 8 (22.22%) WSDL
7 6 (16.67%) Android SDK
8 5 (13.89%) .NET
9 4 (11.11%) .NET Framework
9 4 (11.11%) Ajax
9 4 (11.11%) Entity Framework
9 4 (11.11%) PhoneGap
9 4 (11.11%) REST
9 4 (11.11%) WCF
10 3 (8.33%) Cocoa
10 3 (8.33%) Cocoa Touch
Miscellaneous
1 16 (44.44%) Mobile App
2 5 (13.89%) User Experience
3 2 (5.56%) Blackberry
3 2 (5.56%) iPad
3 2 (5.56%) iPhone
4 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.78%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.78%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 26 (72.22%) Apple iOS
2 14 (38.89%) Android
2 14 (38.89%) Windows
3 9 (25.00%) AIX
3 9 (25.00%) Linux
3 9 (25.00%) Mac OS
3 9 (25.00%) Windows Vista
3 9 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.78%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (58.33%) iOS Development
3 19 (52.78%) OO
4 12 (33.33%) TDD
5 11 (30.56%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (30.56%) OOP
6 10 (27.78%) Android Development
6 10 (27.78%) BDD
7 9 (25.00%) Mobile Development
7 9 (25.00%) Software Engineering
8 8 (22.22%) Data Protection
8 8 (22.22%) Scrum
8 8 (22.22%) SDLC
8 8 (22.22%) Waterfall
9 5 (13.89%) MVC
10 4 (11.11%) Mobile Application Development
10 4 (11.11%) Project Management
11 3 (8.33%) Content Management
12 2 (5.56%) Configuration Management
12 2 (5.56%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 19 (52.78%) Java
2 16 (44.44%) JavaScript
3 11 (30.56%) Apple Swift
4 9 (25.00%) C
4 9 (25.00%) C++
5 6 (16.67%) C#
6 4 (11.11%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.78%) PHP
7 1 (2.78%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (25.00%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (5.56%) Active Directory
1 2 (5.56%) Docker
Vendors
1 4 (11.11%) Appcelerator
1 4 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 4 (11.11%) Xamarin
2 3 (8.33%) EPiServer
2 3 (8.33%) OpenText
3 2 (5.56%) Atlassian
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