The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 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 North West 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apple Objective-C
Rank 125 118 101
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -17
Contract jobs citing Objective-C 10 10 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.33% 0.37% 1.24%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.03% 1.12% 3.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 27
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£350 £400 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.53 £22.66 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+17.05% -35.25%
Programming Languages Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
975 890 1270
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.20% 32.53% 39.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 556 474 687
Average daily rate £350 £308 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £226 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 24 74
Average hourly rate £28.75 £31.56 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% +22.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.61 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £40.00 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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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

Objective-C
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 1 August 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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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +1 7 £350 -12.50% 6
Cheshire -1 1 - - 2
Lancashire - - - - 4
Merseyside - - - -
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Objective-C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 16 (100.00%) Apple iOS
2 13 (81.25%) iOS Development
3 12 (75.00%) Android
4 8 (50.00%) TDD
5 7 (43.75%) Java
6 6 (37.50%) OOP
6 6 (37.50%) iOS SDK
6 6 (37.50%) Mobile App
7 5 (31.25%) Calabash
7 5 (31.25%) iPhone
7 5 (31.25%) Dependency Injection
7 5 (31.25%) iPad
7 5 (31.25%) Cucumber
7 5 (31.25%) BDD
7 5 (31.25%) Automated Testing
7 5 (31.25%) Software Engineering
8 4 (25.00%) Service Delivery
8 4 (25.00%) Pair Programming
8 4 (25.00%) Android Development
9 3 (18.75%) Android SDK
9 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (18.75%) Scrum
9 3 (18.75%) Cocoa
9 3 (18.75%) OO
10 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
10 2 (12.50%) SOA
10 2 (12.50%) Project Management
10 2 (12.50%) C
10 2 (12.50%) C#
10 2 (12.50%) C++

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Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 (6.25%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Calabash
1 5 (31.25%) Cucumber
2 2 (12.50%) Subversion
2 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
3 1 (6.25%) Xcode
General
1 2 (12.50%) Legal
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (87.50%) Developer
2 10 (62.50%) iOS Developer
3 4 (25.00%) Mobile Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Mobile Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Mobile Applications Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Security Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Penetration Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) iOS SDK
2 3 (18.75%) Android SDK
2 3 (18.75%) Cocoa
3 2 (12.50%) .NET
3 2 (12.50%) Cocoa Touch
4 1 (6.25%) UIKit
4 1 (6.25%) RESTful
4 1 (6.25%) Web Services
4 1 (6.25%) XML
4 1 (6.25%) HTML
4 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
4 1 (6.25%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Mobile App
2 5 (31.25%) iPhone
2 5 (31.25%) iPad
3 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
3 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Apple iOS
2 12 (75.00%) Android
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Phone
3 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (81.25%) iOS Development
2 8 (50.00%) TDD
3 6 (37.50%) OOP
4 5 (31.25%) Dependency Injection
4 5 (31.25%) BDD
4 5 (31.25%) Automated Testing
4 5 (31.25%) Software Engineering
5 4 (25.00%) Service Delivery
5 4 (25.00%) Pair Programming
5 4 (25.00%) Android Development
6 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (18.75%) Scrum
6 3 (18.75%) OO
7 2 (12.50%) SOA
7 2 (12.50%) Project Management
8 1 (6.25%) Mobile Application Development
8 1 (6.25%) Penetration Testing
8 1 (6.25%) OOD
8 1 (6.25%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) Java
2 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
2 2 (12.50%) C
2 2 (12.50%) C#
2 2 (12.50%) C++
3 1 (6.25%) ActionScript 3.0
3 1 (6.25%) ActionScript 2.0
3 1 (6.25%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Xamarin
1 1 (6.25%) Apple
1 1 (6.25%) Google
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