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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apple Objective-C
Rank 129 126 97
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -29
Contract jobs citing Objective-C 19 8 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.53% 0.28% 0.90%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.70% 0.83% 2.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 14
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +22.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £310 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £390 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £44.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -9.09%
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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
1120 968 789
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.05% 34.16% 33.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 702 548 396
Average daily rate £350 £330 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 38 38
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.06 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +44.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £15.25 £11.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £140.00 £50.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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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 27 March 2015. 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -5 8 £350 -6.66% 12
Cheshire +5 7 £375 - 4
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 26 (74.29%) Apple iOS
2 24 (68.57%) iOS Development
3 19 (54.29%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (51.43%) Java
5 17 (48.57%) Web Services
6 16 (45.71%) OOP
6 16 (45.71%) Android
7 15 (42.86%) JavaScript
8 14 (40.00%) OO
8 14 (40.00%) TDD
8 14 (40.00%) JSON
9 13 (37.14%) HTML
10 12 (34.29%) Windows
11 11 (31.43%) XML
11 11 (31.43%) Xcode
12 10 (28.57%) Software Engineering
12 10 (28.57%) Git (software)
12 10 (28.57%) Android Development
13 9 (25.71%) BDD
13 9 (25.71%) HTML5
13 9 (25.71%) Finance
14 8 (22.86%) .NET
14 8 (22.86%) CSS
14 8 (22.86%) Subversion
15 7 (20.00%) Degree
15 7 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
15 7 (20.00%) CSS3
16 6 (17.14%) AngularJS
16 6 (17.14%) Waterfall
16 6 (17.14%) REST

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Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) HTTP
1 2 (5.71%) HTTPS
1 2 (5.71%) iBeacon
2 1 (2.86%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.43%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 11 (31.43%) Xcode
2 10 (28.57%) Git (software)
3 8 (22.86%) Subversion
4 5 (14.29%) Appcelerator Titanium
5 2 (5.71%) Appium
5 2 (5.71%) JIRA
5 2 (5.71%) Cucumber
General
1 9 (25.71%) Finance
2 6 (17.14%) Banking
3 4 (11.43%) Retail
4 2 (5.71%) Publishing
5 1 (2.86%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 30 (85.71%) Developer
2 17 (48.57%) iOS Developer
3 6 (17.14%) Android Developer
4 4 (11.43%) Java Developer
5 3 (8.57%) .NET Developer
5 3 (8.57%) Mobile Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Software Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Team Leader
6 2 (5.71%) Development Team Leader
6 2 (5.71%) Mac Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Xamarin Developer
7 1 (2.86%) Mac Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (48.57%) Web Services
2 14 (40.00%) JSON
3 13 (37.14%) HTML
4 11 (31.43%) XML
5 9 (25.71%) HTML5
6 8 (22.86%) .NET
6 8 (22.86%) CSS
7 7 (20.00%) CSS3
8 6 (17.14%) Java EE
8 6 (17.14%) WSDL
8 6 (17.14%) Cocoa
8 6 (17.14%) jQuery
8 6 (17.14%) RESTful
8 6 (17.14%) AngularJS
8 6 (17.14%) REST
9 5 (14.29%) .NET Framework
9 5 (14.29%) iOS SDK
10 4 (11.43%) Worklight
11 3 (8.57%) Cocoa Touch
11 3 (8.57%) Android NDK
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) Mobile App
2 4 (11.43%) Data Structures
2 4 (11.43%) Algorithms
3 3 (8.57%) iPhone
3 3 (8.57%) Open Source
3 3 (8.57%) iPad
4 2 (5.71%) Animation
5 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.86%) User Experience
5 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 26 (74.29%) Apple iOS
2 16 (45.71%) Android
3 12 (34.29%) Windows
4 6 (17.14%) AIX
4 6 (17.14%) Linux
4 6 (17.14%) Windows XP
4 6 (17.14%) Mac OS
4 6 (17.14%) Windows Vista
5 4 (11.43%) Windows Phone
5 4 (11.43%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (68.57%) iOS Development
2 19 (54.29%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (45.71%) OOP
4 14 (40.00%) OO
4 14 (40.00%) TDD
5 10 (28.57%) Software Engineering
5 10 (28.57%) Android Development
6 9 (25.71%) BDD
7 7 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (17.14%) Waterfall
9 5 (14.29%) E-Commerce
10 4 (11.43%) OOD
10 4 (11.43%) Memory Management
10 4 (11.43%) Responsive Web Design
10 4 (11.43%) Web Design
11 2 (5.71%) Incident Management
11 2 (5.71%) Automated Testing
11 2 (5.71%) Service Management
12 1 (2.86%) Scrum
12 1 (2.86%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (51.43%) Java
2 15 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 6 (17.14%) C
3 6 (17.14%) C++
4 2 (5.71%) SQL
4 2 (5.71%) Ruby
5 1 (2.86%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (20.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (14.29%) Apple
1 5 (14.29%) Xamarin
2 4 (11.43%) Kony
2 4 (11.43%) Appcelerator
3 2 (5.71%) Microsoft
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