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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apple Objective-C
Rank 129 99 117
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +18
Contract jobs citing Objective-C 7 21 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.22% 0.87% 0.62%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.69% 2.67% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 15 15
Average daily rate £350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.75% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £241 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £417 £357
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £301 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.88% -5.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - £42.50
Programming Languages Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1017 786 1004
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.05% 32.64% 32.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 578 382 560
Average daily rate £325 £323 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.77% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £438 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 41 55
Average hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £23.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% +7.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.32 £12.15 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £140.00 £112.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
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England

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -26 3 £400 +33.33% 10
Cheshire -15 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 £400 -
Lancashire - - - -
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Objective-C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 20 (74.07%) Apple iOS
2 17 (62.96%) iOS Development
3 13 (48.15%) OOP
4 11 (40.74%) Java
5 10 (37.04%) OO
5 10 (37.04%) C++
5 10 (37.04%) iPhone
6 7 (25.93%) Android
6 7 (25.93%) C
6 7 (25.93%) Cocoa
6 7 (25.93%) Mobile App
7 6 (22.22%) HTML
7 6 (22.22%) Perl
7 6 (22.22%) Python
7 6 (22.22%) Windows
7 6 (22.22%) Linux
7 6 (22.22%) Git (software)
7 6 (22.22%) Atlassian
7 6 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (22.22%) iPad
7 6 (22.22%) Waterfall
7 6 (22.22%) BDD
7 6 (22.22%) TDD
7 6 (22.22%) Subversion
8 5 (18.52%) Software Engineering
8 5 (18.52%) Finance
8 5 (18.52%) iOS SDK
9 4 (14.81%) Orchard
10 3 (11.11%) JIRA
10 3 (11.11%) Maven

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Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (11.11%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
Development Applications
1 6 (22.22%) Git (software)
1 6 (22.22%) Subversion
2 3 (11.11%) JIRA
2 3 (11.11%) Maven
2 3 (11.11%) Xcode
2 3 (11.11%) FishEye
2 3 (11.11%) Gradle
2 3 (11.11%) Artifactory
2 3 (11.11%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (18.52%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Legal
2 2 (7.41%) Games
3 1 (3.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (62.96%) Developer
2 14 (51.85%) iOS Developer
3 4 (14.81%) Mobile Developer
4 3 (11.11%) iPhone Developer
4 3 (11.11%) Software Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Mobile Applications Developer
6 1 (3.70%) iPhone Applications Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Security Tester
6 1 (3.70%) Mobile Software Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Applications Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Environment Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Penetration Tester
6 1 (3.70%) Tester
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Programmer
6 1 (3.70%) Mobile Tester
6 1 (3.70%) Senior iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.93%) Cocoa
2 6 (22.22%) HTML
3 5 (18.52%) iOS SDK
4 2 (7.41%) Cocoa Touch
4 2 (7.41%) Android SDK
5 1 (3.70%) .NET Framework
5 1 (3.70%) .NET
5 1 (3.70%) CSS
5 1 (3.70%) Web Services
5 1 (3.70%) HTML5
5 1 (3.70%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 10 (37.04%) iPhone
2 7 (25.93%) Mobile App
3 6 (22.22%) iPad
4 2 (7.41%) BBC
4 2 (7.41%) Mobile Games
5 1 (3.70%) Visualisation
5 1 (3.70%) Graphic Design
5 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 20 (74.07%) Apple iOS
2 7 (25.93%) Android
3 6 (22.22%) Windows
3 6 (22.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (62.96%) iOS Development
2 13 (48.15%) OOP
3 10 (37.04%) OO
4 6 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (22.22%) Waterfall
4 6 (22.22%) BDD
4 6 (22.22%) TDD
5 5 (18.52%) Software Engineering
6 3 (11.11%) Scrum
6 3 (11.11%) Android Development
7 2 (7.41%) Mobile Application Development
7 2 (7.41%) Project Management
7 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (3.70%) Penetration Testing
8 1 (3.70%) SOA
8 1 (3.70%) Information Security
8 1 (3.70%) MVC
8 1 (3.70%) Web Application Development
8 1 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 11 (40.74%) Java
2 10 (37.04%) C++
3 7 (25.93%) C
4 6 (22.22%) Perl
4 6 (22.22%) Python
5 2 (7.41%) JavaScript
5 2 (7.41%) C#
6 1 (3.70%) ActionScript 3.0
6 1 (3.70%) ActionScript 2.0
6 1 (3.70%) PHP
6 1 (3.70%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (22.22%) Atlassian
2 4 (14.81%) Orchard
3 3 (11.11%) Apple
4 2 (7.41%) Progress
5 1 (3.70%) Google
5 1 (3.70%) Xamarin
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Computer Futures
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Posted: 22 days ago
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