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 5 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apple Objective-C
Rank 130 119 89
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -30
Contract jobs citing Objective-C 17 11 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.50% 0.41% 0.92%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.56% 1.14% 2.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 16
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 £320 £330 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £350 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £303
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +15.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £40.00 £43.25
% change year-on-year
-21.25% -7.51%
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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
1087 961 772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.90% 35.49% 33.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 698 552 401
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £218 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 35 40
Average hourly rate £37.00 £34.53 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.16% +64.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.70 £17.58 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.27 £140.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -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 5 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
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Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -7 7 £350 - 12
Cheshire +9 6 £390 - 2
Lancashire - 2 £319 -
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 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 29 (80.56%) Apple iOS
2 26 (72.22%) iOS Development
3 17 (47.22%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (47.22%) Android
4 14 (38.89%) Java
5 13 (36.11%) Web Services
6 12 (33.33%) JavaScript
6 12 (33.33%) Xcode
6 12 (33.33%) OOP
6 12 (33.33%) OO
6 12 (33.33%) TDD
7 10 (27.78%) JSON
7 10 (27.78%) .NET
7 10 (27.78%) Windows
7 10 (27.78%) Mobile App
8 9 (25.00%) Xamarin
8 9 (25.00%) XML
8 9 (25.00%) HTML
9 8 (22.22%) Cocoa
9 8 (22.22%) Android Development
10 7 (19.44%) BDD
10 7 (19.44%) Appcelerator Titanium
10 7 (19.44%) Software Engineering
10 7 (19.44%) Finance
11 6 (16.67%) CSS
11 6 (16.67%) E-Commerce
11 6 (16.67%) Git (software)
11 6 (16.67%) RESTful
11 6 (16.67%) Appcelerator
11 6 (16.67%) iOS SDK

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Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) HTTPS
1 2 (5.56%) HTTP
1 2 (5.56%) iBeacon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.11%) SQLite
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (33.33%) Xcode
2 7 (19.44%) Appcelerator Titanium
3 6 (16.67%) Git (software)
4 4 (11.11%) Subversion
5 2 (5.56%) JIRA
5 2 (5.56%) Cucumber
5 2 (5.56%) Appium
General
1 7 (19.44%) Finance
2 5 (13.89%) Retail
3 4 (11.11%) Banking
4 2 (5.56%) Publishing
5 1 (2.78%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 32 (88.89%) Developer
2 21 (58.33%) iOS Developer
3 6 (16.67%) Android Developer
4 4 (11.11%) .NET Developer
5 3 (8.33%) Xamarin Developer
5 3 (8.33%) Mobile Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Java Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Mac Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Team Leader
6 2 (5.56%) Development Team Leader
7 1 (2.78%) Mac Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Applications Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (36.11%) Web Services
2 10 (27.78%) JSON
2 10 (27.78%) .NET
3 9 (25.00%) XML
3 9 (25.00%) HTML
4 8 (22.22%) Cocoa
5 6 (16.67%) CSS
5 6 (16.67%) RESTful
5 6 (16.67%) iOS SDK
6 5 (13.89%) HTML5
6 5 (13.89%) CSS3
6 5 (13.89%) .NET Framework
7 4 (11.11%) WSDL
7 4 (11.11%) Java EE
7 4 (11.11%) jQuery
7 4 (11.11%) AngularJS
7 4 (11.11%) REST
7 4 (11.11%) Worklight
8 3 (8.33%) Android NDK
8 3 (8.33%) Xamarin.iOS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (27.78%) Mobile App
2 6 (16.67%) iPad
3 5 (13.89%) iPhone
4 4 (11.11%) Data Structures
4 4 (11.11%) Algorithms
5 3 (8.33%) Open Source
6 2 (5.56%) Animation
7 1 (2.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 29 (80.56%) Apple iOS
2 17 (47.22%) Android
3 10 (27.78%) Windows
4 4 (11.11%) Mac OS X
4 4 (11.11%) Windows XP
4 4 (11.11%) AIX
4 4 (11.11%) Linux
4 4 (11.11%) Mac OS
4 4 (11.11%) Windows Vista
4 4 (11.11%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (72.22%) iOS Development
2 17 (47.22%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (33.33%) OOP
3 12 (33.33%) OO
3 12 (33.33%) TDD
4 8 (22.22%) Android Development
5 7 (19.44%) BDD
5 7 (19.44%) Software Engineering
6 6 (16.67%) E-Commerce
7 5 (13.89%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (11.11%) Web Design
8 4 (11.11%) OOD
8 4 (11.11%) Responsive Web Design
8 4 (11.11%) Waterfall
8 4 (11.11%) Memory Management
9 2 (5.56%) Service Management
9 2 (5.56%) Incident Management
9 2 (5.56%) Automated Testing
9 2 (5.56%) Mobile Application Development
10 1 (2.78%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 14 (38.89%) Java
2 12 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 4 (11.11%) C++
3 4 (11.11%) C
4 3 (8.33%) SQL
5 2 (5.56%) Ruby
6 1 (2.78%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (2.78%) VCP4
Vendors
1 9 (25.00%) Xamarin
2 6 (16.67%) Appcelerator
3 5 (13.89%) Apple
4 4 (11.11%) Kony
5 3 (8.33%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.78%) Oracle
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