The first table below looks at the demand for Objective-C skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Objective-C over the 3 months to 22 July 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.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apple Objective-C
Rank 296 315 348
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +33
Contract jobs citing Objective-C 312 280 267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.59% 0.55% 0.46%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.58% 1.45% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 205 151
Average daily rate
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£388 £388 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £450 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £311
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +12.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 5
Average hourly rate £39.28 £22.66 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.32% -35.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.72 £22.66 £26.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.53 £22.66 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+17.05% -35.25%
Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
19724 19351 20550
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.16% 38.05% 35.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 12657 11980 12233
Average daily rate £388 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 401 574 766
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £16.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.15 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00

Objective-C
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Objective-C within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

Objective-C Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Objective-C
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Objective-C within the UK.

Objective-C Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Objective-C
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Objective-C within the UK over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

Objective-C Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Objective-C
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Objective-C within the UK.

Objective-C Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Objective-C
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Objective-C within the UK over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

Objective-C Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Objective-C
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 22 July 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -5 299 £389 +0.32% 146
London +7 213 £400 - 73
City of London +29 57 £413 +2.86% 13
South East +20 41 £400 +14.28% 23
Hampshire +3 16 £394 +50.00% 7
West Yorkshire +15 13 £338 -3.57% 11
Yorkshire +8 13 £338 -3.57% 12
West Midlands -8 13 £275 -21.42% 5
Scotland -7 11 £344 - 3
Southampton 0 10 £388 +47.61% 4
Birmingham -2 10 £275 -7.56% 1
North West -10 8 £363 -6.45% 11
Berkshire +5 7 £400 +14.28% 2
Surrey -3 7 £450 +50.00% 2
Edinburgh -19 7 £488 - 1
Manchester 0 6 £363 -9.37% 9
Oxfordshire +2 5 £350 -6.66% 4
Leeds +6 4 £375 +7.14% 1
East of England -32 4 £395 +12.85% 12
Buckinghamshire - 4 £550 - 4
Reading +6 3 £375 +7.14%
Hertfordshire +4 3 £395 +75.55% 2
Egham - 3 £450 - 2
Warwickshire -4 2 - - 1
South West -29 2 £313 -16.66% 7
Glasgow - 2 £333 - 2
North Yorkshire +3 1 £325 -
West Sussex +1 1 - - 2
Oxford 0 1 £325 -13.33% 1
Northampton -3 1 £300 -

Objective-C
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 446 (84.79%) Apple iOS
2 386 (73.38%) iOS Development
3 184 (34.98%) Mobile App
4 169 (32.13%) Android
5 168 (31.94%) Xcode
6 167 (31.75%) iPhone
7 153 (29.09%) Cocoa
8 139 (26.43%) Java
9 137 (26.05%) iPad
10 131 (24.90%) HTML
11 122 (23.19%) Web Services
12 121 (23.00%) JavaScript
13 113 (21.48%) OO
13 113 (21.48%) JSON
14 106 (20.15%) Agile Software Development
15 105 (19.96%) TDD
16 97 (18.44%) iOS SDK
17 96 (18.25%) XML
18 94 (17.87%) RESTful
19 91 (17.30%) Git (software)
20 89 (16.92%) Cocoa Touch
21 87 (16.54%) Apple
22 80 (15.21%) Scrum
23 79 (15.02%) Android Development
24 77 (14.64%) HTML5
25 66 (12.55%) Subversion
26 63 (11.98%) BDD
27 60 (11.41%) CSS
28 57 (10.84%) OOP
28 57 (10.84%) Continuous Integration

Objective-C
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 17 (3.23%) Node.js
2 11 (2.09%) CMS
3 7 (1.33%) WebSphere
4 5 (0.95%) Adobe CQ
5 4 (0.76%) Apache
6 2 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (0.38%) Umbraco
6 2 (0.38%) Kentico
7 1 (0.19%) ColdFusion
7 1 (0.19%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.19%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (0.95%) Doxygen
1 5 (0.95%) Photoshop
2 3 (0.57%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (0.38%) Blender
Business Applications
1 1 (0.19%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.09%) GitHub
2 4 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.19%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.19%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (7.41%) HTTP
2 15 (2.85%) HTTPS
3 9 (1.71%) Firewall
4 7 (1.33%) SSL
4 7 (1.33%) VPN
5 6 (1.14%) Bluetooth
6 5 (0.95%) Internet
6 5 (0.95%) TCP/IP
6 5 (0.95%) VoIP
7 4 (0.76%) Wireshark
8 2 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.38%) Wireless
9 1 (0.19%) RTSP
9 1 (0.19%) FTP
9 1 (0.19%) DNS
9 1 (0.19%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (3.99%) SQLite
2 18 (3.42%) MySQL
3 4 (0.76%) Relational Database
3 4 (0.76%) SQL Server
4 3 (0.57%) MS Access
5 2 (0.38%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.19%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.19%) Redis
Development Applications
1 168 (31.94%) Xcode
2 91 (17.30%) Git (software)
3 66 (12.55%) Subversion
4 26 (4.94%) Cucumber
5 20 (3.80%) Calabash
6 18 (3.42%) Jenkins
7 15 (2.85%) Eclipse
7 15 (2.85%) PhoneGap
8 11 (2.09%) Selenium
8 11 (2.09%) JUnit
9 10 (1.90%) JIRA
10 9 (1.71%) QuickTest Pro
11 8 (1.52%) WebDriver
11 8 (1.52%) Mercurial
11 8 (1.52%) Ant
12 7 (1.33%) Grunt
13 6 (1.14%) Yeoman
14 5 (0.95%) Maven
14 5 (0.95%) Hudson
14 5 (0.95%) eggPlant
General
1 29 (5.51%) Retail
2 25 (4.75%) Finance
3 22 (4.18%) Banking
4 16 (3.04%) Publishing
5 12 (2.28%) Games
6 11 (2.09%) Legal
7 8 (1.52%) Marketing
8 5 (0.95%) Investment Banking
8 5 (0.95%) Back Office
9 4 (0.76%) Advertising
9 4 (0.76%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.38%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.38%) Automotive
10 2 (0.38%) Interactive Media
Job Titles
1 442 (84.03%) Developer
2 344 (65.40%) iOS Developer
3 49 (9.32%) Mobile Developer
4 34 (6.46%) Android Developer
5 33 (6.27%) Senior Developer
6 32 (6.08%) Architect
7 26 (4.94%) Senior iOS Developer
8 15 (2.85%) Lead Developer
8 15 (2.85%) Mobile Applications Developer
8 15 (2.85%) iPhone Developer
9 13 (2.47%) Applications Developer
10 12 (2.28%) Software Engineer
10 12 (2.28%) Programmer
11 11 (2.09%) Ruby on Rails Developer
12 9 (1.71%) Security Architect
13 8 (1.52%) Tester
13 8 (1.52%) Java Developer
14 6 (1.14%) Designer
14 6 (1.14%) Technical Architect
15 5 (0.95%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 153 (29.09%) Cocoa
2 131 (24.90%) HTML
3 122 (23.19%) Web Services
4 113 (21.48%) JSON
5 97 (18.44%) iOS SDK
6 96 (18.25%) XML
7 94 (17.87%) RESTful
8 89 (16.92%) Cocoa Touch
9 77 (14.64%) HTML5
10 60 (11.41%) CSS
11 37 (7.03%) REST
12 30 (5.70%) SOAP
13 25 (4.75%) UIKit
14 24 (4.56%) .NET
14 24 (4.56%) CSS3
14 24 (4.56%) jQuery
15 20 (3.80%) Ruby on Rails
16 16 (3.04%) Android SDK
16 16 (3.04%) Ajax
17 15 (2.85%) Dojo
Miscellaneous
1 184 (34.98%) Mobile App
2 167 (31.75%) iPhone
3 137 (26.05%) iPad
4 29 (5.51%) Computer Science
5 19 (3.61%) Client/Server
6 17 (3.23%) Social Media
7 15 (2.85%) Animation
8 14 (2.66%) Cryptography
9 12 (2.28%) Digital Media
9 12 (2.28%) Video on Demand
9 12 (2.28%) Social Network
10 11 (2.09%) Streaming Video
10 11 (2.09%) N-Tier
10 11 (2.09%) Blackberry
11 10 (1.90%) PKI
12 8 (1.52%) Augmented Reality
12 8 (1.52%) Streaming Media
13 6 (1.14%) Open Source
14 5 (0.95%) Graphic Design
14 5 (0.95%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 446 (84.79%) Apple iOS
2 169 (32.13%) Android
3 22 (4.18%) Windows
4 19 (3.61%) Linux
5 12 (2.28%) UNIX
6 9 (1.71%) Windows Phone
7 8 (1.52%) AIX
8 4 (0.76%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.38%) Windows Phone 8
9 2 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.38%) Debian
9 2 (0.38%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.19%) SUSE
10 1 (0.19%) webOS
10 1 (0.19%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.19%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 386 (73.38%) iOS Development
2 113 (21.48%) OO
3 106 (20.15%) Agile Software Development
4 105 (19.96%) TDD
5 80 (15.21%) Scrum
6 79 (15.02%) Android Development
7 63 (11.98%) BDD
8 57 (10.84%) OOP
8 57 (10.84%) Continuous Integration
9 48 (9.13%) Software Engineering
10 40 (7.60%) MVC
11 28 (5.32%) E-Commerce
11 28 (5.32%) Unit Testing
12 26 (4.94%) Kanban
13 23 (4.37%) Memory Management
14 21 (3.99%) Multithreading
14 21 (3.99%) Mobile Application Development
15 20 (3.80%) Test Scripting
16 14 (2.66%) Test Automation
17 13 (2.47%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 139 (26.43%) Java
2 121 (23.00%) JavaScript
3 56 (10.65%) C++
4 47 (8.94%) Ruby
5 46 (8.75%) C
6 44 (8.37%) C#
7 27 (5.13%) SQL
8 19 (3.61%) Python
9 18 (3.42%) PHP
10 13 (2.47%) Groovy
11 5 (0.95%) Perl
11 5 (0.95%) ActionScript
12 3 (0.57%) PHP5
12 3 (0.57%) VBA
12 3 (0.57%) VB
12 3 (0.57%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.57%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.38%) ActionScript 3.0
13 2 (0.38%) RPG IV
13 2 (0.38%) RPG
Qualifications
1 22 (4.18%) Degree
2 6 (1.14%) Security Cleared
3 5 (0.95%) ISTQB
3 5 (0.95%) ISEB
4 4 (0.76%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.38%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.19%) CISMP
6 1 (0.19%) CEH
6 1 (0.19%) GIAC
6 1 (0.19%) CISSP
6 1 (0.19%) GPEN
6 1 (0.19%) OSCP
6 1 (0.19%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.04%) QA
2 11 (2.09%) PCI DSS
3 10 (1.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.19%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (0.76%) Cygwin
2 3 (0.57%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.19%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (0.38%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.19%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 87 (16.54%) Apple
2 28 (5.32%) Facebook
3 22 (4.18%) IBM
4 16 (3.04%) Google
5 14 (2.66%) Sencha
5 14 (2.66%) Microsoft
6 11 (2.09%) Twitter
7 6 (1.14%) SAP
8 5 (0.95%) Xamarin
9 4 (0.76%) Appcelerator
9 4 (0.76%) Zend
10 3 (0.57%) Adobe
10 3 (0.57%) Citrix
11 2 (0.38%) Sitecore
11 2 (0.38%) EPiServer
11 2 (0.38%) Splunk
11 2 (0.38%) Red Hat
11 2 (0.38%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (0.38%) Perforce
12 1 (0.19%) Yahoo!
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