The table below looks at the statistics for Objective-C skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Objective-C over the 3 months to 25 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apple Objective-C
Rank 411 362 373
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +11
Contract jobs citing Objective-C 242 303 271
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.46% 0.54% 0.50%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.17% 1.42% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 201 187
Median daily rate £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +18.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £28.50 £42.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.94% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £42.50 -
% change year-on-year
-32.94% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
20612 21310 20325
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.85% 38.04% 37.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 14149 14242 13252
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 449 433 437
Median hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £19.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.78 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +4.22%

Objective-C
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Objective-C as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 June 2016.

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
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Objective-C within the UK over the 3 months to 25 June 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -47 228 £450 +9.09% 135
London -14 147 £475 +11.76% 66
South East +3 31 £440 +17.33% 14
City of London +28 28 £500 +17.64% 10
South West -22 16 £419 +1.51% 6
North West -16 14 £418 +14.38% 12
West Sussex -12 13 £450 +50.00% 1
Scotland -4 12 £263 -50.00% 4
Kent +11 10 - - 1
Yorkshire +10 10 £425 +41.66% 6
Tunbridge Wells +4 10 - -
Crawley +3 9 £450 +50.00%
Manchester -7 9 £400 +8.47% 10
West Yorkshire +3 8 £425 +41.66% 6
Leeds -2 8 £425 +41.66% 6
Glasgow - 7 £255 - 2
Wiltshire - 7 £375 -
Bristol -21 5 £425 +3.03% 1
East Midlands -1 4 £300 -17.24% 6
Edinburgh -7 4 £420 -20.00% 2
Cheshire -10 4 £450 +23.28% 1
West Midlands -22 3 £281 -26.22% 8
Tyne and Wear - 3 £313 - 1
North East - 3 £313 - 1
Swindon - 3 £375 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £313 - 1
Salford - 3 £375 -
Wales +21 2 £175 -
South Wales +19 2 £175 -
Southampton +14 2 £238 - 2

Objective-C
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Objective-C also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Objective-C.

1 407 (88.67%) Apple iOS
2 372 (81.05%) iOS Development
3 233 (50.76%) Agile Software Development
4 231 (50.33%) Apple Swift
5 149 (32.46%) Xcode
6 145 (31.59%) Cocoa
7 141 (30.72%) Mobile App
8 134 (29.19%) Mobile Development
9 127 (27.67%) TDD
10 116 (25.27%) Java
11 110 (23.97%) Scrum
12 98 (21.35%) Unit Testing
13 97 (21.13%) User Experience
14 96 (20.92%) Android
15 93 (20.26%) JavaScript
16 90 (19.61%) iPhone
17 82 (17.86%) iPad
17 82 (17.86%) BDD
17 82 (17.86%) OO
18 79 (17.21%) Cocoa Touch
19 76 (16.56%) Apple
20 74 (16.12%) Web Services
21 69 (15.03%) RESTful
22 68 (14.81%) JSON
23 67 (14.60%) Git (software)
23 67 (14.60%) REST
24 59 (12.85%) Android Development
25 57 (12.42%) Degree
25 57 (12.42%) HTML
26 55 (11.98%) C#

Objective-C
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (2.61%) CMS
2 9 (1.96%) SAS
3 3 (0.65%) Apache
4 2 (0.44%) GlassFish
4 2 (0.44%) JBoss
4 2 (0.44%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 2 (0.44%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.44%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.44%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.22%) Apache Qpid
5 1 (0.22%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.22%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.22%) IIS
5 1 (0.22%) WordPress
Applications
1 12 (2.61%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.87%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.44%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.83%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (2.18%) iTunes
2 10 (2.18%) TestFlight
3 8 (1.74%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (1.74%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (1.31%) GitHub
5 5 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.65%) Google Play
7 1 (0.22%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.18%) HTTP
2 8 (1.74%) Network Security
3 4 (0.87%) Internet
4 3 (0.65%) Bluetooth
4 3 (0.65%) MQTT
4 3 (0.65%) SSL
5 2 (0.44%) Wireless
6 1 (0.22%) DNS
6 1 (0.22%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.22%) RIP
6 1 (0.22%) Skype
6 1 (0.22%) SNMP
6 1 (0.22%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (3.49%) SQLite
2 13 (2.83%) MySQL
3 12 (2.61%) MongoDB
4 9 (1.96%) CouchDB
5 8 (1.74%) Amazon RDS
5 8 (1.74%) Azure SQL Database
5 8 (1.74%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (1.31%) SQL Server
7 5 (1.09%) NoSQL
8 4 (0.87%) Big Data
8 4 (0.87%) Hadoop
8 4 (0.87%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.65%) GIS
10 2 (0.44%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.44%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 1 (0.22%) Couchbase
11 1 (0.22%) Redis
11 1 (0.22%) Riak
11 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 149 (32.46%) Xcode
2 67 (14.60%) Git (software)
3 39 (8.50%) Jenkins
4 18 (3.92%) Gradle
5 16 (3.49%) Ant
5 16 (3.49%) Subversion
6 15 (3.27%) JIRA
7 13 (2.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 10 (2.18%) CocoaPods
9 9 (1.96%) Android Studio
9 9 (1.96%) Bitbucket
10 6 (1.31%) Maven
11 5 (1.09%) Clang
11 5 (1.09%) Eclipse
12 4 (0.87%) Appcelerator Titanium
12 4 (0.87%) Cucumber
13 3 (0.65%) Mercurial
13 3 (0.65%) Sonatype Nexus
14 2 (0.44%) git-flow
14 2 (0.44%) JUnit
General
1 35 (7.63%) Finance
2 24 (5.23%) Banking
3 20 (4.36%) Games
3 20 (4.36%) Publishing
4 17 (3.70%) Retail
5 7 (1.53%) Telecoms
6 4 (0.87%) Automotive
7 3 (0.65%) Back Office
7 3 (0.65%) Marketing
8 1 (0.22%) Advertising
8 1 (0.22%) Electronics
8 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.22%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.22%) Legal
8 1 (0.22%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 424 (92.37%) Developer
2 340 (74.07%) iOS Developer
3 84 (18.30%) Objective-C Developer
4 77 (16.78%) Senior Developer
5 63 (13.73%) Senior iOS Developer
6 51 (11.11%) Mobile Developer
7 40 (8.71%) Applications Developer
8 32 (6.97%) Android Developer
9 20 (4.36%) Mobile Applications Developer
10 19 (4.14%) Software Developer
11 18 (3.92%) iOS Android Developer
12 16 (3.49%) Agile Developer
13 13 (2.83%) C++ Developer
14 12 (2.61%) E-Commerce Developer
15 11 (2.40%) Software Engineer
16 9 (1.96%) Programmer
16 9 (1.96%) Senior Software Developer
17 8 (1.74%) iOS Programmer
17 8 (1.74%) JavaScript Developer
17 8 (1.74%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 145 (31.59%) Cocoa
2 79 (17.21%) Cocoa Touch
3 74 (16.12%) Web Services
4 69 (15.03%) RESTful
5 68 (14.81%) JSON
6 67 (14.60%) REST
7 57 (12.42%) HTML
8 51 (11.11%) iOS SDK
9 48 (10.46%) CSS
10 44 (9.59%) XML
11 36 (7.84%) HTML5
12 35 (7.63%) SOAP
13 34 (7.41%) Core Animation
14 30 (6.54%) .NET
15 29 (6.32%) UIKit
16 25 (5.45%) AngularJS
17 24 (5.23%) CSS3
18 21 (4.58%) OpenGL
19 18 (3.92%) jQuery
20 14 (3.05%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 141 (30.72%) Mobile App
2 97 (21.13%) User Experience
3 90 (19.61%) iPhone
4 82 (17.86%) iPad
5 48 (10.46%) Computer Science
6 35 (7.63%) Animation
7 19 (4.14%) Smartphone
8 16 (3.49%) Digital Media
9 15 (3.27%) Fintech
10 11 (2.40%) Data Structures
10 11 (2.40%) Mathematics
11 10 (2.18%) Apple TV
11 10 (2.18%) Embedded Systems
12 9 (1.96%) Algorithms
12 9 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
13 8 (1.74%) NHS
14 7 (1.53%) Augmented Reality
14 7 (1.53%) Mobile Banking
14 7 (1.53%) Mobile Payment
14 7 (1.53%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 407 (88.67%) Apple iOS
2 96 (20.92%) Android
3 18 (3.92%) Windows
4 12 (2.61%) Mac OS X
5 10 (2.18%) Linux
6 6 (1.31%) Mac OS
6 6 (1.31%) Windows 7
7 5 (1.09%) Windows Mobile
8 4 (0.87%) Unix
9 3 (0.65%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.65%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.44%) Solaris
10 2 (0.44%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.22%) AIX
11 1 (0.22%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.22%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 372 (81.05%) iOS Development
2 233 (50.76%) Agile Software Development
3 134 (29.19%) Mobile Development
4 127 (27.67%) TDD
5 110 (23.97%) Scrum
6 98 (21.35%) Unit Testing
7 82 (17.86%) BDD
7 82 (17.86%) OO
8 59 (12.85%) Android Development
9 54 (11.76%) E-Commerce
10 53 (11.55%) Continuous Integration
11 40 (8.71%) Software Engineering
12 38 (8.28%) OOD
13 36 (7.84%) OOP
14 22 (4.79%) Mentoring
15 20 (4.36%) Web Development
16 19 (4.14%) Continuous Delivery
17 18 (3.92%) Mobile Application Development
18 17 (3.70%) MVC
19 14 (3.05%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 231 (50.33%) Apple Swift
2 116 (25.27%) Java
3 93 (20.26%) JavaScript
4 55 (11.98%) C#
5 54 (11.76%) C++
6 37 (8.06%) C
7 25 (5.45%) Ruby
8 23 (5.01%) SQL
9 20 (4.36%) Python
10 18 (3.92%) PHP
11 11 (2.40%) R
12 9 (1.96%) MATLAB
13 8 (1.74%) Clojure
14 5 (1.09%) ActionScript
15 4 (0.87%) Groovy
16 2 (0.44%) ActionScript 3.0
16 2 (0.44%) F#
16 2 (0.44%) Perl
16 2 (0.44%) Scala
17 1 (0.22%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 57 (12.42%) Degree
2 1 (0.22%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (0.22%) ISEB
2 1 (0.22%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.01%) QA
System Software
1 3 (0.65%) Docker
2 2 (0.44%) Squid
2 2 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.22%) Shibboleth
3 1 (0.22%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 5 (1.09%) AirWatch
2 4 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.44%) yum
4 1 (0.22%) Graphite
4 1 (0.22%) Puppet
4 1 (0.22%) StatsD
Vendors
1 76 (16.56%) Apple
2 10 (2.18%) Google
3 9 (1.96%) Xamarin
4 8 (1.74%) ION Trading
5 6 (1.31%) Kony
6 3 (0.65%) Appcelerator
6 3 (0.65%) Microsoft
6 3 (0.65%) Sencha
7 2 (0.44%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.44%) Facebook
7 2 (0.44%) IBM
7 2 (0.44%) Oracle
7 2 (0.44%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.44%) Sun
7 2 (0.44%) Twitter
7 2 (0.44%) VMware
8 1 (0.22%) DevExpress
8 1 (0.22%) hybris
8 1 (0.22%) Talend
8 1 (0.22%) Zend
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