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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apple Objective-C
Rank 371 396 340
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -56
Contract jobs citing Objective-C 281 292 324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.53% 0.50% 0.57%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.32% 1.31% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 239 205
Median daily rate £444 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.41% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £356
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +12.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Median hourly rate £16.66 £31.00 £39.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.27% -21.06%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £31.00 £26.53
% change year-on-year
- +16.87%

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
21316 22213 20961
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 39.98% 38.07% 37.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 14629 14896 13287
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 £280 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 440 502 412
Median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.50 £15.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £50.00 £67.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +10 273 £450 +5.88% 116
London -7 161 £450 - 64
City of London +40 40 £475 +5.55% 19
North West +20 28 £428 +14.00% 15
South West +2 25 £500 +21.21% 7
Manchester +7 22 £426 +6.56% 10
South East +4 20 £350 -6.66% 5
Bristol -8 17 £500 +21.21% 4
East of England +31 13 £350 -17.64% 9
Cambridgeshire +38 12 £350 +3.70% 7
West Yorkshire +11 12 £394 +31.25% 2
Yorkshire +7 12 £394 +31.25% 3
Cambridge +31 11 £350 +3.70% 3
Leeds +3 9 £425 +41.66% 2
Scotland +15 8 £375 -6.25% 4
West Midlands -37 8 £375 - 6
Hampshire +5 6 £355 -2.06% 3
Southampton +11 4 £300 -20.00%
Tunbridge Wells +10 4 - -
Edinburgh +8 4 £329 -17.81% 2
Kent +6 4 - -
Wiltshire +5 4 £350 -
West Sussex +2 4 £388 +6.89% 1
Coventry - 4 £375 -
Salford - 4 £428 -
Cheshire +6 3 £450 +21.62% 4
East Midlands -1 3 £300 +4.34% 6
Knutsford +7 2 £475 +26.66%
Crawley +7 2 £450 +24.13%
Berkshire +3 2 £375 +7.14%

Objective-C
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 462 (89.36%) Apple iOS
2 413 (79.88%) iOS Development
3 290 (56.09%) Agile Software Development
4 259 (50.10%) Apple Swift
5 181 (35.01%) Cocoa
6 176 (34.04%) TDD
7 174 (33.66%) Xcode
8 161 (31.14%) Mobile App
9 158 (30.56%) Mobile Development
10 140 (27.08%) Scrum
10 140 (27.08%) Java
11 128 (24.76%) Android
12 119 (23.02%) BDD
13 116 (22.44%) User Experience
14 112 (21.66%) Unit Testing
15 110 (21.28%) JavaScript
16 107 (20.70%) iPhone
17 100 (19.34%) iPad
18 97 (18.76%) OO
19 95 (18.38%) Git (software)
20 91 (17.60%) RESTful
20 91 (17.60%) Cocoa Touch
20 91 (17.60%) Apple
21 86 (16.63%) REST
22 85 (16.44%) Web Services
23 82 (15.86%) JSON
24 76 (14.70%) E-Commerce
25 74 (14.31%) Software Engineering
26 73 (14.12%) HTML
27 69 (13.35%) Degree

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 9 (1.74%) SAS
2 7 (1.35%) CMS
3 4 (0.77%) Apache
4 2 (0.39%) Apache ServiceMix
4 2 (0.39%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (0.39%) Confluence
4 2 (0.39%) GlassFish
4 2 (0.39%) JBoss
4 2 (0.39%) Marvel
4 2 (0.39%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 2 (0.39%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.39%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.39%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.19%) Apache Qpid
5 1 (0.19%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.19%) IIS
5 1 (0.19%) WordPress
Applications
1 13 (2.51%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.77%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.39%) Adobe After Effects
3 2 (0.39%) Pixate
4 1 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.19%) InDesign
4 1 (0.19%) InVision
Business Applications
1 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 22 (4.26%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (3.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (3.68%) TestFlight
4 13 (2.51%) GitHub
5 11 (2.13%) iTunes
6 9 (1.74%) Amazon EC2
6 9 (1.74%) Google Play
7 4 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.58%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.39%) CloudBees
9 2 (0.39%) Google App Engine
9 2 (0.39%) Heroku
9 2 (0.39%) IaaS
9 2 (0.39%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.39%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (5.03%) HTTP
2 15 (2.90%) Internet
3 13 (2.51%) Network Security
4 4 (0.77%) Softphone
4 4 (0.77%) VoIP
5 3 (0.58%) Bluetooth
6 2 (0.39%) MQTT
6 2 (0.39%) SSL
7 1 (0.19%) DNS
7 1 (0.19%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.19%) RIP
7 1 (0.19%) Skype
7 1 (0.19%) SNMP
7 1 (0.19%) SSH
7 1 (0.19%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (5.22%) SQLite
2 25 (4.84%) MySQL
3 23 (4.45%) MongoDB
4 18 (3.48%) CouchDB
5 17 (3.29%) Azure SQL Database
6 9 (1.74%) Amazon RDS
6 9 (1.74%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (1.16%) NoSQL
8 5 (0.97%) SQL Server
9 4 (0.77%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.58%) GIS
10 3 (0.58%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.39%) Big Data
11 2 (0.39%) DB2
11 2 (0.39%) Mixpanel
12 1 (0.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 1 (0.19%) Apache Cassandra
12 1 (0.19%) Couchbase
12 1 (0.19%) Redis
12 1 (0.19%) Riak
Development Applications
1 174 (33.66%) Xcode
2 95 (18.38%) Git (software)
3 46 (8.90%) Jenkins
4 30 (5.80%) Subversion
5 20 (3.87%) JIRA
6 14 (2.71%) CocoaPods
6 14 (2.71%) Cucumber
6 14 (2.71%) Gradle
6 14 (2.71%) JUnit
7 12 (2.32%) Android Studio
7 12 (2.32%) Ant
8 9 (1.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 9 (1.74%) Bitbucket
8 9 (1.74%) Hudson
8 9 (1.74%) Maven
9 7 (1.35%) Calabash
10 6 (1.16%) Eclipse
10 6 (1.16%) Mercurial
10 6 (1.16%) SpecFlow
11 4 (0.77%) TeamCity
General
1 29 (5.61%) Games
2 23 (4.45%) Retail
3 21 (4.06%) Banking
4 19 (3.68%) Finance
4 19 (3.68%) Publishing
5 10 (1.93%) Telecoms
6 5 (0.97%) Marketing
7 3 (0.58%) Advertising
8 2 (0.39%) Back Office
8 2 (0.39%) Music Industry
8 2 (0.39%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.19%) Electronics
9 1 (0.19%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.19%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 453 (87.62%) Developer
2 371 (71.76%) iOS Developer
3 87 (16.83%) Objective-C Developer
3 87 (16.83%) Senior Developer
4 75 (14.51%) Senior iOS Developer
5 55 (10.64%) Mobile Developer
6 42 (8.12%) Android Developer
7 30 (5.80%) Applications Developer
8 23 (4.45%) iOS Android Developer
9 16 (3.09%) Agile Developer
9 16 (3.09%) Mobile Applications Developer
9 16 (3.09%) Software Developer
9 16 (3.09%) Software Engineer
10 13 (2.51%) E-Commerce Developer
11 11 (2.13%) C++ Developer
11 11 (2.13%) Java Developer
12 10 (1.93%) Java Android Developer
12 10 (1.93%) Lead Developer
13 9 (1.74%) Games Developer
13 9 (1.74%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 181 (35.01%) Cocoa
2 91 (17.60%) Cocoa Touch
2 91 (17.60%) RESTful
3 86 (16.63%) REST
4 85 (16.44%) Web Services
5 82 (15.86%) JSON
6 73 (14.12%) HTML
7 66 (12.77%) Core Data
8 64 (12.38%) iOS SDK
9 60 (11.61%) XML
10 58 (11.22%) CSS
11 47 (9.09%) HTML5
12 46 (8.90%) SOAP
12 46 (8.90%) UIKit
13 34 (6.58%) Core Animation
14 29 (5.61%) CSS3
15 23 (4.45%) AngularJS
16 19 (3.68%) .NET
16 19 (3.68%) Android SDK
17 18 (3.48%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 161 (31.14%) Mobile App
2 116 (22.44%) User Experience
3 107 (20.70%) iPhone
4 100 (19.34%) iPad
5 65 (12.57%) Computer Science
6 33 (6.38%) Animation
7 24 (4.64%) Digital Media
8 18 (3.48%) Mathematics
9 16 (3.09%) Smartphone
10 15 (2.90%) Fintech
11 13 (2.51%) Apple TV
12 9 (1.74%) Analytical Skills
12 9 (1.74%) Mobile Banking
12 9 (1.74%) Social Media
13 8 (1.55%) Augmented Reality
13 8 (1.55%) Embedded Systems
13 8 (1.55%) NHS
14 7 (1.35%) Data Structures
15 6 (1.16%) GPGPU
16 5 (0.97%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 462 (89.36%) Apple iOS
2 128 (24.76%) Android
3 15 (2.90%) Windows
4 12 (2.32%) Linux
4 12 (2.32%) Mac OS X
5 8 (1.55%) Unix
5 8 (1.55%) Windows Mobile
6 6 (1.16%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.39%) Solaris
7 2 (0.39%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.19%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.19%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.19%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 413 (79.88%) iOS Development
2 290 (56.09%) Agile Software Development
3 176 (34.04%) TDD
4 158 (30.56%) Mobile Development
5 140 (27.08%) Scrum
6 119 (23.02%) BDD
7 112 (21.66%) Unit Testing
8 97 (18.76%) OO
9 76 (14.70%) E-Commerce
10 74 (14.31%) Software Engineering
11 69 (13.35%) Continuous Integration
12 68 (13.15%) Android Development
13 43 (8.32%) OOD
14 42 (8.12%) OOP
15 35 (6.77%) Web Development
16 28 (5.42%) Automated Testing
16 28 (5.42%) Test Automation
17 27 (5.22%) Mobile Application Development
18 22 (4.26%) Mentoring
18 22 (4.26%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 259 (50.10%) Apple Swift
2 140 (27.08%) Java
3 110 (21.28%) JavaScript
4 60 (11.61%) C#
4 60 (11.61%) C++
5 41 (7.93%) SQL
6 39 (7.54%) C
7 27 (5.22%) Ruby
8 22 (4.26%) Python
9 20 (3.87%) PHP
10 12 (2.32%) R
11 9 (1.74%) Clojure
12 6 (1.16%) ActionScript
12 6 (1.16%) MATLAB
13 4 (0.77%) Go
13 4 (0.77%) SPARQL
14 3 (0.58%) ActionScript 3.0
14 3 (0.58%) VBA
15 2 (0.39%) Perl
15 2 (0.39%) Scala
Qualifications
1 69 (13.35%) Degree
2 2 (0.39%) ISEB
2 2 (0.39%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.19%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.68%) QA
2 3 (0.58%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 5 (0.97%) Docker
2 2 (0.39%) Squid
2 2 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.19%) Shibboleth
3 1 (0.19%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 7 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (0.77%) yum
3 2 (0.39%) Puppet
4 1 (0.19%) Graphite
4 1 (0.19%) StatsD
Vendors
1 91 (17.60%) Apple
2 14 (2.71%) Google
3 10 (1.93%) Xamarin
4 6 (1.16%) ION Trading
4 6 (1.16%) Oracle
5 4 (0.77%) Sencha
6 3 (0.58%) Adobe
6 3 (0.58%) Appcelerator
6 3 (0.58%) Microsoft
6 3 (0.58%) Telerik
7 2 (0.39%) IBM
7 2 (0.39%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.39%) Sun
7 2 (0.39%) VMware
8 1 (0.19%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.19%) Endeca
8 1 (0.19%) Facebook
8 1 (0.19%) hybris
8 1 (0.19%) Kony
8 1 (0.19%) Twitter
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