The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 September 2014 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apple Objective-C
Rank 318 268 297
Rank change year-on-year
-50 +29
Contract jobs citing Objective-C 328 370 332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.58% 0.69% 0.57%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.56% 1.79% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 262 209
Average daily rate
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£400 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £273 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+19.16% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 6
Average hourly rate £39.28 £40.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.81% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.72 £38.00 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.53 £37.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
-29.26% +3.44%

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
21089 20705 21403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.30% 38.78% 36.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 13369 13029 12820
Average daily rate £388 £395 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.89% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £255 £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 422 577 760
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £15.68 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £64.90 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 1 September 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 -43 313 £400 - 126
London -29 212 £400 - 60
South East +33 59 £400 +28.00% 22
City of London -6 45 £375 -6.71% 14
Hampshire +4 21 £400 - 9
Southampton 0 14 £378 - 4
Scotland -17 12 £344 -8.33% 9
Buckinghamshire +12 11 £525 +110.00% 1
West Yorkshire +8 10 £338 +40.62% 4
Yorkshire +4 10 £338 +22.72% 5
North West -7 9 £350 +16.66% 7
Oxfordshire -1 8 £363 +57.60% 2
Manchester -4 8 £350 -12.50% 6
Edinburgh -8 8 £488 - 4
West Midlands -22 7 £450 +28.57% 4
Berkshire +14 6 £425 +25.92% 1
West Sussex +5 6 - - 1
East Midlands -1 4 £338 +12.50% 6
Milton Keynes -1 4 £400 +60.00%
Birmingham -5 4 - - 3
East of England -39 4 £395 +31.66% 12
Surrey 0 3 £425 +41.66% 4
Reading - 3 £408 -
Hertfordshire - 3 £395 - 6
Nottinghamshire +13 2 £375 +25.00%
Nottingham +12 2 £375 +25.00%
Oxford -1 2 £400 +73.91%
Glasgow -12 2 £333 -11.33% 3
Warwickshire -12 2 - -
South West -45 2 £338 +8.00% 8

Objective-C
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 476 (85.00%) Apple iOS
2 425 (75.89%) iOS Development
3 195 (34.82%) iPhone
4 184 (32.86%) Mobile App
5 174 (31.07%) Cocoa
5 174 (31.07%) Xcode
6 171 (30.54%) Android
7 152 (27.14%) iPad
8 135 (24.11%) JSON
8 135 (24.11%) Java
9 133 (23.75%) OO
10 132 (23.57%) JavaScript
11 130 (23.21%) HTML
12 123 (21.96%) Web Services
12 123 (21.96%) Agile Software Development
13 122 (21.79%) TDD
14 115 (20.54%) XML
15 110 (19.64%) Cocoa Touch
16 106 (18.93%) RESTful
17 102 (18.21%) Git (software)
18 99 (17.68%) Scrum
19 92 (16.43%) iOS SDK
20 83 (14.82%) Subversion
21 82 (14.64%) Apple
22 80 (14.29%) Android Development
23 74 (13.21%) HTML5
24 73 (13.04%) BDD
25 69 (12.32%) Continuous Integration
26 59 (10.54%) CSS
27 56 (10.00%) HTTP

Objective-C
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 15 (2.68%) Node.js
2 10 (1.79%) WebSphere
2 10 (1.79%) CMS
3 8 (1.43%) Apache
4 5 (0.89%) Adobe CQ
5 2 (0.36%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.18%) ColdFusion
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.18%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.18%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.18%) Confluence
6 1 (0.18%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (1.25%) Doxygen
2 4 (0.71%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.36%) Blender
3 2 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.18%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.18%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.79%) GitHub
2 4 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.18%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.18%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 56 (10.00%) HTTP
2 15 (2.68%) VPN
2 15 (2.68%) HTTPS
3 7 (1.25%) VoIP
4 6 (1.07%) SSL
5 5 (0.89%) Bluetooth
6 4 (0.71%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.71%) Internet
7 3 (0.54%) Wireshark
8 2 (0.36%) iBeacon
8 2 (0.36%) Firewall
8 2 (0.36%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.18%) Wireless
9 1 (0.18%) NetScaler
9 1 (0.18%) SAN
9 1 (0.18%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (4.11%) MySQL
1 23 (4.11%) SQLite
2 6 (1.07%) SQL Server
3 4 (0.71%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.36%) MS Access
4 2 (0.36%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.18%) Redis
5 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.18%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 174 (31.07%) Xcode
2 102 (18.21%) Git (software)
3 83 (14.82%) Subversion
4 30 (5.36%) Cucumber
5 27 (4.82%) Calabash
6 15 (2.68%) Jenkins
7 14 (2.50%) Eclipse
8 9 (1.61%) QuickTest Pro
8 9 (1.61%) JUnit
8 9 (1.61%) Selenium
8 9 (1.61%) Mercurial
9 8 (1.43%) JIRA
10 7 (1.25%) WebDriver
11 6 (1.07%) Hudson
12 5 (0.89%) Ant
13 4 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
13 4 (0.71%) Appcelerator Titanium
13 4 (0.71%) Grunt
13 4 (0.71%) Yeoman
14 3 (0.54%) Robotium
General
1 34 (6.07%) Retail
2 30 (5.36%) Finance
3 20 (3.57%) Publishing
4 19 (3.39%) Banking
5 13 (2.32%) Games
6 9 (1.61%) Legal
7 8 (1.43%) Investment Banking
8 7 (1.25%) Telecoms
9 6 (1.07%) Marketing
10 5 (0.89%) Advertising
11 4 (0.71%) Back Office
12 2 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.36%) Automotive
12 2 (0.36%) Interactive Media
13 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 482 (86.07%) Developer
2 379 (67.68%) iOS Developer
3 60 (10.71%) Mobile Developer
4 37 (6.61%) Senior Developer
5 35 (6.25%) Android Developer
6 32 (5.71%) Senior iOS Developer
7 25 (4.46%) Architect
8 15 (2.68%) Lead Developer
8 15 (2.68%) Mobile Applications Developer
8 15 (2.68%) iPhone Developer
9 14 (2.50%) Software Engineer
10 11 (1.96%) Programmer
11 10 (1.79%) Solutions Architect
11 10 (1.79%) Applications Developer
11 10 (1.79%) Ruby on Rails Developer
12 9 (1.61%) Mobile Solutions Architect
13 8 (1.43%) Technical Architect
13 8 (1.43%) Senior Software Engineer
13 8 (1.43%) Java Developer
14 7 (1.25%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 174 (31.07%) Cocoa
2 135 (24.11%) JSON
3 130 (23.21%) HTML
4 123 (21.96%) Web Services
5 115 (20.54%) XML
6 110 (19.64%) Cocoa Touch
7 106 (18.93%) RESTful
8 92 (16.43%) iOS SDK
9 74 (13.21%) HTML5
10 59 (10.54%) CSS
11 41 (7.32%) REST
12 37 (6.61%) SOAP
13 25 (4.46%) CSS3
14 23 (4.11%) jQuery
15 22 (3.93%) UIKit
16 20 (3.57%) .NET
17 19 (3.39%) Ruby on Rails
18 17 (3.04%) Android SDK
19 15 (2.68%) Dojo
20 14 (2.50%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 195 (34.82%) iPhone
2 184 (32.86%) Mobile App
3 152 (27.14%) iPad
4 31 (5.54%) Computer Science
5 23 (4.11%) Client/Server
6 18 (3.21%) N-Tier
7 16 (2.86%) Animation
8 14 (2.50%) Blackberry
8 14 (2.50%) Social Media
9 13 (2.32%) Video on Demand
10 11 (1.96%) Digital Media
10 11 (1.96%) Streaming Video
11 10 (1.79%) Streaming Media
12 8 (1.43%) Augmented Reality
13 5 (0.89%) Open Source
13 5 (0.89%) Social Network
13 5 (0.89%) Handset
13 5 (0.89%) Arduino
13 5 (0.89%) Cryptography
13 5 (0.89%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 476 (85.00%) Apple iOS
2 171 (30.54%) Android
3 23 (4.11%) Windows
4 16 (2.86%) Linux
5 10 (1.79%) UNIX
6 9 (1.61%) Windows Phone
7 7 (1.25%) Mac OS X
8 5 (0.89%) AIX
8 5 (0.89%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (0.36%) Windows Phone 8
9 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.36%) Debian
9 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.18%) SUSE
10 1 (0.18%) Solaris
10 1 (0.18%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.18%) webOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 425 (75.89%) iOS Development
2 133 (23.75%) OO
3 123 (21.96%) Agile Software Development
4 122 (21.79%) TDD
5 99 (17.68%) Scrum
6 80 (14.29%) Android Development
7 73 (13.04%) BDD
8 69 (12.32%) Continuous Integration
9 53 (9.46%) Software Engineering
10 46 (8.21%) OOP
11 34 (6.07%) Kanban
12 33 (5.89%) E-Commerce
13 31 (5.54%) MVC
14 27 (4.82%) Memory Management
15 26 (4.64%) Mobile Application Development
16 25 (4.46%) Test Scripting
17 22 (3.93%) Multithreading
18 21 (3.75%) Unit Testing
19 20 (3.57%) OOD
20 17 (3.04%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 135 (24.11%) Java
2 132 (23.57%) JavaScript
3 53 (9.46%) C++
4 51 (9.11%) Ruby
5 40 (7.14%) C
6 37 (6.61%) C#
7 28 (5.00%) SQL
8 22 (3.93%) PHP
9 18 (3.21%) Groovy
10 16 (2.86%) Python
11 5 (0.89%) ActionScript
11 5 (0.89%) Perl
12 4 (0.71%) PowerHouse
13 3 (0.54%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.54%) PHP5
13 3 (0.54%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.36%) RPG IV
14 2 (0.36%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.36%) ActionScript 3.0
14 2 (0.36%) VBA
Qualifications
1 22 (3.93%) Degree
2 7 (1.25%) Security Cleared
3 4 (0.71%) ISEB
3 4 (0.71%) ISTQB
4 2 (0.36%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.36%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.18%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.86%) QA
2 2 (0.36%) PCI DSS
2 2 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (0.54%) Active Directory
1 3 (0.54%) Cygwin
2 1 (0.18%) Squid
2 1 (0.18%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (0.36%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.18%) XenMobile
2 1 (0.18%) Puppet
Vendors
1 82 (14.64%) Apple
2 23 (4.11%) Facebook
3 18 (3.21%) Google
4 16 (2.86%) Microsoft
5 13 (2.32%) IBM
6 10 (1.79%) Sencha
7 8 (1.43%) Perforce
8 6 (1.07%) SAP
8 6 (1.07%) Twitter
9 5 (0.89%) Xamarin
10 4 (0.71%) Appcelerator
10 4 (0.71%) Adobe
10 4 (0.71%) Yahoo!
10 4 (0.71%) Zend
11 3 (0.54%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (0.54%) Citrix
12 2 (0.36%) Symbian
12 2 (0.36%) Splunk
12 2 (0.36%) Red Hat
13 1 (0.18%) MobileIron
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