The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Objective-C skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Objective-C over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Apple Objective-C
North West / Cheshire
Rank 51 74 66
Rank change year-on-year +23 -8  
Contract jobs citing Objective-C 3 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.56% 0.72% 0.86%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.44% 1.74% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 2
Median daily rate £400 £375 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -1.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £347 £377
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £375 £389
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +14.28% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 - £42.50

Objective-C is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 209 403 315
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 38.85% 41.72% 38.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 257 211
Median daily rate £400 £358 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.88% -10.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 4
Median hourly rate £44.21 £22.54 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +96.15% +14.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.98 £12.70 £13.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £32.75 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

Objective-C
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing Objective-C as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for Objective-C in Cheshire

Objective-C
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Objective-C in Cheshire

Objective-C
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. 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 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
Warrington +29 2 £375 -
Objective-C
North West

Objective-C
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, 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 across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Objective-C.

1 6 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 6 (100.00%) iOS Development
1 6 (100.00%) Apple Swift
2 4 (66.67%) Mobile App
2 4 (66.67%) Mobile Development
3 2 (33.33%) REST
3 2 (33.33%) JSON
3 2 (33.33%) Cocoa
4 1 (16.67%) Xcode
4 1 (16.67%) Banking
4 1 (16.67%) Subversion
4 1 (16.67%) HTML
4 1 (16.67%) SOAP
4 1 (16.67%) Web Services
4 1 (16.67%) XML
4 1 (16.67%) Windows
4 1 (16.67%) Mac OS X
4 1 (16.67%) Apple
4 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
4 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (16.67%) Finance
4 1 (16.67%) Scrum
4 1 (16.67%) Cocoa Touch
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
4 1 (16.67%) CocoaPods

Objective-C
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) CocoaPods
1 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (16.67%) Subversion
1 1 (16.67%) Xcode
General
1 1 (16.67%) Banking
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Developer
1 6 (100.00%) iOS Developer
2 4 (66.67%) Objective-C Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Cocoa
1 2 (33.33%) JSON
1 2 (33.33%) REST
2 1 (16.67%) Cocoa Touch
2 1 (16.67%) HTML
2 1 (16.67%) SOAP
2 1 (16.67%) Web Services
2 1 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (16.67%) Mac OS X
2 1 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
2 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) iOS Development
2 4 (66.67%) Mobile Development
3 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) Apple Swift
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Apple