The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 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 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Apple Objective-C
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 67 76 79
Rank change year-on-year +9 +3  
Contract jobs citing Objective-C 3 13 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.34% 0.86% 0.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.83% 2.95% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 0
Median daily rate £500 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -  
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 Edinburgh with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 362 441 389
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 40.72% 29.11% 27.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 266 245
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 3
Median hourly rate £49.62 £39.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.21% -17.89%  
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 Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh

Objective-C
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Objective-C in Edinburgh

Objective-C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 23 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for Objective-C.

1 7 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 7 (100.00%) iOS Development
2 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (57.14%) Apple Swift
3 4 (57.14%) Unit Testing
3 4 (57.14%) REST
3 4 (57.14%) Core Data
4 3 (42.86%) iOS SDK
4 3 (42.86%) Mobile App
4 3 (42.86%) Apple
4 3 (42.86%) C#
4 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
4 3 (42.86%) .NET
4 3 (42.86%) Web Services
5 2 (28.57%) OO
5 2 (28.57%) SOAP
5 2 (28.57%) HTML
5 2 (28.57%) C
5 2 (28.57%) Cocoa
5 2 (28.57%) JSON
5 2 (28.57%) JIRA
5 2 (28.57%) jQuery
5 2 (28.57%) User Experience
5 2 (28.57%) Time Management
5 2 (28.57%) Confluence
5 2 (28.57%) HTML5
5 2 (28.57%) Functional Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Bitbucket
5 2 (28.57%) Cocoa Touch
5 2 (28.57%) UIKit

Objective-C
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 2 (28.57%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) VPN
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Bitbucket
1 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
1 2 (28.57%) JIRA
2 1 (14.29%) Xcode
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Developer
1 7 (100.00%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) Core Data
1 4 (57.14%) REST
2 3 (42.86%) .NET
2 3 (42.86%) iOS SDK
2 3 (42.86%) Web Services
3 2 (28.57%) Cocoa
3 2 (28.57%) Cocoa Touch
3 2 (28.57%) HTML
3 2 (28.57%) HTML5
3 2 (28.57%) jQuery
3 2 (28.57%) JSON
3 2 (28.57%) SOAP
3 2 (28.57%) UIKit
4 1 (14.29%) Ajax
4 1 (14.29%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Mobile App
2 2 (28.57%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) iOS Development
2 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (57.14%) Unit Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Functional Testing
4 2 (28.57%) OO
4 2 (28.57%) Time Management
5 1 (14.29%) Mobile Application Development
5 1 (14.29%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) Apple Swift
2 3 (42.86%) C#
2 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 2 (28.57%) C
4 1 (14.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Apple
2 1 (14.29%) Xamarin