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 22 June 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.

Apple Objective-C
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 94 84
Rank change year-on-year +12 -10  
Contract jobs citing Objective-C 2 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.17% 0.29% 0.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.42% 0.98% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Median daily rate £225 £420 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -46.42% -20.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £28.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +45.61% -32.94%  

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 472 410 405
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 39.30% 30.17% 27.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 221 232
Median daily rate £388 £375 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +3.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £266 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 3
Median hourly rate £43.39 £42.50 £48.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.09% -12.82%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +14.86% +2.77%  

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 5 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 5 (100.00%) iOS Development
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (60.00%) Cocoa
3 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (60.00%) Web Services
3 3 (60.00%) iOS SDK
3 3 (60.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (60.00%) Mobile App
3 3 (60.00%) Apple Swift
4 2 (40.00%) User Experience
4 2 (40.00%) Mobile Development
4 2 (40.00%) Core Data
4 2 (40.00%) HTML5
4 2 (40.00%) Xamarin
4 2 (40.00%) Bitbucket
4 2 (40.00%) Cocoa Touch
4 2 (40.00%) UIKit
4 2 (40.00%) REST
4 2 (40.00%) jQuery
4 2 (40.00%) JSON
4 2 (40.00%) JIRA
4 2 (40.00%) Confluence
4 2 (40.00%) OO
4 2 (40.00%) SOAP
4 2 (40.00%) Apple
4 2 (40.00%) C#
4 2 (40.00%) HTML
4 2 (40.00%) Xcode
5 1 (20.00%) Finance

Objective-C
Co-occurring 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 (40.00%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) VPN
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (40.00%) Bitbucket
2 2 (40.00%) JIRA
2 2 (40.00%) Xcode
3 1 (20.00%) CocoaPods
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
1 5 (100.00%) iOS Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Android Developer
2 1 (20.00%) iOS Android Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Mobile Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Objective-C Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior iOS Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Xamarin Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) Cocoa
1 3 (60.00%) iOS SDK
1 3 (60.00%) Web Services
2 2 (40.00%) Cocoa Touch
2 2 (40.00%) Core Data
2 2 (40.00%) HTML
2 2 (40.00%) HTML5
2 2 (40.00%) jQuery
2 2 (40.00%) JSON
2 2 (40.00%) REST
2 2 (40.00%) SOAP
2 2 (40.00%) UIKit
3 1 (20.00%) .NET
3 1 (20.00%) Ajax
3 1 (20.00%) Java ME
3 1 (20.00%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (40.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (20.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) iOS Development
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) Mobile Development
3 2 (40.00%) OO
4 1 (20.00%) Android Development
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (20.00%) Mathematics
4 1 (20.00%) Mobile Application Development
4 1 (20.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Apple Swift
1 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (40.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Apple
1 2 (40.00%) Xamarin