The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 28 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.

Apple Objective-C
England / North West
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 117 143 137
Rank change year-on-year +26 -6  
Contract jobs citing Objective-C 15 17 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.58% 0.44% 0.52%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.45% 1.18% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 11
Median daily rate £425 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £346 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £482 £423 £375
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 the North West with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 1037 1441 1135
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 40.13% 37.46% 31.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 712 912 713
Median daily rate £375 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £509
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 53 26
Median hourly rate £42.48 £39.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.91% +11.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £17.40 £15.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.33 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

Objective-C
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Objective-C in the North West

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Objective-C in the North West over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Objective-C in the North West

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Objective-C in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Objective-C in the North West

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Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 28 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
Manchester +18 11 £425 +9.67% 7
Cheshire +21 3 £400 +6.66% 1
Merseyside +2 1 - -
Objective-C
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 North West region with a requirement for Objective-C.

1 25 (92.59%) Apple iOS
2 21 (77.78%) iOS Development
3 19 (70.37%) Apple Swift
4 12 (44.44%) Mobile App
4 12 (44.44%) Android
5 10 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (37.04%) Xcode
5 10 (37.04%) Java
5 10 (37.04%) Android Development
6 9 (33.33%) Mobile Development
6 9 (33.33%) Git (software)
7 7 (25.93%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (25.93%) JavaScript
7 7 (25.93%) Cocoa
8 6 (22.22%) Mobile Application Development
8 6 (22.22%) Cocoa Touch
9 5 (18.52%) CocoaPods
9 5 (18.52%) Games
9 5 (18.52%) Scrum
9 5 (18.52%) Mac OS X
9 5 (18.52%) Windows
9 5 (18.52%) BDD
10 4 (14.81%) REST
10 4 (14.81%) RESTful
10 4 (14.81%) iPhone
10 4 (14.81%) JSON
10 4 (14.81%) SQLite
10 4 (14.81%) Software Testing
10 4 (14.81%) Web Services
10 4 (14.81%) HTML

Objective-C
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (14.81%) TestFlight
2 2 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (7.41%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) Bluetooth
1 2 (7.41%) NFC
1 2 (7.41%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (3.70%) HTTP
2 1 (3.70%) Internet
2 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) Relational Database
1 4 (14.81%) SQLite
2 1 (3.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (37.04%) Xcode
2 9 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 5 (18.52%) CocoaPods
4 4 (14.81%) Android Studio
4 4 (14.81%) Jenkins
5 2 (7.41%) Eclipse
5 2 (7.41%) Jasmine
5 2 (7.41%) Mocha
6 1 (3.70%) Subversion
General
1 5 (18.52%) Games
2 3 (11.11%) Finance
3 1 (3.70%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (85.19%) Developer
2 19 (70.37%) iOS Developer
3 8 (29.63%) Objective-C Developer
4 7 (25.93%) Android Developer
4 7 (25.93%) Mobile Developer
5 5 (18.52%) iOS Android Developer
6 4 (14.81%) Applications Developer
6 4 (14.81%) Java Android Developer
6 4 (14.81%) Java Applications Developer
6 4 (14.81%) Java Developer
6 4 (14.81%) Java Mobile Developer
6 4 (14.81%) Mobile Applications Developer
7 2 (7.41%) Applications Architect
7 2 (7.41%) Architect
7 2 (7.41%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (7.41%) Mobile Architect
7 2 (7.41%) Software Developer
8 1 (3.70%) Senior Developer
8 1 (3.70%) Senior iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.93%) Cocoa
2 6 (22.22%) Cocoa Touch
3 4 (14.81%) HTML
3 4 (14.81%) JSON
3 4 (14.81%) REST
3 4 (14.81%) RESTful
3 4 (14.81%) Web Services
4 3 (11.11%) HTML5
4 3 (11.11%) SOAP
5 2 (7.41%) HTML5 Canvas
5 2 (7.41%) J2EE
5 2 (7.41%) Material Design
5 2 (7.41%) Pixi.js
5 2 (7.41%) WebGL
5 2 (7.41%) XML
6 1 (3.70%) .NET
6 1 (3.70%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (44.44%) Mobile App
2 4 (14.81%) iPhone
3 3 (11.11%) User Experience
4 2 (7.41%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 25 (92.59%) Apple iOS
2 12 (44.44%) Android
3 5 (18.52%) Mac OS X
3 5 (18.52%) Windows
4 1 (3.70%) Linux
4 1 (3.70%) Unix
4 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (77.78%) iOS Development
2 10 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (37.04%) Android Development
3 9 (33.33%) Mobile Development
4 7 (25.93%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (22.22%) Mobile Application Development
6 5 (18.52%) BDD
6 5 (18.52%) Scrum
7 4 (14.81%) Change Control
7 4 (14.81%) Configuration Management
7 4 (14.81%) Software Testing
8 3 (11.11%) Project Management
8 3 (11.11%) TDD
9 2 (7.41%) Game Development
9 2 (7.41%) High Availability
9 2 (7.41%) OOP
9 2 (7.41%) Post-Production
9 2 (7.41%) Software Engineering
9 2 (7.41%) Unit Testing
10 1 (3.70%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 19 (70.37%) Apple Swift
2 10 (37.04%) Java
3 7 (25.93%) JavaScript
4 2 (7.41%) PHP
5 1 (3.70%) ES6
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) BPSS Clearance
Vendors
1 3 (11.11%) Apple
2 2 (7.41%) Google
3 1 (3.70%) Xamarin