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 26 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
England / North West
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 137 151 130
Rank change year-on-year +14 -21  
Contract jobs citing Objective-C 5 14 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.17% 0.37% 0.54%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.46% 1.09% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 11
Median daily rate £450 £418 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.78% +14.38%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £405 £400
% change year-on-year -7.40% +1.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £28.50 -
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 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 1082 1289 1210
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 36.70% 34.36% 32.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 706 858 780
Median daily rate £400 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +6.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £293 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 30 26
Median hourly rate £41.00 £28.50 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.85% -19.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.45 £18.80 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.25 £45.00 £56.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

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

Objective-C
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

Objective-C
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

Objective-C
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 26 June 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
Cheshire +24 3 £450 -
Manchester +6 2 - - 8
Objective-C
England

For the 6 months to 26 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 North West region with a requirement for Objective-C.

1 20 (95.24%) Apple iOS
2 18 (85.71%) iOS Development
3 16 (76.19%) Apple Swift
4 12 (57.14%) Mobile Development
5 10 (47.62%) Xcode
6 9 (42.86%) Android
6 9 (42.86%) Mobile App
7 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (33.33%) HTML
8 7 (33.33%) Java
8 7 (33.33%) Web Services
8 7 (33.33%) Git (software)
8 7 (33.33%) Android Development
9 6 (28.57%) REST
9 6 (28.57%) SOAP
9 6 (28.57%) Scrum
9 6 (28.57%) Cocoa
9 6 (28.57%) Apple
10 5 (23.81%) Finance
10 5 (23.81%) Mac OS X
10 5 (23.81%) XML
10 5 (23.81%) Windows
11 4 (19.05%) JavaScript
11 4 (19.05%) Games
11 4 (19.05%) Windows 7
11 4 (19.05%) Subversion
11 4 (19.05%) Software Testing
11 4 (19.05%) JSON
11 4 (19.05%) Windows 8
12 3 (14.29%) User Experience

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 2 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (9.52%) GitHub
2 1 (4.76%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) Bluetooth
1 2 (9.52%) NFC
1 2 (9.52%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (4.76%) HTTP
2 1 (4.76%) Internet
2 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) MySQL
1 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
1 1 (4.76%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 10 (47.62%) Xcode
2 7 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 4 (19.05%) Subversion
4 2 (9.52%) Eclipse
4 2 (9.52%) Jasmine
4 2 (9.52%) Mocha
5 1 (4.76%) Android Studio
5 1 (4.76%) CocoaPods
5 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (23.81%) Finance
2 4 (19.05%) Games
3 3 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (90.48%) Developer
2 16 (76.19%) iOS Developer
3 7 (33.33%) Mobile Developer
4 4 (19.05%) Android Developer
4 4 (19.05%) Objective-C Developer
5 3 (14.29%) iOS Android Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Applications Architect
6 2 (9.52%) Applications Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Architect
6 2 (9.52%) JavaScript Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Mobile Applications Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Mobile Architect
6 2 (9.52%) Software Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Java Android Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Java Applications Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Java Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Java Mobile Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Senior Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Senior iOS Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Xamarin Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (33.33%) HTML
1 7 (33.33%) Web Services
2 6 (28.57%) Cocoa
2 6 (28.57%) REST
2 6 (28.57%) SOAP
3 5 (23.81%) XML
4 4 (19.05%) JSON
5 3 (14.29%) HTML5
5 3 (14.29%) RESTful
6 2 (9.52%) Cocoa Touch
6 2 (9.52%) HTML5 Canvas
6 2 (9.52%) J2EE
6 2 (9.52%) Material Design
6 2 (9.52%) Pixi.js
6 2 (9.52%) WebGL
7 1 (4.76%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (42.86%) Mobile App
2 3 (14.29%) User Experience
3 2 (9.52%) New Media
4 1 (4.76%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (4.76%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 20 (95.24%) Apple iOS
2 9 (42.86%) Android
3 5 (23.81%) Mac OS X
3 5 (23.81%) Windows
4 4 (19.05%) Windows 7
4 4 (19.05%) Windows 8
5 1 (4.76%) Linux
5 1 (4.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (85.71%) iOS Development
2 12 (57.14%) Mobile Development
3 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (33.33%) Android Development
5 6 (28.57%) Scrum
6 4 (19.05%) Software Testing
7 3 (14.29%) Data Protection
7 3 (14.29%) Mobile Application Development
7 3 (14.29%) TDD
8 2 (9.52%) BDD
8 2 (9.52%) High Availability
8 2 (9.52%) OOP
8 2 (9.52%) Programme Delivery
8 2 (9.52%) Project Management
8 2 (9.52%) Software Engineering
8 2 (9.52%) Unit Testing
9 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
9 1 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (4.76%) OO
9 1 (4.76%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 16 (76.19%) Apple Swift
2 7 (33.33%) Java
3 4 (19.05%) JavaScript
4 2 (9.52%) PHP
5 1 (4.76%) ES6
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) Apple
2 2 (9.52%) Google
3 1 (4.76%) Xamarin