The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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
UK / Scotland
Rank 87 108 121
Rank change year-on-year +21 +13  
Contract jobs citing Objective-C 16 22 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.92% 0.85% 0.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.08% 2.65% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 4
Median daily rate £450 £419 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.46% -23.86%  
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 Scotland with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 769 829 889
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 44.45% 32.18% 31.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 476 481 525
Median daily rate £375 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.31% +1.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 12
Median hourly rate £41.25 £37.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +10.29%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.89 £19.65 £18.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.30 £47.50
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 Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

Objective-C
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Objective-C in Scotland

Objective-C
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Objective-C in Scotland over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Objective-C in Scotland

Objective-C
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 23 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
Glasgow +8 10 £333 -11.33% 2
Edinburgh +9 3 £500 +11.11% 2
Angus - 2 - -
Objective-C
UK

Objective-C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

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 Scotland region with a requirement for Objective-C.

1 22 (100.00%) Apple iOS
2 21 (95.45%) iOS Development
3 11 (50.00%) iPad
4 9 (40.91%) REST
4 9 (40.91%) Apple Swift
5 8 (36.36%) Mobile App
6 7 (31.82%) Android
6 7 (31.82%) OO
6 7 (31.82%) C#
6 7 (31.82%) Java
6 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (31.82%) AirWatch
7 6 (27.27%) Mobile Development
7 6 (27.27%) Security Cleared
7 6 (27.27%) Multithreading
7 6 (27.27%) Android Development
8 5 (22.73%) C
8 5 (22.73%) iPhone
8 5 (22.73%) Software Engineering
8 5 (22.73%) Core Data
9 4 (18.18%) iTunes
9 4 (18.18%) Algorithms
9 4 (18.18%) Ruby
9 4 (18.18%) Apple
9 4 (18.18%) Cocoa
9 4 (18.18%) Mathematics
9 4 (18.18%) Applied Mathematics
9 4 (18.18%) Physics
9 4 (18.18%) C++
9 4 (18.18%) ActionScript

Objective-C
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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 (9.09%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 4 (18.18%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) DNS
1 1 (4.55%) HTTP
1 1 (4.55%) VPN
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Bitbucket
1 2 (9.09%) Jenkins
1 2 (9.09%) JIRA
2 1 (4.55%) Xcode
General
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (95.45%) Developer
2 16 (72.73%) iOS Developer
3 4 (18.18%) Software Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Objective-C Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Android Developer
5 1 (4.55%) iOS Android Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Mobile Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Mobile Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (40.91%) REST
2 5 (22.73%) Core Data
3 4 (18.18%) Cocoa
3 4 (18.18%) Flash
4 3 (13.64%) .NET
4 3 (13.64%) Cocoa Touch
4 3 (13.64%) iOS SDK
4 3 (13.64%) JSON
4 3 (13.64%) Web Services
5 2 (9.09%) HTML
5 2 (9.09%) HTML5
5 2 (9.09%) jQuery
5 2 (9.09%) SOAP
5 2 (9.09%) UIKit
6 1 (4.55%) Ajax
6 1 (4.55%) Apache Flex
6 1 (4.55%) React Native
6 1 (4.55%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (50.00%) iPad
2 8 (36.36%) Mobile App
3 5 (22.73%) iPhone
4 4 (18.18%) Algorithms
5 2 (9.09%) User Experience
6 1 (4.55%) Apple TV
Operating Systems
1 22 (100.00%) Apple iOS
2 7 (31.82%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (95.45%) iOS Development
2 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (31.82%) OO
3 6 (27.27%) Android Development
3 6 (27.27%) Mobile Development
3 6 (27.27%) Multithreading
4 5 (22.73%) Software Engineering
5 4 (18.18%) Applied Mathematics
5 4 (18.18%) Mathematics
5 4 (18.18%) Physics
5 4 (18.18%) Unit Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Functional Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Time Management
7 1 (4.55%) Data Protection
7 1 (4.55%) Line Management
7 1 (4.55%) Mentoring
7 1 (4.55%) Mobile Application Development
7 1 (4.55%) Performance Testing
7 1 (4.55%) TDD
7 1 (4.55%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (40.91%) Apple Swift
2 7 (31.82%) C#
2 7 (31.82%) Java
3 5 (22.73%) C
4 4 (18.18%) ActionScript
4 4 (18.18%) C++
4 4 (18.18%) Python
4 4 (18.18%) Ruby
5 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
6 1 (4.55%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
3 3 (13.64%) DV Cleared
Systems Management
1 7 (31.82%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Apple
2 1 (4.55%) Xamarin