The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Apple Objective-C
England / South East
Rank 224 239 199
Rank change year-on-year +15 -40  
Contract jobs citing Objective-C 23 26 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.30% 0.29% 0.68%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.90% 0.85% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 20 29
Median daily rate £375 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £333 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £400 £475
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 South East with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 2555 3071 3276
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 33.21% 33.68% 33.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1514 2028 1873
Median daily rate £400 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 122 121
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.38% +2.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.00 £17.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £48.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 South East

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Objective-C in the South East

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Objective-C in the South East over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Objective-C in the South East

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Objective-C in the South East

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Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 22 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
Berkshire +26 12 - - 1
Buckinghamshire -7 7 - -
Hampshire +18 1 £375 +31.57% 1
Oxfordshire -6 1 £275 -20.86% 1
Surrey - 1 £425 - 5
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England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 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 South East region with a requirement for Objective-C.

1 26 (76.47%) Apple Swift
2 22 (64.71%) Mobile Development
2 22 (64.71%) Java
2 22 (64.71%) Android
3 17 (50.00%) Xcode
4 16 (47.06%) Apple iOS
5 13 (38.24%) Apple
6 12 (35.29%) QA
6 12 (35.29%) Problem Management
6 12 (35.29%) LTE
6 12 (35.29%) iOS Development
6 12 (35.29%) Android Studio
6 12 (35.29%) Coaching
6 12 (35.29%) Service Design
7 11 (32.35%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (32.35%) Mentoring
7 11 (32.35%) HSPA
7 11 (32.35%) Degree
7 11 (32.35%) Project Management
7 11 (32.35%) GSM
7 11 (32.35%) Publishing
7 11 (32.35%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (32.35%) WCDMA
8 10 (29.41%) Finance
9 8 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (20.59%) JSON
10 7 (20.59%) Web Services
10 7 (20.59%) Mobile App
11 6 (17.65%) HTML
11 6 (17.65%) CSS

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Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 1 (2.94%) Apache
1 1 (2.94%) nginx
1 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.82%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (8.82%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (5.88%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 12 (35.29%) LTE
2 11 (32.35%) GSM
2 11 (32.35%) HSPA
2 11 (32.35%) WCDMA
3 1 (2.94%) 3GPP
Development Applications
1 17 (50.00%) Xcode
2 12 (35.29%) Android Studio
3 4 (11.76%) Git (software)
4 3 (8.82%) Jenkins
5 2 (5.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (5.88%) git-flow
5 2 (5.88%) JUnit
5 2 (5.88%) Robolectric
6 1 (2.94%) Babel
6 1 (2.94%) Bitbucket
6 1 (2.94%) Gradle
6 1 (2.94%) JIRA
6 1 (2.94%) Maven
6 1 (2.94%) Travis CI
6 1 (2.94%) webpack
General
1 11 (32.35%) Publishing
2 10 (29.41%) Finance
3 3 (8.82%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.94%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 16 (47.06%) Architect
1 16 (47.06%) Developer
2 11 (32.35%) iOS Developer
3 4 (11.76%) Java Architect
3 4 (11.76%) Technical Architect
4 3 (8.82%) Xamarin Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Java Applications Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Java Technical Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Mac Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Mobile Architect
6 1 (2.94%) Applications Architect
6 1 (2.94%) Applications Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Consultant
6 1 (2.94%) Mobile Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (20.59%) JSON
1 7 (20.59%) Web Services
2 6 (17.65%) CSS
2 6 (17.65%) HTML
2 6 (17.65%) RESTful
3 5 (14.71%) Cocoa
3 5 (14.71%) XML
4 4 (11.76%) HTML5
4 4 (11.76%) Node.js
4 4 (11.76%) Spring
5 3 (8.82%) .NET
5 3 (8.82%) AngularJS
5 3 (8.82%) Core Animation
5 3 (8.82%) CSS3
5 3 (8.82%) D3.js
5 3 (8.82%) React
5 3 (8.82%) Xamarin.iOS
6 2 (5.88%) Core Data
6 2 (5.88%) iOS SDK
7 1 (2.94%) Cocoa Touch
Miscellaneous
1 11 (32.35%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (20.59%) Mobile App
3 5 (14.71%) User Experience
4 2 (5.88%) Animation
4 2 (5.88%) iPhone
5 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.94%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 22 (64.71%) Android
2 16 (47.06%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.94%) Mac OS
3 1 (2.94%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (64.71%) Mobile Development
2 12 (35.29%) Coaching
2 12 (35.29%) iOS Development
2 12 (35.29%) Problem Management
2 12 (35.29%) Service Design
3 11 (32.35%) Mentoring
3 11 (32.35%) Project Management
3 11 (32.35%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (14.71%) Scrum
5 5 (14.71%) TDD
6 4 (11.76%) OO
7 3 (8.82%) B2B
7 3 (8.82%) Software Engineering
8 2 (5.88%) Agile Testing
8 2 (5.88%) MVC
8 2 (5.88%) OOP
8 2 (5.88%) Test Automation
9 1 (2.94%) SDLC
9 1 (2.94%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 26 (76.47%) Apple Swift
2 22 (64.71%) Java
3 4 (11.76%) C#
3 4 (11.76%) C++
3 4 (11.76%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.94%) C
4 1 (2.94%) ES6
4 1 (2.94%) Scala
4 1 (2.94%) SQL
4 1 (2.94%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 11 (32.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (35.29%) QA
Vendors
1 13 (38.24%) Apple
2 5 (14.71%) Google
3 3 (8.82%) Xamarin
4 1 (2.94%) Microsoft