The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 29 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 / South West
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 138 123 136
Rank change year-on-year -15 +13  
Contract jobs citing Objective-C 4 13 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.16% 0.45% 0.42%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.39% 1.17% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 8
Median daily rate £456 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.38% +28.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £325 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £398
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 West with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 1023 1108 1166
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 39.67% 38.13% 37.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 636 660 737
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £300 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 111 59
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +21.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.53 £25.50 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Objective-C in the South West over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

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

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Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 29 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
Dorset - 2 £306 - 1
Gloucestershire - 2 £500 - 2
Objective-C
England

For the 6 months to 29 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 West region with a requirement for Objective-C.

1 6 (100.00%) Apple iOS
2 4 (66.67%) iOS Development
2 4 (66.67%) User Experience
3 2 (33.33%) Mobile Development
3 2 (33.33%) Apple Swift
3 2 (33.33%) Core Data
3 2 (33.33%) Push Notifications
3 2 (33.33%) User Stories
3 2 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 2 (33.33%) Coaching
3 2 (33.33%) Big Data
3 2 (33.33%) Cocoa Touch
3 2 (33.33%) Apache Pig
3 2 (33.33%) Java EE
3 2 (33.33%) iOS SDK
3 2 (33.33%) C
3 2 (33.33%) C#
3 2 (33.33%) C++
3 2 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (33.33%) J2EE
3 2 (33.33%) WebLogic
3 2 (33.33%) EJB
3 2 (33.33%) STL
3 2 (33.33%) Games
3 2 (33.33%) Hibernate
3 2 (33.33%) Cocoa
3 2 (33.33%) Python

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (33.33%) Apache Pig
1 2 (33.33%) WebLogic
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Apache Hive
1 2 (33.33%) Big Data
1 2 (33.33%) Hadoop
General
1 2 (33.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Developer
1 4 (66.67%) iOS Developer
2 2 (33.33%) C# Software Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) C++ Software Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) J2EE Software Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Java Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Java J2EE Software Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Java Software Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Python Software Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Software Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Graduate
3 1 (16.67%) Graduate Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Junior
3 1 (16.67%) Junior Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Junior iOS Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Cocoa
1 2 (33.33%) Cocoa Touch
1 2 (33.33%) Core Animation
1 2 (33.33%) Core Data
1 2 (33.33%) EJB
1 2 (33.33%) Hibernate
1 2 (33.33%) iOS SDK
1 2 (33.33%) J2EE
1 2 (33.33%) Java EE
1 2 (33.33%) RESTful
1 2 (33.33%) Spring
1 2 (33.33%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) User Experience
2 2 (33.33%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Apple iOS
2 2 (33.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) iOS Development
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Coaching
2 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 2 (33.33%) Mobile Development
2 2 (33.33%) Multithreading
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (33.33%) Push Notifications
2 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 2 (33.33%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Apple Swift
1 2 (33.33%) C
1 2 (33.33%) C#
1 2 (33.33%) C++
1 2 (33.33%) Embedded C
1 2 (33.33%) Java
1 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 2 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (16.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) DV Cleared
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Apple