Period
to 17 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 6 months to 17 November 2018 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
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 551 469 455
Rank change year-on-year -82 -14 -22
Contract jobs citing Objective-C 354 480 527
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.47% 0.50%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.77% 1.11% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 375 406
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £350 £300 £313
90th Percentile £575 £560 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £353 £400
% change year-on-year +13.48% -11.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 3
UK median hourly rate £36.00 £62.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.40% +73.61% +16.13%
10th Percentile £27.50 £33.13 £19.46
90th Percentile £45.60 £63.75 £36.82
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £62.50 £36.51
% change year-on-year -52.00% +71.19% +17.77%

Objective-C is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 46,071 43,141 42,782
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.68% 41.95% 40.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,416 30,149 29,368
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £315 £306 £281
90th Percentile £638 £638 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 675 803 890
UK median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.83% +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £16.25 £16.15 £14.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% -

Objective-C
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Objective-C as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Objective-C in the UK

Objective-C
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Objective-C in the UK

Objective-C
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Objective-C over the 6 months to 17 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Objective-C in the UK

Objective-C
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Objective-C in the UK

Objective-C
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Objective-C over the 6 months to 17 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Objective-C in the UK

Objective-C
Top 15 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 17 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -114 306 £475 +5.56% 184
London -84 197 £475 - 88
UK excluding London -21 152 £400 +13.48% 110
Scotland +25 44 £400 +6.67% 10
North of England -36 36 £400 +6.67% 37
Midlands -20 35 £368 -5.16% 14
South East -19 26 £450 +38.46% 23
North West -11 22 £388 +9.93% 31
West Midlands -20 22 £360 -10.00% 5
East Midlands +6 13 £375 - 9
Yorkshire -15 13 £425 +6.25% 3
East of England -5 9 £475 +52.00% 14
South West -40 2 - - 8
North East -9 1 £325 +6.56% 3
Wales -16 1 £200 -42.86% 4

For the 6 months to 17 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Objective-C also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Objective-C.

1 332 (93.79%) Apple iOS
2 295 (83.33%) Apple Swift
3 281 (79.38%) iOS Development
4 154 (43.50%) Agile Software Development
5 123 (34.75%) Mobile App
6 120 (33.90%) Xcode
7 109 (30.79%) Android
8 107 (30.23%) TDD
9 103 (29.10%) Git (software)
9 103 (29.10%) RESTful
10 102 (28.81%) Mobile Development
11 94 (26.55%) Java
12 83 (23.45%) iOS SDK
13 82 (23.16%) JavaScript
14 77 (21.75%) Web Services
15 71 (20.06%) JSON
15 71 (20.06%) User Experience
16 67 (18.93%) Apple
17 66 (18.64%) Scrum
18 60 (16.95%) OO
18 60 (16.95%) Continuous Integration
19 59 (16.67%) HTML
19 59 (16.67%) Cocoa
20 58 (16.38%) Unit Testing
21 56 (15.82%) iPhone
22 55 (15.54%) Test Automation
23 53 (14.97%) Android Development
24 51 (14.41%) SQLite
25 47 (13.28%) JIRA
25 47 (13.28%) C#

Objective-C
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 9 (2.54%) Confluence
2 8 (2.26%) CMS
3 4 (1.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 4 (1.13%) Alfresco
3 4 (1.13%) Cloud Foundry
3 4 (1.13%) Documentum
3 4 (1.13%) Drupal
3 4 (1.13%) FileNet
3 4 (1.13%) Liferay
3 4 (1.13%) LiveCycle
3 4 (1.13%) LiveLink
3 4 (1.13%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.85%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.28%) Ethereum
5 1 (0.28%) nginx
5 1 (0.28%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.28%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (1.13%) InVision
2 3 (0.85%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (0.85%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.56%) S-PLUS
4 1 (0.28%) Snapchat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.28%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 26 (7.34%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (5.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (3.95%) GitHub
4 12 (3.39%) SaaS
5 7 (1.98%) Google Play
6 5 (1.41%) OpenShift
7 3 (0.85%) Google Analytics
7 3 (0.85%) iTunes
7 3 (0.85%) Serverless
8 2 (0.56%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.56%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (0.56%) Firebase
8 2 (0.56%) Heroku
9 1 (0.28%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (0.28%) Apple Pay
9 1 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.39%) Bluetooth
2 6 (1.69%) HTTP
3 5 (1.41%) Network Security
4 4 (1.13%) Internet
4 4 (1.13%) SSL
5 3 (0.85%) Firewall
5 3 (0.85%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.28%) AMQP
6 1 (0.28%) NFC
6 1 (0.28%) SMS
6 1 (0.28%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (14.41%) SQLite
2 21 (5.93%) MySQL
3 18 (5.08%) SQL Server
4 9 (2.54%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (1.13%) Hadoop
6 4 (1.13%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.85%) Apache Hive
7 3 (0.85%) Big Data
7 3 (0.85%) Blockchain
7 3 (0.85%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.85%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.56%) Amazon Redshift
8 2 (0.56%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.56%) CouchDB
9 1 (0.28%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.28%) Power BI
9 1 (0.28%) Presto
9 1 (0.28%) Redis
9 1 (0.28%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 120 (33.90%) Xcode
2 103 (29.10%) Git (software)
3 47 (13.28%) JIRA
4 35 (9.89%) Jenkins
5 21 (5.93%) Bitbucket
6 18 (5.08%) Subversion
7 17 (4.80%) CocoaPods
8 15 (4.24%) Selenium
8 15 (4.24%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (2.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 10 (2.82%) Eclipse
9 10 (2.82%) Visual Studio Team System
10 9 (2.54%) git-flow
11 7 (1.98%) CircleCI
11 7 (1.98%) fastlane
11 7 (1.98%) Pivotal Tracker
12 6 (1.69%) Gradle
13 5 (1.41%) Maven
14 4 (1.13%) Ant
14 4 (1.13%) ReSharper
General
1 36 (10.17%) Banking
2 23 (6.50%) Finance
3 18 (5.08%) Retail
4 12 (3.39%) Automotive
5 11 (3.11%) Games
6 9 (2.54%) Publishing
7 5 (1.41%) Legal
8 4 (1.13%) Law
9 1 (0.28%) Avionics
9 1 (0.28%) Billing
9 1 (0.28%) German Language
9 1 (0.28%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.28%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.28%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 310 (87.57%) Developer
2 240 (67.80%) iOS Developer
3 47 (13.28%) Mobile Developer
4 30 (8.47%) Senior Developer
5 28 (7.91%) Senior iOS Developer
6 25 (7.06%) Applications Developer
7 20 (5.65%) Objective-C Developer
7 20 (5.65%) React Developer
8 18 (5.08%) Mobile Applications Developer
9 13 (3.67%) Android Developer
9 13 (3.67%) iOS Android Developer
10 11 (3.11%) Software Engineer
11 7 (1.98%) Architect
11 7 (1.98%) C# Developer
11 7 (1.98%) Software Developer
12 6 (1.69%) Full Stack Developer
12 6 (1.69%) Lead Developer
12 6 (1.69%) Xamarin Developer
13 4 (1.13%) Backend Developer
13 4 (1.13%) Senior Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (29.10%) RESTful
2 83 (23.45%) iOS SDK
3 77 (21.75%) Web Services
4 71 (20.06%) JSON
5 59 (16.67%) Cocoa
5 59 (16.67%) HTML
6 47 (13.28%) Core Data
7 46 (12.99%) XML
8 42 (11.86%) CSS
9 41 (11.58%) HTML5
9 41 (11.58%) REST
10 33 (9.32%) React Native
11 29 (8.19%) jQuery
12 27 (7.63%) Cocoa Touch
13 26 (7.34%) SOAP
14 24 (6.78%) Core Animation
15 22 (6.21%) CSS3
16 20 (5.65%) React
17 19 (5.37%) .NET
18 17 (4.80%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 123 (34.75%) Mobile App
2 71 (20.06%) User Experience
3 56 (15.82%) iPhone
4 38 (10.73%) iPad
5 28 (7.91%) Computer Science
6 24 (6.78%) Animation
7 18 (5.08%) Fintech
8 16 (4.52%) Greenfield Project
9 12 (3.39%) Social Media
10 10 (2.82%) Public Cloud
11 8 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (2.26%) Video on Demand
11 8 (2.26%) Video\Live Streaming
12 7 (1.98%) Algorithms
13 5 (1.41%) 3D Graphics
13 5 (1.41%) Data Structures
14 4 (1.13%) NHS
15 3 (0.85%) Management Information System
15 3 (0.85%) Smartphone
15 3 (0.85%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 332 (93.79%) Apple iOS
2 109 (30.79%) Android
3 18 (5.08%) Windows
4 11 (3.11%) Windows 7
4 11 (3.11%) Windows 8
5 10 (2.82%) Mac OS
5 10 (2.82%) Mac OS X
6 8 (2.26%) Unix
7 7 (1.98%) Linux
8 1 (0.28%) watchOS
8 1 (0.28%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.28%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 281 (79.38%) iOS Development
2 154 (43.50%) Agile Software Development
3 107 (30.23%) TDD
4 102 (28.81%) Mobile Development
5 66 (18.64%) Scrum
6 60 (16.95%) Continuous Integration
6 60 (16.95%) OO
7 58 (16.38%) Unit Testing
8 55 (15.54%) Test Automation
9 53 (14.97%) Android Development
10 43 (12.15%) BDD
11 41 (11.58%) MVC
12 31 (8.76%) MVVM
13 30 (8.47%) Software Engineering
14 21 (5.93%) Web Design
15 20 (5.65%) Mentoring
15 20 (5.65%) Microservices
15 20 (5.65%) Problem-Solving
16 19 (5.37%) DevOps
16 19 (5.37%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 295 (83.33%) Apple Swift
2 94 (26.55%) Java
3 82 (23.16%) JavaScript
4 47 (13.28%) C#
5 30 (8.47%) C
6 27 (7.63%) Python
7 24 (6.78%) C++
8 20 (5.65%) PHP
9 16 (4.52%) SQL
10 15 (4.24%) Kotlin
11 13 (3.67%) Ruby
12 8 (2.26%) Bash Shell
13 6 (1.69%) Go
14 4 (1.13%) ES7
14 4 (1.13%) Scala
14 4 (1.13%) TypeScript
15 3 (0.85%) ES6
15 3 (0.85%) PowerShell
16 2 (0.56%) ES8
16 2 (0.56%) GLSL
Qualifications
1 14 (3.95%) Degree
2 7 (1.98%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (1.13%) CISSP
3 4 (1.13%) Security Cleared
4 3 (0.85%) CCNA
4 3 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (0.85%) CompTIA Security+
4 3 (0.85%) DV Cleared
4 3 (0.85%) GIAC
4 3 (0.85%) Linux+ Certification
4 3 (0.85%) MCSE
4 3 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (0.85%) Network+ Certification
4 3 (0.85%) SANS
4 3 (0.85%) SSCP
5 2 (0.56%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.28%) CEH
6 1 (0.28%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.65%) QA
2 5 (1.41%) GDPR
3 4 (1.13%) PMO
4 1 (0.28%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.28%) PSD2
System Software
1 13 (3.67%) Docker
2 3 (0.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (3.11%) HockeyApp
2 8 (2.26%) Salt
3 7 (1.98%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (1.69%) Ansible
5 5 (1.41%) Puppet
5 5 (1.41%) Terraform
6 2 (0.56%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.28%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.28%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.28%) Mesos
Vendors
1 67 (18.93%) Apple
2 28 (7.91%) Google
3 25 (7.06%) Xamarin
4 17 (4.80%) Atlassian
5 15 (4.24%) Microsoft
6 14 (3.95%) Twitter
7 5 (1.41%) Alibaba
8 4 (1.13%) Adobe
8 4 (1.13%) FatWire
8 4 (1.13%) IBM
8 4 (1.13%) Interwoven
8 4 (1.13%) OpenText
8 4 (1.13%) Sencha
8 4 (1.13%) Sitecore
8 4 (1.13%) Vignette
8 4 (1.13%) Xerox
9 2 (0.56%) Facebook
10 1 (0.28%) Oracle