Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 511 460 455
Rank change year-on-year -51 -5 +11
Contract jobs citing Objective-C 380 461 493
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.48% 0.46%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.90% 1.19% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 293 312 390
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £263 £298 £308
90th Percentile £575 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £363
% change year-on-year -12.50% +10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 0
UK median hourly rate £62.50 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.89% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £62.50 £37.01 -
% change year-on-year +68.87% - -

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 42,068 38,782 41,512
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.08% 40.74% 38.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,575 26,696 28,269
UK median daily rate £460 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.24% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £310 £290 £275
90th Percentile £638 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £382 £375
% change year-on-year +4.71% +1.87% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 765 858 1,043
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +13.64%
10th Percentile £16.80 £15.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.61 £52.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +10.29%

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 25 February 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 25 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Objective-C in the UK

Objective-C
Top 16 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 25 February 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 -55 359 £450 +5.88% 196
London -54 231 £475 +5.56% 96
UK excluding London -31 149 £350 -12.50% 113
North of England +19 45 £350 -12.50% 43
Midlands +23 39 £350 -4.76% 28
Yorkshire -1 27 £410 +2.50% 6
West Midlands +27 26 £400 +6.67% 8
South East -20 20 £331 -22.06% 7
North West +2 15 £333 -19.39% 31
Scotland -20 14 £288 -23.33% 12
East Midlands -6 13 £240 -33.33% 20
East of England -38 13 £350 +16.67% 7
South West +15 11 £375 - 15
Northern Ireland - 5 £350 - 1
North East +60 3 £310 - 6
Wales +5 2 - -

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 346 (91.05%) Apple iOS
2 296 (77.89%) iOS Development
3 285 (75.00%) Apple Swift
4 193 (50.79%) Agile Software Development
5 130 (34.21%) TDD
6 124 (32.63%) Mobile App
7 109 (28.68%) Android
8 107 (28.16%) Xcode
8 107 (28.16%) Java
9 105 (27.63%) Mobile Development
10 104 (27.37%) RESTful
11 96 (25.26%) Apple
12 86 (22.63%) Cocoa
13 83 (21.84%) Scrum
14 79 (20.79%) BDD
15 75 (19.74%) User Experience
16 74 (19.47%) iOS SDK
17 70 (18.42%) JavaScript
18 67 (17.63%) Git (software)
19 65 (17.11%) MVC
20 58 (15.26%) iPhone
21 57 (15.00%) Finance
21 57 (15.00%) OO
22 56 (14.74%) Test Automation
23 54 (14.21%) Unit Testing
23 54 (14.21%) Continuous Integration
24 53 (13.95%) Web Services
25 51 (13.42%) Android Development
26 46 (12.11%) iPad
26 46 (12.11%) REST

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 27 (7.11%) CMS
2 15 (3.95%) Confluence
3 12 (3.16%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (0.79%) JBoss
5 1 (0.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.26%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.26%) Drupal
5 1 (0.26%) Mule
5 1 (0.26%) SAS
5 1 (0.26%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.26%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.26%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (0.26%) Revive Adserver
Cloud Services
1 23 (6.05%) GitHub
2 19 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (3.68%) Google Play
4 5 (1.32%) PaaS
5 4 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (1.05%) npm
6 2 (0.53%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.53%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (0.53%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.53%) Serverless
7 1 (0.26%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.26%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.26%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.26%) iTunes
7 1 (0.26%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.16%) Bluetooth
2 6 (1.58%) GSM
2 6 (1.58%) HSPA
2 6 (1.58%) LTE
2 6 (1.58%) VoLTE
2 6 (1.58%) VoWiFi
2 6 (1.58%) WCDMA
3 5 (1.32%) 3G
4 4 (1.05%) HTTPS
4 4 (1.05%) Internet
5 3 (0.79%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.53%) HTTP
6 2 (0.53%) SSL
7 1 (0.26%) 3GPP
7 1 (0.26%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (5.00%) MySQL
2 18 (4.74%) MongoDB
2 18 (4.74%) NoSQL
3 15 (3.95%) Redis
4 14 (3.68%) Apache Cassandra
4 14 (3.68%) PostgreSQL
5 12 (3.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 12 (3.16%) SQL Server
6 11 (2.89%) JanusGraph
6 11 (2.89%) Neo4j
7 5 (1.32%) Big Data
8 4 (1.05%) Data Mining
9 3 (0.79%) SQLite
10 1 (0.26%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.26%) FileMaker
10 1 (0.26%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.26%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 107 (28.16%) Xcode
2 67 (17.63%) Git (software)
3 39 (10.26%) JIRA
4 38 (10.00%) Jenkins
5 19 (5.00%) Appium
6 16 (4.21%) Subversion
7 15 (3.95%) CocoaPods
8 12 (3.16%) Bitbucket
8 12 (3.16%) Cucumber
9 11 (2.89%) Android Studio
10 10 (2.63%) gulp
10 10 (2.63%) Selenium
10 10 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
11 9 (2.37%) Grunt
12 8 (2.11%) Maven
13 7 (1.84%) Calabash
13 7 (1.84%) TestRail
14 6 (1.58%) Crashlytics
14 6 (1.58%) SonarQube
14 6 (1.58%) webpack
General
1 57 (15.00%) Finance
2 39 (10.26%) Publishing
3 34 (8.95%) Banking
4 22 (5.79%) Retail
5 14 (3.68%) Games
6 9 (2.37%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.58%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.32%) Automotive
8 5 (1.32%) Marketing
9 4 (1.05%) Advertising
10 2 (0.53%) Electronics
11 1 (0.26%) Back Office
11 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.26%) Law
11 1 (0.26%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 331 (87.11%) Developer
2 254 (66.84%) iOS Developer
3 44 (11.58%) Mobile Developer
4 41 (10.79%) Senior Developer
5 34 (8.95%) Senior iOS Developer
6 32 (8.42%) Objective-C Developer
7 22 (5.79%) Android Developer
8 18 (4.74%) Applications Developer
9 17 (4.47%) iOS Android Developer
10 16 (4.21%) Full Stack Developer
11 12 (3.16%) Java Developer
12 11 (2.89%) .NET Developer
12 11 (2.89%) Mobile Applications Developer
13 10 (2.63%) Architect
14 8 (2.11%) Software Developer
15 7 (1.84%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 7 (1.84%) Lead Developer
15 7 (1.84%) Lead iOS Developer
15 7 (1.84%) Software Engineer
15 7 (1.84%) Xamarin Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (27.37%) RESTful
2 86 (22.63%) Cocoa
3 74 (19.47%) iOS SDK
4 53 (13.95%) Web Services
5 46 (12.11%) REST
6 43 (11.32%) HTML
7 41 (10.79%) Core Data
8 37 (9.74%) Cocoa Touch
9 36 (9.47%) React
10 35 (9.21%) React Native
11 34 (8.95%) JSON
12 28 (7.37%) CSS
12 28 (7.37%) XML
13 27 (7.11%) Node.js
14 23 (6.05%) .NET
15 22 (5.79%) Redux
15 22 (5.79%) SOAP
16 20 (5.26%) Android SDK
17 19 (5.00%) AngularJS
17 19 (5.00%) Core Animation
Miscellaneous
1 124 (32.63%) Mobile App
2 75 (19.74%) User Experience
3 58 (15.26%) iPhone
4 46 (12.11%) iPad
5 31 (8.16%) Greenfield Project
6 29 (7.63%) Analytical Skills
7 26 (6.84%) Computer Science
8 21 (5.53%) Fintech
9 13 (3.42%) Animation
10 8 (2.11%) Data Structures
11 7 (1.84%) Video on Demand
12 6 (1.58%) Algorithms
12 6 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (1.05%) SWIFT
14 3 (0.79%) Augmented Reality
14 3 (0.79%) Mobile Banking
14 3 (0.79%) NHS
14 3 (0.79%) Social Media
14 3 (0.79%) State Machine
14 3 (0.79%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 346 (91.05%) Apple iOS
2 109 (28.68%) Android
3 22 (5.79%) Windows
4 13 (3.42%) Mac OS X
5 10 (2.63%) Linux
6 9 (2.37%) Windows 7
6 9 (2.37%) Windows 8
7 7 (1.84%) Mac OS
8 3 (0.79%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.26%) Nucleus RTOS
9 1 (0.26%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 296 (77.89%) iOS Development
2 193 (50.79%) Agile Software Development
3 130 (34.21%) TDD
4 105 (27.63%) Mobile Development
5 83 (21.84%) Scrum
6 79 (20.79%) BDD
7 65 (17.11%) MVC
8 57 (15.00%) OO
9 56 (14.74%) Test Automation
10 54 (14.21%) Continuous Integration
10 54 (14.21%) Unit Testing
11 51 (13.42%) Android Development
12 40 (10.53%) OOD
13 38 (10.00%) Software Engineering
14 36 (9.47%) OOP
15 30 (7.89%) E-Commerce
16 24 (6.32%) MVVM
17 22 (5.79%) Content Management
17 22 (5.79%) Mobile Application Development
18 21 (5.53%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 285 (75.00%) Apple Swift
2 107 (28.16%) Java
3 70 (18.42%) JavaScript
4 41 (10.79%) SQL
5 31 (8.16%) C#
6 23 (6.05%) C++
7 20 (5.26%) ES6
8 13 (3.42%) GraphQL
9 10 (2.63%) C
10 9 (2.37%) Ruby
11 6 (1.58%) PHP
11 6 (1.58%) Python
11 6 (1.58%) TypeScript
12 5 (1.32%) Kotlin
13 4 (1.05%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.79%) Erlang
14 3 (0.79%) Go
15 2 (0.53%) ActionScript
15 2 (0.53%) PowerShell
16 1 (0.26%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 31 (8.16%) Degree
2 17 (4.47%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (2.63%) Master's Degree
4 6 (1.58%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.26%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (8.16%) QA
2 1 (0.26%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.26%) GCP
2 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.26%) WCAG
System Software
1 7 (1.84%) Docker
2 1 (0.26%) Firmware
2 1 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (0.53%) Ansible
1 2 (0.53%) HockeyApp
1 2 (0.53%) Kubernetes
1 2 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (0.53%) Puppet
1 2 (0.53%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (0.26%) Kibana
2 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 96 (25.26%) Apple
2 21 (5.53%) Xamarin
3 18 (4.74%) Google
4 8 (2.11%) Atlassian
5 4 (1.05%) Oracle
6 3 (0.79%) SAP
7 2 (0.53%) Microsoft
8 1 (0.26%) Adobe
8 1 (0.26%) DoubleClick
8 1 (0.26%) IBM
8 1 (0.26%) RapidMiner
8 1 (0.26%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.26%) Zend