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 3 months to 23 June 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
UK
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 413 417 363
Rank change year-on-year +4 -54  
Contract jobs citing Objective-C 192 236 307
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.41% 0.44% 0.55%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.98% 1.13% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 170 202
Median daily rate £408 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.44% +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £275 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Median hourly rate £41.50 £28.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.61% -32.94%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £28.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +45.61% -32.94%  

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 with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 19649 20853 21330
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.97% 38.75% 37.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 13427 14322 14249
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 450 435
Median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +4.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.43 £15.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

Objective-C
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Objective-C in the UK

Objective-C
Top 30 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 3 months to 23 June 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
England -21 163 £425 -5.55% 112
London -38 101 £450 -5.26% 62
Scotland +55 28 £375 +42.85% 2
Glasgow +24 24 £375 +47.05%
City of London -6 24 £463 -5.12% 15
Yorkshire +33 17 £420 -1.17% 4
South East -6 16 £388 -11.93% 10
West Yorkshire +29 15 £420 -1.17% 2
Leeds +19 14 £420 -1.17% 1
Buckinghamshire -6 9 £388 -11.93% 1
Surrey +13 7 £350 +27.27%
East of England 0 7 £375 +66.66% 8
Milton Keynes - 7 £388 -
East Midlands -2 6 £375 +33.33% 3
Tyne and Wear +81 5 £400 +28.00%
Newcastle upon Tyne +81 5 £400 +28.00%
North East +70 5 £400 +28.00%
North West +16 5 £450 +11.11% 10
South West -6 4 £369 -10.60% 5
Nottingham - 4 £413 - 2
Nottinghamshire - 4 £413 - 2
Cheshire +24 3 £450 -5.26%
Edinburgh +14 2 £225 -46.42% 2
West Midlands +14 2 £344 +22.22% 10
Manchester +6 2 - - 8
Wiltshire 0 2 £338 -10.00%
Bristol -5 2 £381 -8.95% 4
Essex -12 2 - -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £400 - 3
Bedfordshire - 2 £350 -

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 with a requirement for Objective-C.

1 350 (86.21%) Apple iOS
2 310 (76.35%) iOS Development
3 297 (73.15%) Apple Swift
4 208 (51.23%) Agile Software Development
5 126 (31.03%) TDD
6 121 (29.80%) Mobile App
7 118 (29.06%) Android
8 107 (26.35%) Cocoa
8 107 (26.35%) Java
9 105 (25.86%) RESTful
10 101 (24.88%) Mobile Development
11 91 (22.41%) Scrum
12 89 (21.92%) Xcode
13 85 (20.94%) Git (software)
14 84 (20.69%) Apple
15 77 (18.97%) OO
16 75 (18.47%) iPhone
17 74 (18.23%) JSON
18 73 (17.98%) Web Services
18 73 (17.98%) User Experience
19 69 (17.00%) iPad
19 69 (17.00%) Core Data
20 68 (16.75%) JavaScript
21 67 (16.50%) HTML
22 66 (16.26%) Android Development
23 63 (15.52%) REST
24 62 (15.27%) Test Automation
25 60 (14.78%) XML
25 60 (14.78%) Cocoa Touch
26 59 (14.53%) iOS SDK

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 14 (3.45%) Confluence
2 3 (0.74%) Documentum
3 2 (0.49%) Apache Pig
3 2 (0.49%) Apache Spark
3 2 (0.49%) CMS
3 2 (0.49%) JBoss
3 2 (0.49%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.25%) Apache
4 1 (0.25%) nginx
4 1 (0.25%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 17 (4.19%) Amazon AWS
1 17 (4.19%) GitHub
2 8 (1.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.48%) Google Cloud Platform
3 6 (1.48%) iTunes
3 6 (1.48%) TestFlight
4 3 (0.74%) Firebase
5 1 (0.25%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.25%) Google Play
5 1 (0.25%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.94%) Network Security
2 12 (2.96%) LTE
3 11 (2.71%) GSM
3 11 (2.71%) HSPA
3 11 (2.71%) HTTP
3 11 (2.71%) WCDMA
4 6 (1.48%) SSL
5 4 (0.99%) Bluetooth
5 4 (0.99%) VoIP
5 4 (0.99%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (0.99%) Wireshark
6 3 (0.74%) NFC
7 2 (0.49%) 4G
7 2 (0.49%) Internet
8 1 (0.25%) 3GPP
8 1 (0.25%) DNS
8 1 (0.25%) Firewall
8 1 (0.25%) Skype
8 1 (0.25%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.25%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (3.94%) MongoDB
2 13 (3.20%) SQLite
3 11 (2.71%) CouchDB
4 7 (1.72%) MySQL
5 6 (1.48%) Apache Cassandra
6 5 (1.23%) NoSQL
7 4 (0.99%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (0.74%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.49%) Apache Hive
9 2 (0.49%) Big Data
9 2 (0.49%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.49%) Mixpanel
9 2 (0.49%) SQL Server
10 1 (0.25%) Couchbase
10 1 (0.25%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 89 (21.92%) Xcode
2 85 (20.94%) Git (software)
3 39 (9.61%) Jenkins
4 38 (9.36%) JIRA
5 33 (8.13%) Subversion
6 25 (6.16%) git-flow
7 16 (3.94%) JUnit
8 14 (3.45%) Android Studio
9 11 (2.71%) Bitbucket
9 11 (2.71%) CocoaPods
9 11 (2.71%) Cucumber
10 9 (2.22%) Selenium
11 5 (1.23%) Eclipse
12 4 (0.99%) Calabash
12 4 (0.99%) CircleCI
12 4 (0.99%) Travis CI
12 4 (0.99%) WebDriver
13 3 (0.74%) Appium
13 3 (0.74%) Capybara
13 3 (0.74%) Trac
General
1 54 (13.30%) Finance
2 25 (6.16%) Retail
3 23 (5.67%) Banking
4 20 (4.93%) Games
5 15 (3.69%) Publishing
6 8 (1.97%) Automotive
7 7 (1.72%) Back Office
7 7 (1.72%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.48%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.23%) Advertising
10 3 (0.74%) Electronics
11 2 (0.49%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (0.49%) Polish Language
12 1 (0.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 355 (87.44%) Developer
2 293 (72.17%) iOS Developer
3 42 (10.34%) Senior Developer
4 41 (10.10%) Android Developer
5 40 (9.85%) Objective-C Developer
6 36 (8.87%) iOS Android Developer
6 36 (8.87%) Mobile Developer
6 36 (8.87%) Senior iOS Developer
7 29 (7.14%) Applications Developer
8 26 (6.40%) Architect
9 17 (4.19%) Mobile Applications Developer
10 15 (3.69%) Agile Developer
11 13 (3.20%) C# Developer
11 13 (3.20%) Software Developer
12 10 (2.46%) C++ Developer
13 9 (2.22%) .NET Developer
13 9 (2.22%) Java Developer
13 9 (2.22%) Xamarin Developer
14 8 (1.97%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 8 (1.97%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (26.35%) Cocoa
2 105 (25.86%) RESTful
3 74 (18.23%) JSON
4 73 (17.98%) Web Services
5 69 (17.00%) Core Data
6 67 (16.50%) HTML
7 63 (15.52%) REST
8 60 (14.78%) Cocoa Touch
8 60 (14.78%) XML
9 59 (14.53%) iOS SDK
10 51 (12.56%) HTML5
11 37 (9.11%) CSS
12 31 (7.64%) UIKit
13 30 (7.39%) SOAP
14 24 (5.91%) .NET
14 24 (5.91%) AngularJS
14 24 (5.91%) CSS3
15 23 (5.67%) Core Animation
16 21 (5.17%) React
17 20 (4.93%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 121 (29.80%) Mobile App
2 75 (18.47%) iPhone
3 73 (17.98%) User Experience
4 69 (17.00%) iPad
5 23 (5.67%) Greenfield Project
6 20 (4.93%) Animation
7 14 (3.45%) Computer Science
8 11 (2.71%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (2.71%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (1.97%) Fintech
10 6 (1.48%) Algorithms
10 6 (1.48%) Data Structures
10 6 (1.48%) Social Media
11 5 (1.23%) Apple TV
11 5 (1.23%) Blackberry
11 5 (1.23%) Embedded Systems
11 5 (1.23%) PKI
12 4 (0.99%) Augmented Reality
12 4 (0.99%) Motion Graphics
12 4 (0.99%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 350 (86.21%) Apple iOS
2 118 (29.06%) Android
3 12 (2.96%) Windows
4 8 (1.97%) Mac OS X
5 5 (1.23%) Linux
5 5 (1.23%) Windows 10
6 4 (0.99%) Mac OS
6 4 (0.99%) Windows 7
6 4 (0.99%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.49%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 310 (76.35%) iOS Development
2 208 (51.23%) Agile Software Development
3 126 (31.03%) TDD
4 101 (24.88%) Mobile Development
5 91 (22.41%) Scrum
6 77 (18.97%) OO
7 66 (16.26%) Android Development
8 62 (15.27%) Test Automation
9 48 (11.82%) Continuous Integration
10 45 (11.08%) Unit Testing
11 40 (9.85%) Software Engineering
12 38 (9.36%) OOD
13 37 (9.11%) Pair Programming
14 36 (8.87%) MVC
15 34 (8.37%) BDD
16 27 (6.65%) OOP
17 25 (6.16%) Mobile Application Development
18 21 (5.17%) E-Commerce
19 19 (4.68%) Data Protection
20 18 (4.43%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 297 (73.15%) Apple Swift
2 107 (26.35%) Java
3 68 (16.75%) JavaScript
4 51 (12.56%) C#
5 47 (11.58%) C++
6 19 (4.68%) C
6 19 (4.68%) SQL
7 15 (3.69%) Python
8 14 (3.45%) Ruby
9 8 (1.97%) ActionScript
9 8 (1.97%) Scala
10 4 (0.99%) PHP
11 3 (0.74%) ES6
12 2 (0.49%) Embedded C
12 2 (0.49%) Erlang
12 2 (0.49%) GraphQL
12 2 (0.49%) Kotlin
12 2 (0.49%) MATLAB
12 2 (0.49%) SPARQL
12 2 (0.49%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 25 (6.16%) Degree
2 15 (3.69%) Security Cleared
3 11 (2.71%) Computer Science Degree
4 10 (2.46%) Numerate Degree
5 5 (1.23%) DV Cleared
6 4 (0.99%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.25%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.25%) CEH
7 1 (0.25%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.25%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (1.72%) AirWatch
2 3 (0.74%) HockeyApp
3 1 (0.25%) Terraform
Vendors
1 84 (20.69%) Apple
2 27 (6.65%) Xamarin
3 16 (3.94%) Google
4 5 (1.23%) Telerik
5 4 (0.99%) Microsoft
6 3 (0.74%) SAP
7 2 (0.49%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.49%) Coremetrics
7 2 (0.49%) Optimizely
7 2 (0.49%) Perforce
8 1 (0.25%) Appcelerator
8 1 (0.25%) Facebook
8 1 (0.25%) Kony
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle
8 1 (0.25%) Palo Alto
8 1 (0.25%) Sencha
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