Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 558 497 473
Rank change year-on-year -61 -24 -54
Contract jobs citing Objective-C 364 402 519
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.42% 0.48%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.80% 0.99% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 286 411
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -2.86% +5.42%
10th Percentile £350 £300 £300
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £376 £400
% change year-on-year +6.31% -5.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 2
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £41.50 £22.58
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.69% +83.81% -41.13%
10th Percentile £27.50 £34.50 £16.47
90th Percentile £75.75 £62.10 £29.02
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £41.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year -27.71% +45.61% -16.67%

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 45,280 40,533 42,557
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.30% 42.02% 39.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,757 27,866 29,249
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £280
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 737 779 909
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £16.25 £16.00 £13.46
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.75 £51.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.47% +8.00% +4.17%

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 19 August 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 19 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Objective-C in the UK

Objective-C
Top 14 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 19 August 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 -69 321 £475 +7.95% 154
London -49 203 £475 +5.56% 87
UK excluding London -26 158 £400 +6.31% 72
South East -5 45 £450 +31.39% 8
Scotland -38 40 £400 +6.67% 3
North of England -27 36 £400 -4.76% 26
Midlands -8 23 £330 -17.50% 10
North West -6 20 £381 -10.29% 17
Yorkshire -10 16 £400 -4.76% 8
West Midlands -18 15 £330 -17.50% 6
East Midlands -3 8 £338 -16.92% 4
East of England -5 8 £450 +28.57% 17
South West -18 5 £363 -3.33% 6
Wales -14 1 £400 +14.29% 2

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 322 (88.46%) Apple iOS
2 292 (80.22%) Apple Swift
3 283 (77.75%) iOS Development
4 183 (50.27%) Agile Software Development
5 117 (32.14%) Mobile App
6 116 (31.87%) Mobile Development
7 109 (29.95%) TDD
8 103 (28.30%) Xcode
9 102 (28.02%) RESTful
10 101 (27.75%) Android
11 97 (26.65%) Git (software)
12 95 (26.10%) Java
13 80 (21.98%) JavaScript
14 70 (19.23%) Scrum
15 66 (18.13%) User Experience
16 62 (17.03%) Android Development
16 62 (17.03%) Unit Testing
17 58 (15.93%) OO
18 56 (15.38%) Apple
19 55 (15.11%) iPhone
20 53 (14.56%) Continuous Integration
21 52 (14.29%) iPad
21 52 (14.29%) BDD
22 50 (13.74%) Cocoa
23 48 (13.19%) Web Services
24 47 (12.91%) iOS SDK
25 43 (11.81%) HTML
25 43 (11.81%) MVC
25 43 (11.81%) Core Data
26 41 (11.26%) 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 20 (5.49%) CMS
2 4 (1.10%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 4 (1.10%) Alfresco
2 4 (1.10%) Documentum
2 4 (1.10%) Drupal
2 4 (1.10%) FileNet
2 4 (1.10%) Liferay
2 4 (1.10%) LiveCycle
2 4 (1.10%) LiveLink
2 4 (1.10%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.82%) Confluence
4 2 (0.55%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (0.55%) Mendix
5 1 (0.27%) Ethereum
5 1 (0.27%) nginx
5 1 (0.27%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.27%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (0.82%) Adobe Illustrator
1 3 (0.82%) InVision
1 3 (0.82%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.55%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.27%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.85%) GitHub
2 9 (2.47%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (2.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (2.47%) TestFlight
3 8 (2.20%) Google Play
4 5 (1.37%) OpenShift
5 3 (0.82%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (0.82%) iTunes
6 2 (0.55%) Heroku
7 1 (0.27%) Amazon Kinesis
7 1 (0.27%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.27%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.47%) Bluetooth
1 9 (2.47%) Internet
2 5 (1.37%) Network Security
3 4 (1.10%) HTTP
4 2 (0.55%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.55%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.27%) NFC
5 1 (0.27%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (7.97%) SQLite
2 15 (4.12%) SQL Server
3 7 (1.92%) MySQL
4 4 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (0.82%) Blockchain
5 3 (0.82%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.55%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (0.55%) CouchDB
6 2 (0.55%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.27%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (0.27%) GIS
7 1 (0.27%) Power BI
7 1 (0.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 103 (28.30%) Xcode
2 97 (26.65%) Git (software)
3 34 (9.34%) CocoaPods
4 27 (7.42%) Jenkins
5 22 (6.04%) Subversion
6 21 (5.77%) JIRA
7 17 (4.67%) TeamCity
8 14 (3.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 11 (3.02%) fastlane
10 9 (2.47%) git-flow
11 8 (2.20%) Hudson
12 7 (1.92%) Bitbucket
13 6 (1.65%) Jasmine
13 6 (1.65%) Team Foundation Server
14 5 (1.37%) CircleCI
15 4 (1.10%) Ant
15 4 (1.10%) NUnit
15 4 (1.10%) ReSharper
15 4 (1.10%) Selenium
15 4 (1.10%) SpecFlow
General
1 39 (10.71%) Finance
2 28 (7.69%) Banking
3 19 (5.22%) Publishing
4 17 (4.67%) Games
5 16 (4.40%) Retail
6 12 (3.30%) Automotive
7 11 (3.02%) Law
8 6 (1.65%) Telecoms
9 5 (1.37%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.55%) Marketing
11 1 (0.27%) Advertising
11 1 (0.27%) Billing
11 1 (0.27%) German Language
11 1 (0.27%) Legal
Job Titles
1 322 (88.46%) Developer
2 232 (63.74%) iOS Developer
3 41 (11.26%) Mobile Developer
4 29 (7.97%) Senior Developer
5 26 (7.14%) Applications Developer
6 23 (6.32%) Objective-C Developer
6 23 (6.32%) Senior iOS Developer
7 20 (5.49%) React Developer
8 13 (3.57%) Android Developer
9 12 (3.30%) iOS Android Developer
9 12 (3.30%) Mobile Applications Developer
9 12 (3.30%) Xamarin Developer
10 10 (2.75%) Software Developer
11 9 (2.47%) Software Engineer
12 8 (2.20%) C# Developer
12 8 (2.20%) Web Applications Developer
13 7 (1.92%) Agile Developer
13 7 (1.92%) C++ Developer
13 7 (1.92%) Web Developer
14 6 (1.65%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (28.02%) RESTful
2 50 (13.74%) Cocoa
3 48 (13.19%) Web Services
4 47 (12.91%) iOS SDK
5 43 (11.81%) Core Data
5 43 (11.81%) HTML
6 40 (10.99%) React Native
7 36 (9.89%) JSON
8 29 (7.97%) CSS
9 28 (7.69%) React
10 27 (7.42%) .NET
10 27 (7.42%) AngularJS
11 26 (7.14%) XML
12 24 (6.59%) Apache Cordova
12 24 (6.59%) jQuery
12 24 (6.59%) REST
13 23 (6.32%) HTML5
14 22 (6.04%) Ionic Framework
15 20 (5.49%) Core Animation
16 18 (4.95%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 117 (32.14%) Mobile App
2 66 (18.13%) User Experience
3 55 (15.11%) iPhone
4 52 (14.29%) iPad
5 31 (8.52%) Computer Science
6 28 (7.69%) Greenfield Project
7 22 (6.04%) Fintech
8 20 (5.49%) Animation
9 14 (3.85%) Data Structures
10 10 (2.75%) Analytical Skills
11 9 (2.47%) Management Information System
12 7 (1.92%) Algorithms
12 7 (1.92%) Machine to Machine
12 7 (1.92%) Video on Demand
13 6 (1.65%) Self-Motivation
13 6 (1.65%) Social Media
14 5 (1.37%) 3D Graphics
14 5 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
14 5 (1.37%) NHS
15 4 (1.10%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 322 (88.46%) Apple iOS
2 101 (27.75%) Android
3 23 (6.32%) Mac OS
4 16 (4.40%) Windows
5 15 (4.12%) Mac OS X
6 10 (2.75%) Windows 7
6 10 (2.75%) Windows 8
7 9 (2.47%) Linux
8 3 (0.82%) Unix
9 2 (0.55%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.27%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 283 (77.75%) iOS Development
2 183 (50.27%) Agile Software Development
3 116 (31.87%) Mobile Development
4 109 (29.95%) TDD
5 70 (19.23%) Scrum
6 62 (17.03%) Android Development
6 62 (17.03%) Unit Testing
7 58 (15.93%) OO
8 53 (14.56%) Continuous Integration
9 52 (14.29%) BDD
10 43 (11.81%) MVC
11 40 (10.99%) Test Automation
12 33 (9.07%) Problem-Solving
13 26 (7.14%) MVVM
14 24 (6.59%) Pair Programming
15 23 (6.32%) OOD
16 22 (6.04%) DevOps
16 22 (6.04%) Mentoring
17 19 (5.22%) Project Management
18 18 (4.95%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 292 (80.22%) Apple Swift
2 95 (26.10%) Java
3 80 (21.98%) JavaScript
4 41 (11.26%) C#
5 25 (6.87%) C++
5 25 (6.87%) SQL
6 16 (4.40%) C
7 13 (3.57%) Kotlin
8 11 (3.02%) PHP
8 11 (3.02%) Python
9 9 (2.47%) TypeScript
10 8 (2.20%) Ruby
11 4 (1.10%) Go
12 3 (0.82%) ES6
12 3 (0.82%) ES7
13 2 (0.55%) ES8
13 2 (0.55%) GLSL
13 2 (0.55%) Perl
14 1 (0.27%) Erlang
14 1 (0.27%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (6.87%) Degree
2 5 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (1.10%) Master's Degree
3 4 (1.10%) MBA
4 3 (0.82%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.20%) QA
2 5 (1.37%) ISO 8583
3 4 (1.10%) PMO
4 1 (0.27%) WCAG
System Software
1 7 (1.92%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (0.55%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.27%) Ansible
2 1 (0.27%) Docker Swarm
2 1 (0.27%) Mesos
2 1 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.27%) Puppet
2 1 (0.27%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 56 (15.38%) Apple
2 27 (7.42%) Google
3 23 (6.32%) Xamarin
4 11 (3.02%) Sencha
5 5 (1.37%) Atlassian
5 5 (1.37%) Microsoft
6 4 (1.10%) Adobe
6 4 (1.10%) FatWire
6 4 (1.10%) IBM
6 4 (1.10%) Interwoven
6 4 (1.10%) OpenText
6 4 (1.10%) Sitecore
6 4 (1.10%) Vignette
6 4 (1.10%) Xerox
7 2 (0.55%) Appcelerator
7 2 (0.55%) Kony
7 2 (0.55%) OutSystems
7 2 (0.55%) Twitter
8 1 (0.27%) Capita
8 1 (0.27%) Oracle