Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 564 480 499
Rank change year-on-year -84 +19 -75
Contract jobs citing Objective-C 335 387 429
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.43% 0.41%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.77% 1.04% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 254 352
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £289
90th Percentile £575 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £398 £350
% change year-on-year -5.66% +13.57% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 1
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £45.75 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.50% +60.53% -32.94%
10th Percentile £20.10 £35.65 £26.75
90th Percentile £80.50 £67.50 £30.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.75 £28.50
% change year-on-year -14.11% +42.98% -32.94%

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 43,413 37,358 40,501
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.07% 41.40% 38.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 30,364 25,609 27,703
UK median daily rate £463 £430 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.56% +2.99% +4.38%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.87% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 781 807 957
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £41.50 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.61% +7.79% +10.00%
10th Percentile £16.75 £16.50 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £56.60 £52.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year -2.44% +6.49% +10.00%

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 23 May 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 23 May 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 23 May 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 -71 294 £450 +5.88% 199
London -81 172 £475 +5.56% 97
UK excluding London -41 162 £375 -5.66% 113
Midlands +6 37 £363 +3.57% 23
South East -24 37 £425 +11.48% 19
North of England -33 35 £375 -11.76% 31
Scotland -49 32 £400 +6.67% 8
West Midlands -4 26 £388 +10.71% 7
Yorkshire -29 18 £400 -4.76% 4
North West -26 15 £375 -11.76% 26
East Midlands +9 11 £240 -29.93% 15
South West +14 8 £375 -17.81% 19
East of England -17 5 £425 +54.55% 10
Northern Ireland - 5 £350 - 2
Wales - 3 £400 - 1
North East +13 2 £318 -20.63% 1

For the 6 months to 23 May 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.

1 295 (88.06%) Apple iOS
2 266 (79.40%) iOS Development
3 242 (72.24%) Apple Swift
4 169 (50.45%) Agile Software Development
5 101 (30.15%) Mobile Development
6 98 (29.25%) Mobile App
6 98 (29.25%) TDD
7 97 (28.96%) Java
7 97 (28.96%) Android
8 86 (25.67%) Xcode
9 73 (21.79%) Git (software)
10 71 (21.19%) RESTful
11 70 (20.90%) JavaScript
12 63 (18.81%) Scrum
13 57 (17.01%) Cocoa
13 57 (17.01%) Android Development
14 52 (15.52%) OO
15 51 (15.22%) Finance
15 51 (15.22%) User Experience
16 50 (14.93%) MVC
17 48 (14.33%) iPhone
18 44 (13.13%) iPad
18 44 (13.13%) Apple
19 42 (12.54%) iOS SDK
20 41 (12.24%) BDD
21 40 (11.94%) Continuous Integration
22 39 (11.64%) Unit Testing
23 38 (11.34%) HTML
24 36 (10.75%) Web Services
24 36 (10.75%) MVVM

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 23 (6.87%) CMS
2 3 (0.90%) Confluence
3 2 (0.60%) WordPress
4 1 (0.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.30%) nginx
4 1 (0.30%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (0.30%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.30%) Revive Adserver
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.58%) GitHub
2 9 (2.69%) TestFlight
3 8 (2.39%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (2.09%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (1.49%) Google Play
6 4 (1.19%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.30%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.30%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.30%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.30%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.30%) iTunes
7 1 (0.30%) npm
7 1 (0.30%) PaaS
7 1 (0.30%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.09%) Internet
2 5 (1.49%) Bluetooth
3 3 (0.90%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.60%) HTTP
5 1 (0.30%) NFC
5 1 (0.30%) SMS
5 1 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.09%) SQL Server
1 7 (2.09%) SQLite
2 6 (1.79%) NoSQL
3 5 (1.49%) MySQL
4 4 (1.19%) MongoDB
5 3 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.30%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.30%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.30%) Big Data
6 1 (0.30%) FileMaker
6 1 (0.30%) GIS
6 1 (0.30%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.30%) JanusGraph
6 1 (0.30%) Neo4j
6 1 (0.30%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.30%) Redis
6 1 (0.30%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 86 (25.67%) Xcode
2 73 (21.79%) Git (software)
3 32 (9.55%) CocoaPods
4 25 (7.46%) Jenkins
5 21 (6.27%) Subversion
6 17 (5.07%) TeamCity
7 13 (3.88%) JIRA
8 11 (3.28%) fastlane
9 9 (2.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 9 (2.69%) Grunt
9 9 (2.69%) gulp
10 8 (2.39%) Hudson
11 7 (2.09%) Android Studio
12 6 (1.79%) Eclipse
13 4 (1.19%) GoogleTest
13 4 (1.19%) Qt Creator
13 4 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
14 3 (0.90%) Appium
14 3 (0.90%) Bitbucket
14 3 (0.90%) Jasmine
General
1 51 (15.22%) Finance
2 23 (6.87%) Publishing
3 21 (6.27%) Banking
4 18 (5.37%) Retail
5 15 (4.48%) Games
6 9 (2.69%) Law
7 8 (2.39%) Telecoms
8 7 (2.09%) Automotive
9 4 (1.19%) Investment Banking
9 4 (1.19%) Marketing
10 3 (0.90%) Advertising
10 3 (0.90%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.30%) Electronics
11 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 300 (89.55%) Developer
2 214 (63.88%) iOS Developer
3 46 (13.73%) Mobile Developer
4 36 (10.75%) Objective-C Developer
5 33 (9.85%) Senior Developer
6 28 (8.36%) Applications Developer
7 26 (7.76%) Senior iOS Developer
8 19 (5.67%) Android Developer
9 18 (5.37%) iOS Android Developer
10 15 (4.48%) Mobile Applications Developer
11 12 (3.58%) Xamarin Developer
12 11 (3.28%) Software Developer
13 10 (2.99%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 9 (2.69%) Full Stack Developer
15 8 (2.39%) Agile Developer
15 8 (2.39%) C++ Developer
15 8 (2.39%) Web Applications Developer
16 7 (2.09%) Mac Developer
16 7 (2.09%) Web Developer
17 6 (1.79%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (21.19%) RESTful
2 57 (17.01%) Cocoa
3 42 (12.54%) iOS SDK
4 38 (11.34%) HTML
5 36 (10.75%) Web Services
6 33 (9.85%) Core Data
7 32 (9.55%) React Native
8 29 (8.66%) React
8 29 (8.66%) REST
9 27 (8.06%) AngularJS
9 27 (8.06%) Node.js
10 26 (7.76%) Apache Cordova
10 26 (7.76%) CSS
11 25 (7.46%) Ionic Framework
12 20 (5.97%) Cocoa Touch
12 20 (5.97%) JSON
13 17 (5.07%) .NET
13 17 (5.07%) Sass
14 14 (4.18%) Redux
14 14 (4.18%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 98 (29.25%) Mobile App
2 51 (15.22%) User Experience
3 48 (14.33%) iPhone
4 44 (13.13%) iPad
5 29 (8.66%) Greenfield Project
6 28 (8.36%) Computer Science
7 14 (4.18%) Analytical Skills
7 14 (4.18%) Data Structures
8 11 (3.28%) Fintech
9 8 (2.39%) Animation
10 6 (1.79%) Algorithms
10 6 (1.79%) Management Information System
10 6 (1.79%) Self-Motivation
10 6 (1.79%) Video on Demand
11 5 (1.49%) Machine to Machine
12 4 (1.19%) SWIFT
13 3 (0.90%) Augmented Reality
13 3 (0.90%) Digital Currency
13 3 (0.90%) Mobile Payment
14 2 (0.60%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 295 (88.06%) Apple iOS
2 97 (28.96%) Android
3 23 (6.87%) Mac OS
4 22 (6.57%) Mac OS X
5 21 (6.27%) Windows
6 13 (3.88%) Linux
7 10 (2.99%) Windows 7
7 10 (2.99%) Windows 8
8 4 (1.19%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (0.60%) Unix
10 1 (0.30%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 266 (79.40%) iOS Development
2 169 (50.45%) Agile Software Development
3 101 (30.15%) Mobile Development
4 98 (29.25%) TDD
5 63 (18.81%) Scrum
6 57 (17.01%) Android Development
7 52 (15.52%) OO
8 50 (14.93%) MVC
9 41 (12.24%) BDD
10 40 (11.94%) Continuous Integration
11 39 (11.64%) Unit Testing
12 36 (10.75%) MVVM
13 30 (8.96%) OOD
14 29 (8.66%) Problem-Solving
15 27 (8.06%) Test Automation
16 23 (6.87%) OOP
17 20 (5.97%) Pair Programming
18 19 (5.67%) E-Commerce
18 19 (5.67%) Mentoring
19 18 (5.37%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 242 (72.24%) Apple Swift
2 97 (28.96%) Java
3 70 (20.90%) JavaScript
4 30 (8.96%) C#
5 29 (8.66%) SQL
6 23 (6.87%) C++
7 10 (2.99%) C
7 10 (2.99%) Kotlin
7 10 (2.99%) TypeScript
8 8 (2.39%) Python
9 7 (2.09%) ES6
9 7 (2.09%) PHP
10 6 (1.79%) Go
10 6 (1.79%) Ruby
11 4 (1.19%) Erlang
12 3 (0.90%) Java 8
13 1 (0.30%) Dart
13 1 (0.30%) Elixir
13 1 (0.30%) Haskell
13 1 (0.30%) Rust
Qualifications
1 28 (8.36%) Degree
2 9 (2.69%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (1.49%) Master's Degree
4 4 (1.19%) MBA
5 3 (0.90%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.30%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.69%) QA
2 4 (1.19%) ISO 8583
3 2 (0.60%) WCAG
4 1 (0.30%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.30%) GCP
System Software
1 4 (1.19%) Docker
2 1 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (0.90%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (0.60%) Ansible
2 2 (0.60%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.60%) Puppet
Vendors
1 44 (13.13%) Apple
2 27 (8.06%) Xamarin
3 16 (4.78%) Google
4 7 (2.09%) Sencha
5 3 (0.90%) Atlassian
6 2 (0.60%) Appcelerator
6 2 (0.60%) Kony
6 2 (0.60%) Microsoft
7 1 (0.30%) Adobe
7 1 (0.30%) DoubleClick
7 1 (0.30%) IBM
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle
7 1 (0.30%) RapidMiner
7 1 (0.30%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.30%) SAP
7 1 (0.30%) Twitter