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 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Apple Objective-C
UK
Rank 383 413 383
Rank change year-on-year +30 -30  
Contract jobs citing Objective-C 212 221 237
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.48% 0.42% 0.45%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.16% 1.10% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 167 140
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +14.28% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 5
Median hourly rate £52.00 - £42.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.60 - £32.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £99.00 - £48.84
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 - £42.50

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 18266 20120 19386
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.12% 38.10% 37.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 12547 13725 12546
Median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £552
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 484 392
Median hourly rate £42.50 £39.63 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.25% +11.61%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.87 £15.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

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 22 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 22 March 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 22 March 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 +54 196 £425 +6.25% 110
London +14 111 £450 - 49
South East +15 23 £375 +7.14% 9
City of London +5 20 £500 +8.10% 12
North West +33 18 £400 +6.66% 14
West Yorkshire +31 16 £423 +5.62% 3
Yorkshire +25 16 £423 +5.62% 4
Leeds +20 16 £423 +5.62% 3
East of England -2 16 £275 -21.42% 16
Scotland +22 15 £425 -5.55% 4
Berkshire +26 12 - - 1
Manchester +19 11 £425 +9.67% 13
Glasgow +5 9 £320 -14.66% 2
Essex -1 9 £275 -31.25% 3
Milton Keynes +3 7 - -
Buckinghamshire -7 7 - -
Cheshire +25 6 £350 -6.66% 1
Reading +17 6 - -
Warrington +33 4 £350 -6.66%
Hertfordshire -5 4 £275 -31.25% 1
East Midlands -6 4 £325 +13.04% 4
South West -6 4 £456 +1.38% 6
St Albans - 4 £275 -
Brentwood - 4 £265 -
Edinburgh +10 3 £500 +6.66% 2
Leicestershire 0 3 £325 +18.18% 2
Salford - 3 £425 - 1
West Midlands +16 2 £375 +36.36% 5
Cambridge +12 2 £225 -41.93% 3
Cambridgeshire +6 2 £225 -41.93% 11

Objective-C
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 March 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.

1 352 (84.82%) Apple iOS
2 308 (74.22%) iOS Development
3 295 (71.08%) Apple Swift
4 181 (43.61%) Agile Software Development
5 136 (32.77%) Android
6 117 (28.19%) Mobile App
7 114 (27.47%) TDD
8 106 (25.54%) Mobile Development
9 105 (25.30%) Java
10 93 (22.41%) Cocoa
11 89 (21.45%) RESTful
12 86 (20.72%) Xcode
13 77 (18.55%) Apple
14 76 (18.31%) Scrum
15 75 (18.07%) Git (software)
15 75 (18.07%) User Experience
16 74 (17.83%) Android Development
17 72 (17.35%) JavaScript
18 71 (17.11%) Core Data
19 70 (16.87%) Web Services
20 69 (16.63%) iPhone
21 63 (15.18%) REST
22 62 (14.94%) C++
23 61 (14.70%) C#
23 61 (14.70%) Continuous Integration
24 58 (13.98%) Unit Testing
24 58 (13.98%) HTML
25 56 (13.49%) JSON
26 51 (12.29%) iPad
27 49 (11.81%) iOS SDK

Objective-C
Top Related 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 (5.54%) Confluence
2 3 (0.72%) SharePoint
2 3 (0.72%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.48%) Apache Pig
3 2 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (0.48%) Skype for Business
3 2 (0.48%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.24%) Apache
4 1 (0.24%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.24%) CMS
4 1 (0.24%) Documentum
4 1 (0.24%) JBoss
4 1 (0.24%) nginx
4 1 (0.24%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (0.48%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.24%) InDesign
2 1 (0.24%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 21 (5.06%) Amazon AWS
1 21 (5.06%) GitHub
2 11 (2.65%) TestFlight
3 9 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (1.20%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (1.20%) Google Play
4 5 (1.20%) iTunes
5 3 (0.72%) Firebase
6 2 (0.48%) Heroku
6 2 (0.48%) Office 365
6 2 (0.48%) Slack
6 2 (0.48%) Yammer
7 1 (0.24%) CloudBees
7 1 (0.24%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.24%) IaaS
7 1 (0.24%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.24%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.89%) HTTP
1 12 (2.89%) LTE
2 11 (2.65%) GSM
2 11 (2.65%) HSPA
2 11 (2.65%) WCDMA
3 10 (2.41%) Network Security
4 6 (1.45%) Bluetooth
5 4 (0.96%) iBeacon
5 4 (0.96%) VoIP
5 4 (0.96%) Wireshark
6 3 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.48%) NFC
7 2 (0.48%) Skype
8 1 (0.24%) 3GPP
8 1 (0.24%) DNS
8 1 (0.24%) Firewall
8 1 (0.24%) Internet
8 1 (0.24%) RFID
8 1 (0.24%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.24%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (3.86%) SQLite
2 12 (2.89%) MySQL
3 10 (2.41%) MongoDB
4 8 (1.93%) CouchDB
5 6 (1.45%) Azure SQL Database
5 6 (1.45%) Mixpanel
6 5 (1.20%) NoSQL
6 5 (1.20%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.72%) SQL Server
8 2 (0.48%) Apache Hive
8 2 (0.48%) Big Data
8 2 (0.48%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 86 (20.72%) Xcode
2 75 (18.07%) Git (software)
3 47 (11.33%) Jenkins
4 41 (9.88%) JIRA
5 26 (6.27%) Subversion
6 23 (5.54%) Android Studio
7 21 (5.06%) CocoaPods
8 18 (4.34%) Cucumber
9 16 (3.86%) git-flow
9 16 (3.86%) JUnit
10 11 (2.65%) Travis CI
11 9 (2.17%) Eclipse
12 8 (1.93%) Bitbucket
12 8 (1.93%) Calabash
13 7 (1.69%) Gradle
14 6 (1.45%) CircleCI
14 6 (1.45%) Selenium
15 5 (1.20%) Appium
16 4 (0.96%) SpecFlow
16 4 (0.96%) WebDriver
General
1 36 (8.67%) Games
2 32 (7.71%) Finance
3 23 (5.54%) Retail
4 21 (5.06%) Publishing
5 10 (2.41%) Automotive
6 9 (2.17%) Back Office
6 9 (2.17%) Banking
7 8 (1.93%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.20%) Advertising
8 5 (1.20%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.96%) Marketing
10 3 (0.72%) Electronics
10 3 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.48%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 351 (84.58%) Developer
2 284 (68.43%) iOS Developer
3 54 (13.01%) Senior Developer
4 45 (10.84%) Objective-C Developer
5 43 (10.36%) Senior iOS Developer
6 36 (8.67%) Mobile Developer
7 35 (8.43%) Android Developer
8 30 (7.23%) iOS Android Developer
9 27 (6.51%) Applications Developer
10 22 (5.30%) Architect
11 16 (3.86%) Software Developer
12 14 (3.37%) C# Developer
12 14 (3.37%) Lead Developer
13 13 (3.13%) Software Engineer
14 12 (2.89%) Agile Developer
14 12 (2.89%) Java Developer
14 12 (2.89%) Mobile Applications Developer
15 11 (2.65%) Xamarin Developer
16 9 (2.17%) Lead iOS Developer
17 8 (1.93%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (22.41%) Cocoa
2 89 (21.45%) RESTful
3 71 (17.11%) Core Data
4 70 (16.87%) Web Services
5 63 (15.18%) REST
6 58 (13.98%) HTML
7 56 (13.49%) JSON
8 49 (11.81%) iOS SDK
9 47 (11.33%) Cocoa Touch
10 42 (10.12%) HTML5
11 39 (9.40%) .NET
12 37 (8.92%) XML
13 35 (8.43%) Core Animation
14 33 (7.95%) CSS
15 25 (6.02%) Unity (Game Engine)
16 24 (5.78%) CSS3
17 19 (4.58%) SOAP
18 18 (4.34%) Android SDK
19 13 (3.13%) UIKit
20 12 (2.89%) Apache Cordova
Miscellaneous
1 117 (28.19%) Mobile App
2 75 (18.07%) User Experience
3 69 (16.63%) iPhone
4 51 (12.29%) iPad
5 23 (5.54%) Animation
6 16 (3.86%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (2.41%) Computer Science
8 9 (2.17%) Algorithms
9 5 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.20%) Fintech
10 4 (0.96%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.72%) Embedded Systems
11 3 (0.72%) Mobile Games
11 3 (0.72%) Smartphone
11 3 (0.72%) Streaming Video
11 3 (0.72%) Video on Demand
12 2 (0.48%) e-Learning
12 2 (0.48%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 2 (0.48%) N-Tier
12 2 (0.48%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 352 (84.82%) Apple iOS
2 136 (32.77%) Android
3 12 (2.89%) Windows
4 9 (2.17%) Mac OS X
5 8 (1.93%) Linux
6 2 (0.48%) Unix
6 2 (0.48%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.24%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.24%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.24%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 308 (74.22%) iOS Development
2 181 (43.61%) Agile Software Development
3 114 (27.47%) TDD
4 106 (25.54%) Mobile Development
5 76 (18.31%) Scrum
6 74 (17.83%) Android Development
7 61 (14.70%) Continuous Integration
8 58 (13.98%) Unit Testing
9 46 (11.08%) OO
10 43 (10.36%) E-Commerce
11 42 (10.12%) Software Engineering
12 38 (9.16%) Pair Programming
13 36 (8.67%) BDD
14 34 (8.19%) MVC
15 22 (5.30%) OOD
15 22 (5.30%) OOP
16 19 (4.58%) Mentoring
16 19 (4.58%) Mobile Application Development
16 19 (4.58%) Push Notifications
17 18 (4.34%) API Design
Programming Languages
1 295 (71.08%) Apple Swift
2 105 (25.30%) Java
3 72 (17.35%) JavaScript
4 62 (14.94%) C++
5 61 (14.70%) C#
6 23 (5.54%) C
7 22 (5.30%) SQL
8 18 (4.34%) ActionScript
8 18 (4.34%) Ruby
9 12 (2.89%) Python
10 5 (1.20%) PHP
10 5 (1.20%) SPARQL
11 3 (0.72%) Embedded C
11 3 (0.72%) ES6
12 2 (0.48%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.24%) ECMAScript
13 1 (0.24%) Scala
13 1 (0.24%) VB
13 1 (0.24%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.24%) VBA
Qualifications
1 21 (5.06%) Degree
2 9 (2.17%) Security Cleared
3 5 (1.20%) DV Cleared
4 4 (0.96%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (0.96%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.24%) CEH
5 1 (0.24%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (5.30%) QA
2 1 (0.24%) Actionable Recommendations
2 1 (0.24%) SDET
Systems Management
1 7 (1.69%) AirWatch
2 6 (1.45%) HockeyApp
Vendors
1 77 (18.55%) Apple
2 24 (5.78%) Xamarin
3 18 (4.34%) Google
4 8 (1.93%) SAP
5 7 (1.69%) Microsoft
6 6 (1.45%) Coremetrics
7 4 (0.96%) Oracle
8 2 (0.48%) Appcelerator
8 2 (0.48%) Infor
8 2 (0.48%) Perforce
8 2 (0.48%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.48%) Telerik
9 1 (0.24%) Adobe
9 1 (0.24%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.24%) Facebook
9 1 (0.24%) Kony
9 1 (0.24%) Optimizely
9 1 (0.24%) PubNub
9 1 (0.24%) Sencha
9 1 (0.24%) Twitter
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