Period
to 9 August 2020

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 9 August 2020 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
9 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 426 657 561
Rank change year-on-year +231 -96 -76
Contract jobs citing Objective-C 120 189 363
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.21% 0.35%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.83% 0.49% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 158 263
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £310 £334 £338
90th Percentile £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Median hourly rate £50.50 - £32.50
10th Percentile £49.25 - £27.50
90th Percentile £51.75 - £75.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £30.00

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 14,517 38,882 45,317
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.23% 42.38% 44.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,612 26,910 31,784
Median daily rate £495 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.21% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £320 £323 £313
90th Percentile £681 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 366 706 745
Median hourly rate £35.25 £44.00 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.89% +8.64% +1.25%
10th Percentile £17.63 £20.70 £16.35
90th Percentile £56.25 £55.50 £52.50
Median hourly rate £37.55 £44.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year -14.67% +8.64% -1.40%

Objective-C
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Objective-C as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Objective-C in the UK

Objective-C
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Objective-C.

Daily rate trend for Objective-C in the UK

Objective-C
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Objective-C over the 6 months to 9 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Objective-C in the UK

Objective-C
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Objective-C.

Hourly rate trend for Objective-C in the UK

Objective-C
Top 13 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 9 August 2020. 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 +221 111 £450 - 41
London +182 71 £488 +8.33% 13
UK excluding London +189 42 £400 -11.11% 28
South East +137 17 £453 +0.59% 3
Work from Home -9 16 £375 -4.76% 9
North of England +129 13 £360 -17.71% 14
North West +91 11 £360 -4.00% 8
Midlands +92 9 £373 -12.35% 6
East Midlands +54 8 £373 +17.14% 1
Yorkshire +78 2 - - 5
Scotland +67 2 £450 +9.09% 1
South West +89 1 £350 -30.00% 2
West Midlands +64 1 - - 5

For the 6 months to 9 August 2020, 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.

1 104 (86.67%) Apple iOS
2 103 (85.83%) Apple Swift
3 74 (61.67%) iOS Development
4 47 (39.17%) Agile Software Development
5 46 (38.33%) Android
6 37 (30.83%) Java
7 35 (29.17%) Mobile App
8 33 (27.50%) Cocoa
9 29 (24.17%) User Experience
10 28 (23.33%) Xcode
11 27 (22.50%) Software Engineering
12 20 (16.67%) RESTful
13 18 (15.00%) TDD
14 17 (14.17%) Continuous Integration
14 17 (14.17%) JavaScript
15 16 (13.33%) .NET
16 15 (12.50%) Degree
16 15 (12.50%) Scrum
16 15 (12.50%) Cocoa Touch
16 15 (12.50%) React Native
16 15 (12.50%) Kotlin
16 15 (12.50%) Android Development
17 14 (11.67%) Mobile Development
17 14 (11.67%) Core Data
18 13 (10.83%) Core Animation
18 13 (10.83%) Mac OS
18 13 (10.83%) Xamarin
18 13 (10.83%) Animation
19 12 (10.00%) Apple
19 12 (10.00%) 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 2 (1.67%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.83%) Confluence
2 1 (0.83%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (1.67%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (1.67%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.33%) Azure
2 8 (6.67%) AWS
3 5 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (3.33%) Firebase
5 3 (2.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 3 (2.50%) Amazon S3
5 3 (2.50%) GitHub
5 3 (2.50%) Google Analytics
5 3 (2.50%) npm
6 2 (1.67%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.83%) Apple Pay
7 1 (0.83%) Asana
7 1 (0.83%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.83%) Google Docs
7 1 (0.83%) Google Pay
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.67%) DHCP
1 2 (1.67%) Firewall
1 2 (1.67%) LAN
1 2 (1.67%) TCP/IP
1 2 (1.67%) WAN
2 1 (0.83%) Bluetooth
2 1 (0.83%) Skype
2 1 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.33%) MySQL
1 4 (3.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.50%) MongoDB
2 3 (2.50%) NoSQL
2 3 (2.50%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.83%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.83%) MariaDB
3 1 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.83%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 28 (23.33%) Xcode
2 11 (9.17%) Git (software)
3 9 (7.50%) Jenkins
4 6 (5.00%) Android Studio
5 4 (3.33%) JUnit
5 4 (3.33%) Visual Studio
6 3 (2.50%) CMake
6 3 (2.50%) Grunt
6 3 (2.50%) Mocha
6 3 (2.50%) webpack
7 2 (1.67%) Artifactory
7 2 (1.67%) Burp Suite
7 2 (1.67%) CocoaPods
7 2 (1.67%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.67%) git-flow
7 2 (1.67%) JIRA
7 2 (1.67%) Maven
7 2 (1.67%) sqlmap
7 2 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.67%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (5.83%) Banking
2 5 (4.17%) Law
3 4 (3.33%) Finance
4 3 (2.50%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.67%) French Language
5 2 (1.67%) Games
5 2 (1.67%) Retail
6 1 (0.83%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 86 (71.67%) Developer
2 65 (54.17%) iOS Developer
3 20 (16.67%) Senior Developer
4 17 (14.17%) Senior iOS Developer
5 15 (12.50%) Mobile Developer
6 13 (10.83%) Applications Developer
7 12 (10.00%) Mobile Applications Developer
8 7 (5.83%) Android Developer
9 6 (5.00%) Objective-C Developer
10 5 (4.17%) iOS Android Developer
10 5 (4.17%) React Developer
10 5 (4.17%) Software Engineer
11 4 (3.33%) C++ Developer
11 4 (3.33%) Java Android Developer
11 4 (3.33%) Java Developer
12 3 (2.50%) Mac Engineer
12 3 (2.50%) Senior Applications Developer
12 3 (2.50%) Senior Mobile Applications Developer
12 3 (2.50%) Senior Mobile Developer
12 3 (2.50%) Xamarin Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (27.50%) Cocoa
2 20 (16.67%) RESTful
3 16 (13.33%) .NET
4 15 (12.50%) Cocoa Touch
4 15 (12.50%) React Native
5 14 (11.67%) Core Data
6 13 (10.83%) Core Animation
7 12 (10.00%) iOS SDK
8 11 (9.17%) Apache Cordova
8 11 (9.17%) HTML
8 11 (9.17%) UIKit
9 10 (8.33%) Node.js
10 9 (7.50%) Flutter
10 9 (7.50%) Ionic Framework
10 9 (7.50%) REST
11 8 (6.67%) jQuery
12 7 (5.83%) AngularJS
12 7 (5.83%) Redux
13 6 (5.00%) JSON
14 5 (4.17%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 35 (29.17%) Mobile App
2 29 (24.17%) User Experience
3 13 (10.83%) Animation
4 11 (9.17%) Greenfield Project
5 9 (7.50%) iPhone
6 8 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (5.83%) iPad
8 2 (1.67%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.83%) Marketing Technology
9 1 (0.83%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.83%) Mobile Games
9 1 (0.83%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.83%) Social Network
9 1 (0.83%) STB
9 1 (0.83%) Vector Graphics
9 1 (0.83%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 104 (86.67%) Apple iOS
2 46 (38.33%) Android
3 13 (10.83%) Mac OS
4 10 (8.33%) Windows
5 4 (3.33%) Linux
6 2 (1.67%) Solaris
6 2 (1.67%) tvOS
6 2 (1.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (61.67%) iOS Development
2 47 (39.17%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (22.50%) Software Engineering
4 18 (15.00%) TDD
5 17 (14.17%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (12.50%) Android Development
6 15 (12.50%) Scrum
7 14 (11.67%) Mobile Development
8 11 (9.17%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (8.33%) MVC
9 10 (8.33%) OO
9 10 (8.33%) Technical Leadership
9 10 (8.33%) Unit Testing
10 9 (7.50%) Mentoring
10 9 (7.50%) SOLID
10 9 (7.50%) Test Automation
11 7 (5.83%) Open Source
11 7 (5.83%) Project Management
11 7 (5.83%) SEO
11 7 (5.83%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 103 (85.83%) Apple Swift
2 37 (30.83%) Java
3 17 (14.17%) JavaScript
4 15 (12.50%) Kotlin
5 11 (9.17%) C++
6 10 (8.33%) Python
7 9 (7.50%) C#
8 6 (5.00%) PHP
9 5 (4.17%) C
10 4 (3.33%) SQL
11 3 (2.50%) ES6
12 2 (1.67%) Dart
12 2 (1.67%) Perl
12 2 (1.67%) Scala
13 1 (0.83%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.83%) PHP 7
13 1 (0.83%) Ruby
13 1 (0.83%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (12.50%) Degree
2 3 (2.50%) ISTQB
2 3 (2.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (1.67%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.83%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.83%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 7 (5.83%) Docker
2 2 (1.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.67%) Ansible
1 2 (1.67%) Grafana
1 2 (1.67%) Kibana
1 2 (1.67%) Kubernetes
1 2 (1.67%) Microsoft Intune
1 2 (1.67%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 13 (10.83%) Xamarin
2 12 (10.00%) Apple
3 7 (5.83%) SAP
4 5 (4.17%) Google
5 4 (3.33%) Microsoft
6 3 (2.50%) OutSystems
7 2 (1.67%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.67%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.67%) Splunk
7 2 (1.67%) TIBCO
7 2 (1.67%) VMware
8 1 (0.83%) Capita
8 1 (0.83%) Facebook