Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 466 446 433
Rank change year-on-year -20 -13 -18
Contract jobs citing Objective-C 477 528 585
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.47% 0.50% 0.51%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.11% 1.24% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 372 407 458
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £307
90th Percentile £556 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £353 £400 £388
% change year-on-year -11.88% +3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 3
UK median hourly rate £62.50 £36.00 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +73.61% +16.13% -21.07%
10th Percentile £33.13 £19.46 £29.30
90th Percentile £63.75 £36.82 £33.66
UK excluding London median hourly rate £62.50 £36.51 £31.00
% change year-on-year +71.19% +17.77% +16.87%

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 42856 42621 44072
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.98% 40.33% 38.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 29953 29285 29821
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £308 £281 £269
90th Percentile £638 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 796 887 1042
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +0.67% +22.63%
10th Percentile £16.07 £14.30 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +20.97%

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 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Objective-C in the UK

Objective-C
Top 15 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 18 November 2017. 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 +17 460 £450 +2.86% 83
London -18 307 £475 +5.56% 46
UK excluding London -3 169 £353 -11.88% 44
North of England +53 49 £375 -11.76% 17
Midlands +36 37 £388 +3.33% 7
South East +17 35 £325 -20.73% 2
North West +15 24 £353 -17.06% 13
West Midlands +43 19 £400 +6.67% 5
Yorkshire +19 19 £400 +10.34% 4
East Midlands +9 18 £375 +4.17% 2
South West -5 17 £375 -21.05% 9
Scotland -7 16 £375 - 3
East of England -35 15 £313 -10.71% 2
North East +70 6 £305 -9.63%
Wales +11 1 £350 -6.67% 3

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 421 (88.26%) Apple iOS
2 365 (76.52%) iOS Development
3 364 (76.31%) Apple Swift
4 245 (51.36%) Agile Software Development
5 171 (35.85%) TDD
6 158 (33.12%) RESTful
7 157 (32.91%) Mobile App
8 140 (29.35%) Android
9 137 (28.72%) Xcode
10 127 (26.62%) User Experience
11 124 (26.00%) Mobile Development
11 124 (26.00%) Scrum
12 120 (25.16%) Java
13 117 (24.53%) Apple
14 103 (21.59%) Cocoa
15 98 (20.55%) OO
16 91 (19.08%) Git (software)
16 91 (19.08%) iOS SDK
17 88 (18.45%) iPhone
18 84 (17.61%) iPad
19 79 (16.56%) Web Services
20 78 (16.35%) BDD
21 75 (15.72%) Android Development
21 75 (15.72%) Unit Testing
22 69 (14.47%) Test Automation
22 69 (14.47%) JIRA
22 69 (14.47%) JavaScript
23 68 (14.26%) Continuous Integration
23 68 (14.26%) REST
24 65 (13.63%) Software Engineering

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 40 (8.39%) CMS
2 28 (5.87%) Confluence
3 9 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (0.84%) Apache Spark
5 3 (0.63%) JBoss
6 2 (0.42%) CoreMedia CMS
6 2 (0.42%) Liferay
7 1 (0.21%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.21%) Drupal
7 1 (0.21%) Mule
Applications
1 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 41 (8.60%) GitHub
2 17 (3.56%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (2.52%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (2.10%) Google Play
5 4 (0.84%) PaaS
6 3 (0.63%) npm
7 2 (0.42%) TestFlight
8 1 (0.21%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.21%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.21%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.21%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.21%) G Suite
8 1 (0.21%) iTunes
8 1 (0.21%) Route 53
8 1 (0.21%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.77%) Bluetooth
2 12 (2.52%) HTTP
3 10 (2.10%) Network Security
4 8 (1.68%) LTE
4 8 (1.68%) VoLTE
5 7 (1.47%) GSM
5 7 (1.47%) HSPA
5 7 (1.47%) VoWiFi
5 7 (1.47%) WCDMA
6 5 (1.05%) 3G
6 5 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (0.84%) HTTPS
7 4 (0.84%) SSL
8 3 (0.63%) Internet
9 2 (0.42%) 3GPP
9 2 (0.42%) Firewall
10 1 (0.21%) 4G
10 1 (0.21%) NFC
10 1 (0.21%) SMS
10 1 (0.21%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (6.08%) MongoDB
2 19 (3.98%) Apache Cassandra
2 19 (3.98%) MySQL
3 16 (3.35%) NoSQL
4 15 (3.14%) SQL Server
5 13 (2.73%) Redis
6 10 (2.10%) CouchDB
6 10 (2.10%) PostgreSQL
7 9 (1.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 8 (1.68%) Neo4j
9 6 (1.26%) Big Data
9 6 (1.26%) SQLite
10 4 (0.84%) Data Mining
10 4 (0.84%) DocumentDB
11 2 (0.42%) Azure SQL Database
12 1 (0.21%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.21%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 137 (28.72%) Xcode
2 91 (19.08%) Git (software)
3 69 (14.47%) JIRA
4 46 (9.64%) Jenkins
5 19 (3.98%) Bitbucket
6 18 (3.77%) Subversion
7 17 (3.56%) Cucumber
8 16 (3.35%) Appium
9 15 (3.14%) git-flow
10 12 (2.52%) CocoaPods
11 11 (2.31%) Calabash
11 11 (2.31%) Crashlytics
12 9 (1.89%) Android Studio
13 8 (1.68%) TestRail
14 7 (1.47%) Gradle
14 7 (1.47%) Selenium
15 6 (1.26%) Maven
15 6 (1.26%) SonarQube
15 6 (1.26%) Team Foundation Server
16 5 (1.05%) Mercurial
General
1 51 (10.69%) Finance
2 50 (10.48%) Publishing
3 39 (8.18%) Banking
4 24 (5.03%) Retail
5 19 (3.98%) Games
6 13 (2.73%) Advertising
7 9 (1.89%) Back Office
8 5 (1.05%) Marketing
9 4 (0.84%) Automotive
9 4 (0.84%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.63%) Legal
10 3 (0.63%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.42%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.21%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 422 (88.47%) Developer
2 331 (69.39%) iOS Developer
3 52 (10.90%) Senior Developer
4 47 (9.85%) Mobile Developer
5 43 (9.01%) Senior iOS Developer
6 40 (8.39%) Android Developer
7 30 (6.29%) Objective-C Developer
8 26 (5.45%) iOS Android Developer
9 24 (5.03%) Applications Developer
10 16 (3.35%) Mobile Applications Developer
11 14 (2.94%) Architect
11 14 (2.94%) Java Developer
12 13 (2.73%) .NET Developer
13 10 (2.10%) Full Stack Developer
14 9 (1.89%) Software Developer
15 8 (1.68%) C# Developer
15 8 (1.68%) Xamarin Developer
16 7 (1.47%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 7 (1.47%) Software Engineer
17 6 (1.26%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 158 (33.12%) RESTful
2 103 (21.59%) Cocoa
3 91 (19.08%) iOS SDK
4 79 (16.56%) Web Services
5 68 (14.26%) REST
6 58 (12.16%) JSON
7 55 (11.53%) HTML
8 46 (9.64%) Core Data
9 41 (8.60%) XML
10 39 (8.18%) HTML5
11 38 (7.97%) CSS
12 34 (7.13%) Cocoa Touch
13 33 (6.92%) React
14 32 (6.71%) .NET
15 29 (6.08%) Android SDK
16 26 (5.45%) React Native
17 25 (5.24%) AngularJS
18 23 (4.82%) Core Animation
18 23 (4.82%) Node.js
18 23 (4.82%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 157 (32.91%) Mobile App
2 127 (26.62%) User Experience
3 88 (18.45%) iPhone
4 84 (17.61%) iPad
5 32 (6.71%) Greenfield Project
6 31 (6.50%) Computer Science
7 26 (5.45%) Fintech
8 23 (4.82%) Analytical Skills
9 13 (2.73%) Enterprise Software
10 11 (2.31%) Animation
11 7 (1.47%) Social Media
12 6 (1.26%) Data Structures
12 6 (1.26%) Video on Demand
12 6 (1.26%) Video\Live Streaming
13 5 (1.05%) Mobile Banking
14 3 (0.63%) Augmented Reality
14 3 (0.63%) State Machine
14 3 (0.63%) SWIFT
15 2 (0.42%) Minimum Viable Product
15 2 (0.42%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 421 (88.26%) Apple iOS
2 140 (29.35%) Android
3 23 (4.82%) Windows
4 10 (2.10%) Linux
5 6 (1.26%) Mac OS X
6 4 (0.84%) Windows 10
6 4 (0.84%) Windows 7
6 4 (0.84%) Windows 8
6 4 (0.84%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.21%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.21%) Nucleus RTOS
7 1 (0.21%) Unix
7 1 (0.21%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 365 (76.52%) iOS Development
2 245 (51.36%) Agile Software Development
3 171 (35.85%) TDD
4 124 (26.00%) Mobile Development
4 124 (26.00%) Scrum
5 98 (20.55%) OO
6 78 (16.35%) BDD
7 75 (15.72%) Android Development
7 75 (15.72%) Unit Testing
8 69 (14.47%) Test Automation
9 68 (14.26%) Continuous Integration
10 65 (13.63%) Software Engineering
11 58 (12.16%) MVC
12 54 (11.32%) OOD
13 46 (9.64%) OOP
14 34 (7.13%) Content Management
15 31 (6.50%) Acceptance Criteria
16 30 (6.29%) Mobile Application Development
17 28 (5.87%) E-Commerce
18 27 (5.66%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 364 (76.31%) Apple Swift
2 120 (25.16%) Java
3 69 (14.47%) JavaScript
4 43 (9.01%) C#
5 34 (7.13%) SQL
6 27 (5.66%) C++
7 16 (3.35%) ES6
8 14 (2.94%) Python
9 13 (2.73%) GraphQL
9 13 (2.73%) Ruby
10 11 (2.31%) C
11 10 (2.10%) ActionScript
12 9 (1.89%) Scala
13 7 (1.47%) TypeScript
14 4 (0.84%) Kotlin
14 4 (0.84%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.63%) PHP
16 2 (0.42%) Erlang
16 2 (0.42%) Shell Script
17 1 (0.21%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 35 (7.34%) Degree
2 23 (4.82%) Computer Science Degree
3 17 (3.56%) Master's Degree
4 7 (1.47%) Numerate Degree
5 3 (0.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (8.81%) QA
2 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (0.84%) Docker
2 1 (0.21%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (0.42%) HockeyApp
2 1 (0.21%) Kibana
2 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (0.21%) Terraform
Vendors
1 117 (24.53%) Apple
2 24 (5.03%) Atlassian
3 20 (4.19%) Xamarin
4 16 (3.35%) Google
5 5 (1.05%) Oracle
6 3 (0.63%) SAP
7 2 (0.42%) Microsoft
8 1 (0.21%) Adobe
8 1 (0.21%) Appcelerator
8 1 (0.21%) SOASTA, Inc
8 1 (0.21%) Tealium
8 1 (0.21%) Zend