The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Apple Objective-C
England / West Midlands
Rank 116 125 117
Rank change year-on-year +9 -8  
Contract jobs citing Objective-C 2 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.088% 0.22% 0.24%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.29% 0.65% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 2
Median daily rate £375 £275 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.36% -20.86%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £275 £346
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £396 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +14.28% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £34.20
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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 684 920 784
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 30.23% 34.15% 30.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 455 553 451
Median daily rate £390 £375 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +11.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 11 43
Median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +21.99%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £9.00 £22.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.75 £38.00 £37.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Objective-C in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Objective-C in the West Midlands

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Objective-C in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Objective-C in the West Midlands

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Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 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
Coventry 0 1 £400 +45.45%
Worcestershire - 1 £350 -
Objective-C
England

Objective-C
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Objective-C.

1 7 (87.50%) Apple iOS
2 6 (75.00%) Android
2 6 (75.00%) Java
2 6 (75.00%) Mobile App
3 5 (62.50%) iOS Development
4 4 (50.00%) Android Development
4 4 (50.00%) Core Data
4 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (37.50%) RESTful
5 3 (37.50%) Mobile Development
5 3 (37.50%) Apple Swift
6 2 (25.00%) CocoaPods
6 2 (25.00%) Gradle
6 2 (25.00%) Android Studio
6 2 (25.00%) Mobile Application Development
6 2 (25.00%) User Experience
6 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
6 2 (25.00%) .NET
6 2 (25.00%) C
6 2 (25.00%) C#
6 2 (25.00%) Web Services
7 1 (12.50%) Python
7 1 (12.50%) Bluetooth
7 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
7 1 (12.50%) Embedded C
7 1 (12.50%) RFID
7 1 (12.50%) C++
7 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
7 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (12.50%) MVC

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Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Bluetooth
1 1 (12.50%) RFID
1 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Android Studio
1 2 (25.00%) CocoaPods
1 2 (25.00%) Gradle
2 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 1 (12.50%) Xcode
General
1 1 (12.50%) Games
1 1 (12.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Developer
2 3 (37.50%) iOS Developer
2 3 (37.50%) Mobile Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Android Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Android Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Applications Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Applications Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Embedded Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) iOS Android Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Mobile Applications Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Mobile Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Mobile Software Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Objective-C Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) Core Data
2 3 (37.50%) RESTful
3 2 (25.00%) .NET
3 2 (25.00%) Web Services
4 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
4 1 (12.50%) Android SDK
4 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
4 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (12.50%) Cocoa
4 1 (12.50%) iOS SDK
4 1 (12.50%) Material Design
4 1 (12.50%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (75.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (25.00%) User Experience
3 1 (12.50%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (12.50%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Apple iOS
2 6 (75.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) iOS Development
2 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Android Development
3 3 (37.50%) Mobile Development
4 2 (25.00%) Mobile Application Development
4 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (12.50%) Asynchronous Programming
5 1 (12.50%) Cross-Platform Development
5 1 (12.50%) Front End Development
5 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
5 1 (12.50%) MVC
5 1 (12.50%) Scrum
5 1 (12.50%) Time Management
5 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) Java
2 3 (37.50%) Apple Swift
3 2 (25.00%) C
3 2 (25.00%) C#
4 1 (12.50%) C++
4 1 (12.50%) Embedded C
4 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 1 (12.50%) Python
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (12.50%) Xamarin