The first table below looks at the demand for Mac OS X skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mac OS X over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Cambridge region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apple Mac OS X
Rank 43 38 51
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +13
Contract jobs citing Mac OS X 1 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.27% 1.53% 0.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.04% 4.44% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £350 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £263 £350
% change year-on-year
+57.14% -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Average hourly rate £13.50 £14.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +4.16%
Operating Systems Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
96 135 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 25.67% 34.53% 33.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 34 75
Average daily rate £375 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £150 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.40% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 32 37
Average hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.35 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.80 £40.00 £56.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Mac OS X
Cambridgeshire

Mac OS X
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Mac OS X across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Mac OS X Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Mac OS X
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Mac OS X across the Cambridge region.

Mac OS X Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Mac OS X
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Mac OS X across the Cambridge region.

Mac OS X Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

Mac OS X
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region citing Mac OS X also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Mac OS X.

1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (75.00%) SaaS
2 3 (75.00%) Red Gate
2 3 (75.00%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (75.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (75.00%) Backup Exec
2 3 (75.00%) HP
2 3 (75.00%) Dell
2 3 (75.00%) IIS
2 3 (75.00%) MS Office
2 3 (75.00%) VoIP
2 3 (75.00%) DHCP
2 3 (75.00%) DNS
2 3 (75.00%) IBM
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Apple
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (25.00%) iPhone

Mac OS X
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region citing Mac OS X also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Mac OS X. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (75.00%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (75.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (75.00%) SaaS
1 3 (75.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) VoIP
1 3 (75.00%) DHCP
1 3 (75.00%) DNS
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) 1st Line Support
1 3 (75.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (25.00%) Junior
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Junior Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Junior Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (25.00%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Red Gate
1 3 (75.00%) HP
1 3 (75.00%) Dell
1 3 (75.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) Apple