The table below looks at the statistics for Mac OS X skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh 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 1 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apple Mac OS X
Rank 79 72 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Contract jobs citing Mac OS X 5 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.33% 0.63% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.98% 3.46% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £305 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.84% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £369 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.25% +13.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £19.06 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.40 £12.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -4.00%
Mac OS X
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Operating Systems Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
252 231 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 16.82% 18.20% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 113 55
Average daily rate £350 £375 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £172 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 4
Average hourly rate £40.00 £19.06 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+109.91% +22.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £10.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £21.75 £31.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

Mac OS X
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

Mac OS X Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Mac OS X
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Mac OS X Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Mac OS X
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Mac OS X Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Mac OS X
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 10 (83.33%) Web Services
1 10 (83.33%) Linux
2 9 (75.00%) XML
2 9 (75.00%) SOAP
2 9 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 9 (75.00%) PHP
2 9 (75.00%) Software Engineering
2 9 (75.00%) JSON
2 9 (75.00%) RESTful
3 8 (66.67%) nginx
3 8 (66.67%) PHP5
3 8 (66.67%) WordPress
3 8 (66.67%) Apache
4 7 (58.33%) HTTP
4 7 (58.33%) Relational Database
5 5 (41.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (41.67%) Web Development
5 5 (41.67%) Unit Testing
5 5 (41.67%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (41.67%) Refactoring
6 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (25.00%) Project Management
7 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
7 3 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (25.00%) Waterfall
8 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
8 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
8 2 (16.67%) VMware

Mac OS X
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 8 (66.67%) nginx
1 8 (66.67%) WordPress
1 8 (66.67%) Apache
2 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (16.67%) CMS
2 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (58.33%) HTTP
2 2 (16.67%) VLAN
2 2 (16.67%) Network Security
2 2 (16.67%) Firewall
2 2 (16.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (58.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (8.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Subversion
1 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Software Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Senior Software Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (8.33%) Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior PHP Developer
4 1 (8.33%) PHP Developer
4 1 (8.33%) WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (83.33%) Web Services
2 9 (75.00%) XML
2 9 (75.00%) SOAP
2 9 (75.00%) JSON
2 9 (75.00%) RESTful
3 1 (8.33%) CSS
3 1 (8.33%) HTML
3 1 (8.33%) XHTML
3 1 (8.33%) SAML
3 1 (8.33%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Fat Client
1 2 (16.67%) Thin Client
1 2 (16.67%) Client/Server
2 1 (8.33%) Blog
2 1 (8.33%) User Experience
2 1 (8.33%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) Linux
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (16.67%) Windows 2000
2 2 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (41.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (41.67%) Web Development
2 5 (41.67%) Unit Testing
2 5 (41.67%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (41.67%) Refactoring
3 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (25.00%) Project Management
4 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
4 3 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (25.00%) Waterfall
5 2 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
5 2 (16.67%) Supplier Management
5 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
5 2 (16.67%) System Testing
5 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Migration
6 1 (8.33%) ITIL
6 1 (8.33%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) JavaScript
1 9 (75.00%) PHP
2 8 (66.67%) PHP5
3 1 (8.33%) Java
3 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) VMware
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft