The table below looks at the statistics for Mac OS X skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apple Mac OS X
Rank 147 124 125
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +1
Contract jobs citing Mac OS X 13 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.33% 0.33% 0.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.60% 1.42% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 6
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£408 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.87% +33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £325 £250
% change year-on-year
+30.76% +30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.77 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £12.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+29.16% -11.11%
Mac OS X
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Operating Systems Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
812 704 633
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.91% 23.23% 23.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 425 360 277
Average daily rate £350 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £175 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 88 78
Average hourly rate £14.75 £15.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £25.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

Mac OS X
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Mac OS X Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Mac OS X
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Mac OS X Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Mac OS X
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Mac OS X across the North West region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015.

Mac OS X Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Mac OS X
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Mac OS X Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Mac OS X
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mac OS X within the North West region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire - 8 £408 - 1
Manchester -17 3 - - 2
Lancashire +8 1 £475 -
Merseyside -13 1 £175 -12.50%
Mac OS X
England

Mac OS X
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 17 (70.83%) HTML
1 17 (70.83%) UNIX
1 17 (70.83%) Linux
2 16 (66.67%) Java
3 12 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (37.50%) Ruby
4 9 (37.50%) .NET
4 9 (37.50%) C#
4 9 (37.50%) Python
5 8 (33.33%) Internet
5 8 (33.33%) C++
6 7 (29.17%) Configuration Management
6 7 (29.17%) HTTP
6 7 (29.17%) Hibernate
6 7 (29.17%) MongoDB
6 7 (29.17%) REST
6 7 (29.17%) Relational Database
7 6 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
7 6 (25.00%) JAX-RS
7 6 (25.00%) Neo4j
7 6 (25.00%) Web Design
8 5 (20.83%) Mentoring
9 4 (16.67%) Apple
9 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
9 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (12.50%) Apple iOS
10 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
11 2 (8.33%) ACSP
11 2 (8.33%) Git (software)
11 2 (8.33%) iPad

Mac OS X
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Office
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 8 (33.33%) Internet
2 7 (29.17%) HTTP
3 2 (8.33%) SMS
4 1 (4.17%) VoIP
4 1 (4.17%) Ethernet
4 1 (4.17%) SAN
4 1 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (4.17%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (29.17%) MongoDB
1 7 (29.17%) Relational Database
2 6 (25.00%) Neo4j
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.17%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.17%) Subversion
2 1 (4.17%) Maven
General
1 1 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (75.00%) Developer
2 15 (62.50%) Java Developer
3 2 (8.33%) Deskside Support
3 2 (8.33%) Front-End Developer
3 2 (8.33%) Desktop Support
4 1 (4.17%) IT Support
4 1 (4.17%) Mac Developer
4 1 (4.17%) Ruby Developer
4 1 (4.17%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (4.17%) Service Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (70.83%) HTML
2 9 (37.50%) .NET
3 7 (29.17%) Hibernate
3 7 (29.17%) REST
4 6 (25.00%) JAX-RS
5 2 (8.33%) CSS
6 1 (4.17%) XHTML
6 1 (4.17%) Spring
6 1 (4.17%) J2EE
6 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.33%) CMDB
2 2 (8.33%) iPad
2 2 (8.33%) User Experience
3 1 (4.17%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 17 (70.83%) UNIX
1 17 (70.83%) Linux
2 3 (12.50%) Apple iOS
3 2 (8.33%) Windows
4 1 (4.17%) Android
4 1 (4.17%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (29.17%) Configuration Management
3 6 (25.00%) Web Design
3 6 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
4 5 (20.83%) Mentoring
5 2 (8.33%) User Stories
5 2 (8.33%) Data Protection
5 2 (8.33%) BDD
5 2 (8.33%) ITIL
5 2 (8.33%) TDD
6 1 (4.17%) Incident Management
6 1 (4.17%) Web Development
6 1 (4.17%) Service Management
6 1 (4.17%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 16 (66.67%) Java
2 9 (37.50%) C#
2 9 (37.50%) Python
2 9 (37.50%) Ruby
3 8 (33.33%) C++
4 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.17%) SQL
5 1 (4.17%) Scala
5 1 (4.17%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.33%) ACSP
2 2 (8.33%) MCSE
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (8.33%) A+ Certification
2 2 (8.33%) MCITP
3 1 (4.17%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 4 (16.67%) Apple
2 2 (8.33%) Google
3 1 (4.17%) VMware