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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apple Mac OS X
Rank 137 128 112
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -16
Contract jobs citing Mac OS X 9 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.27% 0.074% 0.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.20% 0.34% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 2
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£425 - £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 - £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 - £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £335 £350
% change year-on-year
+26.86% -4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £21.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.40 £12.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year
-0.80% +4.16%
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
748 591 516
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.28% 22.01% 22.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 361 238 219
Average daily rate £350 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £135 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 117 75
Average hourly rate £13.87 £16.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.93% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £10.93 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.18 £35.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%

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
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 6 March 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Manchester -2 7 £425 - 1
Cheshire - 2 - - 1
Merseyside - - - - 2
Mac OS X
England

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

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 (77.27%) UNIX
1 17 (77.27%) Linux
1 17 (77.27%) HTTP
1 17 (77.27%) Responsive Web Design
2 16 (72.73%) HTML
2 16 (72.73%) Web Design
3 15 (68.18%) Relational Database
4 13 (59.09%) Configuration Management
5 12 (54.55%) Java
5 12 (54.55%) JAX-RS
5 12 (54.55%) MongoDB
5 12 (54.55%) REST
5 12 (54.55%) Neo4j
6 11 (50.00%) Hibernate
7 7 (31.82%) JavaScript
8 6 (27.27%) Python
9 5 (22.73%) Django
9 5 (22.73%) Git (software)
10 4 (18.18%) Mentoring
10 4 (18.18%) CSS
10 4 (18.18%) Objective-C
11 3 (13.64%) Ruby
11 3 (13.64%) Web Development
11 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (13.64%) TDD
11 3 (13.64%) Line Management
11 3 (13.64%) RESTful
11 3 (13.64%) Visualisation
12 2 (9.09%) Apple iOS
12 2 (9.09%) Mobile App

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

For the 6 months to 6 March 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.

Communications & Networking
1 17 (77.27%) HTTP
2 2 (9.09%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (68.18%) Relational Database
2 12 (54.55%) Neo4j
2 12 (54.55%) MongoDB
3 1 (4.55%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.55%) Mockito
2 1 (4.55%) Cucumber
2 1 (4.55%) Subversion
2 1 (4.55%) Maven
2 1 (4.55%) Selenium
General
1 2 (9.09%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 20 (90.91%) Developer
2 12 (54.55%) Java Developer
3 3 (13.64%) Senior Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Python Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Mac Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Mac Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Python Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Tester
5 1 (4.55%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (72.73%) HTML
2 12 (54.55%) REST
2 12 (54.55%) JAX-RS
3 11 (50.00%) Hibernate
4 5 (22.73%) Django
5 4 (18.18%) CSS
6 3 (13.64%) RESTful
7 1 (4.55%) HTML5
7 1 (4.55%) Web Services
7 1 (4.55%) jQuery
7 1 (4.55%) HTML5 Canvas
7 1 (4.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (4.55%) Flask
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Visualisation
2 2 (9.09%) Blog
2 2 (9.09%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.55%) Arduino
3 1 (4.55%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 17 (77.27%) Linux
1 17 (77.27%) UNIX
2 2 (9.09%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.55%) Windows
3 1 (4.55%) Debian
3 1 (4.55%) Ubuntu
3 1 (4.55%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (77.27%) Responsive Web Design
2 16 (72.73%) Web Design
3 13 (59.09%) Configuration Management
4 4 (18.18%) Mentoring
5 3 (13.64%) Line Management
5 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (13.64%) TDD
5 3 (13.64%) Web Development
6 2 (9.09%) Software Engineering
7 1 (4.55%) Market Research
7 1 (4.55%) BDD
7 1 (4.55%) Mobile Application Development
7 1 (4.55%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (54.55%) Java
2 7 (31.82%) JavaScript
3 6 (27.27%) Python
4 4 (18.18%) Objective-C
5 3 (13.64%) Ruby
6 1 (4.55%) Bash Shell
6 1 (4.55%) SQL
6 1 (4.55%) C
6 1 (4.55%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (9.09%) Apple
1 2 (9.09%) Xamarin
2 1 (4.55%) Atmel