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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apple Mac OS X
Rank 130 129 141
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +12
Contract jobs citing Mac OS X 7 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.22% 0.10% 0.060%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.97% 0.46% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 1
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£363 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £256 £320
% change year-on-year
+51.21% -19.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 £12.25 £12.00
% change year-on-year
-2.04% +2.08%
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
721 653 788
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.67% 22.08% 23.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 379 287 313
Average daily rate £325 £310 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -10.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 84 91
Average hourly rate £16.08 £17.50 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.11% +14.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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
Manchester -8 6 £375 +25.00% 1
Merseyside - 1 £200 -
Cheshire - - - - 1
Lancashire - - - -
Mac OS X
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 13 (86.67%) Web Development
2 12 (80.00%) HTML
2 12 (80.00%) CSS
2 12 (80.00%) Linux
2 12 (80.00%) Python
3 11 (73.33%) UNIX
4 9 (60.00%) Django
5 8 (53.33%) Git (software)
5 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (53.33%) Subversion
6 6 (40.00%) JavaScript
7 4 (26.67%) Ruby
8 3 (20.00%) Windows
8 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (13.33%) Responsive Web Design
9 2 (13.33%) Relational Database
9 2 (13.33%) Visualisation
9 2 (13.33%) HTTP
9 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
9 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
9 2 (13.33%) XML
9 2 (13.33%) XHTML
9 2 (13.33%) Ajax
9 2 (13.33%) Web Design
9 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
10 1 (6.67%) Service Management
10 1 (6.67%) Wireless
10 1 (6.67%) VMware
10 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
10 1 (6.67%) Windows XP

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) HTTP
2 1 (6.67%) Wireless
2 1 (6.67%) LAN
2 1 (6.67%) WAN
2 1 (6.67%) Intranet
2 1 (6.67%) Internet
2 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (53.33%) Git (software)
1 8 (53.33%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 12 (80.00%) Developer
2 10 (66.67%) Python Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Python/Django Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Desktop Support
4 2 (13.33%) Web Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Service Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (80.00%) HTML
1 12 (80.00%) CSS
2 9 (60.00%) Django
3 2 (13.33%) XML
3 2 (13.33%) XHTML
3 2 (13.33%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Visualisation
2 1 (6.67%) iPad
2 1 (6.67%) Life Science
2 1 (6.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (80.00%) Linux
2 11 (73.33%) UNIX
3 3 (20.00%) Windows
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (86.67%) Web Development
2 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (13.33%) Responsive Web Design
3 2 (13.33%) Web Design
3 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
4 1 (6.67%) Service Management
4 1 (6.67%) Time Management
4 1 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 12 (80.00%) Python
2 6 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (26.67%) Ruby
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) VMware
2 1 (6.67%) HP
2 1 (6.67%) Meru Networks