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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apple Mac OS X
Rank 120 118 125
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +7
Contract jobs citing Mac OS X 36 21 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.95% 0.67% 0.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.62% 3.14% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 17 0
Average daily rate £350 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £375 £313
% change year-on-year
-1.33% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.25 £13.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% +8.00%
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
779 669 581
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.49% 21.25% 21.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 421 324 244
Average daily rate £350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £175 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 82 89
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.35 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.99% -13.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.25 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £34.06
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.52% +5.00%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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 -4 20 £327 -20.84% 5
Lancashire +2 13 £438 +16.66%
Mac OS X
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 59 (98.33%) Linux
2 48 (80.00%) Unix
2 48 (80.00%) HTML
3 38 (63.33%) Web Design
3 38 (63.33%) Responsive Web Design
4 37 (61.67%) HTTP
5 36 (60.00%) CSS
6 35 (58.33%) Java
6 35 (58.33%) C#
6 35 (58.33%) .NET
7 30 (50.00%) JavaScript
7 30 (50.00%) Python
8 29 (48.33%) Git (software)
9 28 (46.67%) Ruby
10 27 (45.00%) SQL Server
11 26 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
12 25 (41.67%) Subversion
13 22 (36.67%) MongoDB
14 21 (35.00%) Visual Studio
15 20 (33.33%) Internet
16 19 (31.67%) HTML5
16 19 (31.67%) Analytical Skills
17 16 (26.67%) REST
17 16 (26.67%) Web Development
17 16 (26.67%) Windows
18 15 (25.00%) XAML
18 15 (25.00%) Silverlight
18 15 (25.00%) Telerik
18 15 (25.00%) Scala
19 14 (23.33%) Visualisation

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 12 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 6 (10.00%) Apache
2 6 (10.00%) IIS
2 6 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (5.00%) Tomcat
4 2 (3.33%) Confluence
5 1 (1.67%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.00%) GitHub
2 1 (1.67%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 37 (61.67%) HTTP
2 20 (33.33%) Internet
3 6 (10.00%) SMTP
4 4 (6.67%) VoIP
5 2 (3.33%) 3G
5 2 (3.33%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (45.00%) SQL Server
2 22 (36.67%) MongoDB
3 13 (21.67%) Neo4j
3 13 (21.67%) Relational Database
4 12 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (13.33%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (11.67%) NoSQL
7 6 (10.00%) MySQL
8 5 (8.33%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 29 (48.33%) Git (software)
2 25 (41.67%) Subversion
3 21 (35.00%) Visual Studio
4 11 (18.33%) Jenkins
5 9 (15.00%) Eclipse
6 6 (10.00%) JUnit
6 6 (10.00%) NUnit
6 6 (10.00%) PHPUnit
7 3 (5.00%) Hudson
7 3 (5.00%) IntelliJ
7 3 (5.00%) Maven
8 2 (3.33%) Cucumber
8 2 (3.33%) HP UFT
8 2 (3.33%) JIRA
8 2 (3.33%) JMeter
8 2 (3.33%) LoadRunner
8 2 (3.33%) Selenium
General
1 3 (5.00%) Finance
2 1 (1.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 50 (83.33%) Developer
2 23 (38.33%) Java Developer
3 18 (30.00%) .NET Developer
3 18 (30.00%) C# Developer
4 17 (28.33%) C# .NET Developer
4 17 (28.33%) Digital Developer
5 12 (20.00%) Senior Developer
6 10 (16.67%) Senior Java Developer
7 6 (10.00%) Administrator
7 6 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
8 5 (8.33%) Linux Administrator
8 5 (8.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 4 (6.67%) Silverlight Developer
10 3 (5.00%) HTML Developer
11 2 (3.33%) ASP.NET Developer
11 2 (3.33%) C++ Developer
11 2 (3.33%) Python Developer
11 2 (3.33%) VB Developer
11 2 (3.33%) Windows Administrator
11 2 (3.33%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (80.00%) HTML
2 36 (60.00%) CSS
3 35 (58.33%) .NET
4 19 (31.67%) HTML5
5 16 (26.67%) REST
6 15 (25.00%) Silverlight
7 13 (21.67%) Hibernate
8 12 (20.00%) ASP.NET
8 12 (20.00%) CAML
8 12 (20.00%) JAX-RS
9 10 (16.67%) jQuery
10 9 (15.00%) Web Services
11 8 (13.33%) XHTML
12 5 (8.33%) Django
12 5 (8.33%) LAMP
12 5 (8.33%) LAPP Stack
12 5 (8.33%) Ruby on Rails
13 4 (6.67%) J2EE
14 3 (5.00%) .NET Framework
14 3 (5.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (31.67%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (23.33%) Visualisation
3 5 (8.33%) Computer Science
4 4 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (3.33%) PKI
6 1 (1.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 59 (98.33%) Linux
2 48 (80.00%) Unix
3 16 (26.67%) Windows
4 6 (10.00%) Windows Server
5 3 (5.00%) Windows 7
5 3 (5.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (63.33%) Responsive Web Design
1 38 (63.33%) Web Design
2 26 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (26.67%) Web Development
4 14 (23.33%) TDD
5 11 (18.33%) Configuration Management
6 10 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (15.00%) Data Management
7 9 (15.00%) ITIL
8 8 (13.33%) Web Accessibility
9 6 (10.00%) Automated Testing
9 6 (10.00%) Scrum
10 5 (8.33%) BDD
11 2 (3.33%) Front End Development
11 2 (3.33%) Functional Testing
11 2 (3.33%) Network Monitoring
11 2 (3.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 1 (1.67%) Pair Programming
12 1 (1.67%) Software Engineering
12 1 (1.67%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 35 (58.33%) C#
1 35 (58.33%) Java
2 30 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 30 (50.00%) Python
3 28 (46.67%) Ruby
4 15 (25.00%) Scala
4 15 (25.00%) XAML
5 13 (21.67%) C++
5 13 (21.67%) SQL
6 12 (20.00%) FQL
6 12 (20.00%) PowerShell
6 12 (20.00%) VB
7 5 (8.33%) C
7 5 (8.33%) PHP
7 5 (8.33%) VB.NET
7 5 (8.33%) VBA
7 5 (8.33%) VBScript
8 2 (3.33%) Perl
8 2 (3.33%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.67%) R
Qualifications
1 5 (8.33%) Degree
2 3 (5.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.67%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.67%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 12 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (10.00%) BitLocker
Vendors
1 15 (25.00%) Telerik
2 4 (6.67%) NetApp
3 2 (3.33%) HP
4 1 (1.67%) Adobe
4 1 (1.67%) Apple
4 1 (1.67%) Oracle