The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the North West region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apple Mac OS X
Rank 123 120 134
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +14
Contract jobs citing Mac OS X 9 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.31% 0.27% 0.032%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.34% 1.12% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 1
Average daily rate
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£400 £300 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -8.39%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £181 £255
% change year-on-year
+65.51% -28.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 £13.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -
Operating Systems Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
671 624 693
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.75% 24.49% 21.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 339 270 262
Average daily rate £300 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £442 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 70 81
Average hourly rate £15.00 £19.04 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.21% -4.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £32.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.57%
Mac OS X
England

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 11 July 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 11 July 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
(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 +3 8 £400 +33.33% 1
Lancashire - 1 - - 1
Merseyside - - - -
Cheshire - - - - 1
Mac OS X
England

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

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 8 (80.00%) HTML
1 8 (80.00%) CSS
1 8 (80.00%) Linux
1 8 (80.00%) Python
1 8 (80.00%) Web Development
2 7 (70.00%) UNIX
3 5 (50.00%) Django
3 5 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 5 (50.00%) Subversion
4 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (40.00%) Ruby
4 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (20.00%) Windows
5 2 (20.00%) XML
5 2 (20.00%) XHTML
5 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
5 2 (20.00%) HTTP
5 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (20.00%) WAN
5 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
5 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
5 2 (20.00%) Ajax
5 2 (20.00%) Web Design
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Vista
5 2 (20.00%) Visualisation
5 2 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
5 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
6 1 (10.00%) vSphere

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

For the 6 months to 11 July 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.

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) WAN
1 2 (20.00%) HTTP
1 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (10.00%) DNS
2 1 (10.00%) SAN
2 1 (10.00%) Intranet
2 1 (10.00%) DHCP
2 1 (10.00%) LAN
2 1 (10.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Subversion
1 5 (50.00%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Developer
1 8 (80.00%) Python Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) IT Support
3 1 (10.00%) Python/Django Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (80.00%) CSS
1 8 (80.00%) HTML
2 5 (50.00%) Django
3 2 (20.00%) XML
3 2 (20.00%) XHTML
3 2 (20.00%) Ajax
4 1 (10.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Linux
2 7 (70.00%) UNIX
3 2 (20.00%) Windows
3 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Vista
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Web Development
2 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (20.00%) Web Design
3 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (10.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) Python
2 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (40.00%) Ruby
3 1 (10.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (10.00%) AppleScript
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) MetaFrame
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Workstation
2 1 (10.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (10.00%) XenApp
2 1 (10.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Citrix
2 1 (10.00%) Apple
2 1 (10.00%) VMware
2 1 (10.00%) IBM