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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apple Mac OS X
Rank 112 117 112
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -5
Contract jobs citing Mac OS X 20 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.64% 0.15% 0.39%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.95% 0.70% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 0 5
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£375 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £304 £325
% change year-on-year
+23.45% -6.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £14.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
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
678 568 592
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.56% 21.28% 23.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 242 273
Average daily rate £350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £135 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.93% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 87 84
Average hourly rate £14.35 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.23 £11.63 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £36.07 £32.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -11.76%

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 30 January 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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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
Lancashire - 10 £375 -
Manchester +2 8 £413 - 2
Cheshire +5 1 - - 3
Mac OS X
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 21 (80.77%) UNIX
1 21 (80.77%) Linux
2 20 (76.92%) HTML
3 17 (65.38%) HTTP
3 17 (65.38%) Responsive Web Design
4 16 (61.54%) Web Design
5 15 (57.69%) Relational Database
6 13 (50.00%) Configuration Management
7 12 (46.15%) Java
7 12 (46.15%) JAX-RS
7 12 (46.15%) MongoDB
7 12 (46.15%) REST
7 12 (46.15%) Neo4j
8 11 (42.31%) Hibernate
9 10 (38.46%) Python
10 9 (34.62%) JavaScript
10 9 (34.62%) Django
11 8 (30.77%) Git (software)
11 8 (30.77%) CSS
12 7 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (26.92%) Web Development
13 4 (15.38%) Subversion
13 4 (15.38%) Mentoring
14 3 (11.54%) Line Management
14 3 (11.54%) Ruby
14 3 (11.54%) RESTful
14 3 (11.54%) Visualisation
14 3 (11.54%) TDD
14 3 (11.54%) Objective-C
15 2 (7.69%) Publishing

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (65.38%) HTTP
2 2 (7.69%) HTTPS
3 1 (3.85%) Internet
3 1 (3.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (57.69%) Relational Database
2 12 (46.15%) MongoDB
2 12 (46.15%) Neo4j
3 1 (3.85%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (30.77%) Git (software)
2 4 (15.38%) Subversion
3 1 (3.85%) Selenium
3 1 (3.85%) Mockito
3 1 (3.85%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.85%) Maven
General
1 2 (7.69%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 23 (88.46%) Developer
2 12 (46.15%) Java Developer
3 5 (19.23%) Senior Developer
4 4 (15.38%) Python Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Web Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Python/Django Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Python Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Mac Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Mac Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Service Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Tester
6 1 (3.85%) Software Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (76.92%) HTML
2 12 (46.15%) JAX-RS
2 12 (46.15%) REST
3 11 (42.31%) Hibernate
4 9 (34.62%) Django
5 8 (30.77%) CSS
6 3 (11.54%) RESTful
7 1 (3.85%) Flask
7 1 (3.85%) jQuery
7 1 (3.85%) HTML5 Canvas
7 1 (3.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (3.85%) HTML5
7 1 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Visualisation
2 2 (7.69%) Blog
2 2 (7.69%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.85%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (3.85%) Life Science
3 1 (3.85%) iPad
3 1 (3.85%) Arduino
Operating Systems
1 21 (80.77%) UNIX
1 21 (80.77%) Linux
2 2 (7.69%) Windows
2 2 (7.69%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.85%) Android
3 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.85%) Ubuntu
3 1 (3.85%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.85%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (65.38%) Responsive Web Design
2 16 (61.54%) Web Design
3 13 (50.00%) Configuration Management
4 7 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (26.92%) Web Development
5 4 (15.38%) Mentoring
6 3 (11.54%) Line Management
6 3 (11.54%) TDD
7 2 (7.69%) Software Engineering
8 1 (3.85%) Mobile Application Development
8 1 (3.85%) Kalman Filter
8 1 (3.85%) iOS Development
8 1 (3.85%) Market Research
8 1 (3.85%) Time Management
8 1 (3.85%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 12 (46.15%) Java
2 10 (38.46%) Python
3 9 (34.62%) JavaScript
4 3 (11.54%) Ruby
4 3 (11.54%) Objective-C
5 1 (3.85%) Bash Shell
5 1 (3.85%) C
5 1 (3.85%) C++
5 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (7.69%) Xamarin
2 1 (3.85%) Meru Networks
2 1 (3.85%) Atmel
2 1 (3.85%) HP
2 1 (3.85%) Apple
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