The table below looks at the statistics for Mac OS X skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland 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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apple Mac OS X
Rank 136 110 110
Rank change year-on-year
-26 0
Contract jobs citing Mac OS X 4 20 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.13% 0.72% 0.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.70% 3.06% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 18 4
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£438 £408 £158
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.36% +158.73%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £325 £219
% change year-on-year
+30.76% +48.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £12.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+29.16% -11.11%
Mac OS X
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Operating Systems Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
570 653 498
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 17.87% 23.66% 20.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 320 225
Average daily rate £330 £325 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £115 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £440 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 39 13
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +14.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.23
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.55%

Mac OS X
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Mac OS X across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Mac OS X Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Mac OS X
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Mac OS X across the Scotland region.

Mac OS X Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Mac OS X
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Mac OS X across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Mac OS X Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Mac OS X
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Mac OS X across the Scotland region.

Mac OS X Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Mac OS X
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 31 July 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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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
Edinburgh -19 4 £438 +4.79%
Mac OS X
UK

Mac OS X
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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%) Web Services
1 8 (80.00%) Linux
2 7 (70.00%) XML
2 7 (70.00%) JavaScript
2 7 (70.00%) Software Engineering
2 7 (70.00%) JSON
2 7 (70.00%) RESTful
3 6 (60.00%) HTTP
3 6 (60.00%) SOAP
4 5 (50.00%) Refactoring
4 5 (50.00%) Web Development
4 5 (50.00%) Unit Testing
4 5 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (40.00%) WordPress
5 4 (40.00%) jQuery
5 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (40.00%) CSS
5 4 (40.00%) HTML
5 4 (40.00%) PHP
5 4 (40.00%) Mentoring
6 3 (30.00%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (30.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (30.00%) nginx
6 3 (30.00%) API Design
6 3 (30.00%) Apache
6 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
6 3 (30.00%) Project Management
6 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (30.00%) PHP5
6 3 (30.00%) System Testing

Mac OS X
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 4 (40.00%) WordPress
2 3 (30.00%) nginx
2 3 (30.00%) Node.js
2 3 (30.00%) Apache
3 1 (10.00%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (60.00%) HTTP
2 1 (10.00%) Network Security
2 1 (10.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (10.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Subversion
1 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (10.00%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Lead Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Front-End Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Architect
4 1 (10.00%) WordPress Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Incident Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (80.00%) Web Services
2 7 (70.00%) XML
2 7 (70.00%) JSON
2 7 (70.00%) RESTful
3 6 (60.00%) SOAP
4 4 (40.00%) jQuery
4 4 (40.00%) HTML
4 4 (40.00%) CSS
5 3 (30.00%) CSS3
6 2 (20.00%) AngularJS
6 2 (20.00%) HTML5
7 1 (10.00%) XHTML
7 1 (10.00%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) User Experience
2 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (10.00%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Linux
2 2 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 5 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (50.00%) Web Development
2 5 (50.00%) Refactoring
3 4 (40.00%) Mentoring
3 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Project Management
4 3 (30.00%) System Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (30.00%) Dependency Management
4 3 (30.00%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (30.00%) API Design
5 2 (20.00%) Mobile First
5 2 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
5 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (20.00%) Open Source
5 2 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (40.00%) PHP
3 3 (30.00%) PHP5
4 1 (10.00%) Java
4 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (10.00%) Citrix
1 1 (10.00%) Apple