The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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 Scotland 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apple Mac OS X
Rank 95 118 114
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -4
Contract jobs citing Mac OS X 31 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.17% 0.085% 0.036%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.67% 0.36% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 0 0
Average daily rate £420 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £263 £350
% change year-on-year
+57.14% -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £19.06 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +4.16%
Operating Systems Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
664 555 525
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 25.06% 23.69% 18.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 269 211
Average daily rate £375 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £195 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £450 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 16 44
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.77 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.62% -36.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £32.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Mac OS X
UK

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh - 21 £425 - 4
Glasgow - 10 £413 -
Mac OS X
UK

Mac OS X
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 28 (68.29%) Linux
2 22 (53.66%) HTML
2 22 (53.66%) JavaScript
2 22 (53.66%) CSS
3 16 (39.02%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (36.59%) Web Development
4 15 (36.59%) JSON
4 15 (36.59%) Web Services
4 15 (36.59%) XML
5 14 (34.15%) TDD
5 14 (34.15%) RESTful
5 14 (34.15%) BDD
6 13 (31.71%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (31.71%) Ruby on Rails
6 13 (31.71%) Ruby
6 13 (31.71%) Windows
6 13 (31.71%) AIX
6 13 (31.71%) Solaris
6 13 (31.71%) HTTP
7 12 (29.27%) SOAP
7 12 (29.27%) Waterfall
8 11 (26.83%) jQuery
9 10 (24.39%) Apple
9 10 (24.39%) Apple iOS
10 9 (21.95%) Backbone.js
10 9 (21.95%) Project Management
11 8 (19.51%) Unit Testing
11 8 (19.51%) CSS3
12 7 (17.07%) HTML5
12 7 (17.07%) Relational Database

Mac OS X
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 2 (4.88%) Moodle
2 1 (2.44%) WordPress
2 1 (2.44%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 13 (31.71%) HTTP
2 5 (12.20%) Network Security
2 5 (12.20%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.07%) Relational Database
2 6 (14.63%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (12.20%) RSpec
1 5 (12.20%) Cucumber
1 5 (12.20%) Jasmine
2 4 (9.76%) Subversion
2 4 (9.76%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.88%) JIRA
General
1 4 (9.76%) Finance
1 4 (9.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (48.78%) Developer
2 8 (19.51%) Ruby Developer
3 7 (17.07%) Front-End Developer
4 6 (14.63%) Systems Administrator
5 5 (12.20%) Administrator
6 4 (9.76%) Software Engineer
6 4 (9.76%) 1st Line Support
7 3 (7.32%) Lead Developer
8 2 (4.88%) Java Developer
9 1 (2.44%) Agile Java Developer
9 1 (2.44%) Front-End Web Developer
9 1 (2.44%) 1st Line Support Analyst
9 1 (2.44%) LAMP Developer
9 1 (2.44%) Moodle Developer
9 1 (2.44%) PHP LAMP Developer
9 1 (2.44%) WordPress Developer
9 1 (2.44%) Senior Software Engineer
9 1 (2.44%) Java Software Engineer
9 1 (2.44%) IT Administrator
9 1 (2.44%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (53.66%) HTML
1 22 (53.66%) CSS
2 15 (36.59%) JSON
2 15 (36.59%) Web Services
2 15 (36.59%) XML
3 14 (34.15%) RESTful
4 13 (31.71%) Ruby on Rails
5 12 (29.27%) SOAP
6 11 (26.83%) jQuery
7 9 (21.95%) Backbone.js
8 8 (19.51%) CSS3
9 7 (17.07%) HTML5
10 5 (12.20%) Ember.js
11 3 (7.32%) Java EE
12 2 (4.88%) XHTML
12 2 (4.88%) EDI
13 1 (2.44%) LAMP
13 1 (2.44%) Ajax
13 1 (2.44%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.63%) Open Source
2 4 (9.76%) FMCG
3 1 (2.44%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 28 (68.29%) Linux
2 13 (31.71%) Windows
2 13 (31.71%) AIX
2 13 (31.71%) Solaris
3 10 (24.39%) Apple iOS
4 6 (14.63%) Mac OS X Server
5 4 (9.76%) Windows 7
6 2 (4.88%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (39.02%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (36.59%) Web Development
3 14 (34.15%) TDD
3 14 (34.15%) BDD
4 13 (31.71%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (29.27%) Waterfall
6 9 (21.95%) Project Management
7 8 (19.51%) Unit Testing
8 7 (17.07%) Refactoring
9 6 (14.63%) Software Engineering
9 6 (14.63%) Pair Programming
9 6 (14.63%) MVC
10 5 (12.20%) Web Accessibility
10 5 (12.20%) Mobile Device Management
10 5 (12.20%) Dependency Management
10 5 (12.20%) Release Management
11 4 (9.76%) Software Testing
11 4 (9.76%) Business Transformation
11 4 (9.76%) Responsive Web Design
12 3 (7.32%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (53.66%) JavaScript
2 13 (31.71%) Ruby
3 7 (17.07%) Java
4 5 (12.20%) CoffeeScript
5 3 (7.32%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (4.88%) MCP
1 2 (4.88%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (4.88%) ACTC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.76%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (14.63%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (12.20%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 10 (24.39%) Apple
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft
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