The table below looks at the statistics for Mac OS X skills in IT contracts advertised for the South 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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apple Mac OS X
Rank 139 101 134
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +33
Contract jobs citing Mac OS X 3 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.090% 0.32% 0.033%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.43% 1.66% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 0
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£165 £250 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £250 £320
% change year-on-year
+52.50% -21.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 £12.25 £12.00
% change year-on-year
-2.04% +2.08%
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 South West region.

Operating Systems Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
703 421 619
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.19% 19.08% 20.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 405 207 292
Average daily rate £330 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.60% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £147 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 88 100
Average hourly rate £16.67 £15.25 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.31% -3.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.25% -8.82%

Mac OS X
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Mac OS X Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Mac OS X
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Mac OS X Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Mac OS X
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Mac OS X Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Mac OS X
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 18 September 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
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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
Wiltshire - 2 £150 - 1
Gloucestershire -18 1 £213 +63.46% 3
Somerset - - - - 2
Bristol - - - - 2
Dorset - - - -
Mac OS X
England

Mac OS X
Top 25 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (93.75%) Microsoft
3 14 (87.50%) MS Office
3 14 (87.50%) ITIL
3 14 (87.50%) Windows XP
3 14 (87.50%) Apple iOS
3 14 (87.50%) Windows 8
4 6 (37.50%) Windows 7
5 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
5 2 (12.50%) SLA
6 1 (6.25%) Apple
6 1 (6.25%) VoIP
6 1 (6.25%) DHCP
6 1 (6.25%) DNS
6 1 (6.25%) Linux
6 1 (6.25%) Veeam
6 1 (6.25%) VLAN
6 1 (6.25%) Marketing
6 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
6 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (6.25%) Firewall
6 1 (6.25%) Wireless
6 1 (6.25%) Migration
6 1 (6.25%) Replication
6 1 (6.25%) VMware

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 14 (87.50%) MS Office
2 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) VoIP
1 1 (6.25%) DHCP
1 1 (6.25%) DNS
1 1 (6.25%) Firewall
1 1 (6.25%) Wireless
1 1 (6.25%) VLAN
General
1 1 (6.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (75.00%) Analyst
2 11 (68.75%) Support Analyst
3 10 (62.50%) Desktop Support
4 9 (56.25%) Desktop Analyst
4 9 (56.25%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 4 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (18.75%) Network Analyst
7 2 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 1 (6.25%) Mac Engineer
8 1 (6.25%) Network Technician
8 1 (6.25%) Network Support Technician
8 1 (6.25%) Desktop Engineer
8 1 (6.25%) Project Engineer
8 1 (6.25%) Network Support
8 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
8 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 1 (6.25%) Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (87.50%) Windows XP
2 14 (87.50%) Apple iOS
2 14 (87.50%) Windows 8
3 6 (37.50%) Windows 7
4 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (87.50%) ITIL
2 1 (6.25%) Migration
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 15 (93.75%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Apple
2 1 (6.25%) VMware
2 1 (6.25%) Veeam