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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apple Mac OS X
Rank 136 134 120
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -14
Contract jobs citing Mac OS X 5 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.16% 0.33% 0.38%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.76% 1.57% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 3
Average daily rate
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£394 £170 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+131.61% -54.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £413 £263
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +57.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £8.00 £11.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% -12.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.40 £12.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -4.00%
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
657 701 561
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 20.61% 21.13% 23.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 359 282
Average daily rate £338 £345 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.17% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £145 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.42% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 86 77
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £15.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.06 £11.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £29.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

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 17 April 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
Bristol -2 1 - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Somerset - - - -
Mac OS X
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Linux
2 4 (50.00%) Python
3 3 (37.50%) Objective-C
3 3 (37.50%) UNIX
4 2 (25.00%) Perl
4 2 (25.00%) SAN
4 2 (25.00%) Apple
4 2 (25.00%) Shell Script
4 2 (25.00%) Ubuntu
4 2 (25.00%) Apple iOS
5 1 (12.50%) Bash Shell
5 1 (12.50%) Acronis
5 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
5 1 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (12.50%) Web Development
5 1 (12.50%) Xen
5 1 (12.50%) Fat Client
5 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (12.50%) Android
5 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
5 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (12.50%) Qt
5 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
5 1 (12.50%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 1 (12.50%) Wyse
5 1 (12.50%) Finance
5 1 (12.50%) VMware
5 1 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 1 (12.50%) MS Project
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 1 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) SAN
2 1 (12.50%) Internet
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Subversion
1 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
1 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Junior
2 2 (25.00%) Administrator
2 2 (25.00%) Linux Administrator
2 2 (25.00%) Linux Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Mac Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Linux Technician
3 1 (12.50%) Qt Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Digital Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Python Developer
3 1 (12.50%) C++ Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Qt
1 1 (12.50%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Thin Client
1 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
1 1 (12.50%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Linux
3 3 (37.50%) UNIX
4 2 (25.00%) Apple iOS
4 2 (25.00%) Ubuntu
5 1 (12.50%) Android
5 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
5 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (12.50%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) Python
2 3 (37.50%) Objective-C
3 2 (25.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (25.00%) Perl
4 1 (12.50%) C++
4 1 (12.50%) Bash Shell
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (12.50%) Xen
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Apple
2 1 (12.50%) Symantec
2 1 (12.50%) Wyse
2 1 (12.50%) VMware
2 1 (12.50%) AppSense
2 1 (12.50%) Acronis
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Citrix
2 1 (12.50%) Red Hat