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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apple Mac OS X
Rank 142 137 97
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -40
Contract jobs citing Mac OS X 8 3 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.24% 0.095% 0.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.13% 0.44% 2.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 7
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£475 £170 £130
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+179.41% +30.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £375 £219
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +71.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £12.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
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
708 689 420
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.17% 21.79% 18.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 395 392 198
Average daily rate £350 £338 £314
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £165 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 81 82
Average hourly rate £19.03 £16.67 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.15% +4.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £12.04 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £36.75 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Mac OS X across the South West region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Mac OS X Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 August 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
Devon - 6 £488 -
Bristol - 2 £375 - 1
Mac OS X
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 10 (66.67%) Linux
2 9 (60.00%) UNIX
2 9 (60.00%) HTML
2 9 (60.00%) Web Design
2 9 (60.00%) HTTP
2 9 (60.00%) Configuration Management
2 9 (60.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 9 (60.00%) Relational Database
3 8 (53.33%) Subversion
4 6 (40.00%) WebSphere
4 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (40.00%) WebSphere Portal
4 6 (40.00%) REST
4 6 (40.00%) Neo4j
4 6 (40.00%) JAX-RS
4 6 (40.00%) MongoDB
4 6 (40.00%) IBM
4 6 (40.00%) Hibernate
4 6 (40.00%) Java
4 6 (40.00%) SQL
4 6 (40.00%) DB2
4 6 (40.00%) EJB
4 6 (40.00%) SOAP
4 6 (40.00%) Struts
5 5 (33.33%) Objective-C
6 4 (26.67%) Python
6 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
7 3 (20.00%) Git (software)
7 3 (20.00%) Web Development
7 3 (20.00%) Data Migration

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 6 (40.00%) WebSphere
1 6 (40.00%) WebSphere Portal
2 1 (6.67%) CMS
2 1 (6.67%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Photoshop
1 1 (6.67%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (6.67%) InDesign
1 1 (6.67%) CINEMA 4D
1 1 (6.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
Communications & Networking
1 9 (60.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (60.00%) Relational Database
2 6 (40.00%) DB2
2 6 (40.00%) MongoDB
2 6 (40.00%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 8 (53.33%) Subversion
2 3 (20.00%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 14 (93.33%) Developer
2 6 (40.00%) Java Developer
3 4 (26.67%) Mac Developer
4 3 (20.00%) Ruby Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Designer
5 1 (6.67%) C++ Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Qt Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (60.00%) HTML
2 6 (40.00%) EJB
2 6 (40.00%) Hibernate
2 6 (40.00%) SOAP
2 6 (40.00%) Struts
2 6 (40.00%) REST
2 6 (40.00%) JAX-RS
3 3 (20.00%) Ruby on Rails
3 3 (20.00%) CSS
4 2 (13.33%) .NET
5 1 (6.67%) Qt
5 1 (6.67%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 1 (6.67%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 10 (66.67%) Linux
2 9 (60.00%) UNIX
3 2 (13.33%) Windows
4 1 (6.67%) Android
4 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Configuration Management
1 9 (60.00%) Web Design
1 9 (60.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (20.00%) Web Development
3 3 (20.00%) Data Migration
3 3 (20.00%) Open Source
3 3 (20.00%) ETL
3 3 (20.00%) Migration
4 1 (6.67%) Database Security
4 1 (6.67%) CRM
4 1 (6.67%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) Java
1 6 (40.00%) SQL
2 5 (33.33%) Objective-C
3 4 (26.67%) Python
4 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (20.00%) Ruby
4 3 (20.00%) Scala
5 1 (6.67%) Bash Shell
5 1 (6.67%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) IBM
2 2 (13.33%) Apple
2 2 (13.33%) Xamarin
3 1 (6.67%) Adobe
3 1 (6.67%) Red Hat