The table below looks at the statistics for the Mac Engineer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mac Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mac Engineer
Rank 602 564 580
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Mac Engineer 11 13 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.025% 0.015%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.027% 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 3
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£175 £310 £116
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.54% +167.24%
UK excluding London average daily rate £205 £350 -
% change year-on-year
-41.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +76.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £12.75

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
52969 48660 50794
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.75% 92.77% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 33173 29376 28609
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £229 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2125 2122 2499
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

Mac Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Mac Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Mac Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Mac Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Mac Engineer within the UK.

Mac Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Mac Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Mac Engineer within the UK.

Mac Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Mac Engineer
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mac Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 24 October 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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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
England -29 11 £175 -43.54% 3
London -15 3 £158 -43.75% 3
City of London +12 1 £140 +36.58% 1
Watford - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
East of England - - - -

Mac Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Mac Engineer in their job title 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 with Mac Engineer in their job title.

1 19 (73.08%) Windows
2 18 (69.23%) Apple
3 11 (42.31%) MS Office
3 11 (42.31%) Microsoft
4 8 (30.77%) ITIL
5 7 (26.92%) MS Excel
5 7 (26.92%) Mac OS X
5 7 (26.92%) Degree
6 6 (23.08%) Windows 7
6 6 (23.08%) Active Directory
7 5 (19.23%) Mac OS
8 4 (15.38%) Adobe
8 4 (15.38%) Casper Suite
9 3 (11.54%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (11.54%) LAN
10 2 (7.69%) VMware
10 2 (7.69%) Application Packaging
10 2 (7.69%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (7.69%) Android
10 2 (7.69%) Windows 8
10 2 (7.69%) Bash Shell
10 2 (7.69%) WAN
10 2 (7.69%) TCP/IP
10 2 (7.69%) Shell Script
11 1 (3.85%) Firewall
11 1 (3.85%) Wireless
11 1 (3.85%) Finance
11 1 (3.85%) Replication
11 1 (3.85%) McAfee
11 1 (3.85%) X-Windows

Mac Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Mac Engineer in their job title 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 with Mac Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.85%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.85%) Lync
Applications
1 11 (42.31%) MS Office
2 7 (26.92%) MS Excel
3 3 (11.54%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (3.85%) Photoshop
4 1 (3.85%) Quicktime
4 1 (3.85%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) LAN
2 2 (7.69%) WAN
2 2 (7.69%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.85%) DNS
3 1 (3.85%) Intranet
3 1 (3.85%) Firewall
3 1 (3.85%) Wireless
3 1 (3.85%) VLAN
3 1 (3.85%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (3.85%) DHCP
General
1 1 (3.85%) Finance
1 1 (3.85%) Multimedia
1 1 (3.85%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) Application Packaging
2 1 (3.85%) Flash
2 1 (3.85%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.85%) Replication
1 1 (3.85%) iPhone
1 1 (3.85%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 19 (73.08%) Windows
2 7 (26.92%) Mac OS X
3 6 (23.08%) Windows 7
4 5 (19.23%) Mac OS
5 2 (7.69%) Windows 8
5 2 (7.69%) Android
5 2 (7.69%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (3.85%) Mac OS X Server
6 1 (3.85%) Linux
6 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
6 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) ITIL
2 1 (3.85%) Document Management
2 1 (3.85%) Time Management
2 1 (3.85%) Digital Forensics
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) Shell Script
1 2 (7.69%) Bash Shell
2 1 (3.85%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (26.92%) Degree
2 1 (3.85%) ACSP
2 1 (3.85%) ACTC
System Software
1 6 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) Casper Suite
2 1 (3.85%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 18 (69.23%) Apple
2 11 (42.31%) Microsoft
3 4 (15.38%) Adobe
4 2 (7.69%) VMware
5 1 (3.85%) Veeam
5 1 (3.85%) Lumension
5 1 (3.85%) McAfee
5 1 (3.85%) Oracle
5 1 (3.85%) Cisco