The table below looks at the statistics for Mac OS X skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mac OS X over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apple Mac OS X
Rank 358 431 449
Rank change year-on-year
+73 +18
Contract jobs citing Mac OS X 258 170 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.46% 0.31% 0.23%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.10% 1.40% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 94 39
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +93.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £172 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £413 £263
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +57.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 24 28
Average hourly rate £17.87 £12.75 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.11% -19.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.32 £10.65 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £19.72 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.40 £12.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -4.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Operating Systems Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
12279 12170 10292
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.04% 22.04% 21.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 6979 6782 5521
Average daily rate £365 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £160 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1001 1050 1005
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.20 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% -4.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.12 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

Mac OS X
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Mac OS X Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Mac OS X
Daily Rate Trend

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

Mac OS X Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Mac OS X
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Mac OS X within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Mac OS X Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Mac OS X
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Mac OS X Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Mac OS X
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Mac OS X within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Mac OS X Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Mac OS X
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 24 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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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 +101 246 £425 -2.85% 54
London +37 122 £388 -13.88% 30
Yorkshire - 49 £425 - 1
West Yorkshire - 48 £425 - 1
Leeds - 47 £425 - 1
South East +25 39 £400 +10.34% 14
City of London +24 28 £200 -50.00% 4
East of England +21 16 £425 +3.03% 2
Hampshire +4 15 £388 - 6
Berkshire +5 13 £400 -
Southampton - 11 £375 -
North West - 11 £413 - 3
Essex +7 8 £425 -5.55%
Southend-on-Sea +14 7 £438 -17.45%
Scotland -20 6 £350 -16.66% 1
Cheshire - 6 £400 -
Cambridgeshire +5 5 - - 2
South West -1 5 £394 +131.61% 2
Edinburgh -14 5 £350 -17.64%
Slough - 5 £200 -
Worthing - 5 £500 -
Warrington - 5 £400 -
West Sussex - 5 £500 -
Peterborough +8 4 - -
Reading +4 4 £500 -
Surrey +4 4 - - 3
Hertfordshire +7 3 - -
Manchester - 3 £438 - 2
East Midlands +5 2 £219 +9.37%
Buckinghamshire 0 2 £500 - 1

Mac OS X
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 302 (58.53%) Linux
2 252 (48.84%) UNIX
3 232 (44.96%) HTML
4 218 (42.25%) Windows
5 195 (37.79%) Agile Software Development
6 180 (34.88%) Java
7 173 (33.53%) HTTP
8 167 (32.36%) Web Design
9 166 (32.17%) Relational Database
10 165 (31.98%) Responsive Web Design
11 156 (30.23%) Git (software)
12 143 (27.71%) Configuration Management
13 132 (25.58%) REST
14 118 (22.87%) Subversion
15 115 (22.29%) Web Development
16 111 (21.51%) JavaScript
17 106 (20.54%) Apple
18 102 (19.77%) CSS
19 100 (19.38%) Windows 7
20 94 (18.22%) MongoDB
21 92 (17.83%) JAX-RS
22 89 (17.25%) Hibernate
23 87 (16.86%) Neo4j
24 86 (16.67%) TDD
25 83 (16.09%) Microsoft
26 78 (15.12%) Apple iOS
27 75 (14.53%) Active Directory
28 65 (12.60%) BDD
29 64 (12.40%) MS Office
29 64 (12.40%) Python

Mac OS X
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 34 (6.59%) MS Exchange
2 28 (5.43%) Node.js
3 19 (3.68%) Exchange Server 2010
4 16 (3.10%) Apache
5 13 (2.52%) nginx
6 11 (2.13%) Tomcat
6 11 (2.13%) JBoss
7 8 (1.55%) Lync
7 8 (1.55%) WordPress
8 7 (1.36%) WebLogic
8 7 (1.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 6 (1.16%) IBM Notes
9 6 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (0.78%) CMS
10 4 (0.78%) IIS
10 4 (0.78%) Lotus Domino
10 4 (0.78%) SharePoint
10 4 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (0.58%) Apache Solr
11 3 (0.58%) OpenStack
Applications
1 64 (12.40%) MS Office
2 27 (5.23%) MS Excel
3 11 (2.13%) Final Cut Pro
4 10 (1.94%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 6 (1.16%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (0.58%) Quicktime
8 2 (0.39%) Maya
8 2 (0.39%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.39%) CINEMA 4D
9 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
9 1 (0.19%) MS Project
9 1 (0.19%) Shockwave
9 1 (0.19%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 3 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.39%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 34 (6.59%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (6.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (3.88%) Heroku
3 20 (3.88%) Office 365
4 10 (1.94%) Google Apps
5 9 (1.74%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (1.16%) SaaS
7 5 (0.97%) GitHub
8 3 (0.58%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 173 (33.53%) HTTP
2 32 (6.20%) TCP/IP
3 25 (4.84%) VPN
4 24 (4.65%) LAN
5 19 (3.68%) DNS
6 17 (3.29%) Wireless
7 14 (2.71%) DHCP
8 13 (2.52%) WAN
8 13 (2.52%) Internet
9 12 (2.33%) Firewall
9 12 (2.33%) VoIP
10 11 (2.13%) Ethernet
11 10 (1.94%) Wi-Fi
12 9 (1.74%) VLAN
13 8 (1.55%) SAN
13 8 (1.55%) LDAP
14 6 (1.16%) WLAN
14 6 (1.16%) Cisco IOS
15 5 (0.97%) WebEx
16 4 (0.78%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 166 (32.17%) Relational Database
2 94 (18.22%) MongoDB
3 87 (16.86%) Neo4j
4 31 (6.01%) MySQL
5 11 (2.13%) FileMaker
6 9 (1.74%) MariaDB
7 7 (1.36%) NoSQL
7 7 (1.36%) SQL Server
8 4 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (0.78%) SQLite
9 2 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.19%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 156 (30.23%) Git (software)
2 118 (22.87%) Subversion
3 42 (8.14%) Jenkins
4 29 (5.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 28 (5.43%) Maven
6 24 (4.65%) Cucumber
6 24 (4.65%) Mockito
7 17 (3.29%) Xcode
8 9 (1.74%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (1.36%) Grunt
10 6 (1.16%) Visual Studio
10 6 (1.16%) Jasmine
10 6 (1.16%) Mocha
11 3 (0.58%) CMake
11 3 (0.58%) Gradle
11 3 (0.58%) Eclipse
12 2 (0.39%) Apache Ivy
12 2 (0.39%) Ant
12 2 (0.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 2 (0.39%) Hudson
General
1 29 (5.62%) Finance
2 14 (2.71%) Telecoms
3 13 (2.52%) Publishing
4 12 (2.33%) Spanish Language
5 9 (1.74%) Retail
6 4 (0.78%) Multimedia
7 3 (0.58%) Advertising
8 2 (0.39%) Back Office
8 2 (0.39%) Marketing
9 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.19%) Local Government
9 1 (0.19%) Finnish Language
9 1 (0.19%) Russian Language
9 1 (0.19%) Banking
9 1 (0.19%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.19%) Games
Job Titles
1 288 (55.81%) Developer
2 145 (28.10%) Java Developer
3 59 (11.43%) Support Engineer
4 52 (10.08%) Desktop Support
5 50 (9.69%) Analyst
6 46 (8.91%) Front-End Developer
7 40 (7.75%) Senior Developer
8 34 (6.59%) Support Analyst
9 30 (5.81%) Desktop Engineer
10 28 (5.43%) Mac Engineer
11 27 (5.23%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 22 (4.26%) IT Support
13 19 (3.68%) Senior Java Developer
13 19 (3.68%) 2nd Line Support
14 16 (3.10%) Mac Developer
15 15 (2.91%) Service Desk Analyst
15 15 (2.91%) Service Analyst
16 14 (2.71%) Support Specialist
17 13 (2.52%) Administrator
17 13 (2.52%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 232 (44.96%) HTML
2 132 (25.58%) REST
3 102 (19.77%) CSS
4 92 (17.83%) JAX-RS
5 89 (17.25%) Hibernate
6 44 (8.53%) Web Services
7 34 (6.59%) HTML5
8 23 (4.46%) Spring
9 22 (4.26%) RESTful
9 22 (4.26%) XML
10 21 (4.07%) Ruby on Rails
11 20 (3.88%) JSON
11 20 (3.88%) Sass
11 20 (3.88%) Mustache
12 12 (2.33%) Struts
13 11 (2.13%) HTML5 Canvas
13 11 (2.13%) CSS3
14 10 (1.94%) SOAP
14 10 (1.94%) jQuery
15 9 (1.74%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 33 (6.40%) Blackberry
2 29 (5.62%) iPhone
2 29 (5.62%) Mobile App
3 24 (4.65%) iPad
4 23 (4.46%) Visualisation
5 11 (2.13%) Video Conferencing
6 9 (1.74%) User Experience
6 9 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (0.97%) Fat Client
7 5 (0.97%) Computer Science
7 5 (0.97%) Thin Client
8 4 (0.78%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (0.78%) Client/Server
8 4 (0.78%) Open Source
8 4 (0.78%) Blog
9 3 (0.58%) Hedge funds
9 3 (0.58%) Enterprise Storage
9 3 (0.58%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.39%) VLE
10 2 (0.39%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 302 (58.53%) Linux
2 252 (48.84%) UNIX
3 218 (42.25%) Windows
4 100 (19.38%) Windows 7
5 78 (15.12%) Apple iOS
6 54 (10.47%) Android
7 43 (8.33%) Windows XP
8 28 (5.43%) Windows Server 2008
9 26 (5.04%) Mac OS X Server
9 26 (5.04%) Windows 8
10 20 (3.88%) Mac OS
11 18 (3.49%) Windows Server 2012
12 13 (2.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 13 (2.52%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (1.74%) CentOS
14 8 (1.55%) Windows Vista
15 7 (1.36%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.78%) Windows Phone
17 3 (0.58%) Solaris
17 3 (0.58%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 195 (37.79%) Agile Software Development
2 167 (32.36%) Web Design
3 165 (31.98%) Responsive Web Design
4 143 (27.71%) Configuration Management
5 115 (22.29%) Web Development
6 86 (16.67%) TDD
7 65 (12.60%) BDD
8 33 (6.40%) Mentoring
9 32 (6.20%) ITIL
9 32 (6.20%) Continuous Integration
10 24 (4.65%) Continuous Delivery
11 22 (4.26%) iOS Development
12 21 (4.07%) Software Engineering
13 17 (3.29%) Automated Testing
14 15 (2.91%) Scrum
14 15 (2.91%) Android Development
15 14 (2.71%) MVC
16 13 (2.52%) Mobile Development
17 12 (2.33%) E-Commerce
18 10 (1.94%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 180 (34.88%) Java
2 111 (21.51%) JavaScript
3 64 (12.40%) Python
4 62 (12.02%) Ruby
5 37 (7.17%) Shell Script
6 35 (6.78%) SQL
7 32 (6.20%) PowerShell
8 23 (4.46%) Scala
9 19 (3.68%) Objective-C
10 16 (3.10%) PHP
11 15 (2.91%) Go
12 14 (2.71%) C
13 9 (1.74%) PL/SQL
14 8 (1.55%) C++
14 8 (1.55%) PHP5
15 6 (1.16%) Perl
15 6 (1.16%) Bash Shell
16 5 (0.97%) C#
17 3 (0.58%) CoffeeScript
17 3 (0.58%) VBA
Qualifications
1 25 (4.84%) Security Cleared
2 12 (2.33%) Degree
3 8 (1.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (1.36%) MCSE
5 6 (1.16%) SC Cleared
6 5 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (0.78%) CCNP
7 4 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (0.78%) MCP
7 4 (0.78%) MCITP
8 3 (0.58%) CCNA
8 3 (0.58%) CCA
8 3 (0.58%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (0.58%) CCEA
9 2 (0.39%) Sun Certification
9 2 (0.39%) MCSA
10 1 (0.19%) JNCIS
10 1 (0.19%) JNCIE
10 1 (0.19%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.19%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (0.78%) SLA
2 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.19%) HIPAA
2 1 (0.19%) QA
2 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 75 (14.53%) Active Directory
2 27 (5.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.16%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.78%) XenApp
5 3 (0.58%) XenDesktop
5 3 (0.58%) VirtualBox
6 2 (0.39%) BitLocker
6 2 (0.39%) Samba
6 2 (0.39%) XenServer
7 1 (0.19%) Xen
7 1 (0.19%) vSphere
7 1 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.19%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.19%) MetaFrame
7 1 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 34 (6.59%) Puppet
2 11 (2.13%) SCCM
2 11 (2.13%) Casper Suite
3 6 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.39%) AirWatch
4 2 (0.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (0.39%) SAP Afaria
4 2 (0.39%) ZENworks
4 2 (0.39%) WSUS
5 1 (0.19%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.19%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.19%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 106 (20.54%) Apple
2 83 (16.09%) Microsoft
3 39 (7.56%) VMware
4 24 (4.65%) Cisco
5 18 (3.49%) Adobe
6 15 (2.91%) Citrix
7 14 (2.71%) Google
8 11 (2.13%) Oracle
9 7 (1.36%) HP
10 6 (1.16%) ServiceNow
10 6 (1.16%) McAfee
10 6 (1.16%) Lotus
10 6 (1.16%) Red Hat
11 5 (0.97%) Xamarin
11 5 (0.97%) Symantec
11 5 (0.97%) Dell
12 4 (0.78%) Wyse
12 4 (0.78%) Sophos
12 4 (0.78%) Remedy
12 4 (0.78%) Twitter
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