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 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apple Mac OS X
Rank 423 402 461
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +59
Contract jobs citing Mac OS X 225 253 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.40% 0.45% 0.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.80% 2.06% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 146 94
Average daily rate £410 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.52% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £163 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £418 £425 £413
% change year-on-year
-1.76% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 29 23
Average hourly rate £14.00 £17.87 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.63% +32.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £12.32 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.75 £25.00 £19.81
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £12.40 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%

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
12509 12298 12060
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.39% 22.08% 22.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 7808 6975 6730
Average daily rate £388 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.63% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £170 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 693 1004 1034
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% -1.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £37.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -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 28 April 2016.

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 28 April 2016.

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 28 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
England -47 209 £411 -3.23% 61
London +13 133 £400 +10.34% 25
Yorkshire -22 25 £520 +22.35% 4
West Yorkshire -30 20 £540 +27.05% 3
Leeds -36 19 £540 +27.05% 3
South East -24 18 £400 - 12
City of London +27 16 £300 +50.00% 4
Scotland -14 14 £275 -21.42% 2
North East -21 11 £455 +5.81%
South West +10 9 £363 -7.93% 6
Edinburgh -4 8 £275 -21.42%
North West -10 8 £436 +9.06% 4
Tyne and Wear -26 8 £455 +5.81%
Hampshire -2 6 £418 +7.74% 5
Newcastle upon Tyne -27 6 £455 +5.81%
Southampton +10 5 £418 +11.33% 1
Glasgow +4 5 - - 1
Bristol +2 5 £363 - 1
Lancashire - 5 £454 -
South Yorkshire - 5 £325 -
West Sussex -17 4 £200 -60.00%
Fleetwood - 4 £465 -
Cambridgeshire +4 3 £160 - 2
East of England -7 3 £160 -62.35% 6
Surrey -8 3 £300 - 1
Croydon - 3 £410 -
Chiswick - 3 - -
Cambridge - 3 £160 - 2
Dorset -1 2 - -
West Midlands -6 2 - - 4

Mac OS X
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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.

1 338 (66.54%) Linux
2 247 (48.62%) Unix
3 228 (44.88%) Windows
4 223 (43.90%) HTML
5 198 (38.98%) Agile Software Development
6 193 (37.99%) Java
7 183 (36.02%) HTTP
8 167 (32.87%) Git (software)
9 162 (31.89%) Relational Database
10 159 (31.30%) Responsive Web Design
11 154 (30.31%) Web Design
12 147 (28.94%) Subversion
13 139 (27.36%) JavaScript
14 129 (25.39%) Configuration Management
15 127 (25.00%) Web Development
16 123 (24.21%) CSS
17 116 (22.83%) REST
17 116 (22.83%) MongoDB
18 110 (21.65%) Python
19 109 (21.46%) Ruby
20 95 (18.70%) Active Directory
21 93 (18.31%) TDD
22 88 (17.32%) Scala
23 80 (15.75%) Windows 7
24 77 (15.16%) JAX-RS
24 77 (15.16%) Neo4j
25 76 (14.96%) Microsoft
26 74 (14.57%) Apple
27 70 (13.78%) MS Office
27 70 (13.78%) Security Cleared

Mac OS X
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 32 (6.30%) Node.js
2 27 (5.31%) Apache
3 22 (4.33%) Confluence
3 22 (4.33%) MS Exchange
4 19 (3.74%) nginx
4 19 (3.74%) SharePoint
5 18 (3.54%) Exchange Server 2010
5 18 (3.54%) Tomcat
6 16 (3.15%) Elasticsearch
7 10 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2013
7 10 (1.97%) WebSphere
8 9 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2007
8 9 (1.77%) Skype for Business
8 9 (1.77%) WebSphere Portal
9 8 (1.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 8 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2003
10 7 (1.38%) Apache Spark
11 6 (1.18%) Alfresco
11 6 (1.18%) WebLogic
12 5 (0.98%) IIS
Applications
1 70 (13.78%) MS Office
2 31 (6.10%) MS Excel
3 10 (1.97%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 6 (1.18%) QuarkXPress
5 5 (0.98%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.79%) AutoCAD
6 4 (0.79%) HipChat
7 3 (0.59%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.59%) InDesign
8 1 (0.20%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 33 (6.50%) Office 365
2 17 (3.35%) GitHub
3 13 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (2.36%) Google Apps
5 9 (1.77%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 4 (0.79%) SaaS
7 3 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.59%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (0.59%) IaaS
7 3 (0.59%) MailChimp
8 2 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.20%) Heroku
9 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
9 1 (0.20%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.20%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 183 (36.02%) HTTP
2 57 (11.22%) TCP/IP
3 34 (6.69%) Internet
4 31 (6.10%) Firewall
5 30 (5.91%) DNS
6 29 (5.71%) Wireless
7 25 (4.92%) LAN
8 23 (4.53%) SNMP
9 20 (3.94%) VPN
10 19 (3.74%) SSL
10 19 (3.74%) WAN
11 16 (3.15%) DHCP
12 12 (2.36%) Wi-Fi
13 11 (2.17%) LDAP
13 11 (2.17%) Remote Desktop
14 10 (1.97%) Network Security
14 10 (1.97%) SAN
15 8 (1.57%) Cisco ASA
15 8 (1.57%) VoIP
16 7 (1.38%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 162 (31.89%) Relational Database
2 116 (22.83%) MongoDB
3 77 (15.16%) Neo4j
4 35 (6.89%) PostgreSQL
5 33 (6.50%) NoSQL
6 31 (6.10%) SQL Server
7 21 (4.13%) MySQL
8 17 (3.35%) Apache Cassandra
9 12 (2.36%) Big Data
9 12 (2.36%) Redis
10 11 (2.17%) DB2
11 10 (1.97%) FileMaker
12 9 (1.77%) SQL Server 2008
13 7 (1.38%) Hadoop
14 4 (0.79%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 4 (0.79%) Oracle Database
15 3 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
15 3 (0.59%) RDBMS
16 2 (0.39%) SQL Server 2005
16 2 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 167 (32.87%) Git (software)
2 147 (28.94%) Subversion
3 61 (12.01%) Cucumber
4 44 (8.66%) Jenkins
5 35 (6.89%) Maven
6 29 (5.71%) Mockito
7 25 (4.92%) JIRA
8 19 (3.74%) JUnit
8 19 (3.74%) Selenium
9 18 (3.54%) git-flow
10 16 (3.15%) Vagrant
10 16 (3.15%) Visual Studio
11 15 (2.95%) Capybara
11 15 (2.95%) RSpec
12 13 (2.56%) HP UFT
12 13 (2.56%) JMeter
13 12 (2.36%) LoadRunner
14 7 (1.38%) CMake
14 7 (1.38%) Gradle
15 6 (1.18%) TeamCity
General
1 39 (7.68%) Finance
2 11 (2.17%) Retail
3 7 (1.38%) Telecoms
4 5 (0.98%) Manufacturing
5 4 (0.79%) Advertising
5 4 (0.79%) Banking
5 4 (0.79%) Japanese Language
5 4 (0.79%) Marketing
6 3 (0.59%) Law
6 3 (0.59%) Publishing
6 3 (0.59%) Spanish Language
7 2 (0.39%) Back Office
7 2 (0.39%) Italian Language
7 2 (0.39%) Legal
7 2 (0.39%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.20%) Electronics
8 1 (0.20%) Front Office
8 1 (0.20%) Games
8 1 (0.20%) German Language
Job Titles
1 244 (48.03%) Developer
2 122 (24.02%) Java Developer
3 66 (12.99%) Senior Developer
4 58 (11.42%) Digital Developer
5 50 (9.84%) Senior Java Developer
6 48 (9.45%) Analyst
7 41 (8.07%) Support Engineer
8 33 (6.50%) Desktop Support
9 32 (6.30%) Support Analyst
10 28 (5.51%) Administrator
10 28 (5.51%) Systems Administrator
11 25 (4.92%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 25 (4.92%) IT Support
12 21 (4.13%) 2nd Line Support
12 21 (4.13%) Scala Developer
13 18 (3.54%) Ruby Developer
14 17 (3.35%) Agile Developer
14 17 (3.35%) IT Analyst
14 17 (3.35%) Software Engineer
15 16 (3.15%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 223 (43.90%) HTML
2 123 (24.21%) CSS
3 116 (22.83%) REST
4 77 (15.16%) JAX-RS
5 58 (11.42%) Hibernate
6 52 (10.24%) HTML5
7 49 (9.65%) Ruby on Rails
8 44 (8.66%) JSON
9 38 (7.48%) .NET
10 37 (7.28%) SOAP
11 27 (5.31%) jQuery
12 26 (5.12%) Sass
12 26 (5.12%) XML
13 25 (4.92%) RESTful
14 24 (4.72%) Web Services
15 23 (4.53%) CSS3
16 17 (3.35%) Play Framework
17 15 (2.95%) AngularJS
17 15 (2.95%) Django
17 15 (2.95%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 48 (9.45%) Visualisation
2 42 (8.27%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (3.74%) Blackberry
4 17 (3.35%) iPad
5 15 (2.95%) PKI
6 13 (2.56%) iPhone
7 11 (2.17%) Management Information System
8 10 (1.97%) Data Centre
8 10 (1.97%) User Experience
9 9 (1.77%) Fat Client
9 9 (1.77%) Thin Client
9 9 (1.77%) Video Conferencing
10 7 (1.38%) Mobile App
10 7 (1.38%) Security Operations Centre
11 4 (0.79%) BBC
11 4 (0.79%) Computer Science
11 4 (0.79%) Derivative
11 4 (0.79%) Device Driver
11 4 (0.79%) Life Science
11 4 (0.79%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 338 (66.54%) Linux
2 247 (48.62%) Unix
3 228 (44.88%) Windows
4 80 (15.75%) Windows 7
5 55 (10.83%) Windows Server
6 51 (10.04%) Windows 8
7 50 (9.84%) Windows Server 2008
8 33 (6.50%) Apple iOS
9 31 (6.10%) Android
9 31 (6.10%) Windows Server 2012
10 30 (5.91%) Windows XP
11 28 (5.51%) Windows Server 2003
12 23 (4.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 16 (3.15%) Windows 10
13 16 (3.15%) Windows Vista
14 14 (2.76%) Mac OS X Server
15 13 (2.56%) Mac OS
16 12 (2.36%) CentOS
17 8 (1.57%) Oracle Linux
18 7 (1.38%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (38.98%) Agile Software Development
2 159 (31.30%) Responsive Web Design
3 154 (30.31%) Web Design
4 129 (25.39%) Configuration Management
5 127 (25.00%) Web Development
6 93 (18.31%) TDD
7 66 (12.99%) BDD
8 58 (11.42%) Scrum
9 57 (11.22%) Open Source
10 47 (9.25%) ITIL
11 42 (8.27%) Continuous Integration
12 41 (8.07%) Software Engineering
13 30 (5.91%) Unit Testing
14 27 (5.31%) Mentoring
14 27 (5.31%) Migration
15 26 (5.12%) Continuous Delivery
15 26 (5.12%) Front End Development
16 24 (4.72%) DevOps
16 24 (4.72%) Waterfall
17 23 (4.53%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 193 (37.99%) Java
2 139 (27.36%) JavaScript
3 110 (21.65%) Python
4 109 (21.46%) Ruby
5 88 (17.32%) Scala
6 58 (11.42%) SQL
7 43 (8.46%) Shell Script
8 42 (8.27%) C#
9 40 (7.87%) Perl
10 31 (6.10%) PowerShell
11 19 (3.74%) PHP
12 18 (3.54%) C
13 16 (3.15%) C++
14 15 (2.95%) Bash Shell
14 15 (2.95%) XAML
15 10 (1.97%) Objective-C
16 8 (1.57%) Apple Swift
16 8 (1.57%) VBA
17 7 (1.38%) PHP 5
18 5 (0.98%) VB
Qualifications
1 70 (13.78%) Security Cleared
2 23 (4.53%) BPSS Clearance
2 23 (4.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 20 (3.94%) Degree
4 18 (3.54%) SC Cleared
5 13 (2.56%) MCSE
6 11 (2.17%) MCITP
7 10 (1.97%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 9 (1.77%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (1.38%) CCNA
9 7 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (1.18%) CCNP
11 5 (0.98%) MCTS
12 4 (0.79%) DV Cleared
13 3 (0.59%) A+ Certification
13 3 (0.59%) CCSA
13 3 (0.59%) CCSE
13 3 (0.59%) CTC Cleared
13 3 (0.59%) MCP
13 3 (0.59%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (6.50%) Disclosure Scotland
2 16 (3.15%) SLA
3 10 (1.97%) QA
4 9 (1.77%) WCAG
5 8 (1.57%) WAI
6 1 (0.20%) COBIT
6 1 (0.20%) FISMA
6 1 (0.20%) GPG13
6 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 95 (18.70%) Active Directory
2 30 (5.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (2.95%) Samba
4 10 (1.97%) Hyper-V
4 10 (1.97%) KVM
5 9 (1.77%) vSphere
6 7 (1.38%) Docker
7 6 (1.18%) StorNext
7 6 (1.18%) Xsan
8 5 (0.98%) BitLocker
9 4 (0.79%) NFS
9 4 (0.79%) vCloud
10 3 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.59%) XenApp
11 2 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.39%) VirtualBox
11 2 (0.39%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 1 (0.20%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 27 (5.31%) Puppet
2 19 (3.74%) SCCM
3 17 (3.35%) WSUS
4 12 (2.36%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (2.17%) Nagios
6 10 (1.97%) McAfee ePO
7 7 (1.38%) AirWatch
7 7 (1.38%) Casper Suite
8 4 (0.79%) Ansible
8 4 (0.79%) EMC VPLEX
8 4 (0.79%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.59%) Cisco CUCM
10 2 (0.39%) CA Wily
10 2 (0.39%) Cisco Prime
10 2 (0.39%) logstash
10 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 2 (0.39%) Tivoli
10 2 (0.39%) ZABBIX
10 2 (0.39%) Zenoss
11 1 (0.20%) FTK
Vendors
1 76 (14.96%) Microsoft
2 74 (14.57%) Apple
3 52 (10.24%) VMware
4 29 (5.71%) Cisco
4 29 (5.71%) Citrix
5 26 (5.12%) Adobe
6 24 (4.72%) HP
7 19 (3.74%) Red Hat
8 18 (3.54%) Oracle
9 16 (3.15%) Google
10 15 (2.95%) Telerik
11 14 (2.76%) Intel Security
12 13 (2.56%) Dell
13 12 (2.36%) IBM
14 8 (1.57%) Remedy
14 8 (1.57%) Splunk
15 7 (1.38%) Serena
15 7 (1.38%) ServiceNow
16 6 (1.18%) Autodesk
16 6 (1.18%) Sony
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