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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apple Mac OS X
Rank 349 395 434
Rank change year-on-year
+46 +39
Contract jobs citing Mac OS X 256 158 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.50% 0.33% 0.24%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.23% 1.47% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 84 42
Average daily rate
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£386 £267 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.52% -17.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £95 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £304 £325
% change year-on-year
+23.45% -6.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 26 24
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%

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
11503 10761 9850
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.54% 22.34% 22.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 6743 5881 5185
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £505 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.93% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 909 971 1091
Average hourly rate £15.85 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.25% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £33.50 £37.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -11.76%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +65 242 £394 +33.47% 101
London +48 143 £425 +84.78% 62
South East +19 36 £365 +16.80% 14
City of London +16 27 £475 +115.90% 11
North West +5 20 £375 - 5
West Yorkshire +9 18 £375 -
Yorkshire +4 18 £375 +70.45% 1
Hampshire - 18 £365 - 2
Leeds +1 16 £375 -
East of England -7 14 £170 -55.84% 13
Lancashire - 10 £375 -
Cambridgeshire -8 9 £179 -5.92% 12
Manchester +2 8 £413 - 2
Surrey 0 8 £200 - 3
Edinburgh -7 7 £449 +99.44% 1
Scotland -12 7 £449 +99.44% 2
Cambridge -1 5 £170 -10.52% 12
Birmingham - 4 £425 - 1
West Midlands - 4 £425 - 3
Essex -3 3 - -
West Sussex - 3 - - 1
South Wales - 3 £138 -
Wales - 3 £138 -
Crawley - 3 - - 1
South West -21 2 £228 -39.33% 1
Oxfordshire -21 2 £288 -8.00% 1
Cheshire +5 1 - - 3
Berkshire +2 1 £475 +171.42% 5
Hertfordshire -1 1 - - 1
Buckinghamshire -9 1 - - 1

Mac OS X
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 360 (63.83%) Linux
2 297 (52.66%) UNIX
3 291 (51.60%) HTML
4 221 (39.18%) Java
5 219 (38.83%) Windows
6 202 (35.82%) Relational Database
7 181 (32.09%) Web Development
8 177 (31.38%) Agile Software Development
8 177 (31.38%) Web Design
8 177 (31.38%) Responsive Web Design
9 176 (31.21%) HTTP
10 170 (30.14%) Git (software)
11 168 (29.79%) CSS
12 153 (27.13%) Configuration Management
13 151 (26.77%) REST
14 136 (24.11%) Subversion
15 132 (23.40%) JavaScript
16 118 (20.92%) Hibernate
17 117 (20.74%) Python
18 112 (19.86%) MongoDB
19 105 (18.62%) Windows 7
19 105 (18.62%) JAX-RS
20 100 (17.73%) Neo4j
21 98 (17.38%) Ruby
22 81 (14.36%) Apple
23 80 (14.18%) TDD
23 80 (14.18%) Apple iOS
24 76 (13.48%) Microsoft
25 66 (11.70%) MS Office
26 64 (11.35%) Active Directory

Mac OS X
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 43 (7.62%) JBoss
2 40 (7.09%) MS Exchange
3 19 (3.37%) WebLogic
4 18 (3.19%) Node.js
4 18 (3.19%) Apache
5 17 (3.01%) Exchange Server 2010
6 12 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2007
7 11 (1.95%) Tomcat
7 11 (1.95%) IBM Notes
8 10 (1.77%) nginx
9 6 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2003
10 5 (0.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (0.89%) Lync
11 4 (0.71%) WordPress
11 4 (0.71%) Lotus Domino
12 3 (0.53%) OpenStack
12 3 (0.53%) CMS
12 3 (0.53%) Apache Solr
13 2 (0.35%) IIS
14 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 66 (11.70%) MS Office
2 19 (3.37%) MS Excel
3 11 (1.95%) Final Cut Pro
4 9 (1.60%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (0.53%) Quicktime
5 3 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.35%) CINEMA 4D
6 2 (0.35%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.35%) Maya
7 1 (0.18%) MODO
7 1 (0.18%) MS Project
7 1 (0.18%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 5 (0.89%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.35%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.18%) Sage 300 ERP
3 1 (0.18%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 20 (3.55%) Microsoft Azure
1 20 (3.55%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (2.48%) Heroku
3 12 (2.13%) Office 365
4 5 (0.89%) Google Apps
4 5 (0.89%) SaaS
5 4 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (0.71%) GitHub
6 3 (0.53%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 176 (31.21%) HTTP
2 43 (7.62%) LDAP
3 27 (4.79%) TCP/IP
4 26 (4.61%) Internet
5 25 (4.43%) Firewall
6 23 (4.08%) DNS
7 22 (3.90%) VPN
8 18 (3.19%) DHCP
9 14 (2.48%) LAN
10 12 (2.13%) Network Security
11 9 (1.60%) Wireless
12 7 (1.24%) VoIP
13 6 (1.06%) WAN
14 5 (0.89%) Wi-Fi
15 4 (0.71%) Ethernet
15 4 (0.71%) HTTPS
15 4 (0.71%) SAN
15 4 (0.71%) PABX
16 3 (0.53%) MPLS
16 3 (0.53%) POP3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 202 (35.82%) Relational Database
2 112 (19.86%) MongoDB
3 100 (17.73%) Neo4j
4 62 (10.99%) MySQL
5 32 (5.67%) MariaDB
6 15 (2.66%) SQL Server
7 10 (1.77%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (1.06%) NoSQL
9 5 (0.89%) FileMaker
9 5 (0.89%) DTS
10 4 (0.71%) Redis
11 3 (0.53%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.53%) Big Data
11 3 (0.53%) SQL Server 2000
11 3 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (0.53%) Hadoop
12 2 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 1 (0.18%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 170 (30.14%) Git (software)
2 136 (24.11%) Subversion
3 24 (4.26%) Jenkins
4 20 (3.55%) Cucumber
5 18 (3.19%) Maven
5 18 (3.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 16 (2.84%) Mockito
7 10 (1.77%) Xcode
8 7 (1.24%) Eclipse
8 7 (1.24%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (1.06%) Visual Studio
10 4 (0.71%) CMake
11 3 (0.53%) Gradle
11 3 (0.53%) WebDriver
12 2 (0.35%) RSpec
12 2 (0.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 2 (0.35%) Ant
12 2 (0.35%) Bugzilla
12 2 (0.35%) Jasmine
12 2 (0.35%) Apache Ivy
General
1 27 (4.79%) Finance
2 13 (2.30%) Telecoms
3 12 (2.13%) Spanish Language
4 11 (1.95%) Publishing
5 9 (1.60%) Advertising
6 8 (1.42%) Banking
7 6 (1.06%) Multimedia
8 5 (0.89%) Retail
9 3 (0.53%) Games
9 3 (0.53%) Marketing
10 2 (0.35%) German Language
10 2 (0.35%) Front Office
11 1 (0.18%) Back Office
11 1 (0.18%) Automotive
11 1 (0.18%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.18%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 330 (58.51%) Developer
2 174 (30.85%) Java Developer
3 87 (15.43%) Senior Developer
4 55 (9.75%) Support Engineer
5 45 (7.98%) Desktop Support
6 44 (7.80%) Analyst
7 41 (7.27%) Senior Java Developer
8 31 (5.50%) Front-End Developer
8 31 (5.50%) Support Analyst
9 27 (4.79%) Desktop Engineer
10 22 (3.90%) 2nd Line Support
11 20 (3.55%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 18 (3.19%) IT Support
13 17 (3.01%) Web Developer
14 15 (2.66%) Software Engineer
14 15 (2.66%) Support Specialist
14 15 (2.66%) Mac Engineer
15 13 (2.30%) Scala Developer
15 13 (2.30%) Desktop Support Analyst
15 13 (2.30%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 291 (51.60%) HTML
2 168 (29.79%) CSS
3 151 (26.77%) REST
4 118 (20.92%) Hibernate
5 105 (18.62%) JAX-RS
6 54 (9.57%) Spring
7 41 (7.27%) XML
8 40 (7.09%) JAAS
9 39 (6.91%) Web Services
9 39 (6.91%) Spring MVC
10 38 (6.74%) HTML5
11 36 (6.38%) Django
12 32 (5.67%) RESTful
13 30 (5.32%) JPA
14 29 (5.14%) JSON
15 25 (4.43%) Struts
16 23 (4.08%) Ruby on Rails
17 19 (3.37%) Ajax
18 18 (3.19%) CSS3
18 18 (3.19%) Struts2
Miscellaneous
1 54 (9.57%) Visualisation
2 49 (8.69%) Blackberry
3 35 (6.21%) Enterprise Software
4 24 (4.26%) Mobile App
5 23 (4.08%) iPad
6 19 (3.37%) iPhone
7 10 (1.77%) Open Source
7 10 (1.77%) Video Conferencing
8 6 (1.06%) Blog
8 6 (1.06%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (1.06%) User Experience
9 5 (0.89%) Digital Media
10 4 (0.71%) Computer Science
10 4 (0.71%) CMDB
10 4 (0.71%) Smartphone
10 4 (0.71%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.53%) Thin Client
11 3 (0.53%) Fat Client
11 3 (0.53%) Enterprise Storage
12 2 (0.35%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 360 (63.83%) Linux
2 297 (52.66%) UNIX
3 219 (38.83%) Windows
4 105 (18.62%) Windows 7
5 80 (14.18%) Apple iOS
6 56 (9.93%) Android
7 48 (8.51%) Windows XP
8 30 (5.32%) Windows 8
9 28 (4.96%) Windows Server 2008
10 20 (3.55%) Mac OS X Server
10 20 (3.55%) Windows Server 2003
11 18 (3.19%) Windows Server 2012
11 18 (3.19%) Mac OS
12 10 (1.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 9 (1.60%) CentOS
14 7 (1.24%) Windows Vista
15 6 (1.06%) Solaris
16 4 (0.71%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.71%) Windows Mobile
16 4 (0.71%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (32.09%) Web Development
2 177 (31.38%) Agile Software Development
2 177 (31.38%) Web Design
2 177 (31.38%) Responsive Web Design
3 153 (27.13%) Configuration Management
4 80 (14.18%) TDD
5 51 (9.04%) MVC
6 49 (8.69%) Mentoring
7 44 (7.80%) BDD
8 36 (6.38%) ITIL
9 24 (4.26%) Scrum
9 24 (4.26%) Line Management
10 23 (4.08%) Continuous Integration
11 21 (3.72%) Software Engineering
12 20 (3.55%) Automated Testing
13 19 (3.37%) Microservices
14 17 (3.01%) Asset Management
15 14 (2.48%) E-Commerce
15 14 (2.48%) iOS Development
16 12 (2.13%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 221 (39.18%) Java
2 132 (23.40%) JavaScript
3 117 (20.74%) Python
4 98 (17.38%) Ruby
5 63 (11.17%) SQL
6 54 (9.57%) Scala
7 42 (7.45%) PL/SQL
8 30 (5.32%) PHP
9 28 (4.96%) C
10 22 (3.90%) Shell Script
11 18 (3.19%) PowerShell
12 17 (3.01%) C#
13 10 (1.77%) Objective-C
14 9 (1.60%) Bash Shell
15 8 (1.42%) C++
15 8 (1.42%) Perl
16 5 (0.89%) CoffeeScript
16 5 (0.89%) PHP5
17 2 (0.35%) VBA
18 1 (0.18%) AppleScript
Qualifications
1 30 (5.32%) Security Cleared
2 15 (2.66%) Degree
3 9 (1.60%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.42%) DV Cleared
4 8 (1.42%) MCP
5 3 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (0.53%) ISEB
5 3 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.35%) MCITP
6 2 (0.35%) CCNP
6 2 (0.35%) CCA
6 2 (0.35%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (0.35%) CNE
6 2 (0.35%) Novell Certification
6 2 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.35%) Sun Certification
6 2 (0.35%) MCSE
7 1 (0.18%) CISM
7 1 (0.18%) MCSA
7 1 (0.18%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.60%) SLA
2 7 (1.24%) QA
3 2 (0.35%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.18%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.18%) HIPAA
System Software
1 64 (11.35%) Active Directory
2 20 (3.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.24%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.53%) XenApp
4 3 (0.53%) VirtualBox
5 2 (0.35%) Kerio MailServer
5 2 (0.35%) vSphere
5 2 (0.35%) Novell eDirectory
5 2 (0.35%) NDS
5 2 (0.35%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.18%) Firmware
6 1 (0.18%) Xen
6 1 (0.18%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 22 (3.90%) Puppet
2 13 (2.30%) SCCM
3 6 (1.06%) Casper Suite
4 3 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.53%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (0.53%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (0.35%) WSUS
5 2 (0.35%) Nagios
5 2 (0.35%) ZENworks
6 1 (0.18%) SAP Afaria
6 1 (0.18%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.18%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.18%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.18%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 81 (14.36%) Apple
2 76 (13.48%) Microsoft
3 46 (8.16%) Oracle
4 33 (5.85%) VMware
5 19 (3.37%) Cisco
6 16 (2.84%) Adobe
7 12 (2.13%) Lotus
8 11 (1.95%) Citrix
9 10 (1.77%) Zend
10 9 (1.60%) HP
11 8 (1.42%) Symantec
12 6 (1.06%) Google
12 6 (1.06%) CommVault
12 6 (1.06%) SAP
12 6 (1.06%) Sophos
12 6 (1.06%) Twitter
13 5 (0.89%) Xamarin
13 5 (0.89%) Bloomberg
13 5 (0.89%) Altiris
14 4 (0.71%) Kerio
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