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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apple Mac OS X
Rank 408 365 437
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +72
Contract jobs citing Mac OS X 202 231 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.43% 0.28%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.66% 1.86% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 138 60
Average daily rate
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£300 £400 £178
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +125.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £195 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £559 £475 £366
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £357 £158
% change year-on-year
+5.11% +126.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 24 33
Average hourly rate £15.77 £16.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.43% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £19.00 £23.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £12.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+29.16% -11.11%

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
12133 12418 11016
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.03% 23.11% 22.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 7110 7049 6017
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £165 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 949 1046 1001
Average hourly rate £16.84 £15.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.26% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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 2 July 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 +10 195 £300 -25.00% 81
London -6 114 £300 -25.00% 50
South East -4 35 £450 +157.14% 12
East of England +18 31 £565 +55.86% 6
City of London -1 27 £313 -26.47% 11
Essex +10 21 £589 - 2
West Sussex -3 12 £550 -
Worthing - 11 £550 -
Cambridgeshire +4 9 £206 - 3
Surrey +5 8 - - 2
Hampshire - 7 £450 - 1
Staines - 7 - -
North West -19 5 £150 -62.50% 4
Southend-on-Sea - 5 £589 -
Cambridge - 5 £206 - 2
Berkshire +9 4 £400 - 4
South West -9 4 £163 -27.77% 1
West Yorkshire - 4 £375 -
Yorkshire - 4 £375 - 2
Leeds - 4 £375 -
Peterborough +7 3 - -
Gloucestershire -1 3 £163 -23.52% 1
Cheltenham -4 3 £163 -23.52%
Birmingham - 3 £150 - 1
West Midlands - 3 £150 - 2
Oxford -15 2 £238 -
Oxfordshire -31 2 £238 -
Cheshire - 2 - - 2
Slough - 2 £115 - 1
Southampton - 2 £375 -

Mac OS X
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 July 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.

1 274 (53.10%) Linux
2 231 (44.77%) UNIX
3 222 (43.02%) Windows
4 209 (40.50%) HTML
5 188 (36.43%) Agile Software Development
6 159 (30.81%) Git (software)
7 158 (30.62%) Java
8 154 (29.84%) HTTP
9 152 (29.46%) Relational Database
10 145 (28.10%) Web Design
10 145 (28.10%) Responsive Web Design
11 133 (25.78%) Configuration Management
12 132 (25.58%) Subversion
13 123 (23.84%) Apple
14 119 (23.06%) CSS
15 115 (22.29%) Windows 7
16 113 (21.90%) JavaScript
17 112 (21.71%) REST
18 107 (20.74%) Web Development
19 103 (19.96%) Active Directory
20 101 (19.57%) Microsoft
21 94 (18.22%) Apple iOS
22 84 (16.28%) TDD
23 80 (15.50%) Android
24 66 (12.79%) MongoDB
24 66 (12.79%) Hibernate
25 63 (12.21%) JAX-RS
26 60 (11.63%) MS Office
27 59 (11.43%) Neo4j
28 56 (10.85%) Jenkins

Mac OS X
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 27 (5.23%) Node.js
2 17 (3.29%) MS Exchange
3 15 (2.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 14 (2.71%) Lync
5 13 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (2.52%) SharePoint
6 11 (2.13%) JBoss
7 7 (1.36%) WebLogic
7 7 (1.36%) Tomcat
8 5 (0.97%) WordPress
9 4 (0.78%) nginx
9 4 (0.78%) Apache
9 4 (0.78%) IIS
9 4 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.58%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.39%) CMS
12 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.19%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 60 (11.63%) MS Office
2 30 (5.81%) MS Excel
3 9 (1.74%) Adobe Captivate
4 8 (1.55%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 6 (1.16%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.78%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.58%) Vectorworks
8 2 (0.39%) Final Cut Pro
8 2 (0.39%) InDesign
9 1 (0.19%) CINEMA 4D
9 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
9 1 (0.19%) Shockwave
9 1 (0.19%) Quicktime
9 1 (0.19%) Maya
9 1 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 2 (0.39%) CODA-Financials
1 2 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 29 (5.62%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (4.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (3.88%) Office 365
4 17 (3.29%) Heroku
5 9 (1.74%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (1.74%) Google Apps
6 5 (0.97%) SaaS
7 3 (0.58%) Engine Yard
7 3 (0.58%) GitHub
7 3 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.19%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 154 (29.84%) HTTP
2 55 (10.66%) TCP/IP
3 34 (6.59%) LAN
4 24 (4.65%) VPN
4 24 (4.65%) Wireless
5 21 (4.07%) WAN
6 20 (3.88%) DNS
7 17 (3.29%) DHCP
8 15 (2.91%) WLAN
9 14 (2.71%) SSL
9 14 (2.71%) VoIP
10 12 (2.33%) Cisco IOS
10 12 (2.33%) Wi-Fi
11 11 (2.13%) Internet
12 10 (1.94%) SAN
13 9 (1.74%) LDAP
13 9 (1.74%) Ethernet
13 9 (1.74%) Firewall
14 8 (1.55%) VLAN
15 6 (1.16%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (29.46%) Relational Database
2 66 (12.79%) MongoDB
3 59 (11.43%) Neo4j
4 27 (5.23%) MySQL
5 9 (1.74%) FileMaker
5 9 (1.74%) MariaDB
6 7 (1.36%) SQL Server
7 6 (1.16%) NoSQL
8 4 (0.78%) SQLite
9 2 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.19%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 159 (30.81%) Git (software)
2 132 (25.58%) Subversion
3 56 (10.85%) Jenkins
4 23 (4.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 18 (3.49%) Maven
6 17 (3.29%) Cucumber
7 14 (2.71%) Mockito
8 12 (2.33%) Xcode
9 7 (1.36%) gulp
9 7 (1.36%) Grunt
10 6 (1.16%) Mocha
10 6 (1.16%) Jasmine
11 4 (0.78%) Visual Studio
12 3 (0.58%) Eclipse
12 3 (0.58%) Selenium
12 3 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (0.58%) WebDriver
13 2 (0.39%) Gradle
13 2 (0.39%) Hudson
13 2 (0.39%) JIRA
General
1 32 (6.20%) Finance
2 11 (2.13%) Telecoms
2 11 (2.13%) Publishing
2 11 (2.13%) Retail
2 11 (2.13%) Spanish Language
3 9 (1.74%) Legal
4 4 (0.78%) Back Office
4 4 (0.78%) Banking
5 3 (0.58%) Marketing
6 2 (0.39%) Advertising
6 2 (0.39%) Multimedia
6 2 (0.39%) Games
7 1 (0.19%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.19%) Law
7 1 (0.19%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.19%) Local Government
7 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.19%) Finnish Language
7 1 (0.19%) Russian Language
7 1 (0.19%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 259 (50.19%) Developer
2 112 (21.71%) Java Developer
3 57 (11.05%) Analyst
4 55 (10.66%) Support Engineer
5 50 (9.69%) Desktop Support
6 45 (8.72%) Front-End Developer
7 44 (8.53%) Senior Developer
8 38 (7.36%) Mac Engineer
9 36 (6.98%) Support Analyst
10 32 (6.20%) Desktop Engineer
11 25 (4.84%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 22 (4.26%) 2nd Line Support
12 22 (4.26%) Senior Java Developer
13 21 (4.07%) Scala Developer
14 20 (3.88%) IT Support
15 16 (3.10%) Mac Developer
15 16 (3.10%) Administrator
16 15 (2.91%) Service Desk Analyst
16 15 (2.91%) Service Analyst
17 14 (2.71%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 209 (40.50%) HTML
2 119 (23.06%) CSS
3 112 (21.71%) REST
4 66 (12.79%) Hibernate
5 63 (12.21%) JAX-RS
6 40 (7.75%) HTML5
7 35 (6.78%) Web Services
8 22 (4.26%) Ruby on Rails
9 21 (4.07%) Spring
10 20 (3.88%) Sass
10 20 (3.88%) Mustache
11 19 (3.68%) Middleware
11 19 (3.68%) XML
12 18 (3.49%) JSON
13 17 (3.29%) CSS3
14 12 (2.33%) Ajax
14 12 (2.33%) Struts
15 11 (2.13%) HTML5 Canvas
16 10 (1.94%) Django
16 10 (1.94%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 41 (7.95%) Visualisation
2 35 (6.78%) Blackberry
3 27 (5.23%) Mobile App
4 25 (4.84%) iPhone
5 19 (3.68%) iPad
6 16 (3.10%) Video Conferencing
6 16 (3.10%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (2.13%) BYOD
8 10 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (1.74%) E-Learning
10 7 (1.36%) User Experience
11 5 (0.97%) Computer Science
11 5 (0.97%) CMDB
12 4 (0.78%) Fat Client
12 4 (0.78%) Smartphone
12 4 (0.78%) Handset
12 4 (0.78%) Thin Client
13 3 (0.58%) Animation
13 3 (0.58%) Blog
13 3 (0.58%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 274 (53.10%) Linux
2 231 (44.77%) UNIX
3 222 (43.02%) Windows
4 115 (22.29%) Windows 7
5 94 (18.22%) Apple iOS
6 80 (15.50%) Android
7 47 (9.11%) Windows XP
8 33 (6.40%) Windows 8
9 29 (5.62%) Windows Server 2008
10 24 (4.65%) Mac OS X Server
11 19 (3.68%) Windows Server 2012
12 18 (3.49%) Mac OS
13 12 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
14 11 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 8 (1.55%) Windows Phone
16 4 (0.78%) Windows Vista
16 4 (0.78%) Ubuntu
17 3 (0.58%) Windows Mobile
18 2 (0.39%) Windows CE
18 2 (0.39%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (36.43%) Agile Software Development
2 145 (28.10%) Web Design
2 145 (28.10%) Responsive Web Design
3 133 (25.78%) Configuration Management
4 107 (20.74%) Web Development
5 84 (16.28%) TDD
6 53 (10.27%) Scrum
7 49 (9.50%) ITIL
8 48 (9.30%) BDD
9 44 (8.53%) Continuous Integration
10 31 (6.01%) Mentoring
11 28 (5.43%) Software Engineering
12 24 (4.65%) Kanban
13 22 (4.26%) SOA
14 20 (3.88%) iOS Development
15 17 (3.29%) Open Source
16 16 (3.10%) Automated Testing
16 16 (3.10%) Continuous Delivery
17 15 (2.91%) Coaching
18 13 (2.52%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 158 (30.62%) Java
2 113 (21.90%) JavaScript
3 55 (10.66%) Python
4 52 (10.08%) Ruby
5 47 (9.11%) Scala
6 34 (6.59%) Shell Script
7 32 (6.20%) SQL
8 29 (5.62%) PowerShell
9 18 (3.49%) Objective-C
10 11 (2.13%) C
11 10 (1.94%) Go
12 9 (1.74%) PHP
12 9 (1.74%) PL/SQL
13 8 (1.55%) Perl
14 7 (1.36%) C++
15 5 (0.97%) C#
16 4 (0.78%) Bash Shell
17 3 (0.58%) PHP5
18 2 (0.39%) Apple Swift
18 2 (0.39%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (3.68%) Security Cleared
2 18 (3.49%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (3.29%) Degree
4 16 (3.10%) MCSE
5 13 (2.52%) MCP
6 11 (2.13%) MCSA
7 8 (1.55%) SC Cleared
8 7 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (1.36%) CCNP
9 5 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (0.97%) MCITP
10 3 (0.58%) ACSP
10 3 (0.58%) A+ Certification
10 3 (0.58%) CCNA
10 3 (0.58%) CCA
10 3 (0.58%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (0.58%) CCEA
11 2 (0.39%) Sun Certification
11 2 (0.39%) PMP
11 2 (0.39%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.91%) SLA
2 4 (0.78%) QA
3 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.19%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 103 (19.96%) Active Directory
2 17 (3.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (1.94%) XenDesktop
4 9 (1.74%) XenApp
5 7 (1.36%) Samba
6 5 (0.97%) XenServer
7 2 (0.39%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.19%) Xen
8 1 (0.19%) MetaFrame
8 1 (0.19%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.19%) vSphere
8 1 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.19%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 46 (8.91%) Puppet
2 26 (5.04%) Opscode Chef
3 21 (4.07%) SCCM
4 11 (2.13%) Casper Suite
5 7 (1.36%) WSUS
6 3 (0.58%) AirWatch
6 3 (0.58%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.39%) ZENworks
8 1 (0.19%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.19%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.19%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.19%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.19%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.19%) SAP Afaria
8 1 (0.19%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 123 (23.84%) Apple
2 101 (19.57%) Microsoft
3 32 (6.20%) Citrix
4 28 (5.43%) VMware
5 27 (5.23%) Cisco
6 22 (4.26%) Adobe
7 17 (3.29%) Google
8 14 (2.71%) Oracle
9 13 (2.52%) Remedy
10 12 (2.33%) Dell
11 10 (1.94%) WSO2
12 8 (1.55%) McAfee
13 7 (1.36%) ServiceNow
14 6 (1.16%) HP
15 5 (0.97%) CheckPoint
15 5 (0.97%) Red Hat
16 4 (0.78%) Xamarin
16 4 (0.78%) Polycom
17 3 (0.58%) ProCurve
17 3 (0.58%) Riverbed
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