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 13 February 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.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apple Mac OS X
Rank 344 347 420
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +73
Contract jobs citing Mac OS X 299 260 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.59% 0.51% 0.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.76% 2.26% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 156 84
Average daily rate £375 £380 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +65.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £160 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £482
UK excluding London average daily rate £373 £375 £319
% change year-on-year
-0.66% +17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 29 22
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.75 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.04% +22.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £11.70 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £30.00 £29.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £12.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year
+72.00% -

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
10817 11512 11115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.34% 22.51% 22.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 6558 6671 6003
Average daily rate £375 £368 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £170 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £515 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.10% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 756 910 1017
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.29% +1.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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 13 February 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
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 13 February 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 +19 269 £400 +3.55% 74
London -32 120 £405 -4.70% 24
North West +6 36 £350 -6.66% 12
South East +7 35 £355 -2.73% 12
Yorkshire -6 27 £504 +34.33% 1
South West +23 26 £350 +169.23% 7
Manchester -2 20 £327 -20.84% 6
West Yorkshire -11 19 £575 +53.33%
Leeds -11 19 £575 +53.33%
Scotland +6 15 £375 -16.43% 2
Hampshire +5 15 £385 +5.47% 5
Bristol - 14 £350 - 1
Lancashire 0 13 £438 +16.66%
City of London +26 12 £369 +56.91% 4
Edinburgh -3 11 £375 -16.43%
Devon - 10 £400 -
Plymouth - 10 £400 -
East of England +4 9 £550 - 8
North East -19 9 £420 -2.32% 3
Essex 0 8 £550 -
Tyne and Wear -25 8 £420 -2.32% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -29 8 £420 -2.32% 3
Fleetwood - 8 £433 -
West Midlands -12 7 £200 -52.94% 1
Southend-on-Sea - 7 £550 -
South Yorkshire - 7 £325 -
Southampton 0 5 £418 +11.33% 3
Surrey -3 5 £350 +75.00% 1
South Wales -12 5 £263 +90.90%
Cardiff -15 5 £263 +75.00%

Mac OS X
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 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.

1 424 (75.18%) Linux
2 298 (52.84%) Unix
3 271 (48.05%) HTML
4 257 (45.57%) Windows
5 245 (43.44%) Agile Software Development
6 239 (42.38%) Java
7 192 (34.04%) Git (software)
8 187 (33.16%) HTTP
9 172 (30.50%) Responsive Web Design
10 168 (29.79%) JavaScript
11 167 (29.61%) CSS
11 167 (29.61%) Relational Database
12 166 (29.43%) Web Design
13 163 (28.90%) Subversion
14 151 (26.77%) Python
15 148 (26.24%) Ruby
16 141 (25.00%) MongoDB
17 129 (22.87%) REST
17 129 (22.87%) Web Development
18 127 (22.52%) Configuration Management
19 116 (20.57%) TDD
20 96 (17.02%) SQL
21 92 (16.31%) Scala
22 88 (15.60%) C#
23 85 (15.07%) Neo4j
24 83 (14.72%) JAX-RS
25 82 (14.54%) Windows 7
26 80 (14.18%) Microsoft
26 80 (14.18%) Active Directory
26 80 (14.18%) Cucumber

Mac OS X
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 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 40 (7.09%) Node.js
2 34 (6.03%) Confluence
3 29 (5.14%) SharePoint
4 24 (4.26%) Apache
5 16 (2.84%) nginx
5 16 (2.84%) WebSphere
6 15 (2.66%) WebSphere Portal
7 14 (2.48%) Tomcat
8 13 (2.30%) Elasticsearch
9 12 (2.13%) MS Exchange
10 10 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2010
11 8 (1.42%) IIS
12 7 (1.24%) Skype for Business
13 5 (0.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 5 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2013
13 5 (0.89%) SharePoint 2010
13 5 (0.89%) WebLogic
14 4 (0.71%) Alfresco
15 3 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2003
15 3 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 58 (10.28%) MS Office
2 29 (5.14%) MS Excel
3 6 (1.06%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (0.71%) QuarkXPress
5 3 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.35%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.18%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.18%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.18%) InDesign
7 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.18%) assyst
1 1 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 26 (4.61%) Office 365
2 18 (3.19%) GitHub
3 8 (1.42%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 7 (1.24%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (1.24%) Google Apps
5 3 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.53%) SaaS
6 2 (0.35%) IaaS
7 1 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.18%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.18%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 187 (33.16%) HTTP
2 61 (10.82%) Internet
3 47 (8.33%) TCP/IP
4 34 (6.03%) SNMP
5 28 (4.96%) DNS
6 23 (4.08%) LAN
7 19 (3.37%) Firewall
7 19 (3.37%) Wireless
8 18 (3.19%) LDAP
8 18 (3.19%) VPN
9 17 (3.01%) WAN
10 15 (2.66%) DHCP
11 14 (2.48%) SSL
12 11 (1.95%) VoIP
13 10 (1.77%) Network Security
14 9 (1.60%) Remote Desktop
15 8 (1.42%) SAN
15 8 (1.42%) Wi-Fi
16 7 (1.24%) NAS
17 6 (1.06%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 167 (29.61%) Relational Database
2 141 (25.00%) MongoDB
3 85 (15.07%) Neo4j
4 54 (9.57%) NoSQL
5 42 (7.45%) SQL Server
6 41 (7.27%) PostgreSQL
7 31 (5.50%) MySQL
8 19 (3.37%) SQL Server 2008
9 15 (2.66%) DB2
10 12 (2.13%) Redis
11 11 (1.95%) Apache Cassandra
12 9 (1.60%) FileMaker
13 8 (1.42%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 7 (1.24%) Big Data
15 6 (1.06%) Oracle Database
16 4 (0.71%) SQLite
17 2 (0.35%) Hadoop
17 2 (0.35%) QlikView
17 2 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 2 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 192 (34.04%) Git (software)
2 163 (28.90%) Subversion
3 80 (14.18%) Cucumber
4 77 (13.65%) Jenkins
5 42 (7.45%) JIRA
6 40 (7.09%) Maven
7 36 (6.38%) Selenium
8 34 (6.03%) HP UFT
8 34 (6.03%) JMeter
8 34 (6.03%) Mockito
9 32 (5.67%) LoadRunner
10 25 (4.43%) Vagrant
11 21 (3.72%) Visual Studio
12 18 (3.19%) JUnit
13 15 (2.66%) RSpec
14 13 (2.30%) Capybara
14 13 (2.30%) git-flow
15 10 (1.77%) Eclipse
16 7 (1.24%) CMake
17 6 (1.06%) Hudson
General
1 44 (7.80%) Finance
2 10 (1.77%) Retail
3 6 (1.06%) Telecoms
4 5 (0.89%) Multimedia
5 4 (0.71%) Advertising
5 4 (0.71%) Front Office
5 4 (0.71%) Law
5 4 (0.71%) Publishing
6 3 (0.53%) Games
7 2 (0.35%) Back Office
7 2 (0.35%) Banking
7 2 (0.35%) Legal
7 2 (0.35%) Marketing
8 1 (0.18%) German Language
8 1 (0.18%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.18%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.18%) Japanese Language
8 1 (0.18%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 293 (51.95%) Developer
2 152 (26.95%) Java Developer
3 81 (14.36%) Senior Developer
4 78 (13.83%) Digital Developer
5 63 (11.17%) Senior Java Developer
6 56 (9.93%) Analyst
7 41 (7.27%) Support Engineer
8 36 (6.38%) Scala Developer
9 33 (5.85%) Desktop Support
10 29 (5.14%) Support Analyst
11 25 (4.43%) Systems Administrator
12 24 (4.26%) C# Developer
13 23 (4.08%) Administrator
13 23 (4.08%) IT Support
13 23 (4.08%) Ruby Developer
14 22 (3.90%) HTML Developer
15 21 (3.72%) .NET Developer
16 19 (3.37%) IT Analyst
16 19 (3.37%) Test Leader
17 18 (3.19%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 271 (48.05%) HTML
2 167 (29.61%) CSS
3 129 (22.87%) REST
4 83 (14.72%) JAX-RS
5 75 (13.30%) .NET
6 69 (12.23%) Hibernate
7 63 (11.17%) HTML5
8 59 (10.46%) Ruby on Rails
9 47 (8.33%) jQuery
9 47 (8.33%) JSON
10 38 (6.74%) SOAP
11 31 (5.50%) RESTful
12 29 (5.14%) Web Services
13 27 (4.79%) CSS3
13 27 (4.79%) XHTML
14 26 (4.61%) XML
15 19 (3.37%) Play Framework
15 19 (3.37%) Struts
16 18 (3.19%) ASP.NET
17 17 (3.01%) CAML
Miscellaneous
1 77 (13.65%) Analytical Skills
2 54 (9.57%) Visualisation
3 34 (6.03%) PKI
4 19 (3.37%) Blackberry
5 17 (3.01%) Computer Science
5 17 (3.01%) Data Centre
6 13 (2.30%) iPad
7 12 (2.13%) Fat Client
7 12 (2.13%) Thin Client
7 12 (2.13%) Video Conferencing
8 11 (1.95%) iPhone
8 11 (1.95%) Management Information System
9 8 (1.42%) Mobile App
10 7 (1.24%) Blog
11 6 (1.06%) Data Structures
11 6 (1.06%) Device Driver
11 6 (1.06%) Security Operations Centre
12 5 (0.89%) BYOD
12 5 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (0.89%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 424 (75.18%) Linux
2 298 (52.84%) Unix
3 257 (45.57%) Windows
4 82 (14.54%) Windows 7
5 51 (9.04%) Windows 8
6 44 (7.80%) Apple iOS
7 41 (7.27%) Android
8 37 (6.56%) Windows Server
9 24 (4.26%) Windows Server 2008
10 18 (3.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 16 (2.84%) AIX
11 16 (2.84%) Solaris
12 15 (2.66%) Mac OS X Server
13 14 (2.48%) HPUX
13 14 (2.48%) Windows XP
14 12 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
15 9 (1.60%) Mac OS
15 9 (1.60%) Windows Server 2003
16 6 (1.06%) Windows 10
16 6 (1.06%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 245 (43.44%) Agile Software Development
2 172 (30.50%) Responsive Web Design
3 166 (29.43%) Web Design
4 129 (22.87%) Web Development
5 127 (22.52%) Configuration Management
6 116 (20.57%) TDD
7 80 (14.18%) BDD
8 57 (10.11%) Continuous Integration
8 57 (10.11%) ITIL
9 49 (8.69%) Scrum
10 47 (8.33%) Open Source
11 36 (6.38%) Software Engineering
12 34 (6.03%) Network Monitoring
12 34 (6.03%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 31 (5.50%) OO
14 30 (5.32%) Functional Testing
15 29 (5.14%) API Design
16 28 (4.96%) Continuous Delivery
16 28 (4.96%) Non-Functional Testing
16 28 (4.96%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 239 (42.38%) Java
2 168 (29.79%) JavaScript
3 151 (26.77%) Python
4 148 (26.24%) Ruby
5 96 (17.02%) SQL
6 92 (16.31%) Scala
7 88 (15.60%) C#
8 60 (10.64%) Shell Script
9 53 (9.40%) PowerShell
10 49 (8.69%) C++
11 41 (7.27%) Perl
12 25 (4.43%) C
13 23 (4.08%) PHP
14 18 (3.19%) VB
15 17 (3.01%) FQL
16 15 (2.66%) XAML
17 12 (2.13%) VBA
18 9 (1.60%) Objective-C
19 6 (1.06%) PHP 5
19 6 (1.06%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 60 (10.64%) Security Cleared
2 40 (7.09%) Degree
3 25 (4.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (3.37%) BPSS Clearance
5 15 (2.66%) SC Cleared
6 13 (2.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 12 (2.13%) MCITP
7 12 (2.13%) MCSE
8 9 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (1.06%) CCNA
9 6 (1.06%) CCNP
9 6 (1.06%) ISTQB
10 4 (0.71%) ECDL
11 3 (0.53%) A+ Certification
11 3 (0.53%) CTC Cleared
11 3 (0.53%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.53%) MCSA
12 2 (0.35%) BC Cleared
12 2 (0.35%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (5.50%) Disclosure Scotland
2 21 (3.72%) QA
3 10 (1.77%) WCAG
4 9 (1.60%) SLA
5 6 (1.06%) WAI
6 2 (0.35%) GPG13
System Software
1 80 (14.18%) Active Directory
2 21 (3.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (1.77%) Samba
4 8 (1.42%) Hyper-V
5 6 (1.06%) vSphere
6 5 (0.89%) BitLocker
7 4 (0.71%) Docker
7 4 (0.71%) NFS
7 4 (0.71%) vCloud
8 3 (0.53%) XenApp
9 2 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.35%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.18%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 38 (6.74%) Puppet
2 19 (3.37%) SCCM
3 11 (1.95%) WSUS
4 10 (1.77%) Casper Suite
5 9 (1.60%) McAfee ePO
5 9 (1.60%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (1.06%) AirWatch
7 4 (0.71%) EMC VPLEX
7 4 (0.71%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.53%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (0.35%) Capistrano
9 2 (0.35%) Cisco Prime
9 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 2 (0.35%) ZENworks
10 1 (0.18%) Ansible
10 1 (0.18%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 80 (14.18%) Microsoft
2 70 (12.41%) Apple
3 49 (8.69%) HP
4 37 (6.56%) VMware
5 32 (5.67%) Citrix
6 26 (4.61%) Cisco
7 24 (4.26%) Oracle
8 18 (3.19%) Adobe
9 15 (2.66%) IBM
9 15 (2.66%) Telerik
10 14 (2.48%) Splunk
11 13 (2.30%) Red Hat
12 11 (1.95%) Serena
13 9 (1.60%) Google
13 9 (1.60%) Intel Security
13 9 (1.60%) Remedy
13 9 (1.60%) ServiceNow
14 7 (1.24%) Dell
15 4 (0.71%) EMC
15 4 (0.71%) NetApp
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