The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apple Mac OS X
Rank 379 423 472
Rank change year-on-year
+44 +49
Contract jobs citing Mac OS X 224 147 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.41% 0.29% 0.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.81% 1.29% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 79 28
Average daily rate
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£400 £225 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+77.77% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £130 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £374 £315
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £250 £255
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -1.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 31 43
Average hourly rate £15.25 £16.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.68% +3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.95 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £25.00 £30.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -3.57%
Operating Systems Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
12342 11394 12107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.58% 22.33% 20.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 6992 6242 5951
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1044 1027 1256
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £17.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -4.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%

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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 2014. 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 +34 195 £394 +75.00% 53
London +47 131 £400 +77.77% 32
City of London +16 23 £425 +21.42% 6
Scotland -4 22 £415 +163.49%
South East -1 19 £213 +51.78% 7
East of England -12 18 £448 +27.85% 3
Edinburgh -3 15 £418 -
South West -33 12 £225 +73.07% 2
Essex - 11 £454 - 1
North West +3 10 £400 +33.33% 4
Manchester -1 8 £400 +33.33% 1
Glasgow - 6 £275 -
Crawley - 6 £250 - 2
West Sussex - 6 £250 - 2
Cambridgeshire -9 5 £350 - 2
Oxfordshire - 5 £175 -
East Midlands - 5 £413 - 1
Peterborough +6 4 - - 1
Sidcup - 4 - -
Docklands, London - 4 - -
Surrey - 3 £250 - 4
Reading +3 2 - -
Berkshire -6 2 - -
Buckinghamshire -7 1 - -
Cheltenham -7 1 £213 - 1
Cambridge -10 1 £350 -
Gloucestershire -24 1 £213 +63.46% 1
Kent - 1 £175 - 1
Lancashire - 1 - - 1
Merseyside - 1 £200 -

Mac OS X
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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.

1 231 (57.75%) Linux
2 188 (47.00%) HTML
3 160 (40.00%) Windows
4 154 (38.50%) CSS
5 143 (35.75%) JavaScript
5 143 (35.75%) UNIX
6 132 (33.00%) Relational Database
7 127 (31.75%) Web Development
8 125 (31.25%) HTTP
9 122 (30.50%) Java
10 121 (30.25%) Responsive Web Design
11 118 (29.50%) Git (software)
12 109 (27.25%) Web Design
13 101 (25.25%) Subversion
14 99 (24.75%) Configuration Management
15 75 (18.75%) Ruby
16 72 (18.00%) Apple
17 71 (17.75%) Microsoft
17 71 (17.75%) MS Office
17 71 (17.75%) Windows 7
18 66 (16.50%) Agile Software Development
19 60 (15.00%) Windows XP
20 57 (14.25%) ITIL
21 53 (13.25%) TDD
22 50 (12.50%) Apple iOS
23 49 (12.25%) XML
23 49 (12.25%) Active Directory
24 47 (11.75%) Hibernate
25 44 (11.00%) Python
26 43 (10.75%) Web Services

Mac OS X
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 (8.00%) Node.js
2 22 (5.50%) MS Exchange
3 13 (3.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 13 (3.25%) WebLogic
4 10 (2.50%) IBM Notes
5 8 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (1.25%) WordPress
7 4 (1.00%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.75%) Lync
8 3 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2000
9 2 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.50%) Moodle
9 2 (0.50%) Confluence
9 2 (0.50%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.50%) IIS
9 2 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.25%) CMS
10 1 (0.25%) SAS
10 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 71 (17.75%) MS Office
2 27 (6.75%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.00%) Photoshop
3 4 (1.00%) Acrobat
4 3 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.50%) CINEMA 4D
5 2 (0.50%) Vectorworks
5 2 (0.50%) QuarkXPress
5 2 (0.50%) InDesign
6 1 (0.25%) MS Project
6 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.25%) SPSS
6 1 (0.25%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 2 (0.50%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.25%) Office 365
2 3 (0.75%) GitHub
3 2 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.50%) SaaS
4 1 (0.25%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 125 (31.25%) HTTP
2 26 (6.50%) TCP/IP
3 24 (6.00%) Wireless
4 21 (5.25%) VPN
4 21 (5.25%) LAN
5 20 (5.00%) Firewall
6 19 (4.75%) LDAP
7 13 (3.25%) Internet
8 11 (2.75%) DNS
9 9 (2.25%) WLAN
10 6 (1.50%) DHCP
10 6 (1.50%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (1.50%) Cisco IOS
11 5 (1.25%) OpenLDAP
12 3 (0.75%) VoIP
13 2 (0.50%) WAN
13 2 (0.50%) Intranet
13 2 (0.50%) Fibre Channel
14 1 (0.25%) Structured Cabling
14 1 (0.25%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (33.00%) Relational Database
2 39 (9.75%) MongoDB
3 34 (8.50%) MySQL
4 31 (7.75%) Neo4j
5 8 (2.00%) MariaDB
6 6 (1.50%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.25%) DTS
7 1 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.25%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.25%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 118 (29.50%) Git (software)
2 101 (25.25%) Subversion
3 20 (5.00%) Jasmine
4 15 (3.75%) Eclipse
5 11 (2.75%) RSpec
5 11 (2.75%) Cucumber
6 9 (2.25%) Mocha
6 9 (2.25%) Grunt
7 8 (2.00%) Jenkins
8 5 (1.25%) Xcode
9 4 (1.00%) XDoclet
10 2 (0.50%) JIRA
10 2 (0.50%) Hudson
11 1 (0.25%) Gerrit
11 1 (0.25%) GoogleTest
11 1 (0.25%) CMake
11 1 (0.25%) Valgrind
11 1 (0.25%) WebDriver
11 1 (0.25%) Selenium
11 1 (0.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 32 (8.00%) Finance
2 11 (2.75%) Retail
3 9 (2.25%) Advertising
4 6 (1.50%) Marketing
5 4 (1.00%) Publishing
5 4 (1.00%) Front Office
6 2 (0.50%) Law
7 1 (0.25%) Legal
7 1 (0.25%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.25%) Banking
7 1 (0.25%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.25%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 204 (51.00%) Developer
2 63 (15.75%) Analyst
3 56 (14.00%) Java Developer
4 54 (13.50%) Front-End Developer
5 42 (10.50%) Support Analyst
6 39 (9.75%) Desktop Support
7 28 (7.00%) Support Engineer
7 28 (7.00%) 2nd Line Support
8 20 (5.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 20 (5.00%) Desktop Analyst
9 17 (4.25%) Ruby Developer
10 16 (4.00%) Service Analyst
11 15 (3.75%) Web Developer
11 15 (3.75%) Desktop Engineer
12 14 (3.50%) Service Desk Analyst
12 14 (3.50%) Senior Developer
12 14 (3.50%) JavaScript Developer
13 12 (3.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 12 (3.00%) IT Support
14 11 (2.75%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 188 (47.00%) HTML
2 154 (38.50%) CSS
3 49 (12.25%) XML
4 47 (11.75%) Hibernate
5 43 (10.75%) Web Services
6 39 (9.75%) REST
7 34 (8.50%) JSON
8 30 (7.50%) JAX-RS
9 27 (6.75%) RESTful
9 27 (6.75%) Ruby on Rails
10 24 (6.00%) SOAP
10 24 (6.00%) Sass
10 24 (6.00%) Mustache
11 23 (5.75%) Spring
12 21 (5.25%) jQuery
13 19 (4.75%) Backbone.js
13 19 (4.75%) HTML5
14 17 (4.25%) CSS3
14 17 (4.25%) Java EE
15 16 (4.00%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 42 (10.50%) Visualisation
2 28 (7.00%) Blackberry
3 22 (5.50%) Open Source
4 19 (4.75%) Enterprise Software
5 11 (2.75%) iPhone
6 9 (2.25%) Hedge funds
6 9 (2.25%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.75%) FMCG
7 7 (1.75%) iPad
8 6 (1.50%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.25%) Smartphone
10 4 (1.00%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (0.75%) Fat Client
11 3 (0.75%) Thin Client
12 2 (0.50%) EPoS
12 2 (0.50%) Chip and PIN
12 2 (0.50%) EFT
12 2 (0.50%) Mobile App
13 1 (0.25%) HP StorageWorks
13 1 (0.25%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 231 (57.75%) Linux
2 160 (40.00%) Windows
3 143 (35.75%) UNIX
4 71 (17.75%) Windows 7
5 60 (15.00%) Windows XP
6 50 (12.50%) Apple iOS
7 37 (9.25%) Windows 8
8 24 (6.00%) Solaris
9 23 (5.75%) AIX
9 23 (5.75%) Windows Server 2008
10 18 (4.50%) Windows Server 2003
11 13 (3.25%) Android
11 13 (3.25%) Mac OS
12 6 (1.50%) Mac OS X Server
13 4 (1.00%) Windows Vista
14 3 (0.75%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (0.75%) VMS
14 3 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
15 2 (0.50%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.25%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (31.75%) Web Development
2 121 (30.25%) Responsive Web Design
3 109 (27.25%) Web Design
4 99 (24.75%) Configuration Management
5 66 (16.50%) Agile Software Development
6 57 (14.25%) ITIL
7 53 (13.25%) TDD
8 36 (9.00%) MVC
8 36 (9.00%) Continuous Integration
9 24 (6.00%) BDD
10 22 (5.50%) Waterfall
11 21 (5.25%) Scrum
12 19 (4.75%) Project Management
12 19 (4.75%) Unit Testing
13 16 (4.00%) Release Management
14 14 (3.50%) Refactoring
15 13 (3.25%) Software Engineering
15 13 (3.25%) RAD
15 13 (3.25%) Web Application Development
16 12 (3.00%) Dependency Management
Programming Languages
1 143 (35.75%) JavaScript
2 122 (30.50%) Java
3 75 (18.75%) Ruby
4 44 (11.00%) Python
5 22 (5.50%) Scala
6 21 (5.25%) SQL
7 20 (5.00%) PL/SQL
8 19 (4.75%) PHP
9 11 (2.75%) C
9 11 (2.75%) CoffeeScript
10 8 (2.00%) PowerShell
11 5 (1.25%) C++
12 4 (1.00%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.50%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.25%) sed
14 1 (0.25%) ActionScript 3.0
14 1 (0.25%) ActionScript 2.0
14 1 (0.25%) AWK
14 1 (0.25%) Groovy
14 1 (0.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 20 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (4.75%) Security Cleared
3 18 (4.50%) MCP
4 12 (3.00%) Degree
5 7 (1.75%) MCSE
5 7 (1.75%) CCNA
5 7 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (1.75%) A+ Certification
6 6 (1.50%) SC Cleared
7 5 (1.25%) MCITP
7 5 (1.25%) MCSA
8 3 (0.75%) MOS
8 3 (0.75%) MCTS
9 2 (0.50%) MCDST
9 2 (0.50%) ACSP
9 2 (0.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.25%) ACTC
10 1 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.50%) SLA
2 6 (1.50%) QA
3 3 (0.75%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.25%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 49 (12.25%) Active Directory
2 15 (3.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.00%) XenApp
4 3 (0.75%) XenDesktop
4 3 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.50%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.25%) Samba
6 1 (0.25%) qmail
Systems Management
1 21 (5.25%) SCCM
2 11 (2.75%) Capistrano
3 8 (2.00%) Puppet
4 6 (1.50%) Vagrant
5 3 (0.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.50%) ZENworks
6 2 (0.50%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.25%) WSUS
7 1 (0.25%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.25%) Ansible
Vendors
1 72 (18.00%) Apple
2 71 (17.75%) Microsoft
3 20 (5.00%) Oracle
4 17 (4.25%) VMware
5 15 (3.75%) Citrix
6 14 (3.50%) JBoss
6 14 (3.50%) Cisco
6 14 (3.50%) Adobe
7 13 (3.25%) HP
8 10 (2.50%) Lotus
9 7 (1.75%) Avaya
10 6 (1.50%) Remedy
10 6 (1.50%) Sophos
11 5 (1.25%) Reuters
11 5 (1.25%) Bloomberg
11 5 (1.25%) Symantec
11 5 (1.25%) F5
12 3 (0.75%) Google
12 3 (0.75%) Quark
13 2 (0.50%) Novell
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