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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mac OS X over the 3 months to 28 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apple Mac OS X
Rank 449 405 409
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +4
Contract jobs citing Mac OS X 191 266 243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.46% 0.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.67% 2.13% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 179 134
Median daily rate £400 £425 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +11.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £165 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £570 £499
UK excluding London median daily rate £428 £438 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.28% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 24 20
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +19.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.15 £11.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £19.05 £20.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +16.66%

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
11403 12489 12681
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.39% 21.42% 22.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 7252 7369 7217
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 610 978 1071
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.85 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.84 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.01% +5.25%

Mac OS X
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Mac OS X as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 August 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mac OS X within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -57 182 £400 -6.97% 73
London -37 97 £235 -32.85% 36
East Midlands +27 27 £475 - 2
Nottingham - 23 £475 - 2
Nottinghamshire - 23 £475 - 2
South East +18 21 £413 -14.28% 15
City of London +17 15 £330 -34.00% 9
South West +15 13 £550 +15.78% 8
Yorkshire -23 9 £430 - 1
West Yorkshire -24 9 £430 -
Leeds -27 9 £430 -
Bristol +4 7 £550 +46.66% 2
Oxfordshire +10 6 £400 +28.00% 5
Oxford -2 6 £400 +28.00% 3
Kent - 6 £425 - 2
Croydon - 5 £415 -
Manchester +1 4 £101 -
West Sussex -2 4 £500 -23.07%
North West -14 4 £101 -77.28% 3
West Midlands -23 4 £100 -33.33% 3
North East -34 4 £450 -5.26%
Somerset - 4 - - 1
Bath - 4 - - 1
East of England -5 3 £140 -73.70% 5
Dudley - 3 £100 -
Wales +23 2 £565 +73.84% 2
Cambridge +17 2 £140 -31.70% 3
Cambridgeshire +16 2 £140 -32.12% 3
Hampshire +14 2 £431 - 3
Glasgow +11 2 - -

Mac OS X
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Mac OS X also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Mac OS X.

1 216 (55.38%) Windows
2 209 (53.59%) Linux
3 144 (36.92%) Active Directory
4 141 (36.15%) Unix
5 123 (31.54%) Git (software)
6 119 (30.51%) Agile Software Development
7 99 (25.38%) JavaScript
8 97 (24.87%) HTML
9 95 (24.36%) HTTP
10 90 (23.08%) Microsoft
10 90 (23.08%) Java
11 85 (21.79%) Relational Database
12 82 (21.03%) Subversion
13 81 (20.77%) CSS
14 77 (19.74%) Apple
15 76 (19.49%) Configuration Management
16 70 (17.95%) Web Design
17 69 (17.69%) Responsive Web Design
18 66 (16.92%) MS Office
19 65 (16.67%) Web Development
19 65 (16.67%) SCCM
20 62 (15.90%) Python
21 60 (15.38%) Windows 7
22 59 (15.13%) VPN
23 58 (14.87%) Office 365
24 57 (14.62%) ITIL
25 52 (13.33%) Security Cleared
26 49 (12.56%) Google
26 49 (12.56%) MS Excel
27 48 (12.31%) Amazon AWS

Mac OS X
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 25 (6.41%) Tomcat
2 20 (5.13%) Elasticsearch
2 20 (5.13%) Mule
3 16 (4.10%) MS Exchange
4 13 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (3.33%) Skype for Business
5 9 (2.31%) Apache
5 9 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2007
5 9 (2.31%) SharePoint
6 8 (2.05%) Confluence
7 7 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (1.79%) Umbraco
7 7 (1.79%) WebLogic
8 6 (1.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 6 (1.54%) CMS
8 6 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2003
8 6 (1.54%) nginx
8 6 (1.54%) WordPress
9 5 (1.28%) Apache Spark
10 4 (1.03%) WebSphere
Applications
1 66 (16.92%) MS Office
2 49 (12.56%) MS Excel
3 11 (2.82%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 5 (1.28%) AutoCAD
4 5 (1.28%) Photoshop
5 4 (1.03%) HipChat
6 3 (0.77%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.77%) InDesign
7 2 (0.51%) QuarkXPress
8 1 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.26%) MS Project
8 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 58 (14.87%) Office 365
2 48 (12.31%) Amazon AWS
3 36 (9.23%) Microsoft Azure
4 17 (4.36%) Google Apps
5 6 (1.54%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 6 (1.54%) Google Cloud Platform
5 6 (1.54%) IaaS
6 5 (1.28%) GitHub
6 5 (1.28%) SaaS
7 4 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (1.03%) Amazon S3
7 4 (1.03%) Trello
8 3 (0.77%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.77%) MailChimp
9 2 (0.51%) iTunes
9 2 (0.51%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.51%) TestFlight
10 1 (0.26%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.26%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 95 (24.36%) HTTP
2 59 (15.13%) VPN
3 47 (12.05%) TCP/IP
4 43 (11.03%) DNS
4 43 (11.03%) LAN
4 43 (11.03%) Wireless
5 41 (10.51%) DHCP
6 39 (10.00%) WAN
7 35 (8.97%) Wi-Fi
8 21 (5.38%) Firewall
9 19 (4.87%) Remote Desktop
10 15 (3.85%) LDAP
11 14 (3.59%) Internet
12 13 (3.33%) Skype
13 11 (2.82%) SNMP
14 9 (2.31%) Kerberos
14 9 (2.31%) SAN
14 9 (2.31%) VoIP
15 8 (2.05%) SSL
16 6 (1.54%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (21.79%) Relational Database
2 27 (6.92%) MongoDB
2 27 (6.92%) PostgreSQL
3 16 (4.10%) MySQL
4 13 (3.33%) Neo4j
5 8 (2.05%) NoSQL
6 5 (1.28%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.03%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (0.77%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (0.51%) Big Data
9 2 (0.51%) DB2
9 2 (0.51%) FileMaker
9 2 (0.51%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.51%) SQL Server
9 2 (0.51%) SQLite
10 1 (0.26%) Apache Accumulo
10 1 (0.26%) HBase
10 1 (0.26%) Redis
10 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 123 (31.54%) Git (software)
2 82 (21.03%) Subversion
3 38 (9.74%) Jenkins
4 29 (7.44%) Cucumber
5 19 (4.87%) WebDriver
6 18 (4.62%) JIRA
7 13 (3.33%) Maven
8 12 (3.08%) JUnit
9 11 (2.82%) Vagrant
10 10 (2.56%) Xcode
11 9 (2.31%) Mockito
12 7 (1.79%) git-flow
13 6 (1.54%) Selenium
14 5 (1.28%) Gradle
14 5 (1.28%) Grunt
15 4 (1.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 4 (1.03%) Capybara
15 4 (1.03%) eggPlant
15 4 (1.03%) Fiddler
15 4 (1.03%) SoapUI
General
1 15 (3.85%) Finance
1 15 (3.85%) Marketing
2 11 (2.82%) Japanese Language
3 9 (2.31%) Manufacturing
3 9 (2.31%) Retail
4 5 (1.28%) Italian Language
5 4 (1.03%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.51%) Advertising
6 2 (0.51%) Banking
6 2 (0.51%) Electronics
6 2 (0.51%) French Language
6 2 (0.51%) Publishing
6 2 (0.51%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.26%) Back Office
7 1 (0.26%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.26%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 133 (34.10%) Developer
2 66 (16.92%) Analyst
3 44 (11.28%) Java Developer
4 38 (9.74%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 35 (8.97%) Support Analyst
6 34 (8.72%) 2nd Line Support
7 32 (8.21%) Support Engineer
8 31 (7.95%) Service Analyst
9 30 (7.69%) Architect
9 30 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
10 28 (7.18%) Senior Developer
11 25 (6.41%) Desktop Support
12 23 (5.90%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
13 21 (5.38%) Infrastructure Architect
14 20 (5.13%) IT Support
15 19 (4.87%) 1st/2nd Line Support
15 19 (4.87%) Digital Developer
15 19 (4.87%) HTML Developer
15 19 (4.87%) Scala Developer
16 18 (4.62%) Mac Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (24.87%) HTML
2 81 (20.77%) CSS
3 32 (8.21%) Node.js
4 28 (7.18%) Sass
5 25 (6.41%) REST
6 22 (5.64%) Spring
7 21 (5.38%) Mustache
8 17 (4.36%) Doctrine
9 16 (4.10%) Dropwizard
10 15 (3.85%) Behat
10 15 (3.85%) XML
11 13 (3.33%) JSON
11 13 (3.33%) Ruby on Rails
12 12 (3.08%) Cocoa
12 12 (3.08%) JAX-RS
12 12 (3.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 11 (2.82%) AngularJS
13 11 (2.82%) HTML5
13 11 (2.82%) JavaFX
13 11 (2.82%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 46 (11.79%) Visualisation
2 28 (7.18%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (4.36%) Blackberry
4 16 (4.10%) iPhone
5 15 (3.85%) iPad
6 13 (3.33%) User Experience
7 10 (2.56%) Computer Science
8 9 (2.31%) BYOD
8 9 (2.31%) Smartphone
9 8 (2.05%) PKI
10 7 (1.79%) Life Science
10 7 (1.79%) Management Information System
11 6 (1.54%) Device Driver
11 6 (1.54%) Mobile App
12 5 (1.28%) Cloud Native
13 4 (1.03%) BBC
13 4 (1.03%) Derivative
14 3 (0.77%) Animation
14 3 (0.77%) Economics
14 3 (0.77%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 216 (55.38%) Windows
2 209 (53.59%) Linux
3 141 (36.15%) Unix
4 60 (15.38%) Windows 7
5 46 (11.79%) Windows Server
6 43 (11.03%) Apple iOS
6 43 (11.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 40 (10.26%) Android
8 33 (8.46%) Windows Server 2012
9 32 (8.21%) Windows XP
10 27 (6.92%) Windows 10
10 27 (6.92%) Windows 8
11 23 (5.90%) Windows Server 2003
12 16 (4.10%) Windows Vista
13 12 (3.08%) CentOS
14 8 (2.05%) Mac OS
14 8 (2.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 6 (1.54%) Mac OS X Server
16 5 (1.28%) Ubuntu
17 3 (0.77%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (30.51%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (19.49%) Configuration Management
3 70 (17.95%) Web Design
4 69 (17.69%) Responsive Web Design
5 65 (16.67%) Web Development
6 57 (14.62%) ITIL
7 48 (12.31%) Continuous Deployment
8 47 (12.05%) Front End Development
9 44 (11.28%) DevOps
10 38 (9.74%) Continuous Integration
11 36 (9.23%) OO
12 33 (8.46%) BDD
13 22 (5.64%) ITSM
13 22 (5.64%) Unit Testing
14 20 (5.13%) User Acceptance Testing
15 19 (4.87%) Scrum
15 19 (4.87%) Service Management
15 19 (4.87%) Software Engineering
16 18 (4.62%) Project Management
16 18 (4.62%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 99 (25.38%) JavaScript
2 90 (23.08%) Java
3 62 (15.90%) Python
4 43 (11.03%) Ruby
4 43 (11.03%) Scala
5 29 (7.44%) PowerShell
6 28 (7.18%) Bash Shell
7 26 (6.67%) PHP
8 16 (4.10%) Apple Swift
9 14 (3.59%) SQL
10 13 (3.33%) Shell Script
11 12 (3.08%) Objective-C
12 11 (2.82%) Perl
13 6 (1.54%) C
14 4 (1.03%) AppleScript
14 4 (1.03%) C++
15 2 (0.51%) Clojure
15 2 (0.51%) R
16 1 (0.26%) Fortran
16 1 (0.26%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 52 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 22 (5.64%) CISSP
3 19 (4.87%) BPSS Clearance
4 16 (4.10%) SC Cleared
5 13 (3.33%) DBS Check
6 12 (3.08%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (2.56%) Degree
8 9 (2.31%) MCSE
9 7 (1.79%) CCA
9 7 (1.79%) MCTS
10 6 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (1.03%) ACMT
11 4 (1.03%) BC Cleared
11 4 (1.03%) CCNA
11 4 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (1.03%) Citrix Certification
12 3 (0.77%) A+ Certification
12 3 (0.77%) ACSP
12 3 (0.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (0.77%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (5.64%) SLA
2 14 (3.59%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (1.54%) WAI
4 5 (1.28%) WCAG
5 1 (0.26%) COBIT
5 1 (0.26%) FISMA
5 1 (0.26%) GCP
5 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 144 (36.92%) Active Directory
2 30 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (4.87%) Docker
4 16 (4.10%) Hyper-V
5 14 (3.59%) BitLocker
5 14 (3.59%) Virtual Desktop
6 11 (2.82%) KVM
7 10 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
7 10 (2.56%) XenApp
7 10 (2.56%) XenDesktop
8 9 (2.31%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (2.05%) vSphere
10 7 (1.79%) StorNext
10 7 (1.79%) VirtualBox
10 7 (1.79%) Xen
10 7 (1.79%) Xsan
11 2 (0.51%) XenServer
12 1 (0.26%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.26%) Slurm Workload Manager
12 1 (0.26%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 65 (16.67%) SCCM
2 41 (10.51%) Puppet
3 28 (7.18%) Ansible
4 26 (6.67%) Microsoft Intune
5 22 (5.64%) Casper Suite
6 13 (3.33%) Nagios
7 11 (2.82%) WSUS
8 7 (1.79%) SCOM
8 7 (1.79%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 6 (1.54%) AirWatch
9 6 (1.54%) Norton AntiVirus
10 4 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
11 2 (0.51%) Backup Exec
11 2 (0.51%) CA Wily
11 2 (0.51%) logstash
11 2 (0.51%) rkt
11 2 (0.51%) SmoothWall
11 2 (0.51%) Tivoli
11 2 (0.51%) ZABBIX
11 2 (0.51%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 90 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 77 (19.74%) Apple
3 49 (12.56%) Google
4 38 (9.74%) Cisco
5 35 (8.97%) VMware
6 27 (6.92%) Adobe
6 27 (6.92%) Citrix
7 22 (5.64%) Palo Alto
8 20 (5.13%) ServiceNow
9 15 (3.85%) HP
9 15 (3.85%) Symantec
10 13 (3.33%) Dell
11 12 (3.08%) Zend
12 11 (2.82%) LANDesk
12 11 (2.82%) Twitter
13 10 (2.56%) Red Hat
14 7 (1.79%) Autodesk
14 7 (1.79%) Sony
15 5 (1.28%) Lotus
15 5 (1.28%) Oracle
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