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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apple Mac OS X
Rank 379 392 433
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +41
Contract jobs citing Mac OS X 267 240 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.45% 0.43% 0.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.10% 1.92% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 133 97
Average daily rate
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£425 £388 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +55.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £166 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £500 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £375 £250
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 18 19
Average hourly rate £15.50 £13.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £11.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.05 £21.50 £20.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £12.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+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
12712 12509 11893
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.40% 22.48% 22.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 7505 7119 6629
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £163 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 987 1066 1015
Average hourly rate £16.95 £15.88 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.77% -3.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 31 August 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
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 31 August 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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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 0 254 £430 +10.96% 78
London -20 130 £350 -12.50% 36
Yorkshire - 39 £430 - 11
Leeds - 38 £430 - 10
West Yorkshire - 38 £430 - 10
City of London +8 35 £500 +25.00% 10
North West -17 28 £442 +17.73% 7
East of England +9 26 £533 +15.76% 9
North East - 18 £475 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 17 £475 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 17 £475 - 1
Lancashire +5 14 £442 - 1
Essex -10 14 £583 +26.63%
Blackpool - 13 £442 -
Cambridgeshire -2 11 £206 -41.07% 8
South East -36 10 £481 +92.50% 8
Cheshire - 10 £450 - 1
South West +1 8 £475 +179.41% 2
Warrington - 8 £450 -
Cambridge +1 7 £205 -41.42% 8
Surrey +1 6 - - 2
Scotland -10 6 £419 +6.01% 1
Devon - 6 £488 -
Plymouth - 6 £488 -
Staines - 5 - -
Southend-on-Sea -2 4 £589 +23.94%
Edinburgh -13 4 £438 +40.00% 1
Manchester -26 3 - - 4
Cardiff - 3 £300 - 2
South Wales - 3 £300 - 2

Mac OS X
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 258 (57.46%) Linux
2 195 (43.43%) UNIX
3 188 (41.87%) Windows
4 176 (39.20%) HTML
5 163 (36.30%) Agile Software Development
6 154 (34.30%) Java
7 141 (31.40%) Git (software)
8 134 (29.84%) HTTP
9 131 (29.18%) Subversion
10 121 (26.95%) Relational Database
11 120 (26.73%) Responsive Web Design
12 117 (26.06%) Web Design
13 113 (25.17%) CSS
14 104 (23.16%) Active Directory
14 104 (23.16%) Windows 7
15 103 (22.94%) Apple
16 100 (22.27%) Configuration Management
17 97 (21.60%) JavaScript
18 91 (20.27%) Microsoft
19 85 (18.93%) REST
20 84 (18.71%) TDD
21 80 (17.82%) Web Development
22 75 (16.70%) Android
23 70 (15.59%) MongoDB
24 68 (15.14%) Apple iOS
25 63 (14.03%) Ruby
26 61 (13.59%) Scala
27 60 (13.36%) MS Office
28 59 (13.14%) Python
29 58 (12.92%) ITIL

Mac OS X
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 29 (6.46%) Node.js
2 20 (4.45%) SharePoint
3 16 (3.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 15 (3.34%) Lync
4 15 (3.34%) MS Exchange
5 9 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (1.56%) WordPress
6 7 (1.56%) WebSphere
6 7 (1.56%) Apache
6 7 (1.56%) Tomcat
7 6 (1.34%) IIS
7 6 (1.34%) WebSphere Portal
8 4 (0.89%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.67%) nginx
10 2 (0.45%) CMS
10 2 (0.45%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.22%) Lotus Domino
11 1 (0.22%) JBoss
11 1 (0.22%) SAS
11 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 60 (13.36%) MS Office
2 29 (6.46%) MS Excel
3 9 (2.00%) Adobe Captivate
4 7 (1.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 6 (1.34%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (1.11%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.89%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.67%) Vectorworks
9 2 (0.45%) InDesign
10 1 (0.22%) CINEMA 4D
10 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
10 1 (0.22%) Maya
10 1 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 2 (0.45%) CODA-Financials
2 1 (0.22%) Retail-J
2 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 19 (4.23%) Amazon AWS
1 19 (4.23%) Office 365
2 11 (2.45%) Heroku
3 10 (2.23%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (2.00%) Google Apps
5 4 (0.89%) Engine Yard
5 4 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (0.89%) GitHub
5 4 (0.89%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.67%) SaaS
7 1 (0.22%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 134 (29.84%) HTTP
2 57 (12.69%) TCP/IP
3 32 (7.13%) Internet
4 28 (6.24%) LAN
5 25 (5.57%) Wireless
6 22 (4.90%) VPN
7 20 (4.45%) DNS
8 18 (4.01%) DHCP
8 18 (4.01%) WAN
9 17 (3.79%) VoIP
9 17 (3.79%) WLAN
10 16 (3.56%) SSL
11 10 (2.23%) Cisco IOS
11 10 (2.23%) Wi-Fi
12 7 (1.56%) VLAN
12 7 (1.56%) Ethernet
12 7 (1.56%) ADSL
13 6 (1.34%) SAN
13 6 (1.34%) Firewall
14 4 (0.89%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (26.95%) Relational Database
2 70 (15.59%) MongoDB
3 47 (10.47%) Neo4j
4 30 (6.68%) MySQL
5 16 (3.56%) NoSQL
6 14 (3.12%) SQL Server
7 11 (2.45%) PostgreSQL
8 10 (2.23%) SQL Server 2008
9 8 (1.78%) SQLite
10 6 (1.34%) DB2
11 3 (0.67%) FileMaker
12 2 (0.45%) Apache Cassandra
13 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database
13 1 (0.22%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 141 (31.40%) Git (software)
2 131 (29.18%) Subversion
3 42 (9.35%) Jenkins
4 12 (2.67%) Maven
5 11 (2.45%) Cucumber
6 10 (2.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 9 (2.00%) Eclipse
8 8 (1.78%) Xcode
9 7 (1.56%) Mockito
10 6 (1.34%) Visual Studio
11 5 (1.11%) Hudson
12 4 (0.89%) WebDriver
12 4 (0.89%) PHPUnit
12 4 (0.89%) Selenium
12 4 (0.89%) JUnit
12 4 (0.89%) IntelliJ
12 4 (0.89%) NUnit
13 2 (0.45%) JIRA
13 2 (0.45%) RSpec
13 2 (0.45%) Jasmine
General
1 21 (4.68%) Finance
2 12 (2.67%) Retail
3 9 (2.00%) Publishing
3 9 (2.00%) Legal
4 4 (0.89%) Telecoms
4 4 (0.89%) Spanish Language
4 4 (0.89%) Banking
5 3 (0.67%) Multimedia
5 3 (0.67%) Back Office
6 2 (0.45%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.45%) Advertising
6 2 (0.45%) Law
6 2 (0.45%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.45%) Marketing
7 1 (0.22%) Russian Language
7 1 (0.22%) Swedish Language
7 1 (0.22%) Games
7 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.22%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 223 (49.67%) Developer
2 102 (22.72%) Java Developer
3 69 (15.37%) Analyst
4 44 (9.80%) Support Analyst
5 34 (7.57%) Scala Developer
6 30 (6.68%) Support Engineer
6 30 (6.68%) Desktop Support
7 29 (6.46%) Senior Developer
8 27 (6.01%) Mac Engineer
9 19 (4.23%) Front-End Developer
10 18 (4.01%) Service Analyst
10 18 (4.01%) Service Desk Analyst
10 18 (4.01%) Desktop Engineer
11 17 (3.79%) 2nd Line Support
11 17 (3.79%) PC Support
11 17 (3.79%) Architect
12 15 (3.34%) Senior Java Developer
13 13 (2.90%) IT Support
14 12 (2.67%) Mac Developer
14 12 (2.67%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 176 (39.20%) HTML
2 113 (25.17%) CSS
3 85 (18.93%) REST
4 47 (10.47%) JAX-RS
5 44 (9.80%) Hibernate
6 32 (7.13%) .NET
7 24 (5.35%) XHTML
7 24 (5.35%) Ruby on Rails
8 23 (5.12%) JSON
8 23 (5.12%) Web Services
9 20 (4.45%) RESTful
10 19 (4.23%) SOAP
10 19 (4.23%) Middleware
11 18 (4.01%) jQuery
12 17 (3.79%) HTML5
13 14 (3.12%) Ajax
13 14 (3.12%) ASP.NET
14 12 (2.67%) XML
15 11 (2.45%) JSP
15 11 (2.45%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 41 (9.13%) Visualisation
1 41 (9.13%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (8.46%) Blackberry
3 17 (3.79%) Video Conferencing
3 17 (3.79%) iPhone
4 11 (2.45%) BYOD
5 10 (2.23%) iPad
6 9 (2.00%) E-Learning
7 8 (1.78%) Computer Science
7 8 (1.78%) User Experience
8 7 (1.56%) Handset
9 5 (1.11%) Streaming Video
9 5 (1.11%) CMDB
9 5 (1.11%) Over-the-Top Content
10 3 (0.67%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.67%) Social Media
10 3 (0.67%) Data Centre
10 3 (0.67%) Thin Client
10 3 (0.67%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 258 (57.46%) Linux
2 195 (43.43%) UNIX
3 188 (41.87%) Windows
4 104 (23.16%) Windows 7
5 75 (16.70%) Android
6 68 (15.14%) Apple iOS
7 43 (9.58%) Windows XP
8 32 (7.13%) Windows 8
9 17 (3.79%) Windows Server 2008
10 15 (3.34%) Windows Server 2012
11 13 (2.90%) Mac OS
12 11 (2.45%) Windows Server 2003
13 10 (2.23%) Windows Phone
13 10 (2.23%) Mac OS X Server
14 7 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (0.67%) Solaris
16 2 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
16 2 (0.45%) Windows CE
16 2 (0.45%) AIX
17 1 (0.22%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (36.30%) Agile Software Development
2 120 (26.73%) Responsive Web Design
3 117 (26.06%) Web Design
4 100 (22.27%) Configuration Management
5 84 (18.71%) TDD
6 80 (17.82%) Web Development
7 58 (12.92%) ITIL
8 57 (12.69%) Scrum
9 53 (11.80%) BDD
10 44 (9.80%) Continuous Integration
11 34 (7.57%) Software Engineering
12 27 (6.01%) Kanban
13 23 (5.12%) SOA
14 21 (4.68%) Mentoring
15 20 (4.45%) API Design
15 20 (4.45%) Open Source
16 16 (3.56%) Coaching
17 15 (3.34%) User Stories
18 13 (2.90%) Incident Management
19 11 (2.45%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 154 (34.30%) Java
2 97 (21.60%) JavaScript
3 63 (14.03%) Ruby
4 61 (13.59%) Scala
5 59 (13.14%) Python
6 47 (10.47%) SQL
7 31 (6.90%) C#
8 29 (6.46%) PowerShell
9 27 (6.01%) C++
10 20 (4.45%) Shell Script
11 16 (3.56%) PHP
12 12 (2.67%) VB
13 10 (2.23%) FQL
13 10 (2.23%) Objective-C
14 9 (2.00%) C
15 7 (1.56%) Go
16 6 (1.34%) Perl
17 5 (1.11%) VBA
18 4 (0.89%) VB.NET
18 4 (0.89%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 31 (6.90%) Security Cleared
2 22 (4.90%) Degree
3 18 (4.01%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (3.12%) MCP
4 14 (3.12%) MCSE
4 14 (3.12%) MCSA
4 14 (3.12%) SC Cleared
5 5 (1.11%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (0.89%) CCNP
6 4 (0.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (0.67%) ACSP
7 3 (0.67%) A+ Certification
7 3 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.67%) PMP
7 3 (0.67%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.45%) MCITP
8 2 (0.45%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.22%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.22%) CCNA
9 1 (0.22%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.01%) SLA
2 6 (1.34%) QA
3 1 (0.22%) GxP
System Software
1 104 (23.16%) Active Directory
2 15 (3.34%) XenApp
3 8 (1.78%) XenDesktop
4 7 (1.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 6 (1.34%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (1.34%) Samba
6 5 (1.11%) BitLocker
7 4 (0.89%) XenServer
8 3 (0.67%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.22%) MetaFrame
9 1 (0.22%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.22%) vSphere
9 1 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.22%) Docker
Systems Management
1 31 (6.90%) Puppet
2 29 (6.46%) SCCM
3 24 (5.35%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (1.78%) Casper Suite
5 6 (1.34%) WSUS
6 5 (1.11%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (0.89%) AirWatch
8 2 (0.45%) Capistrano
9 1 (0.22%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.22%) Cisco UCCX
9 1 (0.22%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.22%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (0.22%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 103 (22.94%) Apple
2 91 (20.27%) Microsoft
3 38 (8.46%) Citrix
4 25 (5.57%) Cisco
5 21 (4.68%) Adobe
6 18 (4.01%) Google
7 17 (3.79%) Oracle
8 16 (3.56%) VMware
9 13 (2.90%) Remedy
10 12 (2.67%) Dell
11 10 (2.23%) WSO2
12 7 (1.56%) McAfee
13 6 (1.34%) Polycom
13 6 (1.34%) IBM
14 5 (1.11%) HP
14 5 (1.11%) CheckPoint
15 4 (0.89%) Hyperion
15 4 (0.89%) ServiceNow
16 3 (0.67%) Riverbed
16 3 (0.67%) F5
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £457.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
UK
CPS Group UK
Rate: £100 - 120 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £16.00 - £18.00 per hour + temp to perm opportunity
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff
CPS Group
Rate: £250 - 300 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
West Midlands
Applause IT Innovation
Posted: 8 days ago
Cardiff
CPS Group
Rate: £250 - 300 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
North West
Incite Insight
Rate: £400 - £500+ per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Surrey
Arrows Group
Rate: £12 - £13 per hour
Posted: 13 days ago
West London
Amsys
Rate: Unspecified negotiable
Posted: 14 days ago
Leeds
Quantica Technology - London
Posted: 21 days ago
Northamptonshire
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £10 - £12 per hour
Posted: 27 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Arrows Group
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 27 days ago
Leeds
Arrows Group
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 27 days ago