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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apple Mac OS X
Rank 409 388 425
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +37
Contract jobs citing Mac OS X 207 203 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.38% 0.39% 0.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.73% 1.72% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 120 44
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£381 £409 £198
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.72% +106.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £215 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £495 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £380 £140
% change year-on-year
+11.84% +171.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 30 31
Average hourly rate £17.43 £14.25 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.33% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £10.95 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.21 £20.10 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.40 £12.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -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
11976 11833 10146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.11% 22.48% 21.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 6932 6723 5446
Average daily rate £363 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £160 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1000 1049 986
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.89 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.83% -9.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.95 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +33 197 £400 - 72
London -25 84 £205 -51.76% 39
South East +16 41 £425 +142.85% 11
Yorkshire - 40 £425 -
West Yorkshire - 39 £425 -
Leeds - 38 £425 -
East of England +13 14 - - 12
Berkshire +4 12 £400 - 1
City of London +1 12 £205 -51.76% 3
Hampshire - 12 £413 - 2
North West - 10 £400 - 3
West Sussex - 9 £513 -
Worthing - 9 £513 -
South West +9 8 £350 +55.55% 5
Essex +9 7 - - 4
Cambridgeshire 0 6 - - 6
Scotland -48 6 £350 -15.15% 2
Southampton - 6 £356 -
Edinburgh -22 5 £350 -17.64% 1
Cheshire - 5 £400 - 1
Warrington - 5 £400 -
Surrey +7 4 - - 2
Peterborough +6 4 - -
Reading - 4 £500 -
Slough - 4 £145 - 1
Gloucestershire -4 3 £163 -
Cheltenham -8 3 £163 -
Buckinghamshire +2 2 £500 - 1
Staines - 2 - -
Bournemouth - 2 £350 -

Mac OS X
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 276 (55.87%) Linux
2 233 (47.17%) UNIX
3 216 (43.72%) HTML
4 206 (41.70%) Windows
5 193 (39.07%) Agile Software Development
6 163 (33.00%) Git (software)
7 155 (31.38%) HTTP
8 152 (30.77%) Relational Database
9 149 (30.16%) Java
10 147 (29.76%) Web Design
11 145 (29.35%) Responsive Web Design
12 134 (27.13%) Configuration Management
13 124 (25.10%) Subversion
14 120 (24.29%) CSS
15 118 (23.89%) JavaScript
15 118 (23.89%) Web Development
16 110 (22.27%) Apple
17 106 (21.46%) Windows 7
18 104 (21.05%) REST
19 84 (17.00%) Microsoft
20 80 (16.19%) Apple iOS
21 78 (15.79%) TDD
22 76 (15.38%) Active Directory
23 66 (13.36%) Python
24 65 (13.16%) MS Office
25 64 (12.96%) Ruby
26 63 (12.75%) MongoDB
26 63 (12.75%) Hibernate
27 61 (12.35%) JAX-RS
28 60 (12.15%) Android

Mac OS X
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 26 (5.26%) Node.js
2 24 (4.86%) MS Exchange
3 14 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (2.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 11 (2.23%) JBoss
5 10 (2.02%) Apache
5 10 (2.02%) nginx
6 9 (1.82%) WordPress
6 9 (1.82%) Lync
6 9 (1.82%) SharePoint
7 8 (1.62%) Tomcat
8 7 (1.42%) WebLogic
9 5 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (1.01%) CMS
9 5 (1.01%) IBM Notes
10 4 (0.81%) IIS
11 3 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.61%) Lotus Domino
12 2 (0.40%) OpenStack
Applications
1 65 (13.16%) MS Office
2 25 (5.06%) MS Excel
3 9 (1.82%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 8 (1.62%) Final Cut Pro
5 6 (1.21%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (1.01%) Adobe Captivate
6 5 (1.01%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
8 2 (0.40%) Quicktime
8 2 (0.40%) Maya
8 2 (0.40%) InDesign
8 2 (0.40%) Vectorworks
8 2 (0.40%) CINEMA 4D
9 1 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
9 1 (0.20%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 3 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.40%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 34 (6.88%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (6.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (4.45%) Heroku
4 21 (4.25%) Office 365
5 11 (2.23%) Google Apps
6 10 (2.02%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (1.01%) SaaS
8 3 (0.61%) GitHub
9 2 (0.40%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 155 (31.38%) HTTP
2 39 (7.89%) TCP/IP
3 25 (5.06%) LAN
4 23 (4.66%) VPN
5 21 (4.25%) Wireless
6 17 (3.44%) DNS
6 17 (3.44%) WAN
7 15 (3.04%) Internet
8 13 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
8 13 (2.63%) DHCP
9 12 (2.43%) Firewall
10 10 (2.02%) Ethernet
10 10 (2.02%) VoIP
11 9 (1.82%) Cisco IOS
11 9 (1.82%) VLAN
12 8 (1.62%) SSL
12 8 (1.62%) LDAP
13 7 (1.42%) SAN
14 6 (1.21%) WLAN
14 6 (1.21%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (30.77%) Relational Database
2 63 (12.75%) MongoDB
3 57 (11.54%) Neo4j
4 29 (5.87%) MySQL
5 11 (2.23%) FileMaker
6 9 (1.82%) MariaDB
7 6 (1.21%) NoSQL
8 5 (1.01%) SQL Server
9 4 (0.81%) SQLite
10 2 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.20%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 163 (33.00%) Git (software)
2 124 (25.10%) Subversion
3 52 (10.53%) Jenkins
4 32 (6.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 20 (4.05%) Maven
6 16 (3.24%) Mockito
6 16 (3.24%) Cucumber
7 14 (2.83%) Xcode
8 7 (1.42%) Grunt
9 6 (1.21%) Jasmine
9 6 (1.21%) Mocha
10 5 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (0.61%) Gradle
11 3 (0.61%) Eclipse
11 3 (0.61%) Visual Studio
12 2 (0.40%) Ant
12 2 (0.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 2 (0.40%) Hudson
12 2 (0.40%) Apache Ivy
13 1 (0.20%) Android Studio
General
1 28 (5.67%) Finance
2 12 (2.43%) Telecoms
2 12 (2.43%) Spanish Language
3 11 (2.23%) Publishing
4 9 (1.82%) Retail
5 5 (1.01%) Legal
6 4 (0.81%) Back Office
7 3 (0.61%) Marketing
7 3 (0.61%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.20%) Local Government
8 1 (0.20%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.20%) Swedish Language
8 1 (0.20%) Finnish Language
8 1 (0.20%) Russian Language
8 1 (0.20%) Banking
8 1 (0.20%) Advertising
8 1 (0.20%) Games
8 1 (0.20%) Law
Job Titles
1 268 (54.25%) Developer
2 111 (22.47%) Java Developer
3 56 (11.34%) Support Engineer
4 49 (9.92%) Analyst
5 46 (9.31%) Front-End Developer
6 44 (8.91%) Desktop Support
7 42 (8.50%) Senior Developer
8 32 (6.48%) Mac Engineer
9 29 (5.87%) Support Analyst
9 29 (5.87%) Desktop Engineer
10 25 (5.06%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 19 (3.85%) IT Support
12 18 (3.64%) Mac Developer
12 18 (3.64%) Scala Developer
12 18 (3.64%) Senior Java Developer
13 16 (3.24%) Service Desk Analyst
13 16 (3.24%) Service Analyst
14 15 (3.04%) 2nd Line Support
15 13 (2.63%) Administrator
16 11 (2.23%) PC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 216 (43.72%) HTML
2 120 (24.29%) CSS
3 104 (21.05%) REST
4 63 (12.75%) Hibernate
5 61 (12.35%) JAX-RS
6 42 (8.50%) Web Services
7 39 (7.89%) HTML5
8 27 (5.47%) Ruby on Rails
9 23 (4.66%) XML
10 22 (4.45%) Spring
11 20 (4.05%) Mustache
11 20 (4.05%) Sass
12 19 (3.85%) JSON
13 17 (3.44%) RESTful
14 14 (2.83%) CSS3
15 12 (2.43%) Struts
16 11 (2.23%) HTML5 Canvas
17 10 (2.02%) SOAP
18 9 (1.82%) Spring MVC
18 9 (1.82%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 35 (7.09%) Visualisation
2 33 (6.68%) Blackberry
3 29 (5.87%) Mobile App
4 28 (5.67%) iPhone
5 23 (4.66%) iPad
6 11 (2.23%) Open Source
7 10 (2.02%) Video Conferencing
8 9 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (1.82%) User Experience
9 6 (1.21%) BYOD
9 6 (1.21%) Thin Client
9 6 (1.21%) Fat Client
10 5 (1.01%) Computer Science
10 5 (1.01%) E-Learning
11 4 (0.81%) Blog
11 4 (0.81%) Smartphone
11 4 (0.81%) Analytical Skills
12 3 (0.61%) Animation
12 3 (0.61%) Hedge funds
12 3 (0.61%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 276 (55.87%) Linux
2 233 (47.17%) UNIX
3 206 (41.70%) Windows
4 106 (21.46%) Windows 7
5 80 (16.19%) Apple iOS
6 60 (12.15%) Android
7 45 (9.11%) Windows XP
8 29 (5.87%) Windows Server 2008
9 28 (5.67%) Windows 8
10 24 (4.86%) Mac OS X Server
11 21 (4.25%) Mac OS
12 16 (3.24%) Windows Server 2012
13 13 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
14 10 (2.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 6 (1.21%) Windows Vista
16 4 (0.81%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.81%) Windows Phone
17 2 (0.40%) Windows CE
17 2 (0.40%) Windows 2000
17 2 (0.40%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (39.07%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (29.76%) Web Design
3 145 (29.35%) Responsive Web Design
4 134 (27.13%) Configuration Management
5 118 (23.89%) Web Development
6 78 (15.79%) TDD
7 51 (10.32%) BDD
8 41 (8.30%) Continuous Integration
9 37 (7.49%) ITIL
10 36 (7.29%) Scrum
11 31 (6.28%) Mentoring
12 26 (5.26%) Software Engineering
13 25 (5.06%) Continuous Delivery
14 20 (4.05%) iOS Development
15 16 (3.24%) Automated Testing
16 13 (2.63%) MVC
16 13 (2.63%) Android Development
16 13 (2.63%) Mobile Development
17 12 (2.43%) SOA
17 12 (2.43%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 149 (30.16%) Java
2 118 (23.89%) JavaScript
3 66 (13.36%) Python
4 64 (12.96%) Ruby
5 42 (8.50%) Scala
6 39 (7.89%) Shell Script
7 35 (7.09%) PowerShell
8 33 (6.68%) SQL
9 21 (4.25%) Objective-C
10 18 (3.64%) PHP
11 17 (3.44%) Go
12 11 (2.23%) C
13 9 (1.82%) PL/SQL
14 8 (1.62%) PHP5
15 5 (1.01%) Bash Shell
15 5 (1.01%) C#
15 5 (1.01%) C++
16 3 (0.61%) Apple Swift
16 3 (0.61%) Perl
16 3 (0.61%) VBA
Qualifications
1 22 (4.45%) Security Cleared
2 14 (2.83%) Degree
3 9 (1.82%) MCSE
3 9 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (1.42%) SC Cleared
4 7 (1.42%) CCNP
4 7 (1.42%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (1.21%) MCP
6 5 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (0.81%) MCSA
8 3 (0.61%) MCITP
8 3 (0.61%) CCA
8 3 (0.61%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (0.61%) CCEA
8 3 (0.61%) CCNA
9 2 (0.40%) Sun Certification
10 1 (0.20%) JNCIS
10 1 (0.20%) JNCIE
10 1 (0.20%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.20%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.21%) SLA
2 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.20%) HIPAA
2 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.20%) QA
2 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 76 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 21 (4.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.01%) XenDesktop
4 4 (0.81%) XenApp
4 4 (0.81%) XenServer
5 3 (0.61%) VirtualBox
6 2 (0.40%) Samba
7 1 (0.20%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.20%) Xen
7 1 (0.20%) vSphere
7 1 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.20%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.20%) MetaFrame
7 1 (0.20%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 44 (8.91%) Puppet
2 15 (3.04%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (2.43%) Casper Suite
4 11 (2.23%) SCCM
5 3 (0.61%) AirWatch
6 2 (0.40%) ZENworks
6 2 (0.40%) WSUS
6 2 (0.40%) SAP Afaria
7 1 (0.20%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.20%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.20%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.20%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 110 (22.27%) Apple
2 84 (17.00%) Microsoft
3 27 (5.47%) VMware
4 22 (4.45%) Cisco
5 21 (4.25%) Adobe
6 17 (3.44%) Citrix
7 14 (2.83%) Google
8 11 (2.23%) Oracle
9 9 (1.82%) Remedy
10 7 (1.42%) Xamarin
11 6 (1.21%) ServiceNow
11 6 (1.21%) Red Hat
11 6 (1.21%) HP
12 5 (1.01%) Dell
12 5 (1.01%) McAfee
12 5 (1.01%) Lotus
13 4 (0.81%) Symantec
14 3 (0.61%) Riverbed
14 3 (0.61%) F5
14 3 (0.61%) Twitter
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