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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apple Mac OS X
Rank 363 443 478
Rank change year-on-year
+80 +35
Contract jobs citing Mac OS X 265 143 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.46% 0.27% 0.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.08% 1.19% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 91 45
Average daily rate
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£381 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.63% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £150 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £402 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £256 £320
% change year-on-year
+51.21% -19.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 16 36
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £30.00 £28.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 £12.25 £12.00
% change year-on-year
-2.04% +2.08%

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
12762 12024 11955
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.16% 22.79% 20.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 7396 6764 6104
Average daily rate £350 £351 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.21% +0.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £180 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1119 1031 1192
Average hourly rate £16.04 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.25% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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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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 +77 246 £395 +43.63% 64
London +65 155 £375 +20.96% 39
East of England +2 38 £448 +198.33% 2
Essex - 34 £454 - 2
City of London +26 28 £363 -9.60% 7
South East +13 17 £250 -20.00% 14
Tyne and Wear - 14 £381 -
North East - 14 £381 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 13 £381 -
Docklands, London - 8 £135 -
Hampshire - 8 - - 1
North West -1 7 £363 +20.83% 2
East Midlands - 7 £275 -
Scotland - 7 £293 -
Manchester -8 6 £375 +25.00% 1
Cambridgeshire -3 4 £350 +133.33%
West Sussex - 4 £250 - 3
Crawley - 4 £250 - 2
Glasgow - 4 £375 -
Peterborough +12 3 - -
South West -48 3 £165 -34.00% 6
Edinburgh - 3 £178 -
Reading +16 2 - -
Berkshire +4 2 - -
West Midlands -16 2 £450 +80.00%
Swindon - 2 £150 -
Surrey - 2 £275 - 5
Wiltshire - 2 £150 - 1
Oxfordshire -4 1 £175 - 1
Gloucestershire -17 1 £213 +63.46% 3

Mac OS X
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 342 (67.06%) Linux
2 279 (54.71%) HTML
3 231 (45.29%) UNIX
4 213 (41.76%) CSS
5 191 (37.45%) Web Development
6 190 (37.25%) Relational Database
7 187 (36.67%) Java
8 176 (34.51%) Responsive Web Design
9 175 (34.31%) JavaScript
10 173 (33.92%) HTTP
11 172 (33.73%) Git (software)
12 171 (33.53%) Windows
13 162 (31.76%) Web Design
14 157 (30.78%) Subversion
15 140 (27.45%) Agile Software Development
15 140 (27.45%) Configuration Management
16 108 (21.18%) Ruby
17 99 (19.41%) Python
18 88 (17.25%) REST
19 83 (16.27%) Hibernate
20 79 (15.49%) Windows 7
21 72 (14.12%) MongoDB
22 69 (13.53%) Visualisation
22 69 (13.53%) MS Office
23 65 (12.75%) Microsoft
24 64 (12.55%) Apple iOS
25 62 (12.16%) TDD
25 62 (12.16%) Apple
26 61 (11.96%) MVC
26 61 (11.96%) Neo4j

Mac OS X
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (6.27%) Node.js
2 26 (5.10%) MS Exchange
3 11 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (2.16%) WebLogic
3 11 (2.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 10 (1.96%) IBM Notes
5 5 (0.98%) Apache
5 5 (0.98%) WordPress
6 3 (0.59%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2000
7 2 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.39%) Confluence
7 2 (0.39%) IIS
7 2 (0.39%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.20%) CMS
8 1 (0.20%) SAS
8 1 (0.20%) Lync
8 1 (0.20%) nginx
8 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 69 (13.53%) MS Office
2 22 (4.31%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.59%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.20%) InDesign
4 1 (0.20%) SPSS
4 1 (0.20%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.20%) MS Project
4 1 (0.20%) Final Cut Pro
4 1 (0.20%) Vectorworks
4 1 (0.20%) CINEMA 4D
4 1 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.59%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.20%) Sage 300 ERP
2 1 (0.20%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.37%) Office 365
2 2 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.20%) GitHub
3 1 (0.20%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.20%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 173 (33.92%) HTTP
2 35 (6.86%) LDAP
3 26 (5.10%) Internet
4 25 (4.90%) Firewall
5 24 (4.71%) Wireless
6 22 (4.31%) TCP/IP
7 18 (3.53%) LAN
7 18 (3.53%) VPN
8 14 (2.75%) DNS
9 12 (2.35%) DHCP
10 10 (1.96%) WLAN
11 8 (1.57%) Network Security
12 5 (0.98%) Cisco IOS
13 4 (0.78%) Intranet
14 3 (0.59%) Wi-Fi
14 3 (0.59%) WAN
14 3 (0.59%) OpenLDAP
15 1 (0.20%) ADSL
15 1 (0.20%) PBX
15 1 (0.20%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 190 (37.25%) Relational Database
2 72 (14.12%) MongoDB
3 61 (11.96%) Neo4j
4 55 (10.78%) MySQL
5 23 (4.51%) MariaDB
6 12 (2.35%) SQL Server
7 6 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (0.78%) Redis
9 3 (0.59%) DTS
9 3 (0.59%) Big Data
9 3 (0.59%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.59%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.20%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.20%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.20%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 172 (33.73%) Git (software)
2 157 (30.78%) Subversion
3 21 (4.12%) Jasmine
4 19 (3.73%) Eclipse
5 12 (2.35%) RSpec
5 12 (2.35%) Cucumber
6 9 (1.76%) Mocha
6 9 (1.76%) Grunt
7 5 (0.98%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.59%) Xcode
8 3 (0.59%) Bugzilla
9 2 (0.39%) JIRA
10 1 (0.20%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.20%) GoogleTest
10 1 (0.20%) CMake
10 1 (0.20%) Hudson
10 1 (0.20%) Gerrit
10 1 (0.20%) WebDriver
10 1 (0.20%) Valgrind
10 1 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 41 (8.04%) Finance
2 12 (2.35%) Advertising
3 9 (1.76%) Retail
4 6 (1.18%) Marketing
4 6 (1.18%) Front Office
5 5 (0.98%) Spanish Language
6 4 (0.78%) Publishing
7 2 (0.39%) Banking
7 2 (0.39%) German Language
7 2 (0.39%) Law
7 2 (0.39%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.20%) Legal
8 1 (0.20%) Automotive
8 1 (0.20%) Games
Job Titles
1 302 (59.22%) Developer
2 101 (19.80%) Java Developer
3 58 (11.37%) Analyst
3 58 (11.37%) Senior Developer
4 54 (10.59%) Front-End Developer
5 38 (7.45%) Support Analyst
6 36 (7.06%) Support Engineer
7 31 (6.08%) 2nd Line Support
8 29 (5.69%) Desktop Support
9 27 (5.29%) Senior Java Developer
10 22 (4.31%) Web Developer
11 20 (3.92%) Ruby Developer
12 19 (3.73%) JavaScript Developer
13 17 (3.33%) IT Support
13 17 (3.33%) Software Engineer
14 16 (3.14%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 15 (2.94%) Lead Developer
15 15 (2.94%) Service Analyst
16 14 (2.75%) Python Developer
17 13 (2.55%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 279 (54.71%) HTML
2 213 (41.76%) CSS
3 88 (17.25%) REST
4 83 (16.27%) Hibernate
5 61 (11.96%) JAX-RS
6 60 (11.76%) XML
7 44 (8.63%) Spring
7 44 (8.63%) JSON
8 38 (7.45%) RESTful
9 35 (6.86%) Web Services
10 34 (6.67%) Ruby on Rails
11 33 (6.47%) HTML5
12 32 (6.27%) JAAS
13 29 (5.69%) Spring MVC
13 29 (5.69%) CSS3
14 28 (5.49%) Java EE
15 27 (5.29%) Django
16 24 (4.71%) SOAP
17 23 (4.51%) jQuery
18 22 (4.31%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 69 (13.53%) Visualisation
2 34 (6.67%) Blackberry
3 29 (5.69%) Open Source
4 25 (4.90%) Enterprise Software
5 14 (2.75%) iPhone
6 12 (2.35%) iPad
7 10 (1.96%) Computer Science
8 9 (1.76%) Hedge funds
9 8 (1.57%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (1.57%) Mobile App
10 7 (1.37%) FMCG
11 6 (1.18%) User Experience
11 6 (1.18%) Management Information System
12 5 (0.98%) Smartphone
13 3 (0.59%) Video Conferencing
14 2 (0.39%) Animation
14 2 (0.39%) Informatics
14 2 (0.39%) Life Science
14 2 (0.39%) Fat Client
14 2 (0.39%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 342 (67.06%) Linux
2 231 (45.29%) UNIX
3 171 (33.53%) Windows
4 79 (15.49%) Windows 7
5 64 (12.55%) Apple iOS
6 59 (11.57%) Windows XP
7 36 (7.06%) Windows 8
8 27 (5.29%) Windows Server 2008
9 25 (4.90%) Windows Server 2003
9 25 (4.90%) AIX
9 25 (4.90%) Solaris
10 24 (4.71%) Android
11 16 (3.14%) Mac OS
12 8 (1.57%) Windows Server 2012
13 6 (1.18%) Mac OS X Server
14 3 (0.59%) VMS
14 3 (0.59%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (0.59%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.39%) NetWare
15 2 (0.39%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 191 (37.45%) Web Development
2 176 (34.51%) Responsive Web Design
3 162 (31.76%) Web Design
4 140 (27.45%) Agile Software Development
4 140 (27.45%) Configuration Management
5 62 (12.16%) TDD
6 61 (11.96%) MVC
7 50 (9.80%) ITIL
8 40 (7.84%) Mentoring
9 35 (6.86%) Continuous Integration
10 27 (5.29%) Scrum
11 26 (5.10%) Waterfall
11 26 (5.10%) BDD
12 23 (4.51%) Software Engineering
13 20 (3.92%) Web Application Development
14 19 (3.73%) Unit Testing
14 19 (3.73%) Project Management
15 18 (3.53%) RAD
16 15 (2.94%) Line Management
17 14 (2.75%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 187 (36.67%) Java
2 175 (34.31%) JavaScript
3 108 (21.18%) Ruby
4 99 (19.41%) Python
5 52 (10.20%) Scala
6 38 (7.45%) SQL
7 35 (6.86%) PHP
8 32 (6.27%) PL/SQL
9 24 (4.71%) C
10 12 (2.35%) C#
10 12 (2.35%) CoffeeScript
11 8 (1.57%) PowerShell
12 7 (1.37%) Objective-C
12 7 (1.37%) Bash Shell
13 6 (1.18%) C++
14 5 (0.98%) Perl
15 1 (0.20%) AWK
15 1 (0.20%) VB
15 1 (0.20%) ActionScript
15 1 (0.20%) sed
Qualifications
1 32 (6.27%) Security Cleared
2 17 (3.33%) MCP
3 15 (2.94%) SC Cleared
3 15 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (2.75%) Degree
5 8 (1.57%) DV Cleared
6 7 (1.37%) CCNA
6 7 (1.37%) A+ Certification
6 7 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (1.37%) MCSE
7 5 (0.98%) MCSA
7 5 (0.98%) MCITP
8 3 (0.59%) MOS
9 2 (0.39%) MCTS
9 2 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.39%) CNE
9 2 (0.39%) Novell Certification
10 1 (0.20%) CISM
10 1 (0.20%) CISSP
10 1 (0.20%) ACSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.16%) SLA
2 4 (0.78%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.39%) QA
4 1 (0.20%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.20%) HIPAA
System Software
1 47 (9.22%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.57%) XenApp
4 3 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.39%) Novell eDirectory
5 2 (0.39%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.39%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.39%) NDS
5 2 (0.39%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.20%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.20%) Samba
6 1 (0.20%) vSphere
6 1 (0.20%) qmail
Systems Management
1 18 (3.53%) SCCM
2 10 (1.96%) Capistrano
3 7 (1.37%) Puppet
4 6 (1.18%) Vagrant
5 3 (0.59%) NetBackup
5 3 (0.59%) ZENworks
6 2 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.20%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.20%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.20%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.20%) Ansible
Vendors
1 65 (12.75%) Microsoft
2 62 (12.16%) Apple
3 34 (6.67%) Oracle
4 30 (5.88%) JBoss
5 16 (3.14%) VMware
6 14 (2.75%) Citrix
6 14 (2.75%) Cisco
7 10 (1.96%) HP
7 10 (1.96%) Lotus
8 8 (1.57%) Bloomberg
8 8 (1.57%) Remedy
8 8 (1.57%) Adobe
9 7 (1.37%) Reuters
9 7 (1.37%) Avaya
9 7 (1.37%) Zend
10 6 (1.18%) F5
10 6 (1.18%) Symantec
10 6 (1.18%) Sophos
11 3 (0.59%) Novell
11 3 (0.59%) PeopleSoft
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: Yesterday
London
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Isle of Wight
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
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Rate: £14.00 - £15.00 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Synergize Consulting
Rate: From £450 to £480 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Kent
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Rate: £100 - £300 per day
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Rate: £250 - £350 per day
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Rate: £280 - £350 per day
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London
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Rate: competitive
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Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £425 - 450 per day
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Southend-on-Sea
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