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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apple Mac OS X
Rank 315 419 451
Rank change year-on-year
+104 +32
Contract jobs citing Mac OS X 303 141 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.59% 0.29% 0.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.71% 1.31% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 73 31
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£425 £226 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+88.47% +0.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £90 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £335 £350
% change year-on-year
+26.86% -4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 22 23
Average hourly rate £17.81 £14.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.81% +3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £9.75 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.88 £21.50 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.40 £12.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year
-0.80% +4.16%

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
11176 10779 9541
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.93% 21.84% 21.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6420 5869 5066
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 866 991 1015
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -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 6 March 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
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 6 March 2015.

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 6 March 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 +105 291 £425 +84.78% 100
London +79 175 £450 +125.00% 50
City of London +34 42 £288 +43.75% 6
Yorkshire +35 39 £425 - 6
West Yorkshire - 38 £425 - 5
Leeds - 37 £425 - 4
South East +14 36 £365 +20.16% 16
Hampshire +15 24 £370 - 5
East of England +14 17 £425 +13.33% 12
Essex +4 10 £425 +13.33% 1
North West -9 9 £425 - 4
Manchester -2 7 £425 - 1
Edinburgh -1 5 £338 +39.31% 1
Scotland -11 5 £338 +39.31% 3
Berkshire -2 4 £343 - 1
South West -13 4 £284 +4.12% 6
Hertfordshire - 4 - - 2
Cambridgeshire -4 3 - - 9
Wales - 3 £138 -
South Wales - 3 £138 -
Surrey -4 2 £200 -44.82% 3
Buckinghamshire -6 2 - - 3
Oxfordshire -18 2 £288 -2.54% 1
Cheshire - 2 - - 1
Watford - 2 - -
Milton Keynes - 2 - - 3
Slough - 2 £205 -
St Albans - 2 - -
East Midlands -1 1 £213 - 3
Reading -2 1 £500 - 1

Mac OS X
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 March 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.

1 366 (61.51%) Linux
2 305 (51.26%) UNIX
3 296 (49.75%) HTML
4 246 (41.34%) Windows
5 233 (39.16%) Java
6 214 (35.97%) Relational Database
7 199 (33.45%) Web Design
8 198 (33.28%) Responsive Web Design
9 197 (33.11%) HTTP
9 197 (33.11%) Agile Software Development
10 172 (28.91%) Git (software)
11 171 (28.74%) REST
12 166 (27.90%) Web Development
13 165 (27.73%) Configuration Management
14 150 (25.21%) CSS
15 132 (22.18%) Hibernate
16 129 (21.68%) JavaScript
16 129 (21.68%) Subversion
17 123 (20.67%) MongoDB
18 117 (19.66%) JAX-RS
19 115 (19.33%) Windows 7
20 111 (18.66%) Neo4j
21 108 (18.15%) Apple
22 106 (17.82%) TDD
23 94 (15.80%) Python
24 93 (15.63%) Microsoft
25 86 (14.45%) Apple iOS
26 82 (13.78%) Ruby
27 79 (13.28%) Active Directory
28 69 (11.60%) MS Office

Mac OS X
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 43 (7.23%) MS Exchange
2 37 (6.22%) JBoss
3 25 (4.20%) Node.js
4 21 (3.53%) WebLogic
4 21 (3.53%) Exchange Server 2010
5 17 (2.86%) Apache
6 12 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2007
6 12 (2.02%) nginx
7 10 (1.68%) Tomcat
8 8 (1.34%) IBM Notes
9 7 (1.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 7 (1.18%) WordPress
10 6 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2003
10 6 (1.01%) Lync
11 4 (0.67%) CMS
11 4 (0.67%) Lotus Domino
12 3 (0.50%) IIS
12 3 (0.50%) SharePoint
12 3 (0.50%) OpenStack
12 3 (0.50%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 69 (11.60%) MS Office
2 25 (4.20%) MS Excel
3 11 (1.85%) Final Cut Pro
4 8 (1.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 4 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.50%) Quicktime
7 2 (0.34%) Maya
7 2 (0.34%) CINEMA 4D
7 2 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.34%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.17%) MS Project
8 1 (0.17%) Shockwave
8 1 (0.17%) MODO
Business Applications
1 4 (0.67%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.34%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 24 (4.03%) Microsoft Azure
1 24 (4.03%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (2.52%) Heroku
2 15 (2.52%) Office 365
3 7 (1.18%) Google Apps
3 7 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (0.84%) GitHub
4 5 (0.84%) SaaS
5 3 (0.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 197 (33.11%) HTTP
2 37 (6.22%) LDAP
3 27 (4.54%) TCP/IP
4 26 (4.37%) VPN
5 23 (3.87%) LAN
6 22 (3.70%) Internet
6 22 (3.70%) Firewall
7 20 (3.36%) DNS
8 15 (2.52%) DHCP
9 11 (1.85%) Wireless
10 10 (1.68%) WAN
11 9 (1.51%) VoIP
11 9 (1.51%) SAN
12 7 (1.18%) Wi-Fi
13 6 (1.01%) Ethernet
14 5 (0.84%) Cisco IOS
14 5 (0.84%) Network Security
15 4 (0.67%) VLAN
15 4 (0.67%) HTTPS
15 4 (0.67%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 214 (35.97%) Relational Database
2 123 (20.67%) MongoDB
3 111 (18.66%) Neo4j
4 61 (10.25%) MySQL
5 34 (5.71%) MariaDB
6 14 (2.35%) SQL Server
7 11 (1.85%) FileMaker
8 10 (1.68%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (1.18%) NoSQL
10 5 (0.84%) DTS
11 4 (0.67%) Redis
12 3 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (0.50%) Hadoop
12 3 (0.50%) Oracle Database
12 3 (0.50%) Big Data
12 3 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
12 3 (0.50%) SQL Server 2000
13 2 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 1 (0.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 172 (28.91%) Git (software)
2 129 (21.68%) Subversion
3 35 (5.88%) Jenkins
4 27 (4.54%) Maven
5 26 (4.37%) Cucumber
6 24 (4.03%) Mockito
7 22 (3.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 12 (2.02%) Xcode
9 10 (1.68%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (1.18%) Grunt
11 6 (1.01%) Jasmine
11 6 (1.01%) Mocha
11 6 (1.01%) Visual Studio
12 4 (0.67%) CMake
13 3 (0.50%) Gradle
13 3 (0.50%) WebDriver
14 2 (0.34%) Hudson
14 2 (0.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 2 (0.34%) Eclipse
14 2 (0.34%) Ant
General
1 35 (5.88%) Finance
2 17 (2.86%) Spanish Language
3 15 (2.52%) Telecoms
4 10 (1.68%) Publishing
5 7 (1.18%) Banking
6 6 (1.01%) Multimedia
7 5 (0.84%) Retail
8 4 (0.67%) Games
8 4 (0.67%) Advertising
9 2 (0.34%) Back Office
9 2 (0.34%) Marketing
10 1 (0.17%) Finnish Language
10 1 (0.17%) Local Government
10 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.17%) Front Office
10 1 (0.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 340 (57.14%) Developer
2 189 (31.76%) Java Developer
3 67 (11.26%) Support Engineer
4 60 (10.08%) Senior Developer
4 60 (10.08%) Desktop Support
5 47 (7.90%) Front-End Developer
6 42 (7.06%) Analyst
7 39 (6.55%) Desktop Engineer
8 31 (5.21%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 29 (4.87%) Support Analyst
10 25 (4.20%) Senior Java Developer
11 23 (3.87%) Mac Engineer
12 22 (3.70%) IT Support
12 22 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support
13 15 (2.52%) Administrator
13 15 (2.52%) Support Specialist
14 14 (2.35%) Senior Front-End Developer
14 14 (2.35%) Desktop Support Analyst
14 14 (2.35%) Desktop Analyst
15 12 (2.02%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 296 (49.75%) HTML
2 171 (28.74%) REST
3 150 (25.21%) CSS
4 132 (22.18%) Hibernate
5 117 (19.66%) JAX-RS
6 53 (8.91%) Web Services
7 52 (8.74%) XML
7 52 (8.74%) Spring
8 42 (7.06%) HTML5
9 40 (6.72%) Spring MVC
10 34 (5.71%) JAAS
10 34 (5.71%) JPA
11 28 (4.71%) RESTful
12 25 (4.20%) Struts
12 25 (4.20%) JSON
13 21 (3.53%) Ruby on Rails
13 21 (3.53%) Django
14 17 (2.86%) Struts2
14 17 (2.86%) CSS3
14 17 (2.86%) JAX-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 52 (8.74%) Blackberry
2 42 (7.06%) Visualisation
3 35 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
4 30 (5.04%) Mobile App
5 29 (4.87%) iPad
6 27 (4.54%) iPhone
7 10 (1.68%) Video Conferencing
8 9 (1.51%) Open Source
9 8 (1.34%) User Experience
10 7 (1.18%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (1.18%) Blog
11 5 (0.84%) Computer Science
11 5 (0.84%) Digital Media
12 4 (0.67%) Smartphone
12 4 (0.67%) Client/Server
12 4 (0.67%) CMDB
13 3 (0.50%) Fat Client
13 3 (0.50%) Enterprise Storage
13 3 (0.50%) Hedge funds
13 3 (0.50%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 366 (61.51%) Linux
2 305 (51.26%) UNIX
3 246 (41.34%) Windows
4 115 (19.33%) Windows 7
5 86 (14.45%) Apple iOS
6 55 (9.24%) Android
7 53 (8.91%) Windows XP
8 33 (5.55%) Windows 8
9 32 (5.38%) Windows Server 2008
10 29 (4.87%) Mac OS X Server
11 20 (3.36%) Windows Server 2012
11 20 (3.36%) Mac OS
12 18 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
13 13 (2.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 11 (1.85%) CentOS
15 8 (1.34%) Windows Vista
15 8 (1.34%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.67%) Windows Mobile
16 4 (0.67%) Windows 2000
17 3 (0.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (33.45%) Web Design
2 198 (33.28%) Responsive Web Design
3 197 (33.11%) Agile Software Development
4 166 (27.90%) Web Development
5 165 (27.73%) Configuration Management
6 106 (17.82%) TDD
7 66 (11.09%) BDD
8 50 (8.40%) Mentoring
9 45 (7.56%) MVC
10 39 (6.55%) ITIL
11 29 (4.87%) Continuous Integration
12 22 (3.70%) Automated Testing
12 22 (3.70%) iOS Development
13 21 (3.53%) Microservices
14 20 (3.36%) Software Engineering
15 17 (2.86%) Scrum
15 17 (2.86%) E-Commerce
15 17 (2.86%) Line Management
16 15 (2.52%) Android Development
17 13 (2.18%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 233 (39.16%) Java
2 129 (21.68%) JavaScript
3 94 (15.80%) Python
4 82 (13.78%) Ruby
5 68 (11.43%) SQL
6 37 (6.22%) PL/SQL
7 34 (5.71%) Scala
8 30 (5.04%) Shell Script
9 23 (3.87%) PowerShell
10 22 (3.70%) PHP
10 22 (3.70%) C
11 13 (2.18%) Objective-C
12 12 (2.02%) C#
13 10 (1.68%) C++
14 9 (1.51%) Perl
14 9 (1.51%) Bash Shell
15 7 (1.18%) PHP5
16 3 (0.50%) VBA
16 3 (0.50%) CoffeeScript
17 2 (0.34%) AppleScript
Qualifications
1 31 (5.21%) VCP4
2 27 (4.54%) Security Cleared
3 18 (3.03%) Degree
4 6 (1.01%) MCP
4 6 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (0.84%) MCSE
5 5 (0.84%) SC Cleared
6 4 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (0.67%) MCITP
6 4 (0.67%) CCNP
6 4 (0.67%) CCA
6 4 (0.67%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (0.50%) CCEA
7 3 (0.50%) CCNA
7 3 (0.50%) ISEB
8 2 (0.34%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.17%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.17%) HND
9 1 (0.17%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.18%) SLA
2 6 (1.01%) QA
3 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.17%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 79 (13.28%) Active Directory
2 30 (5.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.01%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.67%) XenApp
5 3 (0.50%) XenDesktop
5 3 (0.50%) VirtualBox
6 2 (0.34%) Kerio MailServer
6 2 (0.34%) vSphere
6 2 (0.34%) XenServer
6 2 (0.34%) Samba
6 2 (0.34%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.17%) Xen
Systems Management
1 28 (4.71%) Puppet
2 15 (2.52%) SCCM
3 7 (1.18%) Casper Suite
4 4 (0.67%) WSUS
5 3 (0.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 3 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (0.34%) SAP Afaria
6 2 (0.34%) Nagios
6 2 (0.34%) ZENworks
6 2 (0.34%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.17%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.17%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.17%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.17%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 108 (18.15%) Apple
2 93 (15.63%) Microsoft
3 44 (7.39%) VMware
4 41 (6.89%) Oracle
5 24 (4.03%) Cisco
6 15 (2.52%) Adobe
7 14 (2.35%) Citrix
8 11 (1.85%) Google
9 9 (1.51%) Symantec
9 9 (1.51%) Lotus
10 8 (1.34%) HP
11 6 (1.01%) CommVault
11 6 (1.01%) Red Hat
11 6 (1.01%) SAP
11 6 (1.01%) Xamarin
11 6 (1.01%) ServiceNow
12 5 (0.84%) McAfee
12 5 (0.84%) Sophos
13 4 (0.67%) CQG
13 4 (0.67%) Reuters
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Rate: £22.50 - 35.00 per hour
Posted: 9 hours ago
Central London / West End
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £14.00 - £16.00 per hour + temp to perm opportunity
Posted: Yesterday
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 4 days ago
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Marcus Donald People
Rate: £12 - £16 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
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People Source
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + home working
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Wiltshire
OCC Computer personnel
Rate: Market related
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: £21.00 - £22.00 per hour
Posted: 9 days ago
Leeds
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £400 - 450 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Leeds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Leeds
Universe Technology Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
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Posted: 22 days ago
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day + Flexible
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