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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apple Mac OS X
Rank 352 441 475
Rank change year-on-year
+89 +34
Contract jobs citing Mac OS X 283 153 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.49% 0.29% 0.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.25% 1.27% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 97 50
Average daily rate
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£381 £275 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.63% +1.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £150 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £402 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £250 £290
% change year-on-year
+52.50% -13.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 18 30
Average hourly rate £12.50 £15.75 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.63% -1.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.00 £11.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £28.00 £23.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 £12.00 £12.00

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
12552 12056 11934
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.94% 22.88% 20.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 7332 6789 6147
Average daily rate £350 £358 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.23% +2.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £180 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 1091 1029 1191
Average hourly rate £16.08 £16.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.50% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £36.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -11.76%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 1 October 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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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 +77 264 £395 +43.63% 69
London +66 167 £388 +22.04% 41
East of England -4 40 £448 +198.33% 5
City of London +31 35 £340 -15.42% 7
Essex +20 34 £454 - 3
South East -3 19 £250 -16.66% 12
Tyne and Wear - 15 £375 -
North East - 15 £375 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 14 £375 -
Docklands, London - 8 £135 -
Hampshire - 8 - - 3
Scotland -1 7 £293 -20.94% 1
North West -3 7 £363 - 5
East Midlands - 7 £275 - 1
Cambridgeshire -6 6 £350 +133.33% 2
Manchester -9 6 £375 - 3
Peterborough +11 5 - - 1
Glasgow -10 4 £375 -5.06% 1
Crawley - 4 £250 -
West Sussex - 4 £250 -
South West -32 3 £165 -40.00% 2
Edinburgh - 3 £178 -
Reading +20 2 - -
Berkshire +13 2 - - 2
West Midlands -14 2 £450 +80.00%
Wiltshire - 2 £150 -
Surrey - 2 £250 - 2
Swindon - 2 £150 -
Oxfordshire -7 1 £175 -22.22%
Cambridge -13 1 £350 +133.33% 1

Mac OS X
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 341 (66.34%) Linux
2 271 (52.72%) HTML
3 230 (44.75%) UNIX
4 205 (39.88%) CSS
5 192 (37.35%) Web Development
6 187 (36.38%) Relational Database
7 181 (35.21%) Windows
8 178 (34.63%) Java
9 174 (33.85%) HTTP
10 173 (33.66%) Responsive Web Design
11 168 (32.68%) Git (software)
11 168 (32.68%) JavaScript
12 159 (30.93%) Web Design
13 153 (29.77%) Subversion
14 142 (27.63%) Configuration Management
15 134 (26.07%) Agile Software Development
16 105 (20.43%) Ruby
17 101 (19.65%) Python
18 89 (17.32%) REST
19 83 (16.15%) Hibernate
20 80 (15.56%) Windows 7
21 74 (14.40%) Microsoft
22 71 (13.81%) Visualisation
22 71 (13.81%) MongoDB
23 69 (13.42%) Apple
24 68 (13.23%) MS Office
25 65 (12.65%) Apple iOS
26 61 (11.87%) JAX-RS
26 61 (11.87%) Neo4j
26 61 (11.87%) XML

Mac OS X
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 34 (6.61%) MS Exchange
2 24 (4.67%) Node.js
3 14 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (1.95%) WebLogic
4 10 (1.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 9 (1.75%) IBM Notes
6 7 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (0.97%) WordPress
7 5 (0.97%) Apache
8 4 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2000
10 1 (0.19%) nginx
10 1 (0.19%) Confluence
10 1 (0.19%) Lync
10 1 (0.19%) CMS
10 1 (0.19%) SAS
10 1 (0.19%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.19%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.19%) Lotus Domino
10 1 (0.19%) IIS
Applications
1 68 (13.23%) MS Office
2 25 (4.86%) MS Excel
3 5 (0.97%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (0.58%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.19%) Final Cut Pro
5 1 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.19%) InDesign
5 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.19%) SPSS
5 1 (0.19%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.19%) MS Project
5 1 (0.19%) MODO
Business Applications
1 3 (0.58%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.19%) Sage 300 ERP
2 1 (0.19%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.19%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.56%) Office 365
2 2 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.19%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.19%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.19%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 174 (33.85%) HTTP
2 37 (7.20%) LDAP
3 29 (5.64%) Internet
3 29 (5.64%) Firewall
4 23 (4.47%) TCP/IP
5 21 (4.09%) Wireless
5 21 (4.09%) LAN
6 19 (3.70%) VPN
7 17 (3.31%) DNS
8 15 (2.92%) DHCP
9 10 (1.95%) WLAN
10 9 (1.75%) Network Security
11 5 (0.97%) OpenLDAP
12 4 (0.78%) Intranet
12 4 (0.78%) WAN
12 4 (0.78%) Cisco IOS
13 2 (0.39%) FTP
13 2 (0.39%) VoIP
13 2 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
14 1 (0.19%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 187 (36.38%) Relational Database
2 71 (13.81%) MongoDB
3 61 (11.87%) Neo4j
4 56 (10.89%) MySQL
5 23 (4.47%) MariaDB
6 12 (2.33%) SQL Server
7 6 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (0.78%) Redis
9 3 (0.58%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.58%) Big Data
9 3 (0.58%) FileMaker
9 3 (0.58%) DTS
9 3 (0.58%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.39%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (0.39%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.19%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.19%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 168 (32.68%) Git (software)
2 153 (29.77%) Subversion
3 18 (3.50%) Eclipse
4 13 (2.53%) Cucumber
5 12 (2.33%) Jasmine
6 11 (2.14%) RSpec
7 5 (0.97%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.58%) WebDriver
8 3 (0.58%) Xcode
8 3 (0.58%) Bugzilla
9 1 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.19%) GoogleTest
9 1 (0.19%) CMake
9 1 (0.19%) Hudson
9 1 (0.19%) Gerrit
9 1 (0.19%) Mocha
9 1 (0.19%) Valgrind
9 1 (0.19%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.19%) Selenium
9 1 (0.19%) JIRA
General
1 42 (8.17%) Finance
2 11 (2.14%) Advertising
3 8 (1.56%) Retail
4 6 (1.17%) Marketing
5 5 (0.97%) Spanish Language
5 5 (0.97%) Front Office
5 5 (0.97%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.58%) Banking
6 3 (0.58%) Publishing
7 2 (0.39%) Law
7 2 (0.39%) Games
7 2 (0.39%) German Language
8 1 (0.19%) Legal
8 1 (0.19%) Automotive
8 1 (0.19%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 296 (57.59%) Developer
2 101 (19.65%) Java Developer
3 59 (11.48%) Senior Developer
4 55 (10.70%) Analyst
5 51 (9.92%) Front-End Developer
6 39 (7.59%) Support Engineer
7 34 (6.61%) Support Analyst
8 30 (5.84%) 2nd Line Support
9 29 (5.64%) Desktop Support
10 27 (5.25%) Senior Java Developer
11 23 (4.47%) Web Developer
12 20 (3.89%) IT Support
13 19 (3.70%) JavaScript Developer
14 17 (3.31%) Desktop Engineer
14 17 (3.31%) Software Engineer
15 16 (3.11%) Ruby Developer
15 16 (3.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 15 (2.92%) Service Analyst
16 15 (2.92%) Lead Developer
17 14 (2.72%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 271 (52.72%) HTML
2 205 (39.88%) CSS
3 89 (17.32%) REST
4 83 (16.15%) Hibernate
5 61 (11.87%) JAX-RS
5 61 (11.87%) XML
6 46 (8.95%) JSON
7 44 (8.56%) Spring
8 40 (7.78%) RESTful
9 34 (6.61%) Web Services
10 33 (6.42%) HTML5
11 32 (6.23%) JAAS
12 29 (5.64%) CSS3
12 29 (5.64%) Spring MVC
12 29 (5.64%) Ruby on Rails
13 28 (5.45%) Django
14 27 (5.25%) Java EE
15 24 (4.67%) SOAP
16 22 (4.28%) JPA
17 21 (4.09%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 71 (13.81%) Visualisation
2 35 (6.81%) Blackberry
3 29 (5.64%) Open Source
4 25 (4.86%) Enterprise Software
5 15 (2.92%) iPhone
6 13 (2.53%) iPad
7 10 (1.95%) Computer Science
8 9 (1.75%) Hedge funds
8 9 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (1.56%) Mobile App
10 7 (1.36%) FMCG
11 6 (1.17%) User Experience
11 6 (1.17%) Smartphone
12 5 (0.97%) Management Information System
13 4 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
14 3 (0.58%) CMDB
15 2 (0.39%) Thin Client
15 2 (0.39%) N-Tier
15 2 (0.39%) Fat Client
15 2 (0.39%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 341 (66.34%) Linux
2 230 (44.75%) UNIX
3 181 (35.21%) Windows
4 80 (15.56%) Windows 7
5 65 (12.65%) Apple iOS
6 61 (11.87%) Windows XP
7 40 (7.78%) Windows 8
8 28 (5.45%) Windows Server 2008
9 27 (5.25%) Windows Server 2003
10 25 (4.86%) Android
11 20 (3.89%) AIX
11 20 (3.89%) Solaris
12 18 (3.50%) Mac OS
13 9 (1.75%) Mac OS X Server
14 7 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
15 4 (0.78%) Windows Vista
16 3 (0.58%) Windows 2000 Server
16 3 (0.58%) VMS
17 2 (0.39%) Windows 2000
17 2 (0.39%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 192 (37.35%) Web Development
2 173 (33.66%) Responsive Web Design
3 159 (30.93%) Web Design
4 142 (27.63%) Configuration Management
5 134 (26.07%) Agile Software Development
6 58 (11.28%) MVC
7 53 (10.31%) ITIL
8 50 (9.73%) TDD
9 41 (7.98%) Mentoring
10 32 (6.23%) Continuous Integration
11 30 (5.84%) Scrum
12 26 (5.06%) Waterfall
13 23 (4.47%) Software Engineering
14 22 (4.28%) Project Management
14 22 (4.28%) BDD
15 19 (3.70%) Web Application Development
15 19 (3.70%) Unit Testing
16 17 (3.31%) RAD
16 17 (3.31%) Line Management
17 14 (2.72%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 178 (34.63%) Java
2 168 (32.68%) JavaScript
3 105 (20.43%) Ruby
4 101 (19.65%) Python
5 54 (10.51%) Scala
6 43 (8.37%) SQL
7 34 (6.61%) PHP
8 32 (6.23%) PL/SQL
9 25 (4.86%) C
10 13 (2.53%) C#
11 11 (2.14%) CoffeeScript
12 7 (1.36%) Bash Shell
12 7 (1.36%) Objective-C
13 6 (1.17%) C++
14 5 (0.97%) PowerShell
14 5 (0.97%) Perl
15 1 (0.19%) ActionScript 3.0
15 1 (0.19%) ActionScript 2.0
15 1 (0.19%) AWK
15 1 (0.19%) VB
Qualifications
1 30 (5.84%) Security Cleared
2 20 (3.89%) Degree
3 19 (3.70%) MCP
4 15 (2.92%) SC Cleared
5 14 (2.72%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (1.56%) DV Cleared
7 7 (1.36%) CCNA
7 7 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (1.36%) MCSE
8 6 (1.17%) MCSA
9 5 (0.97%) MCITP
9 5 (0.97%) A+ Certification
10 4 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.58%) MOS
12 2 (0.39%) ISEB
12 2 (0.39%) CNE
12 2 (0.39%) Novell Certification
12 2 (0.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 1 (0.19%) ACSP
13 1 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.14%) SLA
2 4 (0.78%) QA
3 2 (0.39%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.19%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.19%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 52 (10.12%) Active Directory
2 16 (3.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.36%) XenApp
4 3 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.39%) NDS
5 2 (0.39%) Novell eDirectory
5 2 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.39%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.39%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.19%) qmail
6 1 (0.19%) vSphere
6 1 (0.19%) Kerio MailServer
6 1 (0.19%) Samba
6 1 (0.19%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.19%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 14 (2.72%) SCCM
2 9 (1.75%) Capistrano
3 8 (1.56%) Casper Suite
4 7 (1.36%) Puppet
5 6 (1.17%) Vagrant
6 3 (0.58%) NetBackup
6 3 (0.58%) ZENworks
7 2 (0.39%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (0.39%) WSUS
8 1 (0.19%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.19%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.19%) Nagios
8 1 (0.19%) Bacula
8 1 (0.19%) Ansible
Vendors
1 74 (14.40%) Microsoft
2 69 (13.42%) Apple
3 34 (6.61%) Oracle
4 30 (5.84%) JBoss
5 20 (3.89%) VMware
6 15 (2.92%) Cisco
6 15 (2.92%) Citrix
7 10 (1.95%) Lotus
8 9 (1.75%) Bloomberg
8 9 (1.75%) HP
9 8 (1.56%) Reuters
10 7 (1.36%) Zend
10 7 (1.36%) Symantec
10 7 (1.36%) Remedy
10 7 (1.36%) Avaya
10 7 (1.36%) Adobe
11 5 (0.97%) F5
11 5 (0.97%) Sophos
12 4 (0.78%) CommVault
12 4 (0.78%) CQG
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