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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mac OS X over the 3 months to 29 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apple Mac OS X
Rank 455 439 415
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -24
Contract jobs citing Mac OS X 193 211 216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.38% 0.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.57% 1.70% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 113 131
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £150 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £469 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £405 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 18 31
Median hourly rate £14.75 £17.92 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.70% +28.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £12.40 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.45 £21.45 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.20 £12.00
% change year-on-year
-11.18% +26.66%

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
12305 12394 12155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.92% 22.13% 22.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 7697 7163 6938
Median daily rate £390 £353 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.48% +0.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £170 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 637 1027 1052
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £38.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%

Mac OS X
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Mac OS X as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 May 2016.

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 29 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mac OS X within the UK over the 3 months to 29 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -8 184 £400 +6.66% 64
London +42 119 £375 +82.92% 30
South East -20 21 £438 +2.94% 9
City of London +46 16 £358 +76.54% 4
Yorkshire -22 11 £500 +17.64% 3
East Midlands +20 10 £625 +177.77% 3
Nottingham - 10 £625 - 3
Nottinghamshire - 10 £625 - 3
Leeds -26 9 £570 +34.11% 2
West Yorkshire -29 9 £570 +34.11% 2
South West -3 8 £388 +51.21% 6
West Sussex -26 8 £200 -60.97% 1
Bristol +8 7 £363 -3.33% 3
Scotland -20 6 £263 -25.00% 2
North East - 6 £315 -
Southampton +11 5 £438 +22.80% 1
Croydon -3 5 £410 +5.80%
North West -4 5 £410 +2.50% 6
Manchester -5 5 £410 -8.88% 3
Hampshire -5 5 £438 +6.06% 3
Surrey -6 4 £375 -
Edinburgh -6 4 - - 1
Tyne and Wear - 4 £315 -
Birmingham -1 3 £180 +20.00%
West Midlands -7 3 £180 +20.00% 5
Chiswick - 3 - -
Oxfordshire +10 2 - - 2
Oxford +3 2 - -
Glasgow +1 2 £263 -
Berkshire -18 2 £475 +18.75% 2

Mac OS X
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Mac OS X also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Mac OS X.

1 316 (64.49%) Linux
2 231 (47.14%) Windows
3 224 (45.71%) Unix
4 194 (39.59%) HTML
5 172 (35.10%) Java
6 169 (34.49%) Agile Software Development
7 162 (33.06%) HTTP
8 161 (32.86%) Git (software)
9 142 (28.98%) JavaScript
10 138 (28.16%) Relational Database
11 135 (27.55%) Responsive Web Design
12 131 (26.73%) Web Design
13 126 (25.71%) Subversion
14 122 (24.90%) Web Development
15 119 (24.29%) CSS
15 119 (24.29%) Configuration Management
16 118 (24.08%) Python
17 115 (23.47%) Ruby
18 108 (22.04%) Active Directory
19 96 (19.59%) MongoDB
20 89 (18.16%) REST
21 84 (17.14%) Scala
22 79 (16.12%) Apple
23 75 (15.31%) Windows 7
24 73 (14.90%) TDD
25 72 (14.69%) Dropwizard
26 71 (14.49%) Security Cleared
26 71 (14.49%) MS Office
27 69 (14.08%) Microsoft
28 58 (11.84%) Windows Server

Mac OS X
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 30 (6.12%) Node.js
2 28 (5.71%) Apache
3 26 (5.31%) Tomcat
4 24 (4.90%) MS Exchange
5 22 (4.49%) nginx
6 20 (4.08%) Confluence
6 20 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2010
7 17 (3.47%) SharePoint
8 16 (3.27%) Elasticsearch
9 14 (2.86%) Skype for Business
10 11 (2.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 11 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2013
11 10 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2007
11 10 (2.04%) WebLogic
12 8 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2003
12 8 (1.63%) Mule
13 6 (1.22%) IIS
13 6 (1.22%) WordPress
14 5 (1.02%) Alfresco
14 5 (1.02%) CMS
Applications
1 71 (14.49%) MS Office
2 31 (6.33%) MS Excel
3 12 (2.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 6 (1.22%) QuarkXPress
5 5 (1.02%) AutoCAD
6 4 (0.82%) HipChat
6 4 (0.82%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.61%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.61%) InDesign
8 1 (0.20%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 45 (9.18%) Office 365
2 27 (5.51%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (3.47%) GitHub
4 13 (2.65%) Microsoft Azure
5 9 (1.84%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 9 (1.84%) Google Apps
6 5 (1.02%) IaaS
7 3 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.61%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.61%) MailChimp
8 2 (0.41%) iTunes
9 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.20%) Heroku
9 1 (0.20%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.20%) Rackspace Cloud
9 1 (0.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 162 (33.06%) HTTP
2 57 (11.63%) TCP/IP
3 42 (8.57%) Wireless
4 35 (7.14%) VPN
5 34 (6.94%) Internet
6 33 (6.73%) DNS
6 33 (6.73%) LAN
7 31 (6.33%) Firewall
8 28 (5.71%) WAN
9 22 (4.49%) SNMP
10 21 (4.29%) DHCP
11 16 (3.27%) SSL
11 16 (3.27%) Wi-Fi
12 10 (2.04%) Remote Desktop
12 10 (2.04%) SAN
13 9 (1.84%) LDAP
13 9 (1.84%) Network Security
13 9 (1.84%) VoIP
14 8 (1.63%) Cisco ASA
14 8 (1.63%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (28.16%) Relational Database
2 96 (19.59%) MongoDB
3 57 (11.63%) Neo4j
4 38 (7.76%) PostgreSQL
5 32 (6.53%) NoSQL
6 27 (5.51%) SQL Server
7 20 (4.08%) MySQL
8 13 (2.65%) Apache Cassandra
9 12 (2.45%) Redis
10 10 (2.04%) FileMaker
11 9 (1.84%) SQL Server 2008
12 6 (1.22%) Big Data
13 5 (1.02%) Hadoop
14 4 (0.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 4 (0.82%) Oracle Database
15 3 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
15 3 (0.61%) DB2
15 3 (0.61%) RDBMS
16 2 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 2 (0.41%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 161 (32.86%) Git (software)
2 126 (25.71%) Subversion
3 50 (10.20%) Cucumber
4 45 (9.18%) Jenkins
5 26 (5.31%) JIRA
5 26 (5.31%) Maven
6 20 (4.08%) JUnit
6 20 (4.08%) Vagrant
7 19 (3.88%) Mockito
8 18 (3.67%) git-flow
8 18 (3.67%) Selenium
9 16 (3.27%) Visual Studio
10 15 (3.06%) Capybara
10 15 (3.06%) RSpec
11 11 (2.24%) HP UFT
11 11 (2.24%) JMeter
12 10 (2.04%) LoadRunner
13 7 (1.43%) Gradle
14 6 (1.22%) TeamCity
14 6 (1.22%) Xcode
General
1 39 (7.96%) Finance
2 10 (2.04%) Retail
3 9 (1.84%) Telecoms
4 7 (1.43%) Marketing
5 6 (1.22%) Manufacturing
6 4 (0.82%) Advertising
6 4 (0.82%) Banking
6 4 (0.82%) Japanese Language
7 3 (0.61%) Law
7 3 (0.61%) Spanish Language
8 2 (0.41%) French Language
8 2 (0.41%) Italian Language
8 2 (0.41%) Legal
8 2 (0.41%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.20%) Back Office
9 1 (0.20%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.20%) Electronics
9 1 (0.20%) Front Office
9 1 (0.20%) German Language
9 1 (0.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 210 (42.86%) Developer
2 102 (20.82%) Java Developer
3 52 (10.61%) Analyst
4 49 (10.00%) Senior Developer
5 44 (8.98%) Digital Developer
6 36 (7.35%) Senior Java Developer
6 36 (7.35%) Support Engineer
7 33 (6.73%) Administrator
8 32 (6.53%) Support Analyst
9 30 (6.12%) Systems Administrator
10 28 (5.71%) Desktop Support
10 28 (5.71%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 25 (5.10%) Architect
12 24 (4.90%) 2nd Line Support
13 21 (4.29%) Scala Developer
14 20 (4.08%) IT Support
15 18 (3.67%) Software Engineer
16 17 (3.47%) Ruby Developer
17 16 (3.27%) DevOps Engineer
18 15 (3.06%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 194 (39.59%) HTML
2 119 (24.29%) CSS
3 89 (18.16%) REST
4 72 (14.69%) Dropwizard
5 56 (11.43%) JAX-RS
6 48 (9.80%) Ruby on Rails
7 47 (9.59%) Hibernate
8 41 (8.37%) HTML5
9 38 (7.76%) JSON
10 34 (6.94%) .NET
11 30 (6.12%) Sass
12 28 (5.71%) SOAP
13 26 (5.31%) XML
14 23 (4.69%) Web Services
15 22 (4.49%) RESTful
16 19 (3.88%) jQuery
17 16 (3.27%) AngularJS
17 16 (3.27%) CSS3
18 15 (3.06%) Silverlight
18 15 (3.06%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 50 (10.20%) Visualisation
2 49 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (4.29%) Blackberry
4 19 (3.88%) iPad
5 17 (3.47%) iPhone
6 13 (2.65%) PKI
7 11 (2.24%) Data Centre
8 10 (2.04%) Mobile App
8 10 (2.04%) User Experience
9 9 (1.84%) Video Conferencing
10 7 (1.43%) Computer Science
10 7 (1.43%) Management Information System
10 7 (1.43%) RSA SecurID
10 7 (1.43%) Security Operations Centre
11 6 (1.22%) Smartphone
12 5 (1.02%) Fat Client
12 5 (1.02%) Life Science
12 5 (1.02%) Thin Client
13 4 (0.82%) BBC
13 4 (0.82%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 316 (64.49%) Linux
2 231 (47.14%) Windows
3 224 (45.71%) Unix
4 75 (15.31%) Windows 7
5 58 (11.84%) Windows Server
6 52 (10.61%) Windows Server 2008
7 44 (8.98%) Windows 8
8 35 (7.14%) Apple iOS
9 34 (6.94%) Windows Server 2012
10 30 (6.12%) Windows XP
11 29 (5.92%) Windows Server 2003
12 28 (5.71%) Android
13 17 (3.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 17 (3.47%) Windows 10
14 16 (3.27%) Windows Vista
15 15 (3.06%) Mac OS X Server
16 13 (2.65%) Mac OS
17 11 (2.24%) CentOS
18 8 (1.63%) Oracle Linux
19 4 (0.82%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (34.49%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (27.55%) Responsive Web Design
3 131 (26.73%) Web Design
4 122 (24.90%) Web Development
5 119 (24.29%) Configuration Management
6 73 (14.90%) TDD
7 55 (11.22%) BDD
8 52 (10.61%) Open Source
9 49 (10.00%) ITIL
10 48 (9.80%) Scrum
11 45 (9.18%) Continuous Integration
12 37 (7.55%) DevOps
13 34 (6.94%) Unit Testing
14 32 (6.53%) Software Engineering
15 28 (5.71%) Front End Development
16 24 (4.90%) Waterfall
17 23 (4.69%) Continuous Delivery
17 23 (4.69%) Migration
17 23 (4.69%) Network Monitoring
18 22 (4.49%) OO
Programming Languages
1 172 (35.10%) Java
2 142 (28.98%) JavaScript
3 118 (24.08%) Python
4 115 (23.47%) Ruby
5 84 (17.14%) Scala
6 48 (9.80%) SQL
7 44 (8.98%) Shell Script
8 36 (7.35%) Perl
9 33 (6.73%) C#
10 32 (6.53%) PowerShell
11 18 (3.67%) PHP
12 16 (3.27%) Bash Shell
13 15 (3.06%) C
13 15 (3.06%) XAML
14 14 (2.86%) Apple Swift
15 12 (2.45%) Objective-C
16 7 (1.43%) PHP 5
17 5 (1.02%) C++
17 5 (1.02%) FQL
17 5 (1.02%) VB
Qualifications
1 71 (14.49%) Security Cleared
2 26 (5.31%) BPSS Clearance
3 20 (4.08%) Degree
4 17 (3.47%) SC Cleared
5 15 (3.06%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (2.04%) CISSP
6 10 (2.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 9 (1.84%) ITIL Certification
7 9 (1.84%) MCSE
8 7 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (1.43%) MCITP
9 6 (1.22%) CCNA
10 5 (1.02%) MCTS
11 4 (0.82%) BC Cleared
11 4 (0.82%) CCNP
11 4 (0.82%) DBS Check
11 4 (0.82%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.61%) A+ Certification
12 3 (0.61%) MCP
12 3 (0.61%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (6.33%) Disclosure Scotland
2 18 (3.67%) SLA
3 9 (1.84%) WCAG
4 8 (1.63%) QA
4 8 (1.63%) WAI
5 1 (0.20%) COBIT
5 1 (0.20%) FISMA
5 1 (0.20%) GPG13
5 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 108 (22.04%) Active Directory
2 29 (5.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (2.86%) Samba
4 11 (2.24%) KVM
5 10 (2.04%) vSphere
6 9 (1.84%) Hyper-V
7 7 (1.43%) BitLocker
7 7 (1.43%) StorNext
7 7 (1.43%) Xsan
8 6 (1.22%) Docker
9 4 (0.82%) NFS
9 4 (0.82%) vCloud
9 4 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.82%) XenApp
9 4 (0.82%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.41%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.20%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.20%) Xen
Systems Management
1 40 (8.16%) Puppet
2 29 (5.92%) SCCM
3 18 (3.67%) WSUS
4 16 (3.27%) Ansible
5 12 (2.45%) Nagios
6 11 (2.24%) Windows Intune
7 10 (2.04%) AirWatch
7 10 (2.04%) Casper Suite
8 7 (1.43%) McAfee ePO
9 6 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (0.82%) EMC VPLEX
10 4 (0.82%) Norton AntiVirus
11 2 (0.41%) CA Wily
11 2 (0.41%) logstash
11 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 2 (0.41%) Tivoli
11 2 (0.41%) ZABBIX
11 2 (0.41%) Zenoss
12 1 (0.20%) Scalr
12 1 (0.20%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 79 (16.12%) Apple
2 69 (14.08%) Microsoft
3 50 (10.20%) VMware
4 37 (7.55%) Cisco
5 29 (5.92%) Adobe
6 23 (4.69%) Citrix
6 23 (4.69%) Google
7 22 (4.49%) HP
8 18 (3.67%) Red Hat
9 16 (3.27%) Oracle
10 15 (3.06%) Telerik
11 12 (2.45%) Dell
12 11 (2.24%) Intel Security
12 11 (2.24%) Palo Alto
13 9 (1.84%) Remedy
13 9 (1.84%) ServiceNow
14 7 (1.43%) Autodesk
14 7 (1.43%) Serena
14 7 (1.43%) Sony
14 7 (1.43%) Wyse
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