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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apple Mac OS X
Rank 409 391 431
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +40
Contract jobs citing Mac OS X 222 225 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.39% 0.41% 0.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.83% 1.82% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 137 83
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£360 £388 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.09% +68.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £186 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £489 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £325 £219
% change year-on-year
+30.76% +48.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 23 29
Average hourly rate £15.77 £14.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.75% -6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.80 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £19.00 £20.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £12.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+29.16% -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
12128 12350 11399
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.33% 22.60% 22.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 7180 7014 6235
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £165 £175
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 934 1046 1027
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £29.75 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.23
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.55%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -14 214 £360 -4.00% 84
London -18 117 £325 -18.75% 43
East of England +16 34 £565 +26.25% 14
City of London -1 31 £413 -2.94% 10
Essex +5 22 £583 +28.37%
Yorkshire - 22 £430 - 3
Leeds - 21 £430 - 1
West Yorkshire - 21 £430 - 1
South East -10 19 £381 +79.41% 13
Cambridgeshire +7 11 £205 -41.42% 10
North West -25 11 £360 -10.00% 3
Cambridge -1 7 £205 -41.42% 9
Surrey +1 6 - - 3
Cheshire - 6 £363 - 1
Staines - 6 - -
Southend-on-Sea -7 5 £589 +27.98%
West Sussex -8 5 £563 +125.00% 1
Tyne and Wear - 5 £550 -
North East - 5 £550 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £550 -
South West -16 4 £163 -27.77% 1
Edinburgh -19 4 £438 +4.79%
Scotland -26 4 £438 +7.36% 2
Worthing - 4 £563 -
Hampshire - 4 £450 - 1
Warrington - 4 £363 -
Gloucestershire +2 3 £163 -23.52% 1
Cheltenham -4 3 £163 -23.52%
Birmingham - 3 £150 - 1
West Midlands - 3 £150 - 2

Mac OS X
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 269 (55.46%) Linux
2 223 (45.98%) UNIX
3 203 (41.86%) Windows
4 197 (40.62%) HTML
5 181 (37.32%) Agile Software Development
6 164 (33.81%) Java
7 155 (31.96%) Git (software)
8 153 (31.55%) HTTP
9 149 (30.72%) Relational Database
10 145 (29.90%) Responsive Web Design
11 142 (29.28%) Web Design
12 139 (28.66%) Subversion
13 118 (24.33%) Configuration Management
14 117 (24.12%) REST
15 116 (23.92%) Apple
16 108 (22.27%) Web Development
17 104 (21.44%) Windows 7
17 104 (21.44%) Active Directory
18 103 (21.24%) CSS
19 102 (21.03%) Microsoft
20 94 (19.38%) TDD
21 93 (19.18%) JavaScript
22 72 (14.85%) Apple iOS
23 70 (14.43%) Android
24 67 (13.81%) Hibernate
25 66 (13.61%) MongoDB
26 63 (12.99%) JAX-RS
27 60 (12.37%) Neo4j
28 58 (11.96%) BDD
29 56 (11.55%) MS Office

Mac OS X
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 22 (4.54%) Node.js
2 17 (3.51%) MS Exchange
3 16 (3.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 15 (3.09%) Lync
5 12 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (2.47%) SharePoint
6 9 (1.86%) JBoss
7 7 (1.44%) WebLogic
8 5 (1.03%) WordPress
9 3 (0.62%) nginx
9 3 (0.62%) Apache
9 3 (0.62%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.62%) IIS
9 3 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.41%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.41%) CMS
10 2 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.21%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 56 (11.55%) MS Office
2 30 (6.19%) MS Excel
3 9 (1.86%) Adobe Captivate
4 7 (1.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 6 (1.24%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (1.24%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.82%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.62%) Vectorworks
8 2 (0.41%) InDesign
9 1 (0.21%) CINEMA 4D
9 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
9 1 (0.21%) Maya
9 1 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 2 (0.41%) CODA-Financials
2 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 20 (4.12%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (3.51%) Office 365
3 14 (2.89%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (2.47%) Heroku
5 10 (2.06%) Google Apps
6 6 (1.24%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (0.82%) Engine Yard
7 4 (0.82%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.62%) SaaS
9 1 (0.21%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 153 (31.55%) HTTP
2 54 (11.13%) TCP/IP
3 33 (6.80%) LAN
4 24 (4.95%) VPN
4 24 (4.95%) Wireless
5 21 (4.33%) DNS
6 20 (4.12%) WAN
6 20 (4.12%) DHCP
7 17 (3.51%) WLAN
8 14 (2.89%) SSL
8 14 (2.89%) VoIP
9 13 (2.68%) Internet
10 12 (2.47%) Cisco IOS
11 11 (2.27%) Wi-Fi
12 9 (1.86%) SAN
12 9 (1.86%) LDAP
13 8 (1.65%) Ethernet
13 8 (1.65%) Firewall
13 8 (1.65%) VLAN
14 7 (1.44%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (30.72%) Relational Database
2 66 (13.61%) MongoDB
3 60 (12.37%) Neo4j
4 25 (5.15%) MySQL
5 9 (1.86%) FileMaker
5 9 (1.86%) MariaDB
6 4 (0.82%) SQLite
6 4 (0.82%) SQL Server
7 3 (0.62%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.21%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 155 (31.96%) Git (software)
2 139 (28.66%) Subversion
3 46 (9.48%) Jenkins
4 18 (3.71%) Cucumber
5 16 (3.30%) Maven
6 14 (2.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 14 (2.89%) Mockito
7 9 (1.86%) Xcode
8 7 (1.44%) Grunt
8 7 (1.44%) gulp
9 6 (1.24%) Mocha
9 6 (1.24%) Jasmine
10 4 (0.82%) WebDriver
10 4 (0.82%) Selenium
11 3 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (0.41%) JIRA
12 2 (0.41%) Visual Studio
13 1 (0.21%) Eclipse
13 1 (0.21%) Hudson
13 1 (0.21%) GCC
General
1 26 (5.36%) Finance
2 11 (2.27%) Retail
3 10 (2.06%) Publishing
4 9 (1.86%) Legal
5 7 (1.44%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.44%) Spanish Language
6 4 (0.82%) Back Office
7 3 (0.62%) Banking
8 2 (0.41%) Advertising
8 2 (0.41%) Marketing
8 2 (0.41%) Games
9 1 (0.21%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.21%) Law
9 1 (0.21%) Finnish Language
9 1 (0.21%) Russian Language
9 1 (0.21%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.21%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.21%) Local Government
9 1 (0.21%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 248 (51.13%) Developer
2 121 (24.95%) Java Developer
3 60 (12.37%) Analyst
4 49 (10.10%) Support Engineer
5 43 (8.87%) Desktop Support
6 37 (7.63%) Support Analyst
7 31 (6.39%) Front-End Developer
7 31 (6.39%) Mac Engineer
8 30 (6.19%) Desktop Engineer
9 29 (5.98%) Senior Developer
10 28 (5.77%) Scala Developer
11 23 (4.74%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 20 (4.12%) 2nd Line Support
13 18 (3.71%) IT Support
14 17 (3.51%) Service Analyst
14 17 (3.51%) Service Desk Analyst
15 16 (3.30%) Senior Java Developer
15 16 (3.30%) Administrator
16 15 (3.09%) Mac Developer
17 14 (2.89%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 197 (40.62%) HTML
2 117 (24.12%) REST
3 103 (21.24%) CSS
4 67 (13.81%) Hibernate
5 63 (12.99%) JAX-RS
6 30 (6.19%) Web Services
7 26 (5.36%) HTML5
8 23 (4.74%) JSON
9 21 (4.33%) XML
10 20 (4.12%) Spring
11 19 (3.92%) Middleware
12 18 (3.71%) CSS3
13 17 (3.51%) Ruby on Rails
14 13 (2.68%) Sass
14 13 (2.68%) Mustache
15 12 (2.47%) Ajax
16 11 (2.27%) Struts
17 10 (2.06%) .NET
17 10 (2.06%) RESTful
18 9 (1.86%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 42 (8.66%) Visualisation
2 31 (6.39%) Blackberry
3 22 (4.54%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (4.33%) iPhone
5 17 (3.51%) Video Conferencing
6 15 (3.09%) Mobile App
6 15 (3.09%) iPad
7 10 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (2.06%) BYOD
8 9 (1.86%) E-Learning
9 8 (1.65%) User Experience
10 5 (1.03%) Over-the-Top Content
10 5 (1.03%) Streaming Video
10 5 (1.03%) CMDB
11 4 (0.82%) Handset
11 4 (0.82%) Computer Science
12 3 (0.62%) Animation
12 3 (0.62%) Fat Client
12 3 (0.62%) Thin Client
13 2 (0.41%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 269 (55.46%) Linux
2 223 (45.98%) UNIX
3 203 (41.86%) Windows
4 104 (21.44%) Windows 7
5 72 (14.85%) Apple iOS
6 70 (14.43%) Android
7 40 (8.25%) Windows XP
8 35 (7.22%) Windows 8
9 19 (3.92%) Windows Server 2012
9 19 (3.92%) Windows Server 2008
9 19 (3.92%) Mac OS X Server
10 17 (3.51%) Mac OS
11 11 (2.27%) Windows Phone
12 10 (2.06%) Windows Server 2003
12 10 (2.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.82%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.41%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.41%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.41%) CentOS
14 2 (0.41%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (37.32%) Agile Software Development
2 145 (29.90%) Responsive Web Design
3 142 (29.28%) Web Design
4 118 (24.33%) Configuration Management
5 108 (22.27%) Web Development
6 94 (19.38%) TDD
7 58 (11.96%) BDD
8 55 (11.34%) Scrum
9 52 (10.72%) ITIL
10 42 (8.66%) Continuous Integration
11 33 (6.80%) Software Engineering
12 30 (6.19%) Mentoring
13 25 (5.15%) Kanban
14 21 (4.33%) SOA
15 19 (3.92%) Open Source
16 18 (3.71%) iOS Development
17 16 (3.30%) Coaching
18 14 (2.89%) Incident Management
19 13 (2.68%) User Stories
20 11 (2.27%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 164 (33.81%) Java
2 93 (19.18%) JavaScript
3 52 (10.72%) Scala
4 49 (10.10%) Python
5 47 (9.69%) Ruby
6 33 (6.80%) SQL
7 25 (5.15%) Shell Script
8 21 (4.33%) PowerShell
9 15 (3.09%) Objective-C
10 13 (2.68%) C++
11 11 (2.27%) C#
12 10 (2.06%) PHP
12 10 (2.06%) PL/SQL
13 9 (1.86%) C
14 8 (1.65%) Perl
15 7 (1.44%) Go
16 4 (0.82%) Bash Shell
17 3 (0.62%) PHP5
18 1 (0.21%) VB6
18 1 (0.21%) AppleScript
Qualifications
1 23 (4.74%) Security Cleared
2 20 (4.12%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (3.51%) Degree
4 16 (3.30%) MCSE
5 15 (3.09%) MCP
6 13 (2.68%) MCSA
7 9 (1.86%) SC Cleared
8 6 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (1.03%) CCNP
10 4 (0.82%) MCITP
11 3 (0.62%) A+ Certification
11 3 (0.62%) PMP
11 3 (0.62%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.62%) CCNA
11 3 (0.62%) ACSP
12 2 (0.41%) BC Cleared
12 2 (0.41%) CCA
12 2 (0.41%) Citrix Certification
12 2 (0.41%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.30%) SLA
2 5 (1.03%) QA
System Software
1 104 (21.44%) Active Directory
2 15 (3.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (2.06%) XenDesktop
4 9 (1.86%) XenApp
5 7 (1.44%) Samba
6 5 (1.03%) XenServer
7 3 (0.62%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.21%) MetaFrame
8 1 (0.21%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.21%) vSphere
8 1 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.21%) Docker
8 1 (0.21%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 36 (7.42%) Puppet
2 27 (5.57%) SCCM
3 24 (4.95%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (2.06%) Casper Suite
5 7 (1.44%) WSUS
6 5 (1.03%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (0.62%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.21%) SAP Afaria
8 1 (0.21%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (0.21%) ZENworks
8 1 (0.21%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.21%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.21%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.21%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.21%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 116 (23.92%) Apple
2 102 (21.03%) Microsoft
3 31 (6.39%) Citrix
4 29 (5.98%) Cisco
5 26 (5.36%) VMware
6 22 (4.54%) Google
7 21 (4.33%) Adobe
8 14 (2.89%) Oracle
8 14 (2.89%) Dell
9 12 (2.47%) Remedy
10 10 (2.06%) WSO2
11 9 (1.86%) McAfee
12 7 (1.44%) ServiceNow
13 6 (1.24%) Polycom
14 5 (1.03%) CheckPoint
14 5 (1.03%) HP
15 4 (0.82%) Hyperion
16 3 (0.62%) Autodesk
16 3 (0.62%) ProCurve
16 3 (0.62%) Riverbed
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