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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apple Mac OS X
Rank 349 430 451
Rank change year-on-year
+81 +21
Contract jobs citing Mac OS X 267 152 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.48% 0.29% 0.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.11% 1.29% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 89 54
Average daily rate
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£375 £230 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+63.04% -26.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £119 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £482 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £223 £313
% change year-on-year
+79.77% -28.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 27 21
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.30 £12.30 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £22.90 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%

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
12684 11754 10984
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.99% 22.78% 22.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 7516 6547 5795
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £155 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £533
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1066 1061 1137
Average hourly rate £15.85 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.25% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -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 19 December 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
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 December 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 +69 254 £375 +63.04% 51
London +45 125 £350 +40.00% 27
East of England +5 44 £450 +136.84% 4
Yorkshire +18 32 £413 +87.50% 6
West Yorkshire +18 31 £400 - 5
Essex +18 30 £475 +23.37%
Leeds +21 29 £413 - 5
City of London +8 28 £350 +3.70% 6
South East -5 25 £341 +9.20% 6
North West +3 14 £375 - 3
Cambridgeshire -9 11 £179 -5.92% 2
Surrey +3 10 - - 1
Lancashire - 10 £375 -
Scotland -5 7 £449 +24.65% 1
Edinburgh -6 7 £449 +372.36%
Crawley - 6 £108 -
West Sussex - 6 £108 -
Cambridge 0 5 £170 -10.52% 2
South West -21 5 £250 -33.33% 2
West Midlands - 4 £425 - 1
Hampshire - 4 £351 - 2
Birmingham - 4 £425 - 1
Southampton - 3 £338 - 2
Somerset -8 2 £250 -
Manchester -8 2 £368 - 2
Peterborough -9 2 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £200 -
Street - 2 £250 -
Hertfordshire -6 1 - - 2
Bristol -13 1 - - 1

Mac OS X
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 348 (65.41%) Linux
2 276 (51.88%) UNIX
3 270 (50.75%) HTML
4 214 (40.23%) Java
5 210 (39.47%) Windows
6 203 (38.16%) Relational Database
7 185 (34.77%) Web Development
8 176 (33.08%) Responsive Web Design
9 174 (32.71%) Web Design
10 172 (32.33%) CSS
10 172 (32.33%) HTTP
11 155 (29.14%) Git (software)
12 148 (27.82%) Configuration Management
13 138 (25.94%) Agile Software Development
14 136 (25.56%) REST
15 134 (25.19%) Subversion
16 126 (23.68%) JavaScript
17 122 (22.93%) Hibernate
18 104 (19.55%) MongoDB
19 102 (19.17%) Python
20 93 (17.48%) JAX-RS
21 90 (16.92%) Windows 7
22 89 (16.73%) Neo4j
23 88 (16.54%) Ruby
23 88 (16.54%) Apple
24 76 (14.29%) TDD
25 72 (13.53%) Microsoft
26 71 (13.35%) MySQL
27 70 (13.16%) SQL
28 68 (12.78%) MS Office

Mac OS X
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 49 (9.21%) JBoss
2 39 (7.33%) MS Exchange
3 21 (3.95%) WebLogic
4 20 (3.76%) Node.js
5 18 (3.38%) Apache
5 18 (3.38%) Exchange Server 2010
6 14 (2.63%) IBM Notes
7 12 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2007
8 10 (1.88%) nginx
9 6 (1.13%) Tomcat
9 6 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (0.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (0.75%) Lotus Domino
10 4 (0.75%) WordPress
11 3 (0.56%) CMS
11 3 (0.56%) Lync
12 2 (0.38%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.38%) Apache Solr
13 1 (0.19%) Confluence
13 1 (0.19%) SAS
Applications
1 68 (12.78%) MS Office
2 21 (3.95%) MS Excel
3 9 (1.69%) Final Cut Pro
4 8 (1.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (0.56%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.38%) Maya
6 2 (0.38%) MS Project
6 2 (0.38%) Quicktime
6 2 (0.38%) CINEMA 4D
6 2 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.19%) SPSS
7 1 (0.19%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.19%) InDesign
7 1 (0.19%) MODO
Business Applications
1 7 (1.32%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (0.38%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.19%) Summit
3 1 (0.19%) Sage 300 ERP
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.44%) Office 365
2 6 (1.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (1.13%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.75%) Google Apps
3 4 (0.75%) Heroku
4 3 (0.56%) SaaS
5 2 (0.38%) GitHub
5 2 (0.38%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 172 (32.33%) HTTP
2 56 (10.53%) LDAP
3 34 (6.39%) Internet
4 33 (6.20%) Firewall
5 24 (4.51%) DNS
6 22 (4.14%) TCP/IP
7 20 (3.76%) VPN
7 20 (3.76%) DHCP
8 15 (2.82%) Wireless
9 13 (2.44%) LAN
10 12 (2.26%) Network Security
11 6 (1.13%) OpenLDAP
12 5 (0.94%) VoIP
13 4 (0.75%) PABX
13 4 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (0.75%) WAN
13 4 (0.75%) Intranet
14 3 (0.56%) VLAN
14 3 (0.56%) NAS
14 3 (0.56%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 203 (38.16%) Relational Database
2 104 (19.55%) MongoDB
3 89 (16.73%) Neo4j
4 71 (13.35%) MySQL
5 40 (7.52%) MariaDB
6 14 (2.63%) SQL Server
7 9 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (0.94%) DTS
8 5 (0.94%) FileMaker
9 4 (0.75%) Redis
9 4 (0.75%) NoSQL
10 3 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (0.56%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (0.56%) SQL Server 2000
10 3 (0.56%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.56%) Big Data
11 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.19%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 155 (29.14%) Git (software)
2 134 (25.19%) Subversion
3 14 (2.63%) Cucumber
4 10 (1.88%) Jenkins
4 10 (1.88%) Mockito
4 10 (1.88%) Maven
5 8 (1.50%) Eclipse
6 7 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (1.13%) Xcode
8 5 (0.94%) Visual Studio
8 5 (0.94%) CMake
9 4 (0.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (0.56%) WebDriver
10 3 (0.56%) Bugzilla
11 2 (0.38%) Jasmine
11 2 (0.38%) RSpec
12 1 (0.19%) Oracle APEX
12 1 (0.19%) Selenium
12 1 (0.19%) JIRA
12 1 (0.19%) MonoDevelop
General
1 21 (3.95%) Finance
2 11 (2.07%) Advertising
3 9 (1.69%) Telecoms
4 7 (1.32%) Spanish Language
4 7 (1.32%) Banking
4 7 (1.32%) Publishing
5 4 (0.75%) Retail
5 4 (0.75%) Multimedia
6 3 (0.56%) Marketing
6 3 (0.56%) Front Office
6 3 (0.56%) Games
7 2 (0.38%) German Language
8 1 (0.19%) Automotive
8 1 (0.19%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.19%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 301 (56.58%) Developer
2 160 (30.08%) Java Developer
3 73 (13.72%) Senior Developer
4 55 (10.34%) Support Engineer
5 46 (8.65%) Analyst
6 42 (7.89%) Desktop Support
7 34 (6.39%) Senior Java Developer
8 31 (5.83%) Support Analyst
9 28 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
9 28 (5.26%) Front-End Developer
10 22 (4.14%) Desktop Engineer
11 19 (3.57%) Web Developer
12 17 (3.20%) IT Support
12 17 (3.20%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 15 (2.82%) Software Engineer
13 15 (2.82%) Service Analyst
14 14 (2.63%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 14 (2.63%) Service Desk Analyst
15 13 (2.44%) Scala Developer
16 12 (2.26%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 270 (50.75%) HTML
2 172 (32.33%) CSS
3 136 (25.56%) REST
4 122 (22.93%) Hibernate
5 93 (17.48%) JAX-RS
6 61 (11.47%) Spring
7 50 (9.40%) XML
7 50 (9.40%) JAAS
8 49 (9.21%) Spring MVC
9 40 (7.52%) JPA
10 32 (6.02%) Django
11 30 (5.64%) JSON
12 29 (5.45%) RESTful
13 28 (5.26%) Web Services
14 25 (4.70%) Struts
15 22 (4.14%) HTML5
16 20 (3.76%) Struts2
17 18 (3.38%) Ruby on Rails
18 17 (3.20%) CSS3
18 17 (3.20%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 66 (12.41%) Visualisation
2 50 (9.40%) Blackberry
3 43 (8.08%) Enterprise Software
4 20 (3.76%) iPad
5 16 (3.01%) Open Source
5 16 (3.01%) iPhone
6 11 (2.07%) Mobile App
7 9 (1.69%) Video Conferencing
7 9 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (1.32%) Smartphone
9 6 (1.13%) User Experience
10 5 (0.94%) Digital Media
11 4 (0.75%) Client/Server
11 4 (0.75%) Thin Client
11 4 (0.75%) Fat Client
11 4 (0.75%) CMDB
11 4 (0.75%) Blog
12 3 (0.56%) Enterprise Storage
13 2 (0.38%) Streaming Video
13 2 (0.38%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 348 (65.41%) Linux
2 276 (51.88%) UNIX
3 210 (39.47%) Windows
4 90 (16.92%) Windows 7
5 59 (11.09%) Apple iOS
6 49 (9.21%) Windows XP
7 45 (8.46%) Android
8 32 (6.02%) Windows Server 2008
9 31 (5.83%) Windows 8
10 29 (5.45%) Windows Server 2003
11 22 (4.14%) Mac OS
12 17 (3.20%) Mac OS X Server
13 16 (3.01%) Windows Server 2012
14 9 (1.69%) CentOS
15 8 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 7 (1.32%) Windows Vista
16 7 (1.32%) Solaris
17 5 (0.94%) Windows 2000
18 4 (0.75%) AIX
18 4 (0.75%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (34.77%) Web Development
2 176 (33.08%) Responsive Web Design
3 174 (32.71%) Web Design
4 148 (27.82%) Configuration Management
5 138 (25.94%) Agile Software Development
6 76 (14.29%) TDD
7 61 (11.47%) MVC
8 48 (9.02%) Mentoring
9 42 (7.89%) ITIL
10 31 (5.83%) BDD
11 25 (4.70%) Scrum
12 21 (3.95%) Microservices
12 21 (3.95%) Line Management
13 19 (3.57%) Software Engineering
14 13 (2.44%) Continuous Integration
15 12 (2.26%) Project Management
15 12 (2.26%) Time Management
15 12 (2.26%) Automated Testing
15 12 (2.26%) Asset Management
16 10 (1.88%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 214 (40.23%) Java
2 126 (23.68%) JavaScript
3 102 (19.17%) Python
4 88 (16.54%) Ruby
5 70 (13.16%) SQL
6 59 (11.09%) Scala
7 51 (9.59%) PL/SQL
8 30 (5.64%) PHP
8 30 (5.64%) C
9 18 (3.38%) C#
10 11 (2.07%) Bash Shell
11 8 (1.50%) Objective-C
11 8 (1.50%) Shell Script
11 8 (1.50%) C++
11 8 (1.50%) Perl
12 5 (0.94%) PowerShell
12 5 (0.94%) PHP5
13 4 (0.75%) CoffeeScript
14 1 (0.19%) ActionScript 3.0
14 1 (0.19%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 38 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 16 (3.01%) MCP
3 15 (2.82%) SC Cleared
4 13 (2.44%) Degree
5 8 (1.50%) DV Cleared
6 5 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.56%) ISEB
9 2 (0.38%) MCSE
9 2 (0.38%) CNE
9 2 (0.38%) Novell Certification
9 2 (0.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.19%) MCITP
10 1 (0.19%) MCTS
10 1 (0.19%) ACTC
10 1 (0.19%) CEH
10 1 (0.19%) ACSP
10 1 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.19%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.19%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.88%) SLA
2 7 (1.32%) QA
3 2 (0.38%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.19%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.19%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 67 (12.59%) Active Directory
2 24 (4.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.32%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.56%) XenApp
4 3 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.38%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.38%) NDS
5 2 (0.38%) Novell eDirectory
5 2 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.38%) VirtualBox
5 2 (0.38%) Kerio MailServer
5 2 (0.38%) vSphere
5 2 (0.38%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.19%) qmail
6 1 (0.19%) Firmware
6 1 (0.19%) Samba
Systems Management
1 18 (3.38%) SCCM
2 11 (2.07%) Puppet
3 6 (1.13%) Casper Suite
4 4 (0.75%) Vagrant
5 3 (0.56%) NetBackup
5 3 (0.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 3 (0.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (0.38%) Nagios
6 2 (0.38%) WSUS
7 1 (0.19%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.19%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.19%) ZENworks
7 1 (0.19%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.19%) SAP Afaria
7 1 (0.19%) Bacula
7 1 (0.19%) Ansible
Vendors
1 88 (16.54%) Apple
2 72 (13.53%) Microsoft
3 52 (9.77%) Oracle
4 37 (6.95%) VMware
5 17 (3.20%) Adobe
5 17 (3.20%) Cisco
6 15 (2.82%) Lotus
7 11 (2.07%) Citrix
8 10 (1.88%) Symantec
8 10 (1.88%) Zend
9 8 (1.50%) HP
10 6 (1.13%) Bloomberg
10 6 (1.13%) Sophos
10 6 (1.13%) SAP
10 6 (1.13%) CommVault
10 6 (1.13%) Google
11 5 (0.94%) Reuters
12 4 (0.75%) Twitter
12 4 (0.75%) Xamarin
12 4 (0.75%) CQG
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