The table below looks at the statistics for Mac OS 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 over the 3 months to 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apple Mac OS
Rank 540 554 527
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -27
Contract jobs citing Mac OS 56 41 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.077% 0.057%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.48% 0.34% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 18 11
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£200 £313 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.00% +56.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £213 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £544 £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £305 £193
% change year-on-year
-18.03% +58.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 3
Average hourly rate £15.50 £14.08 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.06% -25.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £12.18 £16.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.80 £15.50 £27.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -21.05%

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
11753 12020 10230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.04% 22.71% 21.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 6811 6849 5515
Average daily rate £363 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £160 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.36% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 967 1030 962
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £34.00 £38.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

Mac OS
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Mac OS within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Mac OS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Mac OS
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Mac OS within the UK.

Mac OS Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Mac OS
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Mac OS within the UK over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

Mac OS Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Mac OS
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Mac OS within the UK.

Mac OS Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Mac OS
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Mac OS within the UK over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

Mac OS Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Mac OS
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 within the UK over the 3 months to 29 May 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 0 52 £213 -32.00% 13
London +10 28 £184 -54.06% 6
South East +5 10 £500 - 2
City of London +14 7 £188 -40.00% 2
North West -13 6 £375 - 2
Reading - 6 £500 -
Berkshire - 6 £500 -
East of England - 4 £350 - 1
South West - 3 £250 - 2
Wales - 3 - -
Merseyside - 3 £156 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 3 £350 - 1
Cheshire - 3 £375 -
Uxbridge - 3 - -
Liverpool - 3 £156 - 1
Cambridge - 3 £350 -
Knutsford - 2 £375 -
Dorset - 2 £250 -
Poole - 2 £250 -
Surrey - 2 - -
South Wales - 2 - -
Oxford -12 1 £185 - 1
Oxfordshire -20 1 £185 - 1
Staffordshire - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Newport - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £120 -
Burton-upon-Trent - 1 - -
Caerphilly - 1 - -

Mac OS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Mac OS 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.

1 70 (70.00%) Windows
2 35 (35.00%) Active Directory
3 27 (27.00%) Apple
4 26 (26.00%) Linux
5 25 (25.00%) MS Office
5 25 (25.00%) Apple iOS
6 24 (24.00%) Windows 7
6 24 (24.00%) Microsoft
7 21 (21.00%) Mac OS X
8 19 (19.00%) Android
9 18 (18.00%) HTML
10 16 (16.00%) Windows XP
11 14 (14.00%) Google Apps
11 14 (14.00%) Google
12 13 (13.00%) Software Engineering
12 13 (13.00%) Agile Software Development
12 13 (13.00%) UNIX
13 12 (12.00%) JavaScript
13 12 (12.00%) HTML5
13 12 (12.00%) jQuery
14 11 (11.00%) Security Cleared
14 11 (11.00%) Wi-Fi
14 11 (11.00%) Windows 8
15 10 (10.00%) Finance
15 10 (10.00%) Service Management
15 10 (10.00%) XML
15 10 (10.00%) ITIL
16 9 (9.00%) TDD
16 9 (9.00%) Objective-C
16 9 (9.00%) CSS

Mac OS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Mac OS 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (8.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (5.00%) CMS
3 4 (4.00%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.00%) Magnolia
4 3 (3.00%) Confluence
4 3 (3.00%) Lync
4 3 (3.00%) IBM Notes
5 2 (2.00%) IIS
5 2 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.00%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 25 (25.00%) MS Office
2 7 (7.00%) MS Excel
3 6 (6.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (3.00%) MS Project
5 2 (2.00%) Photoshop
6 1 (1.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 14 (14.00%) Google Apps
2 5 (5.00%) Office 365
3 1 (1.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.00%) Wi-Fi
2 9 (9.00%) DHCP
2 9 (9.00%) DNS
3 8 (8.00%) TCP/IP
4 5 (5.00%) LAN
5 4 (4.00%) VPN
6 3 (3.00%) WAN
7 2 (2.00%) Internet
8 1 (1.00%) WebEx
8 1 (1.00%) Spanning Tree
8 1 (1.00%) HSRP
8 1 (1.00%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (1.00%) DMVPN
8 1 (1.00%) VPLS
8 1 (1.00%) LDAP
8 1 (1.00%) SSL
8 1 (1.00%) FTP
8 1 (1.00%) Wireless
8 1 (1.00%) IPsec
8 1 (1.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.00%) MySQL
2 4 (4.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.00%) FileMaker
4 2 (2.00%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.00%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.00%) Neo4j
5 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 8 (8.00%) Subversion
1 8 (8.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (4.00%) JIRA
3 3 (3.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (2.00%) Xcode
5 1 (1.00%) CocoaPods
5 1 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.00%) Mercurial
General
1 10 (10.00%) Finance
2 7 (7.00%) Banking
3 5 (5.00%) Publishing
4 2 (2.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.00%) Retail
5 1 (1.00%) French Language
5 1 (1.00%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.00%) Games
5 1 (1.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 19 (19.00%) Developer
2 14 (14.00%) Analyst
3 13 (13.00%) Mac Engineer
3 13 (13.00%) Support Engineer
4 10 (10.00%) Service Analyst
4 10 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
5 9 (9.00%) Desktop Engineer
5 9 (9.00%) Desktop Support
6 8 (8.00%) Service Desk Engineer
7 7 (7.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 7 (7.00%) 2nd Line Support
8 6 (6.00%) Java Developer
8 6 (6.00%) PC Engineer
8 6 (6.00%) Mac Developer
9 5 (5.00%) Front-End Developer
10 4 (4.00%) Support Analyst
10 4 (4.00%) 1st Line Support
10 4 (4.00%) Junior
10 4 (4.00%) Team Leader
11 3 (3.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (18.00%) HTML
2 12 (12.00%) HTML5
2 12 (12.00%) jQuery
3 10 (10.00%) XML
4 9 (9.00%) CSS
5 8 (8.00%) Web Services
6 7 (7.00%) JSON
6 7 (7.00%) Java EE
7 6 (6.00%) WSDL
7 6 (6.00%) CSS3
7 6 (6.00%) AngularJS
8 4 (4.00%) Application Packaging
9 3 (3.00%) Ajax
9 3 (3.00%) .NET
10 2 (2.00%) Razor View Engine
11 1 (1.00%) Cocoa Touch
11 1 (1.00%) SignalR
11 1 (1.00%) ASP.NET Web API
11 1 (1.00%) Apache Cordova
11 1 (1.00%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.00%) iPhone
2 4 (4.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.00%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.00%) VLE
4 2 (2.00%) E-Learning
4 2 (2.00%) Copywriting
4 2 (2.00%) User Experience
5 1 (1.00%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.00%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (1.00%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 70 (70.00%) Windows
2 26 (26.00%) Linux
3 25 (25.00%) Apple iOS
4 24 (24.00%) Windows 7
5 21 (21.00%) Mac OS X
6 19 (19.00%) Android
7 16 (16.00%) Windows XP
8 13 (13.00%) UNIX
9 11 (11.00%) Windows 8
10 7 (7.00%) Windows Vista
10 7 (7.00%) AIX
11 6 (6.00%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (2.00%) Mac OS X Server
14 1 (1.00%) Ubuntu
14 1 (1.00%) Fedora
14 1 (1.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (13.00%) Software Engineering
1 13 (13.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (10.00%) Service Management
2 10 (10.00%) ITIL
3 9 (9.00%) TDD
4 8 (8.00%) SDLC
4 8 (8.00%) ITSM
5 7 (7.00%) OOP
5 7 (7.00%) OO
6 6 (6.00%) Web Design
6 6 (6.00%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (6.00%) Waterfall
6 6 (6.00%) BDD
7 5 (5.00%) Mobile Device Management
7 5 (5.00%) Project Management
8 4 (4.00%) PRINCE2
8 4 (4.00%) Web Accessibility
8 4 (4.00%) User Stories
8 4 (4.00%) Security Patching
9 3 (3.00%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (12.00%) JavaScript
2 9 (9.00%) Objective-C
2 9 (9.00%) Java
3 8 (8.00%) C
3 8 (8.00%) C++
4 5 (5.00%) C#
5 3 (3.00%) PHP
5 3 (3.00%) SQL
6 2 (2.00%) VBA
6 2 (2.00%) VBScript
7 1 (1.00%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.00%) VB6
7 1 (1.00%) VB
7 1 (1.00%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.00%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.00%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.00%) XAML
Qualifications
1 11 (11.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (8.00%) SC Cleared
2 8 (8.00%) CTC Cleared
2 8 (8.00%) Degree
3 5 (5.00%) CCNA
3 5 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (4.00%) MCSE
4 4 (4.00%) ACTC
5 3 (3.00%) CCENT
5 3 (3.00%) ISTQB
5 3 (3.00%) ISEB
5 3 (3.00%) PMP
5 3 (3.00%) PMI Certification
5 3 (3.00%) CCA
5 3 (3.00%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.00%) VCP5
6 1 (1.00%) VCAP
6 1 (1.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.00%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.00%) QA
1 4 (4.00%) WAI
2 3 (3.00%) SLA
3 1 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 35 (35.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.00%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.00%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 9 (9.00%) Casper Suite
2 7 (7.00%) SCCM
3 2 (2.00%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 27 (27.00%) Apple
2 24 (24.00%) Microsoft
3 14 (14.00%) Google
4 6 (6.00%) Adobe
5 5 (5.00%) VMware
5 5 (5.00%) Cisco
5 5 (5.00%) Citrix
6 4 (4.00%) Sophos
7 3 (3.00%) Oracle
7 3 (3.00%) Lotus
8 2 (2.00%) Remedy
8 2 (2.00%) Cognos
9 1 (1.00%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.00%) LANDesk
9 1 (1.00%) Mitel
9 1 (1.00%) HP
9 1 (1.00%) McAfee
9 1 (1.00%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.00%) CheckPoint
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