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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apple Mac OS
Rank 528 541 557
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +16
Contract jobs citing Mac OS 67 37 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.069% 0.069%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.53% 0.31% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 18 15
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£195 £298 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.45% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £188 £124
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £358 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 £250
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 8
Average hourly rate £12.50 £15.50 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.35% +1.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.27 £14.03 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £16.70 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £15.33 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-18.47% +13.57%

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
12673 11961 12164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.49% 22.44% 21.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7210 6664 6184
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £525 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1067 1012 1198
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £36.45 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.68% -8.57%

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 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 0 62 £191 -35.71% 17
London +26 39 £165 -44.06% 6
City of London +29 12 £165 -52.17% 3
South East +8 9 £375 - 3
South West -26 8 £350 - 2
Wiltshire - 8 £350 -
Swindon - 8 £350 -
Docklands, London - 5 £135 -
West Sussex - 4 - - 1
Crawley - 4 - - 1
North West +2 3 £200 -46.66% 1
Hampshire - 2 - -
Cambridgeshire -8 1 £175 -
Scotland -13 1 £205 - 1
Edinburgh -16 1 £205 - 1
East of England -32 1 £175 - 1
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Leeds - 1 - - 1
Yorkshire - 1 - - 3
Peterborough - 1 £175 -
Reading - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Slough - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Stoke-on-Trent - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Newport - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Cheshire - - - - 1
Derbyshire - - - -

Mac OS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 77 (74.04%) Windows
2 40 (38.46%) MS Office
3 36 (34.62%) Windows 7
4 31 (29.81%) Linux
4 31 (29.81%) Microsoft
5 30 (28.85%) Active Directory
6 22 (21.15%) JavaScript
7 21 (20.19%) HTML
7 21 (20.19%) MS Excel
8 20 (19.23%) CSS
9 19 (18.27%) Windows XP
10 17 (16.35%) Windows Server 2008
11 16 (15.38%) Blackberry
12 14 (13.46%) MS Exchange
12 14 (13.46%) Ruby
13 13 (12.50%) Mac OS X
13 13 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
14 12 (11.54%) Firewall
14 12 (11.54%) TDD
14 12 (11.54%) Android
14 12 (11.54%) HTML5
14 12 (11.54%) Apple iOS
15 11 (10.58%) PostgreSQL
15 11 (10.58%) Scrum
15 11 (10.58%) Adobe Illustrator
15 11 (10.58%) Internet
15 11 (10.58%) UNIX
15 11 (10.58%) ITIL
15 11 (10.58%) Photoshop
16 10 (9.62%) C

Mac OS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 14 (13.46%) MS Exchange
2 10 (9.62%) IBM Notes
3 6 (5.77%) Lync
4 4 (3.85%) SharePoint
4 4 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.96%) WordPress
6 1 (0.96%) Drupal
6 1 (0.96%) Node.js
6 1 (0.96%) nginx
6 1 (0.96%) Apache
6 1 (0.96%) CMS
Applications
1 40 (38.46%) MS Office
2 21 (20.19%) MS Excel
3 11 (10.58%) Adobe Illustrator
3 11 (10.58%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (3.85%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.62%) Heroku
1 10 (9.62%) Amazon S3
1 10 (9.62%) GitHub
2 8 (7.69%) Office 365
3 4 (3.85%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 12 (11.54%) Firewall
2 11 (10.58%) Internet
3 10 (9.62%) LAN
3 10 (9.62%) SSH
4 8 (7.69%) WAN
5 4 (3.85%) DNS
5 4 (3.85%) DHCP
6 3 (2.88%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (2.88%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.88%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (1.92%) Wireless
7 2 (1.92%) VPN
7 2 (1.92%) HTTP
7 2 (1.92%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (1.92%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.96%) Network Security
8 1 (0.96%) SAN
8 1 (0.96%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.58%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (9.62%) MongoDB
3 6 (5.77%) MySQL
4 2 (1.92%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.96%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.96%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (9.62%) Cucumber
1 10 (9.62%) RSpec
1 10 (9.62%) Karma Test Runner
1 10 (9.62%) Sublime Text
2 4 (3.85%) Git (software)
2 4 (3.85%) Selenium
2 4 (3.85%) Subversion
3 3 (2.88%) Behat
4 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Blend
4 1 (0.96%) JIRA
4 1 (0.96%) Grunt
4 1 (0.96%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.96%) Jasmine
4 1 (0.96%) Hudson
4 1 (0.96%) Mocha
4 1 (0.96%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.96%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (5.77%) Telecoms
2 5 (4.81%) Finance
3 3 (2.88%) Marketing
3 3 (2.88%) Publishing
4 2 (1.92%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.92%) Advertising
4 2 (1.92%) Banking
5 1 (0.96%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.96%) Games
Job Titles
1 27 (25.96%) Support Engineer
2 21 (20.19%) Analyst
3 16 (15.38%) Developer
4 12 (11.54%) Support Analyst
5 11 (10.58%) 2nd Line Support
6 10 (9.62%) 3rd Line Support
6 10 (9.62%) Desktop Engineer
7 9 (8.65%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 9 (8.65%) Desktop Support
8 8 (7.69%) Technical Support
9 7 (6.73%) IT Support
9 7 (6.73%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 6 (5.77%) Desktop Analyst
10 6 (5.77%) IT Support Engineer
10 6 (5.77%) 1st Line Support
11 5 (4.81%) Mac Engineer
12 4 (3.85%) Test Engineer
12 4 (3.85%) Technical Analyst
12 4 (3.85%) Service Desk Analyst
12 4 (3.85%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (20.19%) HTML
2 20 (19.23%) CSS
3 12 (11.54%) HTML5
4 10 (9.62%) Backbone.js
4 10 (9.62%) AngularJS
4 10 (9.62%) Ruby on Rails
5 5 (4.81%) Sass
5 5 (4.81%) XML
6 4 (3.85%) Application Packaging
7 2 (1.92%) .NET
7 2 (1.92%) XHTML
7 2 (1.92%) Web Services
7 2 (1.92%) REST
7 2 (1.92%) Django
7 2 (1.92%) jQuery
8 1 (0.96%) XNA
8 1 (0.96%) WPF
8 1 (0.96%) Silverlight
8 1 (0.96%) Symfony
8 1 (0.96%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 16 (15.38%) Blackberry
2 8 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.88%) iPad
4 2 (1.92%) Digital Media
4 2 (1.92%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.92%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.96%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.96%) iPhone
5 1 (0.96%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.96%) Open Source
5 1 (0.96%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.96%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 77 (74.04%) Windows
2 36 (34.62%) Windows 7
3 31 (29.81%) Linux
4 19 (18.27%) Windows XP
5 17 (16.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (12.50%) Mac OS X
6 13 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (11.54%) Android
7 12 (11.54%) Apple iOS
8 11 (10.58%) UNIX
9 10 (9.62%) Windows 8
10 3 (2.88%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.96%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.96%) Windows Phone 8
11 1 (0.96%) Windows Phone 7
11 1 (0.96%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (11.54%) TDD
2 11 (10.58%) Scrum
2 11 (10.58%) ITIL
3 6 (5.77%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (5.77%) Software Engineering
4 5 (4.81%) Web Development
5 4 (3.85%) Web Design
5 4 (3.85%) Service Delivery
5 4 (3.85%) Responsive Web Design
6 3 (2.88%) DevOps
7 2 (1.92%) Identity Management
7 2 (1.92%) Data Security
7 2 (1.92%) Project Management
7 2 (1.92%) Automation Testing
7 2 (1.92%) User Stories
7 2 (1.92%) Software Distribution
7 2 (1.92%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (1.92%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (1.92%) Security Testing
7 2 (1.92%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 22 (21.15%) JavaScript
2 14 (13.46%) Ruby
3 10 (9.62%) C
4 8 (7.69%) PHP
5 5 (4.81%) Bash Shell
5 5 (4.81%) Python
6 4 (3.85%) Java
6 4 (3.85%) Shell Script
7 3 (2.88%) C++
8 2 (1.92%) C#
8 2 (1.92%) SQL
8 2 (1.92%) Scala
8 2 (1.92%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.96%) Perl
9 1 (0.96%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 10 (9.62%) MCP
2 5 (4.81%) A+ Certification
3 3 (2.88%) Degree
3 3 (2.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.92%) MCSE
4 2 (1.92%) MCSA
4 2 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.92%) MCITP
5 1 (0.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.96%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.81%) SLA
2 1 (0.96%) QA
System Software
1 30 (28.85%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.92%) XenApp
3 2 (1.92%) Xen
4 1 (0.96%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.96%) NDS
Systems Management
1 3 (2.88%) SCCM
2 2 (1.92%) Puppet
3 1 (0.96%) WSUS
Vendors
1 31 (29.81%) Microsoft
2 10 (9.62%) Adobe
2 10 (9.62%) Lotus
3 9 (8.65%) Apple
4 7 (6.73%) VMware
5 6 (5.77%) Cisco
6 5 (4.81%) Citrix
7 4 (3.85%) Atlassian
8 3 (2.88%) Google
8 3 (2.88%) Remedy
8 3 (2.88%) Oracle
9 2 (1.92%) SAP
9 2 (1.92%) NetApp
9 2 (1.92%) F5
10 1 (0.96%) ProCurve
10 1 (0.96%) SonicWALL
10 1 (0.96%) Zend
10 1 (0.96%) Sophos
10 1 (0.96%) HP
10 1 (0.96%) Meraki
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