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 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apple Mac OS
Rank 576 566 593
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +27
Contract jobs citing Mac OS 64 69 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.12% 0.060%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.51% 0.56% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 40 12
Average daily rate £313 £184 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+70.06% -49.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £135 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £410 £592
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £350 £235
% change year-on-year
-42.85% +48.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 8 9
Average hourly rate £16.13 £16.25 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.76% +4.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.40 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £22.55 £18.36
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.38 - £15.50

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
12515 12310 12091
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.40% 22.08% 22.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 7815 6990 6778
Average daily rate £388 £358 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.39% +2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £170 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 685 996 1037
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% -1.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £37.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.80 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.59% -1.25%

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 April 2016.

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
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 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -25 64 £313 +66.66% 9
London -28 30 £338 +92.85% 6
North West 0 13 £288 -23.33% 1
East of England +17 11 £160 -54.28%
Cambridgeshire +17 10 £160 -54.28%
Cambridge +3 10 £160 -54.28%
South East -16 6 £200 -60.00%
Manchester - 6 £188 - 1
Cheshire -5 5 - -
Macclesfield - 5 - -
Yorkshire +4 4 £319 -20.31% 1
City of London +33 3 £300 +76.47% 1
South Yorkshire - 3 £325 -
West Sussex -12 2 £338 -
Crawley - 2 £338 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £313 -
South West -2 1 - -
Surrey -13 1 £175 -
Hampshire - 1 £110 -
Salford - 1 £425 -
Liverpool - 1 £425 -
Lancashire - 1 £375 -
Merseyside - 1 £425 -
Southampton - 1 £110 -
Blackpool - 1 £375 -
Oxford - 1 - -
Street - 1 - -
Weybridge - 1 £175 -
Somerset - 1 - -
Essex - 1 - -

Mac OS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 85 (63.91%) Linux
2 83 (62.41%) Windows
3 53 (39.85%) Unix
4 50 (37.59%) Java
5 48 (36.09%) HTML
5 48 (36.09%) Active Directory
5 48 (36.09%) Agile Software Development
6 46 (34.59%) JavaScript
7 44 (33.08%) Python
8 39 (29.32%) Ruby
8 39 (29.32%) Windows 7
9 37 (27.82%) CSS
10 32 (24.06%) Scala
10 32 (24.06%) Front End Development
11 30 (22.56%) Go
11 30 (22.56%) Web Services
11 30 (22.56%) Microsoft
12 28 (21.05%) Apple iOS
13 25 (18.80%) Windows Server
13 25 (18.80%) MS Office
14 24 (18.05%) VMware
15 22 (16.54%) Apple
15 22 (16.54%) Windows 8
16 21 (15.79%) Finance
17 19 (14.29%) Windows Vista
17 19 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
17 19 (14.29%) RESTful
18 18 (13.53%) ITIL
19 17 (12.78%) C
19 17 (12.78%) Windows XP

Mac OS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 7 (5.26%) OpenStack
2 6 (4.51%) Apache
2 6 (4.51%) MS Exchange
3 5 (3.76%) IBM Notes
4 4 (3.01%) SAS
5 3 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.26%) IIS
5 3 (2.26%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.50%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.75%) IBM Domino
7 1 (0.75%) Node.js
7 1 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 25 (18.80%) MS Office
2 11 (8.27%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (1.50%) MS Project
4 1 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.75%) PTC Creo
4 1 (0.75%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 4 (3.01%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.75%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.76%) Office 365
2 3 (2.26%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.75%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 17 (12.78%) DNS
2 12 (9.02%) DHCP
3 6 (4.51%) MRTG
4 5 (3.76%) HTTP
4 5 (3.76%) iSCSI
4 5 (3.76%) SMTP
4 5 (3.76%) TCP/IP
5 4 (3.01%) Fibre Channel
5 4 (3.01%) Firewall
5 4 (3.01%) IMAP
5 4 (3.01%) LAN
5 4 (3.01%) VPN
6 3 (2.26%) VoIP
6 3 (2.26%) Wireless
7 2 (1.50%) Internet
7 2 (1.50%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (1.50%) VLAN
7 2 (1.50%) WAN
7 2 (1.50%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.75%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.01%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.75%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.75%) MySQL
4 1 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.75%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 11 (8.27%) Git (software)
1 11 (8.27%) Subversion
2 8 (6.02%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.50%) JUnit
3 2 (1.50%) Maven
3 2 (1.50%) Xcode
4 1 (0.75%) Android Studio
4 1 (0.75%) Appcelerator Titanium
4 1 (0.75%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.75%) Gradle
4 1 (0.75%) MSTest
4 1 (0.75%) NUnit
4 1 (0.75%) PHPUnit
4 1 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.75%) Travis CI
4 1 (0.75%) Visual Studio
General
1 21 (15.79%) Finance
2 10 (7.52%) Banking
3 5 (3.76%) Back Office
4 1 (0.75%) Games
4 1 (0.75%) Mandarin Language
4 1 (0.75%) Marketing
4 1 (0.75%) Retail
4 1 (0.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 55 (41.35%) Developer
2 18 (13.53%) Desktop Support
3 16 (12.03%) Java Developer
4 13 (9.77%) Support Engineer
5 12 (9.02%) Desktop Engineer
6 10 (7.52%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 9 (6.77%) Administrator
8 8 (6.02%) Systems Administrator
9 7 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
9 7 (5.26%) Analyst
9 7 (5.26%) Mac Engineer
10 6 (4.51%) Support Analyst
11 5 (3.76%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 5 (3.76%) Linux Engineer
11 5 (3.76%) Python Developer
11 5 (3.76%) Ruby Developer
11 5 (3.76%) Support Technician
11 5 (3.76%) Windows Engineer
12 4 (3.01%) Active Directory Support
12 4 (3.01%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (36.09%) HTML
2 37 (27.82%) CSS
3 30 (22.56%) Web Services
4 19 (14.29%) RESTful
5 14 (10.53%) XML
6 11 (8.27%) jQuery
6 11 (8.27%) JSON
7 10 (7.52%) Java EE
8 9 (6.77%) AngularJS
9 8 (6.02%) HTML5
9 8 (6.02%) WSDL
10 6 (4.51%) .NET
10 6 (4.51%) Ajax
11 5 (3.76%) XHTML
12 4 (3.01%) Ruby on Rails
13 2 (1.50%) REST
13 2 (1.50%) Spring
14 1 (0.75%) iOS SDK
14 1 (0.75%) Java Concurrency
14 1 (0.75%) Xamarin.iOS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.02%) Blackberry
2 5 (3.76%) User Experience
3 4 (3.01%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.01%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.26%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.26%) iPad
4 3 (2.26%) iPhone
4 3 (2.26%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.50%) Mathematics
5 2 (1.50%) PACS
6 1 (0.75%) Clustering
6 1 (0.75%) EPoS
6 1 (0.75%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.75%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.75%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.75%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.75%) Telematics
6 1 (0.75%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 85 (63.91%) Linux
2 83 (62.41%) Windows
3 53 (39.85%) Unix
4 39 (29.32%) Windows 7
5 28 (21.05%) Apple iOS
6 25 (18.80%) Windows Server
7 22 (16.54%) Windows 8
8 19 (14.29%) Windows Vista
9 17 (12.78%) Windows XP
10 15 (11.28%) AIX
10 15 (11.28%) Android
11 13 (9.77%) Windows Server 2008
12 12 (9.02%) Mac OS X
13 10 (7.52%) Windows Server 2012
14 7 (5.26%) CentOS
14 7 (5.26%) Debian
14 7 (5.26%) Ubuntu
15 6 (4.51%) Solaris
16 3 (2.26%) Windows 10
16 3 (2.26%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (36.09%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (24.06%) Front End Development
3 18 (13.53%) ITIL
4 17 (12.78%) Performance Optimisation
5 15 (11.28%) TDD
6 13 (9.77%) BDD
6 13 (9.77%) OO
7 11 (8.27%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (8.27%) Open Source
8 10 (7.52%) Migration
8 10 (7.52%) SDLC
9 9 (6.77%) OOP
9 9 (6.77%) Software Deployment
9 9 (6.77%) Web Development
10 8 (6.02%) Data Protection
10 8 (6.02%) Software Engineering
10 8 (6.02%) Waterfall
11 7 (5.26%) Information Security
12 6 (4.51%) ITSM
13 5 (3.76%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 50 (37.59%) Java
2 46 (34.59%) JavaScript
3 44 (33.08%) Python
4 39 (29.32%) Ruby
5 32 (24.06%) Scala
6 30 (22.56%) Go
7 17 (12.78%) C
8 16 (12.03%) C++
9 13 (9.77%) Objective-C
10 12 (9.02%) Shell Script
11 11 (8.27%) Bash Shell
12 9 (6.77%) PowerShell
13 8 (6.02%) Perl
14 7 (5.26%) Korn
15 6 (4.51%) PHP
16 2 (1.50%) AWK
16 2 (1.50%) C-shell
16 2 (1.50%) sed
16 2 (1.50%) SQL
17 1 (0.75%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 11 (8.27%) Degree
2 4 (3.01%) CCNA
2 4 (3.01%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (3.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 4 (3.01%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.26%) MCSE
3 3 (2.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.50%) A+ Certification
4 2 (1.50%) MCP
4 2 (1.50%) MCSA
4 2 (1.50%) MCTS
4 2 (1.50%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.75%) ACMT
5 1 (0.75%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.27%) SLA
2 9 (6.77%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.50%) DICOM
3 2 (1.50%) HL7
4 1 (0.75%) COBIT
System Software
1 48 (36.09%) Active Directory
2 19 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (5.26%) KVM
4 4 (3.01%) Dovecot
4 4 (3.01%) iptables
4 4 (3.01%) Sendmail
4 4 (3.01%) Squid
5 3 (2.26%) XenApp
6 2 (1.50%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.75%) Ceph
7 1 (0.75%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.75%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.75%) NFS
7 1 (0.75%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.75%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.75%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (11.28%) SCCM
2 11 (8.27%) Nagios
3 10 (7.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 8 (6.02%) Cacti
5 7 (5.26%) OpenNebula
5 7 (5.26%) Puppet
6 5 (3.76%) WSUS
7 4 (3.01%) HAProxy
7 4 (3.01%) SCOM
8 1 (0.75%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.75%) Casper Suite
8 1 (0.75%) MOM
8 1 (0.75%) Opsview
8 1 (0.75%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 30 (22.56%) Microsoft
2 24 (18.05%) VMware
3 22 (16.54%) Apple
4 10 (7.52%) Citrix
5 9 (6.77%) Cisco
5 9 (6.77%) Dell
6 8 (6.02%) Red Hat
7 6 (4.51%) IBM
7 6 (4.51%) Remedy
8 5 (3.76%) Lotus
8 5 (3.76%) NetApp
9 4 (3.01%) Google
10 3 (2.26%) HP
11 2 (1.50%) Adobe
11 2 (1.50%) Xamarin
12 1 (0.75%) Bomgar
12 1 (0.75%) F5
12 1 (0.75%) Meraki
12 1 (0.75%) SolarWinds
12 1 (0.75%) VeriFone