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 19 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apple Mac OS
Rank 543 543 560
Rank change year-on-year
0 +17
Contract jobs citing Mac OS 69 43 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.081% 0.076%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.54% 0.36% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 17 18
Average daily rate
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£195 £278 £194
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.72% +43.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £230 £132
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £360 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £250
% change year-on-year
+8.00% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 7
Average hourly rate £17.00 £13.67 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.40% +5.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.85 £13.67 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.50 £15.13 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £13.67 £13.00
% change year-on-year
+20.74% +5.11%

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
12762 12024 11955
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.16% 22.79% 20.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 7396 6764 6104
Average daily rate £350 £351 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.21% +0.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £180 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1119 1031 1192
Average hourly rate £16.04 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.25% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +16 67 £188 -32.43% 20
London +29 42 £165 -40.54% 13
City of London +22 10 £165 -40.54% 4
South West -36 10 £350 - 1
South East - 9 £375 - 3
Docklands, London - 8 £135 -
Wiltshire - 8 £350 -
Swindon - 8 £350 -
East of England -25 3 £300 - 1
West Sussex - 3 - -
Crawley - 3 - -
Bristol -12 2 - - 1
Edinburgh -2 1 £205 -
Cambridgeshire -2 1 £175 -
North West -8 1 £200 -46.66%
Scotland -13 1 £205 -
Surrey - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £250 -
Hampshire - 1 - -
Peterborough - 1 £175 -
Reading - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Slough - - - -
Stoke-on-Trent - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Newport - - - - 2
Nottingham - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -

Mac OS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 91 (78.45%) Windows
2 45 (38.79%) MS Office
3 38 (32.76%) Windows 7
4 34 (29.31%) Linux
5 33 (28.45%) Active Directory
6 32 (27.59%) Microsoft
7 24 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
8 22 (18.97%) Blackberry
8 22 (18.97%) MS Excel
8 22 (18.97%) HTML
8 22 (18.97%) JavaScript
9 21 (18.10%) CSS
10 20 (17.24%) Windows XP
10 20 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008
10 20 (17.24%) Apple iOS
11 16 (13.79%) Lotus
11 16 (13.79%) Windows Server 2003
11 16 (13.79%) Mac OS X
11 16 (13.79%) IBM Notes
11 16 (13.79%) Android
12 15 (12.93%) Firewall
13 14 (12.07%) Internet
13 14 (12.07%) MS Exchange
13 14 (12.07%) Ruby
14 13 (11.21%) ITIL
14 13 (11.21%) MCP
14 13 (11.21%) C
15 12 (10.34%) LAN
15 12 (10.34%) TDD
15 12 (10.34%) HTML5

Mac OS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 16 (13.79%) IBM Notes
2 14 (12.07%) MS Exchange
3 5 (4.31%) Lync
4 4 (3.45%) SharePoint
4 4 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.72%) Lotus Domino
6 1 (0.86%) Drupal
6 1 (0.86%) WordPress
6 1 (0.86%) Node.js
6 1 (0.86%) CMS
Applications
1 45 (38.79%) MS Office
2 22 (18.97%) MS Excel
3 11 (9.48%) Photoshop
3 11 (9.48%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 4 (3.45%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.62%) GitHub
1 10 (8.62%) Heroku
1 10 (8.62%) Amazon S3
2 8 (6.90%) Office 365
3 6 (5.17%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 15 (12.93%) Firewall
2 14 (12.07%) Internet
3 12 (10.34%) LAN
4 10 (8.62%) SSH
5 9 (7.76%) WAN
6 8 (6.90%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (5.17%) DNS
7 6 (5.17%) DHCP
8 5 (4.31%) TCP/IP
9 3 (2.59%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (2.59%) HTTP
9 3 (2.59%) VPN
10 2 (1.72%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 2 (1.72%) Wireless
10 2 (1.72%) WPA
10 2 (1.72%) Bluetooth
10 2 (1.72%) 802.11
10 2 (1.72%) LDAP
10 2 (1.72%) DLNA
10 2 (1.72%) WPA2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.48%) MongoDB
2 10 (8.62%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (6.03%) MySQL
4 3 (2.59%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.72%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.86%) Neo4j
6 1 (0.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (8.62%) Karma Test Runner
1 10 (8.62%) Sublime Text
1 10 (8.62%) Cucumber
1 10 (8.62%) RSpec
2 5 (4.31%) Git (software)
3 4 (3.45%) Subversion
3 4 (3.45%) Selenium
4 3 (2.59%) Behat
5 2 (1.72%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.72%) Hudson
6 1 (0.86%) JIRA
6 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Blend
6 1 (0.86%) Mocha
6 1 (0.86%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.86%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.86%) Grunt
6 1 (0.86%) Jasmine
General
1 7 (6.03%) Telecoms
2 6 (5.17%) Finance
3 3 (2.59%) Marketing
4 2 (1.72%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.72%) Publishing
4 2 (1.72%) Banking
5 1 (0.86%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.86%) Games
Job Titles
1 32 (27.59%) Support Engineer
2 23 (19.83%) Analyst
3 17 (14.66%) Developer
4 15 (12.93%) 2nd Line Support
5 13 (11.21%) Support Analyst
6 12 (10.34%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 11 (9.48%) 3rd Line Support
7 11 (9.48%) Desktop Engineer
8 10 (8.62%) Desktop Support
8 10 (8.62%) IT Support
9 9 (7.76%) Technical Support
10 8 (6.90%) IT Support Engineer
10 8 (6.90%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 7 (6.03%) 1st Line Support
12 6 (5.17%) Desktop Analyst
13 5 (4.31%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 5 (4.31%) Mac Engineer
13 5 (4.31%) Test Engineer
13 5 (4.31%) Service Desk Analyst
13 5 (4.31%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (18.97%) HTML
2 21 (18.10%) CSS
3 12 (10.34%) HTML5
4 10 (8.62%) AngularJS
4 10 (8.62%) Backbone.js
4 10 (8.62%) Ruby on Rails
5 6 (5.17%) XML
6 5 (4.31%) Sass
7 4 (3.45%) Application Packaging
8 3 (2.59%) REST
9 2 (1.72%) JAAS
9 2 (1.72%) Hibernate
9 2 (1.72%) .NET
9 2 (1.72%) JPA
9 2 (1.72%) Spring MVC
9 2 (1.72%) Spring
9 2 (1.72%) jQuery
10 1 (0.86%) Django
10 1 (0.86%) Symfony
10 1 (0.86%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 22 (18.97%) Blackberry
2 9 (7.76%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.59%) iPad
3 3 (2.59%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.72%) Digital Media
4 2 (1.72%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.72%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.86%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.86%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.86%) iPhone
5 1 (0.86%) Open Source
5 1 (0.86%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.86%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.86%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 91 (78.45%) Windows
2 38 (32.76%) Windows 7
3 34 (29.31%) Linux
4 20 (17.24%) Windows XP
4 20 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (17.24%) Apple iOS
5 16 (13.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (13.79%) Mac OS X
5 16 (13.79%) Android
6 11 (9.48%) Windows 8
7 10 (8.62%) UNIX
8 3 (2.59%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.86%) CentOS
9 1 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.86%) Windows Phone 7
9 1 (0.86%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.86%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (11.21%) ITIL
3 12 (10.34%) TDD
4 11 (9.48%) Scrum
5 8 (6.90%) Software Engineering
6 7 (6.03%) Web Development
7 5 (4.31%) Responsive Web Design
7 5 (4.31%) DevOps
7 5 (4.31%) Web Design
8 3 (2.59%) ITSM
8 3 (2.59%) Service Management
8 3 (2.59%) Service Delivery
9 2 (1.72%) User Stories
9 2 (1.72%) Software Distribution
9 2 (1.72%) Automation Testing
9 2 (1.72%) Identity Management
9 2 (1.72%) Data Security
9 2 (1.72%) MVC
9 2 (1.72%) Configuration Management
9 2 (1.72%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (18.97%) JavaScript
2 14 (12.07%) Ruby
3 13 (11.21%) C
4 8 (6.90%) PHP
5 6 (5.17%) Java
5 6 (5.17%) Python
6 5 (4.31%) Bash Shell
7 4 (3.45%) Shell Script
7 4 (3.45%) SQL
8 3 (2.59%) C++
9 2 (1.72%) AppleScript
9 2 (1.72%) C#
9 2 (1.72%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.72%) Scala
9 2 (1.72%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.86%) Perl
10 1 (0.86%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 13 (11.21%) MCP
2 6 (5.17%) A+ Certification
3 3 (2.59%) Degree
3 3 (2.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.72%) MCSE
4 2 (1.72%) MCSA
4 2 (1.72%) MCITP
5 1 (0.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.86%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.17%) SLA
2 1 (0.86%) QA
2 1 (0.86%) COBIT
System Software
1 33 (28.45%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.72%) XenApp
3 2 (1.72%) Xen
4 1 (0.86%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (2.59%) SCCM
1 3 (2.59%) Puppet
2 1 (0.86%) WSUS
2 1 (0.86%) CFEngine
2 1 (0.86%) Nagios
2 1 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.86%) Graylog2
Vendors
1 32 (27.59%) Microsoft
2 16 (13.79%) Lotus
3 9 (7.76%) Apple
3 9 (7.76%) VMware
4 8 (6.90%) Adobe
5 5 (4.31%) Google
5 5 (4.31%) Citrix
5 5 (4.31%) Cisco
6 4 (3.45%) Atlassian
7 3 (2.59%) LANDesk
7 3 (2.59%) Remedy
8 2 (1.72%) NetApp
8 2 (1.72%) Oracle
8 2 (1.72%) JBoss
8 2 (1.72%) SAP
8 2 (1.72%) F5
9 1 (0.86%) SonicWALL
9 1 (0.86%) Zend
9 1 (0.86%) ProCurve
9 1 (0.86%) Mercator
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