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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apple Mac OS
Rank 546 535 520
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -15
Contract jobs citing Mac OS 61 43 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.083% 0.086%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.47% 0.36% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 16 24
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£180 £278 £145
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.13% +91.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £179 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £335 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £208 £325
% change year-on-year
+102.40% -36.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 9
Average hourly rate £15.25 £25.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.00% +92.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.28 £15.08 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £25.00 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.59 £25.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year
-41.64% +92.30%

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
12860 12050 11029
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.54% 23.18% 21.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 7607 6759 5844
Average daily rate £355 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £170 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1127 1098 1113
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.61 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

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 21 November 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
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 21 November 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 -6 59 £180 -35.13% 17
London +20 42 £180 -35.13% 10
City of London +6 10 £180 -35.13% 2
South East -15 7 - - 3
East of England -22 3 £438 - 1
Yorkshire -8 2 £365 +46.00% 2
South West -32 2 - -
Leeds - 2 £365 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £365 -
North West -6 1 £165 - 1
Manchester -10 1 £165 - 1
Surrey -12 1 - - 2
Kent - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £420 -
East Midlands - 1 £250 -
Wales - - - - 3
South Wales - - - - 3
Scotland - - - -
Torfaen - - - - 3
Hammersmith - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Dorset - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Lancashire - - - -
Monmouthshire - - - -

Mac OS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 100 (77.52%) Windows
2 51 (39.53%) MS Office
3 37 (28.68%) Active Directory
4 35 (27.13%) Microsoft
5 31 (24.03%) Windows 7
6 29 (22.48%) Apple iOS
7 28 (21.71%) Blackberry
7 28 (21.71%) Linux
8 24 (18.60%) ITIL
9 22 (17.05%) HTML
9 22 (17.05%) Windows XP
9 22 (17.05%) Android
10 21 (16.28%) Lotus
10 21 (16.28%) IBM Notes
10 21 (16.28%) Mac OS X
11 19 (14.73%) CSS
11 19 (14.73%) MS Excel
11 19 (14.73%) Windows Server 2008
12 18 (13.95%) LAN
12 18 (13.95%) Firewall
13 17 (13.18%) JavaScript
13 17 (13.18%) MCP
14 16 (12.40%) Wi-Fi
14 16 (12.40%) Windows Server 2003
14 16 (12.40%) Internet
14 16 (12.40%) Agile Software Development
14 16 (12.40%) Google Apps
15 15 (11.63%) Google
15 15 (11.63%) Apple
16 14 (10.85%) UNIX

Mac OS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 21 (16.28%) IBM Notes
2 14 (10.85%) MS Exchange
3 5 (3.88%) SharePoint
4 4 (3.10%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (3.10%) Lync
4 4 (3.10%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.55%) JBoss
5 2 (1.55%) Lotus Domino
6 1 (0.78%) SAS
6 1 (0.78%) Node.js
Applications
1 51 (39.53%) MS Office
2 19 (14.73%) MS Excel
3 11 (8.53%) Adobe Illustrator
3 11 (8.53%) Photoshop
4 5 (3.88%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (3.10%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 16 (12.40%) Google Apps
2 10 (7.75%) GitHub
2 10 (7.75%) Amazon S3
2 10 (7.75%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 18 (13.95%) LAN
1 18 (13.95%) Firewall
2 16 (12.40%) Wi-Fi
2 16 (12.40%) Internet
3 13 (10.08%) WAN
4 10 (7.75%) TCP/IP
4 10 (7.75%) SSH
5 9 (6.98%) DNS
6 6 (4.65%) DHCP
7 5 (3.88%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (3.10%) WPA
8 4 (3.10%) Wireshark
8 4 (3.10%) UPnP
8 4 (3.10%) DLNA
8 4 (3.10%) WPA2
8 4 (3.10%) VPN
8 4 (3.10%) Bluetooth
8 4 (3.10%) 802.11
9 3 (2.33%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (1.55%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (10.85%) MongoDB
2 10 (7.75%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (3.10%) MySQL
4 3 (2.33%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.55%) MariaDB
5 2 (1.55%) Neo4j
6 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.78%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.78%) FileMaker
6 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (8.53%) Cucumber
2 10 (7.75%) RSpec
2 10 (7.75%) Karma Test Runner
2 10 (7.75%) Sublime Text
3 8 (6.20%) Git (software)
4 5 (3.88%) Subversion
5 4 (3.10%) Jenkins
6 3 (2.33%) Hudson
7 1 (0.78%) Mockito
7 1 (0.78%) Maven
7 1 (0.78%) Selenium
7 1 (0.78%) Eclipse
General
1 10 (7.75%) Telecoms
2 5 (3.88%) French Language
2 5 (3.88%) German Language
2 5 (3.88%) Spanish Language
3 4 (3.10%) Finance
4 3 (2.33%) Publishing
4 3 (2.33%) Games
4 3 (2.33%) Back Office
5 2 (1.55%) Banking
6 1 (0.78%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.78%) Marketing
6 1 (0.78%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 34 (26.36%) Support Engineer
2 31 (24.03%) Analyst
3 19 (14.73%) Developer
4 17 (13.18%) 2nd Line Support
5 14 (10.85%) Support Analyst
5 14 (10.85%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 13 (10.08%) IT Support
6 13 (10.08%) 3rd Line Support
7 10 (7.75%) Service Analyst
7 10 (7.75%) Service Desk Analyst
8 9 (6.98%) IT Support Engineer
8 9 (6.98%) Technical Support
8 9 (6.98%) Desktop Support
9 8 (6.20%) 1st Line Support
9 8 (6.20%) Desktop Engineer
10 7 (5.43%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 6 (4.65%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 6 (4.65%) Desktop Analyst
12 5 (3.88%) 1st Line Support Analyst
12 5 (3.88%) Mac Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (17.05%) HTML
2 19 (14.73%) CSS
3 11 (8.53%) HTML5
3 11 (8.53%) Backbone.js
3 11 (8.53%) AngularJS
4 10 (7.75%) Ruby on Rails
5 5 (3.88%) REST
6 4 (3.10%) Sass
6 4 (3.10%) Application Packaging
6 4 (3.10%) XML
6 4 (3.10%) Hibernate
7 2 (1.55%) Spring
7 2 (1.55%) Spring MVC
7 2 (1.55%) Django
7 2 (1.55%) JPA
7 2 (1.55%) JAAS
7 2 (1.55%) JAX-RS
8 1 (0.78%) CSS3
8 1 (0.78%) Android SDK
8 1 (0.78%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 28 (21.71%) Blackberry
2 10 (7.75%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.10%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.33%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (2.33%) iPad
5 2 (1.55%) Digital Media
5 2 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.55%) iPhone
6 1 (0.78%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.78%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.78%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.78%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.78%) W3C
6 1 (0.78%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.78%) 3D Graphics
6 1 (0.78%) Economics
6 1 (0.78%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.78%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 100 (77.52%) Windows
2 31 (24.03%) Windows 7
3 29 (22.48%) Apple iOS
4 28 (21.71%) Linux
5 22 (17.05%) Windows XP
5 22 (17.05%) Android
6 21 (16.28%) Mac OS X
7 19 (14.73%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (12.40%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (10.85%) UNIX
10 12 (9.30%) Windows 8
11 3 (2.33%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (1.55%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.78%) CentOS
13 1 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.78%) Mac OS X Server
13 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (18.60%) ITIL
2 16 (12.40%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (8.53%) TDD
4 9 (6.98%) Scrum
5 8 (6.20%) Software Engineering
6 7 (5.43%) Service Management
6 7 (5.43%) Service Delivery
6 7 (5.43%) ITSM
7 6 (4.65%) Web Development
7 6 (4.65%) Problem Management
7 6 (4.65%) DevOps
8 4 (3.10%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (3.10%) Responsive Web Design
8 4 (3.10%) Web Design
9 3 (2.33%) MVC
9 3 (2.33%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (1.55%) Network Management
10 2 (1.55%) Software Deployment
10 2 (1.55%) Software Distribution
10 2 (1.55%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (13.18%) JavaScript
2 14 (10.85%) C
3 13 (10.08%) Ruby
4 8 (6.20%) Python
5 7 (5.43%) Java
6 5 (3.88%) Bash Shell
7 4 (3.10%) Shell Script
7 4 (3.10%) AppleScript
8 3 (2.33%) SQL
9 2 (1.55%) PHP
9 2 (1.55%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.55%) Scala
10 1 (0.78%) SAS Macro
10 1 (0.78%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.78%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.78%) C#
10 1 (0.78%) C++
10 1 (0.78%) Perl
Qualifications
1 17 (13.18%) MCP
2 11 (8.53%) A+ Certification
3 8 (6.20%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (3.88%) MCSE
4 5 (3.88%) Security Cleared
5 4 (3.10%) MCITP
6 3 (2.33%) Degree
6 3 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.33%) MCSA
6 3 (2.33%) CCNA
6 3 (2.33%) MCTS
7 2 (1.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (1.55%) ACSP
7 2 (1.55%) HNC
7 2 (1.55%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.55%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.78%) CCSA
8 1 (0.78%) CCSE
8 1 (0.78%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.53%) SLA
2 1 (0.78%) COBIT
System Software
1 37 (28.68%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.55%) XenApp
3 2 (1.55%) Xen
4 1 (0.78%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (3.88%) SCCM
1 5 (3.88%) Casper Suite
2 4 (3.10%) Puppet
3 3 (2.33%) CFEngine
3 3 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.33%) SCSM
3 3 (2.33%) Graylog2
3 3 (2.33%) Nagios
4 1 (0.78%) WSUS
Vendors
1 35 (27.13%) Microsoft
2 21 (16.28%) Lotus
3 15 (11.63%) Apple
3 15 (11.63%) Google
4 11 (8.53%) VMware
5 10 (7.75%) Cisco
6 6 (4.65%) Adobe
7 5 (3.88%) Intel
7 5 (3.88%) Citrix
7 5 (3.88%) Remedy
8 3 (2.33%) LANDesk
8 3 (2.33%) Atlassian
9 2 (1.55%) NetApp
9 2 (1.55%) HP
9 2 (1.55%) Oracle
9 2 (1.55%) SAP
10 1 (0.78%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.78%) Zend
10 1 (0.78%) SonicWALL
10 1 (0.78%) Sophos
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