The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apple Mac OS
Rank 540 537 553
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +16
Contract jobs citing Mac OS 64 28 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.055% 0.052%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.52% 0.25% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 15 9
Average daily rate
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£228 £275 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.27% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £176 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £330 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £375 £250
% change year-on-year
-17.33% +50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 11
Average hourly rate £12.50 £18.00 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.55% +7.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.27 £17.20 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £18.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £18.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-30.55% +33.33%
Operating Systems Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
12377 11418 12125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.64% 22.34% 20.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 7014 6250 5960
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 £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1051 1036 1254
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +22 57 £255 -7.27% 26
London +25 33 £170 -35.84% 12
City of London +13 10 £168 -43.22% 2
South East -18 8 £338 - 5
South West -25 7 £350 - 1
Swindon - 7 £350 -
Wiltshire - 7 £350 -
Yorkshire - 4 £310 - 4
West Sussex - 4 - -
West Yorkshire - 4 £310 - 1
Crawley - 4 - -
Docklands, London - 4 - -
Leeds - 4 £310 - 1
North West -4 3 £200 -46.66% 1
Scotland - 2 £163 - 1
Hampshire - 2 - - 2
Manchester - 2 - -
Cambridgeshire -12 1 £175 - 1
East of England -31 1 £175 - 2
Edinburgh - 1 £163 - 1
Peterborough - 1 £175 - 1
Reading - - - -
Sittingbourne - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Stoke-on-Trent - - - -
Glenrothes - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Lancaster - - - -
Cwmbran - - - - 4
Derby - - - - 1

Mac OS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 72 (75.00%) Windows
2 34 (35.42%) MS Office
3 30 (31.25%) Linux
3 30 (31.25%) Windows 7
4 27 (28.13%) Microsoft
4 27 (28.13%) Active Directory
5 21 (21.88%) JavaScript
6 19 (19.79%) HTML
6 19 (19.79%) MS Excel
7 18 (18.75%) CSS
7 18 (18.75%) Windows XP
8 15 (15.63%) MS Exchange
8 15 (15.63%) Windows Server 2008
9 14 (14.58%) Ruby
10 13 (13.54%) Mac OS X
10 13 (13.54%) Blackberry
11 12 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
11 12 (12.50%) ITIL
12 11 (11.46%) Firewall
12 11 (11.46%) Scrum
13 10 (10.42%) MCP
13 10 (10.42%) UNIX
13 10 (10.42%) Internet
13 10 (10.42%) TDD
13 10 (10.42%) Android
13 10 (10.42%) HTML5
13 10 (10.42%) Windows 8
14 9 (9.38%) Apple iOS
14 9 (9.38%) Adobe
14 9 (9.38%) C

Mac OS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 15 (15.63%) MS Exchange
2 8 (8.33%) Lync
3 7 (7.29%) IBM Notes
4 4 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (4.17%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.04%) CMS
6 1 (1.04%) Apache
6 1 (1.04%) Drupal
6 1 (1.04%) WordPress
6 1 (1.04%) nginx
6 1 (1.04%) Node.js
Applications
1 34 (35.42%) MS Office
2 19 (19.79%) MS Excel
3 8 (8.33%) Adobe Illustrator
3 8 (8.33%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (4.17%) Misys Midas
2 1 (1.04%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.33%) Amazon S3
1 8 (8.33%) Heroku
1 8 (8.33%) Office 365
1 8 (8.33%) GitHub
2 3 (3.13%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.46%) Firewall
2 10 (10.42%) Internet
3 8 (8.33%) SSH
4 7 (7.29%) LAN
5 5 (5.21%) WAN
6 2 (2.08%) DHCP
6 2 (2.08%) HTTP
6 2 (2.08%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.08%) VPN
6 2 (2.08%) DNS
6 2 (2.08%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (2.08%) Wireless
6 2 (2.08%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (2.08%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (2.08%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (1.04%) VoIP
7 1 (1.04%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.38%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (8.33%) MongoDB
3 7 (7.29%) MySQL
4 2 (2.08%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.04%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.04%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (8.33%) RSpec
1 8 (8.33%) Cucumber
1 8 (8.33%) Karma Test Runner
1 8 (8.33%) Sublime Text
2 4 (4.17%) Selenium
2 4 (4.17%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.13%) Subversion
3 3 (3.13%) Behat
4 2 (2.08%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.04%) Grunt
5 1 (1.04%) Jasmine
5 1 (1.04%) Hudson
5 1 (1.04%) JIRA
5 1 (1.04%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.04%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Blend
5 1 (1.04%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.04%) Mocha
General
1 5 (5.21%) Finance
2 4 (4.17%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.13%) Publishing
3 3 (3.13%) Marketing
4 2 (2.08%) Banking
4 2 (2.08%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.08%) Advertising
5 1 (1.04%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 23 (23.96%) Support Engineer
2 20 (20.83%) Analyst
3 14 (14.58%) Developer
4 12 (12.50%) Support Analyst
5 9 (9.38%) Desktop Support
5 9 (9.38%) 2nd Line Support
6 8 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
6 8 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 7 (7.29%) Desktop Analyst
7 7 (7.29%) 3rd Line Support
8 6 (6.25%) Technical Support
8 6 (6.25%) IT Support
9 5 (5.21%) 1st Line Support
9 5 (5.21%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 5 (5.21%) Test Engineer
9 5 (5.21%) IT Support Engineer
10 4 (4.17%) Mac Engineer
11 3 (3.13%) Service Desk Technician
11 3 (3.13%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 3 (3.13%) 1st Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (19.79%) HTML
2 18 (18.75%) CSS
3 10 (10.42%) HTML5
4 8 (8.33%) Backbone.js
4 8 (8.33%) AngularJS
4 8 (8.33%) Ruby on Rails
5 6 (6.25%) XML
6 4 (4.17%) Application Packaging
6 4 (4.17%) Sass
7 3 (3.13%) Web Services
7 3 (3.13%) .NET
8 2 (2.08%) XHTML
8 2 (2.08%) jQuery
8 2 (2.08%) REST
9 1 (1.04%) CSS3
9 1 (1.04%) WinRT
9 1 (1.04%) Gherkin
9 1 (1.04%) Mustache
9 1 (1.04%) Android SDK
9 1 (1.04%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.54%) Blackberry
2 7 (7.29%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.08%) Fat Client
3 2 (2.08%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (2.08%) iPad
3 2 (2.08%) Digital Media
3 2 (2.08%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.08%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.04%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.04%) iPhone
4 1 (1.04%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.04%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 72 (75.00%) Windows
2 30 (31.25%) Linux
2 30 (31.25%) Windows 7
3 18 (18.75%) Windows XP
4 15 (15.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (13.54%) Mac OS X
6 12 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (10.42%) UNIX
7 10 (10.42%) Android
7 10 (10.42%) Windows 8
8 9 (9.38%) Apple iOS
9 2 (2.08%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (1.04%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.04%) Debian
10 1 (1.04%) Windows Phone 7
10 1 (1.04%) Windows Phone 8
10 1 (1.04%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (12.50%) ITIL
2 11 (11.46%) Scrum
3 10 (10.42%) TDD
4 7 (7.29%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (6.25%) Software Engineering
6 5 (5.21%) DevOps
7 4 (4.17%) Responsive Web Design
7 4 (4.17%) Web Development
7 4 (4.17%) Web Design
8 3 (3.13%) Service Delivery
8 3 (3.13%) Test Scripting
8 3 (3.13%) Manual Testing
9 2 (2.08%) Time Management
9 2 (2.08%) Security Testing
9 2 (2.08%) Test Management
9 2 (2.08%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (2.08%) Identity Management
9 2 (2.08%) Data Security
9 2 (2.08%) Project Management
9 2 (2.08%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (21.88%) JavaScript
2 14 (14.58%) Ruby
3 9 (9.38%) C
4 8 (8.33%) PHP
5 6 (6.25%) Python
5 6 (6.25%) Bash Shell
6 5 (5.21%) Java
7 4 (4.17%) C++
7 4 (4.17%) Shell Script
8 3 (3.13%) C#
9 2 (2.08%) SQL
9 2 (2.08%) Scala
10 1 (1.04%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.04%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.04%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (10.42%) MCP
2 4 (4.17%) Degree
2 4 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (3.13%) A+ Certification
3 3 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (2.08%) MCTS
4 2 (2.08%) MCITP
4 2 (2.08%) MCSE
4 2 (2.08%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.13%) SLA
2 1 (1.04%) QA
System Software
1 27 (28.13%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.08%) Xen
4 1 (1.04%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.04%) XenApp
4 1 (1.04%) NDS
Systems Management
1 3 (3.13%) SCCM
1 3 (3.13%) Puppet
2 1 (1.04%) WSUS
Vendors
1 27 (28.13%) Microsoft
2 9 (9.38%) Adobe
3 8 (8.33%) VMware
4 7 (7.29%) Lotus
4 7 (7.29%) Apple
5 5 (5.21%) Cisco
6 4 (4.17%) Citrix
6 4 (4.17%) Atlassian
7 3 (3.13%) Remedy
7 3 (3.13%) Oracle
8 2 (2.08%) SAP
8 2 (2.08%) F5
8 2 (2.08%) NetApp
8 2 (2.08%) Google
9 1 (1.04%) SonicWALL
9 1 (1.04%) Meraki
9 1 (1.04%) ProCurve
9 1 (1.04%) HP
9 1 (1.04%) Sophos
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