The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Mac OS X skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Mac OS X over the 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Apple Mac OS X
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 65 63
Rank change year-on-year +14 -2  
Contract jobs citing Mac OS X 4 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.65% 0.37% 0.38%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.12% 2.16% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Median daily rate £300 £180 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +66.66% +20.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £460 £375
% change year-on-year +3.26% +22.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £15.00 £11.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.43% -25.80%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year - -9.67%  

Mac OS X is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 97 139 134
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 15.77% 16.97% 17.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 89 84
Median daily rate £320 £330 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% -2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £175 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £488 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 15
Median hourly rate £10.00 £11.80 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.25% -32.57%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.97 £16.16
% change year-on-year -8.66% +5.01%  

Mac OS X
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing Mac OS X as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Mac OS X in Birmingham

Mac OS X
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Mac OS X in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Mac OS X in Birmingham

Mac OS X
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mac OS X in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Mac OS X in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Mac OS X also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Mac OS X.

1 4 (66.67%) Linux
1 4 (66.67%) HTML
1 4 (66.67%) CSS
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (50.00%) Grunt
2 3 (50.00%) OO PHP
2 3 (50.00%) LESS
2 3 (50.00%) AngularJS
2 3 (50.00%) Doctrine
2 3 (50.00%) gulp
2 3 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (50.00%) PHP
2 3 (50.00%) OO
3 2 (33.33%) Apple
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) Web Development
3 2 (33.33%) Zend
3 2 (33.33%) Case Management
4 1 (16.67%) Protractor
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
4 1 (16.67%) React
4 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
4 1 (16.67%) Front End Development
4 1 (16.67%) Docker
4 1 (16.67%) DevOps
4 1 (16.67%) User Experience
4 1 (16.67%) Jamf Pro

Mac OS X
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) DHCP
1 1 (16.67%) DNS
1 1 (16.67%) Internet
1 1 (16.67%) LAN
1 1 (16.67%) VoIP
1 1 (16.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 3 (50.00%) Grunt
2 3 (50.00%) gulp
3 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 1 (16.67%) JIRA
3 1 (16.67%) Protractor
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Full Stack Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Full Stack Web Developer
2 2 (33.33%) JavaScript Developer
2 2 (33.33%) PHP Developer
2 2 (33.33%) PHP Web Developer
2 2 (33.33%) PostgreSQL Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Web Developer
3 1 (16.67%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (16.67%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (16.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) CSS
1 4 (66.67%) HTML
2 3 (50.00%) AngularJS
2 3 (50.00%) Doctrine
2 3 (50.00%) LESS
3 1 (16.67%) CSS3
3 1 (16.67%) Node.js
3 1 (16.67%) React
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (16.67%) Unix
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) OO
2 3 (50.00%) OO PHP
2 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (33.33%) Case Management
3 2 (33.33%) Web Development
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (16.67%) DevOps
4 1 (16.67%) Front End Development
4 1 (16.67%) Scrum
4 1 (16.67%) TDD
4 1 (16.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (50.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) WAI
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (16.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Apple
1 2 (33.33%) Zend