The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 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 28 April 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
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 75 85 84
Rank change year-on-year +10 -1  
Contract jobs citing Mac OS X 1 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.098% 0.52% 0.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.51% 2.49% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
Median daily rate £188 £275 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.81% -21.42%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £418 £425
% change year-on-year +13.77% -1.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £13.00 £12.40
% change year-on-year +3.84% +4.83%  

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 Edinburgh with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 195 321 254
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 19.14% 21.04% 17.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 143 129
Median daily rate £363 £410 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.58% +20.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £275 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 12
Median hourly rate £17.43 - £39.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 - £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.27 - £41.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +6.45%  

Mac OS X
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh

Mac OS X
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Mac OS X in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for Mac OS X.

1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Smartphone
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 10

Mac OS X
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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:

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
1 1 (100.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 1 (100.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) IT Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) IT Support
1 1 (100.00%) IT Support Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Support Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management