The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 March 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
North West / Manchester
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 98 94
Contract jobs citing Mac OS X 0 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester - 0.22% 0.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 1.13% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 6
Median daily rate - £320 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -24.70%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £375 £425
% change year-on-year +15.33% -11.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £12.40
% change year-on-year - +8.87%  

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 Manchester with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 245 355 329
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 18.57% 19.85% 19.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 184 158
Median daily rate £365 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.28% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £460 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 29
Median hourly rate £15.50 £14.25 £13.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.77% +2.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £12.00 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £142.75 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Mac OS X
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 Manchester

Mac OS X
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Mac OS X in Manchester

Mac OS X
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Mac OS X in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Mac OS X.

1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Java
2 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 4 (66.67%) Configuration Management
2 4 (66.67%) Cocoa
2 4 (66.67%) Xcode
2 4 (66.67%) Objective-C
2 4 (66.67%) SQLite
2 4 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (66.67%) Android
2 4 (66.67%) iPhone
2 4 (66.67%) Apple iOS
2 4 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 4 (66.67%) Change Control
2 4 (66.67%) Cocoa Touch
2 4 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 4 (66.67%) Mobile App
2 4 (66.67%) Mobile Application Development
2 4 (66.67%) Android Development
2 4 (66.67%) iOS Development
2 4 (66.67%) Relational Database
2 4 (66.67%) Apple Swift
2 4 (66.67%) CocoaPods
2 4 (66.67%) BPSS Clearance
2 4 (66.67%) TestFlight
2 4 (66.67%) Android Studio
3 1 (16.67%) CryEngine
3 1 (16.67%) C++
3 1 (16.67%) Post-Production
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server

Mac OS X
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (66.67%) TestFlight
2 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) 3G
1 1 (16.67%) 4G
1 1 (16.67%) LAN
1 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) Relational Database
1 4 (66.67%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Android Studio
1 4 (66.67%) CocoaPods
1 4 (66.67%) Git (software)
1 4 (66.67%) Jenkins
1 4 (66.67%) Xcode
2 1 (16.67%) Bugzilla
General
1 1 (16.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Android Developer
1 4 (66.67%) Applications Developer
1 4 (66.67%) Developer
1 4 (66.67%) iOS Android Developer
1 4 (66.67%) iOS Developer
1 4 (66.67%) Java Android Developer
1 4 (66.67%) Java Applications Developer
1 4 (66.67%) Java Developer
1 4 (66.67%) Java Mobile Developer
1 4 (66.67%) Mobile Applications Developer
1 4 (66.67%) Mobile Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support
2 1 (16.67%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) Cocoa
1 4 (66.67%) Cocoa Touch
2 1 (16.67%) CryEngine
2 1 (16.67%) DirectX
2 1 (16.67%) OpenGL
2 1 (16.67%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 1 (16.67%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) iPhone
1 4 (66.67%) Mobile App
2 1 (16.67%) 3D Graphics
2 1 (16.67%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Android
2 4 (66.67%) Apple iOS
3 1 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Android Development
1 4 (66.67%) Change Control
1 4 (66.67%) Configuration Management
1 4 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (66.67%) iOS Development
1 4 (66.67%) Mobile Application Development
2 1 (16.67%) Game Development
2 1 (16.67%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (16.67%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (16.67%) Multithreading
2 1 (16.67%) Post-Production
2 1 (16.67%) Project Planning
2 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) Apple Swift
1 4 (66.67%) Java
1 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 4 (66.67%) Objective-C
2 1 (16.67%) C++
2 1 (16.67%) Lua
2 1 (16.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) BPSS Clearance
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Nokia