The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Apple Mac OS X
England / North West
Rank 127 136 141
Rank change year-on-year +9 +5  
Contract jobs citing Mac OS X 3 23 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.12% 0.60% 0.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.64% 2.71% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 18 6
Median daily rate £425 £415 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.40% -2.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £320 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £465 £431
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 £15.00 £12.40
% change year-on-year -10.00% +20.96%  

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 the North West with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 468 849 776
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 18.00% 22.21% 22.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 439 371
Median daily rate £365 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.66% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £230 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 68 89
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £13.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +15.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £30.00
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 the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

Mac OS X
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Mac OS X in the North West

Mac OS X
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Mac OS X in the North West

Mac OS X
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mac OS X within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +3 1 £425 +32.81% 3
Cheshire - 1 £450 - 1
Merseyside - 1 £350 -
Mac OS X
England

Mac OS X
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 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 North West region with a requirement for Mac OS X.

1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Cocoa
2 5 (62.50%) Xcode
2 5 (62.50%) Objective-C
2 5 (62.50%) Git (software)
2 5 (62.50%) Apple iOS
2 5 (62.50%) iOS Development
2 5 (62.50%) Apple Swift
3 4 (50.00%) CocoaPods
3 4 (50.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (50.00%) Android Studio
3 4 (50.00%) Relational Database
3 4 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 4 (50.00%) Mobile App
3 4 (50.00%) Mobile Application Development
3 4 (50.00%) TestFlight
3 4 (50.00%) Android Development
3 4 (50.00%) Change Control
3 4 (50.00%) Cocoa Touch
3 4 (50.00%) Android
3 4 (50.00%) iPhone
3 4 (50.00%) SQLite
3 4 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (50.00%) Java
3 4 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (50.00%) Configuration Management
4 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (12.50%) Visualisation
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (12.50%) Windows 8

Mac OS X
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (50.00%) TestFlight
2 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) 3G
1 1 (12.50%) 4G
1 1 (12.50%) LAN
1 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) Relational Database
1 4 (50.00%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) Git (software)
1 5 (62.50%) Xcode
2 4 (50.00%) Android Studio
2 4 (50.00%) CocoaPods
2 4 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (12.50%) Bugzilla
3 1 (12.50%) Subversion
General
1 1 (12.50%) Advertising
1 1 (12.50%) Banking
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Games
1 1 (12.50%) Marketing
1 1 (12.50%) Multimedia
1 1 (12.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Developer
1 5 (62.50%) iOS Developer
2 4 (50.00%) Android Developer
2 4 (50.00%) Applications Developer
2 4 (50.00%) iOS Android Developer
2 4 (50.00%) Java Android Developer
2 4 (50.00%) Java Applications Developer
2 4 (50.00%) Java Developer
2 4 (50.00%) Java Mobile Developer
2 4 (50.00%) Mobile Applications Developer
2 4 (50.00%) Mobile Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support
3 1 (12.50%) Digital Communications Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Digital Marketing Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Marketing Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) Cocoa
2 4 (50.00%) Cocoa Touch
3 1 (12.50%) CryEngine
3 1 (12.50%) DirectX
3 1 (12.50%) HTML
3 1 (12.50%) JSON
3 1 (12.50%) OpenGL
3 1 (12.50%) REST
3 1 (12.50%) SOAP
3 1 (12.50%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 1 (12.50%) Unreal Engine
3 1 (12.50%) Web Services
3 1 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) iPhone
1 4 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (12.50%) 3D Graphics
2 1 (12.50%) Animation
2 1 (12.50%) CMDB
2 1 (12.50%) Graphic Design
2 1 (12.50%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Apple iOS
3 4 (50.00%) Android
4 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (12.50%) Linux
5 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) iOS Development
2 4 (50.00%) Android Development
2 4 (50.00%) Change Control
2 4 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 4 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (50.00%) Mobile Application Development
3 1 (12.50%) Analytics
3 1 (12.50%) Coaching
3 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
3 1 (12.50%) Data Visualisation
3 1 (12.50%) Game Development
3 1 (12.50%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (12.50%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (12.50%) Multithreading
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Project Planning
3 1 (12.50%) Scrum
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
3 1 (12.50%) Time Management
3 1 (12.50%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) Apple Swift
1 5 (62.50%) Objective-C
2 4 (50.00%) Java
2 4 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (12.50%) C++
3 1 (12.50%) Lua
3 1 (12.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) BPSS Clearance
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Adobe
1 1 (12.50%) Apple
1 1 (12.50%) Nokia