The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 25 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
UK / Scotland
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 109 148 137
Rank change year-on-year +39 -11  
Contract jobs citing Mac OS X 2 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.093% 0.17% 0.033%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.40% 0.63% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Median daily rate £375 £263 £110
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.85% +138.63%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £455 £375
% change year-on-year +4.39% +21.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Scotland with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 496 793 571
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 23.16% 27.39% 18.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 404 274
Median daily rate £375 £345 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.69% +6.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £225 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 25 45
Median hourly rate £15.25 £36.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.63% +118.18%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £20.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.20 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

Mac OS X
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

Mac OS X
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Mac OS X in Scotland

Mac OS X
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Mac OS X in Scotland

Mac OS X
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 25 June 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
Glasgow +2 2 £375 +42.85%
Mac OS X
UK

For the 6 months to 25 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Mac OS X.

1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (66.67%) XML
1 2 (66.67%) OO
1 2 (66.67%) OOD
1 2 (66.67%) Apple
1 2 (66.67%) MVC
1 2 (66.67%) Cocoa
1 2 (66.67%) Xcode
1 2 (66.67%) Objective-C
1 2 (66.67%) Animation
1 2 (66.67%) JSON
1 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (66.67%) Data Protection
1 2 (66.67%) iPhone
1 2 (66.67%) Subversion
1 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
1 2 (66.67%) Core Animation
1 2 (66.67%) iPad
1 2 (66.67%) Apple iOS
1 2 (66.67%) Cocoa Touch
1 2 (66.67%) UIKit
1 2 (66.67%) Jenkins
1 2 (66.67%) iOS Development
1 2 (66.67%) Apple TV
1 2 (66.67%) Apple Swift
1 2 (66.67%) iTunes
1 2 (66.67%) Core Data
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 10

Mac OS X
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) iTunes
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
1 2 (66.67%) Jenkins
1 2 (66.67%) Subversion
1 2 (66.67%) Xcode
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
1 2 (66.67%) iOS Developer
2 1 (33.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
2 1 (33.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) IT Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) IT Support
2 1 (33.33%) IT Support Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Objective-C Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Support Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) Cocoa
1 2 (66.67%) Cocoa Touch
1 2 (66.67%) Core Animation
1 2 (66.67%) Core Data
1 2 (66.67%) JSON
1 2 (66.67%) UIKit
1 2 (66.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Animation
1 2 (66.67%) Apple TV
1 2 (66.67%) iPad
1 2 (66.67%) iPhone
2 1 (33.33%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Apple iOS
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (66.67%) Data Protection
1 2 (66.67%) iOS Development
1 2 (66.67%) MVC
1 2 (66.67%) OO
1 2 (66.67%) OOD
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
1 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Apple Swift
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (66.67%) Objective-C
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Apple