The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 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
England / South East
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 224 243 221
Rank change year-on-year +19 -22  
Contract jobs citing Mac OS X 19 26 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.25% 0.29% 0.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.12% 1.17% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 10 17
Median daily rate £390 £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.85% -2.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £268 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £760 £450 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £375
% change year-on-year +5.55% +20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 9
Median hourly rate - £16.75 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +4.68%  
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 the South East with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1701 2223 2356
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 22.01% 24.76% 25.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 929 1310 1245
Median daily rate £386 £385 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.32% +3.95%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 150 238
Median hourly rate £16.50 £22.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +29.41%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.13 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £49.46 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  

Mac OS X
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 South East

Mac OS X
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Mac OS X in the South East

Mac OS X
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Mac OS X in the South East over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Mac OS X in the South East

Mac OS X
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Mac OS X in the South East

Mac OS X
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 28 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
West Sussex +15 7 £750 -
Buckinghamshire - 6 £375 - 1
Surrey +10 3 £390 -13.33% 1
Oxfordshire -5 2 £158 - 3
Berkshire +20 1 £447 +288.69% 1
Mac OS X
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 South East region with a requirement for Mac OS X.

1 16 (53.33%) JavaScript
1 16 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (43.33%) Linux
3 12 (40.00%) Git (software)
4 11 (36.67%) Windows
4 11 (36.67%) Apple iOS
5 10 (33.33%) CSS
5 10 (33.33%) Unix
5 10 (33.33%) HTML
5 10 (33.33%) Java
5 10 (33.33%) Test Automation
5 10 (33.33%) TDD
5 10 (33.33%) Web Development
6 9 (30.00%) Subversion
6 9 (30.00%) Android
7 8 (26.67%) Open Source
7 8 (26.67%) Scrum
7 8 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (26.67%) Node.js
7 8 (26.67%) Apple Swift
8 7 (23.33%) Redis
8 7 (23.33%) Bitbucket
8 7 (23.33%) Relational Database
8 7 (23.33%) Docker
8 7 (23.33%) Appium
8 7 (23.33%) JIRA
8 7 (23.33%) Selenium
8 7 (23.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 7 (23.33%) WebDriver
8 7 (23.33%) Confluence

Mac OS X
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 7 (23.33%) Confluence
2 2 (6.67%) JBoss
3 1 (3.33%) Apache
3 1 (3.33%) CMS
3 1 (3.33%) IIS
3 1 (3.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (23.33%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.67%) Office 365
2 2 (6.67%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.67%) HTTP
2 2 (6.67%) DNS
2 2 (6.67%) Internet
2 2 (6.67%) LDAP
2 2 (6.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.33%) LAN
3 1 (3.33%) Network Security
3 1 (3.33%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (3.33%) Skype
3 1 (3.33%) VoIP
3 1 (3.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (23.33%) MySQL
1 7 (23.33%) Redis
1 7 (23.33%) Relational Database
2 4 (13.33%) MS Access
3 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.33%) MariaDB
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 12 (40.00%) Git (software)
2 9 (30.00%) Subversion
3 7 (23.33%) Appium
3 7 (23.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 7 (23.33%) Bitbucket
3 7 (23.33%) JIRA
3 7 (23.33%) Selenium
3 7 (23.33%) WebDriver
4 5 (16.67%) Calabash
5 3 (10.00%) Jenkins
6 2 (6.67%) Cucumber
6 2 (6.67%) JUnit
6 2 (6.67%) Mockito
7 1 (3.33%) Jasmine
7 1 (3.33%) Protractor
General
1 4 (13.33%) Banking
1 4 (13.33%) Corporate Banking
1 4 (13.33%) Retail
2 1 (3.33%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 14 (46.67%) Developer
2 7 (23.33%) Architect
3 6 (20.00%) Designer
4 5 (16.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 4 (13.33%) Chief Technology Officer
5 4 (13.33%) Interaction Designer
5 4 (13.33%) Interaction Developer
5 4 (13.33%) Product Manager
5 4 (13.33%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (13.33%) Technical Architect
5 4 (13.33%) Technical Manager
5 4 (13.33%) Technical Product Manager
5 4 (13.33%) Technical Solutions Architect
6 3 (10.00%) Java Developer
6 3 (10.00%) Scala Developer
6 3 (10.00%) Senior Developer
7 2 (6.67%) C++ Developer
7 2 (6.67%) IT Support
7 2 (6.67%) Web Designer
7 2 (6.67%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (33.33%) CSS
1 10 (33.33%) HTML
2 8 (26.67%) Node.js
3 3 (10.00%) Hibernate
3 3 (10.00%) Play Framework
3 3 (10.00%) REST
3 3 (10.00%) Spring
3 3 (10.00%) Web Services
3 3 (10.00%) XML
4 2 (6.67%) EclipseLink
4 2 (6.67%) JAAS
4 2 (6.67%) JAXB
4 2 (6.67%) JPA
4 2 (6.67%) SOAP
4 2 (6.67%) Spring MVC
5 1 (3.33%) JAX-RPC
5 1 (3.33%) Struts
5 1 (3.33%) Struts2
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (13.33%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.67%) Mobile App
3 2 (6.67%) User Experience
4 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.33%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 13 (43.33%) Linux
2 11 (36.67%) Apple iOS
2 11 (36.67%) Windows
3 10 (33.33%) Unix
4 9 (30.00%) Android
5 3 (10.00%) Windows Server
6 2 (6.67%) Windows 7
7 1 (3.33%) Debian
7 1 (3.33%) OpenBSD
7 1 (3.33%) Windows 10
7 1 (3.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (33.33%) TDD
2 10 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 10 (33.33%) Web Development
3 8 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (26.67%) Open Source
3 8 (26.67%) Scrum
4 5 (16.67%) BDD
4 5 (16.67%) Configuration Management
4 5 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
4 5 (16.67%) Data Visualisation
4 5 (16.67%) Functional Testing
4 5 (16.67%) OO
4 5 (16.67%) OOP
4 5 (16.67%) Responsive Web Design
4 5 (16.67%) Visualisation
4 5 (16.67%) Web Design
5 4 (13.33%) Business Development
5 4 (13.33%) Data Analysis
5 4 (13.33%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 16 (53.33%) JavaScript
2 10 (33.33%) Java
3 8 (26.67%) Apple Swift
4 7 (23.33%) C++
5 6 (20.00%) Scala
5 6 (20.00%) SQL
6 5 (16.67%) C#
6 5 (16.67%) Python
6 5 (16.67%) Ruby
7 4 (13.33%) VBA
8 2 (6.67%) PL/SQL
9 1 (3.33%) C
9 1 (3.33%) Objective-C
9 1 (3.33%) Perl
9 1 (3.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) Degree
1 4 (13.33%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) FATCA
1 1 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 7 (23.33%) Docker
2 3 (10.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (3.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Jamf Pro
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.67%) VMware
3 1 (3.33%) Apple
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle
3 1 (3.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.33%) Remedy
3 1 (3.33%) Sophos