The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 / South West
Rank 134 122 138
Rank change year-on-year -12 +16  
Contract jobs citing Mac OS X 6 16 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.23% 0.55% 0.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.29% 2.43% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 13 3
Median daily rate £120 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -65.71% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £350 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £373 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £375 £425
% change year-on-year +15.33% -11.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £12.75 £8.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +59.37%  
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 South West with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 466 659 595
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 17.94% 22.78% 19.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 398 295
Median daily rate £350 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £171 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £470 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 72 81
Median hourly rate £16.38 £21.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.02% +23.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.40 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £46.34 £37.40
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 South West

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

Mac OS X
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

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

Mac OS X
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

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

Mac OS X
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South 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
Gloucestershire - 5 £120 - 3
Mac OS X
England

Mac OS X
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South 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 South West region with a requirement for Mac OS X.

1 13 (54.17%) Apple
2 12 (50.00%) Windows
3 11 (45.83%) Linux
3 11 (45.83%) Unix
3 11 (45.83%) HTTP
3 11 (45.83%) HTML
3 11 (45.83%) Java
4 10 (41.67%) Microsoft
4 10 (41.67%) Active Directory
4 10 (41.67%) DBS Check
4 10 (41.67%) Continuous Deployment
5 9 (37.50%) Dropwizard
5 9 (37.50%) Relational Database
5 9 (37.50%) REST
5 9 (37.50%) Responsive Web Design
5 9 (37.50%) Git (software)
5 9 (37.50%) Open Source
5 9 (37.50%) MongoDB
5 9 (37.50%) Configuration Management
5 9 (37.50%) Wireless
5 9 (37.50%) JavaScript
5 9 (37.50%) SQL
5 9 (37.50%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (37.50%) Hibernate
5 9 (37.50%) Web Design
5 9 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (29.17%) Groovy
6 7 (29.17%) Grails
6 7 (29.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 7 (29.17%) Migration

Mac OS X
Top Related IT Skills in the South 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 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
1 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
1 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (20.83%) Spreadsheet
2 4 (16.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) GitHub
2 1 (4.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (45.83%) HTTP
2 9 (37.50%) Wireless
3 5 (20.83%) DHCP
3 5 (20.83%) DNS
4 4 (16.67%) Internet
5 1 (4.17%) iSCSI
5 1 (4.17%) SAN
5 1 (4.17%) SNMP
5 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
5 1 (4.17%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (37.50%) MongoDB
1 9 (37.50%) PostgreSQL
1 9 (37.50%) Relational Database
2 7 (29.17%) Neo4j
3 2 (8.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (37.50%) Git (software)
2 7 (29.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 7 (29.17%) Gradle
2 7 (29.17%) Jenkins
3 2 (8.33%) Capybara
3 2 (8.33%) Cucumber
3 2 (8.33%) git-flow
3 2 (8.33%) JUnit
3 2 (8.33%) RSpec
3 2 (8.33%) Subversion
General
1 1 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (45.83%) Developer
2 9 (37.50%) Java Developer
2 9 (37.50%) Support Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) 1st Line Support
3 5 (20.83%) Customer Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) Customer Support Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) 1st Line Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) 1st Line Support Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Mac Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 1 (4.17%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 1 (4.17%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Desktop Support
6 1 (4.17%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Field Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Field Support Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (45.83%) HTML
2 9 (37.50%) Dropwizard
2 9 (37.50%) Hibernate
2 9 (37.50%) REST
3 7 (29.17%) Grails
3 7 (29.17%) JAX-RS
3 7 (29.17%) RabbitMQ
3 7 (29.17%) Spring
3 7 (29.17%) XML
4 2 (8.33%) CSS
4 2 (8.33%) Ruby on Rails
4 2 (8.33%) Sass
Operating Systems
1 12 (50.00%) Windows
2 11 (45.83%) Linux
2 11 (45.83%) Unix
3 9 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (29.17%) Windows 7
5 6 (25.00%) Windows Server
6 5 (20.83%) Windows 8
6 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (16.67%) Apple iOS
7 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (16.67%) Windows Vista
7 4 (16.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) Continuous Deployment
2 9 (37.50%) Configuration Management
2 9 (37.50%) Open Source
2 9 (37.50%) Responsive Web Design
2 9 (37.50%) Web Design
3 7 (29.17%) Customer Requirements
3 7 (29.17%) Migration
4 6 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 6 (25.00%) Network Management
5 5 (20.83%) Service Delivery
5 5 (20.83%) Time Management
6 2 (8.33%) Integration Testing
6 2 (8.33%) Unit Testing
6 2 (8.33%) Visualisation
6 2 (8.33%) Web Development
7 1 (4.17%) ITIL
7 1 (4.17%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (45.83%) Java
2 9 (37.50%) JavaScript
2 9 (37.50%) SQL
3 7 (29.17%) Groovy
4 2 (8.33%) Python
4 2 (8.33%) Ruby
4 2 (8.33%) Scala
Qualifications
1 10 (41.67%) DBS Check
2 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 3 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (25.00%) SLA
2 2 (8.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 10 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 7 (29.17%) Docker
3 5 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 13 (54.17%) Apple
2 10 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 6 (25.00%) VMware
4 5 (20.83%) Citrix
5 1 (4.17%) Google