The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for Mac OS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Mac OS over the 3 months to 29 April 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 MacOS (including macOS Sierra)
England / South West
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 127 139 137
Rank change year-on-year +12 -2  
Contract jobs citing Mac OS 9 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.34% 0.034% 0.097%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.04% 0.15% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 3
Median daily rate £425 - £250
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £200 £350
% change year-on-year +87.50% -42.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £17.38 -
% change year-on-year +31.51% -  

Mac OS 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 441 656 664
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 16.57% 22.36% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 386 328
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £180 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £499 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 64 98
Median hourly rate £15.78 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.39% -2.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £9.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.60 £44.10 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year -8.82% +7.25%  

Mac OS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing Mac OS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Mac OS in the South West

Mac OS
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 in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Mac OS in the South West

Mac OS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Mac OS in the South West over the 3 months to 29 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Mac OS in the South West

Mac OS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Mac OS in the South West

Mac OS
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 within the South West region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
Devon - 7 £438 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £110 - 1
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Mac OS
England

For the 6 months to 29 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Mac OS 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.

1 8 (61.54%) JSON
1 8 (61.54%) Git (software)
2 7 (53.85%) Open Source
2 7 (53.85%) VirtualBox
2 7 (53.85%) REST
2 7 (53.85%) Jenkins
2 7 (53.85%) Vagrant
2 7 (53.85%) OWASP
2 7 (53.85%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (53.85%) Unix
2 7 (53.85%) Linux
2 7 (53.85%) Python
3 6 (46.15%) Windows
3 6 (46.15%) HTML
3 6 (46.15%) JavaScript
3 6 (46.15%) SQL
3 6 (46.15%) CSS
3 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (46.15%) RabbitMQ
3 6 (46.15%) Front End Development
3 6 (46.15%) Docker
3 6 (46.15%) SQLAlchemy
4 5 (38.46%) Network Management
4 5 (38.46%) Apple iOS
4 5 (38.46%) Incident Management
4 5 (38.46%) Mentoring
4 5 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (38.46%) Translating Business Requirements
4 5 (38.46%) Performance Optimisation
4 5 (38.46%) Pair Programming

Mac OS
Co-occurring 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:

Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (7.69%) FileMaker
Development Applications
1 8 (61.54%) Git (software)
2 7 (53.85%) Jenkins
2 7 (53.85%) Vagrant
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Developer
2 6 (46.15%) Software Developer
3 5 (38.46%) Senior Developer
3 5 (38.46%) Senior Software Developer
4 3 (23.08%) 1st Line Engineer
4 3 (23.08%) 1st Line Support
4 3 (23.08%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 3 (23.08%) Customer Engineer
4 3 (23.08%) Customer Support Engineer
4 3 (23.08%) Support Engineer
5 2 (15.38%) Customer Support Technician
5 2 (15.38%) Python Developer
5 2 (15.38%) Support Technician
6 1 (7.69%) Senior Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (61.54%) JSON
2 7 (53.85%) REST
3 6 (46.15%) CSS
3 6 (46.15%) HTML
3 6 (46.15%) RabbitMQ
3 6 (46.15%) SQLAlchemy
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Linux
1 7 (53.85%) Unix
2 6 (46.15%) Windows
3 5 (38.46%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Continuous Integration
1 7 (53.85%) Open Source
1 7 (53.85%) OWASP
2 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (46.15%) Front End Development
3 5 (38.46%) Incident Management
3 5 (38.46%) Mentoring
3 5 (38.46%) Network Management
3 5 (38.46%) Pair Programming
3 5 (38.46%) Performance Optimisation
3 5 (38.46%) Service Delivery
3 5 (38.46%) Software Engineering
3 5 (38.46%) Time Management
3 5 (38.46%) Translating Business Requirements
4 1 (7.69%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) Python
2 6 (46.15%) JavaScript
2 6 (46.15%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) DBS Check
2 2 (15.38%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (7.69%) Network+ Certification
3 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (38.46%) QA
2 3 (23.08%) SLA
3 1 (7.69%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (53.85%) VirtualBox
2 6 (46.15%) Docker
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Apple
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft