The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Apple Mac OS X
England / West Midlands
Rank 111 127 121
Rank change year-on-year +16 -6  
Contract jobs citing Mac OS X 7 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.30% 0.11% 0.039%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.96% 0.49% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Median daily rate £475 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £375 £425
% change year-on-year +15.33% -11.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £14.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £12.40
% change year-on-year - +8.87%  

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 West Midlands with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 357 613 504
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 15.50% 22.75% 19.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 281 229
Median daily rate £400 £375 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +17.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £192 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £513 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 47 82
Median hourly rate £14.93 £15.93 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.27% +6.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.73 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £22.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.92 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.86% +9.16%  

Mac OS X
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Mac OS X
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

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

Mac OS X
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

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

Mac OS X
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 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
Shropshire +36 5 £475 -
Birmingham 0 2 - - 1
Mac OS X
England

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

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

1 16 (88.89%) Linux
1 16 (88.89%) Git (software)
2 15 (83.33%) Unix
3 13 (72.22%) HTTP
4 11 (61.11%) HTML
4 11 (61.11%) CSS
5 10 (55.56%) JavaScript
5 10 (55.56%) Configuration Management
5 10 (55.56%) Visualisation
5 10 (55.56%) Web Design
5 10 (55.56%) Web Development
5 10 (55.56%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (55.56%) Responsive Web Design
5 10 (55.56%) Relational Database
6 9 (50.00%) Jenkins
7 8 (44.44%) Subversion
8 7 (38.89%) PHP
8 7 (38.89%) OO
8 7 (38.89%) Line Management
8 7 (38.89%) Mentoring
8 7 (38.89%) OO PHP
9 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (27.78%) Scrum
11 4 (22.22%) Java
11 4 (22.22%) TDD
11 4 (22.22%) JSON
11 4 (22.22%) Scala
11 4 (22.22%) Continuous Deployment
12 3 (16.67%) Conceptual Models
12 3 (16.67%) Dropwizard

Mac OS X
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 (5.56%) Jetty
1 1 (5.56%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 13 (72.22%) HTTP
2 3 (16.67%) SSL
3 2 (11.11%) DHCP
3 2 (11.11%) DNS
3 2 (11.11%) LAN
3 2 (11.11%) VoIP
3 2 (11.11%) WAN
4 1 (5.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (55.56%) Relational Database
2 3 (16.67%) MongoDB
2 3 (16.67%) NoSQL
2 3 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (88.89%) Git (software)
2 9 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 8 (44.44%) Subversion
4 3 (16.67%) Capybara
4 3 (16.67%) Cucumber
4 3 (16.67%) git-flow
4 3 (16.67%) JUnit
4 3 (16.67%) RSpec
4 3 (16.67%) SoapUI
5 2 (11.11%) Maven
General
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (88.89%) Developer
2 6 (33.33%) PHP Developer
3 5 (27.78%) Senior Developer
4 3 (16.67%) Agile Developer
4 3 (16.67%) Digital Developer
4 3 (16.67%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 3 (16.67%) Senior PHP Developer
4 3 (16.67%) SOA Developer
5 2 (11.11%) 1st Line Support
5 2 (11.11%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 2 (11.11%) Linux Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Agile Java Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Java Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Messaging Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Scala Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (61.11%) CSS
1 11 (61.11%) HTML
2 4 (22.22%) JSON
3 3 (16.67%) Dropwizard
3 3 (16.67%) JSON Schema
3 3 (16.67%) Middleware
3 3 (16.67%) Ruby on Rails
3 3 (16.67%) Sass
3 3 (16.67%) SOAP
3 3 (16.67%) WSDL
3 3 (16.67%) XML
3 3 (16.67%) XSD
3 3 (16.67%) XSLT
4 1 (5.56%) Akka
4 1 (5.56%) Node.js
4 1 (5.56%) React
4 1 (5.56%) REST
4 1 (5.56%) RESTful
4 1 (5.56%) Servlets
4 1 (5.56%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (88.89%) Linux
2 15 (83.33%) Unix
3 2 (11.11%) Windows
3 2 (11.11%) Windows Server
3 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) Configuration Management
1 10 (55.56%) Continuous Integration
1 10 (55.56%) Responsive Web Design
1 10 (55.56%) Visualisation
1 10 (55.56%) Web Design
1 10 (55.56%) Web Development
2 7 (38.89%) Line Management
2 7 (38.89%) Mentoring
2 7 (38.89%) OO
2 7 (38.89%) OO PHP
3 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (27.78%) Scrum
5 4 (22.22%) Continuous Deployment
5 4 (22.22%) TDD
6 3 (16.67%) Conceptual Models
6 3 (16.67%) DevOps
6 3 (16.67%) Integration Testing
6 3 (16.67%) Kanban
6 3 (16.67%) Open Source
6 3 (16.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (55.56%) JavaScript
2 7 (38.89%) PHP
3 4 (22.22%) Java
3 4 (22.22%) Scala
4 3 (16.67%) Python
4 3 (16.67%) Ruby
4 3 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) Ansible
2 1 (5.56%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) Apple
1 2 (11.11%) WSO2
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle