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 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 / West Midlands
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 100 136 117
Rank change year-on-year +36 -19  
Contract jobs citing Mac OS X 16 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.80% 0.13% 0.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.20% 0.69% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 2
Median daily rate £475 £140 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +239.28% -6.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £455 £375
% change year-on-year +4.39% +21.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £15.00 £11.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.43% -25.80%  
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 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 381 577 408
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 18.98% 19.34% 17.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 303 227
Median daily rate £375 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £120 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £496 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 48 61
Median hourly rate £14.00 £13.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.66% -19.69%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.99 £10.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £36.00 £26.50
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 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 Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Mac OS X in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 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
Shropshire - 11 £513 -
Birmingham +17 4 £300 +66.66% 1
Dudley +4 1 - -
Mac OS X
England

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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Mac OS X.

1 21 (91.30%) Linux
2 20 (86.96%) Git (software)
3 19 (82.61%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (78.26%) Unix
5 16 (69.57%) Subversion
6 15 (65.22%) JSON
6 15 (65.22%) SOA
6 15 (65.22%) Middleware
7 14 (60.87%) WSDL
7 14 (60.87%) XML
7 14 (60.87%) XSD
7 14 (60.87%) Scrum
7 14 (60.87%) JSON Schema
8 13 (56.52%) SoapUI
8 13 (56.52%) TDD
8 13 (56.52%) SOAP
9 12 (52.17%) HTTP
9 12 (52.17%) SSL
9 12 (52.17%) Kanban
9 12 (52.17%) Conceptual Models
10 11 (47.83%) WSO2
10 11 (47.83%) XSLT
11 10 (43.48%) BPSS Clearance
12 9 (39.13%) MuleSoft
12 9 (39.13%) DevOps
12 9 (39.13%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (34.78%) Jenkins
14 7 (30.43%) Ansible
14 7 (30.43%) Maven
15 4 (17.39%) HTML

Mac OS X
Co-occurring 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 (4.35%) Confluence
1 1 (4.35%) Jetty
1 1 (4.35%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (52.17%) HTTP
1 12 (52.17%) SSL
2 2 (8.70%) LAN
3 1 (4.35%) DHCP
3 1 (4.35%) DNS
3 1 (4.35%) Firewall
3 1 (4.35%) Internet
3 1 (4.35%) SAN
3 1 (4.35%) VoIP
3 1 (4.35%) WAN
3 1 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (4.35%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 20 (86.96%) Git (software)
2 16 (69.57%) Subversion
3 13 (56.52%) SoapUI
4 8 (34.78%) Jenkins
5 7 (30.43%) Maven
6 3 (13.04%) Grunt
6 3 (13.04%) gulp
7 1 (4.35%) JIRA
7 1 (4.35%) Protractor
General
1 1 (4.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (86.96%) Developer
2 12 (52.17%) Agile Developer
2 12 (52.17%) SOA Developer
3 11 (47.83%) Linux Developer
4 7 (30.43%) Senior Developer
5 5 (21.74%) Senior Agile Developer
6 3 (13.04%) Lead Developer
6 3 (13.04%) Team Leader
6 3 (13.04%) Web Developer
7 2 (8.70%) Full Stack Developer
7 2 (8.70%) Full Stack Web Developer
7 2 (8.70%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (8.70%) Messaging Developer
7 2 (8.70%) PHP Developer
7 2 (8.70%) PHP Web Developer
7 2 (8.70%) PostgreSQL Developer
8 1 (4.35%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 1 (4.35%) Agile Java Developer
8 1 (4.35%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 1 (4.35%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (65.22%) JSON
1 15 (65.22%) Middleware
2 14 (60.87%) JSON Schema
2 14 (60.87%) WSDL
2 14 (60.87%) XML
2 14 (60.87%) XSD
3 13 (56.52%) SOAP
4 11 (47.83%) XSLT
5 4 (17.39%) CSS
5 4 (17.39%) HTML
6 3 (13.04%) AngularJS
6 3 (13.04%) Doctrine
6 3 (13.04%) LESS
7 1 (4.35%) Akka
7 1 (4.35%) CSS3
7 1 (4.35%) Node.js
7 1 (4.35%) React
7 1 (4.35%) REST
7 1 (4.35%) RESTful
7 1 (4.35%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Private Cloud
1 1 (4.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 21 (91.30%) Linux
2 18 (78.26%) Unix
3 3 (13.04%) Windows
4 1 (4.35%) MVS
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Server
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (82.61%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (65.22%) SOA
3 14 (60.87%) Scrum
4 13 (56.52%) TDD
5 12 (52.17%) Conceptual Models
5 12 (52.17%) Kanban
6 9 (39.13%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (39.13%) DevOps
7 3 (13.04%) OO
7 3 (13.04%) OO PHP
7 3 (13.04%) Test Automation
7 3 (13.04%) Web Development
8 2 (8.70%) Case Management
8 2 (8.70%) Coaching
8 2 (8.70%) Mentoring
8 2 (8.70%) Microservices
9 1 (4.35%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 1 (4.35%) Front End Development
9 1 (4.35%) ITIL
9 1 (4.35%) Resource Allocation
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
1 3 (13.04%) PHP
2 1 (4.35%) Java
2 1 (4.35%) Scala
Qualifications
1 10 (43.48%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (4.35%) A+ Certification
2 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
1 1 (4.35%) WAI
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Docker
2 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (30.43%) Ansible
2 1 (4.35%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 11 (47.83%) WSO2
2 9 (39.13%) MuleSoft
3 2 (8.70%) Apple
3 2 (8.70%) Zend
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle