The table below looks at the statistics for Mac OS X skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mac OS X over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Apple Mac OS X
UK
Rank 418 350 359
Rank change year-on-year
-68 +9
Contract jobs citing Mac OS X 178 299 281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.39% 0.57% 0.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.91% 2.68% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 201 170
Median daily rate £403 £370 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.78% -12.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £175 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £576 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £370 £400
% change year-on-year
+14.86% -7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 30
Median hourly rate £12.07 £19.00 £17.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.47% +6.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.63 £10.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £21.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.07 £20.25 £12.45
% change year-on-year
-40.39% +62.65%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Operating Systems Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
9337 11143 11564
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.59% 21.43% 22.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 5979 6783 6713
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £188 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £353 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.54% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 597 747 891
Median hourly rate £16.13 £17.39 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.24% +7.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £45.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%

Mac OS X
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Mac OS X as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Mac OS X Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Mac OS X
Daily Rate Trend

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

Mac OS X Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Mac OS X
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Mac OS X within the UK over the 3 months to 22 February 2017.

Mac OS X Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Mac OS X
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Mac OS X Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Mac OS X
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Mac OS X within the UK over the 3 months to 22 February 2017.

Mac OS X Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Mac OS X
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 22 February 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
England -60 150 £425 +14.86% 43
London -20 72 £206 -43.10% 14
Yorkshire +18 28 £450 -10.66% 2
South East +7 18 £500 +40.84% 9
Wales +21 16 £408 +55.23%
Sheffield +14 15 £450 +5.88% 2
South Yorkshire +9 15 £450 +38.46% 2
South West -3 14 £160 -54.28% 2
Cardiff +28 13 £403 +53.33%
South Wales +26 13 £403 +53.33%
West Yorkshire +10 12 £450 -21.73%
Leeds -5 12 £450 -21.73%
West Sussex -5 7 £650 -
Worthing -11 7 £650 -
Buckinghamshire +5 5 £400 -33.33% 1
West Midlands +1 5 £500 +150.00% 4
East of England -3 5 £494 -8.09% 4
Devon -6 5 £490 +22.50%
Exeter - 5 £490 -
Gloucester - 5 £120 - 1
Gloucestershire - 5 £120 - 2
Hampshire -2 4 £425 +10.38%
Manchester -8 4 £425 +30.16% 4
City of London -8 4 £531 +141.47% 3
North West -14 4 £425 +21.42% 4
Tyne and Wear -15 4 £345 -17.85%
Newcastle upon Tyne -19 4 £345 -17.85%
North East -21 4 £345 -17.85%
Iver - 4 £450 - 1
Birmingham +1 3 - - 2

Mac OS X
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 with a requirement for Mac OS X.

1 221 (55.95%) Linux
2 196 (49.62%) Windows
3 172 (43.54%) Unix
4 153 (38.73%) Git (software)
5 152 (38.48%) HTML
6 133 (33.67%) Relational Database
7 131 (33.16%) Configuration Management
8 130 (32.91%) HTTP
9 127 (32.15%) Active Directory
10 117 (29.62%) Agile Software Development
11 115 (29.11%) Web Design
11 115 (29.11%) Responsive Web Design
12 111 (28.10%) Java
13 109 (27.59%) JavaScript
14 108 (27.34%) Microsoft
15 105 (26.58%) CSS
16 102 (25.82%) Web Development
17 94 (23.80%) Windows 7
18 81 (20.51%) REST
18 81 (20.51%) Continuous Deployment
19 76 (19.24%) Apple
20 70 (17.72%) ITIL
20 70 (17.72%) Visualisation
21 67 (16.96%) Subversion
21 67 (16.96%) MS Office
22 63 (15.95%) MongoDB
23 58 (14.68%) Python
24 53 (13.42%) Dropwizard
25 52 (13.16%) VMware
26 49 (12.41%) Continuous Integration

Mac OS X
Top Related IT Skills 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 22 (5.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 21 (5.32%) MS Exchange
3 15 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2007
5 10 (2.53%) Confluence
5 10 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (1.77%) Skype for Business
7 4 (1.01%) CMS
7 4 (1.01%) CoreMedia CMS
7 4 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (1.01%) Tomcat
7 4 (1.01%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.76%) Jetty
9 2 (0.51%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.51%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.51%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.25%) Apache
10 1 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.25%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 67 (16.96%) MS Office
2 43 (10.89%) MS Excel
3 6 (1.52%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (1.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.25%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (1.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.51%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 32 (8.10%) Office 365
2 23 (5.82%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (4.30%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (3.54%) G Suite
5 8 (2.03%) GitHub
6 6 (1.52%) IaaS
6 6 (1.52%) PaaS
7 4 (1.01%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 4 (1.01%) TestFlight
8 3 (0.76%) Google App Engine
8 3 (0.76%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.51%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 130 (32.91%) HTTP
2 41 (10.38%) DNS
3 37 (9.37%) DHCP
4 35 (8.86%) Wireless
5 33 (8.35%) TCP/IP
6 24 (6.08%) Internet
7 19 (4.81%) LAN
8 17 (4.30%) Firewall
9 15 (3.80%) WAN
10 12 (3.04%) VoIP
10 12 (3.04%) VPN
11 9 (2.28%) LDAP
11 9 (2.28%) Wi-Fi
12 7 (1.77%) Remote Desktop
13 6 (1.52%) Kerberos
13 6 (1.52%) SSL
14 5 (1.27%) IP Telephony
14 5 (1.27%) Skype
15 4 (1.01%) Cisco IOS
15 4 (1.01%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (33.67%) Relational Database
2 63 (15.95%) MongoDB
3 48 (12.15%) Neo4j
4 20 (5.06%) PostgreSQL
5 14 (3.54%) NoSQL
6 10 (2.53%) MySQL
7 7 (1.77%) Apache Cassandra
7 7 (1.77%) SQL Server
8 4 (1.01%) MS Access
8 4 (1.01%) SQLite
9 2 (0.51%) Big Data
9 2 (0.51%) FileMaker
9 2 (0.51%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.51%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.51%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.51%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (0.51%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.51%) Redis
10 1 (0.25%) Flink
10 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 153 (38.73%) Git (software)
2 67 (16.96%) Subversion
3 49 (12.41%) Jenkins
4 30 (7.59%) Cucumber
5 13 (3.29%) Maven
6 10 (2.53%) JIRA
7 9 (2.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 9 (2.28%) JUnit
7 9 (2.28%) Mockito
8 7 (1.77%) Gradle
9 5 (1.27%) Capybara
9 5 (1.27%) git-flow
9 5 (1.27%) RSpec
9 5 (1.27%) Selenium
9 5 (1.27%) Xcode
10 4 (1.01%) Android Studio
10 4 (1.01%) CocoaPods
11 3 (0.76%) HP UFT
11 3 (0.76%) JMeter
11 3 (0.76%) LoadRunner
General
1 27 (6.84%) Finance
2 17 (4.30%) Retail
3 7 (1.77%) Legal
3 7 (1.77%) Marketing
4 6 (1.52%) Advertising
4 6 (1.52%) Games
4 6 (1.52%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.01%) Electronics
5 4 (1.01%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.01%) Multimedia
6 3 (0.76%) Banking
6 3 (0.76%) Japanese Language
7 2 (0.51%) Online Betting
7 2 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.25%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.25%) Law
8 1 (0.25%) Portuguese Language
8 1 (0.25%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 184 (46.58%) Developer
2 91 (23.04%) Java Developer
3 48 (12.15%) Support Engineer
4 46 (11.65%) Analyst
5 38 (9.62%) 2nd Line Support
5 38 (9.62%) Senior Developer
6 33 (8.35%) IT Support
7 31 (7.85%) Support Analyst
8 29 (7.34%) Scala Developer
9 26 (6.58%) 1st/2nd Line Support
10 25 (6.33%) Desktop Support
10 25 (6.33%) Mac Engineer
11 22 (5.57%) Service Analyst
12 21 (5.32%) Service Desk Analyst
13 20 (5.06%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 20 (5.06%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
13 20 (5.06%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 20 (5.06%) Desktop Engineer
13 20 (5.06%) Digital Developer
14 19 (4.81%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 152 (38.48%) HTML
2 105 (26.58%) CSS
3 81 (20.51%) REST
4 53 (13.42%) Dropwizard
5 48 (12.15%) JAX-RS
6 46 (11.65%) Hibernate
7 34 (8.61%) Spring
8 23 (5.82%) JSON
9 22 (5.57%) RESTful
10 21 (5.32%) Kafka
11 16 (4.05%) Spring Boot
12 15 (3.80%) Web Services
13 13 (3.29%) iXBRL
13 13 (3.29%) XML
14 11 (2.78%) Node.js
14 11 (2.78%) Symfony
15 7 (1.77%) Grails
15 7 (1.77%) RabbitMQ
15 7 (1.77%) Ruby on Rails
16 6 (1.52%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (6.33%) Blackberry
2 14 (3.54%) iPhone
3 13 (3.29%) iPad
4 12 (3.04%) User Experience
5 11 (2.78%) Computer Science
6 10 (2.53%) Fat Client
6 10 (2.53%) Management Information System
6 10 (2.53%) Thin Client
7 8 (2.03%) PKI
8 7 (1.77%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (1.77%) Cloud Native
8 7 (1.77%) Handset
8 7 (1.77%) Mobile App
9 5 (1.27%) BYOD
10 4 (1.01%) Smartphone
11 3 (0.76%) Data Centre
11 3 (0.76%) Video Conferencing
12 2 (0.51%) EMC VNXe
12 2 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.51%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 221 (55.95%) Linux
2 196 (49.62%) Windows
3 172 (43.54%) Unix
4 94 (23.80%) Windows 7
5 46 (11.65%) Windows 10
6 45 (11.39%) Windows Server
7 43 (10.89%) Android
8 41 (10.38%) Apple iOS
9 31 (7.85%) Windows Server 2008
10 27 (6.84%) Windows Server 2012
11 26 (6.58%) Windows XP
12 22 (5.57%) Windows Server 2003
13 21 (5.32%) Windows 8
14 16 (4.05%) Ubuntu
15 11 (2.78%) Mac OS
16 8 (2.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 5 (1.27%) Windows Vista
18 4 (1.01%) Mac OS X Server
19 3 (0.76%) CentOS
20 2 (0.51%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (33.16%) Configuration Management
2 117 (29.62%) Agile Software Development
3 115 (29.11%) Responsive Web Design
3 115 (29.11%) Web Design
4 102 (25.82%) Web Development
5 81 (20.51%) Continuous Deployment
6 70 (17.72%) ITIL
6 70 (17.72%) Visualisation
7 49 (12.41%) Continuous Integration
8 47 (11.90%) Scrum
9 46 (11.65%) Mentoring
10 43 (10.89%) TDD
11 40 (10.13%) Line Management
12 35 (8.86%) OO
13 33 (8.35%) BDD
13 33 (8.35%) OO PHP
14 29 (7.34%) Continuous Delivery
14 29 (7.34%) Software Engineering
15 24 (6.08%) Microservices
16 22 (5.57%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 111 (28.10%) Java
2 109 (27.59%) JavaScript
3 58 (14.68%) Python
4 42 (10.63%) Scala
5 36 (9.11%) Ruby
6 35 (8.86%) PHP
7 20 (5.06%) PowerShell
7 20 (5.06%) SQL
8 17 (4.30%) Bash Shell
9 13 (3.29%) Go
10 8 (2.03%) C++
10 8 (2.03%) Objective-C
11 7 (1.77%) Apple Swift
11 7 (1.77%) Groovy
11 7 (1.77%) Perl
12 5 (1.27%) C
12 5 (1.27%) C#
13 4 (1.01%) VBA
14 3 (0.76%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.51%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (8.86%) Security Cleared
2 22 (5.57%) BPSS Clearance
3 21 (5.32%) Degree
4 19 (4.81%) DBS Check
5 14 (3.54%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
7 10 (2.53%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (2.28%) SC Cleared
9 8 (2.03%) CISSP
9 8 (2.03%) CREST Certified
9 8 (2.03%) MCDST
10 5 (1.27%) CCNP
10 5 (1.27%) CCSP
10 5 (1.27%) CISM
10 5 (1.27%) MCSE
10 5 (1.27%) SANS
11 4 (1.01%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 3 (0.76%) CCIE
12 3 (0.76%) MCSA
13 2 (0.51%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (6.84%) SLA
2 23 (5.82%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (1.77%) PCI DSS
4 6 (1.52%) QA
5 3 (0.76%) WAI
5 3 (0.76%) WCAG
6 1 (0.25%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.25%) SDET
System Software
1 127 (32.15%) Active Directory
2 41 (10.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (6.84%) Virtual Desktop
4 23 (5.82%) Docker
5 14 (3.54%) Hyper-V
5 14 (3.54%) vSphere
6 10 (2.53%) XenApp
6 10 (2.53%) XenDesktop
7 8 (2.03%) BitLocker
7 8 (2.03%) Xen
8 6 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.76%) VirtualBox
9 3 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.25%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.25%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 30 (7.59%) SCCM
2 17 (4.30%) Jamf Pro
3 9 (2.28%) WSUS
4 7 (1.77%) Puppet
5 6 (1.52%) Backup Exec
6 5 (1.27%) SCOM
7 4 (1.01%) DameWare
8 3 (0.76%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 3 (0.76%) Terraform
9 2 (0.51%) AirWatch
9 2 (0.51%) Cisco Prime
9 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 2 (0.51%) Pingdom
9 2 (0.51%) SCDPM
10 1 (0.25%) Cisco UCCE
10 1 (0.25%) Core Impact
10 1 (0.25%) OpenView
10 1 (0.25%) ServiceCenter
10 1 (0.25%) WMI
Vendors
1 108 (27.34%) Microsoft
2 76 (19.24%) Apple
3 52 (13.16%) VMware
4 33 (8.35%) Citrix
5 31 (7.85%) Google
6 22 (5.57%) Cisco
7 19 (4.81%) Dell
7 19 (4.81%) LANDesk
8 17 (4.30%) HP
9 16 (4.05%) Symantec
10 12 (3.04%) ServiceNow
11 8 (2.03%) Red Hat
12 7 (1.77%) Adobe
12 7 (1.77%) Palo Alto
13 5 (1.27%) Oracle
13 5 (1.27%) SAP
13 5 (1.27%) Veeam
14 4 (1.01%) Rapid7
14 4 (1.01%) Remedy
14 4 (1.01%) SonicWALL
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