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 2 December 2016 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apple Mac OS X
Rank 406 384 364
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -20
Contract jobs citing Mac OS X 229 273 299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.46% 0.49% 0.52%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.14% 2.29% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 168 198
Median daily rate £430 £455 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.44% +13.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £199 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £577 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £470 £425
% change year-on-year
-7.97% +10.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 20 23
Median hourly rate £15.00 £19.75 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.05% +36.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £14.40 £9.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.44 £21.50 £18.66
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £21.50 £13.25
% change year-on-year
-23.25% +62.26%

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
10680 11942 13096
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.29% 21.50% 22.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 6676 7048 7768
Median daily rate £388 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.97% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 687 976 1143
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £10.66 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £40.50 £33.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

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 2 December 2016.

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
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 2 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -10 216 £439 -6.64% 64
London -8 99 £410 -6.28% 37
East Midlands +18 29 £440 +104.65% 2
South East +21 26 £525 +31.08% 7
Nottinghamshire +22 23 £440 +104.65% 2
Nottingham +13 22 £440 +104.65% 2
South West +14 20 £336 -10.33% 8
West Midlands -9 18 £450 - 1
Birmingham +2 15 £463 -
Cambridgeshire +16 14 £203 +14.08% 1
East of England +12 14 £203 -62.32% 3
City of London -8 14 £535 +1.90% 9
Yorkshire -9 12 £450 -9.09% 2
West Sussex +17 9 £625 +8.69%
Surrey - 9 £475 - 1
Wales 0 8 £413 +50.00% 1
Cardiff +21 7 £413 +50.00%
South Wales +11 7 £413 +50.00%
South Yorkshire -16 7 £450 -8.62% 1
Cambridge +13 6 £198 +11.26% 1
Worthing +2 6 £625 +8.69%
Devon 0 6 £480 +20.00% 1
Sheffield -18 6 £463 -6.09% 1
Exeter - 6 £480 - 1
West Yorkshire 0 5 £525 +6.06% 1
Oxford -2 5 £400 +142.42% 1
Leeds -3 5 £525 +6.06% 1
Oxfordshire -3 5 £400 +142.42% 2
Leicestershire - 5 - -
Gloucestershire +7 4 £113 -64.28% 2

Mac OS X
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 December 2016, 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.

1 245 (58.75%) Linux
2 215 (51.56%) Windows
3 184 (44.12%) Unix
4 154 (36.93%) Git (software)
5 151 (36.21%) Active Directory
6 134 (32.13%) HTML
7 133 (31.89%) HTTP
8 128 (30.70%) Agile Software Development
9 126 (30.22%) Relational Database
10 118 (28.30%) JavaScript
11 116 (27.82%) Microsoft
12 111 (26.62%) Configuration Management
13 107 (25.66%) Web Design
13 107 (25.66%) Responsive Web Design
14 100 (23.98%) Web Development
15 94 (22.54%) Java
15 94 (22.54%) CSS
16 85 (20.38%) Windows 7
17 83 (19.90%) Visualisation
17 83 (19.90%) Apple
18 74 (17.75%) Subversion
19 70 (16.79%) Continuous Deployment
20 67 (16.07%) ITIL
21 66 (15.83%) Jenkins
22 65 (15.59%) MS Office
23 60 (14.39%) SCCM
24 57 (13.67%) REST
25 56 (13.43%) OO
26 55 (13.19%) PHP
26 55 (13.19%) 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 19 (4.56%) MS Exchange
2 15 (3.60%) Elasticsearch
3 13 (3.12%) Tomcat
4 12 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (2.88%) Mule
5 11 (2.64%) Exchange Server 2013
5 11 (2.64%) Skype for Business
6 9 (2.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 8 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2007
8 7 (1.68%) Umbraco
9 6 (1.44%) SharePoint
10 5 (1.20%) Jetty
10 5 (1.20%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.96%) CMS
11 4 (0.96%) Confluence
11 4 (0.96%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.48%) CoreMedia CMS
12 2 (0.48%) nginx
13 1 (0.24%) Drupal
13 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 65 (15.59%) MS Office
2 53 (12.71%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.20%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.96%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.24%) MS Project
6 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.24%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 55 (13.19%) Office 365
2 37 (8.87%) Amazon AWS
3 36 (8.63%) Microsoft Azure
4 18 (4.32%) G Suite
5 7 (1.68%) IaaS
6 6 (1.44%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 6 (1.44%) GitHub
6 6 (1.44%) PaaS
7 4 (0.96%) SaaS
7 4 (0.96%) Trello
8 3 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.48%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.48%) TestFlight
10 1 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.24%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.24%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.24%) CloudFront
10 1 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 133 (31.89%) HTTP
2 47 (11.27%) DNS
3 46 (11.03%) DHCP
4 39 (9.35%) VPN
5 32 (7.67%) TCP/IP
6 31 (7.43%) LAN
6 31 (7.43%) Wireless
7 26 (6.24%) WAN
8 23 (5.52%) Wi-Fi
9 18 (4.32%) Firewall
10 16 (3.84%) Internet
11 15 (3.60%) LDAP
12 14 (3.36%) Kerberos
12 14 (3.36%) Remote Desktop
13 13 (3.12%) VoIP
14 10 (2.40%) Skype
15 6 (1.44%) FTP
15 6 (1.44%) Network Security
15 6 (1.44%) SSL
16 5 (1.20%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (30.22%) Relational Database
2 47 (11.27%) MongoDB
3 33 (7.91%) PostgreSQL
4 31 (7.43%) Neo4j
5 11 (2.64%) NoSQL
6 6 (1.44%) MySQL
7 5 (1.20%) SQL Server
8 4 (0.96%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.48%) FileMaker
9 2 (0.48%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.48%) SQLite
10 1 (0.24%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.24%) Big Data
10 1 (0.24%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.24%) HBase
10 1 (0.24%) Redis
10 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 154 (36.93%) Git (software)
2 74 (17.75%) Subversion
3 66 (15.83%) Jenkins
4 37 (8.87%) Cucumber
5 17 (4.08%) WebDriver
6 13 (3.12%) Maven
7 12 (2.88%) JUnit
7 12 (2.88%) Mockito
8 10 (2.40%) JIRA
9 9 (2.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (1.44%) Gradle
10 6 (1.44%) Selenium
10 6 (1.44%) Xcode
11 5 (1.20%) Capybara
11 5 (1.20%) git-flow
11 5 (1.20%) RSpec
12 3 (0.72%) CocoaPods
12 3 (0.72%) HP UFT
12 3 (0.72%) JMeter
12 3 (0.72%) LoadRunner
General
1 20 (4.80%) Retail
2 16 (3.84%) Finance
3 11 (2.64%) Marketing
4 8 (1.92%) Japanese Language
5 5 (1.20%) Games
5 5 (1.20%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.20%) Telecoms
6 4 (0.96%) Legal
7 3 (0.72%) Advertising
7 3 (0.72%) Electronics
8 2 (0.48%) Banking
8 2 (0.48%) Italian Language
8 2 (0.48%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.48%) Online Betting
8 2 (0.48%) Publishing
8 2 (0.48%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.24%) Law
9 1 (0.24%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 179 (42.93%) Developer
2 64 (15.35%) Java Developer
3 56 (13.43%) Analyst
4 52 (12.47%) Support Engineer
5 51 (12.23%) Senior Developer
6 39 (9.35%) 2nd Line Support
7 33 (7.91%) Desktop Support
8 31 (7.43%) Support Analyst
9 30 (7.19%) IT Support
10 28 (6.71%) Desktop Engineer
10 28 (6.71%) Mac Engineer
10 28 (6.71%) PHP Developer
11 27 (6.47%) Service Analyst
11 27 (6.47%) Service Desk Analyst
12 25 (6.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 25 (6.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 24 (5.76%) 1st/2nd Line Support
14 21 (5.04%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 21 (5.04%) Digital Developer
14 21 (5.04%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 134 (32.13%) HTML
2 94 (22.54%) CSS
3 57 (13.67%) REST
4 36 (8.63%) Dropwizard
5 32 (7.67%) JAX-RS
5 32 (7.67%) Spring
6 27 (6.47%) Hibernate
7 22 (5.28%) Node.js
8 17 (4.08%) Doctrine
9 15 (3.60%) Behat
10 14 (3.36%) JSON
10 14 (3.36%) RESTful
10 14 (3.36%) Sass
11 12 (2.88%) Symfony
11 12 (2.88%) XML
12 11 (2.64%) Kafka
12 11 (2.64%) Zend Framework
13 8 (1.92%) Ruby on Rails
13 8 (1.92%) Spring Boot
13 8 (1.92%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 83 (19.90%) Visualisation
2 17 (4.08%) Blackberry
3 15 (3.60%) iPhone
4 14 (3.36%) iPad
5 13 (3.12%) PKI
6 12 (2.88%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (2.88%) BYOD
7 11 (2.64%) Cloud Native
8 10 (2.40%) Computer Science
9 9 (2.16%) User Experience
10 8 (1.92%) Management Information System
11 6 (1.44%) Smartphone
12 5 (1.20%) Fat Client
12 5 (1.20%) Thin Client
13 3 (0.72%) Economics
13 3 (0.72%) Mobile App
13 3 (0.72%) Mobile Computing
13 3 (0.72%) Private Cloud
13 3 (0.72%) Video Conferencing
14 2 (0.48%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 245 (58.75%) Linux
2 215 (51.56%) Windows
3 184 (44.12%) Unix
4 85 (20.38%) Windows 7
5 50 (11.99%) Windows Server
6 49 (11.75%) Android
7 46 (11.03%) Apple iOS
8 39 (9.35%) Windows 10
9 26 (6.24%) Windows 8
10 25 (6.00%) Windows Server 2012
11 23 (5.52%) Windows Server 2008
12 22 (5.28%) Windows XP
13 20 (4.80%) Ubuntu
14 8 (1.92%) Mac OS
14 8 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 8 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
15 3 (0.72%) CentOS
15 3 (0.72%) Mac OS X Server
15 3 (0.72%) MVS
15 3 (0.72%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (30.70%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (26.62%) Configuration Management
3 107 (25.66%) Responsive Web Design
3 107 (25.66%) Web Design
4 100 (23.98%) Web Development
5 70 (16.79%) Continuous Deployment
6 67 (16.07%) ITIL
7 56 (13.43%) OO
8 55 (13.19%) Continuous Integration
9 50 (11.99%) OO PHP
10 48 (11.51%) Line Management
11 42 (10.07%) Front End Development
12 39 (9.35%) BDD
13 38 (9.11%) Mentoring
14 30 (7.19%) TDD
15 29 (6.95%) Scrum
16 26 (6.24%) Continuous Delivery
16 26 (6.24%) DevOps
17 25 (6.00%) Software Engineering
18 22 (5.28%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 118 (28.30%) JavaScript
2 94 (22.54%) Java
3 55 (13.19%) PHP
4 50 (11.99%) Python
5 34 (8.15%) Scala
6 31 (7.43%) PowerShell
7 27 (6.47%) Ruby
8 24 (5.76%) Bash Shell
9 17 (4.08%) SQL
10 7 (1.68%) Apple Swift
10 7 (1.68%) C
10 7 (1.68%) Go
11 6 (1.44%) Groovy
11 6 (1.44%) Objective-C
11 6 (1.44%) Perl
11 6 (1.44%) Shell Script
12 4 (0.96%) C++
13 3 (0.72%) C#
14 2 (0.48%) AppleScript
14 2 (0.48%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 47 (11.27%) Security Cleared
2 20 (4.80%) BPSS Clearance
3 19 (4.56%) SC Cleared
4 17 (4.08%) DBS Check
5 16 (3.84%) CISSP
6 14 (3.36%) Degree
6 14 (3.36%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (2.64%) MCSE
8 8 (1.92%) CCA
8 8 (1.92%) CREST Certified
9 6 (1.44%) ACMT
10 5 (1.20%) Citrix Certification
10 5 (1.20%) MCTS
11 4 (0.96%) A+ Certification
11 4 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.72%) CCNA
12 3 (0.72%) CCNP
13 2 (0.48%) MCP
13 2 (0.48%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (6.00%) SLA
2 20 (4.80%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.96%) QA
4 3 (0.72%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.24%) GCP
5 1 (0.24%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 151 (36.21%) Active Directory
2 32 (7.67%) Docker
3 30 (7.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (5.76%) Hyper-V
5 17 (4.08%) XenApp
6 16 (3.84%) Virtual Desktop
7 15 (3.60%) BitLocker
7 15 (3.60%) XenDesktop
8 13 (3.12%) Microsoft App-V
8 13 (3.12%) Xen
9 5 (1.20%) vSphere
10 3 (0.72%) VirtualBox
10 3 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.48%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.48%) XenServer
12 1 (0.24%) Slurm Workload Manager
Systems Management
1 60 (14.39%) SCCM
2 22 (5.28%) Casper Suite
3 19 (4.56%) Puppet
4 16 (3.84%) Microsoft Intune
5 14 (3.36%) WSUS
6 13 (3.12%) Ansible
7 11 (2.64%) SCOM
8 5 (1.20%) Backup Exec
9 4 (0.96%) AirWatch
9 4 (0.96%) DameWare
9 4 (0.96%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 3 (0.72%) Norton AntiVirus
11 2 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
11 2 (0.48%) Pingdom
12 1 (0.24%) Consul
12 1 (0.24%) HAProxy
12 1 (0.24%) HP Fortify
12 1 (0.24%) Nexpose
12 1 (0.24%) Salt
12 1 (0.24%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 116 (27.82%) Microsoft
2 83 (19.90%) Apple
3 46 (11.03%) Google
4 41 (9.83%) Citrix
5 38 (9.11%) VMware
6 23 (5.52%) Cisco
7 22 (5.28%) ServiceNow
8 21 (5.04%) HP
9 20 (4.80%) Symantec
10 17 (4.08%) Dell
10 17 (4.08%) Palo Alto
11 15 (3.60%) LANDesk
11 15 (3.60%) Zend
12 14 (3.36%) Adobe
13 8 (1.92%) Red Hat
14 7 (1.68%) Twitter
15 4 (0.96%) Lotus
15 4 (0.96%) Remedy
15 4 (0.96%) SAP
15 4 (0.96%) SonicWALL
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