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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apple Mac OS X
Rank 458 406 392
Rank change year-on-year
-52 -14
Contract jobs citing Mac OS X 190 282 266
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.49% 0.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.71% 2.29% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 202 160
Median daily rate £413 £425 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £168 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £555 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £430 £388
% change year-on-year
-1.16% +10.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 14 17
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.75 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +21.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.45 £11.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.40 £21.60 £22.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.25 £13.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%

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
11131 12289 12782
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.05% 21.17% 22.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 7017 7298 7413
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 613 956 1110
Median hourly rate £16.29 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.27% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.02 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -

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 24 September 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
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 24 September 2016.

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 24 September 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 -56 185 £413 -4.06% 76
London -39 89 £235 -32.85% 41
East Midlands +34 42 £433 - 5
Nottinghamshire - 35 £440 - 4
Nottingham - 34 £440 - 4
South East +29 23 £400 +5.61% 10
City of London +2 11 £390 -22.00% 6
West Midlands -16 11 £463 - 1
Oxford - 11 £400 - 1
Oxfordshire - 11 £400 - 2
South West +16 10 £155 -67.36% 4
Birmingham - 8 £463 - 1
North East -36 7 £450 -5.26%
Cambridgeshire +21 6 - - 3
East of England +5 6 - - 9
Somerset - 6 £155 -
Bath - 6 £155 -
Surrey +15 4 £160 - 1
Leicestershire - 4 - -
West Sussex +3 3 £500 -
North West -13 3 £101 -77.06% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne -44 3 £476 +0.21%
Tyne and Wear -46 3 £476 +0.21%
Lincolnshire - 3 - -
Croydon - 3 £415 -
Kent - 3 £425 - 1
Devon -1 2 - -
Manchester -6 2 £101 - 1
Northamptonshire -7 2 - -
West Yorkshire -34 2 - - 2

Mac OS X
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 229 (55.99%) Windows
2 219 (53.55%) Linux
3 151 (36.92%) Active Directory
4 149 (36.43%) Unix
5 129 (31.54%) Git (software)
6 116 (28.36%) Agile Software Development
7 109 (26.65%) JavaScript
8 105 (25.67%) HTML
9 100 (24.45%) Microsoft
10 93 (22.74%) HTTP
11 92 (22.49%) CSS
12 82 (20.05%) Apple
13 78 (19.07%) Java
14 77 (18.83%) Relational Database
15 74 (18.09%) Web Development
16 72 (17.60%) SCCM
16 72 (17.60%) Configuration Management
17 69 (16.87%) Windows 7
18 67 (16.38%) MS Office
19 66 (16.14%) Web Design
20 65 (15.89%) Office 365
20 65 (15.89%) Responsive Web Design
21 63 (15.40%) Python
21 63 (15.40%) Subversion
22 59 (14.43%) ITIL
23 58 (14.18%) OO
23 58 (14.18%) VPN
23 58 (14.18%) Visualisation
24 55 (13.45%) Amazon AWS
24 55 (13.45%) Jenkins

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 23 (5.62%) Tomcat
2 20 (4.89%) Mule
3 19 (4.65%) Elasticsearch
4 15 (3.67%) MS Exchange
5 13 (3.18%) Skype for Business
6 12 (2.93%) Exchange Server 2010
7 9 (2.20%) Apache
7 9 (2.20%) Confluence
7 9 (2.20%) SharePoint
8 8 (1.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 7 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2007
9 7 (1.71%) Umbraco
9 7 (1.71%) WebLogic
10 6 (1.47%) CMS
10 6 (1.47%) nginx
10 6 (1.47%) WordPress
11 4 (0.98%) Apache Spark
11 4 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2013
12 3 (0.73%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.73%) Jetty
Applications
1 67 (16.38%) MS Office
2 51 (12.47%) MS Excel
3 11 (2.69%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 5 (1.22%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.98%) AutoCAD
5 4 (0.98%) HipChat
6 3 (0.73%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.73%) InDesign
7 2 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.24%) MS Project
8 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 65 (15.89%) Office 365
2 55 (13.45%) Amazon AWS
3 46 (11.25%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (3.42%) Google Apps
5 11 (2.69%) IaaS
6 5 (1.22%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 5 (1.22%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (1.22%) PaaS
6 5 (1.22%) SaaS
7 4 (0.98%) GitHub
7 4 (0.98%) Trello
8 3 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.73%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.73%) MailChimp
9 2 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.49%) iTunes
9 2 (0.49%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.49%) TestFlight
10 1 (0.24%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 93 (22.74%) HTTP
2 58 (14.18%) VPN
3 47 (11.49%) DNS
4 45 (11.00%) DHCP
5 43 (10.51%) TCP/IP
6 40 (9.78%) LAN
7 39 (9.54%) Wireless
8 37 (9.05%) WAN
9 34 (8.31%) Wi-Fi
10 19 (4.65%) Firewall
11 18 (4.40%) LDAP
11 18 (4.40%) Remote Desktop
12 13 (3.18%) Kerberos
12 13 (3.18%) Skype
13 12 (2.93%) Internet
13 12 (2.93%) SNMP
14 9 (2.20%) VoIP
15 8 (1.96%) SSL
16 7 (1.71%) SAN
17 6 (1.47%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (18.83%) Relational Database
2 27 (6.60%) MongoDB
3 26 (6.36%) PostgreSQL
4 15 (3.67%) MySQL
5 9 (2.20%) Neo4j
6 7 (1.71%) NoSQL
7 4 (0.98%) Hadoop
7 4 (0.98%) SQL Server
8 3 (0.73%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (0.49%) SQLite
10 1 (0.24%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.24%) Apache Accumulo
10 1 (0.24%) DB2
10 1 (0.24%) FileMaker
10 1 (0.24%) IBM InfoSphere
10 1 (0.24%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 129 (31.54%) Git (software)
2 63 (15.40%) Subversion
3 55 (13.45%) Jenkins
4 25 (6.11%) Cucumber
5 19 (4.65%) JIRA
5 19 (4.65%) WebDriver
6 11 (2.69%) JUnit
7 10 (2.44%) Xcode
8 9 (2.20%) Selenium
8 9 (2.20%) Vagrant
9 8 (1.96%) Maven
10 5 (1.22%) git-flow
10 5 (1.22%) Mockito
11 4 (0.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (0.98%) eggPlant
11 4 (0.98%) Fiddler
11 4 (0.98%) Grunt
11 4 (0.98%) SoapUI
12 3 (0.73%) JMeter
12 3 (0.73%) RSpec
General
1 16 (3.91%) Marketing
2 14 (3.42%) Finance
3 9 (2.20%) Japanese Language
3 9 (2.20%) Retail
4 8 (1.96%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.22%) Telecoms
6 4 (0.98%) Italian Language
7 3 (0.73%) Electronics
8 2 (0.49%) Advertising
8 2 (0.49%) French Language
8 2 (0.49%) Publishing
8 2 (0.49%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.24%) Back Office
9 1 (0.24%) Banking
9 1 (0.24%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.24%) Law
9 1 (0.24%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.24%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 144 (35.21%) Developer
2 64 (15.65%) Analyst
3 40 (9.78%) Java Developer
4 37 (9.05%) 2nd Line Support
4 37 (9.05%) Support Engineer
5 33 (8.07%) Senior Developer
5 33 (8.07%) Support Analyst
6 32 (7.82%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 32 (7.82%) Service Analyst
6 32 (7.82%) Service Desk Analyst
7 31 (7.58%) Architect
8 28 (6.85%) Desktop Support
9 25 (6.11%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
10 24 (5.87%) 1st/2nd Line Support
11 23 (5.62%) Mac Engineer
12 22 (5.38%) Desktop Engineer
12 22 (5.38%) IT Support
12 22 (5.38%) PHP Developer
13 21 (5.13%) Infrastructure Architect
14 19 (4.65%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (25.67%) HTML
2 92 (22.49%) CSS
3 29 (7.09%) REST
4 27 (6.60%) Node.js
5 23 (5.62%) Spring
6 17 (4.16%) Doctrine
6 17 (4.16%) Sass
7 15 (3.67%) Behat
8 13 (3.18%) AngularJS
8 13 (3.18%) HTML5
8 13 (3.18%) XML
9 12 (2.93%) Cocoa
9 12 (2.93%) CSS3
9 12 (2.93%) JSON
9 12 (2.93%) Ruby on Rails
9 12 (2.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 11 (2.69%) Dropwizard
10 11 (2.69%) JavaFX
10 11 (2.69%) Mustache
10 11 (2.69%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 58 (14.18%) Visualisation
2 26 (6.36%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (4.16%) Blackberry
4 16 (3.91%) iPhone
5 15 (3.67%) PKI
6 13 (3.18%) BYOD
6 13 (3.18%) Computer Science
6 13 (3.18%) User Experience
7 12 (2.93%) iPad
8 10 (2.44%) Smartphone
9 9 (2.20%) Management Information System
10 6 (1.47%) Device Driver
10 6 (1.47%) Mobile App
11 5 (1.22%) Cloud Native
11 5 (1.22%) Life Science
12 4 (0.98%) Derivative
12 4 (0.98%) Video Conferencing
13 3 (0.73%) Animation
13 3 (0.73%) Blog
13 3 (0.73%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 229 (55.99%) Windows
2 219 (53.55%) Linux
3 149 (36.43%) Unix
4 69 (16.87%) Windows 7
5 51 (12.47%) Windows Server
6 46 (11.25%) Apple iOS
7 44 (10.76%) Android
8 35 (8.56%) Windows Server 2008
9 33 (8.07%) Windows Server 2012
10 30 (7.33%) Windows 10
11 28 (6.85%) Windows 8
11 28 (6.85%) Windows XP
12 15 (3.67%) Windows Server 2003
13 14 (3.42%) Windows Vista
14 10 (2.44%) CentOS
14 10 (2.44%) Ubuntu
15 9 (2.20%) Mac OS
16 6 (1.47%) Mac OS X Server
16 6 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 3 (0.73%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (28.36%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (18.09%) Web Development
3 72 (17.60%) Configuration Management
4 66 (16.14%) Web Design
5 65 (15.89%) Responsive Web Design
6 59 (14.43%) ITIL
7 58 (14.18%) OO
8 51 (12.47%) Continuous Integration
9 43 (10.51%) DevOps
10 42 (10.27%) Front End Development
11 40 (9.78%) Continuous Deployment
12 39 (9.54%) OO PHP
13 32 (7.82%) BDD
14 31 (7.58%) Line Management
15 26 (6.36%) Mentoring
16 23 (5.62%) ITSM
16 23 (5.62%) Scrum
17 21 (5.13%) Software Engineering
18 20 (4.89%) Unit Testing
19 19 (4.65%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 109 (26.65%) JavaScript
2 78 (19.07%) Java
3 63 (15.40%) Python
4 50 (12.22%) PHP
5 43 (10.51%) Ruby
6 40 (9.78%) Scala
7 35 (8.56%) PowerShell
8 26 (6.36%) Bash Shell
9 16 (3.91%) Apple Swift
10 13 (3.18%) Perl
10 13 (3.18%) Shell Script
11 12 (2.93%) Objective-C
12 11 (2.69%) SQL
13 7 (1.71%) C
14 4 (0.98%) AppleScript
14 4 (0.98%) C++
15 3 (0.73%) C#
16 2 (0.49%) Clojure
16 2 (0.49%) R
17 1 (0.24%) Go
Qualifications
1 49 (11.98%) Security Cleared
2 23 (5.62%) CISSP
3 19 (4.65%) SC Cleared
4 16 (3.91%) BPSS Clearance
5 14 (3.42%) DBS Check
6 12 (2.93%) Degree
7 10 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (1.96%) MCSE
9 7 (1.71%) CCA
10 6 (1.47%) MCTS
11 5 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (0.98%) ACMT
12 4 (0.98%) BC Cleared
12 4 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (0.98%) Citrix Certification
13 3 (0.73%) A+ Certification
13 3 (0.73%) ACSP
13 3 (0.73%) CCNA
13 3 (0.73%) CCNP
13 3 (0.73%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.13%) SLA
2 14 (3.42%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (1.47%) WAI
4 5 (1.22%) WCAG
5 3 (0.73%) QA
6 1 (0.24%) COBIT
6 1 (0.24%) FISMA
6 1 (0.24%) GCP
6 1 (0.24%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 151 (36.92%) Active Directory
2 33 (8.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (5.38%) Docker
4 20 (4.89%) Hyper-V
5 16 (3.91%) Virtual Desktop
6 15 (3.67%) Microsoft App-V
7 13 (3.18%) BitLocker
8 12 (2.93%) XenApp
9 10 (2.44%) XenDesktop
10 9 (2.20%) KVM
10 9 (2.20%) VMware ESXi
10 9 (2.20%) vSphere
11 7 (1.71%) Xen
12 6 (1.47%) VirtualBox
13 5 (1.22%) StorNext
13 5 (1.22%) Xsan
14 2 (0.49%) Terminal Server
14 2 (0.49%) XenServer
15 1 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 1 (0.24%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 72 (17.60%) SCCM
2 39 (9.54%) Puppet
3 27 (6.60%) Microsoft Intune
4 26 (6.36%) Ansible
5 25 (6.11%) Casper Suite
6 12 (2.93%) WSUS
7 11 (2.69%) SCOM
8 10 (2.44%) Nagios
9 8 (1.96%) AirWatch
10 7 (1.71%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 6 (1.47%) Norton AntiVirus
12 3 (0.73%) Backup Exec
12 3 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
13 2 (0.49%) Nessus
13 2 (0.49%) Nmap
13 2 (0.49%) SmoothWall
13 2 (0.49%) ZABBIX
14 1 (0.24%) ServiceCenter
14 1 (0.24%) WebInspect
14 1 (0.24%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 100 (24.45%) Microsoft
2 82 (20.05%) Apple
3 45 (11.00%) Google
4 38 (9.29%) VMware
5 36 (8.80%) Cisco
6 31 (7.58%) Citrix
7 24 (5.87%) Adobe
8 22 (5.38%) Palo Alto
9 21 (5.13%) ServiceNow
10 16 (3.91%) HP
10 16 (3.91%) Symantec
11 15 (3.67%) Zend
12 12 (2.93%) Dell
13 11 (2.69%) Twitter
14 10 (2.44%) LANDesk
15 7 (1.71%) Red Hat
16 5 (1.22%) Autodesk
16 5 (1.22%) Intel Security
16 5 (1.22%) Samsung
16 5 (1.22%) Sony
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