The table below looks at the statistics for Mac OS 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 over the 3 months to 28 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apple Mac OS
Rank 595 589 559
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -30
Contract jobs citing Mac OS 61 60 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.11% 0.074%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.49% 0.49% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 35 18
Median daily rate £350 £190 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+84.21% -39.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £156 £141 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £500 £544
UK excluding London median daily rate £188 £300 £305
% change year-on-year
-37.50% -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 9
Median hourly rate £15.25 £15.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.61% +6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.90 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.95 £24.80 £15.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £15.25 £15.25

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
12481 12235 11977
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.89% 22.16% 22.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 7803 7070 6827
Median daily rate £390 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.85% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £170 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £347 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.04% +11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 638 1012 1042
Median hourly rate £16.97 £16.50 £15.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.84% +3.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £38.50 £33.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%

Mac OS
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Mac OS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Mac OS
Daily Rate Trend

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

Mac OS Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Mac OS
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Mac OS within the UK over the 3 months to 28 May 2016.

Mac OS Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Mac OS
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Mac OS Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Mac OS
Top 21 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 within the UK over the 3 months to 28 May 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 -9 61 £350 +79.48% 19
London -1 41 £350 +94.44% 12
City of London +36 8 £338 +92.85% 3
North West -2 7 £175 -53.33%
South East -5 5 £188 -62.50% 5
Manchester - 5 £175 -
Yorkshire +15 4 £399 -0.31% 1
Cambridgeshire +10 4 - -
East of England +9 4 - - 1
Cambridge +4 4 - -
West Sussex -21 3 £338 -
Crawley - 3 £338 -
Cheshire -9 2 - -
Macclesfield - 2 - -
West Yorkshire +2 1 £485 +21.25% 1
Leeds -3 1 £485 +21.25%
Surrey -11 1 £175 -
Hampshire - 1 £110 - 1
South Yorkshire - 1 £313 -
Southampton - 1 £110 -
Weybridge - 1 £175 -

Mac OS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Mac OS 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.

1 96 (66.21%) Linux
2 84 (57.93%) Windows
3 67 (46.21%) Unix
4 54 (37.24%) Python
5 51 (35.17%) Agile Software Development
6 49 (33.79%) Active Directory
7 43 (29.66%) Java
8 40 (27.59%) HTML
9 39 (26.90%) JavaScript
9 39 (26.90%) Windows 7
10 36 (24.83%) Microsoft
10 36 (24.83%) Ruby
11 34 (23.45%) CSS
12 29 (20.00%) Scala
12 29 (20.00%) Front End Development
13 28 (19.31%) Windows Server
13 28 (19.31%) Apple iOS
13 28 (19.31%) MS Office
14 27 (18.62%) VMware
14 27 (18.62%) Go
15 26 (17.93%) Apple
16 25 (17.24%) Web Services
17 24 (16.55%) Windows 8
18 22 (15.17%) ITIL
18 22 (15.17%) TDD
19 21 (14.48%) VMware Infrastructure
20 19 (13.10%) Windows Server 2008
21 18 (12.41%) SCCM
21 18 (12.41%) RESTful
21 18 (12.41%) DNS

Mac OS
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 10 (6.90%) MS Exchange
2 8 (5.52%) Apache
2 8 (5.52%) IBM Notes
3 7 (4.83%) IIS
3 7 (4.83%) OpenStack
4 6 (4.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (4.14%) SharePoint
5 4 (2.76%) SAS
5 4 (2.76%) Tomcat
5 4 (2.76%) WebSphere
6 3 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (2.07%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (2.07%) Skype for Business
7 2 (1.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.38%) nginx
7 2 (1.38%) Node.js
7 2 (1.38%) Office Communications Server
7 2 (1.38%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.38%) WebLogic
Applications
1 28 (19.31%) MS Office
2 15 (10.34%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.07%) MS Project
4 1 (0.69%) CINEMA 4D
4 1 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.76%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.38%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.21%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (5.52%) Amazon EC2
2 8 (5.52%) Office 365
3 7 (4.83%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (2.07%) Google Apps
5 2 (1.38%) iTunes
5 2 (1.38%) Yammer
6 1 (0.69%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.69%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 18 (12.41%) DNS
2 16 (11.03%) HTTP
3 13 (8.97%) DHCP
4 9 (6.21%) Firewall
5 6 (4.14%) MRTG
6 5 (3.45%) iSCSI
6 5 (3.45%) LAN
6 5 (3.45%) SMTP
6 5 (3.45%) TCP/IP
7 4 (2.76%) Fibre Channel
7 4 (2.76%) IMAP
7 4 (2.76%) VoIP
7 4 (2.76%) VPN
7 4 (2.76%) WAN
7 4 (2.76%) Wireless
8 3 (2.07%) Network Security
8 3 (2.07%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (2.07%) Wireshark
9 2 (1.38%) BIG-IP
9 2 (1.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.59%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (6.90%) SQL Server
3 8 (5.52%) Amazon RDS
4 5 (3.45%) MongoDB
5 3 (2.07%) MySQL
5 3 (2.07%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.38%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.38%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.69%) FileMaker
7 1 (0.69%) Neo4j
7 1 (0.69%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 8 (5.52%) Jenkins
2 5 (3.45%) Git (software)
2 5 (3.45%) Subversion
3 3 (2.07%) Xcode
4 2 (1.38%) JUnit
4 2 (1.38%) Maven
5 1 (0.69%) Android Studio
5 1 (0.69%) Appcelerator Titanium
5 1 (0.69%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.69%) Gradle
5 1 (0.69%) MSTest
5 1 (0.69%) NUnit
5 1 (0.69%) PHPUnit
5 1 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.69%) Travis CI
5 1 (0.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (11.72%) Finance
2 6 (4.14%) Back Office
3 4 (2.76%) Banking
4 2 (1.38%) French Language
4 2 (1.38%) German Language
4 2 (1.38%) Portuguese Language
4 2 (1.38%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.69%) Games
5 1 (0.69%) Mandarin Language
5 1 (0.69%) Marketing
5 1 (0.69%) Retail
5 1 (0.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 58 (40.00%) Developer
2 16 (11.03%) Desktop Support
3 15 (10.34%) Python Developer
4 14 (9.66%) Support Engineer
5 12 (8.28%) Administrator
5 12 (8.28%) Desktop Engineer
5 12 (8.28%) Java Developer
6 10 (6.90%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 8 (5.52%) Analyst
7 8 (5.52%) Systems Administrator
8 7 (4.83%) Senior Developer
9 6 (4.14%) Linux Engineer
9 6 (4.14%) Mac Engineer
9 6 (4.14%) Senior Python Developer
10 5 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support
10 5 (3.45%) Infrastructure Manager
10 5 (3.45%) Ruby Developer
10 5 (3.45%) Support Technician
10 5 (3.45%) Windows Administrator
10 5 (3.45%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (27.59%) HTML
2 34 (23.45%) CSS
3 25 (17.24%) Web Services
4 18 (12.41%) RESTful
5 8 (5.52%) Flask
5 8 (5.52%) SQLAlchemy
5 8 (5.52%) XML
6 6 (4.14%) Ajax
7 5 (3.45%) .NET
7 5 (3.45%) jQuery
7 5 (3.45%) JSON
7 5 (3.45%) XHTML
8 4 (2.76%) AngularJS
8 4 (2.76%) Java EE
8 4 (2.76%) Ruby on Rails
9 3 (2.07%) Hibernate
9 3 (2.07%) REST
9 3 (2.07%) Spring
10 2 (1.38%) HTML5
10 2 (1.38%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.90%) Blackberry
2 8 (5.52%) Data Centre
3 7 (4.83%) User Experience
4 6 (4.14%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.76%) iPad
5 4 (2.76%) iPhone
6 3 (2.07%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.07%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.38%) Fintech
7 2 (1.38%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.38%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.38%) PACS
7 2 (1.38%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.69%) Clustering
8 1 (0.69%) EPoS
8 1 (0.69%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.69%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.69%) Telematics
8 1 (0.69%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.69%) Xserve
Operating Systems
1 96 (66.21%) Linux
2 84 (57.93%) Windows
3 67 (46.21%) Unix
4 39 (26.90%) Windows 7
5 28 (19.31%) Apple iOS
5 28 (19.31%) Windows Server
6 24 (16.55%) Windows 8
7 19 (13.10%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (9.66%) Android
8 14 (9.66%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (8.97%) Mac OS X
9 13 (8.97%) Windows Vista
10 11 (7.59%) Windows XP
11 9 (6.21%) AIX
12 7 (4.83%) CentOS
12 7 (4.83%) Debian
12 7 (4.83%) Ubuntu
12 7 (4.83%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (4.14%) Solaris
14 4 (2.76%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (35.17%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (20.00%) Front End Development
3 22 (15.17%) ITIL
3 22 (15.17%) TDD
4 17 (11.72%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (11.03%) Performance Optimisation
6 13 (8.97%) Migration
7 12 (8.28%) DevOps
8 11 (7.59%) Open Source
9 10 (6.90%) Continuous Delivery
9 10 (6.90%) Pair Programming
10 9 (6.21%) BDD
10 9 (6.21%) Information Security
10 9 (6.21%) Software Deployment
10 9 (6.21%) Web Development
11 7 (4.83%) OO
12 6 (4.14%) ITSM
13 5 (3.45%) Automated Testing
13 5 (3.45%) Project Management
14 4 (2.76%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 54 (37.24%) Python
2 43 (29.66%) Java
3 39 (26.90%) JavaScript
4 36 (24.83%) Ruby
5 29 (20.00%) Scala
6 27 (18.62%) Go
7 14 (9.66%) Shell Script
8 13 (8.97%) Bash Shell
8 13 (8.97%) PowerShell
9 11 (7.59%) C
10 10 (6.90%) C++
11 9 (6.21%) Perl
12 7 (4.83%) Korn
12 7 (4.83%) Objective-C
13 6 (4.14%) PHP
14 4 (2.76%) SQL
15 2 (1.38%) AWK
15 2 (1.38%) C-shell
15 2 (1.38%) sed
15 2 (1.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (5.52%) CCNA
1 8 (5.52%) Cisco Certification
1 8 (5.52%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (5.52%) Security Cleared
2 6 (4.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 6 (4.14%) MCSE
3 5 (3.45%) Degree
3 5 (3.45%) MCSA
4 3 (2.07%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.38%) A+ Certification
5 2 (1.38%) CEH
5 2 (1.38%) CISSP
5 2 (1.38%) CompTIA Security+
5 2 (1.38%) MCP
5 2 (1.38%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.38%) Security+ Certification
6 1 (0.69%) ACMT
6 1 (0.69%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.69%) MCTS
6 1 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.59%) SLA
2 9 (6.21%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (2.07%) QA
4 2 (1.38%) DICOM
4 2 (1.38%) HL7
5 1 (0.69%) COBIT
System Software
1 49 (33.79%) Active Directory
2 21 (14.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.83%) KVM
4 4 (2.76%) Dovecot
4 4 (2.76%) iptables
4 4 (2.76%) Sendmail
4 4 (2.76%) Squid
5 3 (2.07%) XenApp
6 2 (1.38%) BitLocker
6 2 (1.38%) ISA Server
6 2 (1.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (1.38%) Postfix
7 1 (0.69%) Ceph
7 1 (0.69%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.69%) NFS
7 1 (0.69%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.69%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.69%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.69%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (12.41%) SCCM
2 11 (7.59%) Nagios
3 10 (6.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 9 (6.21%) Cacti
4 9 (6.21%) Puppet
5 7 (4.83%) OpenNebula
6 5 (3.45%) WSUS
7 4 (2.76%) HAProxy
7 4 (2.76%) SCOM
8 2 (1.38%) MOM
8 2 (1.38%) Opsview
9 1 (0.69%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.69%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 36 (24.83%) Microsoft
2 27 (18.62%) VMware
3 26 (17.93%) Apple
4 12 (8.28%) Cisco
4 12 (8.28%) Citrix
5 10 (6.90%) Dell
6 8 (5.52%) Lotus
6 8 (5.52%) Red Hat
7 7 (4.83%) NetApp
8 6 (4.14%) IBM
9 5 (3.45%) Oracle
9 5 (3.45%) Remedy
10 4 (2.76%) Google
11 3 (2.07%) HP
12 2 (1.38%) Cognos
12 2 (1.38%) F5
12 2 (1.38%) Meraki
12 2 (1.38%) Novell
12 2 (1.38%) Qualys
12 2 (1.38%) Sophos
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