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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apple MacOS (including macOS Sierra)
Rank 593 633 553
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -80
Contract jobs citing Mac OS 67 41 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.072% 0.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.55% 0.33% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 21 35
Median daily rate £375 £163 £255
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+130.76% -36.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £115 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £365
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £174 £310
% change year-on-year
+115.82% -43.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 11
Median hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £11.00 £9.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.20 £23.00 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £13.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%

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
12101 12246 12265
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.41% 21.46% 22.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 7670 7267 6953
Median daily rate £393 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.27% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
- +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 612 942 1034
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.29 £11.02 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £28.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

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 27 July 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 25 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 27 July 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 +15 67 £375 +130.76% 14
London +38 53 £380 +204.00% 5
City of London +54 9 £375 - 1
East of England +21 5 £375 -
Yorkshire +1 4 £399 -11.38%
Cambridgeshire +18 3 - -
Cambridge +18 3 - -
Hertfordshire +16 2 £375 -
South East -2 2 - - 5
West Midlands -35 2 - - 1
Warwickshire - 2 - -
Warwick - 2 - -
Oxfordshire +9 1 - - 1
Oxford -8 1 - - 1
South Yorkshire -10 1 £313 -30.55%
North West -12 1 - -
South West - 1 - - 3
West Yorkshire - 1 £485 -
West Sussex - 1 - -
Somerset - 1 - -
Uxbridge - 1 - -
Street - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 £485 -
Crawley - 1 - -

Mac OS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 86 (67.19%) Windows
2 64 (50.00%) Linux
3 54 (42.19%) Active Directory
4 49 (38.28%) Microsoft
5 43 (33.59%) Windows 7
6 39 (30.47%) Unix
7 37 (28.91%) Apple
8 34 (26.56%) MS Office
8 34 (26.56%) Apple iOS
9 30 (23.44%) ITIL
10 28 (21.88%) Windows 8
11 25 (19.53%) Python
11 25 (19.53%) VMware
11 25 (19.53%) Agile Software Development
11 25 (19.53%) TDD
12 23 (17.97%) Windows Server 2008
13 21 (16.41%) Windows Server
14 20 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
15 19 (14.84%) Android
15 19 (14.84%) Shell Script
15 19 (14.84%) DNS
16 18 (14.06%) SCCM
16 18 (14.06%) Windows Server 2012
17 17 (13.28%) Continuous Integration
17 17 (13.28%) MS Exchange
18 16 (12.50%) MS Excel
18 16 (12.50%) HTTP
18 16 (12.50%) SQL Server
19 15 (11.72%) Migration
20 13 (10.16%) Windows Vista

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 17 (13.28%) MS Exchange
2 12 (9.38%) Apache
2 12 (9.38%) IIS
3 11 (8.59%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (7.81%) IBM Notes
5 8 (6.25%) Tomcat
6 7 (5.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 7 (5.47%) OpenStack
6 7 (5.47%) SharePoint
7 6 (4.69%) Skype for Business
8 5 (3.91%) WebSphere
9 4 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (3.13%) SAS
9 4 (3.13%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (2.34%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (1.56%) nginx
11 2 (1.56%) Office Communications Server
11 2 (1.56%) WebLogic
Applications
1 34 (26.56%) MS Office
2 16 (12.50%) MS Excel
3 6 (4.69%) MS Project
4 2 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.78%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.78%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 4 (3.13%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.56%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.03%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (7.03%) Office 365
2 8 (6.25%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (5.47%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (3.13%) Google Apps
5 2 (1.56%) iTunes
5 2 (1.56%) Yammer
6 1 (0.78%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.78%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.78%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 19 (14.84%) DNS
2 16 (12.50%) HTTP
3 13 (10.16%) DHCP
4 12 (9.38%) Firewall
5 7 (5.47%) LAN
6 6 (4.69%) MRTG
6 6 (4.69%) VPN
6 6 (4.69%) WAN
7 5 (3.91%) SMTP
8 4 (3.13%) Fibre Channel
8 4 (3.13%) IMAP
8 4 (3.13%) iSCSI
8 4 (3.13%) LDAP
8 4 (3.13%) NAS
8 4 (3.13%) VoIP
9 3 (2.34%) Network Security
9 3 (2.34%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (2.34%) TCP/IP
9 3 (2.34%) Wireless
9 3 (2.34%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 11 (8.59%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (6.25%) Amazon RDS
4 6 (4.69%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (3.91%) MongoDB
5 5 (3.91%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (3.91%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (3.13%) MySQL
6 4 (3.13%) Relational Database
7 3 (2.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.78%) FileMaker
8 1 (0.78%) Neo4j
8 1 (0.78%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 8 (6.25%) Jenkins
2 6 (4.69%) Git (software)
2 6 (4.69%) Xcode
3 4 (3.13%) Babel
3 4 (3.13%) Karma Test Runner
3 4 (3.13%) Mocha
3 4 (3.13%) webpack
4 1 (0.78%) Android Studio
4 1 (0.78%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.78%) Gradle
4 1 (0.78%) JUnit
4 1 (0.78%) Maven
4 1 (0.78%) NUnit
4 1 (0.78%) PHPUnit
4 1 (0.78%) Subversion
4 1 (0.78%) Travis CI
4 1 (0.78%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (9.38%) Finance
2 6 (4.69%) Back Office
3 3 (2.34%) Retail
4 2 (1.56%) French Language
4 2 (1.56%) German Language
4 2 (1.56%) Portuguese Language
4 2 (1.56%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.78%) Games
5 1 (0.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (23.44%) Developer
2 23 (17.97%) Support Engineer
3 18 (14.06%) Desktop Support
4 15 (11.72%) Desktop Engineer
5 13 (10.16%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 12 (9.38%) Administrator
6 12 (9.38%) Python Developer
7 10 (7.81%) Analyst
7 10 (7.81%) Infrastructure Manager
8 9 (7.03%) 2nd Line Support
8 9 (7.03%) Mac Engineer
9 8 (6.25%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 8 (6.25%) Linux Engineer
9 8 (6.25%) Project Manager
9 8 (6.25%) Support Analyst
9 8 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
10 7 (5.47%) Windows Engineer
11 6 (4.69%) Senior Developer
11 6 (4.69%) Senior Python Developer
12 5 (3.91%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.25%) Flask
1 8 (6.25%) SQLAlchemy
2 7 (5.47%) HTML
3 4 (3.13%) Chai
3 4 (3.13%) CSS
3 4 (3.13%) CSS3
3 4 (3.13%) HTML5
3 4 (3.13%) React
3 4 (3.13%) Ruby on Rails
3 4 (3.13%) UIKit
3 4 (3.13%) Web Components
3 4 (3.13%) XHTML
4 3 (2.34%) Regular Expression
4 3 (2.34%) Web Services
5 2 (1.56%) Hibernate
5 2 (1.56%) Natural Language Processing
6 1 (0.78%) iOS SDK
6 1 (0.78%) Java Concurrency
6 1 (0.78%) Node.js
6 1 (0.78%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.16%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (9.38%) Data Centre
3 10 (7.81%) Blackberry
4 8 (6.25%) iPad
4 8 (6.25%) User Experience
5 7 (5.47%) iPhone
6 4 (3.13%) Apple TV
6 4 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (3.13%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.34%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.34%) Smartphone
7 3 (2.34%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (2.34%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.56%) Fintech
8 2 (1.56%) Mathematics
8 2 (1.56%) Neural Network
8 2 (1.56%) PACS
9 1 (0.78%) Clustering
9 1 (0.78%) EPoS
9 1 (0.78%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 86 (67.19%) Windows
2 64 (50.00%) Linux
3 43 (33.59%) Windows 7
4 39 (30.47%) Unix
5 34 (26.56%) Apple iOS
6 28 (21.88%) Windows 8
7 23 (17.97%) Windows Server 2008
8 21 (16.41%) Windows Server
9 19 (14.84%) Android
10 18 (14.06%) Windows Server 2012
11 13 (10.16%) Mac OS X
11 13 (10.16%) Windows Vista
12 11 (8.59%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (5.47%) CentOS
13 7 (5.47%) Debian
13 7 (5.47%) Ubuntu
13 7 (5.47%) Windows XP
14 6 (4.69%) Solaris
15 5 (3.91%) AIX
16 4 (3.13%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (23.44%) ITIL
2 25 (19.53%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (19.53%) TDD
3 17 (13.28%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (11.72%) Migration
5 12 (9.38%) DevOps
6 10 (7.81%) Continuous Delivery
6 10 (7.81%) Pair Programming
6 10 (7.81%) Project Management
7 9 (7.03%) Information Security
7 9 (7.03%) Mobile Device Management
7 9 (7.03%) Software Deployment
8 7 (5.47%) iOS Development
8 7 (5.47%) Open Source
9 6 (4.69%) BDD
9 6 (4.69%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (4.69%) Unit Testing
10 5 (3.91%) ITSM
10 5 (3.91%) Patch Management
10 5 (3.91%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 25 (19.53%) Python
2 19 (14.84%) Shell Script
3 10 (7.81%) JavaScript
3 10 (7.81%) PowerShell
4 9 (7.03%) Bash Shell
4 9 (7.03%) C
4 9 (7.03%) C++
4 9 (7.03%) Perl
5 7 (5.47%) Java
5 7 (5.47%) Korn
6 6 (4.69%) PHP
6 6 (4.69%) SQL
7 5 (3.91%) Objective-C
8 4 (3.13%) Apple Swift
8 4 (3.13%) ES6
8 4 (3.13%) Ruby
9 3 (2.34%) C#
9 3 (2.34%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (8.59%) CCNA
1 11 (8.59%) Cisco Certification
1 11 (8.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (6.25%) MCSE
3 7 (5.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 7 (5.47%) Security Cleared
4 6 (4.69%) MCSA
5 3 (2.34%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (2.34%) Degree
5 3 (2.34%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.56%) A+ Certification
6 2 (1.56%) CCENT
6 2 (1.56%) CEH
6 2 (1.56%) CompTIA Security+
6 2 (1.56%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.56%) MCP
6 2 (1.56%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.56%) PMP
6 2 (1.56%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.38%) SLA
2 3 (2.34%) QA
3 2 (1.56%) DICOM
3 2 (1.56%) HL7
System Software
1 54 (42.19%) Active Directory
2 20 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (5.47%) KVM
3 7 (5.47%) Virtual Servers
4 4 (3.13%) Dovecot
4 4 (3.13%) iptables
4 4 (3.13%) Sendmail
4 4 (3.13%) Squid
5 2 (1.56%) BitLocker
5 2 (1.56%) ISA Server
5 2 (1.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (1.56%) Postfix
5 2 (1.56%) XenApp
6 1 (0.78%) Ceph
6 1 (0.78%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.78%) NFS
6 1 (0.78%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 18 (14.06%) SCCM
2 11 (8.59%) Nagios
3 10 (7.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 9 (7.03%) Cacti
4 9 (7.03%) Puppet
5 8 (6.25%) SCOM
6 7 (5.47%) OpenNebula
7 5 (3.91%) WSUS
8 4 (3.13%) HAProxy
9 2 (1.56%) MOM
9 2 (1.56%) Opsview
10 1 (0.78%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.78%) Failover Clustering
10 1 (0.78%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 49 (38.28%) Microsoft
2 37 (28.91%) Apple
3 25 (19.53%) VMware
4 13 (10.16%) Cisco
5 11 (8.59%) Dell
6 10 (7.81%) Lotus
7 9 (7.03%) Citrix
8 8 (6.25%) Red Hat
9 7 (5.47%) NetApp
10 5 (3.91%) Google
10 5 (3.91%) IBM
10 5 (3.91%) Oracle
11 4 (3.13%) Remedy
12 3 (2.34%) Cognos
12 3 (2.34%) Splunk
13 2 (1.56%) Adobe
13 2 (1.56%) F5
13 2 (1.56%) Meraki
13 2 (1.56%) Samsung
13 2 (1.56%) Sophos