The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Mac OS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Mac OS over the 3 months to 28 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Apple MacOS (including macOS Sierra)
London / City of London
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 159 159 190
Rank change year-on-year 0 +31  
Contract jobs citing Mac OS 7 3 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.21% 0.087% 0.24%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.99% 0.41% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 10
Median daily rate £300 £300 £170
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +76.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £168 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £430 £215
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £256 £350
% change year-on-year +46.34% -26.78%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £16.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £17.38 -
% change year-on-year +31.51% -  

Mac OS is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 706 724 1150
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 21.67% 20.88% 21.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 544 582 877
Median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £225 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 21 39
Median hourly rate £21.25 £20.00 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +11.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £16.06 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £28.60 £22.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +6.45%  

Mac OS
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Mac OS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Mac OS in the City of London

Mac OS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Mac OS in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Mac OS in the City of London

Mac OS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Mac OS in the City of London over the 3 months to 28 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Mac OS in the City of London

Mac OS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Mac OS in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 April 2017, 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 across the City of London region with a requirement for Mac OS.

1 9 (60.00%) Windows
2 8 (53.33%) Active Directory
3 7 (46.67%) Linux
4 6 (40.00%) Apple
4 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (40.00%) Windows 7
5 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
5 5 (33.33%) ITIL
5 5 (33.33%) Unix
6 4 (26.67%) SharePoint
6 4 (26.67%) VPN
6 4 (26.67%) Java
6 4 (26.67%) Web Development
6 4 (26.67%) Ruby
7 3 (20.00%) Shibboleth
7 3 (20.00%) Python
7 3 (20.00%) DNS
7 3 (20.00%) DHCP
7 3 (20.00%) Adobe
7 3 (20.00%) SAML
7 3 (20.00%) Mac OS X
7 3 (20.00%) Apple iOS
7 3 (20.00%) Continuous Deployment
8 2 (13.33%) Skype
8 2 (13.33%) Skype for Business
8 2 (13.33%) Unified Communications
8 2 (13.33%) Process Improvement
8 2 (13.33%) Software Deployment
8 2 (13.33%) MobileIron

Mac OS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 4 (26.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (13.33%) Skype for Business
3 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (13.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Adobe Creative Cloud
1 1 (6.67%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) VPN
2 3 (20.00%) DHCP
2 3 (20.00%) DNS
3 2 (13.33%) Skype
3 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (13.33%) Unified Communications
4 1 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
1 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Developer
2 3 (20.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Desktop Support
2 3 (20.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Mac Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Java Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Service Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Team Leader
4 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (6.67%) Desktop Team Leader
4 1 (6.67%) Help Desk Manager
4 1 (6.67%) IT Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Python Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) SAML
2 1 (6.67%) RESTful
2 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Blackberry
1 1 (6.67%) Digital Media
1 1 (6.67%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 9 (60.00%) Windows
2 7 (46.67%) Linux
3 6 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 5 (33.33%) Unix
5 3 (20.00%) Apple iOS
5 3 (20.00%) Mac OS X
6 1 (6.67%) Android
6 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (6.67%) Windows 10
6 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
6 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (33.33%) ITIL
3 4 (26.67%) Web Development
4 3 (20.00%) Continuous Deployment
5 2 (13.33%) Change Management
5 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
5 2 (13.33%) Data Privacy
5 2 (13.33%) Data Security
5 2 (13.33%) Operations Management
5 2 (13.33%) Process Improvement
5 2 (13.33%) Software Deployment
5 2 (13.33%) Time Management
6 1 (6.67%) Application Packaging
6 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
6 1 (6.67%) Patch Management
6 1 (6.67%) Prototyping
6 1 (6.67%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) Java
1 4 (26.67%) Ruby
2 3 (20.00%) Python
3 2 (13.33%) C
4 1 (6.67%) Bash Shell
4 1 (6.67%) Go
4 1 (6.67%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) CCA
2 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 8 (53.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (20.00%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) SCCM
2 1 (6.67%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Apple
2 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (20.00%) Adobe
4 2 (13.33%) MobileIron
5 1 (6.67%) Google
5 1 (6.67%) Red Hat
5 1 (6.67%) Remedy