The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Mac OS X skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Mac OS X over the 3 months to 29 March 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 Mac OS X
UK / England
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 402 416 340
Rank change year-on-year +14 -76  
Contract jobs citing Mac OS X 175 213 290
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.42% 0.43% 0.60%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.05% 2.00% 2.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 144 180
Median daily rate £419 £369 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.49% -13.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £172 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £568 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £375 £425
% change year-on-year +17.33% -11.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 17 32
Median hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.90% -13.23%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £12.40
% change year-on-year - +8.87%  

Mac OS X 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 England with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 8546 10627 10710
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 20.48% 21.40% 22.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 5495 6666 6112
Median daily rate £413 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 516 643 898
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 £11.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £44.80 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Mac OS X
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Mac OS X in England

Mac OS X
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Mac OS X in England

Mac OS X
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Mac OS X in England over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Mac OS X in England

Mac OS X
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Mac OS X in England

Mac OS X
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. 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 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
London -13 75 £313 -10.71% 35
Yorkshire +54 57 £475 -6.40% 1
East of England +6 13 £458 +185.93% 6
South East +5 10 £400 +14.28% 9
West Midlands +19 8 £475 - 3
South West -14 6 £120 -65.71% 7
North East -14 3 £345 -19.76%
North West +14 2 £400 -5.32% 5
Mac OS X
UK

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, 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 across the England region with a requirement for Mac OS X.

1 220 (60.11%) Linux
2 173 (47.27%) Git (software)
3 171 (46.72%) Unix
4 163 (44.54%) Windows
5 142 (38.80%) HTML
6 134 (36.61%) Agile Software Development
7 133 (36.34%) Relational Database
8 128 (34.97%) Java
9 125 (34.15%) Configuration Management
10 123 (33.61%) CSS
11 117 (31.97%) JavaScript
12 116 (31.69%) HTTP
13 113 (30.87%) Web Development
14 107 (29.23%) Web Design
14 107 (29.23%) Responsive Web Design
15 101 (27.60%) Active Directory
16 82 (22.40%) Microsoft
16 82 (22.40%) Windows 7
17 79 (21.58%) Python
18 75 (20.49%) Subversion
19 73 (19.95%) TDD
19 73 (19.95%) Visualisation
20 66 (18.03%) REST
21 64 (17.49%) Continuous Deployment
22 60 (16.39%) ITIL
23 56 (15.30%) Continuous Integration
24 54 (14.75%) Ruby
25 53 (14.48%) Apple
26 51 (13.93%) Scala
26 51 (13.93%) Mentoring

Mac OS X
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 (5.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 18 (4.92%) MS Exchange
3 12 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2007
5 9 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (2.19%) Skype for Business
7 6 (1.64%) Confluence
8 5 (1.37%) JBoss
9 4 (1.09%) CMS
9 4 (1.09%) CoreMedia CMS
9 4 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (1.09%) Tomcat
9 4 (1.09%) WebLogic
9 4 (1.09%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.82%) Jetty
10 3 (0.82%) SharePoint
11 2 (0.55%) Apache
11 2 (0.55%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 49 (13.39%) MS Office
2 35 (9.56%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.37%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (1.09%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.55%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.55%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (1.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 17 (4.64%) Office 365
2 15 (4.10%) G Suite
3 13 (3.55%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (2.19%) GitHub
5 7 (1.91%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (1.09%) TestFlight
7 3 (0.82%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 3 (0.82%) Google App Engine
7 3 (0.82%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.27%) IaaS
9 1 (0.27%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.27%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 116 (31.69%) HTTP
2 37 (10.11%) Wireless
3 30 (8.20%) TCP/IP
4 28 (7.65%) DNS
5 25 (6.83%) DHCP
5 25 (6.83%) Firewall
6 21 (5.74%) Internet
7 13 (3.55%) LAN
7 13 (3.55%) VPN
8 11 (3.01%) VoIP
8 11 (3.01%) Wi-Fi
9 10 (2.73%) LDAP
10 9 (2.46%) Intrusion Detection
11 8 (2.19%) SSL
12 7 (1.91%) Skype
13 6 (1.64%) Remote Desktop
13 6 (1.64%) WAN
14 5 (1.37%) PBX
14 5 (1.37%) SAN
15 4 (1.09%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (36.34%) Relational Database
2 40 (10.93%) MongoDB
3 30 (8.20%) Neo4j
4 19 (5.19%) PostgreSQL
5 18 (4.92%) MySQL
6 14 (3.83%) NoSQL
7 7 (1.91%) Apache Cassandra
8 6 (1.64%) MariaDB
9 4 (1.09%) MS Access
9 4 (1.09%) SQLite
10 3 (0.82%) Big Data
10 3 (0.82%) Redis
11 2 (0.55%) Flink
11 2 (0.55%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.55%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.55%) SQL Server
12 1 (0.27%) FileMaker
12 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database 10g
12 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database 11g
12 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 173 (47.27%) Git (software)
2 75 (20.49%) Subversion
3 37 (10.11%) Jenkins
4 17 (4.64%) Cucumber
5 14 (3.83%) Maven
5 14 (3.83%) Mockito
6 13 (3.55%) JUnit
7 8 (2.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 7 (1.91%) Gradle
8 7 (1.91%) JIRA
8 7 (1.91%) Xcode
9 5 (1.37%) Android Studio
9 5 (1.37%) Capybara
9 5 (1.37%) git-flow
9 5 (1.37%) RSpec
10 4 (1.09%) CocoaPods
10 4 (1.09%) SoapUI
11 2 (0.55%) Selenium
11 2 (0.55%) Travis CI
11 2 (0.55%) WebDriver
General
1 17 (4.64%) Finance
2 14 (3.83%) Retail
3 9 (2.46%) Marketing
4 8 (2.19%) Advertising
5 7 (1.91%) Games
5 7 (1.91%) Legal
6 6 (1.64%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.37%) Multimedia
8 4 (1.09%) Banking
8 4 (1.09%) Electronics
8 4 (1.09%) Japanese Language
8 4 (1.09%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.55%) Online Betting
10 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 184 (50.27%) Developer
2 104 (28.42%) Java Developer
3 50 (13.66%) Analyst
4 40 (10.93%) Support Engineer
5 36 (9.84%) Scala Developer
6 33 (9.02%) 2nd Line Support
7 25 (6.83%) Senior Developer
7 25 (6.83%) Support Analyst
8 23 (6.28%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 23 (6.28%) Service Analyst
9 22 (6.01%) Service Desk Analyst
10 21 (5.74%) 1st/2nd Line Support
10 21 (5.74%) Agile Developer
11 19 (5.19%) IT Support
12 18 (4.92%) Desktop Support
12 18 (4.92%) Mac Engineer
13 17 (4.64%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 17 (4.64%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 15 (4.10%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
14 15 (4.10%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (38.80%) HTML
2 123 (33.61%) CSS
3 66 (18.03%) REST
4 35 (9.56%) Dropwizard
5 33 (9.02%) Hibernate
6 30 (8.20%) Web Services
7 29 (7.92%) JAX-RS
8 24 (6.56%) Spring
9 22 (6.01%) XML
10 15 (4.10%) JSON
11 11 (3.01%) Node.js
12 9 (2.46%) RESTful
12 9 (2.46%) SOAP
13 8 (2.19%) Middleware
14 7 (1.91%) Grails
14 7 (1.91%) Kafka
14 7 (1.91%) RabbitMQ
14 7 (1.91%) Ruby on Rails
14 7 (1.91%) Spring MVC
15 6 (1.64%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 29 (7.92%) User Experience
2 22 (6.01%) Blackberry
3 13 (3.55%) Computer Science
4 11 (3.01%) Management Information System
5 10 (2.73%) iPhone
6 8 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (2.19%) iPad
7 7 (1.91%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (1.91%) Cloud Native
7 7 (1.91%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.09%) Data Centre
9 3 (0.82%) Online Games
10 2 (0.55%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.55%) EMC VNXe
10 2 (0.55%) Smartphone
11 1 (0.27%) 3D Graphics
11 1 (0.27%) Animation
11 1 (0.27%) Graphic Design
11 1 (0.27%) Photography
11 1 (0.27%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 220 (60.11%) Linux
2 171 (46.72%) Unix
3 163 (44.54%) Windows
4 82 (22.40%) Windows 7
5 45 (12.30%) Windows 10
6 40 (10.93%) Apple iOS
7 39 (10.66%) Android
8 29 (7.92%) Windows Server 2008
9 22 (6.01%) Windows Server
10 16 (4.37%) Windows XP
11 15 (4.10%) Windows Server 2003
12 12 (3.28%) Windows Server 2012
13 11 (3.01%) Ubuntu
14 10 (2.73%) Windows 8
15 8 (2.19%) Mac OS
15 8 (2.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 5 (1.37%) Mac OS X Server
17 4 (1.09%) CentOS
17 4 (1.09%) Windows Vista
18 1 (0.27%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (36.61%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (34.15%) Configuration Management
3 113 (30.87%) Web Development
4 107 (29.23%) Responsive Web Design
4 107 (29.23%) Web Design
5 73 (19.95%) TDD
5 73 (19.95%) Visualisation
6 64 (17.49%) Continuous Deployment
7 60 (16.39%) ITIL
8 56 (15.30%) Continuous Integration
9 51 (13.93%) Mentoring
10 43 (11.75%) Line Management
11 42 (11.48%) BDD
12 38 (10.38%) Continuous Delivery
13 37 (10.11%) Scrum
14 33 (9.02%) DevOps
15 27 (7.38%) Front End Development
16 23 (6.28%) Automated Testing
16 23 (6.28%) Information Security
17 17 (4.64%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 128 (34.97%) Java
2 117 (31.97%) JavaScript
3 79 (21.58%) Python
4 54 (14.75%) Ruby
5 51 (13.93%) Scala
6 22 (6.01%) SQL
7 17 (4.64%) Bash Shell
8 15 (4.10%) PowerShell
9 11 (3.01%) PHP
10 9 (2.46%) Groovy
10 9 (2.46%) Objective-C
11 8 (2.19%) Apple Swift
11 8 (2.19%) Perl
12 7 (1.91%) C++
13 6 (1.64%) PL/SQL
14 4 (1.09%) VBA
15 2 (0.55%) C
15 2 (0.55%) C#
15 2 (0.55%) R
16 1 (0.27%) Lua
Qualifications
1 29 (7.92%) Security Cleared
2 17 (4.64%) BPSS Clearance
2 17 (4.64%) Degree
3 16 (4.37%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (3.83%) DBS Check
5 13 (3.55%) CISSP
6 11 (3.01%) CISM
7 10 (2.73%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 10 (2.73%) CCSP
7 10 (2.73%) ITIL Certification
7 10 (2.73%) SANS
8 8 (2.19%) CREST Certified
8 8 (2.19%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (1.91%) BC Cleared
10 6 (1.64%) MCSE
11 5 (1.37%) CCNP
11 5 (1.37%) SC Cleared
12 3 (0.82%) CCNA
12 3 (0.82%) GCIH
12 3 (0.82%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (6.83%) SLA
2 21 (5.74%) Disclosure Scotland
3 11 (3.01%) PCI DSS
4 6 (1.64%) WAI
4 6 (1.64%) WCAG
5 4 (1.09%) QA
6 3 (0.82%) SDET
7 1 (0.27%) PMO
System Software
1 101 (27.60%) Active Directory
2 34 (9.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (5.46%) Docker
4 14 (3.83%) Virtual Desktop
5 13 (3.55%) vSphere
6 10 (2.73%) XenDesktop
7 9 (2.46%) BitLocker
7 9 (2.46%) Hyper-V
8 8 (2.19%) Xen
8 8 (2.19%) XenApp
9 5 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (1.09%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.27%) Samba
11 1 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.27%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 20 (5.46%) SCCM
2 14 (3.83%) Jamf Pro
3 9 (2.46%) Puppet
3 9 (2.46%) WSUS
4 5 (1.37%) Ansible
4 5 (1.37%) Backup Exec
5 4 (1.09%) DameWare
5 4 (1.09%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (1.09%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (0.82%) Terraform
7 2 (0.55%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (0.55%) Grafana
7 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 2 (0.55%) Pingdom
7 2 (0.55%) SCDPM
7 2 (0.55%) StatsD
8 1 (0.27%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.27%) WMI
Vendors
1 82 (22.40%) Microsoft
2 53 (14.48%) Apple
3 45 (12.30%) VMware
4 35 (9.56%) Google
5 28 (7.65%) Citrix
6 24 (6.56%) Cisco
7 21 (5.74%) Dell
8 17 (4.64%) LANDesk
8 17 (4.64%) Symantec
9 13 (3.55%) ServiceNow
10 11 (3.01%) HP
11 10 (2.73%) LogRhythm
11 10 (2.73%) Oracle
12 9 (2.46%) Rapid7
13 8 (2.19%) Red Hat
14 7 (1.91%) Palo Alto
15 5 (1.37%) Adobe
15 5 (1.37%) Remedy
15 5 (1.37%) Veeam
16 4 (1.09%) SAP
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