Period
to 23 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 6 months to 23 May 2018 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
6 months to
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 527 485 462
Rank change year-on-year -42 -23 -15
Contract jobs citing Mac OS X 381 379 493
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.42% 0.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.83% 2.04% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 270 308
UK median daily rate £400 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £135 £128 £163
90th Percentile £575 £575 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £450 £375
% change year-on-year -11.11% +20.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 20 35
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £12.07 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +49.13% -22.13% -13.24%
10th Percentile £13.10 £10.25 £10.60
90th Percentile £22.80 £19.50 £23.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.88 £13.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% -15.63% +29.03%

Mac OS X is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 20,861 18,580 23,372
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.70% 20.59% 22.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,202 11,751 14,440
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £185 £200 £205
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,338 1,115 1,388
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% -2.94% +5.20%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.59
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £15.86 £16.50
% change year-on-year - -3.88% +4.76%

Mac OS X
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Mac OS X as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Mac OS X in the UK

Mac OS X
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Mac OS X in the UK

Mac OS X
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Mac OS X over the 6 months to 23 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Mac OS X in the UK

Mac OS X
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Mac OS X in the UK

Mac OS X
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Mac OS X over the 6 months to 23 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Mac OS X in the UK

Mac OS X
Top 14 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 6 months to 23 May 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -16 365 £400 -9.60% 88
London +43 257 £420 +37.14% 42
UK excluding London -106 122 £400 -11.11% 48
Midlands +7 42 £433 -8.79% 7
South East -21 27 £225 -48.86% 10
North of England -76 26 £388 -13.89% 19
West Midlands -19 24 £479 +0.84% 5
East Midlands - 19 £243 - 2
Scotland -30 15 £400 +42.22% 2
Yorkshire -79 15 £513 +2.50% 9
South West +3 8 £250 +56.25% 5
North West -15 8 £103 -75.88% 9
East of England -29 5 £435 -8.42% 5
North East +12 3 £185 -58.66% 1

For the 6 months to 23 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Mac OS X also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Mac OS X.

1 183 (48.03%) Windows
2 156 (40.94%) Linux
3 149 (39.11%) Agile Software Development
4 131 (34.38%) Java
5 130 (34.12%) Git (software)
6 125 (32.81%) Unix
7 122 (32.02%) HTML
8 115 (30.18%) Active Directory
9 106 (27.82%) Test Automation
10 103 (27.03%) Microsoft
11 102 (26.77%) Apple
12 94 (24.67%) TDD
13 84 (22.05%) Apple iOS
14 77 (20.21%) Web Development
15 76 (19.95%) JavaScript
16 71 (18.64%) Windows 7
17 69 (18.11%) CSS
17 69 (18.11%) Relational Database
18 68 (17.85%) Android
19 66 (17.32%) SCCM
19 66 (17.32%) Office 365
20 64 (16.80%) Continuous Deployment
20 64 (16.80%) REST
21 63 (16.54%) Security Cleared
22 62 (16.27%) HTTP
22 62 (16.27%) Windows 10
23 59 (15.49%) Subversion
24 56 (14.70%) Continuous Integration
24 56 (14.70%) Open Source
25 54 (14.17%) BDD

Mac OS X
Co-occurring 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 25 (6.56%) MS Exchange
2 19 (4.99%) Confluence
3 9 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (2.10%) JBoss
5 6 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (1.57%) Tomcat
5 6 (1.57%) WebLogic
6 4 (1.05%) Apache Spark
6 4 (1.05%) IIS
6 4 (1.05%) SharePoint
7 3 (0.79%) Apache
7 3 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2000
7 3 (0.79%) Jetty
7 3 (0.79%) Oracle Self-Service HR
8 2 (0.52%) CMS
8 2 (0.52%) nginx
8 2 (0.52%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 53 (13.91%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.84%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 6 (1.57%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (1.31%) CINEMA 4D
4 5 (1.31%) Vectorworks
5 3 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.52%) Mozilla Thunderbird
6 2 (0.52%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.52%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 66 (17.32%) Office 365
2 24 (6.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (4.72%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (2.89%) G Suite
5 7 (1.84%) Sauce Labs
6 3 (0.79%) IaaS
6 3 (0.79%) PaaS
7 2 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.26%) GitHub
8 1 (0.26%) MailChimp
8 1 (0.26%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 62 (16.27%) HTTP
2 30 (7.87%) TCP/IP
3 26 (6.82%) LAN
4 25 (6.56%) DNS
5 23 (6.04%) Remote Desktop
6 21 (5.51%) WAN
7 20 (5.25%) DHCP
8 19 (4.99%) VPN
9 16 (4.20%) Internet
10 11 (2.89%) SMS
11 10 (2.62%) Firewall
12 9 (2.36%) IP Telephony
13 8 (2.10%) WLAN
14 7 (1.84%) Wireless
15 5 (1.31%) 3G
15 5 (1.31%) 4G
15 5 (1.31%) Broadband
16 4 (1.05%) Cisco IOS
16 4 (1.05%) Intranet
16 4 (1.05%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (18.11%) Relational Database
2 54 (14.17%) MongoDB
3 36 (9.45%) Neo4j
4 15 (3.94%) Redis
5 14 (3.67%) MySQL
5 14 (3.67%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (1.84%) SQL Server
7 4 (1.05%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.79%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.79%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.79%) SQL Server 2000
8 3 (0.79%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (0.52%) GIS
9 2 (0.52%) Jackrabbit
10 1 (0.26%) DB2
10 1 (0.26%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 130 (34.12%) Git (software)
2 59 (15.49%) Subversion
3 52 (13.65%) JIRA
4 51 (13.39%) Cucumber
5 37 (9.71%) Maven
6 31 (8.14%) Mockito
7 30 (7.87%) Jenkins
8 18 (4.72%) Selenium
9 14 (3.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 14 (3.67%) Xcode
10 13 (3.41%) IntelliJ
11 12 (3.15%) Appium
11 12 (3.15%) WebDriver
12 11 (2.89%) Bitbucket
12 11 (2.89%) Grunt
13 10 (2.62%) Jasmine
14 9 (2.36%) Gradle
14 9 (2.36%) gulp
15 8 (2.10%) Mocha
16 7 (1.84%) PHPUnit
General
1 26 (6.82%) Finance
2 14 (3.67%) Retail
3 11 (2.89%) Banking
4 9 (2.36%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.10%) Games
6 6 (1.57%) German Language
7 3 (0.79%) Advertising
7 3 (0.79%) Marketing
8 2 (0.52%) Electronics
8 2 (0.52%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.52%) Law
8 2 (0.52%) Legal
8 2 (0.52%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.26%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.26%) French Language
9 1 (0.26%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.26%) Music Industry
9 1 (0.26%) Publishing
9 1 (0.26%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 125 (32.81%) Developer
2 72 (18.90%) Java Developer
3 62 (16.27%) Analyst
4 51 (13.39%) Support Engineer
5 46 (12.07%) Desktop Support
6 36 (9.45%) Senior Developer
7 34 (8.92%) Mac Engineer
8 32 (8.40%) Architect
9 29 (7.61%) IT Support
9 29 (7.61%) Senior Java Developer
9 29 (7.61%) Service Analyst
10 26 (6.82%) Service Desk Analyst
10 26 (6.82%) Support Analyst
11 23 (6.04%) Desktop Engineer
12 22 (5.77%) 2nd Line Support
13 21 (5.51%) Technical Architect
14 20 (5.25%) Windows Engineer
15 19 (4.99%) IT Engineer
16 18 (4.72%) Desktop Support Engineer
16 18 (4.72%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (32.02%) HTML
2 69 (18.11%) CSS
3 64 (16.80%) REST
4 46 (12.07%) Node.js
5 45 (11.81%) RESTful
6 37 (9.71%) Dropwizard
7 35 (9.19%) JAX-RS
8 34 (8.92%) Web Services
9 31 (8.14%) React
10 29 (7.61%) JSON
11 28 (7.35%) Hibernate
12 25 (6.56%) XML
13 24 (6.30%) ActiveMQ
14 23 (6.04%) SOAP
15 22 (5.77%) Play Framework
16 20 (5.25%) Spring
17 19 (4.99%) JMS
18 14 (3.67%) Cocoa
19 13 (3.41%) HTML5
19 13 (3.41%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 33 (8.66%) Smartphone
2 23 (6.04%) iPhone
3 21 (5.51%) Management Information System
3 21 (5.51%) Mobile App
4 20 (5.25%) iPad
5 18 (4.72%) Self-Motivation
6 17 (4.46%) Video Conferencing
7 15 (3.94%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (2.89%) Data Centre
8 11 (2.89%) User Experience
9 7 (1.84%) Blackberry
9 7 (1.84%) Greenfield Project
10 6 (1.57%) Online Games
11 4 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.79%) CMDB
12 3 (0.79%) Derivative
12 3 (0.79%) N-Tier
13 2 (0.52%) NHS
13 2 (0.52%) PDA
13 2 (0.52%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 183 (48.03%) Windows
2 156 (40.94%) Linux
3 125 (32.81%) Unix
4 84 (22.05%) Apple iOS
5 71 (18.64%) Windows 7
6 68 (17.85%) Android
7 62 (16.27%) Windows 10
8 45 (11.81%) Mac OS
9 40 (10.50%) Windows Server
10 26 (6.82%) Windows 8
11 23 (6.04%) Windows Server 2008
12 17 (4.46%) Windows Server 2012
13 10 (2.62%) Windows XP
14 9 (2.36%) Ubuntu
15 6 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 6 (1.57%) Windows 2000 Server
15 6 (1.57%) Windows Server 2003
16 5 (1.31%) CentOS
16 5 (1.31%) Solaris
17 4 (1.05%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (39.11%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (27.82%) Test Automation
3 94 (24.67%) TDD
4 77 (20.21%) Web Development
5 64 (16.80%) Continuous Deployment
6 56 (14.70%) Continuous Integration
6 56 (14.70%) Open Source
7 54 (14.17%) BDD
8 48 (12.60%) Mentoring
9 46 (12.07%) Responsive Web Design
10 45 (11.81%) Problem-Solving
11 43 (11.29%) Web Design
12 40 (10.50%) Configuration Management
12 40 (10.50%) ITSM
13 37 (9.71%) DevOps
14 35 (9.19%) ITIL
15 33 (8.66%) Incident Management
16 31 (8.14%) Continuous Delivery
17 29 (7.61%) Deployment Automation
18 28 (7.35%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 131 (34.38%) Java
2 76 (19.95%) JavaScript
3 51 (13.39%) Python
4 48 (12.60%) Ruby
5 36 (9.45%) SQL
6 31 (8.14%) Scala
7 28 (7.35%) Apple Swift
8 26 (6.82%) Java 8
9 22 (5.77%) Objective-C
10 17 (4.46%) C
11 13 (3.41%) C++
11 13 (3.41%) PHP
12 11 (2.89%) Bash Shell
13 9 (2.36%) Shell Script
14 8 (2.10%) AppleScript
15 6 (1.57%) C#
15 6 (1.57%) PL/SQL
16 5 (1.31%) PowerShell
16 5 (1.31%) R
17 4 (1.05%) Perl
Qualifications
1 63 (16.54%) Security Cleared
2 48 (12.60%) SC Cleared
3 20 (5.25%) BPSS Clearance
4 12 (3.15%) A+ Certification
5 11 (2.89%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (2.62%) Degree
7 9 (2.36%) DBS Check
7 9 (2.36%) MCSE
8 6 (1.57%) MCP
9 4 (1.05%) CISSP
9 4 (1.05%) DV Cleared
9 4 (1.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (1.05%) MCSA
9 4 (1.05%) MOS
9 4 (1.05%) Network+ Certification
9 4 (1.05%) PMI Certification
9 4 (1.05%) PMP
10 2 (0.52%) ACMT
10 2 (0.52%) CEH
10 2 (0.52%) GCFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.51%) SLA
2 12 (3.15%) QA
3 8 (2.10%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 3 (0.79%) COBIT
5 3 (0.79%) FISMA
5 3 (0.79%) NIST 800
5 3 (0.79%) WCAG
6 2 (0.52%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.26%) WAI
System Software
1 115 (30.18%) Active Directory
2 43 (11.29%) Docker
3 13 (3.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (2.89%) Hyper-V
5 10 (2.62%) BitLocker
6 5 (1.31%) XenApp
7 4 (1.05%) Virtual Desktop
7 4 (1.05%) XenServer
8 3 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.52%) Samba
9 2 (0.52%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.26%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 66 (17.32%) SCCM
2 13 (3.41%) Microsoft Intune
3 10 (2.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 7 (1.84%) Ansible
4 7 (1.84%) Puppet
4 7 (1.84%) SCOM
4 7 (1.84%) WSUS
5 5 (1.31%) AirWatch
5 5 (1.31%) Backup Exec
5 5 (1.31%) Kubernetes
6 4 (1.05%) Grafana
6 4 (1.05%) Jamf Pro
6 4 (1.05%) StatsD
7 3 (0.79%) CSIRT
7 3 (0.79%) EnCase
7 3 (0.79%) FTK
7 3 (0.79%) Nessus
7 3 (0.79%) Nmap
7 3 (0.79%) Salt
8 2 (0.52%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 103 (27.03%) Microsoft
2 102 (26.77%) Apple
3 27 (7.09%) Google
4 22 (5.77%) Adobe
5 19 (4.99%) ServiceNow
6 18 (4.72%) Cisco
7 17 (4.46%) Citrix
8 16 (4.20%) VMware
9 15 (3.94%) HP
10 9 (2.36%) Ivanti
11 7 (1.84%) Oracle
11 7 (1.84%) Zend
12 6 (1.57%) MuleSoft
12 6 (1.57%) Red Hat
13 5 (1.31%) Capita
13 5 (1.31%) Meraki
13 5 (1.31%) Splunk
14 4 (1.05%) Polycom
14 4 (1.05%) Spiceworks
14 4 (1.05%) Veritas