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 3 months to 27 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 Mac OS X
UK
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 408 432 387
Rank change year-on-year +24 -45  
Contract jobs citing Mac OS X 191 226 256
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.41% 0.40% 0.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.00% 1.81% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 135 148
Median daily rate £450 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £160 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £418 £425
% change year-on-year +13.77% -1.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 18 29
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.57% -21.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £11.35 £12.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £20.75 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £13.00 £12.40
% change year-on-year +3.84% +4.83%  

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 with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 9530 12456 12307
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.51% 22.28% 22.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 6046 7771 7001
Median daily rate £410 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.80% +6.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +6.89% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 556 696 1001
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +1.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.90 £43.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.84 £15.75
% change year-on-year -7.95% +6.92%  

Mac OS X
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 27 April 2017.

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
Top 30 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 3 months to 27 April 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
England +7 180 £450 +8.76% 66
London -24 72 £313 -21.87% 33
Yorkshire +47 46 £500 -3.84% 10
South Yorkshire +30 37 £494 +51.92% 8
Sheffield - 35 £494 - 8
East of England +23 29 £465 +190.62% 3
Essex - 22 £465 - 1
West Midlands +40 18 £475 - 2
Southend-on-Sea - 16 £475 -
Shropshire - 13 £475 -
Telford - 12 £513 -
West Yorkshire +11 8 £600 +11.11% 1
Leeds +7 8 £600 +11.11% 1
South East +1 6 £300 - 12
Cambridgeshire +7 5 £125 -22.03%
North West +21 4 £419 -3.17%
South West +7 4 £120 -66.89% 5
Birmingham +5 4 £300 - 1
City of London -12 4 £225 -25.00% 5
Peterborough - 4 - -
Scotland +26 3 £281 +2.27% 2
Gloucestershire +10 3 £120 -81.53% 1
Cheshire - 3 £450 -
Gloucester - 3 £120 - 1
Berkshire +19 2 £336 -29.26%
Glasgow -1 2 £375 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 2 £263 - 1
Welwyn - 2 £550 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £550 - 2
Worthing +25 1 £600 -

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 with a requirement for Mac OS X.

1 246 (61.19%) Linux
2 201 (50.00%) Unix
3 187 (46.52%) Git (software)
4 169 (42.04%) Agile Software Development
5 165 (41.04%) Windows
6 163 (40.55%) HTML
7 160 (39.80%) Java
8 145 (36.07%) Relational Database
9 136 (33.83%) HTTP
9 136 (33.83%) Configuration Management
10 126 (31.34%) CSS
11 117 (29.10%) Web Design
11 117 (29.10%) Responsive Web Design
12 116 (28.86%) Web Development
13 115 (28.61%) JavaScript
14 104 (25.87%) Active Directory
15 96 (23.88%) TDD
16 90 (22.39%) REST
17 87 (21.64%) Subversion
18 86 (21.39%) Continuous Deployment
19 82 (20.40%) Microsoft
20 79 (19.65%) Windows 7
21 76 (18.91%) Python
22 67 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
23 65 (16.17%) Visualisation
23 65 (16.17%) Data Visualisation
23 65 (16.17%) Scrum
24 64 (15.92%) Apple
25 63 (15.67%) ITIL
26 58 (14.43%) Hibernate

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 17 (4.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 16 (3.98%) MS Exchange
3 14 (3.48%) JBoss
4 12 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (2.99%) WebLogic
5 10 (2.49%) Skype for Business
6 9 (2.24%) Confluence
7 8 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2007
8 7 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (0.75%) SharePoint
11 2 (0.50%) Apache
11 2 (0.50%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.50%) CMS
11 2 (0.50%) CoreMedia CMS
11 2 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.50%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.50%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.25%) Jetty
Applications
1 47 (11.69%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.50%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.50%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (1.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.50%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 17 (4.23%) Office 365
2 16 (3.98%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (3.23%) G Suite
4 11 (2.74%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (1.74%) GitHub
6 4 (1.00%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (1.00%) TestFlight
7 3 (0.75%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 3 (0.75%) Google App Engine
8 2 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.50%) iTunes
9 1 (0.25%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 136 (33.83%) HTTP
2 37 (9.20%) Wireless
3 32 (7.96%) DNS
4 29 (7.21%) DHCP
4 29 (7.21%) TCP/IP
5 28 (6.97%) Internet
6 26 (6.47%) Firewall
7 21 (5.22%) LAN
8 20 (4.98%) LDAP
9 18 (4.48%) SSL
10 15 (3.73%) VPN
11 14 (3.48%) WAN
12 12 (2.99%) Intrusion Detection
12 12 (2.99%) Wi-Fi
13 10 (2.49%) Remote Desktop
13 10 (2.49%) VoIP
14 9 (2.24%) Skype
15 5 (1.24%) Cisco IOS
15 5 (1.24%) PBX
15 5 (1.24%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 145 (36.07%) Relational Database
2 56 (13.93%) MongoDB
3 46 (11.44%) Neo4j
4 29 (7.21%) MySQL
5 19 (4.73%) PostgreSQL
6 15 (3.73%) MariaDB
7 13 (3.23%) NoSQL
8 7 (1.74%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (1.24%) Redis
10 4 (1.00%) MS Access
10 4 (1.00%) SQL Server
10 4 (1.00%) SQLite
11 3 (0.75%) Big Data
12 2 (0.50%) Flink
12 2 (0.50%) Hadoop
12 2 (0.50%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.50%) Oracle Database 10g
12 2 (0.50%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (0.50%) Oracle Database 12c
13 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 187 (46.52%) Git (software)
2 87 (21.64%) Subversion
3 43 (10.70%) Jenkins
4 29 (7.21%) Cucumber
5 23 (5.72%) Mockito
6 21 (5.22%) JUnit
6 21 (5.22%) Maven
7 14 (3.48%) SoapUI
8 11 (2.74%) Xcode
9 10 (2.49%) JIRA
10 8 (1.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (1.49%) Gradle
12 5 (1.24%) Android Studio
13 4 (1.00%) Capybara
13 4 (1.00%) CocoaPods
13 4 (1.00%) git-flow
13 4 (1.00%) gulp
13 4 (1.00%) RSpec
14 3 (0.75%) Selenium
14 3 (0.75%) WebDriver
General
1 25 (6.22%) Finance
2 9 (2.24%) Marketing
2 9 (2.24%) Retail
3 7 (1.74%) Advertising
3 7 (1.74%) Legal
4 5 (1.24%) Banking
4 5 (1.24%) Games
4 5 (1.24%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.00%) Electronics
5 4 (1.00%) Japanese Language
5 4 (1.00%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.00%) Multimedia
6 2 (0.50%) Italian Language
6 2 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.25%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 214 (53.23%) Developer
2 131 (32.59%) Java Developer
3 51 (12.69%) Analyst
4 35 (8.71%) Scala Developer
5 34 (8.46%) Support Engineer
6 28 (6.97%) 2nd Line Support
7 25 (6.22%) Agile Developer
8 24 (5.97%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 24 (5.97%) IT Support
8 24 (5.97%) Service Analyst
9 23 (5.72%) Service Desk Analyst
10 22 (5.47%) Senior Developer
11 21 (5.22%) Support Analyst
12 18 (4.48%) 1st/2nd Line Support
12 18 (4.48%) Mac Engineer
13 17 (4.23%) Desktop Support
14 16 (3.98%) Architect
14 16 (3.98%) Full Stack Developer
14 16 (3.98%) Windows Engineer
15 15 (3.73%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 163 (40.55%) HTML
2 126 (31.34%) CSS
3 90 (22.39%) REST
4 58 (14.43%) Hibernate
5 50 (12.44%) Dropwizard
6 46 (11.44%) XML
7 45 (11.19%) JAX-RS
7 45 (11.19%) JSON
8 43 (10.70%) Spring
9 40 (9.95%) Web Services
10 22 (5.47%) Middleware
10 22 (5.47%) RESTful
10 22 (5.47%) SOAP
11 20 (4.98%) Kafka
12 17 (4.23%) JPA
12 17 (4.23%) XSD
13 16 (3.98%) EclipseLink
13 16 (3.98%) Spring MVC
14 15 (3.73%) JSON Schema
14 15 (3.73%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 30 (7.46%) User Experience
2 20 (4.98%) Blackberry
3 18 (4.48%) Computer Science
4 17 (4.23%) Enterprise Software
5 15 (3.73%) iPhone
5 15 (3.73%) Management Information System
6 11 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (2.74%) iPad
7 8 (1.99%) Fat Client
7 8 (1.99%) Mobile App
7 8 (1.99%) Thin Client
8 7 (1.74%) Handset
9 5 (1.24%) Cloud Native
9 5 (1.24%) Data Centre
9 5 (1.24%) Greenfield Project
10 4 (1.00%) Smartphone
11 3 (0.75%) Animation
11 3 (0.75%) Cyber Kill Chain
12 2 (0.50%) Apple TV
12 2 (0.50%) EMC VNXe
Operating Systems
1 246 (61.19%) Linux
2 201 (50.00%) Unix
3 165 (41.04%) Windows
4 79 (19.65%) Windows 7
5 41 (10.20%) Apple iOS
5 41 (10.20%) Windows 10
6 40 (9.95%) Android
7 28 (6.97%) Windows Server
8 26 (6.47%) Windows Server 2008
9 23 (5.72%) Windows XP
10 21 (5.22%) Windows Server 2003
11 20 (4.98%) Windows 8
12 18 (4.48%) Windows Server 2012
13 12 (2.99%) Mac OS
14 8 (1.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 7 (1.74%) Ubuntu
16 5 (1.24%) Mac OS X Server
17 4 (1.00%) CentOS
17 4 (1.00%) Windows Vista
18 2 (0.50%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (42.04%) Agile Software Development
2 136 (33.83%) Configuration Management
3 117 (29.10%) Responsive Web Design
3 117 (29.10%) Web Design
4 116 (28.86%) Web Development
5 96 (23.88%) TDD
6 86 (21.39%) Continuous Deployment
7 67 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
8 65 (16.17%) Data Visualisation
8 65 (16.17%) Scrum
8 65 (16.17%) Visualisation
9 63 (15.67%) ITIL
10 53 (13.18%) Mentoring
11 43 (10.70%) DevOps
12 42 (10.45%) BDD
13 37 (9.20%) Continuous Delivery
14 32 (7.96%) Automated Testing
14 32 (7.96%) Line Management
14 32 (7.96%) Microservices
15 26 (6.47%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 160 (39.80%) Java
2 115 (28.61%) JavaScript
3 76 (18.91%) Python
4 55 (13.68%) Ruby
5 50 (12.44%) Scala
6 32 (7.96%) SQL
7 18 (4.48%) PL/SQL
8 15 (3.73%) PowerShell
9 14 (3.48%) Bash Shell
10 12 (2.99%) Apple Swift
10 12 (2.99%) Go
10 12 (2.99%) Objective-C
11 8 (1.99%) Groovy
11 8 (1.99%) Perl
12 7 (1.74%) C++
13 4 (1.00%) C#
13 4 (1.00%) PHP
13 4 (1.00%) VBA
14 3 (0.75%) R
15 2 (0.50%) C
Qualifications
1 30 (7.46%) BPSS Clearance
2 29 (7.21%) Degree
3 28 (6.97%) Security Cleared
4 22 (5.47%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (4.23%) CISSP
5 17 (4.23%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (3.73%) CISM
7 14 (3.48%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 14 (3.48%) CCSP
7 14 (3.48%) SANS
8 10 (2.49%) DBS Check
9 8 (1.99%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (1.99%) MCDST
10 7 (1.74%) BC Cleared
11 6 (1.49%) MCSE
12 5 (1.24%) CCNA
12 5 (1.24%) CCNP
13 4 (1.00%) GCIH
13 4 (1.00%) GIAC
13 4 (1.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.72%) SLA
2 19 (4.73%) Disclosure Scotland
3 12 (2.99%) PCI DSS
4 7 (1.74%) WAI
5 6 (1.49%) WCAG
6 5 (1.24%) QA
7 4 (1.00%) SDET
8 1 (0.25%) FATCA
System Software
1 104 (25.87%) Active Directory
2 28 (6.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (4.98%) Docker
4 19 (4.73%) Virtual Desktop
5 11 (2.74%) vSphere
6 7 (1.74%) BitLocker
6 7 (1.74%) Hyper-V
6 7 (1.74%) XenDesktop
7 6 (1.49%) Xen
7 6 (1.49%) XenApp
8 5 (1.24%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (1.00%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.25%) Samba
10 1 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.25%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 22 (5.47%) SCCM
2 14 (3.48%) Ansible
2 14 (3.48%) Jamf Pro
3 8 (1.99%) Puppet
4 7 (1.74%) WSUS
5 4 (1.00%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (1.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (0.75%) Backup Exec
6 3 (0.75%) Cisco Prime
6 3 (0.75%) Grafana
6 3 (0.75%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 3 (0.75%) StatsD
6 3 (0.75%) Terraform
7 2 (0.50%) Pingdom
7 2 (0.50%) SCDPM
7 2 (0.50%) SCOM
7 2 (0.50%) SCSM
8 1 (0.25%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.25%) cPanel
8 1 (0.25%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 82 (20.40%) Microsoft
2 64 (15.92%) Apple
3 35 (8.71%) VMware
4 34 (8.46%) Google
5 24 (5.97%) Cisco
6 23 (5.72%) Dell
7 22 (5.47%) Citrix
8 21 (5.22%) Oracle
9 14 (3.48%) LogRhythm
9 14 (3.48%) Symantec
10 13 (3.23%) ServiceNow
11 12 (2.99%) LANDesk
11 12 (2.99%) Rapid7
11 12 (2.99%) WSO2
12 9 (2.24%) HP
13 7 (1.74%) MuleSoft
14 6 (1.49%) Palo Alto
14 6 (1.49%) Red Hat
15 5 (1.24%) Adobe
15 5 (1.24%) Remedy
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £100 - £135 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £120 - £150 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Affecto Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £475 - £525 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £400 - £430 per day + 6 Months
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Reed Technology
Rate: £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Croydon, Surrey
Profile 29 Limited
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Proprius Recruitment
Rate: Up to £520 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
KEYRESOURCE
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Blues Point Ltd
Rate: From £15 to £17 per hour + travel expenses when necessary
Posted: 6 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
LA International
Posted: 6 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
LA International
Posted: 6 days ago
Essex
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow
IBS Consulting
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 14 days ago
East London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 2 days ago