Period
to 18 January 2021

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 18 January 2021 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
18 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 503 539 576
Rank change year-on-year +36 +37 -4
Contract jobs citing Mac OS X 75 203 322
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.28% 0.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.02% 1.33% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 141 237
Median daily rate £525 £230 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +128.26% -42.50% -4.76%
10th Percentile £115 £130 £123
90th Percentile £616 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £400 £475
% change year-on-year +25.00% -15.79% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 28
Median hourly rate £52.50 £20.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +162.50% -4.76% -25.66%
10th Percentile £24.30 £15.13 £14.08
90th Percentile £56.25 £27.20 £27.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £19.50 £14.85
% change year-on-year +169.23% +31.31% -36.81%

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 7,361 15,257 20,820
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.96% 21.11% 20.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,716 9,704 13,244
Median daily rate £430 £410 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.88% -3.53% -
10th Percentile £160 £140 £160
90th Percentile £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £400
% change year-on-year -3.23% -3.13% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 427 1,144 1,324
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.94% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.29 £11.00
90th Percentile £54.00 £48.75 £47.00
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.05
% change year-on-year - +2.80% +0.31%

Mac OS X
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Mac OS X in the UK

Mac OS X
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Mac OS X.

Daily rate trend for Mac OS X in the UK

Mac OS X
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Mac OS X over the 6 months to 18 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Mac OS X in the UK

Mac OS X
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Mac OS X.

Hourly rate trend for Mac OS X in the UK

Mac OS X
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Mac OS X over the 6 months to 18 January 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Mac OS X in the UK

Mac OS X
Top 12 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 18 January 2021. 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 +47 62 £525 +128.26% 28
London +33 35 £550 +150.00% 16
UK excluding London +138 27 £500 +25.00% 11
Work from Home -169 23 £545 - 4
North of England +93 13 £550 +4.76% 5
Yorkshire +43 10 £550 - 1
South East +118 5 £315 -17.11%
South West +91 4 £500 +25.00% 3
East of England +73 3 £500 -33.33% 3
North East - 3 £450 - 3
Scotland +52 1 £114 -80.92%
Wales +26 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 18 January 2021, 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 48 (64.00%) Test Automation
2 45 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (56.00%) Linux
4 39 (52.00%) Java
5 35 (46.67%) TDD
6 33 (44.00%) Unix
7 31 (41.33%) Git (software)
8 29 (38.67%) Azure
9 27 (36.00%) AWS
9 27 (36.00%) Apple iOS
9 27 (36.00%) Windows
9 27 (36.00%) Continuous Deployment
10 25 (33.33%) HTML
11 22 (29.33%) Responsive Web Design
12 21 (28.00%) JavaScript
12 21 (28.00%) Web Design
13 20 (26.67%) Subversion
13 20 (26.67%) DevOps
13 20 (26.67%) Microservices
14 19 (25.33%) Kubernetes
14 19 (25.33%) Docker
14 19 (25.33%) REST
15 18 (24.00%) MongoDB
15 18 (24.00%) Security Cleared
15 18 (24.00%) Web Development
15 18 (24.00%) Apple
16 17 (22.67%) Node.js
16 17 (22.67%) User Experience
16 17 (22.67%) Jenkins
17 16 (21.33%) Pair Programming

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 12 (16.00%) Confluence
2 9 (12.00%) JBoss
2 9 (12.00%) WebLogic
3 8 (10.67%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (10.67%) Jetty
3 8 (10.67%) MQSeries
3 8 (10.67%) Oracle Self-Service HR
3 8 (10.67%) Red Hat Fuse
3 8 (10.67%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.33%) Apache
4 1 (1.33%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (1.33%) Drupal
4 1 (1.33%) IIS
4 1 (1.33%) Joomla!
4 1 (1.33%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (8.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (8.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.33%) Acrobat
2 1 (1.33%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (1.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.33%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (10.67%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 29 (38.67%) Azure
2 27 (36.00%) AWS
3 6 (8.00%) Office 365
4 3 (4.00%) GitHub
5 2 (2.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (2.67%) Amazon S3
5 2 (2.67%) Amazon SQS
5 2 (2.67%) Mimecast
6 1 (1.33%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (1.33%) G Suite
6 1 (1.33%) Google Docs
6 1 (1.33%) npm
6 1 (1.33%) SaaS
6 1 (1.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.67%) HTTP
1 8 (10.67%) SSH
2 4 (5.33%) HTTPS
2 4 (5.33%) TCP/IP
2 4 (5.33%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (4.00%) SSL
4 1 (1.33%) DHCP
4 1 (1.33%) DNS
4 1 (1.33%) Firewall
4 1 (1.33%) SAN
4 1 (1.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (24.00%) MongoDB
2 13 (17.33%) MySQL
3 12 (16.00%) Relational Database
4 11 (14.67%) PostgreSQL
5 10 (13.33%) SQL Server
6 9 (12.00%) Oracle Database
7 8 (10.67%) Hadoop
8 3 (4.00%) Neo4j
8 3 (4.00%) NoSQL
9 1 (1.33%) Ingres
9 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 31 (41.33%) Git (software)
2 20 (26.67%) Subversion
3 17 (22.67%) Jenkins
4 13 (17.33%) JIRA
5 11 (14.67%) fastlane
5 11 (14.67%) Xcode
6 10 (13.33%) Selenium
7 9 (12.00%) Cucumber
7 9 (12.00%) Eclipse
7 9 (12.00%) Gradle
7 9 (12.00%) IntelliJ
8 8 (10.67%) Ant
8 8 (10.67%) ClearCase
8 8 (10.67%) FishEye
8 8 (10.67%) Hudson
8 8 (10.67%) Leiningen
8 8 (10.67%) Maven
8 8 (10.67%) Mercurial
8 8 (10.67%) Poseidon for UML
8 8 (10.67%) Vagrant
General
1 7 (9.33%) Public Sector
2 6 (8.00%) Finance
3 5 (6.67%) Retail
4 1 (1.33%) Advertising
4 1 (1.33%) Banking
4 1 (1.33%) French Language
4 1 (1.33%) Games
4 1 (1.33%) German Language
4 1 (1.33%) Legal
4 1 (1.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 40 (53.33%) Developer
2 20 (26.67%) Java Developer
3 11 (14.67%) Architect
4 10 (13.33%) Analyst
5 8 (10.67%) iOS Developer
5 8 (10.67%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (6.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 5 (6.67%) Full Stack Developer
6 5 (6.67%) Service Analyst
6 5 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
6 5 (6.67%) Support Analyst
7 4 (5.33%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (5.33%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 4 (5.33%) Node.js Developer
8 3 (4.00%) HTML Developer
8 3 (4.00%) JavaScript Developer
8 3 (4.00%) Ruby Developer
8 3 (4.00%) Technical Architect
8 3 (4.00%) Windows Engineer
9 2 (2.67%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (33.33%) HTML
2 19 (25.33%) REST
3 17 (22.67%) Node.js
4 15 (20.00%) HTML5
4 15 (20.00%) jQuery
5 14 (18.67%) Hibernate
5 14 (18.67%) JSON
6 13 (17.33%) Spring
7 12 (16.00%) ActiveMQ
7 12 (16.00%) CSS
7 12 (16.00%) XML
8 10 (13.33%) .NET
8 10 (13.33%) JMS
9 9 (12.00%) AngularJS
9 9 (12.00%) ASP.NET
9 9 (12.00%) Ruby on Rails
10 8 (10.67%) Apache Camel
10 8 (10.67%) GWT
10 8 (10.67%) Play Framework
10 8 (10.67%) React
Miscellaneous
1 17 (22.67%) User Experience
2 10 (13.33%) iPad
2 10 (13.33%) iPhone
3 8 (10.67%) Derivative
4 4 (5.33%) Digital Signage
5 3 (4.00%) Clustering
5 3 (4.00%) Mobile App
5 3 (4.00%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.33%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.33%) Augmented Reality
6 1 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.33%) Graphic Design
6 1 (1.33%) NHS
6 1 (1.33%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.33%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 42 (56.00%) Linux
2 33 (44.00%) Unix
3 27 (36.00%) Apple iOS
3 27 (36.00%) Windows
4 14 (18.67%) Android
5 11 (14.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (10.67%) CentOS
6 8 (10.67%) Debian
6 8 (10.67%) Ubuntu
7 4 (5.33%) Windows 10
7 4 (5.33%) Windows 7
8 3 (4.00%) Windows Server
9 1 (1.33%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.33%) Solaris
9 1 (1.33%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (64.00%) Test Automation
2 45 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (46.67%) TDD
4 27 (36.00%) Continuous Deployment
5 22 (29.33%) Responsive Web Design
6 21 (28.00%) Web Design
7 20 (26.67%) DevOps
7 20 (26.67%) Microservices
8 18 (24.00%) Web Development
9 16 (21.33%) Pair Programming
10 15 (20.00%) BDD
11 13 (17.33%) Continuous Delivery
12 12 (16.00%) Problem-Solving
12 12 (16.00%) Scrum
12 12 (16.00%) Software Architecture
13 11 (14.67%) Deployment Automation
13 11 (14.67%) iOS Development
13 11 (14.67%) Kanban
14 10 (13.33%) Waterfall
15 9 (12.00%) API Development
Programming Languages
1 39 (52.00%) Java
2 21 (28.00%) JavaScript
3 14 (18.67%) Java 8
3 14 (18.67%) SQL
4 11 (14.67%) Apple Swift
4 11 (14.67%) Python
4 11 (14.67%) Ruby
4 11 (14.67%) Shell Script
5 9 (12.00%) PHP
5 9 (12.00%) T-SQL
6 8 (10.67%) Bash Shell
6 8 (10.67%) C++
6 8 (10.67%) Clojure
6 8 (10.67%) ClojureScript
6 8 (10.67%) Groovy
6 8 (10.67%) Perl
6 8 (10.67%) PL/SQL
6 8 (10.67%) Scala
7 5 (6.67%) VBA
8 2 (2.67%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (24.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (9.33%) DV Cleared
2 7 (9.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.67%) BC Cleared
3 2 (2.67%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (2.67%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.33%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.67%) WCAG
2 4 (5.33%) PCI DSS
2 4 (5.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (2.67%) WAI
4 1 (1.33%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (25.33%) Docker
2 8 (10.67%) Active Directory
3 3 (4.00%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (25.33%) Kubernetes
2 11 (14.67%) Puppet
3 8 (10.67%) Salt
4 4 (5.33%) AirWatch
4 4 (5.33%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (4.00%) Jamf Pro
5 3 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (2.67%) SCCM
7 1 (1.33%) Ansible
7 1 (1.33%) Grafana
7 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (1.33%) Prometheus
7 1 (1.33%) WMI
Vendors
1 18 (24.00%) Apple
2 14 (18.67%) Microsoft
3 10 (13.33%) Oracle
4 8 (10.67%) Axway
4 8 (10.67%) Cloudera
4 8 (10.67%) Hortonworks
4 8 (10.67%) MuleSoft
4 8 (10.67%) Red Hat
4 8 (10.67%) Sparx
4 8 (10.67%) Sybase
5 5 (6.67%) Remedy
6 4 (5.33%) SAP
7 3 (4.00%) Cisco
8 2 (2.67%) Adobe
8 2 (2.67%) Citrix
8 2 (2.67%) Google
8 2 (2.67%) VMware
8 2 (2.67%) Xamarin
9 1 (1.33%) Meraki
9 1 (1.33%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud