Period
to 24 July 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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 660 388 589
Rank change year-on-year -272 +201 -9
Contract jobs citing Mac OS X 90 187 289
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.50% 0.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.82% 2.57% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 145 228
10th Percentile £130 £155 £149
25th Percentile £194 £425 £257
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £550 £508
Median % change year-on-year -13.64% +8.37% +103.00%
75th Percentile £592 £600 £606
90th Percentile £638 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -19.05% +5.00% +17.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 9 6
10th Percentile £11.65 £17.54 £14.00
25th Percentile £12.25 £20.50 £15.56
Median hourly rate £12.50 £21.50 £21.75
Median % change year-on-year -41.86% -1.15% +20.83%
75th Percentile £13.00 £22.25 £26.75
90th Percentile £13.50 £24.63 £27.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £20.90 -
% change year-on-year -40.19% - -

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 10,944 7,269 18,545
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.37% 19.37% 20.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,196 4,770 11,903
10th Percentile £185 £155 £155
25th Percentile £350 £310 £300
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £472 £438 £425
Median % change year-on-year +7.89% +2.94% -
75th Percentile £575 £538 £538
90th Percentile £650 £635 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 571 441 1,143
10th Percentile £11.90 £12.00 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.25 £13.60 £13.00
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year -2.78% +2.86% +2.94%
75th Percentile £42.00 £27.25 £34.13
90th Percentile £60.50 £48.15 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.23 £17.47 £16.20
% change year-on-year -7.07% +7.81% +1.25%

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 24 July 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 24 July 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Mac OS X in the UK

Mac OS X
Top 15 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 24 July 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 -231 77 £475 -13.64% 42
London -190 45 £500 -13.04% 14
UK excluding London -114 35 £425 -19.05% 30
Work from Home -246 29 £475 -12.04% 7
North of England -69 21 £450 -14.29% 7
Yorkshire -34 11 £475 -9.52% 2
North West -41 6 £171 -67.38% 1
North East -1 4 - - 4
South East -33 4 £210 +53.69% 13
Scotland -53 4 - - 2
South West -13 3 £125 -73.68% 1
Midlands -35 2 - - 3
East of England -24 1 £165 -48.07% 4
West Midlands -41 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - - 3

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 (53.33%) Windows
2 37 (41.11%) Linux
2 37 (41.11%) Apple iOS
3 32 (35.56%) Microsoft
3 32 (35.56%) Test Automation
4 31 (34.44%) Unix
5 27 (30.00%) Finance
6 26 (28.89%) Problem-Solving
7 25 (27.78%) Social Skills
7 25 (27.78%) Web Design
7 25 (27.78%) Responsive Web Design
8 24 (26.67%) Microsoft Office
8 24 (26.67%) Apple
9 23 (25.56%) Web Development
9 23 (25.56%) Continuous Deployment
10 22 (24.44%) Azure
11 21 (23.33%) Git (software)
11 21 (23.33%) Microsoft 365
11 21 (23.33%) Ruby on Rails
11 21 (23.33%) Active Directory
11 21 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
12 20 (22.22%) iPhone
12 20 (22.22%) iPad
12 20 (22.22%) Clean Code
13 19 (21.11%) Windows 10
14 18 (20.00%) Public Sector
14 18 (20.00%) HTTP
15 17 (18.89%) Configuration Management
16 16 (17.78%) Management Information System
16 16 (17.78%) AWS

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 4 (4.44%) Skype for Business
2 3 (3.33%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (2.22%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.11%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 24 (26.67%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (2.22%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (3.33%) Sentinel
2 1 (1.11%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 22 (24.44%) Azure
2 21 (23.33%) Microsoft 365
3 16 (17.78%) AWS
4 13 (14.44%) IaaS
5 7 (7.78%) GitHub
6 4 (4.44%) GCP
7 3 (3.33%) Amazon GuardDuty
7 3 (3.33%) Azure Sentinel
8 1 (1.11%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (1.11%) Amazon S3
8 1 (1.11%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (1.11%) Route 53
8 1 (1.11%) SaaS
8 1 (1.11%) Slack
8 1 (1.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 18 (20.00%) HTTP
2 13 (14.44%) Internet
3 5 (5.56%) 2G
3 5 (5.56%) DHCP
3 5 (5.56%) DNS
3 5 (5.56%) Firewall
4 4 (4.44%) Skype
4 4 (4.44%) VoIP
4 4 (4.44%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (3.33%) VPN
6 2 (2.22%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (2.22%) Network Security
6 2 (2.22%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.22%) VLAN
6 2 (2.22%) WebEx
7 1 (1.11%) HTTPS
7 1 (1.11%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (1.11%) IP Telephony
7 1 (1.11%) SSL
7 1 (1.11%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (17.78%) Relational Database
2 14 (15.56%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (7.78%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.22%) Neo4j
5 1 (1.11%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.11%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.11%) Big Data
5 1 (1.11%) Data Lake
5 1 (1.11%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.11%) HBase
5 1 (1.11%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 21 (23.33%) Git (software)
2 13 (14.44%) Subversion
3 8 (8.89%) fastlane
3 8 (8.89%) Jenkins
3 8 (8.89%) Xcode
4 7 (7.78%) CocoaPods
4 7 (7.78%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (4.44%) Mockito
6 2 (2.22%) IDA Disassembler
7 1 (1.11%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.11%) JIRA
7 1 (1.11%) Selenium
7 1 (1.11%) WebDriver
General
1 27 (30.00%) Finance
2 25 (27.78%) Social Skills
3 18 (20.00%) Public Sector
4 14 (15.56%) Manufacturing
4 14 (15.56%) Telecoms
5 13 (14.44%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (14.44%) Electronics
5 13 (14.44%) Marketing
6 8 (8.89%) Banking
7 2 (2.22%) Presentation Skills
7 2 (2.22%) Publishing
7 2 (2.22%) Retail
8 1 (1.11%) Advertising
8 1 (1.11%) Games
8 1 (1.11%) Investment Banking
8 1 (1.11%) Military
Job Titles
1 35 (38.89%) Developer
2 13 (14.44%) Ruby Developer
2 13 (14.44%) Ruby Engineer
2 13 (14.44%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 12 (13.33%) Java Developer
3 12 (13.33%) Support Engineer
4 11 (12.22%) Desktop Support
5 9 (10.00%) Analyst
6 8 (8.89%) Help Desk Technician
6 8 (8.89%) iOS Developer
7 7 (7.78%) Senior Developer
8 6 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
8 6 (6.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 6 (6.67%) Senior Java Developer
9 5 (5.56%) Desktop Analyst
9 5 (5.56%) IT Engineer
9 5 (5.56%) IT Support
9 5 (5.56%) IT Support Engineer
9 5 (5.56%) Support Analyst
10 4 (4.44%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (23.33%) Ruby on Rails
2 10 (11.11%) REST
3 8 (8.89%) .NET
3 8 (8.89%) ASP.NET
4 7 (7.78%) JSON
5 6 (6.67%) JAX-RS
6 5 (5.56%) ActiveMQ
7 4 (4.44%) Web Services
8 2 (2.22%) Dropwizard
8 2 (2.22%) Hibernate
8 2 (2.22%) HTML
9 1 (1.11%) 802.1X
9 1 (1.11%) Kafka
9 1 (1.11%) XMPP
9 1 (1.11%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 20 (22.22%) iPad
1 20 (22.22%) iPhone
2 16 (17.78%) Management Information System
3 9 (10.00%) Mobile App
4 4 (4.44%) Blackberry
4 4 (4.44%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (3.33%) User Experience
6 2 (2.22%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.11%) AS400
7 1 (1.11%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.11%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.11%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.11%) iSeries
7 1 (1.11%) Mobile Games
7 1 (1.11%) PKI
7 1 (1.11%) PMI
7 1 (1.11%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (1.11%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.11%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.11%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 48 (53.33%) Windows
2 37 (41.11%) Apple iOS
2 37 (41.11%) Linux
3 31 (34.44%) Unix
4 19 (21.11%) Windows 10
5 15 (16.67%) Android
6 7 (7.78%) Windows 7
6 7 (7.78%) Windows Server
7 3 (3.33%) Mac OS
7 3 (3.33%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.22%) Kali Linux
9 1 (1.11%) Scientific Linux
9 1 (1.11%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (35.56%) Test Automation
2 26 (28.89%) Problem-Solving
3 25 (27.78%) Responsive Web Design
3 25 (27.78%) Web Design
4 23 (25.56%) Continuous Deployment
4 23 (25.56%) Web Development
5 21 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (22.22%) Clean Code
7 17 (18.89%) Configuration Management
8 15 (16.67%) Information Security
8 15 (16.67%) Software Engineering
9 14 (15.56%) Capacity Management
10 13 (14.44%) Availability Management
10 13 (14.44%) Data Visualisation
10 13 (14.44%) Digital Marketing
10 13 (14.44%) Programme Management
10 13 (14.44%) Prototyping
10 13 (14.44%) Secure Coding
10 13 (14.44%) User Stories
10 13 (14.44%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 14 (15.56%) Java
1 14 (15.56%) Python
1 14 (15.56%) Ruby
2 13 (14.44%) JavaScript
3 12 (13.33%) Java 8
4 9 (10.00%) PHP
4 9 (10.00%) Shell Script
5 7 (7.78%) Apple Swift
6 4 (4.44%) PowerShell
7 3 (3.33%) SQL
8 2 (2.22%) C++
9 1 (1.11%) C#
9 1 (1.11%) Groovy
9 1 (1.11%) Perl
9 1 (1.11%) Scala
9 1 (1.11%) VB
9 1 (1.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (14.44%) Security Cleared
2 11 (12.22%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.33%) CCNA
3 3 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.22%) Degree
4 2 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.22%) MCSE
4 2 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.11%) ACSP
5 1 (1.11%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.11%) CEH
5 1 (1.11%) CISA
5 1 (1.11%) CISSP
5 1 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.11%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.11%) GIAC
5 1 (1.11%) MCITP
5 1 (1.11%) MCSA
5 1 (1.11%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (15.56%) SLA
2 2 (2.22%) NIST
2 2 (2.22%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.11%) Basel II
3 1 (1.11%) COBIT
3 1 (1.11%) GLBA
3 1 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 21 (23.33%) Active Directory
2 12 (13.33%) Docker
3 3 (3.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.11%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.11%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.11%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.11%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.11%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (1.11%) vSphere
4 1 (1.11%) Xen
Systems Management
1 11 (12.22%) Kubernetes
2 6 (6.67%) SCCM
3 5 (5.56%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (4.44%) Jamf Pro
5 3 (3.33%) WSUS
6 2 (2.22%) EnCase
6 2 (2.22%) SCOM
7 1 (1.11%) AirWatch
7 1 (1.11%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (1.11%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (1.11%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 32 (35.56%) Microsoft
2 24 (26.67%) Apple
3 15 (16.67%) SAP
4 6 (6.67%) Citrix
5 5 (5.56%) Ivanti
6 4 (4.44%) Adobe
6 4 (4.44%) Google
6 4 (4.44%) VMware
7 3 (3.33%) Alibaba
7 3 (3.33%) Cisco
8 2 (2.22%) Avaya
8 2 (2.22%) Remedy
9 1 (1.11%) Epicor
9 1 (1.11%) Hortonworks
9 1 (1.11%) McAfee
9 1 (1.11%) Polycom
9 1 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (1.11%) SonicWALL
9 1 (1.11%) Sun
9 1 (1.11%) Temenos