Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 522 491 418
Rank change year-on-year -31 -73 -28
Contract jobs citing Mac OS X 382 395 555
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.41% 0.52%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.82% 1.96% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 250 362
UK median daily rate £420 £411 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.13% +2.81% -5.88%
10th Percentile £150 £128 £170
90th Percentile £583 £563 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +2.35% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 35 36
UK median hourly rate £29.00 £13.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +114.81% -28.95% +18.75%
10th Percentile £13.73 £10.25 £11.75
90th Percentile £165.00 £17.61 £23.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £15.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year +56.67% -25.93% +63.31%

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 21,005 20,112 22,745
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.68% 20.95% 21.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,444 12,693 13,582
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £170 £192 £188
90th Percentile £613 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +4.00% +2.74% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,276 1,287 1,703
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% - +3.13%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.00 £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 21 February 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 21 February 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 21 February 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 -20 351 £420 - 133
London +8 206 £411 +49.55% 69
UK excluding London -38 174 £435 +2.35% 67
South East -6 49 £463 +2.78% 17
North of England +19 39 £481 +9.38% 16
Midlands -9 32 £276 -37.92% 12
Yorkshire -9 28 £500 +11.11% 5
East Midlands 0 19 £243 -44.89% 7
East of England -9 17 £475 +2.15% 12
Scotland -7 16 £400 +113.33% 1
West Midlands -2 14 £475 +5.56% 5
Wales -3 13 £450 +10.43% 1
North West +18 11 £200 -52.94% 10
South West -18 8 £250 +57.48% 7

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 189 (49.48%) Linux
2 169 (44.24%) Java
2 169 (44.24%) Agile Software Development
3 167 (43.72%) Unix
4 160 (41.88%) Windows
5 155 (40.58%) Git (software)
6 128 (33.51%) Test Automation
7 104 (27.23%) HTML
8 96 (25.13%) Relational Database
9 94 (24.61%) Web Development
10 91 (23.82%) JavaScript
11 88 (23.04%) Active Directory
12 85 (22.25%) Continuous Integration
13 84 (21.99%) TDD
14 77 (20.16%) Microsoft
15 76 (19.90%) Configuration Management
16 75 (19.63%) CSS
17 74 (19.37%) HTTP
18 73 (19.11%) Apple iOS
19 72 (18.85%) RESTful
20 71 (18.59%) Mentoring
21 70 (18.32%) Apple
22 68 (17.80%) Python
23 66 (17.28%) Continuous Deployment
24 63 (16.49%) Windows 7
25 59 (15.45%) Subversion
26 58 (15.18%) Android
26 58 (15.18%) Open Source
27 53 (13.87%) Scrum
27 53 (13.87%) Continuous Delivery

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 23 (6.02%) Confluence
2 21 (5.50%) MS Exchange
3 10 (2.62%) JBoss
4 8 (2.09%) WebLogic
5 7 (1.83%) Apache
5 7 (1.83%) CMS
5 7 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (1.57%) Skype for Business
7 5 (1.31%) Alfresco
8 4 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (1.05%) IBM Notes
8 4 (1.05%) nginx
8 4 (1.05%) SharePoint
9 3 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.79%) IIS
9 3 (0.79%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 44 (11.52%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.83%) CINEMA 4D
2 7 (1.83%) Vectorworks
3 5 (1.31%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.79%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.26%) HipChat
6 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Excel
6 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 52 (13.61%) Office 365
2 20 (5.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (4.45%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (2.62%) Sauce Labs
5 5 (1.31%) G Suite
6 3 (0.79%) npm
7 1 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.26%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 74 (19.37%) HTTP
2 29 (7.59%) TCP/IP
3 23 (6.02%) Internet
3 23 (6.02%) LAN
4 18 (4.71%) 3G
4 18 (4.71%) DNS
5 17 (4.45%) VPN
6 16 (4.19%) DHCP
7 14 (3.66%) 4G
8 13 (3.40%) Remote Desktop
9 12 (3.14%) Firewall
9 12 (3.14%) WAN
10 11 (2.88%) Cisco IOS
11 10 (2.62%) SMS
11 10 (2.62%) Wireless
12 9 (2.36%) Wi-Fi
13 7 (1.83%) ADSL
14 6 (1.57%) ICMP
14 6 (1.57%) IP Telephony
14 6 (1.57%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (25.13%) Relational Database
2 45 (11.78%) MongoDB
3 33 (8.64%) MySQL
4 32 (8.38%) Redis
5 19 (4.97%) NoSQL
6 14 (3.66%) Neo4j
7 10 (2.62%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (1.31%) MariaDB
9 3 (0.79%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (0.79%) Big Data
9 3 (0.79%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.79%) SQL Server
10 2 (0.52%) Jackrabbit
11 1 (0.26%) DB2
11 1 (0.26%) GIS
11 1 (0.26%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 155 (40.58%) Git (software)
2 59 (15.45%) Subversion
3 51 (13.35%) Cucumber
4 49 (12.83%) JIRA
5 36 (9.42%) Jenkins
6 19 (4.97%) Selenium
7 17 (4.45%) Xcode
8 16 (4.19%) Appium
8 16 (4.19%) WebDriver
9 15 (3.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 15 (3.93%) Bitbucket
10 14 (3.66%) Mockito
11 13 (3.40%) Grunt
11 13 (3.40%) JUnit
12 12 (3.14%) Maven
13 10 (2.62%) IntelliJ
13 10 (2.62%) Jasmine
14 9 (2.36%) gulp
14 9 (2.36%) Protractor
15 8 (2.09%) Mocha
General
1 25 (6.54%) Retail
2 23 (6.02%) Finance
2 23 (6.02%) Games
3 22 (5.76%) Banking
4 14 (3.66%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.09%) Corporate Banking
6 5 (1.31%) Front Office
7 3 (0.79%) Marketing
7 3 (0.79%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.52%) Advertising
8 2 (0.52%) Electronics
8 2 (0.52%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.52%) Legal
9 1 (0.26%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.26%) French Language
9 1 (0.26%) German Language
9 1 (0.26%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.26%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.26%) Online Betting
9 1 (0.26%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 150 (39.27%) Developer
2 75 (19.63%) Java Developer
3 49 (12.83%) Analyst
4 35 (9.16%) Tester
5 33 (8.64%) Support Engineer
6 32 (8.38%) Automation Tester
7 29 (7.59%) Architect
8 25 (6.54%) 2nd Line Support
8 25 (6.54%) Support Analyst
9 24 (6.28%) Desktop Support
9 24 (6.28%) IT Support
10 23 (6.02%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 21 (5.50%) Mac Engineer
11 21 (5.50%) Service Analyst
11 21 (5.50%) Service Desk Analyst
11 21 (5.50%) Technical Architect
12 17 (4.45%) Java Automation Tester
12 17 (4.45%) Senior Automation Tester
12 17 (4.45%) Senior Developer
12 17 (4.45%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (27.23%) HTML
2 75 (19.63%) CSS
3 72 (18.85%) RESTful
4 48 (12.57%) REST
4 48 (12.57%) Web Services
5 44 (11.52%) Node.js
6 43 (11.26%) JSON
7 33 (8.64%) XML
8 32 (8.38%) React
9 31 (8.12%) SOAP
10 30 (7.85%) Spring
11 21 (5.50%) ActiveMQ
12 18 (4.71%) Hibernate
12 18 (4.71%) Play Framework
13 17 (4.45%) Sass
14 15 (3.93%) Cocoa
14 15 (3.93%) Spring Boot
15 14 (3.66%) Dropwizard
15 14 (3.66%) HTML5
16 13 (3.40%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 27 (7.07%) Smartphone
2 22 (5.76%) Management Information System
3 19 (4.97%) Online Games
4 16 (4.19%) Mobile App
5 12 (3.14%) Video Conferencing
6 9 (2.36%) CMDB
6 9 (2.36%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (2.36%) User Experience
7 8 (2.09%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (2.09%) Greenfield Project
7 8 (2.09%) iPhone
8 7 (1.83%) iPad
8 7 (1.83%) N-Tier
9 5 (1.31%) Data Structures
10 4 (1.05%) Data Protection Act
10 4 (1.05%) Social Media
11 3 (0.79%) Blog
11 3 (0.79%) Data Centre
11 3 (0.79%) Grid Computing
11 3 (0.79%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 189 (49.48%) Linux
2 167 (43.72%) Unix
3 160 (41.88%) Windows
4 73 (19.11%) Apple iOS
5 63 (16.49%) Windows 7
6 58 (15.18%) Android
7 41 (10.73%) Windows Server
8 35 (9.16%) Windows 10
9 23 (6.02%) Mac OS
9 23 (6.02%) Windows Server 2008
10 16 (4.19%) Windows 8
11 10 (2.62%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (2.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (1.57%) CentOS
14 5 (1.31%) Windows Server 2003
15 4 (1.05%) Scientific Linux
16 3 (0.79%) Solaris
16 3 (0.79%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.79%) Windows 2000 Server
16 3 (0.79%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (44.24%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (33.51%) Test Automation
3 94 (24.61%) Web Development
4 85 (22.25%) Continuous Integration
5 84 (21.99%) TDD
6 76 (19.90%) Configuration Management
7 71 (18.59%) Mentoring
8 66 (17.28%) Continuous Deployment
9 58 (15.18%) Open Source
10 53 (13.87%) Continuous Delivery
10 53 (13.87%) Scrum
11 48 (12.57%) Responsive Web Design
12 45 (11.78%) DevOps
13 40 (10.47%) Web Design
14 37 (9.69%) ITIL
15 33 (8.64%) BDD
16 29 (7.59%) Front End Development
16 29 (7.59%) ITSM
16 29 (7.59%) Microservices
17 27 (7.07%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 169 (44.24%) Java
2 91 (23.82%) JavaScript
3 68 (17.80%) Python
4 52 (13.61%) Ruby
5 44 (11.52%) Scala
6 36 (9.42%) SQL
7 24 (6.28%) Apple Swift
8 19 (4.97%) C
9 16 (4.19%) R
10 14 (3.66%) Go
11 13 (3.40%) Objective-C
11 13 (3.40%) PHP
12 12 (3.14%) Perl
13 11 (2.88%) C++
14 10 (2.62%) Bash Shell
15 8 (2.09%) PL/SQL
16 7 (1.83%) C#
17 6 (1.57%) Shell Script
18 5 (1.31%) AppleScript
19 3 (0.79%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 35 (9.16%) Security Cleared
2 29 (7.59%) SC Cleared
3 20 (5.24%) BPSS Clearance
4 13 (3.40%) Degree
5 9 (2.36%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (1.57%) CISSP
6 6 (1.57%) MCP
6 6 (1.57%) MCSE
7 5 (1.31%) A+ Certification
7 5 (1.31%) DBS Check
8 4 (1.05%) CISM
8 4 (1.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 4 (1.05%) MCSA
8 4 (1.05%) MOS
8 4 (1.05%) PMI Certification
8 4 (1.05%) PMP
9 3 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.79%) Network+ Certification
10 2 (0.52%) CWNA
10 2 (0.52%) GCFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (7.59%) QA
2 10 (2.62%) SLA
3 9 (2.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (1.83%) Disclosure Scotland
4 7 (1.83%) 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 88 (23.04%) Active Directory
2 48 (12.57%) Docker
3 9 (2.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (2.09%) Virtual Desktop
5 5 (1.31%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.05%) NFS
7 2 (0.52%) Samba
7 2 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.52%) XenServer
8 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.26%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 39 (10.21%) SCCM
2 21 (5.50%) Puppet
3 12 (3.14%) Grafana
3 12 (3.14%) Jamf Pro
3 12 (3.14%) StatsD
4 10 (2.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 8 (2.09%) Ansible
6 7 (1.83%) Kubernetes
6 7 (1.83%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 5 (1.31%) AirWatch
7 5 (1.31%) Microsoft Intune
7 5 (1.31%) WSUS
8 4 (1.05%) Backup Exec
8 4 (1.05%) Cobbler
8 4 (1.05%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.79%) EnCase
9 3 (0.79%) FTK
9 3 (0.79%) Kibana
9 3 (0.79%) logstash
9 3 (0.79%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 77 (20.16%) Microsoft
2 70 (18.32%) Apple
3 26 (6.81%) HP
4 21 (5.50%) Google
5 18 (4.71%) Cisco
6 15 (3.93%) Citrix
6 15 (3.93%) Splunk
7 14 (3.66%) Dell
8 12 (3.14%) Adobe
9 11 (2.88%) Ivanti
9 11 (2.88%) VMware
10 10 (2.62%) Oracle
11 9 (2.36%) Meraki
11 9 (2.36%) MuleSoft
11 9 (2.36%) Symantec
12 6 (1.57%) Red Hat
12 6 (1.57%) Zend
13 5 (1.31%) Juniper
13 5 (1.31%) Palo Alto
14 4 (1.05%) Avaya