Period
to 23 October 2019

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 October 2019 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 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 543 580 547
Rank change year-on-year +37 -33 -26
Contract jobs citing Mac OS X 261 328 359
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.32% 0.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.48% 1.52% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 235 239
UK median daily rate £400 £225 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +77.78% -47.06% +6.25%
10th Percentile £130 £121 £134
90th Percentile £638 £550 £599
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £475
% change year-on-year +13.33% -21.05% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 28 21
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -17.39% +53.33%
10th Percentile £18.50 £14.70 £13.00
90th Percentile £63.85 £25.50 £165.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £112.50 £17.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year +561.76% +21.43% -6.67%

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 17,660 21,647 20,883
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.85% 20.92% 20.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,974 13,393 13,203
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £150 £163 £175
90th Percentile £613 £606 £595
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,248 1,517 1,245
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.96
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.81
% change year-on-year +3.03% -1.81% +5.03%

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 October 2019.

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 October 2019.

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 October 2019. 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 +30 259 £400 +70.21% 84
London +21 163 £330 +65.00% 36
UK excluding London +50 93 £425 +13.33% 55
South East +55 36 £375 +36.36% 16
North of England +36 27 £500 +47.06% 11
Yorkshire +43 20 £500 - 3
South West +5 19 £425 -10.45% 9
Midlands +32 8 £545 +26.01% 3
East Midlands +32 6 £130 -63.64% 2
North West +16 5 £180 -47.06% 5
East of England +22 2 £625 +228.95% 10
West Midlands +10 2 £570 +29.52% 1
Scotland +23 1 £600 +361.54% 6
North East +13 1 - - 3

For the 6 months to 23 October 2019, 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.

1 157 (60.15%) Windows
2 110 (42.15%) Linux
3 99 (37.93%) Apple
4 89 (34.10%) Active Directory
5 77 (29.50%) Microsoft
5 77 (29.50%) Test Automation
6 75 (28.74%) Agile Software Development
7 73 (27.97%) Java
8 72 (27.59%) Unix
8 72 (27.59%) Windows 7
9 59 (22.61%) Python
9 59 (22.61%) TDD
9 59 (22.61%) Office 365
10 57 (21.84%) Windows 10
11 56 (21.46%) Git (software)
12 52 (19.92%) Apple iOS
12 52 (19.92%) Microsoft Office
13 50 (19.16%) JavaScript
14 48 (18.39%) ITIL
15 46 (17.62%) Azure
15 46 (17.62%) Web Development
16 44 (16.86%) AWS
17 41 (15.71%) Docker
18 40 (15.33%) Ruby
19 39 (14.94%) Responsive Web Design
19 39 (14.94%) Continuous Deployment
20 38 (14.56%) Android
20 38 (14.56%) Web Design
21 36 (13.79%) MongoDB
22 35 (13.41%) Adobe

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 10 (3.83%) MS Exchange
2 9 (3.45%) SharePoint
3 8 (3.07%) JBoss
3 8 (3.07%) Tomcat
4 7 (2.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 7 (2.68%) Confluence
5 6 (2.30%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (2.30%) Jetty
5 6 (2.30%) Oracle Self-Service HR
5 6 (2.30%) WebLogic
6 5 (1.92%) Apache Spark
6 5 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (1.92%) Skype for Business
7 4 (1.53%) IIS
8 3 (1.15%) CMS
9 2 (0.77%) Apache
9 2 (0.77%) Apache Pig
9 2 (0.77%) Drupal
9 2 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 52 (19.92%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (2.30%) Photoshop
3 4 (1.53%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 4 (1.53%) CINEMA 4D
4 3 (1.15%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.77%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.77%) FreeHand
5 2 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.15%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.38%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 59 (22.61%) Office 365
2 46 (17.62%) Azure
3 44 (16.86%) AWS
4 9 (3.45%) GitHub
5 7 (2.68%) OneDrive
6 6 (2.30%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 6 (2.30%) G Suite
7 5 (1.92%) Dynamics 365
8 4 (1.53%) Amazon SQS
9 3 (1.15%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.77%) GCP
10 2 (0.77%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.77%) Slack
10 2 (0.77%) Trello
11 1 (0.38%) Dropbox
11 1 (0.38%) Power Platform
11 1 (0.38%) Route 53
11 1 (0.38%) SaaS
11 1 (0.38%) Sauce Labs
11 1 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 23 (8.81%) TCP/IP
2 22 (8.43%) Wireless
3 21 (8.05%) DNS
4 17 (6.51%) LAN
4 17 (6.51%) Wi-Fi
5 15 (5.75%) VPN
6 14 (5.36%) Firewall
6 14 (5.36%) HTTP
6 14 (5.36%) WAN
7 10 (3.83%) DHCP
7 10 (3.83%) Internet
7 10 (3.83%) Structured Cabling
8 8 (3.07%) SSH
9 5 (1.92%) Skype
10 4 (1.53%) Cisco IOS
10 4 (1.53%) IP Telephony
10 4 (1.53%) Remote Desktop
10 4 (1.53%) VoIP
11 3 (1.15%) Intranet
11 3 (1.15%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (13.79%) MongoDB
2 28 (10.73%) MySQL
3 13 (4.98%) Relational Database
4 12 (4.60%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (3.07%) Hadoop
6 7 (2.68%) SQL Server
7 6 (2.30%) Oracle Database
8 5 (1.92%) Redis
9 4 (1.53%) Big Data
9 4 (1.53%) RDBMS
10 3 (1.15%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (1.15%) Neo4j
11 2 (0.77%) Apache Hive
11 2 (0.77%) Data Mining
11 2 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 1 (0.38%) FileMaker
12 1 (0.38%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 56 (21.46%) Git (software)
2 27 (10.34%) Mockito
3 22 (8.43%) Jenkins
3 22 (8.43%) Subversion
4 14 (5.36%) JIRA
5 11 (4.21%) Cucumber
6 9 (3.45%) Maven
6 9 (3.45%) Xcode
7 8 (3.07%) Ant
7 8 (3.07%) Eclipse
7 8 (3.07%) Mercurial
7 8 (3.07%) Selenium
8 7 (2.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 7 (2.68%) fastlane
9 6 (2.30%) ClearCase
9 6 (2.30%) Gradle
9 6 (2.30%) IntelliJ
9 6 (2.30%) Leiningen
9 6 (2.30%) Poseidon for UML
9 6 (2.30%) Vagrant
General
1 28 (10.73%) Public Sector
2 15 (5.75%) Retail
3 13 (4.98%) Finance
4 5 (1.92%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.53%) Games
5 4 (1.53%) German Language
5 4 (1.53%) Online Betting
5 4 (1.53%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.15%) Advertising
6 3 (1.15%) Electronics
6 3 (1.15%) Marketing
7 2 (0.77%) Banking
8 1 (0.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 66 (25.29%) Developer
2 51 (19.54%) Support Engineer
3 39 (14.94%) Desktop Support
4 35 (13.41%) Java Developer
5 30 (11.49%) Desktop Engineer
6 29 (11.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 23 (8.81%) Analyst
7 23 (8.81%) Architect
7 23 (8.81%) Mac Engineer
8 20 (7.66%) IT Support
9 17 (6.51%) 2nd Line Support
9 17 (6.51%) Senior Developer
10 15 (5.75%) Technical Architect
11 13 (4.98%) Service Analyst
12 12 (4.60%) IT Engineer
12 12 (4.60%) IT Support Engineer
12 12 (4.60%) Service Desk Analyst
13 11 (4.21%) Senior Java Developer
14 9 (3.45%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 9 (3.45%) Service Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (12.64%) ActiveMQ
1 33 (12.64%) HTML
2 27 (10.34%) JAX-RS
3 23 (8.81%) CSS
4 19 (7.28%) Node.js
5 17 (6.51%) REST
6 13 (4.98%) HTML5
7 12 (4.60%) Spring
7 12 (4.60%) XML
8 10 (3.83%) Hibernate
9 9 (3.45%) jQuery
9 9 (3.45%) JSON
9 9 (3.45%) React
10 8 (3.07%) AngularJS
10 8 (3.07%) Play Framework
11 7 (2.68%) .NET
11 7 (2.68%) RESTful
11 7 (2.68%) STL
11 7 (2.68%) Web Services
12 6 (2.30%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.28%) Smartphone
2 15 (5.75%) User Experience
3 10 (3.83%) Blackberry
4 9 (3.45%) Driving Licence
5 8 (3.07%) iPad
5 8 (3.07%) iPhone
6 7 (2.68%) Self-Motivation
7 6 (2.30%) Derivative
7 6 (2.30%) Linux Command Line
8 5 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (1.92%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.53%) EPoS
9 4 (1.53%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (1.53%) Home Automation
9 4 (1.53%) Online Games
9 4 (1.53%) PKI
10 3 (1.15%) Client/Server
10 3 (1.15%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.15%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.77%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 157 (60.15%) Windows
2 110 (42.15%) Linux
3 72 (27.59%) Unix
3 72 (27.59%) Windows 7
4 57 (21.84%) Windows 10
5 52 (19.92%) Apple iOS
6 38 (14.56%) Android
7 31 (11.88%) Windows Server
8 22 (8.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 16 (6.13%) Mac OS
9 16 (6.13%) Ubuntu
9 16 (6.13%) Windows 8
10 15 (5.75%) CentOS
11 14 (5.36%) Debian
12 8 (3.07%) Mac OS X Server
12 8 (3.07%) openSUSE
12 8 (3.07%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (3.07%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (1.92%) Solaris
14 2 (0.77%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (29.50%) Test Automation
2 75 (28.74%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (22.61%) TDD
4 48 (18.39%) ITIL
5 46 (17.62%) Web Development
6 39 (14.94%) Continuous Deployment
6 39 (14.94%) Responsive Web Design
7 38 (14.56%) Web Design
8 35 (13.41%) Problem-Solving
9 34 (13.03%) BDD
10 31 (11.88%) Pair Programming
11 29 (11.11%) DevOps
12 28 (10.73%) Microservices
13 23 (8.81%) Continuous Integration
14 22 (8.43%) Deployment Automation
14 22 (8.43%) Service Management
15 20 (7.66%) Continuous Delivery
16 14 (5.36%) Scrum
17 11 (4.21%) Kanban
17 11 (4.21%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 73 (27.97%) Java
2 59 (22.61%) Python
3 50 (19.16%) JavaScript
4 40 (15.33%) Ruby
5 28 (10.73%) Java 8
6 17 (6.51%) Bash Shell
6 17 (6.51%) Scala
7 12 (4.60%) Perl
8 11 (4.21%) PowerShell
8 11 (4.21%) Shell Script
9 10 (3.83%) SQL
10 9 (3.45%) Groovy
11 8 (3.07%) Apple Swift
12 7 (2.68%) C
12 7 (2.68%) C++
12 7 (2.68%) PHP
13 6 (2.30%) C#
13 6 (2.30%) Clojure
13 6 (2.30%) PL/SQL
13 6 (2.30%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (8.05%) Security Cleared
2 17 (6.51%) SC Cleared
3 15 (5.75%) DBS Check
4 14 (5.36%) MCP
5 10 (3.83%) BPSS Clearance
5 10 (3.83%) Degree
6 8 (3.07%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (2.68%) DV Cleared
7 7 (2.68%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (2.30%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (1.53%) A+ Certification
10 3 (1.15%) CISSP
10 3 (1.15%) MCDST
10 3 (1.15%) MCSA
10 3 (1.15%) MCSE
11 2 (0.77%) ACTC
11 2 (0.77%) CISM
11 2 (0.77%) SSCP
12 1 (0.38%) GCIH
12 1 (0.38%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.36%) SLA
2 12 (4.60%) COBIT
3 10 (3.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (3.07%) NIST
5 6 (2.30%) QA
5 6 (2.30%) WCAG
6 5 (1.92%) Disclosure Scotland
7 4 (1.53%) PCI DSS
7 4 (1.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (1.53%) WAI
8 2 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.38%) NCSC
System Software
1 89 (34.10%) Active Directory
2 41 (15.71%) Docker
3 8 (3.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.92%) Virtual Desktop
5 4 (1.53%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (1.15%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.77%) Firmware
7 2 (0.77%) Xen
7 2 (0.77%) XenApp
7 2 (0.77%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.38%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 1 (0.38%) Samba
8 1 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.38%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 30 (11.49%) Kubernetes
2 28 (10.73%) SCCM
3 17 (6.51%) Jamf Pro
4 10 (3.83%) HP Fortify
4 10 (3.83%) Nessus
5 8 (3.07%) Puppet
6 6 (2.30%) Ansible
6 6 (2.30%) Grafana
6 6 (2.30%) Salt
6 6 (2.30%) WSUS
7 3 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.15%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.77%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.38%) NetVault Backup
9 1 (0.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 99 (37.93%) Apple
2 77 (29.50%) Microsoft
3 35 (13.41%) Adobe
4 23 (8.81%) Cisco
5 18 (6.90%) Google
6 16 (6.13%) Citrix
6 16 (6.13%) Ivanti
7 14 (5.36%) Oracle
8 12 (4.60%) Red Hat
9 11 (4.21%) Remedy
10 8 (3.07%) HP
10 8 (3.07%) Qualys
10 8 (3.07%) Salesforce.com
10 8 (3.07%) Splunk
10 8 (3.07%) VMware
11 6 (2.30%) Cloudera
11 6 (2.30%) Dell
11 6 (2.30%) Hortonworks
11 6 (2.30%) SAP
11 6 (2.30%) Sybase