Period
to 28 October 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 28 October 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
28 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 691 399 576
Rank change year-on-year -292 +177 +33
Contract jobs citing Mac OS X 140 135 259
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.41% 0.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.07% 2.26% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 112 193
10th Percentile £131 £337 £130
25th Percentile £168 £500 £160
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £550 £400
Median % change year-on-year -18.18% +37.50% +60.00%
75th Percentile £588 £591 £568
90th Percentile £638 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £525 £438
% change year-on-year -14.29% +19.90% +13.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 1 6
10th Percentile £11.73 " £18.13
25th Percentile £12.25 " "
Median hourly rate £12.50 £42.00 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year -70.24% +110.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £13.38 " £25.44
90th Percentile £18.75 " £27.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 - -

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 13,092 5,983 17,653
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.32% 18.35% 20.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,958 3,858 11,203
10th Percentile £165 £168 £148
25th Percentile £340 £315 £263
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £439 £425
Median % change year-on-year +8.23% +3.27% -
75th Percentile £586 £538 £534
90th Percentile £675 £613 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year - +2.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 694 316 1,203
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £11.17
25th Percentile £14.00 £13.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year -2.78% +2.86% +2.94%
75th Percentile £40.00 £35.75 £39.00
90th Percentile £62.50 £52.50 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.83 £17.22 £16.50
% change year-on-year -2.27% +4.33% +2.28%

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 28 October 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 28 October 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 28 October 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 -248 123 £430 -21.82% 67
London -182 73 £246 -57.17% 29
UK excluding London -165 54 £450 -14.29% 40
North of England -91 40 £450 -14.29% 8
Work from Home -200 25 £450 -15.49% 10
Yorkshire -49 18 £450 -16.20% 1
North West -53 18 £450 -14.29% 7
North East -3 4 - -
South West -49 4 £129 -56.72% 4
Scotland -75 4 - - 2
East of England -47 3 £320 -28.89% 11
Midlands - 2 £100 - 2
South East -94 1 £185 -38.84% 13
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 £100 - 1

For the 6 months to 28 October 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 78 (55.71%) Windows
2 55 (39.29%) Linux
3 48 (34.29%) Unix
4 47 (33.57%) Test Automation
5 44 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
6 41 (29.29%) Microsoft
7 40 (28.57%) Java
7 40 (28.57%) Apple iOS
8 38 (27.14%) Active Directory
9 37 (26.43%) TDD
10 36 (25.71%) Problem-Solving
11 35 (25.00%) Social Skills
11 35 (25.00%) Windows 10
11 35 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
12 34 (24.29%) Apple
12 34 (24.29%) BDD
13 33 (23.57%) Continuous Deployment
14 30 (21.43%) Microservices
14 30 (21.43%) Responsive Web Design
14 30 (21.43%) Web Design
15 29 (20.71%) Web Development
16 28 (20.00%) Microsoft 365
17 26 (18.57%) Git (software)
18 24 (17.14%) iPhone
18 24 (17.14%) SCCM
18 24 (17.14%) Pair Programming
18 24 (17.14%) iPad
19 22 (15.71%) MongoDB
20 21 (15.00%) ActiveMQ
20 21 (15.00%) Azure

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 5 (3.57%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.86%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (1.43%) CMS
3 2 (1.43%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.71%) JBoss
4 1 (0.71%) WebLogic
Applications
1 35 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.14%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.43%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.71%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.43%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 28 (20.00%) Microsoft 365
2 21 (15.00%) AWS
2 21 (15.00%) Azure
3 8 (5.71%) GitHub
4 6 (4.29%) IaaS
5 3 (2.14%) Google Workspace
6 2 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.71%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.71%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.71%) GCP
7 1 (0.71%) Route 53
7 1 (0.71%) SaaS
7 1 (0.71%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 14 (10.00%) Internet
2 10 (7.14%) DHCP
2 10 (7.14%) DNS
2 10 (7.14%) HTTP
2 10 (7.14%) Wireless
3 7 (5.00%) LAN
3 7 (5.00%) TCP/IP
3 7 (5.00%) WAN
3 7 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
4 6 (4.29%) 2G
4 6 (4.29%) VPN
5 5 (3.57%) Firewall
5 5 (3.57%) VoIP
6 4 (2.86%) Skype
6 4 (2.86%) VLAN
7 3 (2.14%) Network Security
7 3 (2.14%) Structured Cabling
8 2 (1.43%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (1.43%) HTTPS
8 2 (1.43%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (15.71%) MongoDB
2 13 (9.29%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (6.43%) Relational Database
4 5 (3.57%) MySQL
5 4 (2.86%) NoSQL
6 3 (2.14%) SQL Server
7 2 (1.43%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.43%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.71%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.71%) GIS
8 1 (0.71%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 26 (18.57%) Git (software)
2 18 (12.86%) Mockito
3 13 (9.29%) Jenkins
4 10 (7.14%) fastlane
4 10 (7.14%) Xcode
5 9 (6.43%) Sonatype Nexus
6 8 (5.71%) CocoaPods
7 6 (4.29%) Subversion
8 5 (3.57%) Selenium
8 5 (3.57%) WebDriver
9 4 (2.86%) Cucumber
9 4 (2.86%) JIRA
10 3 (2.14%) JMeter
11 2 (1.43%) Gatling
12 1 (0.71%) Artifactory
12 1 (0.71%) JUnit
General
1 35 (25.00%) Social Skills
2 20 (14.29%) Finance
3 18 (12.86%) Public Sector
4 16 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (7.86%) Telecoms
6 8 (5.71%) Manufacturing
7 7 (5.00%) Banking
8 6 (4.29%) Electronics
8 6 (4.29%) Marketing
9 3 (2.14%) Multimedia
9 3 (2.14%) Retail
10 2 (1.43%) Advertising
10 2 (1.43%) Presentation Skills
10 2 (1.43%) Publishing
11 1 (0.71%) Games
11 1 (0.71%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.71%) Military
11 1 (0.71%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 50 (35.71%) Developer
2 28 (20.00%) Java Developer
3 24 (17.14%) Support Engineer
4 18 (12.86%) Desktop Support
5 16 (11.43%) Desktop Engineer
5 16 (11.43%) IT Support
6 14 (10.00%) Analyst
7 12 (8.57%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 11 (7.86%) IT Engineer
9 10 (7.14%) iOS Developer
10 9 (6.43%) IT Support Engineer
10 9 (6.43%) Mac Engineer
11 8 (5.71%) Help Desk Technician
11 8 (5.71%) Ruby on Rails Developer
11 8 (5.71%) Windows Engineer
12 7 (5.00%) Desktop Analyst
12 7 (5.00%) Ruby Developer
12 7 (5.00%) Support Analyst
12 7 (5.00%) Tester
13 6 (4.29%) Ruby Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (15.00%) ActiveMQ
2 19 (13.57%) Ruby on Rails
3 17 (12.14%) JAX-RS
4 11 (7.86%) Kafka
5 10 (7.14%) .NET
5 10 (7.14%) ASP.NET
5 10 (7.14%) REST
6 8 (5.71%) JSON
7 7 (5.00%) Web Services
8 4 (2.86%) Node.js
8 4 (2.86%) RESTful
9 3 (2.14%) CSS
10 2 (1.43%) Ajax
11 1 (0.71%) HTML
11 1 (0.71%) JPA
11 1 (0.71%) Spring
11 1 (0.71%) Spring MVC
11 1 (0.71%) Struts
11 1 (0.71%) Visualforce
11 1 (0.71%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (17.14%) iPad
1 24 (17.14%) iPhone
2 11 (7.86%) Mobile App
3 9 (6.43%) Video Conferencing
4 7 (5.00%) Management Information System
5 6 (4.29%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (4.29%) Smartphone
6 5 (3.57%) Blackberry
7 4 (2.86%) Data Protection Act
7 4 (2.86%) Virtual Team
8 3 (2.14%) User Experience
9 2 (1.43%) BYOD
9 2 (1.43%) Cyberthreat
9 2 (1.43%) PMI
9 2 (1.43%) Wiki
10 1 (0.71%) AS400
10 1 (0.71%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.71%) iSeries
10 1 (0.71%) Mobile Games
10 1 (0.71%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 78 (55.71%) Windows
2 55 (39.29%) Linux
3 48 (34.29%) Unix
4 40 (28.57%) Apple iOS
5 35 (25.00%) Windows 10
6 19 (13.57%) Android
7 11 (7.86%) Windows 7
8 5 (3.57%) Mac OS
8 5 (3.57%) Ubuntu
9 4 (2.86%) Scientific Linux
9 4 (2.86%) Windows XP
10 3 (2.14%) Windows Server
11 2 (1.43%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.43%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.71%) CentOS
12 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (33.57%) Test Automation
2 44 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (26.43%) TDD
4 36 (25.71%) Problem-Solving
5 34 (24.29%) BDD
6 33 (23.57%) Continuous Deployment
7 30 (21.43%) Microservices
7 30 (21.43%) Responsive Web Design
7 30 (21.43%) Web Design
8 29 (20.71%) Web Development
9 24 (17.14%) Pair Programming
10 14 (10.00%) Clean Code
11 12 (8.57%) Validation
12 10 (7.14%) API Development
12 10 (7.14%) Computer Science
12 10 (7.14%) iOS Development
12 10 (7.14%) Refactoring
12 10 (7.14%) Software Architecture
13 9 (6.43%) Software Engineering
14 8 (5.71%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 40 (28.57%) Java
2 16 (11.43%) JavaScript
3 15 (10.71%) Java 11
4 14 (10.00%) Shell Script
5 13 (9.29%) PHP
5 13 (9.29%) Ruby
6 11 (7.86%) Java 8
7 10 (7.14%) Python
8 8 (5.71%) Apple Swift
9 5 (3.57%) SQL
10 4 (2.86%) Groovy
10 4 (2.86%) Perl
10 4 (2.86%) PowerShell
11 3 (2.14%) Go
11 3 (2.14%) Scala
12 2 (1.43%) C++
13 1 (0.71%) Apex Code
13 1 (0.71%) C#
13 1 (0.71%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (12.86%) Security Cleared
2 16 (11.43%) SC Cleared
3 10 (7.14%) Degree
4 5 (3.57%) CCNA
4 5 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (3.57%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (2.86%) MCP
5 4 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (2.14%) ACSP
6 3 (2.14%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (2.14%) MCSA
6 3 (2.14%) MCSE
6 3 (2.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.43%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.71%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.71%) MCITP
8 1 (0.71%) MCTS
8 1 (0.71%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (12.86%) SLA
2 1 (0.71%) PMO
System Software
1 38 (27.14%) Active Directory
2 13 (9.29%) Docker
3 3 (2.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.14%) VMware Workstation
3 3 (2.14%) vSphere
4 2 (1.43%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.71%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.71%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.71%) Xen
Systems Management
1 24 (17.14%) SCCM
2 14 (10.00%) Kubernetes
3 7 (5.00%) Microsoft Intune
4 6 (4.29%) Jamf Pro
5 2 (1.43%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (1.43%) WSUS
6 1 (0.71%) Ansible
6 1 (0.71%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.71%) SCOM
Vendors
1 41 (29.29%) Microsoft
2 34 (24.29%) Apple
3 11 (7.86%) Ivanti
4 8 (5.71%) Citrix
5 7 (5.00%) Cisco
6 6 (4.29%) Google
6 6 (4.29%) SAP
7 5 (3.57%) Avaya
8 4 (2.86%) Adobe
8 4 (2.86%) ServiceNow
8 4 (2.86%) VMware
9 3 (2.14%) HP
9 3 (2.14%) McAfee
9 3 (2.14%) Oracle
9 3 (2.14%) Polycom
9 3 (2.14%) SolarWinds
10 2 (1.43%) Dell
10 2 (1.43%) Meraki
10 2 (1.43%) Okta
10 2 (1.43%) Remedy