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 3 months to 22 March 2017 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Apple Mac OS X
UK
Rank 400 393 337
Rank change year-on-year -7 -56  
Contract jobs citing Mac OS X 191 245 306
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.46% 0.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.08% 2.14% 2.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 154 188
Median daily rate £401 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.00% -11.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £175 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £559 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £425
% change year-on-year +13.33% -11.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 18 32
Median hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.90% -13.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £11.98 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £21.50 £29.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £12.40
% change year-on-year -10.00% +20.96%  

Mac OS X is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 9187 11432 11356
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.68% 21.65% 21.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 5840 7057 6455
Median daily rate £402 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.61% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £364 £336
% change year-on-year +6.37% +8.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 566 694 920
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £17.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -10.29% +9.67%  

Mac OS X
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Mac OS X as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 22 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Mac OS X.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Mac OS X in the UK

Mac OS X
Top 30 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 3 months to 22 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +6 171 £412 +4.36% 68
London -37 71 £300 -25.00% 35
Yorkshire +50 57 £475 -8.65%
South Yorkshire +32 44 £475 +46.15%
Sheffield +34 43 £475 +18.75%
East of England +2 14 £465 +190.62% 6
West Yorkshire +19 12 £525 -2.77%
Leeds +9 12 £525 -2.77%
South East +5 11 £413 +37.50% 9
Essex 0 9 £465 - 1
Wales +16 8 £394 +50.00% 1
Southend-on-Sea - 7 £490 -
Cardiff +19 6 £394 +50.00%
South Wales +17 6 £394 +50.00%
South West -8 6 £120 -65.71% 5
West Midlands +21 5 £475 - 4
Gloucestershire - 5 £120 - 2
Buckinghamshire - 5 £400 -
Gloucester - 5 £120 -
Cambridgeshire +10 4 - - 1
Iver - 4 £450 -
Peterborough - 4 - -
Shropshire +33 3 £475 -
North West +12 3 £425 +2.40% 6
North East -12 3 £345 -19.76%
Tyne and Wear -15 3 £345 -19.76%
Newcastle upon Tyne -17 3 £345 -19.76%
Telford +30 2 £513 -
Hampshire +12 2 £425 +1.79%
Birmingham +5 2 - - 2

Mac OS X
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Mac OS X also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Mac OS X.

1 240 (59.55%) Linux
2 186 (46.15%) Unix
3 184 (45.66%) Windows
4 173 (42.93%) Git (software)
5 160 (39.70%) HTML
6 151 (37.47%) Relational Database
7 146 (36.23%) Java
8 145 (35.98%) Configuration Management
9 144 (35.73%) Agile Software Development
10 133 (33.00%) HTTP
11 124 (30.77%) Web Design
11 124 (30.77%) Responsive Web Design
12 123 (30.52%) CSS
13 119 (29.53%) JavaScript
13 119 (29.53%) Active Directory
14 113 (28.04%) Web Development
15 97 (24.07%) Microsoft
16 87 (21.59%) Windows 7
16 87 (21.59%) REST
17 83 (20.60%) Continuous Deployment
18 79 (19.60%) Python
19 75 (18.61%) Visualisation
20 73 (18.11%) TDD
21 72 (17.87%) Subversion
22 70 (17.37%) Apple
23 68 (16.87%) ITIL
24 64 (15.88%) MS Office
25 59 (14.64%) Continuous Integration
26 58 (14.39%) MongoDB
27 54 (13.40%) Ruby

Mac OS X
Top Related 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 20 (4.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 20 (4.96%) MS Exchange
2 13 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2007
3 11 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (2.23%) Skype for Business
5 7 (1.74%) Confluence
5 7 (1.74%) JBoss
5 7 (1.74%) WebLogic
6 4 (0.99%) CMS
6 4 (0.99%) CoreMedia CMS
6 4 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (0.99%) Tomcat
6 4 (0.99%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.74%) Apache Solr
7 3 (0.74%) Jetty
7 3 (0.74%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.50%) Apache
8 2 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 64 (15.88%) MS Office
2 39 (9.68%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.24%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.99%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.50%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.50%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (0.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.50%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 21 (5.21%) Office 365
2 15 (3.72%) G Suite
3 14 (3.47%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (1.99%) GitHub
4 8 (1.99%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.99%) TestFlight
6 3 (0.74%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 3 (0.74%) Google App Engine
6 3 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.50%) IaaS
7 2 (0.50%) PaaS
8 1 (0.25%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 133 (33.00%) HTTP
2 38 (9.43%) Wireless
3 34 (8.44%) DNS
4 31 (7.69%) DHCP
5 30 (7.44%) TCP/IP
6 28 (6.95%) Internet
7 25 (6.20%) Firewall
8 21 (5.21%) LAN
9 15 (3.72%) WAN
10 12 (2.98%) LDAP
10 12 (2.98%) VPN
11 11 (2.73%) VoIP
12 10 (2.48%) Wi-Fi
13 9 (2.23%) Intrusion Detection
14 8 (1.99%) Skype
15 6 (1.49%) Remote Desktop
15 6 (1.49%) SSL
16 5 (1.24%) PBX
17 4 (0.99%) IP Telephony
17 4 (0.99%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 151 (37.47%) Relational Database
2 58 (14.39%) MongoDB
3 47 (11.66%) Neo4j
4 20 (4.96%) MySQL
4 20 (4.96%) PostgreSQL
5 13 (3.23%) NoSQL
6 8 (1.99%) Apache Cassandra
6 8 (1.99%) MariaDB
7 4 (0.99%) MS Access
7 4 (0.99%) SQLite
8 3 (0.74%) Big Data
8 3 (0.74%) SQL Server
9 2 (0.50%) Flink
9 2 (0.50%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.50%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.50%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.50%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.50%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (0.50%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.50%) Redis
Development Applications
1 173 (42.93%) Git (software)
2 72 (17.87%) Subversion
3 40 (9.93%) Jenkins
4 28 (6.95%) Cucumber
5 16 (3.97%) Mockito
6 15 (3.72%) JUnit
7 14 (3.47%) Maven
8 8 (1.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 8 (1.99%) JIRA
9 7 (1.74%) Gradle
9 7 (1.74%) Xcode
10 5 (1.24%) Android Studio
10 5 (1.24%) Capybara
10 5 (1.24%) git-flow
10 5 (1.24%) RSpec
11 4 (0.99%) CocoaPods
12 2 (0.50%) GoCD
12 2 (0.50%) Jasmine
12 2 (0.50%) Travis CI
12 2 (0.50%) WebDriver
General
1 27 (6.70%) Finance
2 16 (3.97%) Retail
3 8 (1.99%) Advertising
3 8 (1.99%) Marketing
4 7 (1.74%) Legal
5 6 (1.49%) Games
5 6 (1.49%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.24%) Multimedia
7 4 (0.99%) Banking
7 4 (0.99%) Electronics
7 4 (0.99%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.74%) Japanese Language
9 2 (0.50%) Online Betting
9 2 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 203 (50.37%) Developer
2 124 (30.77%) Java Developer
3 51 (12.66%) Analyst
4 43 (10.67%) Support Engineer
5 35 (8.68%) 2nd Line Support
6 34 (8.44%) Scala Developer
7 32 (7.94%) IT Support
8 28 (6.95%) Support Analyst
9 24 (5.96%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 24 (5.96%) Senior Developer
10 22 (5.46%) 1st/2nd Line Support
10 22 (5.46%) Service Analyst
11 21 (5.21%) Service Desk Analyst
12 20 (4.96%) Desktop Support
12 20 (4.96%) Mac Engineer
13 19 (4.71%) Agile Developer
14 18 (4.47%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 18 (4.47%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 17 (4.22%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
16 16 (3.97%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 160 (39.70%) HTML
2 123 (30.52%) CSS
3 87 (21.59%) REST
4 52 (12.90%) Dropwizard
4 52 (12.90%) Hibernate
5 46 (11.41%) JAX-RS
6 40 (9.93%) Spring
7 33 (8.19%) Web Services
8 26 (6.45%) JSON
9 23 (5.71%) XML
10 22 (5.46%) RESTful
11 21 (5.21%) Kafka
12 16 (3.97%) Spring Boot
13 13 (3.23%) iXBRL
14 11 (2.73%) Node.js
15 9 (2.23%) EclipseLink
15 9 (2.23%) JPA
15 9 (2.23%) Spring MVC
16 8 (1.99%) SOAP
17 7 (1.74%) JAXB
Miscellaneous
1 29 (7.20%) User Experience
2 23 (5.71%) Blackberry
3 13 (3.23%) Computer Science
4 12 (2.98%) iPhone
4 12 (2.98%) Management Information System
5 11 (2.73%) iPad
6 10 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (2.48%) Fat Client
6 10 (2.48%) Thin Client
7 8 (1.99%) Handset
8 7 (1.74%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (1.74%) Cloud Native
8 7 (1.74%) Mobile App
9 4 (0.99%) Data Centre
9 4 (0.99%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.50%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.50%) EMC VNXe
10 2 (0.50%) Online Games
11 1 (0.25%) Cybercrime
11 1 (0.25%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 240 (59.55%) Linux
2 186 (46.15%) Unix
3 184 (45.66%) Windows
4 87 (21.59%) Windows 7
5 49 (12.16%) Windows 10
6 44 (10.92%) Android
6 44 (10.92%) Apple iOS
7 35 (8.68%) Windows Server
8 31 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
9 25 (6.20%) Windows XP
10 24 (5.96%) Windows Server 2003
11 22 (5.46%) Windows Server 2012
12 20 (4.96%) Windows 8
13 12 (2.98%) Ubuntu
14 9 (2.23%) Mac OS
14 9 (2.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 5 (1.24%) Mac OS X Server
16 4 (0.99%) CentOS
16 4 (0.99%) Windows Vista
17 1 (0.25%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (35.98%) Configuration Management
2 144 (35.73%) Agile Software Development
3 124 (30.77%) Responsive Web Design
3 124 (30.77%) Web Design
4 113 (28.04%) Web Development
5 83 (20.60%) Continuous Deployment
6 75 (18.61%) Visualisation
7 73 (18.11%) TDD
8 68 (16.87%) ITIL
9 59 (14.64%) Continuous Integration
10 54 (13.40%) Mentoring
11 48 (11.91%) Scrum
12 44 (10.92%) Line Management
13 41 (10.17%) BDD
14 38 (9.43%) Continuous Delivery
15 32 (7.94%) DevOps
16 28 (6.95%) Front End Development
16 28 (6.95%) Microservices
17 25 (6.20%) Automated Testing
17 25 (6.20%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 146 (36.23%) Java
2 119 (29.53%) JavaScript
3 79 (19.60%) Python
4 54 (13.40%) Ruby
5 49 (12.16%) Scala
6 26 (6.45%) SQL
7 17 (4.22%) Bash Shell
8 15 (3.72%) PowerShell
9 12 (2.98%) Go
9 12 (2.98%) PHP
10 9 (2.23%) Groovy
10 9 (2.23%) Objective-C
10 9 (2.23%) PL/SQL
11 8 (1.99%) Apple Swift
11 8 (1.99%) Perl
12 7 (1.74%) C++
13 4 (0.99%) VBA
14 2 (0.50%) C
14 2 (0.50%) C#
15 1 (0.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 32 (7.94%) Security Cleared
2 26 (6.45%) Degree
3 21 (5.21%) BPSS Clearance
4 17 (4.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (3.97%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (3.97%) DBS Check
6 13 (3.23%) CISSP
7 11 (2.73%) CISM
7 11 (2.73%) ITIL Certification
8 10 (2.48%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 10 (2.48%) CCSP
8 10 (2.48%) SANS
9 9 (2.23%) MCDST
10 8 (1.99%) CREST Certified
11 7 (1.74%) BC Cleared
12 6 (1.49%) MCSE
13 5 (1.24%) CCNP
13 5 (1.24%) SC Cleared
14 3 (0.74%) CCIE
14 3 (0.74%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (6.20%) SLA
2 23 (5.71%) Disclosure Scotland
3 11 (2.73%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.24%) WAI
4 5 (1.24%) WCAG
5 4 (0.99%) QA
6 2 (0.50%) SDET
7 1 (0.25%) PMO
System Software
1 119 (29.53%) Active Directory
2 37 (9.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (5.71%) Virtual Desktop
4 22 (5.46%) Docker
5 14 (3.47%) vSphere
6 10 (2.48%) Hyper-V
6 10 (2.48%) XenDesktop
7 9 (2.23%) BitLocker
8 8 (1.99%) Xen
8 8 (1.99%) XenApp
9 5 (1.24%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.99%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.25%) Samba
11 1 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.25%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 22 (5.46%) SCCM
2 15 (3.72%) Jamf Pro
3 9 (2.23%) WSUS
4 8 (1.99%) Puppet
5 5 (1.24%) Backup Exec
6 4 (0.99%) Ansible
6 4 (0.99%) DameWare
6 4 (0.99%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (0.99%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 3 (0.74%) Terraform
8 2 (0.50%) Cisco Prime
8 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (0.50%) Pingdom
8 2 (0.50%) SCDPM
9 1 (0.25%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.25%) Cisco UCCE
9 1 (0.25%) cPanel
9 1 (0.25%) OpenView
9 1 (0.25%) StatsD
9 1 (0.25%) WMI
Vendors
1 97 (24.07%) Microsoft
2 70 (17.37%) Apple
3 48 (11.91%) VMware
4 35 (8.68%) Google
5 30 (7.44%) Citrix
6 26 (6.45%) Cisco
7 23 (5.71%) Dell
8 19 (4.71%) LANDesk
9 17 (4.22%) Symantec
10 13 (3.23%) HP
10 13 (3.23%) Oracle
11 12 (2.98%) ServiceNow
12 10 (2.48%) LogRhythm
13 9 (2.23%) Rapid7
13 9 (2.23%) Red Hat
14 7 (1.74%) Palo Alto
15 6 (1.49%) Adobe
16 5 (1.24%) Remedy
16 5 (1.24%) Veeam
17 4 (0.99%) SonicWALL
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Digital Gurus
Rate: £160 - £180 Per Day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Woking
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Rate: £40000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Ocado Technology
Rate: Competitive + Excellent benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £400 - £430 per day + 6 Months
Posted: 6 days ago
Essex
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 14 days ago