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 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Apple Mac OS X
UK
Rank 411 391 349
Rank change year-on-year -20 -42  
Contract jobs citing Mac OS X 193 242 304
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.46% 0.58%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.08% 2.12% 2.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 154 186
Median daily rate £419 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.60% -11.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £175 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £559 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £375 £425
% change year-on-year +15.33% -11.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 31
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 £11.80 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £20.60 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £12.40
% change year-on-year - +8.87%  

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 9283 11396 11367
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.76% 21.58% 21.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 5904 7042 6467
Median daily rate £405 £386 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.05% +2.80%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £199 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £335
% change year-on-year +6.89% +8.20%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 571 682 920
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 £15.15 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -8.18% +6.45%  

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 23 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 23 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 -6 174 £422 +6.83% 68
London -29 72 £300 -25.00% 35
Yorkshire +47 57 £475 -8.65%
South Yorkshire +34 44 £475 +46.15%
Sheffield +33 43 £475 +18.75%
East of England +5 14 £465 +190.62% 6
Leeds +5 12 £525 -2.77%
West Yorkshire +3 12 £525 -2.77%
South East +4 11 £413 +37.50% 9
Essex -3 9 £465 - 1
Wales +15 8 £394 +50.00% 1
West Midlands +18 7 £475 - 4
Southend-on-Sea - 7 £490 -
Cardiff +24 6 £394 +50.00%
South Wales +17 6 £394 +50.00%
South West -8 6 £120 -65.71% 5
Shropshire +31 5 £475 -
Buckinghamshire - 5 £400 -
Gloucestershire - 5 £120 - 2
Gloucester - 5 £120 -
Telford +31 4 £513 -
Cambridgeshire +8 4 - - 1
Peterborough - 4 - -
Iver - 4 £450 -
North West +1 3 £425 +2.40% 6
Newcastle upon Tyne -6 3 £345 -19.76%
North East -12 3 £345 -19.76%
Tyne and Wear -16 3 £345 -19.76%
Birmingham +3 2 - - 2
Hampshire -2 2 £425 +1.79%

Mac OS X
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 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
2 189 (46.90%) Unix
3 181 (44.91%) Windows
4 176 (43.67%) Git (software)
5 160 (39.70%) HTML
6 152 (37.72%) Relational Database
7 147 (36.48%) Java
7 147 (36.48%) Agile Software Development
8 146 (36.23%) Configuration Management
9 135 (33.50%) HTTP
10 124 (30.77%) Web Design
10 124 (30.77%) Responsive Web Design
11 123 (30.52%) CSS
12 119 (29.53%) JavaScript
13 118 (29.28%) Active Directory
14 113 (28.04%) Web Development
15 96 (23.82%) Microsoft
16 86 (21.34%) Windows 7
16 86 (21.34%) REST
17 83 (20.60%) Continuous Deployment
18 79 (19.60%) Python
19 75 (18.61%) Visualisation
19 75 (18.61%) TDD
20 74 (18.36%) Subversion
21 69 (17.12%) Apple
22 68 (16.87%) ITIL
23 63 (15.63%) MS Office
24 60 (14.89%) Continuous Integration
25 58 (14.39%) MongoDB
26 55 (13.65%) Mentoring

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 63 (15.63%) 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 20 (4.96%) Office 365
2 15 (3.72%) G Suite
3 13 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (1.99%) GitHub
5 7 (1.74%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (0.99%) TestFlight
7 3 (0.74%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 3 (0.74%) Google App Engine
7 3 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.25%) IaaS
9 1 (0.25%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.25%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 135 (33.50%) 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 24 (5.96%) 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
14 8 (1.99%) SSL
15 6 (1.49%) Remote Desktop
16 5 (1.24%) PBX
17 4 (0.99%) IP Telephony
17 4 (0.99%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (37.72%) Relational Database
2 58 (14.39%) MongoDB
3 47 (11.66%) Neo4j
4 21 (5.21%) MySQL
5 20 (4.96%) PostgreSQL
6 14 (3.47%) NoSQL
7 8 (1.99%) Apache Cassandra
7 8 (1.99%) MariaDB
8 4 (0.99%) MS Access
8 4 (0.99%) SQLite
9 3 (0.74%) Big Data
9 3 (0.74%) Redis
9 3 (0.74%) SQL Server
10 2 (0.50%) Flink
10 2 (0.50%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.50%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.50%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (0.50%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.50%) Oracle Database 12c
10 2 (0.50%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 176 (43.67%) Git (software)
2 74 (18.36%) Subversion
3 41 (10.17%) Jenkins
4 29 (7.20%) Cucumber
5 16 (3.97%) JUnit
5 16 (3.97%) Mockito
6 15 (3.72%) Maven
7 8 (1.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 8 (1.99%) JIRA
8 7 (1.74%) Gradle
8 7 (1.74%) Xcode
9 5 (1.24%) Android Studio
9 5 (1.24%) Capybara
9 5 (1.24%) git-flow
9 5 (1.24%) RSpec
10 4 (0.99%) CocoaPods
10 4 (0.99%) SoapUI
11 2 (0.50%) GoCD
11 2 (0.50%) Jasmine
11 2 (0.50%) Travis CI
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%) Games
4 7 (1.74%) Legal
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
1 204 (50.62%) 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 31 (7.69%) IT Support
8 28 (6.95%) Support Analyst
9 25 (6.20%) Senior Developer
10 24 (5.96%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 22 (5.46%) 1st/2nd Line Support
11 22 (5.46%) Service Analyst
12 21 (5.21%) Agile Developer
12 21 (5.21%) Service Desk Analyst
13 20 (4.96%) Desktop Support
13 20 (4.96%) Mac Engineer
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 86 (21.34%) 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 29 (7.20%) JSON
9 25 (6.20%) XML
10 23 (5.71%) RESTful
11 21 (5.21%) Kafka
12 16 (3.97%) Spring Boot
13 13 (3.23%) iXBRL
14 10 (2.48%) Node.js
14 10 (2.48%) SOAP
15 9 (2.23%) EclipseLink
15 9 (2.23%) JPA
15 9 (2.23%) Spring MVC
16 7 (1.74%) Grails
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 3 (0.74%) Online Games
11 2 (0.50%) Digital Media
11 2 (0.50%) EMC VNXe
12 1 (0.25%) Cybercrime
12 1 (0.25%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 240 (59.55%) Linux
2 189 (46.90%) Unix
3 181 (44.91%) Windows
4 86 (21.34%) Windows 7
5 48 (11.91%) Windows 10
6 43 (10.67%) Android
6 43 (10.67%) Apple iOS
7 33 (8.19%) Windows Server
8 30 (7.44%) Windows Server 2008
9 25 (6.20%) Windows XP
10 24 (5.96%) Windows Server 2003
11 21 (5.21%) Windows Server 2012
12 19 (4.71%) Windows 8
13 11 (2.73%) 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
1 147 (36.48%) Agile Software Development
2 146 (36.23%) Configuration Management
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%) TDD
6 75 (18.61%) Visualisation
7 68 (16.87%) ITIL
8 60 (14.89%) Continuous Integration
9 55 (13.65%) Mentoring
10 51 (12.66%) Scrum
11 44 (10.92%) Line Management
12 41 (10.17%) BDD
13 38 (9.43%) Continuous Delivery
14 33 (8.19%) DevOps
15 28 (6.95%) Front End Development
15 28 (6.95%) Microservices
16 25 (6.20%) Automated Testing
17 24 (5.96%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 147 (36.48%) 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#
14 2 (0.50%) R
Qualifications
1 32 (7.94%) Security Cleared
2 26 (6.45%) Degree
3 23 (5.71%) 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%) QA
4 5 (1.24%) WAI
4 5 (1.24%) WCAG
5 3 (0.74%) SDET
6 1 (0.25%) PMO
System Software
1 118 (29.28%) Active Directory
2 36 (8.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (5.71%) Virtual Desktop
4 21 (5.21%) 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%) Puppet
3 9 (2.23%) WSUS
4 5 (1.24%) Ansible
4 5 (1.24%) Backup Exec
5 4 (0.99%) DameWare
5 4 (0.99%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (0.99%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (0.74%) Terraform
7 2 (0.50%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (0.50%) Grafana
7 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 2 (0.50%) Pingdom
7 2 (0.50%) SCDPM
7 2 (0.50%) StatsD
8 1 (0.25%) Cisco UCCE
8 1 (0.25%) cPanel
8 1 (0.25%) OpenView
8 1 (0.25%) WMI
Vendors
1 96 (23.82%) Microsoft
2 69 (17.12%) Apple
3 47 (11.66%) VMware
4 35 (8.68%) Google
5 29 (7.20%) 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
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