Period
to 21 October 2017

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 October 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.

Apple Mac OS X
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 539 503 466
Rank change year-on-year -36 -37 -41
Contract jobs citing Mac OS X 355 412 502
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.39% 0.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.72% 1.76% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 257 325
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £134 £128 £158
90th Percentile £599 £570 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £438 £442
% change year-on-year +8.57% -0.91% +10.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 33 36
UK median hourly rate £23.00 £15.00 £15.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.33% -5.57% +15.53%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.20 £12.13
90th Percentile £165.00 £23.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.67% -3.23% +29.17%

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 20696 23365 24555
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.84% 22.00% 21.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 13078 14680 14468
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £175 £200 £185
90th Percentile £594 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £358
% change year-on-year - +4.90% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1231 1297 1944
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% - +6.45%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £43.75 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.81 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +5.03% - +3.23%

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 October 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 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 October 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Mac OS X in the UK

Mac OS X
Top 13 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 October 2017. 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 -1 337 £420 +5.00% 49
UK excluding London +18 187 £475 +8.57% 22
London -23 165 £220 -12.00% 27
North of England +98 55 £450 - 7
South East +17 49 £458 +7.65% 9
Yorkshire +59 44 £475 +7.95% 3
East of England +3 37 £488 +248.21% 4
West Midlands +29 21 £575 +27.78%
Midlands -25 21 £575 +23.66%
Wales +24 15 £450 -20.35%
North West +23 10 £300 +185.71% 4
South West 0 10 £408 +25.38% 2
North East +60 1 £550 +22.22%

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 205 (57.75%) Linux
2 185 (52.11%) Unix
3 160 (45.07%) Windows
4 158 (44.51%) Java
5 145 (40.85%) Git (software)
6 144 (40.56%) Agile Software Development
7 114 (32.11%) Test Automation
8 111 (31.27%) Relational Database
9 92 (25.92%) Configuration Management
10 86 (24.23%) TDD
11 82 (23.10%) Continuous Integration
12 79 (22.25%) Android
12 79 (22.25%) HTTP
12 79 (22.25%) Active Directory
13 78 (21.97%) Subversion
14 77 (21.69%) JavaScript
15 76 (21.41%) Microsoft
16 72 (20.28%) Scrum
17 69 (19.44%) Mentoring
18 65 (18.31%) HTML
19 60 (16.90%) Web Development
20 59 (16.62%) Apple iOS
21 58 (16.34%) Python
22 56 (15.77%) Windows 7
23 55 (15.49%) DevOps
24 50 (14.08%) Microsoft Office
24 50 (14.08%) CSS
25 49 (13.80%) Apple
26 48 (13.52%) Kanban
27 45 (12.68%) Windows Server

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 19 (5.35%) Confluence
2 16 (4.51%) MS Exchange
3 9 (2.54%) JBoss
4 7 (1.97%) Skype for Business
4 7 (1.97%) WebLogic
5 6 (1.69%) Apache
5 6 (1.69%) CMS
6 5 (1.41%) Alfresco
6 5 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (1.41%) WebSphere
7 4 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (1.13%) IBM Notes
8 3 (0.85%) Mule
8 3 (0.85%) Mule ESB
9 2 (0.56%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.56%) nginx
9 2 (0.56%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.56%) WordPress
Applications
1 50 (14.08%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.97%) Photoshop
3 4 (1.13%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (0.85%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.56%) CINEMA 4D
5 2 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.56%) Vectorworks
6 1 (0.28%) HipChat
6 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 43 (12.11%) Office 365
2 32 (9.01%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (5.07%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (3.38%) Sauce Labs
5 3 (0.85%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 2 (0.56%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.56%) CloudFront
6 2 (0.56%) G Suite
6 2 (0.56%) npm
6 2 (0.56%) Route 53
7 1 (0.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.28%) GitHub
7 1 (0.28%) IaaS
7 1 (0.28%) PaaS
7 1 (0.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 79 (22.25%) HTTP
2 39 (10.99%) TCP/IP
3 30 (8.45%) Wireless
4 26 (7.32%) LAN
5 22 (6.20%) Internet
5 22 (6.20%) SSL
6 19 (5.35%) 3G
7 18 (5.07%) Cisco IOS
8 15 (4.23%) Firewall
8 15 (4.23%) LTE
8 15 (4.23%) WAN
9 14 (3.94%) DNS
10 12 (3.38%) DHCP
10 12 (3.38%) GPRS
10 12 (3.38%) GSM
10 12 (3.38%) LDAP
10 12 (3.38%) SGSN
11 10 (2.82%) VPN
12 8 (2.25%) Wi-Fi
13 6 (1.69%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (31.27%) Relational Database
2 41 (11.55%) MongoDB
3 39 (10.99%) MySQL
4 28 (7.89%) Redis
5 26 (7.32%) NoSQL
6 13 (3.66%) Apache Cassandra
7 11 (3.10%) Neo4j
8 8 (2.25%) Data Mining
9 7 (1.97%) MariaDB
9 7 (1.97%) RDBMS
10 6 (1.69%) SQL Server
11 4 (1.13%) Big Data
11 4 (1.13%) Hadoop
12 2 (0.56%) DB2
13 1 (0.28%) Apache Hive
13 1 (0.28%) FileMaker
13 1 (0.28%) HBase
13 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 145 (40.85%) Git (software)
2 78 (21.97%) Subversion
3 45 (12.68%) Jenkins
4 33 (9.30%) Cucumber
5 30 (8.45%) JIRA
6 19 (5.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 18 (5.07%) Appium
7 18 (5.07%) Bitbucket
7 18 (5.07%) Selenium
7 18 (5.07%) SoapUI
7 18 (5.07%) WebDriver
8 13 (3.66%) JUnit
9 9 (2.54%) Protractor
10 8 (2.25%) Jasmine
11 7 (1.97%) Mockito
12 6 (1.69%) Calabash
12 6 (1.69%) gulp
13 5 (1.41%) Maven
13 5 (1.41%) Mercurial
14 4 (1.13%) Grunt
General
1 37 (10.42%) Telecoms
2 36 (10.14%) Finance
3 30 (8.45%) Retail
4 28 (7.89%) Marketing
5 26 (7.32%) Electronics
5 26 (7.32%) Manufacturing
6 24 (6.76%) Games
7 18 (5.07%) Banking
8 12 (3.38%) Corporate Banking
9 5 (1.41%) Online Betting
10 4 (1.13%) Front Office
10 4 (1.13%) Italian Language
11 3 (0.85%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.56%) Advertising
12 2 (0.56%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.28%) Digital Economy
13 1 (0.28%) Interactive Media
13 1 (0.28%) Law
13 1 (0.28%) Legal
13 1 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 133 (37.46%) Developer
2 69 (19.44%) Java Developer
3 42 (11.83%) Analyst
4 39 (10.99%) Support Engineer
5 32 (9.01%) Tester
6 29 (8.17%) Senior Developer
7 28 (7.89%) Desktop Support
7 28 (7.89%) IT Support
8 27 (7.61%) Automation Tester
9 24 (6.76%) Architect
10 23 (6.48%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 20 (5.63%) Service Analyst
11 20 (5.63%) Service Desk Analyst
11 20 (5.63%) Support Analyst
11 20 (5.63%) Windows Engineer
12 19 (5.35%) 2nd Line Support
13 18 (5.07%) IT Engineer
13 18 (5.07%) IT Support Engineer
13 18 (5.07%) Mac Engineer
14 16 (4.51%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (18.31%) HTML
2 50 (14.08%) CSS
3 43 (12.11%) REST
4 37 (10.42%) RESTful
5 36 (10.14%) JSON
6 35 (9.86%) Web Services
7 34 (9.58%) Middleware
7 34 (9.58%) SOAP
8 32 (9.01%) XML
9 24 (6.76%) Hibernate
9 24 (6.76%) Spring
10 20 (5.63%) Node.js
11 18 (5.07%) JSON Schema
11 18 (5.07%) WSDL
11 18 (5.07%) XSD
12 17 (4.79%) React
13 14 (3.94%) Spring Boot
14 13 (3.66%) ActiveMQ
15 11 (3.10%) Django
15 11 (3.10%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 21 (5.92%) User Experience
2 16 (4.51%) Blog
3 15 (4.23%) Online Games
4 14 (3.94%) Video Conferencing
5 13 (3.66%) Management Information System
5 13 (3.66%) Smartphone
6 12 (3.38%) Mobile App
7 11 (3.10%) Data Structures
8 8 (2.25%) Blackberry
8 8 (2.25%) iPhone
9 7 (1.97%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (1.97%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.41%) Computer Science
11 4 (1.13%) CMDB
11 4 (1.13%) iPad
12 3 (0.85%) Data Centre
12 3 (0.85%) Grid Computing
12 3 (0.85%) N-Tier
12 3 (0.85%) PDA
13 2 (0.56%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 205 (57.75%) Linux
2 185 (52.11%) Unix
3 160 (45.07%) Windows
4 79 (22.25%) Android
5 59 (16.62%) Apple iOS
6 56 (15.77%) Windows 7
7 45 (12.68%) Windows Server
8 40 (11.27%) Windows 10
9 21 (5.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 16 (4.51%) Windows Phone
11 15 (4.23%) Mac OS
12 10 (2.82%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (1.69%) CentOS
13 6 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
14 5 (1.41%) Windows XP
15 4 (1.13%) Scientific Linux
15 4 (1.13%) Windows 8
16 3 (0.85%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.85%) Windows Mobile
17 2 (0.56%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (40.56%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (32.11%) Test Automation
3 92 (25.92%) Configuration Management
4 86 (24.23%) TDD
5 82 (23.10%) Continuous Integration
6 72 (20.28%) Scrum
7 69 (19.44%) Mentoring
8 60 (16.90%) Web Development
9 55 (15.49%) DevOps
10 48 (13.52%) Kanban
11 43 (12.11%) SOA
12 41 (11.55%) Continuous Deployment
13 37 (10.42%) Continuous Delivery
13 37 (10.42%) ITIL
14 35 (9.86%) Responsive Web Design
14 35 (9.86%) Web Design
15 31 (8.73%) BDD
16 30 (8.45%) Business Intelligence
17 28 (7.89%) Line Management
18 27 (7.61%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 158 (44.51%) Java
2 77 (21.69%) JavaScript
3 58 (16.34%) Python
4 43 (12.11%) SQL
5 31 (8.73%) Scala
6 29 (8.17%) Ruby
7 22 (6.20%) Apple Swift
8 20 (5.63%) Go
9 18 (5.07%) PHP
10 16 (4.51%) Perl
11 12 (3.38%) PowerShell
11 12 (3.38%) VB
12 11 (3.10%) C
12 11 (3.10%) Shell Script
13 10 (2.82%) R
14 9 (2.54%) C++
15 7 (1.97%) C#
15 7 (1.97%) PL/SQL
16 4 (1.13%) Objective-C
17 3 (0.85%) AppleScript
Qualifications
1 25 (7.04%) Security Cleared
2 21 (5.92%) SC Cleared
3 13 (3.66%) BPSS Clearance
3 13 (3.66%) Degree
4 12 (3.38%) CTC Cleared
5 8 (2.25%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (1.97%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (1.97%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (1.69%) CISSP
8 5 (1.41%) CISM
8 5 (1.41%) MCITP
8 5 (1.41%) MCSE
9 4 (1.13%) CCNA
9 4 (1.13%) DBS Check
10 3 (0.85%) A+ Certification
10 3 (0.85%) CCNP
10 3 (0.85%) CCSA
10 3 (0.85%) JNCIA
10 3 (0.85%) Master's Degree
11 2 (0.56%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (6.76%) QA
2 17 (4.79%) SLA
3 2 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 79 (22.25%) Active Directory
2 29 (8.17%) Docker
3 18 (5.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (2.54%) Virtual Desktop
5 7 (1.97%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (1.97%) vSphere
6 5 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.13%) Hyper-V
7 4 (1.13%) NFS
8 2 (0.56%) Samba
9 1 (0.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.28%) HDFS
9 1 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.28%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 25 (7.04%) SCCM
2 20 (5.63%) Ansible
3 17 (4.79%) Puppet
4 16 (4.51%) Jamf Pro
5 14 (3.94%) AirWatch
6 8 (2.25%) Kibana
6 8 (2.25%) Kubernetes
6 8 (2.25%) logstash
6 8 (2.25%) Prometheus
7 5 (1.41%) Grafana
7 5 (1.41%) StatsD
7 5 (1.41%) WSUS
8 4 (1.13%) Cobbler
8 4 (1.13%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (1.13%) Nagios
9 3 (0.85%) Backup Exec
9 3 (0.85%) Failover Clustering
10 2 (0.56%) cPanel
10 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (0.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 76 (21.41%) Microsoft
2 49 (13.80%) Apple
3 29 (8.17%) Cisco
4 27 (7.61%) SAP
5 22 (6.20%) MuleSoft
6 20 (5.63%) VMware
7 17 (4.79%) Splunk
7 17 (4.79%) WSO2
8 14 (3.94%) HP
8 14 (3.94%) Meraki
9 13 (3.66%) MobileIron
10 12 (3.38%) LANDesk
10 12 (3.38%) Oracle
11 10 (2.82%) Dell
12 9 (2.54%) Google
13 8 (2.25%) Adobe
13 8 (2.25%) AppDynamics
14 6 (1.69%) Citrix
15 5 (1.41%) Palo Alto
15 5 (1.41%) Red Hat