Period
to 14 November 2018

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 14 November 2018 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 604 549 503
Rank change year-on-year -55 -46 -39
Contract jobs citing Mac OS X 306 358 435
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.35% 0.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.39% 1.65% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 240 269
UK median daily rate £258 £420 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -38.69% +1.20% -2.35%
10th Percentile £115 £130 £128
90th Percentile £550 £600 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £472 £430
% change year-on-year -20.59% +9.82% -2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 23 32
UK median hourly rate £23.00 £25.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.00% +58.73% -0.16%
10th Percentile £15.98 £13.10 £11.52
90th Percentile £25.50 £165.00 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +21.43% -6.67% -3.23%

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 21,942 21,645 22,927
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.03% 21.01% 21.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,575 13,720 14,392
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £163 £170 £200
90th Percentile £606 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year +3.33% +1.35% +2.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,507 1,315 1,312
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.06% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.83 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.75 £15.75
% change year-on-year -1.49% +6.35% -1.56%

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 14 November 2018.

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 14 November 2018.

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 14 November 2018. 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 -33 298 £270 -35.71% 87
London +25 206 £205 +1.86% 42
UK excluding London -102 96 £375 -20.59% 47
South East -30 28 £275 -40.54% 6
Midlands -4 26 £425 -26.09% 8
West Midlands -28 21 £440 -23.48% 4
North of England -32 20 £346 -20.75% 20
North West -9 12 £340 +13.33% 12
South West -27 10 £475 +16.56% 1
East of England -14 9 £333 -30.91% 10
Yorkshire -36 8 £500 +5.26% 4
East Midlands +18 5 £358 +58.89% 4
Scotland -10 5 £130 -67.50% 2

For the 6 months to 14 November 2018, 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.

1 219 (71.57%) Windows
2 121 (39.54%) Active Directory
3 110 (35.95%) Apple
4 104 (33.99%) Microsoft
5 101 (33.01%) Windows 7
6 98 (32.03%) Linux
7 76 (24.84%) Agile Software Development
8 72 (23.53%) Git (software)
9 68 (22.22%) Office 365
10 66 (21.57%) ITIL
11 65 (21.24%) Windows 10
12 64 (20.92%) Unix
13 63 (20.59%) Microsoft Office
14 61 (19.93%) Test Automation
15 53 (17.32%) Java
16 51 (16.67%) SCCM
17 49 (16.01%) Windows Server
18 47 (15.36%) Apple iOS
19 46 (15.03%) HTML
20 43 (14.05%) TCP/IP
20 43 (14.05%) Adobe
21 38 (12.42%) Subversion
21 38 (12.42%) REST
22 37 (12.09%) LAN
23 36 (11.76%) TDD
23 36 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
24 35 (11.44%) ITSM
24 35 (11.44%) DNS
25 34 (11.11%) WAN
26 32 (10.46%) Continuous Integration

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 15 (4.90%) MS Exchange
1 15 (4.90%) SharePoint
2 10 (3.27%) Confluence
3 7 (2.29%) Apache
4 6 (1.96%) CMS
4 6 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (1.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 3 (0.98%) Apache Pig
7 3 (0.98%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.65%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.33%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.33%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 63 (20.59%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.94%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 6 (1.96%) CINEMA 4D
3 6 (1.96%) Photoshop
4 5 (1.63%) Acrobat
4 5 (1.63%) Microsoft Excel
5 4 (1.31%) Adobe After Effects
5 4 (1.31%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (1.31%) InDesign
6 3 (0.98%) Adobe Captivate
6 3 (0.98%) Mozilla Thunderbird
6 3 (0.98%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.33%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.33%) HipChat
7 1 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.98%) SAP GTS
2 2 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.65%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 68 (22.22%) Office 365
2 21 (6.86%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (5.23%) G Suite
4 10 (3.27%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (1.63%) GitHub
7 4 (1.31%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 4 (1.31%) Google Analytics
7 4 (1.31%) Mimecast
8 3 (0.98%) Sauce Labs
9 2 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.65%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.65%) CloudFront
9 2 (0.65%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.33%) Heroku
10 1 (0.33%) SaaS
10 1 (0.33%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 43 (14.05%) TCP/IP
2 37 (12.09%) LAN
3 35 (11.44%) DNS
4 34 (11.11%) WAN
5 29 (9.48%) DHCP
6 26 (8.50%) HTTP
7 21 (6.86%) VPN
8 16 (5.23%) Internet
9 15 (4.90%) Remote Desktop
9 15 (4.90%) Wi-Fi
10 14 (4.58%) WLAN
11 13 (4.25%) Wireless
12 12 (3.92%) Firewall
13 10 (3.27%) SSL
14 8 (2.61%) IP Telephony
14 8 (2.61%) WebEx
15 7 (2.29%) Asterisk PBX
15 7 (2.29%) Cisco IOS
15 7 (2.29%) PBX
16 6 (1.96%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (9.80%) Relational Database
2 17 (5.56%) MongoDB
3 13 (4.25%) MySQL
3 13 (4.25%) Neo4j
4 9 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (2.94%) SQL Server
5 4 (1.31%) MariaDB
5 4 (1.31%) Redis
6 3 (0.98%) Apache Hive
6 3 (0.98%) Big Data
6 3 (0.98%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.65%) GIS
8 1 (0.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 72 (23.53%) Git (software)
2 38 (12.42%) Subversion
3 24 (7.84%) Jenkins
4 19 (6.21%) Cucumber
5 17 (5.56%) JIRA
6 13 (4.25%) Maven
6 13 (4.25%) Selenium
6 13 (4.25%) Xcode
7 11 (3.59%) Mockito
8 9 (2.94%) WebDriver
9 8 (2.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 8 (2.61%) Bitbucket
9 8 (2.61%) PHPUnit
10 6 (1.96%) SoapUI
11 5 (1.63%) Appium
11 5 (1.63%) CMake
11 5 (1.63%) Jasmine
11 5 (1.63%) Sonatype Nexus
12 4 (1.31%) gulp
12 4 (1.31%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 30 (9.80%) Finance
2 15 (4.90%) Publishing
3 11 (3.59%) Retail
4 9 (2.94%) Spanish Language
5 8 (2.61%) Legal
6 7 (2.29%) Marketing
7 6 (1.96%) Banking
8 4 (1.31%) Advertising
8 4 (1.31%) Portuguese Language
9 3 (0.98%) Electronics
9 3 (0.98%) French Language
9 3 (0.98%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.98%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.65%) Games
10 2 (0.65%) German Language
10 2 (0.65%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.33%) Automotive
11 1 (0.33%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.33%) Law
11 1 (0.33%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 75 (24.51%) Developer
2 71 (23.20%) Support Engineer
3 67 (21.90%) Desktop Support
4 66 (21.57%) Analyst
5 51 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
5 51 (16.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 38 (12.42%) IT Support
7 33 (10.78%) Support Analyst
8 26 (8.50%) Java Developer
9 22 (7.19%) IT Analyst
9 22 (7.19%) Mac Engineer
10 21 (6.86%) IT Support Analyst
11 19 (6.21%) Service Analyst
12 18 (5.88%) Windows Engineer
13 17 (5.56%) Service Desk Analyst
14 16 (5.23%) 2nd Line Support
15 14 (4.58%) PC Support
16 12 (3.92%) Senior Developer
17 11 (3.59%) iOS Developer
18 9 (2.94%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (15.03%) HTML
2 38 (12.42%) REST
3 22 (7.19%) CSS
4 21 (6.86%) XML
5 20 (6.54%) SOAP
6 17 (5.56%) JSON
6 17 (5.56%) Web Services
7 13 (4.25%) Dropwizard
7 13 (4.25%) JAX-RS
7 13 (4.25%) Node.js
8 12 (3.92%) RESTful
9 11 (3.59%) Ruby on Rails
10 10 (3.27%) X-Windows
11 9 (2.94%) .NET
11 9 (2.94%) ASP.NET
11 9 (2.94%) Django
12 8 (2.61%) Cocoa
12 8 (2.61%) Middleware
12 8 (2.61%) Play Framework
12 8 (2.61%) React
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.50%) Smartphone
2 25 (8.17%) iPad
2 25 (8.17%) iPhone
2 25 (8.17%) Video Conferencing
3 19 (6.21%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (5.23%) Mobile App
5 12 (3.92%) User Experience
6 11 (3.59%) Blackberry
7 8 (2.61%) Data Centre
8 7 (2.29%) BYOD
9 5 (1.63%) EPoS
9 5 (1.63%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (1.31%) Blog
10 4 (1.31%) Computer Science
10 4 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.31%) Fintech
10 4 (1.31%) Online Gambling
10 4 (1.31%) Social Media
11 3 (0.98%) CMDB
11 3 (0.98%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 219 (71.57%) Windows
2 101 (33.01%) Windows 7
3 98 (32.03%) Linux
4 65 (21.24%) Windows 10
5 64 (20.92%) Unix
6 49 (16.01%) Windows Server
7 47 (15.36%) Apple iOS
8 26 (8.50%) Android
9 22 (7.19%) Mac OS
10 18 (5.88%) Windows 8
11 16 (5.23%) Windows Server 2008
11 16 (5.23%) Windows Server 2012
12 10 (3.27%) Mac OS X Server
13 5 (1.63%) Ubuntu
14 4 (1.31%) Windows Server 2003
15 3 (0.98%) CentOS
16 2 (0.65%) MVS
17 1 (0.33%) NetWare
17 1 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 1 (0.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (24.84%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (21.57%) ITIL
3 61 (19.93%) Test Automation
4 36 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
4 36 (11.76%) TDD
5 35 (11.44%) ITSM
6 32 (10.46%) Continuous Integration
7 31 (10.13%) Continuous Deployment
8 30 (9.80%) Web Development
9 27 (8.82%) Open Source
10 26 (8.50%) DevOps
11 25 (8.17%) BDD
12 24 (7.84%) Responsive Web Design
13 23 (7.52%) Change Management
14 22 (7.19%) Scrum
15 21 (6.86%) Web Design
16 18 (5.88%) Mentoring
17 15 (4.90%) Service Management
18 12 (3.92%) Asset Management
18 12 (3.92%) OO
Programming Languages
1 53 (17.32%) Java
2 30 (9.80%) JavaScript
3 27 (8.82%) Python
4 21 (6.86%) Ruby
5 16 (5.23%) Apple Swift
5 16 (5.23%) PHP
5 16 (5.23%) Shell Script
6 13 (4.25%) Scala
6 13 (4.25%) SQL
7 12 (3.92%) C++
8 10 (3.27%) Objective-C
8 10 (3.27%) PowerShell
9 9 (2.94%) Bash Shell
10 6 (1.96%) AppleScript
10 6 (1.96%) C#
11 5 (1.63%) C
11 5 (1.63%) Groovy
12 4 (1.31%) CoffeeScript
12 4 (1.31%) Perl
13 3 (0.98%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (8.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (5.23%) MCSA
3 13 (4.25%) Security Cleared
4 11 (3.59%) MCSE
5 9 (2.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 9 (2.94%) MCP
6 8 (2.61%) SC Cleared
7 6 (1.96%) ACSP
7 6 (1.96%) ACTC
7 6 (1.96%) BPSS Clearance
7 6 (1.96%) Degree
7 6 (1.96%) MOS
8 5 (1.63%) DBS Check
9 4 (1.31%) A+ Certification
9 4 (1.31%) DV Cleared
9 4 (1.31%) MCITP
9 4 (1.31%) MCTS
10 3 (0.98%) CCNA
10 3 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.98%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.58%) SLA
2 8 (2.61%) QA
3 4 (1.31%) PMO
4 3 (0.98%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.33%) COBIT
System Software
1 121 (39.54%) Active Directory
2 31 (10.13%) Docker
3 27 (8.82%) BitLocker
4 10 (3.27%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (2.61%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (1.96%) Virtual Desktop
7 4 (1.31%) Terminal Services
7 4 (1.31%) vSphere
8 3 (0.98%) Samba
8 3 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.65%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.65%) Snort
9 2 (0.65%) XenApp
10 1 (0.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 51 (16.67%) SCCM
2 11 (3.59%) Ansible
3 10 (3.27%) Jamf Pro
4 6 (1.96%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (1.63%) Grafana
5 5 (1.63%) Kibana
5 5 (1.63%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (1.63%) ZABBIX
6 3 (0.98%) AirWatch
6 3 (0.98%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (0.98%) Graphite
6 3 (0.98%) Kubernetes
6 3 (0.98%) Puppet
6 3 (0.98%) Salt
7 2 (0.65%) logstash
7 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.65%) Nessus
7 2 (0.65%) Nmap
7 2 (0.65%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 110 (35.95%) Apple
2 104 (33.99%) Microsoft
3 43 (14.05%) Adobe
4 23 (7.52%) HP
5 22 (7.19%) Cisco
5 22 (7.19%) Google
6 21 (6.86%) ServiceNow
7 19 (6.21%) Ivanti
8 15 (4.90%) Citrix
8 15 (4.90%) McAfee
9 14 (4.58%) VMware
10 12 (3.92%) SAP
11 11 (3.59%) Okta
12 8 (2.61%) MuleSoft
12 8 (2.61%) Zend
13 7 (2.29%) Polycom
13 7 (2.29%) Sophos
14 6 (1.96%) Avaya
14 6 (1.96%) Oracle
14 6 (1.96%) Wyse