Period
to 30 October 2020

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 30 October 2020 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
30 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 400 564 599
Rank change year-on-year +164 +35 -67
Contract jobs citing Mac OS X 137 260 315
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.42% 0.31% 0.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.27% 1.46% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 193 230
Median daily rate £549 £400 £268
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.25% +49.53% -36.31%
10th Percentile £298 £130 £120
90th Percentile £630 £638 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +27.27% +3.13% -15.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 27
Median hourly rate £38.50 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +92.50% +5.26% -2.56%
10th Percentile £36.75 £18.50 £15.11
90th Percentile £40.25 £63.85 £25.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £112.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year - +561.76% +21.43%

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 6,047 17,765 21,691
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.42% 20.93% 20.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,621 11,019 13,436
Median daily rate £432 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.65% - -
10th Percentile £164 £150 £163
90th Percentile £613 £613 £607
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.09% +3.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 369 1,274 1,511
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - -
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.60 £50.00 £47.00
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +2.94% +3.03% -1.81%

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 30 October 2020.

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
Top 12 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 30 October 2020. 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 +176 132 £545 +36.13% 27
London +106 73 £563 +70.45% 14
UK excluding London +245 62 £525 +27.27% 13
North of England +142 49 £525 +5.00% 2
Yorkshire +87 27 £525 +5.00% 1
North West +103 21 £525 +191.67% 1
Work from Home -102 10 £488 -13.33% 3
East of England +91 5 £500 -20.00% 3
South East +156 3 £315 -16.00% 3
Scotland +84 3 £550 -8.33% 1
South West +84 2 £120 -71.79%
North East +37 1 £425 -

For the 6 months to 30 October 2020, 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.

1 113 (82.48%) Linux
2 105 (76.64%) Unix
3 101 (73.72%) Test Automation
4 99 (72.26%) Java
5 93 (67.88%) TDD
6 87 (63.50%) Web Design
6 87 (63.50%) Responsive Web Design
6 87 (63.50%) Continuous Deployment
7 86 (62.77%) Agile Software Development
8 75 (54.74%) AWS
9 71 (51.82%) Azure
10 65 (47.45%) MongoDB
10 65 (47.45%) Web Development
10 65 (47.45%) Microservices
11 62 (45.26%) Docker
11 62 (45.26%) Kubernetes
11 62 (45.26%) Java 8
12 60 (43.80%) JAX-RS
12 60 (43.80%) BDD
13 59 (43.07%) Pair Programming
14 54 (39.42%) ActiveMQ
15 53 (38.69%) Mockito
16 50 (36.50%) Security Cleared
17 49 (35.77%) Public Sector
18 47 (34.31%) HTML
19 41 (29.93%) Git (software)
20 40 (29.20%) Problem-Solving
21 38 (27.74%) JavaScript
22 36 (26.28%) Subversion
23 34 (24.82%) User Experience

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 10 (7.30%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (4.38%) Confluence
2 6 (4.38%) JBoss
2 6 (4.38%) WebLogic
3 5 (3.65%) Jetty
3 5 (3.65%) MQSeries
3 5 (3.65%) Oracle Self-Service HR
3 5 (3.65%) Red Hat Fuse
3 5 (3.65%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.73%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.73%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.73%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (2.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (3.65%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 75 (54.74%) AWS
2 71 (51.82%) Azure
3 6 (4.38%) Office 365
4 3 (2.19%) Mimecast
5 2 (1.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (1.46%) Amazon S3
5 2 (1.46%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.73%) G Suite
6 1 (0.73%) GitHub
6 1 (0.73%) npm
6 1 (0.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.03%) HTTP
2 5 (3.65%) SSH
3 3 (2.19%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (1.46%) DNS
4 2 (1.46%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.73%) DHCP
5 1 (0.73%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.73%) Skype
5 1 (0.73%) SSL
5 1 (0.73%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (47.45%) MongoDB
2 13 (9.49%) PostgreSQL
2 13 (9.49%) SQL Server
3 12 (8.76%) MySQL
3 12 (8.76%) Relational Database
4 6 (4.38%) Neo4j
4 6 (4.38%) Oracle Database
5 5 (3.65%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.73%) Ingres
6 1 (0.73%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.73%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 53 (38.69%) Mockito
2 41 (29.93%) Git (software)
3 36 (26.28%) Subversion
4 24 (17.52%) Grunt
4 24 (17.52%) gulp
4 24 (17.52%) Jasmine
4 24 (17.52%) Mocha
5 10 (7.30%) Jenkins
6 7 (5.11%) fastlane
6 7 (5.11%) JIRA
6 7 (5.11%) Selenium
6 7 (5.11%) Xcode
7 6 (4.38%) Cucumber
7 6 (4.38%) Eclipse
7 6 (4.38%) Gradle
7 6 (4.38%) IntelliJ
8 5 (3.65%) GitLab
8 5 (3.65%) Leiningen
8 5 (3.65%) Poseidon for UML
8 5 (3.65%) Vagrant
General
1 49 (35.77%) Public Sector
2 11 (8.03%) Finance
3 5 (3.65%) Electronics
3 5 (3.65%) Manufacturing
3 5 (3.65%) Marketing
3 5 (3.65%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.19%) Retail
5 1 (0.73%) Banking
5 1 (0.73%) Law
5 1 (0.73%) Legal
Job Titles
1 104 (75.91%) Developer
2 66 (48.18%) Java Developer
3 25 (18.25%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 13 (9.49%) Senior Developer
5 8 (5.84%) Senior Java Developer
6 6 (4.38%) Architect
6 6 (4.38%) Digital Developer
6 6 (4.38%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (3.65%) Analyst
7 5 (3.65%) DevOps Engineer
8 4 (2.92%) HTML CSS Developer
8 4 (2.92%) HTML Developer
8 4 (2.92%) iOS Developer
8 4 (2.92%) JavaScript Developer
8 4 (2.92%) Senior Front-End Developer
8 4 (2.92%) Support Analyst
8 4 (2.92%) UI Developer
9 3 (2.19%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
9 3 (2.19%) AWS Developer
9 3 (2.19%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (43.80%) JAX-RS
2 54 (39.42%) ActiveMQ
3 47 (34.31%) HTML
4 33 (24.09%) CSS
5 32 (23.36%) jQuery
6 31 (22.63%) HTML5
6 31 (22.63%) Node.js
7 27 (19.71%) Sass
8 24 (17.52%) Mustache
9 18 (13.14%) REST
10 12 (8.76%) Hibernate
11 10 (7.30%) RabbitMQ
12 9 (6.57%) JSON
12 9 (6.57%) XML
13 8 (5.84%) Spring
14 7 (5.11%) JMS
14 7 (5.11%) Ruby on Rails
15 6 (4.38%) .NET
15 6 (4.38%) AngularJS
15 6 (4.38%) Dropwizard
Miscellaneous
1 34 (24.82%) User Experience
2 6 (4.38%) iPad
2 6 (4.38%) iPhone
3 5 (3.65%) Derivative
4 4 (2.92%) Blog
5 3 (2.19%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.19%) Digital Signage
6 1 (0.73%) Clustering
6 1 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.73%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.73%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.73%) PKI
6 1 (0.73%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 113 (82.48%) Linux
2 105 (76.64%) Unix
3 22 (16.06%) Windows
4 19 (13.87%) Apple iOS
5 6 (4.38%) Android
5 6 (4.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (4.38%) Windows 10
6 5 (3.65%) CentOS
6 5 (3.65%) Debian
6 5 (3.65%) Ubuntu
7 4 (2.92%) Windows 7
8 3 (2.19%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.73%) AIX
9 1 (0.73%) Solaris
9 1 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.73%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (73.72%) Test Automation
2 93 (67.88%) TDD
3 87 (63.50%) Continuous Deployment
3 87 (63.50%) Responsive Web Design
3 87 (63.50%) Web Design
4 86 (62.77%) Agile Software Development
5 65 (47.45%) Microservices
5 65 (47.45%) Web Development
6 60 (43.80%) BDD
7 59 (43.07%) Pair Programming
8 40 (29.20%) Problem-Solving
9 28 (20.44%) Web Accessibility
10 24 (17.52%) Front End Development
11 18 (13.14%) DevOps
12 15 (10.95%) Configuration Management
13 9 (6.57%) Continuous Delivery
14 8 (5.84%) Scrum
15 7 (5.11%) iOS Development
15 7 (5.11%) ITIL
16 6 (4.38%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 99 (72.26%) Java
2 62 (45.26%) Java 8
3 38 (27.74%) JavaScript
4 18 (13.14%) SQL
5 12 (8.76%) Python
6 9 (6.57%) Apple Swift
7 7 (5.11%) C
7 7 (5.11%) Ruby
7 7 (5.11%) Shell Script
8 5 (3.65%) Bash Shell
8 5 (3.65%) C++
8 5 (3.65%) Clojure
8 5 (3.65%) ClojureScript
8 5 (3.65%) Groovy
8 5 (3.65%) Perl
8 5 (3.65%) PHP
8 5 (3.65%) PL/SQL
8 5 (3.65%) Scala
8 5 (3.65%) T-SQL
9 4 (2.92%) VBA
Qualifications
1 50 (36.50%) Security Cleared
2 28 (20.44%) SC Cleared
3 22 (16.06%) BPSS Clearance
3 22 (16.06%) DBS Check
4 3 (2.19%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.46%) AWS Certification
5 2 (1.46%) BC Cleared
5 2 (1.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.73%) CISM
6 1 (0.73%) CISSP
6 1 (0.73%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.73%) Degree
6 1 (0.73%) MCSE
6 1 (0.73%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (21.17%) WCAG
2 5 (3.65%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (2.92%) PCI DSS
3 4 (2.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.73%) COBIT
4 1 (0.73%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.73%) SLA
4 1 (0.73%) WAI
System Software
1 62 (45.26%) Docker
2 7 (5.11%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 62 (45.26%) Kubernetes
2 6 (4.38%) Puppet
3 5 (3.65%) Grafana
3 5 (3.65%) Salt
3 5 (3.65%) Terraform
4 4 (2.92%) Kibana
4 4 (2.92%) SCCM
5 3 (2.19%) AirWatch
5 3 (2.19%) Jamf Pro
6 2 (1.46%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (1.46%) WSUS
7 1 (0.73%) Ansible
7 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.73%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 13 (9.49%) Microsoft
2 12 (8.76%) Apple
3 8 (5.84%) Oracle
4 6 (4.38%) SAP
5 5 (3.65%) Axway
5 5 (3.65%) Cloudera
5 5 (3.65%) Hortonworks
5 5 (3.65%) MuleSoft
5 5 (3.65%) Red Hat
5 5 (3.65%) Sparx
5 5 (3.65%) Sybase
6 3 (2.19%) Cisco
6 3 (2.19%) Citrix
6 3 (2.19%) VMware
7 1 (0.73%) Adobe
7 1 (0.73%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.73%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.73%) Google
7 1 (0.73%) IBM
7 1 (0.73%) Remedy