Period
to 7 August 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 7 August 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
7 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 384 548 573
Rank change year-on-year +164 +25 -75
Contract jobs citing Mac OS X 166 304 339
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.47% 0.33% 0.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.46% 1.63% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 235 239
Median daily rate £525 £500 £240
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +108.33% -46.19%
10th Percentile £138 £142 £120
90th Percentile £638 £638 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £506 £425
% change year-on-year +3.70% +19.12% -10.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 24
Median hourly rate £21.25 £25.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +34.21% +35.71%
10th Percentile £17.41 £17.53 £13.30
90th Percentile £22.77 £35.00 £24.18
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.90 £35.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -40.29% +105.88% +25.93%

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 6,761 18,645 21,373
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.20% 20.45% 20.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,142 11,712 13,326
Median daily rate £431 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.41% - -
10th Percentile £158 £154 £180
90th Percentile £625 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year - +2.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 448 1,207 1,455
Median hourly rate £19.70 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.57% - +5.17%
10th Percentile £12.46 £11.17 £11.17
90th Percentile £48.35 £50.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate £18.21 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +10.33% +3.13% +0.88%

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 7 August 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 14 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 7 August 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 +156 157 £525 +4.74% 19
London +116 87 £545 +9.00% 9
UK excluding London +209 74 £525 +3.70% 12
North of England +111 53 £525 - 3
Yorkshire +63 28 £525 - 1
North West +85 25 £525 -10.64% 1
South East +168 7 £140 -53.33% 2
East of England +83 6 £563 -9.96%
Work from Home -22 4 £533 +1.43% 2
Scotland - 3 £550 - 2
Midlands +91 2 £155 -58.67% 2
West Midlands +71 2 £155 - 2
South West +70 2 - - 3
Wales +42 1 - -

For the 6 months to 7 August 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.

1 124 (74.70%) Linux
2 109 (65.66%) Unix
3 96 (57.83%) Java
4 95 (57.23%) Test Automation
5 92 (55.42%) TDD
6 84 (50.60%) Agile Software Development
7 83 (50.00%) Web Design
7 83 (50.00%) Responsive Web Design
8 81 (48.80%) Continuous Deployment
8 81 (48.80%) AWS
9 71 (42.77%) Azure
10 62 (37.35%) MongoDB
10 62 (37.35%) Microservices
10 62 (37.35%) Web Development
11 61 (36.75%) Java 8
12 59 (35.54%) Docker
12 59 (35.54%) Kubernetes
12 59 (35.54%) BDD
13 57 (34.34%) Pair Programming
14 56 (33.73%) JAX-RS
15 54 (32.53%) ActiveMQ
16 53 (31.93%) Security Cleared
17 51 (30.72%) Windows
18 50 (30.12%) Mockito
19 49 (29.52%) Public Sector
20 48 (28.92%) Problem-Solving
21 41 (24.70%) HTML
22 40 (24.10%) Git (software)
23 36 (21.69%) Subversion
24 35 (21.08%) JavaScript

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 16 (9.64%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (4.22%) Confluence
3 5 (3.01%) JBoss
3 5 (3.01%) Jetty
3 5 (3.01%) MQSeries
3 5 (3.01%) Oracle Self-Service HR
3 5 (3.01%) Red Hat Fuse
3 5 (3.01%) Tomcat
3 5 (3.01%) WebLogic
4 3 (1.81%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.60%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 22 (13.25%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.81%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.20%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (3.01%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 81 (48.80%) AWS
2 71 (42.77%) Azure
3 15 (9.04%) Office 365
4 5 (3.01%) Mimecast
5 2 (1.20%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.23%) HTTP
2 6 (3.61%) DNS
3 5 (3.01%) DHCP
3 5 (3.01%) SSH
3 5 (3.01%) TCP/IP
4 4 (2.41%) Cisco IOS
4 4 (2.41%) Structured Cabling
4 4 (2.41%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (2.41%) Wireless
5 3 (1.81%) SSL
6 2 (1.20%) Firewall
6 2 (1.20%) HTTPS
6 2 (1.20%) LAN
7 1 (0.60%) Skype
7 1 (0.60%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (37.35%) MongoDB
2 20 (12.05%) SQL Server
3 19 (11.45%) PostgreSQL
4 17 (10.24%) MySQL
5 10 (6.02%) Relational Database
6 6 (3.61%) Oracle Database
7 5 (3.01%) Hadoop
8 4 (2.41%) Neo4j
9 2 (1.20%) MS Access
10 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.60%) Redis
Development Applications
1 50 (30.12%) Mockito
2 40 (24.10%) Git (software)
3 36 (21.69%) Subversion
4 23 (13.86%) Grunt
4 23 (13.86%) gulp
4 23 (13.86%) Jasmine
4 23 (13.86%) Mocha
5 11 (6.63%) GitLab
6 9 (5.42%) Jenkins
7 8 (4.82%) JIRA
8 6 (3.61%) Cucumber
8 6 (3.61%) Mercurial
8 6 (3.61%) Selenium
9 5 (3.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (3.01%) FishEye
9 5 (3.01%) Gradle
9 5 (3.01%) Hudson
9 5 (3.01%) Maven
9 5 (3.01%) Poseidon for UML
9 5 (3.01%) Vagrant
General
1 49 (29.52%) Public Sector
2 11 (6.63%) Finance
3 6 (3.61%) Manufacturing
4 5 (3.01%) Electronics
4 5 (3.01%) Marketing
4 5 (3.01%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.41%) Banking
5 4 (2.41%) Retail
6 2 (1.20%) Law
6 2 (1.20%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 97 (58.43%) Developer
2 61 (36.75%) Java Developer
3 24 (14.46%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 12 (7.23%) Senior Developer
4 12 (7.23%) Support Engineer
5 11 (6.63%) DevOps Engineer
6 10 (6.02%) IT Support
7 8 (4.82%) Analyst
7 8 (4.82%) Architect
7 8 (4.82%) Senior Java Developer
8 7 (4.22%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (3.61%) 2nd Line Support
9 6 (3.61%) Desktop Support
9 6 (3.61%) Digital Developer
10 5 (3.01%) Infrastructure Support
10 5 (3.01%) IT Analyst
10 5 (3.01%) Service Desk Support
11 4 (2.41%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 4 (2.41%) HTML CSS Developer
11 4 (2.41%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (33.73%) JAX-RS
2 54 (32.53%) ActiveMQ
3 41 (24.70%) HTML
4 30 (18.07%) HTML5
4 30 (18.07%) jQuery
5 29 (17.47%) CSS
6 28 (16.87%) Node.js
7 25 (15.06%) Sass
8 23 (13.86%) Mustache
9 16 (9.64%) RabbitMQ
9 16 (9.64%) REST
10 11 (6.63%) Celery
11 9 (5.42%) Hibernate
12 7 (4.22%) LDAP
13 6 (3.61%) Ruby on Rails
14 5 (3.01%) AngularJS
14 5 (3.01%) GWT
14 5 (3.01%) JSON
14 5 (3.01%) React
14 5 (3.01%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 34 (20.48%) User Experience
2 12 (7.23%) iPhone
3 10 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (6.02%) Blog
4 9 (5.42%) iPad
5 5 (3.01%) Derivative
5 5 (3.01%) Hedge funds
5 5 (3.01%) Smartphone
6 4 (2.41%) Data Centre
6 4 (2.41%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (1.81%) Clustering
7 3 (1.81%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.20%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.20%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.60%) AS400
9 1 (0.60%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.60%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.60%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 124 (74.70%) Linux
2 109 (65.66%) Unix
3 51 (30.72%) Windows
4 23 (13.86%) Apple iOS
5 13 (7.83%) Windows 10
5 13 (7.83%) Windows 7
6 10 (6.02%) Windows Server
7 8 (4.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (4.22%) Android
9 6 (3.61%) CentOS
10 5 (3.01%) Debian
10 5 (3.01%) Ubuntu
10 5 (3.01%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (3.01%) Windows Server 2016
11 1 (0.60%) Mac OS X Server
11 1 (0.60%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.60%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.60%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.60%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.60%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (57.23%) Test Automation
2 92 (55.42%) TDD
3 84 (50.60%) Agile Software Development
4 83 (50.00%) Responsive Web Design
4 83 (50.00%) Web Design
5 81 (48.80%) Continuous Deployment
6 62 (37.35%) Microservices
6 62 (37.35%) Web Development
7 59 (35.54%) BDD
8 57 (34.34%) Pair Programming
9 48 (28.92%) Problem-Solving
10 27 (16.27%) Web Accessibility
11 23 (13.86%) Front End Development
12 22 (13.25%) DevOps
13 21 (12.65%) Configuration Management
14 13 (7.83%) Business Continuity
15 10 (6.02%) Scrum
16 8 (4.82%) Deployment Automation
16 8 (4.82%) ETL
16 8 (4.82%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 96 (57.83%) Java
2 61 (36.75%) Java 8
3 35 (21.08%) JavaScript
4 22 (13.25%) Python
5 17 (10.24%) SQL
6 10 (6.02%) C
7 8 (4.82%) Bash Shell
7 8 (4.82%) Ruby
8 6 (3.61%) C++
8 6 (3.61%) Groovy
8 6 (3.61%) Scala
9 5 (3.01%) Apple Swift
9 5 (3.01%) Clojure
9 5 (3.01%) ClojureScript
9 5 (3.01%) Perl
9 5 (3.01%) PL/SQL
9 5 (3.01%) T-SQL
10 4 (2.41%) Shell Script
10 4 (2.41%) VBA
11 3 (1.81%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 53 (31.93%) Security Cleared
2 33 (19.88%) SC Cleared
3 22 (13.25%) BPSS Clearance
3 22 (13.25%) DBS Check
4 8 (4.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (3.01%) Degree
5 5 (3.01%) MCSE
6 3 (1.81%) AWS Certification
6 3 (1.81%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (1.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (1.20%) A+ Certification
7 2 (1.20%) CompTIA Security+
7 2 (1.20%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (0.60%) CISM
8 1 (0.60%) CISSP
8 1 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.60%) MCP
8 1 (0.60%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (16.87%) WCAG
2 5 (3.01%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.60%) COBIT
4 1 (0.60%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.60%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.60%) QA
4 1 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.60%) SLA
4 1 (0.60%) WAI
System Software
1 59 (35.54%) Docker
2 17 (10.24%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.81%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.81%) KVM
4 3 (1.81%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.20%) NFS
Systems Management
1 59 (35.54%) Kubernetes
2 11 (6.63%) Terraform
3 9 (5.42%) Grafana
4 8 (4.82%) Puppet
5 7 (4.22%) Kibana
5 7 (4.22%) Salt
6 5 (3.01%) SCCM
7 3 (1.81%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.81%) WSUS
8 2 (1.20%) AirWatch
8 2 (1.20%) Ansible
8 2 (1.20%) Graylog
8 2 (1.20%) Jamf Pro
8 2 (1.20%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (1.20%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.60%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 24 (14.46%) Apple
2 23 (13.86%) Microsoft
3 11 (6.63%) Citrix
4 9 (5.42%) VMware
5 8 (4.82%) Oracle
6 6 (3.61%) Cisco
6 6 (3.61%) SAP
7 5 (3.01%) Adobe
7 5 (3.01%) Axway
7 5 (3.01%) Cloudera
7 5 (3.01%) Dell
7 5 (3.01%) Hortonworks
7 5 (3.01%) HP
7 5 (3.01%) MuleSoft
7 5 (3.01%) Red Hat
7 5 (3.01%) Sparx
7 5 (3.01%) Sybase
8 4 (2.41%) Google
8 4 (2.41%) Remedy
9 3 (1.81%) Xerox