Period
to 23 November 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 23 November 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 543 504 457
Rank change year-on-year -39 -47 -9
Contract jobs citing Mac OS X 358 423 521
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.40% 0.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.66% 1.87% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 266 343
UK median daily rate £414 £413 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.30% -4.07% +7.50%
10th Percentile £134 £128 £163
90th Percentile £600 £566 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £472 £430 £443
% change year-on-year +9.79% -2.99% +10.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 33 43
UK median hourly rate £26.25 £15.00 £15.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.00% -4.91% +21.35%
10th Percentile £13.15 £11.57 £12.05
90th Percentile £165.00 £20.00 £23.25
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 21572 22626 24324
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.92% 21.49% 21.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 13717 14257 14328
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
10th Percentile £170 £200 £185
90th Percentile £600 £575 £556
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £362
% change year-on-year +1.35% +2.21% +8.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1302 1307 1945
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.29 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.43% -1.27% +4.76%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £43.75 £42.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.16
% change year-on-year +6.45% -4.08% +4.26%

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 23 November 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 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 23 November 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 -39 336 £413 +0.61% 49
UK excluding London +12 181 £472 +9.79% 26
London -50 174 £200 -28.89% 24
South East +8 51 £475 +15.15% 2
North of England +65 42 £437 -1.52% 12
East of England +1 36 £475 +140.51% 7
Yorkshire +29 31 £475 +7.95% 5
Midlands -27 23 £575 +30.68% 2
West Midlands +30 20 £575 +30.68% 1
Wales +25 14 £450 -20.35%
North West +25 11 £200 -42.86% 6
South West -23 10 £408 +31.45% 2
Scotland +1 5 £400 - 1
East Midlands -60 3 £238 -46.63% 1

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 189 (52.79%) Linux
2 176 (49.16%) Unix
3 170 (47.49%) Windows
4 156 (43.58%) Java
5 146 (40.78%) Agile Software Development
6 138 (38.55%) Git (software)
7 109 (30.45%) Test Automation
8 103 (28.77%) Relational Database
9 86 (24.02%) Active Directory
10 82 (22.91%) Configuration Management
11 81 (22.63%) Continuous Integration
12 80 (22.35%) Android
13 77 (21.51%) HTTP
14 75 (20.95%) Microsoft
14 75 (20.95%) Subversion
15 72 (20.11%) TDD
16 70 (19.55%) Scrum
17 67 (18.72%) HTML
17 67 (18.72%) Windows 7
18 65 (18.16%) JavaScript
19 64 (17.88%) Apple iOS
20 61 (17.04%) Mentoring
21 60 (16.76%) Web Development
22 59 (16.48%) Python
23 57 (15.92%) Apple
24 51 (14.25%) Kanban
25 50 (13.97%) Microsoft Office
26 49 (13.69%) SQL
26 49 (13.69%) RESTful
27 47 (13.13%) Office 365

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 21 (5.87%) Confluence
2 17 (4.75%) MS Exchange
3 11 (3.07%) JBoss
4 8 (2.23%) Apache
4 8 (2.23%) WebLogic
5 6 (1.68%) Skype for Business
6 5 (1.40%) Alfresco
6 5 (1.40%) CMS
6 5 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (1.40%) WebSphere
7 4 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (1.12%) IBM Notes
7 4 (1.12%) nginx
8 3 (0.84%) Mule
8 3 (0.84%) Mule ESB
8 3 (0.84%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.84%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.56%) IIS
9 2 (0.56%) WordPress
Applications
1 50 (13.97%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (2.23%) Photoshop
3 4 (1.12%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (1.12%) CINEMA 4D
3 4 (1.12%) Vectorworks
4 2 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.56%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.28%) HipChat
5 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 47 (13.13%) Office 365
2 32 (8.94%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (5.31%) Microsoft Azure
4 15 (4.19%) Sauce Labs
5 5 (1.40%) npm
6 2 (0.56%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 2 (0.56%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.56%) CloudFront
6 2 (0.56%) G Suite
6 2 (0.56%) GitHub
6 2 (0.56%) Route 53
7 1 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.28%) IaaS
7 1 (0.28%) PaaS
7 1 (0.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 77 (21.51%) HTTP
2 38 (10.61%) TCP/IP
3 28 (7.82%) LAN
4 26 (7.26%) Internet
5 24 (6.70%) Wireless
6 23 (6.42%) 3G
7 20 (5.59%) SSL
8 18 (5.03%) Cisco IOS
9 16 (4.47%) DNS
10 14 (3.91%) DHCP
10 14 (3.91%) LTE
11 13 (3.63%) Firewall
11 13 (3.63%) LDAP
11 13 (3.63%) WAN
12 12 (3.35%) VPN
13 11 (3.07%) Wi-Fi
14 10 (2.79%) 4G
15 9 (2.51%) ADSL
15 9 (2.51%) GPRS
15 9 (2.51%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (28.77%) Relational Database
2 44 (12.29%) MySQL
3 43 (12.01%) MongoDB
4 31 (8.66%) NoSQL
4 31 (8.66%) Redis
5 15 (4.19%) Apache Cassandra
6 11 (3.07%) Neo4j
7 8 (2.23%) Data Mining
8 7 (1.96%) MariaDB
8 7 (1.96%) RDBMS
8 7 (1.96%) SQL Server
9 4 (1.12%) Big Data
9 4 (1.12%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.56%) DB2
11 1 (0.28%) Apache Hive
11 1 (0.28%) FileMaker
11 1 (0.28%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 138 (38.55%) Git (software)
2 75 (20.95%) Subversion
3 46 (12.85%) Jenkins
4 39 (10.89%) Cucumber
5 34 (9.50%) JIRA
6 19 (5.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 19 (5.31%) Selenium
7 18 (5.03%) Appium
7 18 (5.03%) Bitbucket
7 18 (5.03%) WebDriver
8 13 (3.63%) JUnit
8 13 (3.63%) SoapUI
9 10 (2.79%) Protractor
10 8 (2.23%) Jasmine
10 8 (2.23%) Mockito
11 7 (1.96%) Xcode
12 6 (1.68%) Mercurial
13 5 (1.40%) Grunt
13 5 (1.40%) gulp
14 4 (1.12%) Visual Studio
General
1 29 (8.10%) Retail
2 28 (7.82%) Games
3 25 (6.98%) Telecoms
4 24 (6.70%) Finance
5 21 (5.87%) Banking
6 14 (3.91%) Marketing
7 13 (3.63%) Electronics
8 12 (3.35%) Corporate Banking
8 12 (3.35%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.40%) Front Office
9 5 (1.40%) Online Betting
10 3 (0.84%) Italian Language
10 3 (0.84%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.56%) Advertising
11 2 (0.56%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.28%) Digital Economy
12 1 (0.28%) Law
12 1 (0.28%) Legal
12 1 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 127 (35.47%) Developer
2 63 (17.60%) Java Developer
3 47 (13.13%) Analyst
4 38 (10.61%) Support Engineer
5 36 (10.06%) Tester
6 33 (9.22%) Automation Tester
7 31 (8.66%) Desktop Support
8 27 (7.54%) IT Support
8 27 (7.54%) Senior Developer
9 25 (6.98%) Architect
10 24 (6.70%) Support Analyst
11 23 (6.42%) 2nd Line Support
12 20 (5.59%) Service Analyst
12 20 (5.59%) Service Desk Analyst
13 19 (5.31%) Windows Engineer
14 17 (4.75%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 17 (4.75%) IT Engineer
14 17 (4.75%) IT Support Engineer
15 16 (4.47%) QA Automation Tester
15 16 (4.47%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (18.72%) HTML
2 49 (13.69%) RESTful
3 43 (12.01%) JSON
4 42 (11.73%) CSS
5 41 (11.45%) REST
6 38 (10.61%) SOAP
6 38 (10.61%) XML
7 37 (10.34%) Web Services
8 29 (8.10%) Middleware
9 25 (6.98%) Hibernate
9 25 (6.98%) Node.js
9 25 (6.98%) Spring
10 16 (4.47%) ActiveMQ
11 14 (3.91%) Django
11 14 (3.91%) Flask
11 14 (3.91%) Spring Boot
12 13 (3.63%) JSON Schema
12 13 (3.63%) React
12 13 (3.63%) WSDL
12 13 (3.63%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 21 (5.87%) Smartphone
2 18 (5.03%) Blog
2 18 (5.03%) Management Information System
2 18 (5.03%) Online Games
3 15 (4.19%) Mobile App
4 14 (3.91%) Data Structures
5 13 (3.63%) Video Conferencing
6 11 (3.07%) User Experience
7 10 (2.79%) iPhone
8 9 (2.51%) CMDB
9 8 (2.23%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (1.96%) iPad
11 4 (1.12%) Blackberry
11 4 (1.12%) N-Tier
12 3 (0.84%) Data Centre
12 3 (0.84%) Greenfield Project
12 3 (0.84%) Grid Computing
12 3 (0.84%) PDA
12 3 (0.84%) Social Media
13 2 (0.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 189 (52.79%) Linux
2 176 (49.16%) Unix
3 170 (47.49%) Windows
4 80 (22.35%) Android
5 67 (18.72%) Windows 7
6 64 (17.88%) Apple iOS
7 47 (13.13%) Windows Server
8 39 (10.89%) Windows 10
9 21 (5.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 15 (4.19%) Windows Server 2008
11 13 (3.63%) Mac OS
11 13 (3.63%) Windows Phone
12 8 (2.23%) Windows 8
13 6 (1.68%) CentOS
13 6 (1.68%) Windows Server 2012
14 5 (1.40%) Windows XP
15 4 (1.12%) Scientific Linux
16 1 (0.28%) AIX
16 1 (0.28%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (40.78%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (30.45%) Test Automation
3 82 (22.91%) Configuration Management
4 81 (22.63%) Continuous Integration
5 72 (20.11%) TDD
6 70 (19.55%) Scrum
7 61 (17.04%) Mentoring
8 60 (16.76%) Web Development
9 51 (14.25%) Kanban
10 44 (12.29%) DevOps
11 41 (11.45%) Continuous Deployment
11 41 (11.45%) SOA
12 38 (10.61%) ITIL
13 36 (10.06%) Responsive Web Design
14 32 (8.94%) Continuous Delivery
14 32 (8.94%) Pair Programming
15 30 (8.38%) Open Source
15 30 (8.38%) Web Design
16 29 (8.10%) Microservices
17 27 (7.54%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 156 (43.58%) Java
2 65 (18.16%) JavaScript
3 59 (16.48%) Python
4 49 (13.69%) SQL
5 37 (10.34%) Scala
6 25 (6.98%) Apple Swift
7 24 (6.70%) Ruby
8 22 (6.15%) Go
9 15 (4.19%) Perl
10 14 (3.91%) PHP
11 13 (3.63%) C
11 13 (3.63%) R
12 11 (3.07%) Shell Script
13 9 (2.51%) PowerShell
13 9 (2.51%) VB
14 8 (2.23%) PL/SQL
15 7 (1.96%) Objective-C
16 6 (1.68%) C++
17 5 (1.40%) C#
18 4 (1.12%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 17 (4.75%) Security Cleared
2 15 (4.19%) SC Cleared
3 12 (3.35%) Degree
4 10 (2.79%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (1.96%) DBS Check
6 6 (1.68%) CISSP
6 6 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (1.40%) CISM
7 5 (1.40%) MCITP
7 5 (1.40%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (1.12%) CCNA
8 4 (1.12%) CTC Cleared
9 3 (0.84%) A+ Certification
9 3 (0.84%) CCSA
9 3 (0.84%) JNCIA
9 3 (0.84%) MCP
10 2 (0.56%) CWNA
10 2 (0.56%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.56%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (8.38%) QA
2 15 (4.19%) SLA
3 4 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.84%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 86 (24.02%) Active Directory
2 34 (9.50%) Docker
3 12 (3.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.96%) Virtual Desktop
5 6 (1.68%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (1.12%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.12%) NFS
6 4 (1.12%) vSphere
7 3 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.56%) Samba
9 1 (0.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.28%) HDFS
9 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 29 (8.10%) SCCM
2 19 (5.31%) Puppet
3 18 (5.03%) Jamf Pro
4 15 (4.19%) Ansible
5 12 (3.35%) AirWatch
6 10 (2.79%) Kibana
6 10 (2.79%) Kubernetes
6 10 (2.79%) logstash
6 10 (2.79%) Prometheus
7 8 (2.23%) Grafana
7 8 (2.23%) StatsD
8 7 (1.96%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 4 (1.12%) Cobbler
9 4 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (1.12%) WSUS
10 3 (0.84%) Backup Exec
11 2 (0.56%) cPanel
11 2 (0.56%) Failover Clustering
11 2 (0.56%) Nagios
11 2 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 75 (20.95%) Microsoft
2 57 (15.92%) Apple
3 24 (6.70%) Cisco
4 23 (6.42%) HP
5 22 (6.15%) Splunk
6 20 (5.59%) MuleSoft
7 17 (4.75%) Dell
8 14 (3.91%) Meraki
8 14 (3.91%) Oracle
8 14 (3.91%) VMware
8 14 (3.91%) WSO2
9 13 (3.63%) SAP
10 11 (3.07%) LANDesk
11 10 (2.79%) AppDynamics
11 10 (2.79%) Google
11 10 (2.79%) MobileIron
12 9 (2.51%) Adobe
13 8 (2.23%) Symantec
14 6 (1.68%) Citrix
15 4 (1.12%) Fidessa