Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 586 515 543
Rank change year-on-year -71 +28 -59
Contract jobs citing Mac OS X 322 379 405
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.39% 0.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.51% 1.89% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 278 246
UK median daily rate £225 £447 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -49.66% +9.02% +2.50%
10th Percentile £112 £130 £128
90th Percentile £550 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £475 £438
% change year-on-year -15.79% +8.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 15 31
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £14.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.71% -9.68% -2.42%
10th Percentile £13.50 £11.19 £11.25
90th Percentile £25.50 £18.50 £23.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £13.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year +25.93% - -3.57%

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 21,286 20,046 24,193
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.82% 20.78% 22.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,251 12,600 15,261
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £178 £190 £209
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +0.65% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,474 1,149 1,277
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +3.03% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.83 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +3.13% -3.03% +3.13%

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 19 August 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 19 August 2018.

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 19 August 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 -75 313 £225 -49.66% 63
London +35 231 £215 -29.80% 29
UK excluding London -138 88 £400 -15.79% 38
Midlands -6 37 £438 -20.45% 6
West Midlands -27 31 £440 -20.00% 1
South East -19 24 £450 +16.13% 11
North of England -82 14 £144 -69.74% 4
Yorkshire -66 8 £400 -16.88% 1
Scotland -37 7 £130 -65.33% 3
East Midlands - 6 £271 - 5
East of England -46 5 £130 -72.99% 9
North East -4 3 £185 -66.36% 1
North West -14 3 £101 -75.96% 2
South West -19 3 £115 -73.86% 4

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 205 (63.66%) Windows
2 135 (41.93%) Active Directory
3 122 (37.89%) Microsoft
4 105 (32.61%) Linux
5 104 (32.30%) Apple
6 99 (30.75%) Agile Software Development
7 83 (25.78%) Windows 7
8 80 (24.84%) Git (software)
9 73 (22.67%) Unix
10 69 (21.43%) Windows 10
11 68 (21.12%) Java
11 68 (21.12%) Office 365
12 67 (20.81%) Apple iOS
13 65 (20.19%) Test Automation
13 65 (20.19%) HTML
14 62 (19.25%) SCCM
15 59 (18.32%) Android
15 59 (18.32%) Microsoft Office
16 56 (17.39%) ITIL
17 52 (16.15%) TDD
18 46 (14.29%) TCP/IP
18 46 (14.29%) REST
18 46 (14.29%) Windows Server
19 45 (13.98%) Subversion
19 45 (13.98%) ITSM
20 44 (13.66%) HTTP
20 44 (13.66%) Relational Database
21 42 (13.04%) Web Development
22 41 (12.73%) Security Cleared
23 40 (12.42%) BDD

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 23 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 13 (4.04%) SharePoint
3 10 (3.11%) Confluence
4 7 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (1.55%) Apache
5 5 (1.55%) CMS
6 4 (1.24%) Apache Spark
6 4 (1.24%) JBoss
6 4 (1.24%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.93%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 3 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2000
7 3 (0.93%) Jetty
7 3 (0.93%) Oracle Self-Service HR
7 3 (0.93%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.62%) IIS
9 1 (0.31%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.31%) WebSphere
Applications
1 59 (18.32%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.80%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 7 (2.17%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (1.55%) CINEMA 4D
5 4 (1.24%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.93%) Acrobat
6 3 (0.93%) Adobe After Effects
6 3 (0.93%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.93%) InDesign
6 3 (0.93%) Mozilla Thunderbird
6 3 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.62%) Adobe Captivate
7 2 (0.62%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.31%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.62%) SAP GTS
2 1 (0.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 68 (21.12%) Office 365
2 17 (5.28%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (5.28%) G Suite
2 17 (5.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.86%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (1.24%) GitHub
5 3 (0.93%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 3 (0.93%) Google Analytics
5 3 (0.93%) IaaS
5 3 (0.93%) PaaS
5 3 (0.93%) Sauce Labs
6 2 (0.62%) Mimecast
6 2 (0.62%) SaaS
7 1 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.31%) MailChimp
7 1 (0.31%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 46 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 44 (13.66%) HTTP
3 40 (12.42%) DNS
4 33 (10.25%) LAN
5 31 (9.63%) DHCP
6 27 (8.39%) VPN
7 26 (8.07%) WAN
8 25 (7.76%) Remote Desktop
9 15 (4.66%) Wireless
10 11 (3.42%) WLAN
11 10 (3.11%) Internet
12 8 (2.48%) Cisco IOS
12 8 (2.48%) Firewall
12 8 (2.48%) VoIP
12 8 (2.48%) Wi-Fi
13 7 (2.17%) Asterisk PBX
13 7 (2.17%) PBX
13 7 (2.17%) WebEx
14 6 (1.86%) SSL
15 5 (1.55%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (13.66%) Relational Database
2 40 (12.42%) MongoDB
3 29 (9.01%) Neo4j
4 14 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (1.86%) SQL Server
6 4 (1.24%) MySQL
6 4 (1.24%) Redis
7 3 (0.93%) Hadoop
7 3 (0.93%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.93%) SQL Server 2000
7 3 (0.93%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.31%) GIS
8 1 (0.31%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 80 (24.84%) Git (software)
2 45 (13.98%) Subversion
3 37 (11.49%) Cucumber
4 31 (9.63%) JIRA
4 31 (9.63%) Maven
5 28 (8.70%) Jenkins
6 26 (8.07%) Mockito
7 13 (4.04%) Selenium
8 10 (3.11%) IntelliJ
9 9 (2.80%) PHPUnit
9 9 (2.80%) Xcode
10 8 (2.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 8 (2.48%) WebDriver
11 6 (1.86%) MSI
11 6 (1.86%) SoapUI
12 5 (1.55%) Appium
12 5 (1.55%) Bitbucket
12 5 (1.55%) CMake
12 5 (1.55%) Sonatype Nexus
13 3 (0.93%) webpack
General
1 28 (8.70%) Finance
2 9 (2.80%) Marketing
3 8 (2.48%) Spanish Language
3 8 (2.48%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.17%) German Language
4 7 (2.17%) Publishing
5 6 (1.86%) Retail
6 5 (1.55%) Advertising
6 5 (1.55%) Electronics
6 5 (1.55%) Legal
6 5 (1.55%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.24%) Portuguese Language
8 3 (0.93%) Banking
8 3 (0.93%) French Language
8 3 (0.93%) Law
9 2 (0.62%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.31%) Automotive
10 1 (0.31%) Games
10 1 (0.31%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.31%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 79 (24.53%) Analyst
2 77 (23.91%) Developer
3 59 (18.32%) Support Engineer
4 58 (18.01%) Desktop Support
5 45 (13.98%) Java Developer
6 41 (12.73%) IT Support
7 35 (10.87%) Support Analyst
8 32 (9.94%) Desktop Engineer
8 32 (9.94%) Mac Engineer
9 29 (9.01%) Service Analyst
10 27 (8.39%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 27 (8.39%) Senior Developer
11 25 (7.76%) IT Analyst
12 24 (7.45%) Service Desk Analyst
13 21 (6.52%) IT Support Analyst
14 20 (6.21%) Senior Java Developer
15 19 (5.90%) Windows Engineer
16 17 (5.28%) 2nd Line Support
17 16 (4.97%) Architect
17 16 (4.97%) Deskside Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (20.19%) HTML
2 46 (14.29%) REST
3 30 (9.32%) Dropwizard
4 29 (9.01%) JAX-RS
5 26 (8.07%) CSS
6 21 (6.52%) Hibernate
7 20 (6.21%) JSON
8 18 (5.59%) JMS
8 18 (5.59%) XML
9 16 (4.97%) ActiveMQ
9 16 (4.97%) Web Services
10 15 (4.66%) Node.js
10 15 (4.66%) SOAP
11 13 (4.04%) Play Framework
11 13 (4.04%) React
12 9 (2.80%) Doctrine
13 8 (2.48%) HTML5
13 8 (2.48%) jQuery
13 8 (2.48%) RESTful
14 7 (2.17%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 36 (11.18%) iPhone
2 33 (10.25%) iPad
2 33 (10.25%) Smartphone
3 21 (6.52%) Video Conferencing
4 18 (5.59%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (4.97%) Blackberry
6 12 (3.73%) Management Information System
6 12 (3.73%) Mobile App
7 10 (3.11%) Data Centre
8 9 (2.80%) Self-Motivation
8 9 (2.80%) User Experience
9 6 (1.86%) BYOD
10 5 (1.55%) CMDB
11 4 (1.24%) Online Gambling
12 3 (0.93%) Derivative
12 3 (0.93%) Social Media
13 2 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
13 2 (0.62%) Greenfield Project
13 2 (0.62%) Private Cloud
13 2 (0.62%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 205 (63.66%) Windows
2 105 (32.61%) Linux
3 83 (25.78%) Windows 7
4 73 (22.67%) Unix
5 69 (21.43%) Windows 10
6 67 (20.81%) Apple iOS
7 59 (18.32%) Android
8 46 (14.29%) Windows Server
9 37 (11.49%) Mac OS
10 22 (6.83%) Windows 8
11 18 (5.59%) Windows Server 2008
12 13 (4.04%) Windows Server 2012
13 10 (3.11%) Ubuntu
14 9 (2.80%) Mac OS X Server
14 9 (2.80%) Windows XP
15 5 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 4 (1.24%) Debian
17 3 (0.93%) CentOS
17 3 (0.93%) Windows 2000 Server
17 3 (0.93%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (30.75%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (20.19%) Test Automation
3 56 (17.39%) ITIL
4 52 (16.15%) TDD
5 45 (13.98%) ITSM
6 42 (13.04%) Web Development
7 40 (12.42%) BDD
8 37 (11.49%) Continuous Deployment
9 35 (10.87%) Problem-Solving
10 31 (9.63%) Responsive Web Design
11 28 (8.70%) Web Design
12 27 (8.39%) Continuous Integration
12 27 (8.39%) Service Management
13 26 (8.07%) Incident Management
14 24 (7.45%) Configuration Management
15 21 (6.52%) Open Source
16 20 (6.21%) DevOps
16 20 (6.21%) Mentoring
17 18 (5.59%) Microservices
17 18 (5.59%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 68 (21.12%) Java
2 28 (8.70%) JavaScript
3 24 (7.45%) Python
4 19 (5.90%) Apple Swift
4 19 (5.90%) Ruby
4 19 (5.90%) SQL
5 17 (5.28%) Java 8
6 15 (4.66%) Objective-C
7 13 (4.04%) Scala
8 12 (3.73%) C++
9 10 (3.11%) PHP
9 10 (3.11%) Shell Script
10 9 (2.80%) Bash Shell
11 8 (2.48%) PowerShell
12 7 (2.17%) AppleScript
12 7 (2.17%) C
12 7 (2.17%) Groovy
13 5 (1.55%) Perl
14 3 (0.93%) C#
14 3 (0.93%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 41 (12.73%) Security Cleared
2 30 (9.32%) SC Cleared
3 17 (5.28%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (3.42%) A+ Certification
5 9 (2.80%) BPSS Clearance
5 9 (2.80%) Degree
5 9 (2.80%) MCP
6 8 (2.48%) DBS Check
7 7 (2.17%) MCSA
8 5 (1.55%) MCSE
9 4 (1.24%) ACSP
9 4 (1.24%) ACTC
9 4 (1.24%) DV Cleared
9 4 (1.24%) MCITP
9 4 (1.24%) MCTS
10 3 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.62%) Network+ Certification
12 1 (0.31%) CEH
12 1 (0.31%) ECDL
12 1 (0.31%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (7.14%) SLA
2 8 (2.48%) QA
3 4 (1.24%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.62%) PMO
5 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 135 (41.93%) Active Directory
2 29 (9.01%) Docker
3 23 (7.14%) BitLocker
4 12 (3.73%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (1.86%) Hyper-V
5 6 (1.86%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (1.86%) XenApp
6 3 (0.93%) Samba
6 3 (0.93%) Terminal Services
6 3 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.62%) XenServer
8 1 (0.31%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 62 (19.25%) SCCM
2 11 (3.42%) Ansible
3 9 (2.80%) Jamf Pro
3 9 (2.80%) Microsoft Intune
4 6 (1.86%) AirWatch
5 5 (1.55%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (1.55%) SCOM
5 5 (1.55%) WSUS
6 3 (0.93%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (0.93%) Grafana
6 3 (0.93%) Graphite
6 3 (0.93%) Kibana
6 3 (0.93%) Puppet
6 3 (0.93%) Salt
6 3 (0.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.62%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.62%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.31%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.31%) vMotion
8 1 (0.31%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 122 (37.89%) Microsoft
2 104 (32.30%) Apple
3 36 (11.18%) Adobe
4 31 (9.63%) Google
4 31 (9.63%) ServiceNow
5 22 (6.83%) Cisco
6 16 (4.97%) HP
7 15 (4.66%) VMware
8 14 (4.35%) Ivanti
9 13 (4.04%) Citrix
9 13 (4.04%) McAfee
9 13 (4.04%) SAP
10 9 (2.80%) Zend
11 8 (2.48%) Okta
12 5 (1.55%) MuleSoft
12 5 (1.55%) Vectorworks
13 4 (1.24%) Red Hat
13 4 (1.24%) Salesforce.com
14 3 (0.93%) Oracle
14 3 (0.93%) Sybase