Period
to 24 August 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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 506 523 478
Rank change year-on-year +17 -45 -2
Contract jobs citing Mac OS X 374 400 464
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.39% 0.37% 0.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.87% 1.67% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 247 292
UK median daily rate £449 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.45% +2.50% -
10th Percentile £130 £128 £151
90th Percentile £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% +10.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 28 41
UK median hourly rate £14.00 £15.25 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.20% -3.30% +16.81%
10th Percentile £11.19 £11.43 £12.40
90th Percentile £17.00 £25.70 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year - -3.57% +16.67%

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 20005 23999 24526
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.81% 22.21% 21.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 12555 15135 14343
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £188 £210 £185
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1146 1268 1965
UK median hourly rate £17.25 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.55% - +3.13%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £43.75 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +3.23%

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 24 August 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
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 24 August 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 +19 363 £447 +9.09% 52
UK excluding London +69 205 £475 +8.57% 18
London -38 163 £314 -15.20% 34
North of England +90 76 £475 +5.56% 2
Yorkshire +75 65 £481 -0.77%
East of England +46 54 £488 +248.21% 3
West Midlands +66 34 £550 +292.86% 2
Midlands +13 34 £550 +5.77% 2
South East +8 27 £389 -8.53% 7
North West +31 10 £421 +301.19% 2
South West 0 9 £440 +6.67% 4
Wales +2 3 £293 -48.23%
Scotland +17 2 £375 +42.86%
North East +49 1 £550 +22.22%

For the 6 months to 24 August 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.

1 232 (62.03%) Linux
2 198 (52.94%) Unix
3 177 (47.33%) Git (software)
4 161 (43.05%) Agile Software Development
5 156 (41.71%) Windows
6 150 (40.11%) Java
7 125 (33.42%) TDD
8 115 (30.75%) Test Automation
9 111 (29.68%) Relational Database
10 110 (29.41%) HTML
11 106 (28.34%) Continuous Integration
12 102 (27.27%) CSS
12 102 (27.27%) JavaScript
13 85 (22.73%) Configuration Management
14 84 (22.46%) HTTP
15 83 (22.19%) Subversion
15 83 (22.19%) Web Development
16 77 (20.59%) Mentoring
17 73 (19.52%) DevOps
18 70 (18.72%) Active Directory
19 66 (17.65%) Microsoft
19 66 (17.65%) Scrum
20 65 (17.38%) Python
20 65 (17.38%) Windows 7
21 63 (16.84%) Android
21 63 (16.84%) Jenkins
22 62 (16.58%) XML
23 57 (15.24%) Web Design
23 57 (15.24%) REST
23 57 (15.24%) Responsive Web Design

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 19 (5.08%) JBoss
2 15 (4.01%) Confluence
3 13 (3.48%) WebLogic
4 12 (3.21%) MS Exchange
5 9 (2.41%) Skype for Business
6 5 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (1.34%) WebSphere
7 4 (1.07%) Apache
7 4 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (0.80%) Apache Solr
8 3 (0.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.80%) Mule
8 3 (0.80%) Mule ESB
8 3 (0.80%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.80%) WordPress
9 2 (0.53%) nginx
9 2 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.53%) Tomcat
Applications
1 41 (10.96%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.87%) Photoshop
3 4 (1.07%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (0.80%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.27%) CINEMA 4D
5 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.27%) Vectorworks
Cloud Services
1 34 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (7.75%) Office 365
3 21 (5.61%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (2.67%) Sauce Labs
5 3 (0.80%) G Suite
6 2 (0.53%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 2 (0.53%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.53%) CloudFront
6 2 (0.53%) iTunes
6 2 (0.53%) Route 53
7 1 (0.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.27%) GitHub
7 1 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.27%) IaaS
7 1 (0.27%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.27%) PaaS
7 1 (0.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 84 (22.46%) HTTP
2 36 (9.63%) TCP/IP
2 36 (9.63%) Wireless
3 34 (9.09%) SSL
4 26 (6.95%) Firewall
4 26 (6.95%) LAN
5 24 (6.42%) Internet
6 20 (5.35%) LDAP
7 17 (4.55%) WAN
8 15 (4.01%) DHCP
8 15 (4.01%) DNS
9 14 (3.74%) VPN
10 12 (3.21%) 3G
10 12 (3.21%) GPRS
10 12 (3.21%) GSM
10 12 (3.21%) LTE
10 12 (3.21%) SGSN
11 11 (2.94%) Cisco IOS
12 8 (2.14%) Intrusion Detection
12 8 (2.14%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (29.68%) Relational Database
2 44 (11.76%) MySQL
3 29 (7.75%) MongoDB
4 21 (5.61%) NoSQL
5 18 (4.81%) MariaDB
5 18 (4.81%) Redis
6 14 (3.74%) Apache Cassandra
7 11 (2.94%) Neo4j
8 8 (2.14%) Data Mining
8 8 (2.14%) SQL Server
9 6 (1.60%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.53%) Big Data
11 2 (0.53%) DB2
11 2 (0.53%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
12 1 (0.27%) Apache Hive
12 1 (0.27%) FileMaker
12 1 (0.27%) Flink
12 1 (0.27%) HBase
Development Applications
1 177 (47.33%) Git (software)
2 83 (22.19%) Subversion
3 63 (16.84%) Jenkins
4 31 (8.29%) SoapUI
5 21 (5.61%) JUnit
6 17 (4.55%) JIRA
6 17 (4.55%) Mockito
7 15 (4.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 15 (4.01%) Cucumber
7 15 (4.01%) Selenium
7 15 (4.01%) WebDriver
8 14 (3.74%) Appium
8 14 (3.74%) Bitbucket
9 13 (3.48%) Maven
10 10 (2.67%) gulp
11 9 (2.41%) Protractor
12 8 (2.14%) Jasmine
13 7 (1.87%) Grunt
13 7 (1.87%) Xcode
14 5 (1.34%) Mercurial
General
1 35 (9.36%) Finance
2 30 (8.02%) Telecoms
3 29 (7.75%) Marketing
4 26 (6.95%) Electronics
4 26 (6.95%) Manufacturing
5 25 (6.68%) Retail
6 17 (4.55%) Banking
7 15 (4.01%) Games
8 9 (2.41%) Corporate Banking
9 6 (1.60%) Italian Language
10 4 (1.07%) Online Betting
11 3 (0.80%) Advertising
11 3 (0.80%) Japanese Language
12 2 (0.53%) Publishing
13 1 (0.27%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.27%) Digital Economy
13 1 (0.27%) Interactive Media
13 1 (0.27%) Law
13 1 (0.27%) Legal
13 1 (0.27%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 166 (44.39%) Developer
2 85 (22.73%) Java Developer
3 52 (13.90%) Analyst
4 36 (9.63%) Senior Developer
5 35 (9.36%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 34 (9.09%) Support Engineer
7 30 (8.02%) Service Analyst
7 30 (8.02%) Service Desk Analyst
8 28 (7.49%) Desktop Support
9 25 (6.68%) Architect
10 20 (5.35%) Tester
11 18 (4.81%) IT Support
12 17 (4.55%) Automation Tester
12 17 (4.55%) Technical Support
13 16 (4.28%) 2nd Line Support
13 16 (4.28%) Mac Engineer
14 15 (4.01%) 3rd Line Support
14 15 (4.01%) Agile Developer
14 15 (4.01%) SOA Developer
14 15 (4.01%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (29.41%) HTML
2 102 (27.27%) CSS
3 62 (16.58%) XML
4 57 (15.24%) REST
5 52 (13.90%) Web Services
6 51 (13.64%) Middleware
7 46 (12.30%) JSON
8 45 (12.03%) SOAP
9 33 (8.82%) Hibernate
10 32 (8.56%) JSON Schema
10 32 (8.56%) WSDL
10 32 (8.56%) XSD
11 24 (6.42%) Node.js
11 24 (6.42%) Spring
12 21 (5.61%) RESTful
13 18 (4.81%) JPA
14 17 (4.55%) EclipseLink
14 17 (4.55%) JAAS
14 17 (4.55%) JAXB
14 17 (4.55%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 38 (10.16%) User Experience
2 19 (5.08%) Enterprise Software
3 16 (4.28%) Blog
3 16 (4.28%) Management Information System
4 15 (4.01%) Computer Science
5 11 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (2.94%) Mobile App
6 10 (2.67%) Blackberry
6 10 (2.67%) iPhone
6 10 (2.67%) Video Conferencing
7 9 (2.41%) Data Structures
8 8 (2.14%) Online Games
9 6 (1.60%) iPad
10 5 (1.34%) Data Centre
10 5 (1.34%) Smartphone
11 3 (0.80%) Animation
11 3 (0.80%) PDA
12 2 (0.53%) Greenfield Project
12 2 (0.53%) HP Storage
12 2 (0.53%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 232 (62.03%) Linux
2 198 (52.94%) Unix
3 156 (41.71%) Windows
4 65 (17.38%) Windows 7
5 63 (16.84%) Android
6 51 (13.64%) Apple iOS
7 44 (11.76%) Windows 10
8 33 (8.82%) Windows Server
9 18 (4.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 14 (3.74%) Windows Phone
11 13 (3.48%) Mac OS
12 11 (2.94%) Windows 8
13 10 (2.67%) Windows Server 2008
13 10 (2.67%) Windows Server 2012
14 6 (1.60%) Windows XP
15 4 (1.07%) Windows Mobile
16 3 (0.80%) CentOS
16 3 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
17 2 (0.53%) AIX
17 2 (0.53%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (43.05%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (33.42%) TDD
3 115 (30.75%) Test Automation
4 106 (28.34%) Continuous Integration
5 85 (22.73%) Configuration Management
6 83 (22.19%) Web Development
7 77 (20.59%) Mentoring
8 73 (19.52%) DevOps
9 66 (17.65%) Scrum
10 57 (15.24%) Responsive Web Design
10 57 (15.24%) Web Design
11 55 (14.71%) Kanban
12 53 (14.17%) SOA
13 42 (11.23%) ITIL
13 42 (11.23%) Line Management
14 40 (10.70%) BDD
15 38 (10.16%) Data Visualisation
15 38 (10.16%) Visualisation
16 37 (9.89%) Continuous Delivery
17 35 (9.36%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 150 (40.11%) Java
2 102 (27.27%) JavaScript
3 65 (17.38%) Python
4 49 (13.10%) SQL
5 41 (10.96%) Ruby
6 33 (8.82%) Scala
7 23 (6.15%) Apple Swift
8 21 (5.61%) PHP
9 19 (5.08%) PL/SQL
10 18 (4.81%) PowerShell
11 13 (3.48%) VB
12 9 (2.41%) Objective-C
13 8 (2.14%) Go
14 7 (1.87%) C++
14 7 (1.87%) Perl
15 6 (1.60%) C
15 6 (1.60%) C#
15 6 (1.60%) Shell Script
16 4 (1.07%) Groovy
16 4 (1.07%) R
Qualifications
1 28 (7.49%) Security Cleared
2 21 (5.61%) Degree
3 19 (5.08%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (4.81%) SC Cleared
5 15 (4.01%) BPSS Clearance
6 13 (3.48%) CISM
6 13 (3.48%) CISSP
6 13 (3.48%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (2.94%) Computer Science Degree
8 10 (2.67%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 10 (2.67%) CCSP
8 10 (2.67%) CTC Cleared
8 10 (2.67%) SANS
9 8 (2.14%) MCSE
10 7 (1.87%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (1.60%) BC Cleared
11 6 (1.60%) CCNA
11 6 (1.60%) MCITP
12 4 (1.07%) A+ Certification
12 4 (1.07%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.81%) SLA
2 14 (3.74%) QA
3 8 (2.14%) Disclosure Scotland
3 8 (2.14%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.07%) WAI
5 3 (0.80%) WCAG
6 1 (0.27%) FATCA
System Software
1 70 (18.72%) Active Directory
2 25 (6.68%) Docker
3 17 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (2.41%) vSphere
5 7 (1.87%) Virtual Desktop
6 6 (1.60%) Hyper-V
6 6 (1.60%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (1.60%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.27%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.27%) HDFS
7 1 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.27%) Samba
7 1 (0.27%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.27%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 31 (8.29%) Ansible
2 19 (5.08%) SCCM
3 13 (3.48%) AirWatch
4 11 (2.94%) Jamf Pro
5 7 (1.87%) Kibana
5 7 (1.87%) Kubernetes
5 7 (1.87%) logstash
5 7 (1.87%) Prometheus
5 7 (1.87%) Puppet
6 4 (1.07%) Nagios
7 3 (0.80%) cPanel
7 3 (0.80%) Failover Clustering
7 3 (0.80%) Grafana
7 3 (0.80%) StatsD
7 3 (0.80%) WSUS
8 2 (0.53%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (0.53%) SCOM
8 2 (0.53%) SCSM
8 2 (0.53%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 66 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 52 (13.90%) Apple
3 28 (7.49%) WSO2
4 27 (7.22%) SAP
5 26 (6.95%) Cisco
6 24 (6.42%) Oracle
7 22 (5.88%) MuleSoft
8 19 (5.08%) VMware
9 15 (4.01%) Splunk
10 14 (3.74%) Dell
11 12 (3.21%) LANDesk
11 12 (3.21%) MobileIron
12 10 (2.67%) LogRhythm
13 9 (2.41%) Meraki
14 8 (2.14%) Google
14 8 (2.14%) Rapid7
15 7 (1.87%) AppDynamics
15 7 (1.87%) ServiceNow
16 6 (1.60%) Adobe
17 5 (1.34%) Citrix