Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 538 585 578
Rank change year-on-year +47 -7 -76
Contract jobs citing Mac OS X 204 323 331
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.33% 0.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.33% 1.56% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 233 211
UK median daily rate £229 £400 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -42.75% -4.76% -1.18%
10th Percentile £130 £123 £145
90th Percentile £600 £588 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £475 £445
% change year-on-year -20.00% +6.74% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 28 18
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £30.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.76% -30.86% +120.91%
10th Percentile £15.25 £14.08 £20.83
90th Percentile £49.25 £27.08 £165.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £66.00 £14.85 £23.50
% change year-on-year +344.44% -36.81% +49.21%

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 15,363 20,693 20,486
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.08% 20.94% 20.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,490 12,912 13,059
UK median daily rate £413 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% - +5.59%
10th Percentile £140 £160 £168
90th Percentile £600 £600 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £400 £386
% change year-on-year -1.88% +3.56% +4.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,206 1,340 1,253
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.41 £17.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.52% -0.11% +5.64%
10th Percentile £11.41 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.97 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.74 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +1.47% - +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 21 January 2020.

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 21 January 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Mac OS X in the UK

Mac OS X
Top 15 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 21 January 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 +39 198 £229 -42.75% 75
London +36 128 £225 -28.00% 39
UK excluding London +53 74 £380 -20.00% 38
North of England +28 23 £180 -64.00% 16
South East +49 22 £380 +38.18% 6
South West +11 16 £408 -22.38% 3
Yorkshire +27 14 £538 +2.38% 6
North West +12 9 £170 -50.00% 7
Midlands +37 6 £338 -0.74% 8
East Midlands +28 4 £125 -65.03% 8
Wales +22 3 £375 -25.00% 1
West Midlands +34 2 £570 +418.07%
Northern Ireland - 2 £130 -
East of England +25 1 £750 +57.89% 3
Scotland +25 1 £600 +400.00% 1

For the 6 months to 21 January 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.

1 128 (62.75%) Windows
2 83 (40.69%) Apple
3 68 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 68 (33.33%) Linux
4 66 (32.35%) Office 365
5 57 (27.94%) Windows 7
5 57 (27.94%) Microsoft
6 54 (26.47%) Windows 10
7 52 (25.49%) Apple iOS
8 49 (24.02%) Unix
9 42 (20.59%) Microsoft Office
9 42 (20.59%) Java
10 41 (20.10%) Agile Software Development
11 40 (19.61%) Test Automation
12 39 (19.12%) Problem-Solving
13 37 (18.14%) Android
14 35 (17.16%) JavaScript
15 30 (14.71%) ITIL
15 30 (14.71%) TDD
15 30 (14.71%) Git (software)
16 28 (13.73%) HTML
17 26 (12.75%) Continuous Deployment
18 25 (12.25%) Azure
18 25 (12.25%) Ivanti
19 24 (11.76%) DevOps
19 24 (11.76%) Python
20 23 (11.27%) CSS
20 23 (11.27%) Adobe
20 23 (11.27%) Break/Fix
21 22 (10.78%) REST

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 14 (6.86%) Skype for Business
2 8 (3.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 8 (3.92%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (1.96%) IIS
4 4 (1.96%) JBoss
4 4 (1.96%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.98%) Apache
6 2 (0.98%) CMS
6 2 (0.98%) Confluence
6 2 (0.98%) Drupal
6 2 (0.98%) Jetty
6 2 (0.98%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.98%) Oracle Self-Service HR
6 2 (0.98%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.49%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.49%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.49%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 42 (20.59%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.96%) CINEMA 4D
2 4 (1.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (1.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (1.47%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.98%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.96%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.49%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 66 (32.35%) Office 365
2 25 (12.25%) Azure
3 20 (9.80%) AWS
4 11 (5.39%) GitHub
5 8 (3.92%) OneDrive
6 6 (2.94%) G Suite
7 4 (1.96%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 3 (1.47%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (1.47%) Slack
8 3 (1.47%) Trello
9 2 (0.98%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.98%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.98%) GCP
9 2 (0.98%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.98%) SaaS
10 1 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.49%) CloudFront
10 1 (0.49%) Power Platform
10 1 (0.49%) Route 53
10 1 (0.49%) Smartsheet
Communications & Networking
1 17 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
1 17 (8.33%) Wireless
2 14 (6.86%) Skype
3 12 (5.88%) HTTP
3 12 (5.88%) LAN
4 11 (5.39%) DNS
5 10 (4.90%) TCP/IP
5 10 (4.90%) VPN
6 9 (4.41%) Structured Cabling
7 8 (3.92%) WAN
8 7 (3.43%) Firewall
9 6 (2.94%) Cisco IOS
9 6 (2.94%) Internet
10 5 (2.45%) DHCP
11 4 (1.96%) SSL
12 3 (1.47%) Intranet
12 3 (1.47%) SSH
12 3 (1.47%) VoIP
13 2 (0.98%) IPsec
13 2 (0.98%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (9.31%) MongoDB
2 14 (6.86%) MySQL
3 9 (4.41%) Relational Database
4 8 (3.92%) Neo4j
4 8 (3.92%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (3.92%) SQL Server
5 3 (1.47%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (1.47%) Big Data
6 2 (0.98%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.98%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.98%) MS Access
6 2 (0.98%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.49%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 30 (14.71%) Git (software)
2 15 (7.35%) Jenkins
3 10 (4.90%) Mockito
4 9 (4.41%) Xcode
5 8 (3.92%) JIRA
5 8 (3.92%) Subversion
6 6 (2.94%) fastlane
7 4 (1.96%) Ant
7 4 (1.96%) Eclipse
7 4 (1.96%) Maven
7 4 (1.96%) Mercurial
8 3 (1.47%) IntelliJ
9 2 (0.98%) Android Studio
9 2 (0.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.98%) ClearCase
9 2 (0.98%) GitLab
9 2 (0.98%) Gradle
9 2 (0.98%) Poseidon for UML
9 2 (0.98%) SonarQube
9 2 (0.98%) Vagrant
General
1 18 (8.82%) Public Sector
2 12 (5.88%) Finance
3 7 (3.43%) Retail
4 6 (2.94%) Banking
5 5 (2.45%) Marketing
6 4 (1.96%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.47%) Electronics
7 3 (1.47%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.98%) Back Office
9 1 (0.49%) Advertising
9 1 (0.49%) German Language
9 1 (0.49%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 44 (21.57%) Support Engineer
2 39 (19.12%) Desktop Support
3 37 (18.14%) Developer
4 28 (13.73%) Desktop Engineer
5 25 (12.25%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 25 (12.25%) Mac Engineer
6 17 (8.33%) Analyst
7 16 (7.84%) Architect
8 14 (6.86%) IT Support
8 14 (6.86%) Java Developer
9 12 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
9 12 (5.88%) Technical Architect
10 10 (4.90%) IT Engineer
10 10 (4.90%) IT Support Engineer
11 9 (4.41%) Service Analyst
11 9 (4.41%) Service Desk Support
12 8 (3.92%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 8 (3.92%) JavaScript Developer
13 7 (3.43%) Service Desk Engineer
13 7 (3.43%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (13.73%) HTML
2 23 (11.27%) CSS
3 22 (10.78%) REST
4 17 (8.33%) JAX-RS
5 12 (5.88%) Node.js
6 11 (5.39%) ActiveMQ
6 11 (5.39%) HTML5
6 11 (5.39%) RESTful
7 10 (4.90%) Ruby on Rails
8 9 (4.41%) Hibernate
9 8 (3.92%) Dropwizard
9 8 (3.92%) XML
10 7 (3.43%) Django
11 6 (2.94%) .NET
11 6 (2.94%) ASP.NET
12 5 (2.45%) AngularJS
12 5 (2.45%) JSON
12 5 (2.45%) Spring
13 4 (1.96%) OAuth2
13 4 (1.96%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.35%) Smartphone
2 14 (6.86%) Blackberry
3 11 (5.39%) iPad
3 11 (5.39%) User Experience
4 9 (4.41%) iPhone
5 8 (3.92%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (3.43%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (2.94%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (2.45%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.96%) Driving Licence
9 4 (1.96%) EPoS
9 4 (1.96%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.96%) PKI
10 3 (1.47%) BYOD
10 3 (1.47%) Client/Server
10 3 (1.47%) Mobile Computing
11 2 (0.98%) Clustering
11 2 (0.98%) Derivative
11 2 (0.98%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.98%) Home Automation
Operating Systems
1 128 (62.75%) Windows
2 68 (33.33%) Linux
3 57 (27.94%) Windows 7
4 54 (26.47%) Windows 10
5 52 (25.49%) Apple iOS
6 49 (24.02%) Unix
7 37 (18.14%) Android
8 16 (7.84%) Windows 8
9 13 (6.37%) Mac OS
10 10 (4.90%) Windows Server
11 9 (4.41%) CentOS
11 9 (4.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (2.45%) Mac OS X Server
13 4 (1.96%) Solaris
13 4 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
14 3 (1.47%) Ubuntu
14 3 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
15 2 (0.98%) AIX
15 2 (0.98%) Debian
16 1 (0.49%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (20.10%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (19.61%) Test Automation
3 39 (19.12%) Problem-Solving
4 30 (14.71%) ITIL
4 30 (14.71%) TDD
5 26 (12.75%) Continuous Deployment
6 24 (11.76%) DevOps
7 23 (11.27%) Break/Fix
8 19 (9.31%) Continuous Delivery
8 19 (9.31%) Continuous Integration
8 19 (9.31%) Deployment Automation
8 19 (9.31%) Web Development
9 18 (8.82%) Responsive Web Design
9 18 (8.82%) Web Design
10 17 (8.33%) Open Source
11 16 (7.84%) Coaching
12 15 (7.35%) Service Management
13 14 (6.86%) Mentoring
14 13 (6.37%) Change Management
14 13 (6.37%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 42 (20.59%) Java
2 35 (17.16%) JavaScript
3 24 (11.76%) Python
4 16 (7.84%) Ruby
5 13 (6.37%) Java 8
6 11 (5.39%) Bash Shell
7 10 (4.90%) PowerShell
8 8 (3.92%) Perl
8 8 (3.92%) Shell Script
9 7 (3.43%) Apple Swift
10 6 (2.94%) SQL
11 5 (2.45%) PHP
11 5 (2.45%) Scala
12 4 (1.96%) C
13 3 (1.47%) Groovy
14 2 (0.98%) C#
14 2 (0.98%) C++
14 2 (0.98%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.98%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.98%) XPath
Qualifications
1 18 (8.82%) Security Cleared
2 14 (6.86%) DBS Check
3 10 (4.90%) MCP
3 10 (4.90%) SC Cleared
4 8 (3.92%) BPSS Clearance
4 8 (3.92%) Degree
5 7 (3.43%) A+ Certification
6 6 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (1.96%) CTC Cleared
7 4 (1.96%) Dell Certification
7 4 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (1.47%) CISSP
8 3 (1.47%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (1.47%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.47%) MCSA
9 2 (0.98%) ACTC
9 2 (0.98%) CISM
9 2 (0.98%) CompTIA Security+
9 2 (0.98%) MCDST
9 2 (0.98%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.88%) SLA
2 4 (1.96%) COBIT
2 4 (1.96%) PCI DSS
2 4 (1.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (1.47%) WAI
3 3 (1.47%) WCAG
4 2 (0.98%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 2 (0.98%) QA
System Software
1 68 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 19 (9.31%) Docker
3 10 (4.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.96%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.96%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.98%) Firmware
5 2 (0.98%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.98%) Xen
6 1 (0.49%) KVM
6 1 (0.49%) NFS
6 1 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.49%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.49%) vSphere
6 1 (0.49%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 18 (8.82%) SCCM
2 17 (8.33%) Jamf Pro
3 15 (7.35%) Kubernetes
4 7 (3.43%) WSUS
5 5 (2.45%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (2.45%) Single Sign-On
6 4 (1.96%) Puppet
7 3 (1.47%) Ansible
7 3 (1.47%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (1.47%) Salt
8 2 (0.98%) AirWatch
8 2 (0.98%) Grafana
8 2 (0.98%) HP Fortify
8 2 (0.98%) Nessus
9 1 (0.49%) Graylog
9 1 (0.49%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.49%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.49%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.49%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 83 (40.69%) Apple
2 57 (27.94%) Microsoft
3 25 (12.25%) Ivanti
4 23 (11.27%) Adobe
5 20 (9.80%) Cisco
6 19 (9.31%) Google
7 18 (8.82%) Oracle
8 13 (6.37%) Citrix
9 10 (4.90%) Dell
9 10 (4.90%) HP
9 10 (4.90%) VMware
10 9 (4.41%) Remedy
11 8 (3.92%) Red Hat
12 7 (3.43%) ServiceNow
13 4 (1.96%) Snow
13 4 (1.96%) Vectorworks
14 3 (1.47%) Bloomberg
14 3 (1.47%) Reuters
14 3 (1.47%) SAP
14 3 (1.47%) Symantec