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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 29 June 2022 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
29 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 709 655 408
Rank change year-on-year -54 -247 +170
Contract jobs citing Mac OS X 128 92 191
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.14% 0.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.97% 0.92% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 64 148
10th Percentile £139 £133 £133
25th Percentile £170 £223 £241
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £260 £475 £550
Median % change year-on-year -45.26% -13.64% +6.80%
75th Percentile £638 £600 £600
90th Percentile £685 £638 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £255 £450 £525
% change year-on-year -43.33% -14.29% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 16 9
10th Percentile £9.00 £11.88 £17.54
25th Percentile £11.25 £12.25 £20.50
Median hourly rate £15.00 £12.75 £21.50
Median % change year-on-year +17.65% -40.70% +38.71%
75th Percentile - £13.50 £22.25
90th Percentile - £56.25 £24.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £8.17 £12.50 £20.90
% change year-on-year -34.68% -40.19% +55.68%

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 13,137 9,995 8,143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.87% 15.44% 19.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,018 6,539 5,321
10th Percentile £180 £185 £150
25th Percentile £350 £350 £300
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £453 £425
Median % change year-on-year +10.50% +6.47% -1.16%
75th Percentile £625 £550 £538
90th Percentile £700 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 568 494 523
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £11.67
25th Percentile £16.25 £13.90 £14.00
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £18.00
Median % change year-on-year +28.57% -2.78% +3.45%
75th Percentile £52.50 £45.00 £25.00
90th Percentile £65.75 £60.50 £48.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +17.65% -2.86% +9.38%

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 29 June 2022.

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 16 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 29 June 2022. 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
Jobs
England -64 118 £245 -48.42% 37
London -54 61 £235 -57.27% 20
UK excluding London -33 58 £255 -43.33% 20
Work from Home -111 32 £575 +9.52% 15
North of England -37 29 £613 +36.17% 4
North West -21 21 £650 +279.56% 3
South East -24 13 £238 +13.10% 5
Yorkshire -38 8 £275 -42.11% 1
South West - 8 £138 - 3
Midlands -38 3 £175 - 4
Wales -6 2 £425 -
West Midlands -42 2 £163 - 4
Scotland -10 1 £155 - 3
East Midlands -20 1 £210 -
East of England -25 1 £148 -10.61% 1
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 29 June 2022, 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 67 (52.34%) Windows
2 48 (37.50%) Agile
3 47 (36.72%) Linux
3 47 (36.72%) Windows 10
4 44 (34.38%) Java
5 42 (32.81%) Unix
5 42 (32.81%) Test Automation
6 40 (31.25%) Apple
7 39 (30.47%) Apple iOS
8 37 (28.91%) Microsoft 365
9 35 (27.34%) Social Skills
10 33 (25.78%) Microsoft
11 32 (25.00%) TDD
12 31 (24.22%) BDD
13 30 (23.44%) Pair Programming
13 30 (23.44%) Web Design
13 30 (23.44%) Responsive Web Design
13 30 (23.44%) Microservices
14 27 (21.09%) Continuous Deployment
15 26 (20.31%) Active Directory
16 23 (17.97%) Web Development
17 22 (17.19%) Microsoft Office
18 20 (15.63%) Android
19 19 (14.84%) Problem-Solving
20 16 (12.50%) Windows 7
20 16 (12.50%) Git (software)
20 16 (12.50%) JAX-RS
21 15 (11.72%) Kafka
21 15 (11.72%) Public Sector
21 15 (11.72%) MongoDB

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 7 (5.47%) Confluence
2 6 (4.69%) Jetty
2 6 (4.69%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (2.34%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.56%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (1.56%) Mailman
4 2 (1.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 22 (17.19%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.78%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.78%) FreeHand
3 1 (0.78%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (4.69%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.78%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 37 (28.91%) Microsoft 365
2 12 (9.38%) AWS
2 12 (9.38%) Azure
3 11 (8.59%) Google Workspace
4 8 (6.25%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (3.13%) GitHub
5 4 (3.13%) OneDrive
6 3 (2.34%) Azure Sentinel
7 2 (1.56%) IaaS
7 2 (1.56%) npm
7 2 (1.56%) Power Platform
7 2 (1.56%) SaaS
7 2 (1.56%) Yammer
8 1 (0.78%) iTunes
8 1 (0.78%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.81%) DNS
2 7 (5.47%) DHCP
2 7 (5.47%) HTTP
2 7 (5.47%) HTTPS
3 6 (4.69%) Internet
4 5 (3.91%) TCP/IP
4 5 (3.91%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (3.13%) Firewall
5 4 (3.13%) LAN
5 4 (3.13%) VPN
6 3 (2.34%) ICMP
6 3 (2.34%) IP Telephony
6 3 (2.34%) WAN
6 3 (2.34%) Wireless
7 2 (1.56%) SSL
7 2 (1.56%) Structured Cabling
8 1 (0.78%) 2G
8 1 (0.78%) Intranet
8 1 (0.78%) VoIP
8 1 (0.78%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (11.72%) MongoDB
2 7 (5.47%) NoSQL
2 7 (5.47%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.34%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.78%) MS Access
5 1 (0.78%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 14 (10.94%) Mockito
3 13 (10.16%) Jenkins
4 11 (8.59%) fastlane
4 11 (8.59%) Xcode
5 8 (6.25%) JIRA
6 5 (3.91%) Selenium
7 4 (3.13%) JUnit
7 4 (3.13%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (2.34%) Cucumber
9 2 (1.56%) CocoaPods
9 2 (1.56%) Eclipse
9 2 (1.56%) IntelliJ
10 1 (0.78%) Gatling
10 1 (0.78%) JMeter
10 1 (0.78%) Subversion
10 1 (0.78%) WebDriver
General
1 35 (27.34%) Social Skills
2 15 (11.72%) Public Sector
3 10 (7.81%) Finance
4 4 (3.13%) Organisational Skills
5 3 (2.34%) Banking
5 3 (2.34%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.34%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.56%) Retail
7 1 (0.78%) Electronics
7 1 (0.78%) Games
7 1 (0.78%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 1 (0.78%) Marketing
7 1 (0.78%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 47 (36.72%) Developer
2 35 (27.34%) Java Developer
2 35 (27.34%) Support Engineer
3 22 (17.19%) IT Support
4 21 (16.41%) Desktop Support
5 18 (14.06%) Analyst
6 16 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
7 15 (11.72%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 13 (10.16%) Support Analyst
9 12 (9.38%) IT Engineer
10 11 (8.59%) iOS Developer
10 11 (8.59%) Mac Engineer
10 11 (8.59%) Windows Engineer
10 11 (8.59%) Windows Support Engineer
11 10 (7.81%) IT Analyst
12 9 (7.03%) IT Support Analyst
12 9 (7.03%) IT Support Engineer
13 8 (6.25%) Senior Developer
13 8 (6.25%) Senior Java Developer
14 6 (4.69%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (12.50%) JAX-RS
2 15 (11.72%) ActiveMQ
2 15 (11.72%) Kafka
3 12 (9.38%) REST
4 10 (7.81%) Spring Boot
5 9 (7.03%) Spring
6 8 (6.25%) RESTful
7 6 (4.69%) J2EE
7 6 (4.69%) JSON
7 6 (4.69%) Servlets
8 5 (3.91%) Node.js
8 5 (3.91%) Ruby on Rails
9 4 (3.13%) .NET
9 4 (3.13%) ASP.NET
10 3 (2.34%) Web Services
11 2 (1.56%) CSS
11 2 (1.56%) HTML
11 2 (1.56%) SAML
11 2 (1.56%) XHTML
11 2 (1.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.03%) Blackberry
1 9 (7.03%) iPhone
2 8 (6.25%) iPad
2 8 (6.25%) Mobile App
3 6 (4.69%) Video Editing
4 3 (2.34%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (2.34%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (2.34%) Smartphone
4 3 (2.34%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.56%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.56%) User Experience
6 1 (0.78%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.78%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 67 (52.34%) Windows
2 47 (36.72%) Linux
2 47 (36.72%) Windows 10
3 42 (32.81%) Unix
4 39 (30.47%) Apple iOS
5 20 (15.63%) Android
6 16 (12.50%) Windows 7
7 11 (8.59%) Mac OS
8 8 (6.25%) Windows 8
9 6 (4.69%) Windows Server
10 4 (3.13%) Windows Phone
10 4 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (3.13%) Windows Server 2016
11 3 (2.34%) Windows XP
12 2 (1.56%) Scientific Linux
12 2 (1.56%) Solaris
12 2 (1.56%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.78%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.78%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (37.50%) Agile
2 42 (32.81%) Test Automation
3 32 (25.00%) TDD
4 31 (24.22%) BDD
5 30 (23.44%) Microservices
5 30 (23.44%) Pair Programming
5 30 (23.44%) Responsive Web Design
5 30 (23.44%) Web Design
6 27 (21.09%) Continuous Deployment
7 23 (17.97%) Web Development
8 19 (14.84%) Problem-Solving
9 11 (8.59%) iOS Development
9 11 (8.59%) Software Architecture
10 10 (7.81%) Data Protection
10 10 (7.81%) ITIL
11 9 (7.03%) Asset Management
11 9 (7.03%) Software Engineering
12 8 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (6.25%) Project Management
13 7 (5.47%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (34.38%) Java
2 12 (9.38%) Shell Script
3 11 (8.59%) Apple Swift
4 10 (7.81%) JavaScript
5 6 (4.69%) SQL
6 4 (3.13%) PHP
6 4 (3.13%) Python
6 4 (3.13%) TypeScript
7 3 (2.34%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.56%) C#
8 2 (1.56%) ES6
8 2 (1.56%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.78%) C
9 1 (0.78%) Groovy
9 1 (0.78%) Ruby
9 1 (0.78%) Scala
Qualifications
1 12 (9.38%) SC Cleared
1 12 (9.38%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.34%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (1.56%) Degree
3 2 (1.56%) MCP
3 2 (1.56%) MCSA
3 2 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.78%) A+ Certification
4 1 (0.78%) CCSP
4 1 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.78%) Dell Certification
4 1 (0.78%) GSEC
4 1 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (0.78%) MCSE
4 1 (0.78%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.69%) SLA
2 1 (0.78%) GDPR
2 1 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 1 (0.78%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 26 (20.31%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.47%) Docker
3 3 (2.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.56%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.78%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.78%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.78%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (10.94%) SCCM
2 8 (6.25%) Jamf Pro
3 6 (4.69%) Microsoft Intune
4 5 (3.91%) Kubernetes
5 3 (2.34%) QRadar
6 2 (1.56%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 2 (1.56%) PaperCut
7 1 (0.78%) WSUS
Vendors
1 40 (31.25%) Apple
2 33 (25.78%) Microsoft
3 13 (10.16%) Google
4 10 (7.81%) HP
5 7 (5.47%) Citrix
6 6 (4.69%) Adobe
6 6 (4.69%) Avid
7 4 (3.13%) Cisco
8 3 (2.34%) ArcSight
8 3 (2.34%) LogRhythm
8 3 (2.34%) Splunk
8 3 (2.34%) VMware
9 2 (1.56%) Avaya
9 2 (1.56%) Dell
9 2 (1.56%) IBM
9 2 (1.56%) Polycom
9 2 (1.56%) Wyse
10 1 (0.78%) BMC
10 1 (0.78%) Commvault
10 1 (0.78%) SAP