Period
to 9 May 2021

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 9 May 2021 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
9 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 585 499 571
Rank change year-on-year -86 +72 -13
Contract jobs citing Mac OS X 89 158 296
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.30% 0.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.01% 1.51% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 112 228
10th Percentile £136 £130 £171
25th Percentile £416 £138 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £520 £227 £525
Median % change year-on-year +129.58% -56.86% +31.25%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £614
90th Percentile £638 £600 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £180 £525
% change year-on-year +177.78% -65.71% +31.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 16 19
10th Percentile £11.50 £15.76 £12.40
25th Percentile £12.25 £18.51 £14.75
Median hourly rate £13.00 £21.50 £15.50
Median % change year-on-year -39.53% +38.71% -15.07%
75th Percentile £34.88 £26.75 £26.00
90th Percentile £56.25 £27.00 £27.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £20.20 £14.85
% change year-on-year -38.12% +36.03% -5.71%

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 8,834 10,459 18,646
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.78% 20.14% 20.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,796 6,748 12,057
10th Percentile £185 £140 £158
25th Percentile £335 £255 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £425 £430
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% -1.16% +1.18%
75th Percentile £540 £525 £538
90th Percentile £630 £612 £623
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 455 804 1,081
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.63 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.98 £13.83 £13.00
Median hourly rate £17.75 £17.50 £17.00
Median % change year-on-year +1.43% +2.94% +3.03%
75th Percentile £43.75 £23.21 £31.25
90th Percentile £57.50 £47.83 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.86
% change year-on-year -2.94% +7.19% +2.32%

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 9 May 2021.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Mac OS X over the 6 months to 9 May 2021.

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 9 May 2021. 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 -71 70 £525 +130.26% 36
London -83 40 £550 +141.23% 10
Work from Home -232 33 £498 - 2
UK excluding London +27 30 £500 +177.78% 27
North of England +40 17 £525 +191.67% 10
Yorkshire +24 11 £525 +1.20% 3
South East +42 5 £318 +132.37% 7
North East +30 4 £450 -5.26% 5
South West +33 3 £500 +15.61% 3
North West +16 2 - - 2
Scotland - 2 - - 1
East of England +23 1 £165 -65.30% 2
Midlands +18 1 - - 4
Wales +10 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - - 3

For the 6 months to 9 May 2021, 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 53 (59.55%) Linux
2 48 (53.93%) Test Automation
3 42 (47.19%) Unix
4 38 (42.70%) Agile Software Development
5 37 (41.57%) Windows
6 34 (38.20%) Continuous Deployment
7 33 (37.08%) Java
8 32 (35.96%) Git (software)
8 32 (35.96%) Apple iOS
9 31 (34.83%) Responsive Web Design
10 30 (33.71%) Web Design
11 28 (31.46%) TDD
12 27 (30.34%) Azure
13 26 (29.21%) Web Development
14 25 (28.09%) AWS
15 23 (25.84%) Microsoft
15 23 (25.84%) Problem-Solving
16 22 (24.72%) Social Skills
17 21 (23.60%) Docker
17 21 (23.60%) JavaScript
17 21 (23.60%) Apple
17 21 (23.60%) Subversion
18 20 (22.47%) Relational Database
18 20 (22.47%) Kubernetes
19 18 (20.22%) Finance
19 18 (20.22%) Microservices
20 17 (19.10%) Java 8
20 17 (19.10%) HTTP
20 17 (19.10%) Pair Programming
21 16 (17.98%) Ruby

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 (7.87%) Confluence
2 4 (4.49%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (4.49%) JBoss
2 4 (4.49%) Jetty
2 4 (4.49%) MQSeries
2 4 (4.49%) Oracle Self-Service HR
2 4 (4.49%) Red Hat Fuse
2 4 (4.49%) Tomcat
2 4 (4.49%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.25%) Apache
3 2 (2.25%) Drupal
3 2 (2.25%) IIS
3 2 (2.25%) Joomla!
3 2 (2.25%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.25%) WordPress
4 1 (1.12%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.12%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 14 (15.73%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.12%) Acrobat
3 1 (1.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (1.12%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.12%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.12%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (4.49%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 3 (3.37%) Sentinel
3 1 (1.12%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 27 (30.34%) Azure
2 25 (28.09%) AWS
3 11 (12.36%) Microsoft 365
4 8 (8.99%) IaaS
5 5 (5.62%) GitHub
6 3 (3.37%) Amazon GuardDuty
6 3 (3.37%) Azure Sentinel
6 3 (3.37%) GCP
7 2 (2.25%) SaaS
8 1 (1.12%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 1 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (1.12%) Google Docs
Communications & Networking
1 17 (19.10%) HTTP
2 7 (7.87%) Firewall
2 7 (7.87%) Internet
3 5 (5.62%) DHCP
3 5 (5.62%) DNS
3 5 (5.62%) TCP/IP
4 4 (4.49%) SSH
5 3 (3.37%) HTTPS
6 2 (2.25%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (2.25%) LAN
6 2 (2.25%) SAN
6 2 (2.25%) SSL
7 1 (1.12%) 2G
7 1 (1.12%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.12%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (1.12%) Network Security
7 1 (1.12%) Telepresence
7 1 (1.12%) WAN
7 1 (1.12%) WebEx
7 1 (1.12%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (22.47%) Relational Database
2 14 (15.73%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (14.61%) MongoDB
4 8 (8.99%) MySQL
5 7 (7.87%) SQL Server
6 6 (6.74%) Oracle Database
7 5 (5.62%) Hadoop
8 3 (3.37%) Neo4j
8 3 (3.37%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (2.25%) NoSQL
9 2 (2.25%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (2.25%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (1.12%) Apache Hive
10 1 (1.12%) Big Data
10 1 (1.12%) Data Lake
10 1 (1.12%) HBase
10 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 32 (35.96%) Git (software)
2 21 (23.60%) Subversion
3 11 (12.36%) Jenkins
4 8 (8.99%) fastlane
4 8 (8.99%) Xcode
5 7 (7.87%) JIRA
6 5 (5.62%) CocoaPods
6 5 (5.62%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (4.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (4.49%) CircleCI
7 4 (4.49%) Grunt
7 4 (4.49%) gulp
7 4 (4.49%) Leiningen
7 4 (4.49%) Maven
7 4 (4.49%) Mercurial
7 4 (4.49%) Mocha
7 4 (4.49%) Mockito
7 4 (4.49%) Poseidon for UML
7 4 (4.49%) Selenium
7 4 (4.49%) Vagrant
General
1 22 (24.72%) Social Skills
2 18 (20.22%) Finance
3 14 (15.73%) Public Sector
4 9 (10.11%) Marketing
5 8 (8.99%) Electronics
5 8 (8.99%) Manufacturing
5 8 (8.99%) Telecoms
6 7 (7.87%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (3.37%) Banking
8 2 (2.25%) French Language
8 2 (2.25%) Games
8 2 (2.25%) Influencing Skills
8 2 (2.25%) Presentation Skills
8 2 (2.25%) Retail
9 1 (1.12%) Advertising
9 1 (1.12%) Military
Job Titles
1 48 (53.93%) Developer
2 19 (21.35%) Java Developer
3 12 (13.48%) Ruby Developer
4 10 (11.24%) Analyst
5 8 (8.99%) iOS Developer
5 8 (8.99%) Ruby Engineer
5 8 (8.99%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 6 (6.74%) Architect
6 6 (6.74%) Senior Developer
6 6 (6.74%) Senior Java Developer
6 6 (6.74%) Service Analyst
6 6 (6.74%) Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (4.49%) AWS Developer
7 4 (4.49%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 4 (4.49%) IT Support
7 4 (4.49%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (3.37%) Azure Developer
8 3 (3.37%) Full Stack Developer
8 3 (3.37%) JavaScript Developer
8 3 (3.37%) Node.js Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (17.98%) Ruby on Rails
2 15 (16.85%) HTML
2 15 (16.85%) REST
3 10 (11.24%) HTML5
3 10 (11.24%) Node.js
4 9 (10.11%) Hibernate
4 9 (10.11%) jQuery
4 9 (10.11%) JSON
5 8 (8.99%) .NET
5 8 (8.99%) ActiveMQ
5 8 (8.99%) ASP.NET
6 7 (7.87%) JAX-RS
7 6 (6.74%) CSS
7 6 (6.74%) Spring
8 5 (5.62%) Sass
9 4 (4.49%) AngularJS
9 4 (4.49%) Apache Camel
9 4 (4.49%) Play Framework
9 4 (4.49%) RabbitMQ
9 4 (4.49%) React
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.73%) iPad
1 14 (15.73%) iPhone
2 12 (13.48%) User Experience
3 11 (12.36%) Management Information System
4 5 (5.62%) Mobile App
5 4 (4.49%) Derivative
5 4 (4.49%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (2.25%) Augmented Reality
6 2 (2.25%) Clustering
6 2 (2.25%) NHS
7 1 (1.12%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.12%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.12%) Graphic Design
7 1 (1.12%) Mobile Games
7 1 (1.12%) PMI
7 1 (1.12%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (1.12%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.12%) Social Media
7 1 (1.12%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 53 (59.55%) Linux
2 42 (47.19%) Unix
3 37 (41.57%) Windows
4 32 (35.96%) Apple iOS
5 14 (15.73%) Android
6 8 (8.99%) Windows 10
7 6 (6.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (6.74%) Windows Server
8 5 (5.62%) Ubuntu
8 5 (5.62%) Windows 7
9 4 (4.49%) CentOS
9 4 (4.49%) Debian
10 3 (3.37%) Windows 8
10 3 (3.37%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (3.37%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (2.25%) Kali Linux
11 2 (2.25%) Mac OS
12 1 (1.12%) Windows 2000
12 1 (1.12%) Windows Vista
12 1 (1.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (53.93%) Test Automation
2 38 (42.70%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (38.20%) Continuous Deployment
4 31 (34.83%) Responsive Web Design
5 30 (33.71%) Web Design
6 28 (31.46%) TDD
7 26 (29.21%) Web Development
8 23 (25.84%) Problem-Solving
9 18 (20.22%) Microservices
10 17 (19.10%) Pair Programming
11 16 (17.98%) BDD
12 15 (16.85%) Configuration Management
13 14 (15.73%) Software Engineering
14 11 (12.36%) DevOps
15 10 (11.24%) Information Security
15 10 (11.24%) Prototyping
15 10 (11.24%) Software Architecture
15 10 (11.24%) User Stories
16 9 (10.11%) Capacity Management
16 9 (10.11%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 33 (37.08%) Java
2 21 (23.60%) JavaScript
3 17 (19.10%) Java 8
4 16 (17.98%) Python
4 16 (17.98%) Ruby
5 12 (13.48%) SQL
6 9 (10.11%) PHP
7 8 (8.99%) Apple Swift
7 8 (8.99%) Shell Script
8 6 (6.74%) C++
8 6 (6.74%) T-SQL
9 4 (4.49%) Bash Shell
9 4 (4.49%) Clojure
9 4 (4.49%) ClojureScript
9 4 (4.49%) Groovy
9 4 (4.49%) Perl
9 4 (4.49%) PL/SQL
9 4 (4.49%) Scala
10 3 (3.37%) PowerShell
10 3 (3.37%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (14.61%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.74%) DV Cleared
2 6 (6.74%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.25%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (2.25%) CCNA
3 2 (2.25%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.25%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.12%) CEH
4 1 (1.12%) CISA
4 1 (1.12%) CISSP
4 1 (1.12%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.12%) Degree
4 1 (1.12%) FFIEC
4 1 (1.12%) GIAC
4 1 (1.12%) MCITP
4 1 (1.12%) MCSE
4 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.12%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.74%) SLA
2 5 (5.62%) WCAG
3 2 (2.25%) NIST
3 2 (2.25%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.12%) Basel II
4 1 (1.12%) COBIT
4 1 (1.12%) GLBA
4 1 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 21 (23.60%) Docker
2 13 (14.61%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.37%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (2.25%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.25%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.12%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.12%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 20 (22.47%) Kubernetes
2 6 (6.74%) Puppet
3 4 (4.49%) Salt
4 2 (2.25%) EnCase
4 2 (2.25%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.25%) SCCM
4 2 (2.25%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (2.25%) WMI
4 2 (2.25%) WSUS
5 1 (1.12%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.12%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.12%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (1.12%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (1.12%) Jamf Pro
5 1 (1.12%) SCOM
5 1 (1.12%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 23 (25.84%) Microsoft
2 21 (23.60%) Apple
3 14 (15.73%) SAP
4 7 (7.87%) Citrix
5 6 (6.74%) Oracle
5 6 (6.74%) Remedy
6 5 (5.62%) Hortonworks
6 5 (5.62%) Red Hat
7 4 (4.49%) Axway
7 4 (4.49%) Cloudera
7 4 (4.49%) Google
7 4 (4.49%) MuleSoft
7 4 (4.49%) Sparx
7 4 (4.49%) Sybase
7 4 (4.49%) VMware
8 3 (3.37%) Alibaba
8 3 (3.37%) Cisco
8 3 (3.37%) Xamarin
9 2 (2.25%) Adobe
9 2 (2.25%) Salesforce.com