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 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 406 431 456
Rank change year-on-year +25 +25  
Contract jobs citing Mac OS X 198 219 192
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.41% 0.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.05% 1.76% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 133 93
Median daily rate £450 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +33.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £135 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £375
% change year-on-year +5.55% +20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 17 24
Median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £15.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.44% -8.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.10 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £24.90 £19.61
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year - -9.67%  

Mac OS X is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 9650 12429 12432
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.86% 23.11% 22.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 6010 7823 7240
Median daily rate £403 £395 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.89% +11.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £348
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 545 650 985
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.97 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.71% +0.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

Mac OS X
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Mac OS X as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 24 June 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 30 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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +35 192 £450 +12.50% 65
London -16 85 £413 +38.07% 29
East of England +29 36 £475 +239.28% 8
Yorkshire +31 29 £475 +10.46% 4
Essex - 29 £488 -
South Yorkshire +23 19 £500 +60.00% 1
Southend-on-Sea - 18 £495 -
Sheffield - 17 £500 - 1
West Midlands +38 16 £475 +239.28% 3
South East +23 16 £440 +0.57% 14
Telford - 11 £513 -
Shropshire - 11 £513 -
West Yorkshire +17 10 £313 -27.32% 3
Leeds +15 10 £313 -27.32% 3
West Sussex +17 7 £750 -
City of London -10 7 £425 +27.81% 5
Worthing +21 6 £750 -
South West -2 6 £330 -40.00% 1
Milton Keynes - 6 £375 -
Buckinghamshire - 6 £375 -
Birmingham +15 4 £300 +66.66% 1
North West +17 3 £450 +9.75% 2
Hertfordshire +2 3 £550 - 4
Cheshire - 3 £450 - 2
Devon - 3 £475 -
Plymouth - 3 £475 -
Scotland +42 2 £375 +42.85% 1
Gloucestershire +9 2 £161 -75.19%
Cambridge +6 2 £140 -0.08% 3
Cambridgeshire +2 2 £140 -0.08% 3

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 243 (62.15%) Linux
2 205 (52.43%) Unix
3 177 (45.27%) Git (software)
4 165 (42.20%) Agile Software Development
5 158 (40.41%) Windows
6 153 (39.13%) Java
7 139 (35.55%) HTML
8 130 (33.25%) CSS
8 130 (33.25%) Relational Database
9 120 (30.69%) JavaScript
10 119 (30.43%) Configuration Management
11 118 (30.18%) Test Automation
12 116 (29.67%) TDD
13 102 (26.09%) Web Development
14 99 (25.32%) HTTP
15 90 (23.02%) Continuous Integration
16 83 (21.23%) Python
17 82 (20.97%) Web Design
17 82 (20.97%) Responsive Web Design
18 81 (20.72%) Active Directory
19 78 (19.95%) Mentoring
20 72 (18.41%) Microsoft
21 70 (17.90%) Subversion
21 70 (17.90%) DevOps
22 69 (17.65%) REST
23 68 (17.39%) Scrum
24 64 (16.37%) Windows 7
25 59 (15.09%) Ruby
25 59 (15.09%) Apple
26 54 (13.81%) Web Services

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 17 (4.35%) JBoss
2 16 (4.09%) MS Exchange
3 15 (3.84%) Confluence
4 14 (3.58%) WebLogic
5 11 (2.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 9 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (2.05%) Skype for Business
8 7 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (1.02%) Apache
9 4 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (0.77%) Apache Solr
10 3 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.77%) SharePoint
10 3 (0.77%) WordPress
11 2 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.51%) nginx
11 2 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.26%) CMS
12 1 (0.26%) Jetty
12 1 (0.26%) Tomcat
Applications
1 37 (9.46%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.53%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.77%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.51%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 25 (6.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.51%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 28 (7.16%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (5.88%) Office 365
3 17 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.02%) GitHub
4 4 (1.02%) Sauce Labs
5 3 (0.77%) G Suite
5 3 (0.77%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.51%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.51%) CloudFront
6 2 (0.51%) Google App Engine
6 2 (0.51%) iTunes
6 2 (0.51%) Route 53
7 1 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.26%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.26%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 99 (25.32%) HTTP
2 44 (11.25%) Wireless
3 31 (7.93%) TCP/IP
4 29 (7.42%) Firewall
5 26 (6.65%) LAN
6 25 (6.39%) Internet
7 24 (6.14%) SSL
8 22 (5.63%) DNS
9 20 (5.12%) DHCP
9 20 (5.12%) LDAP
10 18 (4.60%) WAN
11 15 (3.84%) VPN
12 12 (3.07%) Intrusion Detection
13 10 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
14 9 (2.30%) 3G
14 9 (2.30%) GPRS
14 9 (2.30%) GSM
14 9 (2.30%) LTE
14 9 (2.30%) Remote Desktop
14 9 (2.30%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (33.25%) Relational Database
2 45 (11.51%) MySQL
3 37 (9.46%) MongoDB
4 21 (5.37%) Neo4j
5 18 (4.60%) MariaDB
6 15 (3.84%) NoSQL
7 14 (3.58%) Redis
8 8 (2.05%) Apache Cassandra
8 8 (2.05%) Data Mining
9 7 (1.79%) SQL Server
10 6 (1.53%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (1.02%) MS Access
12 2 (0.51%) Big Data
12 2 (0.51%) Flink
12 2 (0.51%) Hadoop
12 2 (0.51%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.51%) Oracle Database 10g
12 2 (0.51%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (0.51%) Oracle Database 12c
12 2 (0.51%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 177 (45.27%) Git (software)
2 70 (17.90%) Subversion
3 44 (11.25%) Jenkins
4 22 (5.63%) JUnit
5 20 (5.12%) SoapUI
6 17 (4.35%) Mockito
7 16 (4.09%) Cucumber
7 16 (4.09%) JIRA
8 13 (3.32%) Maven
9 10 (2.56%) gulp
9 10 (2.56%) Selenium
9 10 (2.56%) WebDriver
10 9 (2.30%) Appium
10 9 (2.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 9 (2.30%) Bitbucket
11 8 (2.05%) Xcode
12 7 (1.79%) Grunt
13 5 (1.28%) Calabash
14 4 (1.02%) Jasmine
14 4 (1.02%) Protractor
General
1 43 (11.00%) Finance
2 29 (7.42%) Marketing
3 26 (6.65%) Telecoms
4 25 (6.39%) Electronics
4 25 (6.39%) Manufacturing
5 13 (3.32%) Banking
6 12 (3.07%) Retail
7 6 (1.53%) Corporate Banking
8 5 (1.28%) Games
9 4 (1.02%) Italian Language
9 4 (1.02%) Japanese Language
10 3 (0.77%) Advertising
10 3 (0.77%) Legal
11 2 (0.51%) Publishing
12 1 (0.26%) Digital Economy
12 1 (0.26%) Interactive Media
12 1 (0.26%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 187 (47.83%) Developer
2 98 (25.06%) Java Developer
3 55 (14.07%) Analyst
4 41 (10.49%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 31 (7.93%) Support Engineer
6 30 (7.67%) Service Analyst
6 30 (7.67%) Service Desk Analyst
7 23 (5.88%) Architect
8 22 (5.63%) 2nd Line Support
8 22 (5.63%) Desktop Support
8 22 (5.63%) Scala Developer
9 18 (4.60%) IT Support
9 18 (4.60%) Support Analyst
9 18 (4.60%) Technical Support
10 17 (4.35%) Mac Engineer
10 17 (4.35%) Windows Engineer
11 16 (4.09%) Full Stack Developer
11 16 (4.09%) Senior Developer
12 15 (3.84%) 1st/2nd Line Support
12 15 (3.84%) Front End Java Developer (Client-Side Java Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 139 (35.55%) HTML
2 130 (33.25%) CSS
3 69 (17.65%) REST
4 54 (13.81%) Web Services
5 48 (12.28%) XML
6 43 (11.00%) JSON
7 39 (9.97%) Hibernate
8 36 (9.21%) Middleware
9 30 (7.67%) SOAP
10 27 (6.91%) Spring
11 23 (5.88%) Node.js
11 23 (5.88%) XSD
12 21 (5.37%) Dropwizard
12 21 (5.37%) JSON Schema
12 21 (5.37%) RESTful
12 21 (5.37%) WSDL
13 20 (5.12%) JAX-RS
13 20 (5.12%) JPA
14 19 (4.86%) EclipseLink
14 19 (4.86%) React
Miscellaneous
1 45 (11.51%) User Experience
2 20 (5.12%) Enterprise Software
3 19 (4.86%) Computer Science
4 16 (4.09%) Blackberry
5 14 (3.58%) Management Information System
6 13 (3.32%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (2.81%) iPhone
8 10 (2.56%) Blog
9 7 (1.79%) iPad
9 7 (1.79%) Video Conferencing
10 6 (1.53%) Mobile App
11 5 (1.28%) Data Centre
11 5 (1.28%) Smartphone
12 4 (1.02%) Fat Client
12 4 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
12 4 (1.02%) Online Games
12 4 (1.02%) Thin Client
13 3 (0.77%) Animation
13 3 (0.77%) Handset
14 2 (0.51%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 243 (62.15%) Linux
2 205 (52.43%) Unix
3 158 (40.41%) Windows
4 64 (16.37%) Windows 7
5 49 (12.53%) Android
5 49 (12.53%) Apple iOS
6 35 (8.95%) Windows 10
7 31 (7.93%) Windows Server
8 21 (5.37%) Windows Server 2008
9 16 (4.09%) Windows 8
10 15 (3.84%) Windows Server 2003
11 14 (3.58%) Windows XP
12 13 (3.32%) Windows Server 2012
13 11 (2.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 10 (2.56%) Windows Phone
15 9 (2.30%) Mac OS
16 4 (1.02%) Windows Vista
17 3 (0.77%) Mac OS X Server
17 3 (0.77%) Ubuntu
17 3 (0.77%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (42.20%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (30.43%) Configuration Management
3 118 (30.18%) Test Automation
4 116 (29.67%) TDD
5 102 (26.09%) Web Development
6 90 (23.02%) Continuous Integration
7 82 (20.97%) Responsive Web Design
7 82 (20.97%) Web Design
8 78 (19.95%) Mentoring
9 70 (17.90%) DevOps
10 68 (17.39%) Scrum
11 52 (13.30%) Continuous Deployment
12 51 (13.04%) Data Visualisation
12 51 (13.04%) Line Management
12 51 (13.04%) Visualisation
13 49 (12.53%) ITIL
14 44 (11.25%) Continuous Delivery
15 40 (10.23%) BDD
16 39 (9.97%) Front End Development
17 37 (9.46%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 153 (39.13%) Java
2 120 (30.69%) JavaScript
3 83 (21.23%) Python
4 59 (15.09%) Ruby
5 37 (9.46%) Scala
5 37 (9.46%) SQL
6 21 (5.37%) PL/SQL
7 18 (4.60%) PHP
7 18 (4.60%) PowerShell
8 17 (4.35%) Apple Swift
9 10 (2.56%) VB
10 9 (2.30%) C++
10 9 (2.30%) Perl
11 8 (2.05%) Objective-C
12 7 (1.79%) Go
13 6 (1.53%) C#
14 5 (1.28%) Bash Shell
14 5 (1.28%) C
14 5 (1.28%) R
15 4 (1.02%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 35 (8.95%) Security Cleared
2 27 (6.91%) Degree
3 25 (6.39%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (4.86%) SC Cleared
5 18 (4.60%) BPSS Clearance
6 17 (4.35%) CISM
6 17 (4.35%) CISSP
7 15 (3.84%) Computer Science Degree
8 14 (3.58%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 14 (3.58%) CCSP
8 14 (3.58%) SANS
9 13 (3.32%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (2.56%) CTC Cleared
11 9 (2.30%) DBS Check
11 9 (2.30%) ITIL Certification
12 8 (2.05%) BC Cleared
13 6 (1.53%) CCNA
13 6 (1.53%) MCSE
14 5 (1.28%) CCNP
15 4 (1.02%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.37%) SLA
2 12 (3.07%) PCI DSS
3 11 (2.81%) Disclosure Scotland
4 10 (2.56%) QA
5 7 (1.79%) WAI
6 6 (1.53%) WCAG
7 1 (0.26%) FATCA
System Software
1 81 (20.72%) Active Directory
2 22 (5.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (4.86%) Docker
4 11 (2.81%) Virtual Desktop
5 10 (2.56%) vSphere
6 6 (1.53%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.77%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.51%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.51%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.51%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.26%) Samba
9 1 (0.26%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.26%) Xen
9 1 (0.26%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 24 (6.14%) Ansible
2 16 (4.09%) SCCM
3 14 (3.58%) Jamf Pro
4 10 (2.56%) AirWatch
4 10 (2.56%) Puppet
5 4 (1.02%) Grafana
5 4 (1.02%) Nagios
5 4 (1.02%) StatsD
6 3 (0.77%) Cisco Prime
6 3 (0.77%) cPanel
6 3 (0.77%) Terraform
6 3 (0.77%) WSUS
7 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 2 (0.51%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.51%) SCOM
7 2 (0.51%) SCSM
7 2 (0.51%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.26%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.26%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 72 (18.41%) Microsoft
2 59 (15.09%) Apple
3 26 (6.65%) Oracle
3 26 (6.65%) SAP
4 25 (6.39%) Cisco
4 25 (6.39%) VMware
5 17 (4.35%) Google
6 15 (3.84%) WSO2
7 14 (3.58%) Dell
7 14 (3.58%) LogRhythm
8 13 (3.32%) Citrix
9 12 (3.07%) Rapid7
10 10 (2.56%) Splunk
11 9 (2.30%) LANDesk
11 9 (2.30%) MobileIron
11 9 (2.30%) MuleSoft
11 9 (2.30%) ServiceNow
12 5 (1.28%) Palo Alto
12 5 (1.28%) Symantec
13 4 (1.02%) Zend
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