Period
to 26 June 2019

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 26 June 2019 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
26 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 561 519 480
Rank change year-on-year -42 -39 +6
Contract jobs citing Mac OS X 295 379 396
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.38% 0.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.61% 1.80% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 264 275
UK median daily rate £513 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.13% -5.88% +7.59%
10th Percentile £150 £130 £128
90th Percentile £638 £575 £583
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +17.65% -5.56% +7.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 24 19
UK median hourly rate £18.75 £17.75 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.63% +31.48% -12.90%
10th Percentile £13.85 £13.08 £11.37
90th Percentile £35.00 £21.00 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £16.88 £13.50
% change year-on-year +107.41% +25.00% -3.57%

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 18,295 21,005 19,089
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.07% 20.85% 20.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,543 13,205 12,021
UK median daily rate £433 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £158 £185 £200
90th Percentile £625 £606 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £400
% change year-on-year +1.27% -1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,144 1,420 1,131
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.39 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.63% +5.39% -2.94%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.86
% change year-on-year - +0.88% -3.88%

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 26 June 2019.

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 26 June 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 26 June 2019. 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 -42 284 £515 +28.75% 13
London -47 170 £515 +58.46% 7
UK excluding London +34 121 £500 +17.65% 6
North of England +78 74 £525 +44.83% 2
Yorkshire +60 52 £525 - 1
North West +42 20 £588 +473.17% 1
South East -10 19 £275 +17.65% 1
South West -18 10 £575 +342.31% 3
Midlands -25 7 £233 -47.16%
Wales - 7 £478 -
East Midlands +13 4 £233 -19.83%
East of England +2 4 £500 +60.00%
West Midlands -28 3 - -
North East +25 1 - -

For the 6 months to 26 June 2019, 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.

1 187 (63.39%) Linux
2 176 (59.66%) Unix
2 176 (59.66%) Agile Software Development
3 159 (53.90%) TDD
4 151 (51.19%) Java
5 142 (48.14%) Test Automation
6 131 (44.41%) Responsive Web Design
7 129 (43.73%) Web Design
8 128 (43.39%) Web Development
9 111 (37.63%) Continuous Deployment
10 103 (34.92%) Windows
11 102 (34.58%) Microsoft Azure
12 100 (33.90%) BDD
12 100 (33.90%) Git (software)
13 98 (33.22%) MongoDB
14 94 (31.86%) Amazon AWS
15 85 (28.81%) JAX-RS
16 84 (28.47%) Mockito
17 83 (28.14%) Docker
17 83 (28.14%) Microservices
18 79 (26.78%) Pair Programming
19 74 (25.08%) HTML
20 73 (24.75%) Kubernetes
21 68 (23.05%) Java 8
22 66 (22.37%) ActiveMQ
23 65 (22.03%) Continuous Integration
24 64 (21.69%) Microsoft
25 57 (19.32%) Active Directory
26 55 (18.64%) Apple
27 52 (17.63%) Subversion

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 (4.75%) MS Exchange
2 9 (3.05%) Skype for Business
3 6 (2.03%) Confluence
3 6 (2.03%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.02%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 3 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (1.02%) IIS
5 2 (0.68%) CMS
5 2 (0.68%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.68%) WordPress
6 1 (0.34%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.34%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.34%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.34%) Umbraco
Applications
1 38 (12.88%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.69%) Adobe Illustrator
2 5 (1.69%) Photoshop
3 3 (1.02%) Acrobat
4 2 (0.68%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.68%) CINEMA 4D
4 2 (0.68%) FreeHand
4 2 (0.68%) InDesign
5 1 (0.34%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (0.34%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 3 (1.02%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 102 (34.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 94 (31.86%) Amazon AWS
3 38 (12.88%) Office 365
4 15 (5.08%) GitHub
5 14 (4.75%) PaaS
6 9 (3.05%) IaaS
7 6 (2.03%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 5 (1.69%) Amazon SQS
9 4 (1.36%) SaaS
10 3 (1.02%) Amazon S3
10 3 (1.02%) Google Docs
11 2 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.68%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.68%) Yammer
12 1 (0.34%) Google Play
12 1 (0.34%) Linode
12 1 (0.34%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.34%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 51 (17.29%) HTTP
2 20 (6.78%) TCP/IP
3 16 (5.42%) Wireless
4 15 (5.08%) LAN
5 14 (4.75%) Wi-Fi
6 13 (4.41%) WAN
7 12 (4.07%) DHCP
7 12 (4.07%) DNS
8 11 (3.73%) Internet
9 9 (3.05%) Firewall
9 9 (3.05%) Skype
9 9 (3.05%) VPN
10 6 (2.03%) SSL
11 5 (1.69%) Cisco IOS
11 5 (1.69%) IP Telephony
12 4 (1.36%) Structured Cabling
13 3 (1.02%) Intranet
13 3 (1.02%) Remote Desktop
13 3 (1.02%) VLAN
13 3 (1.02%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (33.22%) MongoDB
2 44 (14.92%) Relational Database
3 32 (10.85%) Neo4j
4 10 (3.39%) MySQL
5 9 (3.05%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (2.37%) Redis
7 5 (1.69%) RDBMS
8 4 (1.36%) SQL Server
9 2 (0.68%) Blockchain
10 1 (0.34%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.34%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.34%) Big Data
10 1 (0.34%) FileMaker
10 1 (0.34%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.34%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 100 (33.90%) Git (software)
2 84 (28.47%) Mockito
3 52 (17.63%) Subversion
4 37 (12.54%) Cucumber
5 36 (12.20%) Jenkins
6 31 (10.51%) Maven
7 15 (5.08%) JIRA
8 11 (3.73%) Grunt
8 11 (3.73%) gulp
8 11 (3.73%) Jasmine
8 11 (3.73%) Mocha
8 11 (3.73%) Selenium
8 11 (3.73%) WebDriver
9 10 (3.39%) Bitbucket
10 5 (1.69%) Gatling
10 5 (1.69%) JMeter
11 4 (1.36%) ClearCase
11 4 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (1.02%) SoapUI
13 2 (0.68%) Dreamweaver
General
1 10 (3.39%) Finance
2 9 (3.05%) Retail
3 8 (2.71%) Marketing
3 8 (2.71%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.37%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.69%) Electronics
5 5 (1.69%) Games
5 5 (1.69%) Online Betting
6 3 (1.02%) Law
6 3 (1.02%) Multimedia
6 3 (1.02%) Publishing
7 2 (0.68%) Advertising
8 1 (0.34%) Banking
8 1 (0.34%) Legal
8 1 (0.34%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 157 (53.22%) Developer
2 105 (35.59%) Java Developer
3 59 (20.00%) Senior Developer
4 34 (11.53%) Support Engineer
5 33 (11.19%) Senior Java Developer
6 28 (9.49%) Desktop Support
7 23 (7.80%) Analyst
7 23 (7.80%) Desktop Engineer
8 20 (6.78%) Architect
8 20 (6.78%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 19 (6.44%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 19 (6.44%) Technical Architect
10 18 (6.10%) Digital Developer
11 13 (4.41%) Service Analyst
11 13 (4.41%) Service Desk Analyst
12 12 (4.07%) IT Support
13 11 (3.73%) Senior Architect
13 11 (3.73%) Senior Technical Architect
14 9 (3.05%) 2nd Line Support
14 9 (3.05%) Mac Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (28.81%) JAX-RS
2 74 (25.08%) HTML
3 66 (22.37%) ActiveMQ
4 44 (14.92%) CSS
5 42 (14.24%) Node.js
6 32 (10.85%) Dropwizard
6 32 (10.85%) REST
7 21 (7.12%) HTML5
8 17 (5.76%) Sass
9 16 (5.42%) jQuery
10 12 (4.07%) Mustache
11 11 (3.73%) Web Services
12 10 (3.39%) Hibernate
13 7 (2.37%) Ruby on Rails
14 6 (2.03%) React
14 6 (2.03%) RESTful
14 6 (2.03%) Spring
14 6 (2.03%) Spring Boot
15 5 (1.69%) Java EE
15 5 (1.69%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 20 (6.78%) User Experience
2 13 (4.41%) Video Conferencing
3 12 (4.07%) Smartphone
4 9 (3.05%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (3.05%) iPhone
4 9 (3.05%) Mobile App
5 5 (1.69%) Driving Licence
5 5 (1.69%) Online Games
6 4 (1.36%) iPad
6 4 (1.36%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (0.68%) Graphic Design
8 2 (0.68%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (0.68%) Replication
9 1 (0.34%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.34%) Blog
9 1 (0.34%) BYOD
9 1 (0.34%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.34%) e-Learning
9 1 (0.34%) Home Automation
Operating Systems
1 187 (63.39%) Linux
2 176 (59.66%) Unix
3 103 (34.92%) Windows
4 49 (16.61%) Windows 7
5 45 (15.25%) Windows 10
6 22 (7.46%) Windows Server
7 19 (6.44%) Apple iOS
8 16 (5.42%) Android
9 9 (3.05%) Mac OS
10 7 (2.37%) Ubuntu
10 7 (2.37%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (2.03%) Windows 8
12 5 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (1.36%) Debian
13 4 (1.36%) openSUSE
13 4 (1.36%) Windows XP
14 3 (1.02%) Mac OS X Server
14 3 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
15 2 (0.68%) CentOS
15 2 (0.68%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (59.66%) Agile Software Development
2 159 (53.90%) TDD
3 142 (48.14%) Test Automation
4 131 (44.41%) Responsive Web Design
5 129 (43.73%) Web Design
6 128 (43.39%) Web Development
7 111 (37.63%) Continuous Deployment
8 100 (33.90%) BDD
9 83 (28.14%) Microservices
10 79 (26.78%) Pair Programming
11 65 (22.03%) Continuous Integration
12 46 (15.59%) Problem-Solving
13 42 (14.24%) DevOps
14 33 (11.19%) Continuous Delivery
15 26 (8.81%) ITIL
16 23 (7.80%) Scrum
17 22 (7.46%) Configuration Management
18 19 (6.44%) Front End Development
19 17 (5.76%) Strategic Thinking
20 16 (5.42%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 151 (51.19%) Java
2 68 (23.05%) Java 8
3 40 (13.56%) JavaScript
4 33 (11.19%) Python
5 32 (10.85%) Ruby
6 12 (4.07%) Scala
7 10 (3.39%) Shell Script
8 9 (3.05%) Groovy
9 7 (2.37%) SQL
10 6 (2.03%) PowerShell
11 3 (1.02%) Apple Swift
11 3 (1.02%) C
12 2 (0.68%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.68%) C#
13 1 (0.34%) C++
13 1 (0.34%) ES6
13 1 (0.34%) Kotlin
13 1 (0.34%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.34%) PHP
Qualifications
1 39 (13.22%) Security Cleared
2 26 (8.81%) SC Cleared
3 23 (7.80%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (1.69%) DBS Check
4 5 (1.69%) MCP
4 5 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.36%) A+ Certification
5 4 (1.36%) MCSE
6 3 (1.02%) CCNP
6 3 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.02%) Degree
6 3 (1.02%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (1.02%) MCSA
6 3 (1.02%) MOS
7 2 (0.68%) BC Cleared
7 2 (0.68%) CCNA
7 2 (0.68%) CCNP Voice
7 2 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.68%) JNCIA
8 1 (0.34%) Dell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.75%) WCAG
2 7 (2.37%) QA
3 6 (2.03%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (1.36%) COBIT
4 4 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.36%) NIST
4 4 (1.36%) SLA
5 2 (0.68%) GDPR
6 1 (0.34%) NCSC
6 1 (0.34%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.34%) PMO
System Software
1 83 (28.14%) Docker
2 57 (19.32%) Active Directory
3 9 (3.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (2.37%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.69%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.68%) Firmware
6 2 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.34%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 1 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.34%) Samba
7 1 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.34%) XenApp
7 1 (0.34%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 73 (24.75%) Kubernetes
2 18 (6.10%) SCCM
3 6 (2.03%) Jamf Pro
4 5 (1.69%) AirWatch
4 5 (1.69%) Ansible
5 4 (1.36%) HP Fortify
5 4 (1.36%) Nessus
6 2 (0.68%) Grafana
6 2 (0.68%) WSUS
7 1 (0.34%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.34%) NetVault Backup
7 1 (0.34%) Puppet
Vendors
1 64 (21.69%) Microsoft
2 55 (18.64%) Apple
3 23 (7.80%) Adobe
4 13 (4.41%) Cisco
5 9 (3.05%) Google
5 9 (3.05%) Ivanti
5 9 (3.05%) VMware
6 8 (2.71%) Atlassian
6 8 (2.71%) SAP
7 7 (2.37%) Citrix
7 7 (2.37%) Remedy
8 6 (2.03%) HP
9 5 (1.69%) ServiceNow
9 5 (1.69%) Splunk
10 4 (1.36%) CA
10 4 (1.36%) Dell
10 4 (1.36%) Meraki
10 4 (1.36%) Qualys
10 4 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (1.36%) Snow