Period
to 9 April 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 9 April 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
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 515 593 539
Rank change year-on-year +78 -54 -54
Contract jobs citing Mac OS X 182 296 376
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.31% 0.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.46% 1.49% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 214 255
Median daily rate £225 £500 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -55.00% +19.05% -1.18%
10th Percentile £125 £139 £141
90th Percentile £600 £638 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £180 £500 £400
% change year-on-year -64.00% +25.00% -9.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 27 15
Median hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.44% -5.26% +43.40%
10th Percentile £15.76 £12.30 £13.10
90th Percentile £27.00 £30.35 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.20 £14.85 £19.00
% change year-on-year +36.03% -21.84% +40.74%

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 12,492 19,848 21,061
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.62% 20.50% 20.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,661 12,538 13,440
Median daily rate £420 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.18% - +2.41%
10th Percentile £136 £158 £180
90th Percentile £609 £613 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -3.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,035 1,194 1,267
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.94% +3.03%
10th Percentile £11.63 £11.17 £11.17
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.50
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.86
% change year-on-year +6.25% +0.88% -0.88%

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 April 2020.

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 April 2020.

Hourly rate histogram 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 9 April 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 +95 172 £225 -55.00% 36
London +92 112 £225 -53.25% 16
UK excluding London +90 65 £180 -64.00% 20
South East +114 20 £171 -37.73% 9
North of England +31 18 £180 -64.00% 1
South West +35 12 £415 -27.83% 3
North West +42 9 £166 -59.75%
Yorkshire +28 8 £519 -1.19%
Midlands +66 5 £138 -63.33% 1
East of England +29 4 £476 +0.11% 6
Wales +17 4 £375 -21.53%
West Midlands +69 3 £155 - 1
East Midlands +34 2 £120 -68.00%
Northern Ireland - 2 £130 -
Work from Home +7 1 - - 2
North East - 1 £475 - 1

For the 6 months to 9 April 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.

1 107 (58.79%) Windows
2 75 (41.21%) Linux
3 62 (34.07%) Unix
4 60 (32.97%) Apple
5 53 (29.12%) Agile Software Development
6 52 (28.57%) Test Automation
7 47 (25.82%) Office 365
8 46 (25.27%) Microsoft Office
9 45 (24.73%) TDD
10 43 (23.63%) Java
10 43 (23.63%) Microsoft
10 43 (23.63%) Active Directory
11 41 (22.53%) Problem-Solving
12 40 (21.98%) Windows 10
13 39 (21.43%) Windows 7
14 36 (19.78%) Continuous Deployment
15 35 (19.23%) AWS
15 35 (19.23%) Apple iOS
16 29 (15.93%) JavaScript
17 28 (15.38%) MongoDB
17 28 (15.38%) DevOps
17 28 (15.38%) Azure
17 28 (15.38%) Git (software)
18 27 (14.84%) Responsive Web Design
18 27 (14.84%) Web Design
19 26 (14.29%) Docker
19 26 (14.29%) BDD
19 26 (14.29%) Microservices
20 25 (13.74%) JAX-RS
21 24 (13.19%) Kubernetes

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 12 (6.59%) Skype for Business
2 7 (3.85%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (2.75%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (1.10%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (1.10%) Confluence
4 2 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.10%) IIS
4 2 (1.10%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.10%) Oracle Service Bus
4 2 (1.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.55%) Apache
5 1 (0.55%) JBoss
5 1 (0.55%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.55%) Tomcat
Applications
1 46 (25.27%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.75%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (1.65%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.10%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (2.75%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 47 (25.82%) Office 365
2 35 (19.23%) AWS
3 28 (15.38%) Azure
4 9 (4.95%) GitHub
5 6 (3.30%) OneDrive
6 4 (2.20%) Mimecast
7 2 (1.10%) Amazon S3
7 2 (1.10%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.55%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 1 (0.55%) G Suite
8 1 (0.55%) GCP
8 1 (0.55%) Power Platform
8 1 (0.55%) SaaS
8 1 (0.55%) Slack
8 1 (0.55%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 14 (7.69%) Wireless
2 13 (7.14%) HTTP
2 13 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
3 12 (6.59%) Skype
4 9 (4.95%) LAN
5 8 (4.40%) Structured Cabling
6 6 (3.30%) Cisco IOS
6 6 (3.30%) DNS
6 6 (3.30%) Firewall
6 6 (3.30%) TCP/IP
7 5 (2.75%) DHCP
8 4 (2.20%) VPN
8 4 (2.20%) WAN
9 3 (1.65%) Internet
9 3 (1.65%) SSL
10 2 (1.10%) HTTPS
10 2 (1.10%) VoIP
11 1 (0.55%) OSPF
11 1 (0.55%) UMTS
11 1 (0.55%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (15.38%) MongoDB
2 12 (6.59%) SQL Server
3 11 (6.04%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (4.95%) MySQL
4 9 (4.95%) Relational Database
5 8 (4.40%) Neo4j
6 4 (2.20%) MS Access
7 2 (1.10%) Big Data
8 1 (0.55%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.55%) Power BI
8 1 (0.55%) Redis
8 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 28 (15.38%) Git (software)
2 18 (9.89%) Mockito
3 15 (8.24%) Jenkins
4 7 (3.85%) GitLab
5 6 (3.30%) JIRA
5 6 (3.30%) Xcode
6 5 (2.75%) Subversion
7 4 (2.20%) JMeter
8 3 (1.65%) Cucumber
8 3 (1.65%) fastlane
9 2 (1.10%) Maven
9 2 (1.10%) Mercurial
9 2 (1.10%) Selenium
9 2 (1.10%) SonarQube
9 2 (1.10%) WebDriver
10 1 (0.55%) Ant
10 1 (0.55%) CircleCI
10 1 (0.55%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.55%) Gatling
10 1 (0.55%) IntelliJ
General
1 20 (10.99%) Public Sector
2 11 (6.04%) Finance
3 9 (4.95%) Banking
4 4 (2.20%) Retail
5 3 (1.65%) Marketing
6 2 (1.10%) Back Office
6 2 (1.10%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.55%) Electronics
7 1 (0.55%) Law
7 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.55%) Publishing
7 1 (0.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 43 (23.63%) Developer
2 34 (18.68%) Desktop Support
2 34 (18.68%) Support Engineer
3 21 (11.54%) Desktop Engineer
3 21 (11.54%) Java Developer
4 18 (9.89%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 17 (9.34%) Analyst
6 14 (7.69%) Architect
6 14 (7.69%) IT Support
7 12 (6.59%) Mac Engineer
8 11 (6.04%) Technical Architect
9 10 (5.49%) 2nd Line Support
10 9 (4.95%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 9 (4.95%) Support Technician
11 8 (4.40%) Desktop Support Technician
11 8 (4.40%) Desktop Technician
11 8 (4.40%) DevOps Engineer
11 8 (4.40%) JavaScript Developer
11 8 (4.40%) Service Desk Support
12 7 (3.85%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (13.74%) JAX-RS
2 19 (10.44%) ActiveMQ
3 16 (8.79%) HTML
4 15 (8.24%) REST
5 14 (7.69%) CSS
6 11 (6.04%) RESTful
7 10 (5.49%) Ruby on Rails
8 9 (4.95%) Node.js
9 8 (4.40%) Django
9 8 (4.40%) Dropwizard
10 7 (3.85%) Hibernate
11 6 (3.30%) Celery
11 6 (3.30%) HTML5
11 6 (3.30%) RabbitMQ
12 5 (2.75%) LDAP
13 4 (2.20%) .NET
13 4 (2.20%) ASP.NET
14 3 (1.65%) Middleware
14 3 (1.65%) OAuth
14 3 (1.65%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.34%) iPhone
2 15 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (7.14%) iPad
4 12 (6.59%) Smartphone
5 9 (4.95%) Blackberry
5 9 (4.95%) Video Conferencing
6 8 (4.40%) User Experience
7 6 (3.30%) Blog
7 6 (3.30%) Data Centre
7 6 (3.30%) Mobile App
8 5 (2.75%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (2.20%) Hedge funds
10 3 (1.65%) BYOD
10 3 (1.65%) Clustering
10 3 (1.65%) Mobile Computing
11 2 (1.10%) AS400
11 2 (1.10%) Cloud Native
11 2 (1.10%) Mainframe
12 1 (0.55%) Driving Licence
12 1 (0.55%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 107 (58.79%) Windows
2 75 (41.21%) Linux
3 62 (34.07%) Unix
4 40 (21.98%) Windows 10
5 39 (21.43%) Windows 7
6 35 (19.23%) Apple iOS
7 21 (11.54%) Android
8 13 (7.14%) Windows Server
9 8 (4.40%) Mac OS
10 6 (3.30%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (2.20%) Windows 8
11 4 (2.20%) Windows Server 2016
12 3 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (1.10%) CentOS
13 2 (1.10%) HPUX
13 2 (1.10%) Solaris
13 2 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (1.10%) zOS
14 1 (0.55%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.55%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (29.12%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (28.57%) Test Automation
3 45 (24.73%) TDD
4 41 (22.53%) Problem-Solving
5 36 (19.78%) Continuous Deployment
6 28 (15.38%) DevOps
7 27 (14.84%) Responsive Web Design
7 27 (14.84%) Web Design
8 26 (14.29%) BDD
8 26 (14.29%) Microservices
9 24 (13.19%) Continuous Integration
10 23 (12.64%) ITIL
11 21 (11.54%) Web Development
12 20 (10.99%) Configuration Management
12 20 (10.99%) Pair Programming
13 19 (10.44%) Deployment Automation
14 18 (9.89%) Break/Fix
14 18 (9.89%) Coaching
14 18 (9.89%) Continuous Delivery
15 15 (8.24%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 43 (23.63%) Java
2 29 (15.93%) JavaScript
3 23 (12.64%) Java 8
3 23 (12.64%) Python
4 13 (7.14%) Ruby
5 9 (4.95%) PowerShell
6 7 (3.85%) Bash Shell
7 6 (3.30%) Shell Script
8 5 (2.75%) Apple Swift
8 5 (2.75%) C
9 4 (2.20%) SQL
10 3 (1.65%) Groovy
10 3 (1.65%) PHP
11 2 (1.10%) C++
11 2 (1.10%) COBOL
12 1 (0.55%) C#
12 1 (0.55%) Fortran
12 1 (0.55%) Perl
12 1 (0.55%) XPath
12 1 (0.55%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 22 (12.09%) Security Cleared
2 14 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 9 (4.95%) A+ Certification
4 7 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (3.30%) Degree
5 6 (3.30%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (3.30%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (2.75%) DBS Check
6 5 (2.75%) Dell Certification
6 5 (2.75%) MCP
6 5 (2.75%) MCSE
7 4 (2.20%) CompTIA Security+
7 4 (2.20%) CTC Cleared
7 4 (2.20%) Network+ Certification
8 2 (1.10%) AWS Certification
8 2 (1.10%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.55%) ACSP
9 1 (0.55%) CCNP
9 1 (0.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.55%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.75%) SLA
2 2 (1.10%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.55%) COBIT
3 1 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (0.55%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.55%) QA
3 1 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.55%) WAI
3 1 (0.55%) WCAG
System Software
1 43 (23.63%) Active Directory
2 26 (14.29%) Docker
3 9 (4.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (3.30%) Hyper-V
5 5 (2.75%) KVM
6 4 (2.20%) NFS
6 4 (2.20%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.55%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.55%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 24 (13.19%) Kubernetes
2 13 (7.14%) SCCM
3 7 (3.85%) Grafana
4 6 (3.30%) Jamf Pro
4 6 (3.30%) Terraform
5 5 (2.75%) Ansible
5 5 (2.75%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (2.20%) AirWatch
6 4 (2.20%) Graylog
6 4 (2.20%) Salt
6 4 (2.20%) Single Sign-On
6 4 (2.20%) ZABBIX
7 3 (1.65%) Kibana
7 3 (1.65%) Puppet
7 3 (1.65%) WSUS
8 2 (1.10%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 2 (1.10%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.55%) HP Fortify
9 1 (0.55%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 60 (32.97%) Apple
2 43 (23.63%) Microsoft
3 18 (9.89%) Ivanti
4 15 (8.24%) Cisco
5 14 (7.69%) Dell
5 14 (7.69%) HP
6 13 (7.14%) Remedy
6 13 (7.14%) VMware
7 12 (6.59%) Citrix
7 12 (6.59%) Google
8 11 (6.04%) Adobe
8 11 (6.04%) Oracle
9 9 (4.95%) ServiceNow
10 4 (2.20%) Aspera
10 4 (2.20%) Signiant
10 4 (2.20%) Snow
10 4 (2.20%) SolarWinds
10 4 (2.20%) Xerox
11 3 (1.65%) FactSet
11 3 (1.65%) Samsung