Period
to 9 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Mac OS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Mac OS 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 macOS
UK
6 months to
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 485 661 700
Rank change year-on-year +176 +39 -41
Contract jobs citing Mac OS 213 222 194
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.23% 0.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.71% 1.12% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 126 129
Median daily rate £208 £275 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.36% -4.35% -23.33%
10th Percentile £107 £125 £119
90th Percentile £515 £555 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £250 £300
% change year-on-year -40.00% -16.67% +41.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 29 9
Median hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.86% +25.00% -26.32%
10th Percentile £11.49 £12.50 £12.90
90th Percentile £29.60 £35.75 £15.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £17.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year +10.00% +29.63% -36.25%

Mac OS 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
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Mac OS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Mac OS in the UK

Mac OS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Mac OS.

Daily rate trend for Mac OS in the UK

Mac OS
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Mac OS over the 6 months to 9 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Mac OS in the UK

Mac OS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Mac OS.

Hourly rate trend for Mac OS in the UK

Mac OS
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Mac OS over the 6 months to 9 April 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Mac OS in the UK

Mac OS
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 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 +173 197 £225 -18.18% 68
London +163 106 £345 +15.00% 27
UK excluding London +125 102 £150 -40.00% 45
South East +113 42 £120 -56.36% 13
East of England +32 16 £410 +121.62% 16
North of England +63 12 £203 -46.00% 6
Midlands +57 12 £150 -47.83% 5
Scotland - 11 £120 - 1
South West +27 10 £120 -7.69% 1
Yorkshire +63 6 - - 3
West Midlands +59 6 £289 -17.50% 4
East Midlands +35 6 £150 -31.43% 1
North West +39 5 £225 - 1
Wales +30 2 £110 -68.57% 3
North East - 1 £110 - 2
Work from Home - 1 £190 - 9

For the 6 months to 9 April 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Mac OS 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.

1 158 (74.18%) Windows
2 90 (42.25%) Active Directory
3 84 (39.44%) Microsoft
4 79 (37.09%) Windows 10
5 71 (33.33%) Office 365
6 66 (30.99%) Apple iOS
7 63 (29.58%) Linux
8 60 (28.17%) Microsoft Office
9 51 (23.94%) Android
10 49 (23.00%) Apple
11 42 (19.72%) SCCM
12 39 (18.31%) Windows 7
13 38 (17.84%) Jamf Pro
14 34 (15.96%) ITIL
15 32 (15.02%) LAN
16 30 (14.08%) Agile Software Development
17 27 (12.68%) JavaScript
18 26 (12.21%) Azure
19 25 (11.74%) G Suite
20 23 (10.80%) Test Automation
20 23 (10.80%) Security Cleared
20 23 (10.80%) Unix
21 22 (10.33%) Cisco
21 22 (10.33%) Git (software)
22 21 (9.86%) Video Conferencing
22 21 (9.86%) Microsoft Intune
22 21 (9.86%) VMware
23 20 (9.39%) Python
23 20 (9.39%) SC Cleared
23 20 (9.39%) Analytical Skills

Mac OS
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 9 (4.23%) SharePoint
2 7 (3.29%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.41%) WordPress
4 2 (0.94%) Apache
4 2 (0.94%) CMS
4 2 (0.94%) Confluence
4 2 (0.94%) Drupal
4 2 (0.94%) IBM Notes
4 2 (0.94%) nginx
5 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.47%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 60 (28.17%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (8.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.47%) Houdini
4 1 (0.47%) InDesign
4 1 (0.47%) Maya
4 1 (0.47%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (4.69%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 71 (33.33%) Office 365
2 26 (12.21%) Azure
3 25 (11.74%) G Suite
4 13 (6.10%) AWS
5 7 (3.29%) OneDrive
6 4 (1.88%) npm
7 3 (1.41%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.94%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 2 (0.94%) IaaS
8 2 (0.94%) PaaS
9 1 (0.47%) Dropbox
9 1 (0.47%) GitHub
9 1 (0.47%) Google Drive
9 1 (0.47%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 32 (15.02%) LAN
2 18 (8.45%) Network Security
3 15 (7.04%) VPN
4 14 (6.57%) DNS
4 14 (6.57%) TCP/IP
5 13 (6.10%) VoIP
5 13 (6.10%) WAN
6 12 (5.63%) DHCP
6 12 (5.63%) Remote Desktop
6 12 (5.63%) Wireless
7 11 (5.16%) Cisco IOS
8 8 (3.76%) IP Telephony
9 7 (3.29%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (2.82%) Cisco IPT
10 6 (2.82%) Firewall
11 5 (2.35%) WebEx
12 4 (1.88%) Internet
12 4 (1.88%) PBX
12 4 (1.88%) WLAN
13 3 (1.41%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.51%) MySQL
2 8 (3.76%) MongoDB
3 6 (2.82%) Cosmos DB
3 6 (2.82%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (2.82%) Relational Database
3 6 (2.82%) SQL Server
4 4 (1.88%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.41%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (0.94%) Redis
Development Applications
1 22 (10.33%) Git (software)
2 15 (7.04%) JIRA
2 15 (7.04%) Xcode
3 11 (5.16%) Jenkins
4 5 (2.35%) Android Studio
4 5 (2.35%) CMake
5 4 (1.88%) Visual Studio
6 3 (1.41%) Selenium
6 3 (1.41%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (0.94%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.94%) Mocha
7 2 (0.94%) Subversion
7 2 (0.94%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.47%) CocoaPods
8 1 (0.47%) fastlane
8 1 (0.47%) InstallShield
8 1 (0.47%) MSI
8 1 (0.47%) TestRail
8 1 (0.47%) WinDbg
General
1 10 (4.69%) Finance
2 8 (3.76%) Public Sector
3 7 (3.29%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.35%) Retail
5 4 (1.88%) Banking
5 4 (1.88%) Mandarin Language
6 3 (1.41%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.41%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.94%) Games
7 2 (0.94%) Marketing
8 1 (0.47%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.47%) Electronics
8 1 (0.47%) Front Office
8 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.47%) Publishing
8 1 (0.47%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 44 (20.66%) Support Engineer
2 39 (18.31%) Desktop Support
3 36 (16.90%) Developer
4 35 (16.43%) Desktop Engineer
5 27 (12.68%) Mac Engineer
6 25 (11.74%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 24 (11.27%) IT Support
8 22 (10.33%) 2nd Line Support
9 16 (7.51%) Junior
10 14 (6.57%) Analyst
11 13 (6.10%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 13 (6.10%) IT Engineer
12 12 (5.63%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
12 12 (5.63%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 11 (5.16%) Deskside Engineer
14 10 (4.69%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
15 9 (4.23%) Deskside Support
15 9 (4.23%) IT Support Engineer
15 9 (4.23%) Junior Desktop Engineer
15 9 (4.23%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.10%) CSS
1 13 (6.10%) HTML
2 11 (5.16%) .NET
2 11 (5.16%) Node.js
3 10 (4.69%) RESTful
4 9 (4.23%) Cocoa
4 9 (4.23%) JSON
4 9 (4.23%) REST
5 7 (3.29%) Django
5 7 (3.29%) Web Services
5 7 (3.29%) XML
6 6 (2.82%) ASP.NET
6 6 (2.82%) Express
6 6 (2.82%) Spring
6 6 (2.82%) Svelte
7 5 (2.35%) Ruby on Rails
8 4 (1.88%) .NET Framework
8 4 (1.88%) jQuery
8 4 (1.88%) MFC
9 3 (1.41%) Autofac
Miscellaneous
1 21 (9.86%) Video Conferencing
2 20 (9.39%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (7.98%) iPad
3 17 (7.98%) iPhone
4 14 (6.57%) Blackberry
4 14 (6.57%) Self-Motivation
5 9 (4.23%) Blog
6 7 (3.29%) Smartphone
7 6 (2.82%) e-Learning
8 4 (1.88%) Data Centre
9 3 (1.41%) BYOD
9 3 (1.41%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.94%) Cyberthreat
10 2 (0.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 2 (0.94%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.94%) PKI
11 1 (0.47%) Animation
11 1 (0.47%) CCTV
11 1 (0.47%) EPoS
11 1 (0.47%) STB
Operating Systems
1 158 (74.18%) Windows
2 79 (37.09%) Windows 10
3 66 (30.99%) Apple iOS
4 63 (29.58%) Linux
5 51 (23.94%) Android
6 39 (18.31%) Windows 7
7 23 (10.80%) Unix
8 13 (6.10%) Windows Server
9 9 (4.23%) CentOS
9 9 (4.23%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (3.76%) Mac OS X
11 7 (3.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (2.35%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (2.35%) Windows Server 2016
13 4 (1.88%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.94%) Debian
14 2 (0.94%) tvOS
14 2 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.94%) Windows Server 2019
14 2 (0.94%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (15.96%) ITIL
2 30 (14.08%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (10.80%) Test Automation
4 17 (7.98%) Problem-Solving
5 15 (7.04%) Application Packaging
5 15 (7.04%) Front End Development
5 15 (7.04%) Office Automation
5 15 (7.04%) Service Management
6 12 (5.63%) Continuous Deployment
6 12 (5.63%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (5.16%) ITSM
7 11 (5.16%) TDD
8 10 (4.69%) Hardware Maintenance
8 10 (4.69%) Software Deployment
9 9 (4.23%) Open Source
9 9 (4.23%) Security Patching
10 8 (3.76%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (3.76%) Cybersecurity
10 8 (3.76%) Performance Optimisation
10 8 (3.76%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 27 (12.68%) JavaScript
2 20 (9.39%) Python
3 10 (4.69%) Bash Shell
3 10 (4.69%) Objective-C
3 10 (4.69%) Perl
4 9 (4.23%) C++
4 9 (4.23%) Java
5 8 (3.76%) C#
5 8 (3.76%) Ruby
5 8 (3.76%) TypeScript
6 6 (2.82%) Java 8
7 5 (2.35%) Apple Swift
7 5 (2.35%) PowerShell
8 3 (1.41%) C
8 3 (1.41%) Scala
9 2 (0.94%) PHP
9 2 (0.94%) PHP 5
9 2 (0.94%) PHP 7
10 1 (0.47%) Go
10 1 (0.47%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 23 (10.80%) Security Cleared
2 20 (9.39%) SC Cleared
3 14 (6.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (4.69%) ACSP
5 9 (4.23%) MCSE
6 5 (2.35%) A+ Certification
6 5 (2.35%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (2.35%) Degree
6 5 (2.35%) MCITP
6 5 (2.35%) MCTS
7 4 (1.88%) CompTIA Security+
8 3 (1.41%) CCA
8 3 (1.41%) CISSP
8 3 (1.41%) Network+ Certification
9 2 (0.94%) CEH
9 2 (0.94%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.94%) GCIH
9 2 (0.94%) GIAC
10 1 (0.47%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.47%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.04%) SLA
2 4 (1.88%) NCSC
2 4 (1.88%) QA
3 1 (0.47%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.47%) GDPR
3 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.47%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 90 (42.25%) Active Directory
2 13 (6.10%) Docker
3 8 (3.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (3.29%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (1.88%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (1.41%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.41%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.47%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.47%) Xen
7 1 (0.47%) XenApp
7 1 (0.47%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 42 (19.72%) SCCM
2 38 (17.84%) Jamf Pro
3 21 (9.86%) Microsoft Intune
4 15 (7.04%) AirWatch
5 10 (4.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 7 (3.29%) Norton AntiVirus
6 7 (3.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 6 (2.82%) Terraform
8 5 (2.35%) SCOM
8 5 (2.35%) Single Sign-On
9 4 (1.88%) Ansible
10 3 (1.41%) ZENworks
11 2 (0.94%) Kubernetes
11 2 (0.94%) MaaS360
11 2 (0.94%) NetVault Backup
11 2 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
11 2 (0.94%) Puppet
11 2 (0.94%) Salt
12 1 (0.47%) CASB
12 1 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 84 (39.44%) Microsoft
2 49 (23.00%) Apple
3 22 (10.33%) Cisco
4 21 (9.86%) VMware
5 15 (7.04%) Google
6 14 (6.57%) Citrix
7 11 (5.16%) Adobe
8 9 (4.23%) ServiceNow
9 8 (3.76%) Symantec
10 7 (3.29%) Red Hat
11 5 (2.35%) SAP
12 4 (1.88%) HP
13 3 (1.41%) Bloomberg
13 3 (1.41%) Remedy
14 2 (0.94%) Atlassian
14 2 (0.94%) Bomgar
14 2 (0.94%) Fidessa
14 2 (0.94%) Lotus
14 2 (0.94%) MobileIron
14 2 (0.94%) Sophos