Period
to 17 July 2018

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 17 July 2018 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 612 647 762
Rank change year-on-year +35 +115 +17
Contract jobs citing Mac OS 275 200 139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.21% 0.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.28% 1.02% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 128 92
UK median daily rate £300 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +6.67% +114.29%
10th Percentile £123 £113 £163
90th Percentile £515 £538 £481
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £400 £325
% change year-on-year -28.13% +23.08% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 9 17
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.43% +1.45% +11.29%
10th Percentile £13.00 £15.75 £12.30
90th Percentile £19.88 £23.28 £19.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -21.05% +8.57% +37.25%

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 21,500 19,636 24,598
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.74% 20.67% 22.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,449 12,373 15,453
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £180 £199 £210
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -2.50% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,464 1,142 1,337
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% - +2.10%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.63
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +3.23% -6.06% +4.63%

Mac OS
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Mac OS in the UK

Mac OS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Mac OS.

Contractor daily rate trend for Mac OS in the UK

Mac OS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Mac OS over the 6 months to 17 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Mac OS in the UK

Mac OS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mac OS.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Mac OS in the UK

Mac OS
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Mac OS over the 6 months to 17 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Mac OS in the UK

Mac OS
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 within the UK over the 6 months to 17 July 2018. 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 +39 266 £300 -25.00% 89
London -12 162 £325 -18.75% 49
UK excluding London +11 113 £288 -28.13% 42
South East -3 37 £300 -14.35% 10
North of England -7 25 £300 +79.10% 6
Midlands +9 22 £250 -53.27% 12
East Midlands - 20 £315 - 6
South West -2 13 £250 -41.18% 5
North West -9 12 £300 +105.13% 3
Scotland -44 8 £216 -6.99% 2
East of England +2 7 £190 -17.39% 7
Yorkshire -17 7 £375 -25.00% 3
North East - 6 £183 -
West Midlands -23 2 £213 -60.28% 5
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 17 July 2018, 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.

1 215 (78.18%) Windows
2 136 (49.45%) Active Directory
3 114 (41.45%) Apple
4 104 (37.82%) Microsoft
5 102 (37.09%) Office 365
6 91 (33.09%) Apple iOS
7 83 (30.18%) Windows 10
8 79 (28.73%) Microsoft Office
9 69 (25.09%) Windows 7
10 63 (22.91%) Linux
11 60 (21.82%) Agile Software Development
11 60 (21.82%) Windows Server
12 56 (20.36%) SCCM
13 54 (19.64%) Android
14 45 (16.36%) Mac OS X
14 45 (16.36%) ITIL
15 44 (16.00%) Web Services
16 43 (15.64%) DNS
17 41 (14.91%) Microsoft Azure
18 40 (14.55%) Windows Server 2012
19 38 (13.82%) Problem-Solving
20 36 (13.09%) Microsoft Intune
20 36 (13.09%) Citrix
21 34 (12.36%) Windows 8
22 33 (12.00%) Test Automation
22 33 (12.00%) Cisco
22 33 (12.00%) TDD
22 33 (12.00%) Remote Desktop
23 30 (10.91%) LAN
23 30 (10.91%) DHCP

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 25 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 15 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (4.36%) Skype for Business
4 8 (2.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 8 (2.91%) Confluence
4 8 (2.91%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (2.55%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.09%) CMS
6 3 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.09%) GroupWise
7 1 (0.36%) Apache
7 1 (0.36%) IIS
7 1 (0.36%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.36%) nginx
7 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.36%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.36%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.36%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 79 (28.73%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.45%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (1.45%) InVision
3 4 (1.45%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.36%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 1 (0.36%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 102 (37.09%) Office 365
2 41 (14.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (9.45%) Amazon AWS
4 22 (8.00%) G Suite
5 7 (2.55%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (2.18%) Azure Active Directory
6 6 (2.18%) OneDrive
7 5 (1.82%) PaaS
8 4 (1.45%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 4 (1.45%) IaaS
9 3 (1.09%) GitHub
10 2 (0.73%) Force.com
10 2 (0.73%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.73%) Slack
11 1 (0.36%) GoToWebinar
11 1 (0.36%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 43 (15.64%) DNS
2 33 (12.00%) Remote Desktop
3 30 (10.91%) DHCP
3 30 (10.91%) LAN
4 20 (7.27%) VPN
5 19 (6.91%) WAN
6 18 (6.55%) Firewall
7 15 (5.45%) TCP/IP
8 13 (4.73%) Wi-Fi
9 11 (4.00%) Skype
9 11 (4.00%) WLAN
10 10 (3.64%) Internet
11 9 (3.27%) Cisco IOS
11 9 (3.27%) SSL
12 7 (2.55%) IP Telephony
12 7 (2.55%) VoIP
13 6 (2.18%) HTTP
14 5 (1.82%) SMS
14 5 (1.82%) VLAN
15 4 (1.45%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (5.45%) Amazon RDS
2 6 (2.18%) SQL Server
3 5 (1.82%) MySQL
4 4 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.73%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.36%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.36%) Neo4j
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.36%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 24 (8.73%) Git (software)
2 13 (4.73%) JIRA
3 10 (3.64%) Bitbucket
3 10 (3.64%) SonarQube
4 9 (3.27%) Subversion
5 6 (2.18%) Xcode
6 4 (1.45%) Qt Creator
7 3 (1.09%) AdminStudio
7 3 (1.09%) Mocha
8 2 (0.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.73%) Jasmine
8 2 (0.73%) Karma Test Runner
9 1 (0.36%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.36%) Maven
9 1 (0.36%) Mockito
9 1 (0.36%) PhpStorm
9 1 (0.36%) PHPUnit
9 1 (0.36%) Selenium
9 1 (0.36%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.36%) WebStorm
General
1 26 (9.45%) Finance
2 13 (4.73%) Banking
3 9 (3.27%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.91%) Retail
5 6 (2.18%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.45%) Games
7 3 (1.09%) Publishing
8 2 (0.73%) Legal
8 2 (0.73%) Marketing
9 1 (0.36%) Billing
9 1 (0.36%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.36%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.36%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 64 (23.27%) Support Engineer
2 48 (17.45%) Analyst
3 42 (15.27%) Developer
4 41 (14.91%) Desktop Support
5 32 (11.64%) Support Analyst
6 29 (10.55%) Mac Engineer
7 28 (10.18%) 2nd Line Support
8 27 (9.82%) Desktop Engineer
9 25 (9.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 20 (7.27%) Windows Engineer
11 19 (6.91%) IT Support
12 15 (5.45%) 1st Line Support
13 13 (4.73%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 13 (4.73%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 13 (4.73%) Service Analyst
13 13 (4.73%) Service Desk Analyst
14 12 (4.36%) Systems Engineer
15 11 (4.00%) iOS Developer
15 11 (4.00%) IT Engineer
15 11 (4.00%) Office 365 Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (16.00%) Web Services
2 22 (8.00%) HTML
3 18 (6.55%) CSS
4 13 (4.73%) RESTful
5 10 (3.64%) Spring
6 9 (3.27%) Hibernate
6 9 (3.27%) XML
7 8 (2.91%) Java EE
7 8 (2.91%) JSON
7 8 (2.91%) SOAP
8 7 (2.55%) Ruby on Rails
9 6 (2.18%) iOS SDK
10 5 (1.82%) Cocoa
10 5 (1.82%) Django
10 5 (1.82%) Qt
10 5 (1.82%) XMPP
11 3 (1.09%) Core Data
11 3 (1.09%) HTML5
11 3 (1.09%) LDAP
11 3 (1.09%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.91%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (5.09%) Data Centre
3 13 (4.73%) Computer Science
4 12 (4.36%) Blackberry
4 12 (4.36%) Smartphone
5 10 (3.64%) iPhone
5 10 (3.64%) User Experience
6 9 (3.27%) RSA SecurID
6 9 (3.27%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (2.91%) PKI
8 6 (2.18%) Fintech
8 6 (2.18%) Mobile Computing
8 6 (2.18%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (1.82%) iPad
9 5 (1.82%) Video\Live Streaming
10 4 (1.45%) Apple TV
10 4 (1.45%) BYOD
10 4 (1.45%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.45%) Mobile App
11 3 (1.09%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 215 (78.18%) Windows
2 91 (33.09%) Apple iOS
3 83 (30.18%) Windows 10
4 69 (25.09%) Windows 7
5 63 (22.91%) Linux
6 60 (21.82%) Windows Server
7 54 (19.64%) Android
8 45 (16.36%) Mac OS X
9 40 (14.55%) Windows Server 2012
10 34 (12.36%) Windows 8
11 30 (10.91%) Windows Server 2008
12 27 (9.82%) Unix
13 5 (1.82%) Windows Vista
14 4 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.73%) SUSE
15 2 (0.73%) Windows Embedded Compact
16 1 (0.36%) Debian
16 1 (0.36%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.36%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (21.82%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (16.36%) ITIL
3 38 (13.82%) Problem-Solving
4 33 (12.00%) TDD
4 33 (12.00%) Test Automation
5 21 (7.64%) Application Packaging
5 21 (7.64%) Mobile Device Management
5 21 (7.64%) Service Management
6 20 (7.27%) Data Protection
6 20 (7.27%) Project Management
7 18 (6.55%) SDLC
8 17 (6.18%) Continuous Integration
8 17 (6.18%) Problem Management
9 15 (5.45%) DevOps
9 15 (5.45%) iOS Development
9 15 (5.45%) IT Strategy
9 15 (5.45%) ITSM
9 15 (5.45%) Migration
9 15 (5.45%) Scrum
10 13 (4.73%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 29 (10.55%) JavaScript
2 28 (10.18%) PowerShell
3 25 (9.09%) Objective-C
4 22 (8.00%) Java
5 20 (7.27%) Apple Swift
6 14 (5.09%) Python
7 11 (4.00%) SQL
8 10 (3.64%) Ruby
9 7 (2.55%) Bash Shell
9 7 (2.55%) C++
9 7 (2.55%) PHP
9 7 (2.55%) Shell Script
10 5 (1.82%) AppleScript
10 5 (1.82%) ES6
10 5 (1.82%) VBScript
11 3 (1.09%) Perl
12 2 (0.73%) Apex Code
12 2 (0.73%) Go
12 2 (0.73%) Kotlin
12 2 (0.73%) Scala
Qualifications
1 19 (6.91%) Degree
2 17 (6.18%) Security Cleared
3 14 (5.09%) SC Cleared
4 11 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (3.64%) CCNA
5 10 (3.64%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (3.27%) MCP
6 9 (3.27%) MCSE
7 8 (2.91%) Computer Science Degree
8 7 (2.55%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (2.18%) A+ Certification
9 6 (2.18%) DBS Check
10 3 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (1.09%) ISEB
11 2 (0.73%) CCSA
11 2 (0.73%) CCSE
11 2 (0.73%) MCSA
12 1 (0.36%) ACSA
12 1 (0.36%) ACTC
12 1 (0.36%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.82%) GDPR
2 12 (4.36%) SLA
3 6 (2.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.82%) QA
5 4 (1.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.73%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 136 (49.45%) Active Directory
2 20 (7.27%) Microsoft App-V
3 17 (6.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (5.45%) XenApp
5 9 (3.27%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (2.18%) XenDesktop
7 4 (1.45%) Hyper-V
7 4 (1.45%) Virtual Desktop
7 4 (1.45%) vSphere
8 3 (1.09%) OpenAM
8 3 (1.09%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (1.09%) Xen
9 2 (0.73%) Docker
10 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 56 (20.36%) SCCM
2 36 (13.09%) Microsoft Intune
3 11 (4.00%) Jamf Pro
3 11 (4.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 6 (2.18%) AirWatch
4 6 (2.18%) HP ALM
5 5 (1.82%) BMC PATROL
6 3 (1.09%) Puppet
7 2 (0.73%) Ansible
7 2 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.73%) Salt
7 2 (0.73%) SolarWinds Orion
7 2 (0.73%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.36%) CSIRT
8 1 (0.36%) EMC VPLEX
8 1 (0.36%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.36%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.36%) NetIQ Identity Manager
8 1 (0.36%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.36%) Simpana
Vendors
1 114 (41.45%) Apple
2 104 (37.82%) Microsoft
3 36 (13.09%) Citrix
4 33 (12.00%) Cisco
5 21 (7.64%) VMware
6 15 (5.45%) Google
7 11 (4.00%) ServiceNow
8 8 (2.91%) Atlassian
9 7 (2.55%) Avaya
9 7 (2.55%) HP
9 7 (2.55%) Remedy
10 6 (2.18%) Juniper
11 5 (1.82%) Adobe
11 5 (1.82%) Dell
11 5 (1.82%) Snow
11 5 (1.82%) Veeam
12 4 (1.45%) Ivanti
12 4 (1.45%) Symantec
13 3 (1.09%) CommVault
13 3 (1.09%) McAfee