Period
to 18 January 2021

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 18 January 2021 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
18 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 462 489 639
Rank change year-on-year +27 +150 +58
Contract jobs citing Mac OS 116 256 250
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.35% 0.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.58% 1.68% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 170 135
Median daily rate £370 £230 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +60.87% -23.33% -
10th Percentile £129 £120 £109
90th Percentile £555 £500 £536
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £165 £220
% change year-on-year +66.67% -25.00% -32.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 15 50
Median hourly rate £20.25 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.71% - +25.00%
10th Percentile £12.06 £11.88 £12.50
90th Percentile £49.13 £38.80 £20.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.68 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -16.11% - +25.00%

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 7,361 15,257 20,820
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.96% 21.11% 20.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,716 9,704 13,244
Median daily rate £430 £410 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.88% -3.53% -
10th Percentile £160 £140 £160
90th Percentile £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £400
% change year-on-year -3.23% -3.13% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 427 1,144 1,324
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.94% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.29 £11.00
90th Percentile £54.00 £48.75 £47.00
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.05
% change year-on-year - +2.80% +0.31%

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 18 January 2021.

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 18 January 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Mac OS in the UK

Mac OS
Top 17 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 18 January 2021. 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 +47 104 £358 +52.13% 45
London +37 63 £388 +12.32% 20
UK excluding London +125 40 £275 +66.67% 29
Work from Home - 29 £400 - 7
South East +106 11 £388 +198.08% 3
North of England +102 11 £245 +20.99% 4
South West +100 8 £301 +122.96% 5
Midlands +56 5 £275 +4.76% 6
West Midlands +50 4 £275 -35.10% 4
Yorkshire +49 4 £550 - 1
North East +40 4 £85 -81.76%
North West +69 3 £140 -22.22% 3
Scotland +44 2 - - 1
East of England +53 1 - - 6
East Midlands +35 1 - - 2
Wales +28 1 - - 2
Northern Ireland - 1 - - 3

For the 6 months to 18 January 2021, 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 85 (73.28%) Windows
2 47 (40.52%) Windows 10
3 32 (27.59%) Apple
4 30 (25.86%) Microsoft
4 30 (25.86%) Apple iOS
5 26 (22.41%) Linux
5 26 (22.41%) Office 365
6 22 (18.97%) SCCM
7 21 (18.10%) Agile Software Development
8 18 (15.52%) ITIL
8 18 (15.52%) Active Directory
9 17 (14.66%) Video Conferencing
10 16 (13.79%) SC Cleared
10 16 (13.79%) Security Cleared
10 16 (13.79%) Migration
11 14 (12.07%) Cisco
11 14 (12.07%) VMware
11 14 (12.07%) C
11 14 (12.07%) Microsoft Intune
12 13 (11.21%) Finance
12 13 (11.21%) Windows 7
13 12 (10.34%) Android
13 12 (10.34%) TDD
13 12 (10.34%) Microsoft Office
14 11 (9.48%) HP
14 11 (9.48%) SLA
14 11 (9.48%) Git (software)
14 11 (9.48%) Jamf Pro
15 10 (8.62%) AirWatch
15 10 (8.62%) Public Sector

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 7 (6.03%) MS Exchange
2 5 (4.31%) Exchange Server 2007
2 5 (4.31%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (1.72%) Confluence
3 2 (1.72%) IIS
4 1 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.86%) WordPress
Applications
1 12 (10.34%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (6.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (3.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.72%) iWork
5 1 (0.86%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (0.86%) InVision
5 1 (0.86%) Sketch
Cloud Services
1 26 (22.41%) Office 365
2 6 (5.17%) Azure
3 5 (4.31%) AWS
3 5 (4.31%) GitHub
4 4 (3.45%) G Suite
4 4 (3.45%) GCP
5 3 (2.59%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 3 (2.59%) SaaS
6 2 (1.72%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.86%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.86%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.86%) Cloudflare
7 1 (0.86%) Kong
7 1 (0.86%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.86%) npm
7 1 (0.86%) PaaS
7 1 (0.86%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.76%) LAN
2 7 (6.03%) WAN
3 6 (5.17%) DNS
3 6 (5.17%) Firewall
3 6 (5.17%) VPN
4 5 (4.31%) DHCP
4 5 (4.31%) Skype
4 5 (4.31%) TCP/IP
5 4 (3.45%) 802.11
5 4 (3.45%) VoIP
6 3 (2.59%) Internet
6 3 (2.59%) Intranet
6 3 (2.59%) IP Telephony
6 3 (2.59%) WebEx
7 2 (1.72%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (1.72%) SAN
7 2 (1.72%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.86%) SMTP
8 1 (0.86%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.86%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.86%) NoSQL
1 1 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (0.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (9.48%) Git (software)
2 7 (6.03%) Xcode
3 4 (3.45%) CMake
3 4 (3.45%) JIRA
4 3 (2.59%) GitLab
4 3 (2.59%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.72%) GCC
5 2 (1.72%) Grunt
5 2 (1.72%) gulp
5 2 (1.72%) Jasmine
5 2 (1.72%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.72%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (1.72%) webpack
6 1 (0.86%) Appium
6 1 (0.86%) Clang
6 1 (0.86%) git-flow
6 1 (0.86%) Gradle
6 1 (0.86%) REST Assured
6 1 (0.86%) SCons
6 1 (0.86%) SonarQube
General
1 13 (11.21%) Finance
2 10 (8.62%) Public Sector
3 4 (3.45%) Banking
4 3 (2.59%) Digital Economy
4 3 (2.59%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.72%) Back Office
5 2 (1.72%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.86%) Electronics
6 1 (0.86%) Games
6 1 (0.86%) Law
6 1 (0.86%) Legal
6 1 (0.86%) Local Government
6 1 (0.86%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.86%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (13.79%) Support Engineer
2 15 (12.93%) Developer
3 12 (10.34%) Analyst
3 12 (10.34%) IT Support
4 9 (7.76%) Architect
5 7 (6.03%) Desktop Support
5 7 (6.03%) IT Engineer
5 7 (6.03%) IT Support Engineer
6 6 (5.17%) Mac Engineer
7 5 (4.31%) Deployment Engineer
7 5 (4.31%) Support Technician
8 4 (3.45%) 1st Line Support
8 4 (3.45%) C++ Developer
8 4 (3.45%) Mac Developer
8 4 (3.45%) Service Analyst
8 4 (3.45%) Service Desk Analyst
8 4 (3.45%) Technical Architect
9 3 (2.59%) IT Technician
9 3 (2.59%) Service Desk Technician
9 3 (2.59%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.90%) Cocoa
2 5 (4.31%) CSS
2 5 (4.31%) HTML
3 4 (3.45%) 802.1X
3 4 (3.45%) UIKit
4 3 (2.59%) Cocoa Touch
4 3 (2.59%) HTML5
4 3 (2.59%) REST
4 3 (2.59%) Sass
5 2 (1.72%) jQuery
5 2 (1.72%) Kafka
5 2 (1.72%) MFC
5 2 (1.72%) Mustache
5 2 (1.72%) Node.js
5 2 (1.72%) React
5 2 (1.72%) SOAP
5 2 (1.72%) Web Services
6 1 (0.86%) CSS3
6 1 (0.86%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.86%) GreenSock GSAP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.66%) Video Conferencing
2 6 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.31%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.45%) User Experience
5 3 (2.59%) Cyberthreat
5 3 (2.59%) Video\Live Streaming
6 2 (1.72%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.72%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.72%) Cloud Native
6 2 (1.72%) Cyber Defence
6 2 (1.72%) e-Learning
6 2 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.72%) Learning Management System
6 2 (1.72%) NHS
6 2 (1.72%) PKI
6 2 (1.72%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.86%) Animation
7 1 (0.86%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.86%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.86%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 85 (73.28%) Windows
2 47 (40.52%) Windows 10
3 30 (25.86%) Apple iOS
4 26 (22.41%) Linux
5 13 (11.21%) Windows 7
6 12 (10.34%) Android
7 7 (6.03%) Unix
8 2 (1.72%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.72%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.86%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.86%) Solaris
9 1 (0.86%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (18.10%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (15.52%) ITIL
3 16 (13.79%) Migration
4 12 (10.34%) TDD
5 9 (7.76%) Coaching
5 9 (7.76%) DevOps
6 8 (6.90%) Project Delivery
6 8 (6.90%) Service Delivery
7 7 (6.03%) Test Automation
7 7 (6.03%) Waterfall
8 6 (5.17%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (5.17%) Deployment Automation
8 6 (5.17%) Problem-Solving
9 5 (4.31%) Continuous Delivery
9 5 (4.31%) Customer Requirements
9 5 (4.31%) Cybersecurity
9 5 (4.31%) Disk Encryption
9 5 (4.31%) iOS Development
9 5 (4.31%) SIEM
9 5 (4.31%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 14 (12.07%) C
2 10 (8.62%) JavaScript
2 10 (8.62%) Python
3 9 (7.76%) Objective-C
4 8 (6.90%) Apple Swift
4 8 (6.90%) C++
5 7 (6.03%) PowerShell
6 6 (5.17%) Ruby
7 4 (3.45%) Java
8 3 (2.59%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.72%) ES6
9 2 (1.72%) Kotlin
9 2 (1.72%) PHP
9 2 (1.72%) SQL
10 1 (0.86%) C#
10 1 (0.86%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.86%) Go
10 1 (0.86%) Perl
10 1 (0.86%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.86%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (13.79%) SC Cleared
1 16 (13.79%) Security Cleared
2 9 (7.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 9 (7.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (6.03%) Degree
3 7 (6.03%) MCSE
4 5 (4.31%) MCSA
5 3 (2.59%) MOS
5 3 (2.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (1.72%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.72%) SANS
7 1 (0.86%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.86%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.86%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.48%) SLA
2 9 (7.76%) NCSC
3 5 (4.31%) GDPR
4 4 (3.45%) QA
5 2 (1.72%) NIST
5 2 (1.72%) PCI DSS
5 2 (1.72%) WCAG
System Software
1 18 (15.52%) Active Directory
2 9 (7.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.45%) Hyper-V
3 4 (3.45%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (2.59%) Docker
5 1 (0.86%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.86%) XenApp
5 1 (0.86%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 22 (18.97%) SCCM
2 14 (12.07%) Microsoft Intune
3 11 (9.48%) Jamf Pro
4 10 (8.62%) AirWatch
5 2 (1.72%) Kubernetes
5 2 (1.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.86%) Kibana
6 1 (0.86%) logstash
6 1 (0.86%) Prometheus
6 1 (0.86%) ServiceCenter
6 1 (0.86%) Terraform
6 1 (0.86%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 32 (27.59%) Apple
2 30 (25.86%) Microsoft
3 14 (12.07%) Cisco
3 14 (12.07%) VMware
4 11 (9.48%) HP
5 9 (7.76%) Citrix
6 8 (6.90%) Google
7 6 (5.17%) ServiceNow
8 5 (4.31%) F5
8 5 (4.31%) Sun
9 4 (3.45%) Dell
10 3 (2.59%) Adobe
10 3 (2.59%) Avaya
10 3 (2.59%) Bloomberg
10 3 (2.59%) MobileIron
10 3 (2.59%) Polycom
10 3 (2.59%) Wyse
10 3 (2.59%) Zscaler
11 2 (1.72%) Carbon Black
11 2 (1.72%) Okta