Period
to 7 August 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 7 August 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
7 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 461 581 635
Rank change year-on-year +120 +54 +18
Contract jobs citing Mac OS 85 267 268
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.29% 0.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.26% 1.43% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 184 170
Median daily rate £295 £275 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.27% -8.33% -23.83%
10th Percentile £105 £115 £127
90th Percentile £531 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £120 £275 £274
% change year-on-year -56.36% +0.46% -27.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 27
Median hourly rate £16.50 £19.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.29% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £11.10 £13.70 £13.00
90th Percentile £27.45 £57.00 £22.08
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.28 £18.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -22.84% +19.35% -11.43%

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 6,761 18,645 21,373
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.20% 20.45% 20.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,142 11,712 13,326
Median daily rate £431 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.41% - -
10th Percentile £158 £154 £180
90th Percentile £625 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year - +2.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 448 1,207 1,455
Median hourly rate £19.70 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.57% - +5.17%
10th Percentile £12.46 £11.17 £11.17
90th Percentile £48.35 £50.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate £18.21 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +10.33% +3.13% +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 7 August 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 7 August 2020.

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 7 August 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 +126 71 £350 +27.27% 33
London +131 44 £400 +64.10% 9
UK excluding London +149 36 £120 -56.36% 25
South East +136 9 £114 -58.37% 4
Scotland +64 9 £135 -50.91% 1
Work from Home -15 6 £375 -23.08% 6
North of England +113 5 £330 -25.84% 4
Midlands +87 5 £113 -40.40% 5
South West +74 3 £318 +81.43% 2
Yorkshire +72 3 £550 +43.98%
West Midlands +67 3 £75 -63.77% 3
East of England +65 3 £303 -5.47% 9
East Midlands +53 2 £238 +25.83% 2
North West +80 1 - - 4
North East +30 1 £110 -77.26%
Northern Ireland +17 1 - -
Wales - 1 £110 -

For the 6 months to 7 August 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 60 (70.59%) Windows
2 31 (36.47%) Microsoft
3 25 (29.41%) Active Directory
3 25 (29.41%) Apple iOS
4 24 (28.24%) Windows 10
5 21 (24.71%) Linux
6 20 (23.53%) Microsoft Office
7 16 (18.82%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (18.82%) Office 365
7 16 (18.82%) Android
8 14 (16.47%) SCCM
8 14 (16.47%) Video Conferencing
9 13 (15.29%) Objective-C
9 13 (15.29%) Apple
10 11 (12.94%) LAN
10 11 (12.94%) Cocoa
10 11 (12.94%) Docker
11 10 (11.76%) Apple Swift
11 10 (11.76%) Xcode
11 10 (11.76%) Project Management
11 10 (11.76%) Python
11 10 (11.76%) Security Cleared
11 10 (11.76%) Test Automation
12 9 (10.59%) Git (software)
12 9 (10.59%) SC Cleared
12 9 (10.59%) Network Security
12 9 (10.59%) VMware
12 9 (10.59%) Jamf Pro
12 9 (10.59%) Self-Motivation
13 8 (9.41%) Problem-Solving

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 (8.24%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.18%) CMS
2 1 (1.18%) Confluence
2 1 (1.18%) Drupal
2 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (1.18%) IBM Notes
2 1 (1.18%) JBoss
2 1 (1.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.18%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.18%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.18%) WordPress
Applications
1 20 (23.53%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (9.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.18%) Adobe After Effects
3 1 (1.18%) InDesign
3 1 (1.18%) InVision
3 1 (1.18%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.18%) Sketch
3 1 (1.18%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 2 (2.35%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 16 (18.82%) Office 365
2 7 (8.24%) Azure
3 6 (7.06%) AWS
3 6 (7.06%) G Suite
4 4 (4.71%) GitHub
4 4 (4.71%) SaaS
5 2 (2.35%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 2 (2.35%) IaaS
6 1 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.18%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (1.18%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (1.18%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.18%) Dropbox
6 1 (1.18%) Google Drive
6 1 (1.18%) OneDrive
6 1 (1.18%) Serverless
6 1 (1.18%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 11 (12.94%) LAN
2 9 (10.59%) Network Security
3 7 (8.24%) TCP/IP
4 6 (7.06%) VPN
5 5 (5.88%) VoIP
5 5 (5.88%) Wireless
6 4 (4.71%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (4.71%) Firewall
6 4 (4.71%) WAN
7 3 (3.53%) DNS
7 3 (3.53%) Ethernet
7 3 (3.53%) Skype
8 2 (2.35%) 3G
8 2 (2.35%) Internet
8 2 (2.35%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (2.35%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (1.18%) Cisco IPT
9 1 (1.18%) FTP
9 1 (1.18%) IP Telephony
9 1 (1.18%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.71%) MySQL
2 3 (3.53%) Redis
3 2 (2.35%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.35%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.35%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.35%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (1.18%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.18%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.18%) Blockchain
4 1 (1.18%) DB2
4 1 (1.18%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.18%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.18%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (11.76%) Xcode
2 9 (10.59%) Git (software)
3 8 (9.41%) Jenkins
4 5 (5.88%) CMake
5 4 (4.71%) JIRA
6 3 (3.53%) Cucumber
6 3 (3.53%) Visual Studio
7 2 (2.35%) Android Studio
7 2 (2.35%) Mocha
7 2 (2.35%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.18%) ClearCase
8 1 (1.18%) ClearQuest
8 1 (1.18%) CocoaPods
8 1 (1.18%) fastlane
8 1 (1.18%) JBehave
8 1 (1.18%) JMeter
8 1 (1.18%) Maven
8 1 (1.18%) Mockito
8 1 (1.18%) SonarQube
8 1 (1.18%) Subversion
General
1 8 (9.41%) Finance
2 7 (8.24%) Banking
3 4 (4.71%) Public Sector
4 3 (3.53%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.35%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.18%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.18%) Front Office
6 1 (1.18%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.18%) Marketing
6 1 (1.18%) Retail
6 1 (1.18%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (22.35%) Developer
2 14 (16.47%) Support Engineer
3 13 (15.29%) Desktop Support
4 11 (12.94%) Desktop Engineer
5 9 (10.59%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 9 (10.59%) Mac Engineer
6 7 (8.24%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 7 (8.24%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (7.06%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
7 6 (7.06%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 6 (7.06%) Analyst
7 6 (7.06%) Deskside Engineer
7 6 (7.06%) IT Support
8 5 (5.88%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
8 5 (5.88%) C++ Developer
8 5 (5.88%) Desktop Technician
8 5 (5.88%) iOS Developer
8 5 (5.88%) IT Engineer
9 4 (4.71%) Deskside Support
9 4 (4.71%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.94%) Cocoa
2 7 (8.24%) UIKit
3 6 (7.06%) Cocoa Touch
3 6 (7.06%) CSS
3 6 (7.06%) HTML
4 5 (5.88%) .NET
4 5 (5.88%) MFC
4 5 (5.88%) Node.js
5 3 (3.53%) .NET Core
5 3 (3.53%) Electron Framework
5 3 (3.53%) React
6 2 (2.35%) Chai
6 2 (2.35%) HTML5
6 2 (2.35%) JAX-RS
6 2 (2.35%) jQuery
6 2 (2.35%) OpenGL
6 2 (2.35%) RESTful
7 1 (1.18%) Apache OpenJPA
7 1 (1.18%) EJB 3.0
7 1 (1.18%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.47%) Video Conferencing
2 9 (10.59%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.88%) Video\Live Streaming
5 4 (4.71%) iPhone
6 3 (3.53%) iPad
7 2 (2.35%) Blackberry
7 2 (2.35%) Smartphone
8 1 (1.18%) BYOD
8 1 (1.18%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (1.18%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.18%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (1.18%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.18%) MPEG
8 1 (1.18%) Social Media
8 1 (1.18%) STB
8 1 (1.18%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 60 (70.59%) Windows
2 25 (29.41%) Apple iOS
3 24 (28.24%) Windows 10
4 21 (24.71%) Linux
5 16 (18.82%) Android
6 8 (9.41%) Windows 7
7 4 (4.71%) Unix
7 4 (4.71%) Windows Server
8 3 (3.53%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (2.35%) tvOS
9 2 (2.35%) Windows Server 2016
9 2 (2.35%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.18%) CentOS
10 1 (1.18%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (18.82%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (11.76%) Project Management
2 10 (11.76%) Test Automation
3 8 (9.41%) Office Automation
3 8 (9.41%) Problem-Solving
4 7 (8.24%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (8.24%) SEO
4 7 (8.24%) TDD
4 7 (8.24%) Waterfall
5 5 (5.88%) iOS Development
5 5 (5.88%) ITIL
5 5 (5.88%) Service Delivery
6 4 (4.71%) Front End Development
6 4 (4.71%) Mobile Device Management
7 3 (3.53%) Coaching
7 3 (3.53%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (3.53%) Microservices
7 3 (3.53%) MVC
7 3 (3.53%) Patch Management
7 3 (3.53%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 13 (15.29%) Objective-C
2 10 (11.76%) Apple Swift
2 10 (11.76%) Python
3 8 (9.41%) JavaScript
4 7 (8.24%) C++
5 4 (4.71%) Bash Shell
5 4 (4.71%) C#
6 2 (2.35%) C
6 2 (2.35%) Java
6 2 (2.35%) Ruby
6 2 (2.35%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.18%) Java 8
7 1 (1.18%) Perl
7 1 (1.18%) PHP
7 1 (1.18%) PHP 5
7 1 (1.18%) PHP 7
7 1 (1.18%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 9 (10.59%) SC Cleared
3 8 (9.41%) Degree
4 2 (2.35%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.18%) CEH
5 1 (1.18%) CISSP
5 1 (1.18%) GCIH
5 1 (1.18%) GIAC
5 1 (1.18%) MCP
5 1 (1.18%) MCSA
5 1 (1.18%) MCSE
5 1 (1.18%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.71%) SLA
2 3 (3.53%) QA
3 2 (2.35%) NCSC
4 1 (1.18%) GDPR
System Software
1 25 (29.41%) Active Directory
2 11 (12.94%) Docker
3 6 (7.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.53%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (2.35%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.35%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (16.47%) SCCM
2 9 (10.59%) Jamf Pro
3 7 (8.24%) Microsoft Intune
4 5 (5.88%) Kubernetes
5 3 (3.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (2.35%) AirWatch
6 2 (2.35%) SCOM
6 2 (2.35%) ZENworks
7 1 (1.18%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 31 (36.47%) Microsoft
2 13 (15.29%) Apple
3 9 (10.59%) VMware
4 7 (8.24%) Cisco
4 7 (8.24%) Google
5 6 (7.06%) Citrix
6 5 (5.88%) Adobe
6 5 (5.88%) ServiceNow
7 3 (3.53%) SAP
8 2 (2.35%) Atlassian
8 2 (2.35%) Bloomberg
8 2 (2.35%) MobileIron
9 1 (1.18%) FactSet
9 1 (1.18%) Fidessa
9 1 (1.18%) IBM
9 1 (1.18%) Lotus
9 1 (1.18%) MuleSoft
9 1 (1.18%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.18%) Reuters
9 1 (1.18%) Synology