Period
to 8 May 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 8 May 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
8 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 541 478 642
Rank change year-on-year -63 +164 +44
Contract jobs citing Mac OS 135 175 218
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.34% 0.24%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.52% 1.67% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 93 143
10th Percentile £165 £105 £121
25th Percentile £238 £130 £163
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £210 £280
Median % change year-on-year +114.29% -25.00% -6.67%
75th Percentile £488 £438 £442
90th Percentile £553 £512 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £145 £275
% change year-on-year +175.86% -47.27% -9.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 12
10th Percentile £11.72 £11.18 £14.80
25th Percentile £12.98 £12.06 £17.50
Median hourly rate £14.00 £16.00 £18.00
Median % change year-on-year -12.50% -11.11% +28.57%
75th Percentile £24.00 £19.53 £21.72
90th Percentile £53.75 £23.99 £32.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.98 £14.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -10.48% -17.14% +29.63%

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 8,884 10,459 18,639
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.78% 20.14% 20.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,827 6,747 12,060
10th Percentile £185 £140 £158
25th Percentile £338 £255 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £425 £430
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% -1.16% +1.18%
75th Percentile £540 £525 £538
90th Percentile £630 £612 £623
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 459 804 1,083
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.63 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.98 £13.83 £13.00
Median hourly rate £17.75 £17.50 £17.00
Median % change year-on-year +1.43% +2.94% +3.03%
75th Percentile £43.88 £23.21 £31.25
90th Percentile £57.50 £47.83 £47.97
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.86
% change year-on-year -2.94% +7.19% +2.32%

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 8 May 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 8 May 2021.

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 8 May 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 -31 121 £450 +80.00% 45
London -43 69 £456 +32.25% 10
UK excluding London +40 54 £400 +175.86% 35
Work from Home -227 36 £475 +150.00% 11
North of England +50 21 £450 +210.34% 12
Yorkshire +33 15 £450 - 8
South East +28 13 £388 +222.92% 6
Midlands +14 9 £200 +33.33% 4
West Midlands +7 9 £200 +31.15%
North East +31 4 £85 -22.89%
East of England +20 4 £400 -5.33% 8
Northern Ireland - 3 - -
North West +20 2 £140 -22.22% 4
Scotland -22 2 £255 +112.50%
South West +34 1 £135 -3.57% 5
Wales +12 1 - -

For the 6 months to 8 May 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 70 (51.85%) Windows
2 37 (27.41%) Apple iOS
3 33 (24.44%) Microsoft 365
3 33 (24.44%) Linux
4 32 (23.70%) JavaScript
4 32 (23.70%) Apple
5 31 (22.96%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (22.96%) Windows 10
6 30 (22.22%) ITIL
7 28 (20.74%) Social Skills
8 26 (19.26%) Microsoft
8 26 (19.26%) Active Directory
9 21 (15.56%) Objective-C
10 20 (14.81%) C++
11 17 (12.59%) SLA
11 17 (12.59%) Xcode
11 17 (12.59%) TDD
11 17 (12.59%) SCCM
11 17 (12.59%) iOS Development
12 16 (11.85%) Cocoa
12 16 (11.85%) Cisco
13 15 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
13 15 (11.11%) HTML
13 15 (11.11%) CSS
13 15 (11.11%) VMware
13 15 (11.11%) Windows 7
13 15 (11.11%) Android
13 15 (11.11%) Front End Development
14 14 (10.37%) Microsoft Intune
14 14 (10.37%) Video Conferencing

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 5 (3.70%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (1.48%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.74%) Confluence
4 1 (0.74%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.74%) WordPress
Applications
1 13 (9.63%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (5.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 6 (4.44%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (2.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.74%) assyst
1 1 (0.74%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 33 (24.44%) Microsoft 365
2 5 (3.70%) Azure
3 4 (2.96%) AWS
4 3 (2.22%) GitHub
5 2 (1.48%) Google Workspace
5 2 (1.48%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.74%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.74%) Amazon EKS
6 1 (0.74%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.74%) npm
6 1 (0.74%) Slack
6 1 (0.74%) Trello
6 1 (0.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.89%) DNS
1 12 (8.89%) VPN
2 11 (8.15%) DHCP
3 10 (7.41%) HTTPS
4 9 (6.67%) LAN
5 8 (5.93%) 802.11
5 8 (5.93%) WAN
6 6 (4.44%) TCP/IP
7 5 (3.70%) Firewall
7 5 (3.70%) Skype
8 4 (2.96%) Internet
8 4 (2.96%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (2.22%) Intranet
9 3 (2.22%) IP Telephony
9 3 (2.22%) VoIP
10 2 (1.48%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (1.48%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (1.48%) Wireless
11 1 (0.74%) Cisco ASA
11 1 (0.74%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.48%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.74%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 17 (12.59%) Xcode
2 10 (7.41%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.96%) Grunt
3 4 (2.96%) gulp
3 4 (2.96%) Jasmine
3 4 (2.96%) webpack
4 3 (2.22%) GitLab
5 2 (1.48%) Ant
5 2 (1.48%) Cypress.io
5 2 (1.48%) GCC
5 2 (1.48%) InstallShield
5 2 (1.48%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.48%) JIRA
5 2 (1.48%) Mocha
5 2 (1.48%) MSI
5 2 (1.48%) Selenium
5 2 (1.48%) Visual Studio Code
6 1 (0.74%) Gerrit
6 1 (0.74%) Hudson
6 1 (0.74%) Subversion
General
1 28 (20.74%) Social Skills
2 12 (8.89%) Finance
3 8 (5.93%) Banking
4 7 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (5.19%) Public Sector
5 3 (2.22%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.22%) Law
5 3 (2.22%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.22%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.48%) Electronics
6 2 (1.48%) Legal
6 2 (1.48%) Marketing
6 2 (1.48%) Presentation Skills
6 2 (1.48%) Retail
7 1 (0.74%) Back Office
7 1 (0.74%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.74%) Games
7 1 (0.74%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 50 (37.04%) Developer
2 22 (16.30%) Support Engineer
3 21 (15.56%) Analyst
4 17 (12.59%) Mac Developer
5 16 (11.85%) JavaScript Developer
6 15 (11.11%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 14 (10.37%) iOS Developer
8 13 (9.63%) C++ Developer
8 13 (9.63%) IT Support
9 9 (6.67%) IT Engineer
9 9 (6.67%) IT Support Engineer
10 8 (5.93%) Mac Engineer
10 8 (5.93%) Python Developer
11 7 (5.19%) Desktop Support
11 7 (5.19%) Senior Developer
11 7 (5.19%) Support Analyst
12 6 (4.44%) Cybersecurity Analyst
12 6 (4.44%) Security Analyst
13 5 (3.70%) Desktop Analyst
13 5 (3.70%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (11.85%) Cocoa
2 15 (11.11%) CSS
2 15 (11.11%) HTML
3 10 (7.41%) JSON
4 9 (6.67%) wxPython
5 8 (5.93%) 802.1X
6 5 (3.70%) Jest
6 5 (3.70%) Sass
7 4 (2.96%) HTML5
7 4 (2.96%) Mustache
7 4 (2.96%) Node.js
7 4 (2.96%) Qt
7 4 (2.96%) React
7 4 (2.96%) UIKit
8 3 (2.22%) Cocoa Touch
8 3 (2.22%) CSS3
8 3 (2.22%) Semantic HTML
9 2 (1.48%) AngularJS
9 2 (1.48%) gRPC
9 2 (1.48%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.37%) Video Conferencing
2 8 (5.93%) User Experience
3 6 (4.44%) Security Operations Centre
4 4 (2.96%) Algorithms
4 4 (2.96%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.96%) Virtual Team
5 2 (1.48%) Cloud Native
5 2 (1.48%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.48%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.74%) Animation
6 1 (0.74%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.74%) HoloLens
6 1 (0.74%) iPad
6 1 (0.74%) Life Science
6 1 (0.74%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.74%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 70 (51.85%) Windows
2 37 (27.41%) Apple iOS
3 33 (24.44%) Linux
4 31 (22.96%) Windows 10
5 15 (11.11%) Android
5 15 (11.11%) Windows 7
6 14 (10.37%) Unix
7 3 (2.22%) Windows Server
7 3 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.48%) Mac OS X
8 2 (1.48%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.74%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (22.96%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (22.22%) ITIL
3 17 (12.59%) iOS Development
3 17 (12.59%) TDD
4 15 (11.11%) Front End Development
5 12 (8.89%) Pair Programming
5 12 (8.89%) Software Engineering
6 11 (8.15%) Cybersecurity
7 10 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
7 10 (7.41%) Progressive Enhancement
8 9 (6.67%) Acceptance Criteria
9 8 (5.93%) Disk Encryption
9 8 (5.93%) Information Security
9 8 (5.93%) Problem-Solving
9 8 (5.93%) SIEM
10 6 (4.44%) Incident Management
10 6 (4.44%) Security Operations
11 5 (3.70%) Asset Management
11 5 (3.70%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (3.70%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 32 (23.70%) JavaScript
2 21 (15.56%) Objective-C
3 20 (14.81%) C++
4 14 (10.37%) Python
5 9 (6.67%) Apple Swift
6 7 (5.19%) C
6 7 (5.19%) Java
7 6 (4.44%) PowerShell
8 4 (2.96%) AppleScript
8 4 (2.96%) ES6
8 4 (2.96%) TypeScript
9 3 (2.22%) Bash Shell
9 3 (2.22%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.48%) C#
10 2 (1.48%) Kotlin
10 2 (1.48%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (8.89%) MCSE
3 11 (8.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 9 (6.67%) SC Cleared
4 9 (6.67%) Security Cleared
5 6 (4.44%) Degree
6 3 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (2.22%) MCSA
6 3 (2.22%) MOS
7 2 (1.48%) ACSP
8 1 (0.74%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.74%) CCA
8 1 (0.74%) CCENT
8 1 (0.74%) CISSP
8 1 (0.74%) CompTIA Security+
8 1 (0.74%) MCP
8 1 (0.74%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (0.74%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.74%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (12.59%) SLA
2 11 (8.15%) QA
3 7 (5.19%) NIST
4 6 (4.44%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.74%) GRC
5 1 (0.74%) WCAG
System Software
1 26 (19.26%) Active Directory
2 11 (8.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.70%) Docker
3 5 (3.70%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.22%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (1.48%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.74%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (12.59%) SCCM
2 14 (10.37%) Microsoft Intune
3 13 (9.63%) Jamf Pro
4 12 (8.89%) AirWatch
5 5 (3.70%) Kubernetes
6 3 (2.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (1.48%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.74%) Ansible
8 1 (0.74%) Grafana
8 1 (0.74%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.74%) Puppet
8 1 (0.74%) Scalr
8 1 (0.74%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 32 (23.70%) Apple
2 26 (19.26%) Microsoft
3 16 (11.85%) Cisco
4 15 (11.11%) VMware
5 13 (9.63%) HP
6 11 (8.15%) Citrix
7 8 (5.93%) Adobe
8 4 (2.96%) Bloomberg
8 4 (2.96%) F5
8 4 (2.96%) ServiceNow
8 4 (2.96%) Sun
8 4 (2.96%) Xamarin
9 3 (2.22%) Avaya
9 3 (2.22%) Polycom
9 3 (2.22%) SAP
9 3 (2.22%) Wyse
10 2 (1.48%) FactSet
10 2 (1.48%) Planview
10 2 (1.48%) Remedy
10 2 (1.48%) Reuters