Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 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
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 634 677 777
Rank change year-on-year +43 +100 -27
Contract jobs citing Mac OS 264 217 131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.21% 0.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.21% 1.00% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 141 80
UK median daily rate £300 £350 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.29% -5.08% -4.84%
10th Percentile £120 £113 £155
90th Percentile £545 £550 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £375 £199
% change year-on-year -33.33% +88.68% -52.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 8 14
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £12.50 £14.28 £11.43
90th Percentile £27.03 £25.03 £20.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.38
% change year-on-year - +0.72% +33.65%

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 21,828 21,608 23,013
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.00% 21.00% 21.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,491 13,719 14,467
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +1.91%
10th Percentile £163 £170 £200
90th Percentile £606 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year +3.33% +1.35% +2.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,490 1,311 1,316
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +7.43% -1.27%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.00 £10.63
90th Percentile £47.11 £47.83 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.66 £15.50
% change year-on-year -0.96% +7.48% -4.08%

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 16 November 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 16 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Mac OS in the UK

Mac OS
Top 13 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 16 November 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 +9 253 £300 -14.29% 109
London +6 145 £325 -4.41% 52
UK excluding London +20 115 £250 -33.33% 57
North of England -7 34 £338 +170.00% 13
North West +3 26 £300 +140.00% 11
East of England +22 25 £178 -38.79% 7
South West -17 20 £313 -19.35% 4
Midlands -4 15 £357 -33.27% 18
South East +4 14 £178 -55.68% 15
West Midlands -9 12 £470 -12.15% 8
Yorkshire -18 8 £375 - 1
Scotland -6 7 £115 -64.51%
East Midlands - 3 £336 - 10

For the 6 months to 16 November 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.

1 199 (75.38%) Windows
2 142 (53.79%) Active Directory
3 129 (48.86%) Apple
4 122 (46.21%) Microsoft
5 119 (45.08%) Windows 10
6 112 (42.42%) Apple iOS
6 112 (42.42%) Office 365
7 98 (37.12%) Microsoft Office
8 89 (33.71%) Windows 7
9 73 (27.65%) SCCM
10 46 (17.42%) ServiceNow
11 44 (16.67%) OneDrive
12 43 (16.29%) Android
13 42 (15.91%) Windows Server
14 41 (15.53%) LAN
15 40 (15.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 40 (15.15%) Software Deployment
16 37 (14.02%) Finance
16 37 (14.02%) Linux
17 35 (13.26%) ITIL
17 35 (13.26%) VMware
18 33 (12.50%) Windows 8
19 32 (12.12%) Asset Management
20 30 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
21 27 (10.23%) Continuous Integration
21 27 (10.23%) Citrix
21 27 (10.23%) ITSM
22 26 (9.85%) TDD
22 26 (9.85%) DNS
22 26 (9.85%) JavaScript

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 (9.47%) MS Exchange
2 14 (5.30%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (4.92%) Confluence
4 7 (2.65%) Skype for Business
5 5 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (1.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.76%) CMS
7 2 (0.76%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.38%) Apache
8 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.38%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.38%) IIS
8 1 (0.38%) Tomcat
Applications
1 98 (37.12%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.89%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (1.89%) InVision
3 5 (1.89%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.38%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 2 (0.76%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 112 (42.42%) Office 365
2 44 (16.67%) OneDrive
3 20 (7.58%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (5.30%) G Suite
5 13 (4.92%) Slack
6 11 (4.17%) GitHub
7 10 (3.79%) Google Analytics
8 8 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
9 6 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (1.89%) Azure Active Directory
11 4 (1.52%) GoToWebinar
12 2 (0.76%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 1 (0.38%) IaaS
13 1 (0.38%) npm
13 1 (0.38%) PaaS
13 1 (0.38%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 41 (15.53%) LAN
2 26 (9.85%) DNS
3 24 (9.09%) WAN
4 21 (7.95%) Skype
4 21 (7.95%) WLAN
5 17 (6.44%) VPN
6 12 (4.55%) DHCP
6 12 (4.55%) TCP/IP
6 12 (4.55%) VoIP
7 9 (3.41%) Internet
8 8 (3.03%) Cisco IOS
8 8 (3.03%) IP Telephony
9 6 (2.27%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (1.89%) Broadband
10 5 (1.89%) WebEx
11 4 (1.52%) Firewall
11 4 (1.52%) Kerberos
11 4 (1.52%) Wireless
12 3 (1.14%) SAN
12 3 (1.14%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.79%) MongoDB
2 2 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (0.76%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.38%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.38%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 22 (8.33%) Git (software)
2 21 (7.95%) JIRA
3 13 (4.92%) Jenkins
4 11 (4.17%) Artifactory
5 10 (3.79%) Cucumber
5 10 (3.79%) Gatling
5 10 (3.79%) gulp
5 10 (3.79%) IntelliJ
5 10 (3.79%) Selenium
5 10 (3.79%) Sublime Text
5 10 (3.79%) Visual Studio Code
5 10 (3.79%) WebDriver
6 5 (1.89%) Xcode
7 4 (1.52%) SonarQube
8 3 (1.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (1.14%) Bitbucket
8 3 (1.14%) Subversion
9 2 (0.76%) AdminStudio
9 2 (0.76%) PHPUnit
9 2 (0.76%) WebStorm
General
1 37 (14.02%) Finance
2 17 (6.44%) Banking
3 13 (4.92%) Marketing
4 8 (3.03%) Retail
4 8 (3.03%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.27%) Games
6 5 (1.89%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.14%) Back Office
7 3 (1.14%) Front Office
7 3 (1.14%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (1.14%) Publishing
8 2 (0.76%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.38%) Law
Job Titles
1 70 (26.52%) Support Engineer
2 57 (21.59%) Desktop Support
3 38 (14.39%) Desktop Engineer
4 36 (13.64%) Analyst
5 30 (11.36%) Developer
5 30 (11.36%) IT Support
6 26 (9.85%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 26 (9.85%) Mac Engineer
7 25 (9.47%) 2nd Line Support
7 25 (9.47%) IT Engineer
8 22 (8.33%) Support Analyst
9 20 (7.58%) IT Support Engineer
10 19 (7.20%) Customer Engineer
11 18 (6.82%) Senior Customer Engineer
11 18 (6.82%) Windows Engineer
12 15 (5.68%) 1st Line Support
12 15 (5.68%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 15 (5.68%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 14 (5.30%) Help Desk Support
14 10 (3.79%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (8.33%) HTML
2 18 (6.82%) Web Services
3 16 (6.06%) CSS
4 13 (4.92%) HTML5
4 13 (4.92%) Node.js
5 11 (4.17%) REST
6 10 (3.79%) Gherkin
6 10 (3.79%) LESS
6 10 (3.79%) Play Framework
6 10 (3.79%) RESTful
6 10 (3.79%) Sass
6 10 (3.79%) YAML
7 6 (2.27%) Core Data
8 4 (1.52%) Django
8 4 (1.52%) OAuth
8 4 (1.52%) Ruby on Rails
8 4 (1.52%) SAML
8 4 (1.52%) Spring
8 4 (1.52%) XMPP
9 3 (1.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (6.82%) iPhone
3 15 (5.68%) Smartphone
4 13 (4.92%) Blackberry
5 10 (3.79%) Mobile App
6 8 (3.03%) Computer Science
6 8 (3.03%) Data Centre
6 8 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
6 8 (3.03%) User Experience
7 7 (2.65%) iPad
8 6 (2.27%) Apple TV
9 5 (1.89%) Fintech
9 5 (1.89%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (1.52%) Management Information System
11 3 (1.14%) Algorithms
11 3 (1.14%) Animation
11 3 (1.14%) BYOD
11 3 (1.14%) Data Structures
11 3 (1.14%) Video\Live Streaming
11 3 (1.14%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 199 (75.38%) Windows
2 119 (45.08%) Windows 10
3 112 (42.42%) Apple iOS
4 89 (33.71%) Windows 7
5 43 (16.29%) Android
6 42 (15.91%) Windows Server
7 37 (14.02%) Linux
8 33 (12.50%) Windows 8
9 21 (7.95%) Unix
9 21 (7.95%) Windows Server 2008
10 20 (7.58%) Mac OS X
11 13 (4.92%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.76%) Windows Embedded Compact
12 2 (0.76%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.38%) Debian
13 1 (0.38%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.38%) SUSE
13 1 (0.38%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.38%) VMS
13 1 (0.38%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (15.15%) Software Deployment
2 35 (13.26%) ITIL
3 32 (12.12%) Asset Management
4 27 (10.23%) Continuous Integration
4 27 (10.23%) ITSM
5 26 (9.85%) TDD
6 24 (9.09%) Test Automation
7 22 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
7 22 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
8 19 (7.20%) Scrum
9 18 (6.82%) Problem-Solving
10 17 (6.44%) Service Delivery
11 16 (6.06%) Continuous Deployment
12 13 (4.92%) DevOps
12 13 (4.92%) Matrix Organization
13 12 (4.55%) Microservices
13 12 (4.55%) Mobile Device Management
14 11 (4.17%) Analytics
14 11 (4.17%) Information Security
14 11 (4.17%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 26 (9.85%) JavaScript
2 18 (6.82%) Bash Shell
3 15 (5.68%) PowerShell
3 15 (5.68%) Ruby
4 12 (4.55%) Apple Swift
5 11 (4.17%) SQL
6 10 (3.79%) Groovy
6 10 (3.79%) Objective-C
6 10 (3.79%) Scala
7 8 (3.03%) Java
8 7 (2.65%) Python
9 6 (2.27%) AppleScript
10 5 (1.89%) C++
10 5 (1.89%) Shell Script
10 5 (1.89%) VBScript
11 4 (1.52%) Perl
12 2 (0.76%) C
12 2 (0.76%) PHP
13 1 (0.38%) Embedded C++
13 1 (0.38%) ES6
Qualifications
1 26 (9.85%) A+ Certification
2 14 (5.30%) Degree
2 14 (5.30%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (4.92%) MCSE
4 10 (3.79%) MCP
5 9 (3.41%) ITIL Certification
6 8 (3.03%) CCNA
6 8 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (2.27%) CCA
8 4 (1.52%) ACMT
8 4 (1.52%) ACSP
8 4 (1.52%) CREST Certified
8 4 (1.52%) OSCP
9 3 (1.14%) DBS Check
9 3 (1.14%) Security Cleared
10 2 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.76%) CEH
10 2 (0.76%) CISSP
10 2 (0.76%) GIAC
10 2 (0.76%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.68%) SLA
2 13 (4.92%) QA
3 3 (1.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.38%) GDPR
4 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.38%) SEPA
System Software
1 142 (53.79%) Active Directory
2 23 (8.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (4.92%) Docker
4 8 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (2.65%) Virtual Desktop
6 5 (1.89%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (1.89%) vSphere
6 5 (1.89%) XenApp
7 4 (1.52%) XenDesktop
8 3 (1.14%) BitLocker
8 3 (1.14%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.76%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (0.76%) Xen
10 1 (0.38%) KVM
10 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.38%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 73 (27.65%) SCCM
2 40 (15.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 19 (7.20%) Jamf Pro
4 10 (3.79%) Grafana
4 10 (3.79%) Graphite
4 10 (3.79%) Kibana
5 8 (3.03%) Microsoft Intune
6 7 (2.65%) AirWatch
7 6 (2.27%) BMC PATROL
8 4 (1.52%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (1.14%) Aspera SmartTrack
10 2 (0.76%) WMI
11 1 (0.38%) Ansible
11 1 (0.38%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 1 (0.38%) EMC VPLEX
11 1 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
11 1 (0.38%) Kubernetes
11 1 (0.38%) Nagios
11 1 (0.38%) NetIQ Identity Manager
11 1 (0.38%) Puppet
Vendors
1 129 (48.86%) Apple
2 122 (46.21%) Microsoft
3 46 (17.42%) ServiceNow
4 35 (13.26%) VMware
5 27 (10.23%) Citrix
6 24 (9.09%) Google
7 18 (6.82%) Cisco
8 12 (4.55%) Remedy
9 10 (3.79%) Bloomberg
9 10 (3.79%) Splunk
10 7 (2.65%) Avaya
11 6 (2.27%) Snow
12 5 (1.89%) FactSet
12 5 (1.89%) HP
13 4 (1.52%) Atlassian
13 4 (1.52%) Ivanti
13 4 (1.52%) Reuters
14 3 (1.14%) Dell
14 3 (1.14%) Juniper
14 3 (1.14%) McAfee