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 3 months to 28 March 2017 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 (including macOS Sierra)
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 526 568 583
Rank change year-on-year +42 +15  
Contract jobs citing Mac OS 82 71 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.13% 0.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.88% 0.62% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 49 34
Median daily rate £400 £375 £170
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +120.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £169 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £425 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £213 £325 £375
% change year-on-year -34.61% -13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 13 10
Median hourly rate £20.93 £15.00 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.50% +1.69%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.95 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.66 £17.50 £21.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £17.25 -
% change year-on-year +32.46% -  

Mac OS is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 9317 11544 11778
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.66% 21.54% 21.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5945 7180 6685
Median daily rate £410 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% +1.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £190 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 576 687 974
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Mac OS
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Mac OS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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
Top 28 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +39 76 £400 +13.47% 41
London +42 53 £450 +20.00% 12
South East +17 9 £263 +2.53% 9
East of England 0 9 £175 +9.37% 2
City of London - 7 £450 - 2
Essex -1 5 £175 -
Scotland +26 4 £350 -11.39%
Hampshire +13 4 - - 1
South West -1 4 £110 - 4
Oxfordshire -2 3 £225 -32.07%
Gloucestershire - 3 £110 -
Gloucester - 3 £110 -
Hemel Hempstead - 3 - -
Edinburgh - 3 - -
Hertfordshire - 3 - -
Oxford -3 2 £225 -
Basildon - 2 - -
Cheshire +21 1 £200 - 2
North West +14 1 £200 -47.54% 9
Cambridge +4 1 - - 1
West End of London +1 1 £400 +13.47% 1
Cambridgeshire -1 1 - - 2
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Southend-on-Sea - 1 £492 -
Middlesex - 1 £301 -
Berkshire - 1 £400 -
Warrington - 1 £200 -
Maidenhead - 1 £400 -

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Mac OS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Mac OS.

1 107 (63.69%) Windows
2 67 (39.88%) Linux
3 66 (39.29%) Microsoft
4 59 (35.12%) MS Office
5 47 (27.98%) Agile Software Development
6 43 (25.60%) Unix
7 41 (24.40%) Active Directory
7 41 (24.40%) Windows 7
8 39 (23.21%) Apple
9 35 (20.83%) Java
10 31 (18.45%) Python
10 31 (18.45%) Ruby
11 30 (17.86%) ITIL
12 28 (16.67%) Apple iOS
13 24 (14.29%) Android
14 21 (12.50%) Blackberry
15 20 (11.90%) Web Development
16 18 (10.71%) MS Exchange
17 17 (10.12%) DNS
17 17 (10.12%) Citrix
18 16 (9.52%) Continuous Deployment
18 16 (9.52%) DHCP
19 15 (8.93%) SAML
19 15 (8.93%) VPN
19 15 (8.93%) Retail
19 15 (8.93%) Shibboleth
19 15 (8.93%) Data Privacy
20 14 (8.33%) Go
20 14 (8.33%) Scala
20 14 (8.33%) Web Services

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 18 (10.71%) MS Exchange
2 12 (7.14%) IBM Notes
3 7 (4.17%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.98%) Skype for Business
5 4 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.79%) nginx
7 1 (0.60%) Apache
7 1 (0.60%) Confluence
7 1 (0.60%) JBoss
7 1 (0.60%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.60%) SAS
Applications
1 59 (35.12%) MS Office
2 11 (6.55%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.98%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (2.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (1.79%) InfoPath
5 3 (1.79%) Mozilla Thunderbird
5 3 (1.79%) Photoshop
6 2 (1.19%) InDesign
7 1 (0.60%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.60%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 4 (2.38%) Eikon
2 2 (1.19%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.60%) Radian6
3 1 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.60%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.14%) Office 365
2 4 (2.38%) G Suite
3 3 (1.79%) PaaS
4 2 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.19%) SaaS
5 1 (0.60%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 1 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.60%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.60%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.60%) GitHub
5 1 (0.60%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.60%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 17 (10.12%) DNS
2 16 (9.52%) DHCP
3 15 (8.93%) VPN
4 10 (5.95%) Internet
5 9 (5.36%) Cisco IOS
6 8 (4.76%) Firewall
7 7 (4.17%) LDAP
7 7 (4.17%) Remote Desktop
7 7 (4.17%) VoIP
7 7 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (3.57%) TCP/IP
9 5 (2.98%) WebEx
10 4 (2.38%) HTTP
10 4 (2.38%) Skype
11 2 (1.19%) WLAN
12 1 (0.60%) IMAP
12 1 (0.60%) Intranet
12 1 (0.60%) LAN
12 1 (0.60%) SMTP
12 1 (0.60%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.98%) Relational Database
2 4 (2.38%) FileMaker
2 4 (2.38%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.19%) MySQL
5 1 (0.60%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.60%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 8 (4.76%) Jenkins
2 5 (2.98%) Git (software)
2 5 (2.98%) JIRA
3 4 (2.38%) eggPlant
3 4 (2.38%) HP UFT
4 2 (1.19%) Babel
4 2 (1.19%) Karma Test Runner
4 2 (1.19%) Mocha
4 2 (1.19%) MSI
4 2 (1.19%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.19%) webpack
5 1 (0.60%) CMake
5 1 (0.60%) JUnit
5 1 (0.60%) Mockito
5 1 (0.60%) Subversion
5 1 (0.60%) Xcode
General
1 15 (8.93%) Retail
2 9 (5.36%) Banking
2 9 (5.36%) Finance
3 6 (3.57%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.98%) Marketing
5 4 (2.38%) Publishing
5 4 (2.38%) Retail Banking
6 3 (1.79%) Games
7 2 (1.19%) Automotive
7 2 (1.19%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.60%) Advertising
8 1 (0.60%) Back Office
8 1 (0.60%) Electronics
8 1 (0.60%) Legal
Job Titles
1 55 (32.74%) Developer
2 40 (23.81%) Support Engineer
3 22 (13.10%) Mac Engineer
4 18 (10.71%) 2nd Line Support
5 17 (10.12%) IT Support
6 16 (9.52%) Desktop Support
7 14 (8.33%) Analyst
7 14 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
8 13 (7.74%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 13 (7.74%) Java Developer
9 11 (6.55%) Windows Engineer
9 11 (6.55%) Windows Support Engineer
10 10 (5.95%) IT Engineer
10 10 (5.95%) Senior Developer
11 9 (5.36%) 1st/2nd Line Support
11 9 (5.36%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
11 9 (5.36%) 3rd Line Support
11 9 (5.36%) Ruby Developer
12 8 (4.76%) IT Support Engineer
12 8 (4.76%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (8.93%) SAML
2 14 (8.33%) Web Services
3 12 (7.14%) CSS
3 12 (7.14%) HTML
3 12 (7.14%) RESTful
4 9 (5.36%) Node.js
5 6 (3.57%) CSS3
5 6 (3.57%) HTML5
5 6 (3.57%) JSON
6 4 (2.38%) Regular Expression
7 3 (1.79%) Swagger
7 3 (1.79%) XML
8 2 (1.19%) .NET
8 2 (1.19%) Chai
8 2 (1.19%) DOM
8 2 (1.19%) React
8 2 (1.19%) Redux
8 2 (1.19%) Web Components
8 2 (1.19%) XHTML
9 1 (0.60%) Flask
Miscellaneous
1 21 (12.50%) Blackberry
2 8 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.76%) BYOD
2 8 (4.76%) Video Conferencing
3 6 (3.57%) Blog
4 5 (2.98%) iPad
4 5 (2.98%) iPhone
5 4 (2.38%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.38%) HTC Vive
5 4 (2.38%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (1.79%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.19%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.60%) Digital Signage
8 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.60%) Fintech
8 1 (0.60%) Social Media
8 1 (0.60%) User Experience
8 1 (0.60%) Xserve
Operating Systems
1 107 (63.69%) Windows
2 67 (39.88%) Linux
3 43 (25.60%) Unix
4 41 (24.40%) Windows 7
5 28 (16.67%) Apple iOS
6 24 (14.29%) Android
7 12 (7.14%) Windows 10
8 10 (5.95%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (5.36%) Mac OS X
10 8 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (4.17%) Windows XP
12 6 (3.57%) Windows 8
12 6 (3.57%) Windows Server
13 4 (2.38%) Debian
14 1 (0.60%) CentOS
14 1 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.60%) Solaris
14 1 (0.60%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.60%) VMS
14 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (27.98%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (17.86%) ITIL
3 20 (11.90%) Web Development
4 16 (9.52%) Continuous Deployment
5 15 (8.93%) Data Privacy
6 14 (8.33%) Data Security
7 11 (6.55%) Incident Management
8 9 (5.36%) DevOps
8 9 (5.36%) Time Management
9 8 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (4.76%) Performance Optimisation
10 7 (4.17%) Front End Development
10 7 (4.17%) Network Management
11 6 (3.57%) Dashboard Development
11 6 (3.57%) Data Modelling
11 6 (3.57%) Functional Testing
11 6 (3.57%) Service Delivery
11 6 (3.57%) Software Engineering
11 6 (3.57%) TDD
12 5 (2.98%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (20.83%) Java
2 31 (18.45%) Python
2 31 (18.45%) Ruby
3 14 (8.33%) Go
3 14 (8.33%) Scala
4 12 (7.14%) JavaScript
5 11 (6.55%) C
6 9 (5.36%) Perl
7 5 (2.98%) Shell Script
8 4 (2.38%) SQL
9 3 (1.79%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.79%) C#
9 3 (1.79%) C++
9 3 (1.79%) PHP
10 2 (1.19%) AppleScript
10 2 (1.19%) ES6
10 2 (1.19%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.60%) Korn
11 1 (0.60%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.60%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (5.36%) Security Cleared
2 6 (3.57%) BPSS Clearance
2 6 (3.57%) DBS Check
3 4 (2.38%) ISTQB
3 4 (2.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 4 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (1.79%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.19%) MCSA
5 2 (1.19%) MCSE
5 2 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.60%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.60%) CCA
6 1 (0.60%) CCNA
6 1 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.60%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.60%) MCP
6 1 (0.60%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.98%) SLA
2 3 (1.79%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.60%) QA
3 1 (0.60%) WAI
3 1 (0.60%) WCAG
System Software
1 41 (24.40%) Active Directory
2 15 (8.93%) Shibboleth
3 9 (5.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (4.17%) Docker
5 5 (2.98%) XenDesktop
6 4 (2.38%) XenApp
7 3 (1.79%) Hyper-V
7 3 (1.79%) NFS
7 3 (1.79%) Samba
7 3 (1.79%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.60%) Ceph
8 1 (0.60%) Dovecot
8 1 (0.60%) iptables
8 1 (0.60%) KVM
8 1 (0.60%) Sendmail
8 1 (0.60%) Squid
8 1 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.60%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (4.17%) SCCM
2 4 (2.38%) Ansible
2 4 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.79%) systemd
4 1 (0.60%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.60%) Cacti
4 1 (0.60%) HAProxy
4 1 (0.60%) Jamf Pro
4 1 (0.60%) Nagios
4 1 (0.60%) Oracle ZFS
4 1 (0.60%) Puppet
4 1 (0.60%) RANCID
4 1 (0.60%) SCOM
4 1 (0.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.60%) WSUS
Vendors
1 66 (39.29%) Microsoft
2 39 (23.21%) Apple
3 17 (10.12%) Citrix
4 13 (7.74%) Cisco
5 12 (7.14%) Lotus
6 10 (5.95%) VMware
7 8 (4.76%) Adobe
7 8 (4.76%) Google
8 7 (4.17%) Bloomberg
8 7 (4.17%) MobileIron
8 7 (4.17%) Reuters
9 6 (3.57%) HP
10 2 (1.19%) Autodesk
10 2 (1.19%) BMC
10 2 (1.19%) Lumension
10 2 (1.19%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.60%) Bomgar
11 1 (0.60%) Meraki
11 1 (0.60%) Sage
11 1 (0.60%) Veeam
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
University Of Cambridge
Rate: From £25,298 to £38,183 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago