Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 677 759 745
Rank change year-on-year +82 -14 +26
Contract jobs citing Mac OS 210 132 150
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.13% 0.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.97% 0.58% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 80 111
UK median daily rate £350 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% -3.23% +115.28%
10th Percentile £113 £155 £115
90th Percentile £550 £485 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £199 £420
% change year-on-year +82.39% -52.68% +24.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 16
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +16.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £14.13 £11.65 £11.00
90th Percentile £26.88 £19.95 £20.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.38 £14.50
% change year-on-year +0.72% +19.83% -3.33%

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 21572 22626 24324
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.92% 21.49% 21.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 13717 14257 14328
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
10th Percentile £170 £200 £185
90th Percentile £600 £575 £556
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £362
% change year-on-year +1.35% +2.21% +8.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1302 1307 1945
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.29 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.43% -1.27% +4.76%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £43.75 £42.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.16
% change year-on-year +6.45% -4.08% +4.26%

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 23 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Mac OS over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Mac OS in the UK

Mac OS
Top 14 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 23 November 2017. 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 +85 200 £350 -6.67% 31
London +32 140 £340 -9.93% 14
UK excluding London +65 69 £363 +82.39% 18
North of England +69 18 £125 -66.67% 3
South East +9 16 £401 +116.49% 5
South West +5 14 £388 +287.50% 1
Yorkshire +29 12 - - 1
East of England -19 8 £290 -22.67% 4
Scotland +4 7 £325 -
North West +22 6 £125 -57.45% 2
West Midlands +36 4 £535 - 3
Midlands +27 4 £535 +18.89% 4
Wales - 1 - - 1
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 143 (68.10%) Windows
2 83 (39.52%) Microsoft
3 75 (35.71%) Linux
4 70 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 69 (32.86%) Windows 7
6 60 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
7 53 (25.24%) Android
8 48 (22.86%) Microsoft Office
9 47 (22.38%) Windows 10
10 46 (21.90%) Unix
11 44 (20.95%) Apple
12 39 (18.57%) JavaScript
12 39 (18.57%) Citrix
13 37 (17.62%) HTML
14 36 (17.14%) CSS
14 36 (17.14%) Python
15 35 (16.67%) Blackberry
16 34 (16.19%) Ruby
16 34 (16.19%) Office 365
17 33 (15.71%) Cisco
18 30 (14.29%) Git (software)
19 27 (12.86%) Cisco IOS
20 26 (12.38%) VPN
21 24 (11.43%) Apple iOS
21 24 (11.43%) Java
22 23 (10.95%) IBM Notes
22 23 (10.95%) Lotus
23 22 (10.48%) Go
23 22 (10.48%) Front End Development
23 22 (10.48%) BYOD

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 23 (10.95%) IBM Notes
2 9 (4.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 8 (3.81%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.95%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (0.95%) Moodle
4 2 (0.95%) OpenStack
4 2 (0.95%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.48%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.48%) Mule
5 1 (0.48%) nginx
5 1 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 48 (22.86%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (3.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.48%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.48%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (3.81%) Eikon
2 2 (0.95%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.48%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 34 (16.19%) Office 365
2 17 (8.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (3.81%) npm
4 7 (3.33%) G Suite
5 6 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (1.90%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (1.43%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 1 (0.48%) Akamai
8 1 (0.48%) Cloudflare
8 1 (0.48%) GitHub
8 1 (0.48%) Google Drive
8 1 (0.48%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 27 (12.86%) Cisco IOS
2 26 (12.38%) VPN
3 18 (8.57%) TCP/IP
4 17 (8.10%) DNS
5 13 (6.19%) Wi-Fi
6 12 (5.71%) LAN
6 12 (5.71%) WAN
7 11 (5.24%) DHCP
8 8 (3.81%) Skype
8 8 (3.81%) Wireless
9 7 (3.33%) Internet
9 7 (3.33%) WLAN
10 6 (2.86%) LDAP
10 6 (2.86%) Remote Desktop
11 5 (2.38%) VLAN
12 4 (1.90%) Firewall
12 4 (1.90%) SAN
13 3 (1.43%) VoIP
14 2 (0.95%) HTTP
14 2 (0.95%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.90%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (0.95%) MongoDB
3 2 (0.95%) Neo4j
3 2 (0.95%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.48%) FileMaker
4 1 (0.48%) MySQL
4 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.48%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 30 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 11 (5.24%) Mocha
3 8 (3.81%) gulp
3 8 (3.81%) webpack
4 7 (3.33%) Vagrant
5 6 (2.86%) Jenkins
6 4 (1.90%) Subversion
7 2 (0.95%) GCC
7 2 (0.95%) Xcode
8 1 (0.48%) CocoaPods
8 1 (0.48%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.48%) GitLab
8 1 (0.48%) JIRA
8 1 (0.48%) Selenium
8 1 (0.48%) SonarQube
General
1 13 (6.19%) Banking
2 9 (4.29%) Retail Banking
3 8 (3.81%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.38%) Finance
5 3 (1.43%) Back Office
6 2 (0.95%) Advertising
7 1 (0.48%) Front Office
7 1 (0.48%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.48%) Retail
Job Titles
1 61 (29.05%) Developer
2 47 (22.38%) Desktop Support
3 42 (20.00%) Support Engineer
4 27 (12.86%) Desktop Engineer
5 26 (12.38%) 2nd Line Support
5 26 (12.38%) Mac Engineer
6 20 (9.52%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 14 (6.67%) Digital Developer
7 14 (6.67%) Java Developer
7 14 (6.67%) Ruby Developer
8 13 (6.19%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
8 13 (6.19%) IT Support
9 12 (5.71%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 12 (5.71%) Analyst
9 12 (5.71%) Deskside Support
10 11 (5.24%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
10 11 (5.24%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 11 (5.24%) Service Desk Support
11 10 (4.76%) Windows Engineer
12 9 (4.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (17.62%) HTML
2 36 (17.14%) CSS
3 11 (5.24%) Chai
3 11 (5.24%) HTML5
4 10 (4.76%) OOCSS
4 10 (4.76%) Sass
4 10 (4.76%) Semantic HTML
5 9 (4.29%) Node.js
5 9 (4.29%) Redux
6 8 (3.81%) Handlebars
6 8 (3.81%) JSON
7 6 (2.86%) REST
8 4 (1.90%) Apache Camel
8 4 (1.90%) CSS3
8 4 (1.90%) XSLT
9 3 (1.43%) Middleware
9 3 (1.43%) RabbitMQ
9 3 (1.43%) Ruby on Rails
9 3 (1.43%) SQLAlchemy
10 2 (0.95%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 35 (16.67%) Blackberry
2 22 (10.48%) BYOD
3 17 (8.10%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (5.71%) Taxonomies
5 11 (5.24%) Smartphone
5 11 (5.24%) Video Conferencing
6 10 (4.76%) User Experience
7 4 (1.90%) Data Centre
7 4 (1.90%) iPhone
8 3 (1.43%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.43%) New Media
9 2 (0.95%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.95%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (0.95%) iPad
9 2 (0.95%) Social Media
10 1 (0.48%) Augmented Reality
10 1 (0.48%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.48%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.48%) State Machine
10 1 (0.48%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 143 (68.10%) Windows
2 75 (35.71%) Linux
3 69 (32.86%) Windows 7
4 53 (25.24%) Android
5 47 (22.38%) Windows 10
6 46 (21.90%) Unix
7 24 (11.43%) Apple iOS
8 20 (9.52%) Windows Server
9 13 (6.19%) Mac OS X
10 10 (4.76%) Windows 8
11 8 (3.81%) Ubuntu
12 7 (3.33%) Debian
12 7 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (2.86%) SUSE
14 3 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
15 2 (0.95%) CentOS
15 2 (0.95%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.95%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (10.48%) Front End Development
3 19 (9.05%) ITIL
4 15 (7.14%) Test Automation
5 14 (6.67%) E-Commerce
6 12 (5.71%) Coaching
7 11 (5.24%) Continuous Deployment
7 11 (5.24%) Decision Tree
7 11 (5.24%) OO
7 11 (5.24%) Responsive Web Design
7 11 (5.24%) TDD
7 11 (5.24%) Unit Testing
8 10 (4.76%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
8 10 (4.76%) Data Modelling
8 10 (4.76%) Mobile First
8 10 (4.76%) OOP
8 10 (4.76%) Web Development
9 9 (4.29%) Service Management
10 8 (3.81%) Incident Management
10 8 (3.81%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 39 (18.57%) JavaScript
2 36 (17.14%) Python
3 34 (16.19%) Ruby
4 24 (11.43%) Java
5 22 (10.48%) Go
6 21 (10.00%) Scala
7 11 (5.24%) ES6
8 7 (3.33%) SQL
9 3 (1.43%) C
9 3 (1.43%) Perl
10 2 (0.95%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.95%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.95%) VB
11 1 (0.48%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.48%) AppleScript
11 1 (0.48%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.48%) C++
11 1 (0.48%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.48%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 19 (9.05%) Security Cleared
2 16 (7.62%) SC Cleared
3 8 (3.81%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (2.86%) CCNA
4 6 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (2.86%) CTC Cleared
4 6 (2.86%) Degree
5 5 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.43%) A+ Certification
7 3 (1.43%) CCA
7 3 (1.43%) DBS Check
7 3 (1.43%) MCSA
8 2 (0.95%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (0.95%) CWNA
8 2 (0.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.48%) CCNP
9 1 (0.48%) CIPD
9 1 (0.48%) MCSE
9 1 (0.48%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.19%) SLA
2 8 (3.81%) WAI
2 8 (3.81%) WCAG
3 5 (2.38%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.95%) QA
5 1 (0.48%) GDPR
5 1 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 70 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.29%) Samba
2 9 (4.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.38%) Terminal Services
4 4 (1.90%) Docker
4 4 (1.90%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.90%) VirtualBox
4 4 (1.90%) vSphere
4 4 (1.90%) XenApp
5 3 (1.43%) OpenAM
5 3 (1.43%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.95%) Xen
7 1 (0.48%) NFS
7 1 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 20 (9.52%) SCCM
2 7 (3.33%) Ansible
3 4 (1.90%) XenMobile
4 3 (1.43%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (1.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (1.43%) WSUS
5 2 (0.95%) Jamf Pro
5 2 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.95%) Packer
5 2 (0.95%) SCOM
5 2 (0.95%) SCVMM
5 2 (0.95%) Terraform
6 1 (0.48%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.48%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 83 (39.52%) Microsoft
2 44 (20.95%) Apple
3 39 (18.57%) Citrix
4 33 (15.71%) Cisco
5 23 (10.95%) Lotus
6 13 (6.19%) Bloomberg
6 13 (6.19%) Reuters
6 13 (6.19%) VMware
7 9 (4.29%) Google
8 4 (1.90%) Dell
8 4 (1.90%) MuleSoft
8 4 (1.90%) WSO2
9 3 (1.43%) Adobe
9 3 (1.43%) CheckPoint
9 3 (1.43%) HP
9 3 (1.43%) Juniper
9 3 (1.43%) LANDesk
10 2 (0.95%) NetApp
10 2 (0.95%) Remedy
11 1 (0.48%) Avaya