Period
to 22 August 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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 635 786 764
Rank change year-on-year +151 -22 0
Contract jobs citing Mac OS 224 113 126
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.10% 0.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.12% 0.47% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 73 79
UK median daily rate £380 £350 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +55.56% -26.83%
10th Percentile £113 £156 £115
90th Percentile £550 £498 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £200 £375
% change year-on-year +87.50% -46.67% +20.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 16
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.38 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.72% +13.93% +8.29%
10th Percentile £16.00 £12.75 £10.88
90th Percentile £24.75 £19.65 £23.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.38 £13.00
% change year-on-year +0.72% +33.65% -13.33%

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 19949 24097 24751
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.81% 22.25% 21.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 12532 15201 14462
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £188 £209 £185
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1141 1262 1978
UK median hourly rate £17.25 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.55% - +3.13%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £43.75 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +3.23%

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 22 August 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 22 August 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Mac OS in the UK

Mac OS
Top 12 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 22 August 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 +157 216 £394 +12.53% 37
London +83 146 £387 +10.55% 20
UK excluding London +109 78 £375 +87.50% 18
North of England +64 22 £146 -22.00% 6
South West +20 18 £400 - 3
East of England -4 18 £290 -22.67% 5
Yorkshire +47 15 £500 +25.39% 4
Scotland - 8 £325 - 1
North West +33 7 £125 -28.57% 1
West Midlands +44 6 £535 -
Midlands +29 6 £535 -
South East +24 6 £401 +113.60% 3

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 129 (57.59%) Windows
2 97 (43.30%) Linux
3 87 (38.84%) Agile Software Development
4 80 (35.71%) Microsoft
5 73 (32.59%) Unix
6 68 (30.36%) Windows 7
7 65 (29.02%) Active Directory
8 62 (27.68%) Microsoft Office
9 56 (25.00%) JavaScript
9 56 (25.00%) Python
10 52 (23.21%) Android
11 51 (22.77%) CSS
11 51 (22.77%) HTML
12 47 (20.98%) Java
13 44 (19.64%) Apple
14 42 (18.75%) Blackberry
15 41 (18.30%) VPN
16 39 (17.41%) Cisco
17 35 (15.63%) Ruby
18 34 (15.18%) Git (software)
19 33 (14.73%) Citrix
20 32 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
20 32 (14.29%) Windows 10
21 31 (13.84%) Front End Development
22 30 (13.39%) Test Automation
23 27 (12.05%) IBM Notes
23 27 (12.05%) Lotus
24 25 (11.16%) Apple iOS
25 24 (10.71%) Web Development
25 24 (10.71%) Analytical Skills

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 27 (12.05%) IBM Notes
2 9 (4.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 9 (4.02%) SharePoint
3 6 (2.68%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.79%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.89%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (0.89%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.45%) Apache
6 1 (0.45%) Confluence
6 1 (0.45%) JBoss
6 1 (0.45%) Moodle
6 1 (0.45%) Mule
6 1 (0.45%) nginx
Applications
1 62 (27.68%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (5.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (2.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.79%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (1.34%) InfoPath
5 3 (1.34%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.89%) Mozilla Thunderbird
7 1 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.45%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 9 (4.02%) Eikon
2 3 (1.34%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.89%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 19 (8.48%) Office 365
2 4 (1.79%) G Suite
2 4 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.34%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 3 (1.34%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.89%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (0.89%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.45%) Akamai
5 1 (0.45%) Cloudflare
5 1 (0.45%) GitHub
5 1 (0.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (18.30%) VPN
2 32 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
3 15 (6.70%) TCP/IP
4 14 (6.25%) DNS
5 10 (4.46%) DHCP
5 10 (4.46%) Internet
5 10 (4.46%) LAN
5 10 (4.46%) WAN
6 9 (4.02%) Wi-Fi
7 8 (3.57%) VoIP
7 8 (3.57%) Wireless
8 5 (2.23%) Firewall
9 4 (1.79%) LDAP
9 4 (1.79%) Skype
9 4 (1.79%) VLAN
9 4 (1.79%) WebEx
10 2 (0.89%) Junos
10 2 (0.89%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (0.89%) SMS
10 2 (0.89%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (1.34%) FileMaker
3 2 (0.89%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.89%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.45%) MariaDB
4 1 (0.45%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.45%) MySQL
4 1 (0.45%) Neo4j
4 1 (0.45%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.45%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 34 (15.18%) Git (software)
2 14 (6.25%) Jenkins
3 13 (5.80%) Vagrant
4 8 (3.57%) Mocha
5 7 (3.13%) Subversion
6 6 (2.68%) gulp
6 6 (2.68%) webpack
7 2 (0.89%) GCC
8 1 (0.45%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.45%) JIRA
8 1 (0.45%) JUnit
8 1 (0.45%) Mockito
8 1 (0.45%) SonarQube
General
1 19 (8.48%) Banking
2 15 (6.70%) Retail
3 11 (4.91%) Retail Banking
4 9 (4.02%) Finance
5 4 (1.79%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.34%) Advertising
7 2 (0.89%) Automotive
7 2 (0.89%) Back Office
7 2 (0.89%) Front Office
8 1 (0.45%) Games
8 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 90 (40.18%) Developer
2 43 (19.20%) Desktop Support
3 34 (15.18%) Support Engineer
4 26 (11.61%) Mac Engineer
5 25 (11.16%) 2nd Line Support
6 23 (10.27%) Digital Developer
7 22 (9.82%) Desktop Engineer
8 20 (8.93%) Java Developer
9 18 (8.04%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 17 (7.59%) Python Developer
11 16 (7.14%) IT Support
12 15 (6.70%) Analyst
13 12 (5.36%) 1st/2nd Line Support
13 12 (5.36%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
13 12 (5.36%) Deskside Support
13 12 (5.36%) Senior Developer
13 12 (5.36%) Service Desk Support
14 11 (4.91%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
14 11 (4.91%) Software Developer
15 10 (4.46%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (22.77%) CSS
1 51 (22.77%) HTML
2 21 (9.38%) RESTful
3 18 (8.04%) JSON
4 14 (6.25%) Node.js
4 14 (6.25%) REST
5 11 (4.91%) Ruby on Rails
6 10 (4.46%) HTML5
7 9 (4.02%) RabbitMQ
7 9 (4.02%) Sass
7 9 (4.02%) SQLAlchemy
8 8 (3.57%) Chai
8 8 (3.57%) OOCSS
8 8 (3.57%) Semantic HTML
9 6 (2.68%) Apache Camel
9 6 (2.68%) Handlebars
9 6 (2.68%) Redux
9 6 (2.68%) SAML
9 6 (2.68%) XSLT
10 5 (2.23%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 42 (18.75%) Blackberry
2 24 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (10.71%) BYOD
3 14 (6.25%) Video Conferencing
4 9 (4.02%) User Experience
5 7 (3.13%) Taxonomies
6 5 (2.23%) iPad
7 4 (1.79%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.79%) Data Centre
7 4 (1.79%) Digital Media
7 4 (1.79%) HTC Vive
7 4 (1.79%) iPhone
7 4 (1.79%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.34%) New Media
8 3 (1.34%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.89%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (0.89%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.89%) Mobile Banking
9 2 (0.89%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 129 (57.59%) Windows
2 97 (43.30%) Linux
3 73 (32.59%) Unix
4 68 (30.36%) Windows 7
5 52 (23.21%) Android
6 32 (14.29%) Windows 10
7 25 (11.16%) Apple iOS
8 13 (5.80%) Mac OS X
9 9 (4.02%) Windows 8
10 8 (3.57%) Windows Server
11 5 (2.23%) Debian
11 5 (2.23%) Ubuntu
12 3 (1.34%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (1.34%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.89%) CentOS
13 2 (0.89%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.45%) VMS
14 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (38.84%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (13.84%) Front End Development
3 30 (13.39%) Test Automation
4 24 (10.71%) Web Development
5 23 (10.27%) Mentoring
6 20 (8.93%) DevOps
7 19 (8.48%) ITIL
8 18 (8.04%) Continuous Deployment
8 18 (8.04%) Data Modelling
8 18 (8.04%) Microservices
9 15 (6.70%) Coaching
9 15 (6.70%) Continuous Integration
10 14 (6.25%) Data Security
11 13 (5.80%) Software Engineering
12 12 (5.36%) Data Privacy
12 12 (5.36%) Open Source
13 11 (4.91%) E-Commerce
13 11 (4.91%) OWASP
13 11 (4.91%) Performance Optimisation
14 10 (4.46%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 56 (25.00%) JavaScript
1 56 (25.00%) Python
2 47 (20.98%) Java
3 35 (15.63%) Ruby
4 22 (9.82%) SQL
5 21 (9.38%) Go
6 20 (8.93%) Scala
7 10 (4.46%) C
7 10 (4.46%) C#
8 8 (3.57%) ES6
9 4 (1.79%) Objective-C
10 3 (1.34%) Apple Swift
10 3 (1.34%) AppleScript
10 3 (1.34%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.89%) C++
11 2 (0.89%) Perl
11 2 (0.89%) VB
12 1 (0.45%) Embedded C
12 1 (0.45%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (7.59%) Security Cleared
2 14 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
3 8 (3.57%) SC Cleared
4 7 (3.13%) CCNA
4 7 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (3.13%) Degree
4 7 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.79%) DBS Check
5 4 (1.79%) MCSE
6 3 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (1.34%) MCP
6 3 (1.34%) MCSA
7 2 (0.89%) A+ Certification
7 2 (0.89%) CWNA
7 2 (0.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (0.89%) MCITP
7 2 (0.89%) MCTS
8 1 (0.45%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.45%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.45%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.02%) PCI DSS
2 7 (3.13%) Disclosure Scotland
2 7 (3.13%) QA
2 7 (3.13%) WAI
2 7 (3.13%) WCAG
3 6 (2.68%) SLA
System Software
1 65 (29.02%) Active Directory
2 11 (4.91%) VirtualBox
3 10 (4.46%) Docker
4 7 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (1.79%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.79%) Samba
5 4 (1.79%) Shibboleth
6 3 (1.34%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (1.34%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.34%) vSphere
7 2 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.89%) Xen
8 1 (0.45%) iptables
8 1 (0.45%) NFS
8 1 (0.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (7.14%) SCCM
2 4 (1.79%) Ansible
2 4 (1.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (1.34%) Jamf Pro
3 3 (1.34%) SCOM
4 2 (0.89%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.89%) Packer
4 2 (0.89%) SCSM
4 2 (0.89%) SCVMM
4 2 (0.89%) Terraform
Vendors
1 80 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 44 (19.64%) Apple
3 39 (17.41%) Cisco
4 33 (14.73%) Citrix
5 27 (12.05%) Lotus
6 18 (8.04%) Bloomberg
7 17 (7.59%) Reuters
8 10 (4.46%) VMware
9 9 (4.02%) MobileIron
10 7 (3.13%) Adobe
11 6 (2.68%) MuleSoft
11 6 (2.68%) WSO2
12 5 (2.23%) Juniper
13 4 (1.79%) Google
14 3 (1.34%) Dell
14 3 (1.34%) LANDesk
14 3 (1.34%) Remedy
15 2 (0.89%) BMC
15 2 (0.89%) HP
15 2 (0.89%) NetApp