Period
to 17 July 2019

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 17 July 2019 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
17 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 578 624 658
Rank change year-on-year +46 +34 +115
Contract jobs citing Mac OS 263 275 200
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.27% 0.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.41% 1.28% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 177 128
UK median daily rate £275 £300 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% -25.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £120 £123 £113
90th Percentile £600 £515 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £288 £400
% change year-on-year -4.35% -28.13% +23.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 21 9
UK median hourly rate £18.88 £15.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.77% -11.43% +1.45%
10th Percentile £12.75 £13.00 £15.75
90th Percentile £104.60 £19.88 £23.28
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £15.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +23.33% -21.05% +8.57%

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 18,679 21,504 19,636
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.12% 20.75% 20.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,758 13,453 12,373
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £156 £180 £199
90th Percentile £625 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £400
% change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,189 1,464 1,142
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.06% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% -6.06%

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 17 July 2019.

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 17 July 2019.

Contractor 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 17 July 2019. 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 +20 239 £275 -8.33% 118
UK excluding London +48 142 £275 -4.35% 76
London -2 114 £319 -1.92% 51
South East +61 65 £275 -8.33% 22
Midlands +10 17 £288 +15.00% 13
Scotland +36 16 £275 +27.17% 7
South West -20 15 £130 -48.00% 7
North of England +17 14 £425 +41.67% 14
East of England +13 13 £175 -7.89% 11
West Midlands +28 10 £350 +64.71% 6
Yorkshire +24 8 £382 +1.87% 3
East Midlands +10 7 £219 -30.56% 7
North East +20 4 £495 +171.23% 3
North West +13 2 - - 8
Northern Ireland +9 1 - - 1
Wales - 1 £350 - 1

For the 6 months to 17 July 2019, 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.

1 200 (76.05%) Windows
2 109 (41.44%) Active Directory
3 102 (38.78%) Microsoft
4 95 (36.12%) Office 365
5 92 (34.98%) Linux
6 89 (33.84%) Windows 10
7 82 (31.18%) Windows 7
8 75 (28.52%) Microsoft Office
9 74 (28.14%) Apple iOS
10 54 (20.53%) Java
10 54 (20.53%) SCCM
11 51 (19.39%) Android
12 49 (18.63%) Apple
13 46 (17.49%) Python
14 43 (16.35%) Agile Software Development
15 38 (14.45%) ITIL
16 37 (14.07%) Jamf Pro
17 33 (12.55%) Microsoft Azure
18 31 (11.79%) Bash Shell
19 29 (11.03%) Amazon AWS
19 29 (11.03%) DNS
20 28 (10.65%) Scrum
20 28 (10.65%) TDD
21 26 (9.89%) SLA
21 26 (9.89%) VPN
21 26 (9.89%) SQL
21 26 (9.89%) Security Cleared
22 25 (9.51%) DevOps
22 25 (9.51%) Windows Server
23 24 (9.13%) Infrastructure Engineering

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 21 (7.98%) MS Exchange
2 12 (4.56%) Ethereum
2 12 (4.56%) Hyperledger
3 10 (3.80%) Confluence
3 10 (3.80%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (1.52%) Skype for Business
5 3 (1.14%) MQSeries
5 3 (1.14%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.76%) Apache
6 2 (0.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.76%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.76%) nginx
7 1 (0.38%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.38%) Moodle
Applications
1 75 (28.52%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (3.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.38%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.38%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.38%) InDesign
6 1 (0.38%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.38%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.38%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 12 (4.56%) Distributed Ledger
1 12 (4.56%) R3 Corda
2 5 (1.90%) assyst
3 2 (0.76%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 95 (36.12%) Office 365
2 33 (12.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (11.03%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (6.84%) IaaS
5 7 (2.66%) G Suite
5 7 (2.66%) GitHub
6 5 (1.90%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 5 (1.90%) Slack
7 3 (1.14%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.76%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.76%) PaaS
9 1 (0.38%) Azure Stack
9 1 (0.38%) BrowserStack
9 1 (0.38%) CloudBees
9 1 (0.38%) GoToWebinar
9 1 (0.38%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.38%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.38%) SaaS
9 1 (0.38%) Sauce Labs
9 1 (0.38%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 29 (11.03%) DNS
2 26 (9.89%) VPN
3 21 (7.98%) TCP/IP
4 19 (7.22%) LAN
4 19 (7.22%) VoIP
5 18 (6.84%) WAN
6 16 (6.08%) Wi-Fi
7 15 (5.70%) DHCP
7 15 (5.70%) Firewall
8 12 (4.56%) IPFS
8 12 (4.56%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
8 12 (4.56%) Wireless
9 9 (3.42%) Remote Desktop
10 7 (2.66%) Internet
10 7 (2.66%) Skype
11 5 (1.90%) PBX
12 4 (1.52%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (1.52%) IP Telephony
12 4 (1.52%) SAN
12 4 (1.52%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.56%) Blockchain
2 11 (4.18%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.28%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.52%) MySQL
5 3 (1.14%) Amazon Athena
5 3 (1.14%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.38%) Big Data
6 1 (0.38%) Couchbase
6 1 (0.38%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 21 (7.98%) JIRA
2 12 (4.56%) Selenium
3 11 (4.18%) Jenkins
4 10 (3.80%) Git (software)
4 10 (3.80%) Maven
5 9 (3.42%) GitLab
6 8 (3.04%) Appium
6 8 (3.04%) Cucumber
6 8 (3.04%) WebDriver
7 7 (2.66%) FitNesse
7 7 (2.66%) JBehave
7 7 (2.66%) JMeter
7 7 (2.66%) JUnit
8 6 (2.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 6 (2.28%) Bitbucket
8 6 (2.28%) PhpStorm
8 6 (2.28%) SonarQube
9 5 (1.90%) DbUnit
9 5 (1.90%) Gradle
9 5 (1.90%) TestNG
General
1 20 (7.60%) Retail
2 19 (7.22%) Finance
3 17 (6.46%) Telecoms
4 11 (4.18%) Banking
5 4 (1.52%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.14%) Billing
6 3 (1.14%) Law
7 2 (0.76%) Local Government
8 1 (0.38%) Automotive
8 1 (0.38%) French Language
8 1 (0.38%) Games
8 1 (0.38%) German Language
8 1 (0.38%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 64 (24.33%) Support Engineer
2 36 (13.69%) Developer
3 35 (13.31%) Analyst
4 34 (12.93%) Desktop Support
5 31 (11.79%) 2nd Line Support
6 30 (11.41%) Mac Engineer
7 29 (11.03%) IT Support
8 23 (8.75%) Desktop Engineer
9 22 (8.37%) Support Analyst
10 21 (7.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 18 (6.84%) .NET Developer
12 16 (6.08%) Architect
13 15 (5.70%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
14 14 (5.32%) Deskside Support
14 14 (5.32%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 12 (4.56%) 1st/2nd Line Support
15 12 (4.56%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 12 (4.56%) IT Support Engineer
15 12 (4.56%) Service Analyst
15 12 (4.56%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (7.98%) .NET
2 19 (7.22%) Node.js
3 17 (6.46%) Web Services
4 13 (4.94%) REST
5 12 (4.56%) Smart Contracts
6 11 (4.18%) Spring
7 10 (3.80%) CSS
7 10 (3.80%) Hibernate
8 9 (3.42%) HTML
9 8 (3.04%) HTML5
9 8 (3.04%) SOAP
10 7 (2.66%) LDAP
11 6 (2.28%) GraphQL
11 6 (2.28%) GWT
11 6 (2.28%) JPA
11 6 (2.28%) Redux
11 6 (2.28%) WebKit
12 5 (1.90%) Apache Camel
12 5 (1.90%) React
13 4 (1.52%) PrimeFaces
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.22%) iPhone
2 14 (5.32%) Video Conferencing
3 12 (4.56%) Bitcoin
3 12 (4.56%) BYOD
3 12 (4.56%) Linux Command Line
4 10 (3.80%) Handset
5 9 (3.42%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (3.42%) Blackberry
5 9 (3.42%) iPad
6 7 (2.66%) User Experience
7 5 (1.90%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.14%) Apple TV
8 3 (1.14%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.14%) EPoS
8 3 (1.14%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.14%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.76%) EMV
9 2 (0.76%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.76%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.76%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 200 (76.05%) Windows
2 92 (34.98%) Linux
3 89 (33.84%) Windows 10
4 82 (31.18%) Windows 7
5 74 (28.14%) Apple iOS
6 51 (19.39%) Android
7 25 (9.51%) Windows Server
8 22 (8.37%) Unix
9 16 (6.08%) Ubuntu
10 12 (4.56%) Mac OS X
11 10 (3.80%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (2.28%) Windows 8
13 5 (1.90%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (1.52%) BlackBerry OS
14 4 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (1.14%) AIX
15 3 (1.14%) Solaris
16 1 (0.38%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (16.35%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (14.45%) ITIL
3 28 (10.65%) Scrum
3 28 (10.65%) TDD
4 25 (9.51%) DevOps
5 24 (9.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 24 (9.13%) ITSM
6 22 (8.37%) Fintech
6 22 (8.37%) Kanban
7 20 (7.60%) Software Engineering
8 18 (6.84%) Continuous Integration
9 17 (6.46%) Mobile Device Management
10 16 (6.08%) Service Management
11 14 (5.32%) Break/Fix
11 14 (5.32%) Cryptography
11 14 (5.32%) Incident Management
12 13 (4.94%) Multithreading
12 13 (4.94%) Problem-Solving
13 12 (4.56%) Technical Architecture
13 12 (4.56%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 54 (20.53%) Java
2 46 (17.49%) Python
3 31 (11.79%) Bash Shell
4 26 (9.89%) SQL
5 21 (7.98%) PowerShell
6 17 (6.46%) Ruby
7 16 (6.08%) PHP
8 14 (5.32%) JavaScript
9 13 (4.94%) VBScript
10 10 (3.80%) Apple Swift
11 9 (3.42%) C
12 7 (2.66%) Kotlin
13 6 (2.28%) Scala
14 5 (1.90%) Go
15 4 (1.52%) COBOL
16 3 (1.14%) C#
16 3 (1.14%) C++
16 3 (1.14%) Objective-C
17 1 (0.38%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 26 (9.89%) Security Cleared
2 17 (6.46%) SC Cleared
3 15 (5.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (4.18%) MCSE
5 9 (3.42%) Degree
6 6 (2.28%) CTC Cleared
6 6 (2.28%) MCP
7 3 (1.14%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (1.14%) CCNA
7 3 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.76%) A+ Certification
8 2 (0.76%) CCA
8 2 (0.76%) CEH
8 2 (0.76%) CISSP
8 2 (0.76%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (0.76%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.76%) MCSA
8 2 (0.76%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (0.76%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (9.89%) SLA
2 7 (2.66%) QA
3 2 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.38%) GDPR
4 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 109 (41.44%) Active Directory
2 17 (6.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (3.42%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (2.66%) XenDesktop
5 5 (1.90%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.14%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (1.14%) VMware Workstation
6 3 (1.14%) vSphere
6 3 (1.14%) XenApp
7 2 (0.76%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 2 (0.76%) Docker
8 1 (0.38%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.38%) Firmware
8 1 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.38%) UAG
8 1 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 54 (20.53%) SCCM
2 37 (14.07%) Jamf Pro
3 16 (6.08%) Microsoft Intune
4 10 (3.80%) Ansible
5 4 (1.52%) AirWatch
5 4 (1.52%) vCenter Server
6 2 (0.76%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.76%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.76%) Plesk
6 2 (0.76%) SCOM
6 2 (0.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.38%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.38%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.38%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 102 (38.78%) Microsoft
2 49 (18.63%) Apple
3 21 (7.98%) Citrix
3 21 (7.98%) VMware
4 20 (7.60%) ServiceNow
5 15 (5.70%) Atlassian
6 14 (5.32%) HP
7 13 (4.94%) Adobe
7 13 (4.94%) Oracle
8 12 (4.56%) Cisco
8 12 (4.56%) Google
9 10 (3.80%) Dell
9 10 (3.80%) Remedy
10 8 (3.04%) Avaya
11 5 (1.90%) IBM
11 5 (1.90%) Symantec
11 5 (1.90%) Veeam
12 4 (1.52%) Red Hat
13 3 (1.14%) Juniper
13 3 (1.14%) Sophos