Period
to 24 September 2021

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 24 September 2021 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
24 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 627 445 569
Rank change year-on-year -182 +124 +51
Contract jobs citing Mac OS 171 76 288
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.26% 0.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.40% 1.39% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 41 205
10th Percentile £128 £200 £115
25th Percentile £163 £250 £154
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £265 £365 £275
Median % change year-on-year -27.40% +32.73% -15.38%
75th Percentile £501 £475 £475
90th Percentile £575 £600 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £175 £488 £275
% change year-on-year -64.10% +77.27% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 10
10th Percentile £11.59 £11.10 £11.88
25th Percentile £11.85 £11.82 £13.94
Median hourly rate £12.73 £14.28 £18.10
Median % change year-on-year -10.86% -21.13% +3.43%
75th Percentile £13.39 £15.95 £21.44
90th Percentile £17.65 £29.58 £50.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.73 £14.05 £15.13
% change year-on-year -9.43% -7.11% -13.57%

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 12,171 5,471 18,314
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.14% 18.40% 20.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,172 3,527 11,683
10th Percentile £175 £181 £150
25th Percentile £350 £319 £288
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £445 £425
Median % change year-on-year +6.74% +4.71% -
75th Percentile £575 £538 £538
90th Percentile £665 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 662 281 1,198
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.63 £14.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year -7.89% +8.57% +2.94%
75th Percentile £42.63 £39.00 £39.00
90th Percentile £63.00 £47.83 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.83 £18.00 £16.10
% change year-on-year -6.53% +11.80% +0.63%

Mac OS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Mac OS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Mac OS in the UK

Mac OS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Mac OS.

Daily rate trend for Mac OS in the UK

Mac OS
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Mac OS over the 6 months to 24 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Mac OS in the UK

Mac OS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Mac OS.

Hourly rate trend 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 24 September 2021. 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 -154 148 £265 -20.30% 122
London -153 99 £338 +12.50% 46
UK excluding London -128 54 £175 -64.10% 89
Work from Home -242 23 £338 -20.59% 16
South East -81 16 £168 -43.17% 21
South West -39 8 £133 -74.15% 18
Scotland - 8 £250 - 7
Midlands -63 7 £109 -20.55% 12
North of England -80 5 £263 -55.32% 15
Northern Ireland -2 4 - -
West Midlands -60 4 £108 -21.45% 7
East of England - 4 £500 - 10
Yorkshire -51 3 £338 -42.55% 5
East Midlands - 3 £513 - 5
North West -49 2 £198 - 7
Wales - 2 £145 - 6

For the 6 months to 24 September 2021, 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.

1 130 (76.02%) Windows
2 79 (46.20%) Microsoft
3 75 (43.86%) Active Directory
4 71 (41.52%) Microsoft 365
5 64 (37.43%) Windows 10
6 59 (34.50%) Apple iOS
7 55 (32.16%) Apple
8 48 (28.07%) Android
9 47 (27.49%) Social Skills
10 42 (24.56%) Microsoft Office
11 41 (23.98%) ITIL
12 40 (23.39%) SCCM
13 32 (18.71%) Linux
14 29 (16.96%) Azure
15 27 (15.79%) Jamf Pro
16 26 (15.20%) Microsoft Intune
17 25 (14.62%) Windows Server
18 24 (14.04%) Agile Software Development
19 23 (13.45%) Analytical Skills
20 22 (12.87%) Problem-Solving
20 22 (12.87%) DNS
21 21 (12.28%) LAN
22 20 (11.70%) Video Conferencing
23 18 (10.53%) VMware
23 18 (10.53%) Firewall
24 17 (9.94%) ITSM
24 17 (9.94%) Citrix
24 17 (9.94%) Microsoft Certification
24 17 (9.94%) PowerShell
25 16 (9.36%) SLA

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 6 (3.51%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.92%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.92%) Skype for Business
3 4 (2.34%) Confluence
4 3 (1.75%) Office Communications Server
5 2 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.17%) IIS
6 1 (0.58%) Apache
6 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.58%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.58%) nginx
6 1 (0.58%) OpenStack
Applications
1 42 (24.56%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.75%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (1.17%) NUKE
4 1 (0.58%) CINEMA 4D
4 1 (0.58%) iWork
4 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.58%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 3 (1.75%) assyst
2 1 (0.58%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 71 (41.52%) Microsoft 365
2 29 (16.96%) Azure
3 15 (8.77%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (4.68%) AWS
4 8 (4.68%) Google Workspace
5 5 (2.92%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 4 (2.34%) OneDrive
7 3 (1.75%) SaaS
7 3 (1.75%) Slack
7 3 (1.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (1.17%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.58%) Amazon ECS
9 1 (0.58%) Amazon EKS
9 1 (0.58%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.58%) AWS Fargate
9 1 (0.58%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.58%) GCP
9 1 (0.58%) Google Docs
9 1 (0.58%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 22 (12.87%) DNS
2 21 (12.28%) LAN
3 18 (10.53%) Firewall
4 15 (8.77%) DHCP
5 12 (7.02%) TCP/IP
6 11 (6.43%) WAN
7 10 (5.85%) Remote Desktop
7 10 (5.85%) Skype
7 10 (5.85%) VoIP
7 10 (5.85%) WebEx
8 9 (5.26%) VPN
9 5 (2.92%) HTTPS
10 4 (2.34%) Internet
10 4 (2.34%) Wireless
11 3 (1.75%) 3G
11 3 (1.75%) Intranet
11 3 (1.75%) IP Telephony
11 3 (1.75%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (1.17%) NetScaler
13 1 (0.58%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.75%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.58%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 13 (7.60%) Xcode
2 10 (5.85%) JIRA
3 6 (3.51%) Android Studio
4 5 (2.92%) Git (software)
5 4 (2.34%) Jenkins
6 3 (1.75%) Bitbucket
6 3 (1.75%) InstallShield
6 3 (1.75%) MSI
7 2 (1.17%) GitLab
7 2 (1.17%) Inno Setup
7 2 (1.17%) Subversion
8 1 (0.58%) Buildbot
8 1 (0.58%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.58%) Gerrit
8 1 (0.58%) Hudson
8 1 (0.58%) Maven
8 1 (0.58%) Robot Framework
8 1 (0.58%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.58%) TestRail
8 1 (0.58%) Vagrant
General
1 47 (27.49%) Social Skills
2 23 (13.45%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (8.19%) Telecoms
4 13 (7.60%) Finance
5 12 (7.02%) Banking
6 9 (5.26%) Public Sector
7 7 (4.09%) Investment Banking
8 5 (2.92%) Retail
9 3 (1.75%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 3 (1.75%) Influencing Skills
9 3 (1.75%) Law
9 3 (1.75%) Multimedia
9 3 (1.75%) Presentation Skills
10 2 (1.17%) Back Office
10 2 (1.17%) Legal
10 2 (1.17%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.58%) Automotive
11 1 (0.58%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.58%) Local Government
11 1 (0.58%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 34 (19.88%) Support Engineer
2 33 (19.30%) Analyst
3 25 (14.62%) Developer
4 19 (11.11%) IT Support
4 19 (11.11%) Mac Engineer
5 15 (8.77%) Architect
6 13 (7.60%) 2nd Line Support
6 13 (7.60%) Desktop Support
6 13 (7.60%) Support Analyst
7 11 (6.43%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
8 10 (5.85%) Desktop Engineer
8 10 (5.85%) IT Engineer
8 10 (5.85%) SCCM Engineer
9 9 (5.26%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 9 (5.26%) IT Support Engineer
10 8 (4.68%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 7 (4.09%) 1st/2nd Line Support
11 7 (4.09%) C++ Developer
12 6 (3.51%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 6 (3.51%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.09%) Cocoa
1 7 (4.09%) CSS
1 7 (4.09%) HTML
1 7 (4.09%) Web Services
2 6 (3.51%) JSON
3 5 (2.92%) Qt
4 4 (2.34%) Ruby on Rails
5 3 (1.75%) iOS SDK
5 3 (1.75%) Node.js
6 2 (1.17%) LAMP
6 2 (1.17%) Redux
6 2 (1.17%) RESTful
7 1 (0.58%) Electron Framework
7 1 (0.58%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.58%) Java EE
7 1 (0.58%) LDAP
7 1 (0.58%) RxJS
7 1 (0.58%) SOAP
7 1 (0.58%) Spring
7 1 (0.58%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 20 (11.70%) Video Conferencing
2 6 (3.51%) HoloLens
2 6 (3.51%) Life Science
2 6 (3.51%) Virtual Team
3 5 (2.92%) Blackberry
4 4 (2.34%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.34%) Security Operations Centre
5 3 (1.75%) Driving Licence
5 3 (1.75%) Fat Client
5 3 (1.75%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.75%) PlayStation
5 3 (1.75%) Thin Client
5 3 (1.75%) User Experience
5 3 (1.75%) Xbox
6 2 (1.17%) Blog
6 2 (1.17%) BYOD
6 2 (1.17%) CMDB
6 2 (1.17%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.17%) Device Driver
6 2 (1.17%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 130 (76.02%) Windows
2 64 (37.43%) Windows 10
3 59 (34.50%) Apple iOS
4 48 (28.07%) Android
5 32 (18.71%) Linux
6 25 (14.62%) Windows Server
7 11 (6.43%) Windows 7
8 10 (5.85%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (5.26%) Unix
10 5 (2.92%) Windows XP
11 4 (2.34%) Mac OS X
12 3 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (1.17%) Ubuntu
13 2 (1.17%) Windows Server 2016
13 2 (1.17%) Windows Server 2019
14 1 (0.58%) CentOS
14 1 (0.58%) Mac OS X Server
14 1 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.58%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (23.98%) ITIL
2 24 (14.04%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (12.87%) Problem-Solving
4 17 (9.94%) ITSM
5 15 (8.77%) Asset Management
6 14 (8.19%) Migration
6 14 (8.19%) Time Management
7 12 (7.02%) Cybersecurity
7 12 (7.02%) Service Management
8 11 (6.43%) Continuous Improvement
9 9 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
9 9 (5.26%) Incident Management
10 8 (4.68%) Antivirus Management
10 8 (4.68%) Application Packaging
10 8 (4.68%) Software Engineering
10 8 (4.68%) Task Automation
10 8 (4.68%) TDD
11 7 (4.09%) Analytics
11 7 (4.09%) Data Migration
11 7 (4.09%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 17 (9.94%) PowerShell
2 13 (7.60%) C++
3 10 (5.85%) Objective-C
4 8 (4.68%) C
4 8 (4.68%) Java
4 8 (4.68%) JavaScript
4 8 (4.68%) Python
5 6 (3.51%) Ruby
6 3 (1.75%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.75%) TypeScript
7 2 (1.17%) Apple Swift
7 2 (1.17%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.17%) C#
7 2 (1.17%) Kotlin
8 1 (0.58%) Embedded C
8 1 (0.58%) Embedded C++
8 1 (0.58%) Rust
8 1 (0.58%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (9.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (7.02%) MCSE
3 9 (5.26%) Security Cleared
4 7 (4.09%) SC Cleared
5 6 (3.51%) MCSA
6 5 (2.92%) Degree
6 5 (2.92%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (2.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 4 (2.34%) MCP
8 3 (1.75%) A+ Certification
8 3 (1.75%) MCITP
8 3 (1.75%) MCTS
8 3 (1.75%) MOS
8 3 (1.75%) PMP
9 2 (1.17%) CCNA
9 2 (1.17%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.17%) DBS Check
9 2 (1.17%) MCT
9 2 (1.17%) PMI Certification
9 2 (1.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (9.36%) SLA
2 9 (5.26%) QA
3 5 (2.92%) NIST
3 5 (2.92%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.75%) Accessibility
5 1 (0.58%) ITGC
5 1 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 75 (43.86%) Active Directory
2 11 (6.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (4.68%) Hyper-V
3 8 (4.68%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (1.75%) Docker
4 3 (1.75%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.17%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.17%) XenApp
6 1 (0.58%) Firmware
6 1 (0.58%) vSphere
6 1 (0.58%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 40 (23.39%) SCCM
2 27 (15.79%) Jamf Pro
3 26 (15.20%) Microsoft Intune
4 7 (4.09%) Single Sign-On
5 4 (2.34%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 2 (1.17%) Ansible
6 2 (1.17%) Puppet
7 1 (0.58%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.58%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.58%) Grafana
7 1 (0.58%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.58%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.58%) Scalr
7 1 (0.58%) SCOM
7 1 (0.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.58%) WMI
7 1 (0.58%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 79 (46.20%) Microsoft
2 55 (32.16%) Apple
3 18 (10.53%) VMware
4 17 (9.94%) Citrix
5 13 (7.60%) ServiceNow
6 10 (5.85%) Adobe
7 9 (5.26%) Cisco
8 7 (4.09%) Google
8 7 (4.09%) Samsung
9 4 (2.34%) HP
9 4 (2.34%) Ping Identity
9 4 (2.34%) Polycom
10 3 (1.75%) Avaya
10 3 (1.75%) Dell
10 3 (1.75%) Ivanti
10 3 (1.75%) OneLogin
10 3 (1.75%) Palo Alto
10 3 (1.75%) Roku
10 3 (1.75%) Sophos
10 3 (1.75%) Wyse