Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 526 624 658
Rank change year-on-year +98 +34 +116
Contract jobs citing Mac OS 280 277 233
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.27% 0.23%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.59% 1.28% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 153 154
UK median daily rate £275 £315 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.70% -10.00% -6.67%
10th Percentile £115 £144 £113
90th Percentile £555 £532 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £250 £375
% change year-on-year +10.00% -33.33% +88.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 58 8
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.86% - +0.72%
10th Percentile £11.88 £12.88 £14.28
90th Percentile £58.75 £27.85 £25.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 17,660 21,647 20,883
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.85% 20.92% 20.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,974 13,393 13,203
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £150 £163 £175
90th Percentile £613 £606 £595
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,248 1,517 1,245
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.96
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.81
% change year-on-year +3.03% -1.81% +5.03%

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 October 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 23 October 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Mac OS in the UK

Mac OS
Top 15 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 October 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 +70 252 £274 -15.69% 126
London +81 153 £258 -20.77% 43
UK excluding London +53 121 £275 +10.00% 84
South East +72 43 £193 -14.44% 22
Scotland +42 22 £275 +138.43% 1
North of England +11 18 £410 +36.67% 11
East of England +21 16 £385 +133.33% 28
South West -14 11 £175 -30.00% 17
Midlands +46 10 £90 -74.54% 5
Yorkshire +30 8 £382 +1.87% 3
East Midlands +30 5 £90 -74.29%
West Midlands +26 5 £220 -53.30% 5
North East +17 5 £484 +168.75% 1
North West +1 5 £165 -45.00% 7
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 204 (72.86%) Windows
2 129 (46.07%) Active Directory
3 107 (38.21%) Microsoft
4 99 (35.36%) Linux
5 97 (34.64%) Microsoft Office
5 97 (34.64%) Office 365
6 90 (32.14%) Windows 7
6 90 (32.14%) Windows 10
7 70 (25.00%) Apple iOS
8 65 (23.21%) Agile Software Development
9 57 (20.36%) SCCM
10 55 (19.64%) Android
11 53 (18.93%) Jamf Pro
11 53 (18.93%) Java
12 52 (18.57%) Python
13 50 (17.86%) Apple
14 48 (17.14%) ITIL
15 46 (16.43%) Unix
16 38 (13.57%) Ruby
17 32 (11.43%) DevOps
18 31 (11.07%) TDD
18 31 (11.07%) DNS
19 30 (10.71%) Cisco
19 30 (10.71%) Azure
19 30 (10.71%) Test Automation
19 30 (10.71%) Public Sector
20 29 (10.36%) VPN
21 28 (10.00%) JavaScript
22 27 (9.64%) VMware
22 27 (9.64%) AWS

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 15 (5.36%) MS Exchange
2 11 (3.93%) SharePoint
3 8 (2.86%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (2.14%) Ethereum
4 6 (2.14%) Hyperledger
5 4 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.07%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.71%) Apache
7 2 (0.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.71%) Confluence
7 2 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.71%) nginx
8 1 (0.36%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.36%) IIS
8 1 (0.36%) Moodle
8 1 (0.36%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.36%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.36%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.36%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.36%) WordPress
Applications
1 97 (34.64%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.79%) Photoshop
4 4 (1.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (1.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (1.07%) Mozilla Thunderbird
6 2 (0.71%) InDesign
7 1 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.36%) Houdini
7 1 (0.36%) Maya
7 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.36%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.36%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 6 (2.14%) Distributed Ledger
1 6 (2.14%) R3 Corda
2 5 (1.79%) assyst
3 3 (1.07%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 97 (34.64%) Office 365
2 30 (10.71%) Azure
3 27 (9.64%) AWS
4 20 (7.14%) IaaS
5 9 (3.21%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 9 (3.21%) G Suite
6 8 (2.86%) OneDrive
7 7 (2.50%) GitHub
8 5 (1.79%) Azure Active Directory
8 5 (1.79%) BrowserStack
8 5 (1.79%) Sauce Labs
9 4 (1.43%) Amazon S3
9 4 (1.43%) SaaS
10 3 (1.07%) Yammer
11 2 (0.71%) GoToWebinar
11 2 (0.71%) PaaS
11 2 (0.71%) Slack
12 1 (0.36%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.36%) Azure Stack
12 1 (0.36%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 31 (11.07%) DNS
2 29 (10.36%) VPN
3 24 (8.57%) LAN
4 21 (7.50%) VoIP
5 20 (7.14%) DHCP
5 20 (7.14%) WAN
6 18 (6.43%) Firewall
7 17 (6.07%) TCP/IP
7 17 (6.07%) Wi-Fi
8 12 (4.29%) Remote Desktop
9 9 (3.21%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (3.21%) IP Telephony
9 9 (3.21%) Wireless
10 7 (2.50%) FTP
10 7 (2.50%) Network Security
10 7 (2.50%) SSL
11 6 (2.14%) Cisco IOS
11 6 (2.14%) IPFS
11 6 (2.14%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
12 5 (1.79%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.21%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (2.86%) MongoDB
3 6 (2.14%) Blockchain
3 6 (2.14%) MySQL
4 3 (1.07%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.36%) Big Data
5 1 (0.36%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.36%) Redis
5 1 (0.36%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 23 (8.21%) JIRA
2 13 (4.64%) Jenkins
3 12 (4.29%) Appium
3 12 (4.29%) Cucumber
3 12 (4.29%) Git (software)
3 12 (4.29%) Selenium
3 12 (4.29%) WebDriver
4 10 (3.57%) GitLab
5 9 (3.21%) TestRail
6 7 (2.50%) FitNesse
6 7 (2.50%) JBehave
6 7 (2.50%) JMeter
6 7 (2.50%) JUnit
7 6 (2.14%) Gradle
7 6 (2.14%) SonarQube
8 5 (1.79%) Calabash
8 5 (1.79%) Maven
8 5 (1.79%) Robot Framework
8 5 (1.79%) Sonatype Nexus
9 4 (1.43%) MSI
General
1 30 (10.71%) Public Sector
2 16 (5.71%) Retail
3 14 (5.00%) Telecoms
4 10 (3.57%) Finance
5 7 (2.50%) Banking
6 5 (1.79%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.43%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.71%) Law
8 2 (0.71%) Mandarin Language
9 1 (0.36%) Automotive
9 1 (0.36%) French Language
9 1 (0.36%) Games
9 1 (0.36%) German Language
9 1 (0.36%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 59 (21.07%) Support Engineer
2 44 (15.71%) Developer
3 43 (15.36%) 2nd Line Support
4 41 (14.64%) Desktop Support
5 28 (10.00%) Analyst
6 26 (9.29%) Desktop Engineer
7 25 (8.93%) IT Support
8 24 (8.57%) Mac Engineer
9 22 (7.86%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 22 (7.86%) Support Analyst
10 19 (6.79%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
11 18 (6.43%) Architect
12 16 (5.71%) 1st Line Support
12 16 (5.71%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 15 (5.36%) 1st/2nd Line Support
13 15 (5.36%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 15 (5.36%) Deskside Support
14 12 (4.29%) Deskside Engineer
15 11 (3.93%) Deskside Support Engineer
15 11 (3.93%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (8.21%) Web Services
2 21 (7.50%) CSS
2 21 (7.50%) HTML
2 21 (7.50%) Node.js
3 19 (6.79%) REST
4 15 (5.36%) JSON
4 15 (5.36%) SOAP
5 11 (3.93%) Ruby on Rails
6 9 (3.21%) .NET
6 9 (3.21%) LDAP
7 7 (2.50%) Express
8 6 (2.14%) HTML5
8 6 (2.14%) RESTful
8 6 (2.14%) Smart Contracts
9 5 (1.79%) Hibernate
9 5 (1.79%) Java EE
9 5 (1.79%) Java SE
9 5 (1.79%) JPA
9 5 (1.79%) JSF
9 5 (1.79%) PrimeFaces
Miscellaneous
1 24 (8.57%) iPhone
2 15 (5.36%) BYOD
2 15 (5.36%) iPad
3 14 (5.00%) Blackberry
4 13 (4.64%) Video Conferencing
5 10 (3.57%) User Experience
6 9 (3.21%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (3.21%) Linux Command Line
7 7 (2.50%) Blog
8 6 (2.14%) Bitcoin
8 6 (2.14%) Data Centre
8 6 (2.14%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (1.79%) Handset
9 5 (1.79%) PKI
10 4 (1.43%) Mobile App
11 3 (1.07%) Animation
11 3 (1.07%) Apple TV
11 3 (1.07%) EPoS
12 2 (0.71%) Fat Client
12 2 (0.71%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 204 (72.86%) Windows
2 99 (35.36%) Linux
3 90 (32.14%) Windows 10
3 90 (32.14%) Windows 7
4 70 (25.00%) Apple iOS
5 55 (19.64%) Android
6 46 (16.43%) Unix
7 23 (8.21%) Windows Server
8 16 (5.71%) Mac OS X
9 11 (3.93%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (3.57%) Ubuntu
11 8 (2.86%) Windows 8
12 7 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (1.79%) Debian
14 3 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (1.07%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.71%) CentOS
16 1 (0.36%) AIX
16 1 (0.36%) Solaris
16 1 (0.36%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (23.21%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (17.14%) ITIL
3 32 (11.43%) DevOps
4 31 (11.07%) TDD
5 30 (10.71%) Test Automation
6 26 (9.29%) Scrum
7 23 (8.21%) Kanban
8 19 (6.79%) Microservices
8 19 (6.79%) Service Management
9 18 (6.43%) BDD
10 17 (6.07%) ITSM
11 16 (5.71%) Mobile Device Management
12 15 (5.36%) ATDD
12 15 (5.36%) Continuous Integration
12 15 (5.36%) Preventative Maintenance
12 15 (5.36%) Problem-Solving
13 14 (5.00%) Continuous Delivery
13 14 (5.00%) Project Delivery
14 13 (4.64%) Break/Fix
14 13 (4.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 53 (18.93%) Java
2 52 (18.57%) Python
3 38 (13.57%) Ruby
4 28 (10.00%) JavaScript
5 23 (8.21%) SQL
6 21 (7.50%) Bash Shell
7 18 (6.43%) PowerShell
8 15 (5.36%) Go
9 10 (3.57%) Apple Swift
9 10 (3.57%) PHP
10 7 (2.50%) VBScript
11 6 (2.14%) C
12 5 (1.79%) COBOL
12 5 (1.79%) Kotlin
13 4 (1.43%) C++
14 3 (1.07%) Perl
15 2 (0.71%) C#
15 2 (0.71%) Objective-C
16 1 (0.36%) Shell Script
16 1 (0.36%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 18 (6.43%) Security Cleared
2 14 (5.00%) Degree
3 11 (3.93%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (2.86%) MCSE
5 6 (2.14%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (2.14%) CTC Cleared
5 6 (2.14%) SC Cleared
6 5 (1.79%) CCA
6 5 (1.79%) MCP
7 4 (1.43%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.71%) A+ Certification
8 2 (0.71%) ACSP
8 2 (0.71%) CCNA
8 2 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.71%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.71%) MCDST
8 2 (0.71%) MCSA
9 1 (0.36%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (7.14%) SLA
2 10 (3.57%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.07%) QA
4 2 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.71%) GDPR
5 1 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.36%) PSD2
5 1 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 129 (46.07%) Active Directory
2 25 (8.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (4.64%) VMware ESXi
4 12 (4.29%) Docker
5 10 (3.57%) XenDesktop
6 8 (2.86%) XenApp
7 5 (1.79%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (1.43%) DFS Replication
8 4 (1.43%) Hyper-V
8 4 (1.43%) Xen
9 2 (0.71%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 2 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.36%) Firmware
10 1 (0.36%) UAG
10 1 (0.36%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.36%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 57 (20.36%) SCCM
2 53 (18.93%) Jamf Pro
3 16 (5.71%) Microsoft Intune
4 5 (1.79%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (1.79%) SCOM
4 5 (1.79%) vCenter Server
5 4 (1.43%) Ansible
5 4 (1.43%) Perfmon
5 4 (1.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (1.43%) WSUS
5 4 (1.43%) XenMobile
6 3 (1.07%) PaperCut
7 2 (0.71%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.71%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.71%) NetVault Backup
7 2 (0.71%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.71%) Plesk
7 2 (0.71%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.36%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.36%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 107 (38.21%) Microsoft
2 50 (17.86%) Apple
3 30 (10.71%) Cisco
4 27 (9.64%) VMware
5 24 (8.57%) Citrix
6 20 (7.14%) HP
7 17 (6.07%) Adobe
7 17 (6.07%) Google
7 17 (6.07%) ServiceNow
8 16 (5.71%) Remedy
9 10 (3.57%) Dell
10 6 (2.14%) Oracle
10 6 (2.14%) Veeam
11 5 (1.79%) Meraki
11 5 (1.79%) MobileIron
12 4 (1.43%) Ivanti
12 4 (1.43%) Lumension
12 4 (1.43%) McAfee
12 4 (1.43%) Symantec
13 3 (1.07%) Bloomberg