Period
to 18 September 2018

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 18 September 2018 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
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 602 636 777
Rank change year-on-year +34 +141 -24
Contract jobs citing Mac OS 289 230 115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.23% 0.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.35% 1.13% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 155 72
UK median daily rate £313 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.76% +1.33% +7.91%
10th Percentile £140 £113 £156
90th Percentile £520 £523 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £375 £344
% change year-on-year -20.00% +9.09% -14.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 7 10
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £15.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +10.24% +2.42%
10th Percentile £13.10 £16.00 £10.73
90th Percentile £23.05 £25.95 £19.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.38
% change year-on-year - +0.72% +33.65%

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 21,344 20,331 23,416
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.71% 20.76% 22.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,212 12,769 14,795
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £170 £185 £206
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +2.63% +1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,524 1,194 1,245
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.06% +1.69%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.83 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.17 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -2.03% - +3.13%

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 18 September 2018.

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 18 September 2018.

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 18 September 2018. 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 +18 276 £320 -15.79% 100
London -32 152 £325 -15.03% 54
UK excluding London +31 136 £300 -20.00% 53
North of England -8 33 £325 +122.22% 10
South East +26 31 £300 +60.00% 18
Midlands +10 23 £361 -32.48% 10
East of England +4 22 £165 -43.10% 4
North West -8 17 £300 +140.00% 6
East Midlands - 16 £357 - 8
South West -17 15 £250 -37.50% 4
Scotland -17 11 £118 -63.79% 5
Yorkshire -26 10 £375 -25.00% 3
West Midlands -18 7 £470 -12.15% 2
North East - 6 £183 - 1
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 18 September 2018, 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.

1 222 (76.82%) Windows
2 152 (52.60%) Active Directory
3 124 (42.91%) Microsoft
4 122 (42.21%) Apple
5 119 (41.18%) Office 365
6 114 (39.45%) Windows 10
7 109 (37.72%) Apple iOS
8 98 (33.91%) Microsoft Office
9 82 (28.37%) SCCM
10 77 (26.64%) Windows 7
11 63 (21.80%) Windows Server
12 53 (18.34%) Linux
13 49 (16.96%) Web Services
14 45 (15.57%) ITIL
15 44 (15.22%) Agile Software Development
15 44 (15.22%) Android
16 42 (14.53%) Microsoft Azure
16 42 (14.53%) DNS
17 40 (13.84%) Finance
18 37 (12.80%) TDD
19 36 (12.46%) LAN
20 35 (12.11%) VMware
20 35 (12.11%) Test Automation
21 34 (11.76%) Windows 8
22 33 (11.42%) Windows Server 2012
23 31 (10.73%) ServiceNow
23 31 (10.73%) Analytical Skills
23 31 (10.73%) PowerShell
24 30 (10.38%) Amazon AWS
24 30 (10.38%) JavaScript

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 (7.96%) MS Exchange
2 13 (4.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (3.46%) Confluence
4 8 (2.77%) Exchange Server 2007
4 8 (2.77%) Skype for Business
5 5 (1.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (1.73%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.38%) CMS
7 1 (0.35%) Apache
7 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.35%) IIS
7 1 (0.35%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.35%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.35%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.35%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 98 (33.91%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.73%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (1.73%) InVision
3 5 (1.73%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.35%) Final Cut Pro
Cloud Services
1 119 (41.18%) Office 365
2 42 (14.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (10.38%) Amazon AWS
4 24 (8.30%) OneDrive
5 18 (6.23%) G Suite
6 10 (3.46%) Cloud Computing
6 10 (3.46%) GitHub
7 9 (3.11%) Slack
8 7 (2.42%) Azure Active Directory
8 7 (2.42%) Google Analytics
9 5 (1.73%) PaaS
10 4 (1.38%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 4 (1.38%) IaaS
11 2 (0.69%) Force.com
11 2 (0.69%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.35%) GoToWebinar
12 1 (0.35%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 42 (14.53%) DNS
2 36 (12.46%) LAN
3 29 (10.03%) DHCP
4 24 (8.30%) Remote Desktop
5 22 (7.61%) WAN
6 21 (7.27%) TCP/IP
7 16 (5.54%) Skype
8 14 (4.84%) VPN
9 13 (4.50%) WLAN
10 12 (4.15%) Wi-Fi
11 9 (3.11%) Internet
12 8 (2.77%) IP Telephony
13 7 (2.42%) Firewall
13 7 (2.42%) Kerberos
13 7 (2.42%) VoIP
14 6 (2.08%) HTTP
15 5 (1.73%) VLAN
15 5 (1.73%) Wireless
15 5 (1.73%) Wireshark
16 4 (1.38%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (5.19%) Amazon RDS
2 8 (2.77%) MongoDB
3 5 (1.73%) SQL Server
4 4 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.04%) MySQL
6 2 (0.69%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.35%) Neo4j
7 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 25 (8.65%) Git (software)
2 17 (5.88%) JIRA
3 10 (3.46%) SonarQube
3 10 (3.46%) Subversion
4 8 (2.77%) Artifactory
4 8 (2.77%) Cucumber
4 8 (2.77%) Jenkins
5 7 (2.42%) Gatling
5 7 (2.42%) gulp
5 7 (2.42%) IntelliJ
5 7 (2.42%) Selenium
5 7 (2.42%) Sublime Text
5 7 (2.42%) Visual Studio Code
5 7 (2.42%) WebDriver
6 5 (1.73%) Bitbucket
6 5 (1.73%) Xcode
7 3 (1.04%) AdminStudio
7 3 (1.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.69%) Maven
8 2 (0.69%) PHPUnit
General
1 40 (13.84%) Finance
2 18 (6.23%) Banking
3 10 (3.46%) Marketing
4 9 (3.11%) Retail
5 8 (2.77%) Telecoms
6 7 (2.42%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.73%) Games
8 3 (1.04%) Back Office
8 3 (1.04%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.69%) Italian Language
9 2 (0.69%) Legal
9 2 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.69%) Publishing
10 1 (0.35%) Front Office
10 1 (0.35%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 73 (25.26%) Support Engineer
2 50 (17.30%) Analyst
3 46 (15.92%) Desktop Support
4 41 (14.19%) Developer
5 33 (11.42%) Desktop Engineer
6 32 (11.07%) Support Analyst
7 29 (10.03%) 2nd Line Support
8 27 (9.34%) Mac Engineer
9 25 (8.65%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 25 (8.65%) IT Support
10 23 (7.96%) Windows Engineer
11 16 (5.54%) IT Engineer
12 15 (5.19%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 15 (5.19%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 14 (4.84%) 1st Line Support
14 13 (4.50%) iOS Developer
14 13 (4.50%) Service Analyst
14 13 (4.50%) Service Desk Analyst
14 13 (4.50%) Technical Support
15 12 (4.15%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (16.96%) Web Services
2 24 (8.30%) HTML
3 17 (5.88%) CSS
4 10 (3.46%) HTML5
4 10 (3.46%) Node.js
4 10 (3.46%) Spring
5 9 (3.11%) Hibernate
5 9 (3.11%) REST
5 9 (3.11%) RESTful
5 9 (3.11%) XML
6 8 (2.77%) Java EE
6 8 (2.77%) JSON
6 8 (2.77%) SOAP
7 7 (2.42%) Gherkin
7 7 (2.42%) LESS
7 7 (2.42%) Play Framework
7 7 (2.42%) Sass
7 7 (2.42%) YAML
8 5 (1.73%) Core Data
8 5 (1.73%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 31 (10.73%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.15%) iPhone
3 11 (3.81%) Smartphone
4 9 (3.11%) Blackberry
4 9 (3.11%) Computer Science
4 9 (3.11%) Self-Motivation
4 9 (3.11%) User Experience
5 7 (2.42%) Fintech
5 7 (2.42%) Mobile App
6 6 (2.08%) Apple TV
6 6 (2.08%) Data Centre
7 5 (1.73%) iPad
7 5 (1.73%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (1.73%) Video\Live Streaming
8 4 (1.38%) CMDB
8 4 (1.38%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.04%) Animation
9 3 (1.04%) Blog
9 3 (1.04%) RSA SecurID
9 3 (1.04%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 222 (76.82%) Windows
2 114 (39.45%) Windows 10
3 109 (37.72%) Apple iOS
4 77 (26.64%) Windows 7
5 63 (21.80%) Windows Server
6 53 (18.34%) Linux
7 44 (15.22%) Android
8 34 (11.76%) Windows 8
9 33 (11.42%) Windows Server 2012
10 28 (9.69%) Mac OS X
11 25 (8.65%) Windows Server 2008
12 19 (6.57%) Unix
13 3 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (1.04%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.69%) Windows Embedded Compact
15 1 (0.35%) Debian
15 1 (0.35%) SUSE
15 1 (0.35%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.35%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (15.57%) ITIL
2 44 (15.22%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (12.80%) TDD
4 35 (12.11%) Test Automation
5 28 (9.69%) Software Deployment
6 25 (8.65%) ITSM
6 25 (8.65%) Problem-Solving
7 23 (7.96%) Mobile Device Management
8 22 (7.61%) Asset Management
8 22 (7.61%) Continuous Integration
9 21 (7.27%) Application Packaging
9 21 (7.27%) Data Protection
10 20 (6.92%) Scrum
11 19 (6.57%) Service Management
12 16 (5.54%) Problem Management
13 15 (5.19%) DevOps
14 14 (4.84%) Information Security
14 14 (4.84%) Mobile Development
15 13 (4.50%) iOS Development
15 13 (4.50%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 31 (10.73%) PowerShell
2 30 (10.38%) JavaScript
3 21 (7.27%) Apple Swift
4 20 (6.92%) Java
4 20 (6.92%) Objective-C
5 18 (6.23%) Bash Shell
6 12 (4.15%) Python
6 12 (4.15%) Ruby
7 9 (3.11%) Scala
7 9 (3.11%) SQL
8 7 (2.42%) AppleScript
8 7 (2.42%) Groovy
8 7 (2.42%) Shell Script
8 7 (2.42%) VBScript
9 5 (1.73%) C++
10 4 (1.38%) Perl
11 2 (0.69%) Apex Code
11 2 (0.69%) C
11 2 (0.69%) Go
11 2 (0.69%) PHP
Qualifications
1 18 (6.23%) A+ Certification
2 13 (4.50%) Degree
2 13 (4.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (3.81%) MCSE
3 11 (3.81%) Security Cleared
4 10 (3.46%) CCNA
4 10 (3.46%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (3.46%) MCP
5 9 (3.11%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (2.08%) SC Cleared
7 5 (1.73%) DBS Check
8 4 (1.38%) CCA
8 4 (1.38%) CREST Certified
8 4 (1.38%) OSCP
9 3 (1.04%) ACSP
10 2 (0.69%) CISSP
10 2 (0.69%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.69%) GIAC
10 2 (0.69%) ISEB
10 2 (0.69%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.23%) SLA
2 15 (5.19%) GDPR
3 12 (4.15%) QA
4 4 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.69%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 152 (52.60%) Active Directory
2 24 (8.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (6.92%) Microsoft App-V
4 11 (3.81%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (3.11%) Docker
6 8 (2.77%) XenApp
7 7 (2.42%) Virtual Desktop
8 6 (2.08%) XenDesktop
9 3 (1.04%) BitLocker
9 3 (1.04%) OpenAM
9 3 (1.04%) VMware Workstation
9 3 (1.04%) vSphere
9 3 (1.04%) Xen
10 1 (0.35%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.35%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 82 (28.37%) SCCM
2 30 (10.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 28 (9.69%) Microsoft Intune
4 12 (4.15%) Jamf Pro
5 7 (2.42%) AirWatch
5 7 (2.42%) Grafana
5 7 (2.42%) Graphite
5 7 (2.42%) Kibana
6 6 (2.08%) BMC PATROL
7 4 (1.38%) Single Sign-On
8 3 (1.04%) Ansible
8 3 (1.04%) Aspera SmartTrack
8 3 (1.04%) Puppet
9 2 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.69%) Salt
9 2 (0.69%) SolarWinds Orion
9 2 (0.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 2 (0.69%) WMI
10 1 (0.35%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 1 (0.35%) Nagios
Vendors
1 124 (42.91%) Microsoft
2 122 (42.21%) Apple
3 35 (12.11%) VMware
4 31 (10.73%) ServiceNow
5 29 (10.03%) Citrix
6 26 (9.00%) Google
7 21 (7.27%) Cisco
8 12 (4.15%) Remedy
9 7 (2.42%) Splunk
10 6 (2.08%) Avaya
10 6 (2.08%) McAfee
10 6 (2.08%) Snow
11 5 (1.73%) Ivanti
11 5 (1.73%) Symantec
12 4 (1.38%) Adobe
12 4 (1.38%) Altiris
12 4 (1.38%) Bloomberg
12 4 (1.38%) Dell
12 4 (1.38%) Veeam
13 3 (1.04%) Yealink