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 3 months to 28 May 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
3 months to
28 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 495 600 596
Rank change year-on-year +105 -4  
Contract jobs citing Mac OS 100 61 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.08% 0.49% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 45 35
Median daily rate £400 £350 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +84.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £156 £141
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £470 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £188 £300
% change year-on-year +126.66% -37.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 7
Median hourly rate £17.50 £15.25 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.75% -1.61%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £15.25 £15.25
% change year-on-year +14.75% -  

Mac OS is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 9247 12481 12235
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.65% 22.89% 22.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 5755 7803 7070
Median daily rate £413 £390 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.76% +9.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £545 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 518 638 1012
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.97 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.71% +2.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.42 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -6.06% +3.12%  

Mac OS
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Mac OS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 28 May 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
Top 30 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 3 months to 28 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +84 97 £400 +14.28% 42
London +61 67 £400 +14.28% 15
East of England +7 10 £225 - 3
South West - 10 £425 - 3
Plymouth - 9 £425 -
Devon - 9 £425 -
City of London -2 6 £300 -11.11% 2
Cambridgeshire +8 5 £225 - 1
Cambridge +8 5 £225 - 1
Yorkshire +20 4 £500 +25.39% 6
West Yorkshire +33 3 - - 3
Leeds +26 3 - - 2
Essex - 3 £175 -
South East +31 2 £301 +60.26% 5
North West +20 2 £184 +5.00% 4
Scotland - 2 - - 1
West Midlands - 2 £550 - 3
Hertfordshire - 2 £550 - 2
Edinburgh - 2 - - 1
Telford - 2 £550 -
Shropshire - 2 £550 -
Welwyn - 2 £550 -
Cheshire +30 1 £200 -
South Yorkshire +3 1 £500 +60.00% 2
Surrey +2 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 £168 - 1
Middlesex - 1 £301 -
Warrington - 1 £200 -
Sheffield - 1 £500 - 2

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 93 (51.38%) Windows
2 89 (49.17%) Linux
3 75 (41.44%) Agile Software Development
4 64 (35.36%) Unix
5 56 (30.94%) Microsoft
6 51 (28.18%) Java
7 50 (27.62%) Microsoft Office
8 42 (23.20%) Python
9 39 (21.55%) Active Directory
10 38 (20.99%) Ruby
10 38 (20.99%) Test Automation
11 37 (20.44%) Windows 7
12 34 (18.78%) Web Development
12 34 (18.78%) Apple
13 29 (16.02%) JavaScript
14 28 (15.47%) RESTful
15 27 (14.92%) Apple iOS
16 26 (14.36%) CSS
16 26 (14.36%) HTML
17 25 (13.81%) DevOps
18 24 (13.26%) VPN
19 22 (12.15%) Citrix
19 22 (12.15%) Android
19 22 (12.15%) Mentoring
19 22 (12.15%) Continuous Deployment
20 21 (11.60%) ITIL
21 18 (9.94%) Microservices
21 18 (9.94%) Blackberry
21 18 (9.94%) SQL
22 17 (9.39%) SAML

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 (8.29%) IBM Notes
2 10 (5.52%) MS Exchange
3 9 (4.97%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.76%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.55%) Apache
5 1 (0.55%) Confluence
5 1 (0.55%) JBoss
Applications
1 50 (27.62%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (3.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (2.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (1.66%) InfoPath
4 3 (1.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.66%) Mozilla Thunderbird
5 2 (1.10%) InDesign
5 2 (1.10%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.55%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 7 (3.87%) Eikon
2 2 (1.10%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.97%) Office 365
2 6 (3.31%) G Suite
3 2 (1.10%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 2 (1.10%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.10%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.55%) GitHub
4 1 (0.55%) PaaS
4 1 (0.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (13.26%) VPN
2 13 (7.18%) Cisco IOS
3 9 (4.97%) DNS
4 8 (4.42%) DHCP
4 8 (4.42%) Internet
5 7 (3.87%) VoIP
6 5 (2.76%) Skype
7 4 (2.21%) Remote Desktop
7 4 (2.21%) TCP/IP
7 4 (2.21%) WebEx
8 3 (1.66%) Firewall
8 3 (1.66%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (1.10%) LDAP
9 2 (1.10%) Unified Communications
10 1 (0.55%) HTTP
10 1 (0.55%) IP Telephony
10 1 (0.55%) LAN
10 1 (0.55%) Network Security
10 1 (0.55%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.87%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (2.21%) FileMaker
3 1 (0.55%) MariaDB
3 1 (0.55%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.55%) MySQL
3 1 (0.55%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.55%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (8.84%) Git (software)
1 16 (8.84%) Jenkins
2 9 (4.97%) Vagrant
3 5 (2.76%) JIRA
4 4 (2.21%) eggPlant
4 4 (2.21%) HP UFT
4 4 (2.21%) Subversion
5 1 (0.55%) CMake
5 1 (0.55%) JUnit
5 1 (0.55%) Mockito
5 1 (0.55%) Xcode
General
1 15 (8.29%) Banking
1 15 (8.29%) Retail
2 9 (4.97%) Retail Banking
3 8 (4.42%) Finance
4 3 (1.66%) Investment Banking
4 3 (1.66%) Publishing
5 2 (1.10%) Advertising
5 2 (1.10%) Automotive
5 2 (1.10%) Marketing
6 1 (0.55%) Front Office
6 1 (0.55%) Games
6 1 (0.55%) Legal
6 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 82 (45.30%) Developer
2 26 (14.36%) Support Engineer
3 21 (11.60%) Desktop Support
4 19 (10.50%) Mac Engineer
5 18 (9.94%) Java Developer
6 17 (9.39%) Digital Developer
6 17 (9.39%) Senior Developer
7 16 (8.84%) Analyst
8 15 (8.29%) 2nd Line Support
9 14 (7.73%) IT Support
10 12 (6.63%) Python Developer
11 11 (6.08%) Desktop Engineer
11 11 (6.08%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 10 (5.52%) Ruby Developer
13 9 (4.97%) Service Analyst
14 8 (4.42%) Agile Developer
14 8 (4.42%) Service Desk Analyst
14 8 (4.42%) Software Developer
15 7 (3.87%) 1st/2nd Line Support
15 7 (3.87%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (15.47%) RESTful
2 26 (14.36%) CSS
2 26 (14.36%) HTML
3 17 (9.39%) SAML
4 15 (8.29%) JSON
4 15 (8.29%) Node.js
5 12 (6.63%) REST
6 9 (4.97%) Web Services
7 8 (4.42%) RabbitMQ
7 8 (4.42%) Ruby on Rails
7 8 (4.42%) SQLAlchemy
8 4 (2.21%) CSS3
8 4 (2.21%) HTML5
9 3 (1.66%) Cocoa
9 3 (1.66%) Cocoa Touch
9 3 (1.66%) UIKit
9 3 (1.66%) XML
10 2 (1.10%) Apache Camel
10 2 (1.10%) DOM
10 2 (1.10%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.94%) Blackberry
2 15 (8.29%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (6.08%) BYOD
3 11 (6.08%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (2.76%) Blog
5 4 (2.21%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.21%) HTC Vive
5 4 (2.21%) iPad
5 4 (2.21%) iPhone
5 4 (2.21%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (1.66%) Digital Media
6 3 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.66%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.10%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.10%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.10%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.55%) Fintech
8 1 (0.55%) User Experience
8 1 (0.55%) W3C
8 1 (0.55%) Xserve
Operating Systems
1 93 (51.38%) Windows
2 89 (49.17%) Linux
3 64 (35.36%) Unix
4 37 (20.44%) Windows 7
5 27 (14.92%) Apple iOS
6 22 (12.15%) Android
7 12 (6.63%) Mac OS X
8 11 (6.08%) Windows 10
9 5 (2.76%) Windows 8
10 3 (1.66%) Windows Server
11 2 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.55%) Debian
12 1 (0.55%) VMS
12 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.55%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.55%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (41.44%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (20.99%) Test Automation
3 34 (18.78%) Web Development
4 25 (13.81%) DevOps
5 22 (12.15%) Continuous Deployment
5 22 (12.15%) Mentoring
6 21 (11.60%) ITIL
7 18 (9.94%) Microservices
8 17 (9.39%) Data Security
9 16 (8.84%) Continuous Integration
9 16 (8.84%) Data Privacy
10 15 (8.29%) Data Modelling
11 14 (7.73%) Performance Optimisation
12 13 (7.18%) Front End Development
13 12 (6.63%) Software Engineering
14 10 (5.52%) OWASP
15 9 (4.97%) Incident Management
15 9 (4.97%) Open Source
16 8 (4.42%) Web Accessibility
17 7 (3.87%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (28.18%) Java
2 42 (23.20%) Python
3 38 (20.99%) Ruby
4 29 (16.02%) JavaScript
5 18 (9.94%) SQL
6 14 (7.73%) Go
7 13 (7.18%) Scala
8 10 (5.52%) C
8 10 (5.52%) C#
9 5 (2.76%) Objective-C
9 5 (2.76%) Perl
10 4 (2.21%) AppleScript
11 3 (1.66%) Apple Swift
11 3 (1.66%) C++
11 3 (1.66%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.10%) PHP
13 1 (0.55%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.55%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.55%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (8.29%) Security Cleared
2 13 (7.18%) BPSS Clearance
3 5 (2.76%) DBS Check
3 5 (2.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (2.76%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.21%) Degree
4 4 (2.21%) ISTQB
4 4 (2.21%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 4 (2.21%) MCSE
5 3 (1.66%) MCP
5 3 (1.66%) MCSA
6 2 (1.10%) BC Cleared
6 2 (1.10%) CCNA
6 2 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.10%) MCITP
6 2 (1.10%) MCTS
7 1 (0.55%) CCA
7 1 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.55%) MOS
7 1 (0.55%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.97%) PCI DSS
2 7 (3.87%) QA
3 6 (3.31%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (2.76%) SLA
5 2 (1.10%) WAI
5 2 (1.10%) WCAG
System Software
1 39 (21.55%) Active Directory
2 15 (8.29%) Docker
2 15 (8.29%) Shibboleth
3 9 (4.97%) VirtualBox
4 5 (2.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.76%) XenDesktop
5 4 (2.21%) XenApp
6 3 (1.66%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.10%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.55%) iptables
8 1 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (7.18%) SCCM
2 4 (2.21%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.66%) SCOM
4 2 (1.10%) Jamf Pro
4 2 (1.10%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (1.10%) SCSM
4 2 (1.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 56 (30.94%) Microsoft
2 34 (18.78%) Apple
3 22 (12.15%) Citrix
4 17 (9.39%) Cisco
5 15 (8.29%) Lotus
6 14 (7.73%) Bloomberg
7 13 (7.18%) Reuters
8 9 (4.97%) MobileIron
9 8 (4.42%) Adobe
10 7 (3.87%) Google
10 7 (3.87%) VMware
11 5 (2.76%) HP
12 2 (1.10%) Autodesk
12 2 (1.10%) BMC
12 2 (1.10%) Juniper
12 2 (1.10%) MuleSoft
12 2 (1.10%) WSO2
13 1 (0.55%) FactSet
13 1 (0.55%) Meraki
13 1 (0.55%) ServiceNow
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