Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 629 673 723
Rank change year-on-year +44 +50 -12
Contract jobs citing Mac OS 246 196 142
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.20% 0.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.19% 0.94% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 132 92
UK median daily rate £300 £300 £314
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.38% -19.29%
10th Percentile £115 £116 £128
90th Percentile £539 £525 £487
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £189 £185
% change year-on-year +32.45% +2.03% -53.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 7 14
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £18.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -22.65% +20.67%
10th Percentile £12.50 £13.35 £13.08
90th Percentile £33.78 £21.90 £20.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year +25.00% -19.42% +15.83%

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 20,693 20,786 20,467
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.96% 20.74% 21.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,910 13,252 12,840
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.59% +0.63%
10th Percentile £160 £169 £193
90th Percentile £600 £613 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £370
% change year-on-year +3.90% +4.05% +2.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,346 1,268 1,282
UK median hourly rate £17.42 £17.43 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.06% +5.64% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.00 £10.61
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +3.13% -3.03%

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 19 January 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 19 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Mac OS in the UK

Mac OS
Top 13 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 19 January 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 +36 236 £300 - 77
London -31 124 £313 +4.17% 44
UK excluding London +53 117 £250 +32.45% 35
North of England +22 36 £375 +167.38% 7
North West +23 24 - - 2
East of England +21 23 £175 -7.89% 7
South East -14 18 £220 -32.31% 7
South West -17 18 £133 -24.29% 3
Midlands +10 17 £410 - 9
West Midlands - 17 £410 - 5
Yorkshire -1 12 £375 - 5
Scotland -3 4 £118 -68.62% 1
Northern Ireland +24 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 19 January 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.

1 179 (72.76%) Windows
2 114 (46.34%) Active Directory
3 112 (45.53%) Microsoft
4 104 (42.28%) Office 365
5 102 (41.46%) Apple iOS
6 98 (39.84%) Windows 10
7 91 (36.99%) Microsoft Office
8 87 (35.37%) Apple
9 76 (30.89%) Windows 7
10 60 (24.39%) SCCM
11 49 (19.92%) Linux
12 47 (19.11%) ServiceNow
13 39 (15.85%) OneDrive
14 36 (14.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 35 (14.23%) Android
15 35 (14.23%) Software Deployment
16 33 (13.41%) JavaScript
17 32 (13.01%) HTML
18 30 (12.20%) Agile Software Development
18 30 (12.20%) Finance
19 28 (11.38%) Unix
19 28 (11.38%) Windows 8
20 26 (10.57%) Continuous Integration
20 26 (10.57%) VMware
20 26 (10.57%) Asset Management
21 25 (10.16%) LAN
21 25 (10.16%) A+ Certification
21 25 (10.16%) Windows Server
22 23 (9.35%) CSS
22 23 (9.35%) ITIL

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 18 (7.32%) MS Exchange
2 13 (5.28%) Confluence
3 6 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (2.03%) IBM Notes
4 5 (2.03%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.41%) Apache
6 1 (0.41%) CMS
6 1 (0.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 91 (36.99%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.41%) InVision
5 1 (0.41%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.41%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.81%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 104 (42.28%) Office 365
2 39 (15.85%) OneDrive
3 16 (6.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (6.50%) Slack
4 13 (5.28%) GitHub
5 12 (4.88%) G Suite
5 12 (4.88%) Google Analytics
6 5 (2.03%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (2.03%) IaaS
6 5 (2.03%) PaaS
6 5 (2.03%) SaaS
7 4 (1.63%) GoToWebinar
8 3 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.81%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 1 (0.41%) Google Drive
10 1 (0.41%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 25 (10.16%) LAN
2 22 (8.94%) Skype
3 18 (7.32%) DNS
4 17 (6.91%) WAN
5 15 (6.10%) VPN
6 14 (5.69%) VoIP
6 14 (5.69%) WLAN
7 13 (5.28%) TCP/IP
8 9 (3.66%) Cisco IOS
9 8 (3.25%) DHCP
9 8 (3.25%) Internet
10 7 (2.85%) Firewall
11 6 (2.44%) WebEx
12 5 (2.03%) Broadband
12 5 (2.03%) Remote Desktop
13 4 (1.63%) Kerberos
13 4 (1.63%) NAS
14 3 (1.22%) Cisco ISE
14 3 (1.22%) SAN
14 3 (1.22%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.88%) MongoDB
2 3 (1.22%) MySQL
2 3 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (0.81%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.41%) Blockchain
4 1 (0.41%) Couchbase
4 1 (0.41%) Informix
4 1 (0.41%) Redis
Development Applications
1 22 (8.94%) Git (software)
2 20 (8.13%) JIRA
3 15 (6.10%) Jenkins
4 13 (5.28%) Artifactory
4 13 (5.28%) gulp
5 12 (4.88%) Cucumber
5 12 (4.88%) Gatling
5 12 (4.88%) IntelliJ
5 12 (4.88%) Selenium
5 12 (4.88%) Sublime Text
5 12 (4.88%) Visual Studio Code
5 12 (4.88%) WebDriver
6 3 (1.22%) Hudson
6 3 (1.22%) PhpStorm
6 3 (1.22%) Xcode
7 2 (0.81%) Burp Suite
7 2 (0.81%) PHPUnit
7 2 (0.81%) WebStorm
8 1 (0.41%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.41%) WinDbg
General
1 30 (12.20%) Finance
2 16 (6.50%) Banking
3 13 (5.28%) Marketing
4 9 (3.66%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.03%) Financial Institution
5 5 (2.03%) Investment Banking
5 5 (2.03%) Retail
6 4 (1.63%) Publishing
7 3 (1.22%) Back Office
7 3 (1.22%) Front Office
7 3 (1.22%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.22%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.81%) Games
9 1 (0.41%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.41%) Law
Job Titles
1 60 (24.39%) Support Engineer
2 37 (15.04%) Analyst
2 37 (15.04%) Developer
3 36 (14.63%) Desktop Support
3 36 (14.63%) IT Support
4 33 (13.41%) Desktop Engineer
5 27 (10.98%) IT Engineer
5 27 (10.98%) Mac Engineer
6 24 (9.76%) IT Support Engineer
7 21 (8.54%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 20 (8.13%) Customer Engineer
9 19 (7.72%) Senior Customer Engineer
9 19 (7.72%) Support Analyst
10 16 (6.50%) Windows Engineer
11 15 (6.10%) 2nd Line Support
12 14 (5.69%) Help Desk Support
12 14 (5.69%) IT Analyst
13 12 (4.88%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 11 (4.47%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 11 (4.47%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (13.01%) HTML
2 23 (9.35%) CSS
3 17 (6.91%) HTML5
3 17 (6.91%) Node.js
4 15 (6.10%) REST
5 14 (5.69%) RESTful
6 12 (4.88%) Gherkin
6 12 (4.88%) LESS
6 12 (4.88%) Play Framework
6 12 (4.88%) Sass
6 12 (4.88%) YAML
7 9 (3.66%) Web Services
8 6 (2.44%) XML
9 5 (2.03%) Core Data
9 5 (2.03%) JSON
10 4 (1.63%) Django
10 4 (1.63%) OAuth
10 4 (1.63%) Ruby on Rails
10 4 (1.63%) SAML
11 3 (1.22%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (7.72%) Blackberry
3 14 (5.69%) iPhone
4 12 (4.88%) Data Centre
4 12 (4.88%) Smartphone
5 9 (3.66%) iPad
6 7 (2.85%) Mobile App
7 6 (2.44%) Fintech
7 6 (2.44%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.22%) Embedded Systems
8 3 (1.22%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.22%) User Experience
8 3 (1.22%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.81%) Apple TV
9 2 (0.81%) BYOD
9 2 (0.81%) EMV
9 2 (0.81%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.41%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.41%) Robotics
10 1 (0.41%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 179 (72.76%) Windows
2 102 (41.46%) Apple iOS
3 98 (39.84%) Windows 10
4 76 (30.89%) Windows 7
5 49 (19.92%) Linux
6 35 (14.23%) Android
7 28 (11.38%) Unix
7 28 (11.38%) Windows 8
8 25 (10.16%) Windows Server
9 17 (6.91%) Mac OS X
10 8 (3.25%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (1.22%) Ubuntu
11 3 (1.22%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.41%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.41%) Mac OS X Server
12 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (14.23%) Software Deployment
2 30 (12.20%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (10.57%) Asset Management
3 26 (10.57%) Continuous Integration
4 23 (9.35%) Continuous Improvement
4 23 (9.35%) ITIL
4 23 (9.35%) ITSM
5 22 (8.94%) Scrum
5 22 (8.94%) TDD
5 22 (8.94%) Test Automation
6 18 (7.32%) Continuous Deployment
6 18 (7.32%) Service Delivery
7 16 (6.50%) DevOps
8 13 (5.28%) Analytics
8 13 (5.28%) Break/Fix
8 13 (5.28%) Microservices
9 12 (4.88%) Domain-Driven Design
9 12 (4.88%) Matrix Organization
9 12 (4.88%) Pair Programming
9 12 (4.88%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 33 (13.41%) JavaScript
2 19 (7.72%) Bash Shell
2 19 (7.72%) Ruby
3 18 (7.32%) SQL
4 14 (5.69%) Scala
5 12 (4.88%) Groovy
6 8 (3.25%) Apple Swift
6 8 (3.25%) Java
6 8 (3.25%) PowerShell
7 7 (2.85%) C#
8 6 (2.44%) Objective-C
8 6 (2.44%) Python
9 5 (2.03%) PHP
10 4 (1.63%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.22%) AppleScript
11 3 (1.22%) C
11 3 (1.22%) C++
11 3 (1.22%) VBScript
12 2 (0.81%) Go
13 1 (0.41%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 25 (10.16%) A+ Certification
2 10 (4.07%) Degree
2 10 (4.07%) MCSE
2 10 (4.07%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (2.03%) MCP
5 4 (1.63%) ACMT
5 4 (1.63%) ACSP
5 4 (1.63%) CCA
6 3 (1.22%) CCNA
6 3 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.22%) CREST Certified
6 3 (1.22%) OSCP
6 3 (1.22%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.81%) CEH
7 2 (0.81%) CISSP
7 2 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.81%) SANS
8 1 (0.41%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (7.72%) SLA
2 14 (5.69%) QA
3 5 (2.03%) WAI
3 5 (2.03%) WCAG
4 3 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.41%) SEPA
System Software
1 114 (46.34%) Active Directory
2 17 (6.91%) Docker
3 15 (6.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (2.85%) Virtual Desktop
5 5 (2.03%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.63%) vSphere
7 3 (1.22%) BitLocker
7 3 (1.22%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.41%) KVM
8 1 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.41%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 60 (24.39%) SCCM
2 36 (14.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 14 (5.69%) Jamf Pro
4 12 (4.88%) Grafana
4 12 (4.88%) Graphite
4 12 (4.88%) Kibana
5 6 (2.44%) AirWatch
6 5 (2.03%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (1.22%) Aspera SmartTrack
7 3 (1.22%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.41%) Ansible
8 1 (0.41%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.41%) Nagios
8 1 (0.41%) Opsview
8 1 (0.41%) Perfmon
8 1 (0.41%) Puppet
8 1 (0.41%) WMI
8 1 (0.41%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 112 (45.53%) Microsoft
2 87 (35.37%) Apple
3 47 (19.11%) ServiceNow
4 26 (10.57%) VMware
5 22 (8.94%) Google
6 18 (7.32%) Citrix
7 16 (6.50%) Cisco
8 13 (5.28%) Bloomberg
9 12 (4.88%) Splunk
10 9 (3.66%) Remedy
11 8 (3.25%) HP
12 6 (2.44%) Avaya
13 5 (2.03%) FactSet
13 5 (2.03%) Lotus
13 5 (2.03%) Okta
14 4 (1.63%) Fidessa
14 4 (1.63%) Reuters
15 3 (1.22%) Juniper
15 3 (1.22%) McAfee
15 3 (1.22%) Sophos