Period
to 17 February 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 17 February 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
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 659 685 714
Rank change year-on-year +26 +29 +51
Contract jobs citing Mac OS 199 157 172
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.16% 0.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.96% 0.78% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 103 134
UK median daily rate £300 £363 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.24% -6.45% +115.28%
10th Percentile £116 £138 £121
90th Percentile £525 £510 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £185 £400
% change year-on-year +75.68% -53.75% +9.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 13
UK median hourly rate £14.00 £18.70 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.13% +24.67% -1.64%
10th Percentile £12.88 £13.05 £11.00
90th Percentile £15.20 £20.10 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +16.67% -9.09%

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 20,785 20,124 23,166
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.66% 20.97% 21.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,278 12,696 13,812
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £168 £193 £188
90th Percentile £613 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +5.33% +2.74% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,268 1,269 1,746
UK median hourly rate £17.25 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.55% - +3.13%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.60 £46.00 £45.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.86 £16.50
% change year-on-year +0.88% -3.88% +4.76%

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 17 February 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
Top 14 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 17 February 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 +27 191 £300 -17.24% 90
London +19 151 £300 -21.05% 36
UK excluding London +4 47 £325 +75.68% 55
South East -6 27 £338 +82.43% 13
Scotland -14 5 - - 1
North of England +22 4 £166 -32.10% 7
South West +12 4 £444 +303.41% 5
Midlands +11 4 £203 -55.00% 19
East Midlands +1 4 £203 -55.00% 15
North West +11 2 £166 -55.87% 4
Yorkshire 0 2 - - 3
Wales +2 1 - -
East of England -31 1 £190 -32.74% 10
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 17 February 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.

1 145 (72.86%) Windows
2 73 (36.68%) Microsoft
3 70 (35.18%) Apple
4 69 (34.67%) Active Directory
4 69 (34.67%) Linux
5 52 (26.13%) Office 365
6 51 (25.63%) Agile Software Development
7 44 (22.11%) Microsoft Office
7 44 (22.11%) Windows 7
7 44 (22.11%) Windows 10
8 40 (20.10%) Unix
9 34 (17.09%) Apple iOS
10 32 (16.08%) Citrix
10 32 (16.08%) Android
11 29 (14.57%) Ruby
12 28 (14.07%) JavaScript
13 26 (13.07%) HTML
13 26 (13.07%) Smartphone
14 25 (12.56%) CSS
15 24 (12.06%) Cisco
16 23 (11.56%) DNS
16 23 (11.56%) Python
16 23 (11.56%) Mac OS X
16 23 (11.56%) Windows Server
17 22 (11.06%) SCCM
17 22 (11.06%) Security Cleared
18 21 (10.55%) SC Cleared
18 21 (10.55%) Microsoft Azure
19 20 (10.05%) Git (software)
20 18 (9.05%) Blackberry

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 (9.05%) Skype for Business
2 10 (5.03%) MS Exchange
3 9 (4.52%) SharePoint
4 7 (3.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 6 (3.02%) Confluence
5 6 (3.02%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (2.51%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (2.51%) IBM Notes
7 3 (1.51%) GroupWise
8 2 (1.01%) Apache
8 2 (1.01%) IIS
8 2 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.50%) Moodle
Applications
1 44 (22.11%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.01%) Eikon
2 1 (0.50%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 52 (26.13%) Office 365
2 21 (10.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (5.53%) G Suite
4 5 (2.51%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (2.51%) OneDrive
5 4 (2.01%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (1.51%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 2 (1.01%) Google Drive
7 2 (1.01%) npm
8 1 (0.50%) GitHub
8 1 (0.50%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 23 (11.56%) DNS
2 17 (8.54%) Remote Desktop
2 17 (8.54%) VPN
3 16 (8.04%) DHCP
4 14 (7.04%) Firewall
5 13 (6.53%) Skype
6 12 (6.03%) Cisco IOS
7 10 (5.03%) Wi-Fi
8 9 (4.52%) SSL
8 9 (4.52%) WAN
9 7 (3.52%) WLAN
10 6 (3.02%) LAN
10 6 (3.02%) TCP/IP
10 6 (3.02%) VoIP
11 5 (2.51%) SMTP
12 4 (2.01%) Internet
13 3 (1.51%) HTTP
13 3 (1.51%) SMS
13 3 (1.51%) WebEx
14 2 (1.01%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.51%) MongoDB
2 2 (1.01%) MySQL
2 2 (1.01%) Neo4j
2 2 (1.01%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.01%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.50%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 20 (10.05%) Git (software)
2 8 (4.02%) JIRA
3 6 (3.02%) Bitbucket
3 6 (3.02%) Mocha
4 5 (2.51%) Xcode
5 3 (1.51%) gulp
5 3 (1.51%) Qt Creator
5 3 (1.51%) Selenium
6 2 (1.01%) Jasmine
6 2 (1.01%) Karma Test Runner
6 2 (1.01%) Vagrant
6 2 (1.01%) webpack
7 1 (0.50%) CocoaPods
7 1 (0.50%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.50%) GitLab
7 1 (0.50%) Grunt
7 1 (0.50%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.50%) WebDriver
General
1 16 (8.04%) Telecoms
2 6 (3.02%) Banking
3 4 (2.01%) Retail Banking
4 2 (1.01%) Retail
5 1 (0.50%) Advertising
5 1 (0.50%) Back Office
5 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 43 (21.61%) Developer
2 42 (21.11%) Support Engineer
3 32 (16.08%) Mac Engineer
4 28 (14.07%) Desktop Support
5 19 (9.55%) Desktop Engineer
6 18 (9.05%) 2nd Line Support
6 18 (9.05%) Analyst
7 16 (8.04%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 12 (6.03%) Digital Developer
8 12 (6.03%) IT Support
8 12 (6.03%) Ruby Developer
9 11 (5.53%) Architect
10 9 (4.52%) Java Developer
10 9 (4.52%) Support Analyst
11 8 (4.02%) 1st/2nd Line Support
11 8 (4.02%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 8 (4.02%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 8 (4.02%) Deployment Engineer
11 8 (4.02%) Windows Engineer
12 7 (3.52%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (13.07%) HTML
2 25 (12.56%) CSS
3 8 (4.02%) RESTful
4 7 (3.52%) Ruby on Rails
5 5 (2.51%) Django
5 5 (2.51%) HTML5
5 5 (2.51%) Node.js
6 4 (2.01%) Chai
6 4 (2.01%) Cocoa
6 4 (2.01%) iOS SDK
6 4 (2.01%) Redux
7 3 (1.51%) LDAP
7 3 (1.51%) Qt
7 3 (1.51%) React
7 3 (1.51%) React Native
7 3 (1.51%) Sass
8 2 (1.01%) AngularJS
8 2 (1.01%) JAX-RS
8 2 (1.01%) OOCSS
8 2 (1.01%) Semantic HTML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (13.07%) Smartphone
2 18 (9.05%) Blackberry
3 17 (8.54%) Video Conferencing
4 8 (4.02%) Taxonomies
5 7 (3.52%) Computer Science
5 7 (3.52%) Data Centre
5 7 (3.52%) iPhone
6 6 (3.02%) Mobile Computing
6 6 (3.02%) PKI
6 6 (3.02%) RSA SecurID
7 5 (2.51%) BYOD
7 5 (2.51%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.51%) User Experience
8 3 (1.51%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (1.01%) iPad
10 1 (0.50%) Augmented Reality
10 1 (0.50%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.50%) EPoS
10 1 (0.50%) NHS
10 1 (0.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 145 (72.86%) Windows
2 69 (34.67%) Linux
3 44 (22.11%) Windows 10
3 44 (22.11%) Windows 7
4 40 (20.10%) Unix
5 34 (17.09%) Apple iOS
6 32 (16.08%) Android
7 23 (11.56%) Mac OS X
7 23 (11.56%) Windows Server
8 18 (9.05%) Windows 8
9 15 (7.54%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (5.53%) Windows Server 2012
11 10 (5.03%) SUSE
12 5 (2.51%) Ubuntu
12 5 (2.51%) Windows Vista
13 3 (1.51%) Debian
14 2 (1.01%) CentOS
14 2 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.50%) OS/2
15 1 (0.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (25.63%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (8.54%) ITIL
3 16 (8.04%) Incident Management
4 15 (7.54%) Front End Development
4 15 (7.54%) Test Automation
5 12 (6.03%) TDD
6 11 (5.53%) Service Management
7 10 (5.03%) Continuous Deployment
7 10 (5.03%) Infrastructure Management
7 10 (5.03%) ITSM
8 9 (4.52%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (4.52%) DevOps
8 9 (4.52%) Open Source
9 8 (4.02%) Collaborative Working
9 8 (4.02%) Continuous Delivery
9 8 (4.02%) Decision Tree
9 8 (4.02%) Migration
10 7 (3.52%) iOS Development
10 7 (3.52%) Mentoring
10 7 (3.52%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 29 (14.57%) Ruby
2 28 (14.07%) JavaScript
3 23 (11.56%) Python
4 18 (9.05%) Java
5 11 (5.53%) Go
6 10 (5.03%) Scala
7 7 (3.52%) PHP
7 7 (3.52%) PowerShell
8 6 (3.02%) ES6
8 6 (3.02%) Objective-C
9 5 (2.51%) SQL
10 3 (1.51%) Apple Swift
10 3 (1.51%) C++
10 3 (1.51%) Perl
10 3 (1.51%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.01%) ES7
12 1 (0.50%) AppleScript
12 1 (0.50%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.50%) C#
12 1 (0.50%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 22 (11.06%) Security Cleared
2 21 (10.55%) SC Cleared
3 11 (5.53%) BPSS Clearance
4 10 (5.03%) Degree
5 8 (4.02%) CTC Cleared
6 6 (3.02%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (2.01%) DBS Check
8 3 (1.51%) CCA
8 3 (1.51%) MCSA
8 3 (1.51%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (1.01%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.50%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.50%) CCNA
10 1 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.50%) MCP
10 1 (0.50%) MCSE
10 1 (0.50%) PhD
10 1 (0.50%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.50%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (9.05%) SLA
2 5 (2.51%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.01%) GDPR
3 2 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.01%) WAI
3 2 (1.01%) WCAG
4 1 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 69 (34.67%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (4.02%) Hyper-V
3 8 (4.02%) XenApp
4 5 (2.51%) Samba
4 5 (2.51%) Terminal Services
4 5 (2.51%) vSphere
5 3 (1.51%) Docker
5 3 (1.51%) OpenAM
6 2 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.01%) XenServer
7 1 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 22 (11.06%) SCCM
2 5 (2.51%) Jamf Pro
3 4 (2.01%) AirWatch
3 4 (2.01%) SCOM
3 4 (2.01%) XenMobile
4 3 (1.51%) Ansible
4 3 (1.51%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (1.51%) WSUS
5 2 (1.01%) Kubernetes
5 2 (1.01%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.50%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.50%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 73 (36.68%) Microsoft
2 70 (35.18%) Apple
3 32 (16.08%) Citrix
4 24 (12.06%) Cisco
5 13 (6.53%) Google
6 12 (6.03%) VMware
7 9 (4.52%) Dell
8 8 (4.02%) Juniper
9 7 (3.52%) HP
10 6 (3.02%) Atlassian
11 5 (2.51%) Lotus
11 5 (2.51%) ServiceNow
12 4 (2.01%) Adobe
12 4 (2.01%) Bloomberg
12 4 (2.01%) Reuters
13 3 (1.51%) Avaya
13 3 (1.51%) CheckPoint
13 3 (1.51%) Meraki
14 2 (1.01%) F5
14 2 (1.01%) Palo Alto