Period
to 23 February 2020

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 February 2020 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 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 505 637 695
Rank change year-on-year +132 +58 +11
Contract jobs citing Mac OS 218 250 192
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.25% 0.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.57% 1.23% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 133 135
UK median daily rate £215 £300 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.33% +20.00% -29.82%
10th Percentile £113 £125 £116
90th Percentile £500 £535 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £250 £284
% change year-on-year -40.00% -11.89% +53.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 48 7
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.86% +25.00% -25.13%
10th Percentile £12.13 £12.50 £12.88
90th Percentile £35.00 £47.45 £15.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% +25.00% -20.00%

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 13,878 20,407 20,953
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.60% 20.77% 20.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,532 12,767 13,416
UK median daily rate £410 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.53% - +3.66%
10th Percentile £135 £158 £170
90th Percentile £600 £604 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £400 £390
% change year-on-year -3.13% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,110 1,292 1,263
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% - +3.69%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.40 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.86
% change year-on-year +6.25% +0.88% +2.32%

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 February 2020.

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 February 2020.

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 February 2020. 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 +132 210 £225 -25.00% 120
London +130 120 £345 +12.65% 61
UK excluding London +94 93 £150 -40.00% 63
South East +88 44 £130 -48.00% 13
East of England +35 17 £420 +127.03% 15
North of England +33 12 £173 -54.00% 18
Midlands +41 9 £150 -57.14% 10
South West +16 9 £120 -7.69% 3
North West +24 7 £180 - 5
East Midlands +47 5 £150 - 7
Yorkshire +39 4 - - 12
West Midlands +32 4 £473 +18.13% 3
Scotland +24 4 £120 +4.04% 2
Wales +26 1 - - 2
North East - 1 £110 - 1

For the 6 months to 23 February 2020, 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.

1 153 (70.18%) Windows
2 88 (40.37%) Active Directory
3 83 (38.07%) Microsoft
4 80 (36.70%) Windows 10
5 73 (33.49%) Office 365
6 70 (32.11%) Linux
7 64 (29.36%) Microsoft Office
8 58 (26.61%) Apple iOS
9 49 (22.48%) SCCM
10 48 (22.02%) Android
11 47 (21.56%) Windows 7
12 46 (21.10%) Jamf Pro
13 44 (20.18%) ITIL
14 40 (18.35%) Apple
15 38 (17.43%) Agile Software Development
16 33 (15.14%) Unix
17 32 (14.68%) LAN
18 29 (13.30%) JavaScript
19 24 (11.01%) Cisco
20 23 (10.55%) iPhone
21 22 (10.09%) Azure
21 22 (10.09%) Test Automation
21 22 (10.09%) G Suite
21 22 (10.09%) Python
22 20 (9.17%) Git (software)
23 19 (8.72%) Security Cleared
23 19 (8.72%) Microsoft Intune
24 18 (8.26%) Video Conferencing
24 18 (8.26%) VMware
24 18 (8.26%) Application Packaging

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 9 (4.13%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.29%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.92%) Apache
3 2 (0.92%) Confluence
3 2 (0.92%) IBM Notes
3 2 (0.92%) nginx
3 2 (0.92%) WordPress
4 1 (0.46%) CMS
4 1 (0.46%) Drupal
4 1 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.46%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.46%) Tomcat
Applications
1 64 (29.36%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (6.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.92%) InDesign
3 2 (0.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.92%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.46%) Houdini
4 1 (0.46%) Maya
Business Applications
1 9 (4.13%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 73 (33.49%) Office 365
2 22 (10.09%) Azure
2 22 (10.09%) G Suite
3 10 (4.59%) AWS
4 8 (3.67%) OneDrive
5 4 (1.83%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (1.83%) npm
6 3 (1.38%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 3 (1.38%) Yammer
7 2 (0.92%) PaaS
8 1 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.46%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.46%) Dropbox
8 1 (0.46%) GitHub
8 1 (0.46%) Google Drive
8 1 (0.46%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 32 (14.68%) LAN
2 16 (7.34%) DHCP
2 16 (7.34%) DNS
3 15 (6.88%) WAN
4 14 (6.42%) TCP/IP
4 14 (6.42%) VoIP
4 14 (6.42%) VPN
5 13 (5.96%) Network Security
6 12 (5.50%) Remote Desktop
7 11 (5.05%) Cisco IOS
8 10 (4.59%) Wireless
9 9 (4.13%) Firewall
9 9 (4.13%) IP Telephony
10 7 (3.21%) Cisco IPT
11 6 (2.75%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (2.29%) WebEx
12 5 (2.29%) WLAN
13 4 (1.83%) HTTPS
13 4 (1.83%) PBX
14 3 (1.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.96%) MySQL
2 9 (4.13%) MongoDB
3 6 (2.75%) Cosmos DB
3 6 (2.75%) SQL Server
4 5 (2.29%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (1.83%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.38%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (0.92%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 20 (9.17%) Git (software)
2 12 (5.50%) JIRA
3 8 (3.67%) Jenkins
3 8 (3.67%) Xcode
4 4 (1.83%) Android Studio
4 4 (1.83%) InstallShield
4 4 (1.83%) MSI
4 4 (1.83%) WinDbg
5 3 (1.38%) Selenium
5 3 (1.38%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (0.92%) Subversion
7 1 (0.46%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.46%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.46%) CMake
7 1 (0.46%) CocoaPods
7 1 (0.46%) fastlane
7 1 (0.46%) Gerrit
7 1 (0.46%) Gradle
7 1 (0.46%) TestRail
7 1 (0.46%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (5.50%) Finance
2 10 (4.59%) Public Sector
3 9 (4.13%) Retail
4 8 (3.67%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.75%) Mandarin Language
6 4 (1.83%) Banking
6 4 (1.83%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.92%) Games
7 2 (0.92%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.92%) Marketing
8 1 (0.46%) Electronics
8 1 (0.46%) Front Office
8 1 (0.46%) Law
8 1 (0.46%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.46%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 47 (21.56%) Support Engineer
2 40 (18.35%) Desktop Support
3 36 (16.51%) Desktop Engineer
4 35 (16.06%) Developer
5 27 (12.39%) 2nd Line Support
5 27 (12.39%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 27 (12.39%) Mac Engineer
6 22 (10.09%) IT Support
7 16 (7.34%) Junior
8 15 (6.88%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 15 (6.88%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 14 (6.42%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
9 14 (6.42%) IT Engineer
10 13 (5.96%) Analyst
11 12 (5.50%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
12 11 (5.05%) Deskside Engineer
12 11 (5.05%) Deskside Support
13 10 (4.59%) Deskside Support Engineer
13 10 (4.59%) Support Analyst
13 10 (4.59%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (6.88%) CSS
1 15 (6.88%) HTML
2 12 (5.50%) JSON
3 11 (5.05%) RESTful
4 10 (4.59%) REST
5 9 (4.13%) Node.js
6 8 (3.67%) .NET
6 8 (3.67%) Ruby on Rails
6 8 (3.67%) Web Services
6 8 (3.67%) XML
7 7 (3.21%) Django
8 6 (2.75%) ASP.NET
8 6 (2.75%) Express
8 6 (2.75%) Spring
8 6 (2.75%) Svelte
9 5 (2.29%) Cocoa
10 4 (1.83%) .NET Framework
11 3 (1.38%) ASP.NET Web API
11 3 (1.38%) jQuery
11 3 (1.38%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (10.55%) iPhone
2 18 (8.26%) Video Conferencing
3 17 (7.80%) Blackberry
3 17 (7.80%) iPad
4 16 (7.34%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (5.05%) Blog
6 10 (4.59%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (3.67%) BYOD
8 6 (2.75%) e-Learning
9 5 (2.29%) Smartphone
10 4 (1.83%) Data Centre
10 4 (1.83%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.92%) Apple TV
11 2 (0.92%) EPoS
11 2 (0.92%) PKI
11 2 (0.92%) User Experience
12 1 (0.46%) Animation
12 1 (0.46%) CCTV
12 1 (0.46%) Client/Server
12 1 (0.46%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 153 (70.18%) Windows
2 80 (36.70%) Windows 10
3 70 (32.11%) Linux
4 58 (26.61%) Apple iOS
5 48 (22.02%) Android
6 47 (21.56%) Windows 7
7 33 (15.14%) Unix
8 13 (5.96%) Windows Server
9 10 (4.59%) Mac OS X
10 9 (4.13%) CentOS
11 7 (3.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (2.75%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (2.29%) Windows Server 2008
14 4 (1.83%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.92%) Debian
15 2 (0.92%) VMS
15 2 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
16 1 (0.46%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.46%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (20.18%) ITIL
2 38 (17.43%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (10.09%) Test Automation
4 18 (8.26%) Application Packaging
5 17 (7.80%) Service Management
6 16 (7.34%) Front End Development
7 15 (6.88%) Continuous Deployment
8 13 (5.96%) ITSM
8 13 (5.96%) Project Delivery
9 12 (5.50%) Problem-Solving
10 11 (5.05%) Office Automation
10 11 (5.05%) Performance Optimisation
11 10 (4.59%) Hardware Maintenance
11 10 (4.59%) Service Design
11 10 (4.59%) TDD
12 9 (4.13%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (4.13%) DevOps
12 9 (4.13%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 9 (4.13%) Incident Management
12 9 (4.13%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 29 (13.30%) JavaScript
2 22 (10.09%) Python
3 14 (6.42%) Java
3 14 (6.42%) Ruby
4 11 (5.05%) Bash Shell
5 10 (4.59%) Perl
6 7 (3.21%) PowerShell
7 6 (2.75%) C#
7 6 (2.75%) Java 8
7 6 (2.75%) Objective-C
7 6 (2.75%) TypeScript
8 4 (1.83%) Apple Swift
8 4 (1.83%) Go
8 4 (1.83%) VBScript
9 3 (1.38%) C
9 3 (1.38%) C++
9 3 (1.38%) Scala
10 2 (0.92%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.92%) SQL
11 1 (0.46%) PHP
Qualifications
1 19 (8.72%) Security Cleared
2 16 (7.34%) SC Cleared
3 14 (6.42%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (4.59%) ACSP
5 9 (4.13%) MCSE
6 6 (2.75%) A+ Certification
7 5 (2.29%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (2.29%) Degree
7 5 (2.29%) MCITP
7 5 (2.29%) MCTS
8 4 (1.83%) CCA
8 4 (1.83%) CompTIA Security+
8 4 (1.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (1.38%) Network+ Certification
10 2 (0.92%) CISSP
10 2 (0.92%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.46%) ACMT
11 1 (0.46%) CCNA
11 1 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.46%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.34%) SLA
2 4 (1.83%) NCSC
3 3 (1.38%) QA
4 2 (0.92%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.46%) PSD2
5 1 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 88 (40.37%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.67%) Docker
3 7 (3.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.29%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (2.29%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (1.83%) DFS Replication
5 4 (1.83%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (1.83%) Xen
5 4 (1.83%) XenApp
5 4 (1.83%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.92%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.46%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 49 (22.48%) SCCM
2 46 (21.10%) Jamf Pro
3 19 (8.72%) Microsoft Intune
4 15 (6.88%) AirWatch
5 7 (3.21%) Norton AntiVirus
5 7 (3.21%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 7 (3.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 7 (3.21%) Terraform
6 6 (2.75%) SCOM
7 5 (2.29%) Single Sign-On
8 4 (1.83%) Ansible
8 4 (1.83%) Perfmon
8 4 (1.83%) WSUS
8 4 (1.83%) XenMobile
9 3 (1.38%) PaperCut
10 2 (0.92%) MaaS360
10 2 (0.92%) NetVault Backup
10 2 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.92%) Puppet
10 2 (0.92%) Salt
Vendors
1 83 (38.07%) Microsoft
2 40 (18.35%) Apple
3 24 (11.01%) Cisco
4 18 (8.26%) VMware
5 15 (6.88%) Citrix
6 11 (5.05%) Google
7 10 (4.59%) Adobe
8 9 (4.13%) HP
9 8 (3.67%) ServiceNow
9 8 (3.67%) Symantec
10 7 (3.21%) Red Hat
11 5 (2.29%) MobileIron
12 4 (1.83%) Ivanti
12 4 (1.83%) Lumension
12 4 (1.83%) McAfee
12 4 (1.83%) SAP
13 3 (1.38%) Bloomberg
13 3 (1.38%) Bomgar
13 3 (1.38%) Remedy
13 3 (1.38%) SolarWinds