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 23 June 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
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 515 575 588
Rank change year-on-year +60 +13  
Contract jobs citing Mac OS 87 68 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.13% 0.091%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.89% 0.55% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 42 26
Median daily rate £425 £375 £183
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +105.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £171 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £490 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £218
% change year-on-year +13.33% +72.41%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 9
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +22.58%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.25 £12.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% +54.00%  

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 9748 12411 12460
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.82% 23.06% 22.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 6076 7825 7252
Median daily rate £405 £390 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.84% +9.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 551 650 988
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% -1.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year -6.06% +1.85%  

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 23 June 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 29 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 23 June 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 +50 86 £425 +13.33% 37
London +5 51 £400 +6.66% 16
South West +16 12 £425 - 4
Plymouth - 11 £425 -
Devon - 11 £425 -
East of England -3 9 £230 -38.66% 5
Yorkshire +30 8 £500 +25.39% 1
Cambridge +8 6 £228 - 3
Cambridgeshire +4 6 £228 - 3
West Yorkshire +25 4 - - 1
Leeds +16 4 - - 1
South Yorkshire +11 4 £500 +60.00%
Sheffield - 4 £500 -
West Midlands +16 3 £550 - 3
Hertfordshire -1 3 £550 +46.66% 1
City of London -10 3 £225 -33.33% 2
Shropshire - 3 £550 -
Telford - 3 £550 -
South East +6 2 - - 1
Welwyn - 2 £550 -
North West +23 1 £168 - 4
Surrey +8 1 - -
Somerset -6 1 £400 - 2
Middlesex - 1 - -
Watford - 1 £425 -
Liverpool - 1 £168 - 1
Edinburgh - 1 - - 1
Merseyside - 1 £168 - 1
Scotland - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 88 (52.38%) Windows
2 86 (51.19%) Linux
3 72 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 64 (38.10%) Unix
5 56 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 50 (29.76%) Microsoft Office
7 44 (26.19%) Java
8 39 (23.21%) Python
8 39 (23.21%) Active Directory
9 36 (21.43%) Windows 7
10 35 (20.83%) Test Automation
11 32 (19.05%) Ruby
12 30 (17.86%) Web Development
12 30 (17.86%) VPN
13 29 (17.26%) Apple
14 27 (16.07%) JavaScript
15 26 (15.48%) Android
15 26 (15.48%) RESTful
16 25 (14.88%) CSS
16 25 (14.88%) HTML
16 25 (14.88%) Citrix
17 23 (13.69%) Cisco
17 23 (13.69%) Mentoring
18 22 (13.10%) DevOps
18 22 (13.10%) Blackberry
18 22 (13.10%) Apple iOS
19 21 (12.50%) Continuous Deployment
20 20 (11.90%) Git (software)
21 19 (11.31%) Cisco IOS
21 19 (11.31%) Lotus

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 19 (11.31%) IBM Notes
2 9 (5.36%) MS Exchange
2 9 (5.36%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.98%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.60%) Apache
4 1 (0.60%) Confluence
4 1 (0.60%) JBoss
Applications
1 50 (29.76%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (2.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (1.79%) InfoPath
4 3 (1.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.79%) Mozilla Thunderbird
5 2 (1.19%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.60%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 8 (4.76%) Eikon
2 2 (1.19%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.17%) Office 365
2 4 (2.38%) G Suite
3 2 (1.19%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 2 (1.19%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.19%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.60%) GitHub
4 1 (0.60%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (17.86%) VPN
2 19 (11.31%) Cisco IOS
3 9 (5.36%) DNS
4 8 (4.76%) DHCP
5 7 (4.17%) Internet
5 7 (4.17%) VoIP
6 5 (2.98%) Skype
6 5 (2.98%) TCP/IP
7 4 (2.38%) WebEx
8 3 (1.79%) Firewall
9 2 (1.19%) LAN
9 2 (1.19%) LDAP
9 2 (1.19%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (1.19%) Unified Communications
9 2 (1.19%) WAN
9 2 (1.19%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.60%) IP Telephony
10 1 (0.60%) Network Security
10 1 (0.60%) Spanning Tree
10 1 (0.60%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (1.19%) FileMaker
3 1 (0.60%) MariaDB
3 1 (0.60%) MySQL
3 1 (0.60%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.60%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 20 (11.90%) Git (software)
2 16 (9.52%) Jenkins
3 11 (6.55%) Vagrant
4 4 (2.38%) Subversion
5 2 (1.19%) GCC
6 1 (0.60%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.60%) JIRA
6 1 (0.60%) JUnit
6 1 (0.60%) Mockito
6 1 (0.60%) SonarQube
General
1 16 (9.52%) Banking
1 16 (9.52%) Retail
2 10 (5.95%) Retail Banking
3 8 (4.76%) Finance
4 3 (1.79%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.19%) Advertising
5 2 (1.19%) Automotive
6 1 (0.60%) Front Office
6 1 (0.60%) Games
6 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 79 (47.02%) Developer
2 21 (12.50%) Desktop Support
2 21 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 17 (10.12%) Java Developer
4 16 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support
4 16 (9.52%) Digital Developer
4 16 (9.52%) Mac Engineer
5 14 (8.33%) Senior Developer
6 13 (7.74%) Python Developer
7 12 (7.14%) IT Support
8 11 (6.55%) Analyst
8 11 (6.55%) Software Developer
9 10 (5.95%) Desktop Engineer
9 10 (5.95%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 10 (5.95%) Ruby Developer
10 8 (4.76%) Service Analyst
10 8 (4.76%) Service Desk Analyst
11 7 (4.17%) Deskside Support
11 7 (4.17%) Windows Engineer
11 7 (4.17%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (15.48%) RESTful
2 25 (14.88%) CSS
2 25 (14.88%) HTML
3 17 (10.12%) SAML
4 15 (8.93%) JSON
5 13 (7.74%) REST
6 12 (7.14%) Node.js
7 9 (5.36%) RabbitMQ
7 9 (5.36%) SQLAlchemy
8 8 (4.76%) Ruby on Rails
8 8 (4.76%) Web Services
9 3 (1.79%) Apache Camel
9 3 (1.79%) Cocoa
9 3 (1.79%) Cocoa Touch
9 3 (1.79%) UIKit
9 3 (1.79%) XSLT
10 2 (1.19%) CSS3
10 2 (1.19%) HTML5
10 2 (1.19%) OAuth
11 1 (0.60%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 22 (13.10%) Blackberry
2 16 (9.52%) BYOD
3 15 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (5.95%) Video Conferencing
5 5 (2.98%) Blog
6 4 (2.38%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.38%) Digital Media
6 4 (2.38%) HTC Vive
6 4 (2.38%) iPad
6 4 (2.38%) iPhone
6 4 (2.38%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.79%) Smartphone
8 2 (1.19%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (1.19%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.19%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.60%) Fintech
9 1 (0.60%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.60%) User Experience
9 1 (0.60%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 88 (52.38%) Windows
2 86 (51.19%) Linux
3 64 (38.10%) Unix
4 36 (21.43%) Windows 7
5 26 (15.48%) Android
6 22 (13.10%) Apple iOS
7 9 (5.36%) Mac OS X
7 9 (5.36%) Windows 10
8 4 (2.38%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.79%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.60%) Debian
10 1 (0.60%) VMS
10 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.60%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (20.83%) Test Automation
3 30 (17.86%) Web Development
4 23 (13.69%) Mentoring
5 22 (13.10%) DevOps
6 21 (12.50%) Continuous Deployment
7 18 (10.71%) Microservices
8 17 (10.12%) Data Security
9 16 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
9 16 (9.52%) Data Privacy
9 16 (9.52%) ITIL
10 15 (8.93%) Performance Optimisation
11 14 (8.33%) Data Modelling
11 14 (8.33%) Front End Development
12 13 (7.74%) Software Engineering
13 12 (7.14%) Open Source
14 11 (6.55%) OWASP
15 9 (5.36%) Coaching
16 8 (4.76%) Web Accessibility
17 7 (4.17%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (26.19%) Java
2 39 (23.21%) Python
3 32 (19.05%) Ruby
4 27 (16.07%) JavaScript
5 19 (11.31%) SQL
6 12 (7.14%) C
7 10 (5.95%) C#
8 9 (5.36%) Go
9 7 (4.17%) Scala
10 5 (2.98%) Perl
11 4 (2.38%) Objective-C
12 3 (1.79%) Apple Swift
12 3 (1.79%) PowerShell
13 2 (1.19%) AppleScript
13 2 (1.19%) C++
13 2 (1.19%) VB
14 1 (0.60%) Embedded C
14 1 (0.60%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (8.93%) Security Cleared
2 12 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
3 5 (2.98%) DBS Check
3 5 (2.98%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (2.98%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.38%) Degree
4 4 (2.38%) MCSE
5 3 (1.79%) CCNA
5 3 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.79%) MCP
5 3 (1.79%) MCSA
6 2 (1.19%) BC Cleared
6 2 (1.19%) MCITP
6 2 (1.19%) MCTS
7 1 (0.60%) CCA
7 1 (0.60%) CCNP
7 1 (0.60%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.60%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.36%) PCI DSS
2 8 (4.76%) QA
3 6 (3.57%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (1.79%) SLA
5 2 (1.19%) WAI
5 2 (1.19%) WCAG
System Software
1 39 (23.21%) Active Directory
2 15 (8.93%) Shibboleth
3 14 (8.33%) Docker
4 11 (6.55%) VirtualBox
5 3 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (1.19%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.60%) iptables
7 1 (0.60%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.60%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (8.33%) SCCM
2 3 (1.79%) SCOM
3 2 (1.19%) Jamf Pro
3 2 (1.19%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (1.19%) SCSM
3 2 (1.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 56 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 29 (17.26%) Apple
3 25 (14.88%) Citrix
4 23 (13.69%) Cisco
5 19 (11.31%) Lotus
6 14 (8.33%) Bloomberg
7 13 (7.74%) Reuters
8 9 (5.36%) MobileIron
9 6 (3.57%) Adobe
10 5 (2.98%) Google
10 5 (2.98%) VMware
11 3 (1.79%) Juniper
11 3 (1.79%) MuleSoft
11 3 (1.79%) WSO2
12 2 (1.19%) Autodesk
12 2 (1.19%) BMC
13 1 (0.60%) BT
13 1 (0.60%) HP
13 1 (0.60%) Remedy
13 1 (0.60%) Sage
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