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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 May 2022 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 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 556 554 474
Rank change year-on-year -2 -80 +173
Contract jobs citing Mac OS 276 135 163
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.23% 0.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.12% 1.50% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 92 90
10th Percentile £153 £166 £105
25th Percentile £181 £229 £128
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £250 £450 £209
Median % change year-on-year -44.44% +115.31% -30.33%
75th Percentile £500 £488 £436
90th Percentile £650 £550 £502
UK excluding London median daily rate £208 £400 £145
% change year-on-year -48.13% +175.86% -47.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 10 11
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.31 £11.10
25th Percentile £13.00 £12.98 £13.09
Median hourly rate £15.49 £13.49 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year +14.79% -22.91% -2.78%
75th Percentile £27.75 £42.56 £20.35
90th Percentile £37.83 £55.13 £24.21
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £12.98 £16.00
% change year-on-year +4.01% -18.88% -8.57%

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 13,029 9,002 9,823
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.86% 15.63% 20.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,858 5,925 6,376
10th Percentile £175 £185 £143
25th Percentile £341 £338 £263
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -1.16%
75th Percentile £613 £550 £525
90th Percentile £700 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 593 445 735
10th Percentile £13.28 £11.75 £11.63
25th Percentile £15.93 £13.63 £13.81
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year +28.57% - +4.48%
75th Percentile £52.50 £43.75 £23.38
90th Percentile £65.00 £59.50 £47.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +21.21% -2.94% +7.39%

Mac OS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Mac OS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Mac OS in the UK

Mac OS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Mac OS.

Daily rate trend for Mac OS in the UK

Mac OS
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Mac OS over the 6 months to 19 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Mac OS in the UK

Mac OS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Mac OS.

Hourly rate trend for Mac OS in the UK

Mac OS
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Mac OS over the 6 months to 19 May 2022.

Hourly rate histogram 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 19 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -1 254 £250 -44.44% 107
London -36 151 £275 -38.89% 42
UK excluding London -18 103 £208 -48.13% 70
Work from Home -79 102 £425 +1.19% 44
South East -24 29 £178 -54.19% 18
North of England -45 24 £325 -23.53% 16
Midlands -22 23 £158 -21.25% 9
North West -20 21 £475 +239.29% 11
West Midlands -41 14 £110 -45.00% 4
East of England -20 12 £245 -38.75% 9
South West -25 12 £230 +70.37% 12
East Midlands - 9 £253 - 5
Scotland -9 4 £250 -1.96% 3
Yorkshire -41 3 £250 -44.44% 2

For the 6 months to 19 May 2022, 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.

1 206 (74.64%) Windows
2 113 (40.94%) Microsoft 365
3 105 (38.04%) Microsoft
4 100 (36.23%) Active Directory
5 97 (35.14%) Windows 10
6 82 (29.71%) Linux
7 79 (28.62%) Social Skills
8 73 (26.45%) Apple
9 62 (22.46%) Microsoft Office
10 59 (21.38%) Apple iOS
11 56 (20.29%) Jamf Pro
12 50 (18.12%) Agile
13 43 (15.58%) Problem-Solving
14 41 (14.86%) Analytical Skills
15 37 (13.41%) Android
16 35 (12.68%) SCCM
17 31 (11.23%) Unix
17 31 (11.23%) SLA
18 30 (10.87%) ITIL
19 29 (10.51%) VMware
19 29 (10.51%) Cisco
19 29 (10.51%) DNS
20 28 (10.14%) Azure
20 28 (10.14%) Microsoft Intune
20 28 (10.14%) Accessibility
21 26 (9.42%) TCP/IP
21 26 (9.42%) Google
21 26 (9.42%) Incident Management
22 25 (9.06%) AWS
23 24 (8.70%) VPN

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 17 (6.16%) MS Exchange
2 10 (3.62%) Confluence
3 7 (2.54%) SharePoint
4 6 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (1.09%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.36%) MTS
Applications
1 62 (22.46%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.72%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.36%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 3 (1.09%) assyst
2 2 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.36%) Eikon
3 1 (0.36%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.36%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 113 (40.94%) Microsoft 365
2 28 (10.14%) Azure
3 25 (9.06%) AWS
4 23 (8.33%) Google Workspace
5 18 (6.52%) Azure Active Directory
6 13 (4.71%) Amazon EC2
6 13 (4.71%) Amazon EKS
6 13 (4.71%) Amazon S3
7 10 (3.62%) Slack
8 5 (1.81%) OneDrive
9 4 (1.45%) Google Analytics
9 4 (1.45%) Trello
10 3 (1.09%) SaaS
11 2 (0.72%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 2 (0.72%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (0.72%) Azure Monitor
11 2 (0.72%) Azure Sentinel
11 2 (0.72%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.72%) GCP
11 2 (0.72%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 29 (10.51%) DNS
2 26 (9.42%) TCP/IP
3 24 (8.70%) VPN
4 23 (8.33%) LAN
4 23 (8.33%) WAN
5 20 (7.25%) Firewall
6 16 (5.80%) Wireless
7 14 (5.07%) HTTPS
8 13 (4.71%) Wi-Fi
9 9 (3.26%) DHCP
10 8 (2.90%) HTTP
10 8 (2.90%) VoIP
11 7 (2.54%) IPsec
11 7 (2.54%) Remote Desktop
11 7 (2.54%) SNMP
11 7 (2.54%) SSH
11 7 (2.54%) WebEx
12 5 (1.81%) 3G
13 4 (1.45%) Skype
13 4 (1.45%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.71%) Amazon RDS
1 13 (4.71%) Amazon Redshift
2 12 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.09%) MySQL
3 3 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.72%) DTS
5 1 (0.36%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.36%) Couchbase
5 1 (0.36%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.36%) Redis
Development Applications
1 14 (5.07%) JIRA
2 9 (3.26%) Git (software)
2 9 (3.26%) Jenkins
3 7 (2.54%) Bitbucket
4 5 (1.81%) GitLab
4 5 (1.81%) Mockito
5 3 (1.09%) Subversion
6 2 (0.72%) Robot Framework
6 2 (0.72%) Xcode
7 1 (0.36%) Android Studio
7 1 (0.36%) Bitbucket Server
7 1 (0.36%) Burp Suite
7 1 (0.36%) fastlane
7 1 (0.36%) GDB
7 1 (0.36%) GoogleTest
7 1 (0.36%) JUnit
7 1 (0.36%) Maven
7 1 (0.36%) Postman
7 1 (0.36%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 79 (28.62%) Social Skills
2 41 (14.86%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (8.70%) Public Sector
4 13 (4.71%) Finance
5 9 (3.26%) Retail
6 7 (2.54%) Presentation Skills
6 7 (2.54%) Telecoms
7 6 (2.17%) Banking
8 5 (1.81%) Games
8 5 (1.81%) Marketing
8 5 (1.81%) Organisational Skills
8 5 (1.81%) Publishing
9 4 (1.45%) Documentation Skills
9 4 (1.45%) Investment Banking
9 4 (1.45%) Law
10 3 (1.09%) Mandarin Language
11 2 (0.72%) Electronics
11 2 (0.72%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 1 (0.36%) German Language
12 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 71 (25.72%) Support Engineer
2 39 (14.13%) Analyst
2 39 (14.13%) Developer
3 36 (13.04%) Desktop Support
4 31 (11.23%) IT Support
4 31 (11.23%) Mac Engineer
5 30 (10.87%) Desktop Engineer
6 23 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
7 21 (7.61%) IT Engineer
8 19 (6.88%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 18 (6.52%) IT Support Engineer
10 17 (6.16%) Support Analyst
11 15 (5.43%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 13 (4.71%) Technical Support
13 12 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 12 (4.35%) Service Analyst
13 12 (4.35%) Service Desk Analyst
13 12 (4.35%) Windows Engineer
14 11 (3.99%) 1st/2nd Line Support
14 11 (3.99%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (5.07%) Ruby on Rails
1 14 (5.07%) Web Services
2 12 (4.35%) CSS
2 12 (4.35%) HTML
3 9 (3.26%) JSON
3 9 (3.26%) LDAP
3 9 (3.26%) Middleware
4 7 (2.54%) Kafka
4 7 (2.54%) RESTful
5 6 (2.17%) UIKit
6 5 (1.81%) ActiveMQ
6 5 (1.81%) Cocoa
6 5 (1.81%) Cocoa Touch
6 5 (1.81%) JAX-RS
6 5 (1.81%) Node.js
7 3 (1.09%) OAuth
7 3 (1.09%) OpenID
7 3 (1.09%) SAML
7 3 (1.09%) Spring
8 2 (0.72%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.80%) Self-Motivation
2 12 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 10 (3.62%) Video Conferencing
4 8 (2.90%) PKI
4 8 (2.90%) Smartphone
5 7 (2.54%) Data Centre
6 6 (2.17%) User Experience
7 5 (1.81%) Driving Licence
7 5 (1.81%) iPhone
7 5 (1.81%) Video Editing
8 4 (1.45%) IoT
9 3 (1.09%) Blackberry
9 3 (1.09%) BYOD
9 3 (1.09%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.09%) Security Operations Centre
10 2 (0.72%) Cloud Native
10 2 (0.72%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (0.72%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.72%) Reference Data
10 2 (0.72%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 206 (74.64%) Windows
2 97 (35.14%) Windows 10
3 82 (29.71%) Linux
4 59 (21.38%) Apple iOS
5 37 (13.41%) Android
6 31 (11.23%) Unix
7 22 (7.97%) Windows Server
8 20 (7.25%) Windows 7
9 11 (3.99%) Ubuntu
10 9 (3.26%) Mac OS X
11 7 (2.54%) Windows 8
11 7 (2.54%) Windows Server 2016
12 6 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (1.81%) Windows Server 2012
14 2 (0.72%) CentOS
15 1 (0.36%) Embedded Linux
15 1 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.36%) tvOS
15 1 (0.36%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (18.12%) Agile
2 43 (15.58%) Problem-Solving
3 30 (10.87%) ITIL
4 26 (9.42%) Incident Management
5 22 (7.97%) Asset Management
6 15 (5.43%) Application Packaging
7 13 (4.71%) Infrastructure as Code
7 13 (4.71%) Web Development
8 12 (4.35%) Coaching
8 12 (4.35%) Cybersecurity
9 11 (3.99%) Continuous Improvement
9 11 (3.99%) Use Case
10 10 (3.62%) Decision-Making
10 10 (3.62%) Migration
10 10 (3.62%) Project Management
10 10 (3.62%) Test Automation
10 10 (3.62%) Threat Management
11 9 (3.26%) MITRE ATT&CK
11 9 (3.26%) Security Monitoring
11 9 (3.26%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 16 (5.80%) Java
1 16 (5.80%) Python
2 14 (5.07%) Ruby
3 13 (4.71%) JavaScript
4 11 (3.99%) Apple Swift
4 11 (3.99%) Objective-C
4 11 (3.99%) PowerShell
5 9 (3.26%) Bash
5 9 (3.26%) SQL
6 3 (1.09%) C
6 3 (1.09%) C++
6 3 (1.09%) VB
7 2 (0.72%) Groovy
7 2 (0.72%) VBA
8 1 (0.36%) ABAP
8 1 (0.36%) Ada
8 1 (0.36%) Embedded C++
8 1 (0.36%) Kotlin
8 1 (0.36%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (3.99%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (3.62%) Degree
3 8 (2.90%) MCSE
3 8 (2.90%) Security Cleared
4 7 (2.54%) SC Cleared
5 6 (2.17%) CREST Certified
6 4 (1.45%) CCA
7 3 (1.09%) CISA
7 3 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.09%) CISM
7 3 (1.09%) CISSP
7 3 (1.09%) CRISC
7 3 (1.09%) DBS Check
7 3 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.09%) OSCP
8 2 (0.72%) CHECK Team Leader
8 2 (0.72%) CHECK Team Member
8 2 (0.72%) Cyber Scheme
8 2 (0.72%) ECSA
8 2 (0.72%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (11.23%) SLA
2 28 (10.14%) Accessibility
3 7 (2.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.45%) QA
5 3 (1.09%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.72%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 2 (0.72%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.72%) IASME
6 2 (0.72%) NCSC
6 2 (0.72%) WCAG
7 1 (0.36%) GDPR
7 1 (0.36%) Section 508
System Software
1 100 (36.23%) Active Directory
2 17 (6.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.90%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (2.54%) Hyper-V
4 7 (2.54%) NFS
5 5 (1.81%) Virtual Desktop
5 5 (1.81%) vSphere
6 4 (1.45%) Docker
7 3 (1.09%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.36%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.36%) KVM
8 1 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.36%) NDS
8 1 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 56 (20.29%) Jamf Pro
2 35 (12.68%) SCCM
3 28 (10.14%) Microsoft Intune
4 15 (5.43%) Terraform
5 3 (1.09%) AirWatch
5 3 (1.09%) Kubernetes
5 3 (1.09%) vCenter Server
6 2 (0.72%) Ansible
6 2 (0.72%) Nessus
6 2 (0.72%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.72%) WSUS
6 2 (0.72%) XenMobile
7 1 (0.36%) Nagios
7 1 (0.36%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 105 (38.04%) Microsoft
2 73 (26.45%) Apple
3 29 (10.51%) Cisco
3 29 (10.51%) VMware
4 26 (9.42%) Google
5 23 (8.33%) ServiceNow
6 17 (6.16%) Citrix
7 15 (5.43%) HP
8 9 (3.26%) Splunk
9 7 (2.54%) Okta
10 6 (2.17%) Atlassian
10 6 (2.17%) Dell
11 5 (1.81%) Avid
11 5 (1.81%) Dell KACE
12 4 (1.45%) Adobe
12 4 (1.45%) Bloomberg
12 4 (1.45%) Meraki
12 4 (1.45%) Sophos
12 4 (1.45%) Veeam
13 3 (1.09%) Remedy