Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 675 675 757
Rank change year-on-year 0 +82 +9
Contract jobs citing Mac OS 209 173 136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.19% 0.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.99% 0.90% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 115 100
UK median daily rate £300 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% - +108.33%
10th Percentile £118 £141 £175
90th Percentile £522 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £225 £381
% change year-on-year +33.33% -40.98% +8.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 19
UK median hourly rate £14.00 £19.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.27% +28.33% -3.23%
10th Percentile £13.00 £17.83 £11.20
90th Percentile £19.88 £24.83 £17.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £21.18 £16.13
% change year-on-year -36.25% +31.32% -

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 21,033 19,172 23,187
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.79% 20.68% 21.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,359 12,135 14,204
UK median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £181 £200 £194
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,291 1,192 1,515
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% -2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £46.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £15.86 £16.50
% change year-on-year - -3.88% +6.45%

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 20 April 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Mac OS over the 6 months to 20 April 2018.

Contractor 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 20 April 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 +10 202 £294 -22.70% 86
London -21 142 £269 -32.81% 33
UK excluding London -9 67 £300 +33.33% 53
South East -2 30 £305 +35.56% 20
Midlands - 17 £243 - 6
East Midlands - 15 £243 - 2
North of England -4 11 £350 +75.00% 11
Scotland -34 6 £325 -4.41%
North West -15 5 £300 -20.00% 5
Yorkshire -15 3 £375 +108.33% 3
North East - 3 £350 - 3
East of England -14 2 - - 13
West Midlands - 2 £213 - 4
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 157 (75.12%) Windows
2 88 (42.11%) Apple
3 82 (39.23%) Active Directory
4 76 (36.36%) Office 365
5 71 (33.97%) Microsoft
6 58 (27.75%) Agile Software Development
7 56 (26.79%) Linux
7 56 (26.79%) Microsoft Office
8 55 (26.32%) Apple iOS
9 47 (22.49%) Windows 10
10 42 (20.10%) Android
11 36 (17.22%) Mac OS X
11 36 (17.22%) Windows Server
12 35 (16.75%) Windows 7
13 30 (14.35%) Problem-Solving
14 29 (13.88%) Unix
14 29 (13.88%) DNS
15 28 (13.40%) Cisco
16 27 (12.92%) SCCM
16 27 (12.92%) Remote Desktop
16 27 (12.92%) Windows Server 2012
17 26 (12.44%) Citrix
18 25 (11.96%) Web Services
18 25 (11.96%) Test Automation
19 24 (11.48%) Smartphone
20 22 (10.53%) ITIL
20 22 (10.53%) DHCP
20 22 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
21 21 (10.05%) VPN
22 20 (9.57%) JavaScript

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 16 (7.66%) MS Exchange
2 14 (6.70%) Skype for Business
3 10 (4.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 10 (4.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (4.78%) SharePoint
4 6 (2.87%) Confluence
5 5 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.44%) GroupWise
6 3 (1.44%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.96%) Apache
7 2 (0.96%) CMS
7 2 (0.96%) IIS
8 1 (0.48%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.48%) nginx
8 1 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.48%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.48%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 56 (26.79%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.91%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 76 (36.36%) Office 365
2 22 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (7.66%) G Suite
4 14 (6.70%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (2.87%) OneDrive
6 4 (1.91%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 2 (0.96%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.48%) Force.com
8 1 (0.48%) GitHub
8 1 (0.48%) Google Drive
8 1 (0.48%) GoToWebinar
8 1 (0.48%) IaaS
8 1 (0.48%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (13.88%) DNS
2 27 (12.92%) Remote Desktop
3 22 (10.53%) DHCP
4 21 (10.05%) VPN
5 18 (8.61%) Firewall
6 12 (5.74%) Cisco IOS
7 10 (4.78%) LAN
7 10 (4.78%) Skype
7 10 (4.78%) SSL
7 10 (4.78%) WAN
8 6 (2.87%) TCP/IP
8 6 (2.87%) VoIP
8 6 (2.87%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (2.39%) SMTP
10 4 (1.91%) Internet
10 4 (1.91%) IPsec
11 3 (1.44%) HTTP
11 3 (1.44%) SMS
11 3 (1.44%) VLAN
11 3 (1.44%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.26%) Amazon RDS
2 4 (1.91%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.44%) MySQL
3 3 (1.44%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.96%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.48%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.48%) Neo4j
5 1 (0.48%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.48%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.48%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 19 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 9 (4.31%) JIRA
3 7 (3.35%) Bitbucket
4 6 (2.87%) Subversion
5 5 (2.39%) SonarQube
5 5 (2.39%) Xcode
6 4 (1.91%) Qt Creator
7 3 (1.44%) Mocha
8 2 (0.96%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.96%) Jasmine
8 2 (0.96%) Karma Test Runner
8 2 (0.96%) Selenium
9 1 (0.48%) Grunt
9 1 (0.48%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.48%) Mockito
9 1 (0.48%) PhpStorm
9 1 (0.48%) PHPUnit
9 1 (0.48%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.48%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.48%) WebStorm
General
1 13 (6.22%) Telecoms
2 8 (3.83%) Banking
2 8 (3.83%) Finance
3 4 (1.91%) Retail
3 4 (1.91%) Retail Banking
4 2 (0.96%) Legal
4 2 (0.96%) Publishing
5 1 (0.48%) Billing
5 1 (0.48%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.48%) Marketing
5 1 (0.48%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 44 (21.05%) Support Engineer
2 39 (18.66%) Developer
3 32 (15.31%) Desktop Support
4 31 (14.83%) Analyst
5 30 (14.35%) Mac Engineer
6 20 (9.57%) Support Analyst
7 18 (8.61%) Desktop Engineer
8 17 (8.13%) 2nd Line Support
8 17 (8.13%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 13 (6.22%) Windows Engineer
10 11 (5.26%) IT Support
11 10 (4.78%) Office 365 Engineer
12 9 (4.31%) 1st Line Support
12 9 (4.31%) Active Directory Engineer
12 9 (4.31%) Deployment Engineer
12 9 (4.31%) Service Analyst
12 9 (4.31%) Service Desk Analyst
12 9 (4.31%) Systems Engineer
13 8 (3.83%) Mac Developer
14 7 (3.35%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (11.96%) Web Services
2 18 (8.61%) HTML
3 16 (7.66%) CSS
4 12 (5.74%) RESTful
5 8 (3.83%) Ruby on Rails
6 6 (2.87%) Hibernate
6 6 (2.87%) JSON
6 6 (2.87%) SOAP
6 6 (2.87%) XML
7 5 (2.39%) Cocoa
7 5 (2.39%) Django
7 5 (2.39%) Java EE
7 5 (2.39%) Qt
7 5 (2.39%) Spring
8 4 (1.91%) HTML5
8 4 (1.91%) iOS SDK
9 3 (1.44%) Node.js
10 2 (0.96%) AngularJS
10 2 (0.96%) Backbone.js
10 2 (0.96%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 24 (11.48%) Smartphone
2 20 (9.57%) Blackberry
3 15 (7.18%) Video Conferencing
4 10 (4.78%) Computer Science
5 9 (4.31%) Data Centre
6 7 (3.35%) PKI
7 6 (2.87%) iPhone
7 6 (2.87%) Mobile Computing
7 6 (2.87%) RSA SecurID
8 4 (1.91%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (1.91%) BYOD
9 3 (1.44%) Blog
9 3 (1.44%) iPad
9 3 (1.44%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.44%) Taxonomies
9 3 (1.44%) User Experience
10 2 (0.96%) CMDB
10 2 (0.96%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.96%) NHS
10 2 (0.96%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 157 (75.12%) Windows
2 56 (26.79%) Linux
3 55 (26.32%) Apple iOS
4 47 (22.49%) Windows 10
5 42 (20.10%) Android
6 36 (17.22%) Mac OS X
6 36 (17.22%) Windows Server
7 35 (16.75%) Windows 7
8 29 (13.88%) Unix
9 27 (12.92%) Windows Server 2012
10 19 (9.09%) Windows 8
11 15 (7.18%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (2.87%) Windows Vista
13 4 (1.91%) SUSE
14 3 (1.44%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (0.96%) CentOS
15 2 (0.96%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.48%) OS/2
16 1 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 1 (0.48%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (27.75%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (14.35%) Problem-Solving
3 25 (11.96%) Test Automation
4 22 (10.53%) ITIL
5 19 (9.09%) Project Management
5 19 (9.09%) TDD
6 15 (7.18%) Migration
6 15 (7.18%) Problem Management
7 14 (6.70%) Application Packaging
7 14 (6.70%) Incident Management
7 14 (6.70%) IT Strategy
8 13 (6.22%) SDLC
8 13 (6.22%) Waterfall
9 12 (5.74%) Continuous Deployment
9 12 (5.74%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (5.74%) Mobile Device Management
10 11 (5.26%) Data Protection
10 11 (5.26%) DevOps
11 10 (4.78%) Continuous Delivery
11 10 (4.78%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 20 (9.57%) JavaScript
2 19 (9.09%) PowerShell
3 18 (8.61%) Objective-C
4 17 (8.13%) Java
4 17 (8.13%) Ruby
5 13 (6.22%) Apple Swift
6 12 (5.74%) Python
7 8 (3.83%) PHP
8 7 (3.35%) SQL
9 5 (2.39%) C++
10 4 (1.91%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.44%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.44%) ES6
12 2 (0.96%) Go
12 2 (0.96%) Scala
13 1 (0.48%) Apex Code
13 1 (0.48%) AppleScript
13 1 (0.48%) ES7
13 1 (0.48%) Java 8
13 1 (0.48%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 19 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 16 (7.66%) SC Cleared
3 11 (5.26%) Degree
4 8 (3.83%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (3.35%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (2.87%) DBS Check
7 3 (1.44%) A+ Certification
7 3 (1.44%) CCNA
7 3 (1.44%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.44%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.96%) CCSA
8 2 (0.96%) CCSE
8 2 (0.96%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (0.96%) MCSE
9 1 (0.48%) ACMT
9 1 (0.48%) ACSP
9 1 (0.48%) ISEB
9 1 (0.48%) MCP
9 1 (0.48%) MCSA
9 1 (0.48%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (8.13%) SLA
2 12 (5.74%) GDPR
3 4 (1.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.44%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.96%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.48%) QA
6 1 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 82 (39.23%) Active Directory
2 11 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
3 8 (3.83%) XenApp
4 7 (3.35%) Hyper-V
4 7 (3.35%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (1.91%) vSphere
6 3 (1.44%) Docker
6 3 (1.44%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.96%) XenServer
8 1 (0.48%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 27 (12.92%) SCCM
2 20 (9.57%) Microsoft Intune
3 7 (3.35%) Jamf Pro
4 6 (2.87%) HP ALM
5 3 (1.44%) AirWatch
6 2 (0.96%) Puppet
6 2 (0.96%) SCOM
6 2 (0.96%) SolarWinds Orion
6 2 (0.96%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.48%) Ansible
7 1 (0.48%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.48%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.48%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.48%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.48%) Salt
7 1 (0.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 88 (42.11%) Apple
2 71 (33.97%) Microsoft
3 28 (13.40%) Cisco
4 26 (12.44%) Citrix
5 10 (4.78%) Dell
6 9 (4.31%) VMware
7 8 (3.83%) HP
7 8 (3.83%) Juniper
7 8 (3.83%) ServiceNow
8 7 (3.35%) Google
9 6 (2.87%) Adobe
9 6 (2.87%) Atlassian
9 6 (2.87%) Avaya
10 4 (1.91%) Bloomberg
10 4 (1.91%) McAfee
10 4 (1.91%) Reuters
11 3 (1.44%) Lotus
11 3 (1.44%) Red Hat
11 3 (1.44%) Symantec
11 3 (1.44%) Veeam