Period
to 30 October 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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 457 539 637
Rank change year-on-year +82 +98 +20
Contract jobs citing Mac OS 80 286 268
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.34% 0.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.32% 1.61% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 193 146
Median daily rate £388 £260 £314
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +49.04% -17.13% -10.36%
10th Percentile £105 £115 £133
90th Percentile £638 £545 £541
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £267 £250
% change year-on-year +82.58% +6.80% -33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 60
Median hourly rate £15.59 £20.83 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.16% +19.03% -
10th Percentile £12.06 £12.75 £12.73
90th Percentile £40.25 £57.00 £25.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.68 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -16.11% - -

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 6,047 17,765 21,691
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.42% 20.93% 20.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,621 11,019 13,436
Median daily rate £432 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.65% - -
10th Percentile £164 £150 £163
90th Percentile £613 £613 £607
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.09% +3.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 369 1,274 1,511
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - -
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.60 £50.00 £47.00
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +2.94% +3.03% -1.81%

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 30 October 2020.

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 30 October 2020.

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 30 October 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 +120 75 £375 +59.57% 31
London +92 53 £370 +57.45% 8
UK excluding London +170 19 £488 +82.58% 28
Work from Home -98 11 £400 -17.95% 7
South West +98 8 £301 +72.00% 1
South East +150 4 £475 +171.43% 2
North of England +104 3 £588 +43.29% 9
Midlands +78 2 £75 -16.67% 8
Yorkshire +73 2 £588 +53.80% 6
North West +83 1 - - 3
West Midlands +63 1 £75 -65.83% 5
Scotland +61 1 - - 3
East Midlands +44 1 - - 3
Northern Ireland +13 1 - -

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 53 (66.25%) Windows
2 28 (35.00%) Windows 10
3 20 (25.00%) Linux
3 20 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 19 (23.75%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (23.75%) Apple iOS
5 15 (18.75%) Security Cleared
6 14 (17.50%) SC Cleared
7 13 (16.25%) Migration
8 12 (15.00%) Python
8 12 (15.00%) C
9 11 (13.75%) Apple
9 11 (13.75%) SCCM
10 10 (12.50%) Waterfall
11 9 (11.25%) Office 365
11 9 (11.25%) Git (software)
11 9 (11.25%) Finance
11 9 (11.25%) Objective-C
11 9 (11.25%) Coaching
11 9 (11.25%) NCSC
12 8 (10.00%) Project Delivery
12 8 (10.00%) Cocoa
12 8 (10.00%) TDD
12 8 (10.00%) Active Directory
12 8 (10.00%) JavaScript
12 8 (10.00%) Unix
12 8 (10.00%) Degree
12 8 (10.00%) Google
13 7 (8.75%) Test Automation
13 7 (8.75%) AWS

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 2 (2.50%) IIS
2 1 (1.25%) Confluence
2 1 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.25%) JBoss
2 1 (1.25%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.25%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (8.75%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.50%) iWork
3 1 (1.25%) Adobe After Effects
3 1 (1.25%) InVision
3 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.25%) Sketch
3 1 (1.25%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 9 (11.25%) Office 365
2 7 (8.75%) AWS
3 6 (7.50%) Azure
4 5 (6.25%) GitHub
5 4 (5.00%) G Suite
5 4 (5.00%) GCP
5 4 (5.00%) SaaS
6 2 (2.50%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 2 (2.50%) Slack
7 1 (1.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (1.25%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (1.25%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (1.25%) Cloudflare
7 1 (1.25%) Kong
7 1 (1.25%) OneDrive
7 1 (1.25%) PaaS
7 1 (1.25%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.25%) Firewall
2 3 (3.75%) DNS
2 3 (3.75%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.50%) LAN
3 2 (2.50%) SAN
3 2 (2.50%) Skype
3 2 (2.50%) VPN
3 2 (2.50%) WebEx
3 2 (2.50%) Wireshark
4 1 (1.25%) 3G
4 1 (1.25%) DHCP
4 1 (1.25%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.25%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (1.25%) Network Security
4 1 (1.25%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (1.25%) SMTP
4 1 (1.25%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.25%) VoIP
4 1 (1.25%) WAN
4 1 (1.25%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.50%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (1.25%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.25%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (1.25%) DB2
2 1 (1.25%) MySQL
2 1 (1.25%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.25%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (11.25%) Git (software)
2 5 (6.25%) CMake
3 4 (5.00%) Jenkins
3 4 (5.00%) Xcode
4 3 (3.75%) Visual Studio
5 2 (2.50%) JIRA
6 1 (1.25%) Clang
6 1 (1.25%) ClearCase
6 1 (1.25%) ClearQuest
6 1 (1.25%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.25%) GCC
6 1 (1.25%) JBehave
6 1 (1.25%) JMeter
6 1 (1.25%) JUnit
6 1 (1.25%) Maven
6 1 (1.25%) Mockito
6 1 (1.25%) SCons
6 1 (1.25%) SonarQube
6 1 (1.25%) Subversion
General
1 9 (11.25%) Finance
2 6 (7.50%) Public Sector
3 4 (5.00%) Banking
4 3 (3.75%) Digital Economy
5 2 (2.50%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.50%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.25%) Back Office
6 1 (1.25%) Electronics
6 1 (1.25%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.25%) Local Government
6 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (13.75%) Developer
2 8 (10.00%) Analyst
3 7 (8.75%) Architect
3 7 (8.75%) Support Engineer
4 6 (7.50%) Mac Engineer
5 5 (6.25%) Deployment Engineer
5 5 (6.25%) IT Support
6 4 (5.00%) Service Analyst
6 4 (5.00%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (5.00%) Technical Architect
7 3 (3.75%) Cloud Architect
7 3 (3.75%) Consultant
7 3 (3.75%) Desktop Engineer
7 3 (3.75%) Desktop Support
7 3 (3.75%) IT Engineer
7 3 (3.75%) IT Support Engineer
7 3 (3.75%) Junior
7 3 (3.75%) Support Technician
7 3 (3.75%) Technical Leader
7 3 (3.75%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.00%) Cocoa
2 7 (8.75%) UIKit
3 6 (7.50%) Cocoa Touch
4 4 (5.00%) CSS
4 4 (5.00%) HTML
5 3 (3.75%) MFC
6 2 (2.50%) JAX-RS
6 2 (2.50%) Kafka
6 2 (2.50%) Node.js
6 2 (2.50%) React
7 1 (1.25%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (1.25%) Electron Framework
7 1 (1.25%) HTML5
7 1 (1.25%) JSON
7 1 (1.25%) REST
7 1 (1.25%) RESTEasy
7 1 (1.25%) RESTful
7 1 (1.25%) Spring Boot
7 1 (1.25%) Widevine
7 1 (1.25%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.25%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (5.00%) Video\Live Streaming
3 3 (3.75%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.50%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.50%) Cyber Defence
4 2 (2.50%) e-Learning
4 2 (2.50%) Learning Management System
4 2 (2.50%) NHS
4 2 (2.50%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.25%) Cloud Native
5 1 (1.25%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.25%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.25%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.25%) MPEG
5 1 (1.25%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 53 (66.25%) Windows
2 28 (35.00%) Windows 10
3 20 (25.00%) Linux
4 19 (23.75%) Apple iOS
5 8 (10.00%) Unix
6 4 (5.00%) Android
6 4 (5.00%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.50%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.25%) Solaris
8 1 (1.25%) Windows Server
8 1 (1.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (23.75%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (16.25%) Migration
3 10 (12.50%) Waterfall
4 9 (11.25%) Coaching
5 8 (10.00%) Project Delivery
5 8 (10.00%) TDD
6 7 (8.75%) Project Management
6 7 (8.75%) SEO
6 7 (8.75%) Test Automation
7 6 (7.50%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (7.50%) DevOps
7 6 (7.50%) Service Delivery
8 5 (6.25%) Continuous Delivery
8 5 (6.25%) Incident Management
8 5 (6.25%) ITIL
9 4 (5.00%) Deployment Automation
9 4 (5.00%) Mentoring
9 4 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
10 3 (3.75%) Cyber Intelligence
10 3 (3.75%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 12 (15.00%) C
1 12 (15.00%) Python
2 9 (11.25%) Objective-C
3 8 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 7 (8.75%) Apple Swift
5 5 (6.25%) C++
5 5 (6.25%) Ruby
6 4 (5.00%) Bash Shell
7 3 (3.75%) Java
7 3 (3.75%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.50%) PHP
9 1 (1.25%) Embedded C
9 1 (1.25%) Go
9 1 (1.25%) Java 8
9 1 (1.25%) Perl
9 1 (1.25%) Scala
9 1 (1.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 14 (17.50%) SC Cleared
3 8 (10.00%) Degree
4 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (2.50%) MCSA
5 2 (2.50%) SANS
6 1 (1.25%) A+ Certification
6 1 (1.25%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.25%) NCSC
2 5 (6.25%) GDPR
3 2 (2.50%) NIST
3 2 (2.50%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.25%) QA
4 1 (1.25%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (7.50%) Docker
3 3 (3.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.50%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.25%) BitLocker
5 1 (1.25%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (1.25%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.25%) XenApp
5 1 (1.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (13.75%) SCCM
2 7 (8.75%) Jamf Pro
2 7 (8.75%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (5.00%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.25%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.25%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.25%) Kibana
4 1 (1.25%) logstash
4 1 (1.25%) Prometheus
4 1 (1.25%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (1.25%) Terraform
Vendors
1 20 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (13.75%) Apple
3 8 (10.00%) Google
4 6 (7.50%) VMware
5 3 (3.75%) Cisco
5 3 (3.75%) Dell
5 3 (3.75%) ServiceNow
6 2 (2.50%) Adobe
6 2 (2.50%) Barracuda Networks
6 2 (2.50%) Carbon Black
6 2 (2.50%) Citrix
6 2 (2.50%) CrowdStrike
6 2 (2.50%) Cybereason
6 2 (2.50%) Forcepoint
6 2 (2.50%) IronPort
6 2 (2.50%) MobileIron
6 2 (2.50%) Okta
6 2 (2.50%) Symantec
6 2 (2.50%) Zscaler
7 1 (1.25%) Splunk