The table below looks at the statistics for OS/2 skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OS/2 over the 3 months to 15 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM OS/2 (OS2)
Rank 567 566 586
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +20
Contract jobs citing OS/2 2 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.004% 0.010% 0.002%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.017% 0.045% 0.009%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Operating Systems Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
11726 11090 11447
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.56% 22.93% 21.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 6849 6357 6002
Average daily rate £350 £358 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.09% +2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £185 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1040 949 1117
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.20 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% -7.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.70 £37.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.08 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+0.50% -5.88%

OS/2
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing OS/2 across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

OS/2 Jobs Demand Trend in England

OS/2
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing OS/2 across the England region.

OS/2 Daily Rate Trend in England

OS/2
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing OS/2 across the England region.

OS/2 Hourly Rate Trend in England

OS/2
Top 6 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing OS/2 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited OS/2.

1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (100.00%) Symbian
1 2 (100.00%) Handset
1 2 (100.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (100.00%) QA
1 2 (100.00%) Mobile App

OS/2
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing OS/2 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited OS/2. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (100.00%) MS PowerPoint
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Junior
1 1 (50.00%) Test Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Handset
1 2 (100.00%) Mobile App
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Symbian