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 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM OS/2 (OS2)
Rank 589 584 552
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -32
Contract jobs citing OS/2 1 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.002% 0.004% 0.013%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.009% 0.017% 0.055%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 5
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£487 - £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £487 - -
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
11464 11458 10838
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.61% 22.67% 22.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 6868 6630 6201
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £165 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 882 1018 954
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £34.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OS/2 within the England region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
North West - 1 £487 -
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OS/2
Top 10 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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%) UNIX
1 2 (100.00%) Project Management
1 2 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 2 (100.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) Logistics
2 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (50.00%) Data Centre Operations
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) Telecoms

OS/2
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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.

General
1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Migration
1 2 (100.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) Logistics
2 1 (50.00%) Data Centre Operations