The first table below looks at the demand for OS/390 skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OS/390 over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the London region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM OS/390 (OS390)
Rank 414 378 412
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +34
Contract jobs citing OS/390 2 1 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.008% 0.005% 0.039%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.039% 0.022% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 9
Average daily rate - - £473
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Operating Systems Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
5126 4501 5433
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 20.71% 20.48% 19.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3437 2917 3345
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.40% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 240 238 319
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £135.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
OS/390
England

OS/390
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing OS/390 across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

OS/390 Jobs Demand Trend in London

OS/390
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing OS/390 across the London region.

OS/390 Daily Rate Trend in London

OS/390
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing OS/390 across the London region.

OS/390 Hourly Rate Trend in London

OS/390
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing OS/390 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/390.

1 6 (100.00%) UNIX
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) AIX
1 6 (100.00%) Solaris
1 6 (100.00%) Linux
2 4 (66.67%) Financial Institution
2 4 (66.67%) FTP
2 4 (66.67%) C
2 4 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 4 (66.67%) SNA
2 4 (66.67%) IBM
2 4 (66.67%) REXX
2 4 (66.67%) zOS
2 4 (66.67%) MVS
2 4 (66.67%) JCL
2 4 (66.67%) Middleware
2 4 (66.67%) TELNET
2 4 (66.67%) X.25
2 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 4 (66.67%) Incident Management
2 4 (66.67%) Hedge funds
3 2 (33.33%) HP SiteScope
3 2 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (33.33%) BMC PATROL
3 2 (33.33%) Control-M
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) HP
3 2 (33.33%) BMC
3 2 (33.33%) Perl
3 2 (33.33%) SQL

OS/390
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing OS/390 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/390. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) TCP/IP
1 4 (66.67%) SNA
1 4 (66.67%) TELNET
1 4 (66.67%) X.25
1 4 (66.67%) FTP
2 1 (16.67%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (66.67%) Financial Institution
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) Middleware
2 2 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Hedge funds
2 2 (33.33%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) UNIX
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) AIX
1 6 (100.00%) Solaris
1 6 (100.00%) Linux
2 4 (66.67%) zOS
2 4 (66.67%) MVS
3 2 (33.33%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Incident Management
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) C
1 4 (66.67%) REXX
1 4 (66.67%) JCL
2 2 (33.33%) Perl
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) VBScript
2 2 (33.33%) VB
3 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) BMC PATROL
1 2 (33.33%) Control-M
1 2 (33.33%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) IBM
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) HP
2 2 (33.33%) BMC
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle