The table below looks at the statistics for GCOS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GCOS over the 3 months to 30 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
General Electric Comprehensive Operating System (GCOS)
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing GCOS 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - - -
As % of the Operating Systems category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Operating Systems Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
12300 12184 12320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.92% 22.11% 22.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 7704 7056 7027
Median daily rate £390 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £170 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 638 1001 1062
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £39.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%

GCOS
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing GCOS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Operating Systems category.

GCOS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

GCOS
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing GCOS within the UK.

GCOS Daily Rate Trend in the UK