The table below looks at the statistics for GCOS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GCOS over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
General Electric Comprehensive Operating System (GCOS)
Rank 611 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing GCOS 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% - -
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.008% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£425 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
12762 12024 11955
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.16% 22.79% 20.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 7396 6764 6104
Average daily rate £350 £351 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.21% +0.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £180 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1119 1031 1192
Average hourly rate £16.04 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.25% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

GCOS
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing GCOS within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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

GCOS
Top 3 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GCOS within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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
Hertfordshire - 1 £425 -
England - 1 £425 -
East of England - 1 £425 -

GCOS
Top 3 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing GCOS 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 GCOS.

1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
1 1 (100.00%) Intel

GCOS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing GCOS 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 GCOS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Solutions Architect
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Intel