The table below looks at the statistics for OS/2 skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OS/2 over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM OS/2 (OS2)
Rank 610 567 591
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +24
Contract jobs citing OS/2 2 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.013% 0.005%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.016% 0.059% 0.025%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £30.00

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
12487 11889 12148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.44% 22.57% 20.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 7107 6624 6193
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1066 1016 1199
Average hourly rate £15.75 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £36.00 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

OS/2
Jobs Demand Trend

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

OS/2 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

OS/2
Daily Rate Trend

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

OS/2 Daily Rate Trend in the UK

OS/2
Hourly Rate Trend

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

OS/2 Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

OS/2
Top 5 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 28 August 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
Cardiff - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -
Scotland - - - -

OS/2
Top 6 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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