The table below looks at the statistics for OS/2 skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OS/2 over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM OS/2 (OS2)
UK
Rank 593 622 618
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -4
Contract jobs citing OS/2 3 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.004% 0.004%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.032% 0.018% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Median daily rate £425 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +4.16%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +4.16%
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
9321 10942 11562
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.56% 21.39% 22.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 5962 6649 6713
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £188 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 604 733 891
Median hourly rate £16.25 £17.50 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +8.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £45.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +9.37%

OS/2
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing OS/2 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OS/2 within the UK over the 3 months to 21 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +30 3 £425 +13.33%
North West +24 2 £425 +13.33%
Lancashire - 2 £425 -
Preston - 2 £425 -
Cramlington - 1 - -
North East - 1 - -
Northumberland - 1 - -

OS/2
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing OS/2 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for OS/2.

1 7 (77.78%) Migration
2 5 (55.56%) VMware
2 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (44.44%) IBM
3 4 (44.44%) Middleware
3 4 (44.44%) Procure-to-Pay
4 3 (33.33%) Data Centre
4 3 (33.33%) Project Management
5 2 (22.22%) Mainframe
5 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (22.22%) Unix
5 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
5 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
5 2 (22.22%) Data Centre Operations
6 1 (11.11%) BDD
6 1 (11.11%) Server Building
6 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (11.11%) TDD
6 1 (11.11%) REST
6 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (11.11%) Android Development
6 1 (11.11%) Android
6 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
6 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
6 1 (11.11%) Amazon S3
6 1 (11.11%) Windows
6 1 (11.11%) Windows 2000
6 1 (11.11%) DHCP
6 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP

OS/2
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) DHCP
1 1 (11.11%) DNS
1 1 (11.11%) Firewall
1 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Data Centre Manager
1 2 (22.22%) Data Centre Migration Project Manager
1 2 (22.22%) Data Centre Project Manager
1 2 (22.22%) Data Migration Manager
1 2 (22.22%) Data Migration Project Manager
1 2 (22.22%) Migration Manager
1 2 (22.22%) Migration Project Manager
1 2 (22.22%) Project Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Android Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Data Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared Project Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Android Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) Middleware
2 1 (11.11%) REST
2 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 2 (22.22%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Unix
2 1 (11.11%) Android
2 1 (11.11%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Windows 2000
2 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Migration
2 4 (44.44%) Procure-to-Pay
3 3 (33.33%) Project Management
4 2 (22.22%) Data Centre Operations
4 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (11.11%) Android Development
5 1 (11.11%) BDD
5 1 (11.11%) Change Management
5 1 (11.11%) Server Building
5 1 (11.11%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) VMware
2 4 (44.44%) IBM