The table below looks at the statistics for OS/390 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/390 over the 3 months to 3 August 2015 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM OS/390 (OS390)
Rank 617 609 574
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -35
Contract jobs citing OS/390 11 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.009% 0.008%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.091% 0.040% 0.035%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
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£285 £378 £168
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.50% +125.37%
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £378 £168
% change year-on-year
-24.50% +125.37%
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
12121 12354 11379
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.29% 22.57% 22.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 7173 7015 6241
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £163 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 935 1044 1014
Average hourly rate £16.95 £15.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.00% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £29.75 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

OS/390
Jobs Demand Trend

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

OS/390 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

OS/390
Daily Rate Trend

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

OS/390 Daily Rate Trend in the UK

OS/390
Hourly Rate Trend

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

OS/390 Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

OS/390
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OS/390 within the UK over the 3 months to 3 August 2015. 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
England -1 10 - -
London - 8 - -
City of London - 3 - -
Edinburgh -5 1 £285 -24.50%
Scotland -5 1 £285 -24.50%
North West -17 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Warwick - 1 - -
Liverpool - 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 - -

OS/390
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 13 (92.86%) Mainframe
2 6 (42.86%) DB2
2 6 (42.86%) UNIX
2 6 (42.86%) Windows
3 4 (28.57%) SQL
3 4 (28.57%) JCL
3 4 (28.57%) Finance
3 4 (28.57%) Migration
4 3 (21.43%) Ab Initio
4 3 (21.43%) Subversion
4 3 (21.43%) VSAM
4 3 (21.43%) CA Endevor
4 3 (21.43%) Windows Vista
4 3 (21.43%) AS400
4 3 (21.43%) zOS
4 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
4 3 (21.43%) SNA
4 3 (21.43%) IBM
4 3 (21.43%) CA
4 3 (21.43%) Oracle
4 3 (21.43%) Windows XP
4 3 (21.43%) Data Mining
4 3 (21.43%) ETL
4 3 (21.43%) COBOL
4 3 (21.43%) Java
4 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
4 3 (21.43%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (14.29%) Linux
5 2 (14.29%) VMS

OS/390
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) SAS
1 1 (7.14%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
1 3 (21.43%) SNA
2 2 (14.29%) Telnet
2 2 (14.29%) X.25
2 2 (14.29%) FTP
3 1 (7.14%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (42.86%) DB2
2 3 (21.43%) Data Mining
3 1 (7.14%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Subversion
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Operations Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Developer
3 2 (14.29%) DBA
4 1 (7.14%) Programmer
4 1 (7.14%) Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Ab Initio Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Coordinator
4 1 (7.14%) Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Network Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) DB2 DBA
4 1 (7.14%) Mainframe Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Adabas DBA
4 1 (7.14%) Systems Programmer
4 1 (7.14%) Mainframe Programmer
4 1 (7.14%) Mainframe DBA
4 1 (7.14%) DB2 Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (92.86%) Mainframe
2 3 (21.43%) AS400
2 3 (21.43%) VSAM
2 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) UNIX
1 6 (42.86%) Windows
2 3 (21.43%) Windows XP
2 3 (21.43%) zOS
2 3 (21.43%) Windows Vista
3 2 (14.29%) MVS
3 2 (14.29%) VMS
3 2 (14.29%) OS/400
3 2 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Migration
2 3 (21.43%) ETL
2 3 (21.43%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (14.29%) Data Migration
3 2 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (14.29%) Programme Management
3 2 (14.29%) Incident Management
4 1 (7.14%) Unit Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Integration Testing
4 1 (7.14%) System Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Data Modelling
4 1 (7.14%) Project Management
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) SQL
1 4 (28.57%) JCL
2 3 (21.43%) COBOL
2 3 (21.43%) Java
2 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.14%) PL/SQL
3 1 (7.14%) Assembly Language
3 1 (7.14%) REXX
3 1 (7.14%) Shell Script
3 1 (7.14%) NATURAL
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) RACF
1 1 (7.14%) Job Entry Subsystem
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) CA Endevor
2 1 (7.14%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (7.14%) Tivoli
2 1 (7.14%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Oracle
1 3 (21.43%) IBM
1 3 (21.43%) CA
1 3 (21.43%) Ab Initio
2 1 (7.14%) Syncsort
2 1 (7.14%) Intel
2 1 (7.14%) BMC