The table below looks at the statistics for OS/390 skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OS/390 over the 3 months to 23 January 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM OS/390 (OS390)
UK
Rank 585 627 606
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -21
Contract jobs citing OS/390 2 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.006% 0.002%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.021% 0.028% 0.009%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Median daily rate £350 £295 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.64% -28.48%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £295 -
% change year-on-year
+18.64% -
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
9348 10677 11519
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.84% 21.36% 22.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 5930 6400 6787
Median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 604 798 933
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.00 £36.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%

OS/390
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing OS/390 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 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/390 within the UK over the 3 months to 23 January 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 2 £350 +18.64%
Woking - 1 £350 -
York - 1 - -
North Yorkshire - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £350 -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
South East - 1 £350 -

OS/390
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing OS/390 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/390.

1 18 (94.74%) IBM
2 13 (68.42%) Unix
2 13 (68.42%) Windows
3 12 (63.16%) AIX
3 12 (63.16%) Solaris
3 12 (63.16%) MQSeries
3 12 (63.16%) WebSphere Application Server
3 12 (63.16%) ITIL
3 12 (63.16%) Microsoft
3 12 (63.16%) Middleware
3 12 (63.16%) WebSphere
3 12 (63.16%) IBM Integration Bus
3 12 (63.16%) Windows Server
4 10 (52.63%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 10 (52.63%) Oracle
4 10 (52.63%) Tuxedo
5 9 (47.37%) Java
6 8 (42.11%) SSL
6 8 (42.11%) Configuration Management
6 8 (42.11%) Problem Management
6 8 (42.11%) Release Management
6 8 (42.11%) Root Cause Analysis
6 8 (42.11%) Service Delivery
6 8 (42.11%) Change Management
7 7 (36.84%) JCL
8 6 (31.58%) Mainframe
8 6 (31.58%) Sun
8 6 (31.58%) zOS
8 6 (31.58%) MVS
8 6 (31.58%) WebLogic

OS/390
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:

Application Platforms
1 12 (63.16%) MQSeries
1 12 (63.16%) WebSphere
1 12 (63.16%) WebSphere Application Server
2 10 (52.63%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 10 (52.63%) Tuxedo
3 6 (31.58%) AquaLogic
3 6 (31.58%) Oracle Application Server
3 6 (31.58%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 6 (31.58%) OpenText MBPM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (42.11%) SSL
2 2 (10.53%) APPN
2 2 (10.53%) FTP
2 2 (10.53%) SNA
2 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) GIS
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) Programmer
2 3 (15.79%) Consultant
2 3 (15.79%) Mainframe Programmer
2 3 (15.79%) Middleware Consultant
2 3 (15.79%) Support Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Middleware Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) MVS Programmer
3 2 (10.53%) MVS Systems Programmer
3 2 (10.53%) Network Specialist
3 2 (10.53%) Support Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Systems Programmer
3 2 (10.53%) z/OS Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Business Change Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Business Systems Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Change Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Mainframe Systems Programmer
4 1 (5.26%) Middleware Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) Support Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (63.16%) IBM Integration Bus
1 12 (63.16%) Middleware
2 5 (26.32%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Mainframe
2 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 13 (68.42%) Unix
1 13 (68.42%) Windows
2 12 (63.16%) AIX
2 12 (63.16%) Solaris
2 12 (63.16%) Windows Server
3 6 (31.58%) MVS
3 6 (31.58%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) ITIL
2 8 (42.11%) Change Management
2 8 (42.11%) Configuration Management
2 8 (42.11%) Problem Management
2 8 (42.11%) Release Management
2 8 (42.11%) Root Cause Analysis
2 8 (42.11%) Service Delivery
3 6 (31.58%) QMS
3 6 (31.58%) Security Management
4 1 (5.26%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) Java
2 7 (36.84%) JCL
3 5 (26.32%) C
3 5 (26.32%) C++
3 5 (26.32%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
2 4 (21.05%) SC Cleared
3 2 (10.53%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (5.26%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) ACF2
1 2 (10.53%) Job Entry Subsystem
1 2 (10.53%) RACF
1 2 (10.53%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (5.26%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 18 (94.74%) IBM
2 12 (63.16%) Microsoft
3 10 (52.63%) Oracle
4 6 (31.58%) Axway
4 6 (31.58%) Sun
5 4 (21.05%) Fujitsu
6 2 (10.53%) CA