The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM OS/390 (OS390)
Rank 588 564 577
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +13
Contract jobs citing OS/390 5 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.008% 0.012%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.041% 0.035% 0.058%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
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£378 £168 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+125.37% -44.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £168 £300
% change year-on-year
+125.37% -44.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Operating Systems Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
12342 11394 12107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.58% 22.33% 20.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 6992 6242 5951
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 £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1044 1027 1256
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £17.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -4.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%

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 3 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 25 July 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
England -30 2 - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -

OS/390
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 7 (100.00%) UNIX
2 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Linux
3 3 (42.86%) Finance
3 3 (42.86%) JCL
3 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
3 3 (42.86%) SNA
3 3 (42.86%) IBM
3 3 (42.86%) zOS
3 3 (42.86%) MVS
4 2 (28.57%) C
4 2 (28.57%) FTP
4 2 (28.57%) AIX
4 2 (28.57%) Solaris
4 2 (28.57%) Incident Management
4 2 (28.57%) Hedge funds
4 2 (28.57%) REXX
4 2 (28.57%) Middleware
4 2 (28.57%) Telnet
4 2 (28.57%) X.25
4 2 (28.57%) Mainframe
4 2 (28.57%) Financial Institution
5 1 (14.29%) Banking
5 1 (14.29%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (14.29%) OMEGAMON
5 1 (14.29%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (14.29%) Syncsort
5 1 (14.29%) SMS
5 1 (14.29%) Tivoli
5 1 (14.29%) Control-M

OS/390
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
1 3 (42.86%) SNA
2 2 (28.57%) Telnet
2 2 (28.57%) X.25
2 2 (28.57%) FTP
3 1 (14.29%) SMS
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Financial Institution
3 1 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Programmer
2 3 (42.86%) Systems Programmer
3 2 (28.57%) Network Programmer
3 2 (28.57%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Mainframe
1 2 (28.57%) Hedge funds
2 1 (14.29%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) UNIX
2 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Linux
3 3 (42.86%) zOS
3 3 (42.86%) MVS
4 2 (28.57%) AIX
4 2 (28.57%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Incident Management
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) JCL
2 2 (28.57%) C
2 2 (28.57%) REXX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Tivoli
1 1 (14.29%) Control-M
1 1 (14.29%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) IBM
2 1 (14.29%) Intel
2 1 (14.29%) Syncsort