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 30 September 2016 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM OS/390 (OS390)
Rank 635 659 -
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -
Contract jobs citing OS/390 17 14 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.032% 0.024% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.15% 0.11% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 0
Median daily rate £375 £315 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £310 -
% change year-on-year
+20.96% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
Median hourly rate £36.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 - -

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
11281 12261 12832
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.17% 21.18% 22.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 7119 7278 7474
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 635 970 1120
Median hourly rate £16.29 £16.50 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.27% +1.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -

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 30 September 2016. 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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statistics and trends)
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 +3 17 £375 +17.18% 1
North East -11 13 £300 -4.76% 1
Tyne and Wear -16 13 £300 -4.76% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -19 13 £300 -6.25% 1
East of England - 4 £385 -
Hertfordshire - 4 £385 -
Knebworth - 2 £395 -

OS/390
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, 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 32 (100.00%) IBM
2 27 (84.38%) Microsoft
2 27 (84.38%) WebSphere Application Server
2 27 (84.38%) ITIL
2 27 (84.38%) Unix
2 27 (84.38%) Windows
2 27 (84.38%) AIX
2 27 (84.38%) Solaris
2 27 (84.38%) MQSeries
2 27 (84.38%) Middleware
2 27 (84.38%) WebSphere
2 27 (84.38%) IBM Integration Bus
2 27 (84.38%) Windows Server
3 25 (78.13%) Oracle
3 25 (78.13%) Tuxedo
3 25 (78.13%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 24 (75.00%) Java
5 22 (68.75%) Configuration Management
5 22 (68.75%) Service Delivery
5 22 (68.75%) Change Management
6 21 (65.63%) Problem Management
6 21 (65.63%) Release Management
7 20 (62.50%) Oracle Application Server
8 19 (59.38%) SSL
8 19 (59.38%) Perl
8 19 (59.38%) J2EE
8 19 (59.38%) C
8 19 (59.38%) C++
8 19 (59.38%) Sun
9 18 (56.25%) 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 27 (84.38%) MQSeries
1 27 (84.38%) WebSphere
1 27 (84.38%) WebSphere Application Server
2 25 (78.13%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 25 (78.13%) Tuxedo
3 20 (62.50%) Oracle Application Server
4 18 (56.25%) AquaLogic
4 18 (56.25%) WebLogic
5 4 (12.50%) Apache
5 4 (12.50%) JBoss
5 4 (12.50%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (3.13%) CICS
6 1 (3.13%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 18 (56.25%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (59.38%) SSL
Development Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Build Forge
Job Titles
1 9 (28.13%) Middleware Engineer
2 7 (21.88%) Support Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Programmer
4 3 (9.38%) Mainframe Programmer
5 2 (6.25%) Middleware Specialist
5 2 (6.25%) MVS Programmer
5 2 (6.25%) MVS Systems Programmer
5 2 (6.25%) Support Specialist
5 2 (6.25%) Systems Programmer
6 1 (3.13%) Consultant
6 1 (3.13%) Mainframe Systems Programmer
6 1 (3.13%) Middleware Consultant
6 1 (3.13%) Security Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Support Consultant
6 1 (3.13%) WebSphere Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (84.38%) IBM Integration Bus
1 27 (84.38%) Middleware
2 19 (59.38%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) Mainframe
2 3 (9.38%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.13%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (3.13%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 27 (84.38%) AIX
1 27 (84.38%) Solaris
1 27 (84.38%) Unix
1 27 (84.38%) Windows
1 27 (84.38%) Windows Server
2 5 (15.63%) MVS
2 5 (15.63%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (84.38%) ITIL
2 22 (68.75%) Change Management
2 22 (68.75%) Configuration Management
2 22 (68.75%) Service Delivery
3 21 (65.63%) Problem Management
3 21 (65.63%) Release Management
4 18 (56.25%) QMS
4 18 (56.25%) Root Cause Analysis
5 17 (53.13%) Security Management
6 1 (3.13%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 24 (75.00%) Java
2 19 (59.38%) C
2 19 (59.38%) C++
2 19 (59.38%) Perl
3 5 (15.63%) JCL
Qualifications
1 16 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (40.63%) BPSS Clearance
3 11 (34.38%) SC Cleared
4 3 (9.38%) Degree
5 1 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (31.25%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 4 (12.50%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 32 (100.00%) IBM
2 27 (84.38%) Microsoft
3 25 (78.13%) Oracle
4 19 (59.38%) Sun
5 18 (56.25%) Axway
6 17 (53.13%) Fujitsu
7 1 (3.13%) HP
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