The table below looks at the statistics for zOS skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited zOS over the 3 months to 17 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM z/OS
England / West Midlands
Rank - 114 94
Contract jobs citing zOS 0 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - 0.17% 0.57%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 0.85% 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 9
Median daily rate - £525 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +20.68%
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £500 £469
% change year-on-year
-18.00% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £27.00 -
% change year-on-year
+94.44% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Operating Systems Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
369 468 470
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.30% 19.90% 22.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 197 226
Median daily rate £364 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.92% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £155 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 58 89
Median hourly rate £14.75 £15.85 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.94% +21.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.73 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £20.00 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

zOS
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing zOS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Operating Systems category.

zOS Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

zOS
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing zOS across the West Midlands region.

zOS Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

zOS
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing zOS across the West Midlands region.

zOS Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands