The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for zOS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited zOS over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

IBM z/OS
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 136
Contract jobs citing zOS 0 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire - - 0.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category - - 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Median daily rate - - £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £400 £445
% change year-on-year +10.00% -10.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £19.25 -

zOS is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 274 505 588
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 15.08% 20.51% 19.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 299 297
Median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% +3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £165 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 28 39
Median hourly rate £14.50 £18.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.44% +9.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £130.90 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

zOS
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing zOS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for zOS in Berkshire

zOS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing zOS in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for zOS in Berkshire

zOS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for zOS in Berkshire

zOS
Top 23 Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing zOS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for zOS.

1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) DB2
1 1 (100.00%) SAP
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Unix
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) AIX
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
1 1 (100.00%) Tivoli
1 1 (100.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (100.00%) AS400
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) Maximo
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (100.00%) iSeries
1 1 (100.00%) Virtual Machines

zOS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) DB2
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Solutions Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) AS400
1 1 (100.00%) iSeries
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) AIX
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Unix
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Tivoli
1 1 (100.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) SAP
1 1 (100.00%) VMware