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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 107
Contract jobs citing zOS 0 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire - - 0.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category - - 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 5
Median daily rate - - £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £442 £417
% change year-on-year -9.50% +5.99%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.00 £31.30
% change year-on-year - +11.82%  

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 281 453 480
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 15.30% 19.48% 19.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 247 232
Median daily rate £365 £375 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.66% -5.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 35 55
Median hourly rate £12.50 £17.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% -10.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.13 £26.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing zOS in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for zOS in Berkshire