Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 161 - 167
Rank change year-on-year - +167 +12
Contract jobs citing zOS 1 0 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.025% - 0.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.13% - 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 5
Berkshire median daily rate £375 - £400
10th Percentile £363 - £375
90th Percentile £388 - £543
South East median daily rate £300 £350 £425
% change year-on-year -14.29% -17.65% -3.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - - -

zOS is in the Operating Systems category. The following 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.

All Operating Systems
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 777 822 958
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 19.19% 19.31% 19.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 392 443 496
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +15.67%
10th Percentile £183 £207 £200
90th Percentile £550 £538 £500
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +6.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 56 118
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.75 £15.00 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.33% -30.39% +26.50%
10th Percentile £10.75 £12.13 £12.50
90th Percentile £39.75 £49.38 £47.50
South East median hourly rate £17.77 £17.06 £18.50
% change year-on-year +4.16% -7.78% +17.63%

zOS
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing zOS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

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

zOS
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing zOS within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading - 1 £375 -
zOS
South East

For the 6 months to 19 November 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%) COBOL
1 1 (100.00%) Adabas
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) CICS
1 1 (100.00%) NATURAL
1 1 (100.00%) JCL
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) IBM Mainframe
1 1 (100.00%) Data Protection

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%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Adabas
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe Programmer
1 1 (100.00%) Programmer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) IBM Mainframe
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) COBOL
1 1 (100.00%) JCL
1 1 (100.00%) NATURAL
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) IBM