The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 27 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 / Buckinghamshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 70 -
Rank change year-on-year -17 -  
Contract jobs citing zOS 2 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.20% 0.42% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.73% 1.97% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
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 Buckinghamshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 273 203 280
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 26.69% 21.26% 23.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 83 109
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 16 21
Median hourly rate £18.00 £12.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -25.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.25 £11.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £22.70 £27.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  

zOS
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 Buckinghamshire

zOS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for zOS in Buckinghamshire

zOS
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing zOS within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. 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 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
Milton Keynes -16 2 - -
zOS
South East

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for zOS.

1 5 (100.00%) Oracle
1 5 (100.00%) DB2
1 5 (100.00%) IIS
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
1 5 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 5 (100.00%) Unix
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (100.00%) BizTalk Server
1 5 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 4 (80.00%) Finance
3 3 (60.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (60.00%) ITSM
3 3 (60.00%) Staffware
3 3 (60.00%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (60.00%) Scrum
3 3 (60.00%) IBM HTTP Server
3 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (60.00%) Service Management
3 3 (60.00%) Change Management
3 3 (60.00%) Project Management
3 3 (60.00%) Windows
3 3 (60.00%) SQL
3 3 (60.00%) Adobe
3 3 (60.00%) SAS
3 3 (60.00%) UML
3 3 (60.00%) LDAP
3 3 (60.00%) ITIL
3 3 (60.00%) MongoDB
3 3 (60.00%) Agile Project Management
3 3 (60.00%) Jenkins

zOS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 5 (100.00%) BizTalk Server
1 5 (100.00%) IIS
1 5 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 5 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (60.00%) Confluence
2 3 (60.00%) IBM HTTP Server
2 3 (60.00%) LiveCycle
2 3 (60.00%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 3 (60.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) LDAP
2 2 (40.00%) ATM
2 2 (40.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) DB2
2 3 (60.00%) MongoDB
2 3 (60.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (60.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (60.00%) JIRA
1 3 (60.00%) SonarQube
1 3 (60.00%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Project Manager
2 3 (60.00%) Analyst
2 3 (60.00%) Finance Manager
2 3 (60.00%) Finance Project Manager
2 3 (60.00%) Financial Analyst
2 3 (60.00%) Process Analyst
2 3 (60.00%) Project Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Banking Project Manager
3 1 (20.00%) SharePoint Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Computer Science
1 3 (60.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (40.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
1 5 (100.00%) Unix
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Project Management
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) BPMN
1 3 (60.00%) Change Management
1 3 (60.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (60.00%) Incident Management
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
1 3 (60.00%) ITSM
1 3 (60.00%) Kanban
1 3 (60.00%) Problem Management
1 3 (60.00%) Project Management
1 3 (60.00%) Scrum
1 3 (60.00%) Service Management
1 3 (60.00%) UML
2 2 (40.00%) Logistics
2 2 (40.00%) Matrix Organization
2 2 (40.00%) Process Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) Release Management
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) APMG
1 3 (60.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (60.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Oracle
2 3 (60.00%) Adobe
2 3 (60.00%) ILOG
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft