The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 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
England / East Midlands
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 94 88
Contract jobs citing zOS 0 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands - 0.065% 0.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 0.36% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Median daily rate - £364 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -19.03%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £440 £417
% change year-on-year -9.03% +5.45%  
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 the East Midlands with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 330 280 348
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 21.50% 18.16% 22.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 155 163
Median daily rate £338 £400 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.62% +24.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £457 £615 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 32 33
Median hourly rate £13.00 £14.25 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.77% +16.32%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £11.50 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £20.00 £23.25
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 the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands 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 the East Midlands

zOS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for zOS in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for zOS.

1 1 (50.00%) DB2
1 1 (50.00%) Unix
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Retail

zOS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) DB2
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) DB2 Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) DB2 DBA
1 1 (50.00%) DBA
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Unix
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory