Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 21 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
England > East of England
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 201 193 202
Rank change year-on-year -8 +9 +3
Contract jobs citing zOS 2 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.039% 0.10% 0.085%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.18% 0.43% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 2
East of England median daily rate £375 £385 £650
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.60% -40.77% +79.31%
England median daily rate £425 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% -9.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
East of England median hourly rate - £40.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +37.93% -3.33%
England median hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £37.25
% change year-on-year -31.25% +7.38% +24.17%

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 the East of England with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1134 1173 1394
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 21.91% 24.26% 23.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 582 620 671
East of England median daily rate £360 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% - +2.94%
10th Percentile £130 £157 £146
90th Percentile £550 £515 £500
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 146 251
East of England median hourly rate £17.75 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.58% -5.71% +6.06%
10th Percentile £12.18 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £43.13 £43.25
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +6.45%

zOS
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing zOS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for zOS in the East of England

zOS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for zOS in the East of England

zOS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for zOS in the East of England

zOS
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing zOS within the East of England region over the 6 months to 21 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
Hertfordshire -11 1 £375 -2.60%
Norfolk - 1 - -
zOS
England

For the 6 months to 21 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 East of England region with a requirement for zOS.

1 2 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 2 (100.00%) DB2
1 2 (100.00%) IBM
2 1 (50.00%) CICS
2 1 (50.00%) Assembly Language
2 1 (50.00%) ATM
2 1 (50.00%) COBOL
2 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) CA Endevor
2 1 (50.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Analysis

zOS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 (50.00%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) DB2
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Mainframe Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Mainframe Expert
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (50.00%) IBM Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Assembly Language
1 1 (50.00%) COBOL
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) IBM