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 3 months to 30 March 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 125 124
Contract jobs citing zOS 0 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England - 0.12% 0.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 0.56% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 6
Median daily rate - - £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £415 £445
% change year-on-year +6.02% -6.74%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £19.25 -

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 of England with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 524 538 629
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 24.62% 21.40% 23.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 291 298
Median daily rate £350 £345 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.44% +6.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £154 £165 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £507 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 85 115
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £57.50 £40.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +6.45%  

zOS
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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