The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for OS/2 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited OS/2 over the 3 months to 28 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 OS/2 (OS2)
UK / England
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 579 610 604
Rank change year-on-year +31 -6  
Contract jobs citing OS/2 4 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.010% 0.008% 0.002%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.047% 0.038% 0.009%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 1
Median daily rate £445 £375 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.66% -8.53%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £375 £410
% change year-on-year +18.66% -8.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

OS/2 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 England with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 8529 10579 10812
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 20.50% 21.41% 22.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 5485 6632 6178
Median daily rate £413 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 516 645 904
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

OS/2
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing OS/2 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for OS/2 in England

OS/2
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing OS/2 in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for OS/2 in England

OS/2
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing OS/2 in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for OS/2 in England

OS/2
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OS/2 within the England region over the 3 months to 28 March 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
North West +28 4 £445 +18.66%
OS/2
UK

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing OS/2 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 England region with a requirement for OS/2.

1 5 (83.33%) Project Management
1 5 (83.33%) Migration
2 4 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (66.67%) Mainframe
2 4 (66.67%) Unix
2 4 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 4 (66.67%) Data Centre Operations
3 3 (50.00%) Change Management
4 1 (16.67%) Firewall
4 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
4 1 (16.67%) VMware
4 1 (16.67%) Windows
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 2000
4 1 (16.67%) DHCP
4 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (16.67%) DNS
4 1 (16.67%) IBM
4 1 (16.67%) Middleware
4 1 (16.67%) Logistics
4 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (16.67%) Procure-to-Pay

OS/2
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) DHCP
1 1 (16.67%) DNS
1 1 (16.67%) Firewall
1 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Data Centre Manager
1 3 (50.00%) Data Centre Migration Project Manager
1 3 (50.00%) Data Centre Project Manager
1 3 (50.00%) Data Migration Manager
1 3 (50.00%) Data Migration Project Manager
1 3 (50.00%) Migration Manager
1 3 (50.00%) Migration Project Manager
1 3 (50.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Data Centre Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Data Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Server Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Data Centre
1 4 (66.67%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Unix
2 1 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Windows 2000
2 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Migration
1 5 (83.33%) Project Management
2 4 (66.67%) Data Centre Operations
2 4 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (50.00%) Change Management
4 1 (16.67%) Logistics
4 1 (16.67%) Procure-to-Pay
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) IBM
1 1 (16.67%) VMware