Period
to 17 October 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Time Sharing Option skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Time Sharing Option over the 6 months to 17 October 2019 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 Time Sharing Option (TSO)
UK > England
6 months to
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 783 859 838
Rank change year-on-year +76 -21 +6
Contract jobs citing Time Sharing Option 8 17 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.010% 0.018% 0.020%
As % of the System Software category 0.066% 0.12% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 13
England median daily rate £400 £365 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.59% -15.12% +60.45%
10th Percentile £335 £347 £276
90th Percentile £475 £427 £494
UK median daily rate £400 £370 £430
% change year-on-year +8.11% -13.95% +58.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

Time Sharing Option is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 12,133 14,270 11,309
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.60% 15.13% 12.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,142 9,351 7,329
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £175 £185 £163
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 564 813 627
England median hourly rate £16.62 £16.00 £16.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.84% -4.79% +6.70%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.52 £10.40
90th Percentile £47.73 £43.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £17.25 £16.00 £16.70
% change year-on-year +7.81% -4.19% +4.38%

Time Sharing Option
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Time Sharing Option as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Time Sharing Option in England

Time Sharing Option
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Time Sharing Option in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Time Sharing Option in England

Time Sharing Option
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Time Sharing Option in England over the 6 months to 17 October 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Time Sharing Option in England

Time Sharing Option
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Time Sharing Option in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Time Sharing Option in England

Time Sharing Option
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 Time Sharing Option within the England region over the 6 months to 17 October 2019. 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
Yorkshire +34 5 £400 +14.70% 2
North of England +29 5 £400 +9.59% 2
London +69 2 £450 -
East Midlands - 1 £325 -
Midlands - 1 £325 -
Time Sharing Option
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Time Sharing Option also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Time Sharing Option.

1 7 (87.50%) IBM
1 7 (87.50%) JCL
1 7 (87.50%) Mainframe
2 6 (75.00%) ISPF
2 6 (75.00%) zOS
3 5 (62.50%) REXX
3 5 (62.50%) Assembly Language
4 4 (50.00%) CA
4 4 (50.00%) SAS
4 4 (50.00%) OMEGAMON
4 4 (50.00%) ACF2
4 4 (50.00%) RACF
5 3 (37.50%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (25.00%) Finance
6 2 (25.00%) CICS
6 2 (25.00%) COBOL
6 2 (25.00%) DB2
7 1 (12.50%) SAP
7 1 (12.50%) Unix
7 1 (12.50%) SQL
7 1 (12.50%) Remedy
7 1 (12.50%) Tivoli
7 1 (12.50%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 1 (12.50%) Tivoli NetView
7 1 (12.50%) Control-M
7 1 (12.50%) VSAM
7 1 (12.50%) Release Management
7 1 (12.50%) JIRA
7 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis

Time Sharing Option
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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (50.00%) SAS
2 2 (25.00%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) JIRA
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Mainframe Programmer
1 4 (50.00%) Mainframe Systems Programmer
1 4 (50.00%) Programmer
1 4 (50.00%) Systems Programmer
2 1 (12.50%) COBOL Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Developer
2 1 (12.50%) IBM Mainframe Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Mainframe Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Systems Tester
2 1 (12.50%) Tester
2 1 (12.50%) z/OS Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) z/OS Systems Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (75.00%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (87.50%) Mainframe
2 2 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (12.50%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) zOS
2 1 (12.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (12.50%) Decision-Making
2 1 (12.50%) Release Management
2 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) JCL
2 5 (62.50%) Assembly Language
2 5 (62.50%) REXX
3 2 (25.00%) COBOL
4 1 (12.50%) SQL
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) ACF2
1 4 (50.00%) RACF
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (12.50%) Control-M
2 1 (12.50%) Tivoli
2 1 (12.50%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 1 (12.50%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) IBM
2 4 (50.00%) CA
3 1 (12.50%) Remedy
3 1 (12.50%) SAP