Period
to 18 November 2018

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 18 November 2018 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
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 823 841 856
Rank change year-on-year +18 +15 -44
Contract jobs citing Time Sharing Option 25 15 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.027% 0.016% 0.030%
As % of the System Software category 0.17% 0.13% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 10 18
England median daily rate £375 £428 £264
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.28% +61.93% -40.67%
10th Percentile £358 £269 £244
90th Percentile £446 £495 £532
UK median daily rate £375 £428 £268
% change year-on-year -12.28% +59.51% -36.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
England median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK median hourly rate - - £40.00

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 14,416 11,956 12,104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.40% 12.73% 12.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,469 7,823 7,664
England median daily rate £453 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.47% +3.66% +9.33%
10th Percentile £187 £163 £175
90th Percentile £626 £613 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 784 657 815
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +4.76% -1.56%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.40 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £47.25 £39.13
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.88
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.94% -0.78%

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 18 November 2018.

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 18 November 2018. 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
North of England -12 15 £375 -
North West -6 12 £370 -7.50%
London +13 9 £413 -13.16% 1
Yorkshire -3 3 £413 -
East of England - 1 - - 1
Time Sharing Option
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 2018, 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 24 (96.00%) JCL
2 21 (84.00%) ISPF
3 20 (80.00%) zOS
4 18 (72.00%) Mainframe
4 18 (72.00%) Unix
5 14 (56.00%) IBM
6 13 (52.00%) COBOL
6 13 (52.00%) DB2
6 13 (52.00%) CICS
7 11 (44.00%) REXX
8 10 (40.00%) CA
8 10 (40.00%) Windows
8 10 (40.00%) SMTP
8 10 (40.00%) SNMP
9 9 (36.00%) Assembly Language
9 9 (36.00%) Remedy
10 8 (32.00%) Web Development
10 8 (32.00%) Shell Script
10 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
10 8 (32.00%) Microsoft Office
11 7 (28.00%) Banking
12 5 (20.00%) IBM Mainframe
13 4 (16.00%) VSAM
14 3 (12.00%) Finance
14 3 (12.00%) Migration
14 3 (12.00%) Problem-Solving
15 2 (8.00%) RACF
16 1 (4.00%) Regression Testing
16 1 (4.00%) Scrum
16 1 (4.00%) Validation

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 13 (52.00%) CICS
2 1 (4.00%) Confluence
2 1 (4.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (32.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 10 (40.00%) SMTP
1 10 (40.00%) SNMP
2 1 (4.00%) APPN
2 1 (4.00%) FTP
2 1 (4.00%) LAN
2 1 (4.00%) SNA
2 1 (4.00%) SSL
2 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.00%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (52.00%) DB2
2 1 (4.00%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) JIRA
General
1 7 (28.00%) Banking
2 3 (12.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) Developer
2 7 (28.00%) Analyst
2 7 (28.00%) Applications Support
2 7 (28.00%) Applications Support Analyst
2 7 (28.00%) Support Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) Mainframe Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Architect
4 3 (12.00%) COBOL Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Mainframe Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Administrator
6 1 (4.00%) Analyst Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Applications Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Mainframe Programmer
6 1 (4.00%) Mainframe Tester
6 1 (4.00%) Network Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Programmer
6 1 (4.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (84.00%) ISPF
2 1 (4.00%) APPC
2 1 (4.00%) COM
2 1 (4.00%) Middleware
2 1 (4.00%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 18 (72.00%) Mainframe
2 5 (20.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (16.00%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 20 (80.00%) zOS
2 18 (72.00%) Unix
3 10 (40.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (32.00%) Web Development
2 3 (12.00%) Migration
2 3 (12.00%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (4.00%) Data Validation
3 1 (4.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (4.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (4.00%) Kanban
3 1 (4.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (4.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (4.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (4.00%) Scrum
3 1 (4.00%) Test Management
3 1 (4.00%) Trend Analysis
3 1 (4.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 24 (96.00%) JCL
2 13 (52.00%) COBOL
3 11 (44.00%) REXX
4 9 (36.00%) Assembly Language
5 8 (32.00%) Shell Script
6 1 (4.00%) Natural
6 1 (4.00%) PL/SQL
6 1 (4.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) RACF
2 1 (4.00%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 14 (56.00%) IBM
2 10 (40.00%) CA
3 9 (36.00%) Remedy
4 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.00%) HP