Period
to 10 December 2017

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 10 December 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 Time Sharing Option (TSO)
UK > England
6 months to
10 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 833 820 810
Rank change year-on-year -13 -10 +18
Contract jobs citing Time Sharing Option 10 23 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.011% 0.024% 0.060%
As % of the System Software category 0.083% 0.20% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 14 25
England median daily rate £428 £322 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.87% -24.29% +8.28%
10th Percentile £384 £255 £250
90th Percentile £495 £542 £540
UK median daily rate £428 £376 £425
% change year-on-year +13.85% -11.65% +9.68%
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 12063 11759 10678
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.79% 12.32% 10.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 7909 7451 6215
England median daily rate £425 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +10.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £160 £175 £158
90th Percentile £619 £588 £550
UK median daily rate £425 £401 £375
% change year-on-year +6.12% +6.80% +7.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 638 782 1149
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% -
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.25 £42.48 £38.75
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% -

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 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 10 December 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
North of England +48 5 £413 -9.64%
North West +14 4 £413 -
London -33 3 £490 -5.08%
South East +5 2 £430 -
Yorkshire +14 1 - -
Time Sharing Option
UK

For the 6 months to 10 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Time Sharing Option 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 Time Sharing Option.

1 10 (100.00%) JCL
2 9 (90.00%) IBM
2 9 (90.00%) ISPF
3 6 (60.00%) Unix
3 6 (60.00%) Windows
3 6 (60.00%) Middleware
3 6 (60.00%) Mainframe
4 4 (40.00%) Finance
4 4 (40.00%) SSL
4 4 (40.00%) zOS
5 3 (30.00%) REXX
5 3 (30.00%) AIX
5 3 (30.00%) B2B
5 3 (30.00%) Shell Script
5 3 (30.00%) Tandem
5 3 (30.00%) IBM Mainframe
5 3 (30.00%) iSeries
5 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
5 3 (30.00%) IBM Sterling
6 2 (20.00%) Load Balancing
6 2 (20.00%) Database Tuning
6 2 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (20.00%) Advertising
6 2 (20.00%) Change Management
6 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (20.00%) SQL
6 2 (20.00%) DB2

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 1 (10.00%) CICS
1 1 (10.00%) Gentran
1 1 (10.00%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) SSL
2 1 (10.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) DB2
2 1 (10.00%) GIS
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Advertising
3 1 (10.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) Administrator
1 2 (20.00%) DB2 DBA
1 2 (20.00%) DBA
2 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) COBOL Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) DB2 Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Technician
2 1 (10.00%) Mainframe DBA
2 1 (10.00%) Project Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) WebSphere Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) WebSphere MQ Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (90.00%) ISPF
2 6 (60.00%) Middleware
3 1 (10.00%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (30.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 3 (30.00%) iSeries
2 3 (30.00%) Tandem
3 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (10.00%) Clustering
4 1 (10.00%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Unix
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) zOS
3 3 (30.00%) AIX
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) B2B
2 2 (20.00%) Change Management
2 2 (20.00%) Database Tuning
2 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (20.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (10.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) JCL
2 3 (30.00%) REXX
2 3 (30.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (10.00%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) ACF2
1 1 (10.00%) RACF
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) IBM
2 3 (30.00%) IBM Sterling
3 2 (20.00%) BMC
4 1 (10.00%) Axway