Period
to 22 May 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 22 May 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
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 847 768 814
Rank change year-on-year -79 +46 -15
Contract jobs citing Time Sharing Option 16 27 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.017% 0.032% 0.037%
As % of the System Software category 0.13% 0.29% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 22 12
England median daily rate £400 £465 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.98% +55.00% -14.29%
10th Percentile £363 £379 £262
90th Percentile £434 £538 £336
UK median daily rate £388 £458 £300
% change year-on-year -15.30% +52.50% -14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
England median hourly rate - - £27.75
UK median hourly rate - - £27.75

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 12,384 9,413 10,883
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.45% 11.29% 11.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,049 6,025 6,735
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +11.11%
10th Percentile £185 £168 £173
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 717 586 863
England median hourly rate £16.13 £16.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.78% +3.23% -3.13%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.13 £10.25
90th Percentile £46.10 £43.75 £41.00
UK median hourly rate £15.86 £16.00 £15.63
% change year-on-year -0.88% +2.40% -0.71%

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 22 May 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 -10 9 £400 -9.09%
North West -16 9 £400 -13.51%
South East - 5 - -
East of England -4 1 - -
London -66 1 - -
Time Sharing Option
UK

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 16 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 15 (93.75%) JCL
3 14 (87.50%) IBM
4 12 (75.00%) ISPF
5 9 (56.25%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (50.00%) Unix
7 7 (43.75%) Windows
7 7 (43.75%) Middleware
8 6 (37.50%) Shell Script
8 6 (37.50%) AIX
8 6 (37.50%) Windows Server
8 6 (37.50%) Problem-Solving
9 5 (31.25%) Linux
9 5 (31.25%) FTP
9 5 (31.25%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (31.25%) ITIL
9 5 (31.25%) REXX
9 5 (31.25%) zOS
9 5 (31.25%) Change Management
9 5 (31.25%) IBM Mainframe
9 5 (31.25%) Finance
10 4 (25.00%) VSAM
10 4 (25.00%) Performance Metrics
10 4 (25.00%) Database Tuning
10 4 (25.00%) BMC
10 4 (25.00%) COBOL
10 4 (25.00%) SQL
10 4 (25.00%) DB2
10 4 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
11 3 (18.75%) CICS

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 3 (18.75%) CICS
2 1 (6.25%) Gentran
2 1 (6.25%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) FTP
2 1 (6.25%) ATM
2 1 (6.25%) SSL
2 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) DB2
2 1 (6.25%) GIS
General
1 5 (31.25%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) DBA
1 4 (25.00%) Developer
2 3 (18.75%) COBOL Developer
2 3 (18.75%) DB2 DBA
2 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Technician
3 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Senior DB2 DBA
3 2 (12.50%) Senior DBA
4 1 (6.25%) Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Mainframe DBA
4 1 (6.25%) Middleware Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Programmer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Programmer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Systems Programmer
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Programmer
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Developer
4 1 (6.25%) z/OS Systems Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (75.00%) ISPF
2 7 (43.75%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 9 (56.25%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (31.25%) IBM Mainframe
4 4 (25.00%) VSAM
5 1 (6.25%) Clustering
5 1 (6.25%) iSeries
5 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
5 1 (6.25%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Unix
2 7 (43.75%) Windows
3 6 (37.50%) AIX
3 6 (37.50%) Windows Server
4 5 (31.25%) Linux
4 5 (31.25%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Problem-Solving
2 5 (31.25%) Change Management
2 5 (31.25%) ITIL
3 4 (25.00%) Database Tuning
3 4 (25.00%) Performance Metrics
3 4 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (18.75%) Migration
5 2 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (6.25%) B2B
6 1 (6.25%) Decision-Making
6 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (6.25%) Load Balancing
6 1 (6.25%) Patch Management
6 1 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (6.25%) Process Improvement
6 1 (6.25%) Risk Management
6 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
6 1 (6.25%) Service Management
6 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (93.75%) JCL
2 6 (37.50%) Shell Script
3 5 (31.25%) REXX
4 4 (25.00%) COBOL
4 4 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Job Entry Subsystem
1 1 (6.25%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) MAINVIEW
1 1 (6.25%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 14 (87.50%) IBM
2 4 (25.00%) BMC
3 1 (6.25%) Axway
3 1 (6.25%) IBM Sterling
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft