Period
to 17 January 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 January 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 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 804 830 825
Rank change year-on-year +26 -5 -14
Contract jobs citing Time Sharing Option 28 12 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.031% 0.013% 0.018%
As % of the System Software category 0.20% 0.10% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 6 9
England median daily rate £375 £428 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.28% +3.64% +3.13%
10th Percentile £358 £384 £255
90th Percentile £450 £495 £550
UK median daily rate £375 £419 £409
% change year-on-year -10.45% +2.45% +2.19%
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 14,178 11,941 11,029
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.57% 12.93% 12.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,368 7,849 6,980
England median daily rate £475 £440 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.95% +6.67% +8.55%
10th Percentile £185 £163 £170
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £401
% change year-on-year +8.82% +6.12% +6.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 720 629 733
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +2.96% +3.39%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.40 £10.50
90th Percentile £44.27 £46.35 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.41 £16.00
% change year-on-year -2.47% +2.53% +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 17 January 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
North of England +1 15 £375 -9.09% 1
North West +3 14 £375 -9.09% 1
London +20 10 £413 -15.82%
East of England - 2 - - 1
South East -2 1 - -
Yorkshire -15 1 £413 -
Time Sharing Option
UK

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 27 (96.43%) JCL
2 24 (85.71%) ISPF
3 22 (78.57%) zOS
4 21 (75.00%) Mainframe
5 20 (71.43%) Unix
6 17 (60.71%) IBM
7 16 (57.14%) DB2
8 14 (50.00%) COBOL
8 14 (50.00%) CICS
9 12 (42.86%) CA
9 12 (42.86%) REXX
10 11 (39.29%) SNMP
10 11 (39.29%) Windows
10 11 (39.29%) SMTP
11 10 (35.71%) Assembly Language
11 10 (35.71%) Shell Script
11 10 (35.71%) Remedy
12 9 (32.14%) Microsoft
12 9 (32.14%) Microsoft Office
13 8 (28.57%) Web Development
14 7 (25.00%) Banking
15 6 (21.43%) VSAM
15 6 (21.43%) IBM Mainframe
16 5 (17.86%) Problem-Solving
17 4 (14.29%) Finance
17 4 (14.29%) Migration
18 3 (10.71%) FTP
19 2 (7.14%) LAN
19 2 (7.14%) TCP/IP
19 2 (7.14%) SNA

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 14 (50.00%) CICS
2 1 (3.57%) Confluence
Applications
1 9 (32.14%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 11 (39.29%) SMTP
1 11 (39.29%) SNMP
2 3 (10.71%) FTP
3 2 (7.14%) APPN
3 2 (7.14%) LAN
3 2 (7.14%) SNA
3 2 (7.14%) TCP/IP
3 2 (7.14%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (57.14%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) ChangeMan
1 1 (3.57%) JIRA
General
1 7 (25.00%) Banking
2 4 (14.29%) Finance
3 1 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (35.71%) Developer
2 8 (28.57%) Analyst
2 8 (28.57%) Applications Support
2 8 (28.57%) Applications Support Analyst
2 8 (28.57%) Support Analyst
3 5 (17.86%) Mainframe Developer
4 4 (14.29%) COBOL Developer
5 3 (10.71%) Architect
5 3 (10.71%) Mainframe Architect
6 2 (7.14%) Network Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Administrator
7 1 (3.57%) Applications Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Assembler Developer
7 1 (3.57%) DB2 Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Mainframe Assembler Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Mainframe Programmer
7 1 (3.57%) Mainframe Tester
7 1 (3.57%) Programmer
7 1 (3.57%) Tester
7 1 (3.57%) Tivoli Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (85.71%) ISPF
2 2 (7.14%) APPC
3 1 (3.57%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 21 (75.00%) Mainframe
2 6 (21.43%) IBM Mainframe
2 6 (21.43%) VSAM
3 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.57%) AS400
3 1 (3.57%) HACMP
3 1 (3.57%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 22 (78.57%) zOS
2 20 (71.43%) Unix
3 11 (39.29%) Windows
4 1 (3.57%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (28.57%) Web Development
2 5 (17.86%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (14.29%) Migration
4 1 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.57%) Change Management
4 1 (3.57%) Data Validation
4 1 (3.57%) Functional Testing
4 1 (3.57%) Kanban
4 1 (3.57%) Regression Testing
4 1 (3.57%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (3.57%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (3.57%) Scrum
4 1 (3.57%) SDLC
4 1 (3.57%) Test Management
4 1 (3.57%) Trend Analysis
4 1 (3.57%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 27 (96.43%) JCL
2 14 (50.00%) COBOL
3 12 (42.86%) REXX
4 10 (35.71%) Assembly Language
4 10 (35.71%) Shell Script
5 2 (7.14%) SQL
6 1 (3.57%) PL/SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) RACF
2 1 (3.57%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) HP ALM
1 1 (3.57%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 17 (60.71%) IBM
2 12 (42.86%) CA
3 10 (35.71%) Remedy
4 9 (32.14%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.57%) HP