Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for zOS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited zOS over the 6 months to 22 November 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 z/OS
UK > England
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 801 726 664
Rank change year-on-year -75 -62 +7
Contract jobs citing zOS 50 140 206
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.053% 0.14% 0.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.25% 0.66% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 79 85
England median daily rate £438 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +5.88% -9.57%
10th Percentile £321 £318 £310
90th Percentile £540 £566 £535
UK median daily rate £433 £445 £425
% change year-on-year -2.81% +4.71% -8.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 10
England median hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £37.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.25% +7.38% +24.17%
10th Percentile £26.25 £30.60 £25.48
90th Percentile £28.75 £51.00 £66.25
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £37.25
% change year-on-year -31.25% +7.38% +24.17%

zOS is in the Operating Systems 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 operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 19864 21078 22283
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.93% 21.52% 21.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 12779 13446 13257
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £175 £200 £188
90th Percentile £600 £575 £570
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1205 1191 1815
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% - +4.90%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £43.75 £42.15
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year +7.69% -1.52% +4.10%

zOS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing zOS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for zOS in England

zOS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for zOS in England

zOS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing zOS in England over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for zOS in England

zOS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for zOS in England

zOS
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 zOS within the England region over the 6 months to 22 November 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
London -41 24 £475 -5.00% 2
North of England +20 16 £425 +3.66%
North West +16 13 £450 +24.14%
South East -4 3 £250 -28.57%
Midlands +20 2 £325 -34.34%
South West +5 2 - -
Yorkshire 0 2 £350 -33.33%
East of England -15 2 £375 -2.60%
North East +37 1 - -
West Midlands +22 1 £325 -34.34%
East Midlands - 1 £325 -
zOS
UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing zOS 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 zOS.

1 27 (54.00%) Finance
2 25 (50.00%) Windows
3 22 (44.00%) DB2
4 19 (38.00%) Unix
4 19 (38.00%) Mainframe
5 16 (32.00%) IBM
6 14 (28.00%) Linux
6 14 (28.00%) RACF
7 11 (22.00%) SQL
8 9 (18.00%) Identity Management
9 8 (16.00%) JCL
9 8 (16.00%) Middleware
9 8 (16.00%) Banking
9 8 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (16.00%) IBM Mainframe
9 8 (16.00%) Performance Tuning
9 8 (16.00%) CyberArk
9 8 (16.00%) Privileged Identity Management
10 7 (14.00%) Blockchain
10 7 (14.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (14.00%) Integration Testing
10 7 (14.00%) System Testing
10 7 (14.00%) Mobile App
10 7 (14.00%) Active Directory
10 7 (14.00%) CICS
11 6 (12.00%) iSeries
11 6 (12.00%) Tandem
11 6 (12.00%) ISPF
11 6 (12.00%) Time Sharing Option
12 5 (10.00%) IBM Sterling

zOS
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 7 (14.00%) CICS
2 3 (6.00%) IBM HTTP Server
3 2 (4.00%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.00%) JBoss
4 1 (2.00%) WildFly
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.00%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.00%) FTP
1 3 (6.00%) SMS
2 1 (2.00%) ATM
2 1 (2.00%) LDAP
2 1 (2.00%) Network Security
2 1 (2.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (44.00%) DB2
2 7 (14.00%) Blockchain
3 2 (4.00%) Adabas
4 1 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.00%) jspm
1 1 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (2.00%) webpack
General
1 27 (54.00%) Finance
2 8 (16.00%) Banking
3 3 (6.00%) Advertising
4 1 (2.00%) Danish Language
Job Titles
1 11 (22.00%) DBA
2 10 (20.00%) DB2 DBA
3 9 (18.00%) Architect
4 8 (16.00%) CyberArk Engineer
5 6 (12.00%) Security Architect
6 5 (10.00%) Administrator
7 4 (8.00%) Consultant
8 3 (6.00%) Developer
8 3 (6.00%) Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (6.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
8 3 (6.00%) Security Engineer
8 3 (6.00%) Solutions Architect
9 2 (4.00%) AWS Architect
9 2 (4.00%) DB2 Administrator
9 2 (4.00%) Mainframe Programmer
9 2 (4.00%) Mainframe Systems Engineer
9 2 (4.00%) Programmer
9 2 (4.00%) RACF Consultant
9 2 (4.00%) Security Consultant
10 1 (2.00%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.00%) Middleware
2 6 (12.00%) ISPF
3 4 (8.00%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (2.00%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.00%) Aurelia
4 1 (2.00%) CSS
4 1 (2.00%) HTML
4 1 (2.00%) HTML5
4 1 (2.00%) JSON
4 1 (2.00%) Meteor
4 1 (2.00%) Node.js
4 1 (2.00%) Polymer
4 1 (2.00%) React
4 1 (2.00%) RESTful
4 1 (2.00%) Sass
4 1 (2.00%) Semantic UI
4 1 (2.00%) Spring
4 1 (2.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (2.00%) Vaadin
4 1 (2.00%) Web Components
Miscellaneous
1 19 (38.00%) Mainframe
2 8 (16.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 7 (14.00%) Mobile App
4 6 (12.00%) iSeries
4 6 (12.00%) Tandem
5 5 (10.00%) Clustering
6 3 (6.00%) Replication
7 2 (4.00%) Management Information System
8 1 (2.00%) AS400
8 1 (2.00%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (2.00%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 25 (50.00%) Windows
2 19 (38.00%) Unix
3 14 (28.00%) Linux
4 3 (6.00%) AIX
4 3 (6.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (6.00%) Solaris
4 3 (6.00%) SUSE
5 2 (4.00%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (18.00%) Identity Management
2 8 (16.00%) Performance Tuning
2 8 (16.00%) Privileged Identity Management
2 8 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (14.00%) Integration Testing
3 7 (14.00%) System Testing
3 7 (14.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (10.00%) B2B
5 4 (8.00%) Cryptography
5 4 (8.00%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (8.00%) Service Delivery
6 3 (6.00%) Data Migration
6 3 (6.00%) Feasibility Study
6 3 (6.00%) Migration
7 2 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (4.00%) High Availability
7 2 (4.00%) Line Management
7 2 (4.00%) Microservices
7 2 (4.00%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (22.00%) SQL
2 8 (16.00%) JCL
3 4 (8.00%) COBOL
4 1 (2.00%) Assembly Language
4 1 (2.00%) ECMAScript
4 1 (2.00%) ES6
4 1 (2.00%) Java
4 1 (2.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.00%) NATURAL
4 1 (2.00%) PL/1
4 1 (2.00%) REXX
4 1 (2.00%) TypeScript
4 1 (2.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (6.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (6.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.00%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) ISO 8583
1 1 (2.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 14 (28.00%) RACF
2 7 (14.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (12.00%) Time Sharing Option
4 3 (6.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (4.00%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (2.00%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 2 (4.00%) zSecure
2 1 (2.00%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 16 (32.00%) IBM
2 8 (16.00%) CyberArk
3 5 (10.00%) IBM Sterling
4 4 (8.00%) Oracle
5 3 (6.00%) Axway
5 3 (6.00%) Intel
5 3 (6.00%) VMware
6 2 (4.00%) MuleSoft
7 1 (2.00%) Microsoft