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 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 551 513 554
Rank change year-on-year -38 +41  
Contract jobs citing zOS 38 110 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.088% 0.23% 0.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.43% 0.98% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 65 53
Median daily rate £400 £459 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.85% +9.54%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £285 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £700 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £442 £417
% change year-on-year -9.50% +5.99%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 3
Median hourly rate - £35.00 £62.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -44.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.00 £31.30
% change year-on-year - +11.82%  

zOS is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 8852 11185 11380
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 20.51% 22.95% 22.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 5511 7177 6745
Median daily rate £410 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £205 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 519 580 894
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

zOS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing zOS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
North West +24 17 £400 -
London -16 14 £470 -16.44%
North East +48 2 £310 +15.88%
South East +28 2 - - 1
Yorkshire +12 1 £350 -23.74%
zOS
UK

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 36 (52.17%) Windows
2 35 (50.72%) Unix
3 33 (47.83%) IBM
3 33 (47.83%) Mainframe
4 31 (44.93%) DB2
5 27 (39.13%) Finance
6 24 (34.78%) iSeries
7 22 (31.88%) Time Sharing Option
7 22 (31.88%) ISPF
7 22 (31.88%) JCL
8 21 (30.43%) Banking
9 20 (28.99%) FTP
10 19 (27.54%) B2B
10 19 (27.54%) Tandem
10 19 (27.54%) IBM Sterling
11 17 (24.64%) Axway
11 17 (24.64%) SQL
12 15 (21.74%) Linux
12 15 (21.74%) Performance Tuning
13 12 (17.39%) WebSphere
13 12 (17.39%) Middleware
14 11 (15.94%) Microsoft
14 11 (15.94%) Service Delivery
14 11 (15.94%) Clustering
15 10 (14.49%) Oracle
15 10 (14.49%) Active Directory
16 8 (11.59%) Stakeholder Management
16 8 (11.59%) Service Management
16 8 (11.59%) Problem Management
17 7 (10.14%) RACF

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 12 (17.39%) WebSphere
2 7 (10.14%) IIS
3 5 (7.25%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (7.25%) IBM HTTP Server
3 5 (7.25%) SharePoint
4 4 (5.80%) MS Exchange
4 4 (5.80%) SAS
5 3 (4.35%) CICS
5 3 (4.35%) Confluence
5 3 (4.35%) LiveCycle
6 2 (2.90%) Apache
6 2 (2.90%) iPlanet
6 2 (2.90%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (2.90%) WebSphere Portal
6 2 (2.90%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 7 (10.14%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (5.80%) Maximo
2 3 (4.35%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.45%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (28.99%) FTP
2 6 (8.70%) SAN
3 3 (4.35%) LAN
3 3 (4.35%) LDAP
3 3 (4.35%) TCP/IP
3 3 (4.35%) WAN
3 3 (4.35%) X.25
4 2 (2.90%) ATM
5 1 (1.45%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (44.93%) DB2
2 5 (7.25%) SQL Server
3 4 (5.80%) Blockchain
4 3 (4.35%) MongoDB
4 3 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.45%) Adabas
5 1 (1.45%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
5 1 (1.45%) IDMS
5 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.45%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.45%) SAS EBI
5 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (4.35%) Git (software)
1 3 (4.35%) Jenkins
1 3 (4.35%) JIRA
1 3 (4.35%) SonarQube
1 3 (4.35%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 27 (39.13%) Finance
2 21 (30.43%) Banking
3 2 (2.90%) Advertising
4 1 (1.45%) Danish Language
4 1 (1.45%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (24.64%) DBA
2 15 (21.74%) DB2 DBA
3 7 (10.14%) Administrator
3 7 (10.14%) Architect
3 7 (10.14%) Consultant
4 6 (8.70%) Project Manager
4 6 (8.70%) Security Engineer
5 5 (7.25%) Analyst
5 5 (7.25%) Developer
6 4 (5.80%) DB2 Administrator
6 4 (5.80%) Design Engineer
6 4 (5.80%) Programmer
6 4 (5.80%) Security Architect
6 4 (5.80%) Systems Programmer
7 3 (4.35%) Finance Manager
7 3 (4.35%) Finance Project Manager
7 3 (4.35%) Financial Analyst
7 3 (4.35%) Mainframe Programmer
7 3 (4.35%) Mainframe Systems Programmer
7 3 (4.35%) Network Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (31.88%) ISPF
2 12 (17.39%) Middleware
3 3 (4.35%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (2.90%) IBM Integration Bus
4 2 (2.90%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 33 (47.83%) Mainframe
2 24 (34.78%) iSeries
3 19 (27.54%) Tandem
4 11 (15.94%) Clustering
5 6 (8.70%) IBM Mainframe
6 4 (5.80%) AS400
6 4 (5.80%) Data Centre
6 4 (5.80%) Management Information System
6 4 (5.80%) Mobile App
7 3 (4.35%) Computer Science
7 3 (4.35%) LPAR
8 2 (2.90%) DataPower
9 1 (1.45%) Replication
9 1 (1.45%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 36 (52.17%) Windows
2 35 (50.72%) Unix
3 15 (21.74%) Linux
4 6 (8.70%) AIX
5 4 (5.80%) MVS
5 4 (5.80%) Solaris
6 1 (1.45%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (27.54%) B2B
2 15 (21.74%) Performance Tuning
3 11 (15.94%) Service Delivery
4 8 (11.59%) Problem Management
4 8 (11.59%) Service Management
4 8 (11.59%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (7.25%) ITIL
7 4 (5.80%) Change Management
7 4 (5.80%) Cybersecurity
7 4 (5.80%) Incident Management
7 4 (5.80%) Migration
7 4 (5.80%) Project Management
8 3 (4.35%) Agile Project Management
8 3 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (4.35%) BPMN
8 3 (4.35%) ITSM
8 3 (4.35%) Kanban
8 3 (4.35%) Network Management
8 3 (4.35%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 22 (31.88%) JCL
2 17 (24.64%) SQL
3 2 (2.90%) Java
3 2 (2.90%) REXX
4 1 (1.45%) COBOL
4 1 (1.45%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 7 (10.14%) Security Cleared
2 6 (8.70%) Degree
2 6 (8.70%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.35%) APMG
3 3 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.45%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (2.90%) SLA
3 1 (1.45%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.45%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.45%) PMO
3 1 (1.45%) SEPA
System Software
1 22 (31.88%) Time Sharing Option
2 10 (14.49%) Active Directory
3 7 (10.14%) RACF
4 4 (5.80%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (4.35%) ACF2
6 2 (2.90%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.45%) Job Entry Subsystem
Systems Management
1 5 (7.25%) zSecure
2 4 (5.80%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 4 (5.80%) Tivoli
2 4 (5.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (4.35%) Tivoli NetView
4 2 (2.90%) OMEGAMON
4 2 (2.90%) SCCM
5 1 (1.45%) OpenView
5 1 (1.45%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 33 (47.83%) IBM
2 19 (27.54%) IBM Sterling
3 17 (24.64%) Axway
4 11 (15.94%) Microsoft
5 10 (14.49%) Oracle
6 6 (8.70%) CA
7 5 (7.25%) VMware
8 4 (5.80%) Citrix
8 4 (5.80%) SAP
9 3 (4.35%) Adobe
9 3 (4.35%) ILOG
10 2 (2.90%) BMC
10 2 (2.90%) HP
11 1 (1.45%) CyberArk
11 1 (1.45%) Intel
11 1 (1.45%) ServiceNow