Period
to 17 August 2018

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 17 August 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 z/OS
UK > England
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 802 740 711
Rank change year-on-year -62 -29 -3
Contract jobs citing zOS 50 73 172
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.053% 0.083% 0.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.25% 0.40% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 43 109
England median daily rate £400 £450 £459
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% -1.96% +8.00%
10th Percentile £299 £328 £266
90th Percentile £545 £551 £750
UK median daily rate £423 £440 £459
% change year-on-year -3.98% -4.14% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 10
England median hourly rate - £27.50 £34.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -20.86% -7.33%
UK median hourly rate - £27.50 £34.75
% change year-on-year - -20.86% -7.33%

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 19,662 18,175 22,347
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.89% 20.60% 22.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,330 11,491 14,327
England median daily rate £438 £425 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.12% +6.80%
10th Percentile £181 £200 £213
90th Percentile £624 £594 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,368 1,062 1,165
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.38 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.68% +5.35% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.73
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.83 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +2.94% +3.03% -

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 17 August 2018.

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 17 August 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 -31 15 £438 +9.38% 8
South West -1 10 £400 - 3
South East -8 8 £345 - 1
North West -28 8 £431 +7.81% 4
East of England -8 7 £305 -18.67%
London -47 7 £475 -
Yorkshire -7 6 £438 +25.00% 4
East Midlands - 3 £325 -
Midlands - 3 £325 -
North East -13 1 - -
zOS
UK

For the 6 months to 17 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing zOS 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 zOS.

1 36 (72.00%) Mainframe
2 23 (46.00%) DB2
3 20 (40.00%) WebSphere
4 17 (34.00%) Unix
4 17 (34.00%) Windows
4 17 (34.00%) IBM
5 13 (26.00%) Finance
5 13 (26.00%) Banking
6 12 (24.00%) JCL
6 12 (24.00%) Linux
7 10 (20.00%) SQL
7 10 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 10 (20.00%) TCP/IP
7 10 (20.00%) CICS
7 10 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (18.00%) Oracle
8 9 (18.00%) COBOL
8 9 (18.00%) Windows Server
9 8 (16.00%) Process Improvement
9 8 (16.00%) AIX
9 8 (16.00%) ITIL
9 8 (16.00%) Solaris
9 8 (16.00%) WebSphere MQ
9 8 (16.00%) Firewall
9 8 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (14.00%) Management Information System
10 7 (14.00%) RACF
10 7 (14.00%) SAN
10 7 (14.00%) BMC
10 7 (14.00%) CA

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 20 (40.00%) WebSphere
2 10 (20.00%) CICS
3 6 (12.00%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (12.00%) Confluence
3 6 (12.00%) IIS
3 6 (12.00%) SharePoint
4 5 (10.00%) WebSphere Application Server
5 4 (8.00%) Site Server
6 2 (4.00%) JBoss
6 2 (4.00%) WildFly
Applications
1 7 (14.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (12.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 6 (12.00%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (10.00%) MS Visio
4 4 (8.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.00%) npm
2 1 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.00%) IaaS
2 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.00%) PaaS
2 1 (2.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 8 (16.00%) Firewall
3 7 (14.00%) SAN
4 6 (12.00%) APPN
4 6 (12.00%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
4 6 (12.00%) SNA
4 6 (12.00%) Wireshark
5 4 (8.00%) FTP
5 4 (8.00%) SSL
6 2 (4.00%) HTTPS
6 2 (4.00%) LAN
6 2 (4.00%) OSPF
6 2 (4.00%) SMTP
6 2 (4.00%) SNMP
6 2 (4.00%) Telnet
6 2 (4.00%) WAN
7 1 (2.00%) Internet
7 1 (2.00%) NAS
7 1 (2.00%) VoIP
7 1 (2.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (46.00%) DB2
2 3 (6.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (4.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.00%) Big Data
4 1 (2.00%) DataStage
4 1 (2.00%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.00%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (2.00%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (12.00%) GitLab
1 6 (12.00%) Jenkins
1 6 (12.00%) JIRA
2 2 (4.00%) jspm
2 2 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.00%) webpack
General
1 13 (26.00%) Banking
1 13 (26.00%) Finance
2 6 (12.00%) Financial Institution
3 4 (8.00%) Legal
3 4 (8.00%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.00%) Automotive
5 1 (2.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 9 (18.00%) Architect
1 9 (18.00%) Developer
2 7 (14.00%) Programmer
2 7 (14.00%) Project Manager
3 5 (10.00%) Analyst
3 5 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (10.00%) Systems Programmer
4 4 (8.00%) Applications Support
4 4 (8.00%) COBOL Developer
4 4 (8.00%) Junior
4 4 (8.00%) Junior Project Manager
4 4 (8.00%) Mainframe Programmer
5 3 (6.00%) Administrator
5 3 (6.00%) Applications Support Analyst
5 3 (6.00%) DB2 DBA
5 3 (6.00%) DBA
5 3 (6.00%) Implementation Manager
5 3 (6.00%) Implementation Project Manager
5 3 (6.00%) Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (6.00%) Project Implementation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 6 (12.00%) Middleware
2 6 (12.00%) Software Packaging
3 4 (8.00%) ISPF
4 2 (4.00%) AngularJS
4 2 (4.00%) Aurelia
4 2 (4.00%) CSS
4 2 (4.00%) HTML
4 2 (4.00%) HTML5
4 2 (4.00%) JSON
4 2 (4.00%) Meteor
4 2 (4.00%) Node.js
4 2 (4.00%) Polymer
4 2 (4.00%) RESTful
4 2 (4.00%) Sass
4 2 (4.00%) Semantic UI
4 2 (4.00%) Spring
4 2 (4.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (4.00%) Vaadin
4 2 (4.00%) Web Components
Miscellaneous
1 36 (72.00%) Mainframe
2 7 (14.00%) Management Information System
3 5 (10.00%) IBM Mainframe
4 4 (8.00%) iSeries
5 3 (6.00%) Replication
6 2 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (4.00%) CMDB
6 2 (4.00%) Data Centre
6 2 (4.00%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (2.00%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 17 (34.00%) Unix
1 17 (34.00%) Windows
2 12 (24.00%) Linux
3 9 (18.00%) Windows Server
4 8 (16.00%) AIX
4 8 (16.00%) Solaris
5 2 (4.00%) HPUX
5 2 (4.00%) MVS
5 2 (4.00%) OS/2
6 1 (2.00%) OS/390
6 1 (2.00%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 8 (16.00%) ITIL
2 8 (16.00%) Process Improvement
2 8 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (12.00%) Asset Management
3 6 (12.00%) High Availability
3 6 (12.00%) Kanban
3 6 (12.00%) Matrix Organization
3 6 (12.00%) Programme Delivery
3 6 (12.00%) Release Management
3 6 (12.00%) Software Asset Management
3 6 (12.00%) Technical Architecture
4 5 (10.00%) Project Management
5 4 (8.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 4 (8.00%) Penetration Testing
5 4 (8.00%) Performance Analysis
5 4 (8.00%) Performance Testing
5 4 (8.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 4 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (24.00%) JCL
2 10 (20.00%) SQL
3 9 (18.00%) COBOL
4 4 (8.00%) Java
4 4 (8.00%) REXX
4 4 (8.00%) Shell Script
5 2 (4.00%) ActionScript
5 2 (4.00%) ActionScript 2.0
5 2 (4.00%) ES6
5 2 (4.00%) ES7
5 2 (4.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.00%) TypeScript
6 1 (2.00%) Assembly Language
6 1 (2.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (2.00%) CCNA
1 1 (2.00%) CCNP
1 1 (2.00%) CISA
1 1 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (2.00%) CISSP
1 1 (2.00%) CTC Cleared
1 1 (2.00%) DBS Check
1 1 (2.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.00%) PMO
2 1 (2.00%) GDPR
2 1 (2.00%) QA
System Software
1 7 (14.00%) RACF
2 4 (8.00%) Time Sharing Option
3 3 (6.00%) ACF2
4 1 (2.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (2.00%) VirtualBox
4 1 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (6.00%) OMEGAMON
2 2 (4.00%) HP ALM
3 1 (2.00%) HP SIM
3 1 (2.00%) Nagios
3 1 (2.00%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 17 (34.00%) IBM
2 10 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 9 (18.00%) Oracle
4 7 (14.00%) BMC
4 7 (14.00%) CA
5 6 (12.00%) Unisys
6 5 (10.00%) SAP
7 4 (8.00%) HP
7 4 (8.00%) Remedy
8 3 (6.00%) Cisco
8 3 (6.00%) IBM Sterling
9 2 (4.00%) Citrix
9 2 (4.00%) OpenText
9 2 (4.00%) VMware
10 1 (2.00%) 3PAR
10 1 (2.00%) Axway
10 1 (2.00%) EMC
10 1 (2.00%) F5
10 1 (2.00%) Google