Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 772 802 743
Rank change year-on-year +30 -59 -69
Contract jobs citing zOS 83 50 140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.087% 0.053% 0.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.41% 0.25% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 38 79
England median daily rate £400 £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.57% -2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £306 £321 £318
90th Percentile £566 £540 £566
UK median daily rate £415 £433 £445
% change year-on-year -4.05% -2.81% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
England median hourly rate - £27.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -31.25% +7.38%
UK median hourly rate - £27.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - -31.25% +7.38%

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 20,063 19,721 20,837
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.09% 20.96% 21.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,483 12,690 13,296
England median daily rate £425 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £165 £175 £200
90th Percentile £613 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,361 1,200 1,184
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.06% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.83 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.29
% change year-on-year - +7.43% -1.27%

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 20 November 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 20 November 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 -13 29 £365 -8.75% 1
London +1 23 £463 -2.63%
North West -4 20 £365 -18.89%
East of England +14 13 £420 +12.00% 2
South West -12 12 £448 -
Yorkshire -7 8 £475 +35.71% 1
South East -14 6 £330 +10.00% 2
North East -4 1 - -
zOS
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 53 (63.86%) Mainframe
2 43 (51.81%) Unix
3 42 (50.60%) JCL
4 37 (44.58%) Windows
5 36 (43.37%) IBM
6 33 (39.76%) DB2
7 25 (30.12%) CICS
8 23 (27.71%) Linux
9 21 (25.30%) ISPF
10 20 (24.10%) Time Sharing Option
10 20 (24.10%) COBOL
11 19 (22.89%) Shell Script
12 18 (21.69%) Remedy
12 18 (21.69%) Banking
13 16 (19.28%) REXX
14 15 (18.07%) CA
14 15 (18.07%) Finance
15 14 (16.87%) BMC
16 12 (14.46%) Assembly Language
16 12 (14.46%) SNMP
16 12 (14.46%) SQL
16 12 (14.46%) SMTP
17 11 (13.25%) TCP/IP
17 11 (13.25%) Windows Server
17 11 (13.25%) WebSphere
18 10 (12.05%) Disaster Recovery
18 10 (12.05%) Firewall
18 10 (12.05%) Microsoft
18 10 (12.05%) AIX
19 9 (10.84%) ActionScript

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 25 (30.12%) CICS
2 11 (13.25%) WebSphere
3 5 (6.02%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (4.82%) Site Server
5 1 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.20%) Confluence
5 1 (1.20%) IIS
5 1 (1.20%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (9.64%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (10.84%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.20%) IaaS
1 1 (1.20%) PaaS
1 1 (1.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (14.46%) SMTP
1 12 (14.46%) SNMP
2 11 (13.25%) TCP/IP
3 10 (12.05%) Firewall
4 9 (10.84%) HTTPS
5 7 (8.43%) APPN
5 7 (8.43%) SNA
6 6 (7.23%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
6 6 (7.23%) Wireshark
7 4 (4.82%) FTP
8 3 (3.61%) LAN
8 3 (3.61%) SSL
8 3 (3.61%) Telnet
9 2 (2.41%) Network Security
9 2 (2.41%) OSPF
9 2 (2.41%) SAN
9 2 (2.41%) WAN
10 1 (1.20%) Internet
10 1 (1.20%) NAS
10 1 (1.20%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (39.76%) DB2
2 3 (3.61%) Blockchain
3 2 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.20%) Big Data
4 1 (1.20%) DataStage
4 1 (1.20%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.20%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (1.20%) IMS/DB
4 1 (1.20%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.20%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.20%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.20%) GitLab
1 1 (1.20%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.20%) JIRA
General
1 18 (21.69%) Banking
2 15 (18.07%) Finance
3 5 (6.02%) Automotive
4 4 (4.82%) Legal
4 4 (4.82%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.20%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.20%) Law
Job Titles
1 14 (16.87%) Analyst
2 13 (15.66%) Architect
3 12 (14.46%) Support Analyst
4 11 (13.25%) Applications Support
4 11 (13.25%) Developer
5 10 (12.05%) Programmer
6 9 (10.84%) Applications Support Analyst
7 8 (9.64%) Systems Programmer
8 5 (6.02%) Administrator
8 5 (6.02%) Mainframe Developer
8 5 (6.02%) Mainframe Programmer
8 5 (6.02%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (4.82%) COBOL Developer
9 4 (4.82%) Consultant
9 4 (4.82%) DBA
9 4 (4.82%) Mainframe Architect
9 4 (4.82%) z/OS Specialist
10 3 (3.61%) Mainframe Specialist
10 3 (3.61%) Mainframe Systems Programmer
10 3 (3.61%) z/OS Systems Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (25.30%) ISPF
2 7 (8.43%) WebSphere MQ
3 6 (7.23%) Software Packaging
4 3 (3.61%) .NET
4 3 (3.61%) Middleware
4 3 (3.61%) Node.js
5 2 (2.41%) Web Services
6 1 (1.20%) APPC
6 1 (1.20%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 53 (63.86%) Mainframe
2 4 (4.82%) IBM Mainframe
3 3 (3.61%) iSeries
3 3 (3.61%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.61%) Replication
4 2 (2.41%) AS400
4 2 (2.41%) CMDB
4 2 (2.41%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.41%) VSAM
5 1 (1.20%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.20%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 43 (51.81%) Unix
2 37 (44.58%) Windows
3 23 (27.71%) Linux
4 11 (13.25%) Windows Server
5 10 (12.05%) AIX
6 3 (3.61%) Solaris
7 2 (2.41%) HPUX
7 2 (2.41%) OS/2
8 1 (1.20%) MVS
8 1 (1.20%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (12.05%) Disaster Recovery
2 8 (9.64%) ITIL
2 8 (9.64%) Web Development
3 6 (7.23%) Asset Management
3 6 (7.23%) High Availability
3 6 (7.23%) Software Asset Management
4 4 (4.82%) Logistics
4 4 (4.82%) Performance Analysis
4 4 (4.82%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (3.61%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (3.61%) Customer Requirements
5 3 (3.61%) DevOps
5 3 (3.61%) Low Latency
5 3 (3.61%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (3.61%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (2.41%) Information Security
6 2 (2.41%) Migration
6 2 (2.41%) Performance Engineering
6 2 (2.41%) Process Improvement
6 2 (2.41%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 42 (50.60%) JCL
2 20 (24.10%) COBOL
3 19 (22.89%) Shell Script
4 16 (19.28%) REXX
5 12 (14.46%) Assembly Language
5 12 (14.46%) SQL
6 9 (10.84%) ActionScript
6 9 (10.84%) ActionScript 2.0
7 4 (4.82%) Java
8 3 (3.61%) C++
9 2 (2.41%) RPG
10 1 (1.20%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (1.20%) CCNA
1 1 (1.20%) CCNP
1 1 (1.20%) CISA
1 1 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (1.20%) CISSP
1 1 (1.20%) CTC Cleared
1 1 (1.20%) DBS Check
1 1 (1.20%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.20%) GDPR
1 1 (1.20%) PMO
System Software
1 20 (24.10%) Time Sharing Option
2 9 (10.84%) RACF
3 4 (4.82%) ACF2
4 1 (1.20%) VirtualBox
4 1 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (3.61%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (1.20%) HP SIM
2 1 (1.20%) Nagios
2 1 (1.20%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 36 (43.37%) IBM
2 18 (21.69%) Remedy
3 15 (18.07%) CA
4 14 (16.87%) BMC
5 10 (12.05%) Microsoft
6 9 (10.84%) IBM Sterling
6 9 (10.84%) OpenText
7 6 (7.23%) Unisys
8 5 (6.02%) SAP
9 4 (4.82%) Oracle
10 3 (3.61%) Cisco
11 2 (2.41%) HP
11 2 (2.41%) Kofax
11 2 (2.41%) Micro Focus
11 2 (2.41%) VMware
12 1 (1.20%) 3PAR
12 1 (1.20%) Citrix
12 1 (1.20%) EMC
12 1 (1.20%) F5
12 1 (1.20%) Mercator