Period
to 22 May 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 22 May 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
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 827 728 674
Rank change year-on-year -99 -54 +24
Contract jobs citing zOS 36 67 176
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.039% 0.080% 0.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.19% 0.39% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 43 100
England median daily rate £450 £450 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -0.99% +4.48%
10th Percentile £304 £325 £274
90th Percentile £571 £556 £750
UK median daily rate £441 £440 £459
% change year-on-year +0.28% -4.14% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 8
England median hourly rate - - £34.75
UK median hourly rate - - £34.75

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 19,104 16,972 21,271
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.75% 20.36% 21.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,141 10,804 13,303
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £185 £200 £209
90th Percentile £615 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,233 1,006 1,285
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.97% -0.99% +5.20%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.67
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £46.00
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +3.03% -2.94% +5.20%

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 May 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 22 May 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
South East -19 14 £375 -21.88% 2
London -61 12 £450 -6.25%
Midlands -12 4 £325 -32.64%
East Midlands +2 3 £325 -32.64%
North of England -38 3 £500 +21.21% 1
South West +8 2 £485 +38.57%
North West -40 2 £500 +15.61%
Yorkshire -9 1 - - 1
West Midlands - 1 £325 -
East of England - 1 £285 -
zOS
UK

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 20 (55.56%) Mainframe
2 18 (50.00%) DB2
2 18 (50.00%) Unix
3 15 (41.67%) Finance
3 15 (41.67%) Banking
4 11 (30.56%) Windows
4 11 (30.56%) Linux
5 10 (27.78%) IBM
6 9 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 9 (25.00%) Java
6 9 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (25.00%) WebSphere
7 8 (22.22%) Oracle
8 7 (19.44%) Microsoft Excel
9 6 (16.67%) SQL
9 6 (16.67%) COBOL
9 6 (16.67%) RACF
9 6 (16.67%) ISPF
9 6 (16.67%) Process Improvement
10 5 (13.89%) Jenkins
10 5 (13.89%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (13.89%) Confluence
10 5 (13.89%) GitLab
10 5 (13.89%) Time Sharing Option
10 5 (13.89%) Matrix Organization
10 5 (13.89%) Programme Delivery
10 5 (13.89%) JIRA
10 5 (13.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 5 (13.89%) Kofax

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 9 (25.00%) WebSphere
2 5 (13.89%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (13.89%) Confluence
2 5 (13.89%) IIS
2 5 (13.89%) SharePoint
3 3 (8.33%) CICS
4 2 (5.56%) JBoss
4 2 (5.56%) WildFly
5 1 (2.78%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (19.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (13.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (11.11%) MS Visio
4 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) npm
2 1 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.89%) SAN
2 4 (11.11%) Network Security
3 1 (2.78%) FTP
3 1 (2.78%) SSL
3 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (50.00%) DB2
2 4 (11.11%) Blockchain
2 4 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (5.56%) Oracle Database
3 2 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (5.56%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (5.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (13.89%) GitLab
1 5 (13.89%) Jenkins
1 5 (13.89%) JIRA
2 2 (5.56%) jspm
2 2 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (5.56%) webpack
General
1 15 (41.67%) Banking
1 15 (41.67%) Finance
2 5 (13.89%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 6 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 5 (13.89%) Consultant
2 5 (13.89%) Junior
3 4 (11.11%) Junior Project Manager
4 3 (8.33%) Analyst
4 3 (8.33%) CyberArk Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) DBA
4 3 (8.33%) Developer
4 3 (8.33%) Implementation Manager
4 3 (8.33%) Implementation Project Manager
4 3 (8.33%) Project Implementation Manager
5 2 (5.56%) Angular Developer
5 2 (5.56%) DB2 DBA
5 2 (5.56%) HTML Developer
5 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (5.56%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (5.56%) React Developer
5 2 (5.56%) Security Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Senior DB2 DBA
5 2 (5.56%) Senior DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.67%) ISPF
2 5 (13.89%) .NET
2 5 (13.89%) Middleware
3 2 (5.56%) AngularJS
3 2 (5.56%) CSS
3 2 (5.56%) HTML
3 2 (5.56%) HTML5
3 2 (5.56%) JSON
3 2 (5.56%) Meteor
3 2 (5.56%) Node.js
3 2 (5.56%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 2 (5.56%) Polymer
3 2 (5.56%) React
3 2 (5.56%) RESTful
3 2 (5.56%) Sass
3 2 (5.56%) Semantic UI
3 2 (5.56%) Spring
3 2 (5.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (5.56%) Vaadin
3 2 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (55.56%) Mainframe
2 5 (13.89%) IBM Mainframe
2 5 (13.89%) Management Information System
3 4 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (11.11%) Mobile App
4 2 (5.56%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (5.56%) Replication
4 2 (5.56%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (2.78%) iSeries
5 1 (2.78%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 18 (50.00%) Unix
2 11 (30.56%) Linux
2 11 (30.56%) Windows
3 5 (13.89%) Solaris
4 2 (5.56%) AIX
4 2 (5.56%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.78%) MVS
5 1 (2.78%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (16.67%) Process Improvement
3 5 (13.89%) Kanban
3 5 (13.89%) Matrix Organization
3 5 (13.89%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (13.89%) Programme Delivery
3 5 (13.89%) Release Management
3 5 (13.89%) Technical Architecture
4 4 (11.11%) Cryptography
4 4 (11.11%) Identity Management
4 4 (11.11%) Project Management
5 3 (8.33%) Database Tuning
5 3 (8.33%) Integration Testing
5 3 (8.33%) IT Governance
5 3 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (8.33%) Performance Testing
5 3 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (8.33%) System Testing
5 3 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.00%) Java
2 6 (16.67%) COBOL
2 6 (16.67%) SQL
3 4 (11.11%) JCL
3 4 (11.11%) REXX
4 2 (5.56%) ES6
4 2 (5.56%) ES7
4 2 (5.56%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.56%) TypeScript
5 1 (2.78%) Assembly Language
5 1 (2.78%) C
5 1 (2.78%) C++
5 1 (2.78%) PL/1
5 1 (2.78%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (2.78%) Degree
1 1 (2.78%) Master's Degree
1 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.11%) PMO
2 2 (5.56%) SLA
3 1 (2.78%) QA
3 1 (2.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (16.67%) RACF
2 5 (13.89%) Active Directory
2 5 (13.89%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (2.78%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 1 (2.78%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) HP ALM
2 1 (2.78%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (2.78%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 10 (27.78%) IBM
2 9 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (22.22%) Oracle
4 5 (13.89%) Kofax
5 3 (8.33%) BMC
5 3 (8.33%) CyberArk
6 2 (5.56%) HP
7 1 (2.78%) Axway
7 1 (2.78%) Citrix
7 1 (2.78%) Google
7 1 (2.78%) IBM Sterling
7 1 (2.78%) SAP