Period
to 20 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 810 721 676
Rank change year-on-year -89 -45 +19
Contract jobs citing zOS 45 91 178
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.048% 0.10% 0.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.23% 0.50% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 51 63
England median daily rate £450 £440 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% -2.22% -14.29%
10th Percentile £309 £325 £310
90th Percentile £563 £556 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £450
% change year-on-year +2.27% -2.22% -10.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
England median hourly rate - £52.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +87.50% -
UK median hourly rate - £52.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year - +87.50% -

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 19,368 18,365 21,079
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.77% 20.79% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,520 11,681 12,707
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £170 £200 £192
90th Percentile £620 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,169 1,147 1,630
England median hourly rate £17.38 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.30% - +3.13%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.37
90th Percentile £47.83 £45.16 £46.00
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +3.03% - +3.13%

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 February 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 February 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
London -22 21 £475 -9.52% 1
South East -23 12 £345 -27.37% 3
Midlands +7 4 £325 -32.64%
North of England -13 4 £500 +19.05% 1
North West +11 3 £500 +7.53%
South West +15 2 £485 +38.57%
East Midlands +3 2 £325 -32.64%
West Midlands - 2 £325 -
East of England - 2 £285 - 1
Yorkshire -22 1 - - 1
zOS
UK

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 23 (51.11%) Finance
2 22 (48.89%) Unix
2 22 (48.89%) Windows
3 19 (42.22%) Mainframe
4 13 (28.89%) DB2
4 13 (28.89%) IBM
5 11 (24.44%) RACF
5 11 (24.44%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (22.22%) Banking
6 10 (22.22%) Mobile App
6 10 (22.22%) Active Directory
6 10 (22.22%) Linux
6 10 (22.22%) Blockchain
7 9 (20.00%) Identity Management
8 8 (17.78%) Java
8 8 (17.78%) ISPF
8 8 (17.78%) Cryptography
9 7 (15.56%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (15.56%) SQL
9 7 (15.56%) COBOL
9 7 (15.56%) JCL
9 7 (15.56%) CyberArk
9 7 (15.56%) Time Sharing Option
9 7 (15.56%) Privileged Identity Management
10 6 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (13.33%) Integration Testing
10 6 (13.33%) System Testing
11 5 (11.11%) Network Security
11 5 (11.11%) IBM Mainframe
11 5 (11.11%) Performance Tuning

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 4 (8.89%) CICS
2 3 (6.67%) WebSphere
3 2 (4.44%) JBoss
3 2 (4.44%) WildFly
4 1 (2.22%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.44%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.11%) Network Security
2 1 (2.22%) SSL
2 1 (2.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (28.89%) DB2
2 10 (22.22%) Blockchain
3 4 (8.89%) SQL Server
4 2 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database
4 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (4.44%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (4.44%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.22%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 2 (4.44%) jspm
1 2 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (4.44%) webpack
General
1 23 (51.11%) Finance
2 10 (22.22%) Banking
3 3 (6.67%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 7 (15.56%) CyberArk Engineer
2 6 (13.33%) Architect
2 6 (13.33%) Consultant
3 5 (11.11%) Security Architect
4 4 (8.89%) Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) DBA
5 3 (6.67%) Design Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Developer
5 3 (6.67%) Programmer
5 3 (6.67%) Security Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Data Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) DB2 DBA
6 2 (4.44%) HTML Developer
6 2 (4.44%) JavaScript Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Security Consultant
6 2 (4.44%) Senior DBA
6 2 (4.44%) Support Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Technical Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Technical Support
6 2 (4.44%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.78%) ISPF
2 5 (11.11%) .NET
2 5 (11.11%) Middleware
3 2 (4.44%) AngularJS
3 2 (4.44%) Aurelia
3 2 (4.44%) CSS
3 2 (4.44%) HTML
3 2 (4.44%) HTML5
3 2 (4.44%) JSON
3 2 (4.44%) LDAP
3 2 (4.44%) Node.js
3 2 (4.44%) Polymer
3 2 (4.44%) RESTful
3 2 (4.44%) Sass
3 2 (4.44%) Semantic UI
3 2 (4.44%) Spring
3 2 (4.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (4.44%) Vaadin
3 2 (4.44%) Web Components
3 2 (4.44%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (42.22%) Mainframe
2 10 (22.22%) Mobile App
3 5 (11.11%) IBM Mainframe
4 3 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.67%) iSeries
4 3 (6.67%) Management Information System
4 3 (6.67%) Tandem
5 2 (4.44%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (4.44%) Replication
6 1 (2.22%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 22 (48.89%) Unix
1 22 (48.89%) Windows
2 10 (22.22%) Linux
3 2 (4.44%) AIX
3 2 (4.44%) MVS
3 2 (4.44%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (24.44%) Stakeholder Management
2 9 (20.00%) Identity Management
3 8 (17.78%) Cryptography
4 7 (15.56%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (15.56%) Privileged Identity Management
5 6 (13.33%) Integration Testing
5 6 (13.33%) System Testing
5 6 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (6.67%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (6.67%) Database Tuning
7 3 (6.67%) Line Management
8 2 (4.44%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (4.44%) Compliance Audit
8 2 (4.44%) Data Analysis
8 2 (4.44%) Data Mapping
8 2 (4.44%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (4.44%) Privileged Access Management
8 2 (4.44%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (4.44%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.78%) Java
2 7 (15.56%) COBOL
2 7 (15.56%) JCL
2 7 (15.56%) SQL
3 5 (11.11%) REXX
4 2 (4.44%) ES6
4 2 (4.44%) ES7
4 2 (4.44%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.44%) TypeScript
4 2 (4.44%) VBA
5 1 (2.22%) Assembly Language
5 1 (2.22%) C
5 1 (2.22%) C++
5 1 (2.22%) NATURAL
5 1 (2.22%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 1 (2.22%) Degree
1 1 (2.22%) Master's Degree
1 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (4.44%) SLA
2 1 (2.22%) ISO 8583
2 1 (2.22%) QA
System Software
1 11 (24.44%) RACF
2 10 (22.22%) Active Directory
3 7 (15.56%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (2.22%) ACF2
4 1 (2.22%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 1 (2.22%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.44%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (2.22%) CA Endevor
2 1 (2.22%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 13 (28.89%) IBM
2 7 (15.56%) CyberArk
3 5 (11.11%) Kofax
4 4 (8.89%) Microsoft
4 4 (8.89%) Oracle
5 3 (6.67%) BMC
6 2 (4.44%) HP
6 2 (4.44%) IBM Sterling
7 1 (2.22%) SAP