Period
to 15 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 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 15 December 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
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
15 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 - -
Rank change year-on-year - - -
Contract jobs citing zOS 6 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 1.30% - -
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.95% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Lancashire median daily rate £400 - -
North West median daily rate £469 £363 £425
% change year-on-year +29.31% -14.71% -1.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Lancashire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

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 Lancashire with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Lancashire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 152 151 202
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 32.90% 25.46% 21.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 100 120
Lancashire median daily rate £433 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.81% +6.00% +15.38%
10th Percentile £305 £230 £188
90th Percentile £614 £526 £603
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.29% +4.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 21
Lancashire median hourly rate £42.50 £36.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.44% -1.35% +87.34%
10th Percentile £36.91 £11.65 £12.50
90th Percentile £44.00 £43.00 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £17.43 £15.00 £16.16
% change year-on-year +16.20% -7.18% +7.73%

zOS
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

Job postings citing zOS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Lancashire.

Job vacancy trend for zOS in Lancashire

zOS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing zOS in Lancashire.

Contractor daily rate trend for zOS in Lancashire

zOS
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing zOS within the Lancashire region over the 6 months to 15 December 2017. 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
Preston - 5 £400 -
zOS
North West

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for zOS.

1 6 (100.00%) DB2
2 5 (83.33%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (83.33%) SQL
3 3 (50.00%) Data Migration
3 3 (50.00%) Migration
3 3 (50.00%) Clustering
4 2 (33.33%) Unix
4 2 (33.33%) Windows
4 2 (33.33%) Linux
4 2 (33.33%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (16.67%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) High Availability
5 1 (16.67%) IBM
5 1 (16.67%) Mainframe
5 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery

zOS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (100.00%) DB2
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) DB2 DBA
1 6 (100.00%) DBA
2 1 (16.67%) Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) DB2 Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Clustering
2 1 (16.67%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (16.67%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
1 2 (33.33%) Unix
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (50.00%) Data Migration
2 3 (50.00%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (16.67%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) IBM