The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for zOS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited zOS over the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM z/OS
England / London
Rank 393 417 408
Rank change year-on-year +24 -9  
Contract jobs citing zOS 13 23 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.067% 0.10% 0.057%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.32% 0.52% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 17 5
Median daily rate £480 £493 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.53% -10.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £375 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £580 £573
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £400 £445
% change year-on-year +10.00% -10.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £19.25 -

zOS is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 4012 4414 4662
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 20.61% 19.95% 22.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2807 3118 3169
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £215 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 127 163
Median hourly rate £20.00 £15.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.03% -16.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.92 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.86% +9.16%  

zOS
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing zOS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for zOS in London

zOS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for zOS in London

zOS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing zOS in London over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for zOS in London

zOS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing zOS in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for zOS in London

zOS
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing zOS within the London region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London - 1 £465 -
zOS
England

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 London region with a requirement for zOS.

1 20 (86.96%) IBM
2 14 (60.87%) Windows
3 12 (52.17%) Unix
3 12 (52.17%) JCL
4 11 (47.83%) IBM Sterling
4 11 (47.83%) ISPF
4 11 (47.83%) iSeries
4 11 (47.83%) Time Sharing Option
5 10 (43.48%) Banking
5 10 (43.48%) Tandem
5 10 (43.48%) B2B
6 9 (39.13%) FTP
6 9 (39.13%) Finance
6 9 (39.13%) Mainframe
6 9 (39.13%) Axway
7 6 (26.09%) DB2
8 5 (21.74%) Middleware
9 4 (17.39%) CICS
9 4 (17.39%) Service Delivery
9 4 (17.39%) OMEGAMON
10 3 (13.04%) IBM Mainframe
10 3 (13.04%) WebSphere
10 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (13.04%) WebSphere MQ
10 3 (13.04%) CA
10 3 (13.04%) COBOL
10 3 (13.04%) Java
10 3 (13.04%) Linux
11 2 (8.70%) Apache
11 2 (8.70%) AIX

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 (17.39%) CICS
2 3 (13.04%) WebSphere
3 2 (8.70%) Apache
3 2 (8.70%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (8.70%) IBM HTTP Server
3 2 (8.70%) IIS
3 2 (8.70%) iPlanet
3 2 (8.70%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (8.70%) WebSphere Portal
3 2 (8.70%) WebSphere Process Server
4 1 (4.35%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Bluemix
1 2 (8.70%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (39.13%) FTP
2 2 (8.70%) SSL
3 1 (4.35%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) DB2
2 2 (8.70%) Blockchain
3 1 (4.35%) IDMS
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) ERwin
General
1 10 (43.48%) Banking
2 9 (39.13%) Finance
3 1 (4.35%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Consultant
2 4 (17.39%) Developer
3 2 (8.70%) Applications Consultant
3 2 (8.70%) Build Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) DB2 DBA
3 2 (8.70%) DBA
3 2 (8.70%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Security Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Server Consultant
3 2 (8.70%) WebSphere Consultant
3 2 (8.70%) WebSphere Server Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) Administrator
4 1 (4.35%) Applications Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Cybersecurity Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Design Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Senior Programmer
4 1 (4.35%) Senior Systems Programmer
4 1 (4.35%) Systems Programmer
4 1 (4.35%) Unix Developer
4 1 (4.35%) z/OS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (47.83%) ISPF
2 5 (21.74%) Middleware
3 3 (13.04%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (8.70%) IBM Integration Bus
4 2 (8.70%) Web Services
5 1 (4.35%) REST
5 1 (4.35%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (47.83%) iSeries
2 10 (43.48%) Tandem
3 9 (39.13%) Mainframe
4 3 (13.04%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (8.70%) DataPower
5 2 (8.70%) iPad
5 2 (8.70%) Mobile App
5 2 (8.70%) Replication
6 1 (4.35%) Clustering
6 1 (4.35%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 14 (60.87%) Windows
2 12 (52.17%) Unix
3 3 (13.04%) Linux
4 2 (8.70%) AIX
4 2 (8.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) B2B
2 4 (17.39%) Service Delivery
3 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (8.70%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (8.70%) DevOps
4 2 (8.70%) E-Commerce
4 2 (8.70%) Functional Testing
4 2 (8.70%) Performance Management
4 2 (8.70%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (8.70%) Unit Testing
4 2 (8.70%) Virtual Environments
5 1 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (4.35%) Cryptography
5 1 (4.35%) Data Modelling
5 1 (4.35%) Performance Improvement
5 1 (4.35%) Problem Management
5 1 (4.35%) Service Management
5 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 12 (52.17%) JCL
2 3 (13.04%) COBOL
2 3 (13.04%) Java
3 1 (4.35%) Assembly Language
3 1 (4.35%) C
3 1 (4.35%) REXX
3 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (4.35%) SEPA
System Software
1 11 (47.83%) Time Sharing Option
2 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.35%) ACF2
3 1 (4.35%) Job Entry Subsystem
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) OMEGAMON
2 2 (8.70%) CA Endevor
2 2 (8.70%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 20 (86.96%) IBM
2 11 (47.83%) IBM Sterling
3 9 (39.13%) Axway
4 3 (13.04%) CA
5 2 (8.70%) BMC
5 2 (8.70%) SaltStack
5 2 (8.70%) Splunk
5 2 (8.70%) Syncsort
6 1 (4.35%) Compuware
6 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday