The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 30 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.

IBM z/OS
North West / Manchester
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 83 100 90
Rank change year-on-year +17 -10  
Contract jobs citing zOS 4 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.30% 0.11% 0.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.63% 0.58% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 2
Median daily rate £483 £441 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.53% +3.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £367 £369 £405
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £512 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £415 £445
% change year-on-year +6.02% -6.74%  
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 Manchester with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 245 347 325
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 18.50% 19.31% 20.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 179 155
Median daily rate £365 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.35% -2.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £462 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 29
Median hourly rate £15.50 £14.25 £13.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.77% +2.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £142.75 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +6.45%  

zOS
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 Manchester

zOS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for zOS in Manchester

zOS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing zOS in Manchester over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for zOS in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 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 Manchester region with a requirement for zOS.

1 5 (83.33%) Windows
1 5 (83.33%) Finance
1 5 (83.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (66.67%) Mobile App
2 4 (66.67%) Blockchain
2 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 3 (50.00%) Banking
4 2 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (33.33%) Mainframe
5 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
5 1 (16.67%) Workflow
5 1 (16.67%) Migration
5 1 (16.67%) ITIL
5 1 (16.67%) Unix
5 1 (16.67%) OpenView
5 1 (16.67%) HP
5 1 (16.67%) Intel
5 1 (16.67%) RACF
5 1 (16.67%) JCL
5 1 (16.67%) HPUX
5 1 (16.67%) SLA
5 1 (16.67%) IBM
5 1 (16.67%) VMware
5 1 (16.67%) People Management
5 1 (16.67%) IBM Mainframe

zOS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 4 (66.67%) Blockchain
General
1 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 3 (50.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Design Engineer
1 4 (66.67%) Security Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Security Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Computer Operator
3 1 (16.67%) Mainframe Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Mobile App
2 2 (33.33%) Mainframe
3 1 (16.67%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) HPUX
2 1 (16.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) People Management
3 1 (16.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) JCL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) OpenView
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) HP
1 1 (16.67%) IBM
1 1 (16.67%) Intel
1 1 (16.67%) VMware