Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 137 159 126
Rank change year-on-year +22 -33 -1
Contract jobs citing zOS 4 3 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.14% 0.085% 0.65%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.70% 0.39% 3.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 6
Manchester median daily rate £500 £410 £448
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.95% -8.38% +3.77%
10th Percentile £470 £405 £406
90th Percentile £526 £415 £519
North West median daily rate £450 £363 £425
% change year-on-year +24.14% -14.71% -1.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester 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 Manchester with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 573 768 740
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 19.52% 21.70% 19.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 521 384
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £136 £184 £163
90th Percentile £538 £500 £487
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £368
% change year-on-year - +8.84% +13.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 36 86
Manchester median hourly rate £17.43 £15.00 £13.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.20% +9.57% -5.59%
10th Percentile £11.35 £9.75 £10.13
90th Percentile £41.83 £40.00 £38.75
North West median hourly rate £17.43 £14.57 £15.82
% change year-on-year +19.67% -7.90% +5.43%

zOS
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (100.00%) Mobile App
1 4 (100.00%) Finance
1 4 (100.00%) Blockchain
2 3 (75.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (75.00%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) Banking
3 2 (50.00%) Cryptography
4 1 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (25.00%) Security Architecture
4 1 (25.00%) IBM
4 1 (25.00%) Mainframe
4 1 (25.00%) Translating Business Requirements

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 (100.00%) Blockchain
General
1 4 (100.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Architect
1 4 (100.00%) Security Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Cybersecurity Architect
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (25.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Cybersecurity
1 3 (75.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (50.00%) Cryptography
3 1 (25.00%) Security Architecture
3 1 (25.00%) Translating Business Requirements
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) IBM