Period
to 4 April 2020

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 4 April 2020 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
4 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 117 143 147
Rank change year-on-year +26 +4 -10
Contract jobs citing zOS 2 3 1
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Manchester 0.096% 0.10% 0.034%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.43% 0.51% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
Median daily rate £425 £415 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% -10.27% -4.15%
10th Percentile £383 £398 £456
90th Percentile £448 £433 £469
North West median daily rate £384 £415 £463
% change year-on-year -7.47% -10.27% -4.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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 463 591 581
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 22.11% 20.56% 19.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 384 361
Median daily rate £400 £385 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.90% -3.75% +2.56%
10th Percentile £120 £146 £175
90th Percentile £575 £575 £575
North West median daily rate £388 £395 £400
% change year-on-year -1.90% -1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 38 51
Median hourly rate £19.17 £16.50 £17.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.15% -5.34% +20.21%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.87 £12.25
90th Percentile £35.00 £36.13 £40.00
Median hourly rate £18.25 £17.42 £15.86
% change year-on-year +4.76% +9.84% -0.88%

zOS
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for zOS in Manchester

zOS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing zOS in Manchester.

Daily rate trend for zOS in Manchester

For the 6 months to 4 April 2020, 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 Manchester region with a requirement for zOS.

1 2 (100.00%) ActionScript
1 2 (100.00%) Unix
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) HTTPS
1 2 (100.00%) IBM
1 2 (100.00%) BMC
1 2 (100.00%) Shell Script
1 2 (100.00%) JCL
1 2 (100.00%) Remedy
1 2 (100.00%) OpenText
1 2 (100.00%) IBM Sterling
1 2 (100.00%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (100.00%) ActionScript 2.0
2 1 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (50.00%) Document Management
2 1 (50.00%) Finance

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:

Business Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) HTTPS
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Applications Support
2 1 (50.00%) Applications Support Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) IT Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) IT Support
2 1 (50.00%) IT Support Analyst
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Unix
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Document Management
1 1 (50.00%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) ActionScript
1 2 (100.00%) ActionScript 2.0
1 2 (100.00%) JCL
1 2 (100.00%) Shell Script
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) BMC
1 2 (100.00%) IBM
1 2 (100.00%) IBM Sterling
1 2 (100.00%) OpenText
1 2 (100.00%) Remedy