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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 94 92
Rank change year-on-year +5 -2  
Contract jobs citing zOS 1 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.073% 0.38% 0.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.40% 2.16% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 1
Median daily rate £500 £563 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +33.92%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £438 £417
% change year-on-year -8.57% +4.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.00 £31.30
% change year-on-year - +11.82%  

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 247 324 299
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 17.94% 17.68% 20.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 177 145
Median daily rate £400 £375 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +20.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £209 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 15 43
Median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.89% +3.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £28.50 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.97 £16.16
% change year-on-year -8.66% +5.01%  

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
1 4 (80.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (60.00%) Blockchain
2 3 (60.00%) Banking
2 3 (60.00%) Mobile App
2 3 (60.00%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (40.00%) Mainframe
4 1 (20.00%) VMware
4 1 (20.00%) People Management
4 1 (20.00%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (20.00%) OpenView
4 1 (20.00%) HP
4 1 (20.00%) Intel
4 1 (20.00%) RACF
4 1 (20.00%) JCL
4 1 (20.00%) HPUX
4 1 (20.00%) SLA
4 1 (20.00%) IBM
4 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (20.00%) Workflow
4 1 (20.00%) Migration
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (20.00%) Unix

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 3 (60.00%) Blockchain
General
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Architect
1 3 (60.00%) Design Engineer
1 3 (60.00%) Security Architect
1 3 (60.00%) Security Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Computer Operator
2 1 (20.00%) Cybersecurity Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Cybersecurity Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Mainframe Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (40.00%) Mainframe
3 1 (20.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) HPUX
2 1 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (60.00%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) People Management
3 1 (20.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) JCL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) OpenView
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) HP
1 1 (20.00%) IBM
1 1 (20.00%) Intel
1 1 (20.00%) VMware