Period
to 16 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 16 December 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
England > Midlands
6 months to
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 235 256 223
Rank change year-on-year +21 -33 -11
Contract jobs citing zOS 3 4 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.037% 0.042% 0.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.19% 0.27% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 3
Midlands median daily rate £325 £498 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -34.67% +17.06% -7.61%
10th Percentile £313 £482 £408
90th Percentile £338 £549 £508
England median daily rate £450 £445 £428
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.09% -14.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £27.50 £52.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year -47.62% +59.09% +10.00%

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 the Midlands with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1616 1494 1538
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 19.79% 15.87% 18.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 961 836 660
Midlands median daily rate £350 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +11.11% +3.85%
10th Percentile £161 £134 £162
90th Percentile £544 £525 £481
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 159 219
Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +7.69% -5.45%
10th Percentile £10.60 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £33.50 £28.60 £20.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +3.13%

zOS
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for zOS in the Midlands

zOS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for zOS in the Midlands

zOS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for zOS in the Midlands

zOS
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing zOS within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 16 December 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands +21 2 £325 -34.67%
East Midlands - 1 £325 -
zOS
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 Midlands region with a requirement for zOS.

1 3 (100.00%) DB2
1 3 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (66.67%) RACF
2 2 (66.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Service Management
2 2 (66.67%) Identity Management
2 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) VBA
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (66.67%) Unix
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) LDAP
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (66.67%) Data Mapping
2 2 (66.67%) Line Management
2 2 (66.67%) Data Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Compliance Audit
2 2 (66.67%) Privileged Access Management
3 1 (33.33%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (33.33%) npm
3 1 (33.33%) Aurelia
3 1 (33.33%) jspm
3 1 (33.33%) Spring
3 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
3 1 (33.33%) JSON
3 1 (33.33%) WildFly
3 1 (33.33%) React

zOS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 1 (33.33%) CICS
1 1 (33.33%) JBoss
1 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
1 1 (33.33%) WildFly
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) DB2
2 1 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) jspm
1 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (33.33%) webpack
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Data Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Angular Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) HTML Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Identity and Access Management Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
1 1 (33.33%) Aurelia
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) HTML5
1 1 (33.33%) JSON
1 1 (33.33%) Meteor
1 1 (33.33%) Node.js
1 1 (33.33%) Polymer
1 1 (33.33%) React
1 1 (33.33%) RESTful
1 1 (33.33%) Sass
1 1 (33.33%) Semantic UI
1 1 (33.33%) Spring
1 1 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 1 (33.33%) Vaadin
1 1 (33.33%) Web Components
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (33.33%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
1 2 (66.67%) Unix
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Compliance Audit
1 2 (66.67%) Data Analysis
1 2 (66.67%) Data Mapping
1 2 (66.67%) Identity Management
1 2 (66.67%) Line Management
1 2 (66.67%) Privileged Access Management
1 2 (66.67%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 1 (33.33%) Identity Access Management
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) VBA
2 1 (33.33%) COBOL
2 1 (33.33%) ECMAScript
2 1 (33.33%) ES6
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) TypeScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) RACF
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle