The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 28 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
England / North West
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 128 156 142
Rank change year-on-year +28 -14  
Contract jobs citing zOS 4 4 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.15% 0.10% 0.38%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.85% 0.48% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 2
Median daily rate £483 £351 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.46% -17.41%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £367 £322 £405
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £494 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £400 £445
% change year-on-year +10.00% -10.11%  
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 the North West with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 472 830 799
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 18.27% 21.58% 21.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 430 384
Median daily rate £363 £375 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +3.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £514
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 68 94
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £10.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £20.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

zOS
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

zOS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for zOS in the North West

zOS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing zOS in the North West over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for zOS in the North West

zOS
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing zOS within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +14 4 £483 +9.53%
zOS
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 North West 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 the North West 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