Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 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
England > North West
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 187 218 201
Rank change year-on-year +31 -17 -8
Contract jobs citing zOS 14 10 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.25% 0.15% 0.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.23% 0.69% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 11
North West median daily rate £450 £363 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.14% -14.71% -1.45%
10th Percentile £388 £319 £368
90th Percentile £519 £463 £500
England median daily rate £438 £450 £428
% change year-on-year -2.78% +5.26% -7.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -31.25% +6.67% +25.00%

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 North West with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1134 1446 1712
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 19.95% 20.97% 19.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 698 926 920
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £160 £187 £175
90th Percentile £550 £525 £513
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 93 184
North West median hourly rate £17.43 £14.50 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.21% -8.05% +5.13%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.95 £10.83
90th Percentile £43.78 £40.00 £38.75
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +6.45%

zOS
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

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
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 6 months to 18 November 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
Lancashire - 10 £400 -
Manchester +21 4 £500 +21.95%
zOS
England

For the 6 months to 18 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 North West region with a requirement for zOS.

1 10 (71.43%) DB2
2 7 (50.00%) SQL
2 7 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
3 6 (42.86%) Windows
4 5 (35.71%) Clustering
5 4 (28.57%) Finance
5 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
5 4 (28.57%) Mainframe
5 4 (28.57%) Mobile App
5 4 (28.57%) Blockchain
6 3 (21.43%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (21.43%) Data Migration
6 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
6 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
6 3 (21.43%) Unix
6 3 (21.43%) Linux
6 3 (21.43%) Migration
6 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (14.29%) Banking
7 2 (14.29%) Cryptography
7 2 (14.29%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (14.29%) IBM
7 2 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (7.14%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (7.14%) iSeries
8 1 (7.14%) Security Architecture
8 1 (7.14%) High Availability
8 1 (7.14%) Translating Business Requirements
8 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
8 1 (7.14%) Citrix

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
1 1 (7.14%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (71.43%) DB2
2 4 (28.57%) Blockchain
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) DB2 DBA
1 9 (64.29%) DBA
2 5 (35.71%) Architect
3 4 (28.57%) Security Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Cybersecurity Architect
4 1 (7.14%) DB2 Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Architect
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Clustering
2 4 (28.57%) Mainframe
2 4 (28.57%) Mobile App
3 2 (14.29%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (7.14%) AS400
4 1 (7.14%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Windows
2 3 (21.43%) Linux
2 3 (21.43%) Unix
3 1 (7.14%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (21.43%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (21.43%) Data Migration
2 3 (21.43%) Migration
2 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (14.29%) Cryptography
4 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (7.14%) High Availability
4 1 (7.14%) Security Architecture
4 1 (7.14%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
1 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (7.14%) Tivoli
1 1 (7.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) IBM
2 1 (7.14%) Citrix
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) SAP
2 1 (7.14%) VMware