The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 27 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 / South East
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 247 244 266
Rank change year-on-year -3 +22  
Contract jobs citing zOS 6 21 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.077% 0.23% 0.050%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.35% 0.90% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 5
Median daily rate £480 £415 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.66% -19.02%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £300 £445
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £535 £570
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 South East with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1693 2323 2385
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 21.72% 25.19% 23.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 981 1419 1172
Median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% +3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £185 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 159 222
Median hourly rate £14.85 £19.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.84% +15.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.32 £12.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.18 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.84 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.44% +8.64%  

zOS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 South East

zOS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for zOS in the South East

zOS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for zOS in the South East

zOS
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing zOS within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 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
Buckinghamshire -20 3 - -
Hampshire - 3 £480 -
zOS
England

zOS
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 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 South East region with a requirement for zOS.

1 11 (73.33%) Mainframe
2 9 (60.00%) WebSphere
3 8 (53.33%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (46.67%) Finance
4 7 (46.67%) ITIL
4 7 (46.67%) Unix
4 7 (46.67%) Linux
5 6 (40.00%) DB2
5 6 (40.00%) LDAP
5 6 (40.00%) Oracle
5 6 (40.00%) ILOG
5 6 (40.00%) Staffware
5 6 (40.00%) Problem Management
6 5 (33.33%) CA
6 5 (33.33%) Tivoli NetView
6 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 5 (33.33%) FTP
6 5 (33.33%) TCP/IP
6 5 (33.33%) Windows
6 5 (33.33%) SharePoint
6 5 (33.33%) IIS
7 4 (26.67%) IBM
7 4 (26.67%) Project Management
7 4 (26.67%) Banking
8 3 (20.00%) Incident Management
8 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (20.00%) Degree
8 3 (20.00%) JIRA
8 3 (20.00%) Computer Science
8 3 (20.00%) Spanish Language

zOS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 9 (60.00%) WebSphere
2 8 (53.33%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (33.33%) IIS
3 5 (33.33%) SharePoint
4 3 (20.00%) Confluence
4 3 (20.00%) IBM HTTP Server
4 3 (20.00%) LiveCycle
4 3 (20.00%) SAS
5 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (40.00%) Staffware
2 1 (6.67%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) LDAP
2 5 (33.33%) FTP
2 5 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 3 (20.00%) LAN
3 3 (20.00%) SAN
3 3 (20.00%) WAN
3 3 (20.00%) X.25
4 2 (13.33%) APPN
4 2 (13.33%) ATM
4 2 (13.33%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) DB2
2 3 (20.00%) MongoDB
2 3 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (20.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (20.00%) JIRA
1 3 (20.00%) SonarQube
1 3 (20.00%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 7 (46.67%) Finance
2 4 (26.67%) Banking
3 3 (20.00%) Spanish Language
4 1 (6.67%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Project Manager
3 3 (20.00%) Deployment Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Finance Manager
3 3 (20.00%) Finance Project Manager
3 3 (20.00%) Financial Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Mainframe Programmer
3 3 (20.00%) Mainframe Systems Programmer
3 3 (20.00%) Middleware Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Network Programmer
3 3 (20.00%) Process Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Programmer
3 3 (20.00%) Project Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Systems Programmer
3 3 (20.00%) z/OS Specialist
4 2 (13.33%) Network Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Junior
5 1 (6.67%) Junior Project Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Solutions Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (73.33%) Mainframe
2 3 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (20.00%) LPAR
3 1 (6.67%) AS400
3 1 (6.67%) iSeries
3 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) Linux
1 7 (46.67%) Unix
2 5 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (13.33%) MVS
3 2 (13.33%) OS/390
3 2 (13.33%) Solaris
4 1 (6.67%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) ITIL
2 6 (40.00%) Problem Management
3 4 (26.67%) Project Management
4 3 (20.00%) Agile Project Management
4 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (20.00%) BPMN
4 3 (20.00%) Change Management
4 3 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (20.00%) Incident Management
4 3 (20.00%) ITSM
4 3 (20.00%) Kanban
4 3 (20.00%) Network Management
4 3 (20.00%) Scrum
4 3 (20.00%) Service Management
4 3 (20.00%) UML
5 2 (13.33%) Logistics
5 2 (13.33%) Matrix Organization
5 2 (13.33%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (6.67%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) Java
1 3 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) JCL
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) APMG
1 3 (20.00%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (13.33%) ACF2
3 2 (13.33%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 2 (13.33%) RACF
Systems Management
1 5 (33.33%) Tivoli NetView
2 2 (13.33%) SCCM
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Tivoli
3 1 (6.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) ILOG
1 6 (40.00%) Oracle
2 5 (33.33%) CA
3 4 (26.67%) IBM
4 3 (20.00%) Adobe
4 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (6.67%) Citrix
5 1 (6.67%) SAP
5 1 (6.67%) VMware