Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 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 > South East
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 356 349 359
Rank change year-on-year -7 +10 +5
Contract jobs citing zOS 2 16 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.012% 0.096% 0.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.053% 0.42% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 9
South East median daily rate £300 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.29% -17.65% -3.41%
10th Percentile £228 £315 £333
90th Percentile £373 £595 £513
England median daily rate £438 £450 £426
% change year-on-year -2.78% +5.57% -8.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East 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 South East with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 3787 3850 4764
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.83% 23.17% 24.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2113 2245 2623
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +6.62%
10th Percentile £150 £186 £205
90th Percentile £550 £538 £492
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 296 269 462
South East median hourly rate £17.77 £17.06 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.16% -7.78% +17.63%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.25 £48.89 £47.83
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +6.45%

zOS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing zOS in the South East over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for zOS in the South East

zOS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 19 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
Hampshire +6 1 £225 -65.38%
Thames Valley -17 1 £375 -
Berkshire - 1 £375 -
zOS
England

For the 6 months to 19 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 South East region with a requirement for zOS.

1 2 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) ISO 8583
2 1 (50.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (50.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (50.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (50.00%) Line Management
2 1 (50.00%) Scorecard
2 1 (50.00%) Runbook
2 1 (50.00%) COBOL
2 1 (50.00%) Unix
2 1 (50.00%) Adabas
2 1 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (50.00%) CICS
2 1 (50.00%) MVS
2 1 (50.00%) NATURAL
2 1 (50.00%) JCL

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 1 (50.00%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Adabas
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Mainframe Programmer
1 1 (50.00%) MVS Support
1 1 (50.00%) Operations Technician
1 1 (50.00%) Programmer
1 1 (50.00%) Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (50.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) MVS
1 1 (50.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (50.00%) Line Management
1 1 (50.00%) Problem Management
1 1 (50.00%) Runbook
1 1 (50.00%) Scorecard
1 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) COBOL
1 1 (50.00%) JCL
1 1 (50.00%) NATURAL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) ISO 8583
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) IBM