Period
to 16 January 2018

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 16 January 2018 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 364 338 355
Rank change year-on-year -26 +17 +11
Contract jobs citing zOS 8 15 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.048% 0.098% 0.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.21% 0.44% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 13
South East median daily rate £313 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.71% -17.65% -24.44%
10th Percentile £216 £315 £370
90th Percentile £501 £595 £587
England median daily rate £450 £445 £450
% change year-on-year +1.12% -1.11% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £27.50 £52.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year -47.62% +81.03% -

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 3,786 3,430 4,455
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.85% 22.32% 24.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,133 1,964 2,516
South East median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +8.85%
10th Percentile £143 £200 £200
90th Percentile £550 £538 £513
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 277 269 408
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -20.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £10.90 £10.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.25 £47.79 £50.38
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +3.13%

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 16 January 2018.

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 16 January 2018. 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 +9 7 £250 -61.54%
Berkshire -7 1 £375 -
Thames Valley -32 1 £375 -
zOS
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 6 (75.00%) Mainframe
2 5 (62.50%) Unix
3 4 (50.00%) SQL
3 4 (50.00%) DB2
3 4 (50.00%) IBM
3 4 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (37.50%) Time Sharing Option
4 3 (37.50%) REXX
4 3 (37.50%) JCL
4 3 (37.50%) ISPF
5 2 (25.00%) Replication
5 2 (25.00%) Middleware
5 2 (25.00%) MVS
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (25.00%) SLA
5 2 (25.00%) COBOL
5 2 (25.00%) Oracle
5 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (25.00%) Windows
5 2 (25.00%) AIX
5 2 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (25.00%) Database Tuning
5 2 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database

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 (12.50%) CICS
1 1 (12.50%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) DB2
2 2 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database 12c
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (12.50%) Adabas
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) DBA
1 2 (25.00%) Programmer
2 1 (12.50%) Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) DB2 DBA
2 1 (12.50%) Mainframe Programmer
2 1 (12.50%) MVS Support
2 1 (12.50%) Operations Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Operations Technician
2 1 (12.50%) Senior DB2 DBA
2 1 (12.50%) Senior DBA
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Programmer
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Systems Programmer
2 1 (12.50%) Support Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Support Technician
2 1 (12.50%) Systems Programmer
2 1 (12.50%) z/OS Systems Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) ISPF
2 2 (25.00%) Middleware
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 6 (75.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (25.00%) Replication
3 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Unix
2 2 (25.00%) AIX
2 2 (25.00%) MVS
2 2 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (25.00%) Database Tuning
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Change Management
3 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
3 1 (12.50%) Line Management
3 1 (12.50%) Patch Management
3 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
3 1 (12.50%) Runbook
3 1 (12.50%) Scorecard
3 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) JCL
2 3 (37.50%) REXX
3 2 (25.00%) COBOL
4 1 (12.50%) NATURAL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) SLA
2 1 (12.50%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (12.50%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 1 (12.50%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) IBM
2 2 (25.00%) BMC
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle