Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 369 367 363
Rank change year-on-year -2 -4 +1
Contract jobs citing zOS 7 3 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.042% 0.018% 0.088%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.20% 0.081% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
South East median daily rate £330 £375 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.00% -23.08% +14.71%
10th Percentile £315 £363 £346
90th Percentile £345 £388 £619
England median daily rate £400 £438 £470
% change year-on-year -8.57% -6.91% +10.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £27.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year - -21.43% -6.67%

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 3,467 3,708 4,052
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 21.05% 22.80% 23.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,850 2,065 2,392
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +4.83%
10th Percentile £163 £163 £190
90th Percentile £570 £538 £538
England median daily rate £435 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +2.35% +3.66% +5.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 310 288 281
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.58% -5.22%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.18 £10.88
90th Percentile £51.00 £49.50 £48.75
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -

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 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 17 October 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 - 5 £330 -
Buckinghamshire +21 2 - -
Thames Valley +11 2 - -
zOS
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing zOS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South East region with a requirement for zOS.

1 7 (100.00%) Linux
1 7 (100.00%) Unix
1 7 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 4 (57.14%) DB2
3 3 (42.86%) Automotive
4 2 (28.57%) Matrix Organization
4 2 (28.57%) PMO
4 2 (28.57%) Programme Delivery
4 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
4 2 (28.57%) GitLab
4 2 (28.57%) Confluence
4 2 (28.57%) Process Improvement
4 2 (28.57%) WebSphere
4 2 (28.57%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (28.57%) JIRA
4 2 (28.57%) Release Management
4 2 (28.57%) Kanban
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (28.57%) Banking
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle
4 2 (28.57%) Finance
4 2 (28.57%) Financial Institution
4 2 (28.57%) IIS
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (28.57%) Web Services
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
4 2 (28.57%) Solaris
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft

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 2 (28.57%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (28.57%) CICS
1 2 (28.57%) Confluence
1 2 (28.57%) IIS
1 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
1 2 (28.57%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) GitLab
1 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
1 2 (28.57%) JIRA
General
1 3 (42.86%) Automotive
2 2 (28.57%) Banking
2 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Infrastructure Specialist
1 3 (42.86%) Mainframe Specialist
1 3 (42.86%) z/OS Specialist
2 2 (28.57%) Administrator
2 2 (28.57%) Project Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Junior
3 1 (14.29%) Junior PMO
3 1 (14.29%) Junior Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Linux Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) PMO Manager
3 1 (14.29%) PMO Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Unix Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Linux
1 7 (100.00%) Unix
2 2 (28.57%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (28.57%) Kanban
1 2 (28.57%) Matrix Organization
1 2 (28.57%) Process Improvement
1 2 (28.57%) Programme Delivery
1 2 (28.57%) Project Management
1 2 (28.57%) Release Management
1 2 (28.57%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (14.29%) IT Governance
2 1 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) JCL
1 2 (28.57%) REXX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) PMO
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) Google