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 23 June 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
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 252 258 272
Rank change year-on-year +6 +14  
Contract jobs citing zOS 2 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.026% 0.045% 0.095%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.12% 0.18% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 7
Median daily rate - - £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £440 £417
% change year-on-year -9.03% +5.45%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.00 £31.30
% change year-on-year - +11.82%  

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 1699 2211 2404
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 21.95% 24.67% 25.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 931 1302 1261
Median daily rate £386 £385 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.32% +6.20%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £508 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 155 246
Median hourly rate £16.50 £21.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.64% +29.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £49.46 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year -6.06% +1.85%  

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 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 3 months to 23 June 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 -16 2 - -
zOS
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 6 (75.00%) Problem Management
2 5 (62.50%) WebSphere
2 5 (62.50%) Oracle
2 5 (62.50%) DB2
2 5 (62.50%) IIS
2 5 (62.50%) Linux
2 5 (62.50%) Unix
2 5 (62.50%) SharePoint
2 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 5 (62.50%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (62.50%) Mainframe
3 4 (50.00%) Finance
3 4 (50.00%) Project Management
4 3 (37.50%) Staffware
4 3 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (37.50%) ITSM
4 3 (37.50%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (37.50%) Scrum
4 3 (37.50%) IBM HTTP Server
4 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (37.50%) Incident Management
4 3 (37.50%) Degree
4 3 (37.50%) JIRA
4 3 (37.50%) Computer Science
4 3 (37.50%) Kanban
4 3 (37.50%) BPMN
4 3 (37.50%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (37.50%) Git (software)
4 3 (37.50%) LiveCycle
4 3 (37.50%) LPAR

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 5 (62.50%) BizTalk Server
1 5 (62.50%) IIS
1 5 (62.50%) SharePoint
1 5 (62.50%) WebSphere
2 3 (37.50%) Confluence
2 3 (37.50%) IBM HTTP Server
2 3 (37.50%) LiveCycle
2 3 (37.50%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) FTP
1 3 (37.50%) LAN
1 3 (37.50%) LDAP
1 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
1 3 (37.50%) WAN
1 3 (37.50%) X.25
2 2 (25.00%) ATM
2 2 (25.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) DB2
2 3 (37.50%) MongoDB
2 3 (37.50%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Git (software)
1 3 (37.50%) Jenkins
1 3 (37.50%) JIRA
1 3 (37.50%) SonarQube
1 3 (37.50%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Project Manager
2 3 (37.50%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Finance Manager
2 3 (37.50%) Finance Project Manager
2 3 (37.50%) Financial Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Mainframe Programmer
2 3 (37.50%) Mainframe Systems Programmer
2 3 (37.50%) Network Programmer
2 3 (37.50%) Process Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Programmer
2 3 (37.50%) Project Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Systems Programmer
3 1 (12.50%) Banking Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) SharePoint Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Mainframe
2 3 (37.50%) Computer Science
2 3 (37.50%) Data Centre
2 3 (37.50%) LPAR
3 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Linux
1 5 (62.50%) Unix
2 3 (37.50%) Windows
3 2 (25.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Problem Management
2 4 (50.00%) Project Management
3 3 (37.50%) Agile Project Management
3 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (37.50%) BPMN
3 3 (37.50%) Change Management
3 3 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (37.50%) Incident Management
3 3 (37.50%) ITIL
3 3 (37.50%) ITSM
3 3 (37.50%) Kanban
3 3 (37.50%) Network Management
3 3 (37.50%) Scrum
3 3 (37.50%) Service Management
3 3 (37.50%) UML
4 2 (25.00%) Logistics
4 2 (25.00%) Matrix Organization
4 2 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (25.00%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) APMG
1 3 (37.50%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (37.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) Tivoli NetView
2 2 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Oracle
2 3 (37.50%) Adobe
2 3 (37.50%) CA
2 3 (37.50%) ILOG
3 2 (25.00%) IBM
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft