The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 28 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 West
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 121 -
Contract jobs citing zOS 0 13 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West - 0.45% -
As % of the Operating Systems category - 1.95% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 8 0
Median daily rate - £275 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £400 £445
% change year-on-year +10.00% -10.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £19.25 -
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 West with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 457 665 619
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 17.78% 22.84% 19.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 400 310
Median daily rate £350 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £170 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £455 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 73 85
Median hourly rate £16.50 £19.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.28% +13.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.72 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £46.27 £36.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

zOS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

zOS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for zOS in the South West

zOS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for zOS in the South West

zOS
Top 1 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 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 West region with a requirement for zOS.

1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe

zOS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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:

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe Operations Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe Operator
1 1 (100.00%) Operations Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) z/OS Operator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe