Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 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 West
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 208 199 219
Rank change year-on-year -9 +20 -30
Contract jobs citing zOS 2 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.035% 0.070% 0.077%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.19% 0.32% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 4
South West median daily rate - £425 £489
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -13.04% -18.54%
England median daily rate £425 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% -9.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £37.25
% change year-on-year -31.25% +7.38% +24.17%

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 West with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1065 1232 1365
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 18.86% 21.59% 20.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 633 729 771
South West median daily rate £350 £350 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.41% +5.71%
10th Percentile £148 £135 £150
90th Percentile £513 £550 £500
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 119 163
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.25 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.75% -17.57% +8.82%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.70 £11.17
90th Percentile £44.38 £43.35 £43.20
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 West

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

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing zOS in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for zOS in the South West

zOS
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 21 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
Wiltshire - 2 - -
zOS
England

For the 6 months to 21 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 West region with a requirement for zOS.

1 2 (100.00%) DB2
1 2 (100.00%) IBM
1 2 (100.00%) RACF
1 2 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 2 (100.00%) Security Management
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) Ethical Hacking
1 2 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 2 (100.00%) IBM Mainframe
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (100.00%) zSecure
1 2 (100.00%) Virtual Machines

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) DB2
General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Mainframe Systems Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Security Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) RACF Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) IBM Mainframe
1 2 (100.00%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (100.00%) Ethical Hacking
1 2 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Security Management
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) RACF
1 2 (100.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) zSecure
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) IBM