Period
to 20 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Swindon 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 20 August 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
Wiltshire > Swindon
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 55 55 52
Rank change year-on-year 0 -3 +13
Contract jobs citing zOS 11 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 1.59% 0.30% 0.75%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.69% 2.00% 3.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 3
Swindon median daily rate £448 - £275
10th Percentile £306 - £263
90th Percentile £562 - £298
Wiltshire median daily rate £448 - £275
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Swindon median hourly rate - - £19.25
Wiltshire median hourly rate - - £19.25

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 Swindon with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Swindon
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 143 100 162
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 20.66% 14.93% 24.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 68 107
Swindon median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% - -6.25%
10th Percentile £204 £254 £135
90th Percentile £575 £540 £550
Wiltshire median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 3
Swindon median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.62% -31.58% +12.93%
10th Percentile £11.17 £12.50 £14.90
90th Percentile £19.25 £31.25 £19.70
Wiltshire median hourly rate £41.53 £13.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year +207.63% -62.76% +90.49%

zOS
Job Vacancy Trend in Swindon

Job postings citing zOS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Swindon.

Job vacancy trend for zOS in Swindon

zOS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Contractor daily rate trend for zOS in Swindon

zOS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing zOS in Swindon over the 6 months to 20 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for zOS in Swindon

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 Swindon region with a requirement for zOS.

1 7 (63.64%) Windows
1 7 (63.64%) AIX
1 7 (63.64%) Windows Server
2 5 (45.45%) High Availability
3 4 (36.36%) WebSphere
3 4 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (36.36%) Finance
3 4 (36.36%) Legal
3 4 (36.36%) Manufacturing
3 4 (36.36%) Logistics
3 4 (36.36%) CICS
3 4 (36.36%) WebSphere MQ
3 4 (36.36%) Mainframe
3 4 (36.36%) Unisys
3 4 (36.36%) COBOL
3 4 (36.36%) SQL
3 4 (36.36%) DB2
3 4 (36.36%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (36.36%) SAP
3 4 (36.36%) Performance Analysis
4 3 (27.27%) Unix
4 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
4 3 (27.27%) Site Server
4 3 (27.27%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
5 2 (18.18%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (18.18%) Automotive
5 2 (18.18%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (18.18%) CMDB
5 2 (18.18%) DevOps

zOS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Swindon 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 4 (36.36%) CICS
1 4 (36.36%) WebSphere
1 4 (36.36%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (27.27%) Site Server
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) DB2
General
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
1 4 (36.36%) Legal
1 4 (36.36%) Manufacturing
2 2 (18.18%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Architect
2 5 (45.45%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (36.36%) COBOL Developer
3 4 (36.36%) Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Technical Architect
4 2 (18.18%) Technical Solutions Architect
5 1 (9.09%) Cloud Architect
5 1 (9.09%) Cloud Solutions Architect
5 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Architect
5 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Mainframe
2 2 (18.18%) CMDB
2 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) AIX
1 7 (63.64%) Windows
1 7 (63.64%) Windows Server
2 3 (27.27%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) High Availability
2 4 (36.36%) Logistics
2 4 (36.36%) Performance Analysis
2 4 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (18.18%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (18.18%) DevOps
4 2 (18.18%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (9.09%) Performance Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) COBOL
1 4 (36.36%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) DBS Check
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) SAP
1 4 (36.36%) Unisys