Period
to 16 June 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 16 June 2019 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
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
16 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 579 616 564
Rank change year-on-year +37 -52 -31
Contract jobs citing zOS 38 38 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.078% 0.072% 0.100%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.36% 0.34% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 12 24
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £434 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.96% -1.48% +0.57%
10th Percentile £296 £308 £321
90th Percentile £526 £556 £510
UK median daily rate £425 £430 £450
% change year-on-year -1.05% -4.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

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 UK excluding London with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 10,484 11,139 10,521
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 21.64% 21.19% 21.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,178 6,363 6,121
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.27% -1.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £143 £163 £170
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
UK median daily rate £432 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +1.65% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 888 1,018 896
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.58% -5.47%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.40
90th Percentile £48.75 £45.91 £44.75
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -2.94%

zOS
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing zOS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for zOS in the UK excluding London

zOS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for zOS in the UK excluding London

zOS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing zOS in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 16 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for zOS in the UK excluding London

zOS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for zOS in the UK excluding London

zOS
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing zOS within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 16 June 2019. 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
South West -6 14 £463 -11.90%
South East +10 9 £475 +26.67%
East of England - 7 £425 -
North of England +38 4 £376 -24.80%
Scotland +13 3 £269 -37.37%
Yorkshire +17 2 £376 -
East Midlands +20 1 £315 -3.08%
Midlands +18 1 £315 -3.08%
North West +17 1 - -
North East - 1 - -
zOS
UK

For the 6 months to 16 June 2019, 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for zOS.

1 24 (63.16%) IBM
1 24 (63.16%) Mainframe
2 15 (39.47%) Linux
3 13 (34.21%) DB2
4 11 (28.95%) COBOL
5 8 (21.05%) Assembly Language
5 8 (21.05%) Time Sharing Option
5 8 (21.05%) Problem-Solving
6 7 (18.42%) Microsoft
6 7 (18.42%) REXX
6 7 (18.42%) SQL Server
6 7 (18.42%) Windows
6 7 (18.42%) Banking
7 6 (15.79%) Finance
7 6 (15.79%) Java
7 6 (15.79%) Infrastructure as Code
8 5 (13.16%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (13.16%) Ansible
8 5 (13.16%) JCL
8 5 (13.16%) RACF
8 5 (13.16%) Unix
8 5 (13.16%) ISPF
8 5 (13.16%) WebSphere
8 5 (13.16%) OMEGAMON
8 5 (13.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (10.53%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (10.53%) Wealth Management
9 4 (10.53%) Bash Shell
9 4 (10.53%) Retail Banking
9 4 (10.53%) Retail

zOS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 (13.16%) WebSphere
2 2 (5.26%) CICS
2 2 (5.26%) SAS
3 1 (2.63%) Apache Spark
3 1 (2.63%) JBoss
3 1 (2.63%) WildFly
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.89%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (7.89%) OpenShift
2 2 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.26%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (5.26%) IBM Cloud
2 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.63%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.53%) ATM
2 3 (7.89%) SSL
2 3 (7.89%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.63%) APPN
3 1 (2.63%) FTP
3 1 (2.63%) LAN
3 1 (2.63%) SMTP
3 1 (2.63%) SNA
3 1 (2.63%) SNMP
3 1 (2.63%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (34.21%) DB2
2 7 (18.42%) SQL Server
3 4 (10.53%) MySQL
3 4 (10.53%) Oracle Database
3 4 (10.53%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (10.53%) Oracle Database 12c
4 3 (7.89%) Relational Database
5 2 (5.26%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (5.26%) Hadoop
5 2 (5.26%) MongoDB
5 2 (5.26%) SAP Data Services
6 1 (2.63%) Easytrieve
6 1 (2.63%) HBase
6 1 (2.63%) NoSQL
6 1 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 3 (7.89%) ProC
2 2 (5.26%) InstallAnywhere
2 2 (5.26%) Travis CI
3 1 (2.63%) Appium
3 1 (2.63%) Gradle
3 1 (2.63%) HP UFT
3 1 (2.63%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.63%) jspm
3 1 (2.63%) JUnit
3 1 (2.63%) Maven
3 1 (2.63%) Selenium
3 1 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.63%) TestNG
3 1 (2.63%) webpack
General
1 7 (18.42%) Banking
2 6 (15.79%) Finance
3 4 (10.53%) Retail
3 4 (10.53%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (26.32%) Consultant
2 7 (18.42%) Programmer
3 6 (15.79%) Developer
4 5 (13.16%) DBA
4 5 (13.16%) Mainframe Developer
4 5 (13.16%) Mainframe Programmer
4 5 (13.16%) Systems Programmer
5 4 (10.53%) Administrator
5 4 (10.53%) Mainframe Systems Programmer
6 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 2 (5.26%) Linux Consultant
7 2 (5.26%) Mainframe Consultant
7 2 (5.26%) Mainframe Specialist
7 2 (5.26%) MongoDB DBA
7 2 (5.26%) z/OS Specialist
7 2 (5.26%) z/OS Systems Programmer
8 1 (2.63%) Angular Developer
8 1 (2.63%) RACF Programmer
8 1 (2.63%) Test Automation Manager
8 1 (2.63%) z/OS Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.16%) ISPF
2 2 (5.26%) AngularJS
2 2 (5.26%) Kafka
2 2 (5.26%) Spring
2 2 (5.26%) Web Services
3 1 (2.63%) APPC
3 1 (2.63%) Aurelia
3 1 (2.63%) JSON
3 1 (2.63%) Meteor
3 1 (2.63%) Middleware
3 1 (2.63%) Polymer
3 1 (2.63%) React
3 1 (2.63%) RESTful
3 1 (2.63%) Sass
3 1 (2.63%) Semantic UI
3 1 (2.63%) Spring Boot
3 1 (2.63%) Swagger
3 1 (2.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (2.63%) Vaadin
3 1 (2.63%) Web Components
Miscellaneous
1 24 (63.16%) Mainframe
2 5 (13.16%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (7.89%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.26%) VSAM
5 1 (2.63%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 15 (39.47%) Linux
2 7 (18.42%) Windows
3 5 (13.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (13.16%) Unix
4 4 (10.53%) Windows Server
4 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (7.89%) Solaris
6 2 (5.26%) OS/2
6 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.63%) AIX
7 1 (2.63%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.05%) Problem-Solving
2 6 (15.79%) Infrastructure as Code
3 4 (10.53%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (10.53%) Wealth Management
4 3 (7.89%) Data Modelling
5 2 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (5.26%) DevOps
5 2 (5.26%) ITIL
5 2 (5.26%) Structured Programming
6 1 (2.63%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (2.63%) Customer Requirements
6 1 (2.63%) Deployment Automation
6 1 (2.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 1 (2.63%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (2.63%) Mentoring
6 1 (2.63%) Performance Testing
6 1 (2.63%) Problem Management
6 1 (2.63%) Release Management
6 1 (2.63%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (2.63%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 11 (28.95%) COBOL
2 8 (21.05%) Assembly Language
3 7 (18.42%) REXX
4 6 (15.79%) Java
5 5 (13.16%) JCL
6 4 (10.53%) Bash Shell
6 4 (10.53%) Python
7 3 (7.89%) JavaScript
8 2 (5.26%) CLIST
8 2 (5.26%) Go
8 2 (5.26%) Korn
8 2 (5.26%) Perl
8 2 (5.26%) PowerShell
8 2 (5.26%) SQL
9 1 (2.63%) ES6
9 1 (2.63%) ES7
9 1 (2.63%) Java 8
9 1 (2.63%) PL/1
9 1 (2.63%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) QA
System Software
1 8 (21.05%) Time Sharing Option
2 5 (13.16%) RACF
3 3 (7.89%) Docker
4 2 (5.26%) ACF2
4 2 (5.26%) Job Entry Subsystem
Systems Management
1 5 (13.16%) Ansible
1 5 (13.16%) OMEGAMON
2 2 (5.26%) Kubernetes
2 2 (5.26%) Tivoli NetView
3 1 (2.63%) Tivoli
3 1 (2.63%) zSecure
Vendors
1 24 (63.16%) IBM
2 7 (18.42%) Microsoft
3 4 (10.53%) Oracle
3 4 (10.53%) Red Hat
4 3 (7.89%) CA
4 3 (7.89%) SAP
5 2 (5.26%) Google
5 2 (5.26%) Informatica
5 2 (5.26%) Micro Focus
5 2 (5.26%) Teradata
6 1 (2.63%) Monetate
6 1 (2.63%) ServiceNow