Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for OS/2 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited OS/2 over the 6 months to 19 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 OS/2 (OS2)
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 871 890 888
Rank change year-on-year +19 -2 -30
Contract jobs citing OS/2 4 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% 0.006% 0.003%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.019% 0.027% 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 3
UK median daily rate £425 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +20.00% -
10th Percentile £413 £370 £362
90th Percentile £438 £480 £467
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £375
% change year-on-year -5.56% +20.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

OS/2 is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 21272 22613 24585
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.98% 21.57% 21.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 13519 14253 14509
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
10th Percentile £170 £200 £187
90th Percentile £600 £575 £561
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year +1.35% +2.07% +8.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1288 1301 1951
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -1.52% +4.93%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.63 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £43.75 £42.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.63 £15.26 £16.16
% change year-on-year +8.98% -5.57% +4.26%

OS/2
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing OS/2 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for OS/2 in the UK

OS/2
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing OS/2.

Contractor daily rate trend for OS/2 in the UK

OS/2
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing OS/2.

Contractor hourly rate trend for OS/2 in the UK

OS/2
Top 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OS/2 within the UK over the 6 months to 19 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
England +20 4 £425 -5.56% 1
North of England +55 3 £425 -5.56%
North West +21 3 £425 -5.56%
UK excluding London +21 3 £425 -5.56%

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing OS/2 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for OS/2.

1 4 (100.00%) Migration
1 4 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (25.00%) Data Centre Operations
2 1 (25.00%) Runbook
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Unix
2 1 (25.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (25.00%) Change Management

OS/2
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (25.00%) Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (25.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) Data Centre Operations
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Runbook
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) IBM