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 3 months to 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM OS/2 (OS2)
UK
Rank 606 637 622
Rank change year-on-year +31 -15  
Contract jobs citing OS/2 3 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.007% 0.008% 0.002%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.032% 0.035% 0.009%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Median daily rate £425 £375 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -8.53%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £410
% change year-on-year +13.33% -8.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

OS/2 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 with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 9269 11457 11583
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.72% 21.53% 21.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 5907 7099 6585
Median daily rate £410 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% +1.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £190 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 573 681 957
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.92 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.86% +9.16%  

OS/2
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing OS/2 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing OS/2.

Contractor hourly rate trend for OS/2 in the UK

OS/2
Top 6 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +37 2 £425 +13.33%
North West +27 2 £425 +13.33%
Preston - 2 £425 -
Lancashire - 2 £425 -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -

OS/2
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 (66.67%) Migration
2 3 (50.00%) IBM
2 3 (50.00%) Project Management
2 3 (50.00%) Mainframe
3 2 (33.33%) Unix
3 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (33.33%) Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 2 (33.33%) Data Centre Operations
3 2 (33.33%) Middleware
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (16.67%) SCOrch
4 1 (16.67%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 1 (16.67%) F5
4 1 (16.67%) BIG-IP
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (16.67%) CA Endevor
4 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
4 1 (16.67%) SCOM
4 1 (16.67%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (16.67%) Windows
4 1 (16.67%) AIX
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 2000
4 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
4 1 (16.67%) DHCP

OS/2
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) BIG-IP
1 1 (16.67%) DHCP
1 1 (16.67%) DNS
1 1 (16.67%) Firewall
1 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) DB2
General
1 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Data Centre Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Data Centre Migration Project Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Data Centre Project Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Data Migration Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Data Migration Project Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Migration Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Migration Project Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Data Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Mainframe Operator
2 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (16.67%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Unix
2 1 (16.67%) AIX
2 1 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Windows 2000
2 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (16.67%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Migration
2 3 (50.00%) Project Management
3 2 (33.33%) Data Centre Operations
3 2 (33.33%) Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (16.67%) Change Management
4 1 (16.67%) ITIL
4 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) Job Entry Subsystem
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) CA Endevor
1 1 (16.67%) SCOM
1 1 (16.67%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) IBM
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) F5
3 1 (16.67%) Intel