The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for OS/390 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited OS/390 over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM OS/390 (OS390)
UK
Rank 581 635 628
Rank change year-on-year +54 -7  
Contract jobs citing OS/390 2 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% 0.009% 0.006%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.022% 0.044% 0.025%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 2
Median daily rate - £370 £421
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -12.16%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £370 £430
% change year-on-year - -13.95%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

OS/390 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 9290 11459 11776
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.68% 21.53% 21.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5914 7098 6682
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 576 684 975
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 £37.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.84 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.44% +8.64%  

OS/390
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing OS/390 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for OS/390 in the UK

OS/390
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing OS/390.

Contractor daily rate trend for OS/390 in the UK

OS/390
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing OS/390.

Contractor hourly rate trend for OS/390 in the UK

OS/390
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/390 within the UK over the 3 months to 27 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 +46 2 - -
York - 2 - -
North Yorkshire - 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 - -

OS/390
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing OS/390 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/390.

1 5 (71.43%) Unix
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
1 5 (71.43%) IBM
2 4 (57.14%) JCL
3 3 (42.86%) Middleware
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) AIX
3 3 (42.86%) Solaris
3 3 (42.86%) MQSeries
3 3 (42.86%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (42.86%) ITIL
3 3 (42.86%) SSL
3 3 (42.86%) WebSphere
3 3 (42.86%) IBM Integration Bus
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server
4 2 (28.57%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (28.57%) Process Improvement
4 2 (28.57%) ACF2
4 2 (28.57%) Time Sharing Option
4 2 (28.57%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 2 (28.57%) FTP
4 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
4 2 (28.57%) SNA
4 2 (28.57%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (28.57%) CA
4 2 (28.57%) zOS
4 2 (28.57%) MVS
4 2 (28.57%) Tivoli NetView
4 2 (28.57%) RACF
4 2 (28.57%) GIS

OS/390
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 3 (42.86%) MQSeries
1 3 (42.86%) WebSphere
1 3 (42.86%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (14.29%) AquaLogic
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 1 (14.29%) Tuxedo
2 1 (14.29%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) OpenText MBPM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) SSL
2 2 (28.57%) APPN
2 2 (28.57%) FTP
2 2 (28.57%) SNA
2 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) GIS
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Consultant
1 3 (42.86%) Middleware Consultant
1 3 (42.86%) Support Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Business Change Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Business Systems Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Change Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Network Specialist
2 2 (28.57%) Systems Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) z/OS Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) IBM Integration Bus
1 3 (42.86%) Middleware
2 1 (14.29%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Unix
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) AIX
2 3 (42.86%) Solaris
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server
3 2 (28.57%) MVS
3 2 (28.57%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) JCL
2 1 (14.29%) C
2 1 (14.29%) C++
2 1 (14.29%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) ACF2
1 2 (28.57%) Job Entry Subsystem
1 2 (28.57%) RACF
1 2 (28.57%) Time Sharing Option
1 2 (28.57%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) IBM
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) CA
4 1 (14.29%) Axway
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle
4 1 (14.29%) Sun