Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 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/390 (OS390)
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 873 858 868
Rank change year-on-year -15 +10 +7
Contract jobs citing OS/390 4 23 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% 0.022% 0.018%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.018% 0.10% 0.082%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 12 10
UK median daily rate £300 £350 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.29% +12.90% -17.88%
10th Percentile £275 £273 £287
90th Percentile £325 £403 £368
UK excluding London median daily rate - £350 £310
% change year-on-year - +12.90% -17.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 0
UK median hourly rate - £36.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £36.00 -

OS/390 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 21623 22568 24329
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.97% 21.55% 21.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 13749 14223 14346
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £170 £200 £185
90th Percentile £600 £575 £557
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year +1.35% +2.78% +8.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1302 1300 1945
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.28 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.53% -1.36% +4.76%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.62 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £43.75 £42.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.26 £16.16
% change year-on-year +8.13% -5.57% +4.26%

OS/390
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing OS/390 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing OS/390.

Contractor hourly rate trend for OS/390 in the UK

OS/390
Top 5 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 6 months to 21 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 -3 4 £300 -14.29%
North of England +39 3 - -
UK excluding London -2 3 - -
North West - 3 - -
London - 1 £300 -

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 4 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (75.00%) COBOL
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) DB2
2 3 (75.00%) HP
2 3 (75.00%) CICS
2 3 (75.00%) Assembly Language
2 3 (75.00%) hybris
2 3 (75.00%) SOA
2 3 (75.00%) JCL
3 1 (25.00%) Front Office
3 1 (25.00%) AS400
3 1 (25.00%) Asset Management
3 1 (25.00%) JIRA
3 1 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (25.00%) Unix
3 1 (25.00%) IBM Notes
3 1 (25.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (25.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (25.00%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (25.00%) IBM
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Lotus
3 1 (25.00%) Tivoli
3 1 (25.00%) Tivoli NetView
3 1 (25.00%) BMC PATROL

OS/390
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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (75.00%) CICS
2 1 (25.00%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (25.00%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (25.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Mainframe Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Mainframe Test Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
3 1 (25.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Asset Management Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Test Leader
3 1 (25.00%) Trade Floor Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (25.00%) AS400
2 1 (25.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) SOA
2 1 (25.00%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Assembly Language
1 3 (75.00%) COBOL
1 3 (75.00%) JCL
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) BMC PATROL
1 1 (25.00%) Tivoli
1 1 (25.00%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) HP
1 3 (75.00%) hybris
2 1 (25.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) Lotus
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft