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 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 604 639 636
Rank change year-on-year +35 -3  
Contract jobs citing OS/390 6 15 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.028% 0.011%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.061% 0.12% 0.049%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 12 0
Median daily rate £300 £287 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £287 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £36.00 £31.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +15.01%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £36.00 £31.30
% change year-on-year - +15.01%  

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 9844 12513 12202
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.89% 23.18% 22.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 6134 7886 7140
Median daily rate £403 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.89% +12.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 552 659 953
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  

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 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 3 months to 27 June 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 +18 6 £300 +7.14%
North West +22 3 - -
Manchester +17 3 - -
City of London - 3 £300 -
London - 3 £300 -

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 6 (75.00%) Mainframe
2 5 (62.50%) JCL
2 5 (62.50%) Unix
3 3 (37.50%) COBOL
3 3 (37.50%) SQL
3 3 (37.50%) DB2
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (37.50%) IBM Notes
3 3 (37.50%) Client/Server
3 3 (37.50%) MS Visio
3 3 (37.50%) SOA
3 3 (37.50%) IBM
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (37.50%) HP
3 3 (37.50%) CICS
3 3 (37.50%) Assembly Language
3 3 (37.50%) Lotus
3 3 (37.50%) Tivoli
3 3 (37.50%) Tivoli NetView
3 3 (37.50%) BMC PATROL
3 3 (37.50%) Front Office
3 3 (37.50%) AS400
3 3 (37.50%) Asset Management
3 3 (37.50%) IBM Mainframe
3 3 (37.50%) hybris
3 3 (37.50%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (25.00%) Process Improvement
4 2 (25.00%) Time Sharing Option
4 2 (25.00%) GIS
4 2 (25.00%) Windows

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 (37.50%) CICS
1 3 (37.50%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (37.50%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) DB2
2 2 (25.00%) GIS
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) JIRA
General
1 3 (37.50%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
2 3 (37.50%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (37.50%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Asset Management Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Support Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Trade Floor Support Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Business Change Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Business Systems Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Change Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Mainframe Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Mainframe Test Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Systems Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 6 (75.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (37.50%) AS400
2 3 (37.50%) Client/Server
2 3 (37.50%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Unix
2 2 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Asset Management
1 3 (37.50%) SOA
2 2 (25.00%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) JCL
2 3 (37.50%) Assembly Language
2 3 (37.50%) COBOL
2 3 (37.50%) SQL
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (25.00%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) BMC PATROL
1 3 (37.50%) Tivoli
1 3 (37.50%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) HP
1 3 (37.50%) hybris
1 3 (37.50%) IBM
1 3 (37.50%) Lotus
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft