Period
to 19 August 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for zOS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited zOS over the 6 months to 19 August 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 z/OS
UK
6 months to
19 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 764 708 669
Rank change year-on-year -56 -39 +34
Contract jobs citing zOS 94 201 215
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.098% 0.19% 0.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.47% 0.83% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 125 124
UK median daily rate £440 £459 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.14% +8.00% -5.56%
10th Percentile £333 £270 £310
90th Percentile £543 £750 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £426 £425
% change year-on-year -6.16% +0.29% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 7
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £34.75 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.86% -7.33% +25.00%
10th Percentile £26.25 £19.18 £28.88
90th Percentile £28.75 £40.00 £66.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £34.75 £37.00
% change year-on-year -20.86% -6.08% +23.33%

zOS 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 20034 24185 24540
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.78% 22.29% 21.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 12591 15261 14313
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £190 £209 £185
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1146 1270 1956
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% - +3.13%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £43.75 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +3.23%

zOS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing zOS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for zOS in the UK

zOS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for zOS in the UK

zOS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing zOS over the 6 months to 19 August 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for zOS in the UK

zOS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for zOS in the UK

zOS
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing zOS within the UK over the 6 months to 19 August 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 -48 73 £450 -1.96% 4
UK excluding London -15 58 £400 -6.16% 2
London +15 31 £475 -11.63% 2
North of England +30 30 £400 -7.25% 1
North West +38 26 £400 -
Scotland +29 20 £429 -5.92%
South East +14 5 - - 1
North East +33 3 £310 +12.73%
South West -6 2 - -
Yorkshire +8 1 £350 -31.03% 1
East of England -30 1 £375 -

For the 6 months to 19 August 2017, IT contractor jobs citing zOS 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 zOS.

1 61 (64.89%) DB2
2 49 (52.13%) Unix
3 48 (51.06%) IBM
3 48 (51.06%) Mainframe
4 46 (48.94%) Finance
5 41 (43.62%) SQL
6 38 (40.43%) Windows
7 34 (36.17%) JCL
7 34 (36.17%) ISPF
7 34 (36.17%) Time Sharing Option
8 28 (29.79%) RACF
9 27 (28.72%) Middleware
10 22 (23.40%) CICS
10 22 (23.40%) zSecure
11 20 (21.28%) CA
11 20 (21.28%) Linux
11 20 (21.28%) SAS
12 19 (20.21%) Microsoft Excel
12 19 (20.21%) iSeries
13 18 (19.15%) Performance Tuning
13 18 (19.15%) Job Entry Subsystem
13 18 (19.15%) REXX
13 18 (19.15%) Assembly Language
13 18 (19.15%) Banking
13 18 (19.15%) Security Management
14 17 (18.09%) MQSeries
14 17 (18.09%) Sybase
14 17 (18.09%) Project Planning
15 16 (17.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
15 16 (17.02%) PKI

zOS
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 22 (23.40%) CICS
2 20 (21.28%) SAS
3 17 (18.09%) MQSeries
4 10 (10.64%) WebSphere
5 7 (7.45%) IBM HTTP Server
6 6 (6.38%) IIS
6 6 (6.38%) SharePoint
7 5 (5.32%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (4.26%) MS Exchange
9 3 (3.19%) Confluence
9 3 (3.19%) LiveCycle
10 1 (1.06%) Apache
10 1 (1.06%) iPlanet
10 1 (1.06%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (1.06%) WebSphere Portal
10 1 (1.06%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 19 (20.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (17.02%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (17.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (4.26%) Maximo
2 3 (3.19%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.19%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (3.19%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (3.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.06%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (17.02%) Kerberos
1 16 (17.02%) SSH
1 16 (17.02%) SSL
2 13 (13.83%) FTP
3 6 (6.38%) SAN
4 3 (3.19%) ATM
4 3 (3.19%) LDAP
4 3 (3.19%) SMS
5 1 (1.06%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (64.89%) DB2
2 5 (5.32%) Blockchain
2 5 (5.32%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.19%) MongoDB
3 3 (3.19%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.06%) Adabas
4 1 (1.06%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
4 1 (1.06%) IDMS
4 1 (1.06%) IMS/DB
4 1 (1.06%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.06%) SAS EBI
4 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (3.19%) Git (software)
1 3 (3.19%) Jenkins
1 3 (3.19%) JIRA
1 3 (3.19%) SonarQube
1 3 (3.19%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (1.06%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 46 (48.94%) Finance
2 18 (19.15%) Banking
3 2 (2.13%) Advertising
3 2 (2.13%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.06%) Danish Language
Job Titles
1 23 (24.47%) DBA
2 21 (22.34%) DB2 DBA
3 12 (12.77%) Security Engineer
4 11 (11.70%) Architect
5 8 (8.51%) Administrator
5 8 (8.51%) Consultant
5 8 (8.51%) Programmer
6 7 (7.45%) Mainframe Programmer
6 7 (7.45%) RACF Programmer
7 6 (6.38%) Assembler Programmer
7 6 (6.38%) Infrastructure Architect
7 6 (6.38%) SAS Programmer
8 5 (5.32%) DB2 Administrator
8 5 (5.32%) Project Manager
8 5 (5.32%) Security Architect
9 4 (4.26%) Analyst
9 4 (4.26%) CyberArk Engineer
9 4 (4.26%) Design Engineer
10 3 (3.19%) Process Analyst
10 3 (3.19%) Project Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (36.17%) ISPF
2 27 (28.72%) Middleware
3 4 (4.26%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (1.06%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (1.06%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 48 (51.06%) Mainframe
2 19 (20.21%) iSeries
3 16 (17.02%) PKI
4 15 (15.96%) Tandem
5 13 (13.83%) Clustering
6 11 (11.70%) IBM Mainframe
7 5 (5.32%) Mobile App
8 4 (4.26%) AS400
8 4 (4.26%) Replication
9 3 (3.19%) Computer Science
9 3 (3.19%) Data Centre
9 3 (3.19%) Management Information System
10 1 (1.06%) DataPower
10 1 (1.06%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 49 (52.13%) Unix
2 38 (40.43%) Windows
3 20 (21.28%) Linux
4 9 (9.57%) AIX
5 6 (6.38%) Solaris
6 4 (4.26%) MVS
7 3 (3.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (3.19%) SUSE
8 1 (1.06%) HPUX
8 1 (1.06%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (19.15%) Performance Tuning
1 18 (19.15%) Security Management
2 17 (18.09%) Project Planning
3 16 (17.02%) Time Management
4 15 (15.96%) B2B
4 15 (15.96%) Information Security
4 15 (15.96%) People Management
5 8 (8.51%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (7.45%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (7.45%) Problem Management
7 6 (6.38%) ITIL
7 6 (6.38%) Service Delivery
8 5 (5.32%) Cybersecurity
9 4 (4.26%) Change Management
9 4 (4.26%) Identity Management
9 4 (4.26%) Integration Testing
9 4 (4.26%) Migration
9 4 (4.26%) Privileged Identity Management
9 4 (4.26%) Service Management
9 4 (4.26%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 41 (43.62%) SQL
2 34 (36.17%) JCL
3 18 (19.15%) Assembly Language
3 18 (19.15%) REXX
4 16 (17.02%) CLIST
5 15 (15.96%) Perl
5 15 (15.96%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.13%) COBOL
7 1 (1.06%) Java
7 1 (1.06%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 8 (8.51%) Security Cleared
2 7 (7.45%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.32%) Degree
4 3 (3.19%) APMG
4 3 (3.19%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (3.19%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (2.13%) SLA
3 1 (1.06%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.06%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.06%) PMO
System Software
1 34 (36.17%) Time Sharing Option
2 28 (29.79%) RACF
3 18 (19.15%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 10 (10.64%) Active Directory
5 6 (6.38%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (3.19%) ACF2
6 3 (3.19%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 22 (23.40%) zSecure
2 4 (4.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 4 (4.26%) Tivoli
2 4 (4.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (2.13%) OMEGAMON
3 2 (2.13%) SCCM
4 1 (1.06%) CA Endevor
4 1 (1.06%) OpenView
4 1 (1.06%) Perfmon
4 1 (1.06%) SCOM
4 1 (1.06%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 48 (51.06%) IBM
2 20 (21.28%) CA
3 17 (18.09%) Sybase
4 15 (15.96%) IBM Sterling
5 13 (13.83%) Axway
5 13 (13.83%) Oracle
6 8 (8.51%) VMware
7 7 (7.45%) Microsoft
8 5 (5.32%) Intel
9 4 (4.26%) Citrix
9 4 (4.26%) CyberArk
9 4 (4.26%) SAP
10 3 (3.19%) Adobe
10 3 (3.19%) ILOG
11 2 (2.13%) BMC
11 2 (2.13%) HP
11 2 (2.13%) MuleSoft
12 1 (1.06%) F5
12 1 (1.06%) ServiceNow