Period
to 22 January 2018

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 22 January 2018 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
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 819 743 641
Rank change year-on-year -76 -102 +77
Contract jobs citing zOS 59 113 241
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.059% 0.12% 0.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.29% 0.56% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 57 93
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% -5.56% -10.00%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £361
90th Percentile £565 £553 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £408 £450
% change year-on-year -1.84% -9.44% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 7
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £52.50 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.62% +81.03% -
10th Percentile £26.25 £51.25 £25.40
90th Percentile £28.75 £53.75 £40.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £52.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year -47.62% +81.03% -

zOS 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 20,674 20,132 23,127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.76% 21.12% 21.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,192 12,636 13,728
UK median daily rate £425 £404 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +0.94% +6.67%
10th Percentile £168 £193 £185
90th Percentile £613 £575 £569
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £370 £365
% change year-on-year +4.05% +1.37% +5.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,263 1,267 1,811
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £16.50 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.64% -2.02% +5.25%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.56 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.00 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.93 £16.50
% change year-on-year +3.58% -3.45% +3.13%

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 22 January 2018.

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 14 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 22 January 2018. 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 -50 48 £450 +2.56% 6
UK excluding London -41 34 £400 -1.84% 7
London -31 25 £450 -10.00% 2
Scotland -20 12 £456 +7.35% 3
North of England -3 8 £494 +19.70%
South East -29 8 £313 -10.71% 2
North West +6 6 £494 -
Midlands +3 3 £325 -26.14% 1
South West +8 2 £445 +27.14%
East of England -23 2 £285 -25.97% 1
West Midlands - 2 £325 -
North East +26 1 - -
East Midlands 0 1 £325 -26.14% 1
Yorkshire -7 1 - -

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 36 (61.02%) Finance
2 33 (55.93%) Unix
3 29 (49.15%) Windows
4 25 (42.37%) Mainframe
5 22 (37.29%) DB2
6 21 (35.59%) RACF
7 19 (32.20%) IBM
8 18 (30.51%) SQL
9 16 (27.12%) Linux
10 13 (22.03%) JCL
10 13 (22.03%) Middleware
10 13 (22.03%) ISPF
11 12 (20.34%) Identity Management
11 12 (20.34%) REXX
11 12 (20.34%) Time Sharing Option
12 11 (18.64%) Stakeholder Management
13 10 (16.95%) Banking
13 10 (16.95%) CICS
13 10 (16.95%) Active Directory
13 10 (16.95%) Mobile App
13 10 (16.95%) CyberArk
13 10 (16.95%) Privileged Identity Management
13 10 (16.95%) Blockchain
14 9 (15.25%) Performance Tuning
14 9 (15.25%) User Acceptance Testing
14 9 (15.25%) Integration Testing
14 9 (15.25%) System Testing
15 8 (13.56%) Cryptography
15 8 (13.56%) Oracle
15 8 (13.56%) Microsoft Excel

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 10 (16.95%) CICS
2 7 (11.86%) SAS
3 6 (10.17%) MQSeries
4 3 (5.08%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.69%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (1.69%) JBoss
5 1 (1.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.69%) WildFly
Applications
1 8 (13.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (10.17%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (10.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.39%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.69%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.86%) SSL
2 6 (10.17%) Kerberos
2 6 (10.17%) SSH
3 5 (8.47%) Network Security
4 1 (1.69%) SMS
4 1 (1.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (37.29%) DB2
2 10 (16.95%) Blockchain
3 4 (6.78%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.39%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.39%) MongoDB
4 2 (3.39%) NoSQL
4 2 (3.39%) Oracle Database
4 2 (3.39%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (3.39%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (1.69%) Adabas
5 1 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.69%) jspm
1 1 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.69%) webpack
General
1 36 (61.02%) Finance
2 10 (16.95%) Banking
3 3 (5.08%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 10 (16.95%) CyberArk Engineer
2 8 (13.56%) DBA
3 7 (11.86%) Architect
3 7 (11.86%) DB2 DBA
4 6 (10.17%) Consultant
4 6 (10.17%) Programmer
5 5 (8.47%) Mainframe Programmer
5 5 (8.47%) Security Architect
6 4 (6.78%) Security Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Assembler Programmer
7 3 (5.08%) Design Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) RACF Programmer
7 3 (5.08%) SAS Programmer
8 2 (3.39%) Analyst
8 2 (3.39%) Data Analyst
8 2 (3.39%) Developer
8 2 (3.39%) Security Consultant
8 2 (3.39%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (3.39%) Systems Programmer
8 2 (3.39%) z/OS Systems Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (22.03%) ISPF
1 13 (22.03%) Middleware
2 6 (10.17%) .NET
3 3 (5.08%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (3.39%) LDAP
4 2 (3.39%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 1 (1.69%) Aurelia
5 1 (1.69%) CSS
5 1 (1.69%) HTML5
5 1 (1.69%) IBM Integration Bus
5 1 (1.69%) JSON
5 1 (1.69%) Meteor
5 1 (1.69%) Node.js
5 1 (1.69%) Polymer
5 1 (1.69%) React
5 1 (1.69%) RESTful
5 1 (1.69%) Semantic UI
5 1 (1.69%) Spring
5 1 (1.69%) Vaadin
5 1 (1.69%) Web Components
Miscellaneous
1 25 (42.37%) Mainframe
2 10 (16.95%) Mobile App
3 6 (10.17%) PKI
4 4 (6.78%) IBM Mainframe
5 3 (5.08%) Clustering
5 3 (5.08%) iSeries
5 3 (5.08%) Management Information System
5 3 (5.08%) Replication
5 3 (5.08%) Tandem
6 1 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.69%) AS400
6 1 (1.69%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 33 (55.93%) Unix
2 29 (49.15%) Windows
3 16 (27.12%) Linux
4 5 (8.47%) AIX
5 2 (3.39%) MVS
5 2 (3.39%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.69%) OS/2
6 1 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.69%) Solaris
6 1 (1.69%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (20.34%) Identity Management
2 11 (18.64%) Stakeholder Management
3 10 (16.95%) Privileged Identity Management
4 9 (15.25%) Integration Testing
4 9 (15.25%) Performance Tuning
4 9 (15.25%) System Testing
4 9 (15.25%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (13.56%) Cryptography
6 7 (11.86%) Information Security
6 7 (11.86%) Security Management
7 6 (10.17%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (10.17%) People Management
7 6 (10.17%) Project Planning
7 6 (10.17%) Time Management
8 3 (5.08%) Cybersecurity
8 3 (5.08%) Line Management
9 2 (3.39%) Compliance Audit
9 2 (3.39%) Performance Monitoring
9 2 (3.39%) Privileged Access Management
9 2 (3.39%) Re-Platforming
Programming Languages
1 18 (30.51%) SQL
2 13 (22.03%) JCL
3 12 (20.34%) REXX
4 6 (10.17%) Assembly Language
4 6 (10.17%) CLIST
4 6 (10.17%) Java
4 6 (10.17%) Perl
4 6 (10.17%) Shell Script
5 3 (5.08%) COBOL
6 2 (3.39%) VBA
7 1 (1.69%) ES6
7 1 (1.69%) ES7
7 1 (1.69%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.69%) NATURAL
7 1 (1.69%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (3.39%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (1.69%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (3.39%) SLA
2 1 (1.69%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 21 (35.59%) RACF
2 12 (20.34%) Time Sharing Option
3 10 (16.95%) Active Directory
4 8 (13.56%) Job Entry Subsystem
5 1 (1.69%) ACF2
5 1 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (11.86%) zSecure
2 2 (3.39%) CA Endevor
3 1 (1.69%) Control-M
3 1 (1.69%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 19 (32.20%) IBM
2 10 (16.95%) CyberArk
3 8 (13.56%) Oracle
4 7 (11.86%) CA
5 6 (10.17%) Sybase
6 5 (8.47%) Kofax
6 5 (8.47%) Microsoft
7 3 (5.08%) BMC
8 2 (3.39%) IBM Sterling
9 1 (1.69%) Ab Initio
9 1 (1.69%) Intel
9 1 (1.69%) MuleSoft
9 1 (1.69%) VMware