Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 800 721 654
Rank change year-on-year -79 -67 +13
Contract jobs citing zOS 78 171 253
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.079% 0.16% 0.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.38% 0.73% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 97 113
UK median daily rate £433 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.89% +5.88% -6.08%
10th Percentile £325 £312 £310
90th Percentile £520 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £405 £428
% change year-on-year -1.23% -5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 9
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £35.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.43% -6.67% +25.00%
10th Percentile £26.25 £30.95 £26.65
90th Percentile £28.75 £48.25 £66.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year -21.43% -5.41% +23.33%

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 20703 23389 24592
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.84% 22.01% 21.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 13083 14712 14493
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £175 £203 £185
90th Percentile £594 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £355
% change year-on-year - +5.63% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1232 1294 1940
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% - +6.45%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £43.75 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.81 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +5.03% - +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 20 October 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 13 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 20 October 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 -40 59 £438 -4.37% 2
UK excluding London -15 54 £400 -1.23% 1
North of England +32 27 £400 +1.59%
North West +30 22 £425 +17.24%
London 0 22 £475 -5.00% 1
Scotland +10 20 £470 +6.33%
North East +44 3 £310 -11.43%
South East +6 3 £375 -23.08% 1
South West +14 2 - -
Yorkshire +12 2 £350 -33.33%
East of England -27 2 £375 -
Midlands +31 1 £325 -34.34%
East Midlands +2 1 £325 -10.80%

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 52 (66.67%) DB2
2 43 (55.13%) Finance
3 42 (53.85%) Mainframe
4 37 (47.44%) IBM
5 36 (46.15%) Unix
6 35 (44.87%) SQL
7 28 (35.90%) RACF
8 26 (33.33%) Middleware
8 26 (33.33%) Windows
9 25 (32.05%) JCL
9 25 (32.05%) ISPF
9 25 (32.05%) Time Sharing Option
10 23 (29.49%) CICS
11 19 (24.36%) CA
11 19 (24.36%) REXX
11 19 (24.36%) zSecure
12 18 (23.08%) Security Management
12 18 (23.08%) Assembly Language
12 18 (23.08%) Microsoft Excel
13 17 (21.79%) MQSeries
13 17 (21.79%) Sybase
13 17 (21.79%) SSL
13 17 (21.79%) Project Planning
14 16 (20.51%) SSH
14 16 (20.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
14 16 (20.51%) PKI
14 16 (20.51%) Microsoft Office
14 16 (20.51%) Kerberos
14 16 (20.51%) SAS
14 16 (20.51%) Linux

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 23 (29.49%) CICS
2 17 (21.79%) MQSeries
3 16 (20.51%) SAS
4 6 (7.69%) WebSphere
5 3 (3.85%) IBM HTTP Server
6 2 (2.56%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (2.56%) IIS
6 2 (2.56%) MS Exchange
6 2 (2.56%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.28%) JBoss
7 1 (1.28%) WildFly
Applications
1 18 (23.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (20.51%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (20.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.28%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 17 (21.79%) SSL
2 16 (20.51%) Kerberos
2 16 (20.51%) SSH
3 4 (5.13%) FTP
3 4 (5.13%) SAN
4 3 (3.85%) ATM
4 3 (3.85%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (66.67%) DB2
2 7 (8.97%) Blockchain
3 4 (5.13%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.56%) Adabas
5 1 (1.28%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
5 1 (1.28%) IMS/DB
5 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.28%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (1.28%) jspm
1 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.28%) webpack
General
1 43 (55.13%) Finance
2 11 (14.10%) Banking
3 3 (3.85%) Advertising
4 1 (1.28%) Danish Language
4 1 (1.28%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 21 (26.92%) DBA
2 19 (24.36%) DB2 DBA
3 12 (15.38%) Architect
4 8 (10.26%) Mainframe Programmer
4 8 (10.26%) Programmer
4 8 (10.26%) Security Engineer
5 7 (8.97%) Administrator
5 7 (8.97%) Security Architect
6 6 (7.69%) Assembler Programmer
6 6 (7.69%) CyberArk Engineer
6 6 (7.69%) RACF Programmer
6 6 (7.69%) SAS Programmer
7 5 (6.41%) Infrastructure Architect
8 4 (5.13%) DB2 Administrator
9 3 (3.85%) Consultant
9 3 (3.85%) Developer
9 3 (3.85%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
9 3 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
10 2 (2.56%) AWS Architect
10 2 (2.56%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (33.33%) Middleware
2 25 (32.05%) ISPF
3 4 (5.13%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (1.28%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.28%) Aurelia
4 1 (1.28%) CSS
4 1 (1.28%) HTML
4 1 (1.28%) HTML5
4 1 (1.28%) JSON
4 1 (1.28%) Meteor
4 1 (1.28%) Node.js
4 1 (1.28%) Polymer
4 1 (1.28%) React
4 1 (1.28%) RESTful
4 1 (1.28%) Sass
4 1 (1.28%) Semantic UI
4 1 (1.28%) Spring
4 1 (1.28%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (1.28%) Vaadin
4 1 (1.28%) Web Components
Miscellaneous
1 42 (53.85%) Mainframe
2 16 (20.51%) PKI
3 11 (14.10%) Clustering
4 9 (11.54%) IBM Mainframe
4 9 (11.54%) iSeries
5 7 (8.97%) Mobile App
5 7 (8.97%) Tandem
6 4 (5.13%) Replication
7 3 (3.85%) AS400
8 2 (2.56%) Management Information System
9 1 (1.28%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (1.28%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 36 (46.15%) Unix
2 26 (33.33%) Windows
3 16 (20.51%) Linux
4 5 (6.41%) AIX
4 5 (6.41%) Solaris
5 3 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (3.85%) SUSE
6 2 (2.56%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (23.08%) Security Management
2 17 (21.79%) Project Planning
3 16 (20.51%) Performance Tuning
3 16 (20.51%) Time Management
4 15 (19.23%) Information Security
4 15 (19.23%) People Management
5 9 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (7.69%) B2B
6 6 (7.69%) Identity Management
6 6 (7.69%) Integration Testing
6 6 (7.69%) Privileged Identity Management
6 6 (7.69%) System Testing
6 6 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (6.41%) Cybersecurity
7 5 (6.41%) Service Delivery
8 4 (5.13%) Data Migration
8 4 (5.13%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (5.13%) Migration
9 3 (3.85%) Cryptography
9 3 (3.85%) Feasibility Study
Programming Languages
1 35 (44.87%) SQL
2 25 (32.05%) JCL
3 19 (24.36%) REXX
4 18 (23.08%) Assembly Language
5 16 (20.51%) CLIST
6 15 (19.23%) Perl
6 15 (19.23%) Shell Script
7 4 (5.13%) COBOL
8 1 (1.28%) ECMAScript
8 1 (1.28%) ES6
8 1 (1.28%) Java
8 1 (1.28%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.28%) NATURAL
8 1 (1.28%) PL/1
8 1 (1.28%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 7 (8.97%) Security Cleared
2 6 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.28%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.28%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.28%) ISO 9001
1 1 (1.28%) PMO
1 1 (1.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (1.28%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (35.90%) RACF
2 25 (32.05%) Time Sharing Option
3 16 (20.51%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 9 (11.54%) Active Directory
5 4 (5.13%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (2.56%) ACF2
7 2 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (24.36%) zSecure
2 2 (2.56%) OMEGAMON
2 2 (2.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (2.56%) SCCM
2 2 (2.56%) Tivoli
2 2 (2.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (1.28%) CA Endevor
3 1 (1.28%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 37 (47.44%) IBM
2 19 (24.36%) CA
3 17 (21.79%) Sybase
4 8 (10.26%) Oracle
5 6 (7.69%) CyberArk
5 6 (7.69%) IBM Sterling
6 5 (6.41%) VMware
7 4 (5.13%) Axway
7 4 (5.13%) Microsoft
8 3 (3.85%) Intel
9 2 (2.56%) BMC
9 2 (2.56%) Citrix
9 2 (2.56%) MuleSoft
9 2 (2.56%) SAP
10 1 (1.28%) HP
10 1 (1.28%) ServiceNow