Period
to 21 June 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 21 June 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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 825 766 694
Rank change year-on-year -59 -72 +7
Contract jobs citing zOS 54 80 205
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.054% 0.088% 0.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.26% 0.42% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 45 123
UK median daily rate £444 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.39% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £310 £358 £263
90th Percentile £553 £527 £750
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £440 £415
% change year-on-year -0.57% +6.02% -2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 10
UK median hourly rate - - £34.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £34.75

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 20,844 18,976 23,829
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.84% 20.82% 22.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,121 11,954 14,866
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £185 £200 £208
90th Percentile £606 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -0.98% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,398 1,125 1,343
UK median hourly rate £17.39 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.39% -2.94% +5.20%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.75
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.64 £16.50
% change year-on-year +2.30% -5.21% +4.76%

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 21 June 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 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 21 June 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
UK excluding London -8 42 £438 -0.57% 6
England -82 34 £456 -1.88% 3
Scotland -31 18 £434 -1.48% 4
South East -11 14 £375 -21.88% 1
London -52 10 £475 - 1
North of England -51 6 £500 +17.65% 1
Yorkshire -12 4 - - 1
East Midlands 0 3 £325 -32.64%
Midlands -11 3 £325 -32.64%
North West -26 2 £500 +25.00%
South West - 1 £525 -

For the 6 months to 21 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing zOS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for zOS.

1 40 (74.07%) Mainframe
2 32 (59.26%) DB2
3 25 (46.30%) IBM
4 21 (38.89%) Banking
5 20 (37.04%) WebSphere
5 20 (37.04%) Unix
6 18 (33.33%) SQL
7 17 (31.48%) REXX
7 17 (31.48%) Finance
8 16 (29.63%) RACF
9 14 (25.93%) BMC
9 14 (25.93%) CA
10 12 (22.22%) Oracle
11 11 (20.37%) Java
11 11 (20.37%) CICS
11 11 (20.37%) Microsoft
11 11 (20.37%) Middleware
12 10 (18.52%) Replication
13 9 (16.67%) JCL
13 9 (16.67%) Linux
13 9 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
13 9 (16.67%) ISPF
13 9 (16.67%) Time Sharing Option
14 8 (14.81%) OMEGAMON
14 8 (14.81%) .NET
14 8 (14.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
15 7 (12.96%) COBOL
15 7 (12.96%) SQL Server
15 7 (12.96%) Process Improvement
16 6 (11.11%) Kofax

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 20 (37.04%) WebSphere
2 11 (20.37%) CICS
3 6 (11.11%) SharePoint
4 5 (9.26%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (9.26%) Confluence
4 5 (9.26%) IIS
5 4 (7.41%) SAS
6 3 (5.56%) MQSeries
7 2 (3.70%) JBoss
7 2 (3.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (3.70%) WildFly
Applications
1 9 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (14.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (9.26%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (9.26%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (7.41%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.70%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.26%) SAN
1 5 (9.26%) SSL
2 3 (5.56%) Kerberos
2 3 (5.56%) SSH
3 2 (3.70%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.85%) FTP
4 1 (1.85%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (59.26%) DB2
2 7 (12.96%) SQL Server
3 4 (7.41%) Relational Database
4 3 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (5.56%) Oracle Database
5 2 (3.70%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (3.70%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.85%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.85%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (9.26%) GitLab
1 5 (9.26%) Jenkins
1 5 (9.26%) JIRA
2 2 (3.70%) jspm
2 2 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.70%) webpack
General
1 21 (38.89%) Banking
2 17 (31.48%) Finance
3 5 (9.26%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 12 (22.22%) DBA
2 11 (20.37%) DB2 DBA
3 7 (12.96%) Project Manager
4 6 (11.11%) Programmer
5 5 (9.26%) Systems Programmer
6 4 (7.41%) Architect
6 4 (7.41%) Consultant
6 4 (7.41%) Developer
6 4 (7.41%) Junior
6 4 (7.41%) Junior Project Manager
6 4 (7.41%) z/OS Systems Programmer
7 3 (5.56%) Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) Implementation Manager
7 3 (5.56%) Implementation Project Manager
7 3 (5.56%) Project Implementation Manager
7 3 (5.56%) Security Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (3.70%) HTML Developer
8 2 (3.70%) JavaScript Developer
8 2 (3.70%) Senior DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (20.37%) Middleware
2 9 (16.67%) ISPF
3 8 (14.81%) .NET
4 4 (7.41%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (5.56%) IBM Integration Bus
6 2 (3.70%) AngularJS
6 2 (3.70%) Aurelia
6 2 (3.70%) HTML5
6 2 (3.70%) JSON
6 2 (3.70%) Meteor
6 2 (3.70%) Node.js
6 2 (3.70%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 2 (3.70%) Polymer
6 2 (3.70%) React
6 2 (3.70%) RESTful
6 2 (3.70%) Sass
6 2 (3.70%) Semantic UI
6 2 (3.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (3.70%) Vaadin
6 2 (3.70%) Web Components
Miscellaneous
1 40 (74.07%) Mainframe
2 10 (18.52%) Replication
3 5 (9.26%) IBM Mainframe
4 4 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (7.41%) Management Information System
5 3 (5.56%) PKI
6 2 (3.70%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (3.70%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.85%) iSeries
7 1 (1.85%) LPAR
7 1 (1.85%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.85%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 20 (37.04%) Unix
2 9 (16.67%) Linux
3 5 (9.26%) AIX
3 5 (9.26%) Solaris
3 5 (9.26%) Windows
4 4 (7.41%) OS/2
5 3 (5.56%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.85%) MVS
6 1 (1.85%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (12.96%) Process Improvement
2 6 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (9.26%) Information Security
3 5 (9.26%) Kanban
3 5 (9.26%) Matrix Organization
3 5 (9.26%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (9.26%) Programme Delivery
3 5 (9.26%) Project Planning
3 5 (9.26%) Release Management
3 5 (9.26%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (9.26%) Technical Architecture
4 4 (7.41%) Project Management
4 4 (7.41%) Time Management
5 3 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (5.56%) Database Tuning
5 3 (5.56%) Incident Management
5 3 (5.56%) IT Governance
5 3 (5.56%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (5.56%) Performance Testing
5 3 (5.56%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (33.33%) SQL
2 17 (31.48%) REXX
3 11 (20.37%) Java
4 9 (16.67%) JCL
5 7 (12.96%) COBOL
6 5 (9.26%) Assembly Language
7 4 (7.41%) Perl
8 3 (5.56%) CLIST
8 3 (5.56%) Shell Script
9 2 (3.70%) ES6
9 2 (3.70%) ES7
9 2 (3.70%) JavaScript
9 2 (3.70%) TypeScript
10 1 (1.85%) C
10 1 (1.85%) C++
10 1 (1.85%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 1 (1.85%) Degree
1 1 (1.85%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.41%) PMO
2 2 (3.70%) SLA
3 1 (1.85%) QA
System Software
1 16 (29.63%) RACF
2 9 (16.67%) Time Sharing Option
3 5 (9.26%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 3 (5.56%) ACF2
5 1 (1.85%) Active Directory
5 1 (1.85%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 8 (14.81%) OMEGAMON
2 3 (5.56%) zSecure
3 2 (3.70%) HP ALM
4 1 (1.85%) CA Endevor
4 1 (1.85%) Control-M
4 1 (1.85%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 25 (46.30%) IBM
2 14 (25.93%) BMC
2 14 (25.93%) CA
3 12 (22.22%) Oracle
4 11 (20.37%) Microsoft
5 6 (11.11%) Kofax
6 3 (5.56%) Sybase
7 2 (3.70%) Ab Initio
7 2 (3.70%) HP
8 1 (1.85%) Axway
8 1 (1.85%) Citrix
8 1 (1.85%) Google
8 1 (1.85%) IBM Sterling
8 1 (1.85%) Planview
8 1 (1.85%) SAP
8 1 (1.85%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.85%) VMware