The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for zOS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited zOS over the 3 months to 26 April 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
England / West Midlands
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 125
Contract jobs citing zOS 0 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands - - 0.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category - - 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 6
Median daily rate - - £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £453 £440 £445
% change year-on-year +2.89% -1.17%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £34.50 £31.30
% change year-on-year - +10.22%  

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 347 609 527
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 16.14% 21.26% 19.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 275 257
Median daily rate £400 £355 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.67% +9.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £142 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +6.89% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 52 77
Median hourly rate £14.00 £13.87 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.93% -7.53%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £10.73 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £22.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +6.45%  

zOS
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing zOS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for zOS in the West Midlands

zOS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for zOS in the West Midlands

zOS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for zOS in the West Midlands