Period
to 25 July 2017

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 6 months to 25 July 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
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 205 177
Contract jobs citing zOS 0 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands - 0.100% 0.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 0.50% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 10
West Midlands median daily rate - £495 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +16.47% -5.56%
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £34.75 £50.00
% change year-on-year - -30.50% +66.67%

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 767 1206 922
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 17.42% 20.04% 17.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 457 607 458
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +23.08% +6.12%
10th Percentile £188 £198 £135
90th Percentile £553 £525 £475
England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 101 141
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.41% -10.00% +3.45%
10th Percentile £10.35 £10.00 £9.54
90th Percentile £31.06 £26.25 £28.75
England median hourly rate £16.64 £16.50 £16.16
% change year-on-year +0.85% +2.10% +2.60%

zOS
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing zOS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

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