Period
to 24 January 2018

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 24 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
24 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 182 - 165
Rank change year-on-year - +165 -11
Contract jobs citing zOS 2 0 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.042% - 0.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.22% - 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
West Midlands median daily rate £325 - £525
England median daily rate £450 £439 £450
% change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England 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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 892 868 925
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 18.94% 15.89% 18.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 518 461 409
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £155 £125 £165
90th Percentile £538 £525 £500
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 94 109
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £14.63 £13.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.85% +12.03% -9.97%
10th Percentile £10.55 £10.53 £10.25
90th Percentile £40.07 £26.75 £21.55
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year +6.06% -2.02% +5.25%

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

zOS
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing zOS within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 24 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
Warwickshire - 2 £325 -
zOS
England

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for zOS.

1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) VBA
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
1 2 (100.00%) DB2
1 2 (100.00%) Unix
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) LDAP
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) RACF
1 2 (100.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 2 (100.00%) Service Management
1 2 (100.00%) Identity Management
1 2 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (100.00%) Data Analysis
1 2 (100.00%) Data Mapping
1 2 (100.00%) Line Management
1 2 (100.00%) Compliance Audit
1 2 (100.00%) Privileged Access Management
2 1 (50.00%) Identity Access Management

zOS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) DB2
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Data Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Identity and Access Management Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 2 (100.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Unix
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Compliance Audit
1 2 (100.00%) Data Analysis
1 2 (100.00%) Data Mapping
1 2 (100.00%) Identity Management
1 2 (100.00%) Line Management
1 2 (100.00%) Privileged Access Management
1 2 (100.00%) Service Management
2 1 (50.00%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) RACF
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle