The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 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 22 June 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
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 113 121
Contract jobs citing zOS 0 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire - 0.44% 0.28%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 1.87% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 8 1
Median daily rate - £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +28.57%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £438 £417
% change year-on-year -8.57% +4.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.00 £31.30
% change year-on-year - +11.82%  

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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 250 481 439
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 17.56% 23.71% 20.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 331 256
Median daily rate £388 £425 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.82% +32.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 13 31
Median hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -18.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.15 £9.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £15.43 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.97 £16.16
% change year-on-year -8.66% +5.01%  

zOS
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 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 West Yorkshire

zOS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for zOS in West Yorkshire

zOS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for zOS in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 across the West Yorkshire region with a requirement for zOS.

1 4 (100.00%) IBM
1 4 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 4 (100.00%) Finance
2 3 (75.00%) Tandem
2 3 (75.00%) Banking
2 3 (75.00%) IBM Sterling
2 3 (75.00%) ISPF
2 3 (75.00%) Axway
2 3 (75.00%) Service Management
2 3 (75.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) JCL
2 3 (75.00%) Middleware
2 3 (75.00%) Unix
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (75.00%) FTP
2 3 (75.00%) B2B
2 3 (75.00%) iSeries
2 3 (75.00%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (25.00%) zSecure
3 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (25.00%) RACF
3 1 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe

zOS
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) FTP
General
1 4 (100.00%) Finance
2 3 (75.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) z/OS Developer
3 1 (25.00%) RACF Technician
3 1 (25.00%) Unix Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) ISPF
1 3 (75.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (75.00%) iSeries
2 3 (75.00%) Tandem
3 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Unix
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) B2B
1 3 (75.00%) Service Delivery
1 3 (75.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) JCL
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (25.00%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) zSecure
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) IBM
2 3 (75.00%) Axway
2 3 (75.00%) IBM Sterling
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft