The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 28 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
England / Yorkshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 122 127 138
Rank change year-on-year +5 +11  
Contract jobs citing zOS 1 14 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.049% 0.50% 0.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.24% 2.09% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 13 1
Median daily rate £350 £459 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.74% +31.14%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £440 £417
% change year-on-year -9.03% +5.45%  
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 Yorkshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 415 670 631
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 20.33% 23.92% 21.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 464 351
Median daily rate £363 £425 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.70% +41.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £263 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 20 55
Median hourly rate £11.00 £13.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.51% -3.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.15 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £23.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  

zOS
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 Yorkshire

zOS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for zOS in Yorkshire

zOS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for zOS in Yorkshire

zOS
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing zOS within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Yorkshire +13 1 £350 -22.22%
zOS
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for zOS.

1 5 (100.00%) IBM
1 5 (100.00%) Finance
2 4 (80.00%) Unix
2 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Mainframe
3 3 (60.00%) Service Management
3 3 (60.00%) Service Delivery
3 3 (60.00%) iSeries
3 3 (60.00%) Time Sharing Option
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (60.00%) FTP
3 3 (60.00%) B2B
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (60.00%) JCL
3 3 (60.00%) Middleware
3 3 (60.00%) Tandem
3 3 (60.00%) Banking
3 3 (60.00%) IBM Sterling
3 3 (60.00%) ISPF
3 3 (60.00%) Axway
4 2 (40.00%) RACF
5 1 (20.00%) Privileged Identity Management
5 1 (20.00%) zSecure
5 1 (20.00%) CyberArk
5 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
5 1 (20.00%) Identity Management
5 1 (20.00%) Linux
5 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
5 1 (20.00%) IBM Mainframe

zOS
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 (60.00%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) FTP
General
1 5 (100.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) z/OS Developer
3 1 (20.00%) CyberArk Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) RACF Technician
3 1 (20.00%) Unix Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) ISPF
1 3 (60.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (60.00%) iSeries
2 3 (60.00%) Tandem
3 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (20.00%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Unix
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) B2B
1 3 (60.00%) Service Delivery
1 3 (60.00%) Service Management
2 1 (20.00%) Identity Management
2 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Privileged Identity Management
2 1 (20.00%) System Testing
2 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) JCL
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Time Sharing Option
2 2 (40.00%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) zSecure
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) IBM
2 3 (60.00%) Axway
2 3 (60.00%) IBM Sterling
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) CyberArk