The table below looks at the statistics for zOS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited zOS over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM z/OS
Rank 125 127 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Contract jobs citing zOS 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.038% 0.039% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.19% 0.15% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£563 £500 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £541 £403 £388
% change year-on-year
+34.47% +3.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
525 687 436
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 19.82% 26.66% 17.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 325 188
Average daily rate £335 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £210 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 56 50
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £12.50 £13.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.40 £38.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -11.76%

zOS
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing zOS across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

zOS Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

zOS
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing zOS across the Berkshire region.

zOS Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

zOS
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

zOS Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing zOS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited zOS.

1 3 (75.00%) Linux
1 3 (75.00%) Apache
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) AIX
2 2 (50.00%) Nessus
2 2 (50.00%) Xen
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) IBM
2 2 (50.00%) Citrix
2 2 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) WebLogic
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (25.00%) IIS
3 1 (25.00%) Web Services
3 1 (25.00%) UNIX
3 1 (25.00%) iPlanet
3 1 (25.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (25.00%) Tivoli
3 1 (25.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (25.00%) Mainframe
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) WebSphere Portal
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) QA

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing zOS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited zOS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (75.00%) Apache
2 2 (50.00%) WebLogic
3 1 (25.00%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (25.00%) IIS
3 1 (25.00%) iPlanet
3 1 (25.00%) WebSphere Portal
3 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Consultant
1 2 (50.00%) Security Consultant
1 2 (50.00%) Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) WebSphere Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
1 1 (25.00%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Linux
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) AIX
2 2 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (25.00%) UNIX
3 1 (25.00%) Solaris
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Xen
2 1 (25.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) Nessus
2 1 (25.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco
1 2 (50.00%) IBM
1 2 (50.00%) Citrix
1 2 (50.00%) Red Hat
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle