The table below looks at the statistics for zOS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited zOS over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM z/OS
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing zOS 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham - - -
As % of the Operating Systems category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £442 £445 £450
% change year-on-year
-0.67% -1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £31.30 -
% change year-on-year
+10.22% -
zOS
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Operating Systems Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
147 139 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 19.07% 16.79% 21.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 76 66
Average daily rate £325 £325 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +21.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 15 18
Average hourly rate £12.00 £21.25 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.52% +41.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £28.00 £22.03
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.25% -0.93%

zOS
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

zOS Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

zOS
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

zOS Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

zOS
Top 10 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) Unix
1 1 (100.00%) AIX
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
1 1 (100.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (100.00%) Korn
1 1 (100.00%) LPAR
1 1 (100.00%) PowerHA
1 1 (100.00%) Software Deployment
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Database

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Database
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) AIX Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) AIX
1 1 (100.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Korn
1 1 (100.00%) Shell Script
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) PowerHA
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle