The first table below looks at the demand for zOS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited zOS over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Buckinghamshire region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM z/OS
Rank 77 76 67
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -9
Contract jobs citing zOS 3 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.23% 0.29% 0.73%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.28% 1.22% 2.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £388 £425
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 -
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -
Operating Systems Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
235 246 258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 17.99% 23.77% 26.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 109 90
Average daily rate £325 £305 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.55% +8.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £175 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 24 28
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.25 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.20% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.60 £12.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.25 £20.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
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zOS
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

zOS Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

zOS
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

zOS Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (66.67%) Staffware
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) LDAP
2 2 (66.67%) ILOG
2 2 (66.67%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (66.67%) Mainframe
3 1 (33.33%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (33.33%) SOA
3 1 (33.33%) SSL
3 1 (33.33%) IBM
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) Perl
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) J2EE
3 1 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) UNIX
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) AIX
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) WebSphere Portal
3 1 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) Content Management
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) Project Planning

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (66.67%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (33.33%) WebSphere Portal
Business Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Staffware
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) LDAP
2 1 (33.33%) SSL
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Deployment Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) J2EE
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
1 1 (33.33%) XML
1 1 (33.33%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Mainframe
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) UNIX
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) AIX
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) SOA
1 1 (33.33%) Content Management
1 1 (33.33%) Project Planning
1 1 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) Perl
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) ILOG
2 1 (33.33%) IBM
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft