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 24 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM z/OS
Rank 81 76 62
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -14
Contract jobs citing zOS 2 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.15% 0.099% 0.73%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.84% 0.43% 2.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £375 £393
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -4.45%
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
238 233 253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 18.39% 23.16% 26.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 96 93
Average daily rate £325 £315 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% +14.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £208 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £321
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 25 24
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 £9.50 £12.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.75 £21.25 £32.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
zOS
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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 24 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 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (50.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (50.00%) WebSphere Portal
2 1 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) Perl
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) J2EE
2 1 (50.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) UNIX
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) AIX
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) LDAP
2 1 (50.00%) SOA
2 1 (50.00%) SSL
2 1 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) ILOG
2 1 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (50.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) Staffware
2 1 (50.00%) Finance

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 2 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (50.00%) WebSphere Portal
2 1 (50.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Staffware
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) LDAP
1 1 (50.00%) SSL
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Deployment Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) J2EE
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
1 1 (50.00%) XML
1 1 (50.00%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) UNIX
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) AIX
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Project Planning
1 1 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) SOA
1 1 (50.00%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) Perl
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) IBM
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) ILOG