The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM z/OS
Rank 79 76 63
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -13
Contract jobs citing zOS 3 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.26% 0.19% 0.91%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.20% 0.77% 3.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £375 £396
% change year-on-year
+23.33% -5.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.00 -
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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 Buckinghamshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
251 261 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 21.38% 24.86% 23.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 101 97
Average daily rate £300 £300 £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £125 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £390 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 24 34
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.27 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.03% -5.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £10.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.57 £35.00 £36.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 19 September 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%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) Content Management
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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%) WebSphere MQ
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%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Mainframe
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
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%) Root Cause Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) Content Management
1 1 (33.33%) Project Planning
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