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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM z/OS
Rank 88 77 76
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -1
Contract jobs citing zOS 3 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.22% 0.25% 0.28%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.96% 1.18% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
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£175 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £428 £463 £400
% change year-on-year
-7.56% +15.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.25%
zOS
South East

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
313 255 245
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 22.81% 21.36% 22.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 106 104
Average daily rate £375 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £185 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 24 14
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £15.12
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £17.50 £59.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing zOS within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -9 2 £175 -
zOS
South East

zOS
Top 13 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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%) UNIX
1 3 (100.00%) ILOG
1 3 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 3 (100.00%) Software Deployment
2 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) Spanish Language
3 1 (33.33%) Validation
3 1 (33.33%) Banking

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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
General
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Junior
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Junior Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Deployment Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Software Deployment
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) ILOG