The table below looks at the statistics for zOS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited zOS over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM z/OS
Rank 82 - 60
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing zOS 1 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.10% - 0.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.45% - 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
- +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.30 - -
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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 Cheshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
221 214 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 22.44% 27.26% 26.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 98 76
Average daily rate £425 £270 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.40% -16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £138 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £440 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 27 16
Average hourly rate £15.00 £31.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.38% +110.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £8.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.19 £43.80 £43.94
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -3.12%

zOS
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

zOS Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

zOS
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

zOS Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

zOS
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 5 (100.00%) COBOL
1 5 (100.00%) DB2
1 5 (100.00%) MQSeries
1 5 (100.00%) IBM
1 5 (100.00%) CICS
1 5 (100.00%) REXX
1 5 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 5 (100.00%) Banking
1 5 (100.00%) ISPF
1 5 (100.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 4 (80.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (80.00%) Computer Science
2 4 (80.00%) QA
2 4 (80.00%) Degree
2 4 (80.00%) JCL
2 4 (80.00%) Assembly Language
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) RIP

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 5 (100.00%) MQSeries
1 5 (100.00%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (20.00%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) DB2
General
1 5 (100.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Programmer
2 3 (60.00%) Mainframe Programmer
3 2 (40.00%) Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 5 (100.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 4 (80.00%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) COBOL
1 5 (100.00%) REXX
2 4 (80.00%) JCL
2 4 (80.00%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (80.00%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) IBM