The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 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 Cheshire 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM z/OS
Rank - 68 67
Contract jobs citing zOS 0 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire - 0.26% 0.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 0.96% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Average daily rate
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- £425 £371
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.47%
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
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
208 208 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 25.97% 26.70% 24.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 80 92
Average daily rate £280 £325 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.84% -6.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £224 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 29 21
Average hourly rate £14.81 £29.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.93% +45.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £14.50 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £44.90 £26.60
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 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