The table below looks at the statistics for zOS skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited zOS over the 3 months to 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM z/OS
Rank 199 182 202
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +20
Contract jobs citing zOS 8 40 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.13% 0.55% 0.24%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.58% 2.43% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 27 10
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£550 £375 £538
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% -30.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £350 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £495 £725
UK excluding London average daily rate £480 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+28.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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 City of London region.

Operating Systems Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1378 1647 1462
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 23.03% 22.65% 20.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1042 1117 1015
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £213 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 77 72
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.66 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.90% -4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £120.00 £27.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -11.76%

zOS
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

zOS Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

zOS
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

zOS Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

zOS
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing zOS across the City of London region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

zOS Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

zOS
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing zOS across the City of London region.

zOS Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 17 (80.95%) Mainframe
2 13 (61.90%) Finance
3 12 (57.14%) ACF2
4 9 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (33.33%) Advertising
5 7 (33.33%) RACF
6 5 (23.81%) Banking
7 4 (19.05%) CA
7 4 (19.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (14.29%) IBM
8 3 (14.29%) Data Structures
9 2 (9.52%) ISPF
9 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
9 2 (9.52%) Investment Banking
9 2 (9.52%) IBM Mainframe
9 2 (9.52%) CICS
9 2 (9.52%) SLA
10 1 (4.76%) Change Management
10 1 (4.76%) Financial Institution
10 1 (4.76%) Validation
10 1 (4.76%) Replication
10 1 (4.76%) REXX
10 1 (4.76%) MVS
10 1 (4.76%) JCL
10 1 (4.76%) Middleware
10 1 (4.76%) Project Management
10 1 (4.76%) Assembly Language
10 1 (4.76%) BMC
10 1 (4.76%) SQL
10 1 (4.76%) DB2

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 (9.52%) CICS
2 1 (4.76%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
1 1 (4.76%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) DB2
1 1 (4.76%) IBM InfoSphere
General
1 13 (61.90%) Finance
2 7 (33.33%) Advertising
3 5 (23.81%) Banking
4 2 (9.52%) Investment Banking
5 1 (4.76%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Consultant
2 7 (33.33%) Programmer
3 6 (28.57%) Systems Programmer
4 2 (9.52%) Security Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Security Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) DB2 DBA
5 1 (4.76%) Mainframe Programmer
5 1 (4.76%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) ISPF
2 1 (4.76%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 1 (4.76%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 17 (80.95%) Mainframe
2 3 (14.29%) Data Structures
3 2 (9.52%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.76%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (4.76%) Unit Testing
2 1 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (4.76%) Data Modelling
2 1 (4.76%) Project Management
2 1 (4.76%) Change Management
2 1 (4.76%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) SQL
1 1 (4.76%) Assembly Language
1 1 (4.76%) REXX
1 1 (4.76%) JCL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (19.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (9.52%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (57.14%) ACF2
2 7 (33.33%) RACF
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) CA
2 3 (14.29%) IBM
3 1 (4.76%) BMC