The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 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 City of London 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM z/OS
Rank 189 205 214
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +9
Contract jobs citing zOS 10 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.17% 0.13% 0.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.78% 0.62% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 4
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£525 £300 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -13.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £300 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £300 £400
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
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1285 1458 1550
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 22.14% 20.58% 19.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 942 987 976
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £221 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £573 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 84 90
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.65 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £48.00 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
zOS
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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 30 July 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 30 July 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 14 (66.67%) Mainframe
2 8 (38.10%) Finance
2 8 (38.10%) ACF2
3 7 (33.33%) RACF
4 6 (28.57%) IBM
5 5 (23.81%) CA
5 5 (23.81%) Advertising
5 5 (23.81%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (23.81%) Banking
6 4 (19.05%) ISPF
7 3 (14.29%) Incident Management
7 3 (14.29%) IBM Mainframe
7 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
7 3 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (14.29%) Change Management
8 2 (9.52%) SLA
8 2 (9.52%) DB2
8 2 (9.52%) CICS
8 2 (9.52%) BMC
8 2 (9.52%) XML
8 2 (9.52%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (9.52%) Investment Banking
8 2 (9.52%) Performance Management
8 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
9 1 (4.76%) OMEGAMON
9 1 (4.76%) Resource Management
9 1 (4.76%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (4.76%) WebSphere Message Broker
9 1 (4.76%) Unit Testing
9 1 (4.76%) Test Management

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (4.76%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) Network Security
1 1 (4.76%) SMS
1 1 (4.76%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) DB2
2 1 (4.76%) IDMS
2 1 (4.76%) Easytrieve
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) CA Gen
General
1 8 (38.10%) Finance
2 5 (23.81%) Advertising
2 5 (23.81%) Banking
3 2 (9.52%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.76%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Programmer
2 5 (23.81%) Consultant
2 5 (23.81%) Systems Programmer
3 3 (14.29%) Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Security Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Administrator
4 2 (9.52%) Mainframe Programmer
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Capacity Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Middleware Specialist
5 1 (4.76%) Security Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Test Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) ISPF
2 2 (9.52%) XML
3 1 (4.76%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 1 (4.76%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (66.67%) Mainframe
2 3 (14.29%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.76%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) UNIX
1 1 (4.76%) Solaris
1 1 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (14.29%) Incident Management
2 3 (14.29%) Change Management
3 2 (9.52%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (9.52%) Performance Management
4 1 (4.76%) Resource Management
4 1 (4.76%) Unit Testing
4 1 (4.76%) Test Management
4 1 (4.76%) Validation
4 1 (4.76%) Capacity Management
4 1 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (4.76%) SOA
4 1 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) COBOL
1 1 (4.76%) Java
1 1 (4.76%) SQL
1 1 (4.76%) REXX
1 1 (4.76%) JCL
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (9.52%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (38.10%) ACF2
2 7 (33.33%) RACF
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) IBM
2 5 (23.81%) CA
3 2 (9.52%) BMC
4 1 (4.76%) Siebel
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle
4 1 (4.76%) Sun
4 1 (4.76%) HP
4 1 (4.76%) EMC