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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM z/OS
Rank 196 208 208
Rank change year-on-year
+12 0
Contract jobs citing zOS 9 14 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.15% 0.19% 0.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.67% 0.87% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 6
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£525 £525 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £403 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £543 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+15.62% -5.88%
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% -
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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
1335 1601 1534
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 22.57% 21.81% 19.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 978 1067 1020
Average daily rate £401 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.12% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £202 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 80 85
Average hourly rate £18.50 £19.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.12% +5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £122.50 £35.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 (77.27%) Mainframe
2 10 (45.45%) Finance
2 10 (45.45%) ACF2
3 8 (36.36%) RACF
4 7 (31.82%) IBM
4 7 (31.82%) Advertising
4 7 (31.82%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (27.27%) CA
6 5 (22.73%) Banking
7 4 (18.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (13.64%) CICS
8 3 (13.64%) Change Management
8 3 (13.64%) Incident Management
8 3 (13.64%) ISPF
8 3 (13.64%) IBM Mainframe
8 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
9 2 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
9 2 (9.09%) Investment Banking
9 2 (9.09%) SLA
9 2 (9.09%) DB2
10 1 (4.55%) WebLogic
10 1 (4.55%) XML
10 1 (4.55%) UNIX
10 1 (4.55%) Solaris
10 1 (4.55%) Linux
10 1 (4.55%) Siebel
10 1 (4.55%) SOA
10 1 (4.55%) SMS
10 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 3 (13.64%) CICS
2 1 (4.55%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (4.55%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) SMS
1 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
1 1 (4.55%) SNA
1 1 (4.55%) SAN
1 1 (4.55%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) DB2
2 1 (4.55%) Easytrieve
2 1 (4.55%) IDMS
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) CA Gen
General
1 10 (45.45%) Finance
2 7 (31.82%) Advertising
3 5 (22.73%) Banking
4 2 (9.09%) Investment Banking
5 1 (4.55%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Programmer
1 7 (31.82%) Consultant
2 6 (27.27%) Systems Programmer
3 2 (9.09%) Mainframe Programmer
3 2 (9.09%) Security Consultant
3 2 (9.09%) Administrator
3 2 (9.09%) Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Security Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Middleware Specialist
4 1 (4.55%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (4.55%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) ISPF
2 1 (4.55%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 1 (4.55%) XML
2 1 (4.55%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 17 (77.27%) Mainframe
2 3 (13.64%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.55%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) UNIX
1 1 (4.55%) Solaris
1 1 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (13.64%) Incident Management
2 3 (13.64%) Change Management
3 2 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.55%) Validation
4 1 (4.55%) Unit Testing
4 1 (4.55%) Performance Management
4 1 (4.55%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) COBOL
1 1 (4.55%) Java
1 1 (4.55%) SQL
1 1 (4.55%) Assembly Language
1 1 (4.55%) REXX
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (45.45%) ACF2
2 8 (36.36%) RACF
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) IBM
2 6 (27.27%) CA
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle
3 1 (4.55%) Siebel
3 1 (4.55%) Sun
3 1 (4.55%) HP
3 1 (4.55%) EMC
3 1 (4.55%) BMC
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