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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited zOS over the 3 months to 24 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM z/OS
Rank 164 206 190
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -16
Contract jobs citing zOS 2 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.058% 0.12% 0.23%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.27% 0.58% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 11
Median daily rate £463 £356 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.82% -35.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £301 £500
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £411 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £450
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £62.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +25.00%
zOS
London

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
746 1207 1265
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 21.81% 20.36% 22.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 622 941 914
Median daily rate £455 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.05% +8.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £576 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
- +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 44 60
Median hourly rate £15.50 £21.30 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.23% +15.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £62.50 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

zOS
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing zOS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 14 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing zOS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for zOS.

1 3 (75.00%) RACF
1 3 (75.00%) Mainframe
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
1 3 (75.00%) Banking
1 3 (75.00%) zSecure
2 2 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (50.00%) Service Management
2 2 (50.00%) IBM
3 1 (25.00%) CA
3 1 (25.00%) MVS
3 1 (25.00%) Advertising
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) Data Centre

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

General
1 3 (75.00%) Banking
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) RACF Specialist
2 2 (50.00%) RACF Security Specialist
2 2 (50.00%) RACF Technician
2 2 (50.00%) Security Specialist
2 2 (50.00%) Security Technician
3 1 (25.00%) Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Automation Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Mainframe Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
1 2 (50.00%) Service Management
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) RACF
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) zSecure
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) CA