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 3 March 2015 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM z/OS
Rank 183 182 197
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +15
Contract jobs citing zOS 2 13 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.039% 0.22% 0.086%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.18% 1.11% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 4
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£501 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.25% -1.23%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £440 £384
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +14.65%
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
1131 1174 1263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 22.09% 20.01% 21.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 868 799 841
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £188 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 51 79
Average hourly rate £17.87 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.08% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £105.00 £31.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.32%

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
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 3 March 2015, 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 8 (88.89%) Mainframe
2 6 (66.67%) Finance
3 4 (44.44%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (44.44%) ACF2
4 3 (33.33%) DB2
4 3 (33.33%) CICS
4 3 (33.33%) CA
5 2 (22.22%) JCL
5 2 (22.22%) Middleware
5 2 (22.22%) Advertising
5 2 (22.22%) Banking
5 2 (22.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (22.22%) Data Structures
6 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (11.11%) Replication
6 1 (11.11%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (11.11%) Content Management
6 1 (11.11%) VSAM
6 1 (11.11%) ISPF
6 1 (11.11%) WebSphere
6 1 (11.11%) CA Endevor
6 1 (11.11%) OMEGAMON
6 1 (11.11%) WebSphere Portal
6 1 (11.11%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (11.11%) Change Management
6 1 (11.11%) Migration
6 1 (11.11%) Project Management
6 1 (11.11%) MVS
6 1 (11.11%) BMC
6 1 (11.11%) COBOL

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

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 (33.33%) CICS
2 1 (11.11%) IBM HTTP Server
2 1 (11.11%) WebSphere
2 1 (11.11%) WebSphere Portal
2 1 (11.11%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (11.11%) MQSeries
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) DB2
2 1 (11.11%) IBM InfoSphere
General
1 6 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Advertising
2 2 (22.22%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) WebSphere Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) DB2 DBA
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Programmer
3 1 (11.11%) DBA
3 1 (11.11%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) Middleware
2 1 (11.11%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (88.89%) Mainframe
2 2 (22.22%) Data Structures
3 1 (11.11%) Replication
3 1 (11.11%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) UNIX
1 1 (11.11%) AIX
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
1 1 (11.11%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (11.11%) Content Management
2 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (11.11%) Data Modelling
2 1 (11.11%) Project Management
2 1 (11.11%) Change Management
2 1 (11.11%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) JCL
2 1 (11.11%) COBOL
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) CA Endevor
1 1 (11.11%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) CA
2 1 (11.11%) IBM
2 1 (11.11%) BMC