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 23 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM z/OS
Rank 183 216 215
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -1
Contract jobs citing zOS 13 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.22% 0.13% 0.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.02% 0.63% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 6
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£550 £300 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+83.33% -23.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £300 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £300 £613
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £375 £393
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -4.45%
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
1271 1433 1559
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 21.94% 20.16% 19.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 918 969 975
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 81 94
Average hourly rate £18.46 £19.60 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.81% -2.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.65 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £54.00 £29.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
zOS
London

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 23 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 23 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 (63.64%) Mainframe
2 9 (40.91%) Finance
3 8 (36.36%) ACF2
4 7 (31.82%) RACF
4 7 (31.82%) IBM
5 6 (27.27%) CA
6 5 (22.73%) Banking
6 5 (22.73%) Advertising
6 5 (22.73%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (18.18%) ISPF
8 3 (13.64%) IBM Mainframe
8 3 (13.64%) Incident Management
8 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
8 3 (13.64%) Change Management
8 3 (13.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (13.64%) DB2
8 3 (13.64%) CICS
8 3 (13.64%) BMC
9 2 (9.09%) XML
9 2 (9.09%) SLA
9 2 (9.09%) Investment Banking
9 2 (9.09%) Performance Management
9 2 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
10 1 (4.55%) OMEGAMON
10 1 (4.55%) Resource Management
10 1 (4.55%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (4.55%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 1 (4.55%) Unit Testing
10 1 (4.55%) Test Management

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 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%) SAN
1 1 (4.55%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) DB2
2 1 (4.55%) Easytrieve
2 1 (4.55%) IDMS
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) CA Gen
General
1 9 (40.91%) Finance
2 5 (22.73%) Advertising
2 5 (22.73%) Banking
3 2 (9.09%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.55%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Programmer
2 6 (27.27%) Systems Programmer
3 5 (22.73%) Consultant
4 3 (13.64%) Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Administrator
5 2 (9.09%) Security Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Mainframe Programmer
6 1 (4.55%) Middleware Specialist
6 1 (4.55%) Capacity Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Security Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Test Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (4.55%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) ISPF
2 2 (9.09%) XML
3 1 (4.55%) Middleware
3 1 (4.55%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 14 (63.64%) 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 5 (22.73%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (13.64%) Incident Management
2 3 (13.64%) Change Management
3 2 (9.09%) Performance Management
3 2 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (4.55%) Capacity Management
4 1 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (4.55%) SOA
4 1 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.55%) Validation
4 1 (4.55%) Migration
4 1 (4.55%) Resource Management
4 1 (4.55%) Unit Testing
4 1 (4.55%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) COBOL
1 1 (4.55%) Java
1 1 (4.55%) SQL
1 1 (4.55%) REXX
1 1 (4.55%) JCL
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (36.36%) ACF2
2 7 (31.82%) 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 3 (13.64%) BMC
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle
4 1 (4.55%) Siebel
4 1 (4.55%) Sun
4 1 (4.55%) HP
4 1 (4.55%) EMC