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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM z/OS
Rank 191 183 207
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +24
Contract jobs citing zOS 10 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.17% 0.19% 0.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.84% 0.87% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 1
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£313 £550 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.18% +83.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £419 £450 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.88% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £62.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.30 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+4.33% +25.00%
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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
1191 1269 1382
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 20.41% 22.05% 19.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 925 928 948
Average daily rate £425 £397 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.98% -0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £576 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 54 79
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.95% -6.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £13.40 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.80 £27.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.25%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 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 6 (54.55%) WebSphere
2 5 (45.45%) DB2
2 5 (45.45%) Windows
2 5 (45.45%) Linux
2 5 (45.45%) IBM
3 4 (36.36%) SSL
3 4 (36.36%) Solaris
3 4 (36.36%) AIX
3 4 (36.36%) CICS
3 4 (36.36%) WebSphere MQ
3 4 (36.36%) Mainframe
4 3 (27.27%) Intel
4 3 (27.27%) HPUX
4 3 (27.27%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (27.27%) UNIX
4 3 (27.27%) JMS
4 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
4 3 (27.27%) Axway
4 3 (27.27%) i5/OS
4 3 (27.27%) Clustering
4 3 (27.27%) Banking
5 2 (18.18%) OMEGAMON
5 2 (18.18%) LPAR
5 2 (18.18%) CRM
5 2 (18.18%) HP
5 2 (18.18%) Finance
5 2 (18.18%) Migration
5 2 (18.18%) Replication
5 2 (18.18%) CA
6 1 (9.09%) REXX

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 6 (54.55%) WebSphere
2 4 (36.36%) CICS
3 3 (27.27%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (9.09%) MQSeries
4 1 (9.09%) WebSphere Process Server
4 1 (9.09%) WebSphere Portal
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) SSL
2 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Introscope
General
1 3 (27.27%) Banking
2 2 (18.18%) Finance
3 1 (9.09%) Retail
3 1 (9.09%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Administrator
1 3 (27.27%) WebSphere Administrator
2 2 (18.18%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Programmer
2 2 (18.18%) Systems Programmer
2 2 (18.18%) WebSphere Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Server Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Server Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) DB2 Developer
3 1 (9.09%) WebSphere Server Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Applications Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Operations Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) WebSphere MQ
2 3 (27.27%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Mainframe
2 3 (27.27%) Clustering
3 2 (18.18%) Replication
3 2 (18.18%) LPAR
4 1 (9.09%) VSAM
4 1 (9.09%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (9.09%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
1 5 (45.45%) Linux
2 4 (36.36%) AIX
2 4 (36.36%) Solaris
3 3 (27.27%) UNIX
3 3 (27.27%) HPUX
3 3 (27.27%) i5/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) CRM
1 2 (18.18%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) COBOL
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
1 1 (9.09%) REXX
1 1 (9.09%) JCL
1 1 (9.09%) Jython
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) RACF
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (9.09%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) IBM
2 3 (27.27%) Intel
2 3 (27.27%) Axway
3 2 (18.18%) CA
3 2 (18.18%) HP
4 1 (9.09%) BMC