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 16 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM z/OS
Rank 196 203 220
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +17
Contract jobs citing zOS 7 22 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.12% 0.31% 0.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.52% 1.37% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 4
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£525 £375 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -4.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £350 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £528 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+23.33% -6.25%
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% -
zOS
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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
1337 1609 1536
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 22.64% 22.47% 19.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 979 1083 1027
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 80 88
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 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.00 £35.00 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.85 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.95% -6.76%

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 16 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 28 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 16 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 14 (77.78%) Mainframe
2 10 (55.56%) Finance
2 10 (55.56%) ACF2
3 7 (38.89%) Advertising
3 7 (38.89%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (38.89%) RACF
4 5 (27.78%) Banking
4 5 (27.78%) CA
5 4 (22.22%) IBM
5 4 (22.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (16.67%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (11.11%) Investment Banking
7 2 (11.11%) SLA
7 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
7 2 (11.11%) CICS
8 1 (5.56%) Assembly Language
8 1 (5.56%) BMC
8 1 (5.56%) REXX
8 1 (5.56%) DB2
8 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
8 1 (5.56%) SNA
8 1 (5.56%) Change Management
8 1 (5.56%) Financial Institution
8 1 (5.56%) Validation
8 1 (5.56%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 1 (5.56%) Unit Testing
8 1 (5.56%) ISPF
8 1 (5.56%) WebSphere

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

For the 6 months to 16 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 2 (11.11%) CICS
2 1 (5.56%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
1 1 (5.56%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) DB2
General
1 10 (55.56%) Finance
2 7 (38.89%) Advertising
3 5 (27.78%) Banking
4 2 (11.11%) Investment Banking
5 1 (5.56%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Consultant
1 7 (38.89%) Programmer
2 6 (33.33%) Systems Programmer
3 2 (11.11%) Mainframe Programmer
3 2 (11.11%) Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Security Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Security Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) ISPF
1 1 (5.56%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 14 (77.78%) Mainframe
2 3 (16.67%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (5.56%) Unit Testing
2 1 (5.56%) Change Management
2 1 (5.56%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) Assembly Language
1 1 (5.56%) REXX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (55.56%) ACF2
2 7 (38.89%) RACF
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) CA
2 4 (22.22%) IBM
3 1 (5.56%) BMC
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