The table below looks at the statistics for zOS skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited zOS over the 3 months to 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM z/OS
Rank 92 - 91
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing zOS 2 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.12% - 0.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.53% - 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£425 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
zOS
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands region.

Operating Systems Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
375 346 393
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 23.09% 21.75% 24.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 160 143
Average daily rate £325 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £80 £98
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £388 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.54% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 53 81
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.10 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.18 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.86% -11.76%

zOS
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing zOS across the East Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

zOS Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

zOS
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing zOS across the East Midlands region.

zOS Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

zOS
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing zOS within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
zOS
England

zOS
Top 21 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 2 (66.67%) DB2
1 2 (66.67%) ETL
1 2 (66.67%) Mainframe
1 2 (66.67%) JCL
2 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 1 (33.33%) Identity Management
2 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Time Management
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) CICS
2 1 (33.33%) BMC
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) LDAP
2 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 1 (33.33%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) DB2
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) DBA
1 1 (33.33%) CICS Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Mainframe
2 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ETL
2 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 1 (33.33%) Identity Management
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Time Management
2 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) JCL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) BMC