The table below looks at the statistics for zOS skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited zOS over the 3 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM z/OS
Rank 117 144 -
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -
Contract jobs citing zOS 7 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.27% 0.064% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.08% 0.29% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Average daily rate
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£510 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £445 £445 £375
% change year-on-year
- +18.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.30 - -
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 of England region.

Operating Systems Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
651 693 564
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 24.67% 22.23% 24.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 303 231
Average daily rate £338 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £140 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 89 117
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.75 £37.68 £37.48
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

zOS
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

zOS Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

zOS
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

zOS Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

zOS
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing zOS across the East of England region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

zOS Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

zOS
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing zOS across the East of England region.

zOS Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

zOS
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Norfolk - 4 £600 -
Bedfordshire - 2 £445 -
Hertfordshire +5 1 - -
zOS
England

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 (75.00%) IBM
2 5 (62.50%) Mainframe
3 4 (50.00%) Windows
3 4 (50.00%) Finance
3 4 (50.00%) Linux
3 4 (50.00%) SSL
4 3 (37.50%) Firewall
4 3 (37.50%) Load Balancing
4 3 (37.50%) Network Security
4 3 (37.50%) SIEM
4 3 (37.50%) Analytics
4 3 (37.50%) ACF2
4 3 (37.50%) Python
4 3 (37.50%) MQSeries
4 3 (37.50%) LAN
4 3 (37.50%) WAN
4 3 (37.50%) DB2
4 3 (37.50%) UNIX
4 3 (37.50%) AIX
4 3 (37.50%) RACF
5 2 (25.00%) JCL
5 2 (25.00%) Banking
5 2 (25.00%) COBOL
5 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (25.00%) CICS
5 2 (25.00%) Assembly Language
5 2 (25.00%) REXX
5 2 (25.00%) MVS
5 2 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (25.00%) Degree

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 (37.50%) MQSeries
2 2 (25.00%) CICS
3 1 (12.50%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) SSL
2 3 (37.50%) Firewall
2 3 (37.50%) Network Security
2 3 (37.50%) LAN
2 3 (37.50%) WAN
3 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) DB2
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Consultant
1 4 (50.00%) Programmer
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Systems Programmer
3 1 (12.50%) Mainframe Programmer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Programmer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Systems Programmer
3 1 (12.50%) WebSphere Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) ISPF
2 1 (12.50%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 1 (12.50%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Mainframe
2 2 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (12.50%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
1 4 (50.00%) Linux
2 3 (37.50%) UNIX
2 3 (37.50%) AIX
3 2 (25.00%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Load Balancing
1 3 (37.50%) SIEM
1 3 (37.50%) Analytics
2 1 (12.50%) Database Security
2 1 (12.50%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) Python
2 2 (25.00%) JCL
2 2 (25.00%) COBOL
2 2 (25.00%) Assembly Language
2 2 (25.00%) REXX
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) ACF2
1 3 (37.50%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) OMEGAMON
1 1 (12.50%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) IBM
2 1 (12.50%) BMC
2 1 (12.50%) CA
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) Alias