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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM z/OS
Rank - 133 117
Contract jobs citing zOS 0 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England - 0.13% 0.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 0.50% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 4
Average daily rate
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- £425 £675
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -37.03%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £450 £388
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +16.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -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 East of England region.

Operating Systems Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
761 805 607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 24.60% 26.31% 25.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 410 416 227
Average daily rate £335 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £135 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £460 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 132 119
Average hourly rate £23.00 £16.00 £17.47
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.75% -8.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £30.00 £38.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 (85.71%) IBM
2 4 (57.14%) Mainframe
2 4 (57.14%) Finance
3 3 (42.86%) Firewall
3 3 (42.86%) Load Balancing
3 3 (42.86%) Network Security
3 3 (42.86%) SIEM
3 3 (42.86%) Analytics
3 3 (42.86%) ACF2
3 3 (42.86%) RACF
3 3 (42.86%) DB2
3 3 (42.86%) UNIX
3 3 (42.86%) Windows
3 3 (42.86%) AIX
3 3 (42.86%) Linux
3 3 (42.86%) Python
3 3 (42.86%) LAN
3 3 (42.86%) WAN
3 3 (42.86%) SSL
4 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
4 2 (28.57%) COBOL
4 2 (28.57%) MQSeries
4 2 (28.57%) JCL
4 2 (28.57%) REXX
4 2 (28.57%) MVS
4 2 (28.57%) CICS
4 2 (28.57%) Assembly Language
4 2 (28.57%) CLIST
4 2 (28.57%) ISPF
4 2 (28.57%) Degree

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

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 2 (28.57%) MQSeries
1 2 (28.57%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) LAN
1 3 (42.86%) WAN
1 3 (42.86%) SSL
1 3 (42.86%) Firewall
1 3 (42.86%) Network Security
2 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) DB2
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Programmer
2 3 (42.86%) Consultant
3 2 (28.57%) Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Systems Programmer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Programmer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Systems Programmer
4 1 (14.29%) Mainframe Programmer
4 1 (14.29%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Mainframe
2 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
2 2 (28.57%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) UNIX
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
1 3 (42.86%) AIX
1 3 (42.86%) Linux
2 2 (28.57%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Load Balancing
1 3 (42.86%) SIEM
1 3 (42.86%) Analytics
2 1 (14.29%) Database Security
2 1 (14.29%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) Python
2 2 (28.57%) Assembly Language
2 2 (28.57%) REXX
2 2 (28.57%) JCL
2 2 (28.57%) CLIST
2 2 (28.57%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) RACF
1 3 (42.86%) ACF2
2 1 (14.29%) Job Entry Subsystem
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) IBM
2 1 (14.29%) CA
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle