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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM z/OS
Rank 121 129 -
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -
Contract jobs citing zOS 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.039% 0.044% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.15% 0.16% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £469 £413 £388
% change year-on-year
+13.63% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
648 644 583
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 25.21% 28.37% 24.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 303 259
Average daily rate £300 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £138 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £308 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.31% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 120 109
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.75 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.70 £38.80 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.67 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+4.45% -14.28%

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 18 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 5 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 4 (80.00%) Data Migration
2 4 (80.00%) IBM
2 4 (80.00%) HP
2 4 (80.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Alias
3 1 (20.00%) Clustering
3 1 (20.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (20.00%) OMEGAMON
3 1 (20.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 1 (20.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (20.00%) BMC
3 1 (20.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (20.00%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) MQSeries
3 1 (20.00%) SSL

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 1 (20.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (20.00%) MQSeries
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) SSL
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Consultant
2 2 (40.00%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Data Migration Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Migration Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) WebSphere Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Data Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Mainframe Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
1 1 (20.00%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (20.00%) Clustering
2 1 (20.00%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Data Migration
1 4 (80.00%) Migration
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) OMEGAMON
1 1 (20.00%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) IBM
1 4 (80.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) Alias
2 1 (20.00%) BMC