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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM z/OS
Rank 119 129 -
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -
Contract jobs citing zOS 8 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.33% 0.079% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.50% 0.31% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £700 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £513 £415
% change year-on-year
-4.87% +23.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £29.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 - -
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
535 643 647
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 22.27% 25.25% 27.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 305 307
Average daily rate £340 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £150 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 126 110
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.62 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.68 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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
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 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -3 7 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
zOS
England

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 10 (90.91%) Mainframe
2 9 (81.82%) ISPF
2 9 (81.82%) JCL
3 8 (72.73%) DB2
3 8 (72.73%) IBM
3 8 (72.73%) CICS
3 8 (72.73%) MVS
4 7 (63.64%) Tivoli NetView
4 7 (63.64%) COBOL
4 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
4 7 (63.64%) ITIL
4 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (63.64%) Knowledge Management
4 7 (63.64%) assyst
4 7 (63.64%) Problem Management
4 7 (63.64%) IBM Mainframe
4 7 (63.64%) AS400
4 7 (63.64%) Workflow
4 7 (63.64%) ITIL V3
4 7 (63.64%) High Availability
4 7 (63.64%) Job Entry Subsystem
5 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
5 3 (27.27%) Windows
6 2 (18.18%) AIX
6 2 (18.18%) Linux
6 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
6 2 (18.18%) REXX
6 2 (18.18%) Red Hat
6 2 (18.18%) Migration
6 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management

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

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 8 (72.73%) CICS
Business Applications
1 7 (63.64%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (72.73%) DB2
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Consultant
1 3 (27.27%) Mainframe Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Data Centre Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) DB2 Support
3 1 (9.09%) Mainframe Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Mainframe Support
3 1 (9.09%) MVS Support
3 1 (9.09%) Operations Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Tivoli Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) z/OS Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (81.82%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (90.91%) Mainframe
2 7 (63.64%) AS400
2 7 (63.64%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
4 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (72.73%) MVS
2 3 (27.27%) Windows
3 2 (18.18%) AIX
3 2 (18.18%) Linux
3 2 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (9.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (63.64%) High Availability
1 7 (63.64%) ITIL
1 7 (63.64%) ITIL V3
1 7 (63.64%) Knowledge Management
1 7 (63.64%) Problem Management
1 7 (63.64%) Workflow
2 2 (18.18%) Migration
2 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (9.09%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (81.82%) JCL
2 7 (63.64%) COBOL
3 2 (18.18%) REXX
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 2 (18.18%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
1 7 (63.64%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 2 (18.18%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (9.09%) RACF
3 1 (9.09%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 7 (63.64%) Tivoli NetView
2 1 (9.09%) Control-M
2 1 (9.09%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) IBM
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) Red Hat