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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited zOS over the 3 months to 4 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM z/OS
Rank 110 128 136
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +8
Contract jobs citing zOS 16 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.63% 0.25% 0.066%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.82% 0.99% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 0
Median daily rate £300 £510 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.17% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £446 £435 £450
% change year-on-year
+2.47% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £31.30 -
% change year-on-year
+11.02% -
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
568 704 655
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 22.36% 25.45% 21.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 357 282
Median daily rate £345 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.15% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £160 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £475 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £342 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.14% +6.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 96 84
Median hourly rate £17.25 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.60 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -

zOS
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East of England region citing zOS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing zOS within the East of England region over the 3 months to 4 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Essex - 16 £300 -
zOS
England

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing zOS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region with a requirement for zOS.

1 24 (100.00%) DB2
2 18 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (45.83%) WebSphere
3 11 (45.83%) SQL Server
3 11 (45.83%) SQL
4 10 (41.67%) Mainframe
5 9 (37.50%) Java EE
5 9 (37.50%) J2EE
6 8 (33.33%) IBM
6 8 (33.33%) CICS
6 8 (33.33%) JCL
6 8 (33.33%) ISPF
7 7 (29.17%) Knowledge Management
7 7 (29.17%) assyst
7 7 (29.17%) Job Entry Subsystem
7 7 (29.17%) ITIL V3
7 7 (29.17%) High Availability
7 7 (29.17%) Problem Management
7 7 (29.17%) IBM Mainframe
7 7 (29.17%) Active Directory
7 7 (29.17%) Tivoli NetView
7 7 (29.17%) AS400
7 7 (29.17%) Workflow
7 7 (29.17%) MVS
7 7 (29.17%) ITIL
7 7 (29.17%) COBOL
8 5 (20.83%) Time Sharing Option
8 5 (20.83%) Manufacturing
8 5 (20.83%) RACF
9 4 (16.67%) Automotive

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (45.83%) WebSphere
2 8 (33.33%) CICS
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (29.17%) assyst
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (100.00%) DB2
2 11 (45.83%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (20.83%) Manufacturing
2 4 (16.67%) Automotive
3 2 (8.33%) Marketing
4 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (45.83%) Developer
2 9 (37.50%) J2EE Developer
3 6 (25.00%) WebSphere Developer
4 5 (20.83%) DBA
5 4 (16.67%) DB2 DBA
5 4 (16.67%) J2EE WebSphere Developer
5 4 (16.67%) Java Developer
5 4 (16.67%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 3 (12.50%) Administrator
7 2 (8.33%) Agile Developer
7 2 (8.33%) Agile Java Developer
7 2 (8.33%) Database Developer
7 2 (8.33%) DB2 Administrator
7 2 (8.33%) DB2 Developer
7 2 (8.33%) Java WebSphere Developer
7 2 (8.33%) Senior DB2 DBA
7 2 (8.33%) Senior DBA
7 2 (8.33%) SQL Developer
7 2 (8.33%) z/OS Developer
8 1 (4.17%) Mainframe Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (37.50%) J2EE
1 9 (37.50%) Java EE
2 8 (33.33%) ISPF
3 2 (8.33%) Web Services
4 1 (4.17%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 10 (41.67%) Mainframe
2 7 (29.17%) AS400
2 7 (29.17%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (4.17%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 7 (29.17%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (29.17%) High Availability
2 7 (29.17%) ITIL
2 7 (29.17%) ITIL V3
2 7 (29.17%) Knowledge Management
2 7 (29.17%) Problem Management
2 7 (29.17%) Workflow
3 2 (8.33%) B2C
3 2 (8.33%) Digital Marketing
3 2 (8.33%) Time Management
4 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing Engineering
4 1 (4.17%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (45.83%) SQL
2 8 (33.33%) JCL
3 7 (29.17%) COBOL
4 4 (16.67%) Java
5 2 (8.33%) SQR
6 1 (4.17%) REXX
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 7 (29.17%) Active Directory
1 7 (29.17%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 5 (20.83%) RACF
2 5 (20.83%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 7 (29.17%) Tivoli NetView
2 1 (4.17%) Control-M
Vendors
1 8 (33.33%) IBM
2 1 (4.17%) Infor
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle
2 1 (4.17%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (4.17%) SAP