The table below looks at the statistics for zOS skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited zOS over the 3 months to 25 November 2014 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM z/OS
Rank 510 452 414
Rank change year-on-year
-58 -38
Contract jobs citing zOS 82 99 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.16% 0.21% 0.28%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.69% 0.90% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 62 66
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£550 £375 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £350 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £668 £505 £725
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £403 £388
% change year-on-year
+36.64% +3.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
zOS
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Operating Systems Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
11886 10994 10436
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.84% 23.19% 21.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 7162 6297 5606
Average daily rate £363 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £170 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1050 1003 1075
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.25 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

zOS
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

zOS Jobs Demand Trend in England

zOS
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

zOS Daily Rate Trend in England

zOS
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing zOS across the England region over the 3 months to 25 November 2014.

zOS Daily Rate Histogram in England

zOS
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

zOS Hourly Rate Trend in England

zOS
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 25 November 2014. 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
London -16 52 £550 +46.66%
South West -18 13 £600 - 1
Yorkshire -21 3 - -
East Midlands - 3 £425 - 1
East of England -8 2 £300 -
North East - 2 - -
North West -10 1 - - 1
South East -27 1 £563 +13.92% 3
zOS
UK

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 116 (70.73%) Mainframe
2 61 (37.20%) IBM
3 59 (35.98%) Finance
4 43 (26.22%) ACF2
5 41 (25.00%) DB2
6 38 (23.17%) Windows
7 37 (22.56%) Banking
8 36 (21.95%) UNIX
9 32 (19.51%) RACF
10 26 (15.85%) CICS
11 24 (14.63%) IBM Mainframe
12 21 (12.80%) Linux
12 21 (12.80%) Java
13 20 (12.20%) Oracle
13 20 (12.20%) Stakeholder Management
14 19 (11.59%) SQL
14 19 (11.59%) SAP
14 19 (11.59%) WebSphere
15 18 (10.98%) Microsoft
16 17 (10.37%) COBOL
16 17 (10.37%) JCL
17 16 (9.76%) Middleware
18 15 (9.15%) CA
19 14 (8.54%) WebSphere MQ
20 12 (7.32%) Sun
20 12 (7.32%) TOGAF
21 11 (6.71%) Migration
21 11 (6.71%) Enterprise Architecture
21 11 (6.71%) Process Improvement
21 11 (6.71%) AIX

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 26 (15.85%) CICS
2 19 (11.59%) WebSphere
3 6 (3.66%) MQSeries
3 6 (3.66%) WebSphere Application Server
4 5 (3.05%) WebLogic
4 5 (3.05%) Apache
5 3 (1.83%) SAS
5 3 (1.83%) WebSphere Portal
6 2 (1.22%) IBM HTTP Server
6 2 (1.22%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.61%) IIS
7 1 (0.61%) iPlanet
7 1 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (0.61%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.22%) Staffware
2 1 (0.61%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.88%) TCP/IP
2 6 (3.66%) LDAP
3 5 (3.05%) SMS
3 5 (3.05%) SSL
4 4 (2.44%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (1.83%) FTP
5 3 (1.83%) SNA
5 3 (1.83%) Firewall
6 2 (1.22%) HTTP
7 1 (0.61%) Internet
7 1 (0.61%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (25.00%) DB2
2 7 (4.27%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.44%) SQL Server
4 3 (1.83%) IBM InfoSphere
5 2 (1.22%) IDMS
5 2 (1.22%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.61%) Adabas
6 1 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.61%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.61%) DataStage
6 1 (0.61%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (2.44%) Eclipse
2 3 (1.83%) CA Gen
3 2 (1.22%) YourKit
3 2 (1.22%) ChangeMan
3 2 (1.22%) Ant
General
1 59 (35.98%) Finance
2 37 (22.56%) Banking
3 6 (3.66%) Advertising
4 4 (2.44%) Retail
5 2 (1.22%) French Language
5 2 (1.22%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.61%) Law
6 1 (0.61%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 26 (15.85%) Programmer
1 26 (15.85%) Systems Programmer
2 22 (13.41%) Architect
3 21 (12.80%) Consultant
4 17 (10.37%) Administrator
5 11 (6.71%) DBA
6 10 (6.10%) Analyst
7 8 (4.88%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (4.27%) Technical Architect
9 6 (3.66%) Mainframe Programmer
10 5 (3.05%) Developer
10 5 (3.05%) DB2 DBA
11 4 (2.44%) Mainframe Consultant
11 4 (2.44%) Mainframe Architect
11 4 (2.44%) Security Consultant
12 3 (1.83%) Technical Consultant
12 3 (1.83%) WebSphere Administrator
12 3 (1.83%) Senior Programmer
12 3 (1.83%) Senior Systems Programmer
12 3 (1.83%) CA Gen Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (9.76%) Middleware
2 14 (8.54%) WebSphere MQ
3 10 (6.10%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 9 (5.49%) ISPF
5 6 (3.66%) J2EE
6 5 (3.05%) XML
7 4 (2.44%) Web Services
7 4 (2.44%) .NET
7 4 (2.44%) HTML
8 2 (1.22%) JMX
8 2 (1.22%) JAXP
8 2 (1.22%) EDI
8 2 (1.22%) Java RMI
8 2 (1.22%) CSS
8 2 (1.22%) JDBC
8 2 (1.22%) JSP
8 2 (1.22%) Servlets
8 2 (1.22%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 116 (70.73%) Mainframe
2 24 (14.63%) IBM Mainframe
3 10 (6.10%) VSAM
4 8 (4.88%) Management Information System
5 7 (4.27%) Open Source
6 6 (3.66%) DataPower
7 5 (3.05%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.83%) Clustering
8 3 (1.83%) Tandem
9 2 (1.22%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (1.22%) Reference Data
9 2 (1.22%) Replication
9 2 (1.22%) AS400
10 1 (0.61%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.61%) HACMP
10 1 (0.61%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.61%) Data Integration
10 1 (0.61%) iSeries
10 1 (0.61%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 38 (23.17%) Windows
2 36 (21.95%) UNIX
3 21 (12.80%) Linux
4 11 (6.71%) AIX
5 10 (6.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (3.05%) Solaris
6 5 (3.05%) MVS
7 2 (1.22%) VMS
7 2 (1.22%) HPUX
8 1 (0.61%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (12.20%) Stakeholder Management
2 12 (7.32%) TOGAF
3 11 (6.71%) Migration
3 11 (6.71%) Enterprise Architecture
3 11 (6.71%) Process Improvement
4 7 (4.27%) Project Management
4 7 (4.27%) Data Architecture
5 6 (3.66%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (3.66%) Capacity Management
5 6 (3.66%) Software Engineering
5 6 (3.66%) Data Modelling
6 5 (3.05%) Systems Analysis
6 5 (3.05%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (3.05%) Data Migration
7 4 (2.44%) Information Assurance
7 4 (2.44%) Validation
7 4 (2.44%) ETL
7 4 (2.44%) SOA
8 3 (1.83%) UML
8 3 (1.83%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (12.80%) Java
2 19 (11.59%) SQL
3 17 (10.37%) COBOL
3 17 (10.37%) JCL
4 10 (6.10%) Delphi
4 10 (6.10%) C#
5 5 (3.05%) REXX
6 4 (2.44%) Shell Script
6 4 (2.44%) Assembly Language
7 3 (1.83%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.22%) ActionScript 2.0
8 2 (1.22%) ActionScript
9 1 (0.61%) C
9 1 (0.61%) Perl
9 1 (0.61%) C++
9 1 (0.61%) NATURAL
Qualifications
1 4 (2.44%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.22%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.61%) Degree
3 1 (0.61%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (2.44%) QA
3 2 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.61%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.61%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 43 (26.22%) ACF2
2 32 (19.51%) RACF
3 4 (2.44%) Xen
4 2 (1.22%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 2 (1.22%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 8 (4.88%) OMEGAMON
2 6 (3.66%) Tivoli
3 3 (1.83%) Nessus
4 2 (1.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (1.22%) BladeLogic
4 2 (1.22%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 1 (0.61%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 61 (37.20%) IBM
2 20 (12.20%) Oracle
3 19 (11.59%) SAP
4 18 (10.98%) Microsoft
5 15 (9.15%) CA
6 12 (7.32%) Sun
7 10 (6.10%) BMC
7 10 (6.10%) Red Hat
8 5 (3.05%) HP
9 4 (2.44%) Citrix
9 4 (2.44%) Cisco
10 2 (1.22%) Syncsort
10 2 (1.22%) ILOG
11 1 (0.61%) Business Objects
11 1 (0.61%) Dell
11 1 (0.61%) Intel
11 1 (0.61%) Informatica
11 1 (0.61%) Alias
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £500 - £625 per day
Posted: Yesterday