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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM z/OS
Rank 493 494 442
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -52
Contract jobs citing zOS 63 55 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.12% 0.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.59% 0.54% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 31 33
Average daily rate
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£475 £400 £397
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +0.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £440 £384
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +14.65%
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
10703 10200 8918
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.42% 22.07% 21.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 6207 5640 4767
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 837 992 978
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.32%

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 3 March 2015.

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 3 March 2015. 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
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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 -2 20 £525 +28.04% 2
North West -3 16 £400 -20.00% 1
West Midlands +3 8 £430 -4.70% 1
South West -15 7 £533 +86.84% 1
East of England +11 6 £510 - 1
South East -14 5 £513 +5.12% 1
East Midlands - 1 - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
zOS
UK

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 88 (65.19%) Mainframe
2 56 (41.48%) Finance
2 56 (41.48%) IBM
3 48 (35.56%) DB2
4 42 (31.11%) Banking
5 38 (28.15%) ACF2
6 29 (21.48%) CICS
7 26 (19.26%) RACF
8 25 (18.52%) IBM Mainframe
9 24 (17.78%) WebSphere
10 23 (17.04%) UNIX
11 21 (15.56%) Java
12 20 (14.81%) COBOL
12 20 (14.81%) TCP/IP
13 19 (14.07%) Linux
13 19 (14.07%) JCL
14 18 (13.33%) WebSphere MQ
14 18 (13.33%) MQSeries
14 18 (13.33%) Windows
15 17 (12.59%) AIX
15 17 (12.59%) Oracle
15 17 (12.59%) CA
16 15 (11.11%) Degree
17 13 (9.63%) ISPF
18 12 (8.89%) QA
18 12 (8.89%) WebSphere Message Broker
18 12 (8.89%) WebSphere Portal
18 12 (8.89%) Middleware
18 12 (8.89%) Solaris
19 11 (8.15%) SQL

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 29 (21.48%) CICS
2 24 (17.78%) WebSphere
3 18 (13.33%) MQSeries
4 12 (8.89%) WebSphere Portal
5 8 (5.93%) IBM HTTP Server
6 7 (5.19%) iPlanet
6 7 (5.19%) IIS
6 7 (5.19%) Apache
7 6 (4.44%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (1.48%) NetWeaver
8 2 (1.48%) SAS
9 1 (0.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.74%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.74%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (0.74%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.74%) MS Visio
1 1 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.74%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 20 (14.81%) TCP/IP
2 5 (3.70%) SSL
3 3 (2.22%) LAN
3 3 (2.22%) WAN
3 3 (2.22%) FTP
3 3 (2.22%) Firewall
3 3 (2.22%) Network Security
4 2 (1.48%) SMS
4 2 (1.48%) SNA
5 1 (0.74%) Internet
5 1 (0.74%) RIP
5 1 (0.74%) NAS
5 1 (0.74%) Multicast
5 1 (0.74%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (35.56%) DB2
2 5 (3.70%) RDBMS
2 5 (3.70%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.22%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.48%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.48%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.48%) SAP BW
4 2 (1.48%) SAP BI
4 2 (1.48%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.48%) IDMS
4 2 (1.48%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.74%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 4 (2.96%) ClearCase
1 4 (2.96%) Subversion
1 4 (2.96%) TortoiseSVN
2 3 (2.22%) Ant
3 2 (1.48%) YourKit
3 2 (1.48%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.74%) Toad
4 1 (0.74%) ERwin
4 1 (0.74%) CruiseControl
4 1 (0.74%) Hudson
4 1 (0.74%) Maven
General
1 56 (41.48%) Finance
2 42 (31.11%) Banking
3 2 (1.48%) Advertising
4 1 (0.74%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.74%) Law
4 1 (0.74%) Legal
4 1 (0.74%) Retail
4 1 (0.74%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (21.48%) Programmer
2 21 (15.56%) Systems Programmer
3 16 (11.85%) Administrator
4 15 (11.11%) Architect
4 15 (11.11%) Consultant
5 10 (7.41%) DBA
5 10 (7.41%) WebSphere Administrator
6 9 (6.67%) Developer
6 9 (6.67%) Analyst
7 8 (5.93%) Mainframe Programmer
8 6 (4.44%) Solutions Architect
8 6 (4.44%) DB2 DBA
9 4 (2.96%) Technical Architect
9 4 (2.96%) Mainframe Architect
9 4 (2.96%) Senior Programmer
9 4 (2.96%) Senior Systems Programmer
10 3 (2.22%) Mainframe DBA
10 3 (2.22%) WebSphere Consultant
10 3 (2.22%) Software Developer
10 3 (2.22%) UNIX Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (13.33%) WebSphere MQ
2 13 (9.63%) ISPF
3 12 (8.89%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 12 (8.89%) Middleware
4 7 (5.19%) Web Services
5 4 (2.96%) XML
5 4 (2.96%) HTML
6 2 (1.48%) J2EE
6 2 (1.48%) CSS
6 2 (1.48%) JDBC
6 2 (1.48%) JSP
6 2 (1.48%) Servlets
6 2 (1.48%) JMX
6 2 (1.48%) Java RMI
6 2 (1.48%) JAXP
7 1 (0.74%) WSDL
7 1 (0.74%) Spring Batch
7 1 (0.74%) Spring
7 1 (0.74%) JNI
7 1 (0.74%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 88 (65.19%) Mainframe
2 25 (18.52%) IBM Mainframe
3 9 (6.67%) VSAM
4 8 (5.93%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.96%) DataPower
5 4 (2.96%) Data Structures
6 3 (2.22%) Open Source
6 3 (2.22%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.22%) Replication
7 2 (1.48%) LPAR
8 1 (0.74%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.74%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.74%) Clustering
8 1 (0.74%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.74%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 23 (17.04%) UNIX
2 19 (14.07%) Linux
3 18 (13.33%) Windows
4 17 (12.59%) AIX
5 12 (8.89%) Solaris
6 11 (8.15%) MVS
7 5 (3.70%) HPUX
8 4 (2.96%) Windows NT
8 4 (2.96%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.48%) VMS
10 1 (0.74%) OpenVMS
10 1 (0.74%) Tru64
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
2 9 (6.67%) Configuration Management
2 9 (6.67%) TOGAF
3 8 (5.93%) Unit Testing
4 6 (4.44%) Migration
4 6 (4.44%) Enterprise Architecture
4 6 (4.44%) Data Modelling
4 6 (4.44%) Process Improvement
4 6 (4.44%) Capacity Management
5 5 (3.70%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (3.70%) SOA
5 5 (3.70%) ETL
6 4 (2.96%) Project Management
6 4 (2.96%) ITIL
6 4 (2.96%) Change Management
6 4 (2.96%) EAI
6 4 (2.96%) Validation
6 4 (2.96%) Data Architecture
6 4 (2.96%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (2.22%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 21 (15.56%) Java
2 20 (14.81%) COBOL
3 19 (14.07%) JCL
4 11 (8.15%) SQL
5 10 (7.41%) REXX
6 8 (5.93%) Assembly Language
7 6 (4.44%) Delphi
7 6 (4.44%) C#
8 3 (2.22%) Python
9 2 (1.48%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.48%) SELCOPY
9 2 (1.48%) ABAP
9 2 (1.48%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.74%) C++
10 1 (0.74%) XPath
10 1 (0.74%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (11.11%) Degree
2 4 (2.96%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (2.96%) IBM Certification
3 3 (2.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.89%) QA
2 5 (3.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.74%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.74%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 38 (28.15%) ACF2
2 26 (19.26%) RACF
3 2 (1.48%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 7 (5.19%) Tivoli
2 5 (3.70%) OMEGAMON
3 4 (2.96%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 3 (2.22%) CA Endevor
5 1 (0.74%) Tivoli NetView
5 1 (0.74%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 56 (41.48%) IBM
2 17 (12.59%) Oracle
2 17 (12.59%) CA
3 10 (7.41%) BMC
4 9 (6.67%) SAP
4 9 (6.67%) Microsoft
5 7 (5.19%) Sun
6 3 (2.22%) Business Objects
6 3 (2.22%) Informatica
7 2 (1.48%) HP
7 2 (1.48%) Sybase
8 1 (0.74%) Cisco
8 1 (0.74%) Dell
8 1 (0.74%) EMC
8 1 (0.74%) Novell
8 1 (0.74%) Veritas
8 1 (0.74%) Alias
8 1 (0.74%) VMware
8 1 (0.74%) Teradata
8 1 (0.74%) Brocade
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