The table below looks at the statistics for zOS skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited zOS over the 3 months to 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM z/OS
Rank 534 531 547
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +16
Contract jobs citing zOS 64 90 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.18% 0.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.66% 0.83% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 25 33
Median daily rate £416 £450 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £321 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £590 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £450 £480
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £52.50 £27.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+94.44% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £27.00 -
% change year-on-year
+94.44% -
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
9694 10841 11993
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.06% 21.45% 23.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 6131 6442 7220
Median daily rate £398 £388 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.58% +9.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 624 917 1041
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.79 £42.46 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

zOS
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing zOS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 7 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing zOS within the England region over the 3 months to 7 December 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
North East -16 23 £400 +25.00%
London -14 15 £513 +13.88%
South East +25 12 £350 -27.83% 2
Yorkshire - 11 £550 - 1
South West +13 1 £350 -36.36%
North West -5 1 - - 1
zOS
UK

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 England region with a requirement for zOS.

1 84 (66.67%) Mainframe
2 56 (44.44%) DB2
3 53 (42.06%) IBM
4 48 (38.10%) Windows
5 45 (35.71%) CA
6 40 (31.75%) Finance
7 37 (29.37%) CICS
8 36 (28.57%) Linux
9 31 (24.60%) AIX
9 31 (24.60%) Unix
9 31 (24.60%) Banking
10 26 (20.63%) Solaris
10 26 (20.63%) Java
10 26 (20.63%) Middleware
11 25 (19.84%) JCL
12 24 (19.05%) SQL
12 24 (19.05%) Oracle
13 19 (15.08%) IBM Mainframe
14 18 (14.29%) TCP/IP
15 17 (13.49%) Tivoli
15 17 (13.49%) DevOps
16 16 (12.70%) WebSphere
17 15 (11.90%) CA Endevor
18 14 (11.11%) OMEGAMON
18 14 (11.11%) MVS
18 14 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
18 14 (11.11%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
18 14 (11.11%) ITIL
19 13 (10.32%) VB
19 13 (10.32%) Perl

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in 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 37 (29.37%) CICS
2 16 (12.70%) WebSphere
3 11 (8.73%) BizTalk Server
4 9 (7.14%) SharePoint
5 8 (6.35%) IBM HTTP Server
6 6 (4.76%) IIS
6 6 (4.76%) Tuxedo
7 5 (3.97%) JBoss
7 5 (3.97%) WebLogic
7 5 (3.97%) WildFly
8 3 (2.38%) Oracle Application Server
9 2 (1.59%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (1.59%) MQSeries
9 2 (1.59%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.79%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.79%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 12 (9.52%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.17%) MS Office
3 3 (2.38%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.59%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (3.97%) BusinessWorks
2 4 (3.17%) Staffware
3 3 (2.38%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (2.38%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.79%) Maximo
4 1 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.38%) IaaS
1 3 (2.38%) PaaS
1 3 (2.38%) SaaS
2 2 (1.59%) Bluemix
2 2 (1.59%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 18 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 9 (7.14%) FTP
3 8 (6.35%) SAN
4 6 (4.76%) ATM
5 4 (3.17%) LDAP
6 3 (2.38%) SNA
7 2 (1.59%) APPN
7 2 (1.59%) Firewall
7 2 (1.59%) Network Security
7 2 (1.59%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (44.44%) DB2
2 6 (4.76%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.17%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (2.38%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.38%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.79%) Adabas
5 1 (0.79%) Ingres
5 1 (0.79%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (3.97%) CA Gen
2 2 (1.59%) JBehave
2 2 (1.59%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.79%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.79%) ERwin
3 1 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 40 (31.75%) Finance
2 31 (24.60%) Banking
3 5 (3.97%) Corporate Banking
4 4 (3.17%) Financial Institution
4 4 (3.17%) Spanish Language
5 2 (1.59%) Dutch Language
5 2 (1.59%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.79%) Advertising
6 1 (0.79%) Electronics
6 1 (0.79%) French Language
6 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.79%) Marketing
6 1 (0.79%) Retail
6 1 (0.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (12.70%) Architect
1 16 (12.70%) DBA
2 14 (11.11%) Analyst
3 12 (9.52%) Infrastructure Architect
4 9 (7.14%) DB2 DBA
4 9 (7.14%) Developer
4 9 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
4 9 (7.14%) Support Engineer
5 7 (5.56%) Administrator
5 7 (5.56%) Build Engineer
5 7 (5.56%) Product Engineer
5 7 (5.56%) Products Support Engineer
5 7 (5.56%) Programmer
5 7 (5.56%) Security Engineer
5 7 (5.56%) z/OS Specialist
6 6 (4.76%) DevOps Engineer
6 6 (4.76%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 6 (4.76%) Operations Analyst
7 5 (3.97%) Mainframe Architect
7 5 (3.97%) Systems Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (20.63%) Middleware
2 11 (8.73%) WebSphere MQ
3 8 (6.35%) ISPF
4 3 (2.38%) REST
5 1 (0.79%) .NET
5 1 (0.79%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.79%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.79%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.79%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.79%) IBM Integration Bus
5 1 (0.79%) SAML
5 1 (0.79%) SOAP
5 1 (0.79%) Spring
5 1 (0.79%) Spring Web Flow
5 1 (0.79%) WCF
5 1 (0.79%) Web Services
5 1 (0.79%) XML
5 1 (0.79%) XSD
5 1 (0.79%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 84 (66.67%) Mainframe
2 19 (15.08%) IBM Mainframe
3 10 (7.94%) iPad
3 10 (7.94%) Replication
4 8 (6.35%) Mobile App
5 7 (5.56%) iSeries
6 6 (4.76%) Blockchain
7 5 (3.97%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (3.97%) Tandem
8 3 (2.38%) Cryptography
8 3 (2.38%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.59%) AS400
10 1 (0.79%) Clustering
10 1 (0.79%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.79%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 48 (38.10%) Windows
2 36 (28.57%) Linux
3 31 (24.60%) AIX
3 31 (24.60%) Unix
4 26 (20.63%) Solaris
5 14 (11.11%) MVS
6 13 (10.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (9.52%) Windows Server
8 8 (6.35%) SUSE
9 6 (4.76%) OS/390
10 5 (3.97%) HPUX
10 5 (3.97%) Windows 7
11 2 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (13.49%) DevOps
2 14 (11.11%) ITIL
2 14 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 13 (10.32%) Unit Testing
4 12 (9.52%) Virtual Environments
5 10 (7.94%) E-Commerce
5 10 (7.94%) Functional Testing
6 9 (7.14%) Migration
6 9 (7.14%) Problem Management
6 9 (7.14%) Test Automation
7 8 (6.35%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (6.35%) Change Management
7 8 (6.35%) Feasibility Study
7 8 (6.35%) Incident Management
8 7 (5.56%) Matrix Organization
9 6 (4.76%) Logistics
9 6 (4.76%) Service Delivery
10 5 (3.97%) B2B
10 5 (3.97%) Quality Management
10 5 (3.97%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (20.63%) Java
2 25 (19.84%) JCL
3 24 (19.05%) SQL
4 13 (10.32%) Perl
4 13 (10.32%) Shell Script
4 13 (10.32%) VB
5 11 (8.73%) COBOL
6 9 (7.14%) REXX
7 2 (1.59%) C
8 1 (0.79%) Assembly Language
8 1 (0.79%) C#
8 1 (0.79%) C++
8 1 (0.79%) PL/1
8 1 (0.79%) XPath
Qualifications
1 10 (7.94%) SC Cleared
1 10 (7.94%) Security Cleared
2 8 (6.35%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (1.59%) Degree
4 1 (0.79%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.38%) SEPA
System Software
1 14 (11.11%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 12 (9.52%) Active Directory
3 11 (8.73%) Time Sharing Option
4 8 (6.35%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (4.76%) RACF
6 3 (2.38%) Job Entry Subsystem
6 3 (2.38%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (1.59%) ACF2
7 2 (1.59%) Docker
Systems Management
1 17 (13.49%) Tivoli
2 15 (11.90%) CA Endevor
3 14 (11.11%) OMEGAMON
4 11 (8.73%) CA Service Virtualization
4 11 (8.73%) Control-M
5 6 (4.76%) SCCM
6 2 (1.59%) Tivoli NetView
6 2 (1.59%) zSecure
7 1 (0.79%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 53 (42.06%) IBM
2 45 (35.71%) CA
3 24 (19.05%) Oracle
4 11 (8.73%) Splunk
4 11 (8.73%) Syncsort
5 10 (7.94%) Microsoft
6 9 (7.14%) VMware
7 8 (6.35%) Intel
8 7 (5.56%) IBM Sterling
9 5 (3.97%) Axway
9 5 (3.97%) TIBCO
10 4 (3.17%) HP
10 4 (3.17%) ILOG
11 3 (2.38%) BMC
11 3 (2.38%) Perforce
11 3 (2.38%) SAP
11 3 (2.38%) ServiceNow
12 2 (1.59%) SaltStack
13 1 (0.79%) Pega
13 1 (0.79%) TOWER Software
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