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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM z/OS
Rank 514 499 499
Rank change year-on-year
-15 0
Contract jobs citing zOS 78 74 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.15% 0.099%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.69% 0.66% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 45 12
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£413 £450 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -21.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £315 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £575 £698
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £450 £375
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £62.50 £30.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+108.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.30 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
+4.33% -
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
11349 11267 10029
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.33% 23.14% 22.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 6735 6505 5589
Average daily rate £363 £350 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -0.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £170 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £520 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 890 964 953
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.83%

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 1 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing zOS across the England region over the 3 months to 1 July 2015.

zOS Hourly Rate Histogram 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 1 July 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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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 -19 33 £320 -36.00% 7
North West -13 12 £350 - 3
South East -10 10 £441 -
West Midlands -4 7 £425 -5.55%
Yorkshire -13 5 £350 -33.33% 1
East Midlands - 5 £450 -
Midlands - 4 - -
North East -22 1 £262 +20.45%
South West - 1 £415 - 1
zOS
UK

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 82 (62.60%) DB2
2 68 (51.91%) Mainframe
3 60 (45.80%) CICS
4 58 (44.27%) WebSphere
5 46 (35.11%) Linux
6 44 (33.59%) IBM
7 43 (32.82%) Windows
7 43 (32.82%) AIX
8 41 (31.30%) Finance
9 36 (27.48%) WebSphere Application Server
10 35 (26.72%) Migration
11 31 (23.66%) LPAR
12 30 (22.90%) CA
12 30 (22.90%) Solaris
13 25 (19.08%) UNIX
13 25 (19.08%) JCL
14 23 (17.56%) Banking
15 22 (16.79%) WebSphere MQ
15 22 (16.79%) TCP/IP
16 19 (14.50%) REXX
16 19 (14.50%) Introscope
16 19 (14.50%) Jython
16 19 (14.50%) CA Wily
16 19 (14.50%) WebSphere Portal
17 18 (13.74%) Oracle
18 17 (12.98%) RACF
18 17 (12.98%) ISPF
19 16 (12.21%) WebSphere Process Server
19 16 (12.21%) COBOL
19 16 (12.21%) SQL

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 60 (45.80%) CICS
2 58 (44.27%) WebSphere
3 36 (27.48%) WebSphere Application Server
4 19 (14.50%) WebSphere Portal
5 16 (12.21%) WebSphere Process Server
6 14 (10.69%) MQSeries
7 6 (4.58%) MS Exchange
8 5 (3.82%) Apache
9 3 (2.29%) iPlanet
9 3 (2.29%) IBM HTTP Server
9 3 (2.29%) SAS
9 3 (2.29%) IIS
10 2 (1.53%) NetWeaver
11 1 (0.76%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.76%) Confluence
11 1 (0.76%) GlassFish
Applications
1 6 (4.58%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.53%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.76%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (4.58%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 22 (16.79%) TCP/IP
2 8 (6.11%) SSL
3 5 (3.82%) SAN
3 5 (3.82%) Firewall
3 5 (3.82%) Network Security
4 4 (3.05%) BIG-IP
4 4 (3.05%) DNS
5 3 (2.29%) SNA
5 3 (2.29%) LAN
5 3 (2.29%) SMS
5 3 (2.29%) WAN
6 2 (1.53%) HTTP
6 2 (1.53%) SSH
7 1 (0.76%) LDAP
7 1 (0.76%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.76%) RIP
7 1 (0.76%) SMTP
7 1 (0.76%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (62.60%) DB2
2 7 (5.34%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.82%) OLTP
3 5 (3.82%) OLAP
3 5 (3.82%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.29%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.53%) Adabas
5 2 (1.53%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.53%) SAP BW
5 2 (1.53%) SAP BI
5 2 (1.53%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.53%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.53%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.76%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.76%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 19 (14.50%) Introscope
2 3 (2.29%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.76%) Toad
3 1 (0.76%) ERwin
3 1 (0.76%) JUnit
3 1 (0.76%) Subversion
3 1 (0.76%) JIRA
3 1 (0.76%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 41 (31.30%) Finance
2 23 (17.56%) Banking
3 2 (1.53%) Retail
3 2 (1.53%) Law
3 2 (1.53%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.76%) Legal
4 1 (0.76%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.76%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (25.19%) Administrator
2 27 (20.61%) WebSphere Administrator
3 24 (18.32%) Analyst
4 22 (16.79%) Programmer
5 17 (12.98%) DBA
6 14 (10.69%) Systems Programmer
7 13 (9.92%) DB2 DBA
8 12 (9.16%) WebSphere Specialist
9 11 (8.40%) Server Administrator
9 11 (8.40%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
10 9 (6.87%) WebSphere Server Specialist
10 9 (6.87%) Server Specialist
10 9 (6.87%) Applications Specialist
11 8 (6.11%) Developer
12 7 (5.34%) Consultant
12 7 (5.34%) Mainframe Programmer
13 4 (3.05%) Mainframe DBA
13 4 (3.05%) Operations Analyst
14 3 (2.29%) Technical Manager
14 3 (2.29%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (16.79%) WebSphere MQ
2 17 (12.98%) ISPF
3 5 (3.82%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 4 (3.05%) Web Services
5 3 (2.29%) Middleware
5 3 (2.29%) JMS
6 2 (1.53%) Java EE
6 2 (1.53%) HTML
6 2 (1.53%) Spring
7 1 (0.76%) Grails
7 1 (0.76%) WSDL
7 1 (0.76%) XML Schema
7 1 (0.76%) JAXB
7 1 (0.76%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 68 (51.91%) Mainframe
2 31 (23.66%) LPAR
3 15 (11.45%) IBM Mainframe
4 10 (7.63%) VSAM
5 8 (6.11%) Computer Science
5 8 (6.11%) iSeries
5 8 (6.11%) AS400
5 8 (6.11%) Replication
6 7 (5.34%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (3.05%) Clustering
8 3 (2.29%) Data Centre
9 2 (1.53%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.53%) PKI
9 2 (1.53%) DataPower
10 1 (0.76%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.76%) W3C
10 1 (0.76%) Smartcard
10 1 (0.76%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 46 (35.11%) Linux
2 43 (32.82%) Windows
2 43 (32.82%) AIX
3 30 (22.90%) Solaris
4 25 (19.08%) UNIX
5 6 (4.58%) HPUX
5 6 (4.58%) MVS
5 6 (4.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (3.05%) SUSE
7 3 (2.29%) i5/OS
7 3 (2.29%) OS/390
8 1 (0.76%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.76%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (26.72%) Migration
2 10 (7.63%) ITIL
3 9 (6.87%) Data Modelling
4 7 (5.34%) SDLC
5 5 (3.82%) ETL
6 4 (3.05%) Change Management
6 4 (3.05%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (3.05%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (2.29%) Load Balancing
7 3 (2.29%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 3 (2.29%) System Integration Testing
7 3 (2.29%) High Availability
7 3 (2.29%) SIEM
7 3 (2.29%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (2.29%) Analytics
7 3 (2.29%) Stress Testing
7 3 (2.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (2.29%) Configuration Management
7 3 (2.29%) Project Management
8 2 (1.53%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 25 (19.08%) JCL
2 19 (14.50%) Jython
2 19 (14.50%) REXX
3 16 (12.21%) COBOL
3 16 (12.21%) SQL
4 12 (9.16%) Assembly Language
5 9 (6.87%) Python
6 7 (5.34%) Java
7 6 (4.58%) C
8 3 (2.29%) Perl
9 2 (1.53%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.53%) ABAP
9 2 (1.53%) SELCOPY
9 2 (1.53%) NATURAL
10 1 (0.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (8.40%) Degree
2 6 (4.58%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.76%) IBM Certification
3 1 (0.76%) PCI QSA
3 1 (0.76%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.11%) QA
2 1 (0.76%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.76%) SLA
2 1 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 17 (12.98%) RACF
2 6 (4.58%) ACF2
3 5 (3.82%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.53%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.76%) NFS
Systems Management
1 19 (14.50%) CA Wily
2 9 (6.87%) OMEGAMON
2 9 (6.87%) Tivoli
3 5 (3.82%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 5 (3.82%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (2.29%) MAINVIEW
5 2 (1.53%) CA Endevor
6 1 (0.76%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 44 (33.59%) IBM
2 30 (22.90%) CA
3 18 (13.74%) Oracle
4 12 (9.16%) Microsoft
5 9 (6.87%) SAP
6 8 (6.11%) VMware
7 6 (4.58%) Citrix
7 6 (4.58%) BMC
8 4 (3.05%) Intel
8 4 (3.05%) F5
9 3 (2.29%) Axway
9 3 (2.29%) HP
9 3 (2.29%) Sybase
10 2 (1.53%) Business Objects
10 2 (1.53%) Informatica
11 1 (0.76%) TIBCO
11 1 (0.76%) Teradata
11 1 (0.76%) Atlassian
11 1 (0.76%) Syncsort
11 1 (0.76%) Sun
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