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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM z/OS
Rank 501 450 441
Rank change year-on-year
-51 -9
Contract jobs citing zOS 87 103 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.16% 0.22% 0.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.72% 0.93% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 64 68
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£550 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £350 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £543 £725
UK excluding London average daily rate £490 £375 £394
% change year-on-year
+30.66% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
zOS
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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
12052 11110 10542
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.76% 23.20% 21.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 7218 6358 5662
Average daily rate £363 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1085 1016 1019
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £35.00 £38.00
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 31 October 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 31 October 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
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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 -16 52 £550 +46.66% 1
South West -16 13 £600 +33.33%
North West -12 4 £356 -5.00% 1
Yorkshire -15 3 - -
East Midlands - 3 £425 - 2
North East - 2 - -
East of England - 1 £300 -
South East - - - -
zOS
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zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 (69.05%) Mainframe
2 66 (39.29%) IBM
3 56 (33.33%) Finance
4 42 (25.00%) ACF2
5 41 (24.40%) DB2
6 40 (23.81%) Windows
7 37 (22.02%) UNIX
8 36 (21.43%) RACF
9 33 (19.64%) Banking
10 27 (16.07%) CICS
11 25 (14.88%) IBM Mainframe
12 22 (13.10%) SAP
13 20 (11.90%) Oracle
13 20 (11.90%) Microsoft
13 20 (11.90%) WebSphere
13 20 (11.90%) Stakeholder Management
14 19 (11.31%) Java
14 19 (11.31%) SQL
14 19 (11.31%) Middleware
15 18 (10.71%) Linux
16 17 (10.12%) COBOL
16 17 (10.12%) JCL
17 16 (9.52%) WebSphere MQ
18 15 (8.93%) CA
19 14 (8.33%) Migration
20 12 (7.14%) WebSphere Message Broker
20 12 (7.14%) Sun
21 11 (6.55%) TOGAF
21 11 (6.55%) Enterprise Architecture
21 11 (6.55%) Process Improvement

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 27 (16.07%) CICS
2 20 (11.90%) WebSphere
3 5 (2.98%) WebSphere Application Server
3 5 (2.98%) MQSeries
4 4 (2.38%) WebLogic
4 4 (2.38%) Apache
5 2 (1.19%) SAS
5 2 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.60%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 1 (0.60%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.19%) Staffware
2 1 (0.60%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.76%) TCP/IP
2 6 (3.57%) LDAP
2 6 (3.57%) FTP
3 5 (2.98%) HTTP
3 5 (2.98%) SMS
4 4 (2.38%) SSL
4 4 (2.38%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (1.79%) Firewall
5 3 (1.79%) SNA
6 1 (0.60%) Internet
6 1 (0.60%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (24.40%) DB2
2 6 (3.57%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.38%) SQL Server
4 3 (1.79%) IBM InfoSphere
5 2 (1.19%) IDMS
5 2 (1.19%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.60%) DataStage
6 1 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.60%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 4 (2.38%) Eclipse
2 3 (1.79%) CA Gen
3 2 (1.19%) YourKit
3 2 (1.19%) ChangeMan
3 2 (1.19%) Ant
General
1 56 (33.33%) Finance
2 33 (19.64%) Banking
3 6 (3.57%) Advertising
4 4 (2.38%) Retail
5 2 (1.19%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.19%) French Language
6 1 (0.60%) Automotive
6 1 (0.60%) Law
6 1 (0.60%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.60%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 30 (17.86%) Programmer
2 29 (17.26%) Systems Programmer
3 24 (14.29%) Architect
4 21 (12.50%) Consultant
5 16 (9.52%) Administrator
6 11 (6.55%) DBA
7 10 (5.95%) Analyst
8 7 (4.17%) Technical Architect
8 7 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (4.17%) Mainframe Programmer
9 5 (2.98%) Integration Architect
9 5 (2.98%) Developer
9 5 (2.98%) DB2 DBA
10 4 (2.38%) Security Consultant
10 4 (2.38%) Mainframe Consultant
10 4 (2.38%) Mainframe Architect
11 3 (1.79%) CA Gen Developer
11 3 (1.79%) Technical Consultant
11 3 (1.79%) Senior Programmer
11 3 (1.79%) Senior Systems Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (11.31%) Middleware
2 16 (9.52%) WebSphere MQ
3 12 (7.14%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 9 (5.36%) ISPF
5 6 (3.57%) J2EE
6 5 (2.98%) SOAP
6 5 (2.98%) XML
7 4 (2.38%) HTML
8 3 (1.79%) .NET
8 3 (1.79%) Web Services
9 2 (1.19%) CSS
9 2 (1.19%) JDBC
9 2 (1.19%) JSP
9 2 (1.19%) Servlets
9 2 (1.19%) EDI
9 2 (1.19%) Java RMI
9 2 (1.19%) JAXP
9 2 (1.19%) JMX
Miscellaneous
1 116 (69.05%) Mainframe
2 25 (14.88%) IBM Mainframe
3 10 (5.95%) VSAM
4 9 (5.36%) Management Information System
4 9 (5.36%) DataPower
5 7 (4.17%) Open Source
6 5 (2.98%) AS400
7 4 (2.38%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.79%) Tandem
9 2 (1.19%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (1.19%) Reference Data
9 2 (1.19%) Replication
9 2 (1.19%) Clustering
10 1 (0.60%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.60%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.60%) HACMP
10 1 (0.60%) Data Integration
10 1 (0.60%) iSeries
10 1 (0.60%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 40 (23.81%) Windows
2 37 (22.02%) UNIX
3 18 (10.71%) Linux
4 10 (5.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (5.36%) AIX
6 5 (2.98%) MVS
7 4 (2.38%) Solaris
8 2 (1.19%) HPUX
8 2 (1.19%) VMS
9 1 (0.60%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (11.90%) Stakeholder Management
2 14 (8.33%) Migration
3 11 (6.55%) TOGAF
3 11 (6.55%) Enterprise Architecture
3 11 (6.55%) Process Improvement
4 7 (4.17%) Data Architecture
5 6 (3.57%) Capacity Management
5 6 (3.57%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (3.57%) Software Engineering
5 6 (3.57%) UML
5 6 (3.57%) Data Modelling
5 6 (3.57%) SOA
5 6 (3.57%) Project Management
6 5 (2.98%) Systems Analysis
6 5 (2.98%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (2.98%) Data Migration
7 4 (2.38%) Information Assurance
7 4 (2.38%) ETL
7 4 (2.38%) Validation
8 3 (1.79%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (11.31%) Java
1 19 (11.31%) SQL
2 17 (10.12%) COBOL
2 17 (10.12%) JCL
3 10 (5.95%) Delphi
3 10 (5.95%) C#
4 5 (2.98%) REXX
5 4 (2.38%) Shell Script
5 4 (2.38%) Assembly Language
6 3 (1.79%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.19%) ActionScript
7 2 (1.19%) ActionScript 2.0
8 1 (0.60%) C
8 1 (0.60%) NATURAL
8 1 (0.60%) Perl
8 1 (0.60%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (2.38%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.19%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.60%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (1.79%) QA
3 2 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.60%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.60%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.60%) SLA
System Software
1 42 (25.00%) ACF2
2 36 (21.43%) RACF
3 4 (2.38%) Xen
4 2 (1.19%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.19%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 7 (4.17%) OMEGAMON
2 6 (3.57%) Tivoli
3 3 (1.79%) Nessus
4 2 (1.19%) BladeLogic
4 2 (1.19%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 2 (1.19%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 66 (39.29%) IBM
2 22 (13.10%) SAP
3 20 (11.90%) Oracle
3 20 (11.90%) Microsoft
4 15 (8.93%) CA
5 12 (7.14%) Sun
6 10 (5.95%) Red Hat
7 9 (5.36%) BMC
8 5 (2.98%) HP
9 4 (2.38%) Cisco
9 4 (2.38%) Citrix
10 2 (1.19%) ILOG
10 2 (1.19%) Syncsort
11 1 (0.60%) Business Objects
11 1 (0.60%) Dell
11 1 (0.60%) EMC
11 1 (0.60%) Intel
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