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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM z/OS
Rank 486 491 472
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -19
Contract jobs citing zOS 92 72 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.15% 0.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.80% 0.65% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 29 39
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£458 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £345 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £655 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £466 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+16.56% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 -
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -
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
11567 11117 11315
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.64% 22.76% 21.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 6699 6340 5907
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.57% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1018 975 1118
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £37.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 44 £450 +2.85% 5
Yorkshire -5 9 £450 +38.46%
South West -25 9 £600 +33.33%
South East 0 8 £318 -47.08% 1
North West -1 7 £431 +7.81% 1
East of England -22 4 £425 -37.03%
East Midlands - 1 £315 -
North East - - - -
zOS
UK

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 94 (61.04%) Mainframe
2 76 (49.35%) IBM
3 48 (31.17%) Windows
4 43 (27.92%) Finance
5 40 (25.97%) UNIX
6 34 (22.08%) RACF
7 33 (21.43%) Linux
8 30 (19.48%) DB2
9 27 (17.53%) WebSphere
10 25 (16.23%) ACF2
11 24 (15.58%) Microsoft
11 24 (15.58%) CICS
11 24 (15.58%) Middleware
12 21 (13.64%) IBM Mainframe
13 19 (12.34%) Stakeholder Management
13 19 (12.34%) SAP
13 19 (12.34%) Banking
14 18 (11.69%) Oracle
14 18 (11.69%) SQL
14 18 (11.69%) WebSphere MQ
15 17 (11.04%) JCL
16 15 (9.74%) Migration
17 14 (9.09%) Java
17 14 (9.09%) COBOL
17 14 (9.09%) CA
18 13 (8.44%) Citrix
19 12 (7.79%) Solaris
19 12 (7.79%) WebSphere Message Broker
20 11 (7.14%) ISPF
20 11 (7.14%) EMC

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 (17.53%) WebSphere
2 24 (15.58%) CICS
3 10 (6.49%) WebSphere Application Server
4 5 (3.25%) WebLogic
4 5 (3.25%) Apache
5 3 (1.95%) MQSeries
6 2 (1.30%) SAS
6 2 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.65%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.65%) WebSphere Portal
7 1 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (2.60%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.30%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.65%) MS Office
3 1 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.30%) Staffware
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.49%) Internet
2 9 (5.84%) Intranet
3 8 (5.19%) FTP
3 8 (5.19%) TCP/IP
4 7 (4.55%) SNA
5 6 (3.90%) LDAP
5 6 (3.90%) SMS
6 5 (3.25%) HTTP
6 5 (3.25%) Firewall
7 4 (2.60%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (2.60%) SSL
8 2 (1.30%) Telnet
8 2 (1.30%) X.25
9 1 (0.65%) Network Security
9 1 (0.65%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (19.48%) DB2
2 10 (6.49%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (3.90%) Oracle Database
4 4 (2.60%) SQL Server
5 3 (1.95%) IDMS
6 2 (1.30%) IBM InfoSphere
6 2 (1.30%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.30%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.65%) DataStage
7 1 (0.65%) Easytrieve
7 1 (0.65%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 4 (2.60%) CA Gen
2 2 (1.30%) Eclipse
2 2 (1.30%) ChangeMan
3 1 (0.65%) SoapUI
General
1 43 (27.92%) Finance
2 19 (12.34%) Banking
3 11 (7.14%) Advertising
4 3 (1.95%) Retail
4 3 (1.95%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.30%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.30%) French Language
6 1 (0.65%) German Language
6 1 (0.65%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.65%) Billing
6 1 (0.65%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.65%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 22 (14.29%) Administrator
2 21 (13.64%) Programmer
3 20 (12.99%) Architect
4 19 (12.34%) Consultant
4 19 (12.34%) Systems Programmer
5 11 (7.14%) DBA
6 10 (6.49%) Analyst
7 6 (3.90%) WebSphere Administrator
8 5 (3.25%) Infrastructure Architect
8 5 (3.25%) Integration Architect
9 4 (2.60%) Technical Architect
9 4 (2.60%) Systems Administrator
9 4 (2.60%) Security Consultant
9 4 (2.60%) DB2 DBA
9 4 (2.60%) WebSphere Specialist
9 4 (2.60%) Infrastructure Designer
9 4 (2.60%) Designer
10 3 (1.95%) Middleware Specialist
10 3 (1.95%) CICS Programmer
10 3 (1.95%) Mainframe Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (15.58%) Middleware
2 18 (11.69%) WebSphere MQ
3 12 (7.79%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 11 (7.14%) ISPF
5 5 (3.25%) XML
5 5 (3.25%) SOAP
6 4 (2.60%) Web Services
6 4 (2.60%) J2EE
7 3 (1.95%) .NET
8 2 (1.30%) HTML
8 2 (1.30%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 94 (61.04%) Mainframe
2 21 (13.64%) IBM Mainframe
3 10 (6.49%) iSeries
4 9 (5.84%) VSAM
4 9 (5.84%) DataPower
4 9 (5.84%) Enterprise Storage
5 7 (4.55%) Management Information System
6 6 (3.90%) AS400
7 5 (3.25%) Open Source
8 4 (2.60%) Tandem
9 2 (1.30%) Clustering
9 2 (1.30%) Hedge funds
9 2 (1.30%) LPAR
10 1 (0.65%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.65%) Reference Data
10 1 (0.65%) Data Integration
10 1 (0.65%) Replication
10 1 (0.65%) GIS
10 1 (0.65%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.65%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 48 (31.17%) Windows
2 40 (25.97%) UNIX
3 33 (21.43%) Linux
4 12 (7.79%) Solaris
5 10 (6.49%) AIX
5 10 (6.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (3.25%) MVS
7 3 (1.95%) OS/390
8 2 (1.30%) HPUX
9 1 (0.65%) SUSE
9 1 (0.65%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (12.34%) Stakeholder Management
2 15 (9.74%) Migration
3 10 (6.49%) Enterprise Architecture
4 9 (5.84%) E-Commerce
4 9 (5.84%) Project Management
5 7 (4.55%) SOA
5 7 (4.55%) TOGAF
5 7 (4.55%) Process Improvement
6 6 (3.90%) Data Architecture
6 6 (3.90%) UML
7 5 (3.25%) Incident Management
7 5 (3.25%) Validation
7 5 (3.25%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (3.25%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (2.60%) Data Migration
8 4 (2.60%) Information Assurance
8 4 (2.60%) Software Engineering
8 4 (2.60%) Change Management
8 4 (2.60%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (1.95%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 18 (11.69%) SQL
2 17 (11.04%) JCL
3 14 (9.09%) Java
3 14 (9.09%) COBOL
4 9 (5.84%) REXX
5 6 (3.90%) Delphi
5 6 (3.90%) C#
6 4 (2.60%) Assembly Language
7 3 (1.95%) C
8 2 (1.30%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.30%) ActionScript 2.0
8 2 (1.30%) ActionScript
9 1 (0.65%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.65%) Perl
9 1 (0.65%) C++
9 1 (0.65%) NATURAL
Qualifications
1 7 (4.55%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.30%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.65%) BC Cleared
3 1 (0.65%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (1.95%) QA
3 2 (1.30%) SLA
3 2 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 34 (22.08%) RACF
2 25 (16.23%) ACF2
3 4 (2.60%) Xen
4 2 (1.30%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.30%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.65%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 8 (5.19%) Tivoli
1 8 (5.19%) OMEGAMON
2 3 (1.95%) Nessus
3 2 (1.30%) BladeLogic
3 2 (1.30%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 2 (1.30%) Control-M
3 2 (1.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 76 (49.35%) IBM
2 24 (15.58%) Microsoft
3 19 (12.34%) SAP
4 18 (11.69%) Oracle
5 14 (9.09%) CA
6 13 (8.44%) Citrix
7 11 (7.14%) EMC
8 10 (6.49%) Red Hat
9 8 (5.19%) Sun
10 7 (4.55%) HP
11 4 (2.60%) BMC
11 4 (2.60%) Cisco
12 2 (1.30%) Syncsort
12 2 (1.30%) ILOG
13 1 (0.65%) Intel
13 1 (0.65%) FatWire
13 1 (0.65%) Teradata
13 1 (0.65%) Endeca
13 1 (0.65%) Business Objects
13 1 (0.65%) Siebel
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