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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM z/OS
Rank 563 523 530
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +7
Contract jobs citing zOS 65 111 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.21% 0.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.61% 0.96% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 59 50
Median daily rate £478 £428 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.69% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £308 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £428 £463
% change year-on-year
-0.58% -7.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 1
Median hourly rate - £37.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +25.00%
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
10668 11527 11471
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.26% 21.68% 22.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 6900 6853 6626
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 549 902 995
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.66 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.96% +4.12%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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
London -39 17 £480 +16.36% 1
Yorkshire 0 13 £525 +22.09%
North West +6 7 £363 -14.70%
West Midlands -25 6 £495 +20.00% 1
North East -20 5 £260 -0.76%
East of England +20 4 £385 -40.76%
South West +20 3 £425 +2.40%
South East +1 3 - -
Midlands -9 1 - -
zOS
UK

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 105 (64.02%) Mainframe
2 65 (39.63%) Finance
3 61 (37.20%) DB2
4 58 (35.37%) IBM
5 49 (29.88%) Windows
6 40 (24.39%) SQL
7 39 (23.78%) AIX
7 39 (23.78%) JCL
8 38 (23.17%) Linux
9 35 (21.34%) CICS
10 34 (20.73%) CA
10 34 (20.73%) Banking
11 31 (18.90%) WebSphere
12 29 (17.68%) IBM Mainframe
12 29 (17.68%) Java
12 29 (17.68%) Unix
13 27 (16.46%) Solaris
14 25 (15.24%) TCP/IP
15 23 (14.02%) WebSphere MQ
15 23 (14.02%) Oracle
16 22 (13.41%) SQL Server
16 22 (13.41%) Middleware
16 22 (13.41%) Time Sharing Option
17 20 (12.20%) REXX
17 20 (12.20%) MVS
18 19 (11.59%) Service Management
18 19 (11.59%) RACF
18 19 (11.59%) Agile Software Development
18 19 (11.59%) zSecure
19 18 (10.98%) Analytical Skills

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 35 (21.34%) CICS
2 31 (18.90%) WebSphere
3 17 (10.37%) IBM HTTP Server
4 11 (6.71%) IIS
5 10 (6.10%) Apache
5 10 (6.10%) WebSphere Application Server
6 5 (3.05%) iPlanet
6 5 (3.05%) WebSphere Portal
6 5 (3.05%) WebSphere Process Server
7 2 (1.22%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.22%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.22%) Tuxedo
8 1 (0.61%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.61%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.61%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (0.61%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (6.71%) MS Excel
2 10 (6.10%) MS Office
3 3 (1.83%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (15.24%) TCP/IP
2 16 (9.76%) FTP
3 13 (7.93%) Firewall
4 4 (2.44%) LDAP
4 4 (2.44%) SAN
4 4 (2.44%) SMTP
5 1 (0.61%) ATM
5 1 (0.61%) FCoE
5 1 (0.61%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (0.61%) HTTP
5 1 (0.61%) Intranet
5 1 (0.61%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.61%) LAN
5 1 (0.61%) Multicast
5 1 (0.61%) NAS
5 1 (0.61%) SNA
5 1 (0.61%) SSL
5 1 (0.61%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (37.20%) DB2
2 22 (13.41%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.44%) OLTP
4 2 (1.22%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.61%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.61%) HBase
5 1 (0.61%) IMS/DB
5 1 (0.61%) Ingres
5 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Eclipse
1 1 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (0.61%) Visual Studio
General
1 65 (39.63%) Finance
2 34 (20.73%) Banking
3 10 (6.10%) Marketing
4 6 (3.66%) Manufacturing
4 6 (3.66%) Telecoms
5 5 (3.05%) Automotive
5 5 (3.05%) Corporate Banking
6 3 (1.83%) Advertising
7 2 (1.22%) Dutch Language
7 2 (1.22%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.61%) Electronics
8 1 (0.61%) French Language
8 1 (0.61%) Retail
8 1 (0.61%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (14.63%) Architect
2 22 (13.41%) Developer
3 20 (12.20%) Administrator
4 17 (10.37%) DBA
4 17 (10.37%) Infrastructure Architect
5 15 (9.15%) Consultant
6 14 (8.54%) Analyst
7 13 (7.93%) Solutions Architect
8 12 (7.32%) DB2 DBA
9 11 (6.71%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
10 9 (5.49%) J2EE Developer
11 8 (4.88%) Mainframe Architect
11 8 (4.88%) RACF Specialist
11 8 (4.88%) Security Consultant
12 7 (4.27%) Operations Analyst
12 7 (4.27%) Support Engineer
13 6 (3.66%) Applications Consultant
13 6 (3.66%) RACF Security Specialist
13 6 (3.66%) Security Specialist
13 6 (3.66%) WebSphere Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (14.02%) WebSphere MQ
2 22 (13.41%) Middleware
3 18 (10.98%) ISPF
4 11 (6.71%) J2EE
5 9 (5.49%) Java EE
5 9 (5.49%) Web Services
6 7 (4.27%) .NET
6 7 (4.27%) HTML
7 6 (3.66%) XML
8 4 (2.44%) AngularJS
8 4 (2.44%) CSS
8 4 (2.44%) HTML5
8 4 (2.44%) jQuery
8 4 (2.44%) Laravel
8 4 (2.44%) SOAP
8 4 (2.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 3 (1.83%) IBM Integration Bus
10 2 (1.22%) .NET Framework
10 2 (1.22%) XSLT
11 1 (0.61%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 105 (64.02%) Mainframe
2 29 (17.68%) IBM Mainframe
3 18 (10.98%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (7.32%) Replication
5 11 (6.71%) Management Information System
6 7 (4.27%) Health Informatics
6 7 (4.27%) Informatics
7 6 (3.66%) AS400
8 5 (3.05%) DataPower
9 3 (1.83%) Blockchain
9 3 (1.83%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.83%) iSeries
9 3 (1.83%) Mobile App
10 2 (1.22%) Tandem
11 1 (0.61%) Clustering
11 1 (0.61%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.61%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 49 (29.88%) Windows
2 39 (23.78%) AIX
3 38 (23.17%) Linux
4 29 (17.68%) Unix
5 27 (16.46%) Solaris
6 20 (12.20%) MVS
7 13 (7.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (7.93%) SUSE
8 8 (4.88%) Windows Server
9 5 (3.05%) OS/390
10 1 (0.61%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (11.59%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (11.59%) Service Management
2 13 (7.93%) Migration
3 12 (7.32%) Change Management
3 12 (7.32%) Feasibility Study
3 12 (7.32%) ITIL
4 11 (6.71%) Cybersecurity
4 11 (6.71%) Service Delivery
4 11 (6.71%) Validation
5 10 (6.10%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (6.10%) Unit Testing
6 8 (4.88%) Incident Management
6 8 (4.88%) Performance Tuning
7 7 (4.27%) Project Management
7 7 (4.27%) Resource Management
8 6 (3.66%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (3.66%) Problem Management
8 6 (3.66%) Technical Analysis
8 6 (3.66%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (3.05%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (24.39%) SQL
2 39 (23.78%) JCL
3 29 (17.68%) Java
4 20 (12.20%) REXX
5 12 (7.32%) COBOL
5 12 (7.32%) VB
6 10 (6.10%) Shell Script
7 8 (4.88%) Perl
8 5 (3.05%) C#
8 5 (3.05%) JavaScript
9 4 (2.44%) C
9 4 (2.44%) PHP
9 4 (2.44%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.22%) C++
10 2 (1.22%) SQR
11 1 (0.61%) Assembly Language
11 1 (0.61%) CLIST
11 1 (0.61%) XPath
Qualifications
1 16 (9.76%) Security Cleared
2 14 (8.54%) SC Cleared
3 8 (4.88%) Degree
4 4 (2.44%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.22%) AAT
6 1 (0.61%) IBM Certification
6 1 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.44%) SEPA
2 2 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.22%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (13.41%) Time Sharing Option
2 19 (11.59%) RACF
3 13 (7.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (6.10%) Active Directory
4 10 (6.10%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 7 (4.27%) ACF2
6 3 (1.83%) Job Entry Subsystem
7 1 (0.61%) Firmware
7 1 (0.61%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.61%) KVM
7 1 (0.61%) NFS
7 1 (0.61%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.61%) SRDF
7 1 (0.61%) Xen
Systems Management
1 19 (11.59%) zSecure
2 13 (7.93%) Tivoli
3 9 (5.49%) Control-M
4 4 (2.44%) CA Endevor
5 2 (1.22%) OMEGAMON
5 2 (1.22%) Tivoli NetView
6 1 (0.61%) SCCM
Vendors
1 58 (35.37%) IBM
2 34 (20.73%) CA
3 23 (14.02%) Oracle
4 14 (8.54%) HP
4 14 (8.54%) ServiceNow
5 13 (7.93%) Intel
5 13 (7.93%) VMware
6 7 (4.27%) BMC
6 7 (4.27%) Microsoft
7 5 (3.05%) SAP
8 4 (2.44%) Perforce
9 3 (1.83%) IBM Sterling
10 2 (1.22%) Axway
10 2 (1.22%) Fundtech
10 2 (1.22%) TOWER Software
11 1 (0.61%) Cisco
11 1 (0.61%) DataSynapse
11 1 (0.61%) EMC
11 1 (0.61%) Infor
11 1 (0.61%) Sybase