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 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM z/OS
Rank 478 493 497
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +4
Contract jobs citing zOS 110 90 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.20% 0.18% 0.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.95% 0.77% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 51 29
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£428 £458 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.55% +1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £321 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £655
UK excluding London average daily rate £428 £463 £400
% change year-on-year
-7.56% +15.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 2
Average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.10 £30.00 £25.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.80 £30.00 £38.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -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
11583 11636 11097
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.54% 22.74% 22.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 6915 6736 6334
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £165 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 904 1022 973
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £34.25 £37.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 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 2 September 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 2 September 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 -17 35 £413 -8.33%
North West -13 21 £425 -1.44% 4
Yorkshire -20 17 £443 -1.66% 1
South East -14 14 £438 +37.79% 2
North East - 10 £262 -
West Midlands +4 6 £413 -10.81%
East of England +3 2 £650 +52.94%
Midlands - 2 - -
East Midlands -4 1 £450 +42.85%
South West -8 1 £415 -30.83%
zOS
UK

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 107 (57.84%) Mainframe
2 96 (51.89%) DB2
3 79 (42.70%) CICS
4 77 (41.62%) WebSphere
5 74 (40.00%) Windows
6 69 (37.30%) AIX
7 66 (35.68%) Linux
8 65 (35.14%) CA
9 54 (29.19%) Finance
10 53 (28.65%) Solaris
11 52 (28.11%) IBM
12 51 (27.57%) Migration
13 47 (25.41%) UNIX
14 46 (24.86%) WebSphere Application Server
15 38 (20.54%) LPAR
16 36 (19.46%) JCL
17 33 (17.84%) RACF
18 29 (15.68%) WebSphere MQ
18 29 (15.68%) SQL
18 29 (15.68%) Time Sharing Option
19 27 (14.59%) SSL
20 26 (14.05%) TCP/IP
21 25 (13.51%) Jython
21 25 (13.51%) Introscope
21 25 (13.51%) CA Wily
22 23 (12.43%) Banking
22 23 (12.43%) ITIL
22 23 (12.43%) Tivoli
23 22 (11.89%) IBM Mainframe
24 20 (10.81%) ISPF

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 79 (42.70%) CICS
2 77 (41.62%) WebSphere
3 46 (24.86%) WebSphere Application Server
4 18 (9.73%) WebSphere Portal
5 17 (9.19%) WebSphere Process Server
6 12 (6.49%) MQSeries
7 8 (4.32%) MS Exchange
8 5 (2.70%) SAS
9 4 (2.16%) IIS
10 3 (1.62%) Apache
10 3 (1.62%) SharePoint
10 3 (1.62%) iPlanet
11 2 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (1.08%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.54%) IBM HTTP Server
12 1 (0.54%) Confluence
12 1 (0.54%) GlassFish
Applications
1 7 (3.78%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (2.70%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.16%) MS Office
4 3 (1.62%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (3.24%) Maximo
2 2 (1.08%) BusinessWare
2 2 (1.08%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 27 (14.59%) SSL
2 26 (14.05%) TCP/IP
3 8 (4.32%) SNA
3 8 (4.32%) SMS
3 8 (4.32%) SAN
3 8 (4.32%) SSH
4 7 (3.78%) Firewall
4 7 (3.78%) FTP
4 7 (3.78%) Kerberos
5 6 (3.24%) SMTP
6 4 (2.16%) DNS
6 4 (2.16%) BIG-IP
7 3 (1.62%) NAS
8 2 (1.08%) Network Security
8 2 (1.08%) HTTP
9 1 (0.54%) LDAP
9 1 (0.54%) Intranet
9 1 (0.54%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (51.89%) DB2
2 11 (5.95%) SQL Server
3 6 (3.24%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (2.70%) OLAP
4 5 (2.70%) OLTP
5 3 (1.62%) DataStage
6 2 (1.08%) DB2 UDB
6 2 (1.08%) Adabas
6 2 (1.08%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.54%) IDMS
Development Applications
1 25 (13.51%) Introscope
2 2 (1.08%) ClearCase
2 2 (1.08%) Toad
2 2 (1.08%) ERwin
3 1 (0.54%) JIRA
3 1 (0.54%) JUnit
General
1 54 (29.19%) Finance
2 23 (12.43%) Banking
3 8 (4.32%) Retail
4 4 (2.16%) Law
5 3 (1.62%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.08%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.08%) Private Banking
6 2 (1.08%) Advertising
7 1 (0.54%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.54%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.54%) Legal
Job Titles
1 43 (23.24%) Administrator
2 40 (21.62%) Analyst
3 30 (16.22%) WebSphere Administrator
4 18 (9.73%) WebSphere Specialist
5 15 (8.11%) Server Specialist
5 15 (8.11%) Applications Specialist
5 15 (8.11%) WebSphere Server Specialist
6 14 (7.57%) DBA
7 11 (5.95%) Server Administrator
7 11 (5.95%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
8 10 (5.41%) Systems Programmer
8 10 (5.41%) DB2 DBA
8 10 (5.41%) Consultant
8 10 (5.41%) Programmer
9 8 (4.32%) Operations Analyst
9 8 (4.32%) Architect
9 8 (4.32%) Mainframe Consultant
10 7 (3.78%) Designer
10 7 (3.78%) Security Engineer
10 7 (3.78%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (15.68%) WebSphere MQ
2 20 (10.81%) ISPF
3 15 (8.11%) Middleware
4 3 (1.62%) Web Services
4 3 (1.62%) JMS
5 2 (1.08%) HTML
5 2 (1.08%) MSMQ
5 2 (1.08%) Spring
5 2 (1.08%) Java EE
5 2 (1.08%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 1 (0.54%) Grails
6 1 (0.54%) Hibernate
6 1 (0.54%) J2EE
6 1 (0.54%) XML
6 1 (0.54%) WSDL
6 1 (0.54%) XML Schema
6 1 (0.54%) JAXB
Miscellaneous
1 107 (57.84%) Mainframe
2 38 (20.54%) LPAR
3 22 (11.89%) IBM Mainframe
4 18 (9.73%) VSAM
5 11 (5.95%) iSeries
5 11 (5.95%) AS400
6 10 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (4.32%) Data Centre
8 6 (3.24%) Replication
8 6 (3.24%) Clustering
8 6 (3.24%) PKI
9 4 (2.16%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.62%) EFT
10 3 (1.62%) Tandem
10 3 (1.62%) Computer Science
11 2 (1.08%) Wiki
11 2 (1.08%) FMCG
12 1 (0.54%) Reference Data
12 1 (0.54%) Cryptography
12 1 (0.54%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 74 (40.00%) Windows
2 69 (37.30%) AIX
3 66 (35.68%) Linux
4 53 (28.65%) Solaris
5 47 (25.41%) UNIX
6 7 (3.78%) MVS
7 6 (3.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (2.70%) HPUX
9 4 (2.16%) SUSE
9 4 (2.16%) OS/390
10 3 (1.62%) i5/OS
11 2 (1.08%) Windows 7
11 2 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.08%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (27.57%) Migration
2 23 (12.43%) ITIL
3 13 (7.03%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (5.41%) Change Management
4 10 (5.41%) Information Security
5 9 (4.86%) Incident Management
6 8 (4.32%) Data Modelling
7 7 (3.78%) Problem Management
7 7 (3.78%) SDLC
8 6 (3.24%) ETL
9 5 (2.70%) Quality Management
9 5 (2.70%) Change Control
10 4 (2.16%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (2.16%) Project Management
11 3 (1.62%) Service Management
11 3 (1.62%) ITSM
11 3 (1.62%) Information Management
11 3 (1.62%) Software Deployment
11 3 (1.62%) Validation
11 3 (1.62%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 36 (19.46%) JCL
2 29 (15.68%) SQL
3 25 (13.51%) Jython
4 15 (8.11%) REXX
4 15 (8.11%) Java
5 11 (5.95%) Shell Script
5 11 (5.95%) Perl
6 10 (5.41%) VB
7 9 (4.86%) COBOL
8 6 (3.24%) C
8 6 (3.24%) Python
8 6 (3.24%) Assembly Language
9 3 (1.62%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.08%) NATURAL
10 2 (1.08%) VB6
10 2 (1.08%) CLIST
11 1 (0.54%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (5.95%) Security Cleared
2 6 (3.24%) Degree
3 3 (1.62%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.08%) CCSP
4 2 (1.08%) CISSP
4 2 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.08%) CISM
5 1 (0.54%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.54%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.32%) QA
2 2 (1.08%) TickIT
3 1 (0.54%) SLA
3 1 (0.54%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 33 (17.84%) RACF
2 29 (15.68%) Time Sharing Option
3 17 (9.19%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 9 (4.86%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 7 (3.78%) Active Directory
6 3 (1.62%) ClearTrust
6 3 (1.62%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.54%) NFS
Systems Management
1 25 (13.51%) CA Wily
2 23 (12.43%) Tivoli
3 20 (10.81%) OMEGAMON
4 12 (6.49%) zSecure
5 11 (5.95%) CA Endevor
6 5 (2.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 5 (2.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 5 (2.70%) MAINVIEW
7 2 (1.08%) Control-M
7 2 (1.08%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 65 (35.14%) CA
2 52 (28.11%) IBM
3 17 (9.19%) Microsoft
3 17 (9.19%) Oracle
4 11 (5.95%) VMware
5 9 (4.86%) SAP
6 8 (4.32%) HP
7 7 (3.78%) Sybase
7 7 (3.78%) Citrix
8 5 (2.70%) BMC
9 4 (2.16%) F5
9 4 (2.16%) ServiceNow
9 4 (2.16%) Intel
10 3 (1.62%) ILOG
10 3 (1.62%) Axway
11 2 (1.08%) Red Hat
11 2 (1.08%) CheckPoint
11 2 (1.08%) Vitria
11 2 (1.08%) BEA
11 2 (1.08%) Teradata
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