The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the England region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM z/OS
Rank 481 493 499
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +6
Contract jobs citing zOS 81 61 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.16% 0.13% 0.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.72% 0.58% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 24 17
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +8.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £209 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £668 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £375 £409
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -8.25%
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% -
Operating Systems Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
11255 10464 11293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.81% 22.45% 21.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 6487 5849 5673
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 960 979 1184
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -4.41%
zOS
UK

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 29 July 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 29 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +8 43 £450 +6.50% 3
Yorkshire -1 8 £450 +166.66%
South East -6 7 £318 -47.08% 1
North West -4 5 £475 +11.76%
East of England -28 4 £425 -37.03%
North East - 4 £218 -
East Midlands - 1 £315 -
South West - 1 - -
zOS
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zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 82 (56.94%) Mainframe
2 71 (49.31%) IBM
3 42 (29.17%) Windows
4 40 (27.78%) Finance
5 35 (24.31%) Linux
6 32 (22.22%) UNIX
6 32 (22.22%) WebSphere
7 30 (20.83%) RACF
8 25 (17.36%) CICS
9 24 (16.67%) WebSphere MQ
10 21 (14.58%) Middleware
10 21 (14.58%) DB2
11 17 (11.81%) IBM Mainframe
11 17 (11.81%) ACF2
11 17 (11.81%) Microsoft
11 17 (11.81%) JCL
12 16 (11.11%) WebSphere Message Broker
13 15 (10.42%) WebSphere Application Server
14 14 (9.72%) COBOL
14 14 (9.72%) Banking
15 13 (9.03%) Oracle
15 13 (9.03%) Citrix
15 13 (9.03%) CA
15 13 (9.03%) Tivoli
15 13 (9.03%) Migration
16 12 (8.33%) SQL
16 12 (8.33%) Solaris
16 12 (8.33%) ISPF
17 11 (7.64%) SAP
17 11 (7.64%) Data Warehouse

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 32 (22.22%) WebSphere
2 25 (17.36%) CICS
3 15 (10.42%) WebSphere Application Server
4 7 (4.86%) WebLogic
5 6 (4.17%) WebSphere Portal
6 5 (3.47%) Apache
7 4 (2.78%) SAS
8 3 (2.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.69%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.69%) MQSeries
Applications
1 4 (2.78%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.69%) MS Office
2 1 (0.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) Staffware
1 1 (0.69%) BASE24
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.94%) Internet
2 9 (6.25%) Intranet
3 7 (4.86%) FTP
4 6 (4.17%) SMS
5 5 (3.47%) TCP/IP
5 5 (3.47%) SNA
6 4 (2.78%) SSL
6 4 (2.78%) LDAP
6 4 (2.78%) HTTP
6 4 (2.78%) Firewall
6 4 (2.78%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (1.39%) Telnet
7 2 (1.39%) X.25
8 1 (0.69%) Network Security
8 1 (0.69%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (14.58%) DB2
2 11 (7.64%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (5.56%) Oracle Database
4 4 (2.78%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.78%) SQL Server
5 3 (2.08%) IDMS
6 2 (1.39%) IBM InfoSphere
6 2 (1.39%) Data Mining
6 2 (1.39%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.69%) DataStage
7 1 (0.69%) Easytrieve
7 1 (0.69%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 4 (2.78%) ChangeMan
1 4 (2.78%) CA Gen
2 2 (1.39%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.69%) SoapUI
General
1 40 (27.78%) Finance
2 14 (9.72%) Banking
3 9 (6.25%) Advertising
4 3 (2.08%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.08%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.39%) French Language
6 1 (0.69%) German Language
6 1 (0.69%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.69%) Automotive
6 1 (0.69%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.69%) Retail
6 1 (0.69%) Billing
Job Titles
1 26 (18.06%) Administrator
2 21 (14.58%) Programmer
3 18 (12.50%) Systems Programmer
4 16 (11.11%) Consultant
5 15 (10.42%) Architect
6 13 (9.03%) WebSphere Administrator
7 10 (6.94%) DBA
8 9 (6.25%) Analyst
9 5 (3.47%) Infrastructure Architect
9 5 (3.47%) DB2 DBA
9 5 (3.47%) Designer
10 4 (2.78%) Infrastructure Designer
10 4 (2.78%) Mainframe Programmer
10 4 (2.78%) WebSphere Specialist
10 4 (2.78%) Integration Architect
10 4 (2.78%) Systems Administrator
11 3 (2.08%) Security Analyst
11 3 (2.08%) Developer
11 3 (2.08%) Solutions Architect
11 3 (2.08%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (16.67%) WebSphere MQ
2 21 (14.58%) Middleware
3 16 (11.11%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 12 (8.33%) ISPF
5 6 (4.17%) XML
6 5 (3.47%) .NET
7 4 (2.78%) J2EE
7 4 (2.78%) SOAP
7 4 (2.78%) Web Services
7 4 (2.78%) EDI
8 2 (1.39%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 82 (56.94%) Mainframe
2 17 (11.81%) IBM Mainframe
3 9 (6.25%) iSeries
3 9 (6.25%) Enterprise Storage
4 8 (5.56%) DataPower
5 6 (4.17%) VSAM
6 5 (3.47%) AS400
7 4 (2.78%) Tandem
8 3 (2.08%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.39%) Clustering
9 2 (1.39%) LPAR
9 2 (1.39%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.69%) Replication
10 1 (0.69%) GIS
10 1 (0.69%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.69%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 42 (29.17%) Windows
2 35 (24.31%) Linux
3 32 (22.22%) UNIX
4 12 (8.33%) Solaris
5 10 (6.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (6.25%) AIX
7 5 (3.47%) MVS
8 3 (2.08%) OS/390
9 2 (1.39%) HPUX
10 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.69%) SUSE
10 1 (0.69%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (9.03%) Migration
2 11 (7.64%) E-Commerce
3 10 (6.94%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (6.25%) ITIL
5 8 (5.56%) SOA
6 7 (4.86%) Root Cause Analysis
7 6 (4.17%) Project Management
7 6 (4.17%) Time Management
8 5 (3.47%) Problem Management
8 5 (3.47%) Incident Management
8 5 (3.47%) UML
8 5 (3.47%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (2.78%) Data Migration
9 4 (2.78%) B2B
9 4 (2.78%) Change Management
9 4 (2.78%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (2.08%) Validation
10 3 (2.08%) Regression Testing
10 3 (2.08%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (2.08%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (11.81%) JCL
2 14 (9.72%) COBOL
3 12 (8.33%) SQL
4 10 (6.94%) REXX
5 8 (5.56%) Java
6 4 (2.78%) ActionScript
6 4 (2.78%) ActionScript 2.0
7 3 (2.08%) Shell Script
7 3 (2.08%) C
8 2 (1.39%) Assembly Language
9 1 (0.69%) C++
9 1 (0.69%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.69%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (4.86%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (2.78%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.69%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.69%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.47%) SLA
1 5 (3.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (2.08%) QA
3 2 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 30 (20.83%) RACF
2 17 (11.81%) ACF2
3 4 (2.78%) Xen
4 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.69%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.69%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.69%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 13 (9.03%) Tivoli
2 7 (4.86%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 4 (2.78%) Control-M
3 4 (2.78%) OMEGAMON
4 3 (2.08%) Nessus
5 2 (1.39%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 71 (49.31%) IBM
2 17 (11.81%) Microsoft
3 13 (9.03%) Oracle
3 13 (9.03%) Citrix
3 13 (9.03%) CA
4 11 (7.64%) EMC
4 11 (7.64%) SAP
5 10 (6.94%) Red Hat
6 9 (6.25%) HP
7 5 (3.47%) BMC
8 4 (2.78%) Cisco
9 2 (1.39%) Sun
9 2 (1.39%) Informatica
9 2 (1.39%) Teradata
9 2 (1.39%) Syncsort
10 1 (0.69%) Endeca
10 1 (0.69%) ILOG
10 1 (0.69%) FatWire
10 1 (0.69%) Intel
10 1 (0.69%) Siebel