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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM z/OS
Rank 482 485 465
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -20
Contract jobs citing zOS 96 84 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.17% 0.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.82% 0.76% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 45 41
Average daily rate
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£461 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.82% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £341 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £630 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £375 £396
% change year-on-year
+23.33% -5.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £32.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.00 -
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
11715 11058 11146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.42% 22.93% 21.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 6869 6352 5808
Average daily rate £350 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £180 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1042 979 1123
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 19 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 19 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 +8 50 £450 +6.50% 2
South West -37 9 £600 +33.33%
North West -2 7 £431 +7.81% 1
Yorkshire -7 7 £463 +32.14%
South East +7 6 £318 -47.08% 1
East of England -19 4 £363 -48.21% 1
North East - 2 - -
East Midlands - 1 £315 -
zOS
UK

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 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.

1 103 (63.98%) Mainframe
2 73 (45.34%) IBM
3 49 (30.43%) Finance
4 44 (27.33%) Windows
5 36 (22.36%) UNIX
6 35 (21.74%) RACF
7 34 (21.12%) ACF2
8 33 (20.50%) DB2
9 28 (17.39%) Linux
10 26 (16.15%) CICS
11 25 (15.53%) Banking
11 25 (15.53%) WebSphere
12 24 (14.91%) Microsoft
13 23 (14.29%) Middleware
14 22 (13.66%) IBM Mainframe
15 19 (11.80%) SAP
16 18 (11.18%) Stakeholder Management
16 18 (11.18%) JCL
17 17 (10.56%) Oracle
17 17 (10.56%) SQL
17 17 (10.56%) Migration
18 16 (9.94%) WebSphere MQ
19 15 (9.32%) COBOL
20 14 (8.70%) Java
20 14 (8.70%) CA
21 13 (8.07%) Citrix
21 13 (8.07%) WebSphere Message Broker
22 11 (6.83%) Advertising
23 10 (6.21%) EMC
23 10 (6.21%) Red Hat

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 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 26 (16.15%) CICS
2 25 (15.53%) WebSphere
3 9 (5.59%) WebSphere Application Server
4 5 (3.11%) Apache
4 5 (3.11%) MQSeries
5 4 (2.48%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.24%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.24%) SAS
7 1 (0.62%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.62%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 4 (2.48%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.24%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.62%) MS Office
3 1 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.24%) Staffware
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.21%) Internet
2 9 (5.59%) Intranet
3 7 (4.35%) SMS
3 7 (4.35%) TCP/IP
4 6 (3.73%) FTP
4 6 (3.73%) LDAP
5 5 (3.11%) HTTP
5 5 (3.11%) SNA
5 5 (3.11%) Firewall
6 4 (2.48%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (2.48%) SSL
7 1 (0.62%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (20.50%) DB2
2 10 (6.21%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (3.73%) Oracle Database
4 4 (2.48%) SQL Server
5 3 (1.86%) IBM InfoSphere
6 2 (1.24%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.24%) IDMS
6 2 (1.24%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.62%) Adabas
7 1 (0.62%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 3 (1.86%) Eclipse
1 3 (1.86%) CA Gen
2 2 (1.24%) ChangeMan
3 1 (0.62%) Ant
3 1 (0.62%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.62%) YourKit
General
1 49 (30.43%) Finance
2 25 (15.53%) Banking
3 11 (6.83%) Advertising
4 3 (1.86%) Retail
5 2 (1.24%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.24%) French Language
5 2 (1.24%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.62%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.62%) Automotive
6 1 (0.62%) Law
6 1 (0.62%) German Language
6 1 (0.62%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.62%) Billing
Job Titles
1 23 (14.29%) Programmer
2 21 (13.04%) Systems Programmer
3 20 (12.42%) Consultant
3 20 (12.42%) Architect
4 19 (11.80%) Administrator
5 11 (6.83%) DBA
6 10 (6.21%) Analyst
7 6 (3.73%) DB2 DBA
8 5 (3.11%) Integration Architect
8 5 (3.11%) Infrastructure Architect
9 4 (2.48%) Designer
9 4 (2.48%) WebSphere Specialist
9 4 (2.48%) Infrastructure Designer
9 4 (2.48%) Mainframe Consultant
9 4 (2.48%) Mainframe Programmer
9 4 (2.48%) Technical Architect
9 4 (2.48%) Security Consultant
9 4 (2.48%) Developer
10 3 (1.86%) Technical Consultant
10 3 (1.86%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (14.29%) Middleware
2 16 (9.94%) WebSphere MQ
3 13 (8.07%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 10 (6.21%) ISPF
5 5 (3.11%) J2EE
5 5 (3.11%) XML
5 5 (3.11%) SOAP
6 4 (2.48%) Web Services
7 3 (1.86%) .NET
7 3 (1.86%) HTML
8 2 (1.24%) EDI
9 1 (0.62%) CSS
9 1 (0.62%) JDBC
9 1 (0.62%) JSP
9 1 (0.62%) Servlets
9 1 (0.62%) Java RMI
9 1 (0.62%) JAXP
9 1 (0.62%) JMX
Miscellaneous
1 103 (63.98%) Mainframe
2 22 (13.66%) IBM Mainframe
3 10 (6.21%) VSAM
3 10 (6.21%) iSeries
4 9 (5.59%) DataPower
4 9 (5.59%) Enterprise Storage
5 7 (4.35%) Management Information System
6 6 (3.73%) AS400
7 5 (3.11%) Open Source
8 4 (2.48%) Tandem
9 3 (1.86%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (1.24%) LPAR
10 2 (1.24%) Replication
10 2 (1.24%) Clustering
11 1 (0.62%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.62%) HACMP
11 1 (0.62%) GIS
11 1 (0.62%) Computer Science
11 1 (0.62%) Reference Data
11 1 (0.62%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 44 (27.33%) Windows
2 36 (22.36%) UNIX
3 28 (17.39%) Linux
4 10 (6.21%) Solaris
4 10 (6.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (4.97%) AIX
6 5 (3.11%) MVS
7 2 (1.24%) VMS
7 2 (1.24%) HPUX
8 1 (0.62%) OS/390
8 1 (0.62%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (11.18%) Stakeholder Management
2 17 (10.56%) Migration
3 10 (6.21%) Enterprise Architecture
4 9 (5.59%) E-Commerce
4 9 (5.59%) Project Management
5 7 (4.35%) TOGAF
5 7 (4.35%) Process Improvement
6 6 (3.73%) Data Architecture
6 6 (3.73%) SOA
6 6 (3.73%) UML
7 5 (3.11%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (3.11%) Validation
7 5 (3.11%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (3.11%) Data Migration
8 4 (2.48%) Information Assurance
8 4 (2.48%) Software Engineering
8 4 (2.48%) Data Modelling
9 3 (1.86%) Configuration Management
9 3 (1.86%) Service Management
9 3 (1.86%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (11.18%) JCL
2 17 (10.56%) SQL
3 15 (9.32%) COBOL
4 14 (8.70%) Java
5 7 (4.35%) REXX
6 6 (3.73%) Delphi
6 6 (3.73%) C#
7 4 (2.48%) Assembly Language
8 3 (1.86%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.24%) ActionScript 2.0
9 2 (1.24%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.24%) ActionScript
10 1 (0.62%) Perl
10 1 (0.62%) C++
10 1 (0.62%) C
10 1 (0.62%) NATURAL
Qualifications
1 4 (2.48%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.24%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.62%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.62%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (1.86%) QA
3 2 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.24%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (21.74%) RACF
2 34 (21.12%) ACF2
3 4 (2.48%) Xen
4 2 (1.24%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 2 (1.24%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 9 (5.59%) OMEGAMON
2 8 (4.97%) Tivoli
3 3 (1.86%) Nessus
4 2 (1.24%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (1.24%) BladeLogic
4 2 (1.24%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 1 (0.62%) Control-M
5 1 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 73 (45.34%) IBM
2 24 (14.91%) Microsoft
3 19 (11.80%) SAP
4 17 (10.56%) Oracle
5 14 (8.70%) CA
6 13 (8.07%) Citrix
7 10 (6.21%) EMC
7 10 (6.21%) Red Hat
8 7 (4.35%) Sun
9 6 (3.73%) HP
10 5 (3.11%) BMC
11 4 (2.48%) Cisco
12 2 (1.24%) Syncsort
12 2 (1.24%) ILOG
13 1 (0.62%) Business Objects
13 1 (0.62%) Intel
13 1 (0.62%) FatWire
13 1 (0.62%) Endeca
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