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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM z/OS
Rank 550 556 518
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -38
Contract jobs citing zOS 71 82 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.16% 0.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.64% 0.73% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 48 48
Median daily rate £475 £414 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.80% -8.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £280 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £554 £475 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £450
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 1
Median hourly rate £35.00 £50.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +66.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +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
11086 11182 11315
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.27% 21.62% 22.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 7140 6730 6513
Median daily rate £400 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £175 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 554 865 972
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £28.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

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 30 July 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
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 30 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing zOS within the England region over the 3 months to 30 July 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 -14 19 £488 +42.33% 2
North West -4 11 £381 -10.29%
Yorkshire 0 10 £525 +22.44% 3
North East -33 10 £260 -0.76% 1
West Midlands -24 6 £495 +18.20%
South West +8 4 £425 +2.40%
South East +8 2 - - 5
East of England - 2 - -
East Midlands -2 1 £364 -19.03% 2
Midlands -8 1 - -
zOS
UK

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 111 (62.36%) Mainframe
2 69 (38.76%) DB2
3 66 (37.08%) Finance
4 64 (35.96%) IBM
5 46 (25.84%) SQL
6 44 (24.72%) Windows
7 42 (23.60%) AIX
7 42 (23.60%) CA
8 39 (21.91%) JCL
8 39 (21.91%) Linux
8 39 (21.91%) Banking
9 37 (20.79%) CICS
10 36 (20.22%) WebSphere
11 32 (17.98%) Unix
11 32 (17.98%) Java
12 30 (16.85%) IBM Mainframe
13 28 (15.73%) Oracle
13 28 (15.73%) Solaris
14 26 (14.61%) SQL Server
15 24 (13.48%) TCP/IP
16 23 (12.92%) Agile Software Development
16 23 (12.92%) Time Sharing Option
17 21 (11.80%) zSecure
17 21 (11.80%) COBOL
18 20 (11.24%) Service Management
18 20 (11.24%) REXX
18 20 (11.24%) Analytical Skills
19 19 (10.67%) WebSphere MQ
19 19 (10.67%) RACF
19 19 (10.67%) IIS

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 37 (20.79%) CICS
2 36 (20.22%) WebSphere
3 19 (10.67%) IIS
4 15 (8.43%) Apache
4 15 (8.43%) IBM HTTP Server
5 10 (5.62%) iPlanet
5 10 (5.62%) WebSphere Application Server
6 6 (3.37%) WebSphere Portal
6 6 (3.37%) WebSphere Process Server
7 5 (2.81%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (2.81%) MQSeries
8 4 (2.25%) MS Exchange
8 4 (2.25%) WebLogic
9 2 (1.12%) Tuxedo
10 1 (0.56%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (0.56%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 1 (0.56%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 13 (7.30%) MS Excel
1 13 (7.30%) MS Office
2 3 (1.69%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.25%) BusinessWare
1 4 (2.25%) SAP R/3
2 1 (0.56%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (13.48%) TCP/IP
2 16 (8.99%) Firewall
3 14 (7.87%) FTP
4 8 (4.49%) LDAP
4 8 (4.49%) SMTP
5 3 (1.69%) SAN
6 1 (0.56%) FCoE
6 1 (0.56%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (0.56%) HTTP
6 1 (0.56%) Intranet
6 1 (0.56%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.56%) LAN
6 1 (0.56%) Multicast
6 1 (0.56%) NAS
6 1 (0.56%) SNA
6 1 (0.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (38.76%) DB2
2 26 (14.61%) SQL Server
3 8 (4.49%) DB2 UDB
4 5 (2.81%) Oracle Database
4 5 (2.81%) Oracle Database 12c
5 4 (2.25%) OLTP
6 3 (1.69%) Oracle Exadata
7 2 (1.12%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.56%) Easytrieve
8 1 (0.56%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.56%) HBase
8 1 (0.56%) IMS/DB
8 1 (0.56%) Ingres
8 1 (0.56%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.56%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.69%) CA Gen
2 1 (0.56%) StarTeam
2 1 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.56%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.56%) VisualAge
General
1 66 (37.08%) Finance
2 39 (21.91%) Banking
3 11 (6.18%) Marketing
4 7 (3.93%) Manufacturing
5 6 (3.37%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.81%) Automotive
6 5 (2.81%) Corporate Banking
7 4 (2.25%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (1.12%) Advertising
8 2 (1.12%) Dutch Language
8 2 (1.12%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.56%) Electronics
9 1 (0.56%) French Language
9 1 (0.56%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 32 (17.98%) Developer
2 28 (15.73%) Architect
3 24 (13.48%) Administrator
4 20 (11.24%) DBA
5 16 (8.99%) Consultant
6 14 (7.87%) Analyst
6 14 (7.87%) Infrastructure Architect
7 13 (7.30%) DB2 DBA
8 11 (6.18%) Solutions Architect
9 9 (5.06%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
9 9 (5.06%) J2EE Developer
9 9 (5.06%) Security Consultant
10 8 (4.49%) COBOL Developer
10 8 (4.49%) Mainframe Architect
10 8 (4.49%) RACF Specialist
11 7 (3.93%) Applications Consultant
11 7 (3.93%) DB2 Developer
11 7 (3.93%) Mainframe Operator
11 7 (3.93%) Operations Analyst
11 7 (3.93%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (10.67%) WebSphere MQ
2 17 (9.55%) ISPF
3 14 (7.87%) Middleware
4 11 (6.18%) .NET
4 11 (6.18%) HTML
4 11 (6.18%) J2EE
5 10 (5.62%) Web Services
5 10 (5.62%) XML
6 9 (5.06%) Java EE
7 8 (4.49%) AngularJS
7 8 (4.49%) CSS
7 8 (4.49%) HTML5
7 8 (4.49%) jQuery
7 8 (4.49%) Laravel
7 8 (4.49%) SOAP
7 8 (4.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 5 (2.81%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 4 (2.25%) MSMQ
10 2 (1.12%) IBM Integration Bus
10 2 (1.12%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 111 (62.36%) Mainframe
2 30 (16.85%) IBM Mainframe
3 20 (11.24%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (8.43%) Management Information System
5 14 (7.87%) Replication
6 10 (5.62%) AS400
7 8 (4.49%) Health Informatics
7 8 (4.49%) Informatics
8 6 (3.37%) DataPower
9 3 (1.69%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.69%) FMCG
10 2 (1.12%) Blockchain
10 2 (1.12%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.56%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.56%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 44 (24.72%) Windows
2 42 (23.60%) AIX
3 39 (21.91%) Linux
4 32 (17.98%) Unix
5 28 (15.73%) Solaris
6 16 (8.99%) MVS
7 10 (5.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (5.62%) SUSE
8 9 (5.06%) Windows Server
9 5 (2.81%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (2.25%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.56%) OS/390
11 1 (0.56%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (12.92%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (11.24%) Service Management
3 16 (8.99%) Change Management
3 16 (8.99%) Migration
3 16 (8.99%) Unit Testing
4 15 (8.43%) Project Management
5 13 (7.30%) Performance Tuning
6 12 (6.74%) Cybersecurity
6 12 (6.74%) Information Security
6 12 (6.74%) ITIL
6 12 (6.74%) Validation
7 11 (6.18%) Disaster Recovery
7 11 (6.18%) User Acceptance Testing
8 10 (5.62%) Technical Analysis
9 9 (5.06%) DevOps
9 9 (5.06%) High Availability
9 9 (5.06%) Security Operations
9 9 (5.06%) Service Delivery
9 9 (5.06%) Web Development
9 9 (5.06%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 46 (25.84%) SQL
2 39 (21.91%) JCL
3 32 (17.98%) Java
4 21 (11.80%) COBOL
5 20 (11.24%) REXX
6 16 (8.99%) VB
7 10 (5.62%) Shell Script
8 9 (5.06%) C#
8 9 (5.06%) JavaScript
9 8 (4.49%) Perl
9 8 (4.49%) PHP
9 8 (4.49%) PowerShell
10 4 (2.25%) C
11 3 (1.69%) C++
12 2 (1.12%) Assembly Language
12 2 (1.12%) CLIST
12 2 (1.12%) SQR
13 1 (0.56%) XPath
Qualifications
1 18 (10.11%) Security Cleared
2 14 (7.87%) SC Cleared
3 12 (6.74%) Degree
4 6 (3.37%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (2.25%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 4 (2.25%) CCSP
5 4 (2.25%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (2.25%) CISM
5 4 (2.25%) CISSP
6 2 (1.12%) AAT
7 1 (0.56%) IBM Certification
7 1 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.25%) SEPA
2 2 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.12%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (12.92%) Time Sharing Option
2 19 (10.67%) RACF
3 16 (8.99%) Active Directory
4 12 (6.74%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 10 (5.62%) VMware Infrastructure
6 9 (5.06%) ACF2
7 6 (3.37%) Job Entry Subsystem
8 4 (2.25%) ClearTrust
9 1 (0.56%) Firmware
9 1 (0.56%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.56%) KVM
9 1 (0.56%) NFS
9 1 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.56%) SRDF
9 1 (0.56%) Xen
Systems Management
1 21 (11.80%) zSecure
2 14 (7.87%) Tivoli
3 9 (5.06%) Control-M
4 5 (2.81%) Data Guard
5 4 (2.25%) CA Endevor
5 4 (2.25%) CA Single Sign-On
6 2 (1.12%) OMEGAMON
6 2 (1.12%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 64 (35.96%) IBM
2 42 (23.60%) CA
3 28 (15.73%) Oracle
4 15 (8.43%) HP
5 14 (7.87%) ServiceNow
6 10 (5.62%) Intel
6 10 (5.62%) VMware
7 9 (5.06%) SAP
8 7 (3.93%) BMC
9 5 (2.81%) Pega
10 4 (2.25%) BEA
10 4 (2.25%) CheckPoint
10 4 (2.25%) Microsoft
10 4 (2.25%) Perforce
10 4 (2.25%) Vitria
11 2 (1.12%) Fundtech
11 2 (1.12%) TIBCO
11 2 (1.12%) TOWER Software
12 1 (0.56%) DataSynapse
12 1 (0.56%) Infor
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