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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM z/OS
Rank 521 538 518
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -20
Contract jobs citing zOS 75 55 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.16% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.74% 0.51% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 32 28
Average daily rate £475 £519 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.43% +29.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £425 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £574 £479
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £513 £413
% change year-on-year
-4.87% +24.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £29.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 - -
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
10068 10753 10166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.34% 22.84% 22.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 6175 6265 5621
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £175 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 727 875 941
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £15.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.29% +1.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £36.25 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 10 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing zOS within the England region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +14 30 £475 -9.52% 3
South East +34 22 £510 -9.33%
East of England +8 8 - -
South West +2 6 £275 -49.19% 2
North East - 4 £271 -
North West -21 3 £500 +25.00%
East Midlands -14 1 £425 - 2
West Midlands -19 1 £525 +22.09%
zOS
UK

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 130 (69.52%) Mainframe
2 94 (50.27%) DB2
3 90 (48.13%) CICS
4 86 (45.99%) JCL
5 85 (45.45%) CA
6 77 (41.18%) IBM
7 60 (32.09%) RACF
8 46 (24.60%) Windows
9 45 (24.06%) Finance
10 44 (23.53%) CA Endevor
10 44 (23.53%) QA
10 44 (23.53%) COBOL
11 40 (21.39%) Unix
12 36 (19.25%) WebSphere
13 33 (17.65%) AIX
14 32 (17.11%) Linux
15 31 (16.58%) ISPF
16 26 (13.90%) MQSeries
17 24 (12.83%) AS400
17 24 (12.83%) Active Directory
17 24 (12.83%) Solaris
17 24 (12.83%) IBM Mainframe
18 23 (12.30%) Change Management
19 21 (11.23%) Windows Server 2003
19 21 (11.23%) IIS
19 21 (11.23%) Management Information System
20 20 (10.70%) Banking
20 20 (10.70%) REXX
21 18 (9.63%) ITIL
21 18 (9.63%) SQL

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 90 (48.13%) CICS
2 36 (19.25%) WebSphere
3 26 (13.90%) MQSeries
4 21 (11.23%) IIS
5 15 (8.02%) iPlanet
6 11 (5.88%) Apache
7 9 (4.81%) BizTalk Server
7 9 (4.81%) MS Exchange
7 9 (4.81%) WebLogic
8 8 (4.28%) WebSphere Application Server
9 6 (3.21%) IBM HTTP Server
9 6 (3.21%) WebSphere Portal
10 4 (2.14%) WebSphere Process Server
11 3 (1.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (1.07%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
13 1 (0.53%) JBoss
13 1 (0.53%) SAS
13 1 (0.53%) SharePoint
13 1 (0.53%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (3.74%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.21%) MS Office
3 1 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (4.81%) BusinessWare
1 9 (4.81%) SAP R/3
2 8 (4.28%) assyst
3 1 (0.53%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.42%) SSL
2 9 (4.81%) Firewall
3 5 (2.67%) LDAP
3 5 (2.67%) SMTP
3 5 (2.67%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.60%) SMS
5 2 (1.07%) FTP
5 2 (1.07%) SNA
6 1 (0.53%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.53%) Network Security
6 1 (0.53%) SAN
6 1 (0.53%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (50.27%) DB2
2 10 (5.35%) SQL Server
3 9 (4.81%) DB2 UDB
3 9 (4.81%) Easytrieve
4 2 (1.07%) Adabas
5 1 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.53%) IDMS
5 1 (0.53%) OLAP
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.53%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.53%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (2.14%) CA Gen
2 3 (1.60%) StarTeam
3 2 (1.07%) ChangeMan
3 2 (1.07%) Introscope
4 1 (0.53%) ERwin
General
1 45 (24.06%) Finance
2 20 (10.70%) Banking
3 8 (4.28%) Pharmaceutical
3 8 (4.28%) Retail
4 3 (1.60%) Law
5 2 (1.07%) Legal
5 2 (1.07%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.07%) Marketing
5 2 (1.07%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.07%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.53%) Advertising
6 1 (0.53%) Automotive
6 1 (0.53%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 60 (32.09%) Analyst
2 41 (21.93%) CICS Analyst
3 25 (13.37%) Architect
4 21 (11.23%) Consultant
5 17 (9.09%) Developer
6 13 (6.95%) Administrator
7 12 (6.42%) Security Architect
8 11 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
9 10 (5.35%) Information Architect
9 10 (5.35%) Information Security Architect
10 9 (4.81%) Operations Analyst
11 7 (3.74%) COBOL Developer
11 7 (3.74%) Mainframe Consultant
12 6 (3.21%) Mainframe Analyst
12 6 (3.21%) Mainframe Specialist
12 6 (3.21%) Support Analyst
13 5 (2.67%) Programmer
13 5 (2.67%) Technical Specialist
13 5 (2.67%) WebSphere Administrator
13 5 (2.67%) WebSphere Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (16.58%) ISPF
2 13 (6.95%) WebSphere MQ
3 9 (4.81%) MSMQ
4 7 (3.74%) Middleware
4 7 (3.74%) Web Services
5 5 (2.67%) .NET
5 5 (2.67%) AngularJS
5 5 (2.67%) CSS
5 5 (2.67%) HTML
5 5 (2.67%) HTML5
5 5 (2.67%) jQuery
5 5 (2.67%) Laravel
5 5 (2.67%) SOAP
5 5 (2.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 5 (2.67%) XML
6 3 (1.60%) J2EE
7 1 (0.53%) APPC
Miscellaneous
1 130 (69.52%) Mainframe
2 24 (12.83%) AS400
2 24 (12.83%) IBM Mainframe
3 21 (11.23%) Management Information System
4 13 (6.95%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (5.88%) Data Centre
6 10 (5.35%) VSAM
7 8 (4.28%) FMCG
8 5 (2.67%) iSeries
8 5 (2.67%) Tandem
9 4 (2.14%) DataPower
9 4 (2.14%) LPAR
10 3 (1.60%) Clustering
11 2 (1.07%) Computer Science
11 2 (1.07%) HACMP
11 2 (1.07%) Health Informatics
11 2 (1.07%) Informatics
11 2 (1.07%) Wiki
12 1 (0.53%) PKI
12 1 (0.53%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 46 (24.60%) Windows
2 40 (21.39%) Unix
3 33 (17.65%) AIX
4 32 (17.11%) Linux
5 24 (12.83%) Solaris
6 21 (11.23%) Windows Server 2003
7 17 (9.09%) Windows Server
8 15 (8.02%) MVS
9 9 (4.81%) Windows 7
10 3 (1.60%) OpenVMS
11 2 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.53%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (12.30%) Change Management
2 18 (9.63%) ITIL
3 16 (8.56%) Incident Management
3 16 (8.56%) Service Management
4 15 (8.02%) Problem Management
5 14 (7.49%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (7.49%) Information Security
5 14 (7.49%) Project Management
6 13 (6.95%) Validation
6 13 (6.95%) Workflow
7 12 (6.42%) Unit Testing
8 11 (5.88%) Migration
9 10 (5.35%) High Availability
10 9 (4.81%) DoDAF
10 9 (4.81%) Identity Access Management
10 9 (4.81%) Mentoring
10 9 (4.81%) SABSA
10 9 (4.81%) Security Operations
10 9 (4.81%) TOGAF
10 9 (4.81%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 86 (45.99%) JCL
2 44 (23.53%) COBOL
3 20 (10.70%) REXX
4 18 (9.63%) SQL
5 17 (9.09%) Java
6 13 (6.95%) Assembly Language
6 13 (6.95%) Shell Script
6 13 (6.95%) VB
7 12 (6.42%) C++
8 9 (4.81%) CLIST
9 6 (3.21%) JavaScript
10 5 (2.67%) C#
10 5 (2.67%) Perl
10 5 (2.67%) PHP
10 5 (2.67%) PowerShell
11 4 (2.14%) VB6
12 2 (1.07%) Jython
13 1 (0.53%) C
13 1 (0.53%) Korn
Qualifications
1 16 (8.56%) Degree
2 15 (8.02%) Security Cleared
3 9 (4.81%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 9 (4.81%) CCSP
3 9 (4.81%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (4.81%) CISM
3 9 (4.81%) CISSP
4 8 (4.28%) SC Cleared
5 5 (2.67%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.53%) ISEB
6 1 (0.53%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (23.53%) QA
2 3 (1.60%) COBIT
2 3 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.60%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.60%) TickIT
3 1 (0.53%) SLA
System Software
1 60 (32.09%) RACF
2 24 (12.83%) Active Directory
3 14 (7.49%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 12 (6.42%) ACF2
4 12 (6.42%) Time Sharing Option
5 10 (5.35%) ClearTrust
5 10 (5.35%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (0.53%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 44 (23.53%) CA Endevor
2 17 (9.09%) zSecure
3 15 (8.02%) Tivoli
4 10 (5.35%) Tivoli NetView
5 9 (4.81%) CA Single Sign-On
6 8 (4.28%) OMEGAMON
7 2 (1.07%) CA Wily
8 1 (0.53%) Control-M
Vendors
1 85 (45.45%) CA
2 77 (41.18%) IBM
3 13 (6.95%) Oracle
4 10 (5.35%) HP
5 9 (4.81%) BEA
5 9 (4.81%) CheckPoint
5 9 (4.81%) SAP
5 9 (4.81%) Vitria
6 4 (2.14%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.07%) ILOG
7 2 (1.07%) Microsoft
7 2 (1.07%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.07%) Sybase
8 1 (0.53%) BMC
8 1 (0.53%) Citrix
8 1 (0.53%) Guidewire
8 1 (0.53%) Pega
8 1 (0.53%) TIBCO
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