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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM z/OS
Rank 489 463 499
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +36
Contract jobs citing zOS 68 59 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.14% 0.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.61% 0.65% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 26 20
Average daily rate £425 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £372 £350 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Operating Systems Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
11179 9136 11279
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.77% 21.16% 20.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 6332 4943 5879
Average daily rate £350 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.91% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1011 944 1111
Average hourly rate £16.20 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -35 36 £425 +6.25% 4
Yorkshire -7 6 £425 +13.33%
South West -21 6 £285 -
North West -28 3 £500 +42.85% 4
South East -15 2 - - 2
East Midlands - - - -
zOS
UK

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 87 (65.91%) IBM
2 67 (50.76%) Mainframe
3 57 (43.18%) DB2
4 47 (35.61%) CICS
5 42 (31.82%) Finance
6 37 (28.03%) Windows
6 37 (28.03%) Linux
7 23 (17.42%) WebSphere
7 23 (17.42%) UNIX
8 22 (16.67%) JCL
9 18 (13.64%) Middleware
9 18 (13.64%) REXX
10 16 (12.12%) Banking
10 16 (12.12%) Microsoft
11 15 (11.36%) RACF
12 14 (10.61%) WebSphere MQ
12 14 (10.61%) SLA
12 14 (10.61%) Solaris
12 14 (10.61%) ISPF
13 13 (9.85%) WebSphere Message Broker
13 13 (9.85%) SQL
13 13 (9.85%) Oracle
13 13 (9.85%) EMC
13 13 (9.85%) BMC
13 13 (9.85%) CA
14 12 (9.09%) COBOL
14 12 (9.09%) WebSphere Application Server
14 12 (9.09%) E-Commerce
15 11 (8.33%) Migration
15 11 (8.33%) Tivoli

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 47 (35.61%) CICS
2 23 (17.42%) WebSphere
3 12 (9.09%) WebSphere Application Server
4 6 (4.55%) WebLogic
4 6 (4.55%) MQSeries
4 6 (4.55%) SAS
4 6 (4.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 5 (3.79%) WebSphere Portal
6 1 (0.76%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (4.55%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.76%) MS Office
2 1 (0.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.52%) BASE24
2 1 (0.76%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.58%) Intranet
1 10 (7.58%) Internet
2 5 (3.79%) FTP
2 5 (3.79%) SNA
3 4 (3.03%) SAN
3 4 (3.03%) Firewall
3 4 (3.03%) Unified Communications
4 3 (2.27%) SMS
4 3 (2.27%) Network Security
4 3 (2.27%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.27%) LDAP
4 3 (2.27%) TELNET
4 3 (2.27%) X.25
5 1 (0.76%) ATM
5 1 (0.76%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (43.18%) DB2
2 10 (7.58%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (3.79%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.79%) Easytrieve
4 3 (2.27%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.27%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.76%) NonStop SQL
5 1 (0.76%) QlikView
5 1 (0.76%) IDMS
5 1 (0.76%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 2 (1.52%) ChangeMan
2 1 (0.76%) JIRA
2 1 (0.76%) SoapUI
2 1 (0.76%) CA Gen
2 1 (0.76%) ClearCase
2 1 (0.76%) Toad
General
1 42 (31.82%) Finance
2 16 (12.12%) Banking
3 8 (6.06%) Retail
4 6 (4.55%) Advertising
5 5 (3.79%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.76%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.76%) Billing
6 1 (0.76%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.76%) International Banking
6 1 (0.76%) German Language
Job Titles
1 37 (28.03%) Programmer
2 34 (25.76%) Systems Programmer
3 22 (16.67%) Administrator
4 17 (12.88%) Architect
5 13 (9.85%) WebSphere Administrator
6 11 (8.33%) Analyst
6 11 (8.33%) DBA
7 9 (6.82%) Solutions Architect
8 8 (6.06%) DB2 DBA
9 6 (4.55%) Designer
10 5 (3.79%) Mainframe Programmer
10 5 (3.79%) Infrastructure Architect
10 5 (3.79%) Security Analyst
11 4 (3.03%) Consultant
11 4 (3.03%) Infrastructure Designer
11 4 (3.03%) CICS Systems Programmer
11 4 (3.03%) CICS Programmer
12 3 (2.27%) WebSphere Server Specialist
12 3 (2.27%) Applications Specialist
12 3 (2.27%) WebSphere Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (13.64%) Middleware
2 14 (10.61%) ISPF
2 14 (10.61%) WebSphere MQ
3 13 (9.85%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 6 (4.55%) XML
5 3 (2.27%) .NET
6 2 (1.52%) EDI
7 1 (0.76%) SAML
7 1 (0.76%) OpenID
7 1 (0.76%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 67 (50.76%) Mainframe
2 10 (7.58%) iSeries
3 9 (6.82%) Enterprise Storage
4 7 (5.30%) IBM Mainframe
5 5 (3.79%) VSAM
6 3 (2.27%) Tandem
6 3 (2.27%) Hedge funds
7 2 (1.52%) AS400
8 1 (0.76%) Replication
8 1 (0.76%) GIS
8 1 (0.76%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.76%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.76%) Statistics
8 1 (0.76%) Online Banking
8 1 (0.76%) DataPower
8 1 (0.76%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 37 (28.03%) Windows
1 37 (28.03%) Linux
2 23 (17.42%) UNIX
3 14 (10.61%) Solaris
4 8 (6.06%) AIX
4 8 (6.06%) MVS
5 5 (3.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (2.27%) OS/390
7 1 (0.76%) VMS
7 1 (0.76%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (9.09%) E-Commerce
2 11 (8.33%) Migration
2 11 (8.33%) Incident Management
3 10 (7.58%) Time Management
3 10 (7.58%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (6.06%) ITIL
4 8 (6.06%) Project Management
5 6 (4.55%) SOA
6 5 (3.79%) Problem Management
6 5 (3.79%) Performance Analysis
7 4 (3.03%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (3.03%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (2.27%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (2.27%) B2B
8 3 (2.27%) Change Management
8 3 (2.27%) Enterprise Architecture
8 3 (2.27%) Data Management
8 3 (2.27%) TOGAF
8 3 (2.27%) Information Management
9 2 (1.52%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 22 (16.67%) JCL
2 18 (13.64%) REXX
3 13 (9.85%) SQL
4 12 (9.09%) COBOL
5 7 (5.30%) Java
6 6 (4.55%) Assembly Language
7 4 (3.03%) C++
8 3 (2.27%) C
9 2 (1.52%) ActionScript
9 2 (1.52%) ActionScript 2.0
10 1 (0.76%) SELCOPY
10 1 (0.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (5.30%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (2.27%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.76%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (10.61%) SLA
2 1 (0.76%) QA
2 1 (0.76%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.76%) Basel III
System Software
1 15 (11.36%) RACF
2 3 (2.27%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (2.27%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.76%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 11 (8.33%) Tivoli
2 6 (4.55%) Control-M
3 5 (3.79%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 5 (3.79%) MAINVIEW
4 3 (2.27%) OMEGAMON
5 1 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.76%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.76%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 87 (65.91%) IBM
2 16 (12.12%) Microsoft
3 13 (9.85%) EMC
3 13 (9.85%) Oracle
3 13 (9.85%) BMC
3 13 (9.85%) CA
4 9 (6.82%) Citrix
5 7 (5.30%) HP
6 6 (4.55%) SAP
7 4 (3.03%) Sun
7 4 (3.03%) VMware
8 3 (2.27%) Red Hat
8 3 (2.27%) Siebel
9 2 (1.52%) Informatica
9 2 (1.52%) Teradata
10 1 (0.76%) Pega
10 1 (0.76%) Business Objects
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