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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM z/OS
Rank 560 520 524
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +4
Contract jobs citing zOS 55 123 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.24% 0.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.52% 1.10% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 57 48
Median daily rate £489 £428 £461
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.32% -7.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £377 £320 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £561 £500 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £438 £463
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £37.50 -
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
10487 11143 11605
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.08% 21.43% 22.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6685 6655 6829
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 569 871 1022
Median hourly rate £16.40 £16.50 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.63% +2.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -

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 27 September 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing zOS within the England region over the 3 months to 27 September 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 -20 18 £500 +21.21% 1
Yorkshire 0 10 £525 +15.38%
South East +5 7 - - 2
East of England +7 4 £385 -40.76%
North East -33 4 £363 +15.15% 2
West Midlands -28 2 £519 -
South West +7 1 £550 +28.65%
Midlands -6 1 - -
North West -9 1 - -
zOS
UK

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 September 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.

1 106 (64.24%) Mainframe
2 64 (38.79%) DB2
2 64 (38.79%) Finance
3 57 (34.55%) IBM
4 50 (30.30%) Windows
5 41 (24.85%) Linux
6 39 (23.64%) AIX
7 38 (23.03%) JCL
7 38 (23.03%) Banking
8 36 (21.82%) CICS
8 36 (21.82%) SQL
9 33 (20.00%) WebSphere
10 30 (18.18%) IBM Mainframe
10 30 (18.18%) Solaris
10 30 (18.18%) Unix
10 30 (18.18%) CA
11 27 (16.36%) Oracle
11 27 (16.36%) Java
12 25 (15.15%) TCP/IP
13 23 (13.94%) Middleware
13 23 (13.94%) WebSphere MQ
14 22 (13.33%) Time Sharing Option
15 21 (12.73%) MVS
15 21 (12.73%) SQL Server
16 20 (12.12%) REXX
17 19 (11.52%) RACF
17 19 (11.52%) ISPF
18 17 (10.30%) Agile Software Development
18 17 (10.30%) IBM HTTP Server
19 16 (9.70%) Security Cleared

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 36 (21.82%) CICS
2 33 (20.00%) WebSphere
3 17 (10.30%) IBM HTTP Server
4 12 (7.27%) IIS
5 10 (6.06%) WebSphere Application Server
6 8 (4.85%) Apache
7 6 (3.64%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (3.03%) iPlanet
8 5 (3.03%) SharePoint
8 5 (3.03%) WebSphere Portal
8 5 (3.03%) WebSphere Process Server
9 2 (1.21%) Tuxedo
10 1 (0.61%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.61%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (0.61%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 1 (0.61%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.61%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (7.27%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.85%) MS Office
3 3 (1.82%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.61%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (15.15%) TCP/IP
2 15 (9.09%) FTP
3 13 (7.88%) Firewall
4 8 (4.85%) SAN
5 4 (2.42%) ATM
6 3 (1.82%) LDAP
7 2 (1.21%) SMTP
8 1 (0.61%) FCoE
8 1 (0.61%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (0.61%) HTTP
8 1 (0.61%) Intranet
8 1 (0.61%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.61%) LAN
8 1 (0.61%) Multicast
8 1 (0.61%) NAS
8 1 (0.61%) Network Security
8 1 (0.61%) SNA
8 1 (0.61%) SSL
8 1 (0.61%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (38.79%) DB2
2 21 (12.73%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.21%) Data Mining
3 2 (1.21%) OLTP
4 1 (0.61%) Adabas
4 1 (0.61%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.61%) HBase
4 1 (0.61%) IMS/DB
4 1 (0.61%) Ingres
4 1 (0.61%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Eclipse
1 1 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (0.61%) Visual Studio
General
1 64 (38.79%) Finance
2 38 (23.03%) Banking
3 6 (3.64%) Manufacturing
3 6 (3.64%) Marketing
3 6 (3.64%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.03%) Automotive
4 5 (3.03%) Corporate Banking
5 3 (1.82%) Advertising
5 3 (1.82%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.21%) Dutch Language
6 2 (1.21%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.61%) Electronics
7 1 (0.61%) French Language
7 1 (0.61%) Retail
7 1 (0.61%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.61%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (15.15%) Architect
2 20 (12.12%) Administrator
2 20 (12.12%) Developer
3 17 (10.30%) Infrastructure Architect
4 16 (9.70%) DBA
5 15 (9.09%) Analyst
6 14 (8.48%) Solutions Architect
7 11 (6.67%) Consultant
7 11 (6.67%) DB2 DBA
7 11 (6.67%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
8 9 (5.45%) J2EE Developer
9 8 (4.85%) Mainframe Architect
9 8 (4.85%) RACF Specialist
10 7 (4.24%) Operations Analyst
10 7 (4.24%) Security Specialist
10 7 (4.24%) Support Engineer
11 6 (3.64%) Applications Consultant
11 6 (3.64%) Programmer
11 6 (3.64%) Security Engineer
11 6 (3.64%) WebSphere Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (13.94%) Middleware
1 23 (13.94%) WebSphere MQ
2 19 (11.52%) ISPF
3 11 (6.67%) J2EE
4 9 (5.45%) Java EE
4 9 (5.45%) Web Services
5 5 (3.03%) .NET
6 4 (2.42%) XML
7 3 (1.82%) HTML
7 3 (1.82%) IBM Integration Bus
8 2 (1.21%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.21%) AngularJS
8 2 (1.21%) CSS
8 2 (1.21%) HTML5
8 2 (1.21%) jQuery
8 2 (1.21%) Laravel
8 2 (1.21%) REST
8 2 (1.21%) SOAP
8 2 (1.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (1.21%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 106 (64.24%) Mainframe
2 30 (18.18%) IBM Mainframe
3 16 (9.70%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (7.27%) Replication
5 7 (4.24%) Management Information System
6 6 (3.64%) AS400
6 6 (3.64%) Mobile App
7 5 (3.03%) DataPower
8 4 (2.42%) Blockchain
9 3 (1.82%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.82%) Health Informatics
9 3 (1.82%) Informatics
9 3 (1.82%) iSeries
10 2 (1.21%) Cryptography
10 2 (1.21%) Tandem
11 1 (0.61%) Clustering
11 1 (0.61%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.61%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 50 (30.30%) Windows
2 41 (24.85%) Linux
3 39 (23.64%) AIX
4 30 (18.18%) Solaris
4 30 (18.18%) Unix
5 21 (12.73%) MVS
6 13 (7.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (7.88%) SUSE
7 8 (4.85%) Windows Server
8 5 (3.03%) OS/390
9 1 (0.61%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (10.30%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (9.09%) Service Management
3 13 (7.88%) ITIL
3 13 (7.88%) Migration
4 12 (7.27%) Change Management
4 12 (7.27%) Cybersecurity
4 12 (7.27%) Feasibility Study
4 12 (7.27%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (6.67%) Service Delivery
6 8 (4.85%) Incident Management
6 8 (4.85%) Performance Tuning
7 7 (4.24%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (4.24%) Validation
8 6 (3.64%) Problem Management
9 5 (3.03%) Configuration Management
9 5 (3.03%) Enterprise Architecture
9 5 (3.03%) High Availability
9 5 (3.03%) Project Management
9 5 (3.03%) Unit Testing
9 5 (3.03%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 38 (23.03%) JCL
2 36 (21.82%) SQL
3 27 (16.36%) Java
4 20 (12.12%) REXX
5 13 (7.88%) COBOL
6 10 (6.06%) Shell Script
6 10 (6.06%) VB
7 8 (4.85%) Perl
8 3 (1.82%) C#
8 3 (1.82%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.21%) C
9 2 (1.21%) C++
9 2 (1.21%) PHP
9 2 (1.21%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.21%) SQR
10 1 (0.61%) Assembly Language
10 1 (0.61%) CLIST
10 1 (0.61%) PL/1
10 1 (0.61%) XPath
Qualifications
1 16 (9.70%) Security Cleared
2 14 (8.48%) SC Cleared
3 9 (5.45%) Degree
4 4 (2.42%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.21%) AAT
6 1 (0.61%) IBM Certification
6 1 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.42%) SEPA
2 2 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.21%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (13.33%) Time Sharing Option
2 19 (11.52%) RACF
3 13 (7.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (7.27%) Active Directory
5 10 (6.06%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 3 (1.82%) ACF2
6 3 (1.82%) Job Entry Subsystem
7 1 (0.61%) Firmware
7 1 (0.61%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.61%) KVM
7 1 (0.61%) NFS
7 1 (0.61%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.61%) SRDF
7 1 (0.61%) Xen
Systems Management
1 15 (9.09%) zSecure
2 13 (7.88%) Tivoli
3 9 (5.45%) Control-M
4 4 (2.42%) CA Endevor
4 4 (2.42%) SCCM
5 2 (1.21%) Tivoli NetView
6 1 (0.61%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 57 (34.55%) IBM
2 30 (18.18%) CA
3 27 (16.36%) Oracle
4 14 (8.48%) HP
4 14 (8.48%) ServiceNow
5 13 (7.88%) Intel
5 13 (7.88%) VMware
6 10 (6.06%) Microsoft
7 8 (4.85%) BMC
8 5 (3.03%) SAP
9 4 (2.42%) Perforce
10 3 (1.82%) IBM Sterling
11 2 (1.21%) Axway
11 2 (1.21%) Fundtech
11 2 (1.21%) TOWER Software
12 1 (0.61%) DataSynapse
12 1 (0.61%) EMC
12 1 (0.61%) Infor
12 1 (0.61%) Pega
12 1 (0.61%) Sybase
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