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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM z/OS
Rank 518 543 520
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -23
Contract jobs citing zOS 103 69 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.21% 0.14% 0.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.93% 0.63% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 42 28
Median daily rate £450 £385 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.03% -19.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £313 £374
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £483 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £442 £423 £438
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -3.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £31.30 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.82% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £31.30 -
% change year-on-year
+11.82% -
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
11132 11038 10814
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.57% 22.39% 22.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 7046 6453 6253
Median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £347 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.04% +11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 572 909 971
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.66 £15.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.96% +4.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.08 £37.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 26 May 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 -6 26 £575 +71.64%
North East - 20 £279 - 3
East of England +27 17 £300 -47.82% 1
North West -21 13 £463 +32.14%
Yorkshire +8 10 £459 +33.04% 1
South East -8 9 £358 -22.70%
South West - 5 £488 -
East Midlands +9 1 £364 -
zOS
UK

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 109 (61.58%) Mainframe
2 72 (40.68%) IBM
3 66 (37.29%) Finance
4 62 (35.03%) DB2
5 48 (27.12%) CA
6 42 (23.73%) SQL
7 41 (23.16%) JCL
8 40 (22.60%) WebSphere
9 38 (21.47%) AIX
10 37 (20.90%) Unix
11 36 (20.34%) Windows
12 34 (19.21%) Java
12 34 (19.21%) Banking
13 33 (18.64%) COBOL
13 33 (18.64%) Linux
14 32 (18.08%) IBM Mainframe
15 31 (17.51%) Service Management
15 31 (17.51%) CICS
16 30 (16.95%) zSecure
17 29 (16.38%) Agile Software Development
18 28 (15.82%) SQL Server
19 27 (15.25%) IIS
20 25 (14.12%) Solaris
20 25 (14.12%) Active Directory
20 25 (14.12%) Management Information System
20 25 (14.12%) ISPF
20 25 (14.12%) Unit Testing
21 24 (13.56%) REXX
22 22 (12.43%) Time Sharing Option
23 21 (11.86%) ACF2

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 40 (22.60%) WebSphere
2 31 (17.51%) CICS
3 27 (15.25%) IIS
4 21 (11.86%) Apache
5 15 (8.47%) iPlanet
6 13 (7.34%) MQSeries
7 12 (6.78%) IBM HTTP Server
8 10 (5.65%) WebSphere Application Server
9 9 (5.08%) WebSphere Portal
9 9 (5.08%) WebSphere Process Server
10 6 (3.39%) BizTalk Server
10 6 (3.39%) MS Exchange
10 6 (3.39%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.56%) Oracle Coherence
11 1 (0.56%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 1 (0.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 13 (7.34%) MS Excel
1 13 (7.34%) MS Office
2 1 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (3.39%) BusinessWare
1 6 (3.39%) SAP R/3
2 5 (2.82%) assyst
3 1 (0.56%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (10.17%) TCP/IP
2 17 (9.60%) Firewall
3 11 (6.21%) FTP
3 11 (6.21%) LDAP
3 11 (6.21%) SMTP
4 4 (2.26%) SAN
5 2 (1.13%) SSL
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%) SMS
6 1 (0.56%) SNA
6 1 (0.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (35.03%) DB2
2 28 (15.82%) SQL Server
3 10 (5.65%) DB2 UDB
4 6 (3.39%) Easytrieve
4 6 (3.39%) Oracle Database
5 5 (2.82%) Oracle Database 12c
6 4 (2.26%) OLTP
7 3 (1.69%) Oracle Exadata
8 2 (1.13%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.56%) Adabas
9 1 (0.56%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.56%) HBase
9 1 (0.56%) IMS/DB
9 1 (0.56%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (2.82%) CA Gen
2 1 (0.56%) StarTeam
2 1 (0.56%) VisualAge
General
1 66 (37.29%) Finance
2 34 (19.21%) Banking
3 12 (6.78%) Marketing
4 7 (3.95%) Manufacturing
4 7 (3.95%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.82%) Automotive
5 5 (2.82%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.13%) Retail
7 1 (0.56%) Advertising
7 1 (0.56%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 36 (20.34%) Developer
2 29 (16.38%) Consultant
3 21 (11.86%) Architect
4 20 (11.30%) Administrator
5 12 (6.78%) DBA
5 12 (6.78%) Security Consultant
6 10 (5.65%) Applications Consultant
6 10 (5.65%) COBOL Developer
7 9 (5.08%) DB2 DBA
7 9 (5.08%) DB2 Developer
7 9 (5.08%) J2EE Developer
7 9 (5.08%) RACF Specialist
7 9 (5.08%) Security Specialist
7 9 (5.08%) Server Consultant
7 9 (5.08%) WebSphere Consultant
7 9 (5.08%) WebSphere Server Consultant
8 8 (4.52%) Mainframe Support
8 8 (4.52%) RACF Security Specialist
8 8 (4.52%) Security Technician
8 8 (4.52%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (14.12%) ISPF
2 14 (7.91%) HTML
3 13 (7.34%) .NET
3 13 (7.34%) J2EE
3 13 (7.34%) WebSphere MQ
4 12 (6.78%) Web Services
4 12 (6.78%) XML
5 11 (6.21%) AngularJS
5 11 (6.21%) CSS
5 11 (6.21%) HTML5
5 11 (6.21%) jQuery
5 11 (6.21%) Laravel
5 11 (6.21%) SOAP
5 11 (6.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 9 (5.08%) Java EE
6 9 (5.08%) Middleware
7 6 (3.39%) MSMQ
8 5 (2.82%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 1 (0.56%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.56%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 109 (61.58%) Mainframe
2 32 (18.08%) IBM Mainframe
3 25 (14.12%) Management Information System
4 20 (11.30%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (7.91%) AS400
6 10 (5.65%) Health Informatics
6 10 (5.65%) Informatics
7 9 (5.08%) Replication
8 7 (3.95%) DataPower
9 5 (2.82%) FMCG
10 2 (1.13%) Computer Science
10 2 (1.13%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.56%) Blockchain
11 1 (0.56%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.56%) LPAR
11 1 (0.56%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.56%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 38 (21.47%) AIX
2 37 (20.90%) Unix
3 36 (20.34%) Windows
4 33 (18.64%) Linux
5 25 (14.12%) Solaris
6 19 (10.73%) MVS
7 12 (6.78%) Windows Server
7 12 (6.78%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (3.39%) Windows 7
9 4 (2.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (2.26%) SUSE
10 1 (0.56%) OS/390
10 1 (0.56%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (17.51%) Service Management
2 29 (16.38%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (14.12%) Unit Testing
4 20 (11.30%) Project Management
4 20 (11.30%) Validation
5 18 (10.17%) Change Management
6 16 (9.04%) Workflow
7 13 (7.34%) High Availability
7 13 (7.34%) Information Security
7 13 (7.34%) ITIL
7 13 (7.34%) Security Operations
8 12 (6.78%) Cybersecurity
8 12 (6.78%) DevOps
8 12 (6.78%) Performance Tuning
8 12 (6.78%) Web Development
9 11 (6.21%) Problem Management
9 11 (6.21%) Technical Analysis
10 10 (5.65%) Incident Management
10 10 (5.65%) Migration
10 10 (5.65%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (23.73%) SQL
2 41 (23.16%) JCL
3 34 (19.21%) Java
4 33 (18.64%) COBOL
5 24 (13.56%) REXX
6 18 (10.17%) VB
7 12 (6.78%) JavaScript
8 11 (6.21%) C#
8 11 (6.21%) PHP
8 11 (6.21%) PowerShell
9 9 (5.08%) Shell Script
10 7 (3.95%) Assembly Language
10 7 (3.95%) CLIST
11 6 (3.39%) C++
11 6 (3.39%) Perl
12 2 (1.13%) C
12 2 (1.13%) SQR
13 1 (0.56%) Korn
13 1 (0.56%) VB6
Qualifications
1 19 (10.73%) Security Cleared
2 16 (9.04%) Degree
3 12 (6.78%) SC Cleared
4 6 (3.39%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 6 (3.39%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (3.39%) CCSP
4 6 (3.39%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (3.39%) CISM
4 6 (3.39%) CISSP
5 2 (1.13%) AAT
6 1 (0.56%) ISEB
6 1 (0.56%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.69%) QA
1 3 (1.69%) SLA
2 2 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 25 (14.12%) Active Directory
2 22 (12.43%) Time Sharing Option
3 21 (11.86%) ACF2
4 20 (11.30%) RACF
5 12 (6.78%) Job Entry Subsystem
6 10 (5.65%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 6 (3.39%) ClearTrust
8 4 (2.26%) VMware Infrastructure
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%) PowerHA
9 1 (0.56%) SRDF
9 1 (0.56%) Xen
Systems Management
1 30 (16.95%) zSecure
2 10 (5.65%) Tivoli
3 9 (5.08%) Control-M
4 7 (3.95%) Tivoli NetView
5 6 (3.39%) CA Single Sign-On
6 5 (2.82%) Data Guard
7 3 (1.69%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 72 (40.68%) IBM
2 48 (27.12%) CA
3 21 (11.86%) Oracle
4 15 (8.47%) HP
5 11 (6.21%) ServiceNow
6 9 (5.08%) SAP
7 7 (3.95%) BMC
8 6 (3.39%) BEA
8 6 (3.39%) CheckPoint
8 6 (3.39%) Vitria
9 5 (2.82%) Pega
10 4 (2.26%) Intel
10 4 (2.26%) VMware
11 3 (1.69%) Microsoft
12 2 (1.13%) TIBCO
13 1 (0.56%) Cisco
13 1 (0.56%) DataSynapse
13 1 (0.56%) Infor
13 1 (0.56%) Perforce
13 1 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
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