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 22 December 2014 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM z/OS
Rank 517 476 448
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -28
Contract jobs citing zOS 68 79 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.17% 0.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.58% 0.74% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 45 47
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£541 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.33% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £350 £339
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £562 £710
UK excluding London average daily rate £535 £413 £388
% change year-on-year
+29.69% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
zOS
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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
11652 10703 10040
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 23.37% 22.70% 22.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 7005 6086 5366
Average daily rate £363 £355 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.11% -1.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £155 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £518 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 992 980 1061
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.58% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.40 £33.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

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 22 December 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 22 December 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
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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 -6 35 £550 +37.32% 2
South West - 14 £550 - 1
North West -6 5 £400 +6.66% 1
East Midlands - 3 £425 -
Yorkshire -13 2 - -
East of England -12 1 - -
South East -23 1 £563 +15.38% 3
North East - - - -
zOS
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zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 December 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.

1 109 (67.70%) Mainframe
2 59 (36.65%) Finance
3 57 (35.40%) IBM
4 45 (27.95%) ACF2
5 43 (26.71%) DB2
6 40 (24.84%) Banking
7 35 (21.74%) UNIX
8 32 (19.88%) Windows
9 27 (16.77%) RACF
10 25 (15.53%) Java
10 25 (15.53%) WebSphere
11 23 (14.29%) CICS
12 22 (13.66%) IBM Mainframe
13 19 (11.80%) SQL
13 19 (11.80%) Linux
14 18 (11.18%) SAP
14 18 (11.18%) WebSphere MQ
15 17 (10.56%) Microsoft
15 17 (10.56%) JCL
15 17 (10.56%) Stakeholder Management
16 15 (9.32%) Oracle
17 14 (8.70%) CA
17 14 (8.70%) Middleware
17 14 (8.70%) Migration
18 13 (8.07%) COBOL
18 13 (8.07%) WebSphere Message Broker
19 12 (7.45%) AIX
19 12 (7.45%) Sun
19 12 (7.45%) TOGAF
20 11 (6.83%) TCP/IP

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 25 (15.53%) WebSphere
2 23 (14.29%) CICS
3 10 (6.21%) WebSphere Application Server
3 10 (6.21%) WebSphere Portal
4 8 (4.97%) MQSeries
5 5 (3.11%) Apache
5 5 (3.11%) IBM HTTP Server
6 4 (2.48%) iPlanet
6 4 (2.48%) IIS
7 3 (1.86%) SAS
8 2 (1.24%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.24%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (0.62%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.24%) Staffware
2 1 (0.62%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.83%) TCP/IP
2 5 (3.11%) SSL
2 5 (3.11%) LDAP
3 3 (1.86%) SMS
3 3 (1.86%) Firewall
4 2 (1.24%) Internet
4 2 (1.24%) SNA
5 1 (0.62%) FTP
5 1 (0.62%) HTTP
5 1 (0.62%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (0.62%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (26.71%) DB2
2 3 (1.86%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.24%) IDMS
3 2 (1.24%) IBM InfoSphere
3 2 (1.24%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.62%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.62%) Adabas
4 1 (0.62%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.62%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (2.48%) Eclipse
2 2 (1.24%) ChangeMan
2 2 (1.24%) YourKit
2 2 (1.24%) Ant
General
1 59 (36.65%) Finance
2 40 (24.84%) Banking
3 4 (2.48%) Advertising
4 3 (1.86%) Retail
5 2 (1.24%) French Language
5 2 (1.24%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.62%) Law
Job Titles
1 26 (16.15%) Programmer
1 26 (16.15%) Systems Programmer
2 20 (12.42%) Architect
3 19 (11.80%) Administrator
4 17 (10.56%) Consultant
5 12 (7.45%) DBA
6 10 (6.21%) Analyst
7 8 (4.97%) Solutions Architect
7 8 (4.97%) WebSphere Administrator
8 7 (4.35%) Technical Architect
9 6 (3.73%) Mainframe Programmer
10 5 (3.11%) Mainframe Consultant
10 5 (3.11%) DB2 DBA
11 4 (2.48%) Developer
11 4 (2.48%) Mainframe Architect
11 4 (2.48%) Technical Consultant
12 3 (1.86%) Mainframe DBA
12 3 (1.86%) Senior Programmer
12 3 (1.86%) Senior Systems Programmer
12 3 (1.86%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (11.18%) WebSphere MQ
2 14 (8.70%) Middleware
3 13 (8.07%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 7 (4.35%) ISPF
4 7 (4.35%) Web Services
5 5 (3.11%) XML
5 5 (3.11%) J2EE
5 5 (3.11%) HTML
6 4 (2.48%) .NET
7 2 (1.24%) JMX
7 2 (1.24%) CSS
7 2 (1.24%) JDBC
7 2 (1.24%) JSP
7 2 (1.24%) Servlets
7 2 (1.24%) EDI
7 2 (1.24%) Java RMI
7 2 (1.24%) JAXP
8 1 (0.62%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 109 (67.70%) Mainframe
2 22 (13.66%) IBM Mainframe
3 8 (4.97%) Management Information System
3 8 (4.97%) VSAM
4 7 (4.35%) Open Source
5 5 (3.11%) DataPower
6 4 (2.48%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.86%) LPAR
7 3 (1.86%) Clustering
8 2 (1.24%) Tandem
8 2 (1.24%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.24%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.24%) HACMP
8 2 (1.24%) Replication
8 2 (1.24%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.24%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.62%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.62%) iSeries
9 1 (0.62%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 35 (21.74%) UNIX
2 32 (19.88%) Windows
3 19 (11.80%) Linux
4 12 (7.45%) AIX
5 9 (5.59%) Solaris
6 8 (4.97%) MVS
7 7 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.24%) VMS
9 1 (0.62%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (10.56%) Stakeholder Management
2 14 (8.70%) Migration
3 12 (7.45%) TOGAF
4 11 (6.83%) Enterprise Architecture
4 11 (6.83%) Process Improvement
5 8 (4.97%) Project Management
6 7 (4.35%) Data Architecture
7 6 (3.73%) Capacity Management
7 6 (3.73%) Data Modelling
7 6 (3.73%) Software Engineering
8 5 (3.11%) Systems Analysis
8 5 (3.11%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (3.11%) Unit Testing
8 5 (3.11%) ITIL
8 5 (3.11%) Validation
8 5 (3.11%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (3.11%) Data Migration
9 4 (2.48%) Information Assurance
10 3 (1.86%) Product Management
10 3 (1.86%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 25 (15.53%) Java
2 19 (11.80%) SQL
3 17 (10.56%) JCL
4 13 (8.07%) COBOL
5 10 (6.21%) Delphi
5 10 (6.21%) C#
6 6 (3.73%) REXX
7 3 (1.86%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.86%) Assembly Language
7 3 (1.86%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.24%) ActionScript
8 2 (1.24%) C++
8 2 (1.24%) C
8 2 (1.24%) ActionScript 2.0
9 1 (0.62%) NATURAL
9 1 (0.62%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (3.11%) Degree
1 5 (3.11%) Security Cleared
2 4 (2.48%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (1.24%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.62%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (2.48%) QA
3 2 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.62%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.62%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 45 (27.95%) ACF2
2 27 (16.77%) RACF
3 2 (1.24%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.24%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (0.62%) Xen
4 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 9 (5.59%) Tivoli
2 8 (4.97%) OMEGAMON
3 5 (3.11%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 2 (1.24%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.62%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.62%) Nessus
5 1 (0.62%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.62%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 57 (35.40%) IBM
2 18 (11.18%) SAP
3 17 (10.56%) Microsoft
4 15 (9.32%) Oracle
5 14 (8.70%) CA
6 12 (7.45%) Sun
7 10 (6.21%) BMC
8 7 (4.35%) Red Hat
9 5 (3.11%) HP
10 2 (1.24%) Business Objects
10 2 (1.24%) ILOG
11 1 (0.62%) Informatica
11 1 (0.62%) Alias
11 1 (0.62%) Cisco
11 1 (0.62%) Dell
11 1 (0.62%) Citrix
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