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 6 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM z/OS
Rank 531 541 528
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -13
Contract jobs citing zOS 106 72 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.21% 0.14% 0.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.94% 0.64% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 42 27
Median daily rate £450 £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £313 £364
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £485 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £442 £435 £450
% change year-on-year
+1.60% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 0
Median hourly rate £34.75 £31.30 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.02% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £31.30 -
% change year-on-year
+11.02% -
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
11319 11285 11034
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.21% 22.24% 22.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 7179 6503 6322
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 £180 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £343 £315
% change year-on-year
+5.83% +8.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 614 927 996
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £37.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -

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 6 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 6 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 6 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 -8 26 £575 +79.68%
North East - 18 £290 - 3
East of England +17 16 £300 -41.17% 1
Yorkshire +7 12 £450 +30.43% 1
South East -9 12 £400 -13.51%
North West -19 10 £525 +40.00%
South West - 10 £288 -
zOS
UK

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 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.

1 113 (60.43%) Mainframe
2 82 (43.85%) IBM
3 67 (35.83%) DB2
3 67 (35.83%) Finance
4 54 (28.88%) CA
5 46 (24.60%) JCL
6 44 (23.53%) COBOL
7 43 (22.99%) SQL
7 43 (22.99%) CICS
8 40 (21.39%) Windows
8 40 (21.39%) WebSphere
9 39 (20.86%) Unix
10 37 (19.79%) AIX
11 33 (17.65%) Java
12 32 (17.11%) Linux
12 32 (17.11%) Banking
13 31 (16.58%) Agile Software Development
13 31 (16.58%) Service Management
14 30 (16.04%) IBM Mainframe
15 29 (15.51%) ISPF
15 29 (15.51%) zSecure
16 28 (14.97%) REXX
16 28 (14.97%) SQL Server
17 27 (14.44%) Active Directory
18 26 (13.90%) IIS
18 26 (13.90%) Management Information System
19 25 (13.37%) Unit Testing
20 24 (12.83%) Solaris
21 23 (12.30%) Oracle
22 22 (11.76%) Change Management

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 43 (22.99%) CICS
2 40 (21.39%) WebSphere
3 26 (13.90%) IIS
4 20 (10.70%) Apache
5 19 (10.16%) MQSeries
6 15 (8.02%) iPlanet
7 12 (6.42%) IBM HTTP Server
8 9 (4.81%) WebSphere Application Server
8 9 (4.81%) WebSphere Portal
9 8 (4.28%) WebSphere Process Server
10 6 (3.21%) BizTalk Server
10 6 (3.21%) MS Exchange
10 6 (3.21%) WebLogic
11 3 (1.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.53%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
Applications
1 13 (6.95%) MS Excel
1 13 (6.95%) MS Office
2 1 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (4.28%) assyst
2 6 (3.21%) BusinessWare
2 6 (3.21%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.53%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 16 (8.56%) TCP/IP
2 14 (7.49%) Firewall
3 11 (5.88%) LDAP
3 11 (5.88%) SMTP
4 8 (4.28%) FTP
5 3 (1.60%) SAN
5 3 (1.60%) SMS
5 3 (1.60%) SSL
6 2 (1.07%) SNA
7 1 (0.53%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (35.83%) DB2
2 28 (14.97%) SQL Server
3 10 (5.35%) DB2 UDB
4 9 (4.81%) Easytrieve
5 6 (3.21%) Oracle Database
6 5 (2.67%) Oracle Database 12c
7 4 (2.14%) OLTP
8 3 (1.60%) Oracle Exadata
9 2 (1.07%) Adabas
10 1 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.53%) IDMS
10 1 (0.53%) IMS/DB
10 1 (0.53%) OLAP
10 1 (0.53%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.53%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (3.21%) CA Gen
2 1 (0.53%) ERwin
2 1 (0.53%) StarTeam
2 1 (0.53%) VisualAge
General
1 67 (35.83%) Finance
2 32 (17.11%) Banking
3 12 (6.42%) Marketing
4 7 (3.74%) Manufacturing
4 7 (3.74%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.67%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (2.14%) Automotive
7 3 (1.60%) Retail
8 2 (1.07%) Legal
9 1 (0.53%) Advertising
9 1 (0.53%) Law
9 1 (0.53%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 38 (20.32%) Developer
2 29 (15.51%) Architect
3 28 (14.97%) Consultant
4 22 (11.76%) Administrator
5 14 (7.49%) Solutions Architect
6 13 (6.95%) DBA
7 11 (5.88%) Security Consultant
8 10 (5.35%) COBOL Developer
8 10 (5.35%) DB2 DBA
8 10 (5.35%) DB2 Developer
9 9 (4.81%) J2EE Developer
9 9 (4.81%) Security Architect
10 8 (4.28%) Analyst
10 8 (4.28%) Applications Consultant
10 8 (4.28%) RACF Specialist
10 8 (4.28%) Security Specialist
10 8 (4.28%) Security Technician
10 8 (4.28%) Server Consultant
10 8 (4.28%) WebSphere Consultant
10 8 (4.28%) WebSphere Server Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (15.51%) ISPF
2 14 (7.49%) WebSphere MQ
3 13 (6.95%) HTML
4 11 (5.88%) .NET
4 11 (5.88%) AngularJS
4 11 (5.88%) CSS
4 11 (5.88%) HTML5
4 11 (5.88%) J2EE
4 11 (5.88%) jQuery
4 11 (5.88%) Laravel
4 11 (5.88%) SOAP
4 11 (5.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 11 (5.88%) Web Services
4 11 (5.88%) XML
5 9 (4.81%) Java EE
6 6 (3.21%) Middleware
6 6 (3.21%) MSMQ
7 5 (2.67%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 1 (0.53%) APPC
8 1 (0.53%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 113 (60.43%) Mainframe
2 30 (16.04%) IBM Mainframe
3 26 (13.90%) Management Information System
4 17 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (8.56%) AS400
6 10 (5.35%) Health Informatics
6 10 (5.35%) Informatics
7 9 (4.81%) Replication
8 7 (3.74%) DataPower
9 5 (2.67%) FMCG
10 4 (2.14%) VSAM
11 3 (1.60%) Data Centre
12 1 (0.53%) Blockchain
12 1 (0.53%) Clustering
12 1 (0.53%) Digital Media
12 1 (0.53%) iSeries
12 1 (0.53%) LPAR
12 1 (0.53%) Mobile App
12 1 (0.53%) Tandem
12 1 (0.53%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 40 (21.39%) Windows
2 39 (20.86%) Unix
3 37 (19.79%) AIX
4 32 (17.11%) Linux
5 24 (12.83%) Solaris
6 19 (10.16%) MVS
7 18 (9.63%) Windows Server
7 18 (9.63%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (3.21%) Windows 7
9 3 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (1.60%) SUSE
10 1 (0.53%) OpenVMS
10 1 (0.53%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (16.58%) Agile Software Development
1 31 (16.58%) Service Management
2 25 (13.37%) Unit Testing
3 22 (11.76%) Change Management
4 19 (10.16%) Workflow
5 18 (9.63%) Project Management
5 18 (9.63%) Validation
6 16 (8.56%) High Availability
6 16 (8.56%) Information Security
7 15 (8.02%) Incident Management
8 14 (7.49%) ITIL
8 14 (7.49%) Problem Management
9 13 (6.95%) Security Operations
10 12 (6.42%) Performance Tuning
10 12 (6.42%) Web Development
11 11 (5.88%) DevOps
11 11 (5.88%) Mentoring
11 11 (5.88%) Technical Analysis
12 10 (5.35%) Migration
12 10 (5.35%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (24.60%) JCL
2 44 (23.53%) COBOL
3 43 (22.99%) SQL
4 33 (17.65%) Java
5 28 (14.97%) REXX
6 19 (10.16%) VB
7 13 (6.95%) Assembly Language
8 12 (6.42%) C++
9 11 (5.88%) C#
9 11 (5.88%) JavaScript
9 11 (5.88%) PHP
9 11 (5.88%) PowerShell
10 10 (5.35%) Shell Script
11 9 (4.81%) CLIST
12 6 (3.21%) Perl
13 3 (1.60%) C
14 2 (1.07%) SQR
14 2 (1.07%) VB6
15 1 (0.53%) Korn
Qualifications
1 19 (10.16%) Security Cleared
2 14 (7.49%) Degree
3 12 (6.42%) SC Cleared
4 6 (3.21%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 6 (3.21%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (3.21%) CCSP
4 6 (3.21%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (3.21%) CISM
4 6 (3.21%) CISSP
5 2 (1.07%) AAT
6 1 (0.53%) ISEB
6 1 (0.53%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.60%) COBIT
1 3 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (1.60%) PCI DSS
1 3 (1.60%) QA
1 3 (1.60%) SLA
2 1 (0.53%) TickIT
System Software
1 27 (14.44%) Active Directory
2 21 (11.23%) ACF2
2 21 (11.23%) RACF
3 19 (10.16%) Time Sharing Option
4 14 (7.49%) Job Entry Subsystem
5 10 (5.35%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 6 (3.21%) ClearTrust
7 3 (1.60%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (0.53%) Firmware
8 1 (0.53%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 29 (15.51%) zSecure
2 10 (5.35%) Tivoli
3 9 (4.81%) Tivoli NetView
4 8 (4.28%) Control-M
5 6 (3.21%) CA Single Sign-On
6 5 (2.67%) Data Guard
6 5 (2.67%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 82 (43.85%) IBM
2 54 (28.88%) CA
3 23 (12.30%) Oracle
4 14 (7.49%) HP
5 9 (4.81%) ServiceNow
6 7 (3.74%) SAP
7 6 (3.21%) BEA
7 6 (3.21%) BMC
7 6 (3.21%) CheckPoint
7 6 (3.21%) Vitria
8 5 (2.67%) Pega
9 3 (1.60%) Intel
9 3 (1.60%) Microsoft
9 3 (1.60%) VMware
10 1 (0.53%) Guidewire
10 1 (0.53%) Infor
10 1 (0.53%) Informatica
10 1 (0.53%) Perforce
10 1 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.53%) TIBCO
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