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 30 July 2015 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM z/OS
Rank 516 488 496
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +8
Contract jobs citing zOS 82 81 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.16% 0.16% 0.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.73% 0.72% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 48 24
Average daily rate
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£414 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.05% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £317 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £600 £668
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £450 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Average hourly rate £50.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £30.00 £25.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £30.00 £38.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.25%
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
11170 11294 10484
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.61% 22.87% 22.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 6719 6498 5858
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £168 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £311 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.54% -4.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 865 972 988
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £28.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 30 July 2015.

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 30 July 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing zOS within the England region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015. 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 -12 31 £343 -23.88% 3
North West -9 15 £425 -10.52% 1
South East -11 9 £475 +49.60% 1
Yorkshire -27 9 £429 -4.72% 4
North East -23 5 £262 +20.45%
West Midlands -3 4 £419 -8.96%
East Midlands -4 4 £450 +42.85%
Midlands - 4 - -
South West -3 1 £415 -
zOS
UK

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 90 (60.00%) DB2
2 79 (52.67%) Mainframe
3 68 (45.33%) CICS
4 63 (42.00%) WebSphere
5 55 (36.67%) Windows
5 55 (36.67%) Linux
6 53 (35.33%) AIX
7 50 (33.33%) IBM
8 47 (31.33%) CA
9 44 (29.33%) Finance
10 41 (27.33%) Migration
11 40 (26.67%) Solaris
11 40 (26.67%) WebSphere Application Server
12 35 (23.33%) LPAR
13 34 (22.67%) UNIX
14 26 (17.33%) TCP/IP
15 25 (16.67%) SQL
15 25 (16.67%) JCL
16 24 (16.00%) RACF
16 24 (16.00%) WebSphere MQ
17 23 (15.33%) Introscope
17 23 (15.33%) Jython
17 23 (15.33%) CA Wily
18 22 (14.67%) Banking
19 21 (14.00%) ISPF
20 20 (13.33%) Time Sharing Option
21 19 (12.67%) WebSphere Portal
21 19 (12.67%) IBM Mainframe
21 19 (12.67%) REXX
22 18 (12.00%) SSL

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 68 (45.33%) CICS
2 63 (42.00%) WebSphere
3 40 (26.67%) WebSphere Application Server
4 19 (12.67%) WebSphere Portal
5 17 (11.33%) WebSphere Process Server
6 16 (10.67%) MQSeries
7 6 (4.00%) MS Exchange
7 6 (4.00%) SAS
8 4 (2.67%) Apache
9 3 (2.00%) SharePoint
10 2 (1.33%) IIS
10 2 (1.33%) iPlanet
10 2 (1.33%) IBM HTTP Server
11 1 (0.67%) GlassFish
11 1 (0.67%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (5.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (2.67%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.00%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (4.00%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 26 (17.33%) TCP/IP
2 18 (12.00%) SSL
3 7 (4.67%) SSH
4 6 (4.00%) Kerberos
5 5 (3.33%) Network Security
5 5 (3.33%) SAN
5 5 (3.33%) Firewall
5 5 (3.33%) SMS
6 4 (2.67%) SNA
6 4 (2.67%) DNS
6 4 (2.67%) BIG-IP
7 3 (2.00%) LAN
7 3 (2.00%) WAN
7 3 (2.00%) SMTP
7 3 (2.00%) FTP
8 2 (1.33%) HTTP
9 1 (0.67%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (60.00%) DB2
2 10 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.33%) OLTP
3 5 (3.33%) OLAP
3 5 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.33%) Adabas
4 2 (1.33%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 23 (15.33%) Introscope
2 3 (2.00%) Toad
2 3 (2.00%) ERwin
3 2 (1.33%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.67%) JUnit
4 1 (0.67%) JIRA
General
1 44 (29.33%) Finance
2 22 (14.67%) Banking
3 5 (3.33%) Retail
4 3 (2.00%) Financial Institution
4 3 (2.00%) Private Banking
5 2 (1.33%) Law
6 1 (0.67%) Legal
6 1 (0.67%) Advertising
6 1 (0.67%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 36 (24.00%) Administrator
2 28 (18.67%) WebSphere Administrator
3 25 (16.67%) Analyst
4 21 (14.00%) Programmer
5 17 (11.33%) DBA
6 16 (10.67%) WebSphere Specialist
7 14 (9.33%) Systems Programmer
8 13 (8.67%) Server Specialist
8 13 (8.67%) WebSphere Server Specialist
8 13 (8.67%) DB2 DBA
8 13 (8.67%) Applications Specialist
9 11 (7.33%) Server Administrator
9 11 (7.33%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
10 7 (4.67%) Mainframe Programmer
10 7 (4.67%) Consultant
11 6 (4.00%) Developer
11 6 (4.00%) Security Engineer
11 6 (4.00%) Operations Analyst
12 5 (3.33%) Information Security Engineer
13 4 (2.67%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (16.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 21 (14.00%) ISPF
3 9 (6.00%) Middleware
4 3 (2.00%) Web Services
4 3 (2.00%) JMS
5 2 (1.33%) Java EE
5 2 (1.33%) HTML
5 2 (1.33%) Spring
5 2 (1.33%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 1 (0.67%) Grails
6 1 (0.67%) WSDL
6 1 (0.67%) XML Schema
6 1 (0.67%) JAXB
6 1 (0.67%) XML
6 1 (0.67%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 79 (52.67%) Mainframe
2 35 (23.33%) LPAR
3 19 (12.67%) IBM Mainframe
4 12 (8.00%) VSAM
5 8 (5.33%) Computer Science
5 8 (5.33%) AS400
5 8 (5.33%) iSeries
6 7 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (4.00%) Replication
8 4 (2.67%) Clustering
9 3 (2.00%) Data Centre
9 3 (2.00%) PKI
10 2 (1.33%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.67%) W3C
11 1 (0.67%) Smartcard
11 1 (0.67%) Cryptography
11 1 (0.67%) Wiki
11 1 (0.67%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 55 (36.67%) Windows
1 55 (36.67%) Linux
2 53 (35.33%) AIX
3 40 (26.67%) Solaris
4 34 (22.67%) UNIX
5 5 (3.33%) HPUX
5 5 (3.33%) MVS
6 4 (2.67%) SUSE
6 4 (2.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (2.00%) i5/OS
7 3 (2.00%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (27.33%) Migration
2 13 (8.67%) ITIL
3 11 (7.33%) Data Modelling
4 7 (4.67%) Change Management
4 7 (4.67%) Information Security
4 7 (4.67%) SDLC
5 6 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (3.33%) Incident Management
7 4 (2.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (2.67%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (2.67%) Analytics
7 4 (2.67%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (2.00%) Logical Data Model
8 3 (2.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 3 (2.00%) System Integration Testing
8 3 (2.00%) SIEM
8 3 (2.00%) Load Balancing
8 3 (2.00%) Problem Management
8 3 (2.00%) Stress Testing
8 3 (2.00%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (16.67%) SQL
1 25 (16.67%) JCL
2 23 (15.33%) Jython
3 19 (12.67%) REXX
4 14 (9.33%) COBOL
5 12 (8.00%) Assembly Language
6 10 (6.67%) Java
7 9 (6.00%) Python
7 9 (6.00%) CLIST
8 7 (4.67%) Perl
9 6 (4.00%) C
9 6 (4.00%) Shell Script
10 5 (3.33%) VB
11 2 (1.33%) JavaScript
11 2 (1.33%) NATURAL
12 1 (0.67%) VB6
Qualifications
1 10 (6.67%) Degree
2 8 (5.33%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.33%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.67%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.67%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.00%) QA
2 1 (0.67%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.67%) SLA
2 1 (0.67%) TickIT
System Software
1 24 (16.00%) RACF
2 20 (13.33%) Time Sharing Option
3 14 (9.33%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 5 (3.33%) Active Directory
5 4 (2.67%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 3 (2.00%) ACF2
7 1 (0.67%) NFS
Systems Management
1 23 (15.33%) CA Wily
2 13 (8.67%) Tivoli
3 12 (8.00%) OMEGAMON
4 8 (5.33%) zSecure
5 5 (3.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 5 (3.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 4 (2.67%) MAINVIEW
7 1 (0.67%) Control-M
7 1 (0.67%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 50 (33.33%) IBM
2 47 (31.33%) CA
3 17 (11.33%) Oracle
4 15 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 8 (5.33%) VMware
6 7 (4.67%) SAP
7 6 (4.00%) Sybase
7 6 (4.00%) Citrix
7 6 (4.00%) BMC
8 5 (3.33%) HP
9 4 (2.67%) Intel
9 4 (2.67%) F5
10 3 (2.00%) Teradata
10 3 (2.00%) Axway
11 1 (0.67%) Atlassian
11 1 (0.67%) Syncsort
11 1 (0.67%) ServiceNow
11 1 (0.67%) ILOG
11 1 (0.67%) TIBCO
11 1 (0.67%) Sun
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