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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM z/OS
UK / England
Rank 534 513 526
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +13
Contract jobs citing zOS 36 81 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.087% 0.17% 0.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.41% 0.82% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 32 31
Median daily rate £411 £470 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -2.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £389 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £586 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £411 £500 £469
% change year-on-year
-17.75% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £52.50 £27.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+94.44% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £27.00 -
% change year-on-year
+94.44% -

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
8685 9933 10532
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.91% 21.34% 23.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 5528 5992 6265
Median daily rate £400 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 532 773 883
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.73 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017. 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 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
North East -6 16 £410 +27.13%
Yorkshire - 9 £550 -
London -21 4 £325 -30.10% 1
South East +8 3 £350 -22.22%
North West +11 2 - -
South West +8 1 £350 -39.13% 1
East Midlands +3 1 £440 +3.52%
zOS
UK

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 64 (61.54%) Mainframe
2 46 (44.23%) DB2
2 46 (44.23%) IBM
3 44 (42.31%) Windows
4 38 (36.54%) CA
5 37 (35.58%) Finance
6 33 (31.73%) Linux
7 30 (28.85%) Unix
8 29 (27.88%) CICS
9 28 (26.92%) Banking
10 24 (23.08%) AIX
11 23 (22.12%) Java
11 23 (22.12%) Oracle
11 23 (22.12%) Middleware
12 22 (21.15%) Solaris
13 20 (19.23%) SQL
14 19 (18.27%) JCL
14 19 (18.27%) DevOps
15 16 (15.38%) IBM Mainframe
16 15 (14.42%) Stakeholder Management
17 14 (13.46%) WebSphere
17 14 (13.46%) CA Endevor
17 14 (13.46%) OMEGAMON
18 13 (12.50%) Unit Testing
18 13 (12.50%) Tivoli
18 13 (12.50%) MS Excel
18 13 (12.50%) ITIL
18 13 (12.50%) Microsoft
18 13 (12.50%) Active Directory
18 13 (12.50%) TCP/IP

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 29 (27.88%) CICS
2 14 (13.46%) WebSphere
3 11 (10.58%) BizTalk Server
4 9 (8.65%) SharePoint
5 6 (5.77%) IBM HTTP Server
5 6 (5.77%) IIS
6 5 (4.81%) JBoss
6 5 (4.81%) Tuxedo
6 5 (4.81%) WebLogic
6 5 (4.81%) WildFly
7 3 (2.88%) Oracle Application Server
8 2 (1.92%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (1.92%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.96%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.96%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.96%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 13 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.81%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.92%) MS Office
4 1 (0.96%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (4.81%) BusinessWorks
2 4 (3.85%) Staffware
3 3 (2.88%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (2.88%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.96%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.77%) IaaS
1 6 (5.77%) PaaS
1 6 (5.77%) SaaS
2 2 (1.92%) Bluemix
2 2 (1.92%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 8 (7.69%) SAN
3 7 (6.73%) FTP
4 6 (5.77%) ATM
4 6 (5.77%) LDAP
5 2 (1.92%) APPN
5 2 (1.92%) Network Security
5 2 (1.92%) SNA
5 2 (1.92%) SSL
6 1 (0.96%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (44.23%) DB2
2 9 (8.65%) SQL Server
3 6 (5.77%) Oracle Database
3 6 (5.77%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (3.85%) Ingres
4 4 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.88%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.96%) Adabas
6 1 (0.96%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (4.81%) CA Gen
2 2 (1.92%) JBehave
2 2 (1.92%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.96%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.96%) ERwin
3 1 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.96%) Visual Studio
General
1 37 (35.58%) Finance
2 28 (26.92%) Banking
3 4 (3.85%) Financial Institution
3 4 (3.85%) Spanish Language
4 2 (1.92%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (0.96%) Advertising
5 1 (0.96%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.96%) French Language
5 1 (0.96%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.96%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (13.46%) DBA
2 9 (8.65%) Analyst
2 9 (8.65%) Architect
2 9 (8.65%) Support Engineer
3 8 (7.69%) Developer
3 8 (7.69%) Security Engineer
3 8 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
4 7 (6.73%) Administrator
4 7 (6.73%) Build Engineer
4 7 (6.73%) DB2 DBA
4 7 (6.73%) Oracle DBA
4 7 (6.73%) Product Engineer
4 7 (6.73%) Products Support Engineer
4 7 (6.73%) z/OS Specialist
5 6 (5.77%) DevOps Engineer
5 6 (5.77%) Infrastructure Architect
5 6 (5.77%) Programmer
6 5 (4.81%) Design Engineer
6 5 (4.81%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 5 (4.81%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (22.12%) Middleware
2 8 (7.69%) WebSphere MQ
3 6 (5.77%) ISPF
4 3 (2.88%) REST
5 1 (0.96%) .NET
5 1 (0.96%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.96%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.96%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.96%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.96%) IBM Integration Bus
5 1 (0.96%) SAML
5 1 (0.96%) SOAP
5 1 (0.96%) Spring
5 1 (0.96%) Spring Web Flow
5 1 (0.96%) WCF
5 1 (0.96%) Web Services
5 1 (0.96%) XML
5 1 (0.96%) XSD
5 1 (0.96%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 64 (61.54%) Mainframe
2 16 (15.38%) IBM Mainframe
3 10 (9.62%) iPad
4 9 (8.65%) Mobile App
5 8 (7.69%) Replication
6 7 (6.73%) Blockchain
6 7 (6.73%) iSeries
7 6 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (4.81%) Tandem
9 3 (2.88%) Cryptography
9 3 (2.88%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.96%) AS400
10 1 (0.96%) Clustering
10 1 (0.96%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 44 (42.31%) Windows
2 33 (31.73%) Linux
3 30 (28.85%) Unix
4 24 (23.08%) AIX
5 22 (21.15%) Solaris
6 12 (11.54%) MVS
7 11 (10.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (9.62%) Windows Server
9 6 (5.77%) OS/390
9 6 (5.77%) SUSE
10 5 (4.81%) HPUX
10 5 (4.81%) Windows 7
11 2 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (18.27%) DevOps
2 15 (14.42%) Stakeholder Management
3 13 (12.50%) ITIL
3 13 (12.50%) Unit Testing
4 12 (11.54%) Virtual Environments
5 11 (10.58%) Problem Management
6 10 (9.62%) Change Management
6 10 (9.62%) E-Commerce
6 10 (9.62%) Functional Testing
7 9 (8.65%) Test Automation
8 8 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
9 7 (6.73%) PRINCE2
10 6 (5.77%) Feasibility Study
10 6 (5.77%) Incident Management
10 6 (5.77%) Logistics
10 6 (5.77%) Matrix Organization
10 6 (5.77%) Open Source
11 5 (4.81%) Change Control
11 5 (4.81%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (22.12%) Java
2 20 (19.23%) SQL
3 19 (18.27%) JCL
4 11 (10.58%) Perl
4 11 (10.58%) VB
5 10 (9.62%) Shell Script
6 7 (6.73%) COBOL
6 7 (6.73%) REXX
7 1 (0.96%) Assembly Language
7 1 (0.96%) C
7 1 (0.96%) C#
7 1 (0.96%) PL/1
7 1 (0.96%) XPath
Qualifications
1 6 (5.77%) BPSS Clearance
1 6 (5.77%) SC Cleared
1 6 (5.77%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.96%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.96%) SEPA
System Software
1 13 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 11 (10.58%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 9 (8.65%) Time Sharing Option
4 6 (5.77%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (3.85%) RACF
6 3 (2.88%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (1.92%) ACF2
7 2 (1.92%) Docker
7 2 (1.92%) Job Entry Subsystem
Systems Management
1 14 (13.46%) CA Endevor
1 14 (13.46%) OMEGAMON
2 13 (12.50%) Tivoli
3 11 (10.58%) CA Service Virtualization
3 11 (10.58%) Control-M
4 6 (5.77%) SCCM
5 2 (1.92%) Tivoli NetView
5 2 (1.92%) zSecure
6 1 (0.96%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.96%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 46 (44.23%) IBM
2 38 (36.54%) CA
3 23 (22.12%) Oracle
4 13 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 11 (10.58%) Splunk
5 11 (10.58%) Syncsort
6 7 (6.73%) IBM Sterling
6 7 (6.73%) VMware
7 6 (5.77%) Intel
8 5 (4.81%) Axway
8 5 (4.81%) TIBCO
9 4 (3.85%) ILOG
10 3 (2.88%) BMC
11 2 (1.92%) SaltStack
12 1 (0.96%) Citrix
12 1 (0.96%) Compuware
12 1 (0.96%) HP
12 1 (0.96%) Pega
12 1 (0.96%) Perforce
12 1 (0.96%) SAP
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