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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM z/OS
Rank 517 506 482
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -24
Contract jobs citing zOS 63 70 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.14% 0.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.56% 0.63% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 36 26
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£445 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.53% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £360 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £445 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
11282 11178 9274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.28% 21.75% 21.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 6463 6316 5021
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £163 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.42% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 919 1010 963
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.20 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% -7.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.20 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

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 17 April 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
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 17 April 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -10 22 £425 +3.65% 3
North West -3 16 £375 -25.00% 1
East of England +24 7 £510 -
Yorkshire -17 7 £345 -18.82%
West Midlands -17 6 £438 -0.56%
South East -17 4 £485 - 2
East Midlands - 1 - -
South West - - - - 1
zOS
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zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 62 (52.54%) Mainframe
2 57 (48.31%) DB2
3 47 (39.83%) WebSphere
4 44 (37.29%) Finance
5 43 (36.44%) IBM
6 41 (34.75%) CICS
7 34 (28.81%) Linux
8 31 (26.27%) AIX
8 31 (26.27%) Banking
9 27 (22.88%) Windows
9 27 (22.88%) CA
10 26 (22.03%) WebSphere Application Server
11 25 (21.19%) Solaris
12 24 (20.34%) WebSphere MQ
13 23 (19.49%) TCP/IP
14 22 (18.64%) WebSphere Portal
15 21 (17.80%) UNIX
15 21 (17.80%) Migration
16 19 (16.10%) ACF2
17 18 (15.25%) LPAR
17 18 (15.25%) RACF
17 18 (15.25%) Oracle
18 17 (14.41%) MQSeries
19 16 (13.56%) JCL
20 15 (12.71%) COBOL
20 15 (12.71%) Degree
21 14 (11.86%) IBM Mainframe
22 13 (11.02%) Java
23 12 (10.17%) REXX
23 12 (10.17%) WebSphere Message Broker

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 47 (39.83%) WebSphere
2 41 (34.75%) CICS
3 26 (22.03%) WebSphere Application Server
4 22 (18.64%) WebSphere Portal
5 17 (14.41%) MQSeries
6 10 (8.47%) WebSphere Process Server
7 8 (6.78%) IBM HTTP Server
7 8 (6.78%) Apache
8 7 (5.93%) IIS
8 7 (5.93%) iPlanet
9 2 (1.69%) NetWeaver
9 2 (1.69%) MS Exchange
9 2 (1.69%) SAS
10 1 (0.85%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.85%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.85%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.69%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 23 (19.49%) TCP/IP
2 5 (4.24%) SSL
3 4 (3.39%) BIG-IP
3 4 (3.39%) Network Security
3 4 (3.39%) DNS
4 3 (2.54%) LAN
4 3 (2.54%) WAN
4 3 (2.54%) FTP
4 3 (2.54%) Firewall
5 2 (1.69%) SAN
6 1 (0.85%) Internet
6 1 (0.85%) SSH
6 1 (0.85%) NAS
6 1 (0.85%) VLAN
6 1 (0.85%) RIP
6 1 (0.85%) LDAP
6 1 (0.85%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (48.31%) DB2
2 5 (4.24%) Relational Database
2 5 (4.24%) RDBMS
3 4 (3.39%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.39%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.69%) OLTP
4 2 (1.69%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.69%) SAP BW
4 2 (1.69%) SAP BI
4 2 (1.69%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.69%) IDMS
4 2 (1.69%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.69%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 10 (8.47%) Introscope
2 5 (4.24%) ClearCase
3 4 (3.39%) Subversion
3 4 (3.39%) TortoiseSVN
4 1 (0.85%) Hudson
4 1 (0.85%) Maven
4 1 (0.85%) Toad
4 1 (0.85%) ERwin
4 1 (0.85%) CruiseControl
4 1 (0.85%) Ant
General
1 44 (37.29%) Finance
2 31 (26.27%) Banking
3 1 (0.85%) Private Banking
3 1 (0.85%) Financial Institution
3 1 (0.85%) Law
3 1 (0.85%) Legal
3 1 (0.85%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 28 (23.73%) Administrator
2 23 (19.49%) WebSphere Administrator
3 15 (12.71%) Analyst
3 15 (12.71%) Programmer
4 11 (9.32%) Consultant
5 8 (6.78%) Architect
5 8 (6.78%) Developer
5 8 (6.78%) Server Administrator
5 8 (6.78%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
6 7 (5.93%) Systems Programmer
6 7 (5.93%) DBA
7 5 (4.24%) WebSphere Specialist
7 5 (4.24%) DB2 DBA
8 4 (3.39%) Mainframe Programmer
8 4 (3.39%) Mainframe Architect
8 4 (3.39%) UNIX Administrator
9 3 (2.54%) UNIX Systems Administrator
9 3 (2.54%) WebSphere Consultant
9 3 (2.54%) Software Developer
9 3 (2.54%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (20.34%) WebSphere MQ
2 12 (10.17%) ISPF
2 12 (10.17%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 7 (5.93%) Web Services
4 5 (4.24%) Middleware
5 2 (1.69%) XML
5 2 (1.69%) HTML
6 1 (0.85%) .NET
6 1 (0.85%) SOAP
6 1 (0.85%) Spring Batch
6 1 (0.85%) XSLT
6 1 (0.85%) WSDL
6 1 (0.85%) Spring
6 1 (0.85%) JNI
Miscellaneous
1 62 (52.54%) Mainframe
2 18 (15.25%) LPAR
3 14 (11.86%) IBM Mainframe
4 8 (6.78%) Computer Science
4 8 (6.78%) VSAM
5 6 (5.08%) Replication
6 4 (3.39%) DataPower
7 3 (2.54%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.69%) iSeries
8 2 (1.69%) Clustering
8 2 (1.69%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.69%) AS400
9 1 (0.85%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.85%) HACMP
9 1 (0.85%) Smartcard
9 1 (0.85%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.85%) PKI
9 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 34 (28.81%) Linux
2 31 (26.27%) AIX
3 27 (22.88%) Windows
4 25 (21.19%) Solaris
5 21 (17.80%) UNIX
6 10 (8.47%) MVS
7 6 (5.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (5.08%) HPUX
8 4 (3.39%) Windows NT
8 4 (3.39%) SUSE
8 4 (3.39%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.85%) Tru64
9 1 (0.85%) OpenVMS
9 1 (0.85%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (17.80%) Migration
2 10 (8.47%) ITIL
3 8 (6.78%) Configuration Management
4 7 (5.93%) Unit Testing
5 5 (4.24%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (4.24%) SOA
6 4 (3.39%) EAI
6 4 (3.39%) Data Modelling
6 4 (3.39%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (2.54%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (2.54%) High Availability
7 3 (2.54%) SIEM
7 3 (2.54%) Capacity Management
7 3 (2.54%) Analytics
7 3 (2.54%) Validation
7 3 (2.54%) Change Management
7 3 (2.54%) Load Balancing
7 3 (2.54%) ETL
7 3 (2.54%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (2.54%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (13.56%) JCL
2 15 (12.71%) COBOL
3 13 (11.02%) Java
4 12 (10.17%) REXX
5 10 (8.47%) Jython
6 8 (6.78%) Assembly Language
7 7 (5.93%) Python
8 6 (5.08%) SQL
9 4 (3.39%) C
10 2 (1.69%) ABAP
10 2 (1.69%) SELCOPY
11 1 (0.85%) XPath
11 1 (0.85%) C++
Qualifications
1 15 (12.71%) Degree
2 6 (5.08%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.39%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (3.39%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.17%) QA
2 3 (2.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 19 (16.10%) ACF2
2 18 (15.25%) RACF
3 5 (4.24%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.69%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 10 (8.47%) CA Wily
2 9 (7.63%) Tivoli
3 5 (4.24%) OMEGAMON
4 4 (3.39%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 3 (2.54%) CA Endevor
6 2 (1.69%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (1.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.85%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.85%) MAINVIEW
7 1 (0.85%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 43 (36.44%) IBM
2 27 (22.88%) CA
3 18 (15.25%) Oracle
4 9 (7.63%) Microsoft
4 9 (7.63%) BMC
5 4 (3.39%) F5
5 4 (3.39%) VMware
5 4 (3.39%) SAP
6 3 (2.54%) Business Objects
6 3 (2.54%) Informatica
7 2 (1.69%) Citrix
7 2 (1.69%) Sybase
8 1 (0.85%) Cisco
8 1 (0.85%) HP
8 1 (0.85%) Dell
8 1 (0.85%) EMC
8 1 (0.85%) Hitachi
8 1 (0.85%) Novell
8 1 (0.85%) Veritas
8 1 (0.85%) Alias
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