The table below looks at the statistics for zOS skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited zOS over the 3 months to 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM z/OS
Rank 374 344 362
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +18
Contract jobs citing zOS 52 76 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.21% 0.30% 0.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.92% 1.32% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 45 30
Average daily rate
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£550 £390 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.02% -21.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £645 £725
UK excluding London average daily rate £480 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+28.00% -6.25%
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 London region.

Operating Systems Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
5643 5770 5152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 22.89% 22.77% 21.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 3903 3815 3369
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £560 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 257 233 248
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £31.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -11.76%

zOS
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing zOS across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

zOS Jobs Demand Trend in London

zOS
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing zOS across the London region.

zOS Daily Rate Trend in London

zOS
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing zOS across the London region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

zOS Daily Rate Histogram in London

zOS
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing zOS across the London region.

zOS Hourly Rate Trend in London

zOS
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing zOS within the London region over the 3 months to 24 October 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
City of London -17 8 £550 +46.66%
zOS
England

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 83 (84.69%) Mainframe
2 45 (45.92%) Finance
2 45 (45.92%) ACF2
3 34 (34.69%) Banking
3 34 (34.69%) RACF
4 19 (19.39%) IBM
5 17 (17.35%) CICS
6 14 (14.29%) DB2
6 14 (14.29%) IBM Mainframe
7 12 (12.24%) Middleware
8 10 (10.20%) JCL
9 9 (9.18%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (9.18%) VSAM
9 9 (9.18%) COBOL
9 9 (9.18%) UNIX
10 8 (8.16%) CA
11 7 (7.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 7 (7.14%) Advertising
11 7 (7.14%) ISPF
12 6 (6.12%) WebSphere
12 6 (6.12%) Windows
12 6 (6.12%) AIX
12 6 (6.12%) SQL
13 5 (5.10%) TCP/IP
13 5 (5.10%) Data Structures
14 4 (4.08%) Eclipse
14 4 (4.08%) Tivoli
14 4 (4.08%) Shell Script
14 4 (4.08%) Java
14 4 (4.08%) Solaris

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 17 (17.35%) CICS
2 6 (6.12%) WebSphere
3 4 (4.08%) MQSeries
4 2 (2.04%) SAS
4 2 (2.04%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.10%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.06%) SSL
3 2 (2.04%) SNA
3 2 (2.04%) LDAP
4 1 (1.02%) Internet
4 1 (1.02%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (14.29%) DB2
2 3 (3.06%) IBM InfoSphere
3 2 (2.04%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.04%) IDMS
4 1 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.02%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.02%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 4 (4.08%) Eclipse
2 2 (2.04%) ChangeMan
2 2 (2.04%) YourKit
2 2 (2.04%) Ant
General
1 45 (45.92%) Finance
2 34 (34.69%) Banking
3 7 (7.14%) Advertising
4 2 (2.04%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.04%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.04%) French Language
5 1 (1.02%) Dutch Language
5 1 (1.02%) Retail
5 1 (1.02%) Law
Job Titles
1 24 (24.49%) Programmer
2 22 (22.45%) Systems Programmer
3 12 (12.24%) Consultant
4 10 (10.20%) Administrator
5 7 (7.14%) Mainframe Programmer
6 4 (4.08%) DBA
7 3 (3.06%) DB2 DBA
7 3 (3.06%) Mainframe Consultant
7 3 (3.06%) Senior Programmer
7 3 (3.06%) Senior Systems Programmer
7 3 (3.06%) Analyst
8 2 (2.04%) WebSphere Specialist
8 2 (2.04%) Middleware Specialist
8 2 (2.04%) Security Analyst
8 2 (2.04%) Java Developer
8 2 (2.04%) Security Consultant
8 2 (2.04%) Systems Administrator
8 2 (2.04%) Architect
8 2 (2.04%) Developer
9 1 (1.02%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (12.24%) Middleware
2 7 (7.14%) ISPF
3 4 (4.08%) XML
4 3 (3.06%) HTML
4 3 (3.06%) J2EE
4 3 (3.06%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (2.04%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 2 (2.04%) JMX
5 2 (2.04%) CSS
5 2 (2.04%) JDBC
5 2 (2.04%) JSP
5 2 (2.04%) Servlets
5 2 (2.04%) Web Services
5 2 (2.04%) Java RMI
5 2 (2.04%) JAXP
6 1 (1.02%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 83 (84.69%) Mainframe
2 14 (14.29%) IBM Mainframe
3 9 (9.18%) VSAM
4 5 (5.10%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.04%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.04%) Replication
5 2 (2.04%) Clustering
5 2 (2.04%) Tandem
6 1 (1.02%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.02%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.02%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 9 (9.18%) UNIX
2 6 (6.12%) Windows
2 6 (6.12%) AIX
3 4 (4.08%) Solaris
3 4 (4.08%) Linux
4 2 (2.04%) VMS
4 2 (2.04%) MVS
4 2 (2.04%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (9.18%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (4.08%) Validation
3 3 (3.06%) Unit Testing
3 3 (3.06%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (2.04%) Change Control
4 2 (2.04%) Migration
4 2 (2.04%) Data Modelling
4 2 (2.04%) Change Management
5 1 (1.02%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (1.02%) Risk Management
5 1 (1.02%) ETL
5 1 (1.02%) Project Management
5 1 (1.02%) Security Testing
5 1 (1.02%) Web Application Development
5 1 (1.02%) Change Data Capture
5 1 (1.02%) Analytics
5 1 (1.02%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (1.02%) Test Planning
5 1 (1.02%) Performance Management
5 1 (1.02%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 10 (10.20%) JCL
2 9 (9.18%) COBOL
3 6 (6.12%) SQL
4 4 (4.08%) Shell Script
4 4 (4.08%) Java
5 3 (3.06%) Assembly Language
5 3 (3.06%) REXX
6 2 (2.04%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.02%) C
7 1 (1.02%) C++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (2.04%) SLA
2 2 (2.04%) QA
3 1 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 45 (45.92%) ACF2
2 34 (34.69%) RACF
3 1 (1.02%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 4 (4.08%) Tivoli
1 4 (4.08%) OMEGAMON
2 2 (2.04%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 2 (2.04%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 19 (19.39%) IBM
2 8 (8.16%) CA
3 3 (3.06%) Oracle
4 2 (2.04%) BMC
5 1 (1.02%) Business Objects