The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the London region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM z/OS
Rank 379 352 411
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +59
Contract jobs citing zOS 33 37 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.14% 0.17% 0.043%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.66% 0.84% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 22 6
Average daily rate £425 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £450 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Operating Systems Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
5005 4415 5461
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 20.69% 20.44% 19.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 3372 2869 3369
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 232 234 319
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £135.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
zOS
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
City of London -9 12 £400 -1.23%
Bromley - 5 £575 - 2
zOS
England

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 51 (66.23%) IBM
2 44 (57.14%) Mainframe
3 37 (48.05%) DB2
4 29 (37.66%) CICS
5 25 (32.47%) Finance
6 20 (25.97%) Linux
7 19 (24.68%) Windows
8 15 (19.48%) Middleware
9 13 (16.88%) JCL
9 13 (16.88%) Solaris
10 12 (15.58%) Microsoft
10 12 (15.58%) Banking
11 11 (14.29%) Incident Management
11 11 (14.29%) EMC
12 10 (12.99%) BMC
12 10 (12.99%) REXX
13 9 (11.69%) RACF
13 9 (11.69%) Intranet
13 9 (11.69%) Internet
13 9 (11.69%) Data Warehouse
13 9 (11.69%) E-Commerce
13 9 (11.69%) UNIX
14 8 (10.39%) Citrix
14 8 (10.39%) SLA
14 8 (10.39%) iSeries
14 8 (10.39%) Enterprise Storage
15 7 (9.09%) Migration
15 7 (9.09%) ISPF
15 7 (9.09%) CA
15 7 (9.09%) SQL

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 29 (37.66%) CICS
2 6 (7.79%) WebSphere
3 5 (6.49%) WebSphere Application Server
3 5 (6.49%) SAS
4 4 (5.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (5.19%) WebLogic
5 3 (3.90%) MQSeries
Applications
1 5 (6.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) BASE24
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.69%) Intranet
1 9 (11.69%) Internet
2 4 (5.19%) Unified Communications
2 4 (5.19%) FTP
3 3 (3.90%) TCP/IP
3 3 (3.90%) SNA
3 3 (3.90%) SAN
3 3 (3.90%) TELNET
3 3 (3.90%) X.25
3 3 (3.90%) Network Security
4 2 (2.60%) Firewall
5 1 (1.30%) ATM
5 1 (1.30%) SMS
5 1 (1.30%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (48.05%) DB2
2 9 (11.69%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.90%) Easytrieve
4 1 (1.30%) QlikView
4 1 (1.30%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.30%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.30%) IDMS
4 1 (1.30%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.30%) JIRA
1 1 (1.30%) Toad
1 1 (1.30%) CA Gen
General
1 25 (32.47%) Finance
2 12 (15.58%) Banking
3 6 (7.79%) Advertising
4 5 (6.49%) Financial Institution
4 5 (6.49%) Retail
5 1 (1.30%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (25.97%) Programmer
2 18 (23.38%) Systems Programmer
3 10 (12.99%) Architect
4 8 (10.39%) Analyst
4 8 (10.39%) Administrator
5 7 (9.09%) DBA
6 6 (7.79%) DB2 DBA
7 5 (6.49%) Infrastructure Architect
8 4 (5.19%) Designer
8 4 (5.19%) Security Analyst
8 4 (5.19%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (3.90%) Applications Specialist
9 3 (3.90%) Consultant
9 3 (3.90%) WebSphere Specialist
9 3 (3.90%) Server Specialist
9 3 (3.90%) WebSphere Server Specialist
9 3 (3.90%) Infrastructure Designer
10 2 (2.60%) CICS Programmer
10 2 (2.60%) Middleware Specialist
10 2 (2.60%) CICS Systems Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (19.48%) Middleware
2 7 (9.09%) ISPF
3 4 (5.19%) XML
4 2 (2.60%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 2 (2.60%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (1.30%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (1.30%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 44 (57.14%) Mainframe
2 8 (10.39%) iSeries
2 8 (10.39%) Enterprise Storage
3 5 (6.49%) IBM Mainframe
4 3 (3.90%) VSAM
4 3 (3.90%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.30%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.30%) Tandem
5 1 (1.30%) Statistics
5 1 (1.30%) Online Banking
5 1 (1.30%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 20 (25.97%) Linux
2 19 (24.68%) Windows
3 13 (16.88%) Solaris
4 9 (11.69%) UNIX
5 4 (5.19%) MVS
6 3 (3.90%) AIX
6 3 (3.90%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (3.90%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (14.29%) Incident Management
2 9 (11.69%) E-Commerce
3 7 (9.09%) Migration
4 6 (7.79%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (7.79%) Project Management
5 5 (6.49%) Performance Analysis
6 4 (5.19%) SOA
7 3 (3.90%) Change Management
7 3 (3.90%) Data Management
7 3 (3.90%) Information Management
7 3 (3.90%) Time Management
8 2 (2.60%) Performance Management
8 2 (2.60%) High Availability
8 2 (2.60%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (2.60%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (2.60%) Enterprise Architecture
8 2 (2.60%) TOGAF
9 1 (1.30%) Identity Management
9 1 (1.30%) Security Management
9 1 (1.30%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 13 (16.88%) JCL
2 10 (12.99%) REXX
3 7 (9.09%) SQL
4 6 (7.79%) COBOL
5 5 (6.49%) Java
6 3 (3.90%) C
6 3 (3.90%) Assembly Language
7 2 (2.60%) C++
8 1 (1.30%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 3 (3.90%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.39%) SLA
2 1 (1.30%) QA
2 1 (1.30%) Basel III
System Software
1 9 (11.69%) RACF
2 3 (3.90%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (2.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.30%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (6.49%) Tivoli
1 5 (6.49%) MAINVIEW
2 1 (1.30%) CA Endevor
2 1 (1.30%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (1.30%) Control-M
2 1 (1.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 51 (66.23%) IBM
2 12 (15.58%) Microsoft
3 11 (14.29%) EMC
4 10 (12.99%) BMC
5 8 (10.39%) Citrix
6 7 (9.09%) CA
7 5 (6.49%) Oracle
8 3 (3.90%) VMware
8 3 (3.90%) Siebel
8 3 (3.90%) HP
8 3 (3.90%) Sun
9 1 (1.30%) Business Objects
9 1 (1.30%) Informatica
9 1 (1.30%) Pega
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