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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM z/OS
Rank 368 359 351
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -8
Contract jobs citing zOS 26 38 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.12% 0.17% 0.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.54% 0.78% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 15 13
Average daily rate
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£513 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £440 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £469 £413 £388
% change year-on-year
+13.63% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
zOS
England

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
4815 4849 4484
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 22.94% 22.17% 22.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 3318 3230 2856
Average daily rate £401 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £308 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.61% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 219 287
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -6.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £42.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -14.28%

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 26 January 2015.

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 26 January 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
City of London 0 4 £526 +31.37% 2
zOS
England

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 66 (84.62%) Mainframe
2 44 (56.41%) Finance
3 42 (53.85%) ACF2
4 37 (47.44%) Banking
5 20 (25.64%) RACF
6 18 (23.08%) IBM
7 13 (16.67%) CICS
8 12 (15.38%) DB2
9 11 (14.10%) Middleware
9 11 (14.10%) IBM Mainframe
10 9 (11.54%) JCL
11 8 (10.26%) COBOL
11 8 (10.26%) UNIX
11 8 (10.26%) AIX
11 8 (10.26%) VSAM
12 6 (7.69%) OMEGAMON
12 6 (7.69%) WebSphere
12 6 (7.69%) MQSeries
13 5 (6.41%) TCP/IP
13 5 (6.41%) Validation
13 5 (6.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 5 (6.41%) CA
13 5 (6.41%) Stakeholder Management
13 5 (6.41%) Unit Testing
14 4 (5.13%) Data Structures
14 4 (5.13%) Tivoli
14 4 (5.13%) Linux
14 4 (5.13%) Windows
15 3 (3.85%) Solaris
15 3 (3.85%) Oracle

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 13 (16.67%) CICS
2 6 (7.69%) MQSeries
2 6 (7.69%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.56%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (2.56%) NetWeaver
4 1 (1.28%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (1.28%) WebSphere Portal
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.41%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.56%) SNA
3 1 (1.28%) SSL
3 1 (1.28%) Multicast
3 1 (1.28%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (15.38%) DB2
2 3 (3.85%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.56%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (2.56%) SAP BW
3 2 (2.56%) SAP BI
3 2 (2.56%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (2.56%) SAP HANA
4 1 (1.28%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Ant
1 2 (2.56%) Eclipse
1 2 (2.56%) YourKit
General
1 44 (56.41%) Finance
2 37 (47.44%) Banking
3 3 (3.85%) Advertising
4 1 (1.28%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.28%) Law
4 1 (1.28%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (20.51%) Programmer
1 16 (20.51%) Systems Programmer
2 9 (11.54%) Consultant
3 5 (6.41%) Administrator
3 5 (6.41%) Mainframe Programmer
4 3 (3.85%) Senior Programmer
4 3 (3.85%) Senior Systems Programmer
4 3 (3.85%) Developer
5 2 (2.56%) Analyst
5 2 (2.56%) Test Analyst
5 2 (2.56%) DBA
5 2 (2.56%) Java Developer
5 2 (2.56%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (2.56%) DB2 DBA
5 2 (2.56%) SAP Architect
5 2 (2.56%) Mainframe Consultant
5 2 (2.56%) Architect
6 1 (1.28%) Middleware Specialist
6 1 (1.28%) IBM Mainframe Developer
6 1 (1.28%) Mainframe Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (14.10%) Middleware
2 3 (3.85%) ISPF
2 3 (3.85%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 2 (2.56%) JMX
3 2 (2.56%) HTML
3 2 (2.56%) J2EE
3 2 (2.56%) CSS
3 2 (2.56%) JDBC
3 2 (2.56%) JSP
3 2 (2.56%) Servlets
3 2 (2.56%) XML
3 2 (2.56%) Java RMI
3 2 (2.56%) JAXP
3 2 (2.56%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 66 (84.62%) Mainframe
2 11 (14.10%) IBM Mainframe
3 8 (10.26%) VSAM
4 4 (5.13%) Data Structures
5 3 (3.85%) Replication
6 2 (2.56%) DataPower
7 1 (1.28%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.26%) UNIX
1 8 (10.26%) AIX
2 4 (5.13%) Windows
2 4 (5.13%) Linux
3 3 (3.85%) Solaris
4 2 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.56%) VMS
5 1 (1.28%) MVS
5 1 (1.28%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (6.41%) Validation
1 5 (6.41%) Stakeholder Management
1 5 (6.41%) Unit Testing
2 3 (3.85%) Change Control
2 3 (3.85%) Migration
3 2 (2.56%) TOGAF
3 2 (2.56%) ETL
3 2 (2.56%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (2.56%) High Availability
4 1 (1.28%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (1.28%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (1.28%) Data Modelling
4 1 (1.28%) Project Management
4 1 (1.28%) Change Management
4 1 (1.28%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.54%) JCL
2 8 (10.26%) COBOL
3 3 (3.85%) Shell Script
4 2 (2.56%) Java
4 2 (2.56%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.56%) SELCOPY
4 2 (2.56%) ABAP
4 2 (2.56%) Assembly Language
5 1 (1.28%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (1.28%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.28%) QA
System Software
1 42 (53.85%) ACF2
2 20 (25.64%) RACF
3 2 (2.56%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (1.28%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 6 (7.69%) OMEGAMON
2 4 (5.13%) Tivoli
3 3 (3.85%) CA Endevor
4 1 (1.28%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 1 (1.28%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 18 (23.08%) IBM
2 5 (6.41%) CA
3 3 (3.85%) Oracle
4 2 (2.56%) Sybase
4 2 (2.56%) Business Objects
4 2 (2.56%) SAP
4 2 (2.56%) Informatica
5 1 (1.28%) BMC
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