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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM z/OS
Rank 370 378 370
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -8
Contract jobs citing zOS 50 56 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.20% 0.22% 0.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.89% 0.97% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 28 14
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£450 £423 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.50% +7.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £533 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £375 £396
% change year-on-year
+23.33% -5.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.00 -
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
5596 5800 5422
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 22.85% 23.08% 21.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3742 3822 3342
Average daily rate £400 £393 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% +4.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 251 254 330
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £28.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +15 9 £525 +40.00%
zOS
England

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 76 (82.61%) Mainframe
2 39 (42.39%) Finance
3 34 (36.96%) ACF2
4 28 (30.43%) RACF
5 25 (27.17%) Banking
6 24 (26.09%) IBM
7 18 (19.57%) CICS
8 15 (16.30%) Middleware
8 15 (16.30%) DB2
9 13 (14.13%) Windows
10 11 (11.96%) Advertising
10 11 (11.96%) Linux
11 10 (10.87%) UNIX
11 10 (10.87%) JCL
11 10 (10.87%) IBM Mainframe
12 9 (9.78%) WebSphere
12 9 (9.78%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (9.78%) VSAM
12 9 (9.78%) Internet
12 9 (9.78%) CA
12 9 (9.78%) Solaris
12 9 (9.78%) Data Warehouse
12 9 (9.78%) COBOL
13 8 (8.70%) E-Commerce
13 8 (8.70%) EMC
13 8 (8.70%) Citrix
13 8 (8.70%) Microsoft
13 8 (8.70%) Intranet
13 8 (8.70%) iSeries
13 8 (8.70%) Enterprise Storage

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 18 (19.57%) CICS
2 9 (9.78%) WebSphere
3 5 (5.43%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (4.35%) MQSeries
5 2 (2.17%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (3.26%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.78%) Internet
2 8 (8.70%) Intranet
3 4 (4.35%) TCP/IP
4 3 (3.26%) SSL
5 2 (2.17%) Firewall
5 2 (2.17%) LDAP
5 2 (2.17%) SNA
6 1 (1.09%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (16.30%) DB2
2 9 (9.78%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.26%) IBM InfoSphere
4 2 (2.17%) IDMS
4 2 (2.17%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.09%) DataStage
5 1 (1.09%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (3.26%) Eclipse
2 2 (2.17%) ChangeMan
3 1 (1.09%) Ant
3 1 (1.09%) YourKit
General
1 39 (42.39%) Finance
2 25 (27.17%) Banking
3 11 (11.96%) Advertising
4 2 (2.17%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.17%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.17%) French Language
5 1 (1.09%) Dutch Language
5 1 (1.09%) Law
Job Titles
1 13 (14.13%) Programmer
2 11 (11.96%) Consultant
2 11 (11.96%) Administrator
2 11 (11.96%) Systems Programmer
3 7 (7.61%) Architect
4 5 (5.43%) Infrastructure Architect
5 4 (4.35%) WebSphere Specialist
5 4 (4.35%) DBA
5 4 (4.35%) Mainframe Programmer
6 3 (3.26%) Infrastructure Designer
6 3 (3.26%) Designer
6 3 (3.26%) Mainframe Consultant
6 3 (3.26%) Analyst
6 3 (3.26%) DB2 DBA
7 2 (2.17%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (2.17%) Security Analyst
7 2 (2.17%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (2.17%) Applications Specialist
7 2 (2.17%) Security Consultant
7 2 (2.17%) Middleware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (16.30%) Middleware
2 7 (7.61%) ISPF
3 3 (3.26%) WebSphere MQ
3 3 (3.26%) XML
4 2 (2.17%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 2 (2.17%) HTML
4 2 (2.17%) J2EE
4 2 (2.17%) Web Services
5 1 (1.09%) JAXP
5 1 (1.09%) JMX
5 1 (1.09%) Java RMI
5 1 (1.09%) CSS
5 1 (1.09%) JDBC
5 1 (1.09%) JSP
5 1 (1.09%) Servlets
5 1 (1.09%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 76 (82.61%) Mainframe
2 10 (10.87%) IBM Mainframe
3 9 (9.78%) VSAM
4 8 (8.70%) iSeries
4 8 (8.70%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (2.17%) Tandem
5 2 (2.17%) Replication
5 2 (2.17%) Clustering
5 2 (2.17%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.09%) HACMP
6 1 (1.09%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (14.13%) Windows
2 11 (11.96%) Linux
3 10 (10.87%) UNIX
4 9 (9.78%) Solaris
5 5 (5.43%) AIX
6 2 (2.17%) HPUX
6 2 (2.17%) MVS
7 1 (1.09%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (9.78%) Stakeholder Management
2 8 (8.70%) E-Commerce
3 4 (4.35%) Validation
3 4 (4.35%) Migration
4 3 (3.26%) Project Management
4 3 (3.26%) Unit Testing
4 3 (3.26%) Change Management
4 3 (3.26%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (2.17%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (2.17%) Data Modelling
6 1 (1.09%) ETL
6 1 (1.09%) Security Testing
6 1 (1.09%) Change Control
6 1 (1.09%) Web Application Development
6 1 (1.09%) Change Data Capture
6 1 (1.09%) Analytics
6 1 (1.09%) Security Architecture
6 1 (1.09%) Performance Management
6 1 (1.09%) Risk Management
6 1 (1.09%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 10 (10.87%) JCL
2 9 (9.78%) COBOL
3 6 (6.52%) SQL
4 3 (3.26%) Assembly Language
4 3 (3.26%) REXX
4 3 (3.26%) Java
4 3 (3.26%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.09%) C
5 1 (1.09%) C++
5 1 (1.09%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (2.17%) QA
2 2 (2.17%) SLA
3 1 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 34 (36.96%) ACF2
2 28 (30.43%) RACF
3 1 (1.09%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 6 (6.52%) Tivoli
2 4 (4.35%) OMEGAMON
3 2 (2.17%) BladeLogic
3 2 (2.17%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 24 (26.09%) IBM
2 9 (9.78%) CA
3 8 (8.70%) EMC
3 8 (8.70%) Citrix
3 8 (8.70%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.26%) BMC
4 3 (3.26%) Oracle
5 1 (1.09%) Business Objects
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