The table below looks at the statistics for zOS skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited zOS over the 3 months to 3 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM z/OS
Rank 421 398 381
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -17
Contract jobs citing zOS 15 26 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.070% 0.12% 0.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.34% 0.54% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 19
Median daily rate £513 £440 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.47% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £422 £386
10% offered a daily rate of more than £532 £605 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £460 £550
% change year-on-year
-13.04% -16.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £27.00 -
% change year-on-year
+94.44% -
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
4371 4775 5539
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 20.47% 21.12% 23.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 3017 3239 3919
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £187 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 162 222
Median hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% +6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £11.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

zOS
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing zOS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 3 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing zOS within the London region over the 3 months to 3 December 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -2 1 £325 -23.97%
zOS
England

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing zOS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for zOS.

1 20 (66.67%) Finance
2 19 (63.33%) Banking
3 16 (53.33%) Mainframe
4 12 (40.00%) IBM
5 10 (33.33%) Windows
6 9 (30.00%) COBOL
6 9 (30.00%) DB2
6 9 (30.00%) JCL
7 8 (26.67%) CICS
8 7 (23.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (23.33%) Mobile App
9 5 (16.67%) Unix
9 5 (16.67%) Migration
9 5 (16.67%) Active Directory
9 5 (16.67%) Java
9 5 (16.67%) Corporate Banking
9 5 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (16.67%) Blockchain
10 4 (13.33%) IBM Mainframe
10 4 (13.33%) Cybersecurity
10 4 (13.33%) OMEGAMON
10 4 (13.33%) IBM Sterling
11 3 (10.00%) Perforce
11 3 (10.00%) Middleware
11 3 (10.00%) Configuration Management
11 3 (10.00%) CA
11 3 (10.00%) WebSphere Application Server
11 3 (10.00%) MS Office
11 3 (10.00%) MS Visio
11 3 (10.00%) MS Excel

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (26.67%) CICS
2 3 (10.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (10.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (6.67%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (3.33%) Apache
4 1 (3.33%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (3.33%) IIS
4 1 (3.33%) iPlanet
4 1 (3.33%) MQSeries
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (3.33%) Tuxedo
4 1 (3.33%) WebSphere Portal
4 1 (3.33%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 3 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (10.00%) MS Office
1 3 (10.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) Bluemix
1 2 (6.67%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) FTP
1 2 (6.67%) Network Security
1 2 (6.67%) SSL
2 1 (3.33%) SAN
2 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (30.00%) DB2
2 1 (3.33%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Eclipse
1 1 (3.33%) ERwin
General
1 20 (66.67%) Finance
2 19 (63.33%) Banking
3 5 (16.67%) Corporate Banking
4 2 (6.67%) Investment Banking
5 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (20.00%) Developer
1 6 (20.00%) Security Engineer
2 4 (13.33%) Architect
3 3 (10.00%) Design Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (6.67%) Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Applications Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Build Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) DB2 DBA
4 2 (6.67%) DBA
4 2 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) IT Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) IT Security Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Mainframe Architect
4 2 (6.67%) Mainframe Developer
4 2 (6.67%) z/OS Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Business Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Consultant
5 1 (3.33%) Technical Architect
5 1 (3.33%) WebSphere Server Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) Middleware
2 2 (6.67%) ISPF
2 2 (6.67%) REST
3 1 (3.33%) SOAP
3 1 (3.33%) Spring
3 1 (3.33%) Spring Web Flow
3 1 (3.33%) Web Services
3 1 (3.33%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 16 (53.33%) Mainframe
2 7 (23.33%) Mobile App
3 5 (16.67%) Blockchain
4 4 (13.33%) IBM Mainframe
5 3 (10.00%) Cryptography
6 2 (6.67%) iPad
6 2 (6.67%) iSeries
6 2 (6.67%) Replication
6 2 (6.67%) Tandem
7 1 (3.33%) AS400
7 1 (3.33%) DataPower
7 1 (3.33%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 10 (33.33%) Windows
2 5 (16.67%) Unix
3 2 (6.67%) AIX
3 2 (6.67%) Linux
4 1 (3.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (23.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (16.67%) Migration
2 5 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (13.33%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (10.00%) Configuration Management
4 3 (10.00%) Waterfall
5 2 (6.67%) B2B
5 2 (6.67%) DevOps
5 2 (6.67%) E-Commerce
5 2 (6.67%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (6.67%) Functional Testing
5 2 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (6.67%) SDLC
5 2 (6.67%) Service Delivery
5 2 (6.67%) Unit Testing
5 2 (6.67%) Virtual Environments
6 1 (3.33%) Coaching
6 1 (3.33%) Line Management
6 1 (3.33%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (30.00%) COBOL
1 9 (30.00%) JCL
2 5 (16.67%) Java
3 2 (6.67%) C
4 1 (3.33%) Assembly Language
4 1 (3.33%) C++
4 1 (3.33%) PL/1
4 1 (3.33%) REXX
4 1 (3.33%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) SEPA
System Software
1 5 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.67%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (3.33%) RACF
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) OMEGAMON
2 2 (6.67%) CA Endevor
2 2 (6.67%) CA Service Virtualization
3 1 (3.33%) Tivoli
3 1 (3.33%) zSecure
Vendors
1 12 (40.00%) IBM
2 4 (13.33%) IBM Sterling
3 3 (10.00%) CA
3 3 (10.00%) Perforce
4 2 (6.67%) Axway
4 2 (6.67%) BMC
4 2 (6.67%) Oracle
4 2 (6.67%) SaltStack
4 2 (6.67%) Splunk
4 2 (6.67%) Syncsort
5 1 (3.33%) Compuware
5 1 (3.33%) Pega
5 1 (3.33%) TOWER Software