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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM z/OS
Rank 380 392 387
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -5
Contract jobs citing zOS 35 41 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.15% 0.17% 0.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.69% 0.76% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 25 16
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £322 £373
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £600 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £428 £463 £400
% change year-on-year
-7.56% +15.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £62.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.25%
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
5098 5426 5719
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 21.50% 22.67% 22.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 3464 3543 3745
Average daily rate £405 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 242 261
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £34.00 £29.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 £325 -35.00%
zOS
England

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 40 (66.67%) WebSphere
2 34 (56.67%) DB2
3 32 (53.33%) Windows
3 32 (53.33%) Linux
4 31 (51.67%) CICS
5 30 (50.00%) Solaris
6 29 (48.33%) WebSphere Application Server
7 28 (46.67%) Migration
7 28 (46.67%) LPAR
8 27 (45.00%) AIX
9 24 (40.00%) CA
10 22 (36.67%) Mainframe
11 21 (35.00%) Finance
12 19 (31.67%) Introscope
12 19 (31.67%) Jython
12 19 (31.67%) CA Wily
13 17 (28.33%) WebSphere MQ
14 13 (21.67%) WebSphere Process Server
14 13 (21.67%) WebSphere Portal
15 11 (18.33%) UNIX
15 11 (18.33%) IBM
16 9 (15.00%) SSL
16 9 (15.00%) Banking
17 5 (8.33%) Clustering
17 5 (8.33%) HPUX
18 4 (6.67%) TCP/IP
18 4 (6.67%) MQSeries
18 4 (6.67%) RACF
18 4 (6.67%) iSeries
19 3 (5.00%) i5/OS

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 40 (66.67%) WebSphere
2 31 (51.67%) CICS
3 29 (48.33%) WebSphere Application Server
4 13 (21.67%) WebSphere Portal
4 13 (21.67%) WebSphere Process Server
5 4 (6.67%) MQSeries
6 2 (3.33%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (3.33%) iPlanet
6 2 (3.33%) WebLogic
6 2 (3.33%) IIS
6 2 (3.33%) MS Exchange
7 1 (1.67%) Apache
7 1 (1.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.33%) MS Office
1 2 (3.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.33%) BusinessWare
1 2 (3.33%) SAP R/3
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.00%) SSL
2 4 (6.67%) TCP/IP
3 3 (5.00%) Firewall
4 1 (1.67%) SSH
4 1 (1.67%) Network Security
4 1 (1.67%) Intranet
4 1 (1.67%) Internet
4 1 (1.67%) LDAP
4 1 (1.67%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (56.67%) DB2
2 2 (3.33%) DB2 UDB
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 19 (31.67%) Introscope
General
1 21 (35.00%) Finance
2 9 (15.00%) Banking
3 2 (3.33%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (3.33%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.67%) Retail
4 1 (1.67%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.67%) Law
4 1 (1.67%) Legal
4 1 (1.67%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 17 (28.33%) Analyst
1 17 (28.33%) Administrator
2 16 (26.67%) WebSphere Specialist
3 15 (25.00%) WebSphere Administrator
4 13 (21.67%) Applications Specialist
4 13 (21.67%) Server Specialist
4 13 (21.67%) WebSphere Server Specialist
5 7 (11.67%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
5 7 (11.67%) Server Administrator
6 5 (8.33%) Operations Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) WebSphere Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Architect
8 2 (3.33%) Systems Administrator
8 2 (3.33%) Information Architect
8 2 (3.33%) Programmer
8 2 (3.33%) Systems Programmer
8 2 (3.33%) Security Architect
8 2 (3.33%) Technical Analyst
8 2 (3.33%) Information Security Architect
9 1 (1.67%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (28.33%) WebSphere MQ
2 3 (5.00%) JMS
3 2 (3.33%) MSMQ
3 2 (3.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 28 (46.67%) LPAR
2 22 (36.67%) Mainframe
3 5 (8.33%) Clustering
4 4 (6.67%) iSeries
5 3 (5.00%) IBM Mainframe
5 3 (5.00%) Data Centre
5 3 (5.00%) AS400
6 2 (3.33%) Replication
6 2 (3.33%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.33%) FMCG
7 1 (1.67%) Smartcard
7 1 (1.67%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.67%) Tandem
7 1 (1.67%) Cryptography
7 1 (1.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 32 (53.33%) Windows
1 32 (53.33%) Linux
2 30 (50.00%) Solaris
3 27 (45.00%) AIX
4 11 (18.33%) UNIX
5 5 (8.33%) HPUX
6 3 (5.00%) i5/OS
7 2 (3.33%) Windows 7
7 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.67%) OpenVMS
8 1 (1.67%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (46.67%) Migration
2 3 (5.00%) Information Security
3 2 (3.33%) TOGAF
3 2 (3.33%) Information Management
3 2 (3.33%) DoDAF
3 2 (3.33%) MODAF
3 2 (3.33%) Information Assurance
3 2 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (3.33%) Vulnerability Management
3 2 (3.33%) CRM
3 2 (3.33%) Project Management
3 2 (3.33%) SABSA
4 1 (1.67%) Change Management
4 1 (1.67%) E-Commerce
4 1 (1.67%) Analytics
4 1 (1.67%) Cyber Security
4 1 (1.67%) Security Architecture
4 1 (1.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (1.67%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 19 (31.67%) Jython
2 3 (5.00%) JCL
3 1 (1.67%) C
3 1 (1.67%) Java
3 1 (1.67%) SQL
3 1 (1.67%) VBA
3 1 (1.67%) REXX
Qualifications
1 2 (3.33%) CCSP
1 2 (3.33%) CISSP
1 2 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (3.33%) CISM
1 2 (3.33%) Degree
2 1 (1.67%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.33%) QA
2 1 (1.67%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.67%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (6.67%) RACF
2 3 (5.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.33%) ClearTrust
Systems Management
1 19 (31.67%) CA Wily
2 2 (3.33%) CA Single Sign-On
2 2 (3.33%) CA Endevor
3 1 (1.67%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 24 (40.00%) CA
2 11 (18.33%) IBM
3 3 (5.00%) Oracle
3 3 (5.00%) HP
3 3 (5.00%) Intel
3 3 (5.00%) Axway
4 2 (3.33%) BEA
4 2 (3.33%) CheckPoint
4 2 (3.33%) Vitria
4 2 (3.33%) SAP
4 2 (3.33%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.67%) Sun
5 1 (1.67%) Citrix
5 1 (1.67%) EMC
5 1 (1.67%) VMware
5 1 (1.67%) BMC