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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM z/OS
Rank 410 392 379
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -13
Contract jobs citing zOS 23 35 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.11% 0.15% 0.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.49% 0.71% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 26 34
Median daily rate £588 £335 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+75.37% -33.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £269 £383
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £450 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £417 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -7.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £62.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £31.30 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+11.82% +4.33%
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
4712 4953 5270
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 21.73% 21.55% 23.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 3347 3328 3559
Median daily rate £425 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £190 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £555 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 184 238
Median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.90 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £47.83 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%

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 28 June 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 28 June 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 +30 4 £588 +88.00%
Docklands, London - 2 - -
Bromley - 1 £425 - 1
zOS
England

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 32 (69.57%) Finance
2 27 (58.70%) Mainframe
3 22 (47.83%) Linux
4 17 (36.96%) AIX
4 17 (36.96%) Service Management
4 17 (36.96%) zSecure
5 16 (34.78%) WebSphere
6 14 (30.43%) Solaris
7 13 (28.26%) WebSphere Application Server
7 13 (28.26%) IIS
7 13 (28.26%) CA
7 13 (28.26%) iPlanet
7 13 (28.26%) Management Information System
8 12 (26.09%) Degree
8 12 (26.09%) Windows
8 12 (26.09%) Java
9 11 (23.91%) DB2
9 11 (23.91%) WebSphere MQ
9 11 (23.91%) IBM HTTP Server
9 11 (23.91%) ACF2
10 10 (21.74%) Validation
10 10 (21.74%) WebSphere Process Server
10 10 (21.74%) WebSphere Portal
10 10 (21.74%) Unix
10 10 (21.74%) Web Services
10 10 (21.74%) Oracle
10 10 (21.74%) Apache
11 9 (19.57%) Unit Testing
11 9 (19.57%) Banking
12 8 (17.39%) DataPower

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 16 (34.78%) WebSphere
2 13 (28.26%) IIS
2 13 (28.26%) iPlanet
2 13 (28.26%) WebSphere Application Server
3 11 (23.91%) IBM HTTP Server
4 10 (21.74%) Apache
4 10 (21.74%) WebSphere Portal
4 10 (21.74%) WebSphere Process Server
5 4 (8.70%) MQSeries
6 3 (6.52%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (6.52%) CICS
6 3 (6.52%) MS Exchange
6 3 (6.52%) WebLogic
7 2 (4.35%) Tuxedo
Business Applications
1 3 (6.52%) BusinessWare
1 3 (6.52%) SAP R/3
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.52%) Firewall
2 2 (4.35%) SSL
2 2 (4.35%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.17%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (23.91%) DB2
2 4 (8.70%) SQL Server
3 3 (6.52%) DB2 UDB
4 1 (2.17%) Adabas
4 1 (2.17%) Data Mining
4 1 (2.17%) IMS/DB
General
1 32 (69.57%) Finance
2 9 (19.57%) Banking
3 7 (15.22%) Marketing
4 4 (8.70%) Telecoms
5 3 (6.52%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (2.17%) Advertising
6 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
6 1 (2.17%) Retail
6 1 (2.17%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (43.48%) Consultant
2 10 (21.74%) Applications Consultant
2 10 (21.74%) Server Consultant
2 10 (21.74%) WebSphere Consultant
2 10 (21.74%) WebSphere Server Consultant
3 8 (17.39%) Security Consultant
4 7 (15.22%) Architect
5 6 (13.04%) RACF Specialist
6 5 (10.87%) Analyst
7 4 (8.70%) Performance Specialist
7 4 (8.70%) Performance Tuning Specialist
7 4 (8.70%) RACF Security Specialist
7 4 (8.70%) Security Specialist
7 4 (8.70%) Security Technician
8 3 (6.52%) Enterprise Architect
8 3 (6.52%) Mainframe Analyst
8 3 (6.52%) Security Architect
9 2 (4.35%) Technical Analyst
9 2 (4.35%) Technical Architect
9 2 (4.35%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (23.91%) WebSphere MQ
2 10 (21.74%) Web Services
3 4 (8.70%) Middleware
4 3 (6.52%) J2EE
4 3 (6.52%) MSMQ
5 1 (2.17%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 27 (58.70%) Mainframe
2 13 (28.26%) Management Information System
3 8 (17.39%) DataPower
4 7 (15.22%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (15.22%) Health Informatics
4 7 (15.22%) Informatics
5 5 (10.87%) AS400
6 3 (6.52%) FMCG
7 2 (4.35%) Data Centre
8 1 (2.17%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (2.17%) Replication
8 1 (2.17%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 22 (47.83%) Linux
2 17 (36.96%) AIX
3 14 (30.43%) Solaris
4 12 (26.09%) Windows
5 10 (21.74%) Unix
6 3 (6.52%) Windows 7
6 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.17%) MVS
7 1 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.17%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (36.96%) Service Management
2 10 (21.74%) Validation
3 9 (19.57%) Unit Testing
4 7 (15.22%) Cybersecurity
4 7 (15.22%) Resource Management
5 5 (10.87%) Change Management
5 5 (10.87%) Information Security
5 5 (10.87%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (8.70%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (8.70%) Database Tuning
6 4 (8.70%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (8.70%) Project Governance
6 4 (8.70%) Project Management
7 3 (6.52%) DoDAF
7 3 (6.52%) Identity Access Management
7 3 (6.52%) MODAF
7 3 (6.52%) Non-Functional Testing
7 3 (6.52%) SABSA
7 3 (6.52%) TOGAF
7 3 (6.52%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (26.09%) Java
2 6 (13.04%) COBOL
3 4 (8.70%) Shell Script
4 3 (6.52%) JCL
5 2 (4.35%) C
5 2 (4.35%) C++
5 2 (4.35%) REXX
6 1 (2.17%) Assembly Language
6 1 (2.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (26.09%) Degree
2 3 (6.52%) (ISC)2 CCSP
2 3 (6.52%) CCSP
2 3 (6.52%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (6.52%) CISM
2 3 (6.52%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) SEPA
2 1 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.17%) QA
2 1 (2.17%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (23.91%) ACF2
2 8 (17.39%) RACF
3 3 (6.52%) Active Directory
3 3 (6.52%) ClearTrust
4 1 (2.17%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 1 (2.17%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (36.96%) zSecure
2 3 (6.52%) CA Single Sign-On
2 3 (6.52%) Tivoli
3 1 (2.17%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 13 (28.26%) CA
2 10 (21.74%) Oracle
3 7 (15.22%) IBM
4 3 (6.52%) BEA
4 3 (6.52%) CheckPoint
4 3 (6.52%) SAP
4 3 (6.52%) Vitria
5 2 (4.35%) Fundtech
5 2 (4.35%) TOWER Software
6 1 (2.17%) Intel
6 1 (2.17%) Perforce
6 1 (2.17%) VMware
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