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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM z/OS
Rank 376 362 386
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +24
Contract jobs citing zOS 31 46 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.13% 0.20% 0.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.62% 0.86% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 33 10
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£343 £450 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.88% +6.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £375 £359
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £595 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £450 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +20.00%
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
4992 5358 5256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 21.19% 22.72% 21.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 3412 3549 3421
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £185 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 241 254
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £27.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 27 July 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 27 July 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 -15 7 £325 -40.90% 3
zOS
England

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 35 (70.00%) WebSphere
2 29 (58.00%) DB2
3 28 (56.00%) CICS
4 26 (52.00%) WebSphere Application Server
4 26 (52.00%) Windows
4 26 (52.00%) Linux
5 25 (50.00%) Migration
5 25 (50.00%) LPAR
6 24 (48.00%) Solaris
7 23 (46.00%) AIX
8 18 (36.00%) Finance
8 18 (36.00%) CA
9 17 (34.00%) Mainframe
9 17 (34.00%) Introscope
9 17 (34.00%) Jython
9 17 (34.00%) CA Wily
10 16 (32.00%) WebSphere MQ
11 13 (26.00%) WebSphere Portal
11 13 (26.00%) WebSphere Process Server
12 8 (16.00%) UNIX
12 8 (16.00%) Banking
13 7 (14.00%) SSL
13 7 (14.00%) IBM
14 5 (10.00%) HPUX
15 4 (8.00%) TCP/IP
15 4 (8.00%) Clustering
16 3 (6.00%) Axway
16 3 (6.00%) i5/OS
16 3 (6.00%) IBM Mainframe
16 3 (6.00%) RACF

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 35 (70.00%) WebSphere
2 28 (56.00%) CICS
3 26 (52.00%) WebSphere Application Server
4 13 (26.00%) WebSphere Process Server
4 13 (26.00%) WebSphere Portal
5 1 (2.00%) Apache
5 1 (2.00%) MQSeries
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.00%) SSL
2 4 (8.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.00%) LDAP
3 1 (2.00%) Firewall
3 1 (2.00%) SSH
3 1 (2.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (58.00%) DB2
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 17 (34.00%) Introscope
General
1 18 (36.00%) Finance
2 8 (16.00%) Banking
3 2 (4.00%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.00%) Retail
4 1 (2.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (32.00%) Administrator
2 14 (28.00%) WebSphere Administrator
2 14 (28.00%) WebSphere Specialist
3 13 (26.00%) Analyst
4 11 (22.00%) Applications Specialist
4 11 (22.00%) Server Specialist
4 11 (22.00%) WebSphere Server Specialist
5 7 (14.00%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
5 7 (14.00%) Server Administrator
6 5 (10.00%) Operations Analyst
7 3 (6.00%) WebSphere Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) DB2 DBA
8 2 (4.00%) Senior DBA
8 2 (4.00%) Systems Programmer
8 2 (4.00%) DBA
8 2 (4.00%) Programmer
8 2 (4.00%) Systems Administrator
9 1 (2.00%) Developer
9 1 (2.00%) Consultant
9 1 (2.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (32.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 3 (6.00%) JMS
3 1 (2.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 25 (50.00%) LPAR
2 17 (34.00%) Mainframe
3 4 (8.00%) Clustering
4 3 (6.00%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (4.00%) iSeries
5 2 (4.00%) Replication
6 1 (2.00%) Smartcard
6 1 (2.00%) AS400
6 1 (2.00%) Cryptography
6 1 (2.00%) PKI
6 1 (2.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 26 (52.00%) Windows
1 26 (52.00%) Linux
2 24 (48.00%) Solaris
3 23 (46.00%) AIX
4 8 (16.00%) UNIX
5 5 (10.00%) HPUX
6 3 (6.00%) i5/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (4.00%) CRM
2 2 (4.00%) Data Modelling
2 2 (4.00%) Change Management
2 2 (4.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (2.00%) Project Management
3 1 (2.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (2.00%) Information Security
3 1 (2.00%) High Availability
3 1 (2.00%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 17 (34.00%) Jython
2 3 (6.00%) SQL
3 2 (4.00%) COBOL
4 1 (2.00%) Java
4 1 (2.00%) REXX
4 1 (2.00%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (2.00%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) SLA
1 1 (2.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (6.00%) RACF
2 1 (2.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 17 (34.00%) CA Wily
2 1 (2.00%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 18 (36.00%) CA
2 7 (14.00%) IBM
3 3 (6.00%) HP
3 3 (6.00%) Intel
3 3 (6.00%) BMC
3 3 (6.00%) Axway
4 1 (2.00%) Oracle
4 1 (2.00%) VMware
4 1 (2.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.00%) Sun