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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM z/OS
Rank 388 378 352
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -26
Contract jobs citing zOS 22 37 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.099% 0.15% 0.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.45% 0.74% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 22 22
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £371 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £573 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £445 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
4897 4991 4500
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 21.95% 20.61% 20.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 3276 3353 2916
Average daily rate £404 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.93% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £190 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.42% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 229 238
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £31.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £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 17 April 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 17 April 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +11 3 £313 -21.63% 1
zOS
England

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 29 (64.44%) Mainframe
2 23 (51.11%) Finance
3 19 (42.22%) Banking
4 17 (37.78%) DB2
4 17 (37.78%) CICS
5 16 (35.56%) WebSphere
5 16 (35.56%) ACF2
6 12 (26.67%) Migration
7 11 (24.44%) WebSphere Application Server
8 10 (22.22%) AIX
8 10 (22.22%) LPAR
9 9 (20.00%) IBM
9 9 (20.00%) CA
9 9 (20.00%) RACF
10 8 (17.78%) Linux
10 8 (17.78%) Windows
11 7 (15.56%) Solaris
11 7 (15.56%) WebSphere Portal
12 6 (13.33%) CA Wily
12 6 (13.33%) WebSphere Process Server
12 6 (13.33%) Jython
12 6 (13.33%) Introscope
12 6 (13.33%) WebSphere MQ
12 6 (13.33%) COBOL
13 5 (11.11%) IBM Mainframe
14 4 (8.89%) VSAM
14 4 (8.89%) JCL
15 3 (6.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 3 (6.67%) Validation
15 3 (6.67%) Oracle

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 17 (37.78%) CICS
2 16 (35.56%) WebSphere
3 11 (24.44%) WebSphere Application Server
4 7 (15.56%) WebSphere Portal
5 6 (13.33%) WebSphere Process Server
6 2 (4.44%) MQSeries
6 2 (4.44%) NetWeaver
7 1 (2.22%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (2.22%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.44%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.22%) SSH
2 1 (2.22%) Network Security
2 1 (2.22%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (37.78%) DB2
2 3 (6.67%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.44%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (4.44%) SAP BW
3 2 (4.44%) SAP BI
3 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (4.44%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 6 (13.33%) Introscope
General
1 23 (51.11%) Finance
2 19 (42.22%) Banking
3 1 (2.22%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.22%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 8 (17.78%) Administrator
2 7 (15.56%) WebSphere Administrator
3 6 (13.33%) Analyst
4 4 (8.89%) Consultant
4 4 (8.89%) WebSphere Specialist
4 4 (8.89%) Server Administrator
4 4 (8.89%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
5 2 (4.44%) SAP Architect
5 2 (4.44%) WebSphere Server Specialist
5 2 (4.44%) DB2 DBA
5 2 (4.44%) Senior DBA
5 2 (4.44%) WebSphere Consultant
5 2 (4.44%) Server Specialist
5 2 (4.44%) Applications Specialist
5 2 (4.44%) DBA
5 2 (4.44%) Test Analyst
5 2 (4.44%) Architect
5 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (2.22%) Security Specialist
6 1 (2.22%) Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.33%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (4.44%) ISPF
2 2 (4.44%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 1 (2.22%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 29 (64.44%) Mainframe
2 10 (22.22%) LPAR
3 5 (11.11%) IBM Mainframe
4 4 (8.89%) VSAM
5 3 (6.67%) Data Structures
6 2 (4.44%) DataPower
6 2 (4.44%) Replication
7 1 (2.22%) Clustering
7 1 (2.22%) Cryptography
7 1 (2.22%) PKI
7 1 (2.22%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 10 (22.22%) AIX
2 8 (17.78%) Windows
2 8 (17.78%) Linux
3 7 (15.56%) Solaris
4 3 (6.67%) UNIX
5 2 (4.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.22%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (26.67%) Migration
2 3 (6.67%) Validation
2 3 (6.67%) Unit Testing
2 3 (6.67%) High Availability
3 2 (4.44%) Change Control
3 2 (4.44%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (4.44%) TOGAF
3 2 (4.44%) Change Management
3 2 (4.44%) Data Modelling
3 2 (4.44%) ETL
3 2 (4.44%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (2.22%) Project Management
4 1 (2.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (2.22%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.33%) COBOL
1 6 (13.33%) Jython
2 4 (8.89%) JCL
3 2 (4.44%) SELCOPY
3 2 (4.44%) SQL
3 2 (4.44%) ABAP
4 1 (2.22%) Java
4 1 (2.22%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 16 (35.56%) ACF2
2 9 (20.00%) RACF
3 2 (4.44%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (2.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (13.33%) CA Wily
2 3 (6.67%) CA Endevor
3 2 (4.44%) OMEGAMON
3 2 (4.44%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 9 (20.00%) IBM
1 9 (20.00%) CA
2 3 (6.67%) Oracle
3 2 (4.44%) Sybase
3 2 (4.44%) Business Objects
3 2 (4.44%) SAP
3 2 (4.44%) Informatica
3 2 (4.44%) BMC
4 1 (2.22%) VMware
4 1 (2.22%) Microsoft