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 7 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM z/OS
Rank 383 357 392
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +35
Contract jobs citing zOS 28 49 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.12% 0.21% 0.088%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.57% 0.92% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 36 6
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.75% +28.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £388 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £588 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £417 £450 £375
% change year-on-year
-7.33% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £62.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.30 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+4.33% +25.00%
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
4899 5328 5008
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 21.43% 23.25% 21.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 3309 3578 3269
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £180 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 180 239 248
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -13.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £25.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%

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 7 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 7 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 -7 7 £356 -35.22% 5
zOS
England

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 7 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 32 (62.75%) WebSphere
2 29 (56.86%) DB2
3 28 (54.90%) CICS
4 23 (45.10%) WebSphere Application Server
5 22 (43.14%) Windows
5 22 (43.14%) Finance
5 22 (43.14%) Migration
5 22 (43.14%) LPAR
6 21 (41.18%) Mainframe
6 21 (41.18%) AIX
7 20 (39.22%) Linux
8 18 (35.29%) Solaris
9 15 (29.41%) CA
10 14 (27.45%) WebSphere MQ
10 14 (27.45%) CA Wily
10 14 (27.45%) Jython
10 14 (27.45%) Introscope
11 13 (25.49%) WebSphere Process Server
11 13 (25.49%) WebSphere Portal
12 11 (21.57%) Banking
12 11 (21.57%) IBM
13 5 (9.80%) IBM Mainframe
13 5 (9.80%) RACF
13 5 (9.80%) HPUX
13 5 (9.80%) UNIX
13 5 (9.80%) COBOL
14 4 (7.84%) SSL
14 4 (7.84%) TCP/IP
14 4 (7.84%) Replication
14 4 (7.84%) Clustering

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 7 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 32 (62.75%) WebSphere
2 28 (54.90%) CICS
3 23 (45.10%) WebSphere Application Server
4 13 (25.49%) WebSphere Portal
4 13 (25.49%) WebSphere Process Server
5 2 (3.92%) MQSeries
5 2 (3.92%) NetWeaver
6 1 (1.96%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.84%) TCP/IP
1 4 (7.84%) SSL
2 1 (1.96%) Firewall
2 1 (1.96%) SSH
2 1 (1.96%) Network Security
2 1 (1.96%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (56.86%) DB2
2 3 (5.88%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.92%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (3.92%) SAP BW
3 2 (3.92%) SAP BI
3 2 (3.92%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (3.92%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 14 (27.45%) Introscope
General
1 22 (43.14%) Finance
2 11 (21.57%) Banking
3 2 (3.92%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.96%) Retail
4 1 (1.96%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (29.41%) Administrator
2 14 (27.45%) WebSphere Administrator
2 14 (27.45%) Analyst
3 11 (21.57%) WebSphere Specialist
4 8 (15.69%) Server Specialist
4 8 (15.69%) WebSphere Server Specialist
4 8 (15.69%) Applications Specialist
5 7 (13.73%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
5 7 (13.73%) Server Administrator
6 4 (7.84%) Operations Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) Consultant
8 2 (3.92%) Systems Administrator
8 2 (3.92%) DBA
8 2 (3.92%) Programmer
8 2 (3.92%) Test Analyst
8 2 (3.92%) Architect
8 2 (3.92%) Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (3.92%) Senior DBA
8 2 (3.92%) WebSphere Consultant
8 2 (3.92%) DB2 DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (27.45%) WebSphere MQ
2 3 (5.88%) JMS
3 2 (3.92%) ISPF
3 2 (3.92%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 1 (1.96%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 22 (43.14%) LPAR
2 21 (41.18%) Mainframe
3 5 (9.80%) IBM Mainframe
4 4 (7.84%) Replication
4 4 (7.84%) Clustering
5 3 (5.88%) VSAM
6 2 (3.92%) DataPower
6 2 (3.92%) iSeries
7 1 (1.96%) PKI
7 1 (1.96%) Cryptography
7 1 (1.96%) AS400
7 1 (1.96%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.96%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.96%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 22 (43.14%) Windows
2 21 (41.18%) AIX
3 20 (39.22%) Linux
4 18 (35.29%) Solaris
5 5 (9.80%) UNIX
5 5 (9.80%) HPUX
6 3 (5.88%) i5/OS
7 2 (3.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (43.14%) Migration
2 3 (5.88%) High Availability
3 2 (3.92%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (3.92%) Change Management
3 2 (3.92%) TOGAF
3 2 (3.92%) CRM
3 2 (3.92%) Data Modelling
3 2 (3.92%) ETL
3 2 (3.92%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (1.96%) Project Management
4 1 (1.96%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (1.96%) Information Security
4 1 (1.96%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 14 (27.45%) Jython
2 5 (9.80%) COBOL
3 3 (5.88%) SQL
3 3 (5.88%) JCL
4 2 (3.92%) SELCOPY
4 2 (3.92%) ABAP
5 1 (1.96%) REXX
5 1 (1.96%) Java
5 1 (1.96%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (1.96%) PCI QSA
1 1 (1.96%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) SLA
1 1 (1.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (1.96%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (9.80%) RACF
2 3 (5.88%) ACF2
3 2 (3.92%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (1.96%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (27.45%) CA Wily
2 2 (3.92%) Tivoli
2 2 (3.92%) CA Endevor
2 2 (3.92%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 15 (29.41%) CA
2 11 (21.57%) IBM
3 3 (5.88%) HP
3 3 (5.88%) Intel
3 3 (5.88%) BMC
3 3 (5.88%) Oracle
3 3 (5.88%) Axway
4 2 (3.92%) Informatica
4 2 (3.92%) Sybase
4 2 (3.92%) Business Objects
4 2 (3.92%) SAP
5 1 (1.96%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.96%) Sun
5 1 (1.96%) VMware
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Global Technology Solutions Ltd
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