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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM z/OS
Rank 371 389 372
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -17
Contract jobs citing zOS 43 42 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.18% 0.17% 0.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.78% 0.73% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 16 15
Average daily rate
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£450 £438 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £373 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £538 £555
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+15.62% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 -
% change year-on-year
-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
5522 5726 5565
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 22.70% 22.89% 21.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3610 3746 3385
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 245 262 346
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £28.75 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014. 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 +14 9 £525 - 3
zOS
England

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 66 (79.52%) Mainframe
2 33 (39.76%) Finance
3 27 (32.53%) IBM
4 26 (31.33%) RACF
5 25 (30.12%) ACF2
6 19 (22.89%) Banking
7 16 (19.28%) Middleware
7 16 (19.28%) CICS
8 14 (16.87%) Windows
9 13 (15.66%) Linux
10 12 (14.46%) DB2
11 11 (13.25%) Advertising
11 11 (13.25%) UNIX
11 11 (13.25%) Solaris
12 9 (10.84%) WebSphere
12 9 (10.84%) Data Warehouse
12 9 (10.84%) CA
12 9 (10.84%) EMC
12 9 (10.84%) JCL
12 9 (10.84%) Internet
13 8 (9.64%) Citrix
13 8 (9.64%) Microsoft
13 8 (9.64%) Intranet
13 8 (9.64%) E-Commerce
13 8 (9.64%) COBOL
13 8 (9.64%) ISPF
13 8 (9.64%) IBM Mainframe
13 8 (9.64%) iSeries
13 8 (9.64%) Stakeholder Management
13 8 (9.64%) VSAM

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 16 (19.28%) CICS
2 9 (10.84%) WebSphere
3 6 (7.23%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (2.41%) MQSeries
4 2 (2.41%) SAS
5 1 (1.20%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (3.61%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.84%) Internet
2 8 (9.64%) Intranet
3 5 (6.02%) TCP/IP
4 4 (4.82%) SNA
5 3 (3.61%) SSL
6 2 (2.41%) FTP
6 2 (2.41%) LDAP
6 2 (2.41%) Telnet
6 2 (2.41%) X.25
6 2 (2.41%) Firewall
7 1 (1.20%) Network Security
7 1 (1.20%) SMS
7 1 (1.20%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (14.46%) DB2
2 9 (10.84%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.61%) IDMS
4 2 (2.41%) IBM InfoSphere
4 2 (2.41%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.20%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.20%) DataStage
5 1 (1.20%) Easytrieve
Development Applications
1 2 (2.41%) Eclipse
1 2 (2.41%) ChangeMan
2 1 (1.20%) CA Gen
General
1 33 (39.76%) Finance
2 19 (22.89%) Banking
3 11 (13.25%) Advertising
4 3 (3.61%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.41%) French Language
5 2 (2.41%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.20%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 12 (14.46%) Programmer
1 12 (14.46%) Administrator
2 11 (13.25%) Consultant
3 10 (12.05%) Systems Programmer
4 7 (8.43%) Architect
5 5 (6.02%) Infrastructure Architect
6 4 (4.82%) WebSphere Specialist
7 3 (3.61%) Analyst
7 3 (3.61%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (3.61%) DBA
7 3 (3.61%) Infrastructure Designer
7 3 (3.61%) Mainframe Programmer
7 3 (3.61%) Designer
7 3 (3.61%) Middleware Specialist
7 3 (3.61%) WebSphere Administrator
8 2 (2.41%) WebSphere Server Specialist
8 2 (2.41%) Server Specialist
8 2 (2.41%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
8 2 (2.41%) Mainframe Consultant
8 2 (2.41%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (19.28%) Middleware
2 8 (9.64%) ISPF
3 3 (3.61%) XML
3 3 (3.61%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (2.41%) Web Services
5 1 (1.20%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 1 (1.20%) HTML
5 1 (1.20%) .NET
5 1 (1.20%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 66 (79.52%) Mainframe
2 8 (9.64%) VSAM
2 8 (9.64%) IBM Mainframe
2 8 (9.64%) iSeries
2 8 (9.64%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (2.41%) Clustering
3 2 (2.41%) Tandem
3 2 (2.41%) Hedge funds
3 2 (2.41%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.20%) Replication
4 1 (1.20%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.20%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 14 (16.87%) Windows
2 13 (15.66%) Linux
3 11 (13.25%) UNIX
3 11 (13.25%) Solaris
4 5 (6.02%) AIX
5 3 (3.61%) MVS
6 2 (2.41%) OS/390
6 2 (2.41%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (9.64%) E-Commerce
1 8 (9.64%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (6.02%) Incident Management
3 4 (4.82%) Change Management
4 3 (3.61%) Validation
4 3 (3.61%) Migration
4 3 (3.61%) Project Management
4 3 (3.61%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (2.41%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (2.41%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (2.41%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (2.41%) Unit Testing
5 2 (2.41%) Performance Management
6 1 (1.20%) Security Architecture
6 1 (1.20%) Change Control
6 1 (1.20%) Security Testing
6 1 (1.20%) Risk Management
6 1 (1.20%) Data Modelling
6 1 (1.20%) SOA
6 1 (1.20%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.84%) JCL
2 8 (9.64%) COBOL
3 6 (7.23%) SQL
4 5 (6.02%) REXX
5 3 (3.61%) Assembly Language
5 3 (3.61%) Java
5 3 (3.61%) C
6 2 (2.41%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.20%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (3.61%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (2.41%) SLA
2 2 (2.41%) QA
3 1 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 26 (31.33%) RACF
2 25 (30.12%) ACF2
3 1 (1.20%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (1.20%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 6 (7.23%) Tivoli
2 3 (3.61%) OMEGAMON
3 2 (2.41%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 2 (2.41%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 27 (32.53%) IBM
2 9 (10.84%) EMC
2 9 (10.84%) CA
3 8 (9.64%) Citrix
3 8 (9.64%) Microsoft
4 4 (4.82%) Oracle
5 2 (2.41%) BMC
6 1 (1.20%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.20%) Siebel
6 1 (1.20%) Sun
6 1 (1.20%) HP
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