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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM z/OS
Rank 428 389 393
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +4
Contract jobs citing zOS 17 35 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.074% 0.15% 0.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.36% 0.69% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 24 25
Median daily rate £480 £413 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.36% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £250 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £450 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £428 £463
% change year-on-year
-0.58% -7.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £62.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +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
4748 5105 5439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 20.61% 21.52% 22.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3310 3471 3556
Median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £185 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 144 242
Median hourly rate £16.29 £17.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.91% +12.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.54 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £43.50 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.66 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.96% +4.12%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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
Docklands, London - 2 - -
City of London +21 1 £475 +46.15%
Bromley - 1 £475 -
zOS
England

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 (80.00%) Finance
2 26 (65.00%) Mainframe
3 18 (45.00%) Banking
4 13 (32.50%) Linux
5 12 (30.00%) zSecure
6 11 (27.50%) Windows
6 11 (27.50%) Service Management
7 8 (20.00%) Unix
7 8 (20.00%) AIX
7 8 (20.00%) DB2
7 8 (20.00%) WebSphere Application Server
7 8 (20.00%) COBOL
7 8 (20.00%) Java
7 8 (20.00%) WebSphere
8 7 (17.50%) Cybersecurity
8 7 (17.50%) Oracle
8 7 (17.50%) CA
8 7 (17.50%) RACF
8 7 (17.50%) JCL
9 6 (15.00%) WebSphere MQ
9 6 (15.00%) Management Information System
9 6 (15.00%) Migration
9 6 (15.00%) Solaris
9 6 (15.00%) IBM HTTP Server
10 5 (12.50%) Validation
10 5 (12.50%) WebSphere Process Server
10 5 (12.50%) Degree
10 5 (12.50%) Corporate Banking
10 5 (12.50%) Marketing
10 5 (12.50%) Resource Management

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 8 (20.00%) WebSphere
1 8 (20.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 6 (15.00%) IBM HTTP Server
3 5 (12.50%) Apache
3 5 (12.50%) IIS
3 5 (12.50%) iPlanet
3 5 (12.50%) WebSphere Portal
3 5 (12.50%) WebSphere Process Server
4 4 (10.00%) CICS
5 2 (5.00%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 3 (7.50%) MS Excel
1 3 (7.50%) MS Office
1 3 (7.50%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.50%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.00%) DB2
2 4 (10.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.50%) Data Mining
3 1 (2.50%) IMS/DB
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Eclipse
General
1 32 (80.00%) Finance
2 18 (45.00%) Banking
3 5 (12.50%) Corporate Banking
3 5 (12.50%) Marketing
4 4 (10.00%) Telecoms
5 2 (5.00%) Investment Banking
6 1 (2.50%) Advertising
6 1 (2.50%) Retail
6 1 (2.50%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (25.00%) Consultant
2 6 (15.00%) Architect
2 6 (15.00%) RACF Specialist
3 5 (12.50%) Applications Consultant
3 5 (12.50%) Security Consultant
3 5 (12.50%) Server Consultant
3 5 (12.50%) WebSphere Consultant
3 5 (12.50%) WebSphere Server Consultant
4 4 (10.00%) Analyst
4 4 (10.00%) Performance Specialist
4 4 (10.00%) Performance Tuning Specialist
4 4 (10.00%) RACF Security Specialist
4 4 (10.00%) Security Specialist
5 3 (7.50%) Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Mainframe Architect
5 3 (7.50%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (5.00%) Design Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Mainframe Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 5 (12.50%) Web Services
3 3 (7.50%) Middleware
4 1 (2.50%) .NET
4 1 (2.50%) J2EE
4 1 (2.50%) Spring
4 1 (2.50%) Spring Web Flow
Miscellaneous
1 26 (65.00%) Mainframe
2 6 (15.00%) Management Information System
3 5 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (12.50%) DataPower
3 5 (12.50%) Health Informatics
3 5 (12.50%) Informatics
4 2 (5.00%) AS400
4 2 (5.00%) Blockchain
4 2 (5.00%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (5.00%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.50%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 13 (32.50%) Linux
2 11 (27.50%) Windows
3 8 (20.00%) AIX
3 8 (20.00%) Unix
4 6 (15.00%) Solaris
5 1 (2.50%) MVS
5 1 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.50%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (27.50%) Service Management
2 7 (17.50%) Cybersecurity
3 6 (15.00%) Migration
4 5 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (12.50%) Resource Management
4 5 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (12.50%) Unit Testing
4 5 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (12.50%) Validation
5 4 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (10.00%) Database Tuning
5 4 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 4 (10.00%) Project Governance
6 3 (7.50%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (7.50%) Configuration Management
6 3 (7.50%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (7.50%) Information Security
6 3 (7.50%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (7.50%) Waterfall
7 2 (5.00%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 8 (20.00%) COBOL
1 8 (20.00%) Java
2 7 (17.50%) JCL
3 2 (5.00%) C
3 2 (5.00%) C++
3 2 (5.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.50%) Assembly Language
4 1 (2.50%) REXX
4 1 (2.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.00%) SEPA
2 1 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (17.50%) RACF
2 5 (12.50%) ACF2
3 2 (5.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (30.00%) zSecure
2 2 (5.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 7 (17.50%) CA
1 7 (17.50%) Oracle
2 5 (12.50%) IBM
3 4 (10.00%) Perforce
4 2 (5.00%) Fundtech
4 2 (5.00%) TOWER Software
5 1 (2.50%) IBM Sterling
5 1 (2.50%) Intel
5 1 (2.50%) VMware