The first table below looks at the demand for zOS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited zOS over the 3 months to 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Manchester region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM z/OS
Rank 78 74 83
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +9
Contract jobs citing zOS 5 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.40% 0.27% 0.65%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.78% 1.23% 2.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
Average daily rate
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£475 £400 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +42.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £375 £409
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -8.25%
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% -
Operating Systems Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
281 244 305
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 22.73% 21.55% 21.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 118 99
Average daily rate £320 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 22 38
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.85 £9.30 £10.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £25.00 £36.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
zOS
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zOS
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing zOS across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

zOS Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

zOS
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing zOS across the Manchester region.

zOS Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 5 (55.56%) IBM
2 4 (44.44%) CICS
2 4 (44.44%) UNIX
3 3 (33.33%) Linux
3 3 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Stress Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Mainframe
4 2 (22.22%) RACF
4 2 (22.22%) Windows
4 2 (22.22%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (22.22%) SMS
4 2 (22.22%) WebSphere
5 1 (11.11%) OMEGAMON
5 1 (11.11%) Endeca
5 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
5 1 (11.11%) SNA
5 1 (11.11%) Intel
5 1 (11.11%) Tivoli
5 1 (11.11%) OS/390
5 1 (11.11%) Apache
5 1 (11.11%) Tomcat
5 1 (11.11%) Java
5 1 (11.11%) Oracle
5 1 (11.11%) DB2
5 1 (11.11%) Web Services
5 1 (11.11%) ITIL
5 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Finance
5 1 (11.11%) SUSE

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 4 (44.44%) CICS
2 2 (22.22%) WebSphere
3 1 (11.11%) Apache
3 1 (11.11%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) SMS
2 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 1 (11.11%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) DB2
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Programmer
1 6 (66.67%) Systems Programmer
2 3 (33.33%) CICS Systems Programmer
2 3 (33.33%) CICS Programmer
3 2 (22.22%) Administrator
3 2 (22.22%) WebSphere Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Mainframe
2 1 (11.11%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (11.11%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) UNIX
2 3 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (22.22%) Windows
4 1 (11.11%) OS/390
4 1 (11.11%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (33.33%) Stress Testing
1 3 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) V-Model
2 1 (11.11%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) Java
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Tivoli
1 1 (11.11%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) IBM
2 1 (11.11%) Intel
2 1 (11.11%) FatWire
2 1 (11.11%) Endeca
2 1 (11.11%) Syncsort
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle