The table below looks at the statistics for zOS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited zOS over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM z/OS
North West / Manchester
Rank 88 96 85
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -11
Contract jobs citing zOS 2 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.14% 0.47% 0.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.65% 2.27% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £500 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £500 £469
% change year-on-year
-18.00% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £27.00 -
% change year-on-year
+94.44% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Operating Systems Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
308 397 306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 22.06% 20.59% 22.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 195 153
Median daily rate £375 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £170 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £430 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 35 45
Median hourly rate £13.50 £16.13 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.27% +15.17%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

zOS
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing zOS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 Manchester region with a requirement for zOS.

1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
1 3 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) Banking
2 2 (66.67%) Mobile App
2 2 (66.67%) Blockchain
3 1 (33.33%) Unix
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (33.33%) IBM Sterling
3 1 (33.33%) ISPF
3 1 (33.33%) Axway
3 1 (33.33%) iSeries
3 1 (33.33%) Process Improvement
3 1 (33.33%) JCL
3 1 (33.33%) Middleware
3 1 (33.33%) Mainframe
3 1 (33.33%) Service Management
3 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 1 (33.33%) Tandem
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) FTP
3 1 (33.33%) B2B
3 1 (33.33%) IBM
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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:

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) FTP
General
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Design Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Security Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Unix Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) ISPF
1 1 (33.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Blockchain
1 2 (66.67%) Mobile App
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) iSeries
2 1 (33.33%) Mainframe
2 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (33.33%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) B2B
2 1 (33.33%) Process Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) JCL
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Axway
1 1 (33.33%) IBM
1 1 (33.33%) IBM Sterling
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft