The table below looks at the statistics 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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM z/OS
Rank 92 79 81
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +2
Contract jobs citing zOS 13 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.69% 0.53% 0.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.67% 2.32% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 2
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£448 £431 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.76% +7.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £334 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £485 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £428 £463 £388
% change year-on-year
-7.56% +19.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.25%
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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
354 302 230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 18.81% 22.72% 19.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 169 118
Average daily rate £350 £323 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.52% +4.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 30 25
Average hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £13.67
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +9.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £10.00 £9.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.40 £25.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing zOS across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

zOS Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 15 (93.75%) Mainframe
2 8 (50.00%) CICS
2 8 (50.00%) CA
2 8 (50.00%) RACF
2 8 (50.00%) IBM
3 7 (43.75%) VSAM
4 6 (37.50%) Finance
4 6 (37.50%) IBM Mainframe
4 6 (37.50%) DB2
4 6 (37.50%) JCL
5 5 (31.25%) UNIX
5 5 (31.25%) TCP/IP
5 5 (31.25%) Time Sharing Option
5 5 (31.25%) Banking
6 4 (25.00%) WebSphere
6 4 (25.00%) Job Entry Subsystem
6 4 (25.00%) SNA
6 4 (25.00%) Firewall
6 4 (25.00%) Middleware
6 4 (25.00%) MVS
6 4 (25.00%) REXX
7 3 (18.75%) EFT
7 3 (18.75%) DataStage
7 3 (18.75%) SAN
7 3 (18.75%) SSL
7 3 (18.75%) ETL
7 3 (18.75%) SMS
7 3 (18.75%) SMTP
7 3 (18.75%) FTP
7 3 (18.75%) AIX

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 8 (50.00%) CICS
2 4 (25.00%) WebSphere
3 3 (18.75%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (6.25%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) TCP/IP
2 4 (25.00%) SNA
2 4 (25.00%) Firewall
3 3 (18.75%) NAS
3 3 (18.75%) SSL
3 3 (18.75%) SAN
3 3 (18.75%) SMS
3 3 (18.75%) SMTP
3 3 (18.75%) FTP
4 1 (6.25%) HTTP
4 1 (6.25%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) DB2
2 3 (18.75%) DataStage
3 1 (6.25%) IDMS
General
1 6 (37.50%) Finance
2 5 (31.25%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (12.50%) Architect
2 2 (12.50%) Designer
2 2 (12.50%) Automation Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Systems Programmer
3 1 (6.25%) Mainframe DBA
3 1 (6.25%) Mainframe Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) DBA
3 1 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) Middleware
2 2 (12.50%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (93.75%) Mainframe
2 7 (43.75%) VSAM
3 6 (37.50%) IBM Mainframe
4 3 (18.75%) EFT
4 3 (18.75%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) UNIX
2 4 (25.00%) MVS
3 3 (18.75%) AIX
3 3 (18.75%) Solaris
4 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) ITIL
1 3 (18.75%) ETL
2 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
2 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (6.25%) Stress Testing
2 1 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (6.25%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 1 (6.25%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) JCL
2 4 (25.00%) REXX
3 1 (6.25%) COBOL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) QA
System Software
1 8 (50.00%) RACF
2 5 (31.25%) Time Sharing Option
3 4 (25.00%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) CA Endevor
1 3 (18.75%) OMEGAMON
1 3 (18.75%) zSecure
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) IBM
1 8 (50.00%) CA
2 3 (18.75%) VMware
3 1 (6.25%) TIBCO
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
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