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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM z/OS
Rank 103 85 -
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -
Contract jobs citing zOS 3 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.17% 0.42% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.79% 2.04% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate £500 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £513 £413
% change year-on-year
-4.87% +24.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 - -
zOS
North West

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
381 294 251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 21.03% 20.59% 21.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 144 127
Average daily rate £338 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £188 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 34 26
Average hourly rate £15.25 £14.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.92% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £29.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 11 February 2016, 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 19 (95.00%) Mainframe
2 14 (70.00%) CICS
3 13 (65.00%) JCL
3 13 (65.00%) DB2
3 13 (65.00%) RACF
4 12 (60.00%) CA
5 11 (55.00%) QA
5 11 (55.00%) CA Endevor
6 6 (30.00%) IBM
7 3 (15.00%) Finance
7 3 (15.00%) Incident Management
8 2 (10.00%) ISPF
8 2 (10.00%) Change Management
8 2 (10.00%) VSAM
8 2 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (10.00%) OMEGAMON
8 2 (10.00%) Time Sharing Option
8 2 (10.00%) COBOL
8 2 (10.00%) REXX
8 2 (10.00%) MVS
9 1 (5.00%) Middleware
9 1 (5.00%) APPC
9 1 (5.00%) Project Management
9 1 (5.00%) SQL
9 1 (5.00%) C
9 1 (5.00%) Unix
9 1 (5.00%) SMS
9 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
9 1 (5.00%) SNA
9 1 (5.00%) Migration

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 14 (70.00%) CICS
2 1 (5.00%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) SMS
1 1 (5.00%) SNA
1 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (65.00%) DB2
2 1 (5.00%) Easytrieve
2 1 (5.00%) IDMS
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) CA Gen
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (65.00%) Analyst
2 11 (55.00%) CICS Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Mainframe Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Mainframe Operations Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Operations Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) COBOL Developer
4 1 (5.00%) DB2 DBA
4 1 (5.00%) DB2 Developer
4 1 (5.00%) DBA
4 1 (5.00%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Developer
4 1 (5.00%) IT Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Mainframe DBA
4 1 (5.00%) Mainframe Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Migration Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Migration Project Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) ISPF
2 1 (5.00%) APPC
2 1 (5.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 19 (95.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (10.00%) VSAM
3 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (5.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) MVS
2 1 (5.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.00%) Incident Management
2 2 (10.00%) Change Management
2 2 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (5.00%) Data Centre Operations
3 1 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (5.00%) Migration
3 1 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (5.00%) Project Management
3 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (65.00%) JCL
2 2 (10.00%) COBOL
2 2 (10.00%) REXX
3 1 (5.00%) C
3 1 (5.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (55.00%) QA
System Software
1 13 (65.00%) RACF
2 2 (10.00%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 11 (55.00%) CA Endevor
2 2 (10.00%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 12 (60.00%) CA
2 6 (30.00%) IBM