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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM z/OS
Rank 86 80 79
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -1
Contract jobs citing zOS 5 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.36% 0.26% 0.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.55% 1.16% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 3
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £541 £403 £388
% change year-on-year
+34.47% +3.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
322 258 287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 22.92% 22.34% 23.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 125 131
Average daily rate £350 £275 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -8.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £135 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 29 41
Average hourly rate £14.00 £18.10 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.66% -7.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.21 £10.16 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £31.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -11.76%

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 19 December 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 (41.67%) TCP/IP
1 5 (41.67%) IBM
2 4 (33.33%) MVS
3 3 (25.00%) RACF
3 3 (25.00%) Mainframe
3 3 (25.00%) OMEGAMON
4 2 (16.67%) GAP Analysis
4 2 (16.67%) CA
4 2 (16.67%) REXX
4 2 (16.67%) DB2
4 2 (16.67%) UNIX
4 2 (16.67%) MQSeries
4 2 (16.67%) SMS
4 2 (16.67%) ISPF
4 2 (16.67%) Retail
5 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (8.33%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) SQL
5 1 (8.33%) Degree
5 1 (8.33%) Windows
5 1 (8.33%) Intel
5 1 (8.33%) CICS
5 1 (8.33%) SNA
5 1 (8.33%) OS/390
5 1 (8.33%) Tivoli
5 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
5 1 (8.33%) Finance
5 1 (8.33%) Tandem
5 1 (8.33%) Firewall
5 1 (8.33%) Computer Science

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 2 (16.67%) MQSeries
2 1 (8.33%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (16.67%) SMS
3 1 (8.33%) SNA
3 1 (8.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) DB2
General
1 2 (16.67%) Retail
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Programmer
1 6 (50.00%) Systems Programmer
2 3 (25.00%) Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) DBA
3 2 (16.67%) Automation Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Software Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Information Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) CICS Systems Programmer
4 1 (8.33%) CICS Programmer
4 1 (8.33%) Information Assurance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (8.33%) Tandem
2 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (8.33%) iSeries
2 1 (8.33%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) MVS
2 2 (16.67%) UNIX
3 1 (8.33%) Windows
3 1 (8.33%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) GAP Analysis
2 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (8.33%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
2 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (8.33%) Stress Testing
2 1 (8.33%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) REXX
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) RACF
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (8.33%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) IBM
2 2 (16.67%) CA
3 1 (8.33%) Intel
3 1 (8.33%) Syncsort
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