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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM z/OS
Rank 90 87 69
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -18
Contract jobs citing zOS 8 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.49% 0.15% 0.72%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.64% 0.74% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £445 £445 £375
% change year-on-year
- +18.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.30 - -
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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
303 271 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 18.39% 19.77% 19.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 123 77
Average daily rate £350 £310 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +14.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £120 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 37 30
Average hourly rate £13.87 £15.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.51% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.01 £10.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.82 £20.06 £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.38 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.90% -

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 27 April 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 8 (57.14%) TCP/IP
1 8 (57.14%) IBM
1 8 (57.14%) CA
2 7 (50.00%) CICS
2 7 (50.00%) MQSeries
3 6 (42.86%) DB2
3 6 (42.86%) MVS
4 5 (35.71%) VSAM
4 5 (35.71%) RACF
4 5 (35.71%) Mainframe
5 3 (21.43%) Finance
5 3 (21.43%) ISPF
5 3 (21.43%) REXX
5 3 (21.43%) UNIX
6 2 (14.29%) JCL
6 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
6 2 (14.29%) Degree
6 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Stress Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Banking
6 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
7 1 (7.14%) QA
7 1 (7.14%) COBOL
7 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
7 1 (7.14%) Firewall
7 1 (7.14%) Retail
7 1 (7.14%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (7.14%) Network Security
7 1 (7.14%) HTTP
7 1 (7.14%) Assembly Language

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 7 (50.00%) MQSeries
1 7 (50.00%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (57.14%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.14%) Firewall
2 1 (7.14%) Network Security
2 1 (7.14%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (42.86%) DB2
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Programmer
2 5 (35.71%) Systems Programmer
3 4 (28.57%) Developer
4 3 (21.43%) Software Developer
5 2 (14.29%) Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) CICS Programmer
6 1 (7.14%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Senior Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
6 1 (7.14%) CICS Systems Programmer
6 1 (7.14%) Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Mainframe
1 5 (35.71%) VSAM
2 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.14%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) MVS
2 3 (21.43%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
1 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (14.29%) Stress Testing
2 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) REXX
2 2 (14.29%) JCL
3 1 (7.14%) COBOL
3 1 (7.14%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) RACF
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) IBM
1 8 (57.14%) CA