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 26 May 2016 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM z/OS
Rank 96 87 80
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -7
Contract jobs citing zOS 7 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.38% 0.20% 0.24%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.88% 1.05% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 0
Median daily rate £530 £420 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.19% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £442 £423 £438
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -3.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £31.30 -
% change year-on-year
+11.82% -
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
372 286 243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 20.29% 19.14% 19.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 128 123
Median daily rate £350 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £165 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £347 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.04% +11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 42 34
Median hourly rate £16.25 £14.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.06% -6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £10.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £20.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%

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
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 26 May 2016.

zOS Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, 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 7 (70.00%) Mainframe
2 6 (60.00%) Finance
3 5 (50.00%) IBM
4 3 (30.00%) Banking
4 3 (30.00%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (20.00%) zSecure
5 2 (20.00%) MVS
5 2 (20.00%) Migration
5 2 (20.00%) Service Management
5 2 (20.00%) CICS
5 2 (20.00%) CA
5 2 (20.00%) DB2
5 2 (20.00%) RACF
5 2 (20.00%) JCL
6 1 (10.00%) Middleware
6 1 (10.00%) Project Management
6 1 (10.00%) Windows
6 1 (10.00%) OS/400
6 1 (10.00%) FTP
6 1 (10.00%) OS/390
6 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
6 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (10.00%) AS400
6 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
6 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (10.00%) Replication
6 1 (10.00%) Intranet
6 1 (10.00%) COBOL
6 1 (10.00%) Blockchain
6 1 (10.00%) IBM Mainframe

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (20.00%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) FTP
1 1 (10.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) DB2
General
1 6 (60.00%) Finance
2 3 (30.00%) Banking
3 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) Architect
1 2 (20.00%) Mainframe Architect
1 2 (20.00%) RACF Security Specialist
1 2 (20.00%) RACF Specialist
1 2 (20.00%) Security Engineer
1 2 (20.00%) Security Specialist
2 1 (10.00%) COBOL Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Cybersecurity Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) DB2 Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Delivery Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Developer
2 1 (10.00%) IT Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Mainframe Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Migration Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Migration Project Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Systems Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (70.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (10.00%) AS400
2 1 (10.00%) Blockchain
2 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (10.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (10.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) MVS
2 1 (10.00%) OS/390
2 1 (10.00%) OS/400
2 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (20.00%) Migration
2 2 (20.00%) Service Management
3 1 (10.00%) Data Centre Operations
3 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (10.00%) Project Management
3 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) JCL
2 1 (10.00%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) RACF
2 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) zSecure
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) IBM
2 2 (20.00%) CA