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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM z/OS
Rank 81 76 80
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +4
Contract jobs citing zOS 7 3 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.51% 0.25% 1.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.37% 1.40% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 3
Average daily rate
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£431 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.81% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £360 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £440 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+23.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 -
% change year-on-year
-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
295 214 374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 21.58% 17.89% 24.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 111 129
Average daily rate £323 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.03% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £198 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 24 44
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -26.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £22.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.85 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.95% -6.76%

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
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 16 September 2014.

zOS Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 7 (70.00%) IBM
2 4 (40.00%) CICS
3 3 (30.00%) OMEGAMON
3 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Stress Testing
3 3 (30.00%) RACF
3 3 (30.00%) Configuration Management
3 3 (30.00%) DB2
3 3 (30.00%) UNIX
4 2 (20.00%) Mainframe
4 2 (20.00%) SMS
4 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (20.00%) GAP Analysis
4 2 (20.00%) Retail
5 1 (10.00%) Endeca
5 1 (10.00%) Finance
5 1 (10.00%) SUSE
5 1 (10.00%) FatWire
5 1 (10.00%) Tandem
5 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (10.00%) OS/390
5 1 (10.00%) Tivoli
5 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Firewall
5 1 (10.00%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (10.00%) V-Model
5 1 (10.00%) Syncsort
5 1 (10.00%) iSeries
5 1 (10.00%) Information Assurance
5 1 (10.00%) LPAR

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 4 (40.00%) CICS
2 1 (10.00%) Apache
2 1 (10.00%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) SMS
1 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (10.00%) SNA
2 1 (10.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) DB2
General
1 2 (20.00%) Retail
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Programmer
1 6 (60.00%) Systems Programmer
2 3 (30.00%) CICS Systems Programmer
2 3 (30.00%) CICS Programmer
3 2 (20.00%) DBA
4 1 (10.00%) Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Information Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Information Assurance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (10.00%) Tandem
2 1 (10.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (10.00%) iSeries
2 1 (10.00%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) UNIX
2 1 (10.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Linux
2 1 (10.00%) OS/390
2 1 (10.00%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (30.00%) Stress Testing
2 2 (20.00%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (10.00%) V-Model
3 1 (10.00%) Information Assurance
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) Java
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) RACF
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (10.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) IBM
2 1 (10.00%) Intel
2 1 (10.00%) FatWire
2 1 (10.00%) Endeca
2 1 (10.00%) Syncsort
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle