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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM z/OS
Rank 102 95 82
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -13
Contract jobs citing zOS 3 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.16% 0.59% 0.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.83% 3.10% 2.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 4
Median daily rate £410 £445 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.86% +3.18%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £428 £463
% change year-on-year
-0.58% -7.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +25.00%
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
360 355 302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 19.42% 19.18% 23.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 196 168
Median daily rate £375 £325 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +0.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £160 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 40 28
Median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £20.70 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.66 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.96% +4.12%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 8 (80.00%) Mainframe
2 6 (60.00%) Finance
3 4 (40.00%) IBM
3 4 (40.00%) CA
3 4 (40.00%) Banking
4 3 (30.00%) Migration
4 3 (30.00%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (30.00%) DB2
4 3 (30.00%) Service Management
5 2 (20.00%) Windows
5 2 (20.00%) FTP
5 2 (20.00%) MVS
5 2 (20.00%) RACF
5 2 (20.00%) JCL
5 2 (20.00%) Middleware
5 2 (20.00%) zSecure
5 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (10.00%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (10.00%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
6 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
6 1 (10.00%) iSeries
6 1 (10.00%) Process Improvement
6 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
6 1 (10.00%) IBM Sterling
6 1 (10.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (10.00%) ISPF
6 1 (10.00%) Marketing
6 1 (10.00%) Axway
6 1 (10.00%) Programme Management

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 1 (10.00%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) FTP
2 1 (10.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) DB2
General
1 6 (60.00%) Finance
2 4 (40.00%) Banking
3 1 (10.00%) Electronics
3 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (10.00%) Marketing
3 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) Architect
1 2 (20.00%) DB2 DBA
1 2 (20.00%) DBA
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%) Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) Cybersecurity Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) DB2 Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) Systems Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Technical Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Unix Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) Middleware
2 1 (10.00%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (80.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) AS400
2 1 (10.00%) Blockchain
2 1 (10.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (10.00%) iSeries
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (10.00%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) MVS
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) OS/390
2 1 (10.00%) OS/400
2 1 (10.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Cybersecurity
1 3 (30.00%) Migration
1 3 (30.00%) Service Management
2 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (10.00%) B2B
3 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (10.00%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (10.00%) Process Improvement
3 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) JCL
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 4 (40.00%) CA
1 4 (40.00%) IBM
2 1 (10.00%) Axway
2 1 (10.00%) IBM Sterling
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) SAP