The table below looks at the statistics for zOS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited zOS over the 3 months to 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM z/OS
Rank 31 - 29
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing zOS 8 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 2.17% - 0.49%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.51% - 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 1
Average daily rate
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£350 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
- +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.30 - -
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 Merseyside region.

Operating Systems Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
94 36 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 25.54% 18.46% 30.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 15 35
Average daily rate £215 £250 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.00% -25.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £106 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £473 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 7
Average hourly rate £14.00 £12.49 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.08% -3.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.91 £10.60 £9.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.46 £18.50 £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

zOS
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing zOS across the Merseyside region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

zOS Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

zOS
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing zOS across the Merseyside region.

zOS Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

zOS
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing zOS within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
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Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
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Liverpool - 8 £350 -
zOS
North West

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 (87.50%) Mainframe
2 6 (75.00%) JCL
2 6 (75.00%) REXX
2 6 (75.00%) DB2
2 6 (75.00%) SQL
2 6 (75.00%) IBM
3 5 (62.50%) OLTP
3 5 (62.50%) C
3 5 (62.50%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (62.50%) OMEGAMON
3 5 (62.50%) SDLC
4 4 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (50.00%) Finance
5 3 (37.50%) Assembly Language
6 2 (25.00%) Banking
7 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
7 1 (12.50%) Information Security
7 1 (12.50%) Security Management
7 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
7 1 (12.50%) CA
7 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
7 1 (12.50%) RACF
7 1 (12.50%) Middleware
7 1 (12.50%) Perl
7 1 (12.50%) Sybase
7 1 (12.50%) SSL
7 1 (12.50%) CICS
7 1 (12.50%) MS Office
7 1 (12.50%) UNIX
7 1 (12.50%) MQSeries

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 1 (12.50%) CICS
1 1 (12.50%) MQSeries
1 1 (12.50%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (62.50%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (12.50%) MS Office
2 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) SSL
1 1 (12.50%) HTTP
1 1 (12.50%) Kerberos
1 1 (12.50%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (75.00%) DB2
2 5 (62.50%) OLTP
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) DB2 DBA
1 4 (50.00%) DBA
2 1 (12.50%) Programmer
2 1 (12.50%) Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Systems Programmer
2 1 (12.50%) DB2 Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Middleware
1 1 (12.50%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (87.50%) Mainframe
2 4 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (12.50%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) SDLC
2 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
2 1 (12.50%) Information Security
2 1 (12.50%) Security Management
2 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
2 1 (12.50%) Information Management
2 1 (12.50%) Project Planning
2 1 (12.50%) People Management
2 1 (12.50%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) JCL
1 6 (75.00%) REXX
1 6 (75.00%) SQL
2 5 (62.50%) C
3 3 (37.50%) Assembly Language
4 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
4 1 (12.50%) Perl
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) RACF
Systems Management
1 5 (62.50%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) IBM
2 1 (12.50%) CA
2 1 (12.50%) Sybase