The table below looks at the statistics for zOS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited zOS over the 3 months to 6 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM z/OS
Rank 37 35 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs citing zOS 2 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.61% 1.13% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.78% 3.85% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Median daily rate £315 £350 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £442 £435 £450
% change year-on-year
+1.60% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £31.30 -
% change year-on-year
+11.02% -
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
72 104 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 22.02% 29.30% 17.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 47 12
Median daily rate £375 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £150 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £675 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £343 £315
% change year-on-year
+5.83% +8.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 6
Median hourly rate £12.49 £13.50 £12.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.48% +8.08%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -

zOS
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Merseyside region citing zOS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing zOS within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 6 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool -8 2 £315 -10.00%
zOS
North West

zOS
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 6 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for zOS.

1 2 (100.00%) C
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) DB2
1 2 (100.00%) OLTP
1 2 (100.00%) IBM
1 2 (100.00%) REXX
1 2 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 2 (100.00%) OMEGAMON
1 2 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) Information Management
2 1 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (50.00%) JCL

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside 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:

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) DB2
1 2 (100.00%) OLTP
General
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) DB2 DBA
1 2 (100.00%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (100.00%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Asset Management
1 1 (50.00%) Information Management
1 1 (50.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (50.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) REXX
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) JCL
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) IBM