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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM z/OS
Rank - 32 -
Contract jobs citing zOS 0 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside - 2.07% -
As % of the Operating Systems category - 7.69% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 0
Median daily rate - £350 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £428 £417 £450
% change year-on-year
+2.51% -7.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £31.30 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+11.82% +4.33%
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
70 104 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 21.21% 26.87% 16.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 35 16
Median daily rate £400 £215 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+86.04% -14.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £135 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £350 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 7 6
Median hourly rate £13.75 £15.00 £11.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.68 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.34 £18.46 £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%

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
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 29 June 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