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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM z/OS
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing zOS 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside - - -
As % of the Operating Systems category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £521 £433
% change year-on-year
-13.66% +20.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 - -
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 Merseyside region.

Operating Systems Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
64 101 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 19.63% 31.56% 23.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 34 12
Average daily rate £425 £200 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+112.50% -46.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £135 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £422 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.10% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 6
Average hourly rate £16.50 £13.00 £15.18
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% -14.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £19.00 £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) Sybase
1 2 (100.00%) DB2
1 2 (100.00%) Unix
1 2 (100.00%) MQSeries
1 2 (100.00%) IBM
1 2 (100.00%) CICS
1 2 (100.00%) CA
1 2 (100.00%) Middleware
1 2 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 2 (100.00%) Security Management
1 2 (100.00%) Information Security
1 2 (100.00%) ISPF
1 2 (100.00%) RACF
1 2 (100.00%) Time Sharing Option
1 2 (100.00%) Job Entry Subsystem
1 2 (100.00%) zSecure
2 1 (50.00%) Perl
2 1 (50.00%) CLIST
2 1 (50.00%) JCL
2 1 (50.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (50.00%) Time Management
2 1 (50.00%) People Management
2 1 (50.00%) SSH
2 1 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (50.00%) PKI
2 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) REXX
2 1 (50.00%) Shell Script

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 2 (100.00%) CICS
1 2 (100.00%) MQSeries
2 1 (50.00%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
1 1 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Kerberos
1 1 (50.00%) SSH
1 1 (50.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) DB2
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Security Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Information Security Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) RACF Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) ISPF
1 2 (100.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (50.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Information Security
1 2 (100.00%) Security Management
2 1 (50.00%) People Management
2 1 (50.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (50.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Assembly Language
2 1 (50.00%) CLIST
2 1 (50.00%) JCL
2 1 (50.00%) Perl
2 1 (50.00%) REXX
2 1 (50.00%) Shell Script
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Job Entry Subsystem
1 2 (100.00%) RACF
1 2 (100.00%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) zSecure
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) CA
1 2 (100.00%) IBM
1 2 (100.00%) Sybase