The table below looks at the statistics for zOS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited zOS over the 3 months to 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM z/OS
Rank 21 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing zOS 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 1.92% - -
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.50% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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- - -
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 - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Midlands region.

Operating Systems Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
24 17 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 15.38% 10.49% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 10
Average daily rate £400 £450 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +38.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £223 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £14.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -3.12%

zOS
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

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

zOS Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

zOS
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

zOS Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

zOS
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing zOS across the Midlands region.

zOS Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

zOS
Top 8 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 3 (100.00%) DB2
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 2 (66.67%) Mainframe
3 1 (33.33%) ISPF
3 1 (33.33%) CICS
3 1 (33.33%) Assembly Language
3 1 (33.33%) REXX

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 (33.33%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) DB2
General
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) DB2 DBA
1 2 (66.67%) DBA
1 2 (66.67%) Mainframe DBA
1 2 (66.67%) Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) CICS Systems Programmer
2 1 (33.33%) CICS Programmer
2 1 (33.33%) Programmer
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Assembly Language
1 1 (33.33%) REXX