The table below looks at the statistics for zOS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited zOS over the 3 months to 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM z/OS
Rank 44 - 65
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing zOS 18 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.55% - 0.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.29% - 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 2
Average daily rate £523 - £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £494 £494 £415
% change year-on-year
- +18.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 - -
zOS
Buckinghamshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Milton Keynes region.

Operating Systems Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
175 194 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 24.75% 24.62% 25.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 75 79
Average daily rate £363 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.07% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £132 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 20
Average hourly rate £16.14 £15.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.60% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.06 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £30.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.52% +5.00%

zOS
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

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

zOS Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

zOS
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

zOS Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

zOS
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing zOS across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

zOS Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 18 (81.82%) IBM
2 12 (54.55%) Windows
2 12 (54.55%) JCL
3 11 (50.00%) REXX
4 10 (45.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (45.45%) CICS
4 10 (45.45%) Assembly Language
4 10 (45.45%) C++
4 10 (45.45%) COBOL
4 10 (45.45%) Unix
4 10 (45.45%) MQSeries
4 10 (45.45%) Windows Server
5 9 (40.91%) ISPF
5 9 (40.91%) CA
6 8 (36.36%) Finance
6 8 (36.36%) Mentoring
7 7 (31.82%) CLIST
7 7 (31.82%) WebSphere
7 7 (31.82%) Banking
7 7 (31.82%) Easytrieve
7 7 (31.82%) Mainframe
7 7 (31.82%) Java
8 5 (22.73%) Project Management
8 5 (22.73%) Change Management
8 5 (22.73%) Workflow
8 5 (22.73%) Web Development
8 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (22.73%) JavaScript
8 5 (22.73%) PHP
8 5 (22.73%) SQL

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 10 (45.45%) CICS
1 10 (45.45%) MQSeries
2 7 (31.82%) WebSphere
3 5 (22.73%) Apache
3 5 (22.73%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (22.73%) MS Excel
1 5 (22.73%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (22.73%) LDAP
1 5 (22.73%) SMTP
2 2 (9.09%) SMS
3 1 (4.55%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (31.82%) Easytrieve
2 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) ChangeMan
General
1 8 (36.36%) Finance
2 7 (31.82%) Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Retail
3 1 (4.55%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Architect
2 7 (31.82%) Solutions Architect
3 6 (27.27%) Analyst
4 5 (22.73%) Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Angular Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Deployment Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Junior
5 2 (9.09%) Junior Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Operations Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Support Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Systems Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Administrator
6 1 (4.55%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 1 (4.55%) Information Systems Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Mainframe Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Mainframe Support
6 1 (4.55%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (4.55%) Unix Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) VB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (40.91%) ISPF
2 5 (22.73%) .NET
2 5 (22.73%) AngularJS
2 5 (22.73%) CSS
2 5 (22.73%) HTML
2 5 (22.73%) HTML5
2 5 (22.73%) jQuery
2 5 (22.73%) Laravel
2 5 (22.73%) SOAP
2 5 (22.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 5 (22.73%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (31.82%) Mainframe
2 2 (9.09%) AS400
2 2 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 2 (9.09%) HACMP
2 2 (9.09%) iSeries
3 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.55%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 12 (54.55%) Windows
2 10 (45.45%) Unix
2 10 (45.45%) Windows Server
2 10 (45.45%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (9.09%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) Mentoring
2 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (22.73%) Change Management
2 5 (22.73%) DevOps
2 5 (22.73%) Project Management
2 5 (22.73%) Security Operations
2 5 (22.73%) Technical Analysis
2 5 (22.73%) Web Development
2 5 (22.73%) Workflow
3 3 (13.64%) Incident Management
3 3 (13.64%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (9.09%) Software Deployment
5 1 (4.55%) Front End Development
5 1 (4.55%) ITIL
5 1 (4.55%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 12 (54.55%) JCL
2 11 (50.00%) REXX
3 10 (45.45%) Assembly Language
3 10 (45.45%) C++
3 10 (45.45%) COBOL
4 7 (31.82%) CLIST
4 7 (31.82%) Java
5 5 (22.73%) C#
5 5 (22.73%) JavaScript
5 5 (22.73%) PHP
5 5 (22.73%) PowerShell
5 5 (22.73%) SQL
5 5 (22.73%) VB
6 2 (9.09%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
1 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.09%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (22.73%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.09%) RACF
2 2 (9.09%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (4.55%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 18 (81.82%) IBM
2 9 (40.91%) CA
3 5 (22.73%) HP
4 2 (9.09%) ILOG