The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Milton Keynes region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM z/OS
Rank 69 64 51
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -13
Contract jobs citing zOS 2 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.22% 0.14% 1.03%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.05% 0.58% 3.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £375 £409
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -8.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 -
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -
Operating Systems Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
190 171 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 20.97% 24.46% 30.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 64 72
Average daily rate £350 £320 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +15.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £198 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 14 22
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.93 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.75 £15.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
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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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (50.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (50.00%) WebSphere Portal
2 1 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) Perl
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) J2EE
2 1 (50.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) UNIX
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) AIX
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) LDAP
2 1 (50.00%) SOA
2 1 (50.00%) SSL
2 1 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) ILOG
2 1 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (50.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) Staffware
2 1 (50.00%) Finance

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 2 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (50.00%) WebSphere Portal
2 1 (50.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Staffware
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) LDAP
1 1 (50.00%) SSL
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Deployment Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) J2EE
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
1 1 (50.00%) XML
1 1 (50.00%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) UNIX
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) AIX
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) SOA
1 1 (50.00%) Content Management
1 1 (50.00%) Project Planning
1 1 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) Perl
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) IBM
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) ILOG