The table below looks at the statistics for zOS skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited zOS over the 3 months to 10 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM z/OS
Rank 155 134 -
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -
Contract jobs citing zOS 3 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.079% 0.21% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.38% 1.01% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate £500 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £513 £413
% change year-on-year
-4.87% +24.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 - -
zOS
England

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

Operating Systems Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
788 692 621
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.79% 21.16% 22.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 427 333 257
Average daily rate £350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £170 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 83 96
Average hourly rate £19.00 £14.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% -15.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.85 £12.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £29.30 £34.06
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

zOS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

zOS Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

zOS
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

zOS Daily Rate Trend in the North West

zOS
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

zOS Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

zOS
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing zOS within the North West region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -18 3 £500 +25.00%
zOS
England

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 21 (95.45%) Mainframe
2 16 (72.73%) CICS
3 15 (68.18%) RACF
3 15 (68.18%) DB2
4 14 (63.64%) CA
4 14 (63.64%) JCL
5 11 (50.00%) CA Endevor
5 11 (50.00%) QA
6 8 (36.36%) IBM
7 4 (18.18%) ISPF
7 4 (18.18%) Finance
7 4 (18.18%) Time Sharing Option
8 3 (13.64%) Incident Management
8 3 (13.64%) SQL
8 3 (13.64%) Unix
8 3 (13.64%) Middleware
8 3 (13.64%) REXX
9 2 (9.09%) MVS
9 2 (9.09%) MQSeries
9 2 (9.09%) Sybase
9 2 (9.09%) COBOL
9 2 (9.09%) Change Management
9 2 (9.09%) Security Management
9 2 (9.09%) Information Security
9 2 (9.09%) VSAM
9 2 (9.09%) OMEGAMON
9 2 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (9.09%) Job Entry Subsystem
9 2 (9.09%) zSecure
10 1 (4.55%) CLIST

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 16 (72.73%) CICS
2 2 (9.09%) MQSeries
3 1 (4.55%) SAS
3 1 (4.55%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.55%) MS Office
1 1 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) Kerberos
1 1 (4.55%) SMS
1 1 (4.55%) SNA
1 1 (4.55%) SSH
1 1 (4.55%) SSL
1 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (68.18%) DB2
2 1 (4.55%) Easytrieve
2 1 (4.55%) IDMS
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) CA Gen
General
1 4 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (59.09%) Analyst
2 11 (50.00%) CICS Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Mainframe Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Mainframe Operations Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Operations Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Security Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Administrator
4 1 (4.55%) COBOL Developer
4 1 (4.55%) DB2 DBA
4 1 (4.55%) DB2 Developer
4 1 (4.55%) DBA
4 1 (4.55%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Information Security Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) IT Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Mainframe DBA
4 1 (4.55%) Mainframe Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Migration Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Migration Project Manager
4 1 (4.55%) RACF Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) ISPF
2 3 (13.64%) Middleware
3 1 (4.55%) APPC
Miscellaneous
1 21 (95.45%) Mainframe
2 2 (9.09%) VSAM
3 1 (4.55%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.55%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.55%) PKI
3 1 (4.55%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Unix
2 2 (9.09%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (13.64%) Incident Management
2 2 (9.09%) Change Management
2 2 (9.09%) Information Security
2 2 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (9.09%) Security Management
3 1 (4.55%) Data Centre Operations
3 1 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (4.55%) Migration
3 1 (4.55%) People Management
3 1 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (4.55%) Project Management
3 1 (4.55%) Project Planning
3 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (4.55%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (63.64%) JCL
2 3 (13.64%) REXX
2 3 (13.64%) SQL
3 2 (9.09%) COBOL
4 1 (4.55%) Assembly Language
4 1 (4.55%) C
4 1 (4.55%) CLIST
4 1 (4.55%) Perl
4 1 (4.55%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 15 (68.18%) RACF
2 4 (18.18%) Time Sharing Option
3 2 (9.09%) Job Entry Subsystem
Systems Management
1 11 (50.00%) CA Endevor
2 2 (9.09%) OMEGAMON
2 2 (9.09%) zSecure
Vendors
1 14 (63.64%) CA
2 8 (36.36%) IBM
3 2 (9.09%) Sybase