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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited zOS over the 3 months to 25 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM z/OS
Rank 148 138 132
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -6
Contract jobs citing zOS 13 12 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.33% 0.33% 0.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.56% 1.50% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 0
Median daily rate £463 £350 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.14% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £442 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £31.30 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £31.30 -
% change year-on-year
+11.82% -
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
836 798 675
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.44% 21.71% 22.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 461 419 327
Median daily rate £375 £375 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +33.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £188 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £565 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 97 101
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.35 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.89% -20.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £19.89 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%

zOS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing zOS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing zOS across the North West region over the 3 months to 25 May 2016.

zOS Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing zOS within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -2 7 £530 +26.19%
Lancashire +4 2 £329 -
Merseyside -7 2 £315 -10.00%
Cheshire -9 1 £550 -
zOS
England

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing zOS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for zOS.

1 12 (75.00%) Mainframe
2 9 (56.25%) IBM
3 7 (43.75%) Finance
4 5 (31.25%) Banking
4 5 (31.25%) DB2
5 4 (25.00%) OLTP
5 4 (25.00%) CICS
5 4 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (18.75%) IBM Mainframe
6 3 (18.75%) JCL
6 3 (18.75%) Java
7 2 (12.50%) SQL
7 2 (12.50%) C
7 2 (12.50%) HTML
7 2 (12.50%) Windows
7 2 (12.50%) Service Management
7 2 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (12.50%) Middleware
7 2 (12.50%) MVS
7 2 (12.50%) CA
7 2 (12.50%) REXX
7 2 (12.50%) Migration
7 2 (12.50%) Risk Management
7 2 (12.50%) OMEGAMON
7 2 (12.50%) RACF
7 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (12.50%) Time Sharing Option
7 2 (12.50%) zSecure
8 1 (6.25%) Threat Modelling
8 1 (6.25%) Blockchain

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (25.00%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) FTP
1 1 (6.25%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) DB2
2 4 (25.00%) OLTP
3 1 (6.25%) Data Mining
General
1 7 (43.75%) Finance
2 5 (31.25%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (18.75%) DB2 DBA
1 3 (18.75%) DBA
2 2 (12.50%) Architect
2 2 (12.50%) Developer
2 2 (12.50%) Mainframe Architect
2 2 (12.50%) RACF Security Specialist
2 2 (12.50%) RACF Specialist
2 2 (12.50%) Security Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Security Specialist
3 1 (6.25%) Applications Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Cybersecurity Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) DB2 Developer
3 1 (6.25%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (6.25%) IT Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Mainframe Developer
3 1 (6.25%) Migration Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Security Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Systems Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) HTML
1 2 (12.50%) Middleware
2 1 (6.25%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 12 (75.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (18.75%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (6.25%) AS400
4 1 (6.25%) Blockchain
4 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
4 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
4 1 (6.25%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) MVS
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) OS/390
2 1 (6.25%) OS/400
2 1 (6.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (12.50%) Migration
2 2 (12.50%) Risk Management
2 2 (12.50%) Service Management
3 1 (6.25%) Analytics
3 1 (6.25%) Asset Management
3 1 (6.25%) BPMN
3 1 (6.25%) Data Analytics
3 1 (6.25%) Data Modelling
3 1 (6.25%) Information Management
3 1 (6.25%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (6.25%) Project Management
3 1 (6.25%) Security Architecture
3 1 (6.25%) Security Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
3 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (6.25%) UML
3 1 (6.25%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) Java
1 3 (18.75%) JCL
2 2 (12.50%) C
2 2 (12.50%) REXX
2 2 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (6.25%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) RACF
1 2 (12.50%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) OMEGAMON
1 2 (12.50%) zSecure
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) IBM
2 2 (12.50%) CA
3 1 (6.25%) Informatica