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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM z/OS
Rank 144 140 128
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -12
Contract jobs citing zOS 11 15 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.30% 0.39% 0.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.46% 1.88% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 2
Median daily rate £381 £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.29% -10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £350 £455
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £455 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £450
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +25.00%
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
752 798 702
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.63% 20.80% 23.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 445 421 363
Median daily rate £400 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £160 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 78 85
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £32.50 £26.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -8 4 £410 -18.00%
Cheshire - 3 £363 -
zOS
England

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 17 (85.00%) Mainframe
2 9 (45.00%) DB2
3 8 (40.00%) IBM
4 7 (35.00%) Finance
5 6 (30.00%) Banking
6 5 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (25.00%) CA
7 4 (20.00%) Data Modelling
7 4 (20.00%) OLTP
7 4 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
8 3 (15.00%) Windows
8 3 (15.00%) Java
8 3 (15.00%) SQL
8 3 (15.00%) CICS
8 3 (15.00%) Migration
8 3 (15.00%) IBM Mainframe
9 2 (10.00%) OMEGAMON
9 2 (10.00%) Service Management
9 2 (10.00%) RACF
9 2 (10.00%) JCL
9 2 (10.00%) Middleware
9 2 (10.00%) Risk Management
9 2 (10.00%) C
9 2 (10.00%) HTML
9 2 (10.00%) Unix
9 2 (10.00%) REXX
9 2 (10.00%) MVS
9 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (10.00%) zSecure
10 1 (5.00%) Threat Modelling

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 3 (15.00%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) FTP
1 1 (5.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (45.00%) DB2
2 4 (20.00%) OLTP
3 1 (5.00%) Data Mining
General
1 7 (35.00%) Finance
2 6 (30.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Electronics
3 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.00%) Marketing
3 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) DBA
2 6 (30.00%) DB2 DBA
3 5 (25.00%) Mainframe DBA
4 2 (10.00%) Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Mainframe Architect
4 2 (10.00%) RACF Security Specialist
4 2 (10.00%) RACF Specialist
4 2 (10.00%) Security Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Security Specialist
5 1 (5.00%) Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Applications Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Cybersecurity Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) DB2 Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Oracle DBA
5 1 (5.00%) Security Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) SQL DBA
5 1 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Systems Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) HTML
1 2 (10.00%) Middleware
2 1 (5.00%) .NET
2 1 (5.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 17 (85.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (15.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.00%) AS400
4 1 (5.00%) Blockchain
4 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Windows
2 2 (10.00%) MVS
2 2 (10.00%) Unix
3 1 (5.00%) Linux
3 1 (5.00%) OS/390
3 1 (5.00%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
2 4 (20.00%) Data Modelling
3 3 (15.00%) Migration
4 2 (10.00%) Risk Management
4 2 (10.00%) Service Management
5 1 (5.00%) Asset Management
5 1 (5.00%) BPMN
5 1 (5.00%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (5.00%) Information Management
5 1 (5.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (5.00%) Programme Management
5 1 (5.00%) SDLC
5 1 (5.00%) Security Architecture
5 1 (5.00%) Security Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.00%) Threat Modelling
5 1 (5.00%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) Java
1 3 (15.00%) SQL
2 2 (10.00%) C
2 2 (10.00%) JCL
2 2 (10.00%) REXX
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) RACF
2 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.00%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) OMEGAMON
1 2 (10.00%) zSecure
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) IBM
2 5 (25.00%) CA
3 1 (5.00%) Informatica
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle
3 1 (5.00%) SAP