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 4 August 2015 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM z/OS
Rank 140 129 126
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -3
Contract jobs citing zOS 20 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.51% 0.17% 0.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.46% 0.71% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 3
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£425 £475 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £455 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £495 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £450 £388
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +16.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.25%
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
812 704 633
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.91% 23.23% 23.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 425 360 277
Average daily rate £350 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £175 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 88 78
Average hourly rate £14.75 £15.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £25.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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
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 4 August 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing zOS within the North West region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015. 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
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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
Merseyside - 11 £350 -
Manchester -11 6 £448 -5.78% 1
zOS
England

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 32 (86.49%) Mainframe
2 29 (78.38%) IBM
3 25 (67.57%) DB2
4 23 (62.16%) CICS
5 19 (51.35%) RACF
5 19 (51.35%) Time Sharing Option
6 17 (45.95%) CA
7 16 (43.24%) Job Entry Subsystem
8 15 (40.54%) JCL
8 15 (40.54%) ISPF
9 14 (37.84%) REXX
9 14 (37.84%) TCP/IP
9 14 (37.84%) MQSeries
10 12 (32.43%) SQL
10 12 (32.43%) Banking
10 12 (32.43%) VSAM
10 12 (32.43%) IBM Mainframe
11 11 (29.73%) OMEGAMON
11 11 (29.73%) zSecure
12 10 (27.03%) Finance
13 9 (24.32%) Assembly Language
13 9 (24.32%) Middleware
13 9 (24.32%) SSL
14 8 (21.62%) UNIX
15 7 (18.92%) Sybase
15 7 (18.92%) SNA
15 7 (18.92%) Kerberos
15 7 (18.92%) Information Security
15 7 (18.92%) SSH
15 7 (18.92%) CLIST

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 23 (62.16%) CICS
2 14 (37.84%) MQSeries
3 3 (8.11%) SAS
4 2 (5.41%) WebSphere
4 2 (5.41%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (13.51%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (5.41%) MS Office
3 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 14 (37.84%) TCP/IP
2 9 (24.32%) SSL
3 7 (18.92%) SNA
3 7 (18.92%) Kerberos
3 7 (18.92%) SSH
4 6 (16.22%) SMS
5 5 (13.51%) SMTP
5 5 (13.51%) FTP
6 3 (8.11%) Firewall
7 2 (5.41%) NAS
7 2 (5.41%) HTTP
7 2 (5.41%) SAN
8 1 (2.70%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (67.57%) DB2
2 5 (13.51%) OLTP
3 2 (5.41%) DataStage
4 1 (2.70%) IDMS
4 1 (2.70%) Adabas
General
1 12 (32.43%) Banking
2 10 (27.03%) Finance
3 1 (2.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (27.03%) Programmer
2 6 (16.22%) DBA
2 6 (16.22%) Security Engineer
2 6 (16.22%) Information Security Engineer
3 5 (13.51%) Systems Programmer
4 4 (10.81%) Mainframe Programmer
4 4 (10.81%) DB2 DBA
4 4 (10.81%) Designer
5 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Designer
5 3 (8.11%) Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Consultant
6 2 (5.41%) Architect
6 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (5.41%) CICS Programmer
7 1 (2.70%) Mainframe Consultant
7 1 (2.70%) DB2 Consultant
7 1 (2.70%) Operations Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Automation Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) RACF Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (40.54%) ISPF
2 9 (24.32%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 32 (86.49%) Mainframe
2 12 (32.43%) VSAM
2 12 (32.43%) IBM Mainframe
3 5 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (13.51%) Computer Science
4 4 (10.81%) PKI
5 2 (5.41%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.62%) UNIX
2 3 (8.11%) MVS
3 2 (5.41%) Windows
3 2 (5.41%) AIX
3 2 (5.41%) Solaris
3 2 (5.41%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (18.92%) Information Security
2 5 (13.51%) SDLC
3 3 (8.11%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 3 (8.11%) System Integration Testing
3 3 (8.11%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (8.11%) Stress Testing
4 2 (5.41%) ITIL
4 2 (5.41%) ETL
4 2 (5.41%) Configuration Management
5 1 (2.70%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.70%) Security Management
5 1 (2.70%) Risk Management
5 1 (2.70%) Asset Management
5 1 (2.70%) Information Management
5 1 (2.70%) Project Planning
5 1 (2.70%) Time Management
5 1 (2.70%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (2.70%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (2.70%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (2.70%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (40.54%) JCL
2 14 (37.84%) REXX
3 12 (32.43%) SQL
4 9 (24.32%) Assembly Language
5 7 (18.92%) CLIST
6 6 (16.22%) COBOL
7 5 (13.51%) C
8 1 (2.70%) Perl
8 1 (2.70%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.70%) NATURAL
Qualifications
1 5 (13.51%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.81%) QA
System Software
1 19 (51.35%) RACF
1 19 (51.35%) Time Sharing Option
2 16 (43.24%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 2 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (29.73%) OMEGAMON
1 11 (29.73%) zSecure
2 1 (2.70%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 29 (78.38%) IBM
2 17 (45.95%) CA
3 7 (18.92%) Sybase
4 2 (5.41%) VMware
5 1 (2.70%) Syncsort
5 1 (2.70%) TIBCO
5 1 (2.70%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.70%) Intel