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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM z/OS
Rank 140 137 107
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -30
Contract jobs citing zOS 16 3 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.41% 0.095% 0.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.90% 0.42% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 2
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£375 £500 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £500 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £500 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £445 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
zOS
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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
841 721 553
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.77% 22.77% 22.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 401 300 240
Average daily rate £375 £280 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.92% +1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £140 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.42% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 135 76
Average hourly rate £13.69 £18.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.97% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.15 £9.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £35.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

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 17 April 2015.

zOS Daily Rate Histogram 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 17 April 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
Manchester 0 8 £425 -15.00%
Cheshire - 5 - -
zOS
England

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 15 (71.43%) IBM
2 13 (61.90%) DB2
3 12 (57.14%) MQSeries
3 12 (57.14%) TCP/IP
3 12 (57.14%) Mainframe
4 11 (52.38%) CICS
5 10 (47.62%) REXX
6 8 (38.10%) CA
6 8 (38.10%) Banking
6 8 (38.10%) ISPF
7 7 (33.33%) JCL
8 6 (28.57%) MVS
8 6 (28.57%) Assembly Language
8 6 (28.57%) COBOL
8 6 (28.57%) Degree
8 6 (28.57%) Finance
8 6 (28.57%) Computer Science
8 6 (28.57%) IBM Mainframe
9 5 (23.81%) QA
9 5 (23.81%) RACF
10 4 (19.05%) VSAM
11 2 (9.52%) OMEGAMON
11 2 (9.52%) Configuration Management
11 2 (9.52%) C
11 2 (9.52%) SQL
11 2 (9.52%) UNIX
11 2 (9.52%) OLTP
11 2 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
11 2 (9.52%) Stress Testing
12 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 12 (57.14%) MQSeries
2 11 (52.38%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 12 (57.14%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.76%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (61.90%) DB2
2 2 (9.52%) OLTP
General
1 8 (38.10%) Banking
2 6 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (52.38%) Programmer
2 5 (23.81%) Systems Programmer
3 4 (19.05%) Developer
3 4 (19.05%) Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Mainframe Programmer
4 3 (14.29%) Software Developer
5 2 (9.52%) CICS Programmer
6 1 (4.76%) DB2 Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Operations Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) CICS Systems Programmer
6 1 (4.76%) Operations Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) DB2 DBA
6 1 (4.76%) Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) DBA
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (38.10%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (57.14%) Mainframe
2 6 (28.57%) Computer Science
2 6 (28.57%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (19.05%) VSAM
4 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (28.57%) MVS
2 2 (9.52%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (9.52%) Configuration Management
1 2 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (9.52%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (47.62%) REXX
2 7 (33.33%) JCL
3 6 (28.57%) COBOL
3 6 (28.57%) Assembly Language
4 2 (9.52%) C
4 2 (9.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) QA
System Software
1 5 (23.81%) RACF
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 15 (71.43%) IBM
2 8 (38.10%) CA
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