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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM z/OS
Rank 143 129 139
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +10
Contract jobs citing zOS 23 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.53% 0.23% 0.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.61% 0.97% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 2
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£435 £431 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.86% +7.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £334 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £485 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £428 £463 £388
% change year-on-year
-7.56% +19.35%
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
882 723 657
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.27% 23.31% 22.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 486 370 286
Average daily rate £370 £320 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £175 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £454 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 95 88
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.08 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.71% -19.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £32.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £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 3 September 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 3 September 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 -13 13 £448 +3.76% 1
Merseyside - 7 £400 -
zOS
England

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 33 (94.29%) Mainframe
2 23 (65.71%) IBM
3 20 (57.14%) Time Sharing Option
4 19 (54.29%) DB2
4 19 (54.29%) RACF
5 18 (51.43%) CA
5 18 (51.43%) CICS
6 17 (48.57%) Job Entry Subsystem
7 14 (40.00%) JCL
8 12 (34.29%) SQL
8 12 (34.29%) zSecure
8 12 (34.29%) OMEGAMON
9 11 (31.43%) Middleware
9 11 (31.43%) REXX
10 10 (28.57%) Finance
10 10 (28.57%) VSAM
10 10 (28.57%) ISPF
10 10 (28.57%) SSL
11 9 (25.71%) TCP/IP
11 9 (25.71%) IBM Mainframe
12 8 (22.86%) SNA
12 8 (22.86%) UNIX
12 8 (22.86%) MQSeries
13 7 (20.00%) SMS
13 7 (20.00%) Sybase
13 7 (20.00%) Kerberos
13 7 (20.00%) SSH
13 7 (20.00%) Information Security
13 7 (20.00%) Banking
14 6 (17.14%) SMTP

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 18 (51.43%) CICS
2 8 (22.86%) MQSeries
3 4 (11.43%) WebSphere
4 3 (8.57%) SAS
4 3 (8.57%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (5.71%) MS Office
3 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (28.57%) SSL
2 9 (25.71%) TCP/IP
3 8 (22.86%) SNA
4 7 (20.00%) SMS
4 7 (20.00%) Kerberos
4 7 (20.00%) SSH
5 6 (17.14%) SMTP
5 6 (17.14%) FTP
6 4 (11.43%) Firewall
7 3 (8.57%) NAS
7 3 (8.57%) SAN
8 2 (5.71%) HTTP
9 1 (2.86%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (54.29%) DB2
2 5 (14.29%) OLTP
3 3 (8.57%) DataStage
4 1 (2.86%) IDMS
4 1 (2.86%) Adabas
General
1 10 (28.57%) Finance
2 7 (20.00%) Banking
3 1 (2.86%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (17.14%) Analyst
1 6 (17.14%) DBA
1 6 (17.14%) Security Engineer
1 6 (17.14%) Information Security Engineer
2 5 (14.29%) Designer
3 4 (11.43%) DB2 DBA
4 3 (8.57%) Systems Programmer
4 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Designer
4 3 (8.57%) Programmer
5 2 (5.71%) Consultant
5 2 (5.71%) Architect
5 2 (5.71%) Automation Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (2.86%) RACF Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Operations Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Project Manager
6 1 (2.86%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Administrator
6 1 (2.86%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (2.86%) Mainframe Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (31.43%) Middleware
2 10 (28.57%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 33 (94.29%) Mainframe
2 10 (28.57%) VSAM
3 9 (25.71%) IBM Mainframe
4 5 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (14.29%) PKI
5 3 (8.57%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.86%) UNIX
2 5 (14.29%) MVS
3 3 (8.57%) AIX
3 3 (8.57%) Solaris
4 2 (5.71%) OS/390
4 2 (5.71%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.00%) Information Security
2 5 (14.29%) SDLC
3 3 (8.57%) ITIL
3 3 (8.57%) ETL
4 1 (2.86%) Service Delivery
4 1 (2.86%) Security Management
4 1 (2.86%) Risk Management
4 1 (2.86%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (2.86%) Asset Management
4 1 (2.86%) Information Management
4 1 (2.86%) Project Planning
4 1 (2.86%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (2.86%) Stress Testing
4 1 (2.86%) Time Management
4 1 (2.86%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (2.86%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (2.86%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (2.86%) People Management
4 1 (2.86%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 1 (2.86%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (40.00%) JCL
2 12 (34.29%) SQL
3 11 (31.43%) REXX
4 5 (14.29%) Assembly Language
4 5 (14.29%) C
5 2 (5.71%) CLIST
6 1 (2.86%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.86%) NATURAL
6 1 (2.86%) COBOL
6 1 (2.86%) Perl
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) QA
System Software
1 20 (57.14%) Time Sharing Option
2 19 (54.29%) RACF
3 17 (48.57%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 3 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (34.29%) OMEGAMON
1 12 (34.29%) zSecure
2 3 (8.57%) CA Endevor
3 1 (2.86%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 23 (65.71%) IBM
2 18 (51.43%) CA
3 7 (20.00%) Sybase
4 3 (8.57%) VMware
5 1 (2.86%) Syncsort
5 1 (2.86%) TIBCO
5 1 (2.86%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.86%) Intel
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