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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM z/OS
Rank 136 124 116
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -8
Contract jobs citing zOS 12 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.33% 0.13% 0.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.51% 0.59% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 2
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£350 - £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 - £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 - £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
- +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £31.30 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.30 - -
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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
796 675 546
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.69% 22.32% 23.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 417 327 240
Average daily rate £375 £280 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.93% -3.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £144 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £572 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 101 66
Average hourly rate £14.35 £18.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.30% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.69 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.87 £35.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -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
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 22 May 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 - 7 £350 -
Manchester -11 3 £420 -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 - -
zOS
England

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 19 (70.37%) IBM
2 18 (66.67%) Mainframe
3 17 (62.96%) DB2
4 14 (51.85%) REXX
5 13 (48.15%) CICS
5 13 (48.15%) MQSeries
5 13 (48.15%) TCP/IP
6 12 (44.44%) JCL
7 9 (33.33%) ISPF
7 9 (33.33%) CA
8 8 (29.63%) Banking
9 7 (25.93%) Finance
9 7 (25.93%) RACF
9 7 (25.93%) Assembly Language
10 6 (22.22%) MVS
10 6 (22.22%) COBOL
10 6 (22.22%) SQL
10 6 (22.22%) Degree
10 6 (22.22%) Computer Science
10 6 (22.22%) IBM Mainframe
10 6 (22.22%) OMEGAMON
11 5 (18.52%) QA
11 5 (18.52%) MS PowerPoint
11 5 (18.52%) VSAM
11 5 (18.52%) C
11 5 (18.52%) UNIX
11 5 (18.52%) OLTP
12 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
13 2 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
13 2 (7.41%) Stress Testing

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 13 (48.15%) CICS
1 13 (48.15%) MQSeries
2 1 (3.70%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (18.52%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.70%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 13 (48.15%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.70%) SSH
2 1 (3.70%) Firewall
2 1 (3.70%) Network Security
2 1 (3.70%) SSL
2 1 (3.70%) SNA
2 1 (3.70%) SMS
2 1 (3.70%) HTTP
2 1 (3.70%) Kerberos
2 1 (3.70%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (62.96%) DB2
2 5 (18.52%) OLTP
General
1 8 (29.63%) Banking
2 7 (25.93%) Finance
3 1 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (44.44%) Programmer
2 6 (22.22%) Systems Programmer
3 4 (14.81%) Developer
3 4 (14.81%) Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) DB2 DBA
3 4 (14.81%) DBA
3 4 (14.81%) Mainframe Programmer
4 3 (11.11%) Software Developer
5 2 (7.41%) CICS Programmer
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Analyst Programmer
6 1 (3.70%) Operations Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) DB2 Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Operations Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) CICS Systems Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (33.33%) ISPF
2 1 (3.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 18 (66.67%) Mainframe
2 6 (22.22%) Computer Science
2 6 (22.22%) IBM Mainframe
3 5 (18.52%) VSAM
4 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.70%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6 (22.22%) MVS
2 5 (18.52%) UNIX
3 1 (3.70%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (7.41%) Stress Testing
1 2 (7.41%) Configuration Management
2 1 (3.70%) Information Security
2 1 (3.70%) Service Delivery
2 1 (3.70%) Security Management
2 1 (3.70%) Project Planning
2 1 (3.70%) Time Management
2 1 (3.70%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (3.70%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (51.85%) REXX
2 12 (44.44%) JCL
3 7 (25.93%) Assembly Language
4 6 (22.22%) COBOL
4 6 (22.22%) SQL
5 5 (18.52%) C
6 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
6 1 (3.70%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (22.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (18.52%) QA
System Software
1 7 (25.93%) RACF
Systems Management
1 6 (22.22%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (3.70%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 19 (70.37%) IBM
2 9 (33.33%) CA
3 1 (3.70%) Syncsort
3 1 (3.70%) Intel
3 1 (3.70%) Sybase