The table below looks at the statistics for zOS skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited zOS over the 3 months to 5 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM z/OS
Rank 254 245 237
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -8
Contract jobs citing zOS 11 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.11% 0.086% 0.058%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.48% 0.36% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
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£475 £318 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+49.60% -47.08%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £450 £388
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +16.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.25%
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 South East region.

Operating Systems Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
2306 2222 2082
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 23.94% 23.85% 24.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1242 1102 1039
Average daily rate £360 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.61% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £160 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 241 207 254
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.89 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £40.00
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 South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing zOS across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

zOS Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

zOS
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing zOS across the South East region.

zOS Daily Rate Trend in the South East

zOS
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing zOS across the South East region.

zOS Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

zOS
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing zOS within the South East region over the 3 months to 5 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Berkshire +4 7 £463 +45.66% 1
East Sussex - 2 £475 -
Buckinghamshire -6 1 - -
Home Counties - 1 - -
zOS
England

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 (75.00%) DB2
2 14 (70.00%) Mainframe
3 12 (60.00%) SQL Server
4 10 (50.00%) UNIX
5 9 (45.00%) ITIL
5 9 (45.00%) Linux
5 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
6 8 (40.00%) AIX
6 8 (40.00%) Oracle
6 8 (40.00%) WebSphere
7 7 (35.00%) Windows
7 7 (35.00%) AS400
7 7 (35.00%) VMware
8 6 (30.00%) Maximo
8 6 (30.00%) SAP
8 6 (30.00%) Citrix
8 6 (30.00%) Tivoli
8 6 (30.00%) MS Exchange
8 6 (30.00%) iSeries
9 5 (25.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 5 (25.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 5 (25.00%) SAN
9 5 (25.00%) Finance
10 4 (20.00%) Retail
10 4 (20.00%) CA
10 4 (20.00%) COBOL
10 4 (20.00%) ServiceNow
11 3 (15.00%) Logical Data Model
11 3 (15.00%) Root Cause Analysis
11 3 (15.00%) Technical Architecture

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 8 (40.00%) WebSphere
2 6 (30.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (15.00%) SAS
3 3 (15.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (5.00%) iPlanet
4 1 (5.00%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (5.00%) WebSphere Portal
4 1 (5.00%) IIS
4 1 (5.00%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (15.00%) MS Visio
1 3 (15.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (30.00%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) SAN
2 1 (5.00%) SMS
2 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (75.00%) DB2
2 12 (60.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Toad
1 3 (15.00%) ERwin
General
1 5 (25.00%) Finance
2 4 (20.00%) Retail
3 3 (15.00%) Private Banking
3 3 (15.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (20.00%) Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Data Architect
2 3 (15.00%) Programmer
2 3 (15.00%) Architect
2 3 (15.00%) Systems Programmer
2 3 (15.00%) Technical Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Support Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (5.00%) Solutions Designer
4 1 (5.00%) Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) WebSphere Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) Junior
4 1 (5.00%) Junior Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Lead Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Mainframe Programmer
4 1 (5.00%) Deployment Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) Web Services
1 1 (5.00%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 14 (70.00%) Mainframe
2 7 (35.00%) AS400
3 6 (30.00%) iSeries
4 2 (10.00%) Wiki
5 1 (5.00%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 10 (50.00%) UNIX
2 9 (45.00%) Linux
3 8 (40.00%) AIX
4 7 (35.00%) Windows
5 1 (5.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) ITIL
2 3 (15.00%) Data Modelling
2 3 (15.00%) Service Management
2 3 (15.00%) ITSM
2 3 (15.00%) Data Management
2 3 (15.00%) Technical Architecture
2 3 (15.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (15.00%) Logical Data Model
3 2 (10.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (10.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (10.00%) Change Management
4 1 (5.00%) Project Management
4 1 (5.00%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) COBOL
2 2 (10.00%) Java
2 2 (10.00%) VB
2 2 (10.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (10.00%) VB6
3 1 (5.00%) JCL
3 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) TickIT
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) NFS
Systems Management
1 6 (30.00%) Tivoli
2 5 (25.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 5 (25.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (5.00%) MAINVIEW
3 1 (5.00%) Control-M
3 1 (5.00%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (40.00%) Oracle
3 7 (35.00%) VMware
4 6 (30.00%) SAP
4 6 (30.00%) Citrix
5 4 (20.00%) CA
5 4 (20.00%) ServiceNow
6 3 (15.00%) IBM
6 3 (15.00%) Teradata
7 1 (5.00%) ILOG
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