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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited zOS over the 3 months to 7 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM z/OS
Rank 230 249 265
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +16
Contract jobs citing zOS 12 23 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.16% 0.24% 0.010%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.73% 0.96% 0.040%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 1
Median daily rate £350 £450 £563
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -20.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £450 £480
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £27.00 -
% change year-on-year
+94.44% -
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 South East region.

Operating Systems Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1654 2387 2478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 21.42% 25.04% 25.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 898 1345 1281
Median daily rate £350 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £210 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 238 217
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +11.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.00 £11.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

zOS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing zOS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing zOS across the South East region over the 3 months to 7 December 2016.

zOS Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing zOS within the South East region over the 3 months to 7 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Buckinghamshire +17 8 - -
Surrey - 2 £338 -
Hampshire +17 1 £650 +44.44%
Berkshire +6 1 - -
zOS
England

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing zOS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for zOS.

1 15 (93.75%) Mainframe
2 11 (68.75%) WebSphere
3 10 (62.50%) BizTalk Server
4 9 (56.25%) Unix
5 8 (50.00%) DB2
5 8 (50.00%) Linux
5 8 (50.00%) Banking
5 8 (50.00%) Finance
6 7 (43.75%) Oracle
6 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
6 7 (43.75%) SAN
7 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
7 6 (37.50%) Solaris
7 6 (37.50%) IIS
7 6 (37.50%) MS Excel
7 6 (37.50%) SharePoint
7 6 (37.50%) ATM
7 6 (37.50%) Logistics
7 6 (37.50%) SCCM
7 6 (37.50%) Matrix Organization
8 5 (31.25%) Release Management
8 5 (31.25%) ITIL
9 4 (25.00%) Java
9 4 (25.00%) LDAP
9 4 (25.00%) ILOG
9 4 (25.00%) JCL
9 4 (25.00%) Middleware
9 4 (25.00%) Financial Institution
9 4 (25.00%) Staffware
9 4 (25.00%) Spanish Language

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (68.75%) WebSphere
2 10 (62.50%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (37.50%) IIS
3 6 (37.50%) SharePoint
4 1 (6.25%) CICS
4 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (37.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Staffware
2 1 (6.25%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 7 (43.75%) SAN
2 6 (37.50%) ATM
3 4 (25.00%) LDAP
4 3 (18.75%) FTP
5 2 (12.50%) APPN
5 2 (12.50%) SNA
5 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (50.00%) DB2
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (50.00%) Banking
1 8 (50.00%) Finance
2 4 (25.00%) Financial Institution
2 4 (25.00%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) Project Manager
3 4 (25.00%) Deployment Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Middleware Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) z/OS Specialist
5 2 (12.50%) Mainframe Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Network Specialist
5 2 (12.50%) Tivoli Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Computer Operator
6 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (6.25%) Junior
6 1 (6.25%) Junior Project Manager
6 1 (6.25%) Mainframe Operator
6 1 (6.25%) Monitoring Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Technical Manager
6 1 (6.25%) Unix Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Wintel Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) z/OS Operator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) Middleware
2 1 (6.25%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (93.75%) Mainframe
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) AS400
2 1 (6.25%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Unix
2 8 (50.00%) Linux
3 6 (37.50%) Solaris
4 3 (18.75%) Windows
5 2 (12.50%) MVS
5 2 (12.50%) OS/390
6 1 (6.25%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Logistics
1 6 (37.50%) Matrix Organization
2 5 (31.25%) ITIL
2 5 (31.25%) Release Management
3 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (6.25%) Change Management
4 1 (6.25%) Process Improvement
4 1 (6.25%) Project Planning
4 1 (6.25%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (6.25%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) Java
1 4 (25.00%) JCL
2 1 (6.25%) REXX
System Software
1 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (18.75%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (12.50%) ACF2
3 2 (12.50%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 2 (12.50%) RACF
4 1 (6.25%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (6.25%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 6 (37.50%) SCCM
2 3 (18.75%) Tivoli
3 2 (12.50%) Tivoli NetView
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
1 7 (43.75%) Oracle
2 4 (25.00%) ILOG
3 3 (18.75%) CA
3 3 (18.75%) IBM
4 1 (6.25%) Citrix
4 1 (6.25%) SAP
4 1 (6.25%) VMware