The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the South East region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM z/OS
Rank 235 225 244
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +19
Contract jobs citing zOS 7 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.076% 0.059% 0.070%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.32% 0.24% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£318 £600 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-47.08% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £388 £425
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 -
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -
Operating Systems Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
2192 2061 1989
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 23.81% 24.31% 20.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1077 1036 830
Average daily rate £325 £340 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £175 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 201 256 275
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
zOS
England

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 30 July 2014. 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 - 5 £318 -
Oxfordshire - - - -
zOS
England

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 7 (77.78%) Windows
1 7 (77.78%) IBM
2 6 (66.67%) Linux
3 5 (55.56%) Citrix
4 4 (44.44%) Xen
4 4 (44.44%) Cisco IOS
4 4 (44.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (44.44%) Cisco
4 4 (44.44%) Oracle Database
4 4 (44.44%) Apache
4 4 (44.44%) WebLogic
4 4 (44.44%) Oracle
4 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
4 4 (44.44%) Red Hat
5 3 (33.33%) WebSphere
5 3 (33.33%) Mainframe
5 3 (33.33%) Nessus
6 2 (22.22%) Finance
6 2 (22.22%) WebSphere Portal
6 2 (22.22%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (22.22%) Tivoli
6 2 (22.22%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (22.22%) UNIX
6 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
6 2 (22.22%) AIX
6 2 (22.22%) Java
7 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
7 1 (11.11%) Perl
7 1 (11.11%) .NET
7 1 (11.11%) J2EE

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 4 (44.44%) Apache
1 4 (44.44%) WebLogic
2 3 (33.33%) WebSphere
3 2 (22.22%) WebSphere Portal
3 2 (22.22%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (11.11%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
1 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
1 1 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Staffware
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (11.11%) LDAP
2 1 (11.11%) SSL
2 1 (11.11%) Intranet
2 1 (11.11%) Internet
2 1 (11.11%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) Oracle Database
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) Security Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Designer
3 1 (11.11%) Deployment Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) WebSphere Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (11.11%) .NET
2 1 (11.11%) J2EE
2 1 (11.11%) Web Services
2 1 (11.11%) XML
2 1 (11.11%) HTML
2 1 (11.11%) Middleware
2 1 (11.11%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Mainframe
2 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (11.11%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Linux
3 4 (44.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (22.22%) UNIX
4 2 (22.22%) AIX
5 1 (11.11%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (11.11%) ITIL
1 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
1 1 (11.11%) SOA
1 1 (11.11%) Benchmarking
1 1 (11.11%) Project Management
1 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
1 1 (11.11%) Project Planning
1 1 (11.11%) Time Management
1 1 (11.11%) Validation
1 1 (11.11%) Content Management
1 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
2 1 (11.11%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) Xen
2 1 (11.11%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) Nessus
2 2 (22.22%) Tivoli
3 1 (11.11%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) IBM
2 5 (55.56%) Citrix
3 4 (44.44%) Cisco
3 4 (44.44%) Oracle
3 4 (44.44%) Red Hat
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 1 (11.11%) EMC
5 1 (11.11%) ILOG