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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM z/OS
Rank 268 258 256
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -2
Contract jobs citing zOS 12 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.12% 0.081% 0.021%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.50% 0.32% 0.084%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 0
Median daily rate £400 £463 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.51% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £446 £435 £450
% change year-on-year
+2.47% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £31.30 -
% change year-on-year
+11.02% -
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
2392 2493 2382
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.80% 25.10% 25.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1417 1273 1178
Median daily rate £375 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £220 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £343 £315
% change year-on-year
+5.83% +8.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 226 241
Median hourly rate £18.63 £16.83 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.69% -1.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.43 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.79 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
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 5 May 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 - 7 - -
East Sussex +9 5 £400 -15.78%
zOS
England

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 28 (80.00%) IBM
2 15 (42.86%) COBOL
2 15 (42.86%) Unix
3 14 (40.00%) Finance
4 13 (37.14%) Windows
4 13 (37.14%) MQSeries
4 13 (37.14%) VB
4 13 (37.14%) SQL Server
4 13 (37.14%) JCL
4 13 (37.14%) CICS
4 13 (37.14%) REXX
4 13 (37.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (34.29%) Assembly Language
5 12 (34.29%) CA
5 12 (34.29%) Active Directory
5 12 (34.29%) Project Management
5 12 (34.29%) IIS
5 12 (34.29%) C++
5 12 (34.29%) SQL
5 12 (34.29%) Banking
5 12 (34.29%) WebSphere
5 12 (34.29%) Windows Server
6 11 (31.43%) Security Operations
6 11 (31.43%) DevOps
6 11 (31.43%) Workflow
6 11 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (31.43%) Web Development
6 11 (31.43%) jQuery
6 11 (31.43%) PowerShell
6 11 (31.43%) HTML5

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 13 (37.14%) CICS
1 13 (37.14%) MQSeries
2 12 (34.29%) IIS
2 12 (34.29%) WebSphere
3 11 (31.43%) Apache
4 1 (2.86%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.86%) iPlanet
4 1 (2.86%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.86%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (31.43%) MS Excel
1 11 (31.43%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) BusinessWare
1 1 (2.86%) SAP R/3
Communications & Networking
1 11 (31.43%) LDAP
1 11 (31.43%) SMTP
2 2 (5.71%) SMS
3 1 (2.86%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (37.14%) SQL Server
2 9 (25.71%) DB2
3 8 (22.86%) Easytrieve
4 5 (14.29%) DB2 UDB
4 5 (14.29%) Oracle Database
4 5 (14.29%) Oracle Database 12c
5 3 (8.57%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (2.86%) RDBMS
6 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
General
1 14 (40.00%) Finance
2 12 (34.29%) Banking
3 1 (2.86%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.86%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (42.86%) Architect
2 11 (31.43%) Developer
3 8 (22.86%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (11.43%) Administrator
4 4 (11.43%) Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) DBA
5 3 (8.57%) Support Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Angular Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Information Architect
6 2 (5.71%) Mainframe Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Oracle DBA
6 2 (5.71%) SQL Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) SQL Server Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Systems Architect
7 1 (2.86%) Business Process Architect
7 1 (2.86%) COBOL Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) DB2 DBA
7 1 (2.86%) Infrastructure Architect
7 1 (2.86%) Security Architect
7 1 (2.86%) Unix Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (31.43%) .NET
1 11 (31.43%) AngularJS
1 11 (31.43%) CSS
1 11 (31.43%) HTML
1 11 (31.43%) HTML5
1 11 (31.43%) jQuery
1 11 (31.43%) Laravel
1 11 (31.43%) SOAP
1 11 (31.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 11 (31.43%) XML
2 10 (28.57%) ISPF
3 5 (14.29%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 1 (2.86%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.86%) CSS3
4 1 (2.86%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) Mainframe
2 5 (14.29%) Replication
3 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.86%) AS400
3 1 (2.86%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.86%) VSAM
3 1 (2.86%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 15 (42.86%) Unix
2 13 (37.14%) Windows
2 13 (37.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (34.29%) Windows Server
4 2 (5.71%) Linux
5 1 (2.86%) AIX
5 1 (2.86%) MVS
5 1 (2.86%) Solaris
5 1 (2.86%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (34.29%) Project Management
2 11 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (31.43%) DevOps
2 11 (31.43%) Security Operations
2 11 (31.43%) Technical Analysis
2 11 (31.43%) Web Development
2 11 (31.43%) Workflow
3 9 (25.71%) Mentoring
4 6 (17.14%) Information Security
5 5 (14.29%) Change Management
5 5 (14.29%) Data Architecture
5 5 (14.29%) Data Migration
5 5 (14.29%) Data Modelling
5 5 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (14.29%) High Availability
5 5 (14.29%) Incident Management
5 5 (14.29%) Logical Data Model
5 5 (14.29%) Migration
5 5 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (8.57%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 15 (42.86%) COBOL
2 13 (37.14%) JCL
2 13 (37.14%) REXX
2 13 (37.14%) VB
3 12 (34.29%) Assembly Language
3 12 (34.29%) C++
3 12 (34.29%) SQL
4 11 (31.43%) C#
4 11 (31.43%) Java
4 11 (31.43%) JavaScript
4 11 (31.43%) PHP
4 11 (31.43%) PowerShell
5 9 (25.71%) CLIST
6 2 (5.71%) VB6
7 1 (2.86%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (8.57%) SC Cleared
1 3 (8.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.86%) (ISC)2 CCSP
2 1 (2.86%) CCSP
2 1 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.86%) CISM
2 1 (2.86%) CISSP
2 1 (2.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) TickIT
System Software
1 12 (34.29%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.71%) RACF
3 1 (2.86%) ClearTrust
3 1 (2.86%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 5 (14.29%) Data Guard
2 1 (2.86%) CA Single Sign-On
2 1 (2.86%) Control-M
Vendors
1 28 (80.00%) IBM
2 12 (34.29%) CA
3 6 (17.14%) HP
3 6 (17.14%) Oracle
4 5 (14.29%) Pega
5 1 (2.86%) BEA
5 1 (2.86%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.86%) SAP
5 1 (2.86%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.86%) Vitria