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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM z/OS
Rank 234 254 243
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -11
Contract jobs citing zOS 23 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.27% 0.053% 0.036%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.08% 0.22% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 2
Average daily rate £510 £563 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% +15.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £513 £415
% change year-on-year
-4.87% +23.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 - -
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
2133 2314 2026
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.93% 24.44% 24.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1266 1130 899
Average daily rate £360 £325 £326
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -0.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £174 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £470 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 195 239
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.75 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.43% +4.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £40.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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
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 8 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing zOS within the South East region over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Buckinghamshire - 19 £523 -
Berkshire +3 3 £400 -28.88%
Middlesex - 1 £500 -
zOS
England

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 24 (57.14%) JCL
2 23 (54.76%) Mainframe
2 23 (54.76%) IBM
3 22 (52.38%) CICS
3 22 (52.38%) CA
4 17 (40.48%) COBOL
5 16 (38.10%) DB2
6 15 (35.71%) Windows
7 14 (33.33%) Unix
8 13 (30.95%) MQSeries
8 13 (30.95%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (30.95%) REXX
9 12 (28.57%) Assembly Language
9 12 (28.57%) RACF
9 12 (28.57%) C++
9 12 (28.57%) Windows Server
10 10 (23.81%) SQL Server
10 10 (23.81%) ISPF
10 10 (23.81%) CA Endevor
10 10 (23.81%) QA
11 9 (21.43%) WebSphere
11 9 (21.43%) Change Management
11 9 (21.43%) VB
11 9 (21.43%) Mentoring
12 8 (19.05%) CLIST
12 8 (19.05%) Java
12 8 (19.05%) Easytrieve
12 8 (19.05%) Finance
13 7 (16.67%) Banking
13 7 (16.67%) Incident Management

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 22 (52.38%) CICS
2 13 (30.95%) MQSeries
3 9 (21.43%) WebSphere
4 7 (16.67%) IIS
5 6 (14.29%) Apache
6 2 (4.76%) iPlanet
7 1 (2.38%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (2.38%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (2.38%) MS Exchange
7 1 (2.38%) WebLogic
7 1 (2.38%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 5 (11.90%) MS Excel
1 5 (11.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) BusinessWare
1 1 (2.38%) SAP R/3
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.90%) LDAP
1 5 (11.90%) SMTP
2 2 (4.76%) SMS
3 1 (2.38%) Firewall
3 1 (2.38%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (38.10%) DB2
2 10 (23.81%) SQL Server
3 8 (19.05%) Easytrieve
4 1 (2.38%) DB2 UDB
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) ChangeMan
General
1 8 (19.05%) Finance
2 7 (16.67%) Banking
3 4 (9.52%) Retail
4 1 (2.38%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.38%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 21 (50.00%) Analyst
2 13 (30.95%) Architect
3 10 (23.81%) CICS Analyst
4 8 (19.05%) Solutions Architect
5 5 (11.90%) Developer
5 5 (11.90%) Support Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) COBOL Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) DB2 Support
6 3 (7.14%) Mainframe Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Operations Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) SQL Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Angular Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Deployment Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Information Architect
7 2 (4.76%) Junior Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Mainframe Support
7 2 (4.76%) Server Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) SQL Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (23.81%) ISPF
2 5 (11.90%) .NET
2 5 (11.90%) AngularJS
2 5 (11.90%) CSS
2 5 (11.90%) HTML
2 5 (11.90%) HTML5
2 5 (11.90%) jQuery
2 5 (11.90%) Laravel
2 5 (11.90%) SOAP
2 5 (11.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 5 (11.90%) XML
3 1 (2.38%) MSMQ
3 1 (2.38%) Web Services
3 1 (2.38%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 23 (54.76%) Mainframe
2 3 (7.14%) AS400
3 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.76%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.76%) HACMP
3 2 (4.76%) iSeries
3 2 (4.76%) Wiki
4 1 (2.38%) DataPower
4 1 (2.38%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.38%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 15 (35.71%) Windows
2 14 (33.33%) Unix
3 13 (30.95%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (28.57%) Windows Server
5 2 (4.76%) AIX
5 2 (4.76%) Linux
5 2 (4.76%) MVS
5 2 (4.76%) Solaris
6 1 (2.38%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (21.43%) Change Management
1 9 (21.43%) Mentoring
2 7 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 6 (14.29%) Project Management
4 5 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (11.90%) DevOps
4 5 (11.90%) ITIL
4 5 (11.90%) Security Operations
4 5 (11.90%) Technical Analysis
4 5 (11.90%) Web Development
4 5 (11.90%) Workflow
5 3 (7.14%) ITSM
5 3 (7.14%) Problem Management
5 3 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (7.14%) Service Management
5 3 (7.14%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (4.76%) Software Deployment
7 1 (2.38%) Front End Development
7 1 (2.38%) Identity Access Management
7 1 (2.38%) SABSA
Programming Languages
1 24 (57.14%) JCL
2 17 (40.48%) COBOL
3 13 (30.95%) REXX
4 12 (28.57%) Assembly Language
4 12 (28.57%) C++
5 9 (21.43%) VB
6 8 (19.05%) CLIST
6 8 (19.05%) Java
7 7 (16.67%) SQL
8 5 (11.90%) C#
8 5 (11.90%) JavaScript
8 5 (11.90%) PHP
8 5 (11.90%) PowerShell
8 5 (11.90%) Shell Script
9 4 (9.52%) VB6
Qualifications
1 4 (9.52%) Degree
2 3 (7.14%) SC Cleared
2 3 (7.14%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.38%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 1 (2.38%) CCSP
3 1 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.38%) CISM
3 1 (2.38%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (23.81%) QA
2 3 (7.14%) TickIT
System Software
1 12 (28.57%) RACF
2 6 (14.29%) Active Directory
3 2 (4.76%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (2.38%) ClearTrust
4 1 (2.38%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 10 (23.81%) CA Endevor
2 2 (4.76%) Tivoli
3 1 (2.38%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 23 (54.76%) IBM
2 22 (52.38%) CA
3 6 (14.29%) HP
4 4 (9.52%) ServiceNow
5 2 (4.76%) ILOG
6 1 (2.38%) BEA
6 1 (2.38%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.38%) Oracle
6 1 (2.38%) SAP
6 1 (2.38%) Vitria