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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM z/OS
Rank 248 240 228
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -12
Contract jobs citing zOS 10 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.11% 0.056% 0.024%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.42% 0.22% 0.099%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 1
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£441 - £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £419 £450 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.88% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.30 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+4.33% +25.00%
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
2368 2232 2028
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.31% 24.92% 24.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1253 1071 1022
Average daily rate £363 £325 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -5.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £165 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 215 272
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.25%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 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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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 +18 8 £474 -
Hampshire - 2 £340 -
zOS
England

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 11 (73.33%) Linux
2 10 (66.67%) AIX
3 9 (60.00%) Mainframe
3 9 (60.00%) WebSphere
4 8 (53.33%) DB2
5 7 (46.67%) UNIX
5 7 (46.67%) Windows
5 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
5 7 (46.67%) AS400
5 7 (46.67%) VMware
6 6 (40.00%) Maximo
6 6 (40.00%) iSeries
6 6 (40.00%) Citrix
6 6 (40.00%) Tivoli
6 6 (40.00%) MS Exchange
6 6 (40.00%) Oracle
6 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
6 6 (40.00%) SAP
6 6 (40.00%) ITIL
7 5 (33.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 5 (33.33%) SAN
7 5 (33.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 4 (26.67%) Finance
9 3 (20.00%) IBM HTTP Server
9 3 (20.00%) WebSphere Portal
9 3 (20.00%) Degree
9 3 (20.00%) iPlanet
9 3 (20.00%) WebSphere MQ
9 3 (20.00%) Java
9 3 (20.00%) Web Services

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 9 (60.00%) WebSphere
2 6 (40.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (20.00%) IIS
3 3 (20.00%) Apache
3 3 (20.00%) WebSphere Portal
3 3 (20.00%) iPlanet
3 3 (20.00%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
4 1 (6.67%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
1 1 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (40.00%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) SAN
2 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (6.67%) SNA
3 1 (6.67%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (53.33%) DB2
2 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Toad
1 1 (6.67%) ERwin
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Legal
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) Programmer
1 3 (20.00%) Administrator
1 3 (20.00%) WebSphere Administrator
1 3 (20.00%) Technical Manager
1 3 (20.00%) Systems Programmer
2 1 (6.67%) Lead Architect
2 1 (6.67%) Mainframe Programmer
2 1 (6.67%) Designer
2 1 (6.67%) Lead Data Architect
2 1 (6.67%) Technical Designer
2 1 (6.67%) Solutions Designer
2 1 (6.67%) Architect
2 1 (6.67%) Data Architect
2 1 (6.67%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) Web Services
1 3 (20.00%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (60.00%) Mainframe
2 7 (46.67%) AS400
3 6 (40.00%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 11 (73.33%) Linux
2 10 (66.67%) AIX
3 7 (46.67%) UNIX
3 7 (46.67%) Windows
4 3 (20.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) ITIL
2 1 (6.67%) Data Modelling
2 1 (6.67%) Project Management
2 1 (6.67%) Data Management
2 1 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (6.67%) Logical Data Model
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (6.67%) JCL
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) NFS
Systems Management
1 6 (40.00%) Tivoli
2 5 (33.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 5 (33.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
1 7 (46.67%) VMware
2 6 (40.00%) Citrix
2 6 (40.00%) Oracle
2 6 (40.00%) SAP
3 1 (6.67%) IBM
3 1 (6.67%) CA
3 1 (6.67%) Teradata