The table below looks at the statistics for zOS skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited zOS over the 3 months to 11 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM z/OS
Rank 138 140 122
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -18
Contract jobs citing zOS 6 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.20% 0.28% 0.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.94% 1.32% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 3
Average daily rate £275 £541 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-49.19% +89.91%
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £513 £413
% change year-on-year
-4.87% +24.24%
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 West region.

Operating Systems Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
636 680 527
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.35% 21.09% 20.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 391 373 252
Average daily rate £344 £359 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.31% +26.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £150 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 87 74
Average hourly rate £18.50 £21.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.90% +44.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £39.10 £28.50
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 West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing zOS across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

zOS Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

zOS
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing zOS across the South West region.

zOS Daily Rate Trend in the South West

zOS
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing zOS across the South West region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

zOS Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

zOS
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing zOS across the South West region.

zOS Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

zOS
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 11 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
Wiltshire -4 3 £250 -54.33% 1
Dorset +3 1 £550 -21.42%
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
zOS
England

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 (87.50%) Mainframe
2 4 (50.00%) IBM
2 4 (50.00%) Finance
3 3 (37.50%) Information Security
3 3 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (37.50%) COBIT
3 3 (37.50%) Unit Testing
3 3 (37.50%) PCI DSS
3 3 (37.50%) OWASP
3 3 (37.50%) Oracle
3 3 (37.50%) DB2
3 3 (37.50%) E-Commerce
3 3 (37.50%) SOA
3 3 (37.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (37.50%) SDLC
4 2 (25.00%) Performance Analysis
4 2 (25.00%) zSecure
4 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (25.00%) CICS
4 2 (25.00%) COBOL
4 2 (25.00%) SQL
4 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Legal
5 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
5 1 (12.50%) Advertising
5 1 (12.50%) Validation
5 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
5 1 (12.50%) IBM Mainframe

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 3 (37.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (25.00%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) DB2
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Legal
3 1 (12.50%) Advertising
3 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Architect
1 3 (37.50%) Information Security Architect
1 3 (37.50%) Security Architect
1 3 (37.50%) Security Solutions Architect
1 3 (37.50%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (25.00%) COBOL Developer
2 2 (25.00%) DB2 Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Information Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) RACF Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Security Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) z/OS Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 7 (87.50%) Mainframe
2 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
3 1 (12.50%) IBM Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) E-Commerce
1 3 (37.50%) Information Security
1 3 (37.50%) OWASP
1 3 (37.50%) SDLC
1 3 (37.50%) SOA
1 3 (37.50%) Unit Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Analysis
2 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Service Management
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (12.50%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) COBOL
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ISEB
1 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) COBIT
1 3 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (37.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) ACF2
1 1 (12.50%) RACF
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) zSecure
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) IBM
2 3 (37.50%) Oracle
3 1 (12.50%) Guidewire