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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited zOS over the 3 months to 2 December 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM z/OS
Rank 138 145 139
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -6
Contract jobs citing zOS 1 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.036% 0.12% 0.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.17% 0.61% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 9
Median daily rate £350 £550 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.36% -8.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £460 £550
% change year-on-year
-13.04% -16.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £27.00 -
% change year-on-year
+94.44% -
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
602 657 781
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.83% 20.45% 23.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 375 408
Median daily rate £310 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £150 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 65 130
Median hourly rate £14.00 £19.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.31% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.91 £11.89 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.75 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

zOS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West 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 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
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
Top 10 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 December 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 West region with a requirement for zOS.

1 4 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Line Management
2 1 (25.00%) zSecure
2 1 (25.00%) DB2
2 1 (25.00%) CICS
2 1 (25.00%) RACF
2 1 (25.00%) Service Management
2 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (25.00%) Validation

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 1 (25.00%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) DB2
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Mainframe Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Mainframe Operations Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Mainframe Operator
1 3 (75.00%) Operations Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) z/OS Operator
2 1 (25.00%) Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) RACF Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) Security Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Line Management
1 1 (25.00%) Service Management
1 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Validation
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) zSecure