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 15 September 2014 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM z/OS
Rank 134 110 125
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +15
Contract jobs citing zOS 9 2 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.27% 0.090% 0.35%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.26% 0.47% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 7
Average daily rate
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£600 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +5.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+23.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 -
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -
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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
712 425 644
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.62% 19.14% 20.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 415 204 310
Average daily rate £338 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.87% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £130 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £467 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 86 103
Average hourly rate £16.67 £16.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.18% +1.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £12.50 £11.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.08 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+0.50% -5.88%

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 15 September 2014.

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 15 September 2014. 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
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Gloucestershire - - - -
zOS
England

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, 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 8 (88.89%) Windows
1 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 7 (77.78%) Sun
2 7 (77.78%) IBM
2 7 (77.78%) Java
2 7 (77.78%) SQL
2 7 (77.78%) Oracle
2 7 (77.78%) DB2
2 7 (77.78%) SAP
2 7 (77.78%) UNIX
2 7 (77.78%) Enterprise Architecture
2 7 (77.78%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (77.78%) TOGAF
2 7 (77.78%) Process Improvement
3 6 (66.67%) C#
3 6 (66.67%) Delphi
4 5 (55.56%) Open Source
5 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (44.44%) Data Architecture
5 4 (44.44%) Mainframe
5 4 (44.44%) Management Information System
6 3 (33.33%) Project Management
6 3 (33.33%) Service Management
6 3 (33.33%) ITSM
6 3 (33.33%) IBM Mainframe
6 3 (33.33%) Information Assurance
6 3 (33.33%) Product Management
6 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
6 3 (33.33%) Software Engineering
6 3 (33.33%) Systems Analysis

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (77.78%) DB2
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Architect
2 4 (44.44%) Technical Architect
3 3 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Open Source
2 4 (44.44%) Mainframe
2 4 (44.44%) Management Information System
3 3 (33.33%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (11.11%) Reference Data
4 1 (11.11%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 7 (77.78%) UNIX
3 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Stakeholder Management
1 7 (77.78%) TOGAF
1 7 (77.78%) Enterprise Architecture
1 7 (77.78%) Process Improvement
2 4 (44.44%) Data Architecture
2 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (33.33%) Project Management
3 3 (33.33%) Service Management
3 3 (33.33%) ITSM
3 3 (33.33%) Information Assurance
3 3 (33.33%) Product Management
3 3 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 3 (33.33%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (22.22%) Data Modelling
5 1 (11.11%) Scrum
5 1 (11.11%) Identity Management
5 1 (11.11%) Migration
5 1 (11.11%) Time Management
5 1 (11.11%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) Java
1 7 (77.78%) SQL
2 6 (66.67%) C#
2 6 (66.67%) Delphi
3 1 (11.11%) REXX
3 1 (11.11%) JCL
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) BC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 7 (77.78%) Sun
2 7 (77.78%) Oracle
2 7 (77.78%) SAP
2 7 (77.78%) IBM