The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the South West region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM z/OS
Rank 134 - 124
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing zOS 1 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.034% - 0.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.16% - 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 5
Average daily rate
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- - £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £375 £393
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -4.45%
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% -
Operating Systems Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
643 427 635
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.61% 19.85% 20.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 350 217 306
Average daily rate £325 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £130 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 71 85
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £30.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
zOS
England

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
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 23 July 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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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
Gloucestershire - - - - 2
zOS
England

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 5 (71.43%) IBM
2 4 (57.14%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (57.14%) WebSphere MQ
2 4 (57.14%) Tivoli
2 4 (57.14%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 4 (57.14%) WebSphere Application Server
2 4 (57.14%) ITIL
2 4 (57.14%) WebSphere
2 4 (57.14%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 4 (57.14%) Time Management
2 4 (57.14%) WebSphere Portal
3 2 (28.57%) Mainframe
3 2 (28.57%) Finance
4 1 (14.29%) Firewall
4 1 (14.29%) OpenID
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (14.29%) Portfolio Management
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
4 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
4 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
4 1 (14.29%) SOA
4 1 (14.29%) B2B
4 1 (14.29%) RDBMS
4 1 (14.29%) WebLogic
4 1 (14.29%) XML
4 1 (14.29%) Java
4 1 (14.29%) .NET
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle
4 1 (14.29%) JCL

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (57.14%) WebSphere
1 4 (57.14%) WebSphere Portal
1 4 (57.14%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (14.29%) WebLogic
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) RDBMS
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
1 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Administrator
1 4 (57.14%) WebSphere Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Programmer
2 1 (14.29%) Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) WebSphere MQ
1 4 (57.14%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 1 (14.29%) OpenID
2 1 (14.29%) Middleware
2 1 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) XML
2 1 (14.29%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) ITIL
1 4 (57.14%) Time Management
2 1 (14.29%) Portfolio Management
2 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
2 1 (14.29%) SOA
2 1 (14.29%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) Java
1 1 (14.29%) REXX
1 1 (14.29%) JCL
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) ITIL Certification
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) Tivoli
1 4 (57.14%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) IBM
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle