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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM z/OS
Rank 131 120 122
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +2
Contract jobs citing zOS 9 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.28% 0.16% 0.040%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.36% 0.80% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 0
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£541 £331 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+63.39% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £494 £415 £388
% change year-on-year
+18.97% +7.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
663 503 595
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 20.78% 20.51% 23.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 371 243 313
Average daily rate £350 £275 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £125 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.93% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 74 80
Average hourly rate £19.00 £15.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.30 £11.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.90 £31.90 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -11.76%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 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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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 - - - -
zOS
England

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 17 (77.27%) IBM
2 16 (72.73%) Java
3 15 (68.18%) UNIX
4 14 (63.64%) Microsoft
5 13 (59.09%) Windows
5 13 (59.09%) Oracle
6 12 (54.55%) TOGAF
6 12 (54.55%) DB2
6 12 (54.55%) SQL
6 12 (54.55%) SAP
6 12 (54.55%) Sun
7 11 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
7 11 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (50.00%) Process Improvement
8 10 (45.45%) C#
8 10 (45.45%) Delphi
9 8 (36.36%) WebSphere
10 7 (31.82%) WebSphere MQ
10 7 (31.82%) Data Architecture
10 7 (31.82%) WebSphere Portal
10 7 (31.82%) Open Source
11 5 (22.73%) Project Management
11 5 (22.73%) Mainframe
11 5 (22.73%) Management Information System
11 5 (22.73%) Finance
11 5 (22.73%) Software Engineering
11 5 (22.73%) Systems Analysis
11 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (22.73%) WebSphere Application Server
11 5 (22.73%) Solaris

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 8 (36.36%) WebSphere
2 7 (31.82%) WebSphere Portal
3 5 (22.73%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (13.64%) IIS
4 3 (13.64%) iPlanet
4 3 (13.64%) Apache
4 3 (13.64%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (4.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (4.55%) SAS
5 1 (4.55%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (54.55%) DB2
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.55%) RDBMS
General
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (59.09%) Architect
2 8 (36.36%) Solutions Architect
3 7 (31.82%) Administrator
4 6 (27.27%) Technical Architect
5 5 (22.73%) WebSphere Administrator
6 3 (13.64%) UNIX Administrator
7 2 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (9.09%) UNIX Systems Administrator
8 1 (4.55%) Digital Architect
8 1 (4.55%) Digital Solutions Architect
8 1 (4.55%) WebSphere Specialist
8 1 (4.55%) Technical Solutions Architect
8 1 (4.55%) UNIX Support
8 1 (4.55%) Solaris Administrator
8 1 (4.55%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (31.82%) WebSphere MQ
2 4 (18.18%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 3 (13.64%) Web Services
4 1 (4.55%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (31.82%) Open Source
2 5 (22.73%) Mainframe
2 5 (22.73%) Management Information System
3 4 (18.18%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (9.09%) Reference Data
5 1 (4.55%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 15 (68.18%) UNIX
2 13 (59.09%) Windows
3 5 (22.73%) Solaris
4 4 (18.18%) Linux
5 3 (13.64%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (54.55%) TOGAF
2 11 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 11 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 11 (50.00%) Process Improvement
3 7 (31.82%) Data Architecture
4 5 (22.73%) Project Management
4 5 (22.73%) Software Engineering
4 5 (22.73%) Systems Analysis
4 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (13.64%) Product Management
5 3 (13.64%) Information Assurance
5 3 (13.64%) Data Modelling
5 3 (13.64%) ITIL
5 3 (13.64%) ITSM
5 3 (13.64%) Service Management
6 2 (9.09%) Configuration Management
7 1 (4.55%) Time Management
7 1 (4.55%) Kanban
7 1 (4.55%) Line Management
7 1 (4.55%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 16 (72.73%) Java
2 12 (54.55%) SQL
3 10 (45.45%) C#
3 10 (45.45%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.64%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (13.64%) Degree
3 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) ISO 9001
1 1 (4.55%) QA
1 1 (4.55%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) Tivoli
1 4 (18.18%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 1 (4.55%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 17 (77.27%) IBM
2 14 (63.64%) Microsoft
3 13 (59.09%) Oracle
4 12 (54.55%) SAP
4 12 (54.55%) Sun
5 1 (4.55%) Informatica