The table below looks at the statistics for zOS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited zOS over the 3 months to 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM z/OS
Rank 586 522 542
Rank change year-on-year
-64 +20
Contract jobs citing zOS 66 151 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.26% 0.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.59% 1.23% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 68 57
Median daily rate £475 £428 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -7.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £320 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £438 £461
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -5.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £37.50 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Operating Systems Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
11281 12261 12832
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.17% 21.18% 22.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 7119 7278 7474
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 635 970 1120
Median hourly rate £16.29 £16.50 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.27% +1.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -

zOS
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing zOS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Operating Systems category.

zOS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

zOS
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing zOS within the UK.

zOS Daily Rate Trend in the UK

zOS
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing zOS within the UK over the 3 months to 30 September 2016.

zOS Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

zOS
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing zOS within the UK.

zOS Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

zOS
Top 29 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing zOS within the UK over the 3 months to 30 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -74 54 £488 +14.03% 3
London 0 18 £500 +21.21% 1
Yorkshire +5 9 £525 +15.38%
Scotland +4 9 £425 -6.07% 1
Edinburgh +6 8 £425 -6.07% 1
Buckinghamshire +22 7 - -
South East +1 7 - - 2
South Yorkshire - 6 £525 -
Sheffield - 6 £525 -
Milton Keynes +15 5 - -
East of England +7 4 £385 -40.76%
North East -27 4 £363 +15.15%
Tyne and Wear -31 4 £363 +15.15%
Hertfordshire - 4 £385 -
West Yorkshire -9 3 £431 -5.21%
Newcastle upon Tyne -36 3 £363 +13.35%
Halifax -8 2 £425 -6.59%
Warwick -9 2 £519 -
Warwickshire -11 2 £519 -
West Midlands -35 2 £519 -
Knebworth - 2 £395 -
South West +15 1 £550 +28.65%
Gloucestershire 0 1 £550 +28.65%
Gloucester -1 1 £550 +28.65%
Midlands -3 1 - -
North West -11 1 - -
Manchester -27 1 - -
Sunderland - 1 - -
Bromley - 1 £475 -

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 with a requirement for zOS.

1 116 (63.39%) Mainframe
2 72 (39.34%) DB2
3 71 (38.80%) IBM
3 71 (38.80%) Finance
4 56 (30.60%) Windows
5 44 (24.04%) Banking
6 41 (22.40%) JCL
6 41 (22.40%) CICS
7 40 (21.86%) Linux
8 39 (21.31%) AIX
8 39 (21.31%) CA
9 38 (20.77%) SQL
10 37 (20.22%) WebSphere
11 36 (19.67%) IBM Mainframe
12 35 (19.13%) Unix
13 29 (15.85%) Solaris
14 27 (14.75%) Java
14 27 (14.75%) Middleware
15 26 (14.21%) TCP/IP
16 25 (13.66%) Oracle
16 25 (13.66%) REXX
16 25 (13.66%) RACF
17 24 (13.11%) Time Sharing Option
18 22 (12.02%) WebSphere MQ
19 21 (11.48%) MVS
19 21 (11.48%) SQL Server
19 21 (11.48%) ISPF
20 17 (9.29%) Security Cleared
20 17 (9.29%) Agile Software Development
20 17 (9.29%) Service Management

zOS
Top Related IT Skills 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 41 (22.40%) CICS
2 37 (20.22%) WebSphere
3 14 (7.65%) IBM HTTP Server
4 11 (6.01%) IIS
5 9 (4.92%) WebSphere Application Server
6 7 (3.83%) Apache
7 6 (3.28%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (2.73%) SharePoint
9 4 (2.19%) iPlanet
9 4 (2.19%) MQSeries
9 4 (2.19%) WebSphere Portal
9 4 (2.19%) WebSphere Process Server
10 2 (1.09%) Tuxedo
11 1 (0.55%) Oracle Coherence
11 1 (0.55%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 1 (0.55%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.55%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (6.56%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.37%) MS Office
3 3 (1.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.55%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (14.21%) TCP/IP
2 16 (8.74%) FTP
3 13 (7.10%) Firewall
4 8 (4.37%) SAN
5 4 (2.19%) ATM
5 4 (2.19%) SSL
6 3 (1.64%) LDAP
7 2 (1.09%) SMTP
8 1 (0.55%) FCoE
8 1 (0.55%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (0.55%) HTTP
8 1 (0.55%) Intranet
8 1 (0.55%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.55%) LAN
8 1 (0.55%) Multicast
8 1 (0.55%) NAS
8 1 (0.55%) Network Security
8 1 (0.55%) SNA
8 1 (0.55%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (39.34%) DB2
2 21 (11.48%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.09%) Data Mining
3 2 (1.09%) OLTP
4 1 (0.55%) Adabas
4 1 (0.55%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.55%) HBase
4 1 (0.55%) IMS/DB
4 1 (0.55%) Ingres
4 1 (0.55%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.55%) Eclipse
1 1 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (0.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 71 (38.80%) Finance
2 44 (24.04%) Banking
3 7 (3.83%) Marketing
4 6 (3.28%) Manufacturing
4 6 (3.28%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.73%) Automotive
5 5 (2.73%) Corporate Banking
6 3 (1.64%) Advertising
6 3 (1.64%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.09%) Dutch Language
7 2 (1.09%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.55%) Electronics
8 1 (0.55%) French Language
8 1 (0.55%) Law
8 1 (0.55%) Retail
8 1 (0.55%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.55%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (14.21%) Administrator
2 23 (12.57%) Architect
2 23 (12.57%) Developer
3 22 (12.02%) DBA
4 17 (9.29%) DB2 DBA
5 16 (8.74%) Analyst
6 15 (8.20%) Infrastructure Architect
7 13 (7.10%) Consultant
8 12 (6.56%) Solutions Architect
9 9 (4.92%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
9 9 (4.92%) J2EE Developer
10 8 (4.37%) Mainframe Architect
10 8 (4.37%) Mainframe DBA
10 8 (4.37%) Operations Analyst
10 8 (4.37%) RACF Specialist
11 7 (3.83%) Mainframe Analyst
11 7 (3.83%) Programmer
11 7 (3.83%) Security Specialist
11 7 (3.83%) Support Engineer
12 6 (3.28%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (14.75%) Middleware
2 22 (12.02%) WebSphere MQ
3 21 (11.48%) ISPF
4 11 (6.01%) J2EE
5 9 (4.92%) Java EE
6 8 (4.37%) Web Services
7 5 (2.73%) .NET
8 4 (2.19%) XML
9 3 (1.64%) HTML
9 3 (1.64%) IBM Integration Bus
10 2 (1.09%) .NET Framework
10 2 (1.09%) AngularJS
10 2 (1.09%) CSS
10 2 (1.09%) HTML5
10 2 (1.09%) jQuery
10 2 (1.09%) Laravel
10 2 (1.09%) REST
10 2 (1.09%) SOAP
10 2 (1.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 2 (1.09%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 116 (63.39%) Mainframe
2 36 (19.67%) IBM Mainframe
3 17 (9.29%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (7.10%) Replication
5 8 (4.37%) Management Information System
6 6 (3.28%) AS400
6 6 (3.28%) Mobile App
7 4 (2.19%) Blockchain
7 4 (2.19%) DataPower
7 4 (2.19%) Health Informatics
7 4 (2.19%) Informatics
7 4 (2.19%) iSeries
8 3 (1.64%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.64%) Tandem
9 2 (1.09%) Clustering
9 2 (1.09%) Cryptography
9 2 (1.09%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.55%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 56 (30.60%) Windows
2 40 (21.86%) Linux
3 39 (21.31%) AIX
4 35 (19.13%) Unix
5 29 (15.85%) Solaris
6 21 (11.48%) MVS
7 11 (6.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (6.01%) SUSE
8 9 (4.92%) Windows Server
9 5 (2.73%) OS/390
10 3 (1.64%) OS/2
11 1 (0.55%) HPUX
11 1 (0.55%) i5/OS
11 1 (0.55%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (9.29%) Agile Software Development
1 17 (9.29%) Service Management
2 16 (8.74%) Stakeholder Management
3 14 (7.65%) ITIL
3 14 (7.65%) Migration
4 12 (6.56%) Change Management
4 12 (6.56%) Cybersecurity
4 12 (6.56%) Service Delivery
5 10 (5.46%) Feasibility Study
6 8 (4.37%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (4.37%) Incident Management
6 8 (4.37%) Performance Tuning
6 8 (4.37%) Validation
7 6 (3.28%) Problem Management
7 6 (3.28%) Unit Testing
8 5 (2.73%) Configuration Management
8 5 (2.73%) Enterprise Architecture
8 5 (2.73%) High Availability
8 5 (2.73%) Matrix Organization
8 5 (2.73%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 41 (22.40%) JCL
2 38 (20.77%) SQL
3 27 (14.75%) Java
4 25 (13.66%) REXX
5 13 (7.10%) COBOL
6 11 (6.01%) Shell Script
6 11 (6.01%) VB
7 9 (4.92%) Perl
8 3 (1.64%) C#
8 3 (1.64%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.09%) C
9 2 (1.09%) C++
9 2 (1.09%) PHP
9 2 (1.09%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.09%) SQR
10 1 (0.55%) Assembly Language
10 1 (0.55%) CLIST
10 1 (0.55%) PL/1
10 1 (0.55%) XPath
Qualifications
1 17 (9.29%) Security Cleared
2 15 (8.20%) SC Cleared
3 8 (4.37%) Degree
4 5 (2.73%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.09%) AAT
6 1 (0.55%) IBM Certification
6 1 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.19%) SEPA
2 3 (1.64%) SLA
3 2 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 25 (13.66%) RACF
2 24 (13.11%) Time Sharing Option
3 12 (6.56%) Active Directory
4 11 (6.01%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 11 (6.01%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (2.73%) ACF2
6 3 (1.64%) Job Entry Subsystem
7 1 (0.55%) Firmware
7 1 (0.55%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.55%) KVM
7 1 (0.55%) NFS
7 1 (0.55%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.55%) SRDF
7 1 (0.55%) Xen
Systems Management
1 17 (9.29%) zSecure
2 14 (7.65%) Tivoli
3 11 (6.01%) Control-M
4 5 (2.73%) OMEGAMON
5 4 (2.19%) CA Endevor
5 4 (2.19%) SCCM
6 2 (1.09%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 71 (38.80%) IBM
2 39 (21.31%) CA
3 25 (13.66%) Oracle
4 15 (8.20%) HP
4 15 (8.20%) ServiceNow
5 11 (6.01%) BMC
5 11 (6.01%) Intel
5 11 (6.01%) VMware
6 10 (5.46%) Microsoft
7 6 (3.28%) IBM Sterling
8 5 (2.73%) SAP
9 4 (2.19%) Perforce
10 3 (1.64%) Axway
11 2 (1.09%) Fundtech
11 2 (1.09%) TOWER Software
12 1 (0.55%) Cisco
12 1 (0.55%) DataSynapse
12 1 (0.55%) Infor
12 1 (0.55%) Pega
12 1 (0.55%) Sybase