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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM z/OS
UK
Rank 550 520 533
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +13
Contract jobs citing zOS 41 98 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.092% 0.19% 0.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.44% 0.90% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 39 31
Median daily rate £410 £488 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.89% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £398 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £578 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £411 £500 £469
% change year-on-year
-17.75% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £52.50 £27.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+94.44% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £27.00 -
% change year-on-year
+94.44% -

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
9373 10862 11552
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.96% 21.35% 22.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 5908 6511 6802
Median daily rate £395 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 614 811 957
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017. 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 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 -5 36 £411 -13.42% 3
North East -1 16 £410 +27.13%
Tyne and Wear -5 16 £410 +27.13%
Newcastle upon Tyne -11 15 £405 +25.58%
Yorkshire - 9 £550 -
West Yorkshire - 7 £550 -
Scotland +17 5 - -
Edinburgh +13 5 - -
London -12 4 £325 -30.10% 2
South East +6 3 £350 -27.83%
North West +16 2 - -
Manchester +7 2 - -
South Yorkshire - 2 £550 -
Sheffield - 2 £550 -
South West +15 1 £350 -39.13% 1
Berkshire +12 1 - -
Reading +7 1 - -
East Midlands +2 1 £440 +3.52%
Milton Keynes -4 1 - -
City of London -10 1 £325 -27.77%
Buckinghamshire -13 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £350 -
Cardiff - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 - -
Northamptonshire - 1 £440 -
Northampton - 1 £440 -
Woking - 1 £350 -
Halifax - 1 £550 -
Wales - 1 - -

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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 66 (55.93%) Mainframe
2 54 (45.76%) Windows
3 49 (41.53%) DB2
3 49 (41.53%) IBM
4 43 (36.44%) Finance
5 38 (32.20%) CA
6 36 (30.51%) Unix
6 36 (30.51%) Linux
7 34 (28.81%) Banking
8 28 (23.73%) AIX
8 28 (23.73%) CICS
9 27 (22.88%) Middleware
10 24 (20.34%) Oracle
11 23 (19.49%) Java
11 23 (19.49%) Solaris
12 22 (18.64%) SQL
13 21 (17.80%) JCL
14 20 (16.95%) DevOps
15 17 (14.41%) Stakeholder Management
16 16 (13.56%) WebSphere
17 15 (12.71%) IBM Mainframe
17 15 (12.71%) TCP/IP
18 14 (11.86%) Microsoft
18 14 (11.86%) MS Excel
18 14 (11.86%) ITIL
18 14 (11.86%) CA Endevor
18 14 (11.86%) OMEGAMON
19 13 (11.02%) Unit Testing
19 13 (11.02%) Active Directory
19 13 (11.02%) Tivoli

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 28 (23.73%) CICS
2 16 (13.56%) WebSphere
3 11 (9.32%) BizTalk Server
4 9 (7.63%) SharePoint
5 6 (5.08%) IBM HTTP Server
5 6 (5.08%) IIS
6 5 (4.24%) JBoss
6 5 (4.24%) Tuxedo
6 5 (4.24%) WebLogic
6 5 (4.24%) WildFly
7 3 (2.54%) Oracle Application Server
8 2 (1.69%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (1.69%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.85%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.85%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.85%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 14 (11.86%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.08%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.69%) MS Office
4 1 (0.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (4.24%) BusinessWorks
2 4 (3.39%) Staffware
3 3 (2.54%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (2.54%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.85%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.93%) IaaS
1 7 (5.93%) PaaS
1 7 (5.93%) SaaS
2 2 (1.69%) Bluemix
2 2 (1.69%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (12.71%) TCP/IP
2 9 (7.63%) FTP
3 8 (6.78%) SAN
4 7 (5.93%) LDAP
5 6 (5.08%) ATM
6 3 (2.54%) SSL
7 2 (1.69%) APPN
7 2 (1.69%) Internet
7 2 (1.69%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (1.69%) Network Security
7 2 (1.69%) SNA
7 2 (1.69%) TACACS
8 1 (0.85%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (41.53%) DB2
2 10 (8.47%) SQL Server
3 7 (5.93%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (5.08%) Oracle Database
5 5 (4.24%) Ingres
5 5 (4.24%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (2.54%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.85%) Adabas
7 1 (0.85%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (4.24%) CA Gen
2 2 (1.69%) JBehave
2 2 (1.69%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.85%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.85%) ERwin
3 1 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 43 (36.44%) Finance
2 34 (28.81%) Banking
3 4 (3.39%) Financial Institution
3 4 (3.39%) Spanish Language
4 3 (2.54%) Law
5 2 (1.69%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.85%) Advertising
6 1 (0.85%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.85%) French Language
6 1 (0.85%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (13.56%) DBA
2 12 (10.17%) Administrator
2 12 (10.17%) Analyst
3 9 (7.63%) Security Engineer
3 9 (7.63%) Support Engineer
4 8 (6.78%) Architect
4 8 (6.78%) DB2 DBA
4 8 (6.78%) Developer
5 7 (5.93%) Build Engineer
5 7 (5.93%) Oracle DBA
5 7 (5.93%) Product Engineer
5 7 (5.93%) Products Support Engineer
5 7 (5.93%) Solutions Architect
5 7 (5.93%) z/OS Specialist
6 6 (5.08%) DevOps Engineer
6 6 (5.08%) Infrastructure Architect
6 6 (5.08%) Programmer
7 5 (4.24%) Design Engineer
7 5 (4.24%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 5 (4.24%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (22.88%) Middleware
2 10 (8.47%) WebSphere MQ
3 8 (6.78%) ISPF
4 3 (2.54%) REST
5 1 (0.85%) .NET
5 1 (0.85%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.85%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.85%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.85%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.85%) IBM Integration Bus
5 1 (0.85%) SAML
5 1 (0.85%) SOAP
5 1 (0.85%) Spring
5 1 (0.85%) Spring Web Flow
5 1 (0.85%) WCF
5 1 (0.85%) Web Services
5 1 (0.85%) XML
5 1 (0.85%) XSD
5 1 (0.85%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 66 (55.93%) Mainframe
2 15 (12.71%) IBM Mainframe
3 12 (10.17%) iSeries
4 10 (8.47%) iPad
5 9 (7.63%) Mobile App
5 9 (7.63%) Tandem
6 8 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (6.78%) Replication
7 7 (5.93%) Blockchain
8 5 (4.24%) Cryptography
9 3 (2.54%) Data Centre
9 3 (2.54%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.69%) Clustering
11 1 (0.85%) AS400
11 1 (0.85%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 54 (45.76%) Windows
2 36 (30.51%) Linux
2 36 (30.51%) Unix
3 28 (23.73%) AIX
4 23 (19.49%) Solaris
5 12 (10.17%) MVS
6 11 (9.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (8.47%) Windows Server
8 6 (5.08%) HPUX
8 6 (5.08%) OS/390
8 6 (5.08%) SUSE
9 5 (4.24%) Windows 7
10 2 (1.69%) OpenVMS
10 2 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.85%) i5/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (16.95%) DevOps
2 17 (14.41%) Stakeholder Management
3 14 (11.86%) ITIL
4 13 (11.02%) Unit Testing
5 12 (10.17%) Virtual Environments
6 11 (9.32%) Change Management
6 11 (9.32%) Problem Management
7 10 (8.47%) E-Commerce
7 10 (8.47%) Functional Testing
8 9 (7.63%) Performance Tuning
8 9 (7.63%) Test Automation
9 8 (6.78%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (6.78%) Incident Management
10 7 (5.93%) B2B
10 7 (5.93%) Open Source
10 7 (5.93%) PRINCE2
10 7 (5.93%) Service Delivery
11 6 (5.08%) Data Management
11 6 (5.08%) Logistics
11 6 (5.08%) Matrix Organization
Programming Languages
1 23 (19.49%) Java
2 22 (18.64%) SQL
3 21 (17.80%) JCL
4 11 (9.32%) Perl
4 11 (9.32%) VB
5 10 (8.47%) Shell Script
6 7 (5.93%) COBOL
6 7 (5.93%) REXX
7 1 (0.85%) Assembly Language
7 1 (0.85%) C
7 1 (0.85%) C#
7 1 (0.85%) PL/1
7 1 (0.85%) XPath
Qualifications
1 6 (5.08%) BPSS Clearance
1 6 (5.08%) SC Cleared
1 6 (5.08%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.85%) SEPA
System Software
1 13 (11.02%) Active Directory
2 11 (9.32%) Time Sharing Option
2 11 (9.32%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 8 (6.78%) RACF
4 6 (5.08%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (2.54%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.69%) ACF2
6 2 (1.69%) Docker
6 2 (1.69%) Job Entry Subsystem
Systems Management
1 14 (11.86%) CA Endevor
1 14 (11.86%) OMEGAMON
2 13 (11.02%) Tivoli
3 11 (9.32%) CA Service Virtualization
3 11 (9.32%) Control-M
4 6 (5.08%) SCCM
5 2 (1.69%) Tivoli NetView
5 2 (1.69%) zSecure
6 1 (0.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 49 (41.53%) IBM
2 38 (32.20%) CA
3 24 (20.34%) Oracle
4 14 (11.86%) Microsoft
5 11 (9.32%) Splunk
5 11 (9.32%) Syncsort
6 9 (7.63%) IBM Sterling
7 7 (5.93%) Axway
7 7 (5.93%) VMware
8 6 (5.08%) Intel
9 5 (4.24%) TIBCO
10 4 (3.39%) ILOG
11 3 (2.54%) BMC
12 2 (1.69%) FireEye
12 2 (1.69%) Intel Security
12 2 (1.69%) SaltStack
12 2 (1.69%) Sourcefire
13 1 (0.85%) Citrix
13 1 (0.85%) Pega
13 1 (0.85%) Perforce
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