The table below looks at the statistics for zOS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited zOS over the 3 months to 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM z/OS
Rank 526 566 550
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -16
Contract jobs citing zOS 118 75 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.13% 0.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.94% 0.61% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 47 43
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £320 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £505 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £442 £445 £445
% change year-on-year
-0.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 0
Average hourly rate £34.50 £31.30 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.22% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £31.30 -
% change year-on-year
+10.22% -

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
12509 12298 12060
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.39% 22.08% 22.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 7808 6975 6730
Average daily rate £388 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.63% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £170 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 693 1004 1034
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% -1.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £37.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -3.12%

zOS
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing zOS within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 28 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing zOS within the UK over the 3 months to 28 April 2016.

zOS Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

zOS
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing zOS within the UK over the 3 months to 28 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
England +18 106 £450 +3.44% 7
London +6 25 £575 +35.29% 1
North East - 17 £283 - 1
South East +3 16 £408 -13.06%
Newcastle upon Tyne - 15 £268 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 15 £268 - 1
East of England +13 14 £300 -41.17% 2
Essex - 14 £300 - 1
Yorkshire +6 12 £450 +30.43% 2
South West - 11 £275 -
West Yorkshire -1 10 £450 +30.43% 2
Edinburgh -5 10 £456 +4.28% 1
Scotland -21 10 £456 +7.35% 2
Buckinghamshire - 10 - -
North West -15 9 £438 +9.50% 1
Wiltshire - 9 £275 -
Halifax +9 8 £450 - 2
Milton Keynes - 8 - -
Swindon - 7 £275 -
East Sussex -1 5 £400 -15.78%
Manchester -12 5 £530 +26.19% 1
Basildon - 4 - - 1
Brighton +4 3 £300 -36.84%
Brentwood - 3 - -
City of London +37 2 £700 +124.00%
Merseyside +1 2 £315 -3.07%
Lancashire -2 2 £329 -
Liverpool -3 2 £315 -3.07%
Preston - 2 £329 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £700 -

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 131 (61.50%) Mainframe
2 88 (41.31%) IBM
3 81 (38.03%) Finance
4 79 (37.09%) DB2
5 65 (30.52%) CA
6 54 (25.35%) CICS
7 53 (24.88%) JCL
8 46 (21.60%) Unix
8 46 (21.60%) WebSphere
9 45 (21.13%) Windows
9 45 (21.13%) COBOL
10 44 (20.66%) SQL
11 40 (18.78%) AIX
12 35 (16.43%) Service Management
12 35 (16.43%) Linux
12 35 (16.43%) Java
13 34 (15.96%) Banking
13 34 (15.96%) zSecure
14 31 (14.55%) IBM Mainframe
14 31 (14.55%) RACF
15 30 (14.08%) REXX
16 29 (13.62%) Management Information System
16 29 (13.62%) IIS
16 29 (13.62%) Unit Testing
16 29 (13.62%) ISPF
16 29 (13.62%) Agile Software Development
17 28 (13.15%) Active Directory
18 27 (12.68%) Solaris
19 26 (12.21%) ACF2
20 25 (11.74%) SQL Server

zOS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 54 (25.35%) CICS
2 46 (21.60%) WebSphere
3 29 (13.62%) IIS
4 23 (10.80%) Apache
5 21 (9.86%) MQSeries
6 18 (8.45%) iPlanet
7 15 (7.04%) IBM HTTP Server
8 12 (5.63%) WebSphere Application Server
8 12 (5.63%) WebSphere Portal
9 11 (5.16%) WebSphere Process Server
10 6 (2.82%) BizTalk Server
10 6 (2.82%) MS Exchange
10 6 (2.82%) WebLogic
11 3 (1.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.94%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
Applications
1 13 (6.10%) MS Office
2 12 (5.63%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (3.76%) assyst
2 6 (2.82%) BusinessWare
2 6 (2.82%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.47%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 15 (7.04%) TCP/IP
2 13 (6.10%) Firewall
3 11 (5.16%) LDAP
3 11 (5.16%) SMTP
4 7 (3.29%) FTP
4 7 (3.29%) SSL
5 4 (1.88%) SMS
6 2 (0.94%) SAN
6 2 (0.94%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (37.09%) DB2
2 25 (11.74%) SQL Server
3 10 (4.69%) DB2 UDB
4 9 (4.23%) Easytrieve
5 6 (2.82%) Oracle Database
6 5 (2.35%) Oracle Database 12c
7 4 (1.88%) OLTP
8 3 (1.41%) Oracle Exadata
9 2 (0.94%) Adabas
10 1 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.47%) IDMS
10 1 (0.47%) IMS/DB
10 1 (0.47%) OLAP
10 1 (0.47%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.47%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (2.82%) CA Gen
2 1 (0.47%) ERwin
2 1 (0.47%) StarTeam
2 1 (0.47%) VisualAge
General
1 81 (38.03%) Finance
2 34 (15.96%) Banking
3 13 (6.10%) Marketing
4 7 (3.29%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.82%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.35%) Law
6 5 (2.35%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (1.88%) Legal
8 3 (1.41%) Automotive
8 3 (1.41%) Retail
9 1 (0.47%) Advertising
9 1 (0.47%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 40 (18.78%) Developer
2 37 (17.37%) Consultant
3 28 (13.15%) Architect
4 22 (10.33%) Administrator
5 17 (7.98%) DBA
6 15 (7.04%) Analyst
7 14 (6.57%) DB2 DBA
7 14 (6.57%) Solutions Architect
8 13 (6.10%) Security Consultant
9 10 (4.69%) COBOL Developer
10 9 (4.23%) DB2 Developer
10 9 (4.23%) Security Architect
10 9 (4.23%) Security Technician
11 8 (3.76%) Applications Consultant
11 8 (3.76%) RACF Specialist
11 8 (3.76%) Security Specialist
11 8 (3.76%) Server Consultant
11 8 (3.76%) WebSphere Consultant
11 8 (3.76%) WebSphere Server Consultant
12 7 (3.29%) RACF Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (13.62%) ISPF
2 17 (7.98%) WebSphere MQ
3 13 (6.10%) HTML
3 13 (6.10%) Web Services
4 11 (5.16%) .NET
4 11 (5.16%) AngularJS
4 11 (5.16%) CSS
4 11 (5.16%) HTML5
4 11 (5.16%) jQuery
4 11 (5.16%) Laravel
4 11 (5.16%) SOAP
4 11 (5.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 11 (5.16%) XML
5 9 (4.23%) J2EE
5 9 (4.23%) Middleware
6 8 (3.76%) Java EE
7 6 (2.82%) MSMQ
8 5 (2.35%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 1 (0.47%) APPC
9 1 (0.47%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 131 (61.50%) Mainframe
2 31 (14.55%) IBM Mainframe
3 29 (13.62%) Management Information System
4 17 (7.98%) AS400
5 15 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (5.63%) Health Informatics
6 12 (5.63%) Informatics
6 12 (5.63%) Replication
7 10 (4.69%) DataPower
8 8 (3.76%) Data Centre
9 5 (2.35%) FMCG
10 4 (1.88%) VSAM
11 3 (1.41%) Clustering
11 3 (1.41%) iSeries
11 3 (1.41%) Tandem
12 2 (0.94%) PKI
13 1 (0.47%) Blockchain
13 1 (0.47%) Digital Media
13 1 (0.47%) LPAR
13 1 (0.47%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 46 (21.60%) Unix
2 45 (21.13%) Windows
3 40 (18.78%) AIX
4 35 (16.43%) Linux
5 27 (12.68%) Solaris
6 18 (8.45%) Windows Server
6 18 (8.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (7.51%) MVS
8 6 (2.82%) Windows 7
9 3 (1.41%) OpenVMS
9 3 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (1.41%) SUSE
10 2 (0.94%) OS/2
11 1 (0.47%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (16.43%) Service Management
2 29 (13.62%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (13.62%) Unit Testing
3 21 (9.86%) Change Management
3 21 (9.86%) Validation
4 20 (9.39%) Project Management
5 19 (8.92%) Workflow
6 18 (8.45%) High Availability
7 16 (7.51%) Information Security
8 15 (7.04%) Incident Management
8 15 (7.04%) ITIL
9 13 (6.10%) Problem Management
9 13 (6.10%) Security Operations
10 12 (5.63%) Resource Management
10 12 (5.63%) Web Development
11 11 (5.16%) DevOps
11 11 (5.16%) Migration
11 11 (5.16%) Technical Analysis
12 10 (4.69%) Mentoring
12 10 (4.69%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 53 (24.88%) JCL
2 45 (21.13%) COBOL
3 44 (20.66%) SQL
4 35 (16.43%) Java
5 30 (14.08%) REXX
6 19 (8.92%) VB
7 13 (6.10%) Assembly Language
8 12 (5.63%) C++
9 11 (5.16%) C#
9 11 (5.16%) JavaScript
9 11 (5.16%) PHP
9 11 (5.16%) PowerShell
10 10 (4.69%) Shell Script
11 9 (4.23%) CLIST
12 6 (2.82%) Perl
13 3 (1.41%) C
14 2 (0.94%) VB6
15 1 (0.47%) Korn
15 1 (0.47%) SQR
Qualifications
1 20 (9.39%) Security Cleared
2 17 (7.98%) Degree
3 13 (6.10%) SC Cleared
4 6 (2.82%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 6 (2.82%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (2.82%) CCSP
4 6 (2.82%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (2.82%) CISM
4 6 (2.82%) CISSP
5 1 (0.47%) AAT
5 1 (0.47%) ISEB
5 1 (0.47%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.23%) QA
2 3 (1.41%) COBIT
2 3 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.41%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.41%) SLA
3 1 (0.47%) TickIT
System Software
1 31 (14.55%) RACF
2 28 (13.15%) Active Directory
3 26 (12.21%) ACF2
4 18 (8.45%) Time Sharing Option
5 15 (7.04%) Job Entry Subsystem
6 10 (4.69%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 6 (2.82%) ClearTrust
8 3 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
9 1 (0.47%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 34 (15.96%) zSecure
2 10 (4.69%) Tivoli
2 10 (4.69%) Tivoli NetView
3 8 (3.76%) OMEGAMON
4 7 (3.29%) Control-M
5 6 (2.82%) CA Endevor
5 6 (2.82%) CA Single Sign-On
6 5 (2.35%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 88 (41.31%) IBM
2 65 (30.52%) CA
3 22 (10.33%) Oracle
4 13 (6.10%) HP
5 8 (3.76%) BMC
5 8 (3.76%) ServiceNow
6 7 (3.29%) SAP
7 6 (2.82%) BEA
7 6 (2.82%) CheckPoint
7 6 (2.82%) Vitria
8 5 (2.35%) Pega
9 3 (1.41%) Intel
9 3 (1.41%) Microsoft
9 3 (1.41%) VMware
10 1 (0.47%) Guidewire
10 1 (0.47%) Infor
10 1 (0.47%) Informatica
10 1 (0.47%) Perforce
10 1 (0.47%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.47%) TIBCO
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