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 February 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM z/OS
UK
Rank 559 535 556
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +21
Contract jobs citing zOS 27 87 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.061% 0.17% 0.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.29% 0.79% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 43 35
Median daily rate £440 £465 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.37% -7.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £297 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
-2.16% -0.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £29.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £29.00 -

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
9167 11073 11745
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.57% 21.36% 22.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 5856 6730 6818
Median daily rate £400 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £188 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 585 744 914
Median hourly rate £16.25 £17.50 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +8.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £45.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +9.37%

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 February 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 27 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 February 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 -2 24 £440 -3.82% 4
Yorkshire +24 6 £440 -2.11%
West Yorkshire +13 4 £440 -2.11%
South East 0 4 £480 -7.69%
London -6 4 £538 +13.15% 2
Tyne and Wear -9 4 £325 +12.06%
North East -11 4 £325 +12.06%
Newcastle upon Tyne -13 4 £325 +12.06%
North West +31 3 £465 -7.00%
Scotland +23 3 £440 -9.74% 1
Edinburgh +18 3 £440 -9.74% 1
Manchester +15 3 £465 -7.00%
Halifax +6 3 £440 -2.11%
Portsmouth - 3 £480 -
Hampshire - 3 £480 -
Northampton - 2 £483 -
Sheffield - 2 £550 -
Northamptonshire - 2 £483 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £550 -
East Midlands - 2 £483 - 1
Berkshire +20 1 - -
Reading +13 1 - -
South West +5 1 £350 +40.00% 1
Cardiff - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 £425 -
South Wales - 1 - -
Wales - 1 - -

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 59 (55.66%) Mainframe
2 54 (50.94%) Windows
3 48 (45.28%) IBM
4 41 (38.68%) Unix
5 39 (36.79%) Finance
6 38 (35.85%) DB2
7 37 (34.91%) CA
8 35 (33.02%) Linux
9 32 (30.19%) Banking
10 27 (25.47%) Middleware
11 25 (23.58%) AIX
12 22 (20.75%) Java
13 20 (18.87%) Oracle
13 20 (18.87%) Solaris
13 20 (18.87%) DevOps
14 19 (17.92%) SQL
14 19 (17.92%) CICS
15 18 (16.98%) iSeries
16 17 (16.04%) FTP
16 17 (16.04%) TCP/IP
17 16 (15.09%) MS Excel
17 16 (15.09%) WebSphere
17 16 (15.09%) Time Sharing Option
18 15 (14.15%) Microsoft
18 15 (14.15%) JCL
19 14 (13.21%) Stakeholder Management
19 14 (13.21%) ITIL
19 14 (13.21%) OMEGAMON
19 14 (13.21%) Tandem
19 14 (13.21%) Problem 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 19 (17.92%) CICS
2 16 (15.09%) WebSphere
3 9 (8.49%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (6.60%) SharePoint
5 6 (5.66%) IIS
6 5 (4.72%) JBoss
6 5 (4.72%) Tuxedo
6 5 (4.72%) WebLogic
6 5 (4.72%) WildFly
7 4 (3.77%) IBM HTTP Server
8 3 (2.83%) Oracle Application Server
9 2 (1.89%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.94%) Apache
10 1 (0.94%) iPlanet
10 1 (0.94%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.94%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.94%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.94%) WebSphere Portal
10 1 (0.94%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 16 (15.09%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.66%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (4.72%) BusinessWorks
2 4 (3.77%) Staffware
3 3 (2.83%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (2.83%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.94%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.60%) IaaS
1 7 (6.60%) PaaS
1 7 (6.60%) SaaS
2 2 (1.89%) Bluemix
2 2 (1.89%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (16.04%) FTP
1 17 (16.04%) TCP/IP
2 7 (6.60%) LDAP
2 7 (6.60%) SAN
3 5 (4.72%) ATM
4 4 (3.77%) SSL
5 3 (2.83%) LAN
5 3 (2.83%) WAN
5 3 (2.83%) X.25
6 2 (1.89%) APPN
6 2 (1.89%) Internet
6 2 (1.89%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (1.89%) Network Security
6 2 (1.89%) SNA
6 2 (1.89%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (35.85%) DB2
2 9 (8.49%) SQL Server
3 7 (6.60%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (5.66%) Oracle Database
5 5 (4.72%) Ingres
5 5 (4.72%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (2.83%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.94%) Adabas
7 1 (0.94%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 5 (4.72%) CA Gen
2 2 (1.89%) JBehave
2 2 (1.89%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.94%) ERwin
General
1 39 (36.79%) Finance
2 32 (30.19%) Banking
3 4 (3.77%) Financial Institution
3 4 (3.77%) Spanish Language
4 3 (2.83%) Law
5 1 (0.94%) Advertising
5 1 (0.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (14.15%) DBA
2 10 (9.43%) Administrator
2 10 (9.43%) Analyst
3 9 (8.49%) Developer
3 9 (8.49%) Support Engineer
4 7 (6.60%) Build Engineer
4 7 (6.60%) DB2 DBA
4 7 (6.60%) Oracle DBA
4 7 (6.60%) Product Engineer
4 7 (6.60%) Products Support Engineer
4 7 (6.60%) Security Engineer
4 7 (6.60%) z/OS Specialist
5 6 (5.66%) Consultant
5 6 (5.66%) DevOps Engineer
6 5 (4.72%) Programmer
6 5 (4.72%) Project Manager
6 5 (4.72%) Systems Programmer
7 4 (3.77%) Deployment Analyst
7 4 (3.77%) Deployment Specialist
7 4 (3.77%) Middleware Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (25.47%) Middleware
2 13 (12.26%) ISPF
3 8 (7.55%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (1.89%) REST
5 1 (0.94%) IBM Integration Bus
5 1 (0.94%) SOAP
5 1 (0.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 59 (55.66%) Mainframe
2 18 (16.98%) iSeries
3 14 (13.21%) IBM Mainframe
3 14 (13.21%) Tandem
4 10 (9.43%) iPad
5 7 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (6.60%) Mobile App
6 5 (4.72%) Blockchain
6 5 (4.72%) Replication
7 4 (3.77%) Data Centre
8 3 (2.83%) Clustering
8 3 (2.83%) LPAR
9 2 (1.89%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.94%) AS400
10 1 (0.94%) DataPower
10 1 (0.94%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 54 (50.94%) Windows
2 41 (38.68%) Unix
3 35 (33.02%) Linux
4 25 (23.58%) AIX
5 20 (18.87%) Solaris
6 10 (9.43%) Windows Server
7 8 (7.55%) MVS
7 8 (7.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (5.66%) HPUX
9 5 (4.72%) Windows 7
10 3 (2.83%) SUSE
11 2 (1.89%) OpenVMS
11 2 (1.89%) OS/390
11 2 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.94%) i5/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (18.87%) DevOps
2 14 (13.21%) ITIL
2 14 (13.21%) Problem Management
2 14 (13.21%) Stakeholder Management
3 12 (11.32%) B2B
3 12 (11.32%) Service Delivery
3 12 (11.32%) Unit Testing
3 12 (11.32%) Virtual Environments
4 11 (10.38%) Change Management
4 11 (10.38%) Performance Tuning
5 10 (9.43%) E-Commerce
5 10 (9.43%) Functional Testing
6 9 (8.49%) Test Automation
7 8 (7.55%) Incident Management
8 7 (6.60%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (6.60%) Open Source
8 7 (6.60%) PRINCE2
9 6 (5.66%) Data Management
9 6 (5.66%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 5 (4.72%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 22 (20.75%) Java
2 19 (17.92%) SQL
3 15 (14.15%) JCL
4 11 (10.38%) Perl
4 11 (10.38%) VB
5 10 (9.43%) Shell Script
6 6 (5.66%) REXX
7 5 (4.72%) COBOL
8 1 (0.94%) Assembly Language
8 1 (0.94%) C
8 1 (0.94%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 6 (5.66%) BPSS Clearance
1 6 (5.66%) SC Cleared
1 6 (5.66%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.89%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.94%) SEPA
System Software
1 16 (15.09%) Time Sharing Option
2 11 (10.38%) Active Directory
2 11 (10.38%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 8 (7.55%) RACF
4 3 (2.83%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (2.83%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.89%) ACF2
5 2 (1.89%) Docker
5 2 (1.89%) Job Entry Subsystem
Systems Management
1 14 (13.21%) OMEGAMON
2 12 (11.32%) CA Endevor
2 12 (11.32%) Tivoli
3 11 (10.38%) CA Service Virtualization
4 10 (9.43%) Control-M
5 5 (4.72%) SCCM
5 5 (4.72%) Tivoli NetView
6 1 (0.94%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.94%) zSecure
Vendors
1 48 (45.28%) IBM
2 37 (34.91%) CA
3 20 (18.87%) Oracle
4 15 (14.15%) Microsoft
5 13 (12.26%) IBM Sterling
6 12 (11.32%) Axway
7 11 (10.38%) Splunk
7 11 (10.38%) Syncsort
8 5 (4.72%) TIBCO
9 4 (3.77%) ILOG
9 4 (3.77%) VMware
10 3 (2.83%) BMC
10 3 (2.83%) Intel
11 2 (1.89%) FireEye
11 2 (1.89%) Intel Security
11 2 (1.89%) SaltStack
11 2 (1.89%) Sourcefire
12 1 (0.94%) Citrix
12 1 (0.94%) Compuware
12 1 (0.94%) HP
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