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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM z/OS
Rank 555 530 571
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +41
Contract jobs citing zOS 72 107 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.20% 0.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.67% 0.91% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 29 37
Median daily rate £420 £450 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £322 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £580 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £450 £475
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -5.26%
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
10687 11749 13122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.30% 21.48% 22.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 6700 6906 7771
Median daily rate £388 £378 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.64% +7.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 683 972 1139
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.92 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £41.80 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

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 5 December 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 22 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 5 December 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 -24 64 £416 -7.50% 4
North East -20 23 £400 +25.00%
Tyne and Wear -25 22 £400 +25.00%
Newcastle upon Tyne -25 20 £394 +23.04%
London -12 15 £513 +13.88%
South East +3 13 £350 -22.22% 2
Yorkshire +22 11 £550 +10.00%
West Yorkshire +20 11 £550 +10.00%
Buckinghamshire +11 9 - -
Edinburgh +9 8 £520 +6.56% 1
Scotland -1 8 £520 +6.56% 1
Milton Keynes +9 6 - -
Halifax +8 2 £550 +10.00%
Woking - 2 £338 -
Surrey - 2 £338 -
Hampshire +12 1 £650 +44.44%
South West +6 1 £350 -36.36%
Reading +5 1 - -
Berkshire +4 1 - -
City of London +3 1 £325 -25.92%
Sunderland -2 1 - -
Winchester - 1 £650 -

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 93 (62.84%) Mainframe
2 64 (43.24%) DB2
3 63 (42.57%) IBM
4 57 (38.51%) Windows
5 52 (35.14%) Finance
6 48 (32.43%) CA
7 42 (28.38%) CICS
8 39 (26.35%) Linux
9 38 (25.68%) Banking
10 37 (25.00%) AIX
11 36 (24.32%) Unix
12 31 (20.95%) Middleware
13 30 (20.27%) JCL
14 28 (18.92%) Solaris
15 27 (18.24%) Java
16 26 (17.57%) SQL
17 24 (16.22%) Oracle
18 22 (14.86%) IBM Mainframe
19 20 (13.51%) TCP/IP
20 19 (12.84%) WebSphere
21 17 (11.49%) Tivoli
21 17 (11.49%) DevOps
22 16 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
22 16 (10.81%) CA Endevor
23 15 (10.14%) OMEGAMON
24 14 (9.46%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
24 14 (9.46%) MVS
24 14 (9.46%) WebSphere MQ
24 14 (9.46%) ITIL
24 14 (9.46%) Time Sharing Option

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 42 (28.38%) CICS
2 19 (12.84%) WebSphere
3 11 (7.43%) BizTalk Server
4 9 (6.08%) IBM HTTP Server
4 9 (6.08%) SharePoint
5 7 (4.73%) IIS
6 6 (4.05%) Tuxedo
7 5 (3.38%) JBoss
7 5 (3.38%) MQSeries
7 5 (3.38%) WebLogic
7 5 (3.38%) WildFly
8 3 (2.03%) Oracle Application Server
8 3 (2.03%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (1.35%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.68%) Apache
10 1 (0.68%) iPlanet
10 1 (0.68%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.68%) WebSphere Portal
10 1 (0.68%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 12 (8.11%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.70%) MS Office
3 3 (2.03%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (3.38%) BusinessWorks
2 4 (2.70%) Staffware
3 3 (2.03%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (2.03%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.68%) Maximo
4 1 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.03%) IaaS
1 3 (2.03%) PaaS
1 3 (2.03%) SaaS
2 2 (1.35%) Bluemix
2 2 (1.35%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (13.51%) TCP/IP
2 11 (7.43%) FTP
3 8 (5.41%) SAN
4 6 (4.05%) ATM
5 4 (2.70%) LDAP
6 3 (2.03%) SNA
6 3 (2.03%) SSL
7 2 (1.35%) APPN
7 2 (1.35%) Firewall
7 2 (1.35%) Internet
7 2 (1.35%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (1.35%) Network Security
7 2 (1.35%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (43.24%) DB2
2 6 (4.05%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (2.03%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.03%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.68%) Adabas
5 1 (0.68%) Ingres
5 1 (0.68%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (3.38%) CA Gen
2 2 (1.35%) JBehave
2 2 (1.35%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.68%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.68%) ERwin
3 1 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.68%) Visual Studio
General
1 52 (35.14%) Finance
2 38 (25.68%) Banking
3 5 (3.38%) Corporate Banking
4 4 (2.70%) Financial Institution
4 4 (2.70%) Spanish Language
5 3 (2.03%) Law
6 2 (1.35%) Dutch Language
6 2 (1.35%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.68%) Advertising
7 1 (0.68%) Electronics
7 1 (0.68%) French Language
7 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.68%) Marketing
7 1 (0.68%) Retail
7 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (12.84%) Analyst
2 17 (11.49%) DBA
3 16 (10.81%) Architect
4 14 (9.46%) Administrator
5 12 (8.11%) Infrastructure Architect
6 10 (6.76%) DB2 DBA
7 9 (6.08%) Developer
7 9 (6.08%) Solutions Architect
7 9 (6.08%) Support Engineer
8 8 (5.41%) Operations Analyst
8 8 (5.41%) Programmer
9 7 (4.73%) Build Engineer
9 7 (4.73%) Product Engineer
9 7 (4.73%) Products Support Engineer
9 7 (4.73%) Security Engineer
9 7 (4.73%) z/OS Specialist
10 6 (4.05%) DevOps Engineer
10 6 (4.05%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
10 6 (4.05%) Mainframe Analyst
10 6 (4.05%) Systems Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (20.95%) Middleware
2 14 (9.46%) WebSphere MQ
3 11 (7.43%) ISPF
4 3 (2.03%) REST
5 2 (1.35%) Web Services
6 1 (0.68%) .NET
6 1 (0.68%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.68%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.68%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.68%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.68%) IBM Integration Bus
6 1 (0.68%) SAML
6 1 (0.68%) SOAP
6 1 (0.68%) Spring
6 1 (0.68%) Spring Web Flow
6 1 (0.68%) WCF
6 1 (0.68%) XML
6 1 (0.68%) XSD
6 1 (0.68%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 93 (62.84%) Mainframe
2 22 (14.86%) IBM Mainframe
3 12 (8.11%) iSeries
4 10 (6.76%) iPad
4 10 (6.76%) Replication
5 9 (6.08%) Tandem
6 7 (4.73%) Mobile App
7 6 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (3.38%) Blockchain
8 5 (3.38%) Cryptography
9 3 (2.03%) Data Centre
9 3 (2.03%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.35%) AS400
10 2 (1.35%) Clustering
11 1 (0.68%) Computer Science
11 1 (0.68%) DataPower
11 1 (0.68%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 57 (38.51%) Windows
2 39 (26.35%) Linux
3 37 (25.00%) AIX
4 36 (24.32%) Unix
5 28 (18.92%) Solaris
6 14 (9.46%) MVS
7 13 (8.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (8.11%) Windows Server
9 8 (5.41%) SUSE
10 6 (4.05%) HPUX
10 6 (4.05%) OS/390
11 5 (3.38%) Windows 7
12 2 (1.35%) OpenVMS
12 2 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.68%) i5/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (11.49%) DevOps
2 16 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
3 14 (9.46%) ITIL
4 13 (8.78%) Unit Testing
5 12 (8.11%) Virtual Environments
6 10 (6.76%) E-Commerce
6 10 (6.76%) Functional Testing
6 10 (6.76%) Incident Management
6 10 (6.76%) Migration
7 9 (6.08%) Problem Management
7 9 (6.08%) Test Automation
8 8 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (5.41%) Change Management
8 8 (5.41%) Feasibility Study
8 8 (5.41%) Service Delivery
9 7 (4.73%) B2B
9 7 (4.73%) Matrix Organization
10 6 (4.05%) Logistics
11 5 (3.38%) Release Management
11 5 (3.38%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (20.27%) JCL
2 27 (18.24%) Java
3 26 (17.57%) SQL
4 13 (8.78%) Perl
4 13 (8.78%) Shell Script
4 13 (8.78%) VB
5 11 (7.43%) COBOL
6 9 (6.08%) REXX
7 2 (1.35%) C
8 1 (0.68%) Assembly Language
8 1 (0.68%) C#
8 1 (0.68%) C++
8 1 (0.68%) PL/1
8 1 (0.68%) XPath
Qualifications
1 10 (6.76%) SC Cleared
1 10 (6.76%) Security Cleared
2 8 (5.41%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (2.03%) Degree
4 1 (0.68%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.03%) SEPA
System Software
1 14 (9.46%) Time Sharing Option
1 14 (9.46%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 13 (8.78%) RACF
3 11 (7.43%) Active Directory
4 8 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (2.03%) Job Entry Subsystem
5 3 (2.03%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.35%) ACF2
6 2 (1.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 17 (11.49%) Tivoli
2 16 (10.81%) CA Endevor
3 15 (10.14%) OMEGAMON
4 11 (7.43%) CA Service Virtualization
4 11 (7.43%) Control-M
5 6 (4.05%) SCCM
6 2 (1.35%) Tivoli NetView
6 2 (1.35%) zSecure
7 1 (0.68%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 63 (42.57%) IBM
2 48 (32.43%) CA
3 24 (16.22%) Oracle
4 11 (7.43%) Splunk
4 11 (7.43%) Syncsort
5 10 (6.76%) Microsoft
6 9 (6.08%) IBM Sterling
6 9 (6.08%) VMware
7 8 (5.41%) Intel
8 7 (4.73%) Axway
9 5 (3.38%) TIBCO
10 4 (2.70%) HP
10 4 (2.70%) ILOG
11 3 (2.03%) BMC
11 3 (2.03%) Perforce
11 3 (2.03%) SAP
11 3 (2.03%) ServiceNow
12 2 (1.35%) FireEye
12 2 (1.35%) Intel Security
12 2 (1.35%) SaltStack
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