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 17 April 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM z/OS
Rank 523 507 492
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -15
Contract jobs citing zOS 70 92 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.16% 0.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.57% 0.75% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 51 28
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£445 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £330 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £445 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
12363 12295 10193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.12% 21.81% 20.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 7025 6816 5445
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £160 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.42% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1003 1072 1002
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.16 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.99% -4.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-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 17 April 2015.

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 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 17 April 2015. 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
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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 -11 63 £445 +8.53% 7
London -10 22 £425 +3.65% 3
North West -3 16 £375 -25.00% 1
Manchester 0 8 £425 -15.00%
East of England +24 7 £510 -
West Yorkshire -10 7 £345 -18.82%
Scotland -12 7 £425 -5.55%
Yorkshire -17 7 £345 -18.82%
Warwickshire +2 6 £438 +16.66%
Edinburgh -9 6 £438 +19.86%
West Midlands -17 6 £438 -0.56%
Cheshire - 5 - -
South East -17 4 £485 - 2
Norfolk - 4 £600 -
Norwich - 4 £600 -
City of London +11 3 £313 -21.63% 1
Knutsford - 2 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - - 1
South West - - - - 1
Home Counties - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Pontefract - - - -
Rugby - - - -
Wakefield - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 66 (51.16%) Mainframe
2 65 (50.39%) DB2
3 55 (42.64%) WebSphere
4 49 (37.98%) CICS
5 46 (35.66%) Finance
6 45 (34.88%) IBM
7 40 (31.01%) Linux
8 37 (28.68%) AIX
9 33 (25.58%) WebSphere Application Server
9 33 (25.58%) Banking
10 32 (24.81%) CA
11 31 (24.03%) Windows
12 30 (23.26%) Solaris
13 29 (22.48%) Migration
14 27 (20.93%) WebSphere Portal
14 27 (20.93%) WebSphere MQ
15 24 (18.60%) TCP/IP
15 24 (18.60%) LPAR
16 21 (16.28%) UNIX
17 19 (14.73%) ACF2
18 18 (13.95%) RACF
18 18 (13.95%) Oracle
19 17 (13.18%) MQSeries
20 16 (12.40%) JCL
21 15 (11.63%) COBOL
21 15 (11.63%) Degree
22 14 (10.85%) Jython
22 14 (10.85%) WebSphere Process Server
22 14 (10.85%) IBM Mainframe
22 14 (10.85%) CA Wily

zOS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 55 (42.64%) WebSphere
2 49 (37.98%) CICS
3 33 (25.58%) WebSphere Application Server
4 27 (20.93%) WebSphere Portal
5 17 (13.18%) MQSeries
6 14 (10.85%) WebSphere Process Server
7 8 (6.20%) IBM HTTP Server
7 8 (6.20%) IIS
7 8 (6.20%) Apache
8 7 (5.43%) iPlanet
9 2 (1.55%) NetWeaver
9 2 (1.55%) MS Exchange
9 2 (1.55%) SAS
10 1 (0.78%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.78%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (1.55%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.78%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.55%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 24 (18.60%) TCP/IP
2 5 (3.88%) SSL
3 4 (3.10%) BIG-IP
3 4 (3.10%) Network Security
3 4 (3.10%) DNS
3 4 (3.10%) FTP
4 3 (2.33%) LAN
4 3 (2.33%) WAN
4 3 (2.33%) Firewall
5 2 (1.55%) SAN
6 1 (0.78%) Internet
6 1 (0.78%) SSH
6 1 (0.78%) NAS
6 1 (0.78%) VLAN
6 1 (0.78%) RIP
6 1 (0.78%) LDAP
6 1 (0.78%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (50.39%) DB2
2 5 (3.88%) Relational Database
2 5 (3.88%) RDBMS
3 4 (3.10%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.10%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.55%) OLTP
4 2 (1.55%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.55%) SAP BW
4 2 (1.55%) SAP BI
4 2 (1.55%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.55%) IDMS
4 2 (1.55%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.55%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 14 (10.85%) Introscope
2 5 (3.88%) ClearCase
3 4 (3.10%) Subversion
3 4 (3.10%) TortoiseSVN
4 1 (0.78%) Hudson
4 1 (0.78%) Maven
4 1 (0.78%) Toad
4 1 (0.78%) ERwin
4 1 (0.78%) CruiseControl
4 1 (0.78%) Ant
General
1 46 (35.66%) Finance
2 33 (25.58%) Banking
3 1 (0.78%) Private Banking
3 1 (0.78%) Financial Institution
3 1 (0.78%) Law
3 1 (0.78%) Legal
3 1 (0.78%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 34 (26.36%) Administrator
2 29 (22.48%) WebSphere Administrator
3 19 (14.73%) Analyst
4 15 (11.63%) Programmer
5 12 (9.30%) Consultant
5 12 (9.30%) Server Administrator
5 12 (9.30%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
6 8 (6.20%) Architect
6 8 (6.20%) Developer
6 8 (6.20%) DBA
7 7 (5.43%) Systems Programmer
8 6 (4.65%) DB2 DBA
9 5 (3.88%) WebSphere Specialist
10 4 (3.10%) UNIX Administrator
10 4 (3.10%) Mainframe Programmer
10 4 (3.10%) Mainframe Architect
11 3 (2.33%) Mainframe DBA
11 3 (2.33%) UNIX Systems Administrator
11 3 (2.33%) WebSphere Consultant
11 3 (2.33%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (20.93%) WebSphere MQ
2 12 (9.30%) ISPF
2 12 (9.30%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 8 (6.20%) Web Services
4 6 (4.65%) Middleware
5 2 (1.55%) XML
5 2 (1.55%) HTML
6 1 (0.78%) .NET
6 1 (0.78%) SOAP
6 1 (0.78%) Spring Batch
6 1 (0.78%) XSLT
6 1 (0.78%) WSDL
6 1 (0.78%) Spring
6 1 (0.78%) JNI
Miscellaneous
1 66 (51.16%) Mainframe
2 24 (18.60%) LPAR
3 14 (10.85%) IBM Mainframe
4 8 (6.20%) Computer Science
4 8 (6.20%) VSAM
5 7 (5.43%) Replication
6 4 (3.10%) DataPower
7 3 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (2.33%) Data Structures
7 3 (2.33%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.55%) AS400
8 2 (1.55%) Clustering
8 2 (1.55%) iSeries
9 1 (0.78%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.78%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.78%) PKI
9 1 (0.78%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.78%) HACMP
9 1 (0.78%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 40 (31.01%) Linux
2 37 (28.68%) AIX
3 31 (24.03%) Windows
4 30 (23.26%) Solaris
5 21 (16.28%) UNIX
6 10 (7.75%) MVS
7 6 (4.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (4.65%) HPUX
8 4 (3.10%) Windows NT
8 4 (3.10%) SUSE
8 4 (3.10%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.78%) Tru64
9 1 (0.78%) OpenVMS
9 1 (0.78%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (22.48%) Migration
2 10 (7.75%) ITIL
3 8 (6.20%) Configuration Management
4 7 (5.43%) Unit Testing
5 5 (3.88%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (3.88%) SOA
5 5 (3.88%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (3.10%) EAI
6 4 (3.10%) Data Modelling
7 3 (2.33%) Project Management
7 3 (2.33%) ETL
7 3 (2.33%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (2.33%) Change Management
7 3 (2.33%) Capacity Management
7 3 (2.33%) Analytics
7 3 (2.33%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (2.33%) High Availability
7 3 (2.33%) SIEM
7 3 (2.33%) TOGAF
7 3 (2.33%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 16 (12.40%) JCL
2 15 (11.63%) COBOL
3 14 (10.85%) Jython
4 13 (10.08%) REXX
4 13 (10.08%) Java
5 9 (6.98%) Assembly Language
6 7 (5.43%) Python
7 6 (4.65%) SQL
8 4 (3.10%) C
9 2 (1.55%) ABAP
9 2 (1.55%) SELCOPY
10 1 (0.78%) XPath
10 1 (0.78%) C++
Qualifications
1 15 (11.63%) Degree
2 6 (4.65%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.10%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (3.10%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.30%) QA
2 3 (2.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 19 (14.73%) ACF2
2 18 (13.95%) RACF
3 5 (3.88%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.55%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 14 (10.85%) CA Wily
2 9 (6.98%) Tivoli
3 5 (3.88%) OMEGAMON
4 4 (3.10%) CA Endevor
4 4 (3.10%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 2 (1.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (1.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.78%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.78%) MAINVIEW
6 1 (0.78%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 45 (34.88%) IBM
2 32 (24.81%) CA
3 18 (13.95%) Oracle
4 9 (6.98%) Microsoft
4 9 (6.98%) BMC
5 4 (3.10%) F5
5 4 (3.10%) VMware
5 4 (3.10%) SAP
6 3 (2.33%) Business Objects
6 3 (2.33%) Informatica
7 2 (1.55%) Citrix
7 2 (1.55%) Sybase
8 1 (0.78%) Cisco
8 1 (0.78%) HP
8 1 (0.78%) Dell
8 1 (0.78%) EMC
8 1 (0.78%) Hitachi
8 1 (0.78%) Novell
8 1 (0.78%) Veritas
8 1 (0.78%) Alias
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