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 22 December 2014 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM z/OS
Rank 513 448 457
Rank change year-on-year
-65 +9
Contract jobs citing zOS 73 128 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.25% 0.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.58% 1.10% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 66 47
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£541 £405 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.64% +4.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £350 £339
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £501 £710
UK excluding London average daily rate £535 £413 £388
% change year-on-year
+29.69% +6.45%
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
12575 11677 10907
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 23.06% 22.66% 22.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 7450 6480 5756
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £511 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1059 1060 1126
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £33.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

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 22 December 2014.

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 26 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 22 December 2014. 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 -41 68 £541 +44.33% 7
London -6 35 £550 +37.32% 2
South West - 14 £550 - 1
Manchester -6 5 £400 +6.66%
North West -6 5 £400 +6.66% 1
City of London -22 5 £550 +46.66%
Scotland -41 5 - -
Edinburgh -47 5 - -
East Midlands - 3 £425 -
Yorkshire -13 2 - -
Nottinghamshire - 2 - -
Nottingham - 2 - -
East of England -12 1 - -
South East -23 1 £563 +15.38% 3
North East - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - -
Watford - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Halifax - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Tyne and Wear - - - -

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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.

1 119 (66.85%) Mainframe
2 65 (36.52%) Finance
3 61 (34.27%) IBM
4 49 (27.53%) DB2
5 48 (26.97%) Banking
6 47 (26.40%) ACF2
7 36 (20.22%) UNIX
8 33 (18.54%) Windows
9 30 (16.85%) WebSphere
10 29 (16.29%) CICS
11 28 (15.73%) RACF
12 25 (14.04%) Java
13 23 (12.92%) IBM Mainframe
14 22 (12.36%) Linux
15 20 (11.24%) SQL
16 19 (10.67%) SAP
16 19 (10.67%) WebSphere MQ
16 19 (10.67%) JCL
17 18 (10.11%) Microsoft
18 17 (9.55%) Migration
18 17 (9.55%) Stakeholder Management
19 16 (8.99%) Oracle
19 16 (8.99%) CA
19 16 (8.99%) Middleware
20 15 (8.43%) AIX
21 13 (7.30%) COBOL
21 13 (7.30%) WebSphere Message Broker
22 12 (6.74%) TCP/IP
22 12 (6.74%) Sun
22 12 (6.74%) TOGAF

zOS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 30 (16.85%) WebSphere
2 29 (16.29%) CICS
3 11 (6.18%) WebSphere Application Server
3 11 (6.18%) WebSphere Portal
4 8 (4.49%) MQSeries
5 5 (2.81%) IIS
5 5 (2.81%) Apache
5 5 (2.81%) IBM HTTP Server
6 4 (2.25%) iPlanet
7 3 (1.69%) SAS
8 2 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.12%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (0.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.12%) Staffware
2 1 (0.56%) Summit
2 1 (0.56%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.74%) TCP/IP
2 6 (3.37%) SSL
3 5 (2.81%) LDAP
4 4 (2.25%) SMS
4 4 (2.25%) Firewall
5 3 (1.69%) SNA
6 2 (1.12%) Internet
7 1 (0.56%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.56%) NAS
7 1 (0.56%) Multicast
7 1 (0.56%) SAN
7 1 (0.56%) FTP
7 1 (0.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (27.53%) DB2
2 3 (1.69%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.12%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.12%) IDMS
3 2 (1.12%) IBM InfoSphere
3 2 (1.12%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.56%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.56%) Adabas
4 1 (0.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (2.25%) Eclipse
2 2 (1.12%) ChangeMan
2 2 (1.12%) Ant
2 2 (1.12%) YourKit
3 1 (0.56%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.56%) Jenkins
General
1 65 (36.52%) Finance
2 48 (26.97%) Banking
3 4 (2.25%) Retail
3 4 (2.25%) Advertising
4 2 (1.12%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.12%) French Language
5 1 (0.56%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.56%) Law
Job Titles
1 27 (15.17%) Programmer
1 27 (15.17%) Systems Programmer
2 20 (11.24%) Architect
2 20 (11.24%) Administrator
3 17 (9.55%) Consultant
4 15 (8.43%) Analyst
5 14 (7.87%) DBA
6 8 (4.49%) Solutions Architect
6 8 (4.49%) WebSphere Administrator
7 7 (3.93%) Technical Architect
7 7 (3.93%) Developer
8 6 (3.37%) DB2 DBA
8 6 (3.37%) Mainframe Programmer
9 5 (2.81%) Mainframe Consultant
10 4 (2.25%) Mainframe Architect
10 4 (2.25%) Technical Consultant
11 3 (1.69%) Systems Administrator
11 3 (1.69%) UNIX Administrator
11 3 (1.69%) Mainframe DBA
11 3 (1.69%) Senior Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (10.67%) WebSphere MQ
2 16 (8.99%) Middleware
3 13 (7.30%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 8 (4.49%) ISPF
4 8 (4.49%) Web Services
5 5 (2.81%) XML
5 5 (2.81%) J2EE
5 5 (2.81%) HTML
6 4 (2.25%) .NET
7 2 (1.12%) JMX
7 2 (1.12%) CSS
7 2 (1.12%) JDBC
7 2 (1.12%) JSP
7 2 (1.12%) Servlets
7 2 (1.12%) EDI
7 2 (1.12%) Java RMI
7 2 (1.12%) JAXP
8 1 (0.56%) SAML
8 1 (0.56%) SOAP
8 1 (0.56%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 119 (66.85%) Mainframe
2 23 (12.92%) IBM Mainframe
3 8 (4.49%) Management Information System
3 8 (4.49%) VSAM
4 7 (3.93%) DataPower
4 7 (3.93%) Open Source
5 5 (2.81%) Replication
6 4 (2.25%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.69%) LPAR
7 3 (1.69%) Clustering
8 2 (1.12%) Tandem
8 2 (1.12%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.12%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.12%) HACMP
8 2 (1.12%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.12%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.56%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.56%) iSeries
9 1 (0.56%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 36 (20.22%) UNIX
2 33 (18.54%) Windows
3 22 (12.36%) Linux
4 15 (8.43%) AIX
5 10 (5.62%) MVS
5 10 (5.62%) Solaris
6 7 (3.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.12%) VMS
8 1 (0.56%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (9.55%) Migration
1 17 (9.55%) Stakeholder Management
2 12 (6.74%) TOGAF
3 11 (6.18%) Enterprise Architecture
3 11 (6.18%) Process Improvement
4 8 (4.49%) Data Architecture
4 8 (4.49%) Project Management
5 6 (3.37%) Data Modelling
5 6 (3.37%) Software Engineering
5 6 (3.37%) Capacity Management
5 6 (3.37%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (2.81%) Data Migration
6 5 (2.81%) Systems Analysis
6 5 (2.81%) Validation
6 5 (2.81%) Unit Testing
6 5 (2.81%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (2.81%) ITIL
7 4 (2.25%) Information Assurance
8 3 (1.69%) Product Management
8 3 (1.69%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 25 (14.04%) Java
2 20 (11.24%) SQL
3 19 (10.67%) JCL
4 13 (7.30%) COBOL
5 10 (5.62%) Delphi
5 10 (5.62%) C#
5 10 (5.62%) REXX
6 4 (2.25%) Assembly Language
7 3 (1.69%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.69%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.12%) ActionScript
8 2 (1.12%) C++
8 2 (1.12%) C
8 2 (1.12%) ActionScript 2.0
9 1 (0.56%) NATURAL
9 1 (0.56%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (2.81%) Degree
1 5 (2.81%) Security Cleared
2 4 (2.25%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (1.12%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.56%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (2.25%) QA
3 2 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.56%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.56%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 47 (26.40%) ACF2
2 28 (15.73%) RACF
3 3 (1.69%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.12%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 1 (0.56%) Xen
5 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.56%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 9 (5.06%) Tivoli
1 9 (5.06%) OMEGAMON
2 5 (2.81%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 2 (1.12%) CA Endevor
3 2 (1.12%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.56%) Puppet
4 1 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.56%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.56%) Nessus
4 1 (0.56%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 61 (34.27%) IBM
2 19 (10.67%) SAP
3 18 (10.11%) Microsoft
4 16 (8.99%) Oracle
4 16 (8.99%) CA
5 12 (6.74%) Sun
6 10 (5.62%) BMC
7 7 (3.93%) Red Hat
8 5 (2.81%) HP
9 2 (1.12%) Business Objects
9 2 (1.12%) ILOG
10 1 (0.56%) Informatica
10 1 (0.56%) Alias
10 1 (0.56%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.56%) Cisco
10 1 (0.56%) Dell
10 1 (0.56%) EMC
10 1 (0.56%) Citrix
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