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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM z/OS
Rank 555 480 466
Rank change year-on-year
-75 -14
Contract jobs citing zOS 44 90 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.082% 0.17% 0.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.38% 0.80% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 52 31
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£463 £423 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.46% +5.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £352 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £591 £498 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £445 £433 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.89% +15.33%
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
11651 11281 9702
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.72% 21.73% 21.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 6606 6116 5146
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £160 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £515 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £309
% change year-on-year
+7.93% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 976 1054 1005
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.40 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% -0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.95 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 -30 44 £463 +15.62% 12
North West -3 13 £425 -15.00%
London -18 13 £550 +37.50% 5
East of England +11 7 £510 -
Manchester -5 7 £425 -15.00%
West Yorkshire -8 5 £345 -18.82% 1
Yorkshire -17 5 £345 -18.82% 1
Cheshire - 5 - -
South East -27 4 £494 - 3
Norfolk - 4 £600 -
Norwich - 4 £600 -
Berkshire - 3 £513 -
Knutsford - 2 - -
City of London +1 1 - - 3
West Midlands -13 1 £435 -1.13%
East Midlands - 1 - - 2
Nottinghamshire - 1 - - 2
Bracknell - 1 £425 -
Nottingham - 1 - - 2
Oxford - - - - 2
Pontefract - - - - 1
Rugby - - - -
Wakefield - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Gatwick - - - -
Gloucester - - - - 1
Barnsley - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 3

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 70 (58.33%) Mainframe
2 52 (43.33%) IBM
3 49 (40.83%) Finance
4 44 (36.67%) DB2
5 38 (31.67%) Banking
6 30 (25.00%) WebSphere
7 28 (23.33%) CICS
8 26 (21.67%) ACF2
9 23 (19.17%) RACF
9 23 (19.17%) TCP/IP
9 23 (19.17%) UNIX
9 23 (19.17%) Linux
10 20 (16.67%) AIX
10 20 (16.67%) IBM Mainframe
11 19 (15.83%) Windows
11 19 (15.83%) Oracle
11 19 (15.83%) WebSphere MQ
12 18 (15.00%) CA
13 17 (14.17%) Java
13 17 (14.17%) MQSeries
14 16 (13.33%) COBOL
15 15 (12.50%) Solaris
15 15 (12.50%) JCL
15 15 (12.50%) Degree
16 13 (10.83%) WebSphere Portal
17 12 (10.00%) QA
17 12 (10.00%) ISPF
18 11 (9.17%) Middleware
18 11 (9.17%) Microsoft
18 11 (9.17%) WebSphere Application Server

zOS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 30 (25.00%) WebSphere
2 28 (23.33%) CICS
3 17 (14.17%) MQSeries
4 13 (10.83%) WebSphere Portal
5 11 (9.17%) WebSphere Application Server
6 8 (6.67%) IIS
6 8 (6.67%) IBM HTTP Server
7 7 (5.83%) iPlanet
7 7 (5.83%) Apache
8 2 (1.67%) NetWeaver
8 2 (1.67%) SAS
9 1 (0.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.83%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.83%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (0.83%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.83%) MS Visio
1 1 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 23 (19.17%) TCP/IP
2 6 (5.00%) SSL
3 4 (3.33%) DNS
3 4 (3.33%) BIG-IP
4 3 (2.50%) Firewall
4 3 (2.50%) Network Security
4 3 (2.50%) LAN
4 3 (2.50%) WAN
4 3 (2.50%) FTP
5 1 (0.83%) RIP
5 1 (0.83%) Internet
5 1 (0.83%) SNA
5 1 (0.83%) NAS
5 1 (0.83%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (36.67%) DB2
2 5 (4.17%) RDBMS
2 5 (4.17%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.50%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.67%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.67%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.67%) SAP BW
4 2 (1.67%) SAP BI
4 2 (1.67%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.67%) IDMS
4 2 (1.67%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.67%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 4 (3.33%) ClearCase
1 4 (3.33%) TortoiseSVN
1 4 (3.33%) Subversion
2 1 (0.83%) Maven
2 1 (0.83%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.83%) Ant
2 1 (0.83%) Hudson
2 1 (0.83%) Artifactory
2 1 (0.83%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.83%) Toad
2 1 (0.83%) ERwin
2 1 (0.83%) CruiseControl
General
1 49 (40.83%) Finance
2 38 (31.67%) Banking
3 1 (0.83%) Retail
3 1 (0.83%) Private Banking
3 1 (0.83%) Legal
3 1 (0.83%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 27 (22.50%) Programmer
2 19 (15.83%) Systems Programmer
3 14 (11.67%) Administrator
4 13 (10.83%) Architect
5 12 (10.00%) Analyst
6 11 (9.17%) Consultant
7 10 (8.33%) WebSphere Administrator
8 8 (6.67%) Developer
8 8 (6.67%) Mainframe Programmer
9 7 (5.83%) DBA
10 5 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
10 5 (4.17%) DB2 DBA
11 4 (3.33%) Senior Programmer
11 4 (3.33%) Senior Systems Programmer
11 4 (3.33%) Mainframe Architect
12 3 (2.50%) Mainframe DBA
12 3 (2.50%) Software Developer
12 3 (2.50%) Technical Architect
12 3 (2.50%) UNIX Administrator
12 3 (2.50%) WebSphere Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (15.83%) WebSphere MQ
2 12 (10.00%) ISPF
3 11 (9.17%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 11 (9.17%) Middleware
4 8 (6.67%) Web Services
5 2 (1.67%) XML
5 2 (1.67%) HTML
6 1 (0.83%) .NET
6 1 (0.83%) SOAP
6 1 (0.83%) OAuth
6 1 (0.83%) Spring Batch
6 1 (0.83%) XSLT
6 1 (0.83%) WSDL
6 1 (0.83%) SAML
6 1 (0.83%) Spring
6 1 (0.83%) JNI
Miscellaneous
1 70 (58.33%) Mainframe
2 20 (16.67%) IBM Mainframe
3 8 (6.67%) VSAM
3 8 (6.67%) Computer Science
4 7 (5.83%) Replication
5 5 (4.17%) DataPower
6 3 (2.50%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.67%) LPAR
7 2 (1.67%) Open Source
7 2 (1.67%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.83%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.83%) HACMP
8 1 (0.83%) Clustering
8 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.83%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 23 (19.17%) UNIX
1 23 (19.17%) Linux
2 20 (16.67%) AIX
3 19 (15.83%) Windows
4 15 (12.50%) Solaris
5 10 (8.33%) MVS
6 6 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (4.17%) HPUX
8 4 (3.33%) Windows NT
8 4 (3.33%) SUSE
8 4 (3.33%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.83%) Tru64
9 1 (0.83%) OpenVMS
9 1 (0.83%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (6.67%) Configuration Management
1 8 (6.67%) ITIL
2 7 (5.83%) Migration
2 7 (5.83%) TOGAF
2 7 (5.83%) Unit Testing
3 6 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (4.17%) Data Modelling
4 5 (4.17%) SOA
4 5 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (3.33%) Capacity Management
5 4 (3.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (3.33%) Process Improvement
5 4 (3.33%) ETL
5 4 (3.33%) EAI
5 4 (3.33%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (2.50%) Load Balancing
6 3 (2.50%) Data Architecture
6 3 (2.50%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (2.50%) SIEM
6 3 (2.50%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 17 (14.17%) Java
2 16 (13.33%) COBOL
3 15 (12.50%) JCL
4 10 (8.33%) REXX
5 9 (7.50%) SQL
6 8 (6.67%) Assembly Language
7 7 (5.83%) Python
8 4 (3.33%) Delphi
8 4 (3.33%) C#
9 2 (1.67%) ABAP
9 2 (1.67%) SELCOPY
10 1 (0.83%) XPath
10 1 (0.83%) C
10 1 (0.83%) C++
Qualifications
1 15 (12.50%) Degree
2 6 (5.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (3.33%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.00%) QA
2 4 (3.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.83%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.83%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 26 (21.67%) ACF2
2 23 (19.17%) RACF
3 4 (3.33%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.67%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 7 (5.83%) Tivoli
2 4 (3.33%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 4 (3.33%) CA Endevor
3 3 (2.50%) OMEGAMON
4 1 (0.83%) Puppet
4 1 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.83%) Tivoli NetView
4 1 (0.83%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.83%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 52 (43.33%) IBM
2 19 (15.83%) Oracle
3 18 (15.00%) CA
4 11 (9.17%) Microsoft
5 9 (7.50%) BMC
6 7 (5.83%) SAP
7 5 (4.17%) Sun
8 4 (3.33%) F5
9 3 (2.50%) Business Objects
9 3 (2.50%) Informatica
10 2 (1.67%) Sybase
11 1 (0.83%) Cisco
11 1 (0.83%) HP
11 1 (0.83%) Dell
11 1 (0.83%) EMC
11 1 (0.83%) Novell
11 1 (0.83%) Veritas
11 1 (0.83%) Alias
11 1 (0.83%) VMware
11 1 (0.83%) Teradata
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