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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM z/OS
Rank 525 543 494
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -49
Contract jobs citing zOS 94 58 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.11% 0.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.85% 0.51% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 31 45
Average daily rate £488 £513 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.87% +26.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £425 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £494 £494 £415
% change year-on-year
- +18.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £29.00 - -
UK excluding London average 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
11004 11417 10815
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.39% 22.54% 22.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 6663 6654 5865
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £170 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 802 890 974
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £37.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.52% +5.00%

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 5 February 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 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 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +27 81 £475 -7.31% 11
London 0 29 £475 -9.52% 2
South East +20 23 £510 -9.33%
Buckinghamshire - 19 £523 -
Milton Keynes - 18 £523 -
Scotland 0 12 £494 - 1
Edinburgh -6 12 £494 - 1
East of England +7 8 - -
South West +1 7 £275 -49.19% 2
Norwich - 7 - -
Norfolk - 7 - -
Manchester -16 6 £500 +25.00%
North West -18 6 £500 +25.00%
North East - 6 £271 -
Tyne and Wear - 6 £271 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £271 -
Berkshire +1 3 £400 -28.88%
Wiltshire -1 3 £250 -54.33% 2
Swindon -2 3 £250 -54.33% 2
City of London +37 2 £450 -10.17%
Dorset +6 2 £550 -21.42%
Bournemouth +4 2 £550 -21.42%
Bracknell -2 2 £400 -5.88%
Birmingham -5 1 £525 -
East Midlands -7 1 £425 - 2
Nottinghamshire -10 1 £425 -
Nottingham -11 1 £425 -
Reading -15 1 - -
West Midlands -21 1 £525 +22.09%
Sunderland - 1 - -

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 156 (70.59%) Mainframe
2 111 (50.23%) DB2
3 107 (48.42%) CICS
4 99 (44.80%) JCL
5 97 (43.89%) CA
6 83 (37.56%) IBM
7 76 (34.39%) RACF
8 57 (25.79%) Finance
9 56 (25.34%) QA
10 55 (24.89%) CA Endevor
11 48 (21.72%) Unix
11 48 (21.72%) Windows
12 44 (19.91%) COBOL
13 43 (19.46%) WebSphere
14 37 (16.74%) AIX
14 37 (16.74%) Linux
15 33 (14.93%) ISPF
16 30 (13.57%) IBM Mainframe
17 27 (12.22%) MQSeries
17 27 (12.22%) Solaris
18 26 (11.76%) Banking
19 23 (10.41%) REXX
20 22 (9.95%) IIS
20 22 (9.95%) Active Directory
20 22 (9.95%) Change Management
20 22 (9.95%) AS400
21 21 (9.50%) ITIL
22 20 (9.05%) Java
22 20 (9.05%) SQL
23 19 (8.60%) Windows Server 2003

zOS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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
1 107 (48.42%) CICS
2 43 (19.46%) WebSphere
3 27 (12.22%) MQSeries
4 22 (9.95%) IIS
5 16 (7.24%) iPlanet
6 14 (6.33%) Apache
7 12 (5.43%) WebSphere Application Server
8 9 (4.07%) IBM HTTP Server
8 9 (4.07%) WebSphere Portal
9 7 (3.17%) BizTalk Server
9 7 (3.17%) MS Exchange
9 7 (3.17%) WebLogic
9 7 (3.17%) WebSphere Process Server
10 3 (1.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (1.36%) SharePoint
11 2 (0.90%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
12 1 (0.45%) JBoss
12 1 (0.45%) SAS
12 1 (0.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (3.62%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.17%) MS Office
3 1 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (3.62%) assyst
2 7 (3.17%) BusinessWare
2 7 (3.17%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.45%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 16 (7.24%) SSL
2 8 (3.62%) Firewall
3 6 (2.71%) SMTP
3 6 (2.71%) TCP/IP
4 5 (2.26%) LDAP
4 5 (2.26%) SMS
5 4 (1.81%) FTP
6 3 (1.36%) SNA
7 2 (0.90%) Network Security
7 2 (0.90%) SAN
8 1 (0.45%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.45%) NAS
8 1 (0.45%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (50.23%) DB2
2 10 (4.52%) SQL Server
3 9 (4.07%) Easytrieve
4 7 (3.17%) DB2 UDB
5 2 (0.90%) Adabas
6 1 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.45%) DataStage
6 1 (0.45%) IDMS
6 1 (0.45%) OLAP
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.45%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (1.81%) CA Gen
2 3 (1.36%) StarTeam
3 2 (0.90%) ChangeMan
3 2 (0.90%) Introscope
4 1 (0.45%) ERwin
General
1 57 (25.79%) Finance
2 26 (11.76%) Banking
3 9 (4.07%) Retail
4 7 (3.17%) Law
5 6 (2.71%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (1.81%) Legal
7 2 (0.90%) Advertising
7 2 (0.90%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.90%) Marketing
7 2 (0.90%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.90%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.45%) Automotive
8 1 (0.45%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.45%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 75 (33.94%) Analyst
2 52 (23.53%) CICS Analyst
3 29 (13.12%) Consultant
4 23 (10.41%) Architect
5 17 (7.69%) Developer
6 14 (6.33%) Administrator
7 11 (4.98%) Solutions Architect
8 10 (4.52%) Information Architect
8 10 (4.52%) Information Security Architect
8 10 (4.52%) Security Architect
9 9 (4.07%) Mainframe Consultant
9 9 (4.07%) Operations Analyst
10 8 (3.62%) Mainframe Analyst
11 7 (3.17%) COBOL Developer
11 7 (3.17%) Programmer
11 7 (3.17%) Support Analyst
11 7 (3.17%) Technical Specialist
12 6 (2.71%) DB2 DBA
12 6 (2.71%) DBA
12 6 (2.71%) Systems Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (14.93%) ISPF
2 17 (7.69%) WebSphere MQ
3 12 (5.43%) Middleware
4 10 (4.52%) Web Services
5 7 (3.17%) MSMQ
6 5 (2.26%) .NET
6 5 (2.26%) AngularJS
6 5 (2.26%) CSS
6 5 (2.26%) HTML
6 5 (2.26%) HTML5
6 5 (2.26%) jQuery
6 5 (2.26%) Laravel
6 5 (2.26%) SOAP
6 5 (2.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 5 (2.26%) XML
7 3 (1.36%) J2EE
8 1 (0.45%) APPC
Miscellaneous
1 156 (70.59%) Mainframe
2 30 (13.57%) IBM Mainframe
3 22 (9.95%) AS400
4 19 (8.60%) Management Information System
5 17 (7.69%) Data Centre
6 12 (5.43%) VSAM
7 11 (4.98%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (3.17%) DataPower
8 7 (3.17%) iSeries
8 7 (3.17%) Tandem
9 6 (2.71%) FMCG
10 5 (2.26%) Clustering
11 4 (1.81%) LPAR
11 4 (1.81%) PKI
12 2 (0.90%) Computer Science
12 2 (0.90%) HACMP
12 2 (0.90%) Health Informatics
12 2 (0.90%) Informatics
12 2 (0.90%) Replication
12 2 (0.90%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 48 (21.72%) Unix
1 48 (21.72%) Windows
2 37 (16.74%) AIX
2 37 (16.74%) Linux
3 27 (12.22%) Solaris
4 19 (8.60%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (7.69%) Windows Server
6 16 (7.24%) MVS
7 7 (3.17%) Windows 7
8 5 (2.26%) OpenVMS
9 2 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.45%) HPUX
10 1 (0.45%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (9.95%) Change Management
2 21 (9.50%) ITIL
3 18 (8.14%) Incident Management
4 16 (7.24%) Migration
4 16 (7.24%) Project Management
4 16 (7.24%) Service Management
5 15 (6.79%) Problem Management
6 14 (6.33%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (5.88%) Validation
7 13 (5.88%) Workflow
8 12 (5.43%) High Availability
8 12 (5.43%) Information Security
8 12 (5.43%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (5.43%) Unit Testing
9 9 (4.07%) Mentoring
9 9 (4.07%) Security Operations
10 8 (3.62%) Knowledge Management
11 7 (3.17%) DoDAF
11 7 (3.17%) MODAF
11 7 (3.17%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 99 (44.80%) JCL
2 44 (19.91%) COBOL
3 23 (10.41%) REXX
4 20 (9.05%) Java
4 20 (9.05%) SQL
5 13 (5.88%) Assembly Language
5 13 (5.88%) Shell Script
5 13 (5.88%) VB
6 12 (5.43%) C++
7 9 (4.07%) CLIST
8 6 (2.71%) JavaScript
9 5 (2.26%) C#
9 5 (2.26%) Perl
9 5 (2.26%) PHP
9 5 (2.26%) PowerShell
10 4 (1.81%) VB6
11 2 (0.90%) Jython
12 1 (0.45%) C
12 1 (0.45%) Korn
12 1 (0.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (7.69%) Degree
2 15 (6.79%) Security Cleared
3 8 (3.62%) SC Cleared
4 7 (3.17%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 7 (3.17%) CCSP
4 7 (3.17%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (3.17%) CISM
4 7 (3.17%) CISSP
5 5 (2.26%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.45%) ISEB
6 1 (0.45%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (25.34%) QA
2 3 (1.36%) COBIT
2 3 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.36%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.36%) TickIT
3 1 (0.45%) SLA
System Software
1 76 (34.39%) RACF
2 22 (9.95%) Active Directory
3 15 (6.79%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 15 (6.79%) Time Sharing Option
4 12 (5.43%) ACF2
5 10 (4.52%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 8 (3.62%) ClearTrust
7 1 (0.45%) PowerHA
7 1 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 55 (24.89%) CA Endevor
2 18 (8.14%) zSecure
3 16 (7.24%) Tivoli
4 11 (4.98%) OMEGAMON
5 10 (4.52%) Tivoli NetView
6 7 (3.17%) CA Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.90%) CA Wily
7 2 (0.90%) Control-M
8 1 (0.45%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 97 (43.89%) CA
2 83 (37.56%) IBM
3 11 (4.98%) Oracle
4 10 (4.52%) HP
5 7 (3.17%) BEA
5 7 (3.17%) CheckPoint
5 7 (3.17%) SAP
5 7 (3.17%) Vitria
6 4 (1.81%) BMC
6 4 (1.81%) ServiceNow
7 3 (1.36%) Microsoft
8 2 (0.90%) Citrix
8 2 (0.90%) ILOG
8 2 (0.90%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.90%) Sybase
9 1 (0.45%) Guidewire
9 1 (0.45%) Pega
9 1 (0.45%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.45%) VMware
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