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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM z/OS
Rank 514 464 463
Rank change year-on-year
-50 -1
Contract jobs citing zOS 64 93 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.19% 0.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.56% 0.85% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 44 25
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£490 £403 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% +3.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £450 £615
UK excluding London average daily rate £469 £413 £388
% change year-on-year
+13.63% +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
11484 10984 9953
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.64% 22.55% 22.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 6743 6071 5269
Average daily rate £365 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £308 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.31% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 916 1002 1094
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 £37.50 £34.00 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.67 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+4.45% -14.28%

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 23 January 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 22 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 23 January 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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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 -23 60 £490 +22.88% 14
London -10 27 £513 +28.25% 13
South West -12 9 £541 +63.39%
North West +4 7 £400 +6.66%
Manchester +3 6 £400 +6.66%
Berkshire +4 4 £563 +12.50%
City of London +1 4 £526 +31.37% 2
South East -22 4 £563 +15.38% 1
Edinburgh -32 4 - - 3
Scotland -38 4 - - 4
Bracknell - 1 £425 -
Knutsford - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Halifax - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Nottingham - - - -

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 107 (64.85%) Mainframe
2 63 (38.18%) IBM
3 62 (37.58%) Finance
4 49 (29.70%) DB2
5 47 (28.48%) Banking
6 44 (26.67%) ACF2
7 34 (20.61%) UNIX
8 33 (20.00%) WebSphere
9 30 (18.18%) Windows
10 27 (16.36%) CICS
11 26 (15.76%) Java
12 24 (14.55%) RACF
13 23 (13.94%) Linux
14 22 (13.33%) IBM Mainframe
14 22 (13.33%) Oracle
14 22 (13.33%) WebSphere MQ
15 19 (11.52%) AIX
15 19 (11.52%) SAP
16 18 (10.91%) JCL
16 18 (10.91%) Middleware
17 16 (9.70%) SQL
17 16 (9.70%) Microsoft
17 16 (9.70%) WebSphere Message Broker
17 16 (9.70%) Stakeholder Management
18 15 (9.09%) TCP/IP
18 15 (9.09%) CA
19 14 (8.48%) COBOL
19 14 (8.48%) TOGAF
20 13 (7.88%) Migration
20 13 (7.88%) Solaris

zOS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 33 (20.00%) WebSphere
2 27 (16.36%) CICS
3 12 (7.27%) MQSeries
3 12 (7.27%) WebSphere Portal
4 8 (4.85%) WebSphere Application Server
5 7 (4.24%) IIS
5 7 (4.24%) IBM HTTP Server
6 6 (3.64%) Apache
6 6 (3.64%) iPlanet
7 2 (1.21%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.61%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.61%) SAS
8 1 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (0.61%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Staffware
1 1 (0.61%) Summit
1 1 (0.61%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 15 (9.09%) TCP/IP
2 4 (2.42%) FTP
2 4 (2.42%) SSL
2 4 (2.42%) SNA
2 4 (2.42%) SMS
3 3 (1.82%) LDAP
4 2 (1.21%) NAS
4 2 (1.21%) Firewall
5 1 (0.61%) Internet
5 1 (0.61%) SAN
5 1 (0.61%) HTTP
5 1 (0.61%) RIP
5 1 (0.61%) VLAN
5 1 (0.61%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (29.70%) DB2
2 6 (3.64%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.03%) RDBMS
4 4 (2.42%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.21%) IDMS
5 2 (1.21%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.21%) SAP HANA
5 2 (1.21%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.21%) SAP BI
5 2 (1.21%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.61%) Adabas
6 1 (0.61%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 4 (2.42%) TortoiseSVN
1 4 (2.42%) Subversion
1 4 (2.42%) ClearCase
2 3 (1.82%) Ant
3 2 (1.21%) YourKit
3 2 (1.21%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.61%) CruiseControl
4 1 (0.61%) Maven
4 1 (0.61%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.61%) Hudson
4 1 (0.61%) TeamCity
General
1 62 (37.58%) Finance
2 47 (28.48%) Banking
3 4 (2.42%) Retail
4 3 (1.82%) Advertising
5 1 (0.61%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.61%) Law
5 1 (0.61%) Legal
5 1 (0.61%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (14.55%) Programmer
2 23 (13.94%) Systems Programmer
3 20 (12.12%) Architect
4 19 (11.52%) Administrator
5 16 (9.70%) Consultant
6 14 (8.48%) Analyst
7 11 (6.67%) DBA
7 11 (6.67%) Developer
8 9 (5.45%) WebSphere Administrator
9 8 (4.85%) Solutions Architect
10 7 (4.24%) Technical Architect
11 5 (3.03%) Mainframe Programmer
12 4 (2.42%) Mainframe Consultant
12 4 (2.42%) Mainframe Architect
12 4 (2.42%) DB2 DBA
12 4 (2.42%) Technical Consultant
13 3 (1.82%) Software Developer
13 3 (1.82%) UNIX Administrator
13 3 (1.82%) Mainframe DBA
13 3 (1.82%) Senior Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (13.33%) WebSphere MQ
2 18 (10.91%) Middleware
3 16 (9.70%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 7 (4.24%) Web Services
4 7 (4.24%) ISPF
5 4 (2.42%) XML
5 4 (2.42%) HTML
6 2 (1.21%) Java RMI
6 2 (1.21%) JAXP
6 2 (1.21%) J2EE
6 2 (1.21%) CSS
6 2 (1.21%) JDBC
6 2 (1.21%) JSP
6 2 (1.21%) Servlets
6 2 (1.21%) SOAP
6 2 (1.21%) JMX
7 1 (0.61%) SAML
7 1 (0.61%) XSLT
7 1 (0.61%) .NET
7 1 (0.61%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 107 (64.85%) Mainframe
2 22 (13.33%) IBM Mainframe
3 9 (5.45%) VSAM
4 8 (4.85%) DataPower
5 7 (4.24%) Open Source
6 6 (3.64%) Replication
6 6 (3.64%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.42%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.82%) LPAR
9 2 (1.21%) Reference Data
9 2 (1.21%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.21%) Tandem
10 1 (0.61%) AS400
10 1 (0.61%) HACMP
10 1 (0.61%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.61%) Clustering
10 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.61%) Data Integration
10 1 (0.61%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 34 (20.61%) UNIX
2 30 (18.18%) Windows
3 23 (13.94%) Linux
4 19 (11.52%) AIX
5 13 (7.88%) Solaris
6 12 (7.27%) MVS
7 6 (3.64%) HPUX
8 5 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (2.42%) Windows 2000 Server
9 4 (2.42%) Windows NT
10 2 (1.21%) VMS
11 1 (0.61%) Tru64
11 1 (0.61%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (9.70%) Stakeholder Management
2 14 (8.48%) TOGAF
3 13 (7.88%) Migration
4 11 (6.67%) Process Improvement
4 11 (6.67%) Enterprise Architecture
5 9 (5.45%) Unit Testing
6 8 (4.85%) Data Architecture
7 7 (4.24%) Project Management
7 7 (4.24%) Configuration Management
8 6 (3.64%) Capacity Management
8 6 (3.64%) SOA
9 5 (3.03%) ETL
9 5 (3.03%) Data Modelling
9 5 (3.03%) Validation
9 5 (3.03%) Software Engineering
9 5 (3.03%) Systems Analysis
9 5 (3.03%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (2.42%) Data Migration
10 4 (2.42%) Information Assurance
10 4 (2.42%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 26 (15.76%) Java
2 18 (10.91%) JCL
3 16 (9.70%) SQL
4 14 (8.48%) COBOL
5 10 (6.06%) Delphi
5 10 (6.06%) C#
6 7 (4.24%) REXX
7 5 (3.03%) Assembly Language
8 3 (1.82%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.21%) SELCOPY
9 2 (1.21%) ABAP
9 2 (1.21%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.61%) NATURAL
10 1 (0.61%) C++
10 1 (0.61%) C
10 1 (0.61%) XPath
Qualifications
1 7 (4.24%) Degree
2 5 (3.03%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.42%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (2.42%) IBM Certification
4 1 (0.61%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.61%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.85%) QA
2 5 (3.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.61%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.61%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.61%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 44 (26.67%) ACF2
2 24 (14.55%) RACF
3 2 (1.21%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (1.21%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.21%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (0.61%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 10 (6.06%) Tivoli
1 10 (6.06%) OMEGAMON
2 5 (3.03%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 4 (2.42%) CA Endevor
4 1 (0.61%) Tivoli NetView
4 1 (0.61%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.61%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.61%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.61%) Puppet
Vendors
1 63 (38.18%) IBM
2 22 (13.33%) Oracle
3 19 (11.52%) SAP
4 16 (9.70%) Microsoft
5 15 (9.09%) CA
6 12 (7.27%) Sun
7 8 (4.85%) BMC
8 5 (3.03%) HP
9 3 (1.82%) Informatica
9 3 (1.82%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.82%) Business Objects
10 2 (1.21%) EMC
10 2 (1.21%) Sybase
11 1 (0.61%) Novell
11 1 (0.61%) Veritas
11 1 (0.61%) ILOG
11 1 (0.61%) Hitachi
11 1 (0.61%) Dell
11 1 (0.61%) Cisco
11 1 (0.61%) VMware
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