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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM z/OS
Rank 515 524 492
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -32
Contract jobs citing zOS 114 91 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.17% 0.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.94% 0.73% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 54 34
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£413 £450 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +13.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £590 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £450 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Average hourly rate £50.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £30.00 £25.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £30.00 £38.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.25%

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
12183 12399 11424
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.35% 22.68% 22.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 7231 7027 6254
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £163 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £311 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.54% -4.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 931 1051 1035
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £28.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 30 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing zOS within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 2015.

zOS Hourly Rate Histogram 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 30 July 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 -28 82 £414 -8.05% 11
London -12 31 £343 -23.88% 3
Scotland +10 19 £425 +13.33% 2
Edinburgh +6 19 £425 -5.55% 2
North West -9 15 £425 -10.52% 1
Merseyside - 10 £350 - 1
Liverpool - 10 £350 - 1
South East -11 9 £475 +49.60% 1
West Yorkshire -19 9 £429 -22.04% 2
Yorkshire -27 9 £429 -4.72% 4
City of London -10 7 £325 -38.09% 1
Berkshire +6 5 £525 +65.35% 1
Halifax +4 5 £500 - 2
Tyne and Wear -21 5 £262 +20.45%
North East -23 5 £262 +20.45%
Newcastle upon Tyne -24 5 £262 +20.45%
Warwickshire +1 4 £419 -9.94%
West Midlands -3 4 £419 -8.96%
East Midlands -4 4 £450 +42.85%
Midlands - 4 - -
Nottinghamshire - 4 £450 -
Nottingham - 4 £450 -
Warwick - 4 £419 -
Manchester -16 2 £500 +5.26%
Brighton - 2 £475 -
East Sussex - 2 £475 -
Buckinghamshire -2 1 - -
Bracknell -2 1 - - 1
South West -3 1 £415 -
Bradford -5 1 - -

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 119 (62.30%) DB2
2 112 (58.64%) Mainframe
3 93 (48.69%) CICS
4 71 (37.17%) WebSphere
5 70 (36.65%) IBM
6 64 (33.51%) Windows
7 62 (32.46%) CA
8 60 (31.41%) AIX
8 60 (31.41%) Linux
9 53 (27.75%) Migration
10 48 (25.13%) WebSphere Application Server
11 47 (24.61%) Finance
12 44 (23.04%) Solaris
13 43 (22.51%) LPAR
14 42 (21.99%) JCL
15 38 (19.90%) REXX
16 36 (18.85%) UNIX
17 35 (18.32%) RACF
18 33 (17.28%) SQL
18 33 (17.28%) Time Sharing Option
19 30 (15.71%) ISPF
20 29 (15.18%) IBM Mainframe
21 28 (14.66%) Banking
21 28 (14.66%) WebSphere MQ
21 28 (14.66%) TCP/IP
22 27 (14.14%) Introscope
22 27 (14.14%) Jython
22 27 (14.14%) CA Wily
23 23 (12.04%) WebSphere Portal
24 21 (10.99%) WebSphere Process Server

zOS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 93 (48.69%) CICS
2 71 (37.17%) WebSphere
3 48 (25.13%) WebSphere Application Server
4 23 (12.04%) WebSphere Portal
5 21 (10.99%) WebSphere Process Server
6 16 (8.38%) MQSeries
7 6 (3.14%) MS Exchange
7 6 (3.14%) SAS
8 4 (2.09%) SharePoint
8 4 (2.09%) Apache
9 3 (1.57%) IIS
10 2 (1.05%) iPlanet
10 2 (1.05%) IBM HTTP Server
11 1 (0.52%) GlassFish
11 1 (0.52%) Confluence
Applications
1 12 (6.28%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (2.09%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.57%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.05%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (3.14%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 28 (14.66%) TCP/IP
2 19 (9.95%) SSL
3 7 (3.66%) SSH
4 6 (3.14%) Kerberos
5 5 (2.62%) Network Security
5 5 (2.62%) SAN
5 5 (2.62%) Firewall
5 5 (2.62%) SMS
6 4 (2.09%) SNA
6 4 (2.09%) DNS
6 4 (2.09%) FTP
6 4 (2.09%) BIG-IP
7 3 (1.57%) WAN
7 3 (1.57%) SMTP
7 3 (1.57%) LAN
8 2 (1.05%) HTTP
9 1 (0.52%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (62.30%) DB2
2 10 (5.24%) SQL Server
3 9 (4.71%) OLTP
4 5 (2.62%) OLAP
4 5 (2.62%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.05%) Adabas
5 2 (1.05%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.52%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 27 (14.14%) Introscope
2 3 (1.57%) Toad
2 3 (1.57%) ERwin
3 2 (1.05%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.52%) JUnit
4 1 (0.52%) JIRA
General
1 47 (24.61%) Finance
2 28 (14.66%) Banking
3 6 (3.14%) Retail
4 4 (2.09%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.57%) Private Banking
6 2 (1.05%) Advertising
6 2 (1.05%) Law
7 1 (0.52%) Legal
7 1 (0.52%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.52%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 54 (28.27%) Administrator
2 36 (18.85%) WebSphere Administrator
3 30 (15.71%) Analyst
4 26 (13.61%) DBA
5 22 (11.52%) DB2 DBA
6 21 (10.99%) Programmer
7 16 (8.38%) Consultant
7 16 (8.38%) WebSphere Specialist
8 15 (7.85%) Server Administrator
8 15 (7.85%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
9 14 (7.33%) Systems Programmer
10 13 (6.81%) Server Specialist
10 13 (6.81%) WebSphere Server Specialist
10 13 (6.81%) Applications Specialist
11 11 (5.76%) Mainframe Consultant
12 7 (3.66%) Mainframe Programmer
13 6 (3.14%) Developer
13 6 (3.14%) Operations Analyst
13 6 (3.14%) Security Engineer
14 5 (2.62%) Information Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (15.71%) ISPF
2 28 (14.66%) WebSphere MQ
3 14 (7.33%) Middleware
4 3 (1.57%) Web Services
4 3 (1.57%) JMS
5 2 (1.05%) HTML
5 2 (1.05%) Java EE
5 2 (1.05%) Spring
5 2 (1.05%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 1 (0.52%) Grails
6 1 (0.52%) Hibernate
6 1 (0.52%) COM+
6 1 (0.52%) XML
6 1 (0.52%) WSDL
6 1 (0.52%) XML Schema
6 1 (0.52%) JAXB
Miscellaneous
1 112 (58.64%) Mainframe
2 43 (22.51%) LPAR
3 29 (15.18%) IBM Mainframe
4 13 (6.81%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (6.28%) VSAM
6 9 (4.71%) iSeries
7 8 (4.19%) Computer Science
7 8 (4.19%) AS400
8 6 (3.14%) Replication
9 5 (2.62%) Clustering
10 3 (1.57%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.57%) PKI
10 3 (1.57%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.52%) Reference Data
11 1 (0.52%) Wiki
11 1 (0.52%) W3C
11 1 (0.52%) Smartcard
11 1 (0.52%) Tandem
11 1 (0.52%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 64 (33.51%) Windows
2 60 (31.41%) AIX
2 60 (31.41%) Linux
3 44 (23.04%) Solaris
4 36 (18.85%) UNIX
5 6 (3.14%) MVS
6 5 (2.62%) HPUX
7 4 (2.09%) SUSE
7 4 (2.09%) OS/2
7 4 (2.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.57%) OS/390
8 3 (1.57%) i5/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (27.75%) Migration
2 16 (8.38%) Change Management
3 15 (7.85%) ITIL
4 11 (5.76%) Data Modelling
4 11 (5.76%) Performance Tuning
4 11 (5.76%) SDLC
5 9 (4.71%) Performance Monitoring
6 8 (4.19%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (3.66%) Information Security
8 5 (2.62%) Incident Management
8 5 (2.62%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (2.09%) Analytics
9 4 (2.09%) Problem Management
9 4 (2.09%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (1.57%) Stress Testing
10 3 (1.57%) Load Balancing
10 3 (1.57%) Data Management
10 3 (1.57%) ETL
10 3 (1.57%) Configuration Management
10 3 (1.57%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (21.99%) JCL
2 38 (19.90%) REXX
3 33 (17.28%) SQL
4 27 (14.14%) Jython
5 17 (8.90%) COBOL
6 13 (6.81%) Assembly Language
7 12 (6.28%) CLIST
8 10 (5.24%) Java
8 10 (5.24%) C
9 9 (4.71%) Python
10 7 (3.66%) Perl
11 6 (3.14%) Shell Script
12 5 (2.62%) VB
13 2 (1.05%) JavaScript
13 2 (1.05%) NATURAL
14 1 (0.52%) VB6
Qualifications
1 10 (5.24%) Degree
2 8 (4.19%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.05%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.52%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.52%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.33%) QA
2 1 (0.52%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.52%) SLA
2 1 (0.52%) BS7799
2 1 (0.52%) TickIT
2 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 35 (18.32%) RACF
2 33 (17.28%) Time Sharing Option
3 16 (8.38%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 5 (2.62%) Active Directory
5 4 (2.09%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 3 (1.57%) ACF2
7 1 (0.52%) NFS
Systems Management
1 27 (14.14%) CA Wily
2 18 (9.42%) OMEGAMON
3 13 (6.81%) Tivoli
4 10 (5.24%) Control-M
5 8 (4.19%) zSecure
6 5 (2.62%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 5 (2.62%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 4 (2.09%) MAINVIEW
8 3 (1.57%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 70 (36.65%) IBM
2 62 (32.46%) CA
3 18 (9.42%) Oracle
4 15 (7.85%) Microsoft
5 13 (6.81%) BMC
6 8 (4.19%) VMware
7 7 (3.66%) SAP
8 6 (3.14%) Citrix
8 6 (3.14%) HP
8 6 (3.14%) Sybase
9 4 (2.09%) Intel
9 4 (2.09%) F5
10 3 (1.57%) Teradata
10 3 (1.57%) Axway
11 2 (1.05%) Syncsort
12 1 (0.52%) ILOG
12 1 (0.52%) TIBCO
12 1 (0.52%) Atlassian
12 1 (0.52%) Sun
12 1 (0.52%) ServiceNow
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