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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM z/OS
Rank 486 521 495
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -26
Contract jobs citing zOS 140 95 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.17% 0.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.12% 0.76% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 55 37
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£428 £453 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.52% +6.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £319 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £428 £463 £400
% change year-on-year
-7.56% +15.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 2
Average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.40 £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
12546 12494 11891
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.42% 22.47% 22.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 7395 7107 6626
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 £513 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 980 1066 1014
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.88 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.08% -3.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +12 111 £428 -5.00% 6
London +12 35 £413 -8.33%
North West -17 21 £425 -1.44% 5
Scotland +5 17 £428 -14.50% 3
Edinburgh -2 17 £428 -22.27% 3
West Yorkshire -9 17 £430 -21.81%
Yorkshire -20 17 £430 -4.44%
Halifax +17 15 £455 -
South East -13 14 £438 +37.79%
Manchester -15 11 £445 +3.18% 2
North East -16 10 £262 +16.44%
Tyne and Wear -17 9 £262 +16.44%
Newcastle upon Tyne -19 9 £262 +16.44%
Liverpool - 7 £400 -
Merseyside - 7 £400 -
Warwickshire +6 6 £413 -12.23%
West Midlands -2 6 £413 -10.81%
Berkshire -3 6 £400 +25.98%
Warwick - 6 £413 -
City of London 0 4 £325 -35.00%
Bracknell -6 3 - -
Buckinghamshire -11 3 £175 -
Norwich +11 2 £650 +52.94%
Norfolk +11 2 £650 +52.94%
East of England +1 2 £650 +52.94%
East Midlands -6 2 £450 +42.85%
Milton Keynes -9 2 £175 -
Brighton - 2 £475 -
Portsmouth - 2 - -
Nottingham - 2 £450 -

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 144 (62.07%) Mainframe
2 126 (54.31%) DB2
3 104 (44.83%) CICS
4 86 (37.07%) WebSphere
5 84 (36.21%) Windows
6 83 (35.78%) CA
7 78 (33.62%) AIX
7 78 (33.62%) IBM
8 73 (31.47%) Linux
9 62 (26.72%) Migration
10 57 (24.57%) Finance
10 57 (24.57%) Solaris
11 54 (23.28%) WebSphere Application Server
11 54 (23.28%) JCL
12 49 (21.12%) UNIX
13 47 (20.26%) RACF
14 46 (19.83%) LPAR
15 42 (18.10%) Time Sharing Option
16 37 (15.95%) SQL
17 35 (15.09%) REXX
17 35 (15.09%) WebSphere MQ
18 34 (14.66%) IBM Mainframe
19 29 (12.50%) ISPF
19 29 (12.50%) Banking
19 29 (12.50%) Introscope
19 29 (12.50%) Jython
19 29 (12.50%) CA Wily
20 28 (12.07%) TCP/IP
21 27 (11.64%) SSL
22 26 (11.21%) ITIL

zOS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
1 104 (44.83%) CICS
2 86 (37.07%) WebSphere
3 54 (23.28%) WebSphere Application Server
4 22 (9.48%) WebSphere Portal
5 21 (9.05%) WebSphere Process Server
6 12 (5.17%) MQSeries
7 8 (3.45%) MS Exchange
8 5 (2.16%) SAS
9 4 (1.72%) SharePoint
9 4 (1.72%) IIS
10 3 (1.29%) Apache
10 3 (1.29%) iPlanet
11 2 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.86%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.43%) IBM HTTP Server
12 1 (0.43%) Confluence
12 1 (0.43%) GlassFish
Applications
1 11 (4.74%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (2.16%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.72%) MS Office
4 3 (1.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (2.59%) Maximo
2 2 (0.86%) BusinessWare
2 2 (0.86%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 28 (12.07%) TCP/IP
2 27 (11.64%) SSL
3 8 (3.45%) SAN
3 8 (3.45%) Firewall
3 8 (3.45%) SSH
3 8 (3.45%) SMS
3 8 (3.45%) FTP
3 8 (3.45%) SNA
4 7 (3.02%) Kerberos
5 6 (2.59%) SMTP
6 4 (1.72%) BIG-IP
6 4 (1.72%) DNS
7 3 (1.29%) Network Security
7 3 (1.29%) NAS
8 2 (0.86%) HTTP
9 1 (0.43%) WAN
9 1 (0.43%) LDAP
9 1 (0.43%) LAN
9 1 (0.43%) Intranet
9 1 (0.43%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (54.31%) DB2
2 11 (4.74%) SQL Server
3 9 (3.88%) OLTP
4 6 (2.59%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (2.16%) OLAP
6 3 (1.29%) DataStage
7 2 (0.86%) DB2 UDB
7 2 (0.86%) Adabas
7 2 (0.86%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.43%) IDMS
8 1 (0.43%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 29 (12.50%) Introscope
2 2 (0.86%) ClearCase
2 2 (0.86%) Toad
2 2 (0.86%) ERwin
3 1 (0.43%) JIRA
3 1 (0.43%) JUnit
General
1 57 (24.57%) Finance
2 29 (12.50%) Banking
3 9 (3.88%) Retail
4 5 (2.16%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.72%) Advertising
6 3 (1.29%) Law
6 3 (1.29%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.86%) Private Banking
7 2 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.43%) Legal
8 1 (0.43%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.43%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 64 (27.59%) Administrator
2 47 (20.26%) Analyst
3 38 (16.38%) WebSphere Administrator
4 23 (9.91%) DBA
5 21 (9.05%) Consultant
6 19 (8.19%) DB2 DBA
7 18 (7.76%) WebSphere Specialist
7 18 (7.76%) Mainframe Consultant
8 15 (6.47%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
8 15 (6.47%) Server Specialist
8 15 (6.47%) Server Administrator
8 15 (6.47%) Applications Specialist
8 15 (6.47%) WebSphere Server Specialist
9 11 (4.74%) Programmer
9 11 (4.74%) Systems Programmer
10 8 (3.45%) Operations Analyst
11 7 (3.02%) Security Engineer
11 7 (3.02%) Architect
11 7 (3.02%) Support Engineer
11 7 (3.02%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (15.09%) WebSphere MQ
2 29 (12.50%) ISPF
3 20 (8.62%) Middleware
4 3 (1.29%) JMS
5 2 (0.86%) HTML
5 2 (0.86%) Web Services
5 2 (0.86%) MSMQ
5 2 (0.86%) Spring
5 2 (0.86%) Java EE
5 2 (0.86%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 1 (0.43%) Grails
6 1 (0.43%) Hibernate
6 1 (0.43%) XML
6 1 (0.43%) COM+
6 1 (0.43%) WSDL
6 1 (0.43%) XML Schema
6 1 (0.43%) JAXB
Miscellaneous
1 144 (62.07%) Mainframe
2 46 (19.83%) LPAR
3 34 (14.66%) IBM Mainframe
4 16 (6.90%) VSAM
5 15 (6.47%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (4.74%) iSeries
6 11 (4.74%) AS400
7 7 (3.02%) Data Centre
8 6 (2.59%) Replication
8 6 (2.59%) Clustering
8 6 (2.59%) PKI
9 5 (2.16%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.29%) EFT
10 3 (1.29%) Tandem
10 3 (1.29%) Computer Science
11 2 (0.86%) Wiki
11 2 (0.86%) FMCG
12 1 (0.43%) Reference Data
12 1 (0.43%) Cryptography
12 1 (0.43%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 84 (36.21%) Windows
2 78 (33.62%) AIX
3 73 (31.47%) Linux
4 57 (24.57%) Solaris
5 49 (21.12%) UNIX
6 9 (3.88%) MVS
7 6 (2.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (2.16%) HPUX
9 4 (1.72%) OS/2
9 4 (1.72%) OS/390
9 4 (1.72%) SUSE
10 3 (1.29%) i5/OS
11 2 (0.86%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.86%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.43%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (26.72%) Migration
2 26 (11.21%) ITIL
3 19 (8.19%) Change Management
4 17 (7.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (4.74%) Performance Tuning
5 11 (4.74%) SDLC
6 10 (4.31%) Information Security
7 9 (3.88%) Incident Management
8 8 (3.45%) Problem Management
8 8 (3.45%) Data Modelling
9 7 (3.02%) Performance Monitoring
10 6 (2.59%) ETL
10 6 (2.59%) Project Management
11 5 (2.16%) Quality Management
11 5 (2.16%) Change Control
12 4 (1.72%) Root Cause Analysis
12 4 (1.72%) Service Management
13 3 (1.29%) ITSM
13 3 (1.29%) Information Management
13 3 (1.29%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 54 (23.28%) JCL
2 37 (15.95%) SQL
3 35 (15.09%) REXX
4 29 (12.50%) Jython
5 15 (6.47%) Java
6 11 (4.74%) COBOL
6 11 (4.74%) Shell Script
6 11 (4.74%) Perl
7 10 (4.31%) C
7 10 (4.31%) VB
8 7 (3.02%) Python
8 7 (3.02%) Assembly Language
9 5 (2.16%) CLIST
10 2 (0.86%) NATURAL
10 2 (0.86%) VB6
10 2 (0.86%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.43%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (4.74%) Security Cleared
2 6 (2.59%) Degree
3 3 (1.29%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.86%) CCSP
4 2 (0.86%) CISSP
4 2 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (0.86%) CISM
5 1 (0.43%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.43%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (8.19%) QA
2 2 (0.86%) TickIT
3 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.43%) SLA
3 1 (0.43%) BS7799
3 1 (0.43%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 47 (20.26%) RACF
2 42 (18.10%) Time Sharing Option
3 19 (8.19%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 9 (3.88%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 7 (3.02%) Active Directory
6 3 (1.29%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (0.86%) ClearTrust
8 1 (0.43%) NFS
8 1 (0.43%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 29 (12.50%) CA Wily
2 25 (10.78%) OMEGAMON
3 22 (9.48%) Tivoli
4 15 (6.47%) CA Endevor
5 12 (5.17%) zSecure
5 12 (5.17%) Control-M
6 5 (2.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 5 (2.16%) MAINVIEW
6 5 (2.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (0.86%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 83 (35.78%) CA
2 78 (33.62%) IBM
3 18 (7.76%) Microsoft
3 18 (7.76%) Oracle
4 12 (5.17%) BMC
5 11 (4.74%) VMware
6 9 (3.88%) HP
6 9 (3.88%) SAP
7 7 (3.02%) Sybase
7 7 (3.02%) Citrix
8 4 (1.72%) Intel
8 4 (1.72%) F5
8 4 (1.72%) ServiceNow
9 3 (1.29%) Axway
9 3 (1.29%) ILOG
10 2 (0.86%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.86%) CheckPoint
10 2 (0.86%) Vitria
10 2 (0.86%) BEA
10 2 (0.86%) Teradata
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