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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM z/OS
Rank 505 471 482
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +11
Contract jobs citing zOS 107 115 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.22% 0.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.84% 0.96% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 57 42
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£461 £390 £396
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.26% -1.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £325 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £375 £396
% change year-on-year
+23.33% -5.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £32.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.00 -

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
12762 12024 11955
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.16% 22.79% 20.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 7396 6764 6104
Average daily rate £350 £351 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.21% +0.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £180 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1119 1031 1192
Average hourly rate £16.04 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.25% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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 +3 96 £461 +9.82% 4
London +8 50 £450 +6.50% 1
Edinburgh -14 10 £398 +6.00% 1
Scotland -27 10 £398 +6.14% 1
City of London +15 9 £525 +40.00%
South West -37 9 £600 +33.33%
North West -2 7 £431 +7.81% 1
Yorkshire -7 7 £463 +32.14%
Manchester -7 7 £431 +7.81% 1
South East +7 6 £318 -47.08% 1
East of England -19 4 £363 -48.21% 1
Berkshire - 3 £318 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 - -
North East - 2 - -
Reading - 2 - -
East Midlands - 1 £315 -
Stirling - - - -
Eynsham - - - -
Northern Ireland - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
North Yorkshire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Guildford - - - - 1

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

1 122 (65.24%) Mainframe
2 82 (43.85%) IBM
3 67 (35.83%) Finance
4 53 (28.34%) Windows
5 50 (26.74%) UNIX
6 44 (23.53%) DB2
7 39 (20.86%) CICS
7 39 (20.86%) WebSphere
8 37 (19.79%) ACF2
9 36 (19.25%) RACF
9 36 (19.25%) Linux
10 33 (17.65%) Banking
11 32 (17.11%) Microsoft
12 30 (16.04%) IBM Mainframe
13 27 (14.44%) Middleware
14 25 (13.37%) Oracle
15 22 (11.76%) JCL
16 20 (10.70%) SAP
17 18 (9.63%) SQL
17 18 (9.63%) EMC
17 18 (9.63%) Migration
17 18 (9.63%) Stakeholder Management
18 17 (9.09%) AIX
19 16 (8.56%) WebSphere MQ
20 15 (8.02%) CA
20 15 (8.02%) COBOL
21 14 (7.49%) Java
22 13 (6.95%) WebSphere Application Server
22 13 (6.95%) Citrix
22 13 (6.95%) WebSphere Message Broker

zOS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 39 (20.86%) CICS
1 39 (20.86%) WebSphere
2 13 (6.95%) WebSphere Application Server
3 5 (2.67%) Apache
3 5 (2.67%) MQSeries
3 5 (2.67%) WebSphere Portal
4 4 (2.14%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.07%) SAS
5 2 (1.07%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.53%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (2.14%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.07%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.53%) MS Office
3 1 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.14%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.07%) Staffware
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.35%) Internet
2 9 (4.81%) Intranet
2 9 (4.81%) Firewall
3 8 (4.28%) NAS
3 8 (4.28%) SMS
3 8 (4.28%) SAN
4 7 (3.74%) TCP/IP
5 6 (3.21%) SNA
5 6 (3.21%) FTP
5 6 (3.21%) LDAP
6 5 (2.67%) HTTP
7 4 (2.14%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (2.14%) SSL
8 1 (0.53%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (23.53%) DB2
2 10 (5.35%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (3.21%) Oracle Database
4 4 (2.14%) SQL Server
5 3 (1.60%) IBM InfoSphere
5 3 (1.60%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.07%) IDMS
6 2 (1.07%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.53%) DataStage
7 1 (0.53%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 3 (1.60%) Eclipse
1 3 (1.60%) CA Gen
2 2 (1.07%) ChangeMan
3 1 (0.53%) Ant
3 1 (0.53%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.53%) YourKit
General
1 67 (35.83%) Finance
2 33 (17.65%) Banking
3 11 (5.88%) Advertising
4 10 (5.35%) Financial Institution
5 4 (2.14%) Retail
6 2 (1.07%) French Language
6 2 (1.07%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.53%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.53%) Automotive
7 1 (0.53%) Law
7 1 (0.53%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.53%) German Language
7 1 (0.53%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.53%) Billing
Job Titles
1 24 (12.83%) Administrator
2 23 (12.30%) Programmer
3 21 (11.23%) Consultant
3 21 (11.23%) Systems Programmer
4 20 (10.70%) Architect
5 13 (6.95%) Analyst
6 12 (6.42%) Designer
6 12 (6.42%) DBA
7 10 (5.35%) Infrastructure Designer
8 8 (4.28%) Developer
9 7 (3.74%) WebSphere Administrator
10 6 (3.21%) DB2 DBA
11 5 (2.67%) Integration Architect
11 5 (2.67%) Infrastructure Architect
12 4 (2.14%) WebSphere Specialist
12 4 (2.14%) Mainframe Programmer
12 4 (2.14%) Mainframe Consultant
12 4 (2.14%) Security Consultant
12 4 (2.14%) Technical Architect
13 3 (1.60%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (14.44%) Middleware
2 16 (8.56%) WebSphere MQ
3 13 (6.95%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 12 (6.42%) ISPF
5 5 (2.67%) J2EE
5 5 (2.67%) XML
5 5 (2.67%) SOAP
6 4 (2.14%) Web Services
7 3 (1.60%) .NET
7 3 (1.60%) HTML
8 2 (1.07%) EDI
9 1 (0.53%) JMX
9 1 (0.53%) CSS
9 1 (0.53%) JDBC
9 1 (0.53%) JSP
9 1 (0.53%) Servlets
9 1 (0.53%) Java RMI
9 1 (0.53%) JAXP
Miscellaneous
1 122 (65.24%) Mainframe
2 30 (16.04%) IBM Mainframe
3 11 (5.88%) VSAM
3 11 (5.88%) Replication
4 10 (5.35%) DataPower
4 10 (5.35%) iSeries
5 9 (4.81%) Enterprise Storage
6 7 (3.74%) Management Information System
7 6 (3.21%) AS400
8 5 (2.67%) Open Source
8 5 (2.67%) Tandem
9 3 (1.60%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (1.07%) Clustering
10 2 (1.07%) LPAR
11 1 (0.53%) HACMP
11 1 (0.53%) GIS
11 1 (0.53%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.53%) Reference Data
11 1 (0.53%) Data Integration
11 1 (0.53%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 53 (28.34%) Windows
2 50 (26.74%) UNIX
3 36 (19.25%) Linux
4 17 (9.09%) AIX
5 11 (5.88%) Solaris
5 11 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (3.74%) MVS
7 2 (1.07%) VMS
7 2 (1.07%) HPUX
8 1 (0.53%) OS/390
8 1 (0.53%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (9.63%) Migration
1 18 (9.63%) Stakeholder Management
2 10 (5.35%) Enterprise Architecture
3 9 (4.81%) Project Management
3 9 (4.81%) E-Commerce
4 7 (3.74%) Data Architecture
4 7 (3.74%) Process Improvement
4 7 (3.74%) TOGAF
5 6 (3.21%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (3.21%) SOA
5 6 (3.21%) UML
6 5 (2.67%) Validation
6 5 (2.67%) Data Migration
6 5 (2.67%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (2.14%) Network Design
7 4 (2.14%) Software Engineering
7 4 (2.14%) Information Assurance
7 4 (2.14%) Data Modelling
7 4 (2.14%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (1.60%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (11.76%) JCL
2 18 (9.63%) SQL
3 15 (8.02%) COBOL
4 14 (7.49%) Java
5 10 (5.35%) REXX
6 6 (3.21%) Delphi
6 6 (3.21%) C#
7 4 (2.14%) Assembly Language
8 3 (1.60%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.07%) ActionScript 2.0
9 2 (1.07%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.07%) ActionScript
10 1 (0.53%) NATURAL
10 1 (0.53%) Perl
10 1 (0.53%) C++
10 1 (0.53%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (2.14%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.07%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.53%) BC Cleared
3 1 (0.53%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (2.14%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.60%) QA
4 2 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.07%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (19.79%) ACF2
2 36 (19.25%) RACF
3 8 (4.28%) SRDF
4 6 (3.21%) Active Directory
5 4 (2.14%) Xen
6 2 (1.07%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 10 (5.35%) OMEGAMON
2 8 (4.28%) Tivoli
3 3 (1.60%) Nessus
4 2 (1.07%) BladeLogic
4 2 (1.07%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (1.07%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 1 (0.53%) Control-M
5 1 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 82 (43.85%) IBM
2 32 (17.11%) Microsoft
3 25 (13.37%) Oracle
4 20 (10.70%) SAP
5 18 (9.63%) EMC
6 15 (8.02%) CA
7 13 (6.95%) Citrix
8 10 (5.35%) Red Hat
9 7 (3.74%) Sun
10 6 (3.21%) HP
11 5 (2.67%) BMC
12 4 (2.14%) Cisco
13 2 (1.07%) Syncsort
13 2 (1.07%) ILOG
14 1 (0.53%) FatWire
14 1 (0.53%) Business Objects
14 1 (0.53%) Intel
14 1 (0.53%) Endeca
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