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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM z/OS
Rank 517 509 489
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -20
Contract jobs citing zOS 88 72 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.14% 0.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.73% 0.60% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 38 19
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.88% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £307 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £575 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £438 £375
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £31.30 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.30 - -

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
12066 11925 9984
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.19% 22.64% 21.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 6972 6797 5367
Average daily rate £363 £350 £362
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -3.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £160 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1004 1043 953
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £37.98
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 26 May 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 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 26 May 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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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 +11 69 £385 -19.05% 6
London -6 24 £335 -39.09% 3
Scotland -3 17 £425 -5.55%
Edinburgh -2 16 £425 -5.55%
North West -13 12 £350 -
West Yorkshire -7 10 £345 -18.82% 1
Yorkshire -11 10 £345 -18.82% 1
South East +2 9 £463 - 1
Warwickshire 0 7 £425 +5.59%
City of London -4 7 £313 -43.18% 2
West Midlands -12 7 £425 +3.03%
Merseyside - 7 £350 -
Liverpool - 7 £350 -
Warwick - 7 £425 -
Berkshire - 7 £485 - 1
Manchester -14 3 £420 -
Reading - 3 £485 -
Midlands - 3 - -
East of England -1 2 £575 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 - -
Hampshire - 2 £340 -
Portsmouth - 2 £340 -
Maidenhead - 2 £441 -
Halifax -4 1 - -
Leeds -17 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 £400 -
Bradford - 1 - -
Norwich - 1 £575 -
Nottingham - 1 - -

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 86 (56.21%) DB2
2 80 (52.29%) Mainframe
3 65 (42.48%) WebSphere
4 59 (38.56%) IBM
4 59 (38.56%) CICS
5 49 (32.03%) Linux
6 43 (28.10%) Finance
7 42 (27.45%) AIX
8 40 (26.14%) Windows
9 37 (24.18%) WebSphere Application Server
10 36 (23.53%) CA
10 36 (23.53%) Migration
11 33 (21.57%) Solaris
12 32 (20.92%) WebSphere MQ
12 32 (20.92%) Banking
13 30 (19.61%) LPAR
14 29 (18.95%) JCL
15 27 (17.65%) REXX
15 27 (17.65%) UNIX
15 27 (17.65%) WebSphere Portal
16 26 (16.99%) TCP/IP
17 23 (15.03%) RACF
18 21 (13.73%) IBM Mainframe
19 20 (13.07%) Oracle
19 20 (13.07%) COBOL
20 18 (11.76%) MQSeries
21 16 (10.46%) WebSphere Process Server
21 16 (10.46%) Introscope
21 16 (10.46%) Jython
21 16 (10.46%) CA Wily

zOS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 65 (42.48%) WebSphere
2 59 (38.56%) CICS
3 37 (24.18%) WebSphere Application Server
4 27 (17.65%) WebSphere Portal
5 18 (11.76%) MQSeries
6 16 (10.46%) WebSphere Process Server
7 9 (5.88%) Apache
8 8 (5.23%) IIS
9 7 (4.58%) IBM HTTP Server
9 7 (4.58%) iPlanet
10 4 (2.61%) MS Exchange
11 2 (1.31%) NetWeaver
11 2 (1.31%) SAS
12 1 (0.65%) Confluence
12 1 (0.65%) GlassFish
12 1 (0.65%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (4.58%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.31%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.65%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.61%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 26 (16.99%) TCP/IP
2 8 (5.23%) SSL
3 5 (3.27%) Network Security
4 4 (2.61%) DNS
4 4 (2.61%) FTP
4 4 (2.61%) Firewall
4 4 (2.61%) BIG-IP
5 3 (1.96%) LAN
5 3 (1.96%) WAN
5 3 (1.96%) SAN
6 2 (1.31%) SNA
6 2 (1.31%) SMS
6 2 (1.31%) SSH
7 1 (0.65%) NAS
7 1 (0.65%) VLAN
7 1 (0.65%) LDAP
7 1 (0.65%) HTTP
7 1 (0.65%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.65%) RIP
7 1 (0.65%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (56.21%) DB2
2 6 (3.92%) OLTP
3 5 (3.27%) SQL Server
4 4 (2.61%) RDBMS
4 4 (2.61%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.96%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.31%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.31%) SAP BW
6 2 (1.31%) SAP BI
6 2 (1.31%) OLAP
6 2 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.31%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.31%) IDMS
6 2 (1.31%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.31%) SAP HANA
7 1 (0.65%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 16 (10.46%) Introscope
2 6 (3.92%) ClearCase
3 4 (2.61%) TortoiseSVN
3 4 (2.61%) Subversion
4 1 (0.65%) Maven
4 1 (0.65%) CruiseControl
4 1 (0.65%) Hudson
4 1 (0.65%) JIRA
4 1 (0.65%) Toad
4 1 (0.65%) Ant
4 1 (0.65%) JUnit
4 1 (0.65%) ERwin
General
1 43 (28.10%) Finance
2 32 (20.92%) Banking
3 2 (1.31%) Law
3 2 (1.31%) Retail
4 1 (0.65%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.65%) Legal
4 1 (0.65%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.65%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 44 (28.76%) Administrator
2 33 (21.57%) WebSphere Administrator
3 23 (15.03%) Analyst
4 21 (13.73%) Programmer
5 19 (12.42%) DBA
6 17 (11.11%) DB2 DBA
7 13 (8.50%) Systems Programmer
8 12 (7.84%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
8 12 (7.84%) Server Administrator
9 11 (7.19%) Developer
10 10 (6.54%) Consultant
11 8 (5.23%) WebSphere Specialist
12 6 (3.92%) Mainframe Programmer
13 5 (3.27%) Mainframe DBA
14 4 (2.61%) Applications Specialist
14 4 (2.61%) UNIX Administrator
14 4 (2.61%) Server Specialist
14 4 (2.61%) WebSphere Server Specialist
15 3 (1.96%) UNIX Systems Administrator
15 3 (1.96%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (20.92%) WebSphere MQ
2 16 (10.46%) ISPF
3 12 (7.84%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 9 (5.88%) Web Services
5 7 (4.58%) Middleware
6 4 (2.61%) HTML
7 3 (1.96%) Spring
7 3 (1.96%) XML
8 2 (1.31%) WSDL
8 2 (1.31%) Java EE
9 1 (0.65%) Spring Batch
9 1 (0.65%) JNI
9 1 (0.65%) Hibernate
9 1 (0.65%) Grails
9 1 (0.65%) JMS
9 1 (0.65%) XML Schema
9 1 (0.65%) XSLT
9 1 (0.65%) SOAP
9 1 (0.65%) JAXB
Miscellaneous
1 80 (52.29%) Mainframe
2 30 (19.61%) LPAR
3 21 (13.73%) IBM Mainframe
4 9 (5.88%) VSAM
4 9 (5.88%) Computer Science
5 8 (5.23%) Replication
5 8 (5.23%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (4.58%) iSeries
7 6 (3.92%) AS400
8 4 (2.61%) DataPower
9 3 (1.96%) Clustering
9 3 (1.96%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.31%) PKI
10 2 (1.31%) Data Centre
10 2 (1.31%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.65%) Cryptography
11 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Storage
11 1 (0.65%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.65%) Smartcard
11 1 (0.65%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 49 (32.03%) Linux
2 42 (27.45%) AIX
3 40 (26.14%) Windows
4 33 (21.57%) Solaris
5 27 (17.65%) UNIX
6 10 (6.54%) MVS
7 8 (5.23%) HPUX
8 6 (3.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (2.61%) OS/2
9 4 (2.61%) Windows NT
9 4 (2.61%) Windows 2000 Server
9 4 (2.61%) SUSE
10 2 (1.31%) OS/390
11 1 (0.65%) i5/OS
11 1 (0.65%) OpenVMS
11 1 (0.65%) Tru64
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (23.53%) Migration
2 12 (7.84%) ITIL
3 10 (6.54%) Change Management
4 8 (5.23%) Configuration Management
4 8 (5.23%) SDLC
5 6 (3.92%) Data Modelling
5 6 (3.92%) Unit Testing
5 6 (3.92%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (3.92%) Performance Monitoring
6 5 (3.27%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (3.27%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (2.61%) Project Management
7 4 (2.61%) SOA
7 4 (2.61%) EAI
8 3 (1.96%) Analytics
8 3 (1.96%) System Integration Testing
8 3 (1.96%) High Availability
8 3 (1.96%) SIEM
8 3 (1.96%) Load Balancing
8 3 (1.96%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 29 (18.95%) JCL
2 27 (17.65%) REXX
3 20 (13.07%) COBOL
4 16 (10.46%) Jython
4 16 (10.46%) SQL
5 14 (9.15%) Java
6 11 (7.19%) Assembly Language
7 9 (5.88%) Python
8 8 (5.23%) C
9 3 (1.96%) Perl
10 2 (1.31%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.31%) ABAP
10 2 (1.31%) SELCOPY
11 1 (0.65%) XPath
11 1 (0.65%) C++
11 1 (0.65%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.65%) NATURAL
Qualifications
1 16 (10.46%) Degree
2 6 (3.92%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.61%) IBM Certification
4 3 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.84%) QA
2 2 (1.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.65%) BS7799
3 1 (0.65%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (15.03%) RACF
2 11 (7.19%) ACF2
3 5 (3.27%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.31%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.65%) NFS
Systems Management
1 16 (10.46%) CA Wily
2 12 (7.84%) OMEGAMON
2 12 (7.84%) Tivoli
3 4 (2.61%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 3 (1.96%) CA Endevor
4 3 (1.96%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (1.96%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (1.31%) Control-M
6 1 (0.65%) MAINVIEW
6 1 (0.65%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 59 (38.56%) IBM
2 36 (23.53%) CA
3 20 (13.07%) Oracle
4 10 (6.54%) Microsoft
5 8 (5.23%) BMC
6 7 (4.58%) VMware
7 6 (3.92%) SAP
8 4 (2.61%) Citrix
8 4 (2.61%) F5
9 3 (1.96%) Sybase
9 3 (1.96%) Business Objects
10 2 (1.31%) HP
10 2 (1.31%) Intel
10 2 (1.31%) Informatica
10 2 (1.31%) Syncsort
11 1 (0.65%) Teradata
11 1 (0.65%) Atlassian
11 1 (0.65%) Brocade
11 1 (0.65%) Axway
11 1 (0.65%) Novell
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