The table below looks at the statistics for zOS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited zOS over the 3 months to 28 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM z/OS
Rank 556 517 552
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +35
Contract jobs citing zOS 83 140 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.24% 0.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.73% 1.12% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 74 51
Median daily rate £475 £426 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.43% -5.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £320 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £428 £450
% change year-on-year
-0.58% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 1
Median hourly rate - £37.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +25.00%

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
11403 12489 12681
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.39% 21.42% 22.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 7252 7369 7217
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 610 978 1071
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.85 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.84 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.01% +5.25%

zOS
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing zOS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing zOS within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -40 69 £475 +11.43% 2
London -21 17 £480 +16.36% 1
Yorkshire +6 15 £525 +22.09%
Scotland +2 10 £425 -0.58% 1
Sheffield - 10 £525 -
South Yorkshire - 10 £525 -
North West -4 8 £363 -14.70%
Edinburgh -6 8 £425 -0.58% 1
Warwickshire -6 6 £495 +20.00%
West Midlands -25 6 £495 +20.00% 1
West Yorkshire -6 5 £425 -1.16%
Tyne and Wear -24 5 £260 -0.76%
North East -25 5 £260 -0.76%
Newcastle upon Tyne -31 5 £260 -0.76%
East of England +20 4 £385 -40.76%
Milton Keynes +19 4 - -
Buckinghamshire +14 4 - -
South East -3 4 - -
Halifax -5 4 £413 -9.34%
Warwick -7 4 £500 +21.21%
Hertfordshire - 4 £385 -
South West +12 3 £425 +2.40%
Manchester -8 3 £410 -7.86%
Cheshire - 2 £363 -
Docklands, London - 2 - -
Knebworth - 2 £395 -
City of London +33 1 £475 +46.15%
Midlands -10 1 - -
Bromley - 1 £475 -
Knutsford - 1 £363 -

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing zOS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for zOS.

1 126 (63.64%) Mainframe
2 83 (41.92%) Finance
3 73 (36.87%) DB2
3 73 (36.87%) IBM
4 60 (30.30%) Windows
5 48 (24.24%) CA
6 46 (23.23%) AIX
7 44 (22.22%) SQL
8 43 (21.72%) JCL
9 42 (21.21%) CICS
9 42 (21.21%) Banking
10 40 (20.20%) Linux
11 36 (18.18%) WebSphere
12 35 (17.68%) IBM Mainframe
13 34 (17.17%) Unix
14 30 (15.15%) Java
15 29 (14.65%) Solaris
16 28 (14.14%) Middleware
17 27 (13.64%) zSecure
18 26 (13.13%) Service Management
18 26 (13.13%) TCP/IP
19 25 (12.63%) Oracle
19 25 (12.63%) RACF
19 25 (12.63%) WebSphere MQ
19 25 (12.63%) REXX
20 24 (12.12%) Time Sharing Option
21 22 (11.11%) SQL Server
22 20 (10.10%) MVS
22 20 (10.10%) ISPF
23 19 (9.60%) Agile Software Development

zOS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 42 (21.21%) CICS
2 36 (18.18%) WebSphere
3 17 (8.59%) IBM HTTP Server
4 11 (5.56%) IIS
5 10 (5.05%) Apache
5 10 (5.05%) WebSphere Application Server
6 5 (2.53%) iPlanet
6 5 (2.53%) WebSphere Portal
6 5 (2.53%) WebSphere Process Server
7 4 (2.02%) MQSeries
8 2 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.01%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.01%) Tuxedo
9 1 (0.51%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.51%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 1 (0.51%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 10 (5.05%) MS Office
3 3 (1.52%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (13.13%) TCP/IP
2 17 (8.59%) FTP
3 13 (6.57%) Firewall
4 4 (2.02%) LDAP
4 4 (2.02%) SAN
4 4 (2.02%) SMTP
4 4 (2.02%) SSL
5 1 (0.51%) ATM
5 1 (0.51%) FCoE
5 1 (0.51%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (0.51%) HTTP
5 1 (0.51%) Intranet
5 1 (0.51%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.51%) LAN
5 1 (0.51%) Multicast
5 1 (0.51%) NAS
5 1 (0.51%) SNA
5 1 (0.51%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (36.87%) DB2
2 22 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.02%) OLTP
4 2 (1.01%) Data Mining
4 2 (1.01%) DB2 UDB
4 2 (1.01%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.01%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (1.01%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (0.51%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.51%) HBase
5 1 (0.51%) IMS/DB
5 1 (0.51%) Ingres
5 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Eclipse
1 1 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (0.51%) Visual Studio
General
1 83 (41.92%) Finance
2 42 (21.21%) Banking
3 13 (6.57%) Marketing
4 6 (3.03%) Manufacturing
4 6 (3.03%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.53%) Automotive
5 5 (2.53%) Corporate Banking
6 4 (2.02%) Advertising
7 2 (1.01%) Dutch Language
7 2 (1.01%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.51%) Electronics
8 1 (0.51%) French Language
8 1 (0.51%) Law
8 1 (0.51%) Retail
8 1 (0.51%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (15.15%) Administrator
2 26 (13.13%) Architect
3 25 (12.63%) Developer
4 23 (11.62%) DBA
5 21 (10.61%) Consultant
6 18 (9.09%) DB2 DBA
7 17 (8.59%) Infrastructure Architect
8 16 (8.08%) Analyst
9 13 (6.57%) Solutions Architect
10 12 (6.06%) Security Consultant
11 11 (5.56%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
12 9 (4.55%) J2EE Developer
13 8 (4.04%) Mainframe Analyst
13 8 (4.04%) Mainframe Architect
13 8 (4.04%) Operations Analyst
13 8 (4.04%) RACF Specialist
14 7 (3.54%) Mainframe DBA
14 7 (3.54%) Support Engineer
15 6 (3.03%) Applications Consultant
15 6 (3.03%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (14.14%) Middleware
2 25 (12.63%) WebSphere MQ
3 20 (10.10%) ISPF
4 11 (5.56%) J2EE
5 9 (4.55%) Java EE
5 9 (4.55%) Web Services
6 7 (3.54%) .NET
6 7 (3.54%) HTML
7 6 (3.03%) XML
8 4 (2.02%) AngularJS
8 4 (2.02%) CSS
8 4 (2.02%) HTML5
8 4 (2.02%) jQuery
8 4 (2.02%) Laravel
8 4 (2.02%) SOAP
8 4 (2.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 3 (1.52%) IBM Integration Bus
10 2 (1.01%) .NET Framework
10 2 (1.01%) Oracle GoldenGate
10 2 (1.01%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 126 (63.64%) Mainframe
2 35 (17.68%) IBM Mainframe
3 19 (9.60%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (8.59%) Replication
5 16 (8.08%) Management Information System
6 10 (5.05%) Health Informatics
6 10 (5.05%) Informatics
7 6 (3.03%) AS400
8 5 (2.53%) DataPower
9 4 (2.02%) iSeries
10 3 (1.52%) Blockchain
10 3 (1.52%) Computer Science
10 3 (1.52%) Mobile App
10 3 (1.52%) Tandem
11 2 (1.01%) Clustering
11 2 (1.01%) Data Centre
12 1 (0.51%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 60 (30.30%) Windows
2 46 (23.23%) AIX
3 40 (20.20%) Linux
4 34 (17.17%) Unix
5 29 (14.65%) Solaris
6 20 (10.10%) MVS
7 13 (6.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (6.57%) SUSE
8 9 (4.55%) Windows Server
9 5 (2.53%) OS/390
10 3 (1.52%) OS/2
11 1 (0.51%) HPUX
11 1 (0.51%) i5/OS
11 1 (0.51%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (13.13%) Service Management
2 19 (9.60%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (8.08%) Migration
4 15 (7.58%) Stakeholder Management
4 15 (7.58%) Unit Testing
4 15 (7.58%) Validation
5 13 (6.57%) ITIL
6 12 (6.06%) Change Management
6 12 (6.06%) Feasibility Study
6 12 (6.06%) Service Delivery
7 11 (5.56%) Cybersecurity
8 10 (5.05%) Performance Tuning
8 10 (5.05%) Resource Management
9 9 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (4.04%) Incident Management
11 7 (3.54%) Data Modelling
11 7 (3.54%) Project Management
12 6 (3.03%) Problem Management
12 6 (3.03%) Technical Analysis
12 6 (3.03%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 44 (22.22%) SQL
2 43 (21.72%) JCL
3 30 (15.15%) Java
4 25 (12.63%) REXX
5 13 (6.57%) VB
6 12 (6.06%) COBOL
7 11 (5.56%) Shell Script
8 9 (4.55%) Perl
9 5 (2.53%) C#
9 5 (2.53%) JavaScript
10 4 (2.02%) C
10 4 (2.02%) PHP
10 4 (2.02%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.01%) C++
11 2 (1.01%) SQR
12 1 (0.51%) Assembly Language
12 1 (0.51%) CLIST
12 1 (0.51%) XPath
Qualifications
1 17 (8.59%) Security Cleared
2 15 (7.58%) SC Cleared
3 8 (4.04%) Degree
4 5 (2.53%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.01%) AAT
6 1 (0.51%) IBM Certification
6 1 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.02%) SEPA
2 3 (1.52%) SLA
3 2 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 25 (12.63%) RACF
2 24 (12.12%) Time Sharing Option
3 15 (7.58%) ACF2
4 13 (6.57%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (5.56%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 10 (5.05%) Active Directory
7 3 (1.52%) Job Entry Subsystem
8 1 (0.51%) Firmware
8 1 (0.51%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.51%) KVM
8 1 (0.51%) NFS
8 1 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.51%) SRDF
8 1 (0.51%) Xen
Systems Management
1 27 (13.64%) zSecure
2 14 (7.07%) Tivoli
3 11 (5.56%) Control-M
4 6 (3.03%) OMEGAMON
5 4 (2.02%) CA Endevor
6 2 (1.01%) Data Guard
6 2 (1.01%) Tivoli NetView
7 1 (0.51%) SCCM
Vendors
1 73 (36.87%) IBM
2 48 (24.24%) CA
3 25 (12.63%) Oracle
4 15 (7.58%) HP
4 15 (7.58%) ServiceNow
5 13 (6.57%) Intel
5 13 (6.57%) VMware
6 10 (5.05%) BMC
7 7 (3.54%) Microsoft
8 6 (3.03%) IBM Sterling
9 5 (2.53%) SAP
10 4 (2.02%) Perforce
11 3 (1.52%) Axway
12 2 (1.01%) Fundtech
12 2 (1.01%) Pega
12 2 (1.01%) TOWER Software
13 1 (0.51%) Cisco
13 1 (0.51%) DataSynapse
13 1 (0.51%) Infor
13 1 (0.51%) Sybase