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 June 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 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM z/OS
Rank 486 509 501
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -8
Contract jobs citing zOS 114 90 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.17% 0.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.92% 0.72% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 56 21
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£413 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £575 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £414 £450 £375
% change year-on-year
-8.05% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £62.50 £30.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+108.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.30 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
+4.33% -

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
12405 12439 10960
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.11% 23.10% 22.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 7253 7102 5970
Average daily rate £363 £350 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -0.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £163 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 966 1029 998
Average hourly rate £16.83 £15.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.16% -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 £32.47 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -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 June 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 June 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 June 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -3 81 £415 -7.77% 8
London -24 35 £335 -33.00% 5
Scotland +11 23 £425 -5.55%
Edinburgh +5 22 £425 -5.55%
West Midlands +4 10 £425 -5.55%
Warwickshire +4 10 £425 -5.55%
City of London -1 10 £313 -43.18% 1
North West -15 10 £350 - 2
South East -19 10 £441 -
Warwick - 10 £425 -
Berkshire +4 8 £474 -
Merseyside - 8 £350 -
Liverpool - 8 £350 -
West Yorkshire -16 5 £350 -22.22%
Yorkshire -17 5 £350 -33.33%
Nottinghamshire - 5 £450 -
East Midlands - 5 £450 -
Midlands - 4 - -
Nottingham - 4 £450 -
Reading +3 2 £505 -
Portsmouth - 2 £340 -
Hampshire - 2 £340 -
Halifax - 2 - -
Maidenhead - 2 £441 -
Glasgow -4 1 £400 +37.93%
Bradford -15 1 - -
Manchester -18 1 £420 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -18 1 £262 +20.45%
North East -19 1 £262 +20.45%
Tyne and Wear -23 1 £262 +20.45%

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

1 104 (64.60%) DB2
2 94 (58.39%) Mainframe
3 78 (48.45%) CICS
4 65 (40.37%) WebSphere
5 60 (37.27%) IBM
6 50 (31.06%) Linux
7 48 (29.81%) Windows
8 46 (28.57%) AIX
9 44 (27.33%) Migration
10 43 (26.71%) WebSphere Application Server
11 42 (26.09%) Finance
12 40 (24.84%) CA
13 38 (23.60%) JCL
13 38 (23.60%) LPAR
14 35 (21.74%) REXX
15 33 (20.50%) Solaris
16 28 (17.39%) Banking
17 27 (16.77%) UNIX
18 26 (16.15%) WebSphere MQ
19 24 (14.91%) SQL
19 24 (14.91%) IBM Mainframe
20 23 (14.29%) WebSphere Portal
20 23 (14.29%) RACF
21 22 (13.66%) CA Wily
21 22 (13.66%) ISPF
21 22 (13.66%) Introscope
21 22 (13.66%) Jython
22 21 (13.04%) TCP/IP
23 20 (12.42%) WebSphere Process Server
24 19 (11.80%) COBOL

zOS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 78 (48.45%) CICS
2 65 (40.37%) WebSphere
3 43 (26.71%) WebSphere Application Server
4 23 (14.29%) WebSphere Portal
5 20 (12.42%) WebSphere Process Server
6 14 (8.70%) MQSeries
7 6 (3.73%) MS Exchange
8 5 (3.11%) Apache
9 4 (2.48%) IIS
10 3 (1.86%) SAS
10 3 (1.86%) iPlanet
10 3 (1.86%) IBM HTTP Server
11 2 (1.24%) NetWeaver
11 2 (1.24%) SharePoint
12 1 (0.62%) Confluence
12 1 (0.62%) GlassFish
Applications
1 10 (6.21%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.24%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.62%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.62%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (3.73%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 21 (13.04%) TCP/IP
2 9 (5.59%) SSL
3 5 (3.11%) SAN
3 5 (3.11%) Firewall
3 5 (3.11%) Network Security
4 4 (2.48%) BIG-IP
4 4 (2.48%) DNS
5 3 (1.86%) LAN
5 3 (1.86%) WAN
6 2 (1.24%) SMS
6 2 (1.24%) SNA
6 2 (1.24%) HTTP
6 2 (1.24%) SSH
7 1 (0.62%) LDAP
7 1 (0.62%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.62%) RIP
7 1 (0.62%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (64.60%) DB2
2 9 (5.59%) OLTP
3 7 (4.35%) SQL Server
4 5 (3.11%) OLAP
4 5 (3.11%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.86%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.24%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.24%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.24%) SAP HANA
6 2 (1.24%) Adabas
6 2 (1.24%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.24%) SAP BW
6 2 (1.24%) SAP BI
7 1 (0.62%) NonStop SQL
7 1 (0.62%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.62%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 22 (13.66%) Introscope
2 3 (1.86%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.62%) Toad
3 1 (0.62%) ERwin
3 1 (0.62%) JUnit
3 1 (0.62%) Subversion
3 1 (0.62%) JIRA
3 1 (0.62%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 42 (26.09%) Finance
2 28 (17.39%) Banking
3 2 (1.24%) Retail
3 2 (1.24%) Law
3 2 (1.24%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.62%) Legal
4 1 (0.62%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.62%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 48 (29.81%) Administrator
2 35 (21.74%) WebSphere Administrator
3 29 (18.01%) Analyst
4 25 (15.53%) DBA
5 22 (13.66%) Programmer
5 22 (13.66%) DB2 DBA
6 15 (9.32%) Server Administrator
6 15 (9.32%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
7 14 (8.70%) Systems Programmer
8 13 (8.07%) Consultant
9 11 (6.83%) WebSphere Specialist
10 8 (4.97%) Server Specialist
10 8 (4.97%) WebSphere Server Specialist
10 8 (4.97%) Developer
10 8 (4.97%) Applications Specialist
11 7 (4.35%) Mainframe Programmer
12 6 (3.73%) Mainframe Consultant
13 4 (2.48%) Operations Analyst
14 3 (1.86%) Technical Manager
14 3 (1.86%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (16.15%) WebSphere MQ
2 22 (13.66%) ISPF
3 5 (3.11%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 4 (2.48%) Middleware
4 4 (2.48%) Web Services
5 3 (1.86%) JMS
6 2 (1.24%) HTML
6 2 (1.24%) Java EE
6 2 (1.24%) Spring
7 1 (0.62%) Grails
7 1 (0.62%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.62%) COM+
7 1 (0.62%) XML
7 1 (0.62%) WSDL
7 1 (0.62%) XML Schema
7 1 (0.62%) JAXB
Miscellaneous
1 94 (58.39%) Mainframe
2 38 (23.60%) LPAR
3 24 (14.91%) IBM Mainframe
4 13 (8.07%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (5.59%) iSeries
6 8 (4.97%) Computer Science
6 8 (4.97%) VSAM
6 8 (4.97%) AS400
6 8 (4.97%) Replication
7 5 (3.11%) Clustering
8 3 (1.86%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.86%) Data Centre
9 2 (1.24%) PKI
9 2 (1.24%) DataPower
10 1 (0.62%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.62%) W3C
10 1 (0.62%) Smartcard
10 1 (0.62%) Tandem
10 1 (0.62%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 50 (31.06%) Linux
2 48 (29.81%) Windows
3 46 (28.57%) AIX
4 33 (20.50%) Solaris
5 27 (16.77%) UNIX
6 7 (4.35%) MVS
7 6 (3.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (3.73%) HPUX
8 4 (2.48%) OS/2
8 4 (2.48%) SUSE
9 3 (1.86%) i5/OS
9 3 (1.86%) OS/390
10 1 (0.62%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.62%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (27.33%) Migration
2 13 (8.07%) Change Management
3 12 (7.45%) ITIL
4 11 (6.83%) Performance Tuning
4 11 (6.83%) SDLC
5 9 (5.59%) Performance Monitoring
5 9 (5.59%) Data Modelling
6 5 (3.11%) ETL
7 4 (2.48%) Configuration Management
8 3 (1.86%) Project Management
8 3 (1.86%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (1.86%) Load Balancing
8 3 (1.86%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (1.86%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (1.86%) Analytics
8 3 (1.86%) High Availability
8 3 (1.86%) SIEM
9 2 (1.24%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (1.24%) Time Management
9 2 (1.24%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 38 (23.60%) JCL
2 35 (21.74%) REXX
3 24 (14.91%) SQL
4 22 (13.66%) Jython
5 19 (11.80%) COBOL
6 13 (8.07%) Assembly Language
7 10 (6.21%) C
8 9 (5.59%) Python
9 7 (4.35%) Java
10 3 (1.86%) Perl
11 2 (1.24%) JavaScript
11 2 (1.24%) ABAP
11 2 (1.24%) SELCOPY
11 2 (1.24%) NATURAL
12 1 (0.62%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (6.83%) Degree
2 6 (3.73%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.62%) IBM Certification
3 1 (0.62%) PCI QSA
3 1 (0.62%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.07%) QA
2 1 (0.62%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.62%) SLA
2 1 (0.62%) BS7799
2 1 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 23 (14.29%) RACF
2 6 (3.73%) ACF2
3 5 (3.11%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.24%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.62%) NFS
Systems Management
1 22 (13.66%) CA Wily
2 14 (8.70%) OMEGAMON
3 9 (5.59%) Tivoli
4 6 (3.73%) Control-M
5 5 (3.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 5 (3.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (1.86%) MAINVIEW
7 2 (1.24%) CA Endevor
8 1 (0.62%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 60 (37.27%) IBM
2 40 (24.84%) CA
3 19 (11.80%) Oracle
4 13 (8.07%) BMC
5 12 (7.45%) Microsoft
6 9 (5.59%) SAP
7 8 (4.97%) VMware
8 6 (3.73%) Citrix
9 4 (2.48%) HP
9 4 (2.48%) Intel
9 4 (2.48%) F5
10 3 (1.86%) Sybase
10 3 (1.86%) Axway
11 2 (1.24%) Syncsort
11 2 (1.24%) Informatica
11 2 (1.24%) Business Objects
12 1 (0.62%) Sun
12 1 (0.62%) Teradata
12 1 (0.62%) Atlassian
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £240 - £260 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Lancashire
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £230 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Lancashire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago