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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM z/OS
Rank 577 536 544
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +8
Contract jobs citing zOS 84 113 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.20% 0.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.70% 0.92% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 62 53
Median daily rate £475 £413 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £474 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £450
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 1
Median hourly rate £35.00 £50.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +66.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +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
12004 12251 12386
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.29% 21.45% 22.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 7621 7277 7020
Median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
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 £353 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 610 953 1044
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £29.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

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 29 July 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
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 29 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing zOS within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 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 -12 71 £475 +15.15% 13
London -13 19 £488 +42.33% 2
North West -5 11 £381 -4.68%
Yorkshire +1 10 £525 +22.44% 3
North East -32 10 £260 -0.76% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -36 10 £260 -0.76% 1
Tyne and Wear -37 10 £260 -0.76% 1
Scotland -8 8 £445 +4.70% 1
South Yorkshire - 7 £525 - 1
Sheffield - 7 £525 - 1
Warwickshire 0 6 £495 +18.20%
Edinburgh -14 6 £445 +4.70% 1
West Midlands -22 6 £495 +18.20%
Manchester 0 4 £410 -18.00%
South West -2 4 £425 +2.40%
Warwick -4 4 £500 +19.40%
Halifax -4 3 £413 -17.50% 1
West Yorkshire -6 3 £413 -3.79% 2
Cheshire - 3 £363 -
City of London +42 2 £463 +42.30%
Buckinghamshire +17 2 - -
South East +2 2 - - 5
East of England - 2 - -
Docklands, London - 2 - -
Milton Keynes - 2 - -
Essex - 2 - -
East Midlands 0 1 £364 -19.03% 2
Midlands -8 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 £550 -
Bromley - 1 £475 -

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 129 (63.55%) Mainframe
2 79 (38.92%) DB2
3 78 (38.42%) IBM
3 78 (38.42%) Finance
4 55 (27.09%) CA
5 51 (25.12%) Windows
6 50 (24.63%) SQL
7 46 (22.66%) AIX
8 45 (22.17%) CICS
9 43 (21.18%) Banking
10 42 (20.69%) JCL
11 40 (19.70%) Linux
11 40 (19.70%) WebSphere
12 36 (17.73%) IBM Mainframe
12 36 (17.73%) Unix
13 33 (16.26%) Java
14 29 (14.29%) Solaris
15 28 (13.79%) Oracle
16 27 (13.30%) zSecure
17 26 (12.81%) SQL Server
18 25 (12.32%) TCP/IP
18 25 (12.32%) Service Management
18 25 (12.32%) RACF
18 25 (12.32%) REXX
19 24 (11.82%) Time Sharing Option
20 23 (11.33%) Agile Software Development
21 21 (10.34%) COBOL
22 20 (9.85%) WebSphere MQ
22 20 (9.85%) Unit Testing
22 20 (9.85%) Analytical Skills

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 45 (22.17%) CICS
2 40 (19.70%) WebSphere
3 19 (9.36%) IIS
4 15 (7.39%) Apache
4 15 (7.39%) IBM HTTP Server
5 10 (4.93%) iPlanet
5 10 (4.93%) WebSphere Application Server
6 8 (3.94%) MQSeries
7 6 (2.96%) WebSphere Portal
7 6 (2.96%) WebSphere Process Server
8 5 (2.46%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (1.97%) MS Exchange
9 4 (1.97%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.99%) Tuxedo
11 1 (0.49%) Oracle Coherence
11 1 (0.49%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 1 (0.49%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.49%) Tomcat
Applications
1 13 (6.40%) MS Excel
1 13 (6.40%) MS Office
2 3 (1.48%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.97%) BusinessWare
1 4 (1.97%) SAP R/3
2 1 (0.49%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (12.32%) TCP/IP
2 16 (7.88%) Firewall
3 14 (6.90%) FTP
4 8 (3.94%) LDAP
4 8 (3.94%) SMTP
5 3 (1.48%) SAN
6 2 (0.99%) SSL
7 1 (0.49%) FCoE
7 1 (0.49%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (0.49%) HTTP
7 1 (0.49%) Intranet
7 1 (0.49%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.49%) LAN
7 1 (0.49%) Multicast
7 1 (0.49%) NAS
7 1 (0.49%) SNA
7 1 (0.49%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (38.92%) DB2
2 26 (12.81%) SQL Server
3 8 (3.94%) DB2 UDB
4 5 (2.46%) Oracle Database
4 5 (2.46%) Oracle Database 12c
5 4 (1.97%) OLTP
6 3 (1.48%) Oracle Exadata
7 2 (0.99%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.49%) Easytrieve
8 1 (0.49%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.49%) HBase
8 1 (0.49%) IMS/DB
8 1 (0.49%) Ingres
8 1 (0.49%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.49%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.48%) CA Gen
2 1 (0.49%) StarTeam
2 1 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.49%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.49%) VisualAge
General
1 78 (38.42%) Finance
2 43 (21.18%) Banking
3 13 (6.40%) Marketing
4 7 (3.45%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.96%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.46%) Automotive
6 5 (2.46%) Corporate Banking
7 4 (1.97%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (1.48%) Advertising
9 2 (0.99%) Dutch Language
9 2 (0.99%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.49%) Electronics
10 1 (0.49%) French Language
10 1 (0.49%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 35 (17.24%) Developer
2 31 (15.27%) Administrator
3 28 (13.79%) Architect
4 25 (12.32%) DBA
5 20 (9.85%) Consultant
6 18 (8.87%) DB2 DBA
7 16 (7.88%) Analyst
8 14 (6.90%) Infrastructure Architect
9 12 (5.91%) Security Consultant
10 11 (5.42%) Solutions Architect
11 9 (4.43%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
11 9 (4.43%) J2EE Developer
12 8 (3.94%) COBOL Developer
12 8 (3.94%) Mainframe Architect
12 8 (3.94%) Mainframe Operator
12 8 (3.94%) Operations Analyst
12 8 (3.94%) RACF Specialist
13 7 (3.45%) Applications Consultant
13 7 (3.45%) DB2 Developer
13 7 (3.45%) Mainframe DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (9.85%) WebSphere MQ
2 18 (8.87%) ISPF
3 17 (8.37%) Middleware
4 11 (5.42%) .NET
4 11 (5.42%) HTML
4 11 (5.42%) J2EE
5 10 (4.93%) Web Services
5 10 (4.93%) XML
6 9 (4.43%) Java EE
7 8 (3.94%) AngularJS
7 8 (3.94%) CSS
7 8 (3.94%) HTML5
7 8 (3.94%) jQuery
7 8 (3.94%) Laravel
7 8 (3.94%) SOAP
7 8 (3.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 5 (2.46%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 4 (1.97%) MSMQ
10 2 (0.99%) .NET Framework
10 2 (0.99%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 129 (63.55%) Mainframe
2 36 (17.73%) IBM Mainframe
3 20 (9.85%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (9.36%) Management Information System
5 17 (8.37%) Replication
6 10 (4.93%) AS400
6 10 (4.93%) Health Informatics
6 10 (4.93%) Informatics
7 6 (2.96%) DataPower
8 3 (1.48%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.48%) FMCG
9 2 (0.99%) Blockchain
9 2 (0.99%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.49%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.49%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 51 (25.12%) Windows
2 46 (22.66%) AIX
3 40 (19.70%) Linux
4 36 (17.73%) Unix
5 29 (14.29%) Solaris
6 16 (7.88%) MVS
7 10 (4.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (4.93%) SUSE
7 10 (4.93%) Windows Server
8 5 (2.46%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (1.97%) Windows 7
10 3 (1.48%) OS/2
11 1 (0.49%) OS/390
11 1 (0.49%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (12.32%) Service Management
2 23 (11.33%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (9.85%) Unit Testing
4 16 (7.88%) Change Management
4 16 (7.88%) Migration
5 15 (7.39%) Project Management
5 15 (7.39%) Validation
6 13 (6.40%) ITIL
6 13 (6.40%) Performance Tuning
7 12 (5.91%) Cybersecurity
7 12 (5.91%) Information Security
8 11 (5.42%) Disaster Recovery
8 11 (5.42%) User Acceptance Testing
9 10 (4.93%) Resource Management
9 10 (4.93%) Technical Analysis
10 9 (4.43%) DevOps
10 9 (4.43%) High Availability
10 9 (4.43%) Security Operations
10 9 (4.43%) Service Delivery
10 9 (4.43%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 50 (24.63%) SQL
2 42 (20.69%) JCL
3 33 (16.26%) Java
4 25 (12.32%) REXX
5 21 (10.34%) COBOL
6 17 (8.37%) VB
7 11 (5.42%) Shell Script
8 9 (4.43%) C#
8 9 (4.43%) JavaScript
8 9 (4.43%) Perl
9 8 (3.94%) PHP
9 8 (3.94%) PowerShell
10 4 (1.97%) C
11 3 (1.48%) C++
12 2 (0.99%) Assembly Language
12 2 (0.99%) CLIST
12 2 (0.99%) SQR
13 1 (0.49%) XPath
Qualifications
1 19 (9.36%) Security Cleared
2 15 (7.39%) SC Cleared
3 12 (5.91%) Degree
4 7 (3.45%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (1.97%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 4 (1.97%) CCSP
5 4 (1.97%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (1.97%) CISM
5 4 (1.97%) CISSP
6 2 (0.99%) AAT
7 1 (0.49%) IBM Certification
7 1 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.97%) SEPA
2 3 (1.48%) SLA
3 2 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 25 (12.32%) RACF
2 24 (11.82%) Time Sharing Option
3 16 (7.88%) Active Directory
4 15 (7.39%) ACF2
5 13 (6.40%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 10 (4.93%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (2.96%) Job Entry Subsystem
8 4 (1.97%) ClearTrust
9 1 (0.49%) Firmware
9 1 (0.49%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.49%) KVM
9 1 (0.49%) NFS
9 1 (0.49%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.49%) SRDF
9 1 (0.49%) Xen
Systems Management
1 27 (13.30%) zSecure
2 15 (7.39%) Tivoli
3 11 (5.42%) Control-M
4 6 (2.96%) OMEGAMON
5 5 (2.46%) Data Guard
6 4 (1.97%) CA Endevor
6 4 (1.97%) CA Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.99%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 78 (38.42%) IBM
2 55 (27.09%) CA
3 28 (13.79%) Oracle
4 16 (7.88%) HP
5 15 (7.39%) ServiceNow
6 10 (4.93%) BMC
6 10 (4.93%) Intel
6 10 (4.93%) VMware
7 9 (4.43%) SAP
8 5 (2.46%) Pega
9 4 (1.97%) BEA
9 4 (1.97%) CheckPoint
9 4 (1.97%) Microsoft
9 4 (1.97%) Perforce
9 4 (1.97%) Vitria
10 2 (0.99%) Fundtech
10 2 (0.99%) IBM Sterling
10 2 (0.99%) TIBCO
10 2 (0.99%) TOWER Software
11 1 (0.49%) Infor
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