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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM z/OS
Rank 522 481 454
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -27
Contract jobs citing zOS 65 85 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.17% 0.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.56% 0.76% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 51 33
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£475 £425 £397
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +7.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £440 £384
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +14.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
11609 11206 9778
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.08% 22.08% 21.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 6693 6068 5159
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £506 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 888 1049 1031
Average hourly rate £15.75 £16.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.56% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £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 3 March 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 3 March 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 +1 63 £475 +18.75% 8
London -2 20 £525 +28.04% 3
North West -3 16 £400 -20.00% 1
Manchester -2 11 £400 -20.00% 1
West Midlands +3 8 £430 -4.70% 1
South West -15 7 £533 +86.84% 1
East of England +11 6 £510 - 1
South East -14 5 £513 +5.12% 1
Cheshire - 5 - -
Norfolk - 4 £600 - 1
Norwich - 4 £600 - 1
Berkshire - 4 £538 -
City of London -1 2 £501 +25.25% 1
Edinburgh -15 2 - - 2
Scotland -27 2 - - 2
Knutsford - 2 - -
Warwickshire -3 1 £425 -3.40% 1
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Bracknell - 1 £425 -
Nottingham - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Home Counties - - - -
Pontefract - - - -
Rugby - - - - 1
Wakefield - - - -
Gatwick - - - - 1
Gloucester - - - - 1
Gloucestershire - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - -

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 93 (63.70%) Mainframe
2 60 (41.10%) Finance
3 59 (40.41%) IBM
4 52 (35.62%) DB2
5 47 (32.19%) Banking
6 38 (26.03%) ACF2
7 33 (22.60%) CICS
8 27 (18.49%) WebSphere
9 26 (17.81%) RACF
10 25 (17.12%) IBM Mainframe
11 23 (15.75%) UNIX
12 21 (14.38%) Linux
12 21 (14.38%) Java
12 21 (14.38%) TCP/IP
12 21 (14.38%) JCL
13 20 (13.70%) COBOL
14 19 (13.01%) AIX
14 19 (13.01%) WebSphere MQ
14 19 (13.01%) CA
15 18 (12.33%) Windows
15 18 (12.33%) MQSeries
16 17 (11.64%) Oracle
17 15 (10.27%) Degree
18 13 (8.90%) REXX
18 13 (8.90%) MVS
18 13 (8.90%) Middleware
18 13 (8.90%) Solaris
18 13 (8.90%) ISPF
18 13 (8.90%) WebSphere Portal
19 12 (8.22%) QA

zOS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 33 (22.60%) CICS
2 27 (18.49%) WebSphere
3 18 (12.33%) MQSeries
4 13 (8.90%) WebSphere Portal
5 8 (5.48%) IBM HTTP Server
5 8 (5.48%) IIS
6 7 (4.79%) Apache
6 7 (4.79%) WebSphere Application Server
6 7 (4.79%) iPlanet
7 2 (1.37%) SAS
7 2 (1.37%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.68%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.68%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (0.68%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
1 1 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 21 (14.38%) TCP/IP
2 6 (4.11%) SSL
3 3 (2.05%) LAN
3 3 (2.05%) WAN
3 3 (2.05%) FTP
3 3 (2.05%) Firewall
3 3 (2.05%) Network Security
4 2 (1.37%) SMS
4 2 (1.37%) SNA
5 1 (0.68%) Internet
5 1 (0.68%) RIP
5 1 (0.68%) NAS
5 1 (0.68%) Multicast
5 1 (0.68%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (35.62%) DB2
2 5 (3.42%) RDBMS
2 5 (3.42%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.05%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.37%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.37%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.37%) SAP BW
4 2 (1.37%) SAP BI
4 2 (1.37%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.37%) IDMS
4 2 (1.37%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.68%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 4 (2.74%) ClearCase
1 4 (2.74%) Subversion
1 4 (2.74%) TortoiseSVN
2 3 (2.05%) Ant
3 2 (1.37%) YourKit
3 2 (1.37%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.68%) Toad
4 1 (0.68%) ERwin
4 1 (0.68%) CruiseControl
4 1 (0.68%) Hudson
4 1 (0.68%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.68%) Maven
4 1 (0.68%) TeamCity
General
1 60 (41.10%) Finance
2 47 (32.19%) Banking
3 2 (1.37%) Retail
3 2 (1.37%) Advertising
4 1 (0.68%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.68%) Law
4 1 (0.68%) Legal
4 1 (0.68%) Retail Banking
4 1 (0.68%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (20.55%) Programmer
2 22 (15.07%) Systems Programmer
3 16 (10.96%) Administrator
4 15 (10.27%) Architect
4 15 (10.27%) Consultant
5 14 (9.59%) Analyst
6 11 (7.53%) DBA
7 10 (6.85%) Developer
7 10 (6.85%) WebSphere Administrator
8 8 (5.48%) Mainframe Programmer
9 7 (4.79%) DB2 DBA
10 6 (4.11%) Solutions Architect
11 4 (2.74%) Technical Architect
11 4 (2.74%) Senior Programmer
11 4 (2.74%) Senior Systems Programmer
11 4 (2.74%) Mainframe Architect
12 3 (2.05%) WebSphere Consultant
12 3 (2.05%) Mainframe DBA
12 3 (2.05%) Software Developer
12 3 (2.05%) UNIX Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (13.01%) WebSphere MQ
2 13 (8.90%) Middleware
2 13 (8.90%) ISPF
3 12 (8.22%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 8 (5.48%) Web Services
5 4 (2.74%) XML
5 4 (2.74%) HTML
6 2 (1.37%) J2EE
6 2 (1.37%) CSS
6 2 (1.37%) JDBC
6 2 (1.37%) JSP
6 2 (1.37%) Servlets
6 2 (1.37%) JMX
6 2 (1.37%) Java RMI
6 2 (1.37%) JAXP
7 1 (0.68%) SAML
7 1 (0.68%) WSDL
7 1 (0.68%) Spring
7 1 (0.68%) JNI
7 1 (0.68%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 93 (63.70%) Mainframe
2 25 (17.12%) IBM Mainframe
3 9 (6.16%) VSAM
4 8 (5.48%) Computer Science
5 6 (4.11%) DataPower
6 4 (2.74%) Data Structures
6 4 (2.74%) Replication
7 3 (2.05%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.05%) Open Source
8 2 (1.37%) LPAR
9 1 (0.68%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.68%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.68%) HACMP
9 1 (0.68%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 23 (15.75%) UNIX
2 21 (14.38%) Linux
3 19 (13.01%) AIX
4 18 (12.33%) Windows
5 13 (8.90%) MVS
5 13 (8.90%) Solaris
6 5 (3.42%) HPUX
7 4 (2.74%) Windows NT
7 4 (2.74%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.37%) VMS
9 1 (0.68%) OpenVMS
9 1 (0.68%) Tru64
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (6.85%) Stakeholder Management
2 9 (6.16%) Configuration Management
2 9 (6.16%) TOGAF
3 8 (5.48%) Migration
3 8 (5.48%) Unit Testing
4 6 (4.11%) Enterprise Architecture
4 6 (4.11%) Data Modelling
4 6 (4.11%) Process Improvement
4 6 (4.11%) Capacity Management
5 5 (3.42%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (3.42%) SOA
5 5 (3.42%) ETL
6 4 (2.74%) Project Management
6 4 (2.74%) ITIL
6 4 (2.74%) Change Management
6 4 (2.74%) EAI
6 4 (2.74%) Validation
6 4 (2.74%) Data Architecture
6 4 (2.74%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (2.05%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 21 (14.38%) Java
1 21 (14.38%) JCL
2 20 (13.70%) COBOL
3 13 (8.90%) REXX
4 11 (7.53%) SQL
5 9 (6.16%) Assembly Language
6 6 (4.11%) Delphi
6 6 (4.11%) C#
7 3 (2.05%) Python
8 2 (1.37%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.37%) SELCOPY
8 2 (1.37%) ABAP
8 2 (1.37%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.68%) C++
9 1 (0.68%) XPath
9 1 (0.68%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (10.27%) Degree
2 4 (2.74%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (2.74%) IBM Certification
3 3 (2.05%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.22%) QA
2 5 (3.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.68%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.68%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 38 (26.03%) ACF2
2 26 (17.81%) RACF
3 2 (1.37%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 7 (4.79%) Tivoli
2 5 (3.42%) OMEGAMON
3 4 (2.74%) CA Endevor
3 4 (2.74%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 1 (0.68%) Tivoli NetView
4 1 (0.68%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.68%) Puppet
4 1 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 59 (40.41%) IBM
2 19 (13.01%) CA
3 17 (11.64%) Oracle
4 10 (6.85%) BMC
5 9 (6.16%) SAP
5 9 (6.16%) Microsoft
6 7 (4.79%) Sun
7 3 (2.05%) Informatica
7 3 (2.05%) Business Objects
8 2 (1.37%) HP
8 2 (1.37%) Sybase
9 1 (0.68%) Cisco
9 1 (0.68%) Dell
9 1 (0.68%) EMC
9 1 (0.68%) Novell
9 1 (0.68%) Veritas
9 1 (0.68%) Alias
9 1 (0.68%) VMware
9 1 (0.68%) Teradata
9 1 (0.68%) Brocade
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