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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM z/OS
Rank 526 523 532
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +9
Contract jobs citing zOS 117 113 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.20% 0.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.94% 0.91% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 70 56
Median daily rate £459 £414 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.93% -8.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £319 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £450 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £428 £417 £450
% change year-on-year
+2.51% -7.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 1
Median hourly rate £35.00 £62.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.00% +108.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £31.30 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+11.82% +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
12406 12400 12297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 23.10% 22.13% 23.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 7790 7261 7032
Median daily rate £390 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 654 965 1012
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +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 June 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 June 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 June 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 +17 104 £450 +7.39% 4
North East - 23 £268 -
London -10 22 £619 +84.70% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 21 £260 -
Tyne and Wear - 21 £260 -
Essex - 17 £300 -
East of England - 17 £300 -
North West -8 16 £400 +14.28% 1
Yorkshire +9 11 £525 +50.00% 1
Scotland -25 11 £463 +8.82% 2
Edinburgh -22 9 £463 +8.82% 1
Manchester -4 7 £563 +33.92% 1
Basildon - 6 - -
West Yorkshire -12 5 £450 +28.57%
Sheffield - 5 £525 - 1
South Yorkshire - 5 £525 - 1
City of London +41 4 £588 +88.00%
South West +1 4 £500 +20.48%
Halifax -1 4 £450 -
South East -7 4 - -
Warwickshire -13 4 £495 +16.47%
West Midlands -31 4 £495 +16.47%
Buckinghamshire - 4 - -
Brentwood - 3 - -
Milton Keynes - 3 - -
Cheshire - 3 £363 -
Lancashire +1 2 £329 -
Warwick -13 2 £500 +17.64%
Preston - 2 £329 -
Docklands, London - 2 - -

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 (61.17%) Mainframe
2 78 (37.86%) Finance
3 76 (36.89%) IBM
4 75 (36.41%) DB2
5 57 (27.67%) CA
6 52 (25.24%) SQL
7 50 (24.27%) WebSphere
8 48 (23.30%) Windows
8 48 (23.30%) AIX
9 46 (22.33%) Linux
10 45 (21.84%) Unix
11 43 (20.87%) Java
12 41 (19.90%) CICS
13 40 (19.42%) JCL
14 36 (17.48%) Banking
15 34 (16.50%) IBM Mainframe
15 34 (16.50%) Solaris
16 30 (14.56%) zSecure
17 29 (14.08%) Service Management
17 29 (14.08%) REXX
17 29 (14.08%) IIS
18 27 (13.11%) COBOL
18 27 (13.11%) SQL Server
19 26 (12.62%) Agile Software Development
20 25 (12.14%) Oracle
20 25 (12.14%) Apache
21 24 (11.65%) RACF
21 24 (11.65%) WebSphere MQ
21 24 (11.65%) TCP/IP
21 24 (11.65%) Unit Testing

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 50 (24.27%) WebSphere
2 41 (19.90%) CICS
3 29 (14.08%) IIS
4 25 (12.14%) Apache
5 20 (9.71%) IBM HTTP Server
6 18 (8.74%) WebSphere Application Server
7 17 (8.25%) iPlanet
8 13 (6.31%) WebSphere Portal
8 13 (6.31%) WebSphere Process Server
9 9 (4.37%) MQSeries
10 4 (1.94%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (1.94%) MS Exchange
10 4 (1.94%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.97%) Tuxedo
12 1 (0.49%) Oracle Coherence
12 1 (0.49%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 1 (0.49%) Tomcat
Applications
1 13 (6.31%) MS Excel
1 13 (6.31%) MS Office
2 1 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.94%) BusinessWare
1 4 (1.94%) SAP R/3
2 2 (0.97%) assyst
3 1 (0.49%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (11.65%) TCP/IP
2 16 (7.77%) Firewall
3 13 (6.31%) FTP
4 11 (5.34%) LDAP
4 11 (5.34%) SMTP
5 4 (1.94%) SSL
6 3 (1.46%) SAN
7 2 (0.97%) SMS
8 1 (0.49%) FCoE
8 1 (0.49%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (0.49%) HTTP
8 1 (0.49%) Intranet
8 1 (0.49%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.49%) LAN
8 1 (0.49%) Multicast
8 1 (0.49%) NAS
8 1 (0.49%) SNA
8 1 (0.49%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (36.41%) DB2
2 27 (13.11%) SQL Server
3 8 (3.88%) DB2 UDB
4 5 (2.43%) Oracle Database
4 5 (2.43%) Oracle Database 12c
5 4 (1.94%) Easytrieve
5 4 (1.94%) OLTP
6 3 (1.46%) Oracle Exadata
7 2 (0.97%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.49%) Adabas
8 1 (0.49%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.49%) HBase
8 1 (0.49%) IMS/DB
8 1 (0.49%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.49%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (2.43%) CA Gen
2 1 (0.49%) StarTeam
2 1 (0.49%) VisualAge
General
1 78 (37.86%) Finance
2 36 (17.48%) Banking
3 14 (6.80%) Marketing
4 8 (3.88%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.91%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.43%) Automotive
7 4 (1.94%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (1.46%) Advertising
9 1 (0.49%) Electronics
9 1 (0.49%) Law
9 1 (0.49%) Retail
9 1 (0.49%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 38 (18.45%) Developer
2 32 (15.53%) Consultant
3 25 (12.14%) Administrator
3 25 (12.14%) Architect
3 25 (12.14%) DBA
4 18 (8.74%) DB2 DBA
5 16 (7.77%) Analyst
6 14 (6.80%) Security Consultant
7 11 (5.34%) Applications Consultant
8 10 (4.85%) Infrastructure Architect
8 10 (4.85%) Server Consultant
8 10 (4.85%) WebSphere Consultant
8 10 (4.85%) WebSphere Server Consultant
9 9 (4.37%) COBOL Developer
9 9 (4.37%) J2EE Developer
9 9 (4.37%) Solutions Architect
10 8 (3.88%) DB2 Developer
10 8 (3.88%) Mainframe DBA
10 8 (3.88%) Mainframe Operator
10 8 (3.88%) RACF Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (11.65%) WebSphere MQ
2 22 (10.68%) ISPF
3 16 (7.77%) Web Services
4 15 (7.28%) Middleware
5 14 (6.80%) HTML
6 13 (6.31%) .NET
6 13 (6.31%) J2EE
7 12 (5.83%) XML
8 11 (5.34%) AngularJS
8 11 (5.34%) CSS
8 11 (5.34%) HTML5
8 11 (5.34%) jQuery
8 11 (5.34%) Laravel
8 11 (5.34%) SOAP
8 11 (5.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 9 (4.37%) Java EE
10 5 (2.43%) Oracle GoldenGate
11 4 (1.94%) MSMQ
12 2 (0.97%) IBM Integration Bus
13 1 (0.49%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 126 (61.17%) Mainframe
2 34 (16.50%) IBM Mainframe
3 22 (10.68%) Management Information System
4 19 (9.22%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (7.28%) Replication
6 12 (5.83%) AS400
7 11 (5.34%) DataPower
7 11 (5.34%) Health Informatics
7 11 (5.34%) Informatics
8 3 (1.46%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.46%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.46%) FMCG
9 1 (0.49%) Blockchain
9 1 (0.49%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.49%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.49%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 48 (23.30%) AIX
1 48 (23.30%) Windows
2 46 (22.33%) Linux
3 45 (21.84%) Unix
4 34 (16.50%) Solaris
5 17 (8.25%) MVS
6 13 (6.31%) Windows Server
7 8 (3.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (3.88%) SUSE
7 8 (3.88%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (1.94%) Windows 7
9 3 (1.46%) OS/2
10 1 (0.49%) OS/390
10 1 (0.49%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (14.08%) Service Management
2 26 (12.62%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (11.65%) Unit Testing
4 20 (9.71%) Project Management
5 19 (9.22%) Change Management
5 19 (9.22%) Validation
6 14 (6.80%) ITIL
7 13 (6.31%) Technical Analysis
7 13 (6.31%) Workflow
8 12 (5.83%) DevOps
8 12 (5.83%) Incident Management
8 12 (5.83%) Performance Tuning
8 12 (5.83%) Security Operations
8 12 (5.83%) Web Development
9 11 (5.34%) Cybersecurity
9 11 (5.34%) Disaster Recovery
9 11 (5.34%) Information Security
9 11 (5.34%) Migration
9 11 (5.34%) Resource Management
10 10 (4.85%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 52 (25.24%) SQL
2 43 (20.87%) Java
3 40 (19.42%) JCL
4 29 (14.08%) REXX
5 27 (13.11%) COBOL
6 20 (9.71%) VB
7 13 (6.31%) Shell Script
8 12 (5.83%) JavaScript
9 11 (5.34%) C#
9 11 (5.34%) PHP
9 11 (5.34%) PowerShell
10 9 (4.37%) Perl
11 6 (2.91%) C++
12 5 (2.43%) Assembly Language
12 5 (2.43%) CLIST
13 4 (1.94%) C
14 2 (0.97%) SQR
Qualifications
1 19 (9.22%) Degree
1 19 (9.22%) Security Cleared
2 15 (7.28%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.40%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (1.94%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 4 (1.94%) CCSP
4 4 (1.94%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (1.94%) CISM
4 4 (1.94%) CISSP
5 2 (0.97%) AAT
6 1 (0.49%) ISEB
6 1 (0.49%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.94%) SLA
2 2 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.97%) QA
2 2 (0.97%) SEPA
System Software
1 24 (11.65%) RACF
2 23 (11.17%) Time Sharing Option
3 20 (9.71%) ACF2
3 20 (9.71%) Active Directory
4 13 (6.31%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 8 (3.88%) Job Entry Subsystem
5 8 (3.88%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (1.94%) ClearTrust
7 1 (0.49%) Firmware
7 1 (0.49%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.49%) KVM
7 1 (0.49%) NFS
7 1 (0.49%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.49%) SRDF
7 1 (0.49%) Xen
Systems Management
1 30 (14.56%) zSecure
2 15 (7.28%) Tivoli
3 11 (5.34%) Control-M
4 6 (2.91%) OMEGAMON
5 5 (2.43%) Data Guard
6 4 (1.94%) CA Single Sign-On
6 4 (1.94%) Tivoli NetView
7 1 (0.49%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 76 (36.89%) IBM
2 57 (27.67%) CA
3 25 (12.14%) Oracle
4 19 (9.22%) HP
5 15 (7.28%) ServiceNow
6 10 (4.85%) BMC
7 9 (4.37%) SAP
8 8 (3.88%) Intel
8 8 (3.88%) VMware
9 5 (2.43%) Pega
10 4 (1.94%) BEA
10 4 (1.94%) CheckPoint
10 4 (1.94%) Vitria
11 3 (1.46%) Microsoft
12 2 (0.97%) Fundtech
12 2 (0.97%) IBM Sterling
12 2 (0.97%) TIBCO
12 2 (0.97%) TOWER Software
13 1 (0.49%) DataSynapse
13 1 (0.49%) Infor
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