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 28 November 2014 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM z/OS
Rank 519 424 443
Rank change year-on-year
-95 +19
Contract jobs citing zOS 81 161 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.31% 0.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.62% 1.35% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 89 62
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£550 £380 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.73% -1.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £333 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £500 £725
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+37.50% +3.22%
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
13055 11951 11056
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.63% 23.09% 21.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 7738 6704 5839
Average daily rate £350 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £165 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1141 1077 1146
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

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 28 November 2014.

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 28 November 2014. 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 -78 72 £563 +50.00% 5
London -15 47 £550 +46.66%
South West -21 9 £600 - 1
Edinburgh -45 9 £298 -27.21%
Scotland -57 9 £298 -28.95%
Yorkshire -18 3 - -
East Midlands - 3 £425 -
East of England -6 2 £300 -
North East - 2 - -
Tyne and Wear - 2 - -
Nottingham - 2 - -
Nottinghamshire - 2 - -
Reading +13 1 £563 +12.50%
Berkshire +5 1 £563 +12.50% 1
North West -1 1 - - 2
Manchester -13 1 - - 1
South East -30 1 £563 +13.92% 1
Northern Ireland - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Watford - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Halifax - - - -
County Antrim - - - -
Belfast - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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.

1 122 (69.32%) Mainframe
2 69 (39.20%) Finance
3 63 (35.80%) IBM
4 46 (26.14%) DB2
4 46 (26.14%) ACF2
5 44 (25.00%) Banking
6 39 (22.16%) Windows
7 38 (21.59%) UNIX
8 32 (18.18%) CICS
9 30 (17.05%) RACF
10 24 (13.64%) WebSphere
10 24 (13.64%) Linux
11 23 (13.07%) IBM Mainframe
12 22 (12.50%) Java
13 21 (11.93%) Oracle
14 20 (11.36%) SAP
14 20 (11.36%) JCL
14 20 (11.36%) Stakeholder Management
15 19 (10.80%) SQL
15 19 (10.80%) Microsoft
16 18 (10.23%) Middleware
17 15 (8.52%) WebSphere MQ
18 14 (7.95%) CA
18 14 (7.95%) AIX
19 13 (7.39%) COBOL
19 13 (7.39%) Migration
20 12 (6.82%) Sun
20 12 (6.82%) TOGAF
21 11 (6.25%) Enterprise Architecture
21 11 (6.25%) Process Improvement

zOS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 32 (18.18%) CICS
2 24 (13.64%) WebSphere
3 7 (3.98%) WebSphere Application Server
4 6 (3.41%) Apache
4 6 (3.41%) MQSeries
5 5 (2.84%) WebSphere Portal
5 5 (2.84%) WebLogic
6 3 (1.70%) IBM HTTP Server
6 3 (1.70%) SAS
7 2 (1.14%) IIS
7 2 (1.14%) iPlanet
7 2 (1.14%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (0.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.14%) Staffware
2 1 (0.57%) Summit
2 1 (0.57%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.11%) TCP/IP
2 6 (3.41%) LDAP
2 6 (3.41%) SMS
2 6 (3.41%) SSL
3 4 (2.27%) SNA
3 4 (2.27%) Firewall
3 4 (2.27%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (1.70%) FTP
5 2 (1.14%) HTTP
6 1 (0.57%) NAS
6 1 (0.57%) Multicast
6 1 (0.57%) Internet
6 1 (0.57%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (26.14%) DB2
2 7 (3.98%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.27%) SQL Server
4 3 (1.70%) IBM InfoSphere
5 2 (1.14%) Data Mining
5 2 (1.14%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.57%) DataStage
6 1 (0.57%) Adabas
6 1 (0.57%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (2.27%) Eclipse
2 2 (1.14%) Ant
2 2 (1.14%) YourKit
2 2 (1.14%) ChangeMan
3 1 (0.57%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.57%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.57%) CA Gen
General
1 69 (39.20%) Finance
2 44 (25.00%) Banking
3 6 (3.41%) Advertising
4 5 (2.84%) Retail
5 2 (1.14%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.14%) French Language
6 1 (0.57%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.57%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.57%) Law
Job Titles
1 27 (15.34%) Programmer
1 27 (15.34%) Systems Programmer
2 22 (12.50%) Architect
3 21 (11.93%) Consultant
4 16 (9.09%) Administrator
5 14 (7.95%) Analyst
6 11 (6.25%) DBA
7 8 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (3.98%) Technical Architect
9 6 (3.41%) Developer
9 6 (3.41%) Mainframe Programmer
10 5 (2.84%) DB2 DBA
11 4 (2.27%) Security Consultant
11 4 (2.27%) WebSphere Administrator
11 4 (2.27%) Mainframe Architect
11 4 (2.27%) Mainframe Consultant
12 3 (1.70%) Senior Programmer
12 3 (1.70%) Senior Systems Programmer
12 3 (1.70%) Technical Consultant
13 2 (1.14%) Integration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (10.23%) Middleware
2 15 (8.52%) WebSphere MQ
3 10 (5.68%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 9 (5.11%) ISPF
5 6 (3.41%) J2EE
6 5 (2.84%) Web Services
7 4 (2.27%) XML
7 4 (2.27%) .NET
7 4 (2.27%) HTML
8 2 (1.14%) CSS
8 2 (1.14%) JDBC
8 2 (1.14%) JSP
8 2 (1.14%) Servlets
8 2 (1.14%) SOAP
8 2 (1.14%) JAXP
8 2 (1.14%) EDI
8 2 (1.14%) Java RMI
8 2 (1.14%) JMX
9 1 (0.57%) OAuth
9 1 (0.57%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 122 (69.32%) Mainframe
2 23 (13.07%) IBM Mainframe
3 9 (5.11%) VSAM
4 8 (4.55%) Management Information System
4 8 (4.55%) DataPower
5 7 (3.98%) Open Source
6 5 (2.84%) Data Structures
7 4 (2.27%) Replication
7 4 (2.27%) Tandem
8 3 (1.70%) Clustering
9 2 (1.14%) AS400
9 2 (1.14%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (1.14%) Reference Data
10 1 (0.57%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.57%) Data Integration
10 1 (0.57%) iSeries
10 1 (0.57%) LPAR
10 1 (0.57%) HACMP
10 1 (0.57%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 39 (22.16%) Windows
2 38 (21.59%) UNIX
3 24 (13.64%) Linux
4 14 (7.95%) AIX
5 10 (5.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (3.98%) MVS
7 6 (3.41%) Solaris
8 2 (1.14%) HPUX
8 2 (1.14%) VMS
9 1 (0.57%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (11.36%) Stakeholder Management
2 13 (7.39%) Migration
3 12 (6.82%) TOGAF
4 11 (6.25%) Enterprise Architecture
4 11 (6.25%) Process Improvement
5 8 (4.55%) Data Architecture
6 7 (3.98%) Project Management
7 6 (3.41%) Data Modelling
7 6 (3.41%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (3.41%) Capacity Management
7 6 (3.41%) Software Engineering
8 5 (2.84%) Systems Analysis
8 5 (2.84%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (2.84%) Data Migration
9 4 (2.27%) SOA
9 4 (2.27%) ETL
9 4 (2.27%) Validation
9 4 (2.27%) Information Assurance
10 3 (1.70%) Unit Testing
10 3 (1.70%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (12.50%) Java
2 20 (11.36%) JCL
3 19 (10.80%) SQL
4 13 (7.39%) COBOL
5 10 (5.68%) Delphi
5 10 (5.68%) C#
6 9 (5.11%) REXX
7 4 (2.27%) Assembly Language
7 4 (2.27%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.70%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.14%) ActionScript
9 2 (1.14%) ActionScript 2.0
10 1 (0.57%) NATURAL
10 1 (0.57%) C
10 1 (0.57%) Perl
10 1 (0.57%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (2.27%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.14%) SC Cleared
2 2 (1.14%) Degree
3 1 (0.57%) BC Cleared
3 1 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (2.27%) QA
3 2 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.57%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.57%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.57%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 46 (26.14%) ACF2
2 30 (17.05%) RACF
3 4 (2.27%) Xen
4 3 (1.70%) Active Directory
5 2 (1.14%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.57%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 9 (5.11%) OMEGAMON
2 6 (3.41%) Tivoli
3 3 (1.70%) Nessus
4 2 (1.14%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 2 (1.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (1.14%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.57%) CA Endevor
5 1 (0.57%) Puppet
5 1 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.57%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 63 (35.80%) IBM
2 21 (11.93%) Oracle
3 20 (11.36%) SAP
4 19 (10.80%) Microsoft
5 14 (7.95%) CA
6 12 (6.82%) Sun
7 10 (5.68%) BMC
7 10 (5.68%) Red Hat
8 5 (2.84%) HP
9 4 (2.27%) Citrix
9 4 (2.27%) Cisco
10 2 (1.14%) ILOG
10 2 (1.14%) Syncsort
11 1 (0.57%) ServiceNow
11 1 (0.57%) Informatica
11 1 (0.57%) Alias
11 1 (0.57%) Dell
11 1 (0.57%) EMC
11 1 (0.57%) Intel
11 1 (0.57%) Business Objects
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