The table below looks at the statistics for zOS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Warwickshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited zOS over the 3 months to 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM z/OS
Rank 31 34 29
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -5
Contract jobs citing zOS 5 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warwickshire 1.47% 0.37% 1.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.62% 2.94% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 3
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £450 £430
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £469 £413 £388
% change year-on-year
+13.63% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Warwickshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Warwickshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
89 34 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warwickshire 26.25% 12.64% 13.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 16 15
Average daily rate £275 £275 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £173 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £308 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.31% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 9 13
Average hourly rate £13.00 £21.25 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.82% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £15.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £29.95 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.67 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+4.45% -14.28%

zOS
Jobs Demand Trend in Warwickshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing zOS across the Warwickshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

zOS Jobs Demand Trend in Warwickshire

zOS
Daily Rate Trend in Warwickshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing zOS across the Warwickshire region.

zOS Daily Rate Trend in Warwickshire

zOS
Hourly Rate Trend in Warwickshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing zOS across the Warwickshire region.

zOS Hourly Rate Trend in Warwickshire

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Warwickshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Warwickshire region 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 5 (83.33%) DB2
1 5 (83.33%) Mainframe
2 4 (66.67%) CICS
2 4 (66.67%) BMC
2 4 (66.67%) CA
3 3 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (50.00%) Capacity Management
4 2 (33.33%) Migration
5 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
5 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
5 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 1 (16.67%) IDMS
5 1 (16.67%) DataPower
5 1 (16.67%) LPAR
5 1 (16.67%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (16.67%) Middleware
5 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
5 1 (16.67%) AS400
5 1 (16.67%) Finance
5 1 (16.67%) SAP
5 1 (16.67%) SOAP
5 1 (16.67%) ITIL
5 1 (16.67%) UNIX
5 1 (16.67%) Windows
5 1 (16.67%) UML
5 1 (16.67%) SOA
5 1 (16.67%) FTP
5 1 (16.67%) HTTP
5 1 (16.67%) IBM
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in Warwickshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Warwickshire region 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 4 (66.67%) CICS
2 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) FTP
1 1 (16.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) DB2
2 1 (16.67%) IDMS
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Architect
2 4 (66.67%) Mainframe Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Mainframe DBA
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Design Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Integration Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Architect
3 1 (16.67%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Message Broker
1 1 (16.67%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (16.67%) Middleware
1 1 (16.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) Mainframe
2 1 (16.67%) DataPower
2 1 (16.67%) LPAR
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (16.67%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) UNIX
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
1 3 (50.00%) Capacity Management
2 2 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) UML
3 1 (16.67%) SOA
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) BMC
1 4 (66.67%) CA
2 1 (16.67%) SAP
2 1 (16.67%) IBM
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft