The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Warwickshire region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM z/OS
Rank 33 - 26
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing zOS 5 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warwickshire 1.66% - 1.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.89% - 7.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Average daily rate
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£465 - £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £375 £393
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -4.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 -
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -
Operating Systems Category
Warwickshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
36 51 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warwickshire 11.96% 22.57% 21.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 26 19
Average daily rate £413 £300 £206
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% +45.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £380 £321
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £321
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 18
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -3.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.64 £26.10 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
zOS
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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 24 July 2014, 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 7 (77.78%) SAP
2 6 (66.67%) UNIX
2 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) IBM
2 6 (66.67%) WebSphere MQ
2 6 (66.67%) WebSphere
2 6 (66.67%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 5 (55.56%) DataPower
4 4 (44.44%) Migration
4 4 (44.44%) Middleware
4 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 4 (44.44%) AS400
4 4 (44.44%) SOAP
4 4 (44.44%) UML
4 4 (44.44%) SOA
4 4 (44.44%) FTP
4 4 (44.44%) HTTP
5 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (22.22%) REXX
5 2 (22.22%) Red Hat
5 2 (22.22%) RACF
5 2 (22.22%) JCL
5 2 (22.22%) SNA
5 2 (22.22%) SMS
5 2 (22.22%) Linux
5 2 (22.22%) SQL
5 2 (22.22%) DB2
5 2 (22.22%) ISPF
5 2 (22.22%) Data Architecture
5 2 (22.22%) OMEGAMON

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in Warwickshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 6 (66.67%) WebSphere
2 1 (11.11%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) FTP
1 4 (44.44%) HTTP
2 2 (22.22%) SNA
2 2 (22.22%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) DB2
1 2 (22.22%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (11.11%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Architect
1 4 (44.44%) Integration Architect
2 3 (33.33%) Administrator
3 2 (22.22%) DB2 DBA
3 2 (22.22%) DBA
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (66.67%) WebSphere MQ
1 6 (66.67%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 4 (44.44%) Middleware
2 4 (44.44%) SOAP
3 2 (22.22%) ISPF
4 1 (11.11%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) DataPower
2 4 (44.44%) AS400
3 1 (11.11%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) UNIX
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Linux
2 2 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Migration
1 4 (44.44%) UML
1 4 (44.44%) SOA
2 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (22.22%) Data Architecture
3 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) REXX
1 2 (22.22%) JCL
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) ActionScript 2.0
2 1 (11.11%) ActionScript
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) RACF
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) SAP
2 6 (66.67%) IBM
3 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 2 (22.22%) Red Hat