The table below looks at the statistics for zOS skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited zOS over the 3 months to 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM z/OS
Rank - 124 109
Contract jobs citing zOS 0 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - 0.22% 0.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 1.17% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 4
Median daily rate - £438 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +19.86%
UK excluding London median daily rate £446 £435 £450
% change year-on-year
+2.47% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £31.30 -
% change year-on-year
+11.02% -
zOS
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Operating Systems Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
608 513 471
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 21.23% 19.09% 19.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 265 230
Median daily rate £358 £325 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +10.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £343 £315
% change year-on-year
+5.83% +8.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 75 65
Median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.12% +13.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £30.00 £26.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

zOS
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing zOS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Operating Systems category.

zOS Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

zOS
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

zOS Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

zOS
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

zOS Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

zOS
Top 10 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for zOS.

1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) Unix
1 1 (100.00%) AIX
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
1 1 (100.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (100.00%) Korn
1 1 (100.00%) LPAR
1 1 (100.00%) PowerHA
1 1 (100.00%) Software Deployment
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Database

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Database
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) AIX Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) AIX
1 1 (100.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Korn
1 1 (100.00%) Shell Script
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) PowerHA
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle