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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited zOS over the 3 months to 29 December 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM z/OS
Rank 104 103 99
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -4
Contract jobs citing zOS 8 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.35% 0.093% 0.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.61% 0.49% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 9
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£438 £315 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% -18.70%
UK excluding London average daily rate £541 £413 £388
% change year-on-year
+31.21% +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 West Midlands region.

Operating Systems Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
497 410 398
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 21.90% 18.97% 19.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 201 160
Average daily rate £325 £300 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -12.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £150 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £426 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 65 65
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.35 £10.28 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £27.50 £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

zOS
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing zOS across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 9 (60.00%) IBM
2 8 (53.33%) Windows
2 8 (53.33%) Mainframe
2 8 (53.33%) WebSphere
3 7 (46.67%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 7 (46.67%) WebSphere MQ
3 7 (46.67%) DB2
3 7 (46.67%) Linux
3 7 (46.67%) UNIX
4 6 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (40.00%) SAP
4 6 (40.00%) Red Hat
5 5 (33.33%) CICS
5 5 (33.33%) BMC
5 5 (33.33%) DataPower
6 4 (26.67%) CA
7 3 (20.00%) Migration
7 3 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (20.00%) Capacity Management
8 2 (13.33%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (13.33%) ActionScript 2.0
8 2 (13.33%) LPAR
8 2 (13.33%) IDMS
8 2 (13.33%) FTP
8 2 (13.33%) EDI
8 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
8 2 (13.33%) B2B
8 2 (13.33%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (13.33%) ActionScript
9 1 (6.67%) Oracle

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 8 (53.33%) WebSphere
2 5 (33.33%) CICS
3 2 (13.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
1 2 (13.33%) FTP
2 1 (6.67%) HTTP
2 1 (6.67%) SSL
2 1 (6.67%) Internet
2 1 (6.67%) VLAN
2 1 (6.67%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (46.67%) DB2
2 2 (13.33%) IDMS
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
1 1 (6.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Architect
2 4 (26.67%) Mainframe Architect
3 3 (20.00%) Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) DBA
4 2 (13.33%) Administrator
4 2 (13.33%) Messaging Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Mainframe DBA
5 1 (6.67%) Mainframe Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Design Architect
5 1 (6.67%) WebSphere Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) Messaging Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Integration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (46.67%) WebSphere MQ
1 7 (46.67%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 2 (13.33%) EDI
3 1 (6.67%) Middleware
3 1 (6.67%) JNI
3 1 (6.67%) HTML
3 1 (6.67%) SOAP
3 1 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (53.33%) Mainframe
2 5 (33.33%) DataPower
3 2 (13.33%) LPAR
4 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (6.67%) Client/Server
4 1 (6.67%) HACMP
4 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
4 1 (6.67%) AS400
4 1 (6.67%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) Windows
2 7 (46.67%) Linux
2 7 (46.67%) UNIX
3 6 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (6.67%) OpenVMS
4 1 (6.67%) MVS
4 1 (6.67%) Tru64
4 1 (6.67%) AIX
4 1 (6.67%) HPUX
4 1 (6.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Migration
1 3 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
1 3 (20.00%) Capacity Management
2 2 (13.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (13.33%) B2B
3 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (6.67%) ITIL
3 1 (6.67%) UML
3 1 (6.67%) SOA
3 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) ActionScript
1 2 (13.33%) ActionScript 2.0
2 1 (6.67%) JCL
2 1 (6.67%) C
2 1 (6.67%) C++
2 1 (6.67%) COBOL
2 1 (6.67%) Java
2 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) IBM
2 6 (40.00%) Red Hat
2 6 (40.00%) SAP
3 5 (33.33%) BMC
4 4 (26.67%) CA
5 1 (6.67%) Hitachi
5 1 (6.67%) Novell
5 1 (6.67%) Veritas
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco
5 1 (6.67%) Oracle
5 1 (6.67%) Business Objects
5 1 (6.67%) VMware
5 1 (6.67%) Brocade
5 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (6.67%) EMC
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