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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM z/OS
Rank 118 103 109
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +6
Contract jobs citing zOS 4 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.16% 0.049% 0.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.82% 0.23% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 3
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£463 £180 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+156.94% -53.54%
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -6.25%
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
488 427 426
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.52% 20.75% 19.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 211 202
Average daily rate £325 £300 £312
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £149 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £425 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 74 42
Average hourly rate £16.16 £13.87 £19.37
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.51% -28.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £12.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £27.50 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -11.76%

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 22 October 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 12 (100.00%) IBM
2 11 (91.67%) UNIX
2 11 (91.67%) Windows
2 11 (91.67%) WebSphere MQ
2 11 (91.67%) WebSphere
2 11 (91.67%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 10 (83.33%) SAP
4 9 (75.00%) DataPower
5 6 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (50.00%) Linux
5 6 (50.00%) Red Hat
6 5 (41.67%) Middleware
6 5 (41.67%) AS400
6 5 (41.67%) Migration
6 5 (41.67%) UML
6 5 (41.67%) SOAP
6 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
6 5 (41.67%) SOA
6 5 (41.67%) FTP
6 5 (41.67%) HTTP
7 2 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (16.67%) B2B
7 2 (16.67%) ActionScript
7 2 (16.67%) EDI
7 2 (16.67%) ActionScript 2.0
7 2 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (8.33%) Oracle
8 1 (8.33%) EMC
8 1 (8.33%) BMC
8 1 (8.33%) CA

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 11 (91.67%) WebSphere
2 2 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) FTP
1 5 (41.67%) HTTP
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Architect
1 5 (41.67%) Integration Architect
2 3 (25.00%) Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Messaging Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) IBM Storage Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) WebSphere Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Storage Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Messaging Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (91.67%) WebSphere MQ
1 11 (91.67%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 5 (41.67%) Middleware
2 5 (41.67%) SOAP
3 2 (16.67%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 9 (75.00%) DataPower
2 5 (41.67%) AS400
3 1 (8.33%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 11 (91.67%) UNIX
1 11 (91.67%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 6 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Migration
1 5 (41.67%) UML
1 5 (41.67%) SOA
2 2 (16.67%) B2B
2 2 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) ActionScript
1 2 (16.67%) ActionScript 2.0
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) IBM
2 10 (83.33%) SAP
3 6 (50.00%) Red Hat
4 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (8.33%) Oracle
5 1 (8.33%) EMC
5 1 (8.33%) BMC
5 1 (8.33%) CA