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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM z/OS
Rank 113 108 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Contract jobs citing zOS 6 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.24% 0.32% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.51% 1.52% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 0
Average daily rate
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£413 £463 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.81% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £428 £463 £400
% change year-on-year
-7.56% +15.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.25%
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
397 527 376
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.83% 20.78% 18.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 233 198
Average daily rate £335 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.34% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £163 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 86 50
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £13.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £9.75 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.10 £31.50 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing zOS within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warwickshire +7 6 £413 -12.23%
zOS
England

zOS
Top 23 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 14 (100.00%) DB2
1 14 (100.00%) CICS
2 10 (71.43%) CA
2 10 (71.43%) WebSphere Application Server
2 10 (71.43%) Migration
2 10 (71.43%) WebSphere
2 10 (71.43%) LPAR
3 6 (42.86%) CA Wily
3 6 (42.86%) Jython
3 6 (42.86%) Mainframe
3 6 (42.86%) Introscope
3 6 (42.86%) Windows
3 6 (42.86%) AIX
3 6 (42.86%) Solaris
3 6 (42.86%) Linux
4 4 (28.57%) WebSphere MQ
4 4 (28.57%) WebSphere Process Server
4 4 (28.57%) CA Endevor
4 4 (28.57%) JCL
4 4 (28.57%) WebSphere Portal
5 2 (14.29%) QA
5 2 (14.29%) Finance
5 2 (14.29%) RACF

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 14 (100.00%) CICS
2 10 (71.43%) WebSphere
2 10 (71.43%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (28.57%) WebSphere Portal
3 4 (28.57%) WebSphere Process Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (100.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 6 (42.86%) Introscope
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Administrator
1 8 (57.14%) WebSphere Administrator
1 8 (57.14%) Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Server Administrator
2 4 (28.57%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
3 2 (14.29%) WebSphere Server Specialist
3 2 (14.29%) Server Specialist
3 2 (14.29%) Applications Specialist
3 2 (14.29%) Operations Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) WebSphere Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (71.43%) LPAR
2 6 (42.86%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Windows
1 6 (42.86%) AIX
1 6 (42.86%) Solaris
1 6 (42.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) Jython
2 4 (28.57%) JCL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) RACF
Systems Management
1 6 (42.86%) CA Wily
2 4 (28.57%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 10 (71.43%) CA