The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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 West Midlands 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM z/OS
Rank 109 - 103
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing zOS 9 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.38% - 0.089%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.83% - 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Average daily rate £408 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Operating Systems Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
491 367 422
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.65% 20.03% 18.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 153 159
Average daily rate £303 £275 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -14.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £135 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 57 65
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £37.00 £22.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
zOS
England

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing zOS across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

zOS Daily Rate Histogram 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 18 April 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 6 (54.55%) Windows
1 6 (54.55%) Linux
2 5 (45.45%) Mainframe
2 5 (45.45%) SAP
3 4 (36.36%) SQL
3 4 (36.36%) IBM
3 4 (36.36%) UNIX
3 4 (36.36%) WebSphere
4 3 (27.27%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 3 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (27.27%) RACF
4 3 (27.27%) JCL
4 3 (27.27%) REXX
4 3 (27.27%) Red Hat
4 3 (27.27%) WebSphere MQ
4 3 (27.27%) Control-M
5 2 (18.18%) HP
5 2 (18.18%) EDI
5 2 (18.18%) SMS
5 2 (18.18%) SNA
5 2 (18.18%) B2B
5 2 (18.18%) ActionScript
5 2 (18.18%) DB2
5 2 (18.18%) ActionScript 2.0
5 2 (18.18%) Change Control
5 2 (18.18%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (18.18%) Relational Database
5 2 (18.18%) Regression Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (18.18%) Teradata

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (36.36%) WebSphere
2 1 (9.09%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (9.09%) CICS
2 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) SMS
1 2 (18.18%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) DB2
1 2 (18.18%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) DBA
2 3 (27.27%) Administrator
3 2 (18.18%) Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Teradata DBA
3 2 (18.18%) DB2 DBA
4 1 (9.09%) Messaging Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Solutions Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Programmer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Programmer
4 1 (9.09%) Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) WebSphere Message Broker
1 3 (27.27%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (18.18%) EDI
2 2 (18.18%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Mainframe
2 1 (9.09%) DataPower
2 1 (9.09%) AS400
2 1 (9.09%) LPAR
2 1 (9.09%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) Windows
1 6 (54.55%) Linux
2 4 (36.36%) UNIX
3 3 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (9.09%) AIX
4 1 (9.09%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) B2B
1 2 (18.18%) Change Control
1 2 (18.18%) Root Cause Analysis
1 2 (18.18%) Regression Testing
1 2 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (18.18%) Data Architecture
2 1 (9.09%) Problem Management
2 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
2 1 (9.09%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) SQL
2 3 (27.27%) JCL
2 3 (27.27%) REXX
3 2 (18.18%) ActionScript
3 2 (18.18%) ActionScript 2.0
4 1 (9.09%) Shell Script
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) RACF
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) Control-M
2 2 (18.18%) OMEGAMON
3 1 (9.09%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) SAP
2 4 (36.36%) IBM
3 3 (27.27%) Red Hat
4 2 (18.18%) HP
4 2 (18.18%) Teradata
5 1 (9.09%) VMware
5 1 (9.09%) BMC
5 1 (9.09%) CA