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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM z/OS
Rank 140 114 115
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +1
Contract jobs citing zOS 6 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.19% 0.17% 0.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.00% 1.03% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 5
Median daily rate £495 £419 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.20% -8.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £413 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £425 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £450
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +25.00%
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
599 387 499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 18.94% 16.23% 21.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 333 200 209
Median daily rate £385 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.46% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £143 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
- +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 61 80
Median hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% +13.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.91 £11.29 £9.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.60 £26.50 £23.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

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
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing zOS within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warwickshire -2 6 £495 +18.20%
zOS
England

zOS
Top 12 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 6 (100.00%) CICS
2 5 (83.33%) Mainframe
3 4 (66.67%) DB2
4 2 (33.33%) RACF
4 2 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (16.67%) JCL
5 1 (16.67%) CA
5 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
5 1 (16.67%) SNA
5 1 (16.67%) IBM
5 1 (16.67%) CA Endevor
5 1 (16.67%) Job Entry Subsystem

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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (100.00%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) SNA
1 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) DB2
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Architect
1 4 (66.67%) Infrastructure Architect
2 3 (50.00%) Mainframe Architect
3 2 (33.33%) z/OS Architect
4 1 (16.67%) Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Designer
4 1 (16.67%) Mainframe Designer
4 1 (16.67%) Operations Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) JCL
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) RACF
2 1 (16.67%) Job Entry Subsystem
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) CA
1 1 (16.67%) IBM