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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM z/OS
Rank 111 - 100
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing zOS 9 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.37% - 0.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.79% - 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 2
Average daily rate
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£461 - £236
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 - £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 - £305
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £388 £425
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 -
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -
Operating Systems Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
504 365 438
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.47% 18.35% 19.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 170 216
Average daily rate £315 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £430 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 60 54
Average hourly rate £13.94 £15.21 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.35% +1.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £24.50 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
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
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 1 August 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 11 (68.75%) Windows
1 11 (68.75%) IBM
2 10 (62.50%) SAP
2 10 (62.50%) WebSphere
3 9 (56.25%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 9 (56.25%) UNIX
3 9 (56.25%) WebSphere MQ
4 8 (50.00%) DataPower
5 7 (43.75%) Linux
6 5 (31.25%) Red Hat
6 5 (31.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (25.00%) Migration
7 4 (25.00%) AS400
7 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 4 (25.00%) Middleware
7 4 (25.00%) Mainframe
7 4 (25.00%) UML
7 4 (25.00%) SQL
7 4 (25.00%) FTP
7 4 (25.00%) HTTP
7 4 (25.00%) SOAP
7 4 (25.00%) SOA
8 3 (18.75%) B2B
8 3 (18.75%) ActionScript
8 3 (18.75%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (18.75%) EDI
8 3 (18.75%) Control-M
8 3 (18.75%) RACF
8 3 (18.75%) JCL
8 3 (18.75%) REXX

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 10 (62.50%) WebSphere
2 3 (18.75%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (6.25%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) FTP
1 4 (25.00%) HTTP
2 2 (12.50%) SNA
2 2 (12.50%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
1 2 (12.50%) DB2
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
1 1 (6.25%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Administrator
2 4 (25.00%) DBA
2 4 (25.00%) Architect
2 4 (25.00%) Integration Architect
3 3 (18.75%) Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Teradata DBA
4 2 (12.50%) DB2 DBA
5 1 (6.25%) Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Programmer
5 1 (6.25%) WebSphere Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Storage Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Systems Programmer
5 1 (6.25%) Messaging Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) IBM Storage Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (56.25%) WebSphere Message Broker
1 9 (56.25%) WebSphere MQ
2 4 (25.00%) Middleware
2 4 (25.00%) SOAP
3 3 (18.75%) EDI
4 2 (12.50%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (50.00%) DataPower
2 4 (25.00%) AS400
2 4 (25.00%) Mainframe
3 1 (6.25%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 11 (68.75%) Windows
2 9 (56.25%) UNIX
3 7 (43.75%) Linux
4 5 (31.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (6.25%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Migration
1 4 (25.00%) UML
1 4 (25.00%) SOA
2 3 (18.75%) B2B
2 3 (18.75%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (12.50%) Change Control
3 2 (12.50%) Data Architecture
3 2 (12.50%) Regression Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (6.25%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) SQL
2 3 (18.75%) ActionScript
2 3 (18.75%) JCL
2 3 (18.75%) REXX
2 3 (18.75%) ActionScript 2.0
3 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) RACF
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) Control-M
2 2 (12.50%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) IBM
2 10 (62.50%) SAP
3 5 (31.25%) Red Hat
4 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (12.50%) Teradata
5 2 (12.50%) HP
5 2 (12.50%) BMC
5 2 (12.50%) CA
6 1 (6.25%) Oracle
6 1 (6.25%) EMC