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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM z/OS
Rank 110 - 100
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing zOS 8 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.33% - 0.35%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.60% - 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 3
Average daily rate
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£460 - £323
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 - £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 - £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £375 £393
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -4.45%
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
499 367 457
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.61% 18.70% 20.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 164 222
Average daily rate £300 £325 £287
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +13.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £434 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 59 59
Average hourly rate £14.25 £15.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.06% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £27.50 £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 25 July 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 (70.59%) Windows
1 12 (70.59%) IBM
2 11 (64.71%) SAP
2 11 (64.71%) WebSphere
3 10 (58.82%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 10 (58.82%) UNIX
3 10 (58.82%) WebSphere MQ
4 8 (47.06%) Linux
4 8 (47.06%) DataPower
5 6 (35.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (35.29%) Red Hat
6 4 (23.53%) AS400
6 4 (23.53%) Migration
6 4 (23.53%) ActionScript 2.0
6 4 (23.53%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (23.53%) B2B
6 4 (23.53%) Middleware
6 4 (23.53%) Mainframe
6 4 (23.53%) UML
6 4 (23.53%) EDI
6 4 (23.53%) SOA
6 4 (23.53%) SQL
6 4 (23.53%) ActionScript
6 4 (23.53%) SOAP
6 4 (23.53%) FTP
6 4 (23.53%) HTTP
6 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
7 3 (17.65%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (17.65%) RACF
7 3 (17.65%) JCL

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (64.71%) WebSphere
2 3 (17.65%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (5.88%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) FTP
1 4 (23.53%) HTTP
2 2 (11.76%) SNA
2 2 (11.76%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) DB2
1 2 (11.76%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
1 1 (5.88%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Administrator
2 4 (23.53%) Architect
2 4 (23.53%) Integration Architect
2 4 (23.53%) DBA
3 3 (17.65%) Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) DB2 DBA
4 2 (11.76%) Teradata DBA
5 1 (5.88%) IBM Storage Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Systems Programmer
5 1 (5.88%) Messaging Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Programmer
5 1 (5.88%) Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) WebSphere Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) Storage Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (58.82%) WebSphere MQ
1 10 (58.82%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 4 (23.53%) Middleware
2 4 (23.53%) SOAP
2 4 (23.53%) EDI
3 2 (11.76%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (47.06%) DataPower
2 4 (23.53%) Mainframe
2 4 (23.53%) AS400
3 1 (5.88%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 12 (70.59%) Windows
2 10 (58.82%) UNIX
3 8 (47.06%) Linux
4 6 (35.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (5.88%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) UML
1 4 (23.53%) SOA
1 4 (23.53%) B2B
1 4 (23.53%) Migration
1 4 (23.53%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (11.76%) Data Architecture
2 2 (11.76%) Change Control
2 2 (11.76%) Regression Testing
2 2 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (5.88%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) SQL
1 4 (23.53%) ActionScript
1 4 (23.53%) ActionScript 2.0
2 3 (17.65%) JCL
2 3 (17.65%) REXX
3 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) RACF
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) Control-M
2 2 (11.76%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 12 (70.59%) IBM
2 11 (64.71%) SAP
3 6 (35.29%) Red Hat
4 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
5 2 (11.76%) HP
5 2 (11.76%) BMC
5 2 (11.76%) CA
5 2 (11.76%) Teradata
6 1 (5.88%) Oracle
6 1 (5.88%) EMC