The first table below looks at the demand for zOS skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited zOS over the 3 months to 24 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 Yorkshire 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM z/OS
Rank 92 85 110
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +25
Contract jobs citing zOS 4 13 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.23% 0.84% 0.053%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.32% 2.84% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Average daily rate
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£550 £168 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+228.35% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £375 £393
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -4.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £24.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 -
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -
Operating Systems Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
302 457 372
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 17.68% 29.68% 19.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 194 174
Average daily rate £263 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £125 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £321
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 32 36
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.75 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £10.13 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £45.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
zOS
Yorkshire

zOS
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing zOS across the West Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

zOS Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

zOS
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing zOS across the West Yorkshire region.

zOS Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

zOS
Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing zOS across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

zOS Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

zOS
Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing zOS across the West Yorkshire region.

zOS Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

zOS
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Leeds +3 1 - -
Halifax -7 1 - -
zOS
Yorkshire

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 5 (50.00%) CICS
1 5 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 4 (40.00%) Problem Management
3 3 (30.00%) IBM
3 3 (30.00%) UNIX
3 3 (30.00%) Windows
4 2 (20.00%) AIX
4 2 (20.00%) Linux
4 2 (20.00%) COBOL
4 2 (20.00%) DB2
4 2 (20.00%) Migration
4 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (20.00%) ChangeMan
4 2 (20.00%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (20.00%) WebSphere
4 2 (20.00%) SLA
4 2 (20.00%) Release Management
5 1 (10.00%) Security Testing
5 1 (10.00%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (10.00%) BPMN
5 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
5 1 (10.00%) Security Architecture
5 1 (10.00%) Network Management
5 1 (10.00%) Web Application Development
5 1 (10.00%) Analytics
5 1 (10.00%) Control-M
5 1 (10.00%) JCL
5 1 (10.00%) Middleware
5 1 (10.00%) Project Management

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 5 (50.00%) CICS
2 2 (20.00%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Firewall
1 1 (10.00%) SMS
1 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) DB2
2 1 (10.00%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) ChangeMan
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) WebSphere Administrator
1 2 (20.00%) Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) Mainframe Operator
2 1 (10.00%) CICS Systems Programmer
2 1 (10.00%) CICS Programmer
2 1 (10.00%) Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Programmer
2 1 (10.00%) Delivery Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Technical Leader
2 1 (10.00%) Applications Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Security Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Systems Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (10.00%) Middleware
2 1 (10.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (10.00%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) UNIX
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) AIX
2 2 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Problem Management
2 2 (20.00%) Migration
2 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (20.00%) Release Management
3 1 (10.00%) Security Testing
3 1 (10.00%) BPMN
3 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Security Architecture
3 1 (10.00%) Network Management
3 1 (10.00%) Web Application Development
3 1 (10.00%) Analytics
3 1 (10.00%) Project Management
3 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) COBOL
2 1 (10.00%) JCL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) SLA
2 1 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Control-M
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) IBM
2 1 (10.00%) HP
2 1 (10.00%) BMC
2 1 (10.00%) CA