The table below looks at the statistics 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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM z/OS
Rank 93 82 114
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +32
Contract jobs citing zOS 3 12 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.18% 0.83% 0.053%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.85% 3.14% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 0
Average daily rate
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£650 £363 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+79.31% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+23.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £24.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.00 -
zOS
Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region.

Operating Systems Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
352 382 330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 21.31% 26.27% 17.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 187 138
Average daily rate £325 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £107 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £415 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 28 27
Average hourly rate £12.00 £12.52 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.15% -16.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.13 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £150.00 £45.00 £19.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.25% -8.82%

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
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 2 (50.00%) Mainframe
1 2 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) CICS
2 1 (25.00%) JCL
2 1 (25.00%) Middleware
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) J2EE
2 1 (25.00%) DB2
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) UNIX
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) UML
2 1 (25.00%) Data Mining
2 1 (25.00%) SMS
2 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Retail
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (25.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (25.00%) BPMN
2 1 (25.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Security Architecture

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 1 (25.00%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) SMS
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (25.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) DB2
1 1 (25.00%) Data Mining
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Delivery Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Technical Leader
1 1 (25.00%) Applications Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Security Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Mainframe Operator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) J2EE
1 1 (25.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) UNIX
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) UML
1 1 (25.00%) Project Management
1 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (25.00%) Migration
1 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
1 1 (25.00%) Security Testing
1 1 (25.00%) BPMN
1 1 (25.00%) Data Migration
1 1 (25.00%) Security Architecture
1 1 (25.00%) Network Management
1 1 (25.00%) Web Application Development
1 1 (25.00%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) JCL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) HP