The table below looks at the statistics for zOS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited zOS over the 3 months to 1 May 2015 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM z/OS
Rank 132 126 116
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -10
Contract jobs citing zOS 8 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.28% 0.20% 0.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.24% 0.89% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
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£345 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.82% +13.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £450 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.30 - -
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 Yorkshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
643 561 484
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 22.24% 22.34% 23.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 366 303 212
Average daily rate £300 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £162 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £401 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.58% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 71 71
Average hourly rate £13.87 £14.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.92% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £10.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £35.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+0.94% -0.93%

zOS
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

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

zOS Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

zOS
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

zOS Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

zOS
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

zOS Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

zOS
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015. 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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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
West Yorkshire -9 8 £345 -18.82%
zOS
England

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 6 (75.00%) Oracle
1 6 (75.00%) WebSphere
2 4 (50.00%) BIG-IP
2 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (50.00%) F5
2 4 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (50.00%) DNS
2 4 (50.00%) SUSE
2 4 (50.00%) Replication
2 4 (50.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 4 (50.00%) ITIL
2 4 (50.00%) UNIX
2 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) AIX
2 4 (50.00%) Solaris
2 4 (50.00%) Linux
2 4 (50.00%) Python
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (37.50%) DB2
4 2 (25.00%) IBM
4 2 (25.00%) Law
4 2 (25.00%) ClearCase
4 2 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (25.00%) Hadoop
4 2 (25.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 1 (12.50%) SQL
5 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
5 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 6 (75.00%) WebSphere
2 4 (50.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) BIG-IP
1 4 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (50.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) DB2
2 2 (25.00%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) ClearCase
General
1 2 (25.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Administrator
2 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) WebSphere Administrator
2 2 (25.00%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) DB2 Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Mainframe DBA
3 1 (12.50%) Capacity Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) DBA
3 1 (12.50%) DB2 DBA
3 1 (12.50%) Mainframe Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Replication
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Mainframe
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 4 (50.00%) SUSE
1 4 (50.00%) UNIX
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
1 4 (50.00%) AIX
1 4 (50.00%) Solaris
1 4 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) OS/390
2 1 (12.50%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
3 1 (12.50%) Data Modelling
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Oracle
2 4 (50.00%) F5
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) IBM
4 1 (12.50%) BMC