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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM z/OS
Rank 133 113 107
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -6
Contract jobs citing zOS 5 5 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.17% 0.22% 0.69%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.83% 0.99% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 4
Average daily rate
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£425 £600 £169
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.16% +255.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £480 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £640 £314
UK excluding London average daily rate £419 £450 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.88% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.30 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+4.33% +25.00%
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
604 503 614
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 20.71% 21.98% 30.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 275 273
Average daily rate £313 £275 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -10.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £150 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 59 63
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.71 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.40 £10.00 £10.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £18.50 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.25%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing zOS across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

zOS Daily Rate Histogram 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 3 July 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 -17 5 £425 -22.72% 1
zOS
England

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 7 (58.33%) Oracle
1 7 (58.33%) WebSphere
2 6 (50.00%) Linux
2 6 (50.00%) Python
3 5 (41.67%) ITIL
3 5 (41.67%) Mainframe
4 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 4 (33.33%) SUSE
4 4 (33.33%) Replication
4 4 (33.33%) BIG-IP
4 4 (33.33%) UNIX
4 4 (33.33%) Windows
4 4 (33.33%) AIX
4 4 (33.33%) Solaris
4 4 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 4 (33.33%) DNS
4 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 4 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (33.33%) F5
5 3 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (25.00%) CICS
5 3 (25.00%) DB2
5 3 (25.00%) JCL
6 2 (16.67%) Change Management
6 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
6 2 (16.67%) Law
6 2 (16.67%) Migration
6 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 7 (58.33%) WebSphere
2 4 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (25.00%) CICS
4 1 (8.33%) Apache
4 1 (8.33%) GlassFish
4 1 (8.33%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 4 (33.33%) DNS
1 4 (33.33%) BIG-IP
2 1 (8.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) DB2
2 2 (16.67%) Hadoop
3 1 (8.33%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) ClearCase
2 1 (8.33%) JIRA
2 1 (8.33%) JUnit
General
1 2 (16.67%) Law
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Administrator
2 3 (25.00%) Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) WebSphere Administrator
3 2 (16.67%) Linux Administrator
3 2 (16.67%) Capacity Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Performance Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) COBOL Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Mainframe DBA
4 1 (8.33%) Mainframe Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) DB2 Developer
4 1 (8.33%) AWS Developer
4 1 (8.33%) DB2 DBA
4 1 (8.33%) Mainframe Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) HTML
1 2 (16.67%) Spring
1 2 (16.67%) Java EE
1 2 (16.67%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 1 (8.33%) Grails
2 1 (8.33%) ISPF
2 1 (8.33%) Web Services
2 1 (8.33%) XML
2 1 (8.33%) WSDL
2 1 (8.33%) XML Schema
2 1 (8.33%) JAXB
2 1 (8.33%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Mainframe
2 4 (33.33%) Replication
3 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
4 1 (8.33%) W3C
4 1 (8.33%) VSAM
4 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Linux
2 4 (33.33%) SUSE
2 4 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (33.33%) UNIX
2 4 (33.33%) Windows
2 4 (33.33%) AIX
2 4 (33.33%) Solaris
3 1 (8.33%) OS/390
3 1 (8.33%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) ITIL
2 3 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (16.67%) SDLC
3 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 2 (16.67%) Change Management
3 2 (16.67%) Migration
3 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (8.33%) Scrum
4 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
4 1 (8.33%) Data Modelling
4 1 (8.33%) ETL
4 1 (8.33%) Project Management
4 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (8.33%) Time Management
4 1 (8.33%) Kanban
4 1 (8.33%) Feature Driven Development
4 1 (8.33%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) Python
2 3 (25.00%) JCL
3 2 (16.67%) COBOL
3 2 (16.67%) Java
3 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 2 (16.67%) Perl
3 2 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (8.33%) NATURAL
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Tivoli
1 1 (8.33%) MAINVIEW
1 1 (8.33%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Oracle
2 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) F5
3 2 (16.67%) IBM
4 1 (8.33%) BMC
4 1 (8.33%) Atlassian