The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM z/OS
Rank 123 104 111
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +7
Contract jobs citing zOS 6 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.23% 0.24% 0.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.03% 1.07% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate £425 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Operating Systems Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
583 466 511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 22.69% 22.70% 20.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 197 251
Average daily rate £320 £325 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £120 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £403 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 76 64
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.60 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £34.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
zOS
England

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
West Yorkshire -18 6 £425 +13.33%
zOS
England

zOS
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 9 (64.29%) IBM
2 8 (57.14%) CICS
2 8 (57.14%) DB2
3 7 (50.00%) Mainframe
4 6 (42.86%) Finance
5 5 (35.71%) WebSphere
5 5 (35.71%) Linux
6 4 (28.57%) UNIX
6 4 (28.57%) Windows
6 4 (28.57%) SLA
7 3 (21.43%) Migration
7 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (21.43%) Problem Management
7 3 (21.43%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 3 (21.43%) AIX
7 3 (21.43%) Oracle
8 2 (14.29%) COBOL
8 2 (14.29%) WebSphere MQ
8 2 (14.29%) Release Management
8 2 (14.29%) ChangeMan
8 2 (14.29%) Banking
8 2 (14.29%) Retail
9 1 (7.14%) Time Management
9 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
9 1 (7.14%) Control-M
9 1 (7.14%) BMC
9 1 (7.14%) CA
9 1 (7.14%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (7.14%) ClearCase

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 8 (57.14%) CICS
2 5 (35.71%) WebSphere
3 1 (7.14%) WebSphere Application Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (57.14%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) ChangeMan
2 1 (7.14%) ClearCase
General
1 6 (42.86%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Banking
2 2 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Systems Programmer
1 5 (35.71%) Programmer
2 4 (28.57%) Administrator
2 4 (28.57%) WebSphere Administrator
3 2 (14.29%) CICS Programmer
3 2 (14.29%) Mainframe Programmer
3 2 (14.29%) CICS Systems Programmer
4 1 (7.14%) Storage Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 2 (14.29%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Linux
2 4 (28.57%) UNIX
2 4 (28.57%) Windows
3 3 (21.43%) AIX
4 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Migration
1 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (21.43%) Problem Management
2 2 (14.29%) Release Management
3 1 (7.14%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) COBOL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Control-M
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) IBM
2 3 (21.43%) Oracle
3 1 (7.14%) BMC
3 1 (7.14%) CA