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 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM z/OS
Rank 134 139 121
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -18
Contract jobs citing zOS 12 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.41% 0.27% 0.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.71% 1.22% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 2
Average daily rate £450 £345 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% -18.82%
UK excluding London average daily rate £442 £445 £450
% change year-on-year
-0.67% -1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £31.30 -
% change year-on-year
+10.22% -
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
700 658 555
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 23.88% 22.18% 22.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 487 372 301
Average daily rate £400 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £180 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 67 70
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.87 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.87% -0.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.04 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £25.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.25% -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 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
West Yorkshire -2 10 £450 +30.43%
South Yorkshire - 1 £525 -
zOS
England

zOS
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 12 (100.00%) AIX
2 10 (83.33%) Mainframe
3 8 (66.67%) Finance
4 7 (58.33%) Windows
5 5 (41.67%) Banking
6 3 (25.00%) Unix
6 3 (25.00%) Linux
6 3 (25.00%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (16.67%) Middleware
7 2 (16.67%) Intel
7 2 (16.67%) CICS
7 2 (16.67%) Solaris
7 2 (16.67%) SQL
7 2 (16.67%) Oracle
7 2 (16.67%) DB2
7 2 (16.67%) SUSE
7 2 (16.67%) Replication
7 2 (16.67%) VMware
7 2 (16.67%) IBM HTTP Server
7 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
8 1 (8.33%) Advertising
8 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 2 (16.67%) CICS
1 2 (16.67%) IBM HTTP Server
2 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) DB2
General
1 8 (66.67%) Finance
2 5 (41.67%) Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 10 (83.33%) Administrator
2 3 (25.00%) AIX Administrator
3 2 (16.67%) Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Unix Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) WebSphere Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) WebSphere MQ Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (16.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (83.33%) Mainframe
2 2 (16.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) AIX
2 7 (58.33%) Windows
3 3 (25.00%) Linux
3 3 (25.00%) Unix
4 2 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (16.67%) Solaris
4 2 (16.67%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Intel
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle
1 2 (16.67%) VMware