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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM z/OS
Rank 112 105 133
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +28
Contract jobs citing zOS 7 15 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.29% 0.69% 0.038%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.37% 2.59% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 0
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£463 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.14% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £375 £396
% change year-on-year
+23.33% -5.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £24.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.00 -
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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
510 580 468
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 21.04% 26.56% 17.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 307 198
Average daily rate £320 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £125 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 61 48
Average hourly rate £13.38 £12.52 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.82% -16.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.13 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £45.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 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
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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
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zOS
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zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 4 (44.44%) IBM
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 3 (33.33%) Mainframe
2 3 (33.33%) DB2
3 2 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (22.22%) Windows
3 2 (22.22%) Middleware
3 2 (22.22%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (11.11%) BPMN
4 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
4 1 (11.11%) Security Architecture
4 1 (11.11%) Network Management
4 1 (11.11%) Capacity Management
4 1 (11.11%) Web Application Development
4 1 (11.11%) Analytics
4 1 (11.11%) ACF2
4 1 (11.11%) Migration
4 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (11.11%) Retail
4 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
4 1 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (11.11%) WebSphere
4 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
4 1 (11.11%) Security Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Project Management
4 1 (11.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (11.11%) HP
4 1 (11.11%) CICS
4 1 (11.11%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (11.11%) RACF

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 1 (11.11%) WebSphere
1 1 (11.11%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) SMS
1 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
1 1 (11.11%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) DB2
2 1 (11.11%) Data Mining
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) DBA
2 2 (22.22%) Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (11.11%) DB2 DBA
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Leader
3 1 (11.11%) Applications Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Security Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Mainframe Operator
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) Middleware
2 1 (11.11%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (11.11%) .NET
2 1 (11.11%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Mainframe
2 2 (22.22%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) AIX
2 1 (11.11%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (11.11%) BPMN
2 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
2 1 (11.11%) Security Architecture
2 1 (11.11%) Network Management
2 1 (11.11%) Capacity Management
2 1 (11.11%) Web Application Development
2 1 (11.11%) Analytics
2 1 (11.11%) Migration
2 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
2 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
2 1 (11.11%) Security Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Project Management
2 1 (11.11%) UML
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) JCL
1 1 (11.11%) COBOL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (11.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) ACF2
1 1 (11.11%) RACF
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) IBM
2 1 (11.11%) HP