The table below looks at the statistics for zOS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited zOS over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM z/OS
England / Yorkshire
Rank 117 139 -
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -
Contract jobs citing zOS 6 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.27% 0.11% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.22% 0.45% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 0
Median daily rate £440 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.11% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
-2.11% -0.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
493 660 511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 22.47% 23.26% 19.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 421 296
Median daily rate £400 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 37 57
Median hourly rate £12.51 £12.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.04% -3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.31 £9.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £21.50 £22.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.82% +6.25%

zOS
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Yorkshire region citing zOS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing zOS within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Yorkshire +22 4 £440 -2.11%
South Yorkshire - 2 £550 -
zOS
England

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing zOS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Yorkshire region with a requirement for zOS.

1 14 (82.35%) IBM
1 14 (82.35%) Mainframe
2 12 (70.59%) CICS
2 12 (70.59%) DB2
3 10 (58.82%) CA Endevor
3 10 (58.82%) Unit Testing
3 10 (58.82%) DevOps
3 10 (58.82%) Virtual Environments
4 9 (52.94%) CA Service Virtualization
4 9 (52.94%) OMEGAMON
4 9 (52.94%) Syncsort
4 9 (52.94%) Test Automation
4 9 (52.94%) Splunk
4 9 (52.94%) CA
5 8 (47.06%) E-Commerce
5 8 (47.06%) iPad
5 8 (47.06%) Functional Testing
6 5 (29.41%) Middleware
6 5 (29.41%) Windows
6 5 (29.41%) Finance
6 5 (29.41%) Banking
7 3 (17.65%) Time Sharing Option
7 3 (17.65%) Tandem
7 3 (17.65%) iSeries
7 3 (17.65%) IBM Sterling
7 3 (17.65%) ISPF
7 3 (17.65%) Axway
7 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
7 3 (17.65%) JCL
7 3 (17.65%) Service Management

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (70.59%) CICS
2 2 (11.76%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (70.59%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) JBehave
1 2 (11.76%) Vagrant
General
1 5 (29.41%) Banking
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Build Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Deployment Specialist
2 4 (23.53%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) DevOps Specialist
2 4 (23.53%) z/OS Specialist
3 3 (17.65%) Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (11.76%) z/OS Developer
5 1 (5.88%) RACF Technician
5 1 (5.88%) Unix Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) Middleware
2 3 (17.65%) ISPF
3 2 (11.76%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 14 (82.35%) Mainframe
2 8 (47.06%) iPad
3 3 (17.65%) iSeries
3 3 (17.65%) Tandem
4 2 (11.76%) Replication
5 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
5 1 (5.88%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Windows
2 3 (17.65%) Unix
3 2 (11.76%) AIX
3 2 (11.76%) Linux
3 2 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (11.76%) Solaris
3 2 (11.76%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) DevOps
1 10 (58.82%) Unit Testing
1 10 (58.82%) Virtual Environments
2 9 (52.94%) Test Automation
3 8 (47.06%) E-Commerce
3 8 (47.06%) Functional Testing
4 3 (17.65%) B2B
4 3 (17.65%) Service Delivery
4 3 (17.65%) Service Management
5 2 (11.76%) BDD
5 2 (11.76%) Feasibility Study
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) JCL
2 2 (11.76%) SQL
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) Time Sharing Option
2 2 (11.76%) Docker
2 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.88%) RACF
Systems Management
1 10 (58.82%) CA Endevor
2 9 (52.94%) CA Service Virtualization
2 9 (52.94%) OMEGAMON
3 1 (5.88%) zSecure
Vendors
1 14 (82.35%) IBM
2 9 (52.94%) CA
2 9 (52.94%) Splunk
2 9 (52.94%) Syncsort
3 3 (17.65%) Axway
3 3 (17.65%) IBM Sterling
3 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
4 2 (11.76%) Intel
4 2 (11.76%) Oracle
4 2 (11.76%) VMware