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 29 September 2016 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM z/OS
Rank 133 135 117
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -18
Contract jobs citing zOS 9 19 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.32% 0.59% 0.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.53% 2.55% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 15 3
Median daily rate £525 £455 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +40.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £438 £461
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -5.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £37.50 -
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
588 745 520
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 20.64% 23.30% 21.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 367 418 282
Median daily rate £365 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £170 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £485 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 85 77
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £13.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -6.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.66 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £21.53 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -

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
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 29 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
South Yorkshire - 6 £525 -
West Yorkshire -4 3 £431 -5.21%
zOS
England

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, 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 18 (90.00%) Windows
2 17 (85.00%) AIX
3 15 (75.00%) WebSphere MQ
4 14 (70.00%) Middleware
5 12 (60.00%) CICS
5 12 (60.00%) Linux
6 11 (55.00%) Intel
6 11 (55.00%) Solaris
6 11 (55.00%) SQL
6 11 (55.00%) Oracle
6 11 (55.00%) DB2
6 11 (55.00%) Finance
6 11 (55.00%) SUSE
6 11 (55.00%) VMware
6 11 (55.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 11 (55.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (50.00%) IBM HTTP Server
7 10 (50.00%) Replication
7 10 (50.00%) Feasibility Study
8 6 (30.00%) Mainframe
8 6 (30.00%) WebSphere
9 4 (20.00%) Banking
10 3 (15.00%) IBM
10 3 (15.00%) IBM Integration Bus
11 2 (10.00%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (10.00%) Java
12 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
12 1 (5.00%) Clustering
12 1 (5.00%) HTML
12 1 (5.00%) Benchmarking

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 (60.00%) CICS
2 10 (50.00%) IBM HTTP Server
3 6 (30.00%) WebSphere
4 2 (10.00%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (5.00%) Apache
5 1 (5.00%) IIS
5 1 (5.00%) MQSeries
5 1 (5.00%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (5.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (5.00%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) FCoE
1 1 (5.00%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (5.00%) HTTP
1 1 (5.00%) iSCSI
1 1 (5.00%) LAN
1 1 (5.00%) Multicast
1 1 (5.00%) NAS
1 1 (5.00%) SAN
1 1 (5.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (55.00%) DB2
2 1 (5.00%) Hadoop
2 1 (5.00%) HBase
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
General
1 11 (55.00%) Finance
2 4 (20.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Architect
1 11 (55.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 9 (45.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
2 9 (45.00%) Solutions Architect
3 8 (40.00%) Administrator
4 3 (15.00%) AIX Administrator
4 3 (15.00%) WebSphere Administrator
4 3 (15.00%) WebSphere MQ Administrator
5 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 2 (10.00%) Windows Administrator
6 1 (5.00%) Technical Specialist
6 1 (5.00%) WebSphere MQ Specialist
6 1 (5.00%) WebSphere Specialist
6 1 (5.00%) WebSphere Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (75.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 14 (70.00%) Middleware
3 3 (15.00%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (5.00%) HTML
4 1 (5.00%) Rendezvous
4 1 (5.00%) Web Services
4 1 (5.00%) XML
4 1 (5.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (50.00%) Replication
2 6 (30.00%) Mainframe
3 1 (5.00%) Clustering
3 1 (5.00%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 18 (90.00%) Windows
2 17 (85.00%) AIX
3 12 (60.00%) Linux
4 11 (55.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (55.00%) Solaris
4 11 (55.00%) SUSE
5 1 (5.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Feasibility Study
2 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (5.00%) Benchmarking
2 1 (5.00%) DevOps
2 1 (5.00%) ITIL
2 1 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (5.00%) SOA
2 1 (5.00%) Software Delivery
2 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (55.00%) SQL
2 2 (10.00%) Java
3 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 11 (55.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.00%) KVM
2 1 (5.00%) NFS
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (5.00%) SRDF
2 1 (5.00%) Xen
Vendors
1 11 (55.00%) Intel
1 11 (55.00%) Oracle
1 11 (55.00%) VMware
2 3 (15.00%) IBM
3 1 (5.00%) Cisco
3 1 (5.00%) DataSynapse
3 1 (5.00%) EMC
3 1 (5.00%) NetApp
3 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (5.00%) Sybase
3 1 (5.00%) TIBCO