The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for zOS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited zOS over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

IBM z/OS
UK / England
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 535 543 555
Rank change year-on-year +8 +12  
Contract jobs citing zOS 31 72 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.075% 0.15% 0.100%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.36% 0.69% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 41 24
Median daily rate £478 £425 £448
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.35% -5.02%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £275 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £575 £584
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £400 £445
% change year-on-year +10.00% -10.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £19.25 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £19.25 -

zOS is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 8498 10495 10812
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 20.50% 21.39% 22.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 5450 6554 6176
Median daily rate £413 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £543 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 514 642 905
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.84 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.44% +8.64%  

zOS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing zOS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for zOS in England

zOS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing zOS in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for zOS in England

zOS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing zOS in England over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for zOS in England

zOS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing zOS in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for zOS in England

zOS
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing zOS within the England region over the 3 months to 27 March 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
London +23 13 £480 -2.53% 4
South East -3 6 £480 +15.66%
North West +26 4 £483 +37.46%
Yorkshire +19 4 £440 -2.11%
East Midlands - 2 £483 -
zOS
UK

zOS
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 England region with a requirement for zOS.

1 51 (55.43%) Windows
1 51 (55.43%) Mainframe
2 49 (53.26%) IBM
3 41 (44.57%) Unix
4 37 (40.22%) CA
5 32 (34.78%) DB2
6 31 (33.70%) Linux
7 30 (32.61%) Finance
8 22 (23.91%) Banking
9 21 (22.83%) Java
10 20 (21.74%) AIX
10 20 (21.74%) JCL
10 20 (21.74%) Middleware
11 19 (20.65%) FTP
11 19 (20.65%) DevOps
11 19 (20.65%) Time Sharing Option
12 18 (19.57%) Problem Management
12 18 (19.57%) SQL
13 17 (18.48%) Oracle
13 17 (18.48%) iSeries
14 16 (17.39%) IBM Sterling
14 16 (17.39%) ISPF
14 16 (17.39%) ITIL
14 16 (17.39%) Solaris
14 16 (17.39%) CICS
15 15 (16.30%) TCP/IP
15 15 (16.30%) B2B
15 15 (16.30%) Tandem
15 15 (16.30%) IBM Mainframe
16 14 (15.22%) Axway

zOS
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 16 (17.39%) CICS
2 12 (13.04%) WebSphere
3 8 (8.70%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (7.61%) IBM HTTP Server
4 7 (7.61%) IIS
4 7 (7.61%) SharePoint
5 5 (5.43%) JBoss
5 5 (5.43%) Tuxedo
5 5 (5.43%) WebLogic
5 5 (5.43%) WildFly
6 4 (4.35%) SAS
7 3 (3.26%) Confluence
7 3 (3.26%) LiveCycle
7 3 (3.26%) Oracle Application Server
8 2 (2.17%) Apache
8 2 (2.17%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (2.17%) iPlanet
8 2 (2.17%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (2.17%) WebSphere Portal
8 2 (2.17%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 11 (11.96%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.43%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (6.52%) Staffware
2 5 (5.43%) BusinessWorks
3 3 (3.26%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (3.26%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (1.09%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.52%) IaaS
1 6 (6.52%) PaaS
1 6 (6.52%) SaaS
2 3 (3.26%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.17%) Bluemix
3 2 (2.17%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 19 (20.65%) FTP
2 15 (16.30%) TCP/IP
3 8 (8.70%) LDAP
4 3 (3.26%) LAN
4 3 (3.26%) SAN
4 3 (3.26%) WAN
4 3 (3.26%) X.25
5 2 (2.17%) APPN
5 2 (2.17%) ATM
5 2 (2.17%) SNA
5 2 (2.17%) SSL
6 1 (1.09%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (34.78%) DB2
2 7 (7.61%) SQL Server
3 6 (6.52%) Blockchain
3 6 (6.52%) Oracle Database
3 6 (6.52%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (4.35%) Ingres
4 4 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (3.26%) MongoDB
5 3 (3.26%) Oracle Database 12c
5 3 (3.26%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.09%) IDMS
6 1 (1.09%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 5 (5.43%) CA Gen
2 3 (3.26%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.26%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.26%) JIRA
2 3 (3.26%) SonarQube
2 3 (3.26%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (2.17%) JBehave
3 2 (2.17%) Vagrant
4 1 (1.09%) ERwin
General
1 30 (32.61%) Finance
2 22 (23.91%) Banking
3 3 (3.26%) Spanish Language
4 1 (1.09%) Advertising
4 1 (1.09%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (14.13%) DBA
2 9 (9.78%) Support Engineer
3 8 (8.70%) Analyst
3 8 (8.70%) Consultant
4 7 (7.61%) Build Engineer
4 7 (7.61%) Developer
4 7 (7.61%) Oracle DBA
4 7 (7.61%) Product Engineer
4 7 (7.61%) Products Support Engineer
4 7 (7.61%) z/OS Specialist
5 6 (6.52%) DB2 DBA
5 6 (6.52%) DevOps Engineer
5 6 (6.52%) Project Manager
5 6 (6.52%) Security Engineer
6 5 (5.43%) Administrator
6 5 (5.43%) Architect
6 5 (5.43%) Design Engineer
7 4 (4.35%) Deployment Specialist
7 4 (4.35%) Programmer
7 4 (4.35%) Systems Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (21.74%) Middleware
2 16 (17.39%) ISPF
3 5 (5.43%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (2.17%) IBM Integration Bus
4 2 (2.17%) Web Services
5 1 (1.09%) REST
5 1 (1.09%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 51 (55.43%) Mainframe
2 17 (18.48%) iSeries
3 15 (16.30%) IBM Mainframe
3 15 (16.30%) Tandem
4 10 (10.87%) iPad
5 6 (6.52%) Mobile App
6 5 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (4.35%) Data Centre
7 4 (4.35%) Replication
8 3 (3.26%) Computer Science
8 3 (3.26%) LPAR
8 3 (3.26%) Management Information System
9 2 (2.17%) DataPower
10 1 (1.09%) AS400
10 1 (1.09%) Clustering
10 1 (1.09%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 51 (55.43%) Windows
2 41 (44.57%) Unix
3 31 (33.70%) Linux
4 20 (21.74%) AIX
5 16 (17.39%) Solaris
6 10 (10.87%) Windows Server
7 8 (8.70%) MVS
8 7 (7.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (6.52%) HPUX
10 5 (5.43%) Windows 7
11 2 (2.17%) OS/390
11 2 (2.17%) SUSE
11 2 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (20.65%) DevOps
2 18 (19.57%) Problem Management
3 16 (17.39%) ITIL
4 15 (16.30%) B2B
5 13 (14.13%) Change Management
6 12 (13.04%) Unit Testing
6 12 (13.04%) Virtual Environments
7 10 (10.87%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (10.87%) E-Commerce
7 10 (10.87%) Functional Testing
7 10 (10.87%) Performance Tuning
7 10 (10.87%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (9.78%) Incident Management
8 9 (9.78%) Service Delivery
8 9 (9.78%) Test Automation
9 7 (7.61%) PRINCE2
9 7 (7.61%) Service Management
10 6 (6.52%) Open Source
11 5 (5.43%) Data Management
11 5 (5.43%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 21 (22.83%) Java
2 20 (21.74%) JCL
3 18 (19.57%) SQL
4 11 (11.96%) Perl
4 11 (11.96%) VB
5 10 (10.87%) Shell Script
6 4 (4.35%) REXX
7 3 (3.26%) COBOL
8 1 (1.09%) Assembly Language
8 1 (1.09%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (6.52%) BPSS Clearance
1 6 (6.52%) SC Cleared
1 6 (6.52%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.43%) Degree
3 3 (3.26%) APMG
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (1.09%) SEPA
1 1 (1.09%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (20.65%) Time Sharing Option
2 12 (13.04%) Active Directory
3 11 (11.96%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 4 (4.35%) RACF
5 3 (3.26%) ACF2
5 3 (3.26%) Job Entry Subsystem
5 3 (3.26%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (2.17%) Docker
6 2 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (14.13%) OMEGAMON
2 12 (13.04%) CA Endevor
2 12 (13.04%) Tivoli
3 11 (11.96%) CA Service Virtualization
4 10 (10.87%) Control-M
5 5 (5.43%) Tivoli NetView
6 2 (2.17%) SCCM
7 1 (1.09%) OpenView
7 1 (1.09%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (1.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (1.09%) zSecure
Vendors
1 49 (53.26%) IBM
2 37 (40.22%) CA
3 17 (18.48%) Oracle
4 16 (17.39%) IBM Sterling
5 14 (15.22%) Axway
6 11 (11.96%) Splunk
6 11 (11.96%) Syncsort
7 10 (10.87%) Microsoft
8 6 (6.52%) ILOG
9 5 (5.43%) TIBCO
10 4 (4.35%) VMware
11 3 (3.26%) Adobe
11 3 (3.26%) Intel
12 2 (2.17%) BMC
12 2 (2.17%) HP
12 2 (2.17%) SaltStack
13 1 (1.09%) Citrix
13 1 (1.09%) Compuware
13 1 (1.09%) SAP
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