The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 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 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM z/OS
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
Rank 99 104 107
Rank change year-on-year +5 +3  
Contract jobs citing zOS 4 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.30% 0.16% 0.28%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.34% 0.79% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 2
Median daily rate £440 £450 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.11% +30.28%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £400 £445
% change year-on-year +10.00% -10.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 299 382 376
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 22.30% 20.06% 21.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 234 209
Median daily rate £413 £401 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.99% +23.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £537 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £335
% change year-on-year +6.89% +8.20%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 23 44
Median hourly rate £11.25 £12.30 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.53% -20.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £9.68 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £21.50 £35.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.15 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -8.18% +6.45%  

zOS
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 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 West Yorkshire

zOS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for zOS in West Yorkshire

zOS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for zOS in West Yorkshire

zOS
Contract Job Locations in West 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 West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 23 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
Halifax +2 3 £440 -2.11%
Leeds - 1 £425 -
zOS
Yorkshire

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 23 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for zOS.

1 14 (93.33%) IBM
1 14 (93.33%) Mainframe
2 10 (66.67%) CICS
2 10 (66.67%) DB2
2 10 (66.67%) CA Endevor
2 10 (66.67%) Unit Testing
2 10 (66.67%) DevOps
2 10 (66.67%) Virtual Environments
3 9 (60.00%) CA Service Virtualization
3 9 (60.00%) OMEGAMON
3 9 (60.00%) Syncsort
3 9 (60.00%) Test Automation
3 9 (60.00%) Splunk
3 9 (60.00%) CA
4 8 (53.33%) E-Commerce
4 8 (53.33%) iPad
4 8 (53.33%) Functional Testing
5 4 (26.67%) Finance
6 3 (20.00%) Time Sharing Option
6 3 (20.00%) Tandem
6 3 (20.00%) Banking
6 3 (20.00%) IBM Sterling
6 3 (20.00%) ISPF
6 3 (20.00%) Axway
6 3 (20.00%) iSeries
6 3 (20.00%) FTP
6 3 (20.00%) B2B
6 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (20.00%) Unix
6 3 (20.00%) Windows

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in West 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 10 (66.67%) CICS
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (66.67%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) JBehave
1 2 (13.33%) Vagrant
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Build Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Deployment Specialist
2 4 (26.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) DevOps Specialist
2 4 (26.67%) z/OS Specialist
3 3 (20.00%) Developer
4 2 (13.33%) z/OS Developer
5 1 (6.67%) RACF Technician
5 1 (6.67%) Unix Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) ISPF
1 3 (20.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (93.33%) Mainframe
2 8 (53.33%) iPad
3 3 (20.00%) iSeries
3 3 (20.00%) Tandem
4 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
4 1 (6.67%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Unix
1 3 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) DevOps
1 10 (66.67%) Unit Testing
1 10 (66.67%) Virtual Environments
2 9 (60.00%) Test Automation
3 8 (53.33%) E-Commerce
3 8 (53.33%) Functional Testing
4 3 (20.00%) B2B
4 3 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 3 (20.00%) Service Management
5 2 (13.33%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) JCL
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Time Sharing Option
2 2 (13.33%) Docker
3 1 (6.67%) RACF
Systems Management
1 10 (66.67%) CA Endevor
2 9 (60.00%) CA Service Virtualization
2 9 (60.00%) OMEGAMON
3 1 (6.67%) zSecure
Vendors
1 14 (93.33%) IBM
2 9 (60.00%) CA
2 9 (60.00%) Splunk
2 9 (60.00%) Syncsort
3 3 (20.00%) Axway
3 3 (20.00%) IBM Sterling
3 3 (20.00%) Microsoft