The table below looks at the statistics for zOS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited zOS over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM z/OS
Rank 69 68 40
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -28
Contract jobs citing zOS 14 14 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.99% 1.17% 2.06%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.83% 5.98% 10.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 7
Average daily rate
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£425 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
- +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.30 - -
zOS
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Operating Systems Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
240 234 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 16.89% 19.60% 19.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 138 52
Average daily rate £338 £353 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.25% -2.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £125 £119
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £460 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 1
Average hourly rate £39.50 £21.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.09% +35.48%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -3.12%

zOS
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing zOS across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

zOS Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

zOS
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing zOS across the Edinburgh region.

zOS Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

zOS
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

zOS Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 12 (75.00%) DB2
2 9 (56.25%) Mainframe
3 8 (50.00%) Migration
3 8 (50.00%) CICS
3 8 (50.00%) CA
3 8 (50.00%) WebSphere
4 7 (43.75%) LPAR
4 7 (43.75%) WebSphere Application Server
5 6 (37.50%) Linux
6 5 (31.25%) REXX
6 5 (31.25%) Windows
6 5 (31.25%) AIX
6 5 (31.25%) Solaris
6 5 (31.25%) IBM
6 5 (31.25%) Banking
7 4 (25.00%) WebSphere Process Server
7 4 (25.00%) CA Wily
7 4 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
7 4 (25.00%) WebSphere Portal
7 4 (25.00%) JCL
7 4 (25.00%) Jython
7 4 (25.00%) Introscope
7 4 (25.00%) WebSphere MQ
8 3 (18.75%) OS/2
8 3 (18.75%) Change Management
9 2 (12.50%) RACF
9 2 (12.50%) BMC
9 2 (12.50%) COBOL
9 2 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 8 (50.00%) CICS
1 8 (50.00%) WebSphere
2 7 (43.75%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (25.00%) WebSphere Process Server
3 4 (25.00%) WebSphere Portal
4 1 (6.25%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (75.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Introscope
General
1 5 (31.25%) Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Administrator
2 7 (43.75%) WebSphere Administrator
3 5 (31.25%) Analyst
4 4 (25.00%) DB2 DBA
4 4 (25.00%) DBA
4 4 (25.00%) Server Administrator
4 4 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
5 2 (12.50%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Mainframe Consultant
6 1 (6.25%) Storage Administrator
6 1 (6.25%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (6.25%) ISPF
2 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (56.25%) Mainframe
2 7 (43.75%) LPAR
3 4 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (6.25%) iSeries
4 1 (6.25%) Replication
4 1 (6.25%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Linux
2 5 (31.25%) Windows
2 5 (31.25%) AIX
2 5 (31.25%) Solaris
3 3 (18.75%) OS/2
4 1 (6.25%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Migration
2 3 (18.75%) Change Management
3 2 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (6.25%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) REXX
2 4 (25.00%) JCL
2 4 (25.00%) Jython
3 2 (12.50%) COBOL
4 1 (6.25%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (6.25%) QA
1 1 (6.25%) BS7799
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) RACF
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) CA Wily
2 2 (12.50%) OMEGAMON
3 1 (6.25%) Control-M
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) CA
2 5 (31.25%) IBM
3 2 (12.50%) BMC
4 1 (6.25%) Syncsort