The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Edinburgh region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM z/OS
Rank 80 42 55
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +13
Contract jobs citing zOS 8 23 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.63% 2.29% 0.49%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.49% 14.11% 3.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 1
Average daily rate
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£450 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £375 £393
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -4.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 -
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -
Operating Systems Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
229 163 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 18.12% 16.20% 13.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 48 49
Average daily rate £350 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £245 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 1 5
Average hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £16.21
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +11.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £18.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £18.00 £25.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -7.24%
zOS
Scotland

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing zOS across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

zOS Daily Rate Histogram 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 July 2014, 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 17 (89.47%) Finance
2 14 (73.68%) UNIX
2 14 (73.68%) WebSphere
3 11 (57.89%) Windows
4 10 (52.63%) AIX
4 10 (52.63%) DB2
4 10 (52.63%) CICS
4 10 (52.63%) Mainframe
5 9 (47.37%) Linux
5 9 (47.37%) IBM
6 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
6 8 (42.11%) Oracle
6 8 (42.11%) EMC
6 8 (42.11%) SAN
6 8 (42.11%) Financial Institution
6 8 (42.11%) IBM Mainframe
6 8 (42.11%) NAS
6 8 (42.11%) Replication
6 8 (42.11%) SRDF
7 6 (31.58%) Banking
8 4 (21.05%) WebSphere Portal
8 4 (21.05%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
9 3 (15.79%) Firewall
9 3 (15.79%) Middleware
9 3 (15.79%) PCI DSS
9 3 (15.79%) Network Design
9 3 (15.79%) Oracle BPM
10 1 (5.26%) ACF2
10 1 (5.26%) Tandem

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 14 (73.68%) WebSphere
2 10 (52.63%) CICS
3 4 (21.05%) WebSphere Portal
3 4 (21.05%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (42.11%) SAN
1 8 (42.11%) NAS
2 3 (15.79%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (52.63%) DB2
General
1 17 (89.47%) Finance
2 8 (42.11%) Financial Institution
3 6 (31.58%) Banking
4 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
4 1 (5.26%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Designer
2 7 (36.84%) Infrastructure Designer
3 6 (31.58%) Administrator
4 5 (26.32%) WebSphere Administrator
5 3 (15.79%) Solutions Designer
6 1 (5.26%) Systems Programmer
6 1 (5.26%) Environment Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Mainframe Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Build Manager
6 1 (5.26%) WebSphere Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) CICS Systems Programmer
6 1 (5.26%) CICS Programmer
6 1 (5.26%) Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) Middleware
2 1 (5.26%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 10 (52.63%) Mainframe
2 8 (42.11%) IBM Mainframe
2 8 (42.11%) Replication
3 1 (5.26%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 14 (73.68%) UNIX
2 11 (57.89%) Windows
3 10 (52.63%) AIX
4 9 (47.37%) Linux
5 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (5.26%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.79%) Network Design
2 1 (5.26%) Service Management
2 1 (5.26%) Migration
2 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) JCL
1 1 (5.26%) COBOL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (42.11%) SRDF
2 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
3 1 (5.26%) ACF2
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) IBM
2 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
2 8 (42.11%) Oracle
2 8 (42.11%) EMC
3 1 (5.26%) BMC
3 1 (5.26%) CA
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