The table below looks at the statistics for zOS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited zOS over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM z/OS
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 62 75 85
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +10
Contract jobs citing zOS 6 14 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.76% 1.01% 0.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.58% 5.79% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 0
Median daily rate - £494 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £500 £469
% change year-on-year
-18.00% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £27.00 -
% change year-on-year
+94.44% -

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
131 242 212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 16.56% 17.37% 16.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 99 85
Median daily rate £391 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.78% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £248 £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 1
Median hourly rate £52.00 £15.25 £12.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+240.98% +22.78%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

zOS
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Edinburgh region citing zOS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 17 January 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for zOS.

1 10 (66.67%) Windows
2 9 (60.00%) Banking
3 8 (53.33%) Finance
4 5 (33.33%) Unix
4 5 (33.33%) iSeries
5 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (26.67%) AIX
5 4 (26.67%) IBM
5 4 (26.67%) RACF
5 4 (26.67%) Middleware
5 4 (26.67%) Mainframe
5 4 (26.67%) Tandem
6 3 (20.00%) DB2
6 3 (20.00%) Law
6 3 (20.00%) Data Centre
7 2 (13.33%) FireEye
7 2 (13.33%) Time Sharing Option
7 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (13.33%) Malware Analysis
7 2 (13.33%) WebSphere
7 2 (13.33%) Axway
7 2 (13.33%) Use Case
7 2 (13.33%) SIEM
7 2 (13.33%) Cryptography
7 2 (13.33%) Sourcefire
7 2 (13.33%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (13.33%) IBM Sterling
7 2 (13.33%) Incident Management
7 2 (13.33%) ISPF
7 2 (13.33%) SQL

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 2 (13.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) FTP
1 2 (13.33%) Internet
1 2 (13.33%) Intrusion Detection
1 2 (13.33%) TACACS
1 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) DB2
General
1 9 (60.00%) Banking
2 8 (53.33%) Finance
3 3 (20.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Administrator
2 3 (20.00%) Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Monitoring Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Security Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Security Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Security Monitoring Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Database Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) DB2 DBA
4 1 (6.67%) DBA
4 1 (6.67%) Design Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Monitoring Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Unix Developer
4 1 (6.67%) WebSphere Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) WebSphere Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) WebSphere MQ Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) Middleware
2 2 (13.33%) ISPF
2 2 (13.33%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) iSeries
2 4 (26.67%) Mainframe
2 4 (26.67%) Tandem
3 3 (20.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (13.33%) Cryptography
5 1 (6.67%) Blockchain
5 1 (6.67%) Clustering
5 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
5 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 10 (66.67%) Windows
2 5 (33.33%) Unix
3 4 (26.67%) AIX
4 2 (13.33%) Linux
4 2 (13.33%) OpenVMS
5 1 (6.67%) HPUX
5 1 (6.67%) i5/OS
5 1 (6.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (13.33%) B2B
2 2 (13.33%) Incident Management
2 2 (13.33%) Malware Analysis
2 2 (13.33%) Security Monitoring
2 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
2 2 (13.33%) SIEM
2 2 (13.33%) Use Case
3 1 (6.67%) Data Modelling
3 1 (6.67%) Database Security
3 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (6.67%) Migration
3 1 (6.67%) Process Improvement
3 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
3 1 (6.67%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) JCL
1 2 (13.33%) SQL
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) RACF
2 2 (13.33%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) IBM
2 2 (13.33%) Axway
2 2 (13.33%) FireEye
2 2 (13.33%) IBM Sterling
2 2 (13.33%) Intel Security
2 2 (13.33%) Sourcefire
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft