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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM z/OS
Rank 85 78 70
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -8
Contract jobs citing zOS 10 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.65% 0.54% 0.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.09% 3.08% 5.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 8
Average daily rate £456 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £388 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £450 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £442 £445 £450
% change year-on-year
-0.67% -1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £31.30 -
% change year-on-year
+10.22% -
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
324 260 238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 21.14% 17.69% 18.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 133 132
Average daily rate £410 £340 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.58% -9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £115 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 12 10
Average hourly rate - £39.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +102.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.25% -0.93%

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 1 May 2016.

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 1 May 2016, 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 15 (65.22%) Mainframe
2 14 (60.87%) Finance
3 9 (39.13%) CA
4 8 (34.78%) DB2
4 8 (34.78%) Unix
4 8 (34.78%) WebSphere
5 7 (30.43%) IBM
6 6 (26.09%) Windows
7 5 (21.74%) CICS
7 5 (21.74%) ACF2
7 5 (21.74%) Data Centre
7 5 (21.74%) zSecure
8 4 (17.39%) Linux
8 4 (17.39%) RACF
8 4 (17.39%) Middleware
8 4 (17.39%) SSL
8 4 (17.39%) Unit Testing
8 4 (17.39%) Law
8 4 (17.39%) Service Management
8 4 (17.39%) Management Information System
9 3 (13.04%) Banking
9 3 (13.04%) WebSphere Process Server
9 3 (13.04%) Validation
9 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (13.04%) Replication
9 3 (13.04%) IBM HTTP Server
9 3 (13.04%) DataPower
9 3 (13.04%) WebSphere Portal
9 3 (13.04%) Degree
9 3 (13.04%) OMEGAMON

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 (34.78%) WebSphere
2 5 (21.74%) CICS
3 3 (13.04%) Apache
3 3 (13.04%) IBM HTTP Server
3 3 (13.04%) IIS
3 3 (13.04%) iPlanet
3 3 (13.04%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (13.04%) WebSphere Portal
3 3 (13.04%) WebSphere Process Server
4 2 (8.70%) MQSeries
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (34.78%) DB2
General
1 14 (60.87%) Finance
2 4 (17.39%) Law
3 3 (13.04%) Banking
4 2 (8.70%) Legal
4 2 (8.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Consultant
2 4 (17.39%) DB2 DBA
2 4 (17.39%) DBA
2 4 (17.39%) Technical Consultant
3 3 (13.04%) Developer
4 2 (8.70%) DB2 Support
4 2 (8.70%) Designer
4 2 (8.70%) Production DBA
4 2 (8.70%) Security Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Software Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Technical Designer
4 2 (8.70%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (4.35%) CICS Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) DB2 Programmer
5 1 (4.35%) DB2 Systems Programmer
5 1 (4.35%) Mainframe Programmer
5 1 (4.35%) Mainframe Systems Programmer
5 1 (4.35%) Middleware Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Security Technician
5 1 (4.35%) Systems Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) Middleware
2 3 (13.04%) Web Services
2 3 (13.04%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 15 (65.22%) Mainframe
2 5 (21.74%) Data Centre
3 4 (17.39%) Management Information System
4 3 (13.04%) DataPower
4 3 (13.04%) Replication
5 2 (8.70%) Clustering
5 2 (8.70%) Health Informatics
5 2 (8.70%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (8.70%) Informatics
5 2 (8.70%) iSeries
5 2 (8.70%) PKI
5 2 (8.70%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 8 (34.78%) Unix
2 6 (26.09%) Windows
3 4 (17.39%) Linux
4 3 (13.04%) AIX
4 3 (13.04%) Solaris
5 2 (8.70%) OpenVMS
5 2 (8.70%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (17.39%) Service Management
1 4 (17.39%) Unit Testing
2 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (13.04%) Validation
3 2 (8.70%) High Availability
3 2 (8.70%) Migration
3 2 (8.70%) Project Management
3 2 (8.70%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) Java
1 3 (13.04%) REXX
1 3 (13.04%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) JCL
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 5 (21.74%) ACF2
2 4 (17.39%) RACF
Systems Management
1 5 (21.74%) zSecure
2 3 (13.04%) OMEGAMON
3 1 (4.35%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) CA
2 7 (30.43%) IBM
3 3 (13.04%) BMC