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 25 June 2016 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM z/OS
Rank 86 64 74
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +10
Contract jobs citing zOS 9 22 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.68% 1.53% 1.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.21% 9.61% 4.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 12 10
Median daily rate £463 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £365 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £536 £450 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £442 £417 £413
% change year-on-year
+5.99% +1.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £31.30 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+11.82% +4.33%
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
280 229 269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 21.13% 15.94% 20.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 110 156
Median daily rate £387 £339 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.24% -3.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £115 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £348 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.31% +13.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 13
Median hourly rate £12.00 £40.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.00% +90.47%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £16.20 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +8.00%

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
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 25 June 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 25 June 2016, 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 11 (57.89%) Mainframe
1 11 (57.89%) Finance
2 8 (42.11%) CA
3 7 (36.84%) WebSphere
4 6 (31.58%) ACF2
4 6 (31.58%) zSecure
4 6 (31.58%) DB2
4 6 (31.58%) Unix
5 5 (26.32%) Windows
5 5 (26.32%) Service Management
5 5 (26.32%) IBM
5 5 (26.32%) CICS
6 4 (21.05%) WebSphere MQ
6 4 (21.05%) Management Information System
6 4 (21.05%) AIX
6 4 (21.05%) Linux
6 4 (21.05%) Unit Testing
7 3 (15.79%) DataPower
7 3 (15.79%) WebSphere Portal
7 3 (15.79%) Degree
7 3 (15.79%) Validation
7 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (15.79%) Replication
7 3 (15.79%) IBM HTTP Server
7 3 (15.79%) OMEGAMON
7 3 (15.79%) WebSphere Process Server
7 3 (15.79%) Apache
7 3 (15.79%) Java
7 3 (15.79%) SQL
7 3 (15.79%) REXX

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 7 (36.84%) WebSphere
2 5 (26.32%) CICS
3 3 (15.79%) Apache
3 3 (15.79%) IBM HTTP Server
3 3 (15.79%) IIS
3 3 (15.79%) iPlanet
3 3 (15.79%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (15.79%) WebSphere Portal
3 3 (15.79%) WebSphere Process Server
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) DB2
General
1 11 (57.89%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Banking
2 2 (10.53%) Law
2 2 (10.53%) Marketing
3 1 (5.26%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Consultant
2 4 (21.05%) DB2 DBA
2 4 (21.05%) DBA
2 4 (21.05%) Technical Consultant
3 3 (15.79%) DB2 Support
3 3 (15.79%) Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Production DBA
3 3 (15.79%) Security Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Designer
4 2 (10.53%) Software Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Designer
5 1 (5.26%) Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Mainframe DBA
5 1 (5.26%) Middleware Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Security Technician
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) WebSphere MQ
2 3 (15.79%) Web Services
3 2 (10.53%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (57.89%) Mainframe
2 4 (21.05%) Management Information System
3 3 (15.79%) DataPower
3 3 (15.79%) Replication
4 2 (10.53%) Health Informatics
4 2 (10.53%) Informatics
5 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) Unix
2 5 (26.32%) Windows
3 4 (21.05%) AIX
3 4 (21.05%) Linux
4 3 (15.79%) OS/2
4 3 (15.79%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Service Management
2 4 (21.05%) Unit Testing
3 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (15.79%) Validation
4 2 (10.53%) Project Management
4 2 (10.53%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) Java
1 3 (15.79%) REXX
1 3 (15.79%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) Degree
System Software
1 6 (31.58%) ACF2
2 3 (15.79%) RACF
Systems Management
1 6 (31.58%) zSecure
2 3 (15.79%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) CA
2 5 (26.32%) IBM
3 3 (15.79%) BMC
4 2 (10.53%) IBM Sterling