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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM z/OS
Rank 64 69 45
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -24
Contract jobs citing zOS 22 13 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.52% 1.00% 2.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.05% 4.92% 13.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 9
Average daily rate
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£425 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £300 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £501 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £414 £450 £375
% change year-on-year
-8.05% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.30 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
+4.33% -
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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
219 264 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 15.08% 20.25% 15.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 152 43
Average daily rate £350 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £128 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 1
Average hourly rate £39.00 £21.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.71% +16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -7.40%

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 30 June 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 17 (77.27%) Mainframe
2 14 (63.64%) DB2
3 13 (59.09%) CICS
3 13 (59.09%) CA
4 12 (54.55%) IBM
5 10 (45.45%) Migration
6 9 (40.91%) IBM Mainframe
7 8 (36.36%) LPAR
7 8 (36.36%) WebSphere
7 8 (36.36%) Change Management
7 8 (36.36%) WebSphere Application Server
8 7 (31.82%) BMC
8 7 (31.82%) Performance Tuning
8 7 (31.82%) Performance Monitoring
9 6 (27.27%) REXX
10 5 (22.73%) Linux
10 5 (22.73%) Windows
10 5 (22.73%) JCL
10 5 (22.73%) Banking
11 4 (18.18%) WebSphere Process Server
11 4 (18.18%) CA Wily
11 4 (18.18%) WebSphere Portal
11 4 (18.18%) Jython
11 4 (18.18%) Introscope
11 4 (18.18%) AIX
11 4 (18.18%) Solaris
11 4 (18.18%) OS/2
11 4 (18.18%) WebSphere MQ
12 3 (13.64%) COBOL
12 3 (13.64%) SQL

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 13 (59.09%) CICS
2 8 (36.36%) WebSphere
2 8 (36.36%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (18.18%) WebSphere Portal
3 4 (18.18%) WebSphere Process Server
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (63.64%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Introscope
General
1 5 (22.73%) Banking
2 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (68.18%) Administrator
2 8 (36.36%) WebSphere Administrator
3 5 (22.73%) DBA
3 5 (22.73%) Analyst
3 5 (22.73%) DB2 DBA
4 4 (18.18%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
4 4 (18.18%) Server Administrator
5 1 (4.55%) Storage Administrator
5 1 (4.55%) Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Mainframe Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (4.55%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 17 (77.27%) Mainframe
2 9 (40.91%) IBM Mainframe
3 8 (36.36%) LPAR
4 1 (4.55%) iSeries
4 1 (4.55%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (22.73%) Windows
1 5 (22.73%) Linux
2 4 (18.18%) OS/2
2 4 (18.18%) AIX
2 4 (18.18%) Solaris
3 1 (4.55%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) Migration
2 8 (36.36%) Change Management
3 7 (31.82%) Performance Tuning
3 7 (31.82%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (9.09%) Data Migration
5 1 (4.55%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) REXX
2 5 (22.73%) JCL
3 4 (18.18%) Jython
4 3 (13.64%) COBOL
4 3 (13.64%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) BS7799
1 1 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 3 (13.64%) RACF
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) CA Wily
2 2 (9.09%) OMEGAMON
3 1 (4.55%) Control-M
Vendors
1 13 (59.09%) CA
2 12 (54.55%) IBM
3 7 (31.82%) BMC
4 1 (4.55%) Syncsort