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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM z/OS
Rank 71 74 68
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -6
Contract jobs citing zOS 8 18 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.77% 1.05% 0.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.10% 8.29% 6.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 8
Median daily rate £425 £453 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.07% +13.83%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £438 £463
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £37.50 -
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
157 217 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 15.20% 12.69% 15.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 125 108
Median daily rate £350 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £238 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £478 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Median hourly rate - £11.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -

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 25 September 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 10 (58.82%) Windows
1 10 (58.82%) Finance
2 8 (47.06%) Banking
3 7 (41.18%) IBM
3 7 (41.18%) Mainframe
4 6 (35.29%) AIX
4 6 (35.29%) Middleware
5 5 (29.41%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (29.41%) WebSphere
5 5 (29.41%) DB2
5 5 (29.41%) CA
6 4 (23.53%) RACF
6 4 (23.53%) Unix
6 4 (23.53%) CICS
6 4 (23.53%) OMEGAMON
7 3 (17.65%) Replication
7 3 (17.65%) IBM Sterling
7 3 (17.65%) BMC
7 3 (17.65%) SQL
7 3 (17.65%) SSL
7 3 (17.65%) Service Management
7 3 (17.65%) REXX
7 3 (17.65%) OS/2
8 2 (11.76%) WebSphere MQ
8 2 (11.76%) JCL
8 2 (11.76%) ISPF
8 2 (11.76%) ACF2
8 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (11.76%) Time Sharing Option
8 2 (11.76%) zSecure

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 5 (29.41%) WebSphere
2 4 (23.53%) CICS
3 1 (5.88%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) SSL
2 1 (5.88%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) DB2
General
1 10 (58.82%) Finance
2 8 (47.06%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Advertising
3 1 (5.88%) Law
3 1 (5.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Administrator
2 4 (23.53%) DB2 DBA
2 4 (23.53%) DBA
2 4 (23.53%) Developer
3 3 (17.65%) DB2 Support
3 3 (17.65%) Production DBA
4 2 (11.76%) Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Security Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Middleware Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Programmer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) Systems Programmer
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Unix Developer
5 1 (5.88%) WebSphere Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) WebSphere Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) WebSphere MQ Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) z/OS Systems Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) Middleware
2 2 (11.76%) ISPF
2 2 (11.76%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (41.18%) Mainframe
2 3 (17.65%) Replication
3 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.88%) Clustering
4 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
4 1 (5.88%) Health Informatics
4 1 (5.88%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (5.88%) Informatics
4 1 (5.88%) iSeries
4 1 (5.88%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 10 (58.82%) Windows
2 6 (35.29%) AIX
3 4 (23.53%) Unix
4 3 (17.65%) OS/2
5 1 (5.88%) HPUX
5 1 (5.88%) i5/OS
5 1 (5.88%) Linux
5 1 (5.88%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (17.65%) Service Management
3 1 (5.88%) B2B
3 1 (5.88%) Data Modelling
3 1 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (5.88%) Migration
3 1 (5.88%) Process Improvement
3 1 (5.88%) Resource Management
3 1 (5.88%) Risk Management
3 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
3 1 (5.88%) Unit Testing
3 1 (5.88%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) REXX
1 3 (17.65%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) JCL
System Software
1 4 (23.53%) RACF
2 2 (11.76%) ACF2
2 2 (11.76%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) OMEGAMON
2 2 (11.76%) zSecure
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) IBM
2 5 (29.41%) CA
3 3 (17.65%) BMC
3 3 (17.65%) IBM Sterling
4 1 (5.88%) Axway
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft