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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM z/OS
Rank 81 75 75
Rank change year-on-year
-6 0
Contract jobs citing zOS 8 17 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.68% 1.02% 0.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.52% 7.46% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 4
Median daily rate £425 £428 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.58% -22.27%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £428 £460
% change year-on-year
-0.58% -7.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +25.00%
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
177 228 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 15.03% 13.69% 14.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 125 92
Median daily rate £375 £375 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +19.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £270 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £488 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 6
Median hourly rate £12.00 £20.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +33.33%
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 29 August 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 12 (57.14%) Finance
2 11 (52.38%) Mainframe
3 10 (47.62%) Windows
4 9 (42.86%) CA
5 8 (38.10%) Banking
6 7 (33.33%) IBM
7 6 (28.57%) AIX
7 6 (28.57%) Service Management
7 6 (28.57%) ACF2
7 6 (28.57%) Middleware
7 6 (28.57%) zSecure
8 5 (23.81%) Management Information System
8 5 (23.81%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (23.81%) WebSphere
8 5 (23.81%) DB2
9 4 (19.05%) Unix
9 4 (19.05%) CICS
9 4 (19.05%) RACF
9 4 (19.05%) Unit Testing
9 4 (19.05%) OMEGAMON
10 3 (14.29%) Replication
10 3 (14.29%) Validation
10 3 (14.29%) IBM Sterling
10 3 (14.29%) REXX
10 3 (14.29%) OS/2
10 3 (14.29%) BMC
10 3 (14.29%) SQL
10 3 (14.29%) SSL
11 2 (9.52%) Time Sharing Option
11 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills

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 (23.81%) WebSphere
2 4 (19.05%) CICS
3 1 (4.76%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) SSL
2 1 (4.76%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) DB2
General
1 12 (57.14%) Finance
2 8 (38.10%) Banking
3 2 (9.52%) Marketing
4 1 (4.76%) Advertising
4 1 (4.76%) Law
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Administrator
2 4 (19.05%) Consultant
2 4 (19.05%) DB2 DBA
2 4 (19.05%) DBA
2 4 (19.05%) Developer
3 3 (14.29%) DB2 Support
3 3 (14.29%) Production DBA
3 3 (14.29%) Security Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Software Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Programmer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Technical Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Systems Programmer
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) WebSphere Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) WebSphere Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) WebSphere MQ Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) z/OS Systems Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (28.57%) Middleware
2 2 (9.52%) ISPF
2 2 (9.52%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (52.38%) Mainframe
2 5 (23.81%) Management Information System
3 3 (14.29%) Replication
4 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (9.52%) Health Informatics
4 2 (9.52%) Informatics
5 1 (4.76%) Clustering
5 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
5 1 (4.76%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (4.76%) iSeries
5 1 (4.76%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 10 (47.62%) Windows
2 6 (28.57%) AIX
3 4 (19.05%) Unix
4 3 (14.29%) OS/2
5 1 (4.76%) HPUX
5 1 (4.76%) i5/OS
5 1 (4.76%) Linux
5 1 (4.76%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Service Management
2 5 (23.81%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (19.05%) Unit Testing
4 3 (14.29%) Validation
5 2 (9.52%) Resource Management
6 1 (4.76%) B2B
6 1 (4.76%) Data Modelling
6 1 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (4.76%) Migration
6 1 (4.76%) Process Improvement
6 1 (4.76%) Risk Management
6 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) REXX
1 3 (14.29%) SQL
2 2 (9.52%) JCL
System Software
1 6 (28.57%) ACF2
2 4 (19.05%) RACF
3 2 (9.52%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 6 (28.57%) zSecure
2 4 (19.05%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 9 (42.86%) CA
2 7 (33.33%) IBM
3 3 (14.29%) BMC
3 3 (14.29%) IBM Sterling
4 1 (4.76%) Axway
4 1 (4.76%) Microsoft