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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM z/OS
Rank 78 52 53
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +1
Contract jobs citing zOS 4 25 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.30% 2.18% 0.80%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.81% 10.64% 3.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 13 0
Average daily rate
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- £400 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £415 £388
% change year-on-year
+14.45% +7.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
221 235 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 16.39% 20.49% 23.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 117 64
Average daily rate £350 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £123 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £397
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.65% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 7
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -13.04%

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 28 January 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 8 (53.33%) Mainframe
2 7 (46.67%) Banking
3 5 (33.33%) Finance
3 5 (33.33%) CICS
3 5 (33.33%) DB2
4 4 (26.67%) REXX
4 4 (26.67%) WebSphere
5 3 (20.00%) IBM
6 2 (13.33%) AIX
6 2 (13.33%) MVS
6 2 (13.33%) Linux
6 2 (13.33%) JCL
6 2 (13.33%) Migration
6 2 (13.33%) Replication
6 2 (13.33%) CA
6 2 (13.33%) ACF2
6 2 (13.33%) DataPower
7 1 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (6.67%) TeamCity
7 1 (6.67%) WebSphere Portal
7 1 (6.67%) Puppet
7 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
7 1 (6.67%) ServiceNow
7 1 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
7 1 (6.67%) DevOps
7 1 (6.67%) CA Endevor
7 1 (6.67%) OMEGAMON

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 5 (33.33%) CICS
2 4 (26.67%) WebSphere
3 1 (6.67%) WebSphere Portal
3 1 (6.67%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (6.67%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) SMS
1 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
1 1 (6.67%) SNA
1 1 (6.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) DB2
2 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) TeamCity
1 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (46.67%) Banking
2 5 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (6.67%) Retail
3 1 (6.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Developer
3 2 (13.33%) DBA
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Operations Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) DB2 DBA
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Programmer
4 1 (6.67%) Programmer
4 1 (6.67%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) OAuth
1 1 (6.67%) ISPF
1 1 (6.67%) Middleware
1 1 (6.67%) Web Services
1 1 (6.67%) SAML
1 1 (6.67%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (53.33%) Mainframe
2 2 (13.33%) Replication
2 2 (13.33%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) AIX
1 2 (13.33%) MVS
1 2 (13.33%) Linux
2 1 (6.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (13.33%) Migration
2 1 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (6.67%) DevOps
2 1 (6.67%) Release Management
2 1 (6.67%) Integration Testing
2 1 (6.67%) Data Architecture
2 1 (6.67%) Network Design
2 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) REXX
2 2 (13.33%) JCL
3 1 (6.67%) Assembly Language
3 1 (6.67%) SQL
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) ACF2
2 1 (6.67%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Puppet
1 1 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (6.67%) CA Endevor
1 1 (6.67%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) IBM
2 2 (13.33%) CA
3 1 (6.67%) ServiceNow
3 1 (6.67%) SAP