The table below looks at the statistics for zOS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited zOS over the 3 months to 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM z/OS
Rank - 95 102
Contract jobs citing zOS 0 23 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland - 0.94% 0.38%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 3.88% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 16 0
Average daily rate
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- £450 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £445 £433 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.89% +15.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
zOS
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Operating Systems Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
587 593 524
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.05% 24.23% 25.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 248 249
Average daily rate £320 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £130 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £309
% change year-on-year
+7.93% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 30 18
Average hourly rate £26.25 £16.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.09% +6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.14 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £64.50 £20.60 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

zOS
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing zOS across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

zOS Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

zOS
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing zOS across the Scotland region.

zOS Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

zOS
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing zOS across the Scotland region.

zOS Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

zOS
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing zOS within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh - - - -
zOS
UK

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 3 (60.00%) WebSphere
1 3 (60.00%) Banking
2 2 (40.00%) DB2
2 2 (40.00%) AIX
2 2 (40.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) IBM
2 2 (40.00%) CICS
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Replication
3 1 (20.00%) CA
3 1 (20.00%) SAML
3 1 (20.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (20.00%) Middleware
3 1 (20.00%) Mainframe
3 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (20.00%) SSL
3 1 (20.00%) Solaris
3 1 (20.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (20.00%) IIS
3 1 (20.00%) Web Services
3 1 (20.00%) Network Design
3 1 (20.00%) CA Endevor
3 1 (20.00%) Release Management
3 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) OAuth
3 1 (20.00%) DataPower
3 1 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (20.00%) TeamCity
3 1 (20.00%) WebSphere Portal

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 3 (60.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (40.00%) CICS
3 1 (20.00%) WebSphere Portal
3 1 (20.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (20.00%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (20.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) TeamCity
1 1 (20.00%) Artifactory
1 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (60.00%) Banking
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) DBA
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) DB2 DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
1 1 (20.00%) SAML
1 1 (20.00%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (20.00%) Middleware
1 1 (20.00%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (20.00%) Replication
1 1 (20.00%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) AIX
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Network Design
2 1 (20.00%) Release Management
2 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) DevOps
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) CA Endevor
1 1 (20.00%) Puppet
1 1 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) IBM
2 1 (20.00%) CA
2 1 (20.00%) ServiceNow