The table below looks at the statistics for zOS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited zOS over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM z/OS
UK / Scotland
Rank 102 120 119
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -1
Contract jobs citing zOS 5 15 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.30% 0.58% 0.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.29% 2.66% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 0
Median daily rate - £494 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £500 £469
% change year-on-year
-17.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £27.50 -

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
387 564 506
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 23.53% 21.80% 19.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 287 263
Median daily rate £350 £339 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.32% -2.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £147 £108
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 10 16
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +17.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £14.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £126.25 £18.00
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 Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing zOS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing zOS within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +11 5 - -
zOS
UK

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 Scotland region with a requirement for zOS.

1 11 (68.75%) Windows
2 9 (56.25%) Finance
2 9 (56.25%) Banking
3 6 (37.50%) iSeries
3 6 (37.50%) Unix
4 5 (31.25%) IBM
4 5 (31.25%) Middleware
4 5 (31.25%) Tandem
4 5 (31.25%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (25.00%) Mainframe
5 4 (25.00%) RACF
5 4 (25.00%) AIX
6 3 (18.75%) DB2
6 3 (18.75%) B2B
6 3 (18.75%) FTP
6 3 (18.75%) JCL
6 3 (18.75%) Service Delivery
6 3 (18.75%) Law
6 3 (18.75%) IBM Sterling
6 3 (18.75%) Time Sharing Option
6 3 (18.75%) ISPF
6 3 (18.75%) Axway
6 3 (18.75%) Data Centre
7 2 (12.50%) FireEye
7 2 (12.50%) WebSphere
7 2 (12.50%) Security Monitoring
7 2 (12.50%) Use Case
7 2 (12.50%) SIEM
7 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (12.50%) Malware Analysis

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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 2 (12.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) FTP
2 2 (12.50%) Internet
2 2 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (12.50%) TACACS
2 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 1 (6.25%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) DB2
General
1 9 (56.25%) Banking
1 9 (56.25%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Law
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Administrator
2 3 (18.75%) Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Monitoring Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Security Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Security Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Security Monitoring Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Database Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) DB2 DBA
4 1 (6.25%) DBA
4 1 (6.25%) Design Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Monitoring Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Unix Developer
4 1 (6.25%) WebSphere Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) WebSphere Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) WebSphere MQ Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) Middleware
2 3 (18.75%) ISPF
3 2 (12.50%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) iSeries
2 5 (31.25%) Tandem
3 4 (25.00%) Mainframe
4 3 (18.75%) Data Centre
5 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (12.50%) Cryptography
6 1 (6.25%) Blockchain
6 1 (6.25%) Clustering
6 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
6 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (68.75%) Windows
2 6 (37.50%) Unix
3 4 (25.00%) AIX
4 2 (12.50%) Linux
4 2 (12.50%) OpenVMS
5 1 (6.25%) HPUX
5 1 (6.25%) i5/OS
5 1 (6.25%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (18.75%) B2B
2 3 (18.75%) Service Delivery
3 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
3 2 (12.50%) Malware Analysis
3 2 (12.50%) Security Monitoring
3 2 (12.50%) SIEM
3 2 (12.50%) Use Case
4 1 (6.25%) Data Modelling
4 1 (6.25%) Database Security
4 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (6.25%) Migration
4 1 (6.25%) Process Improvement
4 1 (6.25%) Risk Management
4 1 (6.25%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) JCL
2 2 (12.50%) SQL
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) RACF
2 3 (18.75%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) IBM
2 3 (18.75%) Axway
2 3 (18.75%) IBM Sterling
3 2 (12.50%) FireEye
3 2 (12.50%) Intel Security
3 2 (12.50%) Sourcefire
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft