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 23 October 2014 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM z/OS
Rank 108 70 103
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +33
Contract jobs citing zOS 12 48 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.44% 1.93% 0.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.15% 7.69% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 25 0
Average daily rate
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£398 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -6.25%
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
557 624 488
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.25% 25.11% 19.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 275 212
Average daily rate £325 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £139 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 31 43
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.90 £29.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -11.76%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing zOS across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 23 October 2014.

zOS Daily Rate Histogram 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 23 October 2014. 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 -32 12 £398 -0.62%
Stirling - - - -
zOS
UK

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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 14 (66.67%) Mainframe
2 12 (57.14%) Finance
3 10 (47.62%) CICS
4 9 (42.86%) WebSphere
5 8 (38.10%) Banking
5 8 (38.10%) UNIX
6 7 (33.33%) DB2
7 6 (28.57%) IBM
8 5 (23.81%) Windows
8 5 (23.81%) AIX
8 5 (23.81%) Replication
8 5 (23.81%) Financial Institution
9 4 (19.05%) IBM Mainframe
9 4 (19.05%) NAS
9 4 (19.05%) SRDF
9 4 (19.05%) JCL
9 4 (19.05%) REXX
9 4 (19.05%) Oracle
9 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
9 4 (19.05%) EMC
9 4 (19.05%) SAN
9 4 (19.05%) Linux
10 3 (14.29%) ACF2
11 2 (9.52%) ISPF
11 2 (9.52%) Network Design
11 2 (9.52%) WebSphere Portal
11 2 (9.52%) DataPower
11 2 (9.52%) MVS
11 2 (9.52%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (4.76%) SAP

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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 10 (47.62%) CICS
2 9 (42.86%) WebSphere
3 2 (9.52%) WebSphere Portal
3 2 (9.52%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) SAN
1 4 (19.05%) NAS
2 1 (4.76%) Firewall
2 1 (4.76%) SMS
2 1 (4.76%) SNA
2 1 (4.76%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (33.33%) DB2
2 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) TeamCity
1 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
General
1 12 (57.14%) Finance
2 8 (38.10%) Banking
3 5 (23.81%) Financial Institution
4 1 (4.76%) Retail
4 1 (4.76%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (19.05%) Developer
1 4 (19.05%) Designer
2 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Designer
2 3 (14.29%) Analyst
2 3 (14.29%) Administrator
3 2 (9.52%) WebSphere Administrator
3 2 (9.52%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (4.76%) Operations Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) WebSphere Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) Mainframe Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Systems Programmer
4 1 (4.76%) Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) DBA
4 1 (4.76%) Programmer
4 1 (4.76%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) ISPF
2 1 (4.76%) OAuth
2 1 (4.76%) SAML
2 1 (4.76%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (66.67%) Mainframe
2 5 (23.81%) Replication
3 4 (19.05%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (9.52%) DataPower
5 1 (4.76%) Tandem
5 1 (4.76%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 8 (38.10%) UNIX
2 5 (23.81%) Windows
2 5 (23.81%) AIX
3 4 (19.05%) Linux
4 2 (9.52%) MVS
5 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (4.76%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (9.52%) Network Design
2 1 (4.76%) Release Management
2 1 (4.76%) Data Architecture
2 1 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (4.76%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (4.76%) DevOps
2 1 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) REXX
1 4 (19.05%) JCL
2 1 (4.76%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) Assembly Language
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (19.05%) SRDF
2 3 (14.29%) ACF2
3 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.76%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) OMEGAMON
1 1 (4.76%) Puppet
1 1 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) IBM
2 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 4 (19.05%) EMC
2 4 (19.05%) Oracle
3 1 (4.76%) SAP
3 1 (4.76%) CA
3 1 (4.76%) ServiceNow