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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM z/OS
Rank 134 116 112
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -4
Contract jobs citing zOS 14 17 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.48% 0.58% 0.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.74% 3.00% 2.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 10 10
Median daily rate £463 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £373 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £659 £450 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £442 £420 £438
% change year-on-year
+5.23% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £31.30 -
% change year-on-year
+11.82% -
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
805 567 659
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 27.43% 19.37% 25.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 417 282 328
Median daily rate £350 £325 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £114 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £347 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.04% +11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 49 38
Median hourly rate £36.00 £17.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+105.71% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £11.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%

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
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 27 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing zOS within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -4 13 £463 +8.82% 1
zOS
UK

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 Scotland region with a requirement for zOS.

1 12 (57.14%) Mainframe
1 12 (57.14%) Finance
2 9 (42.86%) CA
3 7 (33.33%) DB2
3 7 (33.33%) Unix
3 7 (33.33%) WebSphere
4 6 (28.57%) ACF2
4 6 (28.57%) zSecure
4 6 (28.57%) IBM
4 6 (28.57%) Windows
5 5 (23.81%) CICS
5 5 (23.81%) Service Management
6 4 (19.05%) Unit Testing
6 4 (19.05%) Management Information System
6 4 (19.05%) WebSphere MQ
6 4 (19.05%) AIX
6 4 (19.05%) REXX
6 4 (19.05%) Linux
7 3 (14.29%) Apache
7 3 (14.29%) Java
7 3 (14.29%) SQL
7 3 (14.29%) OS/2
7 3 (14.29%) iPlanet
7 3 (14.29%) Solaris
7 3 (14.29%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (14.29%) IIS
7 3 (14.29%) Web Services
7 3 (14.29%) BMC
7 3 (14.29%) RACF
7 3 (14.29%) DataPower

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 7 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 5 (23.81%) CICS
3 3 (14.29%) Apache
3 3 (14.29%) IBM HTTP Server
3 3 (14.29%) IIS
3 3 (14.29%) iPlanet
3 3 (14.29%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (14.29%) WebSphere Portal
3 3 (14.29%) WebSphere Process Server
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (33.33%) DB2
General
1 12 (57.14%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Law
3 2 (9.52%) Banking
3 2 (9.52%) Marketing
4 1 (4.76%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Consultant
2 5 (23.81%) DB2 DBA
2 5 (23.81%) DBA
3 4 (19.05%) Technical Consultant
4 3 (14.29%) DB2 Support
4 3 (14.29%) Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Production DBA
4 3 (14.29%) Security Consultant
5 2 (9.52%) Administrator
5 2 (9.52%) Designer
5 2 (9.52%) Mainframe DBA
5 2 (9.52%) Software Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Technical Designer
6 1 (4.76%) DB2 Administrator
6 1 (4.76%) Middleware Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Security Technician
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Technical Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) WebSphere MQ
2 3 (14.29%) Web Services
3 2 (9.52%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (57.14%) Mainframe
2 4 (19.05%) Management Information System
3 3 (14.29%) DataPower
3 3 (14.29%) Replication
4 2 (9.52%) Data Centre
4 2 (9.52%) Health Informatics
4 2 (9.52%) Informatics
5 1 (4.76%) Clustering
5 1 (4.76%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (4.76%) iSeries
5 1 (4.76%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 7 (33.33%) Unix
2 6 (28.57%) Windows
3 4 (19.05%) AIX
3 4 (19.05%) Linux
4 3 (14.29%) OS/2
4 3 (14.29%) Solaris
5 1 (4.76%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) Service Management
2 4 (19.05%) Unit Testing
3 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (14.29%) Validation
4 2 (9.52%) Project Management
4 2 (9.52%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) REXX
2 3 (14.29%) Java
2 3 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) Degree
System Software
1 6 (28.57%) ACF2
2 3 (14.29%) RACF
Systems Management
1 6 (28.57%) zSecure
2 3 (14.29%) OMEGAMON
3 1 (4.76%) Control-M
Vendors
1 9 (42.86%) CA
2 6 (28.57%) IBM
3 3 (14.29%) BMC
4 2 (9.52%) IBM Sterling