The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Scotland region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM z/OS
Rank 125 93 99
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +6
Contract jobs citing zOS 6 17 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.22% 0.70% 0.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.95% 3.43% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 1
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £388 £425
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 -
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -
Operating Systems Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
633 495 461
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 23.09% 20.25% 17.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 223 164
Average daily rate £325 £363 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +13.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £145 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £450 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 14 39
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £9.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.25 £34.40 £29.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
zOS
UK

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 1 August 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 1 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 4 £450 +20.00%
Stirling - - - - 1
zOS
UK

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 21 (80.77%) Finance
2 20 (76.92%) WebSphere
3 17 (65.38%) UNIX
4 15 (57.69%) Mainframe
5 12 (46.15%) Windows
6 11 (42.31%) AIX
6 11 (42.31%) CICS
7 10 (38.46%) Linux
8 9 (34.62%) IBM
8 9 (34.62%) Microsoft
8 9 (34.62%) EMC
8 9 (34.62%) SAN
8 9 (34.62%) Oracle
8 9 (34.62%) DB2
8 9 (34.62%) Replication
8 9 (34.62%) IBM Mainframe
8 9 (34.62%) NAS
8 9 (34.62%) SRDF
9 8 (30.77%) Financial Institution
10 7 (26.92%) Banking
11 6 (23.08%) WebSphere Application Server
12 4 (15.38%) Active Directory
12 4 (15.38%) Firewall
12 4 (15.38%) Middleware
12 4 (15.38%) Network Design
12 4 (15.38%) Oracle BPM
12 4 (15.38%) WebSphere Portal
12 4 (15.38%) PCI DSS
13 3 (11.54%) WebSphere MQ
13 3 (11.54%) JCL

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 20 (76.92%) WebSphere
2 11 (42.31%) CICS
3 6 (23.08%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (15.38%) WebSphere Portal
Business Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 9 (34.62%) SAN
1 9 (34.62%) NAS
2 4 (15.38%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (34.62%) DB2
General
1 21 (80.77%) Finance
2 8 (30.77%) Financial Institution
3 7 (26.92%) Banking
4 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.85%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) Administrator
1 9 (34.62%) Designer
2 8 (30.77%) WebSphere Administrator
3 7 (26.92%) Infrastructure Designer
4 4 (15.38%) Solutions Designer
5 2 (7.69%) Applications Specialist
5 2 (7.69%) Technical Specialist
5 2 (7.69%) WebSphere Specialist
5 2 (7.69%) WebSphere Server Specialist
5 2 (7.69%) Server Specialist
6 1 (3.85%) Capacity Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Environment Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Mainframe Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Build Manager
6 1 (3.85%) WebSphere Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (15.38%) Middleware
2 3 (11.54%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (7.69%) ISPF
4 1 (3.85%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 1 (3.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (57.69%) Mainframe
2 9 (34.62%) Replication
2 9 (34.62%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (7.69%) Tandem
4 1 (3.85%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 17 (65.38%) UNIX
2 12 (46.15%) Windows
3 11 (42.31%) AIX
4 10 (38.46%) Linux
5 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.85%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (15.38%) Network Design
2 2 (7.69%) Migration
3 1 (3.85%) Performance Management
3 1 (3.85%) Resource Management
3 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (3.85%) Capacity Management
3 1 (3.85%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.54%) JCL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (15.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (34.62%) SRDF
2 4 (15.38%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.85%) ACF2
Vendors
1 9 (34.62%) IBM
1 9 (34.62%) Microsoft
1 9 (34.62%) EMC
1 9 (34.62%) Oracle
2 1 (3.85%) BMC