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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM z/OS
Rank 119 122 89
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -33
Contract jobs citing zOS 16 7 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.48% 0.25% 0.77%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.64% 1.20% 3.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 8
Average daily rate
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£428 £500 £362
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.50% +38.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £302 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £600 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £428 £463 £400
% change year-on-year
-7.56% +15.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.25%
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
607 585 507
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 18.23% 20.89% 20.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 285 223
Average daily rate £350 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £110 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £420 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 29 19
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £11.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £35.00 £31.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 2 September 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 +1 16 £428 -22.27% 2
zOS
UK

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 24 (68.57%) Mainframe
2 19 (54.29%) IBM
3 18 (51.43%) CICS
3 18 (51.43%) DB2
4 17 (48.57%) CA
5 12 (34.29%) Migration
6 11 (31.43%) IBM Mainframe
7 10 (28.57%) WebSphere
7 10 (28.57%) Windows
8 9 (25.71%) Banking
9 8 (22.86%) Change Management
9 8 (22.86%) AIX
9 8 (22.86%) WebSphere Application Server
9 8 (22.86%) LPAR
10 7 (20.00%) Linux
10 7 (20.00%) REXX
10 7 (20.00%) BMC
10 7 (20.00%) JCL
10 7 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
10 7 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
11 6 (17.14%) WebSphere MQ
12 5 (14.29%) Middleware
12 5 (14.29%) RACF
12 5 (14.29%) Finance
13 4 (11.43%) Stakeholder Management
13 4 (11.43%) Introscope
13 4 (11.43%) Jython
13 4 (11.43%) WebSphere Process Server
13 4 (11.43%) CA Endevor
13 4 (11.43%) OS/2

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 18 (51.43%) CICS
2 10 (28.57%) WebSphere
3 8 (22.86%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (11.43%) WebSphere Portal
4 4 (11.43%) WebSphere Process Server
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.86%) SSL
2 1 (2.86%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (51.43%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (11.43%) Introscope
General
1 9 (25.71%) Banking
2 5 (14.29%) Finance
3 2 (5.71%) Advertising
3 2 (5.71%) Retail
3 2 (5.71%) Retail Banking
3 2 (5.71%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 21 (60.00%) Administrator
2 8 (22.86%) WebSphere Administrator
3 7 (20.00%) Analyst
4 5 (14.29%) DBA
4 5 (14.29%) DB2 DBA
5 4 (11.43%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
5 4 (11.43%) Server Administrator
6 2 (5.71%) Mainframe Consultant
6 2 (5.71%) RACF Administrator
6 2 (5.71%) Project Manager
6 2 (5.71%) Consultant
7 1 (2.86%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 1 (2.86%) Storage Administrator
7 1 (2.86%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.14%) WebSphere MQ
2 5 (14.29%) Middleware
3 1 (2.86%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 24 (68.57%) Mainframe
2 11 (31.43%) IBM Mainframe
3 8 (22.86%) LPAR
4 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.86%) iSeries
4 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.86%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 10 (28.57%) Windows
2 8 (22.86%) AIX
3 7 (20.00%) Linux
4 4 (11.43%) OS/2
4 4 (11.43%) Solaris
5 2 (5.71%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (34.29%) Migration
2 8 (22.86%) Change Management
3 7 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
3 7 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 4 (11.43%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (5.71%) Data Migration
5 2 (5.71%) ITIL
5 2 (5.71%) Project Management
6 1 (2.86%) Service Management
6 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.86%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (2.86%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.00%) REXX
1 7 (20.00%) JCL
2 4 (11.43%) Jython
3 3 (8.57%) CLIST
3 3 (8.57%) COBOL
3 3 (8.57%) SQL
4 1 (2.86%) Assembly Language
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) QA
2 1 (2.86%) BS7799
2 1 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (14.29%) RACF
2 2 (5.71%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 1 (2.86%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 4 (11.43%) CA Endevor
1 4 (11.43%) CA Wily
2 2 (5.71%) OMEGAMON
3 1 (2.86%) Control-M
Vendors
1 19 (54.29%) IBM
2 17 (48.57%) CA
3 7 (20.00%) BMC
4 1 (2.86%) Syncsort
4 1 (2.86%) Microsoft