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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM z/OS
Rank 119 119 85
Rank change year-on-year
0 -34
Contract jobs citing zOS 12 4 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.47% 0.15% 1.28%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.23% 0.72% 5.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 18
Average daily rate £494 - £415
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 - £368
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 - £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £494 £494 £415
% change year-on-year
- +18.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 - -
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
537 559 553
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 21.08% 21.13% 24.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 300 231
Average daily rate £343 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.73% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £110 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £451 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 36
Average hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -15.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £11.00 £11.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £170.00 £18.00 £33.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.52% +5.00%

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 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -6 12 £494 - 1
zOS
UK

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (70.00%) Mainframe
2 18 (60.00%) DB2
3 14 (46.67%) CICS
4 13 (43.33%) CA
5 12 (40.00%) RACF
6 11 (36.67%) JCL
6 11 (36.67%) CA Endevor
6 11 (36.67%) QA
7 10 (33.33%) Finance
8 8 (26.67%) WebSphere
9 7 (23.33%) Linux
10 6 (20.00%) Unix
10 6 (20.00%) IBM
10 6 (20.00%) Data Centre
11 5 (16.67%) AIX
11 5 (16.67%) Banking
12 4 (13.33%) IBM Mainframe
12 4 (13.33%) Law
12 4 (13.33%) Migration
12 4 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (13.33%) Solaris
12 4 (13.33%) Windows
12 4 (13.33%) WebSphere MQ
12 4 (13.33%) Middleware
12 4 (13.33%) Project Management
13 3 (10.00%) BMC
13 3 (10.00%) Java
13 3 (10.00%) WebSphere Application Server
13 3 (10.00%) IIS
13 3 (10.00%) Web Services

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 14 (46.67%) CICS
2 8 (26.67%) WebSphere
3 3 (10.00%) Apache
3 3 (10.00%) IBM HTTP Server
3 3 (10.00%) IIS
3 3 (10.00%) iPlanet
3 3 (10.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (10.00%) WebSphere Portal
3 3 (10.00%) WebSphere Process Server
4 2 (6.67%) MQSeries
5 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) SSL
2 1 (3.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (60.00%) DB2
General
1 10 (33.33%) Finance
2 5 (16.67%) Banking
3 4 (13.33%) Law
4 2 (6.67%) Legal
5 1 (3.33%) Advertising
5 1 (3.33%) Financial Institution
5 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (40.00%) Analyst
2 11 (36.67%) CICS Analyst
3 6 (20.00%) Consultant
4 3 (10.00%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) DB2 DBA
5 2 (6.67%) DB2 Programmer
5 2 (6.67%) DB2 Systems Programmer
5 2 (6.67%) DBA
5 2 (6.67%) Designer
5 2 (6.67%) Mainframe Project Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Programmer
5 2 (6.67%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Systems Programmer
5 2 (6.67%) Technical Designer
5 2 (6.67%) Technical Specialist
6 1 (3.33%) DB2 Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) Mainframe DBA
6 1 (3.33%) Mainframe Programmer
6 1 (3.33%) Mainframe Systems Programmer
6 1 (3.33%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.33%) Middleware
1 4 (13.33%) WebSphere MQ
2 3 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 21 (70.00%) Mainframe
2 6 (20.00%) Data Centre
3 4 (13.33%) IBM Mainframe
4 3 (10.00%) DataPower
5 2 (6.67%) Clustering
5 2 (6.67%) iSeries
5 2 (6.67%) PKI
5 2 (6.67%) Tandem
6 1 (3.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (23.33%) Linux
2 6 (20.00%) Unix
3 5 (16.67%) AIX
4 4 (13.33%) Solaris
4 4 (13.33%) Windows
5 2 (6.67%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (13.33%) Migration
1 4 (13.33%) Project Management
1 4 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (6.67%) High Availability
3 1 (3.33%) Incident Management
3 1 (3.33%) ITIL
3 1 (3.33%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (3.33%) Process Management
3 1 (3.33%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 11 (36.67%) JCL
2 3 (10.00%) Java
3 2 (6.67%) SQL
4 1 (3.33%) REXX
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (36.67%) QA
System Software
1 12 (40.00%) RACF
Systems Management
1 11 (36.67%) CA Endevor
2 1 (3.33%) MAINVIEW
2 1 (3.33%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 13 (43.33%) CA
2 6 (20.00%) IBM
3 3 (10.00%) BMC
4 1 (3.33%) Citrix
4 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
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