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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM z/OS
Rank 115 118 124
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +6
Contract jobs citing zOS 10 18 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.45% 0.55% 0.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.12% 3.02% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 4
Median daily rate £425 £428 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.58% -22.27%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £428 £450
% change year-on-year
-0.58% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +25.00%
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
471 597 606
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 21.04% 18.22% 21.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 302 298
Median daily rate £320 £338 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.18% +8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £160 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 29 29
Median hourly rate £35.50 £18.75 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+89.33% +13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.50 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £55.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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
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 August 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 8 £425 -0.58% 1
zOS
UK

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 13 (54.17%) Mainframe
1 13 (54.17%) Finance
2 11 (45.83%) CA
2 11 (45.83%) Windows
3 10 (41.67%) IBM
4 8 (33.33%) Banking
5 7 (29.17%) Middleware
5 7 (29.17%) DB2
6 6 (25.00%) AIX
6 6 (25.00%) Service Management
6 6 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (25.00%) ACF2
6 6 (25.00%) zSecure
7 5 (20.83%) WebSphere
7 5 (20.83%) Management Information System
7 5 (20.83%) REXX
7 5 (20.83%) Unix
8 4 (16.67%) CICS
8 4 (16.67%) RACF
8 4 (16.67%) IBM Sterling
8 4 (16.67%) OMEGAMON
8 4 (16.67%) Unit Testing
9 3 (12.50%) IBM Mainframe
9 3 (12.50%) ISPF
9 3 (12.50%) Replication
9 3 (12.50%) Validation
9 3 (12.50%) JCL
9 3 (12.50%) BMC
9 3 (12.50%) OS/2
9 3 (12.50%) SQL

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 5 (20.83%) WebSphere
2 4 (16.67%) CICS
3 1 (4.17%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) SSL
2 2 (8.33%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (29.17%) DB2
General
1 13 (54.17%) Finance
2 8 (33.33%) Banking
3 2 (8.33%) Marketing
4 1 (4.17%) Advertising
4 1 (4.17%) Law
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Administrator
2 6 (25.00%) DB2 DBA
2 6 (25.00%) DBA
3 5 (20.83%) Consultant
4 4 (16.67%) Developer
5 3 (12.50%) DB2 Support
5 3 (12.50%) Production DBA
5 3 (12.50%) Security Consultant
6 2 (8.33%) DB2 Administrator
6 2 (8.33%) Mainframe DBA
6 2 (8.33%) Software Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Programmer
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Consultant
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Systems Administrator
7 1 (4.17%) Systems Programmer
7 1 (4.17%) Technical Developer
7 1 (4.17%) WebSphere Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) WebSphere MQ Administrator
7 1 (4.17%) z/OS Systems Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (29.17%) Middleware
2 3 (12.50%) ISPF
3 2 (8.33%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 13 (54.17%) Mainframe
2 5 (20.83%) Management Information System
3 3 (12.50%) IBM Mainframe
3 3 (12.50%) Replication
4 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (8.33%) Health Informatics
4 2 (8.33%) Informatics
4 2 (8.33%) iSeries
4 2 (8.33%) Tandem
5 1 (4.17%) Clustering
5 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 11 (45.83%) Windows
2 6 (25.00%) AIX
3 5 (20.83%) Unix
4 3 (12.50%) OS/2
5 1 (4.17%) HPUX
5 1 (4.17%) i5/OS
5 1 (4.17%) Linux
5 1 (4.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) Service Management
1 6 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (16.67%) Unit Testing
3 3 (12.50%) Validation
4 2 (8.33%) B2B
4 2 (8.33%) Resource Management
4 2 (8.33%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.17%) Data Modelling
5 1 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (4.17%) Migration
5 1 (4.17%) Process Improvement
5 1 (4.17%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.83%) REXX
2 3 (12.50%) JCL
2 3 (12.50%) SQL
System Software
1 6 (25.00%) ACF2
2 4 (16.67%) RACF
3 3 (12.50%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 6 (25.00%) zSecure
2 4 (16.67%) OMEGAMON
3 2 (8.33%) Control-M
Vendors
1 11 (45.83%) CA
2 10 (41.67%) IBM
3 4 (16.67%) IBM Sterling
4 3 (12.50%) BMC
5 2 (8.33%) Axway
6 1 (4.17%) Microsoft