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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM z/OS
Rank 113 81 100
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +19
Contract jobs citing zOS 11 31 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.40% 1.24% 0.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.89% 5.44% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 17 1
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£398 £374 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.28% -0.26%
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £375 £393
% change year-on-year
+23.33% -4.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.00 -
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
582 570 478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 21.06% 22.85% 17.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 253 178
Average daily rate £304 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £125 £103
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £438 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 23 43
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £24.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.25% -8.82%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 -21 11 £398 +6.14% 2
Stirling - - - -
zOS
UK

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 18 (69.23%) Mainframe
1 18 (69.23%) Finance
2 14 (53.85%) UNIX
2 14 (53.85%) WebSphere
3 13 (50.00%) CICS
4 11 (42.31%) DB2
5 9 (34.62%) Windows
5 9 (34.62%) AIX
5 9 (34.62%) IBM
5 9 (34.62%) Replication
5 9 (34.62%) Banking
6 8 (30.77%) NAS
6 8 (30.77%) IBM Mainframe
6 8 (30.77%) SRDF
6 8 (30.77%) Financial Institution
6 8 (30.77%) Microsoft
6 8 (30.77%) Linux
6 8 (30.77%) EMC
6 8 (30.77%) SAN
6 8 (30.77%) Oracle
7 4 (15.38%) REXX
7 4 (15.38%) JCL
7 4 (15.38%) Middleware
7 4 (15.38%) WebSphere Application Server
7 4 (15.38%) Active Directory
7 4 (15.38%) Network Design
7 4 (15.38%) PCI DSS
7 4 (15.38%) WebSphere Portal
7 4 (15.38%) Oracle BPM
7 4 (15.38%) Firewall

zOS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 14 (53.85%) WebSphere
2 13 (50.00%) CICS
3 4 (15.38%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (15.38%) WebSphere Portal
Business Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (30.77%) NAS
1 8 (30.77%) SAN
2 4 (15.38%) Firewall
3 1 (3.85%) SMS
3 1 (3.85%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (42.31%) DB2
2 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
General
1 18 (69.23%) Finance
2 9 (34.62%) Banking
3 8 (30.77%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.85%) Retail Banking
4 1 (3.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Designer
2 6 (23.08%) Infrastructure Designer
3 5 (19.23%) Administrator
4 4 (15.38%) WebSphere Administrator
4 4 (15.38%) Developer
5 3 (11.54%) Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Solutions Designer
6 2 (7.69%) Technical Specialist
7 1 (3.85%) Systems Programmer
7 1 (3.85%) Mainframe Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Consultant
7 1 (3.85%) DBA
7 1 (3.85%) Programmer
7 1 (3.85%) Operations Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) WebSphere Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (15.38%) Middleware
2 2 (7.69%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (69.23%) Mainframe
2 9 (34.62%) Replication
3 8 (30.77%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (3.85%) VSAM
4 1 (3.85%) DataPower
4 1 (3.85%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 14 (53.85%) UNIX
2 9 (34.62%) Windows
2 9 (34.62%) AIX
3 8 (30.77%) Linux
4 2 (7.69%) MVS
5 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.85%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (15.38%) Network Design
2 1 (3.85%) Data Architecture
2 1 (3.85%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (3.85%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (3.85%) Line Management
2 1 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) REXX
1 4 (15.38%) JCL
2 1 (3.85%) Assembly Language
2 1 (3.85%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (15.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (30.77%) SRDF
2 4 (15.38%) Active Directory
3 3 (11.54%) ACF2
4 1 (3.85%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 9 (34.62%) IBM
2 8 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 8 (30.77%) EMC
2 8 (30.77%) Oracle
3 1 (3.85%) CA
3 1 (3.85%) SAP
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