The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for zOS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited zOS over the 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

IBM z/OS
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 87 65
Rank change year-on-year +7 -22  
Contract jobs citing zOS 2 9 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.17% 0.68% 1.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.97% 3.21% 9.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 9 12
Median daily rate - £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.82%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £442 £417
% change year-on-year -9.50% +5.99%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.00 £31.30
% change year-on-year - +11.82%  

zOS is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 207 280 229
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 17.39% 21.13% 15.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 122 110
Median daily rate £375 £387 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.10% +14.24%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £290 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 9
Median hourly rate £15.56 £12.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.62% -70.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

zOS
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing zOS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for zOS in Edinburgh

zOS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing zOS in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for zOS in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for zOS.

1 4 (80.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (60.00%) DB2
2 3 (60.00%) IBM
2 3 (60.00%) Banking
3 2 (40.00%) Finance
3 2 (40.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (40.00%) Unix
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) iSeries
4 1 (20.00%) F5
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (20.00%) SCOrch
4 1 (20.00%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (20.00%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 1 (20.00%) AIX
4 1 (20.00%) Linux
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (20.00%) FTP
4 1 (20.00%) B2B
4 1 (20.00%) SSL
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) Intel
4 1 (20.00%) CA
4 1 (20.00%) OS/2
4 1 (20.00%) JCL
4 1 (20.00%) Middleware
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (20.00%) SCOM

zOS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (20.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) BIG-IP
1 1 (20.00%) FTP
1 1 (20.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) DB2
2 1 (20.00%) IMS/DB
General
1 3 (60.00%) Banking
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) DB2 DBA
1 2 (40.00%) DBA
2 1 (20.00%) Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) DB2 Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Mainframe DBA
2 1 (20.00%) Mainframe Operator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) ISPF
1 1 (20.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (40.00%) iSeries
3 1 (20.00%) Clustering
3 1 (20.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (20.00%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Unix
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) AIX
2 1 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (20.00%) B2B
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (20.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) JCL
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Job Entry Subsystem
1 1 (20.00%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) CA Endevor
1 1 (20.00%) SCOM
1 1 (20.00%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) IBM
2 1 (20.00%) Axway
2 1 (20.00%) CA
2 1 (20.00%) F5
2 1 (20.00%) IBM Sterling
2 1 (20.00%) Intel
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft