Period
to 11 December 2018

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 6 months to 11 December 2018 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
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 132 132 102
Rank change year-on-year 0 -30 0
Contract jobs citing zOS 8 4 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.28% 0.14% 0.85%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.63% 0.78% 5.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 4
Edinburgh median daily rate £475 £456 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.11% +7.35% -5.56%
10th Percentile £423 £406 £413
90th Percentile £498 £510 £503
Scotland median daily rate £475 £456 £425
% change year-on-year +4.11% +7.35% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - - -

zOS is in the Operating Systems category. The following 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.

All Operating Systems
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 492 513 308
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 17.28% 17.53% 15.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 281 145
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £155 £206 £137
90th Percentile £544 £575 £503
Scotland median daily rate £388 £393 £325
% change year-on-year -1.15% +20.77% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 14 10
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.25 £16.36 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.44% -15.01% +26.23%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.71 £14.37
90th Percentile £44.34 £21.00 £52.00
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year - +2.94% -9.33%

zOS
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing zOS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

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 11 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing zOS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for zOS.

1 6 (75.00%) DB2
2 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 5 (62.50%) Banking
3 3 (37.50%) Mainframe
3 3 (37.50%) IBM
3 3 (37.50%) WebSphere
4 2 (25.00%) OMEGAMON
4 2 (25.00%) Finance
4 2 (25.00%) Replication
4 2 (25.00%) CICS
4 2 (25.00%) BMC
4 2 (25.00%) CA
4 2 (25.00%) REXX
4 2 (25.00%) Linux
4 2 (25.00%) RACF
4 2 (25.00%) Oracle
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (25.00%) Unix
4 2 (25.00%) SIEM
4 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
5 1 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (12.50%) DevOps
5 1 (12.50%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (12.50%) VSAM
5 1 (12.50%) ISPF
5 1 (12.50%) Windows
5 1 (12.50%) Web Services
5 1 (12.50%) COBOL
5 1 (12.50%) HTML

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 3 (37.50%) WebSphere
2 2 (25.00%) CICS
3 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (75.00%) DB2
2 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (12.50%) IDMS
General
1 5 (62.50%) Banking
2 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) DB2 DBA
1 3 (37.50%) DBA
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Database Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Monitoring Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Programmer
2 2 (25.00%) Security Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Security Monitoring Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) SIEM Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) CICS Programmer
3 1 (12.50%) CICS Systems Programmer
3 1 (12.50%) DB2 Support
3 1 (12.50%) Production DBA
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Programmer
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) HTML
1 1 (12.50%) ISPF
1 1 (12.50%) Middleware
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Mainframe
2 2 (25.00%) Replication
3 1 (12.50%) LPAR
3 1 (12.50%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
1 2 (25.00%) Unix
2 1 (12.50%) OS/2
2 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) SIEM
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
2 1 (12.50%) DevOps
2 1 (12.50%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) REXX
3 1 (12.50%) COBOL
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) RACF
2 1 (12.50%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) IBM
2 2 (25.00%) BMC
2 2 (25.00%) CA
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (12.50%) Red Hat