Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 132 107 98
Rank change year-on-year -25 -9 +12
Contract jobs citing zOS 3 16 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.10% 0.76% 1.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.59% 4.68% 7.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 15
Edinburgh median daily rate £500 £425 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -0.58% +7.55%
10th Percentile £490 £413 £365
90th Percentile £510 £503 £508
Scotland median daily rate £470 £425 £428
% change year-on-year +10.59% -0.58% +33.59%
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 507 342 467
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 17.21% 16.20% 14.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 165 226
Edinburgh median daily rate £395 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.33% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £207 £146 £221
90th Percentile £575 £500 £496
Scotland median daily rate £388 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +19.23% -7.14% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 2
Edinburgh median hourly rate £16.68 £19.25 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.35% +24.19% +8.47%
10th Percentile £11.34 £13.14 £11.45
90th Percentile £21.00 £52.00 £19.15
Scotland median hourly rate £17.00 £18.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year -6.85% -3.95% +15.15%

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 24 November 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 2 (66.67%) DB2
1 2 (66.67%) Mainframe
1 2 (66.67%) Banking
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) IMS/DB
2 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
2 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (33.33%) Blockchain
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) IBM
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) CA

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) DB2
2 1 (33.33%) Blockchain
2 1 (33.33%) IMS/DB
General
1 2 (66.67%) Banking
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) DB2 DBA
1 2 (66.67%) DBA
2 1 (33.33%) Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Cybersecurity Architect
2 1 (33.33%) DB2 Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Mainframe DBA
2 1 (33.33%) Security Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Mainframe
2 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
1 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) CA
1 1 (33.33%) IBM