Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 126 106 129
Rank change year-on-year -20 +23 -28
Contract jobs citing zOS 14 5 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.46% 0.22% 0.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.25% 1.25% 2.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 14
Edinburgh median daily rate £434 £440 £456
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.48% -3.56% +7.35%
10th Percentile £396 £420 £413
90th Percentile £480 £460 £674
Scotland median daily rate £434 £440 £456
% change year-on-year -1.48% -3.56% +7.35%
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 431 399 564
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 14.25% 17.70% 19.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 206 265
Edinburgh median daily rate £375 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% -9.38% +9.59%
10th Percentile £120 £206 £228
90th Percentile £519 £513 £500
Scotland median daily rate £360 £375 £355
% change year-on-year -4.00% +5.63% +5.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 1
Edinburgh median hourly rate £16.18 £15.86 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.02% +32.17% -70.00%
10th Percentile £10.75 £12.82 £11.00
90th Percentile £59.00 £33.57 £13.00
Scotland median hourly rate £15.81 £15.68 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.80% -58.19% +29.31%

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 20 July 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 10 (71.43%) Mainframe
2 9 (64.29%) DB2
2 9 (64.29%) Banking
3 7 (50.00%) WebSphere
3 7 (50.00%) SQL
4 6 (42.86%) IBM
4 6 (42.86%) BMC
4 6 (42.86%) REXX
4 6 (42.86%) RACF
4 6 (42.86%) Finance
5 5 (35.71%) OMEGAMON
5 5 (35.71%) Replication
5 5 (35.71%) CA
6 4 (28.57%) Oracle
7 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
8 2 (14.29%) Middleware
8 2 (14.29%) CICS
8 2 (14.29%) WebSphere MQ
8 2 (14.29%) SIEM
8 2 (14.29%) Incident Management
8 2 (14.29%) Relational Database
9 1 (7.14%) Service Design
9 1 (7.14%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (7.14%) Remediation Plan
9 1 (7.14%) Organisational Awareness
9 1 (7.14%) Decision-Making
9 1 (7.14%) Line Management
9 1 (7.14%) Public Cloud
9 1 (7.14%) Time Sharing Option
9 1 (7.14%) ISPF

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 7 (50.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (14.29%) CICS
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (64.29%) DB2
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
3 2 (14.29%) Relational Database
General
1 9 (64.29%) Banking
2 6 (42.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) DB2 DBA
1 6 (42.86%) DBA
2 3 (21.43%) Programmer
3 2 (14.29%) Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Database Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Mainframe Programmer
3 2 (14.29%) Mainframe Systems Programmer
3 2 (14.29%) Monitoring Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Security Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Security Monitoring Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) SIEM Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Systems Programmer
4 1 (7.14%) Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Architect
4 1 (7.14%) DB2 Support
4 1 (7.14%) Mainframe DBA
4 1 (7.14%) Production DBA
4 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (7.14%) z/OS Systems Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) Middleware
1 2 (14.29%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (7.14%) .NET
2 1 (7.14%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (7.14%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (71.43%) Mainframe
2 5 (35.71%) Replication
3 1 (7.14%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) AIX
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
1 1 (7.14%) OS/2
1 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (7.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (14.29%) Incident Management
1 2 (14.29%) SIEM
2 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (7.14%) Change Management
2 1 (7.14%) Content Management
2 1 (7.14%) Decision-Making
2 1 (7.14%) Information Security
2 1 (7.14%) Line Management
2 1 (7.14%) Organisational Awareness
2 1 (7.14%) Portfolio Management
2 1 (7.14%) Project Planning
2 1 (7.14%) Remediation Plan
2 1 (7.14%) Service Design
2 1 (7.14%) SOA
2 1 (7.14%) TOGAF
2 1 (7.14%) UML
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) SQL
2 6 (42.86%) REXX
3 1 (7.14%) JCL
System Software
1 6 (42.86%) RACF
2 1 (7.14%) ACF2
2 1 (7.14%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (7.14%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (35.71%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) BMC
1 6 (42.86%) IBM
2 5 (35.71%) CA
3 4 (28.57%) Oracle
4 1 (7.14%) Ab Initio
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.14%) Planview
4 1 (7.14%) Red Hat
4 1 (7.14%) ServiceNow