Period
to 21 April 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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 121 105 116
Rank change year-on-year -16 +11 +5
Contract jobs citing zOS 11 8 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.39% 0.43% 0.76%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.44% 2.39% 4.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 13
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £440 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.41% -4.86% +5.71%
10th Percentile £395 £420 £400
90th Percentile £455 £460 £705
Scotland median daily rate £425 £440 £463
% change year-on-year -3.41% -4.86% +8.82%
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 451 335 546
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 16.06% 18.19% 18.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 169 243
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £150 £200 £251
90th Percentile £575 £488 £525
Scotland median daily rate £375 £363 £351
% change year-on-year +3.45% +3.20% +4.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 3
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +47.54% -61.88%
10th Percentile £14.63 £13.89 £14.13
90th Percentile £21.00 £52.17 £83.28
Scotland median hourly rate £16.81 £17.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year -2.55% -52.08% +28.11%

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 21 April 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 8 (72.73%) Mainframe
2 6 (54.55%) Finance
2 6 (54.55%) DB2
3 5 (45.45%) IBM
3 5 (45.45%) Oracle
4 4 (36.36%) Banking
4 4 (36.36%) WebSphere
4 4 (36.36%) REXX
5 3 (27.27%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (27.27%) SQL
5 3 (27.27%) Unix
5 3 (27.27%) Windows
5 3 (27.27%) AIX
5 3 (27.27%) Linux
5 3 (27.27%) BMC
5 3 (27.27%) Middleware
6 2 (18.18%) Decision-Making
6 2 (18.18%) Service Design
6 2 (18.18%) Incident Management
6 2 (18.18%) Re-Platforming
6 2 (18.18%) TOGAF
6 2 (18.18%) Content Management
6 2 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (18.18%) IBM Integration Bus
6 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (18.18%) MongoDB
6 2 (18.18%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (18.18%) NoSQL
6 2 (18.18%) Portfolio Management

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 4 (36.36%) WebSphere
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (9.09%) CICS
3 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (54.55%) DB2
2 2 (18.18%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (18.18%) MongoDB
2 2 (18.18%) NoSQL
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (54.55%) Finance
2 4 (36.36%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) DB2 DBA
1 5 (45.45%) DBA
2 2 (18.18%) Architect
2 2 (18.18%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Mainframe DBA
3 1 (9.09%) Mainframe Programmer
3 1 (9.09%) Mainframe Systems Programmer
3 1 (9.09%) Programmer
3 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Systems Programmer
3 1 (9.09%) z/OS Systems Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) Middleware
1 3 (27.27%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (18.18%) .NET
2 2 (18.18%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (9.09%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (72.73%) Mainframe
2 1 (9.09%) Public Cloud
2 1 (9.09%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) AIX
1 3 (27.27%) Linux
1 3 (27.27%) Unix
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) Content Management
1 2 (18.18%) Decision-Making
1 2 (18.18%) Incident Management
1 2 (18.18%) Information Security
1 2 (18.18%) Migration
1 2 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
1 2 (18.18%) Portfolio Management
1 2 (18.18%) Re-Platforming
1 2 (18.18%) Service Design
1 2 (18.18%) SOA
1 2 (18.18%) TOGAF
1 2 (18.18%) UML
2 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (9.09%) Change Management
2 1 (9.09%) ITIL
2 1 (9.09%) Line Management
2 1 (9.09%) Organisational Awareness
2 1 (9.09%) Problem Management
2 1 (9.09%) Project Planning
2 1 (9.09%) Remediation Plan
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) REXX
2 3 (27.27%) SQL
3 2 (18.18%) JCL
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) RACF
2 1 (9.09%) ACF2
2 1 (9.09%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 1 (9.09%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) CA Endevor
1 1 (9.09%) Control-M
1 1 (9.09%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) IBM
1 5 (45.45%) Oracle
2 3 (27.27%) BMC
3 2 (18.18%) Ab Initio
3 2 (18.18%) CA
3 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 1 (9.09%) Planview
4 1 (9.09%) ServiceNow