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 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM z/OS
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 69 82 -
Rank change year-on-year +13 -  
Contract jobs citing zOS 3 10 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.33% 0.66% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.76% 3.44% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 0
Median daily rate £440 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.22% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £400 £445
% change year-on-year +10.00% -10.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £19.25 -

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 170 291 237
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 18.93% 19.14% 16.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 139 113
Median daily rate £350 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £111 £275 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 6
Median hourly rate £19.00 - £38.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 - £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 - £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.84 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.44% +8.64%  

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

zOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 7 (58.33%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) Unix
2 6 (50.00%) Banking
2 6 (50.00%) iSeries
3 5 (41.67%) IBM
3 5 (41.67%) Finance
4 4 (33.33%) RACF
4 4 (33.33%) Mainframe
4 4 (33.33%) Tandem
5 3 (25.00%) DB2
6 2 (16.67%) SQL
6 2 (16.67%) Linux
6 2 (16.67%) OpenVMS
6 2 (16.67%) FTP
6 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
6 2 (16.67%) B2B
6 2 (16.67%) Internet
6 2 (16.67%) JCL
6 2 (16.67%) Middleware
6 2 (16.67%) Intel Security
6 2 (16.67%) TACACS
6 2 (16.67%) Law
6 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
6 2 (16.67%) Use Case
6 2 (16.67%) WebSphere
6 2 (16.67%) Axway
6 2 (16.67%) Cryptography
6 2 (16.67%) Sourcefire
6 2 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection

zOS
Top Related 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 2 (16.67%) WebSphere
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) FTP
1 2 (16.67%) Internet
1 2 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
1 2 (16.67%) TACACS
1 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (8.33%) BIG-IP
2 1 (8.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) DB2
2 1 (8.33%) Blockchain
General
1 6 (50.00%) Banking
2 5 (41.67%) Finance
3 2 (16.67%) Law
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Monitoring Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Security Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Security Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Security Monitoring Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Database Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Design Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Mainframe Operator
3 1 (8.33%) Monitoring Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) ISPF
1 2 (16.67%) Middleware
2 1 (8.33%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) iSeries
2 4 (33.33%) Mainframe
2 4 (33.33%) Tandem
3 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
4 1 (8.33%) Clustering
4 1 (8.33%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) Unix
3 2 (16.67%) Linux
3 2 (16.67%) OpenVMS
4 1 (8.33%) AIX
4 1 (8.33%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) B2B
1 2 (16.67%) Cryptography
1 2 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
1 2 (16.67%) Incident Management
1 2 (16.67%) Malware Analysis
1 2 (16.67%) Security Monitoring
1 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
1 2 (16.67%) SIEM
1 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (16.67%) Use Case
2 1 (8.33%) Database Security
2 1 (8.33%) ITIL
2 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
2 1 (8.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) JCL
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) RACF
2 2 (16.67%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (8.33%) Job Entry Subsystem
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) CA Endevor
1 1 (8.33%) SCOM
1 1 (8.33%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) IBM
2 2 (16.67%) Axway
2 2 (16.67%) FireEye
2 2 (16.67%) IBM Sterling
2 2 (16.67%) Intel Security
2 2 (16.67%) Sourcefire
3 1 (8.33%) F5
3 1 (8.33%) Intel
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft