Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 123 129 108
Rank change year-on-year +6 -21 -16
Contract jobs citing zOS 13 3 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.44% 0.11% 0.79%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.00% 0.64% 4.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 14
Edinburgh median daily rate £438 £500 £456
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +9.59% +7.04%
10th Percentile £413 £490 £413
90th Percentile £495 £510 £674
Scotland median daily rate £438 £470 £450
% change year-on-year -6.91% +4.44% +5.88%
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 434 471 439
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 14.60% 17.87% 18.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 235 207
Edinburgh median daily rate £380 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.33% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £120 £210 £194
90th Percentile £525 £538 £513
Scotland median daily rate £375 £375 £345
% change year-on-year - +8.70% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 1
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £14.66 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.37% +22.17% -70.00%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.15 £11.00
90th Percentile £44.27 £17.50 £13.00
Scotland median hourly rate £16.76 £15.86 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.67% -55.94% +71.43%

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 18 September 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 9 (69.23%) DB2
2 8 (61.54%) Banking
3 7 (53.85%) SQL
3 7 (53.85%) Mainframe
4 6 (46.15%) WebSphere
5 5 (38.46%) RACF
5 5 (38.46%) REXX
5 5 (38.46%) IBM
5 5 (38.46%) BMC
6 4 (30.77%) CA
6 4 (30.77%) Finance
6 4 (30.77%) Replication
6 4 (30.77%) OMEGAMON
7 2 (15.38%) CICS
7 2 (15.38%) Linux
7 2 (15.38%) Oracle
7 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
7 2 (15.38%) Unix
7 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
7 2 (15.38%) Incident Management
7 2 (15.38%) ISPF
7 2 (15.38%) Middleware
7 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (15.38%) SIEM
7 2 (15.38%) Time Sharing Option
8 1 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (7.69%) Remediation Plan
8 1 (7.69%) Organisational Awareness
8 1 (7.69%) ACF2
8 1 (7.69%) Performance Tuning

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 6 (46.15%) WebSphere
2 2 (15.38%) CICS
3 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) SSL
1 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (69.23%) DB2
2 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
3 1 (7.69%) IDMS
General
1 8 (61.54%) Banking
2 4 (30.77%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) DB2 DBA
1 6 (46.15%) DBA
2 3 (23.08%) Programmer
3 2 (15.38%) Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Database Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Monitoring Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Security Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Security Monitoring Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) SIEM Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Systems Programmer
4 1 (7.69%) Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) CICS Programmer
4 1 (7.69%) CICS Systems Programmer
4 1 (7.69%) DB2 Support
4 1 (7.69%) Mainframe DBA
4 1 (7.69%) Mainframe Programmer
4 1 (7.69%) Mainframe Systems Programmer
4 1 (7.69%) Production DBA
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) ISPF
1 2 (15.38%) Middleware
2 1 (7.69%) HTML
2 1 (7.69%) Web Services
2 1 (7.69%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (53.85%) Mainframe
2 4 (30.77%) Replication
3 1 (7.69%) LPAR
3 1 (7.69%) Public Cloud
3 1 (7.69%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Linux
1 2 (15.38%) Unix
2 1 (7.69%) OS/2
2 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (15.38%) Incident Management
1 2 (15.38%) SIEM
2 1 (7.69%) Data Migration
2 1 (7.69%) DevOps
2 1 (7.69%) Line Management
2 1 (7.69%) Migration
2 1 (7.69%) Organisational Awareness
2 1 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (7.69%) Remediation Plan
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) SQL
2 5 (38.46%) REXX
3 1 (7.69%) COBOL
3 1 (7.69%) JCL
System Software
1 5 (38.46%) RACF
2 2 (15.38%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (7.69%) ACF2
3 1 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) BMC
1 5 (38.46%) IBM
2 4 (30.77%) CA
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle
4 1 (7.69%) Red Hat