The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 28 April 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
UK / Scotland
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 110 140 118
Rank change year-on-year +30 -22  
Contract jobs citing zOS 2 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.10% 0.34% 0.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.42% 1.26% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 10 7
Median daily rate - £456 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.35%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £442 £445
% change year-on-year -0.45% -0.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £34.50 £31.30
% change year-on-year - +10.22%  

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 Scotland with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 480 795 623
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 24.76% 26.72% 20.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 398 324
Median daily rate £388 £375 £324
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +15.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £146 £225 £114
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £463 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 24 47
Median hourly rate £15.86 £37.50 £28.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.70% +33.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.39 £20.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £42.00 £41.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +6.45%  

zOS
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

zOS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing zOS in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for zOS in Scotland

zOS
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing zOS within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +9 2 - - 1
zOS
UK

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 Scotland region with a requirement for zOS.

1 4 (57.14%) Windows
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
1 4 (57.14%) Banking
2 3 (42.86%) iSeries
2 3 (42.86%) DB2
2 3 (42.86%) Unix
3 2 (28.57%) Intel Security
3 2 (28.57%) Mainframe
3 2 (28.57%) Law
3 2 (28.57%) Tandem
3 2 (28.57%) IBM
3 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
3 2 (28.57%) Use Case
3 2 (28.57%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (14.29%) SCOM
4 1 (14.29%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (14.29%) FireEye
4 1 (14.29%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (14.29%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 1 (14.29%) Blockchain
4 1 (14.29%) Security Monitoring
4 1 (14.29%) F5
4 1 (14.29%) SIEM
4 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
4 1 (14.29%) Database Security
4 1 (14.29%) SCOrch
4 1 (14.29%) Malware Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Sourcefire
4 1 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (14.29%) BIG-IP

zOS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
1 1 (14.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) BIG-IP
1 1 (14.29%) FTP
1 1 (14.29%) Internet
1 1 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (14.29%) SSL
1 1 (14.29%) TACACS
1 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) DB2
2 1 (14.29%) Blockchain
General
1 4 (57.14%) Banking
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Law
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Security Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Database Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Design Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Mainframe Operator
2 1 (14.29%) Monitoring Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Monitoring Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Security Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Security Monitoring Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) ISPF
1 1 (14.29%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) iSeries
2 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 2 (28.57%) Mainframe
2 2 (28.57%) Tandem
3 1 (14.29%) Clustering
3 1 (14.29%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Unix
3 1 (14.29%) AIX
3 1 (14.29%) Linux
3 1 (14.29%) OpenVMS
3 1 (14.29%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Customer Requirements
1 2 (28.57%) Use Case
2 1 (14.29%) B2B
2 1 (14.29%) Database Security
2 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Malware Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
2 1 (14.29%) Security Monitoring
2 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
2 1 (14.29%) Service Management
2 1 (14.29%) SIEM
2 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) JCL
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 1 (14.29%) Job Entry Subsystem
1 1 (14.29%) RACF
1 1 (14.29%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) CA Endevor
1 1 (14.29%) SCOM
1 1 (14.29%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) IBM
1 2 (28.57%) Intel Security
2 1 (14.29%) Axway
2 1 (14.29%) F5
2 1 (14.29%) FireEye
2 1 (14.29%) IBM Sterling
2 1 (14.29%) Intel
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Sourcefire