Period
to 24 July 2017

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 6 months to 24 July 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
6 months to
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 158 192 178
Rank change year-on-year +34 -14 -20
Contract jobs citing zOS 16 17 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.38% 0.31% 0.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.66% 1.22% 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 14 17
Scotland median daily rate £440 £456 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.56% +7.35% -5.56%
10th Percentile £411 £413 £363
90th Percentile £456 £674 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - £34.75 £50.00
% change year-on-year - -30.50% +66.67%

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 966 1397 1218
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 22.96% 25.31% 19.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 492 752 613
Scotland median daily rate £375 £355 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.63% +5.19% -3.57%
10th Percentile £151 £176 £113
90th Percentile £500 £476 £468
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 37 74
Scotland median hourly rate £15.86 £37.50 £28.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.71% +31.35% +58.61%
10th Percentile £11.32 £13.15 £12.04
90th Percentile £24.50 £45.10 £42.93
UK median hourly rate £16.39 £16.50 £16.16
% change year-on-year -0.67% +2.10% +1.75%

zOS
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing zOS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

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 6 months to 24 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow - 11 £429 -
Edinburgh +13 5 £440 -3.56%
zOS
UK

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 15 (93.75%) Mainframe
2 14 (87.50%) IBM
2 14 (87.50%) DB2
3 12 (75.00%) Unix
3 12 (75.00%) Middleware
4 11 (68.75%) Finance
4 11 (68.75%) ISPF
4 11 (68.75%) Time Sharing Option
4 11 (68.75%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 11 (68.75%) SQL
4 11 (68.75%) Sybase
4 11 (68.75%) MQSeries
4 11 (68.75%) Microsoft Excel
4 11 (68.75%) SSL
4 11 (68.75%) Assembly Language
4 11 (68.75%) CA
4 11 (68.75%) JCL
5 10 (62.50%) RACF
5 10 (62.50%) REXX
5 10 (62.50%) CICS
5 10 (62.50%) Kerberos
5 10 (62.50%) SAS
5 10 (62.50%) Microsoft Office
5 10 (62.50%) CLIST
5 10 (62.50%) Time Management
5 10 (62.50%) Project Planning
5 10 (62.50%) Security Management
5 10 (62.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (62.50%) PKI
5 10 (62.50%) SSH

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 11 (68.75%) MQSeries
2 10 (62.50%) CICS
2 10 (62.50%) SAS
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
3 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (68.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (62.50%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (62.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 11 (68.75%) SSL
2 10 (62.50%) Kerberos
2 10 (62.50%) SSH
3 1 (6.25%) BIG-IP
3 1 (6.25%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (87.50%) DB2
2 1 (6.25%) IMS/DB
General
1 11 (68.75%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Security Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Assembler Programmer
2 3 (18.75%) Mainframe Programmer
2 3 (18.75%) Programmer
2 3 (18.75%) RACF Programmer
2 3 (18.75%) SAS Programmer
3 2 (12.50%) DB2 DBA
3 2 (12.50%) DBA
4 1 (6.25%) Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) DB2 Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Mainframe DBA
4 1 (6.25%) Mainframe Operator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (75.00%) Middleware
2 11 (68.75%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (93.75%) Mainframe
2 10 (62.50%) PKI
3 2 (12.50%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (12.50%) iSeries
4 1 (6.25%) Clustering
4 1 (6.25%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 12 (75.00%) Unix
2 2 (12.50%) Windows
3 1 (6.25%) AIX
3 1 (6.25%) Linux
3 1 (6.25%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Project Planning
1 10 (62.50%) Security Management
1 10 (62.50%) Time Management
2 9 (56.25%) Information Security
2 9 (56.25%) People Management
3 2 (12.50%) Problem Management
4 1 (6.25%) B2B
4 1 (6.25%) ITIL
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
4 1 (6.25%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (68.75%) Assembly Language
1 11 (68.75%) JCL
1 11 (68.75%) SQL
2 10 (62.50%) CLIST
2 10 (62.50%) REXX
3 9 (56.25%) Perl
3 9 (56.25%) Shell Script
System Software
1 11 (68.75%) Job Entry Subsystem
1 11 (68.75%) Time Sharing Option
2 10 (62.50%) RACF
Systems Management
1 10 (62.50%) zSecure
2 1 (6.25%) CA Endevor
2 1 (6.25%) SCOM
2 1 (6.25%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 14 (87.50%) IBM
2 11 (68.75%) CA
2 11 (68.75%) Sybase
3 1 (6.25%) Axway
3 1 (6.25%) F5
3 1 (6.25%) IBM Sterling
3 1 (6.25%) Intel
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft