Period
to 17 January 2018

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 17 January 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 173 154 162
Rank change year-on-year -19 +8 +11
Contract jobs citing zOS 11 16 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.23% 0.42% 0.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.18% 1.77% 2.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 12
Scotland median daily rate £456 £425 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.35% -8.11% +16.35%
10th Percentile £406 £388 £400
90th Percentile £510 £503 £524
UK median daily rate £445 £439 £450
% change year-on-year +1.42% -2.50% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £52.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year -47.62% +81.03% -

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 Scotland with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 936 906 1,106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 19.68% 23.90% 19.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 508 481 563
Scotland median daily rate £398 £335 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.66% -1.47% +3.03%
10th Percentile £156 £155 £175
90th Percentile £550 £450 £475
UK median daily rate £425 £402 £400
% change year-on-year +5.85% +0.38% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 50 25
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £17.75 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.41% -4.05% +14.48%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.32 £13.00
90th Percentile £32.63 £52.00 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +5.64% - +3.13%

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 17 January 2018. 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 - 6 - -
Edinburgh -39 5 £456 +7.35% 1
zOS
UK

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 9 (81.82%) DB2
1 9 (81.82%) Mainframe
1 9 (81.82%) Finance
2 8 (72.73%) REXX
2 8 (72.73%) Unix
2 8 (72.73%) SQL
2 8 (72.73%) IBM
3 7 (63.64%) CA
3 7 (63.64%) JCL
3 7 (63.64%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 6 (54.55%) People Management
4 6 (54.55%) Time Sharing Option
4 6 (54.55%) CLIST
4 6 (54.55%) zSecure
4 6 (54.55%) SSH
4 6 (54.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (54.55%) PKI
4 6 (54.55%) ISPF
4 6 (54.55%) Project Planning
4 6 (54.55%) Time Management
4 6 (54.55%) Security Management
4 6 (54.55%) Middleware
4 6 (54.55%) Shell Script
4 6 (54.55%) RACF
4 6 (54.55%) Information Security
4 6 (54.55%) CICS
4 6 (54.55%) Assembly Language
4 6 (54.55%) MQSeries
4 6 (54.55%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (54.55%) SAS

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 6 (54.55%) CICS
1 6 (54.55%) MQSeries
1 6 (54.55%) SAS
2 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft Office
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 6 (54.55%) Kerberos
1 6 (54.55%) SSH
1 6 (54.55%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (81.82%) DB2
2 2 (18.18%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (18.18%) MongoDB
2 2 (18.18%) NoSQL
3 1 (9.09%) Blockchain
General
1 9 (81.82%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Assembler Programmer
1 3 (27.27%) DB2 DBA
1 3 (27.27%) DBA
1 3 (27.27%) Mainframe Programmer
1 3 (27.27%) Programmer
1 3 (27.27%) RACF Programmer
1 3 (27.27%) SAS Programmer
2 1 (9.09%) Architect
2 1 (9.09%) Cybersecurity Architect
2 1 (9.09%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) ISPF
1 6 (54.55%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (81.82%) Mainframe
2 6 (54.55%) PKI
3 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (72.73%) Unix
2 4 (36.36%) Windows
3 3 (27.27%) Linux
4 1 (9.09%) AIX
4 1 (9.09%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Information Security
1 6 (54.55%) People Management
1 6 (54.55%) Project Planning
1 6 (54.55%) Security Management
1 6 (54.55%) Time Management
2 2 (18.18%) Migration
2 2 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (18.18%) Re-Platforming
3 1 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL
3 1 (9.09%) Problem Management
3 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) REXX
1 8 (72.73%) SQL
2 7 (63.64%) JCL
3 6 (54.55%) Assembly Language
3 6 (54.55%) CLIST
3 6 (54.55%) Perl
3 6 (54.55%) Shell Script
System Software
1 7 (63.64%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 6 (54.55%) RACF
2 6 (54.55%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (54.55%) zSecure
2 1 (9.09%) CA Endevor
2 1 (9.09%) Control-M
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) IBM
2 7 (63.64%) CA
3 6 (54.55%) Sybase
4 2 (18.18%) Oracle
5 1 (9.09%) BMC