The table below looks at the prevalence of the term IBM Mainframe in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM Mainframe over the 3 months to 27 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Mainframe
Rank 76 75 57
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -18
Contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe 8 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.55% 0.66% 0.36%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.36% 2.61% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 2
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£375 £450 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £420 £463
% change year-on-year
-4.64% -9.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
IBM Mainframe
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Miscellaneous Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
339 307 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 23.43% 25.29% 24.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 183 90
Average daily rate £350 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £235 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £510 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 3
Average hourly rate £39.00 £25.00 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.00% +101.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.95 £22.25 £21.83
% change year-on-year
-14.83% +1.92%

IBM Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IBM Mainframe across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

IBM Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

IBM Mainframe
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe across the Edinburgh region.

IBM Mainframe Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

IBM Mainframe
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IBM Mainframe across the Edinburgh region.

IBM Mainframe Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

IBM Mainframe
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing IBM Mainframe also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited IBM Mainframe.

1 10 (100.00%) IBM
1 10 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 6 (60.00%) CA
2 6 (60.00%) zOS
3 5 (50.00%) REXX
4 4 (40.00%) OS/2
4 4 (40.00%) RACF
4 4 (40.00%) Change Management
4 4 (40.00%) Finance
4 4 (40.00%) BMC
4 4 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (40.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (30.00%) Banking
5 3 (30.00%) JCL
5 3 (30.00%) COBOL
5 3 (30.00%) DB2
6 2 (20.00%) OMEGAMON
7 1 (10.00%) Release Management
7 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
7 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
7 1 (10.00%) CA Endevor
7 1 (10.00%) MS Office
7 1 (10.00%) Windows
7 1 (10.00%) ClearCase
7 1 (10.00%) Client/Server
7 1 (10.00%) SQL
7 1 (10.00%) CICS
7 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management

IBM Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing IBM Mainframe also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited IBM Mainframe. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) ClearCase
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 3 (30.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Administrator
2 3 (30.00%) DBA
2 3 (30.00%) DB2 DBA
3 2 (20.00%) Security Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Product Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Configuration and Release Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Configuration Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Release Manager
Miscellaneous
1 10 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (10.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) zOS
2 4 (40.00%) OS/2
3 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Change Management
1 4 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
1 4 (40.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) REXX
2 3 (30.00%) JCL
2 3 (30.00%) COBOL
3 1 (10.00%) SQL
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) RACF
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (10.00%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) IBM
2 6 (60.00%) CA
3 4 (40.00%) BMC