The table below looks at the prevalence of the term 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 Mainframe over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mainframes
Rank 79 53 35
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -18
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 14 26 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.99% 1.91% 3.63%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.55% 7.60% 16.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 11
Average daily rate £400 £500 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +17.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £380 £398
% change year-on-year
+11.84% -4.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £39.50 £49.00
% change year-on-year
-26.58% -19.38%
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
394 342 268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 27.77% 25.17% 22.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 191 126
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £260 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 3
Average hourly rate £41.50 £16.00 £14.37
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+159.37% +11.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+35.71% -

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Mainframe
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Mainframe Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Mainframe
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Mainframe Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing 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 Mainframe.

1 30 (47.62%) Finance
2 25 (39.68%) Banking
3 22 (34.92%) DB2
4 21 (33.33%) CA
4 21 (33.33%) zOS
5 18 (28.57%) CICS
6 17 (26.98%) JCL
7 13 (20.63%) RACF
8 11 (17.46%) Unix
8 11 (17.46%) QA
8 11 (17.46%) CA Endevor
9 9 (14.29%) COBOL
10 8 (12.70%) Oracle
11 7 (11.11%) IBM
11 7 (11.11%) Project Management
12 6 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (9.52%) ETL
12 6 (9.52%) Linux
13 5 (7.94%) Windows
13 5 (7.94%) Data Modelling
13 5 (7.94%) Informatica
13 5 (7.94%) PowerCenter
13 5 (7.94%) PowerExchange
13 5 (7.94%) Migration
13 5 (7.94%) Change Management
13 5 (7.94%) VSAM
13 5 (7.94%) Data Analysis
13 5 (7.94%) Data Quality
13 5 (7.94%) Data Centre
13 5 (7.94%) SDLC

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing 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 Mainframe. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 18 (28.57%) CICS
2 5 (7.94%) PowerExchange
3 3 (4.76%) WebSphere
4 2 (3.17%) MQSeries
4 2 (3.17%) SAS
5 1 (1.59%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.17%) ACBS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.59%) LDAP
1 1 (1.59%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (34.92%) DB2
2 5 (7.94%) PowerCenter
3 4 (6.35%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.59%) IDMS
General
1 30 (47.62%) Finance
2 25 (39.68%) Banking
3 3 (4.76%) Law
4 2 (3.17%) Legal
4 2 (3.17%) Retail
4 2 (3.17%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.59%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 31 (49.21%) Analyst
2 11 (17.46%) CICS Analyst
2 11 (17.46%) Project Manager
3 10 (15.87%) Mainframe Analyst
4 9 (14.29%) Mainframe Operations Analyst
4 9 (14.29%) Operations Analyst
5 7 (11.11%) Mainframe Project Manager
5 7 (11.11%) Systems Analyst
6 5 (7.94%) Architect
6 5 (7.94%) Consultant
6 5 (7.94%) ETL Architect
7 4 (6.35%) Designer
8 3 (4.76%) Infrastructure Manager
8 3 (4.76%) IT Analyst
9 2 (3.17%) DB2 DBA
9 2 (3.17%) Oracle Consultant
9 2 (3.17%) Oracle Technical Consultant
9 2 (3.17%) SAS Consultant
9 2 (3.17%) Technical Designer
9 2 (3.17%) Transformation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.76%) Middleware
2 1 (1.59%) OAuth
2 1 (1.59%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.94%) Data Centre
1 5 (7.94%) Data Integration
1 5 (7.94%) IBM Mainframe
1 5 (7.94%) VSAM
2 3 (4.76%) PKI
3 1 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.59%) Clustering
3 1 (1.59%) Hedge funds
3 1 (1.59%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 21 (33.33%) zOS
2 11 (17.46%) Unix
3 6 (9.52%) Linux
4 5 (7.94%) Windows
5 2 (3.17%) Solaris
6 1 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.59%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (11.11%) Project Management
2 6 (9.52%) ETL
2 6 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (7.94%) Change Management
3 5 (7.94%) Data Analysis
3 5 (7.94%) Data Modelling
3 5 (7.94%) Migration
3 5 (7.94%) SDLC
4 2 (3.17%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (3.17%) Front End Development
4 2 (3.17%) High Availability
4 2 (3.17%) ITIL
4 2 (3.17%) Operations Management
4 2 (3.17%) PRINCE2
4 2 (3.17%) Programme Management
5 1 (1.59%) Identity Management
5 1 (1.59%) Quality Management
5 1 (1.59%) RAD
5 1 (1.59%) Risk Management
5 1 (1.59%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (26.98%) JCL
2 9 (14.29%) COBOL
3 4 (6.35%) SQL
4 2 (3.17%) Java
5 1 (1.59%) Perl
5 1 (1.59%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.59%) REXX
5 1 (1.59%) Ruby
5 1 (1.59%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (1.59%) Degree
1 1 (1.59%) PMI Certification
1 1 (1.59%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (17.46%) QA
2 5 (7.94%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.59%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (20.63%) RACF
2 1 (1.59%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.59%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (1.59%) Veritas File System
2 1 (1.59%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 11 (17.46%) CA Endevor
2 1 (1.59%) MAINVIEW
2 1 (1.59%) Nagios
2 1 (1.59%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (1.59%) TADDM
Vendors
1 21 (33.33%) CA
2 8 (12.70%) Oracle
3 7 (11.11%) IBM
4 5 (7.94%) Informatica
5 4 (6.35%) Ab Initio
6 2 (3.17%) BMC
6 2 (3.17%) Teradata
7 1 (1.59%) Citrix
7 1 (1.59%) ICL
7 1 (1.59%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.59%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.59%) Veritas
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