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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 51 31 30
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -1
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 25 53 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.83% 4.34% 3.75%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.71% 20.95% 17.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 7
Average daily rate
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£505 £415 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.68% -2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £310 £362
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £455 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £398 £400
% change year-on-year
-1.25% -0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 - £27.50
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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
287 253 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 21.01% 20.72% 20.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 120 56
Average daily rate £398 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £249 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £466
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 5
Average hourly rate £22.25 £14.50 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.44% +16.74%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -12.50%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Mainframe across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

Mainframe Daily Rate Histogram 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 5 March 2015, 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 21 (45.65%) Finance
2 20 (43.48%) Banking
3 14 (30.43%) COBOL
4 11 (23.91%) DB2
5 5 (10.87%) Oracle
5 5 (10.87%) SAS
5 5 (10.87%) SAN
5 5 (10.87%) CICS
5 5 (10.87%) Retail
6 4 (8.70%) Migration
6 4 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (8.70%) IBM
6 4 (8.70%) Windows
7 3 (6.52%) UNIX
7 3 (6.52%) zOS
7 3 (6.52%) VSAM
7 3 (6.52%) Retail Banking
7 3 (6.52%) CA Endevor
7 3 (6.52%) System Testing
7 3 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (4.35%) People Management
8 2 (4.35%) Time Management
8 2 (4.35%) Release Management
8 2 (4.35%) Integration Testing
8 2 (4.35%) IBM Mainframe
8 2 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (4.35%) Problem Management
8 2 (4.35%) Business Analysis
8 2 (4.35%) VMware

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 5 (10.87%) SAS
1 5 (10.87%) CICS
2 1 (2.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (4.35%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.87%) SAN
2 2 (4.35%) Firewall
3 1 (2.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (23.91%) DB2
2 1 (2.17%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.17%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 1 (2.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (4.35%) ClearCase
2 1 (2.17%) Selenium
General
1 21 (45.65%) Finance
2 20 (43.48%) Banking
3 5 (10.87%) Retail
4 3 (6.52%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.17%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (34.78%) Analyst
2 9 (19.57%) Technical Analyst
3 8 (17.39%) Architect
3 8 (17.39%) Developer
4 5 (10.87%) SAS Developer
5 4 (8.70%) Technical Leader
6 3 (6.52%) Technical Architect
6 3 (6.52%) Mainframe Developer
7 2 (4.35%) Tivoli Specialist
7 2 (4.35%) Configuration and Release Manager
7 2 (4.35%) Release Manager
7 2 (4.35%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Configuration Manager
8 1 (2.17%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 1 (2.17%) Solutions Architect
8 1 (2.17%) Development Manager
8 1 (2.17%) Support Analyst
8 1 (2.17%) Applications Support
8 1 (2.17%) Project Manager
8 1 (2.17%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.17%) Web Services
1 1 (2.17%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.52%) VSAM
1 3 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.35%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (4.35%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.17%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.17%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.70%) Windows
2 3 (6.52%) UNIX
2 3 (6.52%) zOS
3 2 (4.35%) AIX
3 2 (4.35%) HPUX
3 2 (4.35%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (8.70%) Migration
1 4 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (6.52%) System Testing
3 2 (4.35%) People Management
3 2 (4.35%) Time Management
3 2 (4.35%) Release Management
3 2 (4.35%) Integration Testing
3 2 (4.35%) Problem Management
3 2 (4.35%) Business Analysis
4 1 (2.17%) ETL
4 1 (2.17%) Project Management
4 1 (2.17%) Information Security
4 1 (2.17%) Security Management
4 1 (2.17%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (2.17%) Incident Management
4 1 (2.17%) Data Analysis
4 1 (2.17%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (2.17%) User Stories
4 1 (2.17%) Automation Testing
4 1 (2.17%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (30.43%) COBOL
2 2 (4.35%) Java
3 1 (2.17%) SQL
3 1 (2.17%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 1 (2.17%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.17%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (4.35%) RACF
Systems Management
1 3 (6.52%) CA Endevor
2 2 (4.35%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 5 (10.87%) Oracle
2 4 (8.70%) IBM
3 2 (4.35%) VMware
3 2 (4.35%) CA
4 1 (2.17%) HP