The first 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Edinburgh region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 31 23 55
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +32
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 55 34 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 4.28% 4.52% 1.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 24.89% 26.98% 8.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 2
Average daily rate £420 £450 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +34.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £368 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £519 £347
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £394 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +8.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £27.96 £27.57
% change year-on-year
+9.08% +1.43%
Miscellaneous Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
221 126 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 17.21% 16.73% 13.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 54 82
Average daily rate £375 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £210 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 2
Average hourly rate £25.00 £12.42 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+101.28% -61.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%
Mainframe
Scotland

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014, 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 39 (40.21%) Finance
1 39 (40.21%) Banking
2 27 (27.84%) CICS
3 25 (25.77%) DB2
4 22 (22.68%) UNIX
5 18 (18.56%) Windows
6 17 (17.53%) zOS
6 17 (17.53%) IBM
7 16 (16.49%) Oracle
8 15 (15.46%) JCL
9 13 (13.40%) SAS
10 12 (12.37%) Middleware
11 11 (11.34%) REXX
11 11 (11.34%) CA
11 11 (11.34%) WebSphere
12 10 (10.31%) Replication
13 9 (9.28%) Stakeholder Management
14 8 (8.25%) RACF
15 7 (7.22%) COBOL
15 7 (7.22%) AIX
15 7 (7.22%) Linux
15 7 (7.22%) Security Management
15 7 (7.22%) IBM Mainframe
15 7 (7.22%) Retail
16 6 (6.19%) Microsoft
16 6 (6.19%) EMC
16 6 (6.19%) Fibre Channel
17 4 (4.12%) Tandem
17 4 (4.12%) Risk Management
17 4 (4.12%) Migration

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 27 (27.84%) CICS
2 13 (13.40%) SAS
3 11 (11.34%) WebSphere
4 3 (3.09%) MQSeries
5 1 (1.03%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 3 (3.09%) MS Project
1 3 (3.09%) MS Office
2 1 (1.03%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.09%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (2.06%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.03%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (1.03%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.12%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.19%) Fibre Channel
2 4 (4.12%) SAN
2 4 (4.12%) NAS
3 3 (3.09%) Firewall
4 1 (1.03%) Intranet
4 1 (1.03%) Internet
4 1 (1.03%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (25.77%) DB2
2 3 (3.09%) Relational Database
2 3 (3.09%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.03%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 1 (1.03%) ClearCase
1 1 (1.03%) ClearQuest
General
1 39 (40.21%) Finance
1 39 (40.21%) Banking
2 7 (7.22%) Retail
3 3 (3.09%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.06%) Retail Banking
4 2 (2.06%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.03%) Italian Language
5 1 (1.03%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 21 (21.65%) Analyst
2 13 (13.40%) Developer
3 9 (9.28%) Project Manager
4 8 (8.25%) Consultant
5 7 (7.22%) SAS Developer
6 6 (6.19%) Architect
7 5 (5.15%) Mainframe Consultant
7 5 (5.15%) SAS Analyst
7 5 (5.15%) Storage Consultant
7 5 (5.15%) Operations Analyst
8 4 (4.12%) Developer Analyst
8 4 (4.12%) Designer
9 3 (3.09%) Programmer
9 3 (3.09%) Administrator
9 3 (3.09%) Infrastructure Designer
9 3 (3.09%) Systems Programmer
9 3 (3.09%) Solutions Designer
9 3 (3.09%) Technical Specialist
10 2 (2.06%) Infrastructure Architect
10 2 (2.06%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (12.37%) Middleware
2 3 (3.09%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (1.03%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.31%) Replication
2 7 (7.22%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (4.12%) Tandem
3 4 (4.12%) iSeries
4 3 (3.09%) VSAM
5 2 (2.06%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.03%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.03%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 22 (22.68%) UNIX
2 18 (18.56%) Windows
3 17 (17.53%) zOS
4 7 (7.22%) AIX
4 7 (7.22%) Linux
5 3 (3.09%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (9.28%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (7.22%) Security Management
3 4 (4.12%) Risk Management
3 4 (4.12%) Migration
3 4 (4.12%) Integration Testing
4 3 (3.09%) Change Control
4 3 (3.09%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (3.09%) Service Delivery
4 3 (3.09%) System Testing
4 3 (3.09%) Network Design
5 2 (2.06%) Data Analysis
5 2 (2.06%) Incident Management
5 2 (2.06%) Change Management
5 2 (2.06%) Configuration Management
5 2 (2.06%) PRINCE2
5 2 (2.06%) Test Strategy
6 1 (1.03%) PRINCE
6 1 (1.03%) SOA
6 1 (1.03%) ETL
6 1 (1.03%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (15.46%) JCL
2 11 (11.34%) REXX
3 7 (7.22%) COBOL
4 3 (3.09%) SQL
5 1 (1.03%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.12%) SLA
2 3 (3.09%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.06%) QA
System Software
1 8 (8.25%) RACF
2 4 (4.12%) SRDF
3 3 (3.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.03%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 17 (17.53%) IBM
2 16 (16.49%) Oracle
3 11 (11.34%) CA
4 6 (6.19%) Microsoft
4 6 (6.19%) EMC
5 2 (2.06%) Brocade
5 2 (2.06%) Informatica
6 1 (1.03%) Planview
6 1 (1.03%) Ab Initio
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