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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 46 67 24
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -43
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 48 13 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.80% 1.09% 5.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 10.30% 4.25% 20.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 7 25
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£425 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £283 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £600 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £28.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+33.92% +16.66%
Mainframe
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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
466 306 287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 27.20% 25.59% 25.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 162 123
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £175 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 6
Average hourly rate £16.50 £13.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £12.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £42.50 £17.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +14.28%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 37 (42.53%) Finance
2 29 (33.33%) Banking
3 26 (29.89%) CA
4 23 (26.44%) zOS
5 22 (25.29%) IBM
6 20 (22.99%) CICS
7 17 (19.54%) DB2
8 14 (16.09%) Migration
8 14 (16.09%) IBM Mainframe
9 13 (14.94%) Change Management
10 10 (11.49%) JCL
10 10 (11.49%) UNIX
11 9 (10.34%) COBOL
12 8 (9.20%) Solaris
12 8 (9.20%) Informatica
12 8 (9.20%) PowerExchange
13 7 (8.05%) RACF
13 7 (8.05%) Stakeholder Management
13 7 (8.05%) BMC
13 7 (8.05%) Performance Tuning
13 7 (8.05%) Performance Monitoring
13 7 (8.05%) SDLC
14 6 (6.90%) WebSphere
14 6 (6.90%) Data Analysis
14 6 (6.90%) PowerCenter
14 6 (6.90%) REXX
14 6 (6.90%) SQL
14 6 (6.90%) Oracle
14 6 (6.90%) AIX
14 6 (6.90%) HPUX

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 20 (22.99%) CICS
2 8 (9.20%) PowerExchange
3 6 (6.90%) WebSphere
4 4 (4.60%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.15%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.15%) ACBS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.30%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (19.54%) DB2
2 6 (6.90%) PowerCenter
3 1 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
General
1 37 (42.53%) Finance
2 29 (33.33%) Banking
3 2 (2.30%) Retail
3 2 (2.30%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (35.63%) Analyst
2 21 (24.14%) Operations Analyst
3 11 (12.64%) Architect
3 11 (12.64%) Project Manager
3 11 (12.64%) Administrator
4 6 (6.90%) Infrastructure Architect
5 5 (5.75%) DBA
5 5 (5.75%) Developer
5 5 (5.75%) Consultant
5 5 (5.75%) DB2 DBA
5 5 (5.75%) ETL Architect
6 4 (4.60%) WebSphere Administrator
7 3 (3.45%) Informatica Developer
7 3 (3.45%) Informatica Consultant
8 2 (2.30%) Security Specialist
8 2 (2.30%) Systems Analyst
8 2 (2.30%) Solutions Designer
8 2 (2.30%) Technical Analyst
8 2 (2.30%) Designer
8 2 (2.30%) RACF Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.75%) Middleware
2 4 (4.60%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (2.30%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 1 (1.15%) Web Services
4 1 (1.15%) CPAN
4 1 (1.15%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.09%) IBM Mainframe
2 5 (5.75%) Data Integration
2 5 (5.75%) VSAM
3 4 (4.60%) LPAR
4 2 (2.30%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.30%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.30%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.30%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 23 (26.44%) zOS
2 10 (11.49%) UNIX
3 8 (9.20%) Solaris
4 6 (6.90%) AIX
4 6 (6.90%) HPUX
5 4 (4.60%) Windows
5 4 (4.60%) Linux
5 4 (4.60%) OS/2
6 1 (1.15%) OS/390
6 1 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.15%) VMS
6 1 (1.15%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (16.09%) Migration
2 13 (14.94%) Change Management
3 7 (8.05%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (8.05%) Performance Tuning
3 7 (8.05%) Performance Monitoring
3 7 (8.05%) SDLC
4 6 (6.90%) Data Analysis
5 5 (5.75%) Data Modelling
5 5 (5.75%) ETL
6 4 (4.60%) Project Management
7 3 (3.45%) PRINCE2
8 2 (2.30%) ITIL
8 2 (2.30%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (2.30%) Data Management
8 2 (2.30%) Data Migration
8 2 (2.30%) Capacity Planning
9 1 (1.15%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (1.15%) Demand Management
9 1 (1.15%) Infrastructure Management
9 1 (1.15%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (11.49%) JCL
2 9 (10.34%) COBOL
3 6 (6.90%) SQL
3 6 (6.90%) REXX
4 3 (3.45%) CLIST
5 1 (1.15%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (2.30%) CISA
1 2 (2.30%) QiCA
2 1 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.75%) Data Quality
2 4 (4.60%) QA
3 1 (1.15%) BS7799
3 1 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (8.05%) RACF
2 2 (2.30%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 1 (1.15%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 4 (4.60%) CA Endevor
2 2 (2.30%) OMEGAMON
3 1 (1.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (1.15%) Control-M
Vendors
1 26 (29.89%) CA
2 22 (25.29%) IBM
3 8 (9.20%) Informatica
4 7 (8.05%) BMC
5 6 (6.90%) Oracle
6 5 (5.75%) Microsoft
7 3 (3.45%) HP
8 2 (2.30%) Sybase
9 1 (1.15%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.15%) Ab Initio
9 1 (1.15%) Teradata
9 1 (1.15%) Syncsort