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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 55 33 25
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -8
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 26 56 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.76% 4.39% 4.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.07% 18.73% 19.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 11 7
Average daily rate
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£485 £420 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.47% -11.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £250 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £490 £526
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £420 £386
% change year-on-year
-1.30% +8.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.90 £30.50 £27.96
% change year-on-year
-28.19% +9.08%
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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
322 299 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 21.80% 23.43% 22.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 159 73
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £236 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 3
Average hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +101.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-11.62% +1.17%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 22 (43.14%) Banking
2 21 (41.18%) Finance
3 16 (31.37%) COBOL
3 16 (31.37%) DB2
4 9 (17.65%) Migration
4 9 (17.65%) CICS
5 6 (11.76%) IBM
6 5 (9.80%) SAN
6 5 (9.80%) UNIX
6 5 (9.80%) Windows
6 5 (9.80%) AIX
6 5 (9.80%) HPUX
6 5 (9.80%) Solaris
6 5 (9.80%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (9.80%) IBM Mainframe
7 4 (7.84%) Oracle
7 4 (7.84%) zOS
8 3 (5.88%) Middleware
8 3 (5.88%) VSAM
8 3 (5.88%) WebSphere
8 3 (5.88%) CA Endevor
9 2 (3.92%) Release Management
9 2 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
9 2 (3.92%) iSeries
9 2 (3.92%) LPAR
9 2 (3.92%) Retail
9 2 (3.92%) Retail Banking
9 2 (3.92%) Business Analysis
9 2 (3.92%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (3.92%) Analytical Skills

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 9 (17.65%) CICS
2 3 (5.88%) WebSphere
3 2 (3.92%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (3.92%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.80%) SAN
2 2 (3.92%) Firewall
3 1 (1.96%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (31.37%) DB2
2 1 (1.96%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.96%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (3.92%) ClearCase
2 1 (1.96%) Selenium
General
1 22 (43.14%) Banking
2 21 (41.18%) Finance
3 2 (3.92%) Retail
3 2 (3.92%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.96%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (39.22%) Analyst
2 10 (19.61%) Architect
3 9 (17.65%) Technical Analyst
4 4 (7.84%) Operations Analyst
4 4 (7.84%) Technical Leader
4 4 (7.84%) Developer
5 3 (5.88%) Technical Architect
5 3 (5.88%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (5.88%) Mainframe Developer
6 2 (3.92%) Configuration and Release Manager
6 2 (3.92%) Security Specialist
6 2 (3.92%) WebSphere Administrator
6 2 (3.92%) Release Manager
6 2 (3.92%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (3.92%) Configuration Manager
6 2 (3.92%) Administrator
7 1 (1.96%) Audit Manager
7 1 (1.96%) DBA
7 1 (1.96%) Support Analyst
7 1 (1.96%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.88%) Middleware
2 2 (3.92%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (1.96%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.80%) IBM Mainframe
2 3 (5.88%) VSAM
3 2 (3.92%) iSeries
3 2 (3.92%) LPAR
3 2 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.92%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.92%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.96%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.80%) UNIX
1 5 (9.80%) Windows
1 5 (9.80%) AIX
1 5 (9.80%) HPUX
1 5 (9.80%) Solaris
2 4 (7.84%) zOS
3 2 (3.92%) Linux
4 1 (1.96%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (17.65%) Migration
2 5 (9.80%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (3.92%) Release Management
3 2 (3.92%) Business Analysis
3 2 (3.92%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (3.92%) Data Analysis
3 2 (3.92%) Information Security
4 1 (1.96%) ETL
4 1 (1.96%) Configuration Management
4 1 (1.96%) Project Management
4 1 (1.96%) Change Management
4 1 (1.96%) Security Management
4 1 (1.96%) Risk Management
4 1 (1.96%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (1.96%) User Stories
4 1 (1.96%) Automation Testing
4 1 (1.96%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (1.96%) Incident Management
4 1 (1.96%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (1.96%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 16 (31.37%) COBOL
2 2 (3.92%) SQL
3 1 (1.96%) Java
3 1 (1.96%) REXX
Qualifications
1 2 (3.92%) CISA
1 2 (3.92%) QiCA
2 1 (1.96%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.96%) QA
1 1 (1.96%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (3.92%) RACF
Systems Management
1 3 (5.88%) CA Endevor
2 1 (1.96%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 6 (11.76%) IBM
2 4 (7.84%) Oracle
3 2 (3.92%) VMware
3 2 (3.92%) CA
3 2 (3.92%) Sybase
4 1 (1.96%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.96%) HP
4 1 (1.96%) Ab Initio
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