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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 62 34 52
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +18
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 22 37 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.72% 3.62% 0.88%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 10.63% 22.42% 5.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 14 3
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£350 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £363 £342
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £411 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £337
% change year-on-year
- +18.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £24.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+14.58% -17.24%
Miscellaneous Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
207 165 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 16.21% 16.13% 16.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 74 58
Average daily rate £375 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £337
% change year-on-year
- +4.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 5
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.19 £15.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.60 £34.10 £41.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -25.45%
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 25 July 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 25 July 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 41 (54.67%) Finance
2 32 (42.67%) Banking
3 22 (29.33%) Oracle
4 17 (22.67%) SAS
4 17 (22.67%) CICS
5 16 (21.33%) DB2
6 15 (20.00%) Replication
6 15 (20.00%) WebSphere
7 14 (18.67%) UNIX
8 12 (16.00%) IBM
9 11 (14.67%) Linux
9 11 (14.67%) Windows
9 11 (14.67%) AIX
9 11 (14.67%) IBM Mainframe
10 10 (13.33%) zOS
10 10 (13.33%) JCL
11 9 (12.00%) VBA
11 9 (12.00%) Microsoft
11 9 (12.00%) CA
11 9 (12.00%) EMC
11 9 (12.00%) SAN
11 9 (12.00%) Retail
11 9 (12.00%) NAS
11 9 (12.00%) SRDF
12 7 (9.33%) Data Analysis
12 7 (9.33%) REXX
13 6 (8.00%) Middleware
13 6 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
14 5 (6.67%) System Testing
14 5 (6.67%) SQL

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 17 (22.67%) SAS
1 17 (22.67%) CICS
2 15 (20.00%) WebSphere
3 3 (4.00%) MQSeries
4 1 (1.33%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (1.33%) MS Project
1 1 (1.33%) MS Office
1 1 (1.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (5.33%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.33%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.00%) SAN
1 9 (12.00%) NAS
2 4 (5.33%) Fibre Channel
2 4 (5.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (21.33%) DB2
2 4 (5.33%) RDBMS
2 4 (5.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.33%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 1 (1.33%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (1.33%) ClearCase
1 1 (1.33%) ClearQuest
General
1 41 (54.67%) Finance
2 32 (42.67%) Banking
3 9 (12.00%) Retail
4 4 (5.33%) Financial Institution
5 3 (4.00%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.33%) Marketing
6 1 (1.33%) Italian Language
6 1 (1.33%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (30.67%) Analyst
2 20 (26.67%) Developer
3 11 (14.67%) SAS Developer
4 9 (12.00%) Designer
5 7 (9.33%) Infrastructure Designer
6 6 (8.00%) SAS Analyst
6 6 (8.00%) Developer Analyst
6 6 (8.00%) Consultant
7 5 (6.67%) Operations Analyst
8 4 (5.33%) Storage Consultant
8 4 (5.33%) Solutions Designer
8 4 (5.33%) Fraud Analyst
8 4 (5.33%) Business Analyst
8 4 (5.33%) Mainframe Consultant
9 3 (4.00%) Project Manager
9 3 (4.00%) Technical Specialist
9 3 (4.00%) VBA Developer
9 3 (4.00%) Mainframe Developer
10 2 (2.67%) Test Analyst
10 2 (2.67%) Assistant Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.00%) Middleware
2 2 (2.67%) Web Services
2 2 (2.67%) XML
2 2 (2.67%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (1.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.33%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 1 (1.33%) jQuery
3 1 (1.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (1.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 1 (1.33%) HTML
3 1 (1.33%) .NET
3 1 (1.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (20.00%) Replication
2 11 (14.67%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (5.33%) Statistics
4 2 (2.67%) VSAM
4 2 (2.67%) AS400
5 1 (1.33%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.33%) Tandem
5 1 (1.33%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.33%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 14 (18.67%) UNIX
2 11 (14.67%) Windows
2 11 (14.67%) AIX
2 11 (14.67%) Linux
3 10 (13.33%) zOS
4 3 (4.00%) MVS
5 1 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.33%) HPUX
5 1 (1.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (9.33%) Data Analysis
2 6 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (6.67%) System Testing
4 4 (5.33%) Operations Research
4 4 (5.33%) Integration Testing
4 4 (5.33%) Statistical Modelling
4 4 (5.33%) Analytics
4 4 (5.33%) Network Design
4 4 (5.33%) Benchmarking
4 4 (5.33%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (4.00%) Service Delivery
5 3 (4.00%) Business Analysis
5 3 (4.00%) Migration
5 3 (4.00%) Unit Testing
6 2 (2.67%) Waterfall
6 2 (2.67%) Test Strategy
6 2 (2.67%) Incident Management
7 1 (1.33%) Workflow Management
7 1 (1.33%) Project Management
7 1 (1.33%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 10 (13.33%) JCL
2 9 (12.00%) VBA
3 7 (9.33%) REXX
4 5 (6.67%) SQL
5 4 (5.33%) COBOL
6 1 (1.33%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.33%) VB
6 1 (1.33%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (5.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.33%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.67%) SLA
2 2 (2.67%) QA
System Software
1 9 (12.00%) SRDF
2 4 (5.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.33%) ACF2
Vendors
1 22 (29.33%) Oracle
2 12 (16.00%) IBM
3 9 (12.00%) Microsoft
3 9 (12.00%) EMC
3 9 (12.00%) CA
4 4 (5.33%) TSYS
5 1 (1.33%) Ab Initio
5 1 (1.33%) Planview
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