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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 40 61 34
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -27
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 49 22 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 3.05% 1.71% 3.63%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 12.28% 6.81% 15.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 15 14
Average daily rate
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£425 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £275 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £450 £411
UK excluding London average daily rate £403 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+0.62% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £27.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-54.54% +14.58%
Mainframe
Scotland

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
399 323 242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 24.86% 25.16% 23.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 187 108
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 3
Average hourly rate £16.25 £21.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.61% +61.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.56 £11.00 £12.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £26.00 £20.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.63 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +8.12%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 27 (36.00%) Finance
2 24 (32.00%) Banking
3 19 (25.33%) IBM
3 19 (25.33%) zOS
4 18 (24.00%) CA
5 17 (22.67%) CICS
6 16 (21.33%) DB2
6 16 (21.33%) Migration
7 12 (16.00%) IBM Mainframe
8 11 (14.67%) Change Management
9 10 (13.33%) Solaris
10 9 (12.00%) COBOL
11 8 (10.67%) AIX
11 8 (10.67%) HPUX
12 7 (9.33%) BMC
12 7 (9.33%) Performance Tuning
12 7 (9.33%) Performance Monitoring
13 6 (8.00%) WebSphere
13 6 (8.00%) REXX
14 5 (6.67%) RACF
14 5 (6.67%) JCL
14 5 (6.67%) Middleware
14 5 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
14 5 (6.67%) UNIX
14 5 (6.67%) SQL
14 5 (6.67%) Oracle
15 4 (5.33%) LPAR
15 4 (5.33%) WebSphere Application Server
15 4 (5.33%) OS/2
15 4 (5.33%) Informatica

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 17 (22.67%) CICS
2 6 (8.00%) WebSphere
3 4 (5.33%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (5.33%) PowerExchange
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.67%) TCP/IP
1 2 (2.67%) SAN
1 2 (2.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (21.33%) DB2
2 2 (2.67%) PowerCenter
3 1 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
General
1 27 (36.00%) Finance
2 24 (32.00%) Banking
3 2 (2.67%) Retail
3 2 (2.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (32.00%) Analyst
2 15 (20.00%) Operations Analyst
3 11 (14.67%) Administrator
4 9 (12.00%) Architect
5 6 (8.00%) Project Manager
5 6 (8.00%) Infrastructure Architect
6 5 (6.67%) Developer
6 5 (6.67%) DBA
6 5 (6.67%) DB2 DBA
7 4 (5.33%) Consultant
7 4 (5.33%) WebSphere Administrator
8 3 (4.00%) Informatica Developer
8 3 (4.00%) Informatica Consultant
8 3 (4.00%) Designer
9 2 (2.67%) RACF Administrator
9 2 (2.67%) Security Specialist
9 2 (2.67%) Technical Leader
9 2 (2.67%) Systems Analyst
9 2 (2.67%) Solutions Designer
9 2 (2.67%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.67%) Middleware
2 4 (5.33%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (2.67%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 1 (1.33%) Web Services
4 1 (1.33%) CPAN
4 1 (1.33%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 4 (5.33%) LPAR
3 2 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.67%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.67%) iSeries
3 2 (2.67%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.67%) VSAM
4 1 (1.33%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 19 (25.33%) zOS
2 10 (13.33%) Solaris
3 8 (10.67%) AIX
3 8 (10.67%) HPUX
4 5 (6.67%) UNIX
5 4 (5.33%) OS/2
6 3 (4.00%) Windows
7 2 (2.67%) Linux
8 1 (1.33%) VMS
8 1 (1.33%) OS/400
8 1 (1.33%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (21.33%) Migration
2 11 (14.67%) Change Management
3 7 (9.33%) Performance Tuning
3 7 (9.33%) Performance Monitoring
4 5 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (4.00%) SDLC
6 2 (2.67%) Data Migration
6 2 (2.67%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (2.67%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (2.67%) Data Management
6 2 (2.67%) Data Analysis
6 2 (2.67%) Project Management
6 2 (2.67%) PRINCE2
7 1 (1.33%) Data Modelling
7 1 (1.33%) ETL
7 1 (1.33%) Configuration Management
7 1 (1.33%) ITIL
7 1 (1.33%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (1.33%) Risk Management
7 1 (1.33%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 9 (12.00%) COBOL
2 6 (8.00%) REXX
3 5 (6.67%) JCL
3 5 (6.67%) SQL
4 3 (4.00%) CLIST
5 1 (1.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (2.67%) CISA
1 2 (2.67%) QiCA
2 1 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.67%) QA
2 1 (1.33%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.33%) BS7799
2 1 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (6.67%) RACF
2 2 (2.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.67%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 1 (1.33%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 2 (2.67%) CA Endevor
1 2 (2.67%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (1.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (1.33%) Control-M
Vendors
1 19 (25.33%) IBM
2 18 (24.00%) CA
3 7 (9.33%) BMC
4 5 (6.67%) Oracle
5 4 (5.33%) Microsoft
5 4 (5.33%) HP
5 4 (5.33%) Informatica
6 2 (2.67%) VMware
6 2 (2.67%) Sybase
7 1 (1.33%) Syncsort
7 1 (1.33%) Ab Initio