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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mainframe over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mainframes
Rank 37 43 58
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +15
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 40 48 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 3.93% 2.81% 1.59%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 12.70% 9.56% 6.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 31 13
Median daily rate £475 £425 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +32.81%
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+11.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.25 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-3.35% +44.66%
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
315 502 293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 30.97% 29.43% 24.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 252 162
Median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £250 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £377 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.53% +7.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 9
Median hourly rate £30.50 £16.25 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.69% +3.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.92 £12.00 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £29.00 £40.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.88 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.22% +7.88%

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Mainframe as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 29 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Mainframe also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 56 (70.89%) Finance
2 40 (50.63%) CA
3 23 (29.11%) IBM
4 17 (21.52%) Banking
5 15 (18.99%) Unix
6 13 (16.46%) Windows
6 13 (16.46%) JCL
6 13 (16.46%) ISPF
6 13 (16.46%) Time Sharing Option
7 12 (15.19%) Service Management
7 12 (15.19%) Data Centre
7 12 (15.19%) Service Delivery
7 12 (15.19%) FTP
8 11 (13.92%) iSeries
8 11 (13.92%) Tandem
9 10 (12.66%) Law
10 9 (11.39%) Migration
11 7 (8.86%) DB2
11 7 (8.86%) zOS
11 7 (8.86%) RACF
12 6 (7.59%) AIX
12 6 (7.59%) HPUX
12 6 (7.59%) Solaris
12 6 (7.59%) CICS
12 6 (7.59%) Stakeholder Management
13 5 (6.33%) SQL
13 5 (6.33%) Disaster Recovery
13 5 (6.33%) REXX
14 4 (5.06%) Tivoli
14 4 (5.06%) SLA

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (7.59%) CICS
2 4 (5.06%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.53%) PowerExchange
Applications
1 2 (2.53%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 12 (15.19%) FTP
2 2 (2.53%) Network Security
2 2 (2.53%) Wireless
3 1 (1.27%) LDAP
3 1 (1.27%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.86%) DB2
2 2 (2.53%) Data Lake
2 2 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.53%) Hadoop
2 2 (2.53%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.53%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 2 (2.53%) ERwin
General
1 56 (70.89%) Finance
2 17 (21.52%) Banking
3 10 (12.66%) Law
4 3 (3.80%) Retail
4 3 (3.80%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.27%) Marketing
5 1 (1.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (46.84%) Analyst
2 33 (41.77%) Operations Analyst
3 32 (40.51%) Mainframe Analyst
3 32 (40.51%) Mainframe Operations Analyst
4 12 (15.19%) Developer
5 10 (12.66%) Technical Developer
6 7 (8.86%) Architect
6 7 (8.86%) Consultant
7 6 (7.59%) DB2 DBA
7 6 (7.59%) DBA
8 5 (6.33%) Infrastructure Architect
9 4 (5.06%) Project Manager
10 3 (3.80%) DB2 Support
10 3 (3.80%) Production DBA
10 3 (3.80%) Security Consultant
11 2 (2.53%) Designer
11 2 (2.53%) IT Project Manager
11 2 (2.53%) Senior Developer
11 2 (2.53%) Solutions Designer
11 2 (2.53%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (16.46%) ISPF
2 3 (3.80%) Middleware
3 2 (2.53%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.19%) Data Centre
2 11 (13.92%) iSeries
2 11 (13.92%) Tandem
3 4 (5.06%) EMC VMAX
3 4 (5.06%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.80%) IBM Mainframe
4 3 (3.80%) Replication
5 2 (2.53%) PKI
6 1 (1.27%) Health Informatics
6 1 (1.27%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 15 (18.99%) Unix
2 13 (16.46%) Windows
3 7 (8.86%) zOS
4 6 (7.59%) AIX
4 6 (7.59%) HPUX
4 6 (7.59%) Solaris
5 3 (3.80%) OS/2
6 2 (2.53%) Linux
7 1 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (15.19%) Service Delivery
1 12 (15.19%) Service Management
2 9 (11.39%) Migration
3 6 (7.59%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (6.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (5.06%) Test Management
5 4 (5.06%) Test Planning
5 4 (5.06%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (3.80%) Data Modelling
6 3 (3.80%) Project Management
6 3 (3.80%) Resource Management
7 2 (2.53%) Data Analysis
7 2 (2.53%) ETL
7 2 (2.53%) ETL Development
7 2 (2.53%) Identity Management
7 2 (2.53%) Information Security
7 2 (2.53%) PRINCE2
7 2 (2.53%) Risk Management
7 2 (2.53%) Security Management
7 2 (2.53%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 13 (16.46%) JCL
2 5 (6.33%) REXX
2 5 (6.33%) SQL
3 2 (2.53%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (2.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (1.27%) CCNA
2 1 (1.27%) CCNP
2 1 (1.27%) CISA
2 1 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.27%) CISM
2 1 (1.27%) CISSP
2 1 (1.27%) MCP
2 1 (1.27%) MCSE
2 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.06%) SLA
2 2 (2.53%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.27%) COBIT
3 1 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (16.46%) Time Sharing Option
2 7 (8.86%) RACF
3 4 (5.06%) SRDF
4 1 (1.27%) ACF2
4 1 (1.27%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (5.06%) OMEGAMON
1 4 (5.06%) TADDM
1 4 (5.06%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.27%) zSecure
Vendors
1 40 (50.63%) CA
2 23 (29.11%) IBM
3 4 (5.06%) EMC
4 3 (3.80%) BMC
5 2 (2.53%) Informatica
5 2 (2.53%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.53%) Oracle
5 2 (2.53%) Teradata
6 1 (1.27%) Axway
6 1 (1.27%) IBM Sterling