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 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 51 9 45
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +36
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 24 117 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.97% 9.95% 1.53%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.57% 40.48% 6.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 51 7
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£348 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.23% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £16.40 £30.20
% change year-on-year
+67.68% -45.69%
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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
280 289 243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 22.97% 24.57% 23.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 133 95
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £167 £245 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £480 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 9
Average hourly rate £14.39 £16.50 £12.83
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.81% +28.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £12.50 £8.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.75 £17.00 £24.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -32.69%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 35 (64.81%) Finance
2 25 (46.30%) Banking
3 18 (33.33%) Oracle
4 16 (29.63%) zOS
5 15 (27.78%) SAS
6 12 (22.22%) DB2
6 12 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (20.37%) Retail
7 11 (20.37%) CICS
8 10 (18.52%) UNIX
8 10 (18.52%) WebSphere
9 9 (16.67%) Windows
9 9 (16.67%) AIX
9 9 (16.67%) VBA
9 9 (16.67%) IBM
9 9 (16.67%) Replication
10 8 (14.81%) Microsoft
10 8 (14.81%) EMC
10 8 (14.81%) SAN
10 8 (14.81%) Linux
10 8 (14.81%) IBM Mainframe
10 8 (14.81%) NAS
10 8 (14.81%) SRDF
11 7 (12.96%) System Testing
12 6 (11.11%) SQL
13 5 (9.26%) Retail Banking
13 5 (9.26%) Data Analysis
14 4 (7.41%) Network Design
14 4 (7.41%) Operations Research
14 4 (7.41%) Statistics

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 15 (27.78%) SAS
2 11 (20.37%) CICS
3 10 (18.52%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.85%) MS Visio
1 1 (1.85%) MS Project
1 1 (1.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (7.41%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.81%) SAN
1 8 (14.81%) NAS
2 4 (7.41%) Firewall
3 1 (1.85%) SMS
3 1 (1.85%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (22.22%) DB2
2 2 (3.70%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.85%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.85%) SAS Data Integration Studio
General
1 35 (64.81%) Finance
2 25 (46.30%) Banking
3 11 (20.37%) Retail
4 5 (9.26%) Retail Banking
5 4 (7.41%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.85%) Italian Language
6 1 (1.85%) Marketing
6 1 (1.85%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 19 (35.19%) Developer
2 16 (29.63%) Analyst
3 11 (20.37%) SAS Developer
4 8 (14.81%) Designer
5 6 (11.11%) Infrastructure Designer
6 4 (7.41%) Fraud Analyst
6 4 (7.41%) Project Manager
7 3 (5.56%) Solutions Designer
7 3 (5.56%) VBA Developer
8 2 (3.70%) Developer Analyst
8 2 (3.70%) SAS Analyst
8 2 (3.70%) Technical Analyst
8 2 (3.70%) Analyst Developer
8 2 (3.70%) Assistant Business Analyst
8 2 (3.70%) Business Analyst
9 1 (1.85%) Architect
9 1 (1.85%) Test Analyst
9 1 (1.85%) Web Developer
9 1 (1.85%) Business Developer
9 1 (1.85%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.41%) Middleware
2 2 (3.70%) Web Services
2 2 (3.70%) XML
3 1 (1.85%) .NET
3 1 (1.85%) HTML
3 1 (1.85%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.85%) CSS
3 1 (1.85%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (1.85%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 1 (1.85%) jQuery
3 1 (1.85%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.85%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (16.67%) Replication
3 8 (14.81%) IBM Mainframe
4 4 (7.41%) Statistics
5 2 (3.70%) AS400
6 1 (1.85%) Data Extraction
6 1 (1.85%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 16 (29.63%) zOS
2 10 (18.52%) UNIX
3 9 (16.67%) Windows
3 9 (16.67%) AIX
4 8 (14.81%) Linux
5 2 (3.70%) MVS
6 1 (1.85%) HPUX
6 1 (1.85%) Solaris
6 1 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (12.96%) System Testing
2 5 (9.26%) Data Analysis
3 4 (7.41%) Network Design
3 4 (7.41%) Operations Research
3 4 (7.41%) Statistical Modelling
3 4 (7.41%) Analytics
3 4 (7.41%) Benchmarking
4 3 (5.56%) Unit Testing
4 3 (5.56%) Integration Testing
4 3 (5.56%) Business Analysis
5 2 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (3.70%) Problem Management
5 2 (3.70%) Waterfall
5 2 (3.70%) Time Management
5 2 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (1.85%) SOA
6 1 (1.85%) Project Management
6 1 (1.85%) MVC
6 1 (1.85%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.67%) VBA
2 6 (11.11%) SQL
3 3 (5.56%) REXX
4 2 (3.70%) JCL
5 1 (1.85%) VB
5 1 (1.85%) C#
5 1 (1.85%) Java
5 1 (1.85%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.85%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 4 (7.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.41%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (14.81%) SRDF
2 4 (7.41%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.41%) RACF
3 3 (5.56%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 1 (1.85%) Tivoli
1 1 (1.85%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 18 (33.33%) Oracle
2 9 (16.67%) IBM
3 8 (14.81%) Microsoft
3 8 (14.81%) EMC
4 4 (7.41%) TSYS
5 1 (1.85%) Cognos
5 1 (1.85%) CA
5 1 (1.85%) SAP
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