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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 56 38 47
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +9
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 26 42 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.93% 3.66% 1.61%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.47% 18.10% 7.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 7
Average daily rate
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£500 £425 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +14.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £505 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £398 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £49.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year
-19.38% +308.33%
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
307 232 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 22.77% 20.23% 21.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 115 68
Average daily rate £400 £360 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 5
Average hourly rate £22.25 £14.37 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.83% +19.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.89 £12.07 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £16.87 £12.42
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 (54.00%) Finance
2 21 (42.00%) Banking
3 12 (24.00%) DB2
4 11 (22.00%) COBOL
5 9 (18.00%) Retail
6 8 (16.00%) CICS
6 8 (16.00%) zOS
7 7 (14.00%) Oracle
7 7 (14.00%) SAS
8 5 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (10.00%) Retail Banking
8 5 (10.00%) System Testing
8 5 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (8.00%) Integration Testing
9 4 (8.00%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (8.00%) RACF
9 4 (8.00%) IBM
9 4 (8.00%) Windows
10 3 (6.00%) UNIX
10 3 (6.00%) MS Office
10 3 (6.00%) SAN
10 3 (6.00%) REXX
10 3 (6.00%) CA Endevor
11 2 (4.00%) WebSphere
11 2 (4.00%) Release Management
11 2 (4.00%) Problem Management
11 2 (4.00%) Business Analysis
11 2 (4.00%) ACF2
11 2 (4.00%) Relational Database
11 2 (4.00%) IBM Mainframe

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 8 (16.00%) CICS
2 7 (14.00%) SAS
3 2 (4.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (6.00%) MS Office
2 1 (2.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.00%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.00%) SAN
2 1 (2.00%) SMS
2 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.00%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (24.00%) DB2
2 2 (4.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.00%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 2 (4.00%) ClearCase
2 1 (2.00%) Selenium
General
1 27 (54.00%) Finance
2 21 (42.00%) Banking
3 9 (18.00%) Retail
4 5 (10.00%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.00%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (34.00%) Analyst
2 12 (24.00%) Developer
3 9 (18.00%) Technical Analyst
4 7 (14.00%) SAS Developer
5 6 (12.00%) Architect
6 4 (8.00%) Project Manager
7 3 (6.00%) Technical Architect
7 3 (6.00%) Mainframe Developer
7 3 (6.00%) Technical Leader
8 2 (4.00%) Tivoli Specialist
8 2 (4.00%) Configuration and Release Manager
8 2 (4.00%) Release Manager
8 2 (4.00%) Configuration Manager
9 1 (2.00%) Business Analyst
9 1 (2.00%) Test Analyst
9 1 (2.00%) Systems Analyst
9 1 (2.00%) Administrator
9 1 (2.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 1 (2.00%) DBA
9 1 (2.00%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.00%) Web Services
1 1 (2.00%) Middleware
1 1 (2.00%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (4.00%) VSAM
2 2 (4.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.00%) Replication
3 1 (2.00%) Data Extraction
3 1 (2.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.00%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.00%) zOS
2 4 (8.00%) Windows
3 3 (6.00%) UNIX
4 2 (4.00%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 5 (10.00%) System Testing
2 4 (8.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (4.00%) Release Management
3 2 (4.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (4.00%) Business Analysis
3 2 (4.00%) Time Management
3 2 (4.00%) People Management
3 2 (4.00%) Migration
4 1 (2.00%) ETL
4 1 (2.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (2.00%) Project Management
4 1 (2.00%) Service Management
4 1 (2.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (2.00%) Security Management
4 1 (2.00%) Workflow
4 1 (2.00%) Information Security
4 1 (2.00%) Data Analysis
4 1 (2.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (2.00%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 11 (22.00%) COBOL
2 3 (6.00%) REXX
3 2 (4.00%) JCL
3 2 (4.00%) Java
3 2 (4.00%) SQL
4 1 (2.00%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 1 (2.00%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.00%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (8.00%) RACF
2 2 (4.00%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 3 (6.00%) CA Endevor
2 2 (4.00%) Tivoli
3 1 (2.00%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 7 (14.00%) Oracle
2 4 (8.00%) IBM
3 2 (4.00%) CA
4 1 (2.00%) Cognos
4 1 (2.00%) SAP