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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 62 30 54
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +24
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 23 48 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.58% 4.04% 1.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.50% 19.05% 5.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 5
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£375 £420 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £350 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £504 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.82% +10.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £92.75 £34.50 £16.71
% change year-on-year
+168.84% +106.46%
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
354 252 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 24.26% 21.21% 22.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 118 92
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £231 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 5
Average hourly rate £22.14 £16.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.15% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.95 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.95 £17.50 £12.42
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.94
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -4.71%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 24 (57.14%) Finance
2 18 (42.86%) Banking
3 9 (21.43%) zOS
4 8 (19.05%) CICS
4 8 (19.05%) Oracle
4 8 (19.05%) DB2
4 8 (19.05%) SAS
4 8 (19.05%) Retail
5 5 (11.90%) COBOL
5 5 (11.90%) Windows
5 5 (11.90%) System Testing
5 5 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (9.52%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (9.52%) Retail Banking
6 4 (9.52%) Integration Testing
6 4 (9.52%) RACF
6 4 (9.52%) UNIX
6 4 (9.52%) SAN
6 4 (9.52%) IBM
6 4 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (7.14%) REXX
7 3 (7.14%) MS Office
7 3 (7.14%) CA Endevor
8 2 (4.76%) WebSphere
8 2 (4.76%) Problem Management
8 2 (4.76%) Business Analysis
8 2 (4.76%) Migration
8 2 (4.76%) IBM Mainframe
8 2 (4.76%) Time Management
8 2 (4.76%) People Management

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 8 (19.05%) SAS
1 8 (19.05%) CICS
2 2 (4.76%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (7.14%) MS Office
2 1 (2.38%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.38%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.52%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.52%) SAN
2 1 (2.38%) Firewall
2 1 (2.38%) NAS
2 1 (2.38%) SMS
2 1 (2.38%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.38%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (19.05%) DB2
2 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.38%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) ClearCase
2 1 (2.38%) Selenium
General
1 24 (57.14%) Finance
2 18 (42.86%) Banking
3 8 (19.05%) Retail
4 4 (9.52%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.38%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (30.95%) Analyst
2 11 (26.19%) Developer
3 8 (19.05%) SAS Developer
4 5 (11.90%) Architect
4 5 (11.90%) Technical Analyst
5 4 (9.52%) Project Manager
6 3 (7.14%) Technical Architect
7 2 (4.76%) Configuration Manager
7 2 (4.76%) Release Manager
7 2 (4.76%) Technical Leader
7 2 (4.76%) Tivoli Specialist
7 2 (4.76%) Configuration and Release Manager
8 1 (2.38%) IT Security Analyst
8 1 (2.38%) Designer
8 1 (2.38%) Security Architect
8 1 (2.38%) SAS Analyst
8 1 (2.38%) Technical Business Analyst
8 1 (2.38%) Mainframe Developer
8 1 (2.38%) Security Analyst
8 1 (2.38%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.76%) Middleware
2 1 (2.38%) ISPF
2 1 (2.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.76%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (4.76%) Client/Server
2 2 (4.76%) Replication
3 1 (2.38%) VSAM
3 1 (2.38%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.38%) Data Extraction
3 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (21.43%) zOS
2 5 (11.90%) Windows
3 4 (9.52%) UNIX
4 2 (4.76%) MVS
5 1 (2.38%) AIX
5 1 (2.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (11.90%) System Testing
2 4 (9.52%) Integration Testing
2 4 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (4.76%) Business Analysis
3 2 (4.76%) Problem Management
3 2 (4.76%) Release Management
3 2 (4.76%) Time Management
3 2 (4.76%) Migration
3 2 (4.76%) People Management
4 1 (2.38%) Data Architecture
4 1 (2.38%) User Stories
4 1 (2.38%) Automation Testing
4 1 (2.38%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (2.38%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (2.38%) Incident Management
4 1 (2.38%) Test Scripting
4 1 (2.38%) Manual Testing
4 1 (2.38%) Investment Management
4 1 (2.38%) Information Security
4 1 (2.38%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.90%) COBOL
2 3 (7.14%) REXX
3 2 (4.76%) JCL
3 2 (4.76%) Java
3 2 (4.76%) SQL
4 1 (2.38%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 1 (2.38%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.38%) COBIT
1 1 (2.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (9.52%) RACF
2 2 (4.76%) ACF2
3 1 (2.38%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.38%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 3 (7.14%) CA Endevor
2 2 (4.76%) Tivoli
3 1 (2.38%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 8 (19.05%) Oracle
2 4 (9.52%) IBM
3 2 (4.76%) CA
4 1 (2.38%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.38%) EMC
4 1 (2.38%) SAP
4 1 (2.38%) Cognos
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