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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Mainframes
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 62 73 59
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -14
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 11 18 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.30% 1.25% 1.79%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.04% 4.39% 7.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 8
Median daily rate £440 £400 £503
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -20.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £390 £435
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £475 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £379
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £21.69 £39.50
% change year-on-year
+116.66% -45.08%

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
272 410 318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 32.08% 28.37% 23.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 188 177
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £285 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 4
Median hourly rate £52.09 £40.25 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.40% +151.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.95 £37.00 £14.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £47.35 £28.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-24.44% +25.00%

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 21 February 2017, 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 14 (60.87%) Finance
2 11 (47.83%) Banking
3 8 (34.78%) IBM
4 7 (30.43%) JCL
4 7 (30.43%) SQL
5 6 (26.09%) Service Management
6 5 (21.74%) Service Delivery
6 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
6 5 (21.74%) Windows
6 5 (21.74%) FTP
6 5 (21.74%) ISPF
6 5 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (21.74%) Time Sharing Option
7 4 (17.39%) Data Centre
7 4 (17.39%) Oracle
7 4 (17.39%) Unix
7 4 (17.39%) Law
8 3 (13.04%) Migration
8 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (13.04%) Ab Initio
8 3 (13.04%) Tandem
8 3 (13.04%) RACF
8 3 (13.04%) zOS
8 3 (13.04%) SAS
8 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
8 3 (13.04%) Regulatory Compliance
8 3 (13.04%) iSeries
9 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 2 (8.70%) Credit Risk

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 3 (13.04%) SAS
2 1 (4.35%) Apache
2 1 (4.35%) CICS
2 1 (4.35%) CMS
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.35%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) FTP
2 2 (8.70%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.35%) Big Data
3 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.35%) DB2
3 1 (4.35%) Hadoop
3 1 (4.35%) PowerPivot
3 1 (4.35%) RDBMS
3 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Artifactory
1 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.35%) TeamCity
General
1 14 (60.87%) Finance
2 11 (47.83%) Banking
3 4 (17.39%) Law
4 1 (4.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Analyst
2 7 (30.43%) Developer
3 3 (13.04%) Systems Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Technical Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Business Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Finance Systems Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Financial Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 2 (8.70%) SAS Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) SAS Business Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Service Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.35%) C# Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Credit Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Credit Risk Business Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Risk Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) SAS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) ISPF
2 1 (4.35%) .NET
2 1 (4.35%) Middleware
2 1 (4.35%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (17.39%) Data Centre
3 3 (13.04%) iSeries
3 3 (13.04%) Tandem
4 2 (8.70%) Credit Risk
4 2 (8.70%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (21.74%) Windows
2 4 (17.39%) Unix
3 3 (13.04%) zOS
4 2 (8.70%) Linux
5 1 (4.35%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) Service Management
2 5 (21.74%) Service Delivery
3 3 (13.04%) Migration
3 3 (13.04%) Regulatory Compliance
3 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (8.70%) Business Analysis
4 2 (8.70%) Credit Risk Management
4 2 (8.70%) Cryptography
4 2 (8.70%) Data Extraction
4 2 (8.70%) Programme Management
4 2 (8.70%) Risk Management
4 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.35%) Asset Management
5 1 (4.35%) B2B
5 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (4.35%) Content Management
5 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.35%) Project Management
5 1 (4.35%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) JCL
1 7 (30.43%) SQL
2 2 (8.70%) C#
2 2 (8.70%) Java
3 1 (4.35%) Bash Shell
3 1 (4.35%) C
3 1 (4.35%) C++
3 1 (4.35%) MATLAB
3 1 (4.35%) R
3 1 (4.35%) T-SQL
3 1 (4.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 5 (21.74%) Time Sharing Option
2 3 (13.04%) RACF
3 1 (4.35%) ACF2
3 1 (4.35%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (4.35%) zsh
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (4.35%) Puppet
1 1 (4.35%) zSecure
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) IBM
2 4 (17.39%) Oracle
3 3 (13.04%) Ab Initio
3 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.35%) Axway
4 1 (4.35%) IBM Sterling