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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 45 42 32
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -10
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 39 42 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.70% 3.46% 3.36%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 11.50% 13.68% 13.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 20 6
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£375 £363 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -25.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £274 £368
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £454 £532
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+0.12% +1.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £27.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-54.54% -1.78%
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
339 307 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 23.43% 25.29% 24.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 183 90
Average daily rate £350 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £235 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £510 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 3
Average hourly rate £39.00 £25.00 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.00% +101.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.95 £22.25 £21.83
% change year-on-year
-14.83% +1.92%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 25 (39.06%) Banking
2 22 (34.38%) Finance
3 20 (31.25%) DB2
4 19 (29.69%) COBOL
5 15 (23.44%) CICS
6 13 (20.31%) IBM
7 12 (18.75%) zOS
8 10 (15.63%) Migration
8 10 (15.63%) IBM Mainframe
9 8 (12.50%) Change Management
10 6 (9.38%) CA
10 6 (9.38%) REXX
10 6 (9.38%) AIX
10 6 (9.38%) HPUX
10 6 (9.38%) Solaris
10 6 (9.38%) WebSphere
11 5 (7.81%) RACF
11 5 (7.81%) JCL
11 5 (7.81%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (6.25%) SAN
12 4 (6.25%) OS/2
12 4 (6.25%) WebSphere MQ
12 4 (6.25%) BMC
12 4 (6.25%) UNIX
12 4 (6.25%) Windows
12 4 (6.25%) WebSphere Application Server
12 4 (6.25%) LPAR
12 4 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
12 4 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
13 3 (4.69%) VSAM

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 15 (23.44%) CICS
2 6 (9.38%) WebSphere
3 4 (6.25%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (1.56%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.25%) SAN
2 2 (3.13%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (31.25%) DB2
2 1 (1.56%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.56%) ClearCase
General
1 25 (39.06%) Banking
2 22 (34.38%) Finance
3 3 (4.69%) Retail
3 3 (4.69%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (35.94%) Analyst
2 10 (15.63%) Architect
3 8 (12.50%) Administrator
3 8 (12.50%) Technical Analyst
3 8 (12.50%) Operations Analyst
4 5 (7.81%) Developer
5 4 (6.25%) Mainframe Developer
5 4 (6.25%) Technical Leader
5 4 (6.25%) WebSphere Administrator
5 4 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (4.69%) Project Manager
6 3 (4.69%) DBA
6 3 (4.69%) DB2 DBA
7 2 (3.13%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (3.13%) Technical Architect
7 2 (3.13%) Security Specialist
8 1 (1.56%) Ab Initio Developer
8 1 (1.56%) IT Auditor
8 1 (1.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (1.56%) Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.25%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (3.13%) Middleware
3 1 (1.56%) CPAN
3 1 (1.56%) ISPF
3 1 (1.56%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 1 (1.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.63%) IBM Mainframe
2 4 (6.25%) LPAR
3 3 (4.69%) VSAM
3 3 (4.69%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.13%) iSeries
4 2 (3.13%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.56%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 12 (18.75%) zOS
2 6 (9.38%) AIX
2 6 (9.38%) HPUX
2 6 (9.38%) Solaris
3 4 (6.25%) OS/2
3 4 (6.25%) UNIX
3 4 (6.25%) Windows
4 2 (3.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (15.63%) Migration
2 8 (12.50%) Change Management
3 5 (7.81%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (3.13%) Project Management
5 2 (3.13%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (3.13%) Information Security
5 2 (3.13%) Data Analysis
5 2 (3.13%) SDLC
6 1 (1.56%) Business Analysis
6 1 (1.56%) Project Planning
6 1 (1.56%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (1.56%) Operations Management
6 1 (1.56%) Release Management
6 1 (1.56%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (1.56%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (1.56%) Security Management
6 1 (1.56%) Risk Management
6 1 (1.56%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 19 (29.69%) COBOL
2 6 (9.38%) REXX
3 5 (7.81%) JCL
4 3 (4.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (3.13%) CISA
1 2 (3.13%) QiCA
2 1 (1.56%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (3.13%) QA
2 1 (1.56%) COBIT
2 1 (1.56%) BS7799
2 1 (1.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (7.81%) RACF
2 2 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.13%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (1.56%) Control-M
2 1 (1.56%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 13 (20.31%) IBM
2 6 (9.38%) CA
3 4 (6.25%) BMC
4 3 (4.69%) Oracle
5 2 (3.13%) Sybase
5 2 (3.13%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.13%) HP
5 2 (3.13%) VMware
6 1 (1.56%) Syncsort
6 1 (1.56%) Ab Initio