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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 65 30 48
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +18
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 17 47 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.39% 4.20% 1.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.46% 25.68% 6.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 17 3
Average daily rate
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£280 £405 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.86% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £363 £342
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £337
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +18.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £24.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+21.87% -17.24%
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
201 183 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 16.49% 16.37% 17.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 76 60
Average daily rate £370 £360 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -7.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £175 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £510 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £339
% change year-on-year
- +3.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 9
Average hourly rate £13.89 £13.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.80% -42.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.25 £13.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £32.90 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 19 August 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 19 August 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 36 (67.92%) Finance
2 24 (45.28%) Banking
3 18 (33.96%) Oracle
4 13 (24.53%) SAS
5 11 (20.75%) CICS
5 11 (20.75%) zOS
6 10 (18.87%) IBM
6 10 (18.87%) DB2
6 10 (18.87%) AIX
6 10 (18.87%) WebSphere
7 9 (16.98%) IBM Mainframe
7 9 (16.98%) UNIX
7 9 (16.98%) VBA
7 9 (16.98%) Linux
7 9 (16.98%) Retail
8 8 (15.09%) Replication
8 8 (15.09%) Microsoft
8 8 (15.09%) EMC
8 8 (15.09%) SAN
8 8 (15.09%) Windows
8 8 (15.09%) NAS
8 8 (15.09%) SRDF
9 6 (11.32%) Integration Testing
9 6 (11.32%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (11.32%) Data Analysis
10 5 (9.43%) System Testing
10 5 (9.43%) JCL
10 5 (9.43%) REXX
11 4 (7.55%) Financial Institution
11 4 (7.55%) Firewall

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 13 (24.53%) SAS
2 11 (20.75%) CICS
3 10 (18.87%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.89%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) MS Office
1 1 (1.89%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (7.55%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.32%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (15.09%) SAN
1 8 (15.09%) NAS
2 4 (7.55%) Fibre Channel
2 4 (7.55%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (18.87%) DB2
2 2 (3.77%) RDBMS
2 2 (3.77%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (1.89%) ClearCase
1 1 (1.89%) ClearQuest
General
1 36 (67.92%) Finance
2 24 (45.28%) Banking
3 9 (16.98%) Retail
4 4 (7.55%) Financial Institution
5 3 (5.66%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.89%) Marketing
6 1 (1.89%) Italian Language
6 1 (1.89%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 19 (35.85%) Developer
2 18 (33.96%) Analyst
3 9 (16.98%) SAS Developer
4 8 (15.09%) Designer
5 6 (11.32%) Infrastructure Designer
5 6 (11.32%) Developer Analyst
6 5 (9.43%) SAS Analyst
7 4 (7.55%) Fraud Analyst
7 4 (7.55%) Storage Consultant
7 4 (7.55%) Operations Analyst
7 4 (7.55%) Consultant
7 4 (7.55%) Mainframe Consultant
8 3 (5.66%) Solutions Designer
8 3 (5.66%) Project Manager
8 3 (5.66%) Business Analyst
8 3 (5.66%) VBA Developer
8 3 (5.66%) Mainframe Developer
9 2 (3.77%) Assistant Business Analyst
10 1 (1.89%) IBM Mainframe Developer
10 1 (1.89%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.55%) Middleware
2 2 (3.77%) Web Services
2 2 (3.77%) XML
3 1 (1.89%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.89%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 1 (1.89%) jQuery
3 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (1.89%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 1 (1.89%) HTML
3 1 (1.89%) .NET
3 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.89%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.98%) IBM Mainframe
2 8 (15.09%) Replication
3 4 (7.55%) Statistics
4 2 (3.77%) VSAM
4 2 (3.77%) AS400
5 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (20.75%) zOS
2 10 (18.87%) AIX
3 9 (16.98%) UNIX
3 9 (16.98%) Linux
4 8 (15.09%) Windows
5 3 (5.66%) MVS
6 1 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.89%) HPUX
6 1 (1.89%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (11.32%) Data Analysis
1 6 (11.32%) Integration Testing
2 5 (9.43%) System Testing
3 4 (7.55%) Operations Research
3 4 (7.55%) Benchmarking
3 4 (7.55%) Network Design
3 4 (7.55%) Statistical Modelling
3 4 (7.55%) Analytics
4 3 (5.66%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (5.66%) Service Delivery
4 3 (5.66%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (5.66%) Unit Testing
4 3 (5.66%) Business Analysis
5 2 (3.77%) Incident Management
5 2 (3.77%) Waterfall
6 1 (1.89%) Workflow Management
6 1 (1.89%) Investment Management
6 1 (1.89%) SOA
6 1 (1.89%) Project Management
6 1 (1.89%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.98%) VBA
2 5 (9.43%) REXX
2 5 (9.43%) JCL
3 4 (7.55%) SQL
4 1 (1.89%) VB
4 1 (1.89%) C#
4 1 (1.89%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (7.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.55%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.77%) SLA
2 2 (3.77%) QA
System Software
1 8 (15.09%) SRDF
2 4 (7.55%) Active Directory
3 3 (5.66%) ACF2
Vendors
1 18 (33.96%) Oracle
2 10 (18.87%) IBM
3 8 (15.09%) Microsoft
3 8 (15.09%) EMC
4 4 (7.55%) CA
4 4 (7.55%) TSYS
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