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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Mainframes
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 59 69 67
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -2
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 9 20 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.14% 1.44% 1.69%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.96% 4.90% 6.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 5
Median daily rate £363 £425 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.70% -7.60%
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £430 £425
% change year-on-year
-6.39% +1.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £26.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year
+58.65% -34.17%

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
227 408 336
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 28.70% 29.29% 25.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 190 165
Median daily rate £425 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 4
Median hourly rate £52.00 £41.50 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.30% +86.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.22 £18.59 £15.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £47.35 £46.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.71 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-12.96% +22.85%

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 17 January 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 27 (69.23%) Finance
2 16 (41.03%) CA
3 11 (28.21%) IBM
4 10 (25.64%) Banking
5 6 (15.38%) JCL
6 5 (12.82%) SQL
6 5 (12.82%) FTP
6 5 (12.82%) Service Management
6 5 (12.82%) Service Delivery
6 5 (12.82%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (12.82%) ISPF
6 5 (12.82%) Time Sharing Option
7 4 (10.26%) Test Planning
7 4 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (10.26%) Data Centre
7 4 (10.26%) EMC VMAX
7 4 (10.26%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (10.26%) Test Management
7 4 (10.26%) SRDF
7 4 (10.26%) TADDM
7 4 (10.26%) iSeries
7 4 (10.26%) Law
7 4 (10.26%) SLA
7 4 (10.26%) Tandem
7 4 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (10.26%) Oracle
7 4 (10.26%) Unix
7 4 (10.26%) Windows
7 4 (10.26%) EMC
7 4 (10.26%) zOS

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 1 (2.56%) Apache
1 1 (2.56%) CICS
1 1 (2.56%) CMS
1 1 (2.56%) SAS
1 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.82%) FTP
2 2 (5.13%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.13%) DB2
3 1 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.56%) PowerPivot
3 1 (2.56%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Artifactory
1 1 (2.56%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.56%) TeamCity
General
1 27 (69.23%) Finance
2 10 (25.64%) Banking
3 4 (10.26%) Law
4 1 (2.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 23 (58.97%) Analyst
2 16 (41.03%) Mainframe Analyst
2 16 (41.03%) Mainframe Operations Analyst
2 16 (41.03%) Operations Analyst
3 5 (12.82%) Developer
4 4 (10.26%) Technical Developer
5 3 (7.69%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Architect
6 2 (5.13%) Finance Systems Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Financial Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 2 (5.13%) Project Manager
6 2 (5.13%) Service Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (5.13%) Tester
7 1 (2.56%) Business Analyst
7 1 (2.56%) SAS Business Analyst
7 1 (2.56%) SAS Credit Risk Analyst
7 1 (2.56%) Unix Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.82%) ISPF
2 1 (2.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (10.26%) Data Centre
1 4 (10.26%) EMC VMAX
1 4 (10.26%) iSeries
1 4 (10.26%) Tandem
2 2 (5.13%) Cryptography
2 2 (5.13%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.56%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.56%) Data Extraction
3 1 (2.56%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.26%) Unix
1 4 (10.26%) Windows
1 4 (10.26%) zOS
2 1 (2.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (12.82%) Disaster Recovery
1 5 (12.82%) Service Delivery
1 5 (12.82%) Service Management
2 4 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (10.26%) Test Management
2 4 (10.26%) Test Planning
2 4 (10.26%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (7.69%) Migration
3 3 (7.69%) Regulatory Compliance
4 2 (5.13%) Contingency Planning
4 2 (5.13%) PRINCE2
4 2 (5.13%) Project Management
4 2 (5.13%) Resource Management
4 2 (5.13%) Risk Management
5 1 (2.56%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.56%) B2B
5 1 (2.56%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (2.56%) Credit Risk Management
5 1 (2.56%) Data Modelling
5 1 (2.56%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.38%) JCL
2 5 (12.82%) SQL
3 1 (2.56%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (5.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.26%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (12.82%) Time Sharing Option
2 4 (10.26%) SRDF
3 2 (5.13%) RACF
4 1 (2.56%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (2.56%) zsh
Systems Management
1 4 (10.26%) TADDM
1 4 (10.26%) Tivoli
2 1 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (41.03%) CA
2 11 (28.21%) IBM
3 4 (10.26%) EMC
3 4 (10.26%) Oracle
4 3 (7.69%) Ab Initio
5 2 (5.13%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.56%) Axway
6 1 (2.56%) IBM Sterling