The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mainframe over the 3 months to 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 66 63 75
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +12
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 6 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.67% 0.72% 0.22%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.61% 2.51% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 1
Average daily rate
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£260 £260 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -48.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £420 £400
% change year-on-year
-2.38% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.75 £30.50 £27.98
% change year-on-year
-5.73% +9.00%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Glasgow region.

Miscellaneous Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
230 199 265
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 25.76% 28.72% 28.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 112 121
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 5 8
Average hourly rate £28.00 £15.50 £11.92
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.64% +30.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £15.40 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £32.50 £14.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-7.31% -12.76%

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Mainframe across the Glasgow region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

Mainframe
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Mainframe across the Glasgow region.

Mainframe Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

Mainframe
Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Mainframe across the Glasgow region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Mainframe Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

Mainframe
Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Mainframe across the Glasgow region.

Mainframe Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 7 (77.78%) Finance
2 4 (44.44%) CICS
3 2 (22.22%) Six Sigma
3 2 (22.22%) Project Management
3 2 (22.22%) MS Office
3 2 (22.22%) Windows
3 2 (22.22%) ClearCase
3 2 (22.22%) Client/Server
3 2 (22.22%) IBM
3 2 (22.22%) PMP
3 2 (22.22%) PMI Certification
3 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (22.22%) Banking
3 2 (22.22%) Degree
3 2 (22.22%) CA Endevor
3 2 (22.22%) Release Management
3 2 (22.22%) Business Analysis
3 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (22.22%) Risk Management
4 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (11.11%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (11.11%) Network Design
4 1 (11.11%) Tandem
4 1 (11.11%) Service Management
4 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
4 1 (11.11%) FTP
4 1 (11.11%) Linux
4 1 (11.11%) UNIX
4 1 (11.11%) Assembly Language
4 1 (11.11%) REXX

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 4 (44.44%) CICS
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) FTP
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) ClearCase
General
1 7 (77.78%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Project Manager
1 2 (22.22%) Analyst
1 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Project Manager
1 2 (22.22%) Configuration Manager
1 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Manager
1 2 (22.22%) Release Manager
1 2 (22.22%) Configuration and Release Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Specialist
2 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Designer
2 1 (11.11%) Mainframe Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Designer
2 1 (11.11%) Solutions Designer
2 1 (11.11%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Client/Server
2 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 1 (11.11%) Tandem
2 1 (11.11%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) zOS
2 1 (11.11%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Six Sigma
1 2 (22.22%) Project Management
1 2 (22.22%) Risk Management
1 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (22.22%) Business Analysis
1 2 (22.22%) Release Management
1 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (11.11%) Network Design
2 1 (11.11%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) Assembly Language
1 1 (11.11%) REXX
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) PMP
1 2 (22.22%) PMI Certification
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) RACF
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) IBM