The first 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Glasgow region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 64 67 54
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -13
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 7 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.85% 0.13% 0.84%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.85% 0.57% 5.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 4
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £400 £337
% change year-on-year
-1.25% +18.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £24.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -17.24%
Miscellaneous Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
182 176 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 22.03% 22.89% 14.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 84 56
Average daily rate £375 £425 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £166 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 9
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.25 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.07% +6.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £94.00 £17.30 £20.06
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £20.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
- -20.32%
Mainframe
Scotland

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
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 26 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 8 (66.67%) CICS
1 8 (66.67%) Finance
2 5 (41.67%) JCL
3 4 (33.33%) UNIX
4 2 (16.67%) Tandem
4 2 (16.67%) Web Services
4 2 (16.67%) COBOL
4 2 (16.67%) Java
4 2 (16.67%) LoadRunner
4 2 (16.67%) zOS
4 2 (16.67%) Banking
4 2 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (16.67%) Performance Engineering
5 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (8.33%) Regression Testing
5 1 (8.33%) VSAM
5 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
5 1 (8.33%) BODI
5 1 (8.33%) ISPF
5 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
5 1 (8.33%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (8.33%) Oracle
5 1 (8.33%) Linux
5 1 (8.33%) IBM
5 1 (8.33%) Papyrus

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 8 (66.67%) CICS
2 1 (8.33%) Papyrus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) BODI
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) LoadRunner
General
1 8 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Technical Specialist
3 2 (16.67%) Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Mainframe Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Technical Architect
4 1 (8.33%) IBM Mainframe Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Mainframe Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) Web Services
2 1 (8.33%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Tandem
2 1 (8.33%) VSAM
2 1 (8.33%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) UNIX
2 2 (16.67%) zOS
3 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
1 2 (16.67%) Performance Engineering
2 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (8.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
2 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
2 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) JCL
2 2 (16.67%) COBOL
2 2 (16.67%) Java
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle
1 1 (8.33%) IBM