The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term IBM Mainframe in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM Mainframe over the 3 months to 28 July 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 Scotland 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Mainframe
Rank 126 108 -
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -
Contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe 6 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.22% 0.12% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.08% 0.57% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 0
Average daily rate
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£450 £388 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £408 £288 £328
% change year-on-year
+41.73% -12.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 - £28.95
Miscellaneous Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
558 524 497
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.24% 21.26% 18.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 256 199
Average daily rate £350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 26 48
Average hourly rate £21.00 £13.11 £18.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.18% -27.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £9.25 £10.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £75.40 £17.50 £40.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.75 £25.73
% change year-on-year
+1.20% -19.35%
IBM Mainframe
UK

IBM Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

IBM Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

IBM Mainframe
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

IBM Mainframe Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

IBM Mainframe
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IBM Mainframe across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

IBM Mainframe Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

IBM Mainframe
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

IBM Mainframe Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

IBM Mainframe
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM Mainframe within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -19 4 £450 +16.12%
Glasgow - 1 £300 -
IBM Mainframe
UK

IBM Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing IBM 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 IBM Mainframe.

1 13 (100.00%) IBM
1 13 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 11 (84.62%) Finance
2 11 (84.62%) UNIX
3 10 (76.92%) Windows
3 10 (76.92%) Microsoft
3 10 (76.92%) CICS
3 10 (76.92%) Replication
3 10 (76.92%) WebSphere
4 9 (69.23%) NAS
4 9 (69.23%) SRDF
4 9 (69.23%) EMC
4 9 (69.23%) SAN
4 9 (69.23%) zOS
4 9 (69.23%) Oracle
4 9 (69.23%) DB2
4 9 (69.23%) AIX
4 9 (69.23%) Linux
5 6 (46.15%) Banking
6 5 (38.46%) Middleware
7 4 (30.77%) Financial Institution
7 4 (30.77%) Firewall
7 4 (30.77%) Network Design
7 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
7 4 (30.77%) Oracle BPM
7 4 (30.77%) PCI DSS
8 1 (7.69%) COBOL
8 1 (7.69%) VSAM
8 1 (7.69%) NetBackup
8 1 (7.69%) Papyrus

IBM Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing IBM 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 IBM Mainframe. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (76.92%) CICS
1 10 (76.92%) WebSphere
2 1 (7.69%) Papyrus
Business Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 9 (69.23%) SAN
1 9 (69.23%) NAS
2 4 (30.77%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (69.23%) DB2
General
1 11 (84.62%) Finance
2 6 (46.15%) Banking
3 4 (30.77%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Designer
2 7 (53.85%) Infrastructure Designer
3 4 (30.77%) Solutions Designer
4 2 (15.38%) Mainframe Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Developer
4 2 (15.38%) IBM Mainframe Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) Middleware
2 1 (7.69%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 13 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 10 (76.92%) Replication
3 1 (7.69%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 11 (84.62%) UNIX
2 10 (76.92%) Windows
3 9 (69.23%) AIX
3 9 (69.23%) Linux
3 9 (69.23%) zOS
4 1 (7.69%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) COBOL
1 1 (7.69%) REXX
1 1 (7.69%) JCL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (69.23%) SRDF
2 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) MOM
1 1 (7.69%) BMC PATROL
1 1 (7.69%) Control-M
1 1 (7.69%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) IBM
2 10 (76.92%) Microsoft
3 9 (69.23%) EMC
3 9 (69.23%) Oracle
4 1 (7.69%) Unisys
4 1 (7.69%) BMC
4 1 (7.69%) CA