The table below looks at the prevalence of the term 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 Mainframe over the 3 months to 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 103 33 78
Rank change year-on-year
-70 +45
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 22 98 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.79% 3.94% 1.39%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.95% 15.43% 5.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 45 18
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£320 £415 £449
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.89% -7.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £300 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £500 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £16.40 £30.40
% change year-on-year
+64.63% -46.05%
Mainframe
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Miscellaneous Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
747 635 638
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 26.86% 25.53% 23.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 415 323 252
Average daily rate £350 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £200 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 24 53
Average hourly rate £14.39 £13.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.65% -35.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £9.25 £9.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.13 £22.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.83 £17.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -31.98%

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Mainframe
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Mainframe Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Mainframe
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Mainframe across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

Mainframe Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Mainframe
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Mainframe Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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 Mainframe within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 22 September 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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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 -44 18 £360 -12.83% 7
Glasgow -11 4 £280 +21.73%
Mainframe
UK

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 41 (60.29%) Finance
2 27 (39.71%) Banking
3 18 (26.47%) zOS
4 17 (25.00%) IBM
5 16 (23.53%) Oracle
5 16 (23.53%) CICS
6 15 (22.06%) UNIX
7 14 (20.59%) Windows
7 14 (20.59%) Microsoft
8 13 (19.12%) DB2
9 12 (17.65%) SAS
10 11 (16.18%) WebSphere
10 11 (16.18%) Analytical Skills
11 10 (14.71%) IBM Mainframe
11 10 (14.71%) Linux
11 10 (14.71%) AIX
11 10 (14.71%) VBA
12 9 (13.24%) Retail
12 9 (13.24%) Replication
13 8 (11.76%) EMC
13 8 (11.76%) SAN
13 8 (11.76%) JCL
13 8 (11.76%) NAS
13 8 (11.76%) SRDF
14 7 (10.29%) SQL
15 6 (8.82%) NetBackup
15 6 (8.82%) Data Analysis
15 6 (8.82%) OMEGAMON
15 6 (8.82%) Unisys
15 6 (8.82%) BMC

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 16 (23.53%) CICS
2 12 (17.65%) SAS
3 11 (16.18%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (1.47%) Papyrus
Applications
1 1 (1.47%) MS Project
1 1 (1.47%) MS Office
1 1 (1.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (5.88%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.76%) SAN
1 8 (11.76%) NAS
2 4 (5.88%) Firewall
3 2 (2.94%) Wireless
4 1 (1.47%) SMS
4 1 (1.47%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (19.12%) DB2
2 2 (2.94%) BODI
2 2 (2.94%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.47%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 1 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.47%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (2.94%) LoadRunner
2 1 (1.47%) ClearQuest
2 1 (1.47%) ClearCase
General
1 41 (60.29%) Finance
2 27 (39.71%) Banking
3 9 (13.24%) Retail
4 5 (7.35%) Retail Banking
5 4 (5.88%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.47%) Marketing
6 1 (1.47%) Italian Language
6 1 (1.47%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 20 (29.41%) Analyst
2 17 (25.00%) Developer
3 8 (11.76%) Designer
4 7 (10.29%) SAS Developer
5 6 (8.82%) Infrastructure Designer
6 5 (7.35%) Project Manager
6 5 (7.35%) Fraud Analyst
7 3 (4.41%) Architect
7 3 (4.41%) VBA Developer
7 3 (4.41%) Mainframe Developer
7 3 (4.41%) SAS Analyst
7 3 (4.41%) Solutions Designer
7 3 (4.41%) Technical Specialist
7 3 (4.41%) Data Centre Operator
8 2 (2.94%) Assistant Business Analyst
8 2 (2.94%) Administrator
8 2 (2.94%) Developer Analyst
8 2 (2.94%) Analyst Developer
8 2 (2.94%) Business Analyst
8 2 (2.94%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.88%) Middleware
1 4 (5.88%) Web Services
2 2 (2.94%) XML
2 2 (2.94%) ISPF
3 1 (1.47%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.47%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 1 (1.47%) jQuery
3 1 (1.47%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (1.47%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 1 (1.47%) HTML
3 1 (1.47%) .NET
3 1 (1.47%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.47%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.18%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (14.71%) IBM Mainframe
3 9 (13.24%) Replication
4 5 (7.35%) Statistics
5 2 (2.94%) Tandem
5 2 (2.94%) AS400
6 1 (1.47%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.47%) VSAM
6 1 (1.47%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.47%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 18 (26.47%) zOS
2 15 (22.06%) UNIX
3 14 (20.59%) Windows
4 10 (14.71%) AIX
4 10 (14.71%) Linux
5 2 (2.94%) MVS
6 1 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.47%) HPUX
6 1 (1.47%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (8.82%) Data Analysis
2 5 (7.35%) Benchmarking
2 5 (7.35%) Analytics
3 4 (5.88%) Network Design
3 4 (5.88%) Operations Research
3 4 (5.88%) System Testing
3 4 (5.88%) Statistical Modelling
4 3 (4.41%) Unit Testing
4 3 (4.41%) Business Analysis
4 3 (4.41%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (4.41%) Change Management
5 2 (2.94%) Regression Testing
5 2 (2.94%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (2.94%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (2.94%) Workflow
5 2 (2.94%) Automated Testing
5 2 (2.94%) Integration Testing
5 2 (2.94%) Test Scripting
5 2 (2.94%) Performance Testing
5 2 (2.94%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 10 (14.71%) VBA
2 8 (11.76%) JCL
3 7 (10.29%) SQL
4 3 (4.41%) REXX
4 3 (4.41%) Java
5 2 (2.94%) COBOL
6 1 (1.47%) C#
6 1 (1.47%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.47%) VB
6 1 (1.47%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 4 (5.88%) Degree
2 2 (2.94%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.88%) PCI DSS
2 3 (4.41%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (11.76%) SRDF
2 4 (5.88%) Active Directory
3 3 (4.41%) RACF
3 3 (4.41%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 6 (8.82%) MOM
1 6 (8.82%) BMC PATROL
1 6 (8.82%) Control-M
1 6 (8.82%) NetBackup
1 6 (8.82%) OMEGAMON
2 5 (7.35%) HP SiteScope
2 5 (7.35%) Unicenter
2 5 (7.35%) Tivoli NetView
2 5 (7.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 17 (25.00%) IBM
2 16 (23.53%) Oracle
3 14 (20.59%) Microsoft
4 8 (11.76%) EMC
5 6 (8.82%) BMC
5 6 (8.82%) Unisys
6 4 (5.88%) TSYS
7 3 (4.41%) Sun
8 2 (2.94%) Intel
9 1 (1.47%) CA
9 1 (1.47%) SAP
9 1 (1.47%) Cognos
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