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 25 November 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 95 35 99
Rank change year-on-year
-60 +64
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 32 109 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.14% 4.35% 0.63%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.49% 17.30% 2.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 49 6
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£304 £430 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.36% +22.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £290 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £500 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year
- +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £19.00 £18.21
% change year-on-year
+35.52% +4.33%
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
713 630 557
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 25.40% 25.14% 23.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 386 290 257
Average daily rate £365 £375 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 27 31
Average hourly rate £12.50 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £10.80 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £22.00 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%

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 25 November 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 25 November 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 26 £320 -26.22% 1
Glasgow -4 6 £250 - 2
Mainframe
UK

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 28 (60.87%) Finance
2 19 (41.30%) Banking
3 11 (23.91%) zOS
3 11 (23.91%) UNIX
4 10 (21.74%) Retail
5 9 (19.57%) Oracle
5 9 (19.57%) JCL
6 8 (17.39%) SAS
6 8 (17.39%) CICS
7 6 (13.04%) Retail Banking
8 5 (10.87%) RACF
8 5 (10.87%) DB2
8 5 (10.87%) Test Scripting
8 5 (10.87%) System Testing
8 5 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (8.70%) Performance Testing
9 4 (8.70%) Integration Testing
9 4 (8.70%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (8.70%) Automated Testing
9 4 (8.70%) BODI
9 4 (8.70%) Windows
9 4 (8.70%) IBM
10 3 (6.52%) CISSP
10 3 (6.52%) SQL
10 3 (6.52%) REXX
10 3 (6.52%) Regression Testing
10 3 (6.52%) Wireless
10 3 (6.52%) Stakeholder Management
11 2 (4.35%) Migration
11 2 (4.35%) Tandem

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 8 (17.39%) SAS
1 8 (17.39%) CICS
2 2 (4.35%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.17%) Papyrus
Applications
1 2 (4.35%) MS Office
2 1 (2.17%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.17%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.70%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.52%) Wireless
2 2 (4.35%) SAN
3 1 (2.17%) SMS
3 1 (2.17%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.17%) SNA
3 1 (2.17%) Firewall
3 1 (2.17%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.87%) DB2
2 4 (8.70%) BODI
3 2 (4.35%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.17%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 2 (4.35%) ClearCase
2 1 (2.17%) TestDirector
2 1 (2.17%) Selenium
General
1 28 (60.87%) Finance
2 19 (41.30%) Banking
3 10 (21.74%) Retail
4 6 (13.04%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.17%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.17%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 14 (30.43%) Analyst
2 12 (26.09%) Developer
3 8 (17.39%) SAS Developer
4 6 (13.04%) Project Manager
5 3 (6.52%) Architect
5 3 (6.52%) Technical Specialist
5 3 (6.52%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Risk Manager
6 2 (4.35%) Tivoli Specialist
6 2 (4.35%) Tester
6 2 (4.35%) Test Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (2.17%) Development Manager
7 1 (2.17%) Support Analyst
7 1 (2.17%) Applications Support
7 1 (2.17%) Configuration Manager
7 1 (2.17%) Solutions Designer
7 1 (2.17%) Administrator
7 1 (2.17%) Business Analyst
7 1 (2.17%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.35%) ISPF
1 2 (4.35%) Middleware
2 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.17%) CSS
2 1 (2.17%) HTML
2 1 (2.17%) .NET
2 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (2.17%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 1 (2.17%) jQuery
2 1 (2.17%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.35%) Tandem
2 2 (4.35%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (4.35%) Replication
3 1 (2.17%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.17%) Data Extraction
3 1 (2.17%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.17%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 11 (23.91%) zOS
1 11 (23.91%) UNIX
2 4 (8.70%) Windows
3 2 (4.35%) MVS
4 1 (2.17%) AIX
4 1 (2.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (10.87%) Test Scripting
1 5 (10.87%) System Testing
2 4 (8.70%) Performance Testing
2 4 (8.70%) Integration Testing
2 4 (8.70%) Automated Testing
3 3 (6.52%) Regression Testing
3 3 (6.52%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (4.35%) Migration
4 2 (4.35%) Problem Management
4 2 (4.35%) Time Management
4 2 (4.35%) People Management
5 1 (2.17%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (2.17%) Service Management
5 1 (2.17%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.17%) MVC
5 1 (2.17%) Workflow
5 1 (2.17%) Information Architecture
5 1 (2.17%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (2.17%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (2.17%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 9 (19.57%) JCL
2 3 (6.52%) SQL
2 3 (6.52%) REXX
3 2 (4.35%) Java
4 1 (2.17%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.17%) C#
4 1 (2.17%) COBOL
4 1 (2.17%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 3 (6.52%) CISSP
2 1 (2.17%) ISEB
2 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (10.87%) RACF
2 2 (4.35%) ACF2
3 1 (2.17%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.17%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 2 (4.35%) CA Endevor
1 2 (4.35%) Tivoli
2 1 (2.17%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (2.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (19.57%) Oracle
2 4 (8.70%) IBM
3 2 (4.35%) CA
4 1 (2.17%) Cognos
4 1 (2.17%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.17%) EMC
4 1 (2.17%) SAP
4 1 (2.17%) Remedy
Edinburgh, Midlothian
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