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 1 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 109 50 73
Rank change year-on-year
-59 +23
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 19 61 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.68% 2.46% 1.35%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.24% 12.76% 7.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 26 21
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£310 £405 £448
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.45% -9.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £313 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £24.00 £30.20
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -20.52%
Mainframe
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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 Scotland region.

Miscellaneous Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
587 478 493
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.96% 19.29% 18.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 251 196
Average daily rate £347 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £175 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 24 47
Average hourly rate £15.77 £13.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.30% -35.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.25 £10.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.75 £21.75 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.96 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+14.02% -39.65%

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 1 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 1 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 13 £400 -1.23% 4
Glasgow -5 6 £290 - 1
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Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 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 47 (64.38%) Finance
2 26 (35.62%) Banking
3 20 (27.40%) Oracle
4 18 (24.66%) CICS
5 17 (23.29%) IBM
6 15 (20.55%) UNIX
6 15 (20.55%) SAS
7 14 (19.18%) Windows
7 14 (19.18%) Microsoft
7 14 (19.18%) zOS
8 11 (15.07%) DB2
8 11 (15.07%) Retail
8 11 (15.07%) WebSphere
8 11 (15.07%) IBM Mainframe
9 10 (13.70%) VBA
9 10 (13.70%) AIX
9 10 (13.70%) Linux
9 10 (13.70%) JCL
10 9 (12.33%) Replication
11 8 (10.96%) SAN
11 8 (10.96%) EMC
11 8 (10.96%) NAS
11 8 (10.96%) SRDF
12 7 (9.59%) System Testing
12 7 (9.59%) Data Analysis
13 6 (8.22%) OMEGAMON
13 6 (8.22%) NetBackup
13 6 (8.22%) BMC
13 6 (8.22%) MOM
13 6 (8.22%) BMC PATROL

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 18 (24.66%) CICS
2 15 (20.55%) SAS
3 11 (15.07%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.37%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (1.37%) Papyrus
Applications
1 2 (2.74%) MS Office
2 1 (1.37%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.37%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.37%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (5.48%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.37%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.48%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.96%) SAN
1 8 (10.96%) NAS
2 4 (5.48%) Firewall
3 2 (2.74%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (1.37%) Wireless
4 1 (1.37%) SMS
4 1 (1.37%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.07%) DB2
2 3 (4.11%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.74%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.74%) BODI
4 1 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (2.74%) LoadRunner
2 1 (1.37%) ClearQuest
2 1 (1.37%) ClearCase
General
1 47 (64.38%) Finance
2 26 (35.62%) Banking
3 11 (15.07%) Retail
4 4 (5.48%) Financial Institution
5 3 (4.11%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.37%) Marketing
6 1 (1.37%) Italian Language
6 1 (1.37%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 23 (31.51%) Analyst
2 22 (30.14%) Developer
3 10 (13.70%) SAS Developer
4 8 (10.96%) Designer
5 6 (8.22%) Infrastructure Designer
6 5 (6.85%) SAS Analyst
6 5 (6.85%) Developer Analyst
6 5 (6.85%) Mainframe Developer
6 5 (6.85%) Fraud Analyst
7 4 (5.48%) Project Manager
8 3 (4.11%) Business Analyst
8 3 (4.11%) Solutions Designer
8 3 (4.11%) Technical Specialist
8 3 (4.11%) Operations Analyst
8 3 (4.11%) Data Centre Operator
8 3 (4.11%) VBA Developer
9 2 (2.74%) IBM Mainframe Developer
9 2 (2.74%) Assistant Business Analyst
9 2 (2.74%) Mainframe Consultant
9 2 (2.74%) Storage Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.48%) Middleware
1 4 (5.48%) Web Services
2 2 (2.74%) XML
2 2 (2.74%) ISPF
3 1 (1.37%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.37%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 1 (1.37%) jQuery
3 1 (1.37%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (1.37%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 1 (1.37%) HTML
3 1 (1.37%) .NET
3 1 (1.37%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.37%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.07%) IBM Mainframe
2 9 (12.33%) Replication
3 5 (6.85%) Statistics
4 3 (4.11%) VSAM
5 2 (2.74%) Tandem
5 2 (2.74%) AS400
6 1 (1.37%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (20.55%) UNIX
2 14 (19.18%) Windows
2 14 (19.18%) zOS
3 10 (13.70%) Linux
3 10 (13.70%) AIX
4 3 (4.11%) MVS
5 1 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.37%) HPUX
5 1 (1.37%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (9.59%) Data Analysis
1 7 (9.59%) System Testing
2 5 (6.85%) Analytics
2 5 (6.85%) Benchmarking
3 4 (5.48%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (5.48%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (5.48%) Network Design
3 4 (5.48%) Statistical Modelling
3 4 (5.48%) Operations Research
3 4 (5.48%) Integration Testing
4 3 (4.11%) Unit Testing
4 3 (4.11%) Business Analysis
4 3 (4.11%) Service Delivery
4 3 (4.11%) Change Management
5 2 (2.74%) Regression Testing
5 2 (2.74%) Incident Management
5 2 (2.74%) Workflow
5 2 (2.74%) Automated Testing
5 2 (2.74%) Performance Engineering
5 2 (2.74%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 10 (13.70%) VBA
1 10 (13.70%) JCL
2 6 (8.22%) SQL
3 5 (6.85%) REXX
4 2 (2.74%) COBOL
4 2 (2.74%) Java
5 1 (1.37%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.37%) VB
5 1 (1.37%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (5.48%) Degree
2 1 (1.37%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.85%) SLA
2 4 (5.48%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.74%) QA
System Software
1 8 (10.96%) SRDF
2 4 (5.48%) Active Directory
3 3 (4.11%) ACF2
4 2 (2.74%) RACF
Systems Management
1 6 (8.22%) MOM
1 6 (8.22%) BMC PATROL
1 6 (8.22%) Control-M
1 6 (8.22%) NetBackup
1 6 (8.22%) OMEGAMON
2 5 (6.85%) HP SiteScope
2 5 (6.85%) Unicenter
2 5 (6.85%) Tivoli NetView
2 5 (6.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 20 (27.40%) Oracle
2 17 (23.29%) IBM
3 14 (19.18%) Microsoft
4 8 (10.96%) EMC
5 6 (8.22%) BMC
5 6 (8.22%) Unisys
6 4 (5.48%) CA
6 4 (5.48%) TSYS
7 3 (4.11%) Sun
8 2 (2.74%) Intel
9 1 (1.37%) SAP
9 1 (1.37%) Cognos
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