The first 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 11 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 81 83 85
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +2
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 41 33 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.57% 1.32% 0.93%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.82% 5.74% 5.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 13 16
Average daily rate
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£325 £400 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% -5.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £336 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £422 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £17.75 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+54.92% -34.25%
Miscellaneous Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
524 575 473
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.01% 22.99% 18.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 271 199
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 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 27 41
Average hourly rate £21.00 £14.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.82% -14.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.25 £9.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £89.35 £35.00 £36.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £20.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+7.31% -18.00%
Mainframe
UK

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 11 July 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 11 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 26 £350 -13.04% 2
Glasgow +12 8 £315 -
West Lothian - - - -
Mainframe
UK

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 56 (51.85%) Finance
2 37 (34.26%) Banking
3 26 (24.07%) CICS
4 23 (21.30%) UNIX
5 22 (20.37%) Oracle
6 20 (18.52%) IBM
7 19 (17.59%) Windows
8 18 (16.67%) DB2
8 18 (16.67%) JCL
9 17 (15.74%) SAS
10 16 (14.81%) zOS
10 16 (14.81%) WebSphere
11 14 (12.96%) Microsoft
11 14 (12.96%) Replication
12 12 (11.11%) IBM Mainframe
13 11 (10.19%) Linux
14 10 (9.26%) AIX
14 10 (9.26%) VBA
15 9 (8.33%) Retail
15 9 (8.33%) COBOL
15 9 (8.33%) CA
16 8 (7.41%) EMC
16 8 (7.41%) SAN
16 8 (7.41%) Middleware
16 8 (7.41%) Data Analysis
16 8 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
16 8 (7.41%) NAS
16 8 (7.41%) SRDF
17 7 (6.48%) REXX
17 7 (6.48%) BMC

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 26 (24.07%) CICS
2 17 (15.74%) SAS
3 16 (14.81%) WebSphere
4 3 (2.78%) MQSeries
5 2 (1.85%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (1.85%) Papyrus
6 1 (0.93%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (0.93%) MS Project
1 1 (0.93%) MS Office
1 1 (0.93%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.78%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.93%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.41%) SAN
1 8 (7.41%) NAS
2 4 (3.70%) Fibre Channel
3 3 (2.78%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (16.67%) DB2
2 4 (3.70%) RDBMS
2 4 (3.70%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.93%) BODI
3 1 (0.93%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 1 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (1.85%) LoadRunner
2 1 (0.93%) ClearQuest
2 1 (0.93%) ClearCase
General
1 56 (51.85%) Finance
2 37 (34.26%) Banking
3 9 (8.33%) Retail
4 4 (3.70%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.78%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.85%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.93%) Marketing
7 1 (0.93%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.93%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 31 (28.70%) Analyst
2 24 (22.22%) Developer
3 10 (9.26%) SAS Developer
4 8 (7.41%) Designer
5 7 (6.48%) Infrastructure Designer
5 7 (6.48%) SAS Analyst
6 6 (5.56%) Technical Specialist
6 6 (5.56%) Consultant
6 6 (5.56%) Developer Analyst
7 5 (4.63%) Operations Analyst
7 5 (4.63%) Fraud Analyst
7 5 (4.63%) Mainframe Developer
8 4 (3.70%) Storage Consultant
8 4 (3.70%) Test Analyst
8 4 (3.70%) Architect
8 4 (3.70%) Project Manager
8 4 (3.70%) Business Analyst
8 4 (3.70%) Mainframe Consultant
9 3 (2.78%) Data Centre Operator
9 3 (2.78%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.41%) Middleware
2 4 (3.70%) Web Services
3 3 (2.78%) XML
4 2 (1.85%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (1.85%) ISPF
5 1 (0.93%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.93%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 1 (0.93%) jQuery
5 1 (0.93%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.93%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (0.93%) HTML
5 1 (0.93%) .NET
5 1 (0.93%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.93%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.96%) Replication
2 12 (11.11%) IBM Mainframe
3 5 (4.63%) Statistics
3 5 (4.63%) Tandem
4 3 (2.78%) VSAM
4 3 (2.78%) iSeries
5 2 (1.85%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.85%) AS400
6 1 (0.93%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 23 (21.30%) UNIX
2 19 (17.59%) Windows
3 16 (14.81%) zOS
4 11 (10.19%) Linux
5 10 (9.26%) AIX
6 3 (2.78%) MVS
7 1 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.93%) HPUX
7 1 (0.93%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
1 8 (7.41%) Data Analysis
2 5 (4.63%) Migration
2 5 (4.63%) Benchmarking
2 5 (4.63%) System Testing
2 5 (4.63%) Analytics
3 4 (3.70%) Statistical Modelling
3 4 (3.70%) Operations Research
3 4 (3.70%) Integration Testing
3 4 (3.70%) Change Management
3 4 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (2.78%) Service Delivery
4 3 (2.78%) Risk Management
4 3 (2.78%) Business Analysis
4 3 (2.78%) Network Design
4 3 (2.78%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (2.78%) Unit Testing
5 2 (1.85%) Test Strategy
5 2 (1.85%) Performance Engineering
5 2 (1.85%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 18 (16.67%) JCL
2 10 (9.26%) VBA
3 9 (8.33%) COBOL
4 7 (6.48%) REXX
5 6 (5.56%) SQL
6 2 (1.85%) Java
7 1 (0.93%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.93%) VB
7 1 (0.93%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.93%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (3.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.63%) SLA
2 3 (2.78%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.85%) QA
System Software
1 8 (7.41%) SRDF
2 3 (2.78%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.93%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 6 (5.56%) MOM
1 6 (5.56%) BMC PATROL
1 6 (5.56%) Control-M
1 6 (5.56%) NetBackup
2 5 (4.63%) OMEGAMON
2 5 (4.63%) HP SiteScope
2 5 (4.63%) Unicenter
2 5 (4.63%) Tivoli NetView
2 5 (4.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 22 (20.37%) Oracle
2 20 (18.52%) IBM
3 14 (12.96%) Microsoft
4 9 (8.33%) CA
5 8 (7.41%) EMC
6 7 (6.48%) BMC
7 6 (5.56%) Unisys
8 4 (3.70%) TSYS
9 3 (2.78%) Sun
10 2 (1.85%) Intel
11 1 (0.93%) Ab Initio
11 1 (0.93%) Planview
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