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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mainframes
Rank 111 95 61
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -34
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 19 27 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.74% 1.00% 2.38%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.52% 3.61% 9.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 14
Average daily rate £413 £500 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £288 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £509 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £400 £398
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £39.50 £49.00
% change year-on-year
-26.58% -19.38%
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
754 747 542
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 29.56% 27.68% 23.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 380 407 255
Average daily rate £350 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 19 19
Average hourly rate £39.50 £19.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+107.89% +22.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £13.57 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.40 £31.20 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

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
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 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 16 £413 -17.50% 6
Glasgow +9 3 - -
Mainframe
UK

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 34 (47.89%) Finance
2 27 (38.03%) Banking
3 26 (36.62%) CICS
4 22 (30.99%) DB2
5 21 (29.58%) CA
5 21 (29.58%) zOS
6 20 (28.17%) JCL
7 15 (21.13%) RACF
8 13 (18.31%) Unix
8 13 (18.31%) CA Endevor
9 11 (15.49%) QA
10 9 (12.68%) COBOL
11 8 (11.27%) Oracle
12 7 (9.86%) IBM
12 7 (9.86%) Project Management
13 6 (8.45%) Tandem
13 6 (8.45%) Stakeholder Management
13 6 (8.45%) ETL
14 5 (7.04%) Informatica
14 5 (7.04%) PowerCenter
14 5 (7.04%) PowerExchange
14 5 (7.04%) Linux
14 5 (7.04%) Data Modelling
14 5 (7.04%) Change Management
14 5 (7.04%) Migration
14 5 (7.04%) VSAM
14 5 (7.04%) Data Analysis
14 5 (7.04%) Data Centre
14 5 (7.04%) SDLC
14 5 (7.04%) IBM Mainframe

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 (36.62%) CICS
2 5 (7.04%) PowerExchange
3 3 (4.23%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.82%) MQSeries
4 2 (2.82%) SAS
5 1 (1.41%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.82%) ACBS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.41%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (30.99%) DB2
2 5 (7.04%) PowerCenter
3 4 (5.63%) SQL Server
4 3 (4.23%) BODI
5 1 (1.41%) IDMS
General
1 34 (47.89%) Finance
2 27 (38.03%) Banking
3 3 (4.23%) Law
4 2 (2.82%) Legal
4 2 (2.82%) Retail
4 2 (2.82%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (47.89%) Analyst
2 13 (18.31%) CICS Analyst
2 13 (18.31%) Mainframe Analyst
3 11 (15.49%) Mainframe Operations Analyst
3 11 (15.49%) Operations Analyst
3 11 (15.49%) Project Manager
4 7 (9.86%) Mainframe Project Manager
4 7 (9.86%) Systems Analyst
5 6 (8.45%) Mainframe Specialist
6 5 (7.04%) Architect
6 5 (7.04%) Consultant
6 5 (7.04%) ETL Architect
7 4 (5.63%) Designer
7 4 (5.63%) Technical Specialist
8 3 (4.23%) Infrastructure Manager
8 3 (4.23%) IT Analyst
9 2 (2.82%) DB2 DBA
9 2 (2.82%) Oracle Consultant
9 2 (2.82%) Oracle Technical Consultant
9 2 (2.82%) Technical Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.23%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.45%) Tandem
2 5 (7.04%) Data Centre
2 5 (7.04%) Data Integration
2 5 (7.04%) IBM Mainframe
2 5 (7.04%) VSAM
3 2 (2.82%) PKI
4 1 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.41%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 21 (29.58%) zOS
2 13 (18.31%) Unix
3 5 (7.04%) Linux
4 4 (5.63%) Windows
5 1 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.41%) Solaris
5 1 (1.41%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (9.86%) Project Management
2 6 (8.45%) ETL
2 6 (8.45%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (7.04%) Change Management
3 5 (7.04%) Data Analysis
3 5 (7.04%) Data Modelling
3 5 (7.04%) Migration
3 5 (7.04%) SDLC
4 3 (4.23%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (2.82%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (2.82%) Front End Development
5 2 (2.82%) High Availability
5 2 (2.82%) ITIL
5 2 (2.82%) Operations Management
5 2 (2.82%) PRINCE2
5 2 (2.82%) Programme Management
6 1 (1.41%) Asset Management
6 1 (1.41%) Data Management
6 1 (1.41%) Regression Testing
6 1 (1.41%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (28.17%) JCL
2 9 (12.68%) COBOL
3 4 (5.63%) SQL
4 1 (1.41%) Java
4 1 (1.41%) REXX
Qualifications
1 1 (1.41%) Degree
1 1 (1.41%) PMI Certification
1 1 (1.41%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (15.49%) QA
2 5 (7.04%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.41%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (21.13%) RACF
Systems Management
1 13 (18.31%) CA Endevor
2 1 (1.41%) MAINVIEW
2 1 (1.41%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 21 (29.58%) CA
2 8 (11.27%) Oracle
3 7 (9.86%) IBM
4 5 (7.04%) Informatica
5 4 (5.63%) Ab Initio
6 2 (2.82%) BMC
6 2 (2.82%) Teradata
7 1 (1.41%) Citrix
7 1 (1.41%) ICL
7 1 (1.41%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.41%) Red Hat
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