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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 95 54 93
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +39
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 27 69 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.98% 2.80% 0.64%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.85% 12.02% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 22 8
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£375 £425 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £350 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £472 £498 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £393 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.78% +12.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £92.75 £34.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+168.84% +130.00%
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
702 574 490
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 25.44% 23.30% 22.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 259 237
Average daily rate £375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 25 20
Average hourly rate £15.77 £15.13 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.26% -13.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.82 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £19.75 £34.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%

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 December 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 December 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 -43 22 £375 -13.04% 2
Glasgow +1 6 £250 -28.57%
Mainframe
UK

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 30 (60.00%) Finance
2 22 (44.00%) Banking
3 10 (20.00%) Retail
4 9 (18.00%) Oracle
4 9 (18.00%) zOS
5 8 (16.00%) UNIX
5 8 (16.00%) SAS
5 8 (16.00%) CICS
6 7 (14.00%) DB2
7 6 (12.00%) JCL
7 6 (12.00%) Retail Banking
8 5 (10.00%) COBOL
8 5 (10.00%) Windows
8 5 (10.00%) IBM
8 5 (10.00%) RACF
8 5 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (10.00%) System Testing
8 5 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (8.00%) CISSP
9 4 (8.00%) SAN
9 4 (8.00%) Integration Testing
9 4 (8.00%) Test Scripting
9 4 (8.00%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (6.00%) SQL
10 3 (6.00%) MS Office
10 3 (6.00%) ClearCase
10 3 (6.00%) REXX
10 3 (6.00%) Wireless
10 3 (6.00%) Automated Testing
10 3 (6.00%) BODI

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 (16.00%) SAS
1 8 (16.00%) CICS
2 2 (4.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.00%) Papyrus
Applications
1 3 (6.00%) MS Office
2 1 (2.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.00%) SAN
2 3 (6.00%) Wireless
3 1 (2.00%) NAS
3 1 (2.00%) Firewall
3 1 (2.00%) SMS
3 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.00%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.00%) DB2
2 3 (6.00%) BODI
3 2 (4.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.00%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 3 (6.00%) ClearCase
2 1 (2.00%) TestDirector
2 1 (2.00%) Selenium
General
1 30 (60.00%) Finance
2 22 (44.00%) Banking
3 10 (20.00%) Retail
4 6 (12.00%) Retail Banking
5 2 (4.00%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 16 (32.00%) Analyst
2 12 (24.00%) Developer
3 8 (16.00%) SAS Developer
4 6 (12.00%) Architect
4 6 (12.00%) Project Manager
5 5 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) Technical Architect
7 2 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (4.00%) Configuration Manager
7 2 (4.00%) Release Manager
7 2 (4.00%) Risk Manager
7 2 (4.00%) Configuration and Release Manager
7 2 (4.00%) Tivoli Specialist
7 2 (4.00%) Mainframe Developer
8 1 (2.00%) Technical Leader
8 1 (2.00%) IT Security Analyst
8 1 (2.00%) Designer
8 1 (2.00%) IBM Mainframe Developer
8 1 (2.00%) Risk Analyst
8 1 (2.00%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.00%) Middleware
2 1 (2.00%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (4.00%) Client/Server
3 2 (4.00%) Replication
4 1 (2.00%) Tandem
4 1 (2.00%) Credit Risk
4 1 (2.00%) Data Extraction
4 1 (2.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (18.00%) zOS
2 8 (16.00%) UNIX
3 5 (10.00%) Windows
4 2 (4.00%) MVS
5 1 (2.00%) AIX
5 1 (2.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 5 (10.00%) System Testing
2 4 (8.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (8.00%) Integration Testing
3 3 (6.00%) Performance Testing
3 3 (6.00%) Automated Testing
4 2 (4.00%) Business Analysis
4 2 (4.00%) Problem Management
4 2 (4.00%) Release Management
4 2 (4.00%) Regression Testing
4 2 (4.00%) Migration
4 2 (4.00%) Time Management
4 2 (4.00%) People Management
5 1 (2.00%) Data Architecture
5 1 (2.00%) Information Architecture
5 1 (2.00%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (2.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (2.00%) User Stories
5 1 (2.00%) Automation Testing
5 1 (2.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.00%) JCL
2 5 (10.00%) COBOL
3 3 (6.00%) SQL
3 3 (6.00%) REXX
4 2 (4.00%) Java
5 1 (2.00%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 4 (8.00%) CISSP
2 1 (2.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.00%) COBIT
1 1 (2.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (10.00%) RACF
2 2 (4.00%) ACF2
3 1 (2.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.00%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 3 (6.00%) CA Endevor
2 2 (4.00%) Tivoli
3 1 (2.00%) OMEGAMON
3 1 (2.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (18.00%) Oracle
2 5 (10.00%) IBM
3 2 (4.00%) CA
4 1 (2.00%) Remedy
4 1 (2.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.00%) EMC
4 1 (2.00%) SAP
4 1 (2.00%) Cognos
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