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 27 April 2015 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 91 68 76
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +8
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 34 63 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.14% 2.40% 1.73%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.72% 9.26% 6.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 18 11
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£413 £400 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £244 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £462 £564
UK excluding London average daily rate £419 £420 £386
% change year-on-year
-0.23% +8.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.90 £30.50 £27.96
% change year-on-year
-28.19% +9.08%
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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
720 680 662
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 24.10% 25.87% 27.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 393 360 307
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £236 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 13 21
Average hourly rate £30.75 £25.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.00% +78.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £14.50 £10.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £25.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-13.63% +3.52%

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 27 April 2015.

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 27 April 2015. 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 -29 26 £455 +8.33% 5
Glasgow -1 7 £260 - 1
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Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 29 (46.77%) Finance
2 25 (40.32%) Banking
3 17 (27.42%) COBOL
4 16 (25.81%) DB2
5 14 (22.58%) CICS
6 10 (16.13%) Migration
7 8 (12.90%) UNIX
8 7 (11.29%) IBM
9 5 (8.06%) IBM Mainframe
9 5 (8.06%) SAN
9 5 (8.06%) zOS
9 5 (8.06%) Windows
9 5 (8.06%) AIX
9 5 (8.06%) HPUX
9 5 (8.06%) Solaris
9 5 (8.06%) Oracle
9 5 (8.06%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (6.45%) Middleware
10 4 (6.45%) Project Management
11 3 (4.84%) VSAM
11 3 (4.84%) WebSphere
11 3 (4.84%) Data Analysis
11 3 (4.84%) CA Endevor
11 3 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (4.84%) Management Information System
11 3 (4.84%) Risk Management
11 3 (4.84%) Linux
12 2 (3.23%) ClearCase
12 2 (3.23%) Client/Server
12 2 (3.23%) Sybase

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 14 (22.58%) CICS
2 3 (4.84%) WebSphere
3 2 (3.23%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.61%) TPMS
Applications
1 2 (3.23%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.06%) SAN
2 2 (3.23%) Firewall
3 1 (1.61%) FTP
3 1 (1.61%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (25.81%) DB2
2 1 (1.61%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.61%) BODI
2 1 (1.61%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (3.23%) ClearCase
2 1 (1.61%) Selenium
General
1 29 (46.77%) Finance
2 25 (40.32%) Banking
3 2 (3.23%) Retail
3 2 (3.23%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.61%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (37.10%) Analyst
2 10 (16.13%) Architect
3 9 (14.52%) Technical Analyst
4 6 (9.68%) Developer
5 4 (6.45%) Operations Analyst
5 4 (6.45%) Technical Leader
5 4 (6.45%) Mainframe Developer
5 4 (6.45%) Project Manager
6 3 (4.84%) Technical Architect
6 3 (4.84%) Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (3.23%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (3.23%) Security Specialist
7 2 (3.23%) WebSphere Administrator
7 2 (3.23%) Ab Initio Developer
7 2 (3.23%) Designer
7 2 (3.23%) Configuration Manager
7 2 (3.23%) Administrator
7 2 (3.23%) Release Manager
7 2 (3.23%) Test Analyst
7 2 (3.23%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.45%) Middleware
2 2 (3.23%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (1.61%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.06%) IBM Mainframe
2 3 (4.84%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.84%) VSAM
2 3 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.23%) Client/Server
3 2 (3.23%) iSeries
3 2 (3.23%) LPAR
4 1 (1.61%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (12.90%) UNIX
2 5 (8.06%) Windows
2 5 (8.06%) AIX
2 5 (8.06%) HPUX
2 5 (8.06%) Solaris
2 5 (8.06%) zOS
3 3 (4.84%) Linux
4 1 (1.61%) OS/2
4 1 (1.61%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (16.13%) Migration
2 5 (8.06%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (6.45%) Project Management
4 3 (4.84%) Data Analysis
4 3 (4.84%) Risk Management
5 2 (3.23%) Project Planning
5 2 (3.23%) Release Management
5 2 (3.23%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (3.23%) Business Analysis
5 2 (3.23%) Information Security
5 2 (3.23%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (3.23%) Six Sigma
5 2 (3.23%) Security Management
6 1 (1.61%) ETL
6 1 (1.61%) Configuration Management
6 1 (1.61%) Service Management
6 1 (1.61%) Change Management
6 1 (1.61%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (1.61%) Network Design
6 1 (1.61%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 17 (27.42%) COBOL
2 2 (3.23%) SQL
2 2 (3.23%) REXX
3 1 (1.61%) JCL
3 1 (1.61%) Assembly Language
3 1 (1.61%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (3.23%) PMP
1 2 (3.23%) PMI Certification
1 2 (3.23%) CISA
1 2 (3.23%) QiCA
1 2 (3.23%) Degree
2 1 (1.61%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.61%) COBIT
1 1 (1.61%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.23%) RACF
1 2 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (4.84%) CA Endevor
2 1 (1.61%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 7 (11.29%) IBM
2 5 (8.06%) Oracle
3 2 (3.23%) Sybase
3 2 (3.23%) CA
3 2 (3.23%) Ab Initio
3 2 (3.23%) VMware
4 1 (1.61%) ICL
4 1 (1.61%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.61%) HP
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