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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mainframe over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Mainframes
UK / Scotland
Rank 93 113 99
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -14
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 14 22 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.85% 0.85% 0.92%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.52% 2.75% 3.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 7
Median daily rate £363 £425 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.70% -7.60%
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £425 £403
% change year-on-year
-3.52% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -34.17%

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
555 801 717
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 33.74% 30.96% 27.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 428 373
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £366
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +2.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 17 18
Median hourly rate £49.00 £41.50 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.07% +45.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £14.60 £14.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £44.20 £32.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.30 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-10.22% +22.85%

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing Mainframe as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 21 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mainframe within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +11 9 £363 -14.70% 1
Glasgow +6 4 - -
Stirling - 1 £525 -
Mainframe
UK

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Mainframe also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 28 (66.67%) Finance
2 12 (28.57%) IBM
2 12 (28.57%) CA
3 11 (26.19%) Banking
4 9 (21.43%) JCL
5 8 (19.05%) Unix
6 7 (16.67%) SQL
6 7 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (14.29%) Oracle
7 6 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (11.90%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (11.90%) CICS
8 5 (11.90%) ISPF
8 5 (11.90%) Time Sharing Option
9 4 (9.52%) Test Planning
9 4 (9.52%) Data Centre
9 4 (9.52%) EMC VMAX
9 4 (9.52%) TADDM
9 4 (9.52%) Regulatory Compliance
9 4 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (9.52%) Test Management
9 4 (9.52%) SRDF
9 4 (9.52%) Migration
9 4 (9.52%) EMC
9 4 (9.52%) zOS
9 4 (9.52%) SLA
9 4 (9.52%) FTP
9 4 (9.52%) SQL Server
9 4 (9.52%) Windows
9 4 (9.52%) Service Management

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (11.90%) CICS
2 2 (4.76%) SAS
3 1 (2.38%) Apache
3 1 (2.38%) CMS
3 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.38%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.52%) FTP
2 2 (4.76%) Internet
2 2 (4.76%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.76%) BODI
2 2 (4.76%) DB2
2 2 (4.76%) RDBMS
2 2 (4.76%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.38%) PowerPivot
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Artifactory
1 1 (2.38%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.38%) TeamCity
General
1 28 (66.67%) Finance
2 11 (26.19%) Banking
3 4 (9.52%) Law
4 1 (2.38%) Legal
Job Titles
1 23 (54.76%) Analyst
2 14 (33.33%) Mainframe Analyst
3 12 (28.57%) Mainframe Operations Analyst
3 12 (28.57%) Operations Analyst
4 5 (11.90%) Developer
5 3 (7.14%) Systems Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) Technical Developer
5 3 (7.14%) Test Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Architect
6 2 (4.76%) Business Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Finance Systems Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Financial Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 2 (4.76%) Mainframe Test Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Project Manager
6 2 (4.76%) SAS Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Service Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (4.76%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.90%) ISPF
2 1 (2.38%) Middleware
2 1 (2.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.52%) Data Centre
2 4 (9.52%) EMC VMAX
3 3 (7.14%) iSeries
3 3 (7.14%) Tandem
4 2 (4.76%) Credit Risk
4 2 (4.76%) Cryptography
4 2 (4.76%) Data Extraction
4 2 (4.76%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (4.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (19.05%) Unix
2 4 (9.52%) Windows
2 4 (9.52%) zOS
3 1 (2.38%) Linux
3 1 (2.38%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (11.90%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (9.52%) Migration
3 4 (9.52%) Regulatory Compliance
3 4 (9.52%) Service Delivery
3 4 (9.52%) Service Management
3 4 (9.52%) Test Management
3 4 (9.52%) Test Planning
3 4 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (7.14%) Risk Management
5 2 (4.76%) Business Analysis
5 2 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (4.76%) Credit Risk Management
5 2 (4.76%) PRINCE2
5 2 (4.76%) Process Improvement
5 2 (4.76%) Programme Management
5 2 (4.76%) Project Management
5 2 (4.76%) Resource Management
5 2 (4.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 9 (21.43%) JCL
2 7 (16.67%) SQL
3 2 (4.76%) Assembly Language
3 2 (4.76%) COBOL
3 2 (4.76%) Java
4 1 (2.38%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.38%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.38%) REXX
Qualifications
1 2 (4.76%) ISEB
1 2 (4.76%) ISTQB
1 2 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.52%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (11.90%) Time Sharing Option
2 4 (9.52%) SRDF
3 2 (4.76%) RACF
4 1 (2.38%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (2.38%) zsh
Systems Management
1 4 (9.52%) TADDM
1 4 (9.52%) Tivoli
2 1 (2.38%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (2.38%) Control-M
2 1 (2.38%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (2.38%) MOM
2 1 (2.38%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.38%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.38%) Puppet
2 1 (2.38%) Tivoli NetView
2 1 (2.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (2.38%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 12 (28.57%) CA
1 12 (28.57%) IBM
2 6 (14.29%) Oracle
3 4 (9.52%) EMC
4 3 (7.14%) Ab Initio
4 3 (7.14%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.38%) Axway
5 1 (2.38%) BMC
5 1 (2.38%) IBM Sterling
5 1 (2.38%) Unisys