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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 84 74 84
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +10
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 47 56 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.60% 2.13% 1.41%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.03% 7.68% 4.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 29 11
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£375 £350 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £258 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £411 £400 £398
% change year-on-year
+2.75% +0.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £27.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £27.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-54.54% -1.78%
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
780 729 767
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 26.54% 27.68% 30.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 403 358
Average daily rate £350 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 23 24
Average hourly rate £27.44 £25.00 £15.14
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.76% +65.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.91 £12.85 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £27.50 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 +2 39 £375 +3.44% 2
Glasgow -3 7 £260 -21.21%
Mainframe
UK

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 31 (41.33%) Finance
2 27 (36.00%) Banking
3 20 (26.67%) COBOL
3 20 (26.67%) DB2
3 20 (26.67%) CICS
4 14 (18.67%) IBM
5 13 (17.33%) zOS
6 11 (14.67%) Migration
7 10 (13.33%) IBM Mainframe
8 8 (10.67%) Change Management
8 8 (10.67%) UNIX
9 7 (9.33%) REXX
9 7 (9.33%) JCL
10 6 (8.00%) CA
10 6 (8.00%) AIX
10 6 (8.00%) HPUX
10 6 (8.00%) Solaris
10 6 (8.00%) WebSphere
11 5 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (6.67%) RACF
11 5 (6.67%) Project Management
12 4 (5.33%) WebSphere Application Server
12 4 (5.33%) Oracle
12 4 (5.33%) OS/2
12 4 (5.33%) WebSphere MQ
12 4 (5.33%) SAN
12 4 (5.33%) BMC
12 4 (5.33%) Windows
12 4 (5.33%) LPAR
12 4 (5.33%) Performance Tuning

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 20 (26.67%) CICS
2 6 (8.00%) WebSphere
3 4 (5.33%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.33%) TPMS
Applications
1 1 (1.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.33%) SAN
2 2 (2.67%) Firewall
3 1 (1.33%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (26.67%) DB2
2 2 (2.67%) BODI
3 1 (1.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.33%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.33%) ClearCase
General
1 31 (41.33%) Finance
2 27 (36.00%) Banking
3 3 (4.00%) Retail
3 3 (4.00%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (36.00%) Analyst
2 10 (13.33%) Architect
3 8 (10.67%) Technical Analyst
3 8 (10.67%) Operations Analyst
3 8 (10.67%) Administrator
4 6 (8.00%) Project Manager
4 6 (8.00%) Developer
5 4 (5.33%) Technical Leader
5 4 (5.33%) Mainframe Developer
5 4 (5.33%) WebSphere Administrator
5 4 (5.33%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (4.00%) DB2 DBA
6 3 (4.00%) DBA
7 2 (2.67%) Test Analyst
7 2 (2.67%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (2.67%) Technical Architect
7 2 (2.67%) Consultant
7 2 (2.67%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 2 (2.67%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (2.67%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.33%) WebSphere MQ
2 3 (4.00%) Middleware
3 1 (1.33%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 1 (1.33%) ISPF
3 1 (1.33%) Web Services
3 1 (1.33%) CPAN
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.33%) IBM Mainframe
2 4 (5.33%) LPAR
3 3 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.00%) VSAM
4 2 (2.67%) iSeries
5 1 (1.33%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 13 (17.33%) zOS
2 8 (10.67%) UNIX
3 6 (8.00%) AIX
3 6 (8.00%) HPUX
3 6 (8.00%) Solaris
4 4 (5.33%) OS/2
4 4 (5.33%) Windows
5 3 (4.00%) Linux
6 1 (1.33%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (14.67%) Migration
2 8 (10.67%) Change Management
3 5 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (6.67%) Project Management
4 4 (5.33%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (5.33%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (4.00%) Risk Management
5 3 (4.00%) Data Analysis
6 2 (2.67%) Six Sigma
6 2 (2.67%) Project Planning
6 2 (2.67%) Security Management
6 2 (2.67%) SDLC
6 2 (2.67%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (2.67%) Information Security
7 1 (1.33%) Release Management
7 1 (1.33%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (1.33%) Technical Analysis
7 1 (1.33%) Network Design
7 1 (1.33%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (1.33%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 20 (26.67%) COBOL
2 7 (9.33%) REXX
2 7 (9.33%) JCL
3 3 (4.00%) SQL
4 1 (1.33%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 2 (2.67%) CISA
1 2 (2.67%) QiCA
1 2 (2.67%) PMP
1 2 (2.67%) PMI Certification
1 2 (2.67%) Degree
2 1 (1.33%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (2.67%) QA
2 1 (1.33%) COBIT
2 1 (1.33%) BS7799
2 1 (1.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (6.67%) RACF
2 2 (2.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.67%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (1.33%) CA Endevor
2 1 (1.33%) Control-M
Vendors
1 14 (18.67%) IBM
2 6 (8.00%) CA
3 4 (5.33%) Oracle
3 4 (5.33%) BMC
4 2 (2.67%) Ab Initio
4 2 (2.67%) VMware
4 2 (2.67%) Sybase
4 2 (2.67%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.67%) HP
5 1 (1.33%) Syncsort
5 1 (1.33%) ICL
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