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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 95 28 81
Rank change year-on-year
-67 +53
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 28 122 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.03% 4.83% 1.24%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.93% 18.60% 5.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 54 14
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£320 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.70% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £300 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £16.40 £30.20
% change year-on-year
+67.68% -45.69%
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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
712 656 621
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 26.08% 25.97% 24.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 397 329 250
Average daily rate £350 £375 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +11.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £225 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 22 49
Average hourly rate £15.77 £13.11 £19.03
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.28% -31.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.55 £11.47 £9.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.38 £18.25 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -32.69%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 -42 24 £348 -18.23% 6
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Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 47 (63.51%) Finance
2 29 (39.19%) Banking
3 19 (25.68%) Oracle
4 18 (24.32%) zOS
5 16 (21.62%) CICS
5 16 (21.62%) UNIX
5 16 (21.62%) SAS
5 16 (21.62%) IBM
6 15 (20.27%) Windows
7 14 (18.92%) Microsoft
8 13 (17.57%) Analytical Skills
9 12 (16.22%) DB2
10 11 (14.86%) Retail
11 10 (13.51%) WebSphere
11 10 (13.51%) IBM Mainframe
11 10 (13.51%) VBA
12 9 (12.16%) AIX
12 9 (12.16%) Linux
12 9 (12.16%) Replication
13 8 (10.81%) NAS
13 8 (10.81%) SRDF
13 8 (10.81%) SAN
13 8 (10.81%) EMC
13 8 (10.81%) JCL
14 7 (9.46%) SQL
14 7 (9.46%) System Testing
15 6 (8.11%) OMEGAMON
15 6 (8.11%) Data Analysis
15 6 (8.11%) NetBackup
15 6 (8.11%) Unisys

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 16 (21.62%) CICS
1 16 (21.62%) SAS
2 10 (13.51%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.35%) Papyrus
Applications
1 1 (1.35%) MS Visio
1 1 (1.35%) MS Project
1 1 (1.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (5.41%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.35%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.05%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.81%) NAS
1 8 (10.81%) SAN
2 4 (5.41%) Firewall
3 3 (4.05%) Wireless
4 1 (1.35%) SMS
4 1 (1.35%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.22%) DB2
2 2 (2.70%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.70%) BODI
3 1 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.35%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.35%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 2 (2.70%) LoadRunner
General
1 47 (63.51%) Finance
2 29 (39.19%) Banking
3 11 (14.86%) Retail
4 5 (6.76%) Retail Banking
5 4 (5.41%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.35%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.35%) Marketing
6 1 (1.35%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 21 (28.38%) Developer
1 21 (28.38%) Analyst
2 11 (14.86%) SAS Developer
3 8 (10.81%) Designer
4 6 (8.11%) Infrastructure Designer
4 6 (8.11%) Project Manager
5 5 (6.76%) Fraud Analyst
6 3 (4.05%) Solutions Designer
6 3 (4.05%) Architect
6 3 (4.05%) Technical Specialist
6 3 (4.05%) SAS Analyst
6 3 (4.05%) Mainframe Developer
6 3 (4.05%) VBA Developer
6 3 (4.05%) Data Centre Operator
7 2 (2.70%) Assistant Business Analyst
7 2 (2.70%) Developer Analyst
7 2 (2.70%) Risk Manager
7 2 (2.70%) Analyst Developer
7 2 (2.70%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (2.70%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.41%) Middleware
1 4 (5.41%) Web Services
2 2 (2.70%) ISPF
2 2 (2.70%) XML
3 1 (1.35%) HTML
3 1 (1.35%) .NET
3 1 (1.35%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.35%) CSS
3 1 (1.35%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (1.35%) jQuery
3 1 (1.35%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.35%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.57%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (13.51%) IBM Mainframe
3 9 (12.16%) Replication
4 5 (6.76%) Statistics
5 2 (2.70%) Tandem
5 2 (2.70%) AS400
6 1 (1.35%) VSAM
6 1 (1.35%) Data Extraction
6 1 (1.35%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 18 (24.32%) zOS
2 16 (21.62%) UNIX
3 15 (20.27%) Windows
4 9 (12.16%) AIX
4 9 (12.16%) Linux
5 2 (2.70%) MVS
6 1 (1.35%) HPUX
6 1 (1.35%) Solaris
6 1 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (9.46%) System Testing
2 6 (8.11%) Data Analysis
3 5 (6.76%) Benchmarking
3 5 (6.76%) Analytics
4 4 (5.41%) Statistical Modelling
4 4 (5.41%) Operations Research
4 4 (5.41%) Network Design
5 3 (4.05%) Change Management
5 3 (4.05%) Unit Testing
5 3 (4.05%) Integration Testing
5 3 (4.05%) Business Analysis
6 2 (2.70%) Performance Engineering
6 2 (2.70%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (2.70%) Waterfall
6 2 (2.70%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (2.70%) Automated Testing
6 2 (2.70%) Test Scripting
6 2 (2.70%) Performance Testing
6 2 (2.70%) Problem Management
6 2 (2.70%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (13.51%) VBA
2 8 (10.81%) JCL
3 7 (9.46%) SQL
4 3 (4.05%) Java
4 3 (4.05%) REXX
5 2 (2.70%) COBOL
6 1 (1.35%) C#
6 1 (1.35%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.35%) VB
6 1 (1.35%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 4 (5.41%) Degree
2 3 (4.05%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.41%) PCI DSS
2 3 (4.05%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (10.81%) SRDF
2 4 (5.41%) RACF
2 4 (5.41%) Active Directory
3 3 (4.05%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 6 (8.11%) OMEGAMON
1 6 (8.11%) NetBackup
1 6 (8.11%) MOM
1 6 (8.11%) BMC PATROL
1 6 (8.11%) Control-M
2 5 (6.76%) Unicenter
2 5 (6.76%) Tivoli NetView
2 5 (6.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 5 (6.76%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (1.35%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 19 (25.68%) Oracle
2 16 (21.62%) IBM
3 14 (18.92%) Microsoft
4 8 (10.81%) EMC
5 6 (8.11%) Unisys
5 6 (8.11%) BMC
6 4 (5.41%) TSYS
7 3 (4.05%) Sun
8 2 (2.70%) Intel
9 1 (1.35%) Cognos
9 1 (1.35%) SAP
9 1 (1.35%) CA
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