The first 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Scotland region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 97 72 85
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +13
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 35 39 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.27% 1.58% 1.03%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.27% 7.44% 5.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 16 18
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£325 £400 £446
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% -10.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £361 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £418 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £337
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £24.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+14.58% -17.24%
Miscellaneous Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
558 524 497
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.24% 21.26% 18.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 256 199
Average daily rate £350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 26 48
Average hourly rate £21.00 £13.11 £18.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.18% -27.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £9.25 £10.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £75.40 £17.50 £40.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.75 £25.73
% change year-on-year
+1.20% -19.35%
Mainframe
UK

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 July 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 28 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -34 21 £315 -21.25% 1
Glasgow -1 7 £300 -
Mainframe
UK

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 54 (55.67%) Finance
2 33 (34.02%) Banking
3 26 (26.80%) CICS
4 23 (23.71%) Oracle
5 19 (19.59%) UNIX
5 19 (19.59%) IBM
6 18 (18.56%) SAS
7 17 (17.53%) Windows
7 17 (17.53%) WebSphere
8 16 (16.49%) DB2
9 15 (15.46%) Microsoft
9 15 (15.46%) JCL
9 15 (15.46%) zOS
9 15 (15.46%) Replication
10 13 (13.40%) IBM Mainframe
11 12 (12.37%) Linux
12 11 (11.34%) AIX
13 10 (10.31%) VBA
14 9 (9.28%) CA
14 9 (9.28%) EMC
14 9 (9.28%) SAN
14 9 (9.28%) Retail
14 9 (9.28%) NAS
14 9 (9.28%) SRDF
15 8 (8.25%) Data Analysis
16 7 (7.22%) BMC
17 6 (6.19%) REXX
17 6 (6.19%) MOM
17 6 (6.19%) BMC PATROL
17 6 (6.19%) Control-M

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 26 (26.80%) CICS
2 18 (18.56%) SAS
3 17 (17.53%) WebSphere
4 3 (3.09%) MQSeries
5 2 (2.06%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.03%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (1.03%) Papyrus
Applications
1 1 (1.03%) MS Project
1 1 (1.03%) MS Office
1 1 (1.03%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (4.12%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.03%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.12%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.28%) SAN
1 9 (9.28%) NAS
2 4 (4.12%) Fibre Channel
2 4 (4.12%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (16.49%) DB2
2 4 (4.12%) RDBMS
2 4 (4.12%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.03%) BODI
3 1 (1.03%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 1 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (2.06%) LoadRunner
2 1 (1.03%) ClearQuest
2 1 (1.03%) ClearCase
General
1 54 (55.67%) Finance
2 33 (34.02%) Banking
3 9 (9.28%) Retail
4 4 (4.12%) Financial Institution
5 3 (3.09%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.03%) Marketing
6 1 (1.03%) Italian Language
6 1 (1.03%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.03%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (28.87%) Analyst
2 22 (22.68%) Developer
3 11 (11.34%) SAS Developer
4 9 (9.28%) Designer
5 7 (7.22%) SAS Analyst
5 7 (7.22%) Infrastructure Designer
6 6 (6.19%) Developer Analyst
6 6 (6.19%) Technical Specialist
6 6 (6.19%) Consultant
7 5 (5.15%) Fraud Analyst
7 5 (5.15%) Mainframe Developer
8 4 (4.12%) Storage Consultant
8 4 (4.12%) Operations Analyst
8 4 (4.12%) Solutions Designer
8 4 (4.12%) Business Analyst
8 4 (4.12%) Mainframe Consultant
9 3 (3.09%) Data Centre Operator
9 3 (3.09%) Architect
9 3 (3.09%) Project Manager
9 3 (3.09%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.19%) Middleware
2 4 (4.12%) Web Services
3 3 (3.09%) XML
4 2 (2.06%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (2.06%) ISPF
5 1 (1.03%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.03%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 1 (1.03%) jQuery
5 1 (1.03%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.03%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (1.03%) HTML
5 1 (1.03%) .NET
5 1 (1.03%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.03%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.46%) Replication
2 13 (13.40%) IBM Mainframe
3 5 (5.15%) Statistics
4 3 (3.09%) Tandem
4 3 (3.09%) VSAM
5 2 (2.06%) AS400
6 1 (1.03%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.03%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.03%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 19 (19.59%) UNIX
2 17 (17.53%) Windows
3 15 (15.46%) zOS
4 12 (12.37%) Linux
5 11 (11.34%) AIX
6 3 (3.09%) MVS
7 1 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.03%) HPUX
7 1 (1.03%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (8.25%) Data Analysis
2 6 (6.19%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (5.15%) Benchmarking
3 5 (5.15%) Migration
3 5 (5.15%) System Testing
3 5 (5.15%) Analytics
4 4 (4.12%) Integration Testing
4 4 (4.12%) Operations Research
4 4 (4.12%) Network Design
4 4 (4.12%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (4.12%) Statistical Modelling
5 3 (3.09%) Service Delivery
5 3 (3.09%) Change Management
5 3 (3.09%) Business Analysis
5 3 (3.09%) Unit Testing
6 2 (2.06%) Performance Engineering
6 2 (2.06%) Test Strategy
6 2 (2.06%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (2.06%) Waterfall
6 2 (2.06%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (15.46%) JCL
2 10 (10.31%) VBA
3 6 (6.19%) REXX
3 6 (6.19%) COBOL
3 6 (6.19%) SQL
4 2 (2.06%) Java
5 1 (1.03%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.03%) VB
5 1 (1.03%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.03%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (4.12%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.15%) SLA
2 4 (4.12%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.06%) QA
System Software
1 9 (9.28%) SRDF
2 4 (4.12%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.03%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 6 (6.19%) MOM
1 6 (6.19%) BMC PATROL
1 6 (6.19%) Control-M
1 6 (6.19%) NetBackup
2 5 (5.15%) OMEGAMON
2 5 (5.15%) HP SiteScope
2 5 (5.15%) Unicenter
2 5 (5.15%) Tivoli NetView
2 5 (5.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 23 (23.71%) Oracle
2 19 (19.59%) IBM
3 15 (15.46%) Microsoft
4 9 (9.28%) EMC
4 9 (9.28%) CA
5 7 (7.22%) BMC
6 6 (6.19%) Unisys
7 4 (4.12%) TSYS
8 3 (3.09%) Sun
9 2 (2.06%) Intel
10 1 (1.03%) Ab Initio
10 1 (1.03%) Planview