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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 93 60 97
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +37
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 28 53 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.04% 2.37% 0.74%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.26% 10.64% 3.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 15 10
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£500 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £296 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £505 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £398 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £49.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year
-19.38% +308.33%
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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
658 498 490
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 24.55% 22.25% 24.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 367 242 256
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £246 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 14
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.25 £13.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.91% +9.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.03 £11.53 £10.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.30 £31.04 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -19 26 £500 +17.64% 2
Glasgow -10 2 - -
Stirling - 2 - -
West Lothian - 1 £250 -
Mainframe
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Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 33 (55.93%) Finance
2 24 (40.68%) Banking
3 12 (20.34%) COBOL
3 12 (20.34%) DB2
4 10 (16.95%) Retail
5 9 (15.25%) CICS
6 8 (13.56%) zOS
6 8 (13.56%) Oracle
7 7 (11.86%) UNIX
7 7 (11.86%) SAS
8 6 (10.17%) Retail Banking
8 6 (10.17%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (8.47%) RACF
9 5 (8.47%) JCL
9 5 (8.47%) System Testing
9 5 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (6.78%) Test Scripting
10 4 (6.78%) CISSP
10 4 (6.78%) IBM
10 4 (6.78%) Windows
11 3 (5.08%) ClearCase
11 3 (5.08%) SQL
11 3 (5.08%) MS Office
11 3 (5.08%) SAN
11 3 (5.08%) Migration
11 3 (5.08%) Wireless
11 3 (5.08%) REXX
11 3 (5.08%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (5.08%) Relational Database
11 3 (5.08%) BODI

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 9 (15.25%) CICS
2 7 (11.86%) SAS
3 2 (3.39%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.69%) TPMS
Applications
1 3 (5.08%) MS Office
2 1 (1.69%) MS Project
2 1 (1.69%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.08%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.08%) SAN
1 3 (5.08%) Wireless
2 1 (1.69%) SMS
2 1 (1.69%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.69%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (20.34%) DB2
2 3 (5.08%) Relational Database
2 3 (5.08%) BODI
3 1 (1.69%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.69%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 3 (5.08%) ClearCase
2 1 (1.69%) TestDirector
2 1 (1.69%) Selenium
General
1 33 (55.93%) Finance
2 24 (40.68%) Banking
3 10 (16.95%) Retail
4 6 (10.17%) Retail Banking
5 2 (3.39%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.69%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 20 (33.90%) Analyst
2 12 (20.34%) Developer
3 9 (15.25%) Technical Analyst
4 7 (11.86%) Architect
4 7 (11.86%) SAS Developer
5 6 (10.17%) Project Manager
6 3 (5.08%) Technical Architect
6 3 (5.08%) Mainframe Developer
6 3 (5.08%) Technical Leader
7 2 (3.39%) Risk Manager
7 2 (3.39%) Configuration and Release Manager
7 2 (3.39%) Tivoli Specialist
7 2 (3.39%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (3.39%) Configuration Manager
7 2 (3.39%) Release Manager
8 1 (1.69%) Business Analyst
8 1 (1.69%) Tester
8 1 (1.69%) Security Analyst
8 1 (1.69%) Applications Support Analyst
8 1 (1.69%) Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.69%) Web Services
1 1 (1.69%) Middleware
1 1 (1.69%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.39%) VSAM
2 2 (3.39%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (3.39%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.69%) Replication
3 1 (1.69%) Data Extraction
3 1 (1.69%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.69%) Credit Risk
3 1 (1.69%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 8 (13.56%) zOS
2 7 (11.86%) UNIX
3 4 (6.78%) Windows
4 2 (3.39%) MVS
5 1 (1.69%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (10.17%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (8.47%) System Testing
3 4 (6.78%) Test Scripting
4 3 (5.08%) Migration
4 3 (5.08%) Performance Testing
4 3 (5.08%) Integration Testing
4 3 (5.08%) Automated Testing
5 2 (3.39%) Business Analysis
5 2 (3.39%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (3.39%) Release Management
5 2 (3.39%) Problem Management
5 2 (3.39%) People Management
5 2 (3.39%) Time Management
5 2 (3.39%) Regression Testing
5 2 (3.39%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (3.39%) Security Management
6 1 (1.69%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (1.69%) ETL
6 1 (1.69%) Project Management
6 1 (1.69%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 12 (20.34%) COBOL
2 5 (8.47%) JCL
3 3 (5.08%) SQL
3 3 (5.08%) REXX
4 2 (3.39%) Java
5 1 (1.69%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 4 (6.78%) CISSP
2 1 (1.69%) ISEB
2 1 (1.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (1.69%) COBIT
1 1 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (8.47%) RACF
2 2 (3.39%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 3 (5.08%) CA Endevor
2 2 (3.39%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.69%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.69%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 8 (13.56%) Oracle
2 4 (6.78%) IBM
3 2 (3.39%) CA
4 1 (1.69%) SAP
4 1 (1.69%) Cognos
4 1 (1.69%) Remedy
4 1 (1.69%) ICL