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 3 December 2016 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mainframes
Rank 106 90 101
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +11
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 13 43 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.66% 1.49% 1.05%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.81% 4.43% 3.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 14 14
Median daily rate £363 £438 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% +52.17%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £450 £369
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +22.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £26.13 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+33.97% +1.45%
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
718 971 763
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 36.34% 33.61% 26.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 440 492 399
Median daily rate £350 £350 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £165 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £377 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
-2.14% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 28 21
Median hourly rate £40.25 £36.00 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.80% +128.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.45 £12.87 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £19.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +15.79%

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 3 December 2016.

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 3 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -8 11 £363 -19.44% 2
Glasgow +4 2 - - 1
Mainframe
UK

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, 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 52 (75.36%) Finance
2 34 (49.28%) CA
3 15 (21.74%) IBM
4 13 (18.84%) Unix
5 12 (17.39%) JCL
5 12 (17.39%) Banking
6 10 (14.49%) ISPF
6 10 (14.49%) Time Sharing Option
7 8 (11.59%) Tandem
7 8 (11.59%) Service Management
7 8 (11.59%) Service Delivery
7 8 (11.59%) FTP
8 7 (10.14%) Windows
8 7 (10.14%) Oracle
8 7 (10.14%) Migration
8 7 (10.14%) iSeries
9 6 (8.70%) Data Centre
9 6 (8.70%) Law
9 6 (8.70%) CICS
9 6 (8.70%) SQL
10 5 (7.25%) zOS
10 5 (7.25%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (7.25%) Disaster Recovery
11 4 (5.80%) Tivoli
11 4 (5.80%) SLA
11 4 (5.80%) EMC
11 4 (5.80%) Test Planning
11 4 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (5.80%) SRDF
11 4 (5.80%) User Acceptance Testing

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 6 (8.70%) CICS
2 2 (2.90%) PowerExchange
3 1 (1.45%) Apache
3 1 (1.45%) CMS
3 1 (1.45%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (2.90%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.59%) FTP
2 2 (2.90%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (4.35%) DB2
1 3 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.90%) BODI
2 2 (2.90%) Data Lake
2 2 (2.90%) Hadoop
2 2 (2.90%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.90%) PowerCenter
3 1 (1.45%) PowerPivot
3 1 (1.45%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.45%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (2.90%) ERwin
2 1 (1.45%) Artifactory
2 1 (1.45%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.45%) TeamCity
General
1 52 (75.36%) Finance
2 12 (17.39%) Banking
3 6 (8.70%) Law
4 1 (1.45%) Legal
4 1 (1.45%) Retail
4 1 (1.45%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 39 (56.52%) Analyst
2 34 (49.28%) Mainframe Analyst
3 31 (44.93%) Mainframe Operations Analyst
3 31 (44.93%) Operations Analyst
4 8 (11.59%) Developer
5 6 (8.70%) Architect
5 6 (8.70%) Infrastructure Architect
5 6 (8.70%) Technical Developer
6 4 (5.80%) Consultant
7 3 (4.35%) Project Manager
7 3 (4.35%) Systems Analyst
7 3 (4.35%) Test Analyst
8 2 (2.90%) Finance Systems Analyst
8 2 (2.90%) Financial Analyst
8 2 (2.90%) Informatica Consultant
8 2 (2.90%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
8 2 (2.90%) Mainframe Test Analyst
8 2 (2.90%) Service Analyst
8 2 (2.90%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (2.90%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.49%) ISPF
2 1 (1.45%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.59%) Tandem
2 7 (10.14%) iSeries
3 6 (8.70%) Data Centre
4 4 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.80%) EMC VMAX
5 3 (4.35%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.90%) Cryptography
6 2 (2.90%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 13 (18.84%) Unix
2 7 (10.14%) Windows
3 5 (7.25%) zOS
4 3 (4.35%) AIX
4 3 (4.35%) HPUX
4 3 (4.35%) Solaris
5 2 (2.90%) Linux
6 1 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (11.59%) Service Delivery
1 8 (11.59%) Service Management
2 7 (10.14%) Migration
3 5 (7.25%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (7.25%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (5.80%) Test Management
4 4 (5.80%) Test Planning
4 4 (5.80%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (4.35%) Data Modelling
5 3 (4.35%) Process Improvement
6 2 (2.90%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (2.90%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (2.90%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (2.90%) Data Analysis
6 2 (2.90%) Data Migration
6 2 (2.90%) ETL
6 2 (2.90%) PRINCE2
6 2 (2.90%) Project Management
6 2 (2.90%) Resource Management
6 2 (2.90%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (17.39%) JCL
2 6 (8.70%) SQL
3 2 (2.90%) Assembly Language
3 2 (2.90%) Java
4 1 (1.45%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.45%) COBOL
4 1 (1.45%) REXX
Qualifications
1 3 (4.35%) ISEB
1 3 (4.35%) ISTQB
1 3 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (2.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.80%) SLA
2 2 (2.90%) Data Quality
System Software
1 10 (14.49%) Time Sharing Option
2 4 (5.80%) SRDF
3 3 (4.35%) RACF
4 1 (1.45%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.45%) zsh
Systems Management
1 4 (5.80%) TADDM
1 4 (5.80%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.45%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.45%) Puppet
Vendors
1 34 (49.28%) CA
2 15 (21.74%) IBM
3 7 (10.14%) Oracle
4 4 (5.80%) EMC
5 3 (4.35%) Ab Initio
5 3 (4.35%) Microsoft
6 2 (2.90%) Informatica
6 2 (2.90%) Teradata
7 1 (1.45%) Axway
7 1 (1.45%) IBM Sterling