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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mainframes
Rank 81 81 109
Rank change year-on-year
0 +28
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 45 54 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.04% 1.67% 0.88%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.68% 5.52% 3.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 34 15
Median daily rate £475 £425 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +32.81%
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+11.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.25 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-3.35% +44.66%
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
792 979 765
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 35.98% 30.35% 28.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 480 473 422
Median daily rate £345 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.47% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £488 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 31 24
Median hourly rate £40.00 £17.25 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+131.88% +9.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 £12.35 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.20 £47.69 £38.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.52 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+13.39% +5.82%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 +11 41 £475 +11.76%
Glasgow +3 3 £270 +3.84% 1
Stirling - 1 £500 -
Mainframe
UK

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 61 (64.89%) Finance
2 42 (44.68%) CA
3 32 (34.04%) IBM
4 24 (25.53%) Unix
5 18 (19.15%) Banking
6 17 (18.09%) CICS
7 16 (17.02%) JCL
8 15 (15.96%) Windows
9 14 (14.89%) DB2
10 13 (13.83%) AIX
10 13 (13.83%) Service Delivery
10 13 (13.83%) Time Sharing Option
10 13 (13.83%) ISPF
11 12 (12.77%) IBM Mainframe
11 12 (12.77%) Data Centre
11 12 (12.77%) Service Management
11 12 (12.77%) Tandem
11 12 (12.77%) FTP
12 11 (11.70%) iSeries
13 10 (10.64%) Law
13 10 (10.64%) Stakeholder Management
14 9 (9.57%) Migration
14 9 (9.57%) zOS
14 9 (9.57%) Microsoft
15 8 (8.51%) Solaris
15 8 (8.51%) Oracle
16 7 (7.45%) SOA
16 7 (7.45%) REXX
16 7 (7.45%) RACF
17 6 (6.38%) HPUX

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 17 (18.09%) CICS
2 5 (5.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (5.32%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.13%) PowerExchange
4 1 (1.06%) Apache
4 1 (1.06%) AquaLogic
4 1 (1.06%) JBoss
4 1 (1.06%) MQSeries
4 1 (1.06%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (1.06%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (1.06%) Tuxedo
4 1 (1.06%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.06%) WebLogic Portal
4 1 (1.06%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (3.19%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) OpenText MBPM
Communications & Networking
1 12 (12.77%) FTP
2 2 (2.13%) Internet
2 2 (2.13%) Network Security
2 2 (2.13%) Wireless
3 1 (1.06%) LDAP
3 1 (1.06%) SSL
3 1 (1.06%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (14.89%) DB2
2 5 (5.32%) Oracle BI EE
2 5 (5.32%) Oracle ODI
3 2 (2.13%) BODI
3 2 (2.13%) Data Lake
3 2 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.13%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.13%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.13%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 2 (2.13%) ERwin
2 1 (1.06%) Build Forge
General
1 61 (64.89%) Finance
2 18 (19.15%) Banking
3 10 (10.64%) Law
4 4 (4.26%) Billing
5 3 (3.19%) Retail
5 3 (3.19%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.06%) Marketing
6 1 (1.06%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 41 (43.62%) Analyst
2 36 (38.30%) Mainframe Analyst
3 33 (35.11%) Operations Analyst
4 32 (34.04%) Mainframe Operations Analyst
5 13 (13.83%) Architect
5 13 (13.83%) Developer
6 10 (10.64%) Technical Developer
7 8 (8.51%) DB2 DBA
7 8 (8.51%) DBA
8 7 (7.45%) Consultant
9 5 (5.32%) Infrastructure Architect
9 5 (5.32%) Solutions Architect
10 4 (4.26%) Project Manager
10 4 (4.26%) Test Analyst
11 3 (3.19%) DB2 Support
11 3 (3.19%) Production DBA
11 3 (3.19%) Security Consultant
12 2 (2.13%) DB2 Administrator
12 2 (2.13%) Mainframe Test Analyst
12 2 (2.13%) Middleware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (13.83%) ISPF
2 5 (5.32%) .NET
2 5 (5.32%) Middleware
3 2 (2.13%) Web Services
4 1 (1.06%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (1.06%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.77%) Data Centre
1 12 (12.77%) IBM Mainframe
1 12 (12.77%) Tandem
2 11 (11.70%) iSeries
3 4 (4.26%) EMC VMAX
3 4 (4.26%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.26%) Smart Meter
4 3 (3.19%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.19%) Replication
5 2 (2.13%) PKI
6 1 (1.06%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.06%) Health Informatics
6 1 (1.06%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 24 (25.53%) Unix
2 15 (15.96%) Windows
3 13 (13.83%) AIX
4 9 (9.57%) zOS
5 8 (8.51%) Solaris
6 6 (6.38%) HPUX
7 3 (3.19%) OS/2
8 2 (2.13%) Linux
8 2 (2.13%) Windows Server
9 1 (1.06%) OS/390
9 1 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (13.83%) Service Delivery
2 12 (12.77%) Service Management
3 10 (10.64%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (9.57%) Migration
5 7 (7.45%) SOA
6 5 (5.32%) Data Management
6 5 (5.32%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (5.32%) TOGAF
7 4 (4.26%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
7 4 (4.26%) Test Management
7 4 (4.26%) Test Planning
7 4 (4.26%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (3.19%) Data Modelling
8 3 (3.19%) Process Improvement
8 3 (3.19%) Project Management
8 3 (3.19%) Resource Management
8 3 (3.19%) Security Management
9 2 (2.13%) ETL
9 2 (2.13%) ITIL
9 2 (2.13%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 16 (17.02%) JCL
2 7 (7.45%) REXX
3 6 (6.38%) COBOL
4 5 (5.32%) SQL
5 3 (3.19%) Java
6 1 (1.06%) C
6 1 (1.06%) C++
6 1 (1.06%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (3.19%) ISEB
1 3 (3.19%) ISTQB
1 3 (3.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (2.13%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.06%) CCNA
3 1 (1.06%) CCNP
3 1 (1.06%) CISA
3 1 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.06%) CISM
3 1 (1.06%) CISSP
3 1 (1.06%) Degree
3 1 (1.06%) MCP
3 1 (1.06%) MCSE
3 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.06%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.06%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.26%) SLA
2 2 (2.13%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.13%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.06%) COBIT
3 1 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (13.83%) Time Sharing Option
2 7 (7.45%) RACF
3 5 (5.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.32%) vSphere
4 4 (4.26%) SRDF
5 2 (2.13%) Active Directory
6 1 (1.06%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 4 (4.26%) OMEGAMON
1 4 (4.26%) TADDM
1 4 (4.26%) Tivoli
2 2 (2.13%) Control-M
3 1 (1.06%) BladeLogic
3 1 (1.06%) zSecure
Vendors
1 42 (44.68%) CA
2 32 (34.04%) IBM
3 9 (9.57%) Microsoft
4 8 (8.51%) Oracle
5 5 (5.32%) Citrix
5 5 (5.32%) HP
5 5 (5.32%) VMware
6 4 (4.26%) EMC
7 3 (3.19%) BMC
8 2 (2.13%) Axway
8 2 (2.13%) Informatica
8 2 (2.13%) Teradata
9 1 (1.06%) Fujitsu
9 1 (1.06%) IBM Sterling
9 1 (1.06%) Sun