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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mainframes
Rank 101 78 83
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +5
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 49 55 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.67% 1.86% 1.72%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.70% 6.47% 6.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 31 28
Median daily rate £475 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £485 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year
- +7.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £12.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+128.00% -54.54%
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
1042 850 755
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 35.42% 28.76% 28.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 563 393 432
Median daily rate £350 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £206 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £455 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 42 22
Median hourly rate £40.00 £27.44 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.77% +9.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.93 £12.35 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £55.00 £47.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £18.47 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -12.04%

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 June 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 June 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 -16 39 £475 +11.76%
Glasgow -2 3 £400 +53.84% 1
Renfrewshire -38 1 - -
Mainframe
UK

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 50 (54.35%) Finance
2 31 (33.70%) Unix
3 27 (29.35%) Banking
4 24 (26.09%) Windows
4 24 (26.09%) IBM
5 21 (22.83%) CA
6 18 (19.57%) CICS
7 17 (18.48%) DB2
8 16 (17.39%) Data Centre
9 15 (16.30%) Solaris
10 13 (14.13%) Stakeholder Management
10 13 (14.13%) zOS
11 12 (13.04%) Active Directory
11 12 (13.04%) Law
11 12 (13.04%) IBM Mainframe
12 11 (11.96%) RACF
12 11 (11.96%) JCL
12 11 (11.96%) AIX
13 10 (10.87%) Web Services
13 10 (10.87%) Oracle
13 10 (10.87%) Java
13 10 (10.87%) Service Management
13 10 (10.87%) Migration
14 9 (9.78%) PKI
14 9 (9.78%) Service Delivery
14 9 (9.78%) Identity Management
14 9 (9.78%) Linux
15 8 (8.70%) .NET
15 8 (8.70%) FTP
15 8 (8.70%) Microsoft

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 18 (19.57%) CICS
2 7 (7.61%) WebSphere
3 5 (5.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (2.17%) PowerExchange
4 2 (2.17%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.09%) Apache
5 1 (1.09%) AquaLogic
5 1 (1.09%) IIS
5 1 (1.09%) JBoss
5 1 (1.09%) MQSeries
5 1 (1.09%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (1.09%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (1.09%) SAS
5 1 (1.09%) Tuxedo
5 1 (1.09%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.09%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 1 (1.09%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.09%) OpenText MBPM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.70%) FTP
2 7 (7.61%) LDAP
3 3 (3.26%) Network Security
3 3 (3.26%) Wireless
4 1 (1.09%) Intranet
4 1 (1.09%) SSL
4 1 (1.09%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (18.48%) DB2
2 5 (5.43%) Oracle BI EE
2 5 (5.43%) Oracle ODI
3 3 (3.26%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.17%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.17%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.17%) PowerCenter
5 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (2.17%) ERwin
1 2 (2.17%) JMeter
1 2 (2.17%) LoadRunner
2 1 (1.09%) Build Forge
General
1 50 (54.35%) Finance
2 27 (29.35%) Banking
3 12 (13.04%) Law
4 7 (7.61%) Financial Institution
5 6 (6.52%) Retail
5 6 (6.52%) Retail Banking
6 4 (4.35%) Billing
7 2 (2.17%) Marketing
8 1 (1.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (26.09%) Analyst
2 14 (15.22%) Operations Analyst
3 12 (13.04%) Architect
4 10 (10.87%) Developer
4 10 (10.87%) Mainframe Analyst
4 10 (10.87%) Project Manager
5 9 (9.78%) Mainframe Operations Analyst
6 8 (8.70%) Consultant
6 8 (8.70%) DB2 DBA
6 8 (8.70%) DBA
7 7 (7.61%) IT Manager
7 7 (7.61%) IT Project Manager
7 7 (7.61%) Technical Developer
8 5 (5.43%) Security Consultant
8 5 (5.43%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (4.35%) Designer
10 3 (3.26%) Financial Services Project Manager
10 3 (3.26%) Production DBA
10 3 (3.26%) Transformation Manager
10 3 (3.26%) Transformation Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.87%) Web Services
2 8 (8.70%) .NET
3 6 (6.52%) Flash
3 6 (6.52%) ISPF
3 6 (6.52%) OAuth
4 5 (5.43%) Middleware
5 2 (2.17%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (1.09%) IBM Integration Bus
6 1 (1.09%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 16 (17.39%) Data Centre
2 12 (13.04%) IBM Mainframe
3 9 (9.78%) PKI
4 7 (7.61%) Hedge funds
4 7 (7.61%) Tandem
5 6 (6.52%) Clustering
5 6 (6.52%) iSeries
5 6 (6.52%) Management Information System
6 4 (4.35%) Smart Meter
7 3 (3.26%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (3.26%) Replication
8 2 (2.17%) Health Informatics
8 2 (2.17%) Informatics
9 1 (1.09%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 31 (33.70%) Unix
2 24 (26.09%) Windows
3 15 (16.30%) Solaris
4 13 (14.13%) zOS
5 11 (11.96%) AIX
6 9 (9.78%) Linux
7 4 (4.35%) HPUX
8 3 (3.26%) OS/2
9 2 (2.17%) Windows Server
10 1 (1.09%) MVS
10 1 (1.09%) OS/390
10 1 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (14.13%) Stakeholder Management
2 10 (10.87%) Migration
2 10 (10.87%) Service Management
3 9 (9.78%) Identity Management
3 9 (9.78%) Service Delivery
4 7 (7.61%) SOA
5 6 (6.52%) Data Management
5 6 (6.52%) RAD
5 6 (6.52%) Software Testing
6 5 (5.43%) Change Management
6 5 (5.43%) Information Security
6 5 (5.43%) Project Management
6 5 (5.43%) TOGAF
7 4 (4.35%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
7 4 (4.35%) Identity Access Management
7 4 (4.35%) PRINCE2
7 4 (4.35%) Programme Management
7 4 (4.35%) Resource Management
7 4 (4.35%) Security Management
7 4 (4.35%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (11.96%) JCL
2 10 (10.87%) Java
3 7 (7.61%) Perl
3 7 (7.61%) REXX
3 7 (7.61%) SQL
4 6 (6.52%) COBOL
4 6 (6.52%) PowerShell
4 6 (6.52%) Ruby
4 6 (6.52%) VBA
5 3 (3.26%) C#
6 2 (2.17%) C
6 2 (2.17%) C++
7 1 (1.09%) MATLAB
7 1 (1.09%) R
7 1 (1.09%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.09%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (3.26%) PMI Certification
1 3 (3.26%) PMP
2 2 (2.17%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (2.17%) CCNA
2 2 (2.17%) CCNP
2 2 (2.17%) CISA
2 2 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (2.17%) CISM
2 2 (2.17%) CISSP
2 2 (2.17%) MCP
2 2 (2.17%) MCSE
2 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.09%) Degree
3 1 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.09%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.17%) Data Quality
1 2 (2.17%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.09%) COBIT
2 1 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.09%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (13.04%) Active Directory
2 11 (11.96%) RACF
3 6 (6.52%) Time Sharing Option
3 6 (6.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 6 (6.52%) Veritas File System
3 6 (6.52%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 5 (5.43%) ACF2
4 5 (5.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (5.43%) vSphere
5 2 (2.17%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 6 (6.52%) Nagios
1 6 (6.52%) TADDM
2 5 (5.43%) zSecure
3 3 (3.26%) OMEGAMON
4 2 (2.17%) Control-M
4 2 (2.17%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.09%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 24 (26.09%) IBM
2 21 (22.83%) CA
3 10 (10.87%) Oracle
4 8 (8.70%) Microsoft
5 6 (6.52%) Veritas
6 5 (5.43%) Citrix
6 5 (5.43%) HP
6 5 (5.43%) VMware
7 3 (3.26%) BMC
8 2 (2.17%) Ab Initio
8 2 (2.17%) Informatica
8 2 (2.17%) Teradata
9 1 (1.09%) Axway
9 1 (1.09%) Fujitsu
9 1 (1.09%) Sun