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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 81 98 74
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -24
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 54 35 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.69% 1.27% 1.58%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.93% 4.60% 5.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 21 16
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.84% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £361
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £411 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+9.60% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £27.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +14.58%
Mainframe
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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
911 761 694
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 28.49% 27.60% 28.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 437 419 339
Average daily rate £364 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.92% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 20 26
Average hourly rate £20.00 £27.50 £13.11
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% +109.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.45 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.40 £17.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.12 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.63% +5.57%

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 July 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 July 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 46 £425 +34.92%
Glasgow +8 6 £260 -13.33%
Fife - 2 - -
Renfrewshire - 2 - -
West Lothian - 2 - -
North Lanarkshire - 2 - -
Mainframe
UK

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 41 (44.57%) Finance
2 28 (30.43%) Banking
3 27 (29.35%) CICS
4 20 (21.74%) IBM
4 20 (21.74%) zOS
5 19 (20.65%) CA
6 18 (19.57%) Migration
7 16 (17.39%) DB2
8 14 (15.22%) UNIX
9 12 (13.04%) IBM Mainframe
10 11 (11.96%) Change Management
11 10 (10.87%) JCL
11 10 (10.87%) Solaris
12 9 (9.78%) COBOL
13 8 (8.70%) AIX
13 8 (8.70%) HPUX
14 7 (7.61%) Project Management
14 7 (7.61%) REXX
14 7 (7.61%) BMC
14 7 (7.61%) Stakeholder Management
14 7 (7.61%) Performance Tuning
14 7 (7.61%) Performance Monitoring
15 6 (6.52%) WebSphere
15 6 (6.52%) RACF
15 6 (6.52%) Middleware
15 6 (6.52%) Oracle
16 5 (5.43%) SQL
16 5 (5.43%) Windows
16 5 (5.43%) BODI
17 4 (4.35%) LPAR

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 27 (29.35%) CICS
2 6 (6.52%) WebSphere
3 4 (4.35%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (4.35%) PowerExchange
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.17%) TCP/IP
1 2 (2.17%) SAN
1 2 (2.17%) Firewall
2 1 (1.09%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (17.39%) DB2
2 5 (5.43%) BODI
3 2 (2.17%) PowerCenter
4 1 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
General
1 41 (44.57%) Finance
2 28 (30.43%) Banking
3 2 (2.17%) Retail
3 2 (2.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 32 (34.78%) Analyst
2 18 (19.57%) Operations Analyst
3 11 (11.96%) Administrator
4 9 (9.78%) Architect
5 8 (8.70%) Project Manager
6 6 (6.52%) Developer
6 6 (6.52%) Infrastructure Architect
7 5 (5.43%) DB2 DBA
7 5 (5.43%) Consultant
7 5 (5.43%) DBA
8 4 (4.35%) WebSphere Administrator
8 4 (4.35%) Designer
9 3 (3.26%) Solutions Designer
9 3 (3.26%) Informatica Developer
9 3 (3.26%) Informatica Consultant
9 3 (3.26%) Infrastructure Manager
9 3 (3.26%) Test Analyst
10 2 (2.17%) Systems Analyst
10 2 (2.17%) Test Manager
10 2 (2.17%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.52%) Middleware
2 4 (4.35%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (2.17%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 1 (1.09%) Web Services
4 1 (1.09%) CPAN
4 1 (1.09%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.04%) IBM Mainframe
2 4 (4.35%) LPAR
2 4 (4.35%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.26%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.26%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.17%) VSAM
4 2 (2.17%) iSeries
5 1 (1.09%) Tandem
5 1 (1.09%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 20 (21.74%) zOS
2 14 (15.22%) UNIX
3 10 (10.87%) Solaris
4 8 (8.70%) AIX
4 8 (8.70%) HPUX
5 5 (5.43%) Windows
6 4 (4.35%) OS/2
7 3 (3.26%) Linux
8 1 (1.09%) VMS
8 1 (1.09%) OS/400
8 1 (1.09%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (19.57%) Migration
2 11 (11.96%) Change Management
3 7 (7.61%) Project Management
3 7 (7.61%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (7.61%) Performance Tuning
3 7 (7.61%) Performance Monitoring
4 4 (4.35%) PRINCE2
5 3 (3.26%) ITIL
5 3 (3.26%) Risk Management
5 3 (3.26%) SDLC
5 3 (3.26%) Data Analysis
5 3 (3.26%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (2.17%) Data Migration
6 2 (2.17%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (2.17%) Project Planning
6 2 (2.17%) Test Management
6 2 (2.17%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 2 (2.17%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (2.17%) Critical Success Factor
6 2 (2.17%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (10.87%) JCL
2 9 (9.78%) COBOL
3 7 (7.61%) REXX
4 5 (5.43%) SQL
5 3 (3.26%) CLIST
6 1 (1.09%) Assembly Language
6 1 (1.09%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (2.17%) PMP
1 2 (2.17%) PMI Certification
1 2 (2.17%) CISA
1 2 (2.17%) QiCA
1 2 (2.17%) Degree
1 2 (2.17%) ISEB
2 1 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.17%) QA
2 1 (1.09%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.09%) BS7799
2 1 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (6.52%) RACF
2 2 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.17%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 1 (1.09%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 2 (2.17%) CA Endevor
1 2 (2.17%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (1.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (1.09%) Control-M
Vendors
1 20 (21.74%) IBM
2 19 (20.65%) CA
3 7 (7.61%) BMC
4 6 (6.52%) Oracle
5 4 (4.35%) Microsoft
5 4 (4.35%) HP
5 4 (4.35%) Informatica
6 2 (2.17%) Ab Initio
6 2 (2.17%) VMware
6 2 (2.17%) Sybase
7 1 (1.09%) Syncsort