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 6 May 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mainframes
Rank 87 96 69
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -27
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 57 40 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.91% 1.32% 2.35%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.65% 4.91% 8.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 20 20
Median daily rate £450 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £260 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £511 £491
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £403 £418
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £21.90 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+18.72% -20.36%
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
1008 815 703
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 33.71% 26.87% 26.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 554 399 366
Median daily rate £375 £375 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £474
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 46 18
Median hourly rate £40.00 £30.25 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.23% +21.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.93 £12.10 £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £55.00 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+15.78% -7.31%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 +9 51 £450 +5.88%
Renfrewshire - 1 - -
Mainframe
UK

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 36 (47.37%) Finance
2 24 (31.58%) Banking
3 22 (28.95%) Unix
4 18 (23.68%) CICS
5 17 (22.37%) IBM
5 17 (22.37%) Windows
5 17 (22.37%) DB2
6 15 (19.74%) zOS
7 13 (17.11%) RACF
7 13 (17.11%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (15.79%) Data Centre
9 11 (14.47%) PKI
9 11 (14.47%) Active Directory
9 11 (14.47%) Oracle
10 10 (13.16%) Web Services
10 10 (13.16%) Solaris
10 10 (13.16%) IBM Mainframe
11 9 (11.84%) WebSphere
11 9 (11.84%) Java
11 9 (11.84%) CA
11 9 (11.84%) Identity Management
12 8 (10.53%) .NET
12 8 (10.53%) Linux
13 7 (9.21%) LDAP
13 7 (9.21%) SOA
13 7 (9.21%) SQL Server
13 7 (9.21%) Microsoft
13 7 (9.21%) Financial Institution
13 7 (9.21%) Hedge funds
14 6 (7.89%) PowerShell

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 (23.68%) CICS
2 9 (11.84%) WebSphere
3 5 (6.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (2.63%) MQSeries
5 1 (1.32%) IIS
5 1 (1.32%) SAS
5 1 (1.32%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (1.32%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.32%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.21%) LDAP
2 3 (3.95%) FTP
2 3 (3.95%) Network Security
2 3 (3.95%) Wireless
3 1 (1.32%) Intranet
3 1 (1.32%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (22.37%) DB2
2 7 (9.21%) SQL Server
3 5 (6.58%) Oracle BI EE
3 5 (6.58%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (2.63%) JMeter
1 2 (2.63%) LoadRunner
General
1 36 (47.37%) Finance
2 24 (31.58%) Banking
3 7 (9.21%) Financial Institution
4 6 (7.89%) Law
5 4 (5.26%) Billing
5 4 (5.26%) Retail
5 4 (5.26%) Retail Banking
6 2 (2.63%) Legal
6 2 (2.63%) Marketing
7 1 (1.32%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (23.68%) Analyst
2 9 (11.84%) Consultant
2 9 (11.84%) Project Manager
3 7 (9.21%) Architect
3 7 (9.21%) DB2 DBA
3 7 (9.21%) DBA
4 6 (7.89%) IT Manager
4 6 (7.89%) IT Project Manager
5 5 (6.58%) Operations Analyst
5 5 (6.58%) Security Consultant
5 5 (6.58%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (5.26%) Designer
6 4 (5.26%) Developer
6 4 (5.26%) Systems Analyst
7 3 (3.95%) DB2 Support
7 3 (3.95%) IT Analyst
7 3 (3.95%) Mainframe Specialist
7 3 (3.95%) Technical Specialist
7 3 (3.95%) Test Analyst
7 3 (3.95%) Transformation Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (13.16%) Web Services
2 8 (10.53%) .NET
3 6 (7.89%) Flash
3 6 (7.89%) Middleware
3 6 (7.89%) OAuth
4 2 (2.63%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (1.32%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.79%) Data Centre
2 11 (14.47%) PKI
3 10 (13.16%) IBM Mainframe
4 7 (9.21%) Hedge funds
5 6 (7.89%) Clustering
5 6 (7.89%) Management Information System
6 4 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (5.26%) Replication
6 4 (5.26%) Smart Meter
6 4 (5.26%) Tandem
7 2 (2.63%) Health Informatics
7 2 (2.63%) Informatics
8 1 (1.32%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 22 (28.95%) Unix
2 17 (22.37%) Windows
3 15 (19.74%) zOS
4 10 (13.16%) Solaris
5 8 (10.53%) Linux
6 6 (7.89%) AIX
7 3 (3.95%) OS/2
8 1 (1.32%) MVS
8 1 (1.32%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (17.11%) Stakeholder Management
2 9 (11.84%) Identity Management
3 7 (9.21%) SOA
4 6 (7.89%) Data Management
4 6 (7.89%) Migration
4 6 (7.89%) RAD
4 6 (7.89%) Software Testing
5 5 (6.58%) Information Security
5 5 (6.58%) Project Management
5 5 (6.58%) Service Management
5 5 (6.58%) TOGAF
6 4 (5.26%) Change Management
6 4 (5.26%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
6 4 (5.26%) PRINCE2
6 4 (5.26%) Programme Management
6 4 (5.26%) Resource Management
6 4 (5.26%) Unit Testing
7 3 (3.95%) Investment Management
7 3 (3.95%) Project Planning
7 3 (3.95%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.84%) Java
2 6 (7.89%) Perl
2 6 (7.89%) PowerShell
2 6 (7.89%) REXX
2 6 (7.89%) Ruby
2 6 (7.89%) SQL
2 6 (7.89%) VBA
3 5 (6.58%) COBOL
3 5 (6.58%) JCL
4 3 (3.95%) C#
5 1 (1.32%) C
5 1 (1.32%) C++
5 1 (1.32%) MATLAB
5 1 (1.32%) R
5 1 (1.32%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.32%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (3.95%) PMI Certification
1 3 (3.95%) PMP
2 2 (2.63%) CCNA
2 2 (2.63%) CCNP
2 2 (2.63%) CISA
2 2 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (2.63%) CISM
2 2 (2.63%) CISSP
2 2 (2.63%) MCP
2 2 (2.63%) MCSE
2 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.32%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.32%) Degree
3 1 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.32%) COBIT
1 1 (1.32%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (1.32%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (17.11%) RACF
2 11 (14.47%) Active Directory
3 6 (7.89%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 6 (7.89%) Veritas File System
3 6 (7.89%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 5 (6.58%) ACF2
4 5 (6.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (6.58%) vSphere
5 2 (2.63%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (1.32%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 6 (7.89%) Nagios
1 6 (7.89%) TADDM
2 5 (6.58%) zSecure
3 4 (5.26%) OMEGAMON
4 2 (2.63%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 17 (22.37%) IBM
2 11 (14.47%) Oracle
3 9 (11.84%) CA
4 7 (9.21%) Microsoft
5 6 (7.89%) Ab Initio
5 6 (7.89%) Veritas
6 5 (6.58%) Citrix
6 5 (6.58%) HP
6 5 (6.58%) VMware
7 4 (5.26%) BMC