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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mainframes
Rank 64 83 115
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +32
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 63 59 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.73% 1.80% 0.58%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.89% 6.17% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 42 8
Median daily rate £475 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +30.76%
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 £32.27 £37.25 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-13.36% +30.70%
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
798 956 782
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 34.64% 29.24% 28.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 449 463 415
Median daily rate £350 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 36 18
Median hourly rate £40.00 £19.88 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+101.25% +26.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.48 £12.35 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £63.50 £52.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £19.08 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+17.92% +0.42%

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 24 August 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 24 August 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 +6 56 £475 +11.76%
Glasgow +5 6 £279 +7.21%
Stirling - 1 £500 -
Mainframe
UK

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 72 (62.07%) Finance
2 46 (39.66%) CA
3 30 (25.86%) IBM
4 29 (25.00%) Unix
5 27 (23.28%) Banking
6 19 (16.38%) Windows
7 17 (14.66%) CICS
7 17 (14.66%) JCL
8 16 (13.79%) DB2
9 14 (12.07%) Stakeholder Management
10 13 (11.21%) AIX
10 13 (11.21%) Solaris
10 13 (11.21%) zOS
11 12 (10.34%) Service Management
11 12 (10.34%) IBM Mainframe
12 11 (9.48%) Data Centre
12 11 (9.48%) Service Delivery
12 11 (9.48%) FTP
13 10 (8.62%) Microsoft
13 10 (8.62%) Migration
13 10 (8.62%) Time Sharing Option
13 10 (8.62%) Tandem
13 10 (8.62%) ISPF
14 9 (7.76%) iSeries
14 9 (7.76%) Oracle
15 8 (6.90%) Java
15 8 (6.90%) RACF
15 8 (6.90%) Law
15 8 (6.90%) TADDM
16 7 (6.03%) Software 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 17 (14.66%) CICS
2 6 (5.17%) WebSphere
3 5 (4.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (1.72%) PowerExchange
5 1 (0.86%) Apache
5 1 (0.86%) AquaLogic
5 1 (0.86%) IIS
5 1 (0.86%) JBoss
5 1 (0.86%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.86%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (0.86%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (0.86%) SAS
5 1 (0.86%) Tuxedo
5 1 (0.86%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.86%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (0.86%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (2.59%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.86%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.86%) OpenText MBPM
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.48%) FTP
2 5 (4.31%) LDAP
3 2 (1.72%) Internet
3 2 (1.72%) Network Security
3 2 (1.72%) Wireless
4 1 (0.86%) SSL
4 1 (0.86%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.79%) DB2
2 5 (4.31%) Oracle BI EE
2 5 (4.31%) Oracle ODI
3 2 (1.72%) BODI
3 2 (1.72%) Data Lake
3 2 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.72%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.72%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.72%) PowerCenter
3 2 (1.72%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (1.72%) ERwin
2 1 (0.86%) Build Forge
2 1 (0.86%) JMeter
2 1 (0.86%) LoadRunner
General
1 72 (62.07%) Finance
2 27 (23.28%) Banking
3 8 (6.90%) Law
4 4 (3.45%) Billing
4 4 (3.45%) Financial Institution
4 4 (3.45%) Retail
4 4 (3.45%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.72%) Marketing
6 1 (0.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 50 (43.10%) Analyst
2 38 (32.76%) Operations Analyst
3 37 (31.90%) Mainframe Analyst
4 33 (28.45%) Mainframe Operations Analyst
5 14 (12.07%) Architect
6 11 (9.48%) Developer
7 9 (7.76%) Consultant
8 8 (6.90%) DB2 DBA
8 8 (6.90%) DBA
8 8 (6.90%) Project Manager
8 8 (6.90%) Technical Developer
9 6 (5.17%) IT Manager
9 6 (5.17%) IT Project Manager
10 5 (4.31%) Infrastructure Architect
10 5 (4.31%) Solutions Architect
10 5 (4.31%) Test Analyst
11 4 (3.45%) Security Consultant
12 3 (2.59%) DB2 Support
12 3 (2.59%) Production DBA
13 2 (1.72%) Middleware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.62%) ISPF
2 7 (6.03%) .NET
2 7 (6.03%) Web Services
3 6 (5.17%) Flash
4 5 (4.31%) Middleware
5 4 (3.45%) OAuth
6 1 (0.86%) IBM Integration Bus
6 1 (0.86%) J2EE
6 1 (0.86%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.34%) IBM Mainframe
2 11 (9.48%) Data Centre
3 10 (8.62%) Tandem
4 9 (7.76%) iSeries
5 7 (6.03%) Management Information System
6 6 (5.17%) PKI
7 4 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (3.45%) Clustering
7 4 (3.45%) EMC VMAX
7 4 (3.45%) Hedge funds
7 4 (3.45%) Smart Meter
8 3 (2.59%) Replication
9 2 (1.72%) Health Informatics
9 2 (1.72%) Informatics
10 1 (0.86%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 29 (25.00%) Unix
2 19 (16.38%) Windows
3 13 (11.21%) AIX
3 13 (11.21%) Solaris
3 13 (11.21%) zOS
4 6 (5.17%) HPUX
4 6 (5.17%) Linux
5 3 (2.59%) OS/2
6 2 (1.72%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.86%) MVS
7 1 (0.86%) OS/390
7 1 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (12.07%) Stakeholder Management
2 12 (10.34%) Service Management
3 11 (9.48%) Service Delivery
4 10 (8.62%) Migration
5 7 (6.03%) SOA
5 7 (6.03%) Software Testing
6 6 (5.17%) Identity Management
7 5 (4.31%) Data Management
7 5 (4.31%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (4.31%) Resource Management
7 5 (4.31%) TOGAF
8 4 (3.45%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
8 4 (3.45%) PRINCE2
8 4 (3.45%) Project Management
8 4 (3.45%) RAD
8 4 (3.45%) Test Management
8 4 (3.45%) Test Planning
8 4 (3.45%) Unit Testing
8 4 (3.45%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (2.59%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 17 (14.66%) JCL
2 8 (6.90%) Java
3 7 (6.03%) REXX
3 7 (6.03%) SQL
4 6 (5.17%) COBOL
5 5 (4.31%) Perl
6 4 (3.45%) PowerShell
6 4 (3.45%) Ruby
6 4 (3.45%) VBA
7 2 (1.72%) C
7 2 (1.72%) C#
7 2 (1.72%) C++
8 1 (0.86%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.86%) R
8 1 (0.86%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.86%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (2.59%) ISEB
1 3 (2.59%) ISTQB
1 3 (2.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 3 (2.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (1.72%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.86%) CCNA
3 1 (0.86%) CCNP
3 1 (0.86%) CISA
3 1 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.86%) CISM
3 1 (0.86%) CISSP
3 1 (0.86%) Degree
3 1 (0.86%) MCP
3 1 (0.86%) MCSE
3 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.86%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.86%) PMP
3 1 (0.86%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.45%) SLA
2 2 (1.72%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.72%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.86%) COBIT
3 1 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (8.62%) Time Sharing Option
2 8 (6.90%) RACF
3 7 (6.03%) Active Directory
4 5 (4.31%) ACF2
4 5 (4.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (4.31%) vSphere
5 4 (3.45%) SRDF
5 4 (3.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 4 (3.45%) Veritas File System
5 4 (3.45%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (0.86%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 8 (6.90%) TADDM
2 5 (4.31%) Tivoli
2 5 (4.31%) zSecure
3 4 (3.45%) Nagios
3 4 (3.45%) OMEGAMON
4 2 (1.72%) Control-M
5 1 (0.86%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 46 (39.66%) CA
2 30 (25.86%) IBM
3 10 (8.62%) Microsoft
4 9 (7.76%) Oracle
5 5 (4.31%) Citrix
5 5 (4.31%) HP
5 5 (4.31%) VMware
6 4 (3.45%) EMC
6 4 (3.45%) Veritas
7 3 (2.59%) BMC
8 2 (1.72%) Axway
8 2 (1.72%) Informatica
8 2 (1.72%) Teradata
9 1 (0.86%) Ab Initio
9 1 (0.86%) Fujitsu
9 1 (0.86%) IBM Sterling
9 1 (0.86%) Sun