The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Mainframe over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Mainframes
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 60 43
Rank change year-on-year -7 -17  
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 15 39 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.23% 2.89% 3.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.78% 8.41% 13.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 24 25
Median daily rate £600 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.31% +11.76%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year +5.26% +128.00%  

Mainframe is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 314 464 328
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 25.70% 34.37% 23.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 226 159
Median daily rate £395 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.05% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £520 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 10
Median hourly rate £43.39 £47.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.65% +156.75%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.88
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.82%  

Mainframe
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing Mainframe as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for Mainframe in Edinburgh

Mainframe
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Mainframe in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for Mainframe in Edinburgh

Mainframe
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mainframe in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Mainframe in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 23 (63.89%) Finance
2 18 (50.00%) IBM
3 15 (41.67%) Banking
4 13 (36.11%) JCL
5 12 (33.33%) Service Management
6 11 (30.56%) Service Delivery
6 11 (30.56%) FTP
6 11 (30.56%) ISPF
6 11 (30.56%) Time Sharing Option
7 10 (27.78%) Data Centre
7 10 (27.78%) Programme Delivery
7 10 (27.78%) Law
8 7 (19.44%) Unix
8 7 (19.44%) Windows
9 6 (16.67%) IBM Mainframe
10 5 (13.89%) Linux
10 5 (13.89%) SQL
10 5 (13.89%) DB2
11 4 (11.11%) SQL Server
11 4 (11.11%) Migration
11 4 (11.11%) zOS
11 4 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
12 3 (8.33%) Big Data
12 3 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
12 3 (8.33%) Firewall
12 3 (8.33%) C#
12 3 (8.33%) Microsoft
12 3 (8.33%) SAS
13 2 (5.56%) SSL
13 2 (5.56%) SNMP

Mainframe
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 3 (8.33%) SAS
2 2 (5.56%) Apache Pig
2 2 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 11 (30.56%) FTP
2 3 (8.33%) Firewall
3 2 (5.56%) SNMP
3 2 (5.56%) SSH
3 2 (5.56%) SSL
4 1 (2.78%) BIG-IP
4 1 (2.78%) LDAP
4 1 (2.78%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.89%) DB2
2 4 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 3 (8.33%) Big Data
4 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.78%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.78%) IMS/DB
5 1 (2.78%) PowerPivot
5 1 (2.78%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Appium
1 1 (2.78%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.78%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.78%) Maven
1 1 (2.78%) Selenium
1 1 (2.78%) SoapUI
1 1 (2.78%) Subversion
1 1 (2.78%) WebDriver
General
1 23 (63.89%) Finance
2 15 (41.67%) Banking
3 10 (27.78%) Law
4 1 (2.78%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.78%) Legal
4 1 (2.78%) Retail
4 1 (2.78%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (38.89%) Developer
2 10 (27.78%) Technical Developer
3 6 (16.67%) Analyst
4 3 (8.33%) DBA
5 2 (5.56%) Administrator
5 2 (5.56%) Architect
5 2 (5.56%) Business Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) C# Developer
5 2 (5.56%) C# WPF Developer
5 2 (5.56%) DB2 DBA
5 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (5.56%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Mainframe DBA
5 2 (5.56%) Mainframe Operator
5 2 (5.56%) Project Manager
5 2 (5.56%) SAS Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) SAS Business Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Splunk Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (30.56%) ISPF
2 2 (5.56%) .NET
2 2 (5.56%) Kafka
2 2 (5.56%) WPF
3 1 (2.78%) Middleware
3 1 (2.78%) REST
3 1 (2.78%) SOAP
3 1 (2.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (27.78%) Data Centre
2 6 (16.67%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.56%) Credit Risk
5 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.78%) iSeries
5 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.78%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.78%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 7 (19.44%) Unix
1 7 (19.44%) Windows
2 5 (13.89%) Linux
3 4 (11.11%) zOS
4 2 (5.56%) AIX
5 1 (2.78%) Android
5 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.78%) MVS
5 1 (2.78%) OS/2
5 1 (2.78%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (33.33%) Service Management
2 11 (30.56%) Service Delivery
3 10 (27.78%) Programme Delivery
4 4 (11.11%) Migration
5 3 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (5.56%) Business Analysis
6 2 (5.56%) Credit Risk Management
6 2 (5.56%) Data Extraction
6 2 (5.56%) Load Balancing
6 2 (5.56%) MVVM
6 2 (5.56%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (5.56%) Problem Management
6 2 (5.56%) Programme Management
6 2 (5.56%) Regulatory Compliance
6 2 (5.56%) Risk Management
6 2 (5.56%) SDLC
6 2 (5.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (2.78%) Data Protection
7 1 (2.78%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (36.11%) JCL
2 5 (13.89%) SQL
3 3 (8.33%) C#
4 2 (5.56%) Bash Shell
4 2 (5.56%) Java
4 2 (5.56%) Python
5 1 (2.78%) C
5 1 (2.78%) C++
5 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.78%) Korn
5 1 (2.78%) MATLAB
5 1 (2.78%) R
5 1 (2.78%) REXX
5 1 (2.78%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.78%) VB
5 1 (2.78%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (2.78%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (2.78%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) PMO
System Software
1 11 (30.56%) Time Sharing Option
2 2 (5.56%) Apache Flume
3 1 (2.78%) ACF2
3 1 (2.78%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.78%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 1 (2.78%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) CA Endevor
1 1 (2.78%) SCOM
1 1 (2.78%) SCOrch
1 1 (2.78%) zSecure
Vendors
1 18 (50.00%) IBM
2 3 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.56%) CA
3 2 (5.56%) Intel
3 2 (5.56%) Splunk
4 1 (2.78%) Ab Initio
4 1 (2.78%) Axway
4 1 (2.78%) F5
4 1 (2.78%) IBM Sterling
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle
4 1 (2.78%) Planview
4 1 (2.78%) Teradata
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