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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 48 62
Rank change year-on-year -3 +14  
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 22 43 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.39% 2.83% 1.59%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.53% 9.56% 7.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 20 11
Median daily rate £425 £400 £511
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -21.72%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £401
% change year-on-year +3.12% -0.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £19.25 £39.50
% change year-on-year +100.00% -51.26%  

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 292 450 319
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 31.70% 29.64% 22.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 224 190
Median daily rate £381 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.29% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £288 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 5
Median hourly rate £52.17 £39.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.76% +116.66%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -21.56% +37.83%  

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 30 March 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 18 (58.06%) Finance
2 13 (41.94%) Banking
3 12 (38.71%) IBM
4 8 (25.81%) JCL
5 7 (22.58%) Service Management
5 7 (22.58%) SQL
6 6 (19.35%) SQL Server
6 6 (19.35%) FTP
6 6 (19.35%) Service Delivery
6 6 (19.35%) ISPF
6 6 (19.35%) Data Centre
6 6 (19.35%) Time Sharing Option
7 5 (16.13%) Law
7 5 (16.13%) Unix
7 5 (16.13%) Windows
7 5 (16.13%) IBM Mainframe
7 5 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (12.90%) Oracle
8 4 (12.90%) Linux
8 4 (12.90%) zOS
8 4 (12.90%) Migration
9 3 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (9.68%) Ab Initio
9 3 (9.68%) SSL
9 3 (9.68%) RACF
9 3 (9.68%) DB2
9 3 (9.68%) C#
9 3 (9.68%) SAS
9 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
10 2 (6.45%) Intel

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 (9.68%) SAS
2 2 (6.45%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.23%) Apache
3 1 (3.23%) CICS
3 1 (3.23%) CMS
3 1 (3.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.23%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (19.35%) FTP
2 3 (9.68%) SSL
3 1 (3.23%) BIG-IP
3 1 (3.23%) Firewall
3 1 (3.23%) LDAP
3 1 (3.23%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (19.35%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.68%) DB2
3 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.23%) Big Data
4 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.23%) Hadoop
4 1 (3.23%) PowerPivot
4 1 (3.23%) RDBMS
4 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Artifactory
1 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.23%) TeamCity
General
1 18 (58.06%) Finance
2 13 (41.94%) Banking
3 5 (16.13%) Law
4 1 (3.23%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (29.03%) Developer
2 8 (25.81%) Analyst
3 5 (16.13%) Technical Developer
4 3 (9.68%) Architect
4 3 (9.68%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Business Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) C# Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Finance Systems Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Financial Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 2 (6.45%) Mainframe Operator
5 2 (6.45%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.45%) SAS Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Service Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (6.45%) Technical Specialist
5 2 (6.45%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (19.35%) ISPF
2 2 (6.45%) WPF
3 1 (3.23%) .NET
3 1 (3.23%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) Data Centre
2 5 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (16.13%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (6.45%) Credit Risk
4 1 (3.23%) iSeries
4 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.23%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.13%) Unix
1 5 (16.13%) Windows
2 4 (12.90%) Linux
2 4 (12.90%) zOS
3 2 (6.45%) AIX
4 1 (3.23%) MVS
4 1 (3.23%) OS/2
4 1 (3.23%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (22.58%) Service Management
2 6 (19.35%) Service Delivery
3 4 (12.90%) Migration
4 3 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (6.45%) Business Analysis
5 2 (6.45%) Credit Risk Management
5 2 (6.45%) Cryptography
5 2 (6.45%) Data Extraction
5 2 (6.45%) MVVM
5 2 (6.45%) Programme Management
5 2 (6.45%) Regulatory Compliance
5 2 (6.45%) Risk Management
5 2 (6.45%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (3.23%) Behavioural Analysis
6 1 (3.23%) Continuous Deployment
6 1 (3.23%) Identity Access Management
6 1 (3.23%) Malware Detection/Protection
6 1 (3.23%) Re-Platforming
6 1 (3.23%) Scorecard
6 1 (3.23%) Threat Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.81%) JCL
2 7 (22.58%) SQL
3 3 (9.68%) C#
4 2 (6.45%) Java
5 1 (3.23%) Bash Shell
5 1 (3.23%) C
5 1 (3.23%) C++
5 1 (3.23%) Korn
5 1 (3.23%) MATLAB
5 1 (3.23%) R
5 1 (3.23%) REXX
5 1 (3.23%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.23%) VB
5 1 (3.23%) VBScript
System Software
1 6 (19.35%) Time Sharing Option
2 3 (9.68%) RACF
3 1 (3.23%) ACF2
3 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.23%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 1 (3.23%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (3.23%) zsh
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) CA Endevor
1 1 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.23%) Puppet
1 1 (3.23%) SCOM
1 1 (3.23%) SCOrch
1 1 (3.23%) zSecure
Vendors
1 12 (38.71%) IBM
2 4 (12.90%) Oracle
3 3 (9.68%) Ab Initio
3 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
4 2 (6.45%) Intel
5 1 (3.23%) Axway
5 1 (3.23%) CA
5 1 (3.23%) F5
5 1 (3.23%) IBM Sterling
5 1 (3.23%) Planview
5 1 (3.23%) Teradata
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