Period
to 20 September 2018

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 6 months to 20 September 2018 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
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 103 98 58
Rank change year-on-year -5 -40 -9
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 32 36 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.08% 1.34% 3.48%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.86% 4.95% 10.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 7 55
Edinburgh median daily rate £450 £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -10.53% +11.76%
10th Percentile £375 £374 £400
90th Percentile £790 £565 £488
Scotland median daily rate £440 £425 £475
% change year-on-year +3.47% -10.53% +16.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £30.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.67% - -
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year -41.67% - -

Mainframe is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following 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.

All Generic IT Skills
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 830 728 823
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 27.95% 27.19% 33.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 413 399 443
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% +7.14%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £276
90th Percentile £549 £538 £525
Scotland median daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year +5.40% +8.43% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 9
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £30.00 £15.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.67% +89.69% -9.63%
10th Percentile £12.60 £10.81 £10.78
90th Percentile £20.83 £43.39 £49.50
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £28.75 £36.75
% change year-on-year -39.13% -21.77% +98.65%

Mainframe
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing Mainframe as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Mainframe in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 20 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 20 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Mainframe also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 15 (46.88%) Banking
2 11 (34.38%) RACF
3 9 (28.13%) Finance
4 7 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (21.88%) zOS
5 6 (18.75%) IBM
5 6 (18.75%) DevOps
6 5 (15.63%) Node.js
6 5 (15.63%) DB2
6 5 (15.63%) BMC
7 4 (12.50%) Replication
7 4 (12.50%) OMEGAMON
7 4 (12.50%) CA
7 4 (12.50%) REXX
7 4 (12.50%) SQL
7 4 (12.50%) Active Directory
7 4 (12.50%) Linux
7 4 (12.50%) Ansible
7 4 (12.50%) Docker
7 4 (12.50%) Kubernetes
7 4 (12.50%) WebSphere
7 4 (12.50%) Groovy
7 4 (12.50%) Git (software)
7 4 (12.50%) Gradle
7 4 (12.50%) Jenkins
7 4 (12.50%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (9.38%) Identity Access Management
8 3 (9.38%) Brocade
8 3 (9.38%) Incident Management
8 3 (9.38%) Data ONTAP

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 4 (12.50%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.13%) CICS
2 1 (3.13%) MQSeries
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.38%) SAN
1 3 (9.38%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.63%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Git (software)
1 4 (12.50%) Gradle
1 4 (12.50%) Jenkins
1 4 (12.50%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (3.13%) JMeter
2 1 (3.13%) LoadRunner
General
1 15 (46.88%) Banking
2 9 (28.13%) Finance
3 1 (3.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (15.63%) Analyst
1 5 (15.63%) DB2 DBA
1 5 (15.63%) DBA
2 3 (9.38%) Lead DevOps
2 3 (9.38%) Storage Analyst
3 2 (6.25%) Administrator
3 2 (6.25%) Consultant
3 2 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (6.25%) Integration Analyst
3 2 (6.25%) IT Engineer
3 2 (6.25%) Mainframe Analyst
3 2 (6.25%) Programmer
3 2 (6.25%) Project Manager
3 2 (6.25%) RACF Administrator
3 2 (6.25%) Storage Technician
3 2 (6.25%) Systems Analyst
3 2 (6.25%) Systems Integration Analyst
4 1 (3.13%) Architect
4 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (3.13%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.63%) Node.js
2 1 (3.13%) .NET
2 1 (3.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Replication
2 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.13%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (3.13%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.88%) zOS
2 4 (12.50%) Linux
3 3 (9.38%) Data ONTAP
4 2 (6.25%) Windows
5 1 (3.13%) AIX
5 1 (3.13%) OS/2
5 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (18.75%) DevOps
3 3 (9.38%) Identity Access Management
3 3 (9.38%) Identity Management
3 3 (9.38%) Incident Management
3 3 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (6.25%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (6.25%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (3.13%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (3.13%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (3.13%) Data Migration
5 1 (3.13%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 1 (3.13%) Line Management
5 1 (3.13%) Microservices
5 1 (3.13%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (3.13%) Organisational Awareness
5 1 (3.13%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (3.13%) Remediation Plan
5 1 (3.13%) Storage Management
5 1 (3.13%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.50%) Groovy
1 4 (12.50%) REXX
1 4 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (3.13%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (34.38%) RACF
2 4 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.50%) Docker
3 1 (3.13%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (12.50%) Ansible
1 4 (12.50%) Kubernetes
1 4 (12.50%) OMEGAMON
2 3 (9.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (9.38%) zSecure
3 1 (3.13%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 6 (18.75%) IBM
2 5 (15.63%) BMC
3 4 (12.50%) CA
4 3 (9.38%) Brocade
4 3 (9.38%) NetApp
4 3 (9.38%) Novell
5 2 (6.25%) ServiceNow
6 1 (3.13%) Red Hat