Period
to 28 July 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in contract job vacancies advertised in Glasgow. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Mainframe over the 6 months to 28 July 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 > Glasgow
6 months to
28 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 83 94 92
Rank change year-on-year +11 -2 -6
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 15 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 1.15% 0.38% 0.74%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.36% 1.21% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 10
Glasgow median daily rate £429 £400 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.31% +53.85% -10.34%
10th Percentile £412 £270 £253
90th Percentile £439 £400 £277
Scotland median daily rate £416 £475 £406
% change year-on-year -12.53% +16.92% +16.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Glasgow median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £30.00 - -

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 Glasgow with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Glasgow
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 447 413 513
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 34.17% 31.60% 29.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 222 235
Glasgow median daily rate £375 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +2.94% -2.86%
10th Percentile £255 £176 £216
90th Percentile £449 £486 £488
Scotland median daily rate £375 £375 £351
% change year-on-year - +6.90% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 29
Glasgow median hourly rate £24.00 £16.50 £20.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.45% -20.25% +33.48%
10th Percentile £23.50 £15.75 £12.10
90th Percentile £24.50 £17.25 £68.90
Scotland median hourly rate £34.00 £38.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year -11.69% +97.44% -22.00%

Mainframe
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

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

Job vacancy trend for Mainframe in Glasgow

Mainframe
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Mainframe in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 Glasgow region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 13 (86.67%) SQL
1 13 (86.67%) Sybase
1 13 (86.67%) DB2
1 13 (86.67%) Microsoft Office
1 13 (86.67%) Unix
1 13 (86.67%) MQSeries
1 13 (86.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 13 (86.67%) IBM
1 13 (86.67%) Assembly Language
1 13 (86.67%) zOS
1 13 (86.67%) Middleware
1 13 (86.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 12 (80.00%) PKI
2 12 (80.00%) ISPF
2 12 (80.00%) Project Planning
2 12 (80.00%) Finance
2 12 (80.00%) SSH
2 12 (80.00%) Time Management
2 12 (80.00%) CA
2 12 (80.00%) REXX
2 12 (80.00%) RACF
2 12 (80.00%) JCL
2 12 (80.00%) Security Management
2 12 (80.00%) CICS
2 12 (80.00%) SAS
2 12 (80.00%) Kerberos
2 12 (80.00%) SSL
2 12 (80.00%) Time Sharing Option
2 12 (80.00%) CLIST
2 12 (80.00%) Job Entry Subsystem

Mainframe
Co-occurring IT Skills in Glasgow 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 13 (86.67%) MQSeries
2 12 (80.00%) CICS
2 12 (80.00%) SAS
Applications
1 13 (86.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 13 (86.67%) Microsoft Office
1 13 (86.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 12 (80.00%) Kerberos
1 12 (80.00%) SSH
1 12 (80.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (86.67%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Appium
1 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
1 1 (6.67%) Maven
1 1 (6.67%) Selenium
1 1 (6.67%) SoapUI
1 1 (6.67%) Subversion
1 1 (6.67%) WebDriver
General
1 12 (80.00%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Assembler Programmer
1 4 (26.67%) Mainframe Programmer
1 4 (26.67%) Programmer
1 4 (26.67%) RACF Programmer
1 4 (26.67%) SAS Programmer
1 4 (26.67%) Security Engineer
2 1 (6.67%) Functional Tester
2 1 (6.67%) iOS Tester
2 1 (6.67%) Risk Officer
2 1 (6.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (86.67%) Middleware
2 12 (80.00%) ISPF
3 1 (6.67%) REST
3 1 (6.67%) SOAP
3 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (80.00%) PKI
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.67%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 13 (86.67%) Unix
1 13 (86.67%) zOS
2 1 (6.67%) Android
2 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
2 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (80.00%) Project Planning
1 12 (80.00%) Security Management
1 12 (80.00%) Time Management
2 11 (73.33%) Information Security
2 11 (73.33%) People Management
3 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (6.67%) Change Management
3 1 (6.67%) Data Management
3 1 (6.67%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (6.67%) DevOps
3 1 (6.67%) Functional Testing
3 1 (6.67%) ITIL
3 1 (6.67%) Market Research
3 1 (6.67%) Mathematics
3 1 (6.67%) Physics
3 1 (6.67%) Regression Testing
3 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
3 1 (6.67%) SDLC
3 1 (6.67%) Statistics
3 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 13 (86.67%) Assembly Language
1 13 (86.67%) SQL
2 12 (80.00%) CLIST
2 12 (80.00%) JCL
2 12 (80.00%) REXX
3 11 (73.33%) Perl
3 11 (73.33%) Shell Script
4 1 (6.67%) Java
4 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) CISM
1 1 (6.67%) CISSP
1 1 (6.67%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (6.67%) CRISC
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
1 1 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) PMO
1 1 (6.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 12 (80.00%) Job Entry Subsystem
1 12 (80.00%) RACF
1 12 (80.00%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 12 (80.00%) zSecure
Vendors
1 13 (86.67%) IBM
1 13 (86.67%) Sybase
2 12 (80.00%) CA