Period
to 19 November 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Mainframe over the 6 months to 19 November 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 134 109 101
Rank change year-on-year -25 -8 +28
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 55 76 108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.11% 1.75% 1.74%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.76% 5.10% 5.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 49 58
Scotland median daily rate £425 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +11.76% +46.55%
10th Percentile £406 £356 £264
90th Percentile £518 £488 £518
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £32.40 £26.25
% change year-on-year -15.12% +23.43% -0.94%

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 Scotland with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1463 1490 1918
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 29.57% 34.33% 30.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 760 876 936
Scotland median daily rate £380 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -3.45% +2.11%
10th Percentile £210 £233 £211
90th Percentile £525 £488 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 38 63
Scotland median hourly rate £24.00 £31.25 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.20% +48.81% -3.45%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.50 £12.35
90th Percentile £45.60 £46.68 £46.94
UK median hourly rate £20.66 £20.75 £19.50
% change year-on-year -0.46% +6.41% +8.33%

Mainframe
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Mainframe in Scotland

Mainframe
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Mainframe in Scotland

Mainframe
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Mainframe in Scotland over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Mainframe in Scotland

Mainframe
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Mainframe 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -39 37 £425 -10.53% 2
Glasgow +1 16 £429 +24.87%
Mainframe
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 28 (50.91%) Finance
2 23 (41.82%) DB2
2 23 (41.82%) Unix
3 22 (40.00%) IBM
3 22 (40.00%) JCL
4 20 (36.36%) SSL
4 20 (36.36%) Banking
5 19 (34.55%) SSH
5 19 (34.55%) ISPF
5 19 (34.55%) CICS
5 19 (34.55%) Time Sharing Option
6 18 (32.73%) Middleware
6 18 (32.73%) SQL
7 17 (30.91%) CA
7 17 (30.91%) zOS
8 16 (29.09%) REXX
8 16 (29.09%) Microsoft Office
8 16 (29.09%) Microsoft Excel
8 16 (29.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 16 (29.09%) PKI
8 16 (29.09%) Project Planning
9 15 (27.27%) Time Management
9 15 (27.27%) Security Management
9 15 (27.27%) SAS
9 15 (27.27%) Sybase
9 15 (27.27%) MQSeries
9 15 (27.27%) RACF
9 15 (27.27%) Assembly Language
9 15 (27.27%) Kerberos
9 15 (27.27%) CLIST

Mainframe
Co-occurring 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 19 (34.55%) CICS
2 15 (27.27%) MQSeries
2 15 (27.27%) SAS
3 4 (7.27%) Apache Pig
4 1 (1.82%) IIS
4 1 (1.82%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.82%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.82%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 16 (29.09%) Microsoft Excel
1 16 (29.09%) Microsoft Office
1 16 (29.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.82%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (36.36%) SSL
2 19 (34.55%) SSH
3 15 (27.27%) Kerberos
4 10 (18.18%) Firewall
5 4 (7.27%) FTP
5 4 (7.27%) SNMP
6 3 (5.45%) Network Security
6 3 (5.45%) SAN
7 2 (3.64%) SMS
8 1 (1.82%) DHCP
8 1 (1.82%) DNS
8 1 (1.82%) HTTP
8 1 (1.82%) LDAP
8 1 (1.82%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (41.82%) DB2
2 4 (7.27%) Big Data
3 1 (1.82%) IMS/DB
3 1 (1.82%) SQL Server
General
1 28 (50.91%) Finance
2 20 (36.36%) Banking
3 7 (12.73%) Law
4 1 (1.82%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (16.36%) Analyst
2 7 (12.73%) Developer
3 6 (10.91%) Assembler Programmer
3 6 (10.91%) Consultant
3 6 (10.91%) Mainframe Programmer
3 6 (10.91%) Programmer
3 6 (10.91%) RACF Programmer
3 6 (10.91%) SAS Programmer
4 4 (7.27%) Linux Engineer
4 4 (7.27%) Splunk Engineer
4 4 (7.27%) Technical Developer
5 3 (5.45%) Business Analyst
5 3 (5.45%) DBA
5 3 (5.45%) Security Engineer
5 3 (5.45%) Technical Analyst
5 3 (5.45%) Technical Specialist
6 2 (3.64%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (3.64%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 2 (3.64%) Project Manager
6 2 (3.64%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (34.55%) ISPF
2 18 (32.73%) Middleware
3 4 (7.27%) Kafka
4 3 (5.45%) .NET
5 2 (3.64%) Web Services
6 1 (1.82%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.82%) HTML
6 1 (1.82%) HTML5
6 1 (1.82%) JSON
6 1 (1.82%) React
6 1 (1.82%) REST
6 1 (1.82%) SOAP
6 1 (1.82%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (1.82%) WPF
6 1 (1.82%) WSDL
6 1 (1.82%) XML
6 1 (1.82%) XSD
6 1 (1.82%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 16 (29.09%) PKI
2 3 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.45%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.64%) DataPower
4 1 (1.82%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (1.82%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 23 (41.82%) Unix
2 17 (30.91%) zOS
3 10 (18.18%) Windows
4 8 (14.55%) Linux
5 3 (5.45%) Windows Server
6 2 (3.64%) AIX
6 2 (3.64%) Data ONTAP
7 1 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (29.09%) Project Planning
2 15 (27.27%) Security Management
2 15 (27.27%) Time Management
3 14 (25.45%) Information Security
3 14 (25.45%) People Management
4 5 (9.09%) Load Balancing
4 5 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (7.27%) Service Delivery
5 4 (7.27%) Service Management
6 3 (5.45%) Change Management
6 3 (5.45%) High Availability
6 3 (5.45%) Migration
6 3 (5.45%) Project Management
7 2 (3.64%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (3.64%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (3.64%) E-business
7 2 (3.64%) ITIL
7 2 (3.64%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (3.64%) Technical Architecture
8 1 (1.82%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 22 (40.00%) JCL
2 18 (32.73%) SQL
3 16 (29.09%) REXX
4 15 (27.27%) Assembly Language
4 15 (27.27%) CLIST
5 14 (25.45%) Perl
5 14 (25.45%) Shell Script
6 4 (7.27%) Bash Shell
6 4 (7.27%) COBOL
6 4 (7.27%) Python
7 3 (5.45%) Java
8 2 (3.64%) C#
9 1 (1.82%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.82%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.82%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (1.82%) CISM
1 1 (1.82%) CISSP
1 1 (1.82%) CRISC
1 1 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 19 (34.55%) Time Sharing Option
2 15 (27.27%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 15 (27.27%) RACF
3 4 (7.27%) Apache Flume
4 2 (3.64%) Active Directory
5 1 (1.82%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (27.27%) zSecure
2 2 (3.64%) CA Endevor
2 2 (3.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 22 (40.00%) IBM
2 17 (30.91%) CA
3 15 (27.27%) Sybase
4 4 (7.27%) Splunk
5 3 (5.45%) Oracle
6 2 (3.64%) Brocade
6 2 (3.64%) NetApp
6 2 (3.64%) Planview
6 2 (3.64%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.82%) Blue Prism
7 1 (1.82%) Citrix
7 1 (1.82%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.82%) VMware