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 3 months to 27 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
UK / Scotland
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 102 80
Rank change year-on-year +13 -22  
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 24 45 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.09% 1.53% 1.86%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.79% 4.40% 6.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 23 31
Median daily rate £440 £475 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.36% +26.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £400 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £495 £485
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 Scotland with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 633 1023 829
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 28.85% 34.81% 28.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 551 377
Median daily rate £378 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.85% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £483 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 32 39
Median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £27.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +45.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.75 £14.93 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.25 £47.50 £55.00
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 Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +2 15 £600 +26.31% 1
Glasgow +14 10 £429 +7.31% 1
Mainframe
UK

For the 6 months to 27 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 31 (62.00%) Finance
2 28 (56.00%) IBM
3 20 (40.00%) JCL
4 18 (36.00%) ISPF
4 18 (36.00%) Time Sharing Option
5 17 (34.00%) Banking
6 15 (30.00%) Unix
7 13 (26.00%) SQL
7 13 (26.00%) DB2
7 13 (26.00%) Service Management
8 12 (24.00%) zOS
8 12 (24.00%) Data Centre
9 11 (22.00%) FTP
9 11 (22.00%) Service Delivery
10 10 (20.00%) Law
10 10 (20.00%) SSL
10 10 (20.00%) SAS
10 10 (20.00%) Programme Delivery
11 9 (18.00%) zSecure
11 9 (18.00%) Microsoft Excel
11 9 (18.00%) Microsoft Office
11 9 (18.00%) Middleware
11 9 (18.00%) CA
11 9 (18.00%) RACF
11 9 (18.00%) SSH
12 8 (16.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 8 (16.00%) REXX
12 8 (16.00%) Assembly Language
12 8 (16.00%) MQSeries
12 8 (16.00%) Windows

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 10 (20.00%) SAS
2 8 (16.00%) MQSeries
3 7 (14.00%) CICS
4 2 (4.00%) Apache Pig
4 2 (4.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (18.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 9 (18.00%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (16.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (2.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 11 (22.00%) FTP
2 10 (20.00%) SSL
3 9 (18.00%) SSH
4 7 (14.00%) Kerberos
5 3 (6.00%) Firewall
6 2 (4.00%) SNMP
7 1 (2.00%) BIG-IP
7 1 (2.00%) LDAP
7 1 (2.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (26.00%) DB2
2 4 (8.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (6.00%) Big Data
4 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.00%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.00%) IMS/DB
5 1 (2.00%) PowerPivot
5 1 (2.00%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.00%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Appium
1 1 (2.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.00%) Maven
1 1 (2.00%) Selenium
1 1 (2.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (2.00%) Subversion
1 1 (2.00%) WebDriver
General
1 31 (62.00%) Finance
2 17 (34.00%) Banking
3 10 (20.00%) Law
4 2 (4.00%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.00%) Legal
5 1 (2.00%) Retail
5 1 (2.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (30.00%) Developer
2 10 (20.00%) Technical Developer
3 7 (14.00%) Analyst
4 4 (8.00%) Technical Specialist
5 3 (6.00%) DBA
5 3 (6.00%) Security Engineer
6 2 (4.00%) Administrator
6 2 (4.00%) Architect
6 2 (4.00%) Business Analyst
6 2 (4.00%) C# Developer
6 2 (4.00%) DB2 DBA
6 2 (4.00%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (4.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 2 (4.00%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (4.00%) Mainframe Operator
6 2 (4.00%) Mainframe Programmer
6 2 (4.00%) Programmer
6 2 (4.00%) Project Manager
6 2 (4.00%) SAS Analyst
6 2 (4.00%) SAS Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (36.00%) ISPF
2 9 (18.00%) Middleware
3 2 (4.00%) .NET
3 2 (4.00%) Kafka
3 2 (4.00%) WPF
4 1 (2.00%) REST
4 1 (2.00%) SOAP
4 1 (2.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (24.00%) Data Centre
2 7 (14.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 7 (14.00%) PKI
3 5 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.00%) Credit Risk
5 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.00%) iSeries
5 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.00%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.00%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 15 (30.00%) Unix
2 12 (24.00%) zOS
3 8 (16.00%) Windows
4 7 (14.00%) Linux
5 4 (8.00%) AIX
6 2 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (4.00%) Solaris
7 1 (2.00%) Android
7 1 (2.00%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.00%) MVS
7 1 (2.00%) OS/2
7 1 (2.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (26.00%) Service Management
2 11 (22.00%) Service Delivery
3 10 (20.00%) Programme Delivery
4 7 (14.00%) Project Planning
4 7 (14.00%) Security Management
4 7 (14.00%) Time Management
5 6 (12.00%) Information Security
5 6 (12.00%) People Management
6 5 (10.00%) Migration
7 4 (8.00%) Risk Management
8 3 (6.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (4.00%) Business Analysis
9 2 (4.00%) Data Extraction
9 2 (4.00%) ITIL
9 2 (4.00%) MVVM
9 2 (4.00%) Performance Monitoring
9 2 (4.00%) Programme Management
9 2 (4.00%) Project Management
9 2 (4.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 20 (40.00%) JCL
2 13 (26.00%) SQL
3 8 (16.00%) Assembly Language
3 8 (16.00%) REXX
4 7 (14.00%) CLIST
5 6 (12.00%) Perl
5 6 (12.00%) Shell Script
6 3 (6.00%) C#
7 2 (4.00%) Bash Shell
7 2 (4.00%) Java
7 2 (4.00%) Python
8 1 (2.00%) C
8 1 (2.00%) C++
8 1 (2.00%) COBOL
8 1 (2.00%) JavaScript
8 1 (2.00%) MATLAB
8 1 (2.00%) R
8 1 (2.00%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.00%) VB
8 1 (2.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (2.00%) CISM
1 1 (2.00%) CISSP
1 1 (2.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (2.00%) CRISC
1 1 (2.00%) Degree
1 1 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) PMO
1 1 (2.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 18 (36.00%) Time Sharing Option
2 9 (18.00%) RACF
3 8 (16.00%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 2 (4.00%) ACF2
4 2 (4.00%) Apache Flume
5 1 (2.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (18.00%) zSecure
2 2 (4.00%) Oracle ZFS
2 2 (4.00%) Red Hat Satellite
3 1 (2.00%) CA Endevor
3 1 (2.00%) SCOM
3 1 (2.00%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 28 (56.00%) IBM
2 9 (18.00%) CA
3 8 (16.00%) Sybase
4 3 (6.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (4.00%) HP
5 2 (4.00%) Intel
5 2 (4.00%) Red Hat
5 2 (4.00%) Splunk
5 2 (4.00%) Sun
6 1 (2.00%) Ab Initio
6 1 (2.00%) Axway
6 1 (2.00%) F5
6 1 (2.00%) IBM Sterling
6 1 (2.00%) Oracle
6 1 (2.00%) Planview
6 1 (2.00%) Teradata