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 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Mainframes
UK / Scotland
Rank 82 87 101
Rank change year-on-year +5 +14  
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 25 43 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.42% 1.66% 0.91%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.40% 5.49% 3.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 21 12
Median daily rate £413 £400 £503
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% -20.39%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £290 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £475 £511
UK excluding London median daily rate £411 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.81% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £19.25 £39.50
% change year-on-year +144.15% -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 Scotland with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 568 783 711
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 32.36% 30.26% 24.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 429 373
Median daily rate £358 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.66% +2.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £225 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.46% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 15 23
Median hourly rate £47.23 £40.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.07% +116.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £15.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £46.00 £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.84 £28.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year -33.89% +52.00%  

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 25 March 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 21 £425 +6.25%
West Dunbartonshire - 2 - -
West Lothian - 1 £375 -
Mainframe
UK

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 20 (52.63%) Finance
2 14 (36.84%) IBM
3 13 (34.21%) Banking
4 8 (21.05%) JCL
4 8 (21.05%) SQL
5 7 (18.42%) SQL Server
5 7 (18.42%) Unix
5 7 (18.42%) Service Management
5 7 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (18.42%) Data Centre
6 6 (15.79%) Time Sharing Option
6 6 (15.79%) ISPF
6 6 (15.79%) Oracle
7 5 (13.16%) Linux
7 5 (13.16%) FTP
7 5 (13.16%) Windows
7 5 (13.16%) IBM Mainframe
7 5 (13.16%) Service Delivery
7 5 (13.16%) Law
7 5 (13.16%) Migration
8 4 (10.53%) RACF
8 4 (10.53%) AIX
8 4 (10.53%) Microsoft
8 4 (10.53%) zOS
9 3 (7.89%) CICS
9 3 (7.89%) SSL
9 3 (7.89%) SAS
9 3 (7.89%) DB2
9 3 (7.89%) C#
9 3 (7.89%) COBOL

Mainframe
Top Related 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 3 (7.89%) CICS
1 3 (7.89%) SAS
2 2 (5.26%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.63%) Apache
3 1 (2.63%) CMS
3 1 (2.63%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.63%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.16%) FTP
2 3 (7.89%) SSL
3 1 (2.63%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.42%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.89%) DB2
3 2 (5.26%) RDBMS
3 2 (5.26%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.63%) Big Data
4 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.63%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.63%) PowerPivot
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Artifactory
1 1 (2.63%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.63%) TeamCity
General
1 20 (52.63%) Finance
2 13 (34.21%) Banking
3 5 (13.16%) Law
4 1 (2.63%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (26.32%) Developer
2 9 (23.68%) Analyst
3 5 (13.16%) Technical Specialist
4 4 (10.53%) Technical Developer
5 3 (7.89%) Mainframe Specialist
5 3 (7.89%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Architect
6 2 (5.26%) Business Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) C# WPF Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Finance Systems Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 2 (5.26%) Mainframe Operator
6 2 (5.26%) Project Manager
6 2 (5.26%) SAS Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) SAS Business Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Security Specialist
6 2 (5.26%) Service Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.79%) ISPF
2 2 (5.26%) WPF
3 1 (2.63%) .NET
3 1 (2.63%) Middleware
3 1 (2.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (18.42%) Data Centre
2 5 (13.16%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (5.26%) Credit Risk
4 1 (2.63%) iSeries
4 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.63%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.42%) Unix
2 5 (13.16%) Linux
2 5 (13.16%) Windows
3 4 (10.53%) AIX
3 4 (10.53%) zOS
4 2 (5.26%) MVS
4 2 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (5.26%) Solaris
5 1 (2.63%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (18.42%) Service Management
2 5 (13.16%) Migration
2 5 (13.16%) Service Delivery
3 3 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (7.89%) Risk Management
4 2 (5.26%) Business Analysis
4 2 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (5.26%) Credit Risk Management
4 2 (5.26%) Cryptography
4 2 (5.26%) Data Extraction
4 2 (5.26%) MVVM
4 2 (5.26%) Programme Management
4 2 (5.26%) Regulatory Compliance
4 2 (5.26%) SDLC
4 2 (5.26%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (5.26%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 1 (2.63%) Continuous Deployment
5 1 (2.63%) Internal Audit
5 1 (2.63%) Re-Platforming
Programming Languages
1 8 (21.05%) JCL
1 8 (21.05%) SQL
2 3 (7.89%) C#
2 3 (7.89%) COBOL
2 3 (7.89%) Java
3 2 (5.26%) Assembly Language
3 2 (5.26%) REXX
4 1 (2.63%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.63%) C
4 1 (2.63%) C++
4 1 (2.63%) Korn
4 1 (2.63%) MATLAB
4 1 (2.63%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.63%) R
4 1 (2.63%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.63%) VB
4 1 (2.63%) VBScript
System Software
1 6 (15.79%) Time Sharing Option
2 4 (10.53%) RACF
3 2 (5.26%) ACF2
4 1 (2.63%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 1 (2.63%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (2.63%) zsh
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) Oracle ZFS
1 2 (5.26%) Red Hat Satellite
1 2 (5.26%) zSecure
2 1 (2.63%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (2.63%) CA Endevor
2 1 (2.63%) Control-M
2 1 (2.63%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (2.63%) MOM
2 1 (2.63%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.63%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.63%) Puppet
2 1 (2.63%) SCOM
2 1 (2.63%) SCOrch
2 1 (2.63%) Tivoli NetView
2 1 (2.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (2.63%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 14 (36.84%) IBM
2 6 (15.79%) Oracle
3 4 (10.53%) Microsoft
4 3 (7.89%) Ab Initio
5 2 (5.26%) HP
5 2 (5.26%) Intel
5 2 (5.26%) Red Hat
5 2 (5.26%) Sun
6 1 (2.63%) Axway
6 1 (2.63%) BMC
6 1 (2.63%) CA
6 1 (2.63%) F5
6 1 (2.63%) IBM Sterling
6 1 (2.63%) Planview
6 1 (2.63%) Teradata
6 1 (2.63%) Unisys