The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mainframe over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank - 62 57
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 0 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham - 0.28% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.95% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
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- £450 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £412 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+9.86% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +14.58%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Miscellaneous Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
168 211 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 22.95% 29.84% 26.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 128 82
Average daily rate £348 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.92% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £161 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 7
Average hourly rate £18.00 £94.05 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-80.86% +470.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.93 £8.13 £12.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £175.00 £26.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.14% +5.00%

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Mainframe across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Mainframe
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Mainframe across the Birmingham region.

Mainframe Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Mainframe
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Mainframe Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Mainframe
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Mainframe also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Mainframe.

1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) DB2
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle9i Database
1 2 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (100.00%) ETL
1 2 (100.00%) SAS
1 2 (100.00%) Informatica
1 2 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 2 (100.00%) Replication
1 2 (100.00%) Ab Initio
1 2 (100.00%) Netezza
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
1 2 (100.00%) Parallel Processing
1 2 (100.00%) Big Data
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle Database
1 2 (100.00%) Analytical Skills

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Mainframe also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Mainframe. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (100.00%) SAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) DB2
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle9i Database
1 2 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (100.00%) Big Data
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Ab Initio Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Replication
1 2 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) ETL
1 2 (100.00%) Parallel Processing
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
1 2 (100.00%) Informatica
1 2 (100.00%) Ab Initio
1 2 (100.00%) Netezza