The first 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Birmingham region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 57 47 48
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +1
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 2 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.32% 0.19% 0.83%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.71% 1.06% 5.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate £350 - £263
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £27.98 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+9.00% +1.74%
Miscellaneous Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
117 94 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 18.99% 18.11% 14.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 54 45
Average daily rate £250 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £90 £222 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £495 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £348
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 8
Average hourly rate £30.00 £14.00 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+114.28% -1.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.50 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £32.40 £19.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.22% -10.00%
Mainframe
West Midlands

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 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 3 (50.00%) Finance
1 3 (50.00%) Banking
1 3 (50.00%) Retail
1 3 (50.00%) Retail Banking
2 2 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 2 (33.33%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle
2 2 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (16.67%) SLA
3 1 (16.67%) IBM
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) ISEB
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (16.67%) Middleware
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (16.67%) Sybase
3 1 (16.67%) SAP
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) UNIX
3 1 (16.67%) Windows
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (16.67%) Apache
3 1 (16.67%) Tomcat
3 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (16.67%) CRM
3 1 (16.67%) Billing
3 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Incident Management

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 1 (16.67%) Apache
1 1 (16.67%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) SAP FI-CA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Forms
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
1 3 (50.00%) Banking
1 3 (50.00%) Retail
1 3 (50.00%) Retail Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Billing
2 1 (16.67%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Enterprise Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Project Leader
3 1 (16.67%) Mainframe Project Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Middleware
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) UNIX
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Service Delivery
1 2 (33.33%) Project Management
1 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) CRM
2 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
2 1 (16.67%) Service Management
2 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
2 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
1 1 (16.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) IBM
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Sybase
2 1 (16.67%) SAP