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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 54 47 45
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -2
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 3 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.48% 0.66% 0.40%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.89% 3.03% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
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- - £225
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.82% +10.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £92.75 £34.50 £16.71
% change year-on-year
+168.84% +106.46%
Mainframe
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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
159 132 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 25.28% 21.71% 21.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 83 36
Average daily rate £325 £325 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -10.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £225 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 11
Average hourly rate £20.00 £12.75 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.86% -1.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £9.95 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £15.90 £41.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.94
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -4.71%

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 24 December 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%) Oracle
1 3 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (33.33%) SSL
2 2 (33.33%) CICS
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) FTP
2 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) AIX
2 2 (33.33%) zOS
2 2 (33.33%) Banking
2 2 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 2 (33.33%) Degree
2 2 (33.33%) IBM
3 1 (16.67%) EMC
3 1 (16.67%) ISEB
3 1 (16.67%) Release Management
3 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (16.67%) NAS
3 1 (16.67%) Security Architecture
3 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (16.67%) TOGAF
3 1 (16.67%) SSH
3 1 (16.67%) JNI
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Brocade
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (16.67%) VLAN

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 2 (33.33%) CICS
1 2 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (33.33%) FTP
2 2 (33.33%) SSL
3 1 (16.67%) Internet
3 1 (16.67%) Firewall
3 1 (16.67%) SSH
3 1 (16.67%) VLAN
3 1 (16.67%) NAS
3 1 (16.67%) HTTP
3 1 (16.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (16.67%) DB2
1 1 (16.67%) DTS
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 2 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (16.67%) Architect
1 1 (16.67%) Consultant
1 1 (16.67%) Applications Specialist
1 1 (16.67%) Technical Consultant
1 1 (16.67%) IT Architect
1 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Specialist
1 1 (16.67%) Environment Manager
1 1 (16.67%) Server Specialist
1 1 (16.67%) Senior WebSphere Specialist
1 1 (16.67%) Mainframe Consultant
1 1 (16.67%) Senior Server Specialist
1 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Server Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) XML
1 1 (16.67%) JNI
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Client/Server
1 1 (16.67%) HACMP
1 1 (16.67%) IBM Mainframe
1 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Storage
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) AIX
1 2 (33.33%) zOS
2 1 (16.67%) MVS
2 1 (16.67%) Tru64
2 1 (16.67%) UNIX
2 1 (16.67%) HPUX
2 1 (16.67%) Solaris
2 1 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL
1 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
1 1 (16.67%) Project Management
1 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (16.67%) TOGAF
1 1 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
1 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
1 1 (16.67%) IT Governance
1 1 (16.67%) Release Management
1 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (16.67%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) VB
2 1 (16.67%) JCL
2 1 (16.67%) C
2 1 (16.67%) C++
2 1 (16.67%) COBOL
2 1 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (16.67%) Tivoli
1 1 (16.67%) Control-M
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (33.33%) IBM
3 1 (16.67%) EMC
3 1 (16.67%) BMC
3 1 (16.67%) Hitachi
3 1 (16.67%) Novell
3 1 (16.67%) Veritas
3 1 (16.67%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) Brocade
3 1 (16.67%) Business Objects
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco