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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 63 52 56
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +4
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 3 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.39% 1.25% 0.45%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.66% 4.47% 2.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 2
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£338 £425 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.58% +7.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £360 £389
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £500 £399
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £16.40 £30.20
% change year-on-year
+67.68% -45.69%
Mainframe
West Midlands

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
181 179 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 23.75% 27.93% 16.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 126 55
Average daily rate £350 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.56% -24.93%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 6
Average hourly rate £20.00 £13.98 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.11% -18.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.31 £12.00 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £17.25 £28.69
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -32.69%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Mainframe across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Mainframe Daily Rate Histogram 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 25 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 2 (50.00%) Oracle
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) Release Management
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Security Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) VB
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) IT Governance
2 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) SLA
2 1 (25.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) EMC
2 1 (25.00%) ISEB
2 1 (25.00%) CICS
2 1 (25.00%) CA
2 1 (25.00%) zOS
2 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (25.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (25.00%) CICS
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) IBM Storage Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Server Specialist
1 1 (25.00%) WebSphere Server Specialist
1 1 (25.00%) Storage Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) IT Architect
1 1 (25.00%) WebSphere Specialist
1 1 (25.00%) Environment Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Server Specialist
1 1 (25.00%) Senior WebSphere Specialist
1 1 (25.00%) Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Applications Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Release Management
1 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Security Architecture
1 1 (25.00%) TOGAF
1 1 (25.00%) Systems Analysis
1 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (25.00%) IT Governance
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (25.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) EMC
2 1 (25.00%) CA
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