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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 59 58 56
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 2 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.27% 0.45% 0.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.23% 2.19% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -9.67%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £24.00 £30.20
% change year-on-year
+21.87% -20.52%
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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
162 137 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 21.63% 20.76% 15.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 90 52
Average daily rate £350 £340 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -13.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £198 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 4
Average hourly rate £12.05 £13.98 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.77% +11.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £6.77 £12.42 £7.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £17.25 £17.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 20 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 August 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%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) EMC
2 1 (25.00%) CICS
2 1 (25.00%) CA
2 1 (25.00%) zOS
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) C
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (25.00%) SAP
2 1 (25.00%) CRM
2 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (25.00%) Billing
2 1 (25.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) SAP FI-CA
2 1 (25.00%) Security Architecture

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 Application Server
1 1 (25.00%) CICS
1 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) SAP FI-CA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Applications Specialist
1 1 (25.00%) Project Leader
1 1 (25.00%) Storage Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) IT Architect
1 1 (25.00%) WebSphere Specialist
1 1 (25.00%) Server Specialist
1 1 (25.00%) Senior WebSphere Specialist
1 1 (25.00%) Mainframe Project Leader
1 1 (25.00%) IBM Storage Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Server Specialist
1 1 (25.00%) WebSphere Server Specialist
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) CRM
1 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Project Management
1 1 (25.00%) TOGAF
1 1 (25.00%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) EMC
2 1 (25.00%) CA
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) SAP