The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands 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 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 East Midlands 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 69 88 68
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -20
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 20 3 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.38% 0.21% 1.18%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.14% 1.00% 6.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 3
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £440
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £300 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £400 £337
% change year-on-year
-1.25% +18.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £24.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -17.24%
Miscellaneous Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
280 299 249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 19.36% 20.62% 17.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 145 86
Average daily rate £325 £338 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £142 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £454
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 26 36
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.20 £56.16 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £25.73
% change year-on-year
- -18.38%
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

Mainframe
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Mainframe Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Mainframe
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Mainframe across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

Mainframe Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Mainframe
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Mainframe Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Mainframe
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mainframe within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire +19 7 £650 - 1
Northamptonshire +1 5 £500 -
Leicestershire - 1 - - 1
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 14 (46.67%) Windows
2 13 (43.33%) UNIX
3 12 (40.00%) IBM
3 12 (40.00%) Finance
4 9 (30.00%) SQL
4 9 (30.00%) Oracle
4 9 (30.00%) DB2
5 8 (26.67%) SharePoint
5 8 (26.67%) QA
6 7 (23.33%) Business Analysis
6 7 (23.33%) SAP
6 7 (23.33%) CICS
7 6 (20.00%) Project Management
7 6 (20.00%) MS Office
7 6 (20.00%) COBOL
7 6 (20.00%) Management Information System
7 6 (20.00%) Risk Management
8 5 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (16.67%) Identity Management
8 5 (16.67%) Retail
8 5 (16.67%) Information Management
8 5 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
8 5 (16.67%) HP
8 5 (16.67%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 4 (13.33%) Waterfall
9 4 (13.33%) PMP
9 4 (13.33%) PMI Certification
9 4 (13.33%) LoadRunner
9 4 (13.33%) Middleware

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 8 (26.67%) SharePoint
2 7 (23.33%) CICS
3 3 (10.00%) WebSphere
4 2 (6.67%) NetWeaver
5 1 (3.33%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (3.33%) MS Exchange
5 1 (3.33%) Lync
5 1 (3.33%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (20.00%) MS Office
2 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) SaaS
1 2 (6.67%) PaaS
1 2 (6.67%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) HTTP
1 2 (6.67%) HTTPS
1 2 (6.67%) DMZ
1 2 (6.67%) Firewall
2 1 (3.33%) SAN
2 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.33%) LAN
2 1 (3.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (30.00%) DB2
2 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (6.67%) DataStage
4 1 (3.33%) Pentaho
4 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.33%) Informix
4 1 (3.33%) DTS
Development Applications
1 4 (13.33%) LoadRunner
2 2 (6.67%) JMeter
3 1 (3.33%) TestPartner
3 1 (3.33%) TestDirector
3 1 (3.33%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 12 (40.00%) Finance
2 5 (16.67%) Retail
3 4 (13.33%) Advertising
4 3 (10.00%) Banking
4 3 (10.00%) Retail Banking
5 1 (3.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 5 (16.67%) Risk Manager
2 5 (16.67%) Information Manager
2 5 (16.67%) Information Risk Manager
3 4 (13.33%) Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) Test Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Development Manager
4 3 (10.00%) Senior Manager
4 3 (10.00%) Software Development Manager
4 3 (10.00%) Architect
4 3 (10.00%) Software Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Lead Solutions Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Lead Architect
5 2 (6.67%) IT Audit Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Test Leader
5 2 (6.67%) Technical Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Technical Project Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Audit Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.33%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.33%) Middleware
2 3 (10.00%) .NET
3 2 (6.67%) Web Services
3 2 (6.67%) XML
3 2 (6.67%) XSD
3 2 (6.67%) JMS
3 2 (6.67%) WSDL
3 2 (6.67%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (6.67%) ActiveMQ
3 2 (6.67%) JSON
3 2 (6.67%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 2 (6.67%) REST
3 2 (6.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 4 (13.33%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (6.67%) Open Source
3 2 (6.67%) Clustering
4 1 (3.33%) Tandem
4 1 (3.33%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 14 (46.67%) Windows
2 13 (43.33%) UNIX
3 3 (10.00%) Linux
4 1 (3.33%) Windows NT
4 1 (3.33%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (23.33%) Business Analysis
2 6 (20.00%) Project Management
2 6 (20.00%) Risk Management
3 5 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (16.67%) Information Management
3 5 (16.67%) Identity Management
4 4 (13.33%) Risk Analysis
4 4 (13.33%) Test Management
4 4 (13.33%) Test Scripting
4 4 (13.33%) Waterfall
5 3 (10.00%) Performance Testing
5 3 (10.00%) Software Engineering
6 2 (6.67%) Knowledge Management
6 2 (6.67%) Release Management
6 2 (6.67%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (6.67%) Load Balancing
6 2 (6.67%) Service Delivery
6 2 (6.67%) SOA
6 2 (6.67%) Performance Management
6 2 (6.67%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 9 (30.00%) SQL
2 6 (20.00%) COBOL
3 4 (13.33%) C
4 3 (10.00%) Java
5 1 (3.33%) VB
5 1 (3.33%) JCL
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) PMP
1 4 (13.33%) PMI Certification
2 2 (6.67%) ISEB
2 2 (6.67%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.33%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (26.67%) QA
2 3 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (3.33%) SLA
Systems Management
1 5 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
1 5 (16.67%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 2 (6.67%) Control-M
3 1 (3.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 12 (40.00%) IBM
2 9 (30.00%) Oracle
3 7 (23.33%) SAP
4 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 5 (16.67%) HP
5 2 (6.67%) Intel
5 2 (6.67%) Software AG
5 2 (6.67%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (6.67%) ServiceNow
6 1 (3.33%) Cisco
6 1 (3.33%) Symantec
6 1 (3.33%) Remedy
6 1 (3.33%) VMware
6 1 (3.33%) RightFax
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