The 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 5 May 2015 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 90 84 84
Rank change year-on-year
-6 0
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 14 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.80% 0.64% 0.38%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.98% 2.38% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 2
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£320 £410 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.95% +15.49%
UK excluding London average daily rate £403 £418 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.53% +11.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.90 £27.50 £27.96
% change year-on-year
-20.36% -1.64%
Mainframe
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands region.

Miscellaneous Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
470 421 301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 26.73% 27.13% 22.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 185 150
Average daily rate £400 £320 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +1.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £163 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 51 18
Average hourly rate £13.50 £16.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.62% +3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.85 £10.81 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £35.00 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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
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 5 May 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -6 6 £320 -36.00% 5
Northamptonshire -4 3 £320 - 1
Leicestershire - 3 - - 2
Derbyshire +2 2 £333 +3.90%
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 13 (44.83%) Finance
2 12 (41.38%) DB2
3 10 (34.48%) COBOL
3 10 (34.48%) DataStage
4 9 (31.03%) SQL
5 8 (27.59%) CICS
6 7 (24.14%) IBM
6 7 (24.14%) JCL
7 6 (20.69%) ITIL
8 5 (17.24%) Java
8 5 (17.24%) Windows
8 5 (17.24%) Configuration Management
8 5 (17.24%) VSAM
8 5 (17.24%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (17.24%) Pentaho
9 4 (13.79%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (13.79%) IBM Mainframe
9 4 (13.79%) Project Management
9 4 (13.79%) UNIX
9 4 (13.79%) Linux
9 4 (13.79%) ClearCase
9 4 (13.79%) ETL
9 4 (13.79%) Ant
9 4 (13.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 3 (10.34%) PVCS
10 3 (10.34%) Perl
10 3 (10.34%) Smalltalk
10 3 (10.34%) HTTP
10 3 (10.34%) OOP
10 3 (10.34%) OO

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 (27.59%) CICS
2 1 (3.45%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.45%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) PaaS
1 1 (3.45%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) HTTP
2 1 (3.45%) SAN
2 1 (3.45%) NAS
2 1 (3.45%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (41.38%) DB2
2 10 (34.48%) DataStage
3 5 (17.24%) Pentaho
4 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (17.24%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (13.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (13.79%) ClearCase
2 4 (13.79%) Ant
3 3 (10.34%) PVCS
4 2 (6.90%) Subversion
5 1 (3.45%) Maven
5 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
5 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
5 1 (3.45%) ClearQuest
5 1 (3.45%) ChangeMan
5 1 (3.45%) Jenkins
General
1 13 (44.83%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Banking
2 1 (3.45%) Retail
2 1 (3.45%) Marketing
2 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (20.69%) Developer
2 5 (17.24%) Analyst
2 5 (17.24%) Administrator
3 4 (13.79%) Mainframe Developer
4 3 (10.34%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Computer Operator
5 2 (6.90%) Support Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) IT Administrator
5 2 (6.90%) DataStage Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Trainee Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Trainee
6 1 (3.45%) Mainframe Analyst Programmer
6 1 (3.45%) Mainframe Programmer
6 1 (3.45%) Software Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Trainee Support Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Test Leader
6 1 (3.45%) Deployment Team Leader
6 1 (3.45%) Service Transition Manager
6 1 (3.45%) ETL Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Software Configuration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) Servlets
1 3 (10.34%) CORBA
2 2 (6.90%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) VSAM
2 4 (13.79%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (6.90%) AS400
4 1 (3.45%) New Media
4 1 (3.45%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.24%) Windows
2 4 (13.79%) UNIX
2 4 (13.79%) Linux
3 2 (6.90%) Solaris
4 1 (3.45%) AIX
4 1 (3.45%) HPUX
4 1 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.69%) ITIL
2 5 (17.24%) Configuration Management
3 4 (13.79%) Project Management
3 4 (13.79%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (13.79%) ETL
4 3 (10.34%) OOP
4 3 (10.34%) OO
5 2 (6.90%) Migration
5 2 (6.90%) Performance Management
5 2 (6.90%) Release Management
6 1 (3.45%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (3.45%) People Management
6 1 (3.45%) Monte Carlo Method
6 1 (3.45%) Waterfall
6 1 (3.45%) ITIL V3
6 1 (3.45%) Portfolio Management
6 1 (3.45%) Business Transformation
6 1 (3.45%) Black-Box Testing
6 1 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (34.48%) COBOL
2 9 (31.03%) SQL
3 7 (24.14%) JCL
4 5 (17.24%) Java
5 3 (10.34%) Perl
5 3 (10.34%) Smalltalk
6 1 (3.45%) REXX
6 1 (3.45%) C
6 1 (3.45%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 3 (10.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (6.90%) QA
3 1 (3.45%) SLA
3 1 (3.45%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (10.34%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.45%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (3.45%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) Tivoli
1 1 (3.45%) Control-M
1 1 (3.45%) CA Endevor
1 1 (3.45%) Puppet
1 1 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (24.14%) IBM
2 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.90%) Intel
3 2 (6.90%) Remedy
3 2 (6.90%) VMware
4 1 (3.45%) Perforce
4 1 (3.45%) Citrix
4 1 (3.45%) Sun
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle
4 1 (3.45%) SAP
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