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 19 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 75 92 76
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -16
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 19 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.16% 0.25% 0.82%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.70% 1.04% 3.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 4
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£299 £310 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.62% -0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £310 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £310 £356
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £370
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +7.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £92.75 £34.50 £18.21
% change year-on-year
+168.84% +89.45%
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
404 384 313
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 24.60% 24.09% 21.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 202 142
Average daily rate £350 £310 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £115 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £420 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 44 48
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.11 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.89% -7.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.44 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £34.40 £37.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 - 10 £335 -
Leicestershire +15 4 £250 -
Northamptonshire -15 1 - -
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 19 (55.88%) DB2
2 15 (44.12%) CICS
3 14 (41.18%) IBM
4 13 (38.24%) COBOL
5 11 (32.35%) UNIX
5 11 (32.35%) Finance
6 10 (29.41%) JCL
7 9 (26.47%) SQL
8 6 (17.65%) Migration
9 5 (14.71%) Windows
9 5 (14.71%) ETL
9 5 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (14.71%) IBM Mainframe
9 5 (14.71%) QA
9 5 (14.71%) Waterfall
10 4 (11.76%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (11.76%) WebSphere
10 4 (11.76%) Retail
10 4 (11.76%) VSAM
10 4 (11.76%) DataStage
10 4 (11.76%) Oracle
10 4 (11.76%) MS Office
11 3 (8.82%) SAP
11 3 (8.82%) ITIL
11 3 (8.82%) SharePoint
11 3 (8.82%) E-Commerce
11 3 (8.82%) LoadRunner
11 3 (8.82%) zOS
11 3 (8.82%) Microsoft
11 3 (8.82%) Java

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 15 (44.12%) CICS
2 4 (11.76%) WebSphere
3 3 (8.82%) SharePoint
4 2 (5.88%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (11.76%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) NAS
1 2 (5.88%) SAN
2 1 (2.94%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (55.88%) DB2
2 4 (11.76%) DataStage
3 2 (5.88%) Pentaho
3 2 (5.88%) Adabas
4 1 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (8.82%) LoadRunner
1 3 (8.82%) ChangeMan
2 2 (5.88%) JMeter
3 1 (2.94%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (32.35%) Finance
2 4 (11.76%) Retail
3 3 (8.82%) Advertising
4 2 (5.88%) Banking
5 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.94%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (17.65%) Developer
2 5 (14.71%) Analyst
3 4 (11.76%) Mainframe Developer
4 3 (8.82%) Test Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) Development Manager
4 3 (8.82%) Project Manager
4 3 (8.82%) Software Development Manager
4 3 (8.82%) Software Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Test Leader
5 2 (5.88%) Information Risk Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Performance Test Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) CICS Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Performance Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Risk Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Information Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Technical Project Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Technical Manager
5 2 (5.88%) DBA
5 2 (5.88%) Java Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) HTML
1 1 (2.94%) Middleware
1 1 (2.94%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) IBM Mainframe
2 4 (11.76%) VSAM
3 3 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.88%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.94%) AS400
5 1 (2.94%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 11 (32.35%) UNIX
2 5 (14.71%) Windows
3 3 (8.82%) zOS
4 2 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (5.88%) MVS
4 2 (5.88%) Solaris
4 2 (5.88%) Linux
5 1 (2.94%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (17.65%) Migration
2 5 (14.71%) ETL
2 5 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (14.71%) Waterfall
3 4 (11.76%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (8.82%) ITIL
4 3 (8.82%) E-Commerce
4 3 (8.82%) Performance Management
4 3 (8.82%) Performance Testing
4 3 (8.82%) Test Management
4 3 (8.82%) Test Scripting
5 2 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (5.88%) Business Transformation
5 2 (5.88%) Physical Data Model
5 2 (5.88%) Performance Engineering
5 2 (5.88%) Data Migration
5 2 (5.88%) Information Management
5 2 (5.88%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (5.88%) TOGAF
5 2 (5.88%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (38.24%) COBOL
2 10 (29.41%) JCL
3 9 (26.47%) SQL
4 3 (8.82%) Java
5 2 (5.88%) NATURAL
Qualifications
1 2 (5.88%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.94%) ISEB
2 1 (2.94%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.71%) QA
2 2 (5.88%) SLA
3 1 (2.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (5.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (8.82%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (5.88%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 2 (5.88%) CA Endevor
2 2 (5.88%) Control-M
Vendors
1 14 (41.18%) IBM
2 4 (11.76%) Oracle
3 3 (8.82%) SAP
3 3 (8.82%) Microsoft
3 3 (8.82%) HP
4 2 (5.88%) VMware
4 2 (5.88%) BMC
5 1 (2.94%) Dell
5 1 (2.94%) Intel
5 1 (2.94%) Remedy