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 20 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 71 97 75
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -22
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 18 2 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.22% 0.13% 0.65%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.92% 0.57% 3.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 0
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£550 £130 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+323.07% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £337
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +18.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £24.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -18.64%
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
304 351 266
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 20.62% 21.94% 17.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 174 91
Average daily rate £330 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £165 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 31 34
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.25 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.07% -47.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £8.62 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £53.95 £65.00
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 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 20 August 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 20 August 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 - 7 £650 -
Northamptonshire +4 5 £500 +284.61%
Derbyshire - 5 £320 -
Leicestershire - 1 - -
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (45.16%) UNIX
1 14 (45.16%) Windows
2 13 (41.94%) IBM
3 12 (38.71%) Finance
4 10 (32.26%) SQL
5 9 (29.03%) Oracle
5 9 (29.03%) DB2
5 9 (29.03%) SharePoint
5 9 (29.03%) QA
6 8 (25.81%) SAP
7 7 (22.58%) MS Office
7 7 (22.58%) CICS
7 7 (22.58%) Business Analysis
8 6 (19.35%) Management Information System
8 6 (19.35%) Risk Management
8 6 (19.35%) HP Quality Center
8 6 (19.35%) Microsoft
8 6 (19.35%) HP
8 6 (19.35%) Project Management
8 6 (19.35%) COBOL
9 5 (16.13%) Test Management
9 5 (16.13%) Test Scripting
9 5 (16.13%) Identity Management
9 5 (16.13%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (16.13%) Information Management
9 5 (16.13%) Retail
9 5 (16.13%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 4 (12.90%) Advertising
10 4 (12.90%) IBM Mainframe
10 4 (12.90%) Waterfall

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 9 (29.03%) SharePoint
2 7 (22.58%) CICS
3 3 (9.68%) WebSphere
4 2 (6.45%) NetWeaver
5 1 (3.23%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (3.23%) MS Exchange
5 1 (3.23%) Lync
5 1 (3.23%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (22.58%) MS Office
2 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) SaaS
1 2 (6.45%) PaaS
1 2 (6.45%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) HTTP
1 2 (6.45%) HTTPS
1 2 (6.45%) DMZ
1 2 (6.45%) Firewall
2 1 (3.23%) SAN
2 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.23%) LAN
2 1 (3.23%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (29.03%) DB2
2 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
3 2 (6.45%) DataStage
4 1 (3.23%) Pentaho
4 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.23%) Informix
4 1 (3.23%) DTS
Development Applications
1 4 (12.90%) LoadRunner
2 2 (6.45%) JMeter
3 1 (3.23%) TestPartner
3 1 (3.23%) TestDirector
3 1 (3.23%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 12 (38.71%) Finance
2 5 (16.13%) Retail
3 4 (12.90%) Advertising
4 3 (9.68%) Banking
4 3 (9.68%) Retail Banking
5 1 (3.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6 (19.35%) Project Manager
2 5 (16.13%) Analyst
2 5 (16.13%) Test Analyst
2 5 (16.13%) Risk Manager
2 5 (16.13%) Information Manager
2 5 (16.13%) Information Risk Manager
3 3 (9.68%) Architect
3 3 (9.68%) Software Manager
3 3 (9.68%) Development Manager
3 3 (9.68%) Senior Manager
3 3 (9.68%) Software Development Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Technical Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Technical Project Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Audit Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (6.45%) Lead Solutions Architect
4 2 (6.45%) Test Leader
4 2 (6.45%) Lead Architect
4 2 (6.45%) Performance Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) IT Audit Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.90%) Middleware
2 3 (9.68%) .NET
3 2 (6.45%) Web Services
3 2 (6.45%) XML
3 2 (6.45%) XSD
3 2 (6.45%) JMS
3 2 (6.45%) WSDL
3 2 (6.45%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (6.45%) ActiveMQ
3 2 (6.45%) JSON
3 2 (6.45%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 2 (6.45%) REST
3 2 (6.45%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) Management Information System
2 4 (12.90%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (6.45%) Open Source
3 2 (6.45%) Clustering
4 1 (3.23%) Tandem
4 1 (3.23%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 14 (45.16%) UNIX
1 14 (45.16%) Windows
2 3 (9.68%) Linux
3 1 (3.23%) Windows NT
3 1 (3.23%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (22.58%) Business Analysis
2 6 (19.35%) Project Management
2 6 (19.35%) Risk Management
3 5 (16.13%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (16.13%) Information Management
3 5 (16.13%) Identity Management
3 5 (16.13%) Test Management
3 5 (16.13%) Test Scripting
4 4 (12.90%) Waterfall
4 4 (12.90%) Risk Analysis
5 3 (9.68%) Software Engineering
5 3 (9.68%) Performance Testing
6 2 (6.45%) Performance Management
6 2 (6.45%) Test Strategy
6 2 (6.45%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (6.45%) Performance Engineering
6 2 (6.45%) Integration Testing
6 2 (6.45%) Knowledge Management
6 2 (6.45%) Release Management
6 2 (6.45%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 10 (32.26%) SQL
2 6 (19.35%) COBOL
3 4 (12.90%) C
4 3 (9.68%) Java
5 1 (3.23%) VB
5 1 (3.23%) JCL
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) PMP
1 4 (12.90%) PMI Certification
2 2 (6.45%) ISEB
2 2 (6.45%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.23%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (29.03%) QA
2 3 (9.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (3.23%) SLA
Systems Management
1 6 (19.35%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (16.13%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 2 (6.45%) Control-M
4 1 (3.23%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 13 (41.94%) IBM
2 9 (29.03%) Oracle
3 8 (25.81%) SAP
4 6 (19.35%) Microsoft
4 6 (19.35%) HP
5 2 (6.45%) Intel
5 2 (6.45%) Software AG
5 2 (6.45%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (6.45%) ServiceNow
6 1 (3.23%) Cisco
6 1 (3.23%) Symantec
6 1 (3.23%) Remedy
6 1 (3.23%) VMware
6 1 (3.23%) RightFax