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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 76 71 85
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +14
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 22 17 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.40% 1.17% 0.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.12% 4.58% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 1
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£391 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.18% +33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £389
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £27.50 £11.50
% change year-on-year
-54.54% +139.13%
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
430 371 348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 27.44% 25.46% 26.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 200 172
Average daily rate £345 £350 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% +5.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £225 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 36 26
Average hourly rate £13.50 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.30 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £35.00 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £23.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-17.82% +15.00%

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 1 July 2015.

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 1 July 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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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
Northamptonshire +6 8 £385 -23.00%
Nottinghamshire -11 6 £450 - 5
Leicestershire - 6 £260 - 2
Derbyshire -12 2 £333 +3.90%
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 16 (50.00%) Finance
2 10 (31.25%) DB2
2 10 (31.25%) Windows
3 9 (28.13%) SQL
4 8 (25.00%) JCL
4 8 (25.00%) UNIX
5 7 (21.88%) COBOL
5 7 (21.88%) IBM
5 7 (21.88%) CICS
5 7 (21.88%) DataStage
6 6 (18.75%) Banking
7 5 (15.63%) Active Directory
7 5 (15.63%) ITIL
8 4 (12.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 4 (12.50%) Ant
8 4 (12.50%) Java
8 4 (12.50%) ClearCase
8 4 (12.50%) ETL
8 4 (12.50%) Remedy
8 4 (12.50%) Configuration Management
8 4 (12.50%) Project Management
8 4 (12.50%) VSAM
8 4 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (12.50%) Pentaho
9 3 (9.38%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (9.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (9.38%) ISPF
9 3 (9.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (9.38%) REXX
9 3 (9.38%) Smalltalk

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 7 (21.88%) CICS
2 2 (6.25%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.13%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) PaaS
1 1 (3.13%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.38%) HTTP
2 1 (3.13%) SAN
2 1 (3.13%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (31.25%) DB2
2 7 (21.88%) DataStage
3 4 (12.50%) Pentaho
4 2 (6.25%) OLAP
4 2 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (3.13%) Data Mining
5 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
5 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Ant
1 4 (12.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 4 (12.50%) ClearCase
1 4 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (9.38%) PVCS
3 2 (6.25%) Subversion
4 1 (3.13%) Maven
4 1 (3.13%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.13%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.13%) ClearQuest
4 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (50.00%) Finance
2 6 (18.75%) Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (28.13%) Analyst
2 6 (18.75%) Administrator
3 4 (12.50%) Developer
4 3 (9.38%) Project Manager
4 3 (9.38%) Mainframe Developer
4 3 (9.38%) IT Administrator
5 2 (6.25%) Test Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) DBA
5 2 (6.25%) Support Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Team Leader
6 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (3.13%) Configuration Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Integration Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Service Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Manual Tester
6 1 (3.13%) Computer Operator
6 1 (3.13%) Analyst Programmer
6 1 (3.13%) Programmer
6 1 (3.13%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) Servlets
1 3 (9.38%) CORBA
1 3 (9.38%) ISPF
2 2 (6.25%) .NET
3 1 (3.13%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (3.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) VSAM
2 2 (6.25%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (6.25%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.13%) AS400
3 1 (3.13%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (31.25%) Windows
2 8 (25.00%) UNIX
3 2 (6.25%) Solaris
3 2 (6.25%) Linux
3 2 (6.25%) zOS
4 1 (3.13%) MVS
4 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.13%) AIX
4 1 (3.13%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (15.63%) ITIL
2 4 (12.50%) ETL
2 4 (12.50%) Configuration Management
2 4 (12.50%) Project Management
3 3 (9.38%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (9.38%) OOP
3 3 (9.38%) OO
4 2 (6.25%) Data Modelling
5 1 (3.13%) E-Commerce
5 1 (3.13%) ERP
5 1 (3.13%) People Management
5 1 (3.13%) SDLC
5 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.13%) Risk Management
5 1 (3.13%) Migration
5 1 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.13%) Information Security
5 1 (3.13%) TOGAF
5 1 (3.13%) Automated Testing
5 1 (3.13%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (28.13%) SQL
2 8 (25.00%) JCL
3 7 (21.88%) COBOL
4 4 (12.50%) Java
5 3 (9.38%) Perl
5 3 (9.38%) Smalltalk
5 3 (9.38%) REXX
6 1 (3.13%) C
6 1 (3.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (3.13%) ISEB
1 1 (3.13%) ISTQB
1 1 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 3 (9.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (6.25%) SLA
2 2 (6.25%) QA
3 1 (3.13%) COBIT
System Software
1 5 (15.63%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.13%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (3.13%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) MAINVIEW
2 1 (3.13%) Control-M
2 1 (3.13%) CA Endevor
2 1 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.13%) Puppet
2 1 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.13%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 7 (21.88%) IBM
2 4 (12.50%) Remedy
3 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
4 2 (6.25%) BMC
4 2 (6.25%) VMware
5 1 (3.13%) Sun
5 1 (3.13%) HP
5 1 (3.13%) Intel
5 1 (3.13%) Citrix
5 1 (3.13%) Perforce
5 1 (3.13%) Oracle
5 1 (3.13%) SAP