The table below looks at the prevalence of the term IBM Mainframe in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM Mainframe over the 3 months to 24 November 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
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Mainframe
Rank 140 124 135
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +11
Contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe 1 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.035% 0.20% 0.033%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.12% 0.70% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£340 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £419 £356
% change year-on-year
+1.49% +17.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £23.95 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -36.13%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £23.95 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- -36.13%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England region.

Miscellaneous Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
816 712 794
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 28.49% 29.03% 26.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 496 348 362
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £150 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 97 93
Average hourly rate £17.50 £32.00 £21.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.31% +49.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.85 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%

IBM Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

IBM Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

IBM Mainframe
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

IBM Mainframe Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

IBM Mainframe
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

IBM Mainframe Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

IBM Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England region citing IBM 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 IBM Mainframe.

1 8 (100.00%) IBM
1 8 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 5 (62.50%) JCL
2 5 (62.50%) DB2
3 4 (50.00%) J2EE
3 4 (50.00%) MQSeries
3 4 (50.00%) CICS
3 4 (50.00%) Data Analysis
3 4 (50.00%) Data Structures
3 4 (50.00%) RACF
4 3 (37.50%) Syncsort
4 3 (37.50%) ISPF
4 3 (37.50%) Project Management
4 3 (37.50%) FTP
4 3 (37.50%) COBOL
5 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (25.00%) Finance
5 2 (25.00%) Automotive
5 2 (25.00%) CA
5 2 (25.00%) zOS
5 2 (25.00%) MVS
5 2 (25.00%) Capacity Management
5 2 (25.00%) Release Management
6 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
6 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
6 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
6 1 (12.50%) Lombardi
6 1 (12.50%) WebSphere
6 1 (12.50%) Image Processing

IBM Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England region citing IBM 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 IBM Mainframe. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (50.00%) MQSeries
1 4 (50.00%) CICS
2 1 (12.50%) WebSphere
2 1 (12.50%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (12.50%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) FTP
2 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (12.50%) CTI
3 1 (12.50%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) DB2
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Lombardi
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
1 2 (25.00%) Automotive
2 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Support Analyst
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Storage Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Leader
2 1 (12.50%) Financial Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Mainframe Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Operational Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) J2EE
2 3 (37.50%) ISPF
3 1 (12.50%) ATL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 4 (50.00%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) zOS
1 2 (25.00%) MVS
2 1 (12.50%) SUSE
2 1 (12.50%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
2 1 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) AIX
2 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Data Analysis
2 3 (37.50%) Project Management
3 2 (25.00%) Capacity Management
3 2 (25.00%) Release Management
4 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
4 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
4 1 (12.50%) Image Processing
4 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (12.50%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) JCL
2 3 (37.50%) COBOL
3 1 (12.50%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) VBA
3 1 (12.50%) REXX
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Tivoli
1 1 (12.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) IBM
2 3 (37.50%) Syncsort
3 2 (25.00%) CA
4 1 (12.50%) HP
4 1 (12.50%) Avaya
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco