The table below looks at the prevalence of the term 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 Mainframe over the 3 months to 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 111 114 115
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 38 11 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.24% 0.47% 0.87%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.14% 1.50% 3.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 7 13
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£320 £250 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £278 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 13
Average hourly rate £23.75 £15.95 £30.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.90% -47.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.55 £15.59 £27.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.95 £16.31 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £15.95 £30.20
% change year-on-year
+72.41% -47.18%
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 of England region.

Miscellaneous Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
917 733 821
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 30.01% 31.28% 26.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 498 359 356
Average daily rate £330 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 88 99
Average hourly rate £24.50 £29.00 £30.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.51% -4.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £13.00 £14.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -32.69%

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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 Mainframe across the East of England region.

Mainframe Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Mainframe
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Mainframe across the East of England region over the 3 months to 2 October 2014.

Mainframe Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

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 Mainframe across the East of England region.

Mainframe Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Mainframe
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 2 October 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
Norfolk -3 19 £320 +28.00% 1
Hertfordshire - 11 £313 -
Essex -8 6 £375 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 18 (24.32%) AS400
2 17 (22.97%) MVS
3 16 (21.62%) Finance
4 15 (20.27%) SQL
5 14 (18.92%) ITIL
5 14 (18.92%) Windows
5 14 (18.92%) Active Directory
5 14 (18.92%) Migration
5 14 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (17.57%) PRINCE2
6 13 (17.57%) C
7 12 (16.22%) PMI
7 12 (16.22%) PMI Certification
7 12 (16.22%) IBM
7 12 (16.22%) HP
7 12 (16.22%) Change Management
7 12 (16.22%) JCL
8 10 (13.51%) AIX
8 10 (13.51%) Data Structures
9 9 (12.16%) IBM Mainframe
10 8 (10.81%) Incident Management
10 8 (10.81%) E-Commerce
10 8 (10.81%) ITIL V3
11 7 (9.46%) EMC NetWorker
11 7 (9.46%) EMC
11 7 (9.46%) DB2
12 6 (8.11%) ETL
12 6 (8.11%) SOA
12 6 (8.11%) Teradata
12 6 (8.11%) Configuration Management

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

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 5 (6.76%) CICS
2 4 (5.41%) MQSeries
3 3 (4.05%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.35%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.35%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.35%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.35%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.35%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.35%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.35%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 5 (6.76%) MS Visio
1 5 (6.76%) MS Office
2 1 (1.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (6.76%) BASE24
2 4 (5.41%) VisionPLUS
3 1 (1.35%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (1.35%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.76%) ATM
2 3 (4.05%) FTP
3 2 (2.70%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.70%) Firewall
4 1 (1.35%) SAN
4 1 (1.35%) CTI
4 1 (1.35%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.46%) DB2
2 3 (4.05%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.70%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.35%) IDMS
4 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.35%) NonStop SQL
4 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.35%) Ingres
4 1 (1.35%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Lombardi
General
1 16 (21.62%) Finance
2 4 (5.41%) Banking
3 2 (2.70%) Automotive
4 1 (1.35%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 22 (29.73%) Analyst
2 18 (24.32%) Project Manager
3 9 (12.16%) Developer
4 8 (10.81%) Business Analyst
5 5 (6.76%) Analyst Programmer
5 5 (6.76%) Programmer
5 5 (6.76%) Consultant
6 4 (5.41%) Support Analyst
6 4 (5.41%) Teradata Developer
7 3 (4.05%) Payments Business Analyst
7 3 (4.05%) Support Engineer
7 3 (4.05%) Analyst Developer
8 2 (2.70%) Senior Analyst Programmer
8 2 (2.70%) Migration Consultant
8 2 (2.70%) Infrastructure Manager
8 2 (2.70%) Technical Leader
8 2 (2.70%) Senior Programmer
8 2 (2.70%) Technical Consultant
8 2 (2.70%) Solutions Designer
8 2 (2.70%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.76%) XML
2 4 (5.41%) Web Services
2 4 (5.41%) .NET
2 4 (5.41%) J2EE
3 3 (4.05%) ISPF
4 1 (1.35%) OLE
4 1 (1.35%) Middleware
4 1 (1.35%) ATL
Miscellaneous
1 18 (24.32%) AS400
2 12 (16.22%) PMI
3 10 (13.51%) Data Structures
4 9 (12.16%) IBM Mainframe
5 6 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (6.76%) Data Conversion
6 5 (6.76%) Tandem
7 4 (5.41%) CMDB
8 3 (4.05%) Algorithms
9 2 (2.70%) Replication
9 2 (2.70%) Management Information System
10 1 (1.35%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 17 (22.97%) MVS
2 14 (18.92%) Windows
3 10 (13.51%) AIX
4 5 (6.76%) zOS
4 5 (6.76%) Linux
5 4 (5.41%) Solaris
5 4 (5.41%) UNIX
6 1 (1.35%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.35%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.35%) SUSE
6 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.35%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.35%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (18.92%) ITIL
1 14 (18.92%) Migration
1 14 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (17.57%) PRINCE2
3 12 (16.22%) Change Management
4 8 (10.81%) Incident Management
4 8 (10.81%) E-Commerce
4 8 (10.81%) ITIL V3
5 6 (8.11%) ETL
5 6 (8.11%) SOA
5 6 (8.11%) Configuration Management
5 6 (8.11%) Project Management
5 6 (8.11%) Waterfall
6 5 (6.76%) Knowledge Management
6 5 (6.76%) Data Analysis
6 5 (6.76%) UML
7 4 (5.41%) CRM
7 4 (5.41%) Service Delivery
7 4 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (5.41%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (20.27%) SQL
2 13 (17.57%) C
3 12 (16.22%) JCL
4 5 (6.76%) COBOL
5 3 (4.05%) LINC
5 3 (4.05%) Java
6 2 (2.70%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.70%) PL/1
7 1 (1.35%) PeopleCode
7 1 (1.35%) REXX
7 1 (1.35%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.35%) VBA
7 1 (1.35%) C#
Qualifications
1 12 (16.22%) PMI Certification
2 5 (6.76%) Security Cleared
3 4 (5.41%) Degree
4 2 (2.70%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.35%) CBAP
5 1 (1.35%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.41%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (18.92%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.41%) RACF
3 1 (1.35%) vSphere
3 1 (1.35%) XenApp
3 1 (1.35%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (9.46%) EMC NetWorker
2 4 (5.41%) OpenView
2 4 (5.41%) HP SIM
3 1 (1.35%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 12 (16.22%) IBM
1 12 (16.22%) HP
2 7 (9.46%) EMC
3 6 (8.11%) Teradata
4 5 (6.76%) Unisys
5 3 (4.05%) Syncsort
5 3 (4.05%) Oracle
6 2 (2.70%) CA
7 1 (1.35%) VMware
7 1 (1.35%) Lotus
7 1 (1.35%) Citrix
7 1 (1.35%) Avaya
7 1 (1.35%) Cisco
7 1 (1.35%) PeopleSoft