The first 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 10 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the East of England region.

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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 109 110 115
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +5
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 32 9 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.12% 0.39% 0.90%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.14% 1.60% 4.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 10
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£275 £650 £406
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-57.69% +60.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £469 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £706 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.25% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 7
Average hourly rate £28.50 - £31.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 - £24.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 - £37.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £17.75 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+54.92% -34.25%
Miscellaneous Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
623 563 599
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 21.76% 24.25% 20.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 358 258 273
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £214 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £464 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 84 82
Average hourly rate £27.00 £26.75 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.93% -12.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.42 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £46.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -20.00%
Mainframe
England

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 10 July 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 10 July 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 +7 13 £220 -12.03%
Essex +8 10 £275 -
Hertfordshire +3 4 £469 -27.88% 1
Cambridgeshire - 4 £475 - 2
Bedfordshire - 1 £375 - 1
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 10 July 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 15 (26.32%) ITIL
2 12 (21.05%) Active Directory
2 12 (21.05%) Finance
3 11 (19.30%) Migration
3 11 (19.30%) Oracle
4 10 (17.54%) E-Commerce
5 9 (15.79%) UNIX
5 9 (15.79%) IBM
5 9 (15.79%) MVS
6 8 (14.04%) Data Analysis
6 8 (14.04%) Change Management
7 7 (12.28%) AS400
7 7 (12.28%) Project Management
7 7 (12.28%) HP
7 7 (12.28%) FTP
7 7 (12.28%) Windows
7 7 (12.28%) DB2
7 7 (12.28%) .NET
7 7 (12.28%) C
7 7 (12.28%) Java
7 7 (12.28%) Incident Management
7 7 (12.28%) IBM Mainframe
7 7 (12.28%) ITIL V3
8 6 (10.53%) Oracle Database
8 6 (10.53%) Time Management
8 6 (10.53%) COBOL
8 6 (10.53%) SQL
8 6 (10.53%) Linux
8 6 (10.53%) JCL
9 5 (8.77%) Configuration Management

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

For the 6 months to 10 July 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 (8.77%) WebLogic
1 5 (8.77%) CICS
2 4 (7.02%) OpenROAD
2 4 (7.02%) MQSeries
3 2 (3.51%) SAS
3 2 (3.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.75%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.75%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.75%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 3 (5.26%) MS Office
1 3 (5.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.51%) BASE24
2 1 (1.75%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.75%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.28%) FTP
2 2 (3.51%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.75%) CTI
3 1 (1.75%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.28%) DB2
2 6 (10.53%) Oracle Database
3 4 (7.02%) Ingres
4 2 (3.51%) RDBMS
4 2 (3.51%) NonStop SQL
4 2 (3.51%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (3.51%) MS Access
4 2 (3.51%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Lombardi
General
1 12 (21.05%) Finance
2 2 (3.51%) Automotive
2 2 (3.51%) Banking
3 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (35.09%) Analyst
2 7 (12.28%) Developer
3 6 (10.53%) Architect
3 6 (10.53%) Project Manager
3 6 (10.53%) Business Analyst
3 6 (10.53%) Solutions Architect
4 5 (8.77%) Support Analyst
5 4 (7.02%) Programmer
5 4 (7.02%) Test Analyst
6 3 (5.26%) Analyst Programmer
6 3 (5.26%) Systems Analyst
6 3 (5.26%) Support Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Technical Manager
6 3 (5.26%) OpenROAD Developer
7 2 (3.51%) Technical Leader
7 2 (3.51%) Senior Analyst Programmer
7 2 (3.51%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (3.51%) Senior Programmer
7 2 (3.51%) Technical Project Manager
7 2 (3.51%) Business Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.28%) .NET
2 4 (7.02%) J2EE
3 3 (5.26%) XML
3 3 (5.26%) ISPF
4 2 (3.51%) HTML
4 2 (3.51%) XHTML
4 2 (3.51%) CSS
4 2 (3.51%) Spring
4 2 (3.51%) Ajax
5 1 (1.75%) Middleware
5 1 (1.75%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.28%) AS400
1 7 (12.28%) IBM Mainframe
2 3 (5.26%) Client/Server
2 3 (5.26%) PMI
2 3 (5.26%) CMDB
3 2 (3.51%) Tandem
4 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.75%) Data Conversion
4 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.75%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (15.79%) UNIX
1 9 (15.79%) MVS
2 7 (12.28%) Windows
3 6 (10.53%) Linux
4 4 (7.02%) Solaris
5 3 (5.26%) Windows 7
5 3 (5.26%) zOS
5 3 (5.26%) AIX
6 1 (1.75%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (26.32%) ITIL
2 11 (19.30%) Migration
3 10 (17.54%) E-Commerce
4 8 (14.04%) Change Management
4 8 (14.04%) Data Analysis
5 7 (12.28%) Project Management
5 7 (12.28%) Incident Management
5 7 (12.28%) ITIL V3
6 6 (10.53%) Time Management
7 5 (8.77%) Configuration Management
7 5 (8.77%) Release Management
7 5 (8.77%) Systems Analysis
7 5 (8.77%) SOA
8 4 (7.02%) PRINCE2
8 4 (7.02%) UML
8 4 (7.02%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (7.02%) Business Analysis
8 4 (7.02%) Knowledge Management
9 3 (5.26%) Problem Management
9 3 (5.26%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.28%) C
1 7 (12.28%) Java
2 6 (10.53%) COBOL
2 6 (10.53%) SQL
2 6 (10.53%) JCL
3 4 (7.02%) Shell Script
4 2 (3.51%) PL/1
4 2 (3.51%) T-SQL
4 2 (3.51%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.75%) VB
5 1 (1.75%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.75%) VBA
5 1 (1.75%) PeopleCode
5 1 (1.75%) VB6
5 1 (1.75%) LINC
Qualifications
1 4 (7.02%) Degree
1 4 (7.02%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.26%) PMI Certification
3 2 (3.51%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.75%) ISEB
4 1 (1.75%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.75%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.26%) SLA
1 3 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 12 (21.05%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.02%) RACF
3 1 (1.75%) XenApp
3 1 (1.75%) XenServer
3 1 (1.75%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (8.77%) EMC NetWorker
2 2 (3.51%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.51%) HP SIM
2 2 (3.51%) OpenView
Vendors
1 11 (19.30%) Oracle
2 9 (15.79%) IBM
3 7 (12.28%) HP
4 5 (8.77%) EMC
5 4 (7.02%) ICL
6 3 (5.26%) Syncsort
6 3 (5.26%) Unisys
7 2 (3.51%) CA
7 2 (3.51%) Informatica
8 1 (1.75%) Lotus
8 1 (1.75%) VMware
8 1 (1.75%) Microsoft
8 1 (1.75%) Sun
8 1 (1.75%) Cisco
8 1 (1.75%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (1.75%) Citrix
8 1 (1.75%) Avaya