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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 124 107 108
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +1
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 14 29 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.50% 0.99% 0.47%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.82% 3.88% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 14 5
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£415 £263 £428
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.09% -38.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £220 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £468 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £381
% change year-on-year
- +4.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 2
Average hourly rate - £28.25 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +0.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £27.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-54.54% -1.78%
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
770 748 630
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 27.74% 25.50% 29.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 406 409 306
Average daily rate £365 £374 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.34% +6.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 65 75
Average hourly rate £36.50 £27.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.72% -14.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.25 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-16.00% +2.27%

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 26 May 2015.

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 26 May 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
Hertfordshire -1 7 £396 -
Norfolk -8 4 £430 +72.00%
Essex -16 2 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 £400 -
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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 16 (53.33%) DB2
2 13 (43.33%) JCL
3 12 (40.00%) COBOL
4 11 (36.67%) REXX
5 10 (33.33%) Assembly Language
5 10 (33.33%) SQL
6 9 (30.00%) SELCOPY
7 8 (26.67%) CA Gen
7 8 (26.67%) IBM
8 5 (16.67%) ISPF
8 5 (16.67%) CA
9 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
9 4 (13.33%) zOS
9 4 (13.33%) MVS
9 4 (13.33%) ITIL
9 4 (13.33%) LAN
9 4 (13.33%) Manufacturing
10 3 (10.00%) Degree
10 3 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 3 (10.00%) Cisco
10 3 (10.00%) VMware
10 3 (10.00%) Programme Management
10 3 (10.00%) Finance
10 3 (10.00%) WAN
10 3 (10.00%) MS Excel
11 2 (6.67%) TCP/IP
11 2 (6.67%) PRINCE2
11 2 (6.67%) UNIX
11 2 (6.67%) Windows
11 2 (6.67%) MQSeries

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

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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 2 (6.67%) MQSeries
1 2 (6.67%) CICS
Applications
1 3 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.33%) LAN
2 3 (10.00%) WAN
3 2 (6.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.33%) Ethernet
4 1 (3.33%) FTP
4 1 (3.33%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (53.33%) DB2
2 1 (3.33%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 8 (26.67%) CA Gen
2 1 (3.33%) ChangeMan
General
1 4 (13.33%) Manufacturing
2 3 (10.00%) Finance
3 2 (6.67%) Banking
4 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (23.33%) Analyst
1 7 (23.33%) DBA
2 6 (20.00%) Programmer
3 5 (16.67%) Developer
4 4 (13.33%) Mainframe Developer
4 4 (13.33%) Systems Programmer
4 4 (13.33%) Mainframe DBA
5 3 (10.00%) DB2 Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Mainframe Programmer
5 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Administrator
6 2 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (6.67%) Architect
6 2 (6.67%) Project Manager
6 2 (6.67%) DB2 DBA
6 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Services Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery Specialist
7 1 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery Consultant
7 1 (3.33%) .NET Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.67%) ISPF
2 1 (3.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Computer Science
1 2 (6.67%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (3.33%) DataPower
2 1 (3.33%) iSeries
2 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.33%) Fat Client
2 1 (3.33%) Thin Client
2 1 (3.33%) HACMP
2 1 (3.33%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.33%) zOS
1 4 (13.33%) MVS
2 2 (6.67%) UNIX
2 2 (6.67%) Windows
3 1 (3.33%) VMS
3 1 (3.33%) OS/400
3 1 (3.33%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (13.33%) ITIL
2 3 (10.00%) Programme Management
3 2 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (6.67%) PRINCE2
3 2 (6.67%) Document Management
4 1 (3.33%) Strategic Planning
4 1 (3.33%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (3.33%) SOA
4 1 (3.33%) Change Management
4 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.33%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 13 (43.33%) JCL
2 12 (40.00%) COBOL
3 11 (36.67%) REXX
4 10 (33.33%) SQL
4 10 (33.33%) Assembly Language
5 9 (30.00%) SELCOPY
6 1 (3.33%) Shell Script
6 1 (3.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) Degree
2 2 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) QA
2 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.33%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Tivoli
1 1 (3.33%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 8 (26.67%) IBM
2 5 (16.67%) CA
3 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
4 3 (10.00%) VMware
4 3 (10.00%) Cisco
5 1 (3.33%) Oracle
5 1 (3.33%) HP
5 1 (3.33%) EMC