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 27 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 115 105 115
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +10
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 20 17 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.70% 0.71% 0.72%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.51% 2.46% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 11 9
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£450 £250 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% -44.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £230 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £391 £400 £370
% change year-on-year
-2.18% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 2
Average hourly rate £23.75 £19.00 £29.46
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -35.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.55 £15.86 £23.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.95 £35.10 £35.89
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £19.00 £18.21
% change year-on-year
+35.52% +4.33%
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
798 690 744
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 27.88% 28.77% 25.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 488 337 340
Average daily rate £355 £320 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.93% -8.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £150 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 101 92
Average hourly rate £20.50 £31.50 £21.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.92% +43.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £12.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.21% -5.00%

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 27 November 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 27 November 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
Essex -12 7 £444 +175.62%
Hertfordshire - 3 £340 -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 (27.69%) Finance
2 16 (24.62%) JCL
2 16 (24.62%) SQL
3 15 (23.08%) Migration
4 14 (21.54%) AS400
4 14 (21.54%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (20.00%) MVS
5 13 (20.00%) Windows
6 11 (16.92%) PRINCE2
6 11 (16.92%) C
6 11 (16.92%) IBM
7 10 (15.38%) PMI
7 10 (15.38%) PMI Certification
7 10 (15.38%) CICS
7 10 (15.38%) Data Structures
8 9 (13.85%) E-Commerce
8 9 (13.85%) SOA
8 9 (13.85%) Project Management
9 8 (12.31%) AIX
9 8 (12.31%) UML
9 8 (12.31%) ISPF
9 8 (12.31%) IBM Mainframe
10 7 (10.77%) WebSphere
10 7 (10.77%) DB2
10 7 (10.77%) HP
10 7 (10.77%) Change Management
10 7 (10.77%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (9.23%) Teradata
11 6 (9.23%) zOS
11 6 (9.23%) ETL

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

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 10 (15.38%) CICS
2 7 (10.77%) WebSphere
3 5 (7.69%) MQSeries
4 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.54%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.54%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.54%) JBoss
4 1 (1.54%) Apache
4 1 (1.54%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.54%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.54%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 5 (7.69%) MS Office
1 5 (7.69%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.54%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (6.15%) VisionPLUS
1 4 (6.15%) BASE24
2 1 (1.54%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.54%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.15%) ATM
2 3 (4.62%) FTP
3 2 (3.08%) Firewall
3 2 (3.08%) SAN
3 2 (3.08%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.54%) NAS
4 1 (1.54%) SSL
4 1 (1.54%) SMS
4 1 (1.54%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.77%) DB2
2 3 (4.62%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.08%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.54%) IDMS
4 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.54%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.54%) Ingres
4 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Lombardi
General
1 18 (27.69%) Finance
2 4 (6.15%) Banking
3 2 (3.08%) Automotive
4 1 (1.54%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.54%) Legal
4 1 (1.54%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.54%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 17 (26.15%) Analyst
2 15 (23.08%) Project Manager
3 9 (13.85%) Developer
3 9 (13.85%) Consultant
4 7 (10.77%) Architect
5 5 (7.69%) Designer
5 5 (7.69%) Business Analyst
5 5 (7.69%) Analyst Programmer
5 5 (7.69%) Programmer
5 5 (7.69%) Solutions Designer
6 4 (6.15%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (6.15%) Support Analyst
6 4 (6.15%) Teradata Developer
7 3 (4.62%) Payments Business Analyst
7 3 (4.62%) Analyst Developer
8 2 (3.08%) Technical Leader
8 2 (3.08%) Senior Programmer
8 2 (3.08%) Senior Analyst Programmer
8 2 (3.08%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (3.08%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.31%) ISPF
2 5 (7.69%) XML
3 4 (6.15%) Web Services
3 4 (6.15%) .NET
3 4 (6.15%) J2EE
4 1 (1.54%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 1 (1.54%) ATL
4 1 (1.54%) OLE
4 1 (1.54%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 14 (21.54%) AS400
2 10 (15.38%) PMI
2 10 (15.38%) Data Structures
3 8 (12.31%) IBM Mainframe
4 4 (6.15%) Tandem
4 4 (6.15%) Data Conversion
5 3 (4.62%) Algorithms
6 2 (3.08%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.08%) CMDB
7 1 (1.54%) DataPower
7 1 (1.54%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.54%) Clustering
7 1 (1.54%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 13 (20.00%) MVS
1 13 (20.00%) Windows
2 8 (12.31%) AIX
3 6 (9.23%) zOS
4 5 (7.69%) UNIX
5 2 (3.08%) Linux
6 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.54%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.54%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.54%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.54%) OpenVMS
6 1 (1.54%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.54%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (23.08%) Migration
2 14 (21.54%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (16.92%) PRINCE2
4 9 (13.85%) E-Commerce
4 9 (13.85%) SOA
4 9 (13.85%) Project Management
5 8 (12.31%) UML
6 7 (10.77%) Change Management
6 7 (10.77%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (9.23%) ETL
7 6 (9.23%) Waterfall
8 5 (7.69%) ITIL
8 5 (7.69%) Data Analysis
9 4 (6.15%) Requirements Management
9 4 (6.15%) Data Migration
10 3 (4.62%) ITIL V3
10 3 (4.62%) Predictive Modelling
10 3 (4.62%) Service Delivery
10 3 (4.62%) Knowledge Management
11 2 (3.08%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 16 (24.62%) JCL
1 16 (24.62%) SQL
2 11 (16.92%) C
3 6 (9.23%) Java
4 5 (7.69%) COBOL
5 3 (4.62%) LINC
6 2 (3.08%) PL/1
6 2 (3.08%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.54%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.54%) VBA
7 1 (1.54%) C#
7 1 (1.54%) REXX
7 1 (1.54%) PeopleCode
Qualifications
1 10 (15.38%) PMI Certification
2 4 (6.15%) Degree
3 2 (3.08%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.08%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.54%) CBAP
4 1 (1.54%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.08%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.15%) RACF
3 1 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (4.62%) EMC NetWorker
1 3 (4.62%) HP SIM
1 3 (4.62%) OpenView
2 1 (1.54%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (1.54%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (1.54%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 11 (16.92%) IBM
2 7 (10.77%) HP
3 6 (9.23%) Teradata
4 5 (7.69%) Unisys
5 4 (6.15%) Oracle
6 3 (4.62%) Syncsort
6 3 (4.62%) EMC
7 2 (3.08%) CA
7 2 (3.08%) Cisco
8 1 (1.54%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (1.54%) BMC
8 1 (1.54%) Citrix
8 1 (1.54%) Avaya
8 1 (1.54%) Microsoft
8 1 (1.54%) Websense
8 1 (1.54%) Alias
8 1 (1.54%) VMware