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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mainframes
Rank 104 118 118
Rank change year-on-year
+14 0
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 23 11 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.97% 0.43% 0.46%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.63% 1.59% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 5
Average daily rate £323 £322 £533
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.25% -39.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £319 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £324 £555
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £380 £398
% change year-on-year
+11.84% -4.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
Average hourly rate £29.00 £39.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.58% +5.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £39.50 £49.00
% change year-on-year
-26.58% -19.38%
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
634 692 700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 26.61% 27.04% 29.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 362 393 343
Average daily rate £400 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £180 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 64 65
Average hourly rate £37.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+114.28% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £10.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.75 £41.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+35.71% -

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 - 14 £375 -
Cambridgeshire +14 3 £248 -
Essex -4 3 £242 -24.77%
Hertfordshire +7 2 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 19 (46.34%) IBM
2 16 (39.02%) JCL
3 14 (34.15%) DB2
3 14 (34.15%) IBM Mainframe
4 11 (26.83%) COBOL
4 11 (26.83%) AS400
4 11 (26.83%) ISPF
5 10 (24.39%) Windows
5 10 (24.39%) zOS
6 8 (19.51%) ITIL
6 8 (19.51%) CICS
6 8 (19.51%) Unix
7 7 (17.07%) FTP
7 7 (17.07%) REXX
7 7 (17.07%) Active Directory
7 7 (17.07%) MVS
7 7 (17.07%) Tivoli NetView
7 7 (17.07%) Workflow
7 7 (17.07%) assyst
7 7 (17.07%) Knowledge Management
7 7 (17.07%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (17.07%) Problem Management
7 7 (17.07%) ITIL V3
7 7 (17.07%) High Availability
7 7 (17.07%) Job Entry Subsystem
8 6 (14.63%) SQL
9 5 (12.20%) Finance
9 5 (12.20%) Automotive
9 5 (12.20%) Data Analysis
10 4 (9.76%) QA

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 8 (19.51%) CICS
2 2 (4.88%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.44%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (7.32%) MS Excel
1 3 (7.32%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (17.07%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.07%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (34.15%) DB2
2 3 (7.32%) MS Access
3 1 (2.44%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 3 (7.32%) ChangeMan
2 2 (4.88%) PVCS
General
1 5 (12.20%) Automotive
1 5 (12.20%) Finance
2 4 (9.76%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.44%) Marketing
3 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (31.71%) Analyst
2 7 (17.07%) Project Manager
3 5 (12.20%) Developer
4 4 (9.76%) Architect
4 4 (9.76%) Mainframe Developer
4 4 (9.76%) Mainframe Project Manager
4 4 (9.76%) Systems Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Consultant
5 3 (7.32%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (7.32%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 3 (7.32%) Mainframe Consultant
5 3 (7.32%) Operations Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Systems Test Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Test Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Tivoli Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Unix Architect
6 2 (4.88%) Data Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 2 (4.88%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (4.88%) Unix Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (26.83%) ISPF
2 4 (9.76%) J2EE
3 2 (4.88%) JSP
3 2 (4.88%) Servlets
3 2 (4.88%) XML
3 2 (4.88%) XML Schema
3 2 (4.88%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 14 (34.15%) IBM Mainframe
2 11 (26.83%) AS400
3 4 (9.76%) Data Centre
4 3 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (7.32%) Client/Server
4 3 (7.32%) HACMP
4 3 (7.32%) iSeries
5 1 (2.44%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 10 (24.39%) Windows
1 10 (24.39%) zOS
2 8 (19.51%) Unix
3 7 (17.07%) MVS
4 4 (9.76%) AIX
5 2 (4.88%) Linux
5 2 (4.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (4.88%) Solaris
5 2 (4.88%) VME
5 2 (4.88%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (19.51%) ITIL
2 7 (17.07%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (17.07%) High Availability
2 7 (17.07%) ITIL V3
2 7 (17.07%) Knowledge Management
2 7 (17.07%) Problem Management
2 7 (17.07%) Workflow
3 5 (12.20%) Data Analysis
4 4 (9.76%) Migration
4 4 (9.76%) System Testing
5 3 (7.32%) Business Analysis
5 3 (7.32%) Change Control
5 3 (7.32%) Change Management
5 3 (7.32%) Defect Management
5 3 (7.32%) PRINCE2
5 3 (7.32%) Project Management
5 3 (7.32%) Release Management
5 3 (7.32%) SDLC
5 3 (7.32%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (7.32%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 16 (39.02%) JCL
2 11 (26.83%) COBOL
3 7 (17.07%) REXX
4 6 (14.63%) SQL
5 4 (9.76%) C
6 3 (7.32%) Shell Script
7 2 (4.88%) ANSI C
8 1 (2.44%) Java
8 1 (2.44%) NATURAL
Qualifications
1 4 (9.76%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.32%) ISEB
2 3 (7.32%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.88%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (4.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (2.44%) Degree
4 1 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.76%) QA
2 1 (2.44%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (17.07%) Active Directory
1 7 (17.07%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 4 (9.76%) Time Sharing Option
3 3 (7.32%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (2.44%) RACF
Systems Management
1 7 (17.07%) Tivoli NetView
2 3 (7.32%) Tivoli
3 1 (2.44%) Control-M
Vendors
1 19 (46.34%) IBM
2 2 (4.88%) BEA
2 2 (4.88%) Fujitsu
2 2 (4.88%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.88%) Oracle
2 2 (4.88%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.44%) Capita