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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 130 102 112
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +10
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 11 39 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.36% 1.29% 0.42%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.37% 4.71% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 18 7
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£310 £285 £650
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.77% -56.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £220 £469
10% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £429 £706
UK excluding London average daily rate £412 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+9.86% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 0
Average hourly rate - £28.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +14.58%
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
803 828 722
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 26.29% 27.35% 30.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 429 472 351
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £175 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £507 £494 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 83 90
Average hourly rate £25.85 £27.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.27% +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.35 £16.50 £12.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £42.50 £42.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.14% +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
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 31 July 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 -8 4 - -
Essex -10 3 £348 +13.46%
Norfolk -17 3 £310 +24.00%
Bedfordshire +11 1 - -
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 12 (35.29%) DB2
2 11 (32.35%) IBM
3 9 (26.47%) JCL
3 9 (26.47%) SQL
4 8 (23.53%) COBOL
5 7 (20.59%) REXX
5 7 (20.59%) Finance
6 6 (17.65%) Assembly Language
7 5 (14.71%) CA
7 5 (14.71%) ISPF
7 5 (14.71%) SELCOPY
8 4 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (11.76%) CA Gen
8 4 (11.76%) Business Analysis
8 4 (11.76%) zOS
8 4 (11.76%) MVS
8 4 (11.76%) Cisco
8 4 (11.76%) SOA
9 3 (8.82%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (8.82%) MS Visio
9 3 (8.82%) MS Office
9 3 (8.82%) Web Services
9 3 (8.82%) XML
9 3 (8.82%) SAN
9 3 (8.82%) CICS
9 3 (8.82%) Migration
9 3 (8.82%) Degree
9 3 (8.82%) Requirements Management
9 3 (8.82%) Programme Management
9 3 (8.82%) Agile Software Development

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 3 (8.82%) CICS
2 2 (5.88%) MQSeries
Applications
1 3 (8.82%) MS Office
1 3 (8.82%) MS Visio
2 2 (5.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) VisionPLUS
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.94%) BASE24
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.82%) SAN
2 2 (5.88%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.88%) LAN
3 1 (2.94%) WAN
3 1 (2.94%) Ethernet
3 1 (2.94%) FTP
3 1 (2.94%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (35.29%) DB2
2 3 (8.82%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.94%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 4 (11.76%) CA Gen
2 1 (2.94%) ChangeMan
General
1 7 (20.59%) Finance
2 3 (8.82%) Banking
3 2 (5.88%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (29.41%) Analyst
2 6 (17.65%) Project Manager
2 6 (17.65%) Programmer
3 5 (14.71%) Business Analyst
4 4 (11.76%) Developer
4 4 (11.76%) Systems Programmer
5 3 (8.82%) DBA
5 3 (8.82%) Mainframe Programmer
5 3 (8.82%) Mainframe Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Payments Business Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Mainframe DBA
6 2 (5.88%) DB2 Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (5.88%) Architect
6 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) .NET Architect
7 1 (2.94%) DB2 DBA
7 1 (2.94%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Senior Programmer
7 1 (2.94%) Senior Systems Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.71%) ISPF
2 3 (8.82%) Web Services
2 3 (8.82%) XML
3 1 (2.94%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.88%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.88%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (2.94%) DataPower
3 1 (2.94%) iSeries
3 1 (2.94%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.94%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.94%) HACMP
3 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.94%) AS400
3 1 (2.94%) Online Banking
3 1 (2.94%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.76%) zOS
1 4 (11.76%) MVS
2 2 (5.88%) UNIX
2 2 (5.88%) Windows
3 1 (2.94%) VMS
3 1 (2.94%) OS/400
3 1 (2.94%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (11.76%) SOA
1 4 (11.76%) Business Analysis
2 3 (8.82%) Requirements Management
2 3 (8.82%) Programme Management
2 3 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (8.82%) Migration
2 3 (8.82%) Waterfall
2 3 (8.82%) Software Delivery
2 3 (8.82%) SDLC
3 2 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (5.88%) ITIL
3 2 (5.88%) PRINCE2
3 2 (5.88%) Document Management
4 1 (2.94%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (2.94%) TOGAF
4 1 (2.94%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (2.94%) Use Case
4 1 (2.94%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 9 (26.47%) SQL
1 9 (26.47%) JCL
2 8 (23.53%) COBOL
3 7 (20.59%) REXX
4 6 (17.65%) Assembly Language
5 5 (14.71%) SELCOPY
6 2 (5.88%) CLIST
7 1 (2.94%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.94%) Java
7 1 (2.94%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (8.82%) Degree
2 2 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) QA
2 1 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (8.82%) Time Sharing Option
2 2 (5.88%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 1 (2.94%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.94%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) Tivoli
1 1 (2.94%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 11 (32.35%) IBM
2 5 (14.71%) CA
3 4 (11.76%) Cisco
4 2 (5.88%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.94%) HP
5 1 (2.94%) EMC
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle
5 1 (2.94%) VMware