The table below looks at the prevalence of the term IBM Mainframe in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM Mainframe over the 3 months to 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Mainframe
Rank 503 506 460
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -46
Contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe 62 33 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.073% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.44% 0.23% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 19 23
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£445 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.14% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £250 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £442 £323 £375
% change year-on-year
+37.05% -14.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
IBM Mainframe
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
14080 14147 12723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.44% 31.49% 31.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 8719 8793 7791
Average daily rate £425 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 541 563 699
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -3.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.60 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -12.50%

IBM Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IBM Mainframe across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

IBM Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in England

IBM Mainframe
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe across the England region.

IBM Mainframe Daily Rate Trend in England

IBM Mainframe
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IBM Mainframe across the England region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015.

IBM Mainframe Daily Rate Histogram in England

IBM Mainframe
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IBM Mainframe across the England region.

IBM Mainframe Hourly Rate Trend in England

IBM Mainframe
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM Mainframe within the England region over the 3 months to 6 March 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
North West 0 30 £450 +40.62% 7
South East +4 18 £383 +17.69% 2
London -8 7 £525 +31.25% 2
East Midlands 0 2 - -
South West -7 2 £325 +30.00% 1
West Midlands - - - -
IBM Mainframe
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IBM Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing IBM 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 IBM Mainframe.

1 114 (100.00%) IBM
1 114 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 58 (50.88%) Finance
3 50 (43.86%) DB2
4 44 (38.60%) Banking
5 38 (33.33%) UNIX
6 34 (29.82%) CICS
7 30 (26.32%) JCL
8 25 (21.93%) REXX
9 23 (20.18%) zOS
10 21 (18.42%) RACF
10 21 (18.42%) Migration
10 21 (18.42%) COBOL
11 19 (16.67%) Microsoft
12 18 (15.79%) WebSphere
13 17 (14.91%) Oracle
14 16 (14.04%) SQL
15 15 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
16 12 (10.53%) Degree
16 12 (10.53%) Base SAS
16 12 (10.53%) Data Extraction
16 12 (10.53%) SAS Data Integration Studio
16 12 (10.53%) PL/1
16 12 (10.53%) ETL
16 12 (10.53%) SAS
17 11 (9.65%) Assembly Language
17 11 (9.65%) Java
17 11 (9.65%) Unit Testing
17 11 (9.65%) Data Analysis
18 10 (8.77%) ISPF

IBM Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing IBM 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 IBM Mainframe. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 34 (29.82%) CICS
2 18 (15.79%) WebSphere
3 12 (10.53%) SAS
4 8 (7.02%) MQSeries
5 6 (5.26%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (1.75%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.88%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (7.89%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.39%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.02%) TCP/IP
2 7 (6.14%) SMTP
3 5 (4.39%) Firewall
4 4 (3.51%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (1.75%) ATM
5 2 (1.75%) Internet
6 1 (0.88%) FTP
6 1 (0.88%) RIP
6 1 (0.88%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (43.86%) DB2
2 12 (10.53%) Base SAS
2 12 (10.53%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 9 (7.89%) IMS/DB
4 7 (6.14%) Relational Database
5 4 (3.51%) Easytrieve
5 4 (3.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (2.63%) MySQL
7 2 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.88%) DTS
8 1 (0.88%) DataStage
8 1 (0.88%) SQL Server
8 1 (0.88%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.88%) Toad
1 1 (0.88%) JIRA
1 1 (0.88%) ReSharper
1 1 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (0.88%) Zephyr
General
1 58 (50.88%) Finance
2 44 (38.60%) Banking
3 7 (6.14%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.39%) Retail
5 3 (2.63%) Retail Banking
5 3 (2.63%) Spanish Language
6 2 (1.75%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (22.81%) Architect
2 22 (19.30%) Analyst
3 21 (18.42%) Developer
4 19 (16.67%) Programmer
5 15 (13.16%) Technical Architect
6 14 (12.28%) Designer
7 13 (11.40%) Mainframe Developer
8 9 (7.89%) IBM Mainframe Developer
9 8 (7.02%) Mainframe Programmer
10 7 (6.14%) Systems Programmer
10 7 (6.14%) SAS Developer
11 6 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
11 6 (5.26%) Analyst Programmer
11 6 (5.26%) Mainframe Architect
12 4 (3.51%) Consultant
12 4 (3.51%) Security Analyst
13 3 (2.63%) Solutions Designer
13 3 (2.63%) Senior Analyst
13 3 (2.63%) Integration Engineer
13 3 (2.63%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.77%) .NET
1 10 (8.77%) ISPF
2 9 (7.89%) XML
2 9 (7.89%) WebSphere MQ
3 8 (7.02%) JMS
3 8 (7.02%) J2EE
3 8 (7.02%) JDBC
3 8 (7.02%) JSP
3 8 (7.02%) JNDI
4 1 (0.88%) HTML
4 1 (0.88%) Java EE
4 1 (0.88%) WCF
4 1 (0.88%) LINQ
4 1 (0.88%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.88%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 114 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 12 (10.53%) Data Extraction
3 9 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (6.14%) Computer Science
4 7 (6.14%) AS400
5 6 (5.26%) VSAM
6 3 (2.63%) Replication
6 3 (2.63%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.75%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.88%) iSeries
8 1 (0.88%) Open Source
8 1 (0.88%) New Media
8 1 (0.88%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.88%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.88%) HACMP
8 1 (0.88%) Tandem
8 1 (0.88%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 38 (33.33%) UNIX
2 23 (20.18%) zOS
3 10 (8.77%) Windows
4 7 (6.14%) Linux
5 3 (2.63%) AIX
6 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (18.42%) Migration
2 15 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (10.53%) ETL
4 11 (9.65%) Data Analysis
4 11 (9.65%) Unit Testing
5 10 (8.77%) System Testing
5 10 (8.77%) Project Management
6 8 (7.02%) Configuration Management
6 8 (7.02%) Release Management
6 8 (7.02%) Analytics
7 7 (6.14%) Waterfall
7 7 (6.14%) Agile Project Management
7 7 (6.14%) Business Analytics
7 7 (6.14%) BPEL
8 5 (4.39%) Software Engineering
8 5 (4.39%) Information Security
8 5 (4.39%) Change Management
8 5 (4.39%) Mentoring
9 4 (3.51%) Security Management
9 4 (3.51%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 30 (26.32%) JCL
2 25 (21.93%) REXX
3 21 (18.42%) COBOL
4 16 (14.04%) SQL
5 12 (10.53%) PL/1
6 11 (9.65%) Assembly Language
6 11 (9.65%) Java
7 2 (1.75%) C
7 2 (1.75%) C#
7 2 (1.75%) SELCOPY
8 1 (0.88%) C++
8 1 (0.88%) Delphi
8 1 (0.88%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.88%) VB
8 1 (0.88%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (10.53%) Degree
2 6 (5.26%) VCP4
3 3 (2.63%) CISSP
4 2 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.02%) QA
2 4 (3.51%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.88%) COBIT
4 1 (0.88%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (18.42%) RACF
2 9 (7.89%) ACF2
3 4 (3.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.75%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 10 (8.77%) CA Endevor
2 7 (6.14%) OMEGAMON
3 3 (2.63%) Tivoli
4 2 (1.75%) Control-M
5 1 (0.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 114 (100.00%) IBM
2 19 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 17 (14.91%) Oracle
4 10 (8.77%) Syncsort
5 8 (7.02%) Aquila
6 4 (3.51%) VMware
6 4 (3.51%) Intel
6 4 (3.51%) Remedy
6 4 (3.51%) Business Objects
7 2 (1.75%) CA
7 2 (1.75%) Informatica
7 2 (1.75%) Ab Initio
8 1 (0.88%) Software AG
8 1 (0.88%) Teradata
8 1 (0.88%) Actimize
8 1 (0.88%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.88%) webMethods
8 1 (0.88%) SAP
8 1 (0.88%) Sun
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