The first 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the England region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Mainframe
Rank 550 463 511
Rank change year-on-year
-87 +48
Contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe 40 40 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.078% 0.093% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.30% 0.36% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 20 28
Average daily rate £375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £309 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £546
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £23.00
Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
13400 11240 14111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 26.10% 26.08% 25.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 8401 6937 8355
Average daily rate £425 £425 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 540 572 723
Average hourly rate £19.50 £22.00 £24.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.36% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.57 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%
IBM Mainframe
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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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
North West -6 14 £420 - 5
South East -12 10 £300 -25.00% 4
London -40 7 £438 +9.37% 2
South West -19 4 £275 -26.66%
East Midlands - 2 - -
West Midlands -15 1 - -
Yorkshire - - - -
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IBM Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 77 (100.00%) IBM
1 77 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 31 (40.26%) Finance
3 30 (38.96%) DB2
4 25 (32.47%) UNIX
5 24 (31.17%) Windows
6 21 (27.27%) SQL
7 16 (20.78%) Oracle
7 16 (20.78%) Banking
8 12 (15.58%) CICS
8 12 (15.58%) JCL
9 10 (12.99%) Middleware
9 10 (12.99%) Risk Management
9 10 (12.99%) Information Security
9 10 (12.99%) ISPF
10 9 (11.69%) Tandem
10 9 (11.69%) Migration
11 8 (10.39%) Performance Testing
12 7 (9.09%) Telecoms
13 6 (7.79%) Project Management
13 6 (7.79%) zOS
13 6 (7.79%) REXX
13 6 (7.79%) Linux
13 6 (7.79%) COBOL
13 6 (7.79%) Java
13 6 (7.79%) AIX
13 6 (7.79%) Test Scripting
13 6 (7.79%) Performance Tuning
14 5 (6.49%) Retail
14 5 (6.49%) AS400

IBM Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 12 (15.58%) CICS
2 3 (3.90%) WebSphere
2 3 (3.90%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.60%) SAS
3 2 (2.60%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (2.60%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.30%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.30%) BASE24
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.49%) SAN
1 5 (6.49%) Firewall
2 2 (2.60%) LAN
2 2 (2.60%) WAN
2 2 (2.60%) NAS
2 2 (2.60%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (1.30%) NetScaler
3 1 (1.30%) FTP
3 1 (1.30%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.30%) ATM
3 1 (1.30%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (38.96%) DB2
2 5 (6.49%) SQL Server
3 4 (5.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (3.90%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.90%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.60%) DataStage
5 2 (2.60%) PowerCenter
5 2 (2.60%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (2.60%) DTS
5 2 (2.60%) Informix
5 2 (2.60%) MS Access
5 2 (2.60%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (2.60%) QlikView
5 2 (2.60%) BusinessObjects XI
5 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.60%) IMS/DB
5 2 (2.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.30%) Base SAS
6 1 (1.30%) Adabas
6 1 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (5.19%) Toad
1 4 (5.19%) JIRA
2 2 (2.60%) Bugzilla
2 2 (2.60%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.60%) ReSharper
2 2 (2.60%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (1.30%) ERwin
General
1 31 (40.26%) Finance
2 16 (20.78%) Banking
3 7 (9.09%) Telecoms
4 5 (6.49%) Retail
5 2 (2.60%) Advertising
5 2 (2.60%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.30%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.30%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 22 (28.57%) Analyst
2 13 (16.88%) Designer
3 11 (14.29%) Test Analyst
3 11 (14.29%) Developer
4 7 (9.09%) Solutions Designer
5 6 (7.79%) Programmer
5 6 (7.79%) Systems Analyst
5 6 (7.79%) Architect
5 6 (7.79%) Project Manager
5 6 (7.79%) Systems Programmer
6 5 (6.49%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (6.49%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (5.19%) DBA
7 4 (5.19%) DB2 DBA
7 4 (5.19%) Mainframe Developer
7 4 (5.19%) IBM Mainframe Developer
8 3 (3.90%) Systems Test Analyst
8 3 (3.90%) Operations Analyst
8 3 (3.90%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 3 (3.90%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.99%) Middleware
1 10 (12.99%) ISPF
2 4 (5.19%) .NET
3 3 (3.90%) Flash
4 2 (2.60%) JMS
4 2 (2.60%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.60%) JDBC
4 2 (2.60%) JSP
4 2 (2.60%) J2EE
4 2 (2.60%) HTML
4 2 (2.60%) MDX
4 2 (2.60%) WCF
4 2 (2.60%) LINQ
4 2 (2.60%) JNDI
5 1 (1.30%) Web Services
5 1 (1.30%) EntireX
Miscellaneous
1 77 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 9 (11.69%) Tandem
3 5 (6.49%) AS400
4 4 (5.19%) Client/Server
5 3 (3.90%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.60%) Data Extraction
6 2 (2.60%) VSAM
7 1 (1.30%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 25 (32.47%) UNIX
2 24 (31.17%) Windows
3 6 (7.79%) zOS
3 6 (7.79%) Linux
3 6 (7.79%) AIX
4 3 (3.90%) Solaris
4 3 (3.90%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (12.99%) Risk Management
1 10 (12.99%) Information Security
2 9 (11.69%) Migration
3 8 (10.39%) Performance Testing
4 6 (7.79%) Project Management
4 6 (7.79%) Test Scripting
4 6 (7.79%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (6.49%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (6.49%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (5.19%) Security Management
6 4 (5.19%) ERP
6 4 (5.19%) System Testing
6 4 (5.19%) Risk Analysis
6 4 (5.19%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (5.19%) Waterfall
7 3 (3.90%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (3.90%) Infrastructure Management
7 3 (3.90%) Data Modelling
7 3 (3.90%) CRM
7 3 (3.90%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (27.27%) SQL
2 12 (15.58%) JCL
3 6 (7.79%) REXX
3 6 (7.79%) COBOL
3 6 (7.79%) Java
4 3 (3.90%) PL/1
4 3 (3.90%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.60%) C#
5 2 (2.60%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.60%) VB
5 2 (2.60%) VB.NET
5 2 (2.60%) VBA
6 1 (1.30%) SELCOPY
6 1 (1.30%) SAS Macro
6 1 (1.30%) NATURAL
Qualifications
1 4 (5.19%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.60%) ISEB
2 2 (2.60%) CISSP
2 2 (2.60%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.60%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.30%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (6.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.30%) RACF
Systems Management
1 4 (5.19%) MAINVIEW
2 3 (3.90%) Tivoli
2 3 (3.90%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (2.60%) Control-M
3 2 (2.60%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.30%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 77 (100.00%) IBM
2 16 (20.78%) Oracle
3 5 (6.49%) BMC
3 5 (6.49%) VMware
4 4 (5.19%) Intel
5 3 (3.90%) Cisco
5 3 (3.90%) NetApp
6 2 (2.60%) Ab Initio
6 2 (2.60%) CA
6 2 (2.60%) Microsoft
6 2 (2.60%) SAP
6 2 (2.60%) Business Objects
7 1 (1.30%) F5
7 1 (1.30%) ION Trading
7 1 (1.30%) Dell
7 1 (1.30%) Teradata
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