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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Mainframe
Rank 512 495 513
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +18
Contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe 63 66 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.14% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.47% 0.51% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 31 27
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£400 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £300 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+26.86% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Average hourly rate £29.25 £47.50 £30.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.42% +56.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.65 £45.50 £28.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.85 £49.50 £36.08
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 - £30.40
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
13267 12925 13610
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 25.93% 26.50% 25.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 8058 8100 8070
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 594 550 721
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -24.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £12.03 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.20 £44.49 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.96 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+14.02% -39.65%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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
North West +15 23 £425 +29.27%
London -20 18 £333 -11.33% 2
East of England - 8 £383 -
South East -10 4 £350 -15.15%
South West -38 4 £590 +114.54%
East Midlands +4 2 £500 +284.61%
West Midlands -12 1 £330 - 1
IBM Mainframe
UK

IBM Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 110 (100.00%) IBM
1 110 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 48 (43.64%) Finance
3 43 (39.09%) DB2
4 24 (21.82%) Banking
5 23 (20.91%) COBOL
5 23 (20.91%) SQL
6 22 (20.00%) CICS
7 20 (18.18%) zOS
7 20 (18.18%) JCL
7 20 (18.18%) Project Management
8 15 (13.64%) Oracle
8 15 (13.64%) Migration
9 14 (12.73%) Stakeholder Management
9 14 (12.73%) .NET
10 13 (11.82%) UNIX
10 13 (11.82%) Retail
11 12 (10.91%) Windows
11 12 (10.91%) SQL Server
11 12 (10.91%) Java
11 12 (10.91%) C#
12 11 (10.00%) J2EE
12 11 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
12 11 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 10 (9.09%) Telecoms
13 10 (9.09%) WCF
13 10 (9.09%) LINQ
13 10 (9.09%) VB.NET
13 10 (9.09%) ASP.NET
13 10 (9.09%) DTS

IBM Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 22 (20.00%) CICS
2 6 (5.45%) WebSphere
2 6 (5.45%) MQSeries
3 2 (1.82%) SAS
4 1 (0.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.91%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.91%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.91%) IIS
4 1 (0.91%) Apache
4 1 (0.91%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (2.73%) MS Office
1 3 (2.73%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.82%) Staffware
2 1 (0.91%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.91%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.55%) Firewall
2 3 (2.73%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (2.73%) FTP
2 3 (2.73%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.91%) SSL
3 1 (0.91%) SAN
3 1 (0.91%) DMZ
3 1 (0.91%) CTI
3 1 (0.91%) Internet
3 1 (0.91%) NetScaler
3 1 (0.91%) LDAP
3 1 (0.91%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (39.09%) DB2
2 12 (10.91%) SQL Server
3 11 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (9.09%) DTS
5 2 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.91%) QlikView
6 1 (0.91%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.91%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.91%) Adabas
6 1 (0.91%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.91%) IMS/DB
6 1 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.91%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.91%) Informix
6 1 (0.91%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 11 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (7.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 8 (7.27%) Visual Studio
2 8 (7.27%) ReSharper
3 4 (3.64%) Rational DOORS
4 3 (2.73%) CA Gen
5 2 (1.82%) LoadRunner
5 2 (1.82%) JMeter
5 2 (1.82%) ChangeMan
6 1 (0.91%) Lombardi
6 1 (0.91%) JIRA
6 1 (0.91%) Selenium
6 1 (0.91%) Rational Rose
6 1 (0.91%) Toad
6 1 (0.91%) SoapUI
General
1 48 (43.64%) Finance
2 24 (21.82%) Banking
3 13 (11.82%) Retail
4 10 (9.09%) Telecoms
5 5 (4.55%) Retail Banking
6 3 (2.73%) Spanish Language
6 3 (2.73%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.73%) General Ledger
7 2 (1.82%) Automotive
7 2 (1.82%) French Language
7 2 (1.82%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.91%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.91%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 21 (19.09%) Analyst
2 18 (16.36%) Architect
3 15 (13.64%) Developer
4 12 (10.91%) Designer
5 10 (9.09%) Programmer
6 7 (6.36%) Solutions Architect
6 7 (6.36%) Systems Programmer
6 7 (6.36%) .NET Designer
7 6 (5.45%) Project Manager
7 6 (5.45%) DBA
7 6 (5.45%) Administrator
8 5 (4.55%) Systems Analyst
8 5 (4.55%) Consultant
8 5 (4.55%) Infrastructure Architect
8 5 (4.55%) DB2 DBA
9 4 (3.64%) Mainframe Developer
9 4 (3.64%) Technical Architect
9 4 (3.64%) Support Analyst
9 4 (3.64%) .NET Developer
10 3 (2.73%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (12.73%) .NET
2 11 (10.00%) J2EE
3 10 (9.09%) ASP.NET
3 10 (9.09%) WCF
3 10 (9.09%) LINQ
4 9 (8.18%) ISPF
5 4 (3.64%) JMS
5 4 (3.64%) JDBC
5 4 (3.64%) JSP
5 4 (3.64%) JNDI
6 3 (2.73%) Middleware
6 3 (2.73%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (1.82%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.82%) HTML
7 2 (1.82%) Web Services
7 2 (1.82%) XML
8 1 (0.91%) Flash
8 1 (0.91%) SOAP
8 1 (0.91%) ATL
8 1 (0.91%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 110 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 5 (4.55%) Management Information System
2 5 (4.55%) VSAM
3 4 (3.64%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.73%) AS400
4 3 (2.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.82%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.82%) Tandem
5 2 (1.82%) Open Source
6 1 (0.91%) DataPower
6 1 (0.91%) PKI
6 1 (0.91%) HACMP
6 1 (0.91%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 20 (18.18%) zOS
2 13 (11.82%) UNIX
3 12 (10.91%) Windows
4 9 (8.18%) AIX
5 8 (7.27%) MVS
5 8 (7.27%) Linux
6 2 (1.82%) SUSE
7 1 (0.91%) OS/390
7 1 (0.91%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (18.18%) Project Management
2 15 (13.64%) Migration
3 14 (12.73%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (7.27%) Data Transformation
5 7 (6.36%) Performance Tuning
5 7 (6.36%) Business Analysis
6 6 (5.45%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (4.55%) PRINCE2
7 5 (4.55%) Systems Analysis
8 4 (3.64%) Waterfall
8 4 (3.64%) SOA
8 4 (3.64%) Quality Management
8 4 (3.64%) Data Analysis
8 4 (3.64%) Software Engineering
8 4 (3.64%) Security Management
8 4 (3.64%) DevOps
9 3 (2.73%) Performance Monitoring
9 3 (2.73%) Risk Management
9 3 (2.73%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 23 (20.91%) COBOL
1 23 (20.91%) SQL
2 20 (18.18%) JCL
3 12 (10.91%) Java
3 12 (10.91%) C#
4 10 (9.09%) VB.NET
5 9 (8.18%) REXX
6 2 (1.82%) VBA
6 2 (1.82%) Delphi
7 1 (0.91%) C++
7 1 (0.91%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.91%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.91%) VB
7 1 (0.91%) Assembly Language
7 1 (0.91%) SELCOPY
7 1 (0.91%) PL/1
7 1 (0.91%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.91%) NATURAL
7 1 (0.91%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (5.45%) Degree
1 6 (5.45%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.73%) SC Cleared
2 3 (2.73%) CISSP
3 2 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.73%) SLA
1 3 (2.73%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.91%) QA
System Software
1 8 (7.27%) RACF
2 3 (2.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.82%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 4 (3.64%) MAINVIEW
2 3 (2.73%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.82%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (1.82%) CA Endevor
4 1 (0.91%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.91%) Control-M
Vendors
1 110 (100.00%) IBM
2 15 (13.64%) Oracle
3 9 (8.18%) CA
4 7 (6.36%) SAP
4 7 (6.36%) Microsoft
5 6 (5.45%) Intel
6 5 (4.55%) Sun
6 5 (4.55%) BMC
7 4 (3.64%) Syncsort
8 3 (2.73%) VMware
9 2 (1.82%) Teradata
9 2 (1.82%) Cisco
9 2 (1.82%) Business Objects
9 2 (1.82%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.82%) Remedy
10 1 (0.91%) FatWire
10 1 (0.91%) F5
10 1 (0.91%) HP
10 1 (0.91%) ION Trading
10 1 (0.91%) Aquila