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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Mainframe
Rank 510 492 515
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +23
Contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe 65 68 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.14% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.50% 0.52% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 31 26
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£400 £365 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £300 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £335 £319
% change year-on-year
+25.37% +5.09%
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
13101 12966 13810
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 26.05% 26.59% 25.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 7930 8100 8184
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 576 556 734
Average hourly rate £18.56 £19.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.84% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £12.32 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £43.85 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.69 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+10.23% -39.00%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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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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
North West +7 24 £425 +29.27%
London -22 18 £333 -11.33% 1
East of England - 8 £383 -
South East -11 5 £305 -26.06%
South West -29 4 £590 +114.54% 4
East Midlands +3 2 £500 +284.61%
Yorkshire +2 1 - -
West Midlands -3 1 £330 -
IBM Mainframe
UK

IBM Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 113 (100.00%) IBM
1 113 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 50 (44.25%) Finance
3 45 (39.82%) DB2
4 25 (22.12%) SQL
4 25 (22.12%) Banking
5 23 (20.35%) CICS
6 22 (19.47%) COBOL
7 21 (18.58%) Project Management
8 20 (17.70%) JCL
9 19 (16.81%) zOS
10 18 (15.93%) Oracle
11 17 (15.04%) Migration
12 15 (13.27%) .NET
12 15 (13.27%) UNIX
13 14 (12.39%) Windows
13 14 (12.39%) Stakeholder Management
13 14 (12.39%) Retail
14 13 (11.50%) Java
15 12 (10.62%) C#
15 12 (10.62%) J2EE
15 12 (10.62%) SQL Server
16 11 (9.73%) AIX
16 11 (9.73%) Team Foundation Server
16 11 (9.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 10 (8.85%) Telecoms
17 10 (8.85%) WCF
17 10 (8.85%) LINQ
17 10 (8.85%) ASP.NET
17 10 (8.85%) VB.NET

IBM Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 23 (20.35%) CICS
2 6 (5.31%) WebSphere
2 6 (5.31%) MQSeries
3 2 (1.77%) SAS
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.88%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.88%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.88%) IIS
4 1 (0.88%) Apache
4 1 (0.88%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (2.65%) MS Office
1 3 (2.65%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.77%) Staffware
1 2 (1.77%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.42%) Firewall
2 3 (2.65%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (2.65%) FTP
2 3 (2.65%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.65%) SAN
3 1 (0.88%) DMZ
3 1 (0.88%) CTI
3 1 (0.88%) Internet
3 1 (0.88%) SSL
3 1 (0.88%) LDAP
3 1 (0.88%) SMS
3 1 (0.88%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (39.82%) DB2
2 12 (10.62%) SQL Server
3 11 (9.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (8.85%) DTS
5 2 (1.77%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.88%) QlikView
6 1 (0.88%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.88%) Adabas
6 1 (0.88%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.88%) IMS/DB
6 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.88%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.88%) Informix
6 1 (0.88%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 11 (9.73%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (7.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 8 (7.08%) Visual Studio
2 8 (7.08%) ReSharper
3 4 (3.54%) Rational DOORS
4 3 (2.65%) CA Gen
5 2 (1.77%) LoadRunner
5 2 (1.77%) JMeter
5 2 (1.77%) ChangeMan
6 1 (0.88%) Lombardi
6 1 (0.88%) JIRA
6 1 (0.88%) Selenium
6 1 (0.88%) Rational Rose
6 1 (0.88%) Toad
6 1 (0.88%) SoapUI
General
1 50 (44.25%) Finance
2 25 (22.12%) Banking
3 14 (12.39%) Retail
4 10 (8.85%) Telecoms
5 5 (4.42%) Retail Banking
6 3 (2.65%) Spanish Language
6 3 (2.65%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.65%) General Ledger
7 2 (1.77%) Automotive
7 2 (1.77%) French Language
7 2 (1.77%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.88%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 21 (18.58%) Analyst
2 18 (15.93%) Architect
3 15 (13.27%) Developer
4 13 (11.50%) Designer
5 10 (8.85%) Programmer
6 7 (6.19%) Solutions Architect
6 7 (6.19%) Systems Programmer
6 7 (6.19%) .NET Designer
7 6 (5.31%) Project Manager
8 5 (4.42%) Systems Analyst
8 5 (4.42%) Consultant
8 5 (4.42%) DBA
8 5 (4.42%) Administrator
8 5 (4.42%) Infrastructure Architect
8 5 (4.42%) DB2 DBA
9 4 (3.54%) Mainframe Developer
9 4 (3.54%) .NET Developer
9 4 (3.54%) Technical Architect
9 4 (3.54%) Support Analyst
10 3 (2.65%) Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (13.27%) .NET
2 12 (10.62%) J2EE
3 10 (8.85%) ASP.NET
3 10 (8.85%) WCF
3 10 (8.85%) LINQ
4 9 (7.96%) ISPF
5 5 (4.42%) JNDI
5 5 (4.42%) JMS
5 5 (4.42%) JDBC
5 5 (4.42%) JSP
6 3 (2.65%) Flash
6 3 (2.65%) Middleware
6 3 (2.65%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (1.77%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.77%) HTML
7 2 (1.77%) Web Services
7 2 (1.77%) XML
8 1 (0.88%) SOAP
8 1 (0.88%) ATL
8 1 (0.88%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 113 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 5 (4.42%) Management Information System
2 5 (4.42%) VSAM
3 4 (3.54%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.65%) AS400
4 3 (2.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.77%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.77%) Tandem
5 2 (1.77%) Open Source
6 1 (0.88%) DataPower
6 1 (0.88%) PKI
6 1 (0.88%) HACMP
6 1 (0.88%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 19 (16.81%) zOS
2 15 (13.27%) UNIX
3 14 (12.39%) Windows
4 11 (9.73%) AIX
5 10 (8.85%) Linux
6 8 (7.08%) MVS
7 3 (2.65%) Solaris
8 2 (1.77%) SUSE
9 1 (0.88%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (18.58%) Project Management
2 17 (15.04%) Migration
3 14 (12.39%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (7.08%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (7.08%) Data Transformation
5 7 (6.19%) Business Analysis
5 7 (6.19%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (5.31%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (4.42%) PRINCE2
7 5 (4.42%) Waterfall
7 5 (4.42%) Systems Analysis
8 4 (3.54%) Agile Project Management
8 4 (3.54%) SOA
8 4 (3.54%) Quality Management
8 4 (3.54%) Data Analysis
8 4 (3.54%) Software Engineering
8 4 (3.54%) Security Management
8 4 (3.54%) Information Security
8 4 (3.54%) DevOps
9 3 (2.65%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 25 (22.12%) SQL
2 22 (19.47%) COBOL
3 20 (17.70%) JCL
4 13 (11.50%) Java
5 12 (10.62%) C#
6 10 (8.85%) VB.NET
7 9 (7.96%) REXX
8 3 (2.65%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.77%) VBA
9 2 (1.77%) Delphi
10 1 (0.88%) C++
10 1 (0.88%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.88%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.88%) VB
10 1 (0.88%) Assembly Language
10 1 (0.88%) PL/1
10 1 (0.88%) NATURAL
10 1 (0.88%) SELCOPY
10 1 (0.88%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (5.31%) Degree
1 6 (5.31%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.65%) SC Cleared
2 3 (2.65%) CISSP
3 2 (1.77%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.65%) SLA
1 3 (2.65%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.88%) QA
System Software
1 8 (7.08%) RACF
2 3 (2.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.77%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 5 (4.42%) Tivoli
2 4 (3.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 4 (3.54%) MAINVIEW
3 2 (1.77%) CA Endevor
4 1 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.88%) Control-M
Vendors
1 113 (100.00%) IBM
2 18 (15.93%) Oracle
3 9 (7.96%) CA
4 8 (7.08%) Microsoft
5 7 (6.19%) SAP
6 6 (5.31%) Intel
7 5 (4.42%) BMC
7 5 (4.42%) Sun
8 4 (3.54%) Cisco
8 4 (3.54%) Syncsort
9 3 (2.65%) NetApp
9 3 (2.65%) VMware
10 2 (1.77%) Teradata
10 2 (1.77%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.77%) Remedy
10 2 (1.77%) Business Objects
11 1 (0.88%) HP
11 1 (0.88%) FatWire
11 1 (0.88%) ION Trading
11 1 (0.88%) Aquila
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