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 3 June 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Mainframe
Rank 554 520 491
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -29
Contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe 27 48 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.055% 0.099% 0.071%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.17% 0.31% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 19 15
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£425 £328 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.77% -18.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £225 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £463 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £450
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -19.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
IBM Mainframe
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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
15809 15593 14020
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 31.98% 32.20% 33.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 9924 9799 8458
Average daily rate £420 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £233 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 603 619 611
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.50 £22.66
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.75% -9.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.67
% change year-on-year
-11.62% -0.76%

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 3 June 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 3 June 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 -19 9 £475 +11.76% 5
London -1 6 £538 +10.25% 2
South East -18 5 £350 +4.86% 1
South West +6 4 £398 +38.34%
East Midlands -5 1 £260 - 3
North East -13 1 £225 -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
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IBM Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 91 (100.00%) IBM
1 91 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 38 (41.76%) Finance
3 35 (38.46%) DB2
3 35 (38.46%) UNIX
4 28 (30.77%) Banking
5 24 (26.37%) JCL
6 20 (21.98%) CICS
7 19 (20.88%) SAS
7 19 (20.88%) Oracle
8 18 (19.78%) Base SAS
8 18 (19.78%) Data Extraction
8 18 (19.78%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 16 (17.58%) REXX
10 15 (16.48%) COBOL
10 15 (16.48%) Migration
10 15 (16.48%) WebSphere
11 14 (15.38%) Data Analysis
11 14 (15.38%) System Testing
11 14 (15.38%) zOS
12 13 (14.29%) Microsoft
13 12 (13.19%) Configuration Management
14 11 (12.09%) Firewall
14 11 (12.09%) Agile Software Development
14 11 (12.09%) ISPF
14 11 (12.09%) Degree
15 10 (10.99%) TCP/IP
15 10 (10.99%) ETL
15 10 (10.99%) Java
15 10 (10.99%) SQL

IBM Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 20 (21.98%) CICS
2 19 (20.88%) SAS
3 15 (16.48%) WebSphere
4 8 (8.79%) MQSeries
5 3 (3.30%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (3.30%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.10%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.10%) JBoss
6 1 (1.10%) Apache
6 1 (1.10%) TPMS
Applications
1 6 (6.59%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 11 (12.09%) Firewall
2 10 (10.99%) TCP/IP
3 7 (7.69%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (2.20%) APPN
4 2 (2.20%) FTP
5 1 (1.10%) RIP
5 1 (1.10%) LDAP
5 1 (1.10%) ATM
5 1 (1.10%) Internet
5 1 (1.10%) SSH
5 1 (1.10%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (38.46%) DB2
2 18 (19.78%) Base SAS
2 18 (19.78%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 7 (7.69%) Relational Database
4 5 (5.49%) Oracle Database
4 5 (5.49%) IMS/DB
5 3 (3.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (3.30%) MySQL
6 1 (1.10%) IDMS
6 1 (1.10%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.10%) Easytrieve
Development Applications
1 1 (1.10%) ClearCase
1 1 (1.10%) Toad
1 1 (1.10%) Subversion
1 1 (1.10%) JIRA
1 1 (1.10%) Zephyr
General
1 38 (41.76%) Finance
2 28 (30.77%) Banking
3 2 (2.20%) Retail
3 2 (2.20%) Investment Banking
3 2 (2.20%) Financial Institution
3 2 (2.20%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.20%) Spanish Language
4 1 (1.10%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (29.67%) Analyst
2 22 (24.18%) Developer
3 15 (16.48%) Programmer
3 15 (16.48%) Architect
4 11 (12.09%) Technical Architect
5 10 (10.99%) SAS Developer
5 10 (10.99%) Designer
6 8 (8.79%) Mainframe Developer
7 7 (7.69%) Mainframe Programmer
7 7 (7.69%) Security Analyst
7 7 (7.69%) Analyst Programmer
8 5 (5.49%) IBM Mainframe Developer
9 4 (4.40%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (4.40%) Senior Security Analyst
9 4 (4.40%) Support Analyst
9 4 (4.40%) Consultant
9 4 (4.40%) Test Analyst
10 3 (3.30%) DBA
10 3 (3.30%) Test Leader
10 3 (3.30%) Mainframe Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.09%) ISPF
2 8 (8.79%) .NET
3 6 (6.59%) J2EE
3 6 (6.59%) JSP
3 6 (6.59%) JMS
4 5 (5.49%) JDBC
4 5 (5.49%) JNDI
4 5 (5.49%) XML
5 4 (4.40%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (1.10%) Hibernate
6 1 (1.10%) WSDL
6 1 (1.10%) Java EE
6 1 (1.10%) XSD
6 1 (1.10%) EJB
6 1 (1.10%) Servlets
6 1 (1.10%) Struts
6 1 (1.10%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 91 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 18 (19.78%) Data Extraction
3 9 (9.89%) AS400
4 7 (7.69%) Computer Science
5 5 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (5.49%) Cryptography
6 3 (3.30%) VSAM
6 3 (3.30%) Replication
6 3 (3.30%) Data Centre
7 2 (2.20%) CMDB
8 1 (1.10%) Credit Risk
8 1 (1.10%) VUI
8 1 (1.10%) Clustering
8 1 (1.10%) IVR
8 1 (1.10%) PKI
8 1 (1.10%) PMI
8 1 (1.10%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 35 (38.46%) UNIX
2 14 (15.38%) zOS
3 10 (10.99%) Linux
3 10 (10.99%) Windows
4 5 (5.49%) AIX
5 1 (1.10%) HPUX
5 1 (1.10%) Solaris
5 1 (1.10%) MVS
5 1 (1.10%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (16.48%) Migration
2 14 (15.38%) Data Analysis
2 14 (15.38%) System Testing
3 12 (13.19%) Configuration Management
4 11 (12.09%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (10.99%) ETL
6 8 (8.79%) Project Management
7 7 (7.69%) BPEL
7 7 (7.69%) Information Security
7 7 (7.69%) Business Analytics
7 7 (7.69%) Analytics
8 6 (6.59%) Vulnerability Management
8 6 (6.59%) Agile Project Management
8 6 (6.59%) SDLC
8 6 (6.59%) Penetration Testing
8 6 (6.59%) Content Management
8 6 (6.59%) Waterfall
8 6 (6.59%) Technical Architecture
8 6 (6.59%) Security Management
9 5 (5.49%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (26.37%) JCL
2 16 (17.58%) REXX
3 15 (16.48%) COBOL
4 10 (10.99%) Java
4 10 (10.99%) SQL
5 8 (8.79%) Assembly Language
6 7 (7.69%) PL/1
7 3 (3.30%) SELCOPY
7 3 (3.30%) C
8 2 (2.20%) VB
9 1 (1.10%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.10%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (12.09%) Degree
2 5 (5.49%) CISSP
3 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.10%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.69%) QA
2 5 (5.49%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.20%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (6.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.30%) RACF
3 2 (2.20%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (1.10%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.10%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 6 (6.59%) CA Endevor
2 2 (2.20%) Tivoli
2 2 (2.20%) Control-M
Vendors
1 91 (100.00%) IBM
2 19 (20.88%) Oracle
3 13 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 8 (8.79%) VMware
5 6 (6.59%) Syncsort
6 4 (4.40%) Actimize
6 4 (4.40%) Aquila
6 4 (4.40%) Remedy
7 3 (3.30%) Business Objects
7 3 (3.30%) Intel
8 2 (2.20%) Informatica
9 1 (1.10%) Chordiant
9 1 (1.10%) CA