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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Mainframe
Rank 529 539 480
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -59
Contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe 54 43 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.086% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.35% 0.27% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 17 25
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£450 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £270 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £430 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £448 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
+37.69% -18.75%
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
15548 15970 13780
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.77% 31.76% 31.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 9670 9990 8444
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 £263 £238 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £613 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 566 624 631
Average hourly rate £18.50 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.90% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.01 £11.50 £12.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-11.62% +1.17%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -8 28 £450 +7.14% 4
South East -7 11 £383 +27.50%
London +6 7 £550 +25.71% 3
South West +4 4 £395 +43.63%
East of England +23 2 £445 +36.92%
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Midlands - 1 - -
IBM Mainframe
UK

IBM Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 97 (100.00%) IBM
1 97 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 41 (42.27%) Finance
3 39 (40.21%) DB2
3 39 (40.21%) UNIX
4 28 (28.87%) Banking
5 27 (27.84%) JCL
6 21 (21.65%) Oracle
6 21 (21.65%) CICS
7 19 (19.59%) SAS
8 18 (18.56%) Base SAS
8 18 (18.56%) Data Extraction
8 18 (18.56%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 17 (17.53%) COBOL
9 17 (17.53%) Migration
10 16 (16.49%) SQL
10 16 (16.49%) REXX
11 15 (15.46%) Microsoft
12 14 (14.43%) zOS
12 14 (14.43%) System Testing
12 14 (14.43%) WebSphere
12 14 (14.43%) Data Analysis
13 12 (12.37%) Degree
13 12 (12.37%) Configuration Management
13 12 (12.37%) PL/1
14 11 (11.34%) TCP/IP
14 11 (11.34%) ETL
14 11 (11.34%) Agile Software Development
15 10 (10.31%) ISPF
15 10 (10.31%) CA Endevor

IBM Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 21 (21.65%) CICS
2 19 (19.59%) SAS
3 14 (14.43%) WebSphere
4 8 (8.25%) MQSeries
5 3 (3.09%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (2.06%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.03%) WebLogic
7 1 (1.03%) JBoss
7 1 (1.03%) Apache
7 1 (1.03%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (6.19%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.03%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.34%) TCP/IP
2 10 (10.31%) Firewall
3 6 (6.19%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (3.09%) FTP
5 2 (2.06%) Internet
5 2 (2.06%) APPN
5 2 (2.06%) ATM
6 1 (1.03%) SSL
6 1 (1.03%) RIP
6 1 (1.03%) LDAP
6 1 (1.03%) SSH
6 1 (1.03%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (40.21%) DB2
2 18 (18.56%) Base SAS
2 18 (18.56%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 9 (9.28%) IMS/DB
4 7 (7.22%) Relational Database
5 5 (5.15%) Oracle Database
6 4 (4.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (3.09%) MySQL
8 1 (1.03%) SQL Server
8 1 (1.03%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.03%) DTS
8 1 (1.03%) Easytrieve
Development Applications
1 1 (1.03%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.03%) Toad
1 1 (1.03%) ClearCase
1 1 (1.03%) Subversion
1 1 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.03%) JIRA
1 1 (1.03%) ReSharper
1 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (1.03%) Zephyr
General
1 41 (42.27%) Finance
2 28 (28.87%) Banking
3 3 (3.09%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.09%) Spanish Language
4 2 (2.06%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.03%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.03%) Retail
5 1 (1.03%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (25.77%) Analyst
2 24 (24.74%) Developer
3 16 (16.49%) Architect
4 14 (14.43%) Programmer
5 13 (13.40%) Mainframe Developer
6 11 (11.34%) Technical Architect
6 11 (11.34%) Designer
7 10 (10.31%) SAS Developer
8 9 (9.28%) IBM Mainframe Developer
9 6 (6.19%) Security Analyst
9 6 (6.19%) Analyst Programmer
9 6 (6.19%) Mainframe Programmer
10 4 (4.12%) Test Leader
10 4 (4.12%) Senior Security Analyst
10 4 (4.12%) Consultant
10 4 (4.12%) Test Analyst
10 4 (4.12%) Senior Analyst
11 3 (3.09%) DBA
11 3 (3.09%) Integration Engineer
12 2 (2.06%) Network Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.31%) ISPF
1 10 (10.31%) XML
2 8 (8.25%) .NET
3 7 (7.22%) JMS
3 7 (7.22%) J2EE
3 7 (7.22%) JSP
4 6 (6.19%) JNDI
4 6 (6.19%) JDBC
5 2 (2.06%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (1.03%) HTML
6 1 (1.03%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.03%) EJB
6 1 (1.03%) Servlets
6 1 (1.03%) Struts
6 1 (1.03%) Web Services
6 1 (1.03%) WSDL
6 1 (1.03%) XSD
6 1 (1.03%) Hibernate
6 1 (1.03%) LINQ
6 1 (1.03%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 97 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 18 (18.56%) Data Extraction
3 8 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (8.25%) AS400
4 7 (7.22%) Computer Science
5 5 (5.15%) Cryptography
6 3 (3.09%) Replication
6 3 (3.09%) VSAM
7 2 (2.06%) CMDB
8 1 (1.03%) PMI
8 1 (1.03%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.03%) Clustering
8 1 (1.03%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.03%) Smartcard
8 1 (1.03%) HACMP
8 1 (1.03%) IVR
8 1 (1.03%) iSeries
8 1 (1.03%) PKI
8 1 (1.03%) New Media
8 1 (1.03%) VUI
Operating Systems
1 39 (40.21%) UNIX
2 14 (14.43%) zOS
3 10 (10.31%) Windows
3 10 (10.31%) Linux
4 5 (5.15%) AIX
5 1 (1.03%) HPUX
5 1 (1.03%) Solaris
5 1 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (17.53%) Migration
2 14 (14.43%) System Testing
2 14 (14.43%) Data Analysis
3 12 (12.37%) Configuration Management
4 11 (11.34%) ETL
4 11 (11.34%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (10.31%) Project Management
6 8 (8.25%) Release Management
7 7 (7.22%) BPEL
7 7 (7.22%) Waterfall
7 7 (7.22%) Agile Project Management
7 7 (7.22%) Business Analytics
7 7 (7.22%) Analytics
8 6 (6.19%) Information Security
9 5 (5.15%) Security Management
9 5 (5.15%) Technical Architecture
9 5 (5.15%) Content Management
9 5 (5.15%) Penetration Testing
9 5 (5.15%) Vulnerability Management
10 4 (4.12%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 27 (27.84%) JCL
2 17 (17.53%) COBOL
3 16 (16.49%) SQL
3 16 (16.49%) REXX
4 12 (12.37%) PL/1
5 10 (10.31%) Java
6 8 (8.25%) Assembly Language
7 3 (3.09%) C
7 3 (3.09%) SELCOPY
8 2 (2.06%) VB
9 1 (1.03%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.03%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.03%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.03%) C#
9 1 (1.03%) C++
Qualifications
1 12 (12.37%) Degree
2 5 (5.15%) CISSP
3 2 (2.06%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.03%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.22%) QA
2 5 (5.15%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.03%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (5.15%) RACF
1 5 (5.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.06%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (1.03%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.03%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 10 (10.31%) CA Endevor
2 3 (3.09%) Tivoli
3 2 (2.06%) Control-M
4 1 (1.03%) SCCM
Vendors
1 97 (100.00%) IBM
2 21 (21.65%) Oracle
3 15 (15.46%) Microsoft
4 10 (10.31%) Syncsort
5 8 (8.25%) Aquila
6 7 (7.22%) VMware
7 4 (4.12%) Actimize
7 4 (4.12%) Remedy
7 4 (4.12%) Business Objects
8 3 (3.09%) Intel
9 2 (2.06%) Informatica
10 1 (1.03%) CA
10 1 (1.03%) Chordiant