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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Mainframe
Rank 520 500 493
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -7
Contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe 43 39 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.093% 0.088% 0.049%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.31% 0.28% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 19 10
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£375 £388 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +5.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £324 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £455 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £419 £313
% change year-on-year
-13.43% +34.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 -
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
14081 14023 12433
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.49% 31.50% 30.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 8990 8805 7549
Average daily rate £425 £410 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 564 583 745
Average hourly rate £18.50 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.90% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.50%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -1 18 £295 -22.62% 1
South East -17 10 £388 -11.42% 3
London -3 8 £425 +9.67% 5
East Midlands +12 4 - -
West Midlands - 2 £950 -
Yorkshire -9 1 £550 -
South West - - - - 1
IBM Mainframe
UK

IBM Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 100 (100.00%) IBM
1 100 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 49 (49.00%) Finance
3 44 (44.00%) DB2
4 34 (34.00%) Banking
5 28 (28.00%) CICS
6 27 (27.00%) UNIX
7 21 (21.00%) zOS
7 21 (21.00%) RACF
8 20 (20.00%) JCL
8 20 (20.00%) Project Management
9 19 (19.00%) SQL
10 18 (18.00%) Microsoft
10 18 (18.00%) Agile Software Development
10 18 (18.00%) Migration
11 17 (17.00%) Oracle
12 16 (16.00%) COBOL
12 16 (16.00%) WebSphere
13 14 (14.00%) Java
14 13 (13.00%) REXX
15 12 (12.00%) .NET
15 12 (12.00%) Retail
15 12 (12.00%) Unit Testing
16 10 (10.00%) PL/1
17 9 (9.00%) JMS
17 9 (9.00%) J2EE
17 9 (9.00%) JDBC
17 9 (9.00%) JSP
17 9 (9.00%) JNDI
17 9 (9.00%) Stakeholder Management

IBM Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 28 (28.00%) CICS
2 16 (16.00%) WebSphere
3 6 (6.00%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.00%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.00%) MQSeries
Applications
1 5 (5.00%) MS Office
2 4 (4.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.00%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.00%) SMTP
2 2 (2.00%) Internet
2 2 (2.00%) ATM
3 1 (1.00%) SSL
3 1 (1.00%) SMS
3 1 (1.00%) FTP
3 1 (1.00%) RIP
3 1 (1.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (44.00%) DB2
2 8 (8.00%) IMS/DB
3 5 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (5.00%) Relational Database
4 4 (4.00%) Easytrieve
5 3 (3.00%) DTS
5 3 (3.00%) SQL Server
6 2 (2.00%) MySQL
6 2 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.00%) Adabas
7 1 (1.00%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 4 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (3.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.00%) ReSharper
2 3 (3.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (2.00%) JIRA
3 2 (2.00%) Toad
4 1 (1.00%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.00%) Selenium
4 1 (1.00%) Zephyr
General
1 49 (49.00%) Finance
2 34 (34.00%) Banking
3 12 (12.00%) Retail
4 8 (8.00%) Telecoms
5 4 (4.00%) Retail Banking
6 3 (3.00%) Investment Banking
7 2 (2.00%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 30 (30.00%) Architect
2 16 (16.00%) Technical Architect
3 11 (11.00%) Programmer
3 11 (11.00%) Developer
3 11 (11.00%) Analyst
4 10 (10.00%) Mainframe Developer
5 9 (9.00%) Designer
6 8 (8.00%) IBM Mainframe Developer
7 7 (7.00%) Solutions Architect
7 7 (7.00%) Systems Programmer
8 6 (6.00%) Mainframe Architect
9 5 (5.00%) Project Manager
10 4 (4.00%) Mainframe Programmer
10 4 (4.00%) Administrator
10 4 (4.00%) DBA
10 4 (4.00%) Analyst Programmer
11 3 (3.00%) Consultant
11 3 (3.00%) Solutions Designer
11 3 (3.00%) Integration Engineer
12 2 (2.00%) DB2 Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (12.00%) .NET
2 9 (9.00%) JMS
2 9 (9.00%) J2EE
2 9 (9.00%) JDBC
2 9 (9.00%) JSP
2 9 (9.00%) JNDI
3 8 (8.00%) XML
3 8 (8.00%) WebSphere MQ
4 3 (3.00%) ASP.NET
4 3 (3.00%) Oracle Fusion
4 3 (3.00%) WCF
4 3 (3.00%) LINQ
4 3 (3.00%) ISPF
5 1 (1.00%) ATL
5 1 (1.00%) SOAP
5 1 (1.00%) HTML
5 1 (1.00%) Middleware
5 1 (1.00%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 100 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 7 (7.00%) VSAM
2 7 (7.00%) Management Information System
2 7 (7.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.00%) Open Source
4 3 (3.00%) AS400
4 3 (3.00%) Replication
5 2 (2.00%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.00%) HACMP
6 1 (1.00%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.00%) Tandem
6 1 (1.00%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.00%) iSeries
6 1 (1.00%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 27 (27.00%) UNIX
2 21 (21.00%) zOS
3 8 (8.00%) Windows
4 3 (3.00%) AIX
5 2 (2.00%) Linux
6 1 (1.00%) MVS
6 1 (1.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (20.00%) Project Management
2 18 (18.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (18.00%) Migration
3 12 (12.00%) Unit Testing
4 9 (9.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (9.00%) Software Engineering
4 9 (9.00%) Waterfall
5 8 (8.00%) Agile Project Management
5 8 (8.00%) TOGAF
5 8 (8.00%) ETL
6 7 (7.00%) Release Management
7 6 (6.00%) Analytics
8 5 (5.00%) SOA
8 5 (5.00%) BPEL
8 5 (5.00%) Business Analytics
8 5 (5.00%) Data Architecture
8 5 (5.00%) Systems Analysis
8 5 (5.00%) Enterprise Architecture
9 4 (4.00%) Information Assurance
9 4 (4.00%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (20.00%) JCL
2 19 (19.00%) SQL
3 16 (16.00%) COBOL
4 14 (14.00%) Java
5 13 (13.00%) REXX
6 10 (10.00%) PL/1
7 7 (7.00%) C#
8 6 (6.00%) Assembly Language
9 4 (4.00%) Delphi
10 3 (3.00%) VB.NET
11 2 (2.00%) SELCOPY
11 2 (2.00%) C
11 2 (2.00%) PL/SQL
12 1 (1.00%) NATURAL
12 1 (1.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (5.00%) Degree
2 3 (3.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.00%) QA
1 2 (2.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.00%) SLA
2 1 (1.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.00%) COBIT
2 1 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 21 (21.00%) RACF
2 9 (9.00%) ACF2
3 2 (2.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 9 (9.00%) CA Endevor
2 7 (7.00%) OMEGAMON
3 4 (4.00%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (1.00%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 100 (100.00%) IBM
2 18 (18.00%) Microsoft
3 17 (17.00%) Oracle
4 9 (9.00%) Syncsort
5 7 (7.00%) Aquila
6 4 (4.00%) SAP
6 4 (4.00%) Sun
6 4 (4.00%) Intel
7 2 (2.00%) Ab Initio
7 2 (2.00%) Business Objects
7 2 (2.00%) CA
7 2 (2.00%) Informatica
8 1 (1.00%) HP
8 1 (1.00%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.00%) Software AG
8 1 (1.00%) webMethods
8 1 (1.00%) Teradata
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