The table below looks at the statistics for the Mainframe Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mainframe Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframe Architect
Rank - 545 506
Contract jobs requiring a Mainframe Architect 0 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England - 0.002% 0.020%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.002% 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 6
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
44005 42325 37797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.39% 92.52% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 27481 25452 22049
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1708 1839 2121
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

Mainframe Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Mainframe Architect in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Mainframe Architect Jobs Demand Trend in England

Mainframe Architect
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Mainframe Architect across the England region.

Mainframe Architect Daily Rate Trend in England

Mainframe Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Mainframe Architect across the England region.

Mainframe Architect Hourly Rate Trend in England

Mainframe Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Mainframe Architect in their job title 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 with Mainframe Architect in their job title.

1 11 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 10 (90.91%) CICS
3 6 (54.55%) IBM
3 6 (54.55%) Finance
3 6 (54.55%) IBM Mainframe
4 5 (45.45%) REXX
4 5 (45.45%) DB2
5 4 (36.36%) MS Office
5 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
5 4 (36.36%) Assembly Language
5 4 (36.36%) BMC
5 4 (36.36%) CA
5 4 (36.36%) zOS
5 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
5 4 (36.36%) Easytrieve
5 4 (36.36%) JCL
5 4 (36.36%) Change Management
5 4 (36.36%) COBOL
5 4 (36.36%) Telecoms
5 4 (36.36%) VSAM
5 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (27.27%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (27.27%) Capacity Management
7 2 (18.18%) Banking
7 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
8 1 (9.09%) Validation
8 1 (9.09%) Migration
8 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (9.09%) WebSphere
8 1 (9.09%) COBIT

Mainframe Architect
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Mainframe Architect in their job title 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 with Mainframe Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (90.91%) CICS
2 1 (9.09%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (36.36%) MS Office
1 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) DB2
2 4 (36.36%) Easytrieve
General
1 6 (54.55%) Finance
2 4 (36.36%) Telecoms
3 2 (18.18%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 6 (54.55%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (36.36%) VSAM
4 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) zOS
2 1 (9.09%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Change Management
1 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (27.27%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (27.27%) Capacity Management
3 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Validation
3 1 (9.09%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) REXX
2 4 (36.36%) JCL
2 4 (36.36%) COBOL
2 4 (36.36%) Assembly Language
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (9.09%) COBIT
1 1 (9.09%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) IBM
2 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 4 (36.36%) BMC
2 4 (36.36%) CA