The table below looks at the prevalence of the term 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 Mainframe over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 272 277 259
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -18
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 360 322 388
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.70% 0.67% 0.73%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.71% 2.52% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 156 198
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£425 £423 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.59% +14.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 16
Average hourly rate £29.25 £24.00 £30.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.87% -20.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.10 £17.42 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £48.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £24.00 £30.20
% change year-on-year
+21.87% -20.52%
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
13306 12787 13590
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 26.00% 26.57% 25.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 8068 8002 8055
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 587 545 721
Average hourly rate £18.25 £19.50 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.41% -24.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £12.20 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £44.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Mainframe across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in England

Mainframe
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Mainframe Daily Rate Trend in England

Mainframe
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Mainframe across the England region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Mainframe Daily Rate Histogram in England

Mainframe
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Mainframe Hourly Rate Trend in England

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 Mainframe within the England region over the 3 months to 29 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
London -7 130 £410 -3.58% 16
North West 0 57 £450 +12.50% 4
East of England +11 45 £320 -50.76% 3
Yorkshire +11 44 £425 +13.33% 9
South East -32 32 £350 -15.66% 7
East Midlands +16 17 £600 +361.53%
South West -24 16 £580 +28.88% 1
West Midlands -9 12 £425 +30.76% 3
North East -32 2 £225 -18.18% 4
Mainframe
UK

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing 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 Mainframe.

1 231 (35.54%) Finance
2 219 (33.69%) IBM
3 163 (25.08%) DB2
4 146 (22.46%) UNIX
5 136 (20.92%) Oracle
6 127 (19.54%) Windows
7 115 (17.69%) Linux
8 112 (17.23%) IBM Mainframe
9 107 (16.46%) Banking
10 92 (14.15%) zOS
10 92 (14.15%) SQL
11 86 (13.23%) Stakeholder Management
12 78 (12.00%) COBOL
13 77 (11.85%) AIX
14 75 (11.54%) WebSphere
15 74 (11.38%) Migration
16 73 (11.23%) JCL
17 62 (9.54%) CICS
18 60 (9.23%) Management Information System
19 56 (8.62%) Retail
20 53 (8.15%) Project Management
20 53 (8.15%) ITIL
21 50 (7.69%) Middleware
22 49 (7.54%) Service Delivery
23 47 (7.23%) Java
24 45 (6.92%) WebSphere Message Broker
25 40 (6.15%) Microsoft
25 40 (6.15%) HP
25 40 (6.15%) CA
25 40 (6.15%) Workflow

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing 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 Mainframe. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 75 (11.54%) WebSphere
2 62 (9.54%) CICS
3 32 (4.92%) Oracle Workflow
4 27 (4.15%) SAS
5 16 (2.46%) MQSeries
6 14 (2.15%) SharePoint
7 10 (1.54%) WebSphere Application Server
8 7 (1.08%) MS Exchange
8 7 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (0.92%) Exstream Dialogue
9 6 (0.92%) Confluence
10 5 (0.77%) IBM Notes
10 5 (0.77%) WebLogic
10 5 (0.77%) IIS
11 4 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2010
12 3 (0.46%) Apache
13 2 (0.31%) StreamWeaver
13 2 (0.31%) NetWeaver
13 2 (0.31%) PowerExchange
13 2 (0.31%) Tomcat
Applications
1 24 (3.69%) MS Office
2 17 (2.62%) MS Excel
3 15 (2.31%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.77%) MS Project
5 3 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.15%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (0.92%) Exstream
2 5 (0.77%) VisionPLUS
2 5 (0.77%) BASE24
3 4 (0.62%) Misys Midas
3 4 (0.62%) Staffware
4 2 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.31%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.15%) SAP FI-CA
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.15%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.15%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.31%) SaaS
1 2 (0.31%) PaaS
1 2 (0.31%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (4.31%) SAN
2 18 (2.77%) Firewall
3 16 (2.46%) Internet
4 14 (2.15%) LDAP
5 13 (2.00%) LAN
5 13 (2.00%) WAN
6 12 (1.85%) FTP
6 12 (1.85%) TCP/IP
7 11 (1.69%) NAS
8 9 (1.38%) Intranet
9 8 (1.23%) Kerberos
10 7 (1.08%) SSL
11 6 (0.92%) ATM
12 4 (0.62%) DMZ
12 4 (0.62%) SMTP
12 4 (0.62%) HTTP
12 4 (0.62%) Network Security
13 3 (0.46%) SNA
13 3 (0.46%) SMS
13 3 (0.46%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 163 (25.08%) DB2
2 31 (4.77%) SQL Server
3 28 (4.31%) Data Warehouse
4 16 (2.46%) Oracle Database
5 13 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (1.69%) DTS
7 9 (1.38%) Relational Database
7 9 (1.38%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 6 (0.92%) RDBMS
9 5 (0.77%) NoSQL
9 5 (0.77%) Data Mining
10 4 (0.62%) DataStage
10 4 (0.62%) Adabas
10 4 (0.62%) OLAP
10 4 (0.62%) IDMS
11 3 (0.46%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (0.46%) MS Access
11 3 (0.46%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (0.31%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 38 (5.85%) ClearQuest
1 38 (5.85%) ClearCase
2 12 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (1.23%) ReSharper
3 8 (1.23%) Visual Studio
3 8 (1.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 4 (0.62%) LoadRunner
4 4 (0.62%) Rational DOORS
4 4 (0.62%) CA Gen
5 3 (0.46%) Toad
5 3 (0.46%) ERwin
5 3 (0.46%) XPEDITER
5 3 (0.46%) Subversion
6 2 (0.31%) JIRA
6 2 (0.31%) Maven
6 2 (0.31%) JMeter
6 2 (0.31%) ChangeMan
6 2 (0.31%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (0.31%) Rational Rose
6 2 (0.31%) Eclipse
General
1 231 (35.54%) Finance
2 107 (16.46%) Banking
3 56 (8.62%) Retail
4 20 (3.08%) Advertising
5 17 (2.62%) Telecoms
5 17 (2.62%) Retail Banking
6 10 (1.54%) Back Office
7 9 (1.38%) Front Office
8 7 (1.08%) French Language
9 5 (0.77%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.77%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.77%) Dutch Language
10 4 (0.62%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.46%) General Ledger
11 3 (0.46%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.31%) Automotive
12 2 (0.31%) Publishing
13 1 (0.15%) Billing
13 1 (0.15%) Law
Job Titles
1 128 (19.69%) Analyst
2 98 (15.08%) Developer
3 76 (11.69%) Architect
4 61 (9.38%) Project Manager
5 50 (7.69%) Consultant
6 38 (5.85%) Administrator
7 35 (5.38%) Programmer
8 25 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
8 25 (3.85%) Systems Analyst
9 23 (3.54%) Business Analyst
9 23 (3.54%) Designer
10 18 (2.77%) Infrastructure Architect
11 17 (2.62%) Systems Programmer
12 16 (2.46%) Technical Architect
13 14 (2.15%) WebSphere Developer
13 14 (2.15%) WebSphere Specialist
13 14 (2.15%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
14 13 (2.00%) Portal Developer
14 13 (2.00%) DBA
15 12 (1.85%) Mainframe Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (7.69%) Middleware
2 45 (6.92%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 36 (5.54%) .NET
4 25 (3.85%) Web Services
4 25 (3.85%) XML
4 25 (3.85%) ISPF
5 15 (2.31%) WebCenter
6 14 (2.15%) J2EE
7 12 (1.85%) WebSphere MQ
8 11 (1.69%) ASP.NET
9 10 (1.54%) WCF
9 10 (1.54%) LINQ
10 8 (1.23%) DOM
11 7 (1.08%) HTML
11 7 (1.08%) JMS
12 6 (0.92%) JSP
13 5 (0.77%) CSS
13 5 (0.77%) JDBC
13 5 (0.77%) JNDI
14 4 (0.62%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 112 (17.23%) IBM Mainframe
2 60 (9.23%) Management Information System
3 31 (4.77%) AS400
4 22 (3.38%) PMI
5 20 (3.08%) iSeries
6 19 (2.92%) VSAM
7 13 (2.00%) Clustering
8 12 (1.85%) Client/Server
9 10 (1.54%) Economics
9 10 (1.54%) Tandem
10 9 (1.38%) Open Source
10 9 (1.38%) Enterprise Storage
10 9 (1.38%) Replication
10 9 (1.38%) CMDB
11 8 (1.23%) Computer Science
11 8 (1.23%) Statistics
11 8 (1.23%) SWIFT
12 7 (1.08%) Credit Risk
13 6 (0.92%) EPoS
14 5 (0.77%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 146 (22.46%) UNIX
2 127 (19.54%) Windows
3 115 (17.69%) Linux
4 92 (14.15%) zOS
5 77 (11.85%) AIX
6 33 (5.08%) MVS
7 24 (3.69%) Solaris
8 13 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (2.00%) HPUX
9 9 (1.38%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (1.38%) Windows NT
9 9 (1.38%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (1.08%) VMS
11 6 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (0.77%) VME
13 4 (0.62%) SUSE
14 3 (0.46%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (0.46%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.31%) OS/390
15 2 (0.31%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (13.23%) Stakeholder Management
2 74 (11.38%) Migration
3 53 (8.15%) Project Management
3 53 (8.15%) ITIL
4 49 (7.54%) Service Delivery
5 40 (6.15%) Workflow
6 38 (5.85%) PRINCE2
7 34 (5.23%) Change Management
8 32 (4.92%) Workflow Management
9 26 (4.00%) Business Analysis
10 21 (3.23%) Systems Analysis
10 21 (3.23%) Data Analysis
11 20 (3.08%) Configuration Management
11 20 (3.08%) Waterfall
12 19 (2.92%) ETL
12 19 (2.92%) Information Security
12 19 (2.92%) Agile Software Development
13 18 (2.77%) Disaster Recovery
14 17 (2.62%) E-Commerce
14 17 (2.62%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 92 (14.15%) SQL
2 78 (12.00%) COBOL
3 73 (11.23%) JCL
4 47 (7.23%) Java
5 30 (4.62%) C
6 27 (4.15%) REXX
7 15 (2.31%) Shell Script
7 15 (2.31%) C#
8 12 (1.85%) VB.NET
9 10 (1.54%) VBA
10 7 (1.08%) RPG
10 7 (1.08%) Assembly Language
11 5 (0.77%) SELCOPY
11 5 (0.77%) Scala
11 5 (0.77%) PL/SQL
11 5 (0.77%) PL/1
12 4 (0.62%) VB
12 4 (0.62%) RPG IV
13 3 (0.46%) RPG/400
13 3 (0.46%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 31 (4.77%) Degree
2 26 (4.00%) PMI Certification
3 25 (3.85%) Security Cleared
4 12 (1.85%) PMP
5 8 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (1.08%) SC Cleared
7 6 (0.92%) MCSE
8 4 (0.62%) CCNP
8 4 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.46%) VCP5
9 3 (0.46%) ISEB
9 3 (0.46%) CISSP
9 3 (0.46%) SAS Certification
9 3 (0.46%) CCNA
9 3 (0.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (0.46%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.15%) CBAP
10 1 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.92%) SLA
2 16 (2.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 13 (2.00%) QA
4 4 (0.62%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
System Software
1 34 (5.23%) RACF
2 22 (3.38%) ACF2
3 21 (3.23%) Active Directory
4 16 (2.46%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (1.23%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 6 (0.92%) RHEV
7 4 (0.62%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.31%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.31%) ISA Server
8 2 (0.31%) vSphere
9 1 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.15%) SRDF
9 1 (0.15%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 1 (0.15%) XenApp
9 1 (0.15%) XenServer
9 1 (0.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.15%) Samba
Systems Management
1 27 (4.15%) Tivoli
2 17 (2.62%) Control-M
3 12 (1.85%) HP Quality Center
4 8 (1.23%) CA Endevor
5 7 (1.08%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 7 (1.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 6 (0.92%) OMEGAMON
6 6 (0.92%) BladeLogic
6 6 (0.92%) MAINVIEW
7 5 (0.77%) EMC NetWorker
8 3 (0.46%) SCCM
8 3 (0.46%) OpenView
9 2 (0.31%) Tivoli Monitoring
9 2 (0.31%) Tivoli NetView
9 2 (0.31%) SCOM
9 2 (0.31%) HP SIM
9 2 (0.31%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 1 (0.15%) Oracle Identity Management
10 1 (0.15%) CA Wily
10 1 (0.15%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 219 (33.69%) IBM
2 136 (20.92%) Oracle
3 40 (6.15%) Microsoft
3 40 (6.15%) HP
3 40 (6.15%) CA
4 27 (4.15%) VMware
5 22 (3.38%) EMC
6 20 (3.08%) Intel
6 20 (3.08%) Citrix
6 20 (3.08%) SAP
7 16 (2.46%) Ab Initio
7 16 (2.46%) Red Hat
8 9 (1.38%) Unisys
8 9 (1.38%) Sun
8 9 (1.38%) BMC
8 9 (1.38%) Teradata
9 8 (1.23%) Sybase
10 7 (1.08%) TSYS
10 7 (1.08%) Cisco
10 7 (1.08%) Remedy
City of London
Orgtel
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Chester
Orgtel
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Negotiable upon Application
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Swan It Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Coventry
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £375 - £475 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Kingston Upon Hull
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £25.00 - £30.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Hertfordshire
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £180.00 - £200.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Halifax
Orgtel
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Halifax
Orgtel
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Halifax
Orgtel
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Leeds
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £350 - £475 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Halifax
Huxley Associates
Rate: £400 - £475 per day + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Essex
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £ Negotiable
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
Halifax
Orgtel
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 27 days ago