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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 369 271 299
Rank change year-on-year
-98 +28
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 220 322 259
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.44% 0.69% 0.59%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.44% 2.17% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 179 146
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£425 £400 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.18% +4.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £242 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.82% +10.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 2
Average hourly rate £13.09 £34.50 £18.21
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.07% +89.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £92.75 £34.50 £16.71
% change year-on-year
+168.84% +106.46%
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
15290 14865 13381
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.84% 31.74% 30.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 10003 9386 8026
Average daily rate £425 £405 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% -1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £233 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 593 625 763
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.27 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.71% +6.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.78 £11.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.94
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -4.71%

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 24 December 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Mainframe across the England region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Mainframe Hourly Rate Histogram 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 24 December 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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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 -53 75 £475 +11.76% 8
North West -38 45 £400 +3.76% 5
South East -36 27 £315 -10.00% 3
East Midlands +22 18 £299 -3.62% 1
West Midlands 0 18 £450 +5.26%
East of England -6 14 £500 +42.85%
South West -20 11 £600 +52.38%
Yorkshire -22 8 £438 -2.77% 1
North East -38 3 - - 1
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Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 222 (37.88%) Finance
2 188 (32.08%) IBM
3 162 (27.65%) DB2
4 139 (23.72%) Banking
5 120 (20.48%) UNIX
6 113 (19.28%) IBM Mainframe
7 103 (17.58%) zOS
8 100 (17.06%) Oracle
9 89 (15.19%) CICS
10 84 (14.33%) JCL
11 83 (14.16%) SQL
12 82 (13.99%) Windows
13 80 (13.65%) COBOL
14 76 (12.97%) Stakeholder Management
15 71 (12.12%) Linux
16 68 (11.60%) WebSphere
17 66 (11.26%) Migration
18 64 (10.92%) AIX
19 60 (10.24%) Analytical Skills
20 56 (9.56%) Project Management
21 54 (9.22%) Agile Software Development
22 53 (9.04%) ITIL
23 47 (8.02%) Management Information System
24 45 (7.68%) Retail
25 44 (7.51%) Middleware
26 43 (7.34%) ACF2
27 41 (7.00%) Java
28 38 (6.48%) ClearCase
28 38 (6.48%) Microsoft
29 35 (5.97%) RACF

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 89 (15.19%) CICS
2 68 (11.60%) WebSphere
3 26 (4.44%) Oracle Workflow
4 22 (3.75%) SAS
5 19 (3.24%) MQSeries
6 12 (2.05%) WebSphere Application Server
7 11 (1.88%) BizTalk Server
8 10 (1.71%) StreamWeaver
9 7 (1.19%) SharePoint
9 7 (1.19%) IIS
10 6 (1.02%) Exstream Dialogue
11 5 (0.85%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.51%) MS Exchange
12 3 (0.51%) JBoss
12 3 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 2 (0.34%) Commerce Server 2007
13 2 (0.34%) Oracle Service Bus
13 2 (0.34%) Apache
13 2 (0.34%) Commerce Server
13 2 (0.34%) PowerExchange
Applications
1 20 (3.41%) MS Excel
2 18 (3.07%) MS Office
3 7 (1.19%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.34%) SPSS
4 2 (0.34%) MS Project
5 1 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (1.02%) Exstream
2 4 (0.68%) BASE24
2 4 (0.68%) VisionPLUS
3 3 (0.51%) Misys Midas
3 3 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.51%) Staffware
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.17%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.17%) TIBCO iProcess
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.17%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.90%) SAN
2 15 (2.56%) FTP
2 15 (2.56%) NAS
3 9 (1.54%) SSL
3 9 (1.54%) TCP/IP
4 7 (1.19%) SMTP
4 7 (1.19%) ATM
4 7 (1.19%) Internet
5 5 (0.85%) Firewall
5 5 (0.85%) LDAP
5 5 (0.85%) Kerberos
6 4 (0.68%) HTTP
7 3 (0.51%) WAN
7 3 (0.51%) LAN
8 2 (0.34%) SNA
8 2 (0.34%) APPN
8 2 (0.34%) VLAN
9 1 (0.17%) NetScaler
9 1 (0.17%) RFID
9 1 (0.17%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 162 (27.65%) DB2
2 24 (4.10%) SQL Server
3 15 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (2.39%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 13 (2.22%) DataStage
6 12 (2.05%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (1.88%) DTS
8 10 (1.71%) Oracle Database
8 10 (1.71%) Relational Database
8 10 (1.71%) IMS/DB
9 9 (1.54%) Adabas
10 7 (1.19%) RDBMS
11 6 (1.02%) OLAP
12 5 (0.85%) Easytrieve
13 4 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 4 (0.68%) SAS Enterprise Guide
13 4 (0.68%) OLAP Cube
13 4 (0.68%) Essbase
14 3 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
14 3 (0.51%) IDMS
Development Applications
1 38 (6.48%) ClearCase
2 30 (5.12%) ClearQuest
3 15 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (1.37%) ReSharper
4 8 (1.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 8 (1.37%) Visual Studio
4 8 (1.37%) PVCS
5 5 (0.85%) QuickTest Pro
6 4 (0.68%) ChangeMan
6 4 (0.68%) JIRA
6 4 (0.68%) Rational DOORS
6 4 (0.68%) SoapUI
7 3 (0.51%) XPEDITER
7 3 (0.51%) Toad
7 3 (0.51%) ERwin
7 3 (0.51%) LoadRunner
8 2 (0.34%) Rational Rose
8 2 (0.34%) JMeter
9 1 (0.17%) Selenium
9 1 (0.17%) PROIV
General
1 222 (37.88%) Finance
2 139 (23.72%) Banking
3 45 (7.68%) Retail
4 19 (3.24%) Telecoms
5 14 (2.39%) Retail Banking
6 13 (2.22%) Advertising
7 10 (1.71%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.02%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.85%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.68%) Automotive
10 4 (0.68%) General Ledger
11 3 (0.51%) Spanish Language
11 3 (0.51%) French Language
12 2 (0.34%) Dutch Language
12 2 (0.34%) Publishing
13 1 (0.17%) Billing
13 1 (0.17%) Law
13 1 (0.17%) Legal
13 1 (0.17%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 102 (17.41%) Analyst
2 98 (16.72%) Developer
3 82 (13.99%) Architect
4 45 (7.68%) Consultant
5 43 (7.34%) Programmer
6 39 (6.66%) Project Manager
7 28 (4.78%) Mainframe Developer
8 26 (4.44%) Systems Programmer
8 26 (4.44%) Administrator
9 23 (3.92%) Technical Architect
10 21 (3.58%) Solutions Architect
10 21 (3.58%) Designer
11 18 (3.07%) Business Analyst
12 16 (2.73%) Systems Analyst
12 16 (2.73%) DBA
12 16 (2.73%) Analyst Developer
13 14 (2.39%) WebSphere Developer
13 14 (2.39%) Mainframe Architect
13 14 (2.39%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
14 13 (2.22%) Mainframe Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (7.51%) Middleware
2 34 (5.80%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 34 (5.80%) .NET
3 25 (4.27%) XML
4 18 (3.07%) ISPF
5 14 (2.39%) Web Services
5 14 (2.39%) WebSphere MQ
6 12 (2.05%) ASP.NET
7 10 (1.71%) WCF
7 10 (1.71%) LINQ
8 9 (1.54%) J2EE
8 9 (1.54%) HTML
9 8 (1.37%) JDBC
9 8 (1.37%) JMS
10 7 (1.19%) EDI
10 7 (1.19%) JSP
10 7 (1.19%) JNDI
11 5 (0.85%) SOAP
12 4 (0.68%) CSS
12 4 (0.68%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 113 (19.28%) IBM Mainframe
2 60 (10.24%) Analytical Skills
3 47 (8.02%) Management Information System
4 29 (4.95%) VSAM
5 25 (4.27%) AS400
6 13 (2.22%) PMI
6 13 (2.22%) Data Structures
7 12 (2.05%) iSeries
8 11 (1.88%) Clustering
9 9 (1.54%) SWIFT
10 8 (1.37%) Credit Risk
11 7 (1.19%) Tandem
12 6 (1.02%) Client/Server
13 5 (0.85%) Open Source
13 5 (0.85%) Economics
13 5 (0.85%) Computer Science
13 5 (0.85%) Replication
14 4 (0.68%) Data Conversion
15 3 (0.51%) Data Extraction
15 3 (0.51%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 120 (20.48%) UNIX
2 103 (17.58%) zOS
3 82 (13.99%) Windows
4 71 (12.12%) Linux
5 64 (10.92%) AIX
6 30 (5.12%) MVS
7 16 (2.73%) Solaris
8 13 (2.22%) Windows NT
9 9 (1.54%) HPUX
9 9 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (1.02%) Windows 2000
12 6 (1.02%) Windows 2000 Server
13 5 (0.85%) VMS
14 3 (0.51%) VME
14 3 (0.51%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.34%) OpenVMS
15 2 (0.34%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (12.97%) Stakeholder Management
2 66 (11.26%) Migration
3 56 (9.56%) Project Management
4 54 (9.22%) Agile Software Development
5 53 (9.04%) ITIL
6 34 (5.80%) Service Delivery
7 33 (5.63%) Workflow
8 27 (4.61%) SOA
9 26 (4.44%) Change Management
9 26 (4.44%) Workflow Management
10 25 (4.27%) Configuration Management
10 25 (4.27%) PRINCE2
11 23 (3.92%) ETL
11 23 (3.92%) Service Management
12 22 (3.75%) Waterfall
13 21 (3.58%) TOGAF
14 17 (2.90%) Unit Testing
15 15 (2.56%) Data Migration
15 15 (2.56%) Systems Analysis
15 15 (2.56%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 84 (14.33%) JCL
2 83 (14.16%) SQL
3 80 (13.65%) COBOL
4 41 (7.00%) Java
5 26 (4.44%) REXX
6 24 (4.10%) C
7 20 (3.41%) PL/1
8 18 (3.07%) C#
9 11 (1.88%) VB.NET
9 11 (1.88%) Assembly Language
10 9 (1.54%) NATURAL
11 8 (1.37%) VB
11 8 (1.37%) Shell Script
11 8 (1.37%) RPG
12 6 (1.02%) Pascal
13 5 (0.85%) JavaScript
13 5 (0.85%) RPG IV
13 5 (0.85%) SELCOPY
14 4 (0.68%) RPG/400
14 4 (0.68%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (3.75%) Degree
2 16 (2.73%) Security Cleared
3 13 (2.22%) PMI Certification
4 9 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (1.37%) ISEB
6 6 (1.02%) MCSE
7 4 (0.68%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.51%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (0.51%) SAS Certification
9 2 (0.34%) PMP
9 2 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.17%) MBA
10 1 (0.17%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.17%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.07%) SLA
2 14 (2.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 13 (2.22%) QA
4 2 (0.34%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.34%) COBIT
5 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 43 (7.34%) ACF2
2 35 (5.97%) RACF
3 21 (3.58%) Active Directory
4 15 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (1.19%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 6 (1.02%) ISA Server
6 6 (1.02%) Terminal Services
6 6 (1.02%) VMware ESX
6 6 (1.02%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 4 (0.68%) RHEV
8 1 (0.17%) XenApp
8 1 (0.17%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 17 (2.90%) Tivoli
2 14 (2.39%) CA Endevor
2 14 (2.39%) OMEGAMON
3 12 (2.05%) Control-M
4 11 (1.88%) HP Quality Center
5 9 (1.54%) BladeLogic
6 5 (0.85%) SCOM
6 5 (0.85%) MAINVIEW
6 5 (0.85%) CA Wily
7 4 (0.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 3 (0.51%) OpenView
9 2 (0.34%) Tivoli NetView
9 2 (0.34%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (0.34%) HP SIM
9 2 (0.34%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 1 (0.17%) SCCM
10 1 (0.17%) Foglight
10 1 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.17%) BMC PATROL
10 1 (0.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 188 (32.08%) IBM
2 100 (17.06%) Oracle
3 38 (6.48%) Microsoft
4 31 (5.29%) HP
5 30 (5.12%) CA
6 21 (3.58%) SAP
7 20 (3.41%) VMware
8 17 (2.90%) Intel
9 14 (2.39%) BMC
10 12 (2.05%) Remedy
10 12 (2.05%) Ab Initio
11 11 (1.88%) Citrix
12 10 (1.71%) Syncsort
13 9 (1.54%) Sun
14 8 (1.37%) Teradata
15 7 (1.19%) Aquila
16 6 (1.02%) Red Hat
16 6 (1.02%) Unisys
16 6 (1.02%) Business Objects
17 4 (0.68%) Cisco
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