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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 323 299 305
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +6
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 290 305 248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.57% 0.62% 0.59%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.85% 1.96% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 158 129
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£400 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £575 £526
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £420 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.38% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 5
Average hourly rate £31.30 £23.50 £27.96
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.19% -15.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £17.90 £17.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £29.10 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.90 £27.50 £27.96
% change year-on-year
-20.36% -1.64%
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
15637 15569 13403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.89% 31.78% 31.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 9740 9813 8201
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 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 581 619 569
Average hourly rate £18.50 £21.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.90% -16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.91 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £22.66
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -0.70%

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 6 May 2015.

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 6 May 2015.

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 6 May 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 +3 80 £440 +2.92% 4
London -29 80 £425 -8.60% 8
North East +14 31 £384 +70.85% 2
South East -25 23 £410 -4.76% 4
East of England -1 21 £430 +34.37%
East Midlands -8 14 £320 -21.95% 8
Yorkshire -15 13 - - 1
South West +11 12 £228 -24.16% 1
West Midlands -28 10 £350 - 3
Midlands +2 2 - -
Mainframe
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Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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.

1 181 (35.63%) Finance
2 158 (31.10%) DB2
3 145 (28.54%) IBM
4 125 (24.61%) UNIX
5 109 (21.46%) COBOL
6 98 (19.29%) Banking
7 96 (18.90%) IBM Mainframe
8 78 (15.35%) JCL
9 71 (13.98%) Windows
10 70 (13.78%) CICS
11 65 (12.80%) SQL
12 64 (12.60%) Migration
13 62 (12.20%) Oracle
13 62 (12.20%) zOS
14 59 (11.61%) Linux
15 51 (10.04%) Agile Software Development
16 45 (8.86%) Java
17 43 (8.46%) Microsoft
18 42 (8.27%) ITIL
19 40 (7.87%) Project Management
20 38 (7.48%) REXX
20 38 (7.48%) WebSphere
21 36 (7.09%) Analytical Skills
22 35 (6.89%) VME
22 35 (6.89%) SAS
23 32 (6.30%) SQL Server
24 29 (5.71%) VMware
25 28 (5.51%) AIX
25 28 (5.51%) Security Cleared
26 27 (5.31%) Relational Database

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 70 (13.78%) CICS
2 38 (7.48%) WebSphere
3 35 (6.89%) SAS
4 15 (2.95%) MQSeries
5 14 (2.76%) WebSphere Application Server
6 10 (1.97%) Tuxedo
7 7 (1.38%) SharePoint
7 7 (1.38%) MS Exchange
7 7 (1.38%) WebLogic
8 6 (1.18%) JBoss
8 6 (1.18%) Exstream Dialogue
9 5 (0.98%) Confluence
9 5 (0.98%) StreamWeaver
10 4 (0.79%) CMS
10 4 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.79%) Apache
11 2 (0.39%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.39%) IIS
11 2 (0.39%) TPMS
11 2 (0.39%) Mule
Applications
1 25 (4.92%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.18%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.79%) MS Project
3 4 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.59%) MS Office
5 1 (0.20%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (1.18%) Exstream
2 4 (0.79%) Maximo
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.20%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.20%) PaaS
2 1 (0.20%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 20 (3.94%) TCP/IP
2 16 (3.15%) Firewall
3 10 (1.97%) LDAP
3 10 (1.97%) HTTP
4 8 (1.57%) SAN
5 7 (1.38%) WAN
5 7 (1.38%) LAN
6 6 (1.18%) ATM
6 6 (1.18%) Internet
6 6 (1.18%) Intrusion Detection
7 5 (0.98%) X.509
7 5 (0.98%) FTP
7 5 (0.98%) SSL
8 4 (0.79%) NAS
9 3 (0.59%) Network Security
9 3 (0.59%) IP Telephony
10 2 (0.39%) SSH
10 2 (0.39%) VLAN
10 2 (0.39%) APPN
10 2 (0.39%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 158 (31.10%) DB2
2 32 (6.30%) SQL Server
3 27 (5.31%) Relational Database
4 20 (3.94%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 19 (3.74%) Base SAS
6 18 (3.54%) DataStage
7 16 (3.15%) Oracle Database
8 11 (2.17%) IMS/DB
9 7 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (1.38%) Oracle Reports
9 7 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (1.18%) MySQL
11 5 (0.98%) Pentaho
11 5 (0.98%) Big Data
12 4 (0.79%) Adabas
12 4 (0.79%) OLTP
13 3 (0.59%) NoSQL
13 3 (0.59%) RDBMS
14 2 (0.39%) IDMS
14 2 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (2.17%) Subversion
2 9 (1.77%) JIRA
3 8 (1.57%) ClearCase
3 8 (1.57%) CA Gen
4 7 (1.38%) Jenkins
4 7 (1.38%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (1.18%) Ant
6 5 (0.98%) PVCS
7 4 (0.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 4 (0.79%) JUnit
7 4 (0.79%) Maven
7 4 (0.79%) XMLSpy
8 3 (0.59%) ChangeMan
8 3 (0.59%) QuickTest Pro
8 3 (0.59%) Git (software)
8 3 (0.59%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.39%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.39%) Selenium
9 2 (0.39%) ClearQuest
9 2 (0.39%) XPEDITER
General
1 181 (35.63%) Finance
2 98 (19.29%) Banking
3 20 (3.94%) Retail
4 18 (3.54%) Telecoms
5 12 (2.36%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.38%) Investment Banking
7 4 (0.79%) Spanish Language
7 4 (0.79%) Law
7 4 (0.79%) Back Office
8 3 (0.59%) Advertising
9 2 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.39%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.39%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.20%) Marketing
10 1 (0.20%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.20%) French Language
10 1 (0.20%) Billing
10 1 (0.20%) Legal
Job Titles
1 104 (20.47%) Analyst
2 79 (15.55%) Developer
3 77 (15.16%) Architect
4 43 (8.46%) Project Manager
5 33 (6.50%) Mainframe Developer
6 30 (5.91%) Technical Architect
6 30 (5.91%) Programmer
7 27 (5.31%) Administrator
8 25 (4.92%) DBA
9 21 (4.13%) Consultant
10 17 (3.35%) Solutions Architect
10 17 (3.35%) Mainframe Programmer
11 14 (2.76%) Designer
11 14 (2.76%) Operations Analyst
12 13 (2.56%) DB2 DBA
13 12 (2.36%) Technical Manager
14 11 (2.17%) Mainframe DBA
14 11 (2.17%) Lead Architect
15 10 (1.97%) Systems Programmer
15 10 (1.97%) SAS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (5.31%) Middleware
2 26 (5.12%) .NET
3 21 (4.13%) ISPF
4 19 (3.74%) XML
5 18 (3.54%) Web Services
6 12 (2.36%) J2EE
7 10 (1.97%) WebSphere MQ
8 9 (1.77%) JMS
9 8 (1.57%) JDBC
9 8 (1.57%) SOAP
10 7 (1.38%) JSP
10 7 (1.38%) jQuery
11 6 (1.18%) JNDI
12 5 (0.98%) WSDL
12 5 (0.98%) .NET Framework
12 5 (0.98%) XSD
12 5 (0.98%) Entity Framework
13 4 (0.79%) WebSphere Message Broker
13 4 (0.79%) Servlets
14 3 (0.59%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 96 (18.90%) IBM Mainframe
2 36 (7.09%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (4.53%) VSAM
4 18 (3.54%) Data Extraction
5 16 (3.15%) AS400
6 11 (2.17%) Management Information System
6 11 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (1.97%) LPAR
8 8 (1.57%) PKI
8 8 (1.57%) Computer Science
9 7 (1.38%) Client/Server
9 7 (1.38%) BYOD
10 6 (1.18%) Data Structures
10 6 (1.18%) Clustering
10 6 (1.18%) iSeries
10 6 (1.18%) Open Source
11 5 (0.98%) Cryptography
11 5 (0.98%) Replication
12 4 (0.79%) SWIFT
12 4 (0.79%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 125 (24.61%) UNIX
2 71 (13.98%) Windows
3 62 (12.20%) zOS
4 59 (11.61%) Linux
5 35 (6.89%) VME
6 28 (5.51%) AIX
7 15 (2.95%) Solaris
8 14 (2.76%) MVS
9 10 (1.97%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (1.97%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (1.57%) Windows 2000 Server
11 6 (1.18%) Windows 2000
11 6 (1.18%) Windows NT
12 5 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (0.79%) HPUX
14 3 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.59%) Windows 7
14 3 (0.59%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.59%) OS/390
15 2 (0.39%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (12.60%) Migration
2 51 (10.04%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (8.27%) ITIL
4 40 (7.87%) Project Management
5 27 (5.31%) Change Management
6 24 (4.72%) Configuration Management
7 23 (4.53%) Waterfall
8 22 (4.33%) Release Management
9 21 (4.13%) ETL
9 21 (4.13%) Stakeholder Management
10 18 (3.54%) Data Analysis
11 15 (2.95%) Incident Management
11 15 (2.95%) PRINCE2
12 14 (2.76%) Disaster Recovery
12 14 (2.76%) Service Management
12 14 (2.76%) Information Security
12 14 (2.76%) System Testing
13 12 (2.36%) Analytics
13 12 (2.36%) Data Modelling
14 10 (1.97%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 109 (21.46%) COBOL
2 78 (15.35%) JCL
3 65 (12.80%) SQL
4 45 (8.86%) Java
5 38 (7.48%) REXX
6 20 (3.94%) Assembly Language
7 18 (3.54%) PL/1
8 13 (2.56%) SELCOPY
9 8 (1.57%) C
9 8 (1.57%) JavaScript
10 6 (1.18%) Perl
10 6 (1.18%) C#
11 4 (0.79%) NATURAL
12 3 (0.59%) Scala
12 3 (0.59%) Smalltalk
12 3 (0.59%) VB
13 2 (0.39%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.39%) VBA
13 2 (0.39%) C++
13 2 (0.39%) Jython
Qualifications
1 28 (5.51%) Security Cleared
2 23 (4.53%) Degree
3 9 (1.77%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.57%) DV Cleared
5 6 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (0.98%) CISSP
7 3 (0.59%) PMI Certification
7 3 (0.59%) MCSE
7 3 (0.59%) ISEB
8 2 (0.39%) MCP
8 2 (0.39%) MCSA
8 2 (0.39%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.20%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.20%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.20%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 1 (0.20%) PMP
9 1 (0.20%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.95%) QA
2 10 (1.97%) SLA
3 7 (1.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.98%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.39%) COBIT
7 1 (0.20%) FATCA
System Software
1 20 (3.94%) Active Directory
2 15 (2.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (2.56%) RACF
4 11 (2.17%) ACF2
5 7 (1.38%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 5 (0.98%) VMware ESX
7 4 (0.79%) Firmware
8 2 (0.39%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.39%) ISA Server
8 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.20%) XenApp
9 1 (0.20%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.20%) NFS
Systems Management
1 20 (3.94%) Tivoli
2 16 (3.15%) CA Endevor
3 7 (1.38%) OMEGAMON
3 7 (1.38%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (1.38%) BladeLogic
4 5 (0.98%) SCOM
5 4 (0.79%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 4 (0.79%) Control-M
5 4 (0.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.20%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.20%) MAINVIEW
6 1 (0.20%) Tivoli NetView
6 1 (0.20%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.20%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.20%) CA Wily
6 1 (0.20%) Puppet
6 1 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.20%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.20%) SCCM
6 1 (0.20%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 145 (28.54%) IBM
2 62 (12.20%) Oracle
3 43 (8.46%) Microsoft
4 29 (5.71%) VMware
5 21 (4.13%) CA
6 13 (2.56%) Syncsort
7 12 (2.36%) webMethods
7 12 (2.36%) Ab Initio
7 12 (2.36%) HP
8 9 (1.77%) Aquila
9 8 (1.57%) Citrix
9 8 (1.57%) BMC
9 8 (1.57%) SAP
10 7 (1.38%) Business Objects
10 7 (1.38%) Intel
11 6 (1.18%) Remedy
11 6 (1.18%) ICL
11 6 (1.18%) Actimize
12 5 (0.98%) Informatica
12 5 (0.98%) Cisco
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