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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 302 283 285
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +2
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 339 334 302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.66% 0.68% 0.65%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.05% 2.08% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 189 150
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£425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £505 £615
UK excluding London average daily rate £412 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+9.86% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 3
Average hourly rate £32.00 £28.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.28% -36.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £26.50 £28.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £30.00 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +14.58%
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
16511 16046 15561
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 32.05% 32.51% 33.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 10581 9839 9417
Average daily rate £423 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.54% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 634 624 668
Average hourly rate £19.72 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.14% +5.00%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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
London -32 92 £425 +1.25% 15
North West -9 74 £412 -13.26% 6
South East -3 42 £363 +6.61% 6
Yorkshire -24 32 £425 - 4
North East -10 24 £410 +82.22% 1
West Midlands +16 20 £425 +28.78% 2
East Midlands -1 19 £388 -22.50% 6
South West -1 17 £535 +38.06% 2
East of England -28 11 £310 +8.77% 1
Midlands +3 3 - -
Mainframe
UK

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 231 (36.90%) Finance
2 169 (27.00%) DB2
3 160 (25.56%) IBM
4 138 (22.04%) UNIX
5 116 (18.53%) COBOL
6 100 (15.97%) JCL
7 92 (14.70%) Banking
8 90 (14.38%) CICS
9 87 (13.90%) Windows
10 81 (12.94%) zOS
11 79 (12.62%) Migration
11 79 (12.62%) Oracle
12 78 (12.46%) SQL
12 78 (12.46%) IBM Mainframe
13 74 (11.82%) Linux
14 69 (11.02%) WebSphere
15 60 (9.58%) CA
16 59 (9.42%) Java
17 54 (8.63%) Agile Software Development
18 49 (7.83%) VME
19 48 (7.67%) Analytical Skills
20 47 (7.51%) Time Sharing Option
21 46 (7.35%) Project Management
22 45 (7.19%) REXX
23 44 (7.03%) ITIL
24 41 (6.55%) Middleware
24 41 (6.55%) Change Management
25 37 (5.91%) Security Cleared
26 36 (5.75%) ISPF
27 35 (5.59%) Retail

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 90 (14.38%) CICS
2 69 (11.02%) WebSphere
3 33 (5.27%) SAS
4 28 (4.47%) Tuxedo
5 24 (3.83%) WebSphere Application Server
6 20 (3.19%) MQSeries
7 12 (1.92%) MS Exchange
8 8 (1.28%) Confluence
9 7 (1.12%) Exstream Dialogue
9 7 (1.12%) SharePoint
9 7 (1.12%) JBoss
10 5 (0.80%) Apache
11 4 (0.64%) Mule
11 4 (0.64%) JCAPS
11 4 (0.64%) Mule ESB
12 3 (0.48%) WebLogic
13 2 (0.32%) GlassFish
13 2 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.32%) CMS
14 1 (0.16%) Papyrus
Applications
1 25 (3.99%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.76%) MS Office
3 8 (1.28%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.32%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (1.12%) Oracle EBS
1 7 (1.12%) Exstream
2 6 (0.96%) Maximo
2 6 (0.96%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.48%) VisionPLUS
3 3 (0.48%) assyst
4 1 (0.16%) Changepoint
4 1 (0.16%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.16%) BASE24
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.16%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.16%) SaaS
1 1 (0.16%) PaaS
1 1 (0.16%) GitHub
1 1 (0.16%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 24 (3.83%) TCP/IP
2 22 (3.51%) Firewall
3 20 (3.19%) SAN
4 15 (2.40%) FTP
5 14 (2.24%) SSL
6 12 (1.92%) LAN
7 11 (1.76%) WAN
8 10 (1.60%) Intrusion Detection
9 9 (1.44%) LDAP
10 8 (1.28%) SSH
10 8 (1.28%) Internet
11 7 (1.12%) Intranet
11 7 (1.12%) SMS
11 7 (1.12%) Kerberos
12 6 (0.96%) SNA
12 6 (0.96%) DNS
13 5 (0.80%) X.509
14 4 (0.64%) SMTP
15 2 (0.32%) DHCP
15 2 (0.32%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 169 (27.00%) DB2
2 34 (5.43%) SQL Server
3 24 (3.83%) Relational Database
4 20 (3.19%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 20 (3.19%) Base SAS
5 18 (2.88%) Oracle Database
6 12 (1.92%) DataStage
7 11 (1.76%) Adabas
7 11 (1.76%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (1.44%) OLTP
9 7 (1.12%) IDMS
10 6 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (0.96%) MySQL
11 5 (0.80%) Data Mining
11 5 (0.80%) Oracle Database 10g
11 5 (0.80%) Pentaho
12 4 (0.64%) Oracle Database 12c
13 3 (0.48%) NoSQL
13 3 (0.48%) Crystal Reports
13 3 (0.48%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 15 (2.40%) Subversion
2 9 (1.44%) ClearCase
3 8 (1.28%) Ant
3 8 (1.28%) JIRA
4 7 (1.12%) ClearQuest
5 6 (0.96%) JUnit
5 6 (0.96%) Jenkins
6 5 (0.80%) Git (software)
6 5 (0.80%) Maven
6 5 (0.80%) ChangeMan
7 4 (0.64%) ProC
7 4 (0.64%) CA Gen
8 3 (0.48%) HP UFT
8 3 (0.48%) XMLSpy
9 2 (0.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (0.32%) XPEDITER
9 2 (0.32%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.16%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.16%) StarTeam
10 1 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 231 (36.90%) Finance
2 92 (14.70%) Banking
3 35 (5.59%) Retail
4 14 (2.24%) Telecoms
5 9 (1.44%) Financial Institution
6 7 (1.12%) Manufacturing
7 6 (0.96%) Investment Banking
7 6 (0.96%) Retail Banking
8 5 (0.80%) Dutch Language
8 5 (0.80%) French Language
8 5 (0.80%) Back Office
9 3 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.32%) Advertising
10 2 (0.32%) Law
10 2 (0.32%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.16%) Marketing
11 1 (0.16%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.16%) Legal
Job Titles
1 155 (24.76%) Analyst
2 77 (12.30%) Developer
3 75 (11.98%) Architect
4 58 (9.27%) Project Manager
5 49 (7.83%) Operations Analyst
6 33 (5.27%) Consultant
7 32 (5.11%) Administrator
8 23 (3.67%) Programmer
9 22 (3.51%) Mainframe Developer
10 21 (3.35%) DBA
11 20 (3.19%) Technical Architect
12 19 (3.04%) Support Analyst
13 18 (2.88%) Solutions Architect
13 18 (2.88%) Designer
14 16 (2.56%) Business Analyst
15 14 (2.24%) Mainframe Programmer
16 13 (2.08%) Technical Analyst
16 13 (2.08%) WebSphere Administrator
16 13 (2.08%) DB2 DBA
17 12 (1.92%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (6.55%) Middleware
2 36 (5.75%) ISPF
3 29 (4.63%) Web Services
4 24 (3.83%) .NET
5 23 (3.67%) WebSphere MQ
6 14 (2.24%) XML
6 14 (2.24%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 9 (1.44%) Java EE
8 8 (1.28%) Hibernate
8 8 (1.28%) Spring
8 8 (1.28%) J2EE
9 6 (0.96%) WSDL
9 6 (0.96%) .NET Framework
9 6 (0.96%) JSR 168
10 5 (0.80%) jQuery
10 5 (0.80%) EJB
10 5 (0.80%) JSP
10 5 (0.80%) SOAP
10 5 (0.80%) Entity Framework
11 4 (0.64%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 78 (12.46%) IBM Mainframe
2 48 (7.67%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (5.59%) Data Centre
4 33 (5.27%) VSAM
5 25 (3.99%) AS400
6 20 (3.19%) Data Extraction
7 14 (2.24%) PKI
8 13 (2.08%) Management Information System
8 13 (2.08%) LPAR
9 12 (1.92%) iSeries
10 11 (1.76%) Enterprise Software
11 10 (1.60%) Computer Science
12 7 (1.12%) Cryptography
12 7 (1.12%) Client/Server
13 6 (0.96%) CMDB
14 4 (0.64%) Data Integration
14 4 (0.64%) BYOD
14 4 (0.64%) Hedge funds
15 3 (0.48%) SWIFT
15 3 (0.48%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 138 (22.04%) UNIX
2 87 (13.90%) Windows
3 81 (12.94%) zOS
4 74 (11.82%) Linux
5 49 (7.83%) VME
6 31 (4.95%) AIX
7 28 (4.47%) MVS
8 20 (3.19%) Solaris
9 11 (1.76%) OS/390
10 8 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (0.96%) Windows NT
12 5 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.64%) Windows 2000 Server
13 4 (0.64%) Windows XP
13 4 (0.64%) HPUX
14 3 (0.48%) VMS
14 3 (0.48%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.32%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (12.62%) Migration
2 54 (8.63%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (7.35%) Project Management
4 44 (7.03%) ITIL
5 41 (6.55%) Change Management
6 32 (5.11%) Configuration Management
6 32 (5.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 31 (4.95%) SDLC
8 30 (4.79%) Information Security
9 28 (4.47%) PRINCE2
10 24 (3.83%) Data Modelling
11 22 (3.51%) ETL
12 21 (3.35%) Waterfall
13 20 (3.19%) Data Analysis
14 19 (3.04%) Incident Management
15 18 (2.88%) Service Management
15 18 (2.88%) Test Scripting
16 16 (2.56%) System Testing
16 16 (2.56%) Enterprise Architecture
17 15 (2.40%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 116 (18.53%) COBOL
2 100 (15.97%) JCL
3 78 (12.46%) SQL
4 59 (9.42%) Java
5 45 (7.19%) REXX
6 18 (2.88%) Assembly Language
7 16 (2.56%) C
8 14 (2.24%) Shell Script
9 12 (1.92%) JavaScript
10 11 (1.76%) Perl
11 10 (1.60%) NATURAL
12 9 (1.44%) CLIST
12 9 (1.44%) VB
13 7 (1.12%) PL/SQL
14 6 (0.96%) C#
14 6 (0.96%) SELCOPY
15 4 (0.64%) PL/1
15 4 (0.64%) VBA
16 3 (0.48%) Python
16 3 (0.48%) Scala
Qualifications
1 37 (5.91%) Security Cleared
2 18 (2.88%) Degree
2 18 (2.88%) SC Cleared
3 8 (1.28%) DV Cleared
4 7 (1.12%) CISSP
5 6 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (0.64%) MCSE
6 4 (0.64%) MCSA
7 3 (0.48%) PMI Certification
7 3 (0.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.32%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.32%) ISEB
8 2 (0.32%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.16%) PMP
9 1 (0.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.16%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 1 (0.16%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.16%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 1 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.72%) QA
2 13 (2.08%) SLA
3 7 (1.12%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.32%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.16%) FATCA
6 1 (0.16%) COBIT
6 1 (0.16%) TickIT
System Software
1 47 (7.51%) Time Sharing Option
2 33 (5.27%) Active Directory
3 24 (3.83%) RACF
4 16 (2.56%) Job Entry Subsystem
5 15 (2.40%) VMware Infrastructure
6 12 (1.92%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 2 (0.32%) Firmware
7 2 (0.32%) XenApp
7 2 (0.32%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.16%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.16%) NFS
Systems Management
1 27 (4.31%) Tivoli
2 13 (2.08%) OMEGAMON
3 12 (1.92%) CA Endevor
3 12 (1.92%) Control-M
4 10 (1.60%) zSecure
5 9 (1.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 9 (1.44%) MAINVIEW
6 5 (0.80%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 5 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (0.64%) SCOM
8 3 (0.48%) SCCM
9 1 (0.16%) Puppet
9 1 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.16%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (0.16%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.16%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.16%) Nagios
9 1 (0.16%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.16%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 160 (25.56%) IBM
2 79 (12.62%) Oracle
3 60 (9.58%) CA
4 34 (5.43%) Microsoft
5 28 (4.47%) VMware
6 21 (3.35%) HP
7 13 (2.08%) Remedy
7 13 (2.08%) webMethods
8 11 (1.76%) Ab Initio
8 11 (1.76%) SAP
8 11 (1.76%) Citrix
9 8 (1.28%) BMC
10 7 (1.12%) Intel
10 7 (1.12%) Cisco
10 7 (1.12%) Sybase
10 7 (1.12%) Actimize
11 5 (0.80%) ServiceNow
11 5 (0.80%) TIBCO
12 4 (0.64%) ATG
12 4 (0.64%) Informatica
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Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
London
JM
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South West
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £350 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Volaris Exec
Rate: £900 - £1200 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + 400+ dependant on experience
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
East Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £240 per day + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester
Orgtel
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester
Orgtel
Posted: 20 days ago
Manchester
Orgtel
Posted: 20 days ago
Halifax
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 27 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £360 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 27 days ago