The first 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the England region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 280 285 233
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -52
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 316 285 388
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.66% 0.63% 0.74%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.57% 2.29% 2.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 145 177
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £628 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 12
Average hourly rate £28.50 £17.75 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.56% -36.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £12.75 £18.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £22.75 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £17.75 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+54.92% -34.25%
Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
12277 12471 13119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 25.76% 27.37% 25.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 7553 7707 7766
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £610
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 494 547 653
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £24.49
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% -8.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £20.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+7.31% -18.00%
Mainframe
UK

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 11 July 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 11 July 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 -27 110 £425 -5.55% 19
North West +16 65 £450 +10.42% 9
South East -20 35 £340 -15.00% 6
East of England +11 31 £256 -60.57% 7
Yorkshire +3 24 £425 +43.45% 3
East Midlands +16 21 £500 +66.66% 2
South West -25 9 £300 -50.31% 8
West Midlands -12 8 £330 +37.50%
North East -15 8 £225 -18.18%
Mainframe
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Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 11 July 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.

1 232 (36.54%) Finance
2 203 (31.97%) IBM
3 163 (25.67%) UNIX
4 150 (23.62%) DB2
5 136 (21.42%) Oracle
6 134 (21.10%) Windows
7 106 (16.69%) IBM Mainframe
8 105 (16.54%) Linux
9 104 (16.38%) Banking
10 85 (13.39%) zOS
11 81 (12.76%) SQL
12 78 (12.28%) Stakeholder Management
13 75 (11.81%) COBOL
14 72 (11.34%) ITIL
14 72 (11.34%) JCL
15 69 (10.87%) Migration
16 65 (10.24%) CICS
17 63 (9.92%) Java
18 56 (8.82%) WebSphere
19 53 (8.35%) Project Management
20 48 (7.56%) .NET
20 48 (7.56%) AIX
20 48 (7.56%) Management Information System
21 47 (7.40%) Retail
22 46 (7.24%) Microsoft
23 40 (6.30%) Middleware
24 38 (5.98%) Change Management
25 36 (5.67%) Service Delivery
25 36 (5.67%) E-Commerce
26 33 (5.20%) RACF

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 65 (10.24%) CICS
2 56 (8.82%) WebSphere
3 27 (4.25%) SAS
4 19 (2.99%) Oracle Workflow
5 14 (2.20%) SharePoint
6 13 (2.05%) WebLogic
7 11 (1.73%) Confluence
8 10 (1.57%) MQSeries
8 10 (1.57%) WebSphere Application Server
9 7 (1.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 6 (0.94%) Tomcat
10 6 (0.94%) MS Exchange
10 6 (0.94%) IIS
10 6 (0.94%) IBM Notes
11 5 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (0.63%) OpenROAD
12 4 (0.63%) Apache
12 4 (0.63%) Oracle Service Bus
13 3 (0.47%) Lync
13 3 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 22 (3.46%) MS Office
2 20 (3.15%) MS Excel
3 11 (1.73%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.10%) MS Project
5 3 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.47%) Staffware
1 3 (0.47%) BASE24
1 3 (0.47%) Misys Midas
1 3 (0.47%) Exstream
1 3 (0.47%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.16%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.16%) VisionPLUS
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.16%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.16%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.16%) SAP FI-CA
3 1 (0.16%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.79%) SaaS
2 2 (0.31%) PaaS
2 2 (0.31%) IaaS
3 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 25 (3.94%) SAN
2 22 (3.46%) Firewall
3 18 (2.83%) LAN
3 18 (2.83%) WAN
4 15 (2.36%) LDAP
5 14 (2.20%) Internet
6 13 (2.05%) TCP/IP
7 12 (1.89%) Intranet
8 8 (1.26%) SMTP
9 7 (1.10%) FTP
10 6 (0.94%) SSL
10 6 (0.94%) NAS
10 6 (0.94%) Network Security
11 3 (0.47%) Intrusion Detection
11 3 (0.47%) DMZ
11 3 (0.47%) HTTP
11 3 (0.47%) Kerberos
11 3 (0.47%) ATM
12 2 (0.31%) SMS
12 2 (0.31%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 150 (23.62%) DB2
2 29 (4.57%) SQL Server
2 29 (4.57%) Oracle Database
3 27 (4.25%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (1.89%) Relational Database
5 11 (1.73%) RDBMS
6 10 (1.57%) Adabas
7 9 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (0.94%) DTS
9 4 (0.63%) Ingres
9 4 (0.63%) MS Access
9 4 (0.63%) Crystal Reports
9 4 (0.63%) Data Mining
9 4 (0.63%) NoSQL
10 3 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.47%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (0.47%) IDMS
11 2 (0.31%) Base SAS
11 2 (0.31%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 23 (3.62%) ClearCase
1 23 (3.62%) ClearQuest
2 7 (1.10%) Subversion
2 7 (1.10%) JIRA
3 6 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (0.94%) Visual Studio
4 5 (0.79%) ChangeMan
4 5 (0.79%) Jenkins
4 5 (0.79%) ReSharper
4 5 (0.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 4 (0.63%) CA Gen
6 3 (0.47%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (0.31%) Maven
7 2 (0.31%) Bugzilla
7 2 (0.31%) LoadRunner
7 2 (0.31%) ERwin
7 2 (0.31%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.31%) Toad
8 1 (0.16%) TestDirector
8 1 (0.16%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 232 (36.54%) Finance
2 104 (16.38%) Banking
3 47 (7.40%) Retail
4 23 (3.62%) Telecoms
5 18 (2.83%) Advertising
6 13 (2.05%) Retail Banking
7 11 (1.73%) Back Office
8 10 (1.57%) Front Office
8 10 (1.57%) Investment Banking
9 6 (0.94%) French Language
10 4 (0.63%) Dutch Language
10 4 (0.63%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.47%) Automotive
11 3 (0.47%) Legal
11 3 (0.47%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.47%) General Ledger
11 3 (0.47%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.31%) Marketing
12 2 (0.31%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 129 (20.31%) Analyst
2 86 (13.54%) Developer
3 80 (12.60%) Architect
4 54 (8.50%) Project Manager
5 43 (6.77%) Solutions Architect
6 38 (5.98%) Programmer
7 36 (5.67%) Administrator
8 32 (5.04%) Consultant
9 27 (4.25%) Systems Analyst
10 24 (3.78%) Designer
11 20 (3.15%) Business Analyst
12 18 (2.83%) DBA
12 18 (2.83%) Mainframe Developer
13 17 (2.68%) Systems Programmer
14 16 (2.52%) Infrastructure Architect
15 15 (2.36%) Test Analyst
16 14 (2.20%) Analyst Programmer
17 13 (2.05%) Technical Architect
17 13 (2.05%) Senior Analyst
17 13 (2.05%) Portal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (7.56%) .NET
2 40 (6.30%) Middleware
3 30 (4.72%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 27 (4.25%) ISPF
5 25 (3.94%) Web Services
6 22 (3.46%) XML
7 15 (2.36%) WebCenter
8 13 (2.05%) J2EE
9 10 (1.57%) WebSphere MQ
10 9 (1.42%) CSS
10 9 (1.42%) Spring
11 8 (1.26%) ASP.NET
11 8 (1.26%) HTML
11 8 (1.26%) DOM
12 6 (0.94%) JMS
12 6 (0.94%) JSP
13 5 (0.79%) WCF
13 5 (0.79%) LINQ
14 4 (0.63%) JSON
14 4 (0.63%) JNDI
Miscellaneous
1 106 (16.69%) IBM Mainframe
2 48 (7.56%) Management Information System
3 21 (3.31%) AS400
4 16 (2.52%) Client/Server
5 15 (2.36%) iSeries
6 13 (2.05%) VSAM
7 12 (1.89%) CMDB
8 11 (1.73%) PMI
9 10 (1.57%) Clustering
10 9 (1.42%) Statistics
10 9 (1.42%) Enterprise Storage
11 8 (1.26%) Replication
11 8 (1.26%) Economics
12 7 (1.10%) Tandem
12 7 (1.10%) EPoS
12 7 (1.10%) Computer Science
13 6 (0.94%) Open Source
14 5 (0.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 5 (0.79%) PKI
14 5 (0.79%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 163 (25.67%) UNIX
2 134 (21.10%) Windows
3 105 (16.54%) Linux
4 85 (13.39%) zOS
5 48 (7.56%) AIX
6 30 (4.72%) MVS
7 17 (2.68%) Solaris
8 11 (1.73%) VME
9 10 (1.57%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (1.57%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (0.94%) SUSE
10 6 (0.94%) Windows NT
11 5 (0.79%) HPUX
12 3 (0.47%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.31%) VMS
13 2 (0.31%) OS/390
14 1 (0.16%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.16%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (12.28%) Stakeholder Management
2 72 (11.34%) ITIL
3 69 (10.87%) Migration
4 53 (8.35%) Project Management
5 38 (5.98%) Change Management
6 36 (5.67%) Service Delivery
6 36 (5.67%) E-Commerce
7 30 (4.72%) PRINCE2
8 26 (4.09%) Workflow
8 26 (4.09%) Business Analysis
9 24 (3.78%) SOA
10 23 (3.62%) Configuration Management
10 23 (3.62%) Incident Management
11 22 (3.46%) Information Security
12 20 (3.15%) Data Analysis
12 20 (3.15%) Waterfall
13 19 (2.99%) Workflow Management
13 19 (2.99%) Disaster Recovery
14 18 (2.83%) ETL
14 18 (2.83%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 81 (12.76%) SQL
2 75 (11.81%) COBOL
3 72 (11.34%) JCL
4 63 (9.92%) Java
5 26 (4.09%) REXX
6 19 (2.99%) C
7 11 (1.73%) Shell Script
7 11 (1.73%) VBA
8 9 (1.42%) NATURAL
8 9 (1.42%) C#
9 7 (1.10%) VB.NET
10 5 (0.79%) PL/1
10 5 (0.79%) T-SQL
10 5 (0.79%) SELCOPY
11 4 (0.63%) Assembly Language
11 4 (0.63%) Scala
12 3 (0.47%) JavaScript
12 3 (0.47%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.47%) RPG
12 3 (0.47%) VB
Qualifications
1 27 (4.25%) Degree
2 26 (4.09%) Security Cleared
3 16 (2.52%) PMI Certification
4 12 (1.89%) PMP
5 9 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
6 8 (1.26%) SC Cleared
7 6 (0.94%) ISTQB
7 6 (0.94%) ISEB
7 6 (0.94%) CISSP
8 5 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (0.79%) CCNP
9 4 (0.63%) MCSE
10 3 (0.47%) CCNA
10 3 (0.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (0.47%) CISA
10 3 (0.47%) GIAC
10 3 (0.47%) VCP5
11 2 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.16%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (4.25%) SLA
2 16 (2.52%) QA
3 14 (2.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.63%) COBIT
5 3 (0.47%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.16%) FATCA
System Software
1 33 (5.20%) RACF
2 26 (4.09%) Active Directory
3 16 (2.52%) ACF2
4 15 (2.36%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (1.10%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 4 (0.63%) vSphere
6 4 (0.63%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.31%) SRDF
7 2 (0.31%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 2 (0.31%) RHEV
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.16%) XenApp
8 1 (0.16%) XenServer
8 1 (0.16%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.16%) Samba
Systems Management
1 33 (5.20%) Tivoli
2 21 (3.31%) Control-M
3 15 (2.36%) HP Quality Center
4 11 (1.73%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 7 (1.10%) CA Endevor
6 6 (0.94%) MAINVIEW
7 5 (0.79%) EMC NetWorker
7 5 (0.79%) BladeLogic
8 4 (0.63%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 4 (0.63%) OMEGAMON
9 3 (0.47%) SCCM
9 3 (0.47%) OpenView
9 3 (0.47%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 3 (0.47%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 2 (0.31%) HP SIM
11 1 (0.16%) Oracle Identity Management
11 1 (0.16%) Data Guard
11 1 (0.16%) Tivoli Monitoring
11 1 (0.16%) WSUS
11 1 (0.16%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 203 (31.97%) IBM
2 136 (21.42%) Oracle
3 46 (7.24%) Microsoft
4 30 (4.72%) HP
4 30 (4.72%) CA
5 27 (4.25%) VMware
6 25 (3.94%) Ab Initio
7 24 (3.78%) EMC
8 20 (3.15%) SAP
8 20 (3.15%) Citrix
9 18 (2.83%) Intel
10 13 (2.05%) Teradata
11 12 (1.89%) Red Hat
12 10 (1.57%) BMC
12 10 (1.57%) Cisco
13 9 (1.42%) ServiceNow
14 8 (1.26%) Unisys
14 8 (1.26%) Sybase
14 8 (1.26%) Sun
15 7 (1.10%) webMethods
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