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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 276 269 258
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -11
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 372 334 393
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.71% 0.70% 0.74%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.30% 2.23% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 174 197
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£425 £409 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.91% +9.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £251 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 15
Average hourly rate £27.00 £19.25 £30.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.25% -36.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £15.92 £24.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £47.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £16.40 £30.40
% change year-on-year
+64.63% -46.05%
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
16162 14993 16176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.97% 31.55% 30.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 9953 9408 9544
Average daily rate £413 £418 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.19% +1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 679 606 799
Average hourly rate £18.54 £18.95 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.15% -24.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 -34 134 £420 -1.29% 28
North West +4 55 £450 +24.13% 10
Yorkshire +22 49 £425 +13.33% 7
East of England +7 44 £320 -50.76% 2
South East -21 36 £425 +3.03% 7
South West -19 21 £498 +10.55% 3
East Midlands +19 14 £563 +332.69%
West Midlands -11 12 £425 +13.33% 3
North East -44 3 - - 4
Mainframe
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Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 236 (35.81%) Finance
2 219 (33.23%) IBM
3 164 (24.89%) DB2
4 143 (21.70%) UNIX
5 139 (21.09%) Oracle
6 114 (17.30%) Windows
7 112 (17.00%) Linux
7 112 (17.00%) IBM Mainframe
8 110 (16.69%) Banking
9 101 (15.33%) zOS
10 96 (14.57%) SQL
11 90 (13.66%) Stakeholder Management
12 88 (13.35%) COBOL
13 78 (11.84%) Analytical Skills
14 77 (11.68%) WebSphere
15 76 (11.53%) JCL
16 75 (11.38%) AIX
17 70 (10.62%) CICS
18 63 (9.56%) Migration
18 63 (9.56%) Management Information System
19 59 (8.95%) ITIL
19 59 (8.95%) Agile Software Development
20 58 (8.80%) Retail
21 54 (8.19%) Middleware
22 52 (7.89%) Project Management
23 49 (7.44%) Service Delivery
24 46 (6.98%) Java
25 45 (6.83%) Workflow
26 43 (6.53%) WebSphere Message Broker
27 41 (6.22%) HP

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 77 (11.68%) WebSphere
2 70 (10.62%) CICS
3 33 (5.01%) Oracle Workflow
4 28 (4.25%) SAS
5 21 (3.19%) MQSeries
6 12 (1.82%) SharePoint
7 11 (1.67%) WebSphere Application Server
8 8 (1.21%) BizTalk Server
9 7 (1.06%) Exstream Dialogue
10 6 (0.91%) WebLogic
10 6 (0.91%) IIS
11 5 (0.76%) IBM Notes
11 5 (0.76%) MS Exchange
12 4 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
13 3 (0.46%) Confluence
13 3 (0.46%) Apache
13 3 (0.46%) StreamWeaver
14 2 (0.30%) Commerce Server
14 2 (0.30%) PowerExchange
14 2 (0.30%) Tomcat
Applications
1 18 (2.73%) MS Office
2 12 (1.82%) MS Visio
3 11 (1.67%) MS Excel
4 5 (0.76%) MS Project
5 3 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.15%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (1.06%) Exstream
2 6 (0.91%) Misys Midas
3 5 (0.76%) BASE24
4 4 (0.61%) VisionPLUS
4 4 (0.61%) Staffware
5 2 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.30%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.15%) SAP FI-CA
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.15%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.30%) SaaS
1 2 (0.30%) PaaS
1 2 (0.30%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (3.79%) SAN
2 18 (2.73%) Internet
3 17 (2.58%) Firewall
4 13 (1.97%) NAS
4 13 (1.97%) LDAP
5 11 (1.67%) LAN
5 11 (1.67%) WAN
5 11 (1.67%) FTP
6 10 (1.52%) TCP/IP
7 9 (1.37%) Intranet
8 8 (1.21%) Kerberos
9 7 (1.06%) SSL
10 6 (0.91%) ATM
11 5 (0.76%) SMTP
12 4 (0.61%) HTTP
12 4 (0.61%) DMZ
13 3 (0.46%) SNA
13 3 (0.46%) Intrusion Detection
14 2 (0.30%) VLAN
14 2 (0.30%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 164 (24.89%) DB2
2 31 (4.70%) SQL Server
3 27 (4.10%) Data Warehouse
4 17 (2.58%) Oracle Database
5 12 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (1.67%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 10 (1.52%) DTS
8 8 (1.21%) Relational Database
9 6 (0.91%) Data Mining
9 6 (0.91%) RDBMS
9 6 (0.91%) DataStage
10 5 (0.76%) OLAP
10 5 (0.76%) Adabas
10 5 (0.76%) NoSQL
11 4 (0.61%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (0.46%) IDMS
12 3 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (0.46%) Essbase
13 2 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 2 (0.30%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 38 (5.77%) ClearCase
1 38 (5.77%) ClearQuest
2 14 (2.12%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (1.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 8 (1.21%) ReSharper
3 8 (1.21%) Visual Studio
4 5 (0.76%) ERwin
5 4 (0.61%) Rational DOORS
6 3 (0.46%) JIRA
6 3 (0.46%) CA Gen
6 3 (0.46%) LoadRunner
6 3 (0.46%) Rational Rose
6 3 (0.46%) Toad
6 3 (0.46%) XPEDITER
7 2 (0.30%) JMeter
7 2 (0.30%) ChangeMan
7 2 (0.30%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (0.30%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.30%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.15%) Jenkins
General
1 236 (35.81%) Finance
2 110 (16.69%) Banking
3 58 (8.80%) Retail
4 18 (2.73%) Telecoms
4 18 (2.73%) Advertising
4 18 (2.73%) Retail Banking
5 8 (1.21%) Front Office
5 8 (1.21%) Back Office
6 7 (1.06%) Financial Institution
7 4 (0.61%) Investment Banking
7 4 (0.61%) General Ledger
7 4 (0.61%) French Language
8 3 (0.46%) Spanish Language
8 3 (0.46%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.30%) Publishing
9 2 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.30%) Automotive
9 2 (0.30%) Law
9 2 (0.30%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.15%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 127 (19.27%) Analyst
2 102 (15.48%) Developer
3 78 (11.84%) Architect
4 60 (9.10%) Project Manager
5 51 (7.74%) Consultant
6 37 (5.61%) Programmer
7 36 (5.46%) Administrator
8 27 (4.10%) Business Analyst
9 25 (3.79%) Solutions Architect
9 25 (3.79%) Designer
10 22 (3.34%) Systems Analyst
11 18 (2.73%) Infrastructure Architect
11 18 (2.73%) Systems Programmer
12 17 (2.58%) Technical Architect
13 14 (2.12%) WebSphere Specialist
13 14 (2.12%) Mainframe Developer
13 14 (2.12%) WebSphere Developer
13 14 (2.12%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
14 13 (1.97%) Portal Developer
15 12 (1.82%) Mainframe Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (8.19%) Middleware
2 43 (6.53%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 36 (5.46%) .NET
4 29 (4.40%) Web Services
5 22 (3.34%) XML
6 21 (3.19%) ISPF
7 16 (2.43%) WebCenter
8 13 (1.97%) WebSphere MQ
8 13 (1.97%) J2EE
8 13 (1.97%) ASP.NET
9 10 (1.52%) WCF
9 10 (1.52%) LINQ
10 8 (1.21%) DOM
11 7 (1.06%) HTML
12 6 (0.91%) JMS
13 5 (0.76%) JSP
13 5 (0.76%) Oracle Fusion
14 4 (0.61%) SOAP
14 4 (0.61%) JDBC
14 4 (0.61%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 112 (17.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 78 (11.84%) Analytical Skills
3 63 (9.56%) Management Information System
4 35 (5.31%) AS400
5 22 (3.34%) PMI
5 22 (3.34%) iSeries
6 21 (3.19%) VSAM
7 13 (1.97%) Clustering
8 11 (1.67%) Economics
9 10 (1.52%) Replication
9 10 (1.52%) Tandem
9 10 (1.52%) Open Source
9 10 (1.52%) SWIFT
10 9 (1.37%) Enterprise Storage
10 9 (1.37%) CMDB
10 9 (1.37%) Credit Risk
10 9 (1.37%) Client/Server
11 8 (1.21%) Statistics
11 8 (1.21%) Computer Science
12 5 (0.76%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 143 (21.70%) UNIX
2 114 (17.30%) Windows
3 112 (17.00%) Linux
4 101 (15.33%) zOS
5 75 (11.38%) AIX
6 38 (5.77%) MVS
7 23 (3.49%) Solaris
8 14 (2.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 13 (1.97%) HPUX
10 9 (1.37%) Windows NT
10 9 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (1.06%) VME
11 7 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (1.06%) VMS
12 4 (0.61%) SUSE
12 4 (0.61%) Windows 2000
13 3 (0.46%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.30%) i5/OS
14 2 (0.30%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (13.66%) Stakeholder Management
2 63 (9.56%) Migration
3 59 (8.95%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (8.95%) ITIL
4 52 (7.89%) Project Management
5 49 (7.44%) Service Delivery
6 45 (6.83%) Workflow
7 36 (5.46%) Change Management
7 36 (5.46%) PRINCE2
8 33 (5.01%) Workflow Management
9 24 (3.64%) Configuration Management
10 23 (3.49%) Business Analysis
10 23 (3.49%) Waterfall
11 21 (3.19%) E-Commerce
11 21 (3.19%) SOA
12 20 (3.03%) Systems Analysis
13 19 (2.88%) Data Analysis
13 19 (2.88%) Information Security
13 19 (2.88%) ETL
14 17 (2.58%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 96 (14.57%) SQL
2 88 (13.35%) COBOL
3 76 (11.53%) JCL
4 46 (6.98%) Java
5 30 (4.55%) C
6 23 (3.49%) REXX
7 18 (2.73%) C#
8 12 (1.82%) VB.NET
9 11 (1.67%) Shell Script
10 9 (1.37%) VBA
10 9 (1.37%) RPG
11 7 (1.06%) Assembly Language
12 6 (0.91%) Scala
12 6 (0.91%) RPG IV
13 5 (0.76%) SELCOPY
13 5 (0.76%) RPG/400
13 5 (0.76%) PL/1
13 5 (0.76%) VB
14 4 (0.61%) PL/SQL
14 4 (0.61%) NATURAL
Qualifications
1 31 (4.70%) Degree
2 26 (3.95%) PMI Certification
3 25 (3.79%) Security Cleared
4 12 (1.82%) PMP
5 9 (1.37%) SC Cleared
5 9 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (1.06%) MCSE
7 4 (0.61%) CCNP
7 4 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.46%) SAS Certification
8 3 (0.46%) CCNA
8 3 (0.46%) ISEB
8 3 (0.46%) CISSP
8 3 (0.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (0.46%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.46%) VCP5
9 1 (0.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.15%) MBA
9 1 (0.15%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.19%) SLA
2 17 (2.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 13 (1.97%) QA
4 4 (0.61%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
System Software
1 36 (5.46%) RACF
2 29 (4.40%) ACF2
3 26 (3.95%) Active Directory
4 18 (2.73%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (0.91%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 6 (0.91%) RHEV
6 4 (0.61%) VMware ESX
7 3 (0.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (0.46%) ISA Server
7 3 (0.46%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.30%) vSphere
9 1 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.15%) Samba
9 1 (0.15%) XenApp
9 1 (0.15%) XenServer
9 1 (0.15%) SRDF
9 1 (0.15%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 19 (2.88%) Tivoli
2 13 (1.97%) Control-M
2 13 (1.97%) HP Quality Center
3 8 (1.21%) CA Endevor
3 8 (1.21%) OMEGAMON
4 7 (1.06%) EMC NetWorker
4 7 (1.06%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 6 (0.91%) BladeLogic
6 5 (0.76%) OpenView
7 4 (0.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 4 (0.61%) MAINVIEW
7 4 (0.61%) HP SIM
8 3 (0.46%) SCCM
8 3 (0.46%) SCOM
9 2 (0.30%) Tivoli Monitoring
9 2 (0.30%) Tivoli NetView
10 1 (0.15%) Tivoli Identity Manager
10 1 (0.15%) CA SiteMinder
10 1 (0.15%) Foglight
10 1 (0.15%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 219 (33.23%) IBM
2 139 (21.09%) Oracle
3 41 (6.22%) HP
4 38 (5.77%) Microsoft
5 36 (5.46%) CA
6 26 (3.95%) VMware
7 24 (3.64%) EMC
8 23 (3.49%) Intel
9 21 (3.19%) Citrix
10 20 (3.03%) SAP
11 16 (2.43%) Red Hat
12 14 (2.12%) Ab Initio
13 11 (1.67%) Sun
14 10 (1.52%) Teradata
15 9 (1.37%) Unisys
16 8 (1.21%) Sybase
16 8 (1.21%) BMC
17 7 (1.06%) Remedy
17 7 (1.06%) TSYS
18 5 (0.76%) Syncsort
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