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 7 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 310 284 299
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +15
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 302 307 264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.61% 0.64% 0.58%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.90% 1.97% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 170 128
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£420 £425 £443
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.17% -3.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £275 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £574 £600 £634
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 2
Average hourly rate £12.50 £28.50 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.14% +60.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £27.50 £17.75
% change year-on-year
-54.54% +54.92%
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
15863 15567 15390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 31.91% 32.51% 33.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 10128 9643 9314
Average daily rate £420 £410 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% -3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 584 594 672
Average hourly rate £18.90 £20.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.80% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £44.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +9.75%

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 7 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 7 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 7 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 -24 86 £425 -5.55% 10
North West -27 61 £416 -7.55% 5
South East -10 38 £385 +6.20% 6
Yorkshire -14 24 £425 - 3
East Midlands -2 23 £391 -13.05% 4
North East -10 20 £410 +82.22% 3
West Midlands +12 17 £425 +28.78% 2
South West -7 15 £535 +78.33% 6
East of England -27 9 £310 +12.72%
Midlands +1 3 - - 1
Mainframe
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Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 7 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.

1 219 (35.84%) Finance
2 171 (27.99%) DB2
3 166 (27.17%) IBM
4 127 (20.79%) COBOL
4 127 (20.79%) UNIX
5 107 (17.51%) JCL
6 96 (15.71%) Banking
7 89 (14.57%) IBM Mainframe
7 89 (14.57%) Windows
8 82 (13.42%) CICS
9 80 (13.09%) Migration
10 79 (12.93%) Oracle
11 77 (12.60%) SQL
12 71 (11.62%) Linux
13 69 (11.29%) zOS
14 63 (10.31%) WebSphere
15 60 (9.82%) Agile Software Development
16 55 (9.00%) Java
17 51 (8.35%) Analytical Skills
18 49 (8.02%) VME
19 47 (7.69%) REXX
20 46 (7.53%) Project Management
21 41 (6.71%) CA
22 40 (6.55%) Data Centre
23 38 (6.22%) Change Management
24 36 (5.89%) ITIL
24 36 (5.89%) Microsoft
25 34 (5.56%) SAS
25 34 (5.56%) Security Cleared
26 33 (5.40%) Active Directory

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 7 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 82 (13.42%) CICS
2 63 (10.31%) WebSphere
3 34 (5.56%) SAS
4 23 (3.76%) Tuxedo
5 22 (3.60%) WebSphere Application Server
6 16 (2.62%) MQSeries
7 11 (1.80%) MS Exchange
8 10 (1.64%) JBoss
9 8 (1.31%) Confluence
10 7 (1.15%) Exstream Dialogue
11 6 (0.98%) Apache
12 5 (0.82%) WebLogic
12 5 (0.82%) SharePoint
13 4 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
13 4 (0.65%) Mule
13 4 (0.65%) JCAPS
13 4 (0.65%) Mule ESB
14 3 (0.49%) TPMS
15 2 (0.33%) GlassFish
15 2 (0.33%) CMS
Applications
1 21 (3.44%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.31%) MS Visio
2 8 (1.31%) MS Office
3 6 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (1.15%) Oracle EBS
1 7 (1.15%) Exstream
2 6 (0.98%) Maximo
2 6 (0.98%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.16%) VisionPLUS
3 1 (0.16%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.16%) SaaS
2 1 (0.16%) PaaS
2 1 (0.16%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 20 (3.27%) Firewall
2 18 (2.95%) TCP/IP
3 15 (2.45%) SAN
4 11 (1.80%) FTP
5 10 (1.64%) LDAP
6 9 (1.47%) LAN
6 9 (1.47%) Intrusion Detection
7 8 (1.31%) WAN
7 8 (1.31%) HTTP
8 7 (1.15%) DNS
9 5 (0.82%) X.509
9 5 (0.82%) Internet
10 4 (0.65%) SNA
10 4 (0.65%) Intranet
10 4 (0.65%) SSL
11 3 (0.49%) SMS
11 3 (0.49%) MPLS
11 3 (0.49%) Network Security
11 3 (0.49%) IP Telephony
12 2 (0.33%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 171 (27.99%) DB2
2 33 (5.40%) SQL Server
3 29 (4.75%) Relational Database
4 19 (3.11%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 19 (3.11%) Base SAS
5 18 (2.95%) Oracle Database
6 12 (1.96%) DataStage
7 10 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (1.64%) Adabas
8 8 (1.31%) MySQL
9 7 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
10 5 (0.82%) OLTP
10 5 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (0.82%) Pentaho
11 4 (0.65%) Oracle Database 10g
11 4 (0.65%) Oracle Database 12c
12 3 (0.49%) NoSQL
12 3 (0.49%) Big Data
13 2 (0.33%) IMS/DB
13 2 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (2.13%) Subversion
2 11 (1.80%) ClearCase
3 10 (1.64%) Ant
3 10 (1.64%) JIRA
4 8 (1.31%) CA Gen
5 7 (1.15%) Jenkins
5 7 (1.15%) ClearQuest
5 7 (1.15%) JUnit
6 6 (0.98%) Maven
6 6 (0.98%) ChangeMan
7 5 (0.82%) Git (software)
8 4 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (0.65%) XMLSpy
8 4 (0.65%) ProC
8 4 (0.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 4 (0.65%) HP UFT
9 3 (0.49%) PVCS
10 2 (0.33%) LoadRunner
10 2 (0.33%) XPEDITER
10 2 (0.33%) Selenium
General
1 219 (35.84%) Finance
2 96 (15.71%) Banking
3 31 (5.07%) Retail
4 15 (2.45%) Telecoms
5 9 (1.47%) Financial Institution
6 8 (1.31%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.15%) Investment Banking
7 7 (1.15%) Retail Banking
8 5 (0.82%) Dutch Language
8 5 (0.82%) French Language
8 5 (0.82%) Back Office
9 4 (0.65%) Spanish Language
10 3 (0.49%) Law
11 2 (0.33%) Advertising
12 1 (0.16%) Legal
12 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.16%) Marketing
12 1 (0.16%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 149 (24.39%) Analyst
2 78 (12.77%) Architect
3 75 (12.27%) Developer
4 60 (9.82%) Project Manager
5 41 (6.71%) Operations Analyst
6 39 (6.38%) Administrator
7 31 (5.07%) Consultant
8 29 (4.75%) Technical Architect
8 29 (4.75%) DBA
9 25 (4.09%) Programmer
10 23 (3.76%) Mainframe Developer
11 19 (3.11%) Support Analyst
12 17 (2.78%) Designer
13 16 (2.62%) Business Analyst
14 15 (2.45%) Solutions Architect
14 15 (2.45%) Technical Analyst
14 15 (2.45%) Technical Manager
14 15 (2.45%) DB2 DBA
15 14 (2.29%) Mainframe Programmer
16 13 (2.13%) COBOL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (5.40%) ISPF
2 30 (4.91%) Middleware
3 28 (4.58%) Web Services
4 24 (3.93%) .NET
5 21 (3.44%) WebSphere MQ
6 16 (2.62%) XML
7 10 (1.64%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 9 (1.47%) J2EE
8 9 (1.47%) Spring
9 8 (1.31%) Hibernate
9 8 (1.31%) Java EE
10 7 (1.15%) WSDL
10 7 (1.15%) SOAP
11 6 (0.98%) JSP
12 5 (0.82%) EJB
12 5 (0.82%) XSD
12 5 (0.82%) .NET Framework
12 5 (0.82%) JSR 168
12 5 (0.82%) jQuery
12 5 (0.82%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 89 (14.57%) IBM Mainframe
2 51 (8.35%) Analytical Skills
3 40 (6.55%) Data Centre
4 28 (4.58%) VSAM
5 23 (3.76%) AS400
6 18 (2.95%) Data Extraction
7 13 (2.13%) LPAR
8 12 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
8 12 (1.96%) iSeries
9 10 (1.64%) PKI
9 10 (1.64%) Computer Science
9 10 (1.64%) Management Information System
10 7 (1.15%) BYOD
11 6 (0.98%) Client/Server
11 6 (0.98%) Replication
12 5 (0.82%) Cryptography
13 4 (0.65%) Data Integration
13 4 (0.65%) Hedge funds
13 4 (0.65%) Data Structures
14 3 (0.49%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 127 (20.79%) UNIX
2 89 (14.57%) Windows
3 71 (11.62%) Linux
4 69 (11.29%) zOS
5 49 (8.02%) VME
6 31 (5.07%) AIX
7 23 (3.76%) MVS
8 15 (2.45%) Solaris
9 10 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (1.47%) OS/390
11 8 (1.31%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (1.15%) Windows NT
12 7 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (0.98%) Windows 2000 Server
14 5 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
15 4 (0.65%) Windows 2000
16 3 (0.49%) HPUX
16 3 (0.49%) Windows 7
16 3 (0.49%) Apple iOS
17 2 (0.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (13.09%) Migration
2 60 (9.82%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (7.53%) Project Management
4 38 (6.22%) Change Management
5 36 (5.89%) ITIL
6 32 (5.24%) SDLC
7 31 (5.07%) Configuration Management
8 27 (4.42%) Stakeholder Management
9 25 (4.09%) ETL
10 24 (3.93%) PRINCE2
10 24 (3.93%) Information Security
11 22 (3.60%) Data Analysis
12 21 (3.44%) Data Modelling
12 21 (3.44%) Waterfall
13 20 (3.27%) Test Scripting
14 17 (2.78%) SOA
14 17 (2.78%) Enterprise Architecture
15 16 (2.62%) Incident Management
15 16 (2.62%) Service Management
16 15 (2.45%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 127 (20.79%) COBOL
2 107 (17.51%) JCL
3 77 (12.60%) SQL
4 55 (9.00%) Java
5 47 (7.69%) REXX
6 22 (3.60%) Assembly Language
7 15 (2.45%) C
8 13 (2.13%) SELCOPY
9 11 (1.80%) Perl
10 10 (1.64%) JavaScript
10 10 (1.64%) Shell Script
11 9 (1.47%) NATURAL
12 6 (0.98%) PL/SQL
13 5 (0.82%) C#
14 4 (0.65%) PL/1
15 3 (0.49%) VBA
15 3 (0.49%) Python
15 3 (0.49%) Smalltalk
15 3 (0.49%) VB
15 3 (0.49%) Scala
Qualifications
1 34 (5.56%) Security Cleared
2 21 (3.44%) Degree
3 18 (2.95%) SC Cleared
4 9 (1.47%) DV Cleared
5 7 (1.15%) CISSP
6 4 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (0.65%) MCSA
7 3 (0.49%) MCSE
7 3 (0.49%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.33%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.33%) MCP
8 2 (0.33%) ISEB
8 2 (0.33%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.16%) PMP
9 1 (0.16%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 1 (0.16%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.16%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.95%) QA
2 14 (2.29%) SLA
3 7 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.15%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.33%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.16%) FATCA
6 1 (0.16%) COBIT
System Software
1 33 (5.40%) Active Directory
2 16 (2.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (2.62%) RACF
3 9 (1.47%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 4 (0.65%) Firmware
5 3 (0.49%) XenApp
5 3 (0.49%) XenDesktop
5 3 (0.49%) ACF2
5 3 (0.49%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.16%) NFS
Systems Management
1 23 (3.76%) Tivoli
2 12 (1.96%) CA Endevor
3 10 (1.64%) OMEGAMON
3 10 (1.64%) Control-M
4 8 (1.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 6 (0.98%) MAINVIEW
5 6 (0.98%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (0.82%) SCOM
6 5 (0.82%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 4 (0.65%) SCCM
8 3 (0.49%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.16%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.16%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (0.16%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.16%) Puppet
9 1 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.16%) Tivoli NetView
9 1 (0.16%) Nagios
9 1 (0.16%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.16%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 166 (27.17%) IBM
2 79 (12.93%) Oracle
3 41 (6.71%) CA
4 36 (5.89%) Microsoft
5 30 (4.91%) VMware
6 16 (2.62%) HP
7 14 (2.29%) webMethods
8 13 (2.13%) Ab Initio
9 11 (1.80%) Remedy
9 11 (1.80%) Citrix
9 11 (1.80%) BMC
9 11 (1.80%) SAP
10 7 (1.15%) Cisco
10 7 (1.15%) Actimize
11 6 (0.98%) ICL
11 6 (0.98%) Informatica
12 5 (0.82%) TIBCO
12 5 (0.82%) Business Objects
13 4 (0.65%) Software AG
13 4 (0.65%) Intel
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