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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 355 275 298
Rank change year-on-year
-80 +23
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 211 287 224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.46% 0.64% 0.54%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.50% 2.05% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 152 130
Average daily rate
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£419 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.51% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £236 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £398 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
Average hourly rate £39.50 £49.00 £75.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.38% -34.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £49.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year
-19.38% +308.33%
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
14113 13986 12675
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.53% 31.42% 30.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 9002 8775 7703
Average daily rate £425 £410 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 577 566 759
Average hourly rate £18.50 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.90% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.38 £11.51 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.38 £17.93 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.48% -10.35%

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 27 January 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
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 27 January 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -71 68 £475 +11.76% 23
North West -11 57 £376 -10.41% 7
South East -23 31 £344 -8.33% 6
East Midlands +18 15 £206 -43.56% 2
South West -9 14 £485 +22.01% 6
West Midlands -2 10 £588 +38.64%
East of England +3 9 £500 +106.18%
North East -24 4 £325 +75.67% 3
Yorkshire -14 2 £494 +19.69% 3
Mainframe
UK

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 207 (37.98%) Finance
2 159 (29.17%) IBM
3 142 (26.06%) DB2
4 132 (24.22%) Banking
5 120 (22.02%) UNIX
6 103 (18.90%) IBM Mainframe
7 97 (17.80%) zOS
8 89 (16.33%) CICS
9 88 (16.15%) JCL
10 86 (15.78%) COBOL
11 81 (14.86%) Oracle
12 74 (13.58%) SQL
13 68 (12.48%) Windows
14 61 (11.19%) Migration
15 57 (10.46%) Project Management
16 55 (10.09%) ITIL
16 55 (10.09%) Linux
16 55 (10.09%) Stakeholder Management
17 52 (9.54%) WebSphere
18 49 (8.99%) Java
19 48 (8.81%) Agile Software Development
20 47 (8.62%) Middleware
21 44 (8.07%) AIX
22 42 (7.71%) ACF2
23 41 (7.52%) Microsoft
24 38 (6.97%) Analytical Skills
25 35 (6.42%) Retail
25 35 (6.42%) VSAM
26 33 (6.06%) RACF
27 32 (5.87%) Management Information System

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 89 (16.33%) CICS
2 52 (9.54%) WebSphere
3 23 (4.22%) SAS
4 21 (3.85%) MQSeries
5 12 (2.20%) Oracle Workflow
6 11 (2.02%) StreamWeaver
6 11 (2.02%) BizTalk Server
7 10 (1.83%) WebSphere Application Server
8 7 (1.28%) WebLogic
8 7 (1.28%) IIS
9 6 (1.10%) SharePoint
9 6 (1.10%) JBoss
10 4 (0.73%) Apache
11 3 (0.55%) CMS
11 3 (0.55%) Exstream Dialogue
11 3 (0.55%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.55%) MS Exchange
12 2 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.37%) Oracle Service Bus
12 2 (0.37%) Commerce Server
Applications
1 19 (3.49%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.47%) MS Office
3 4 (0.73%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.37%) SPSS
4 2 (0.37%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.55%) BASE24
1 3 (0.55%) Exstream
1 3 (0.55%) VisionPLUS
1 3 (0.55%) Misys Midas
2 2 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.18%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.18%) TIBCO iProcess
3 1 (0.18%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.18%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.18%) SaaS
1 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.94%) SAN
2 14 (2.57%) NAS
3 13 (2.39%) FTP
4 9 (1.65%) HTTP
5 8 (1.47%) Firewall
5 8 (1.47%) Internet
5 8 (1.47%) ATM
5 8 (1.47%) TCP/IP
6 7 (1.28%) SMTP
7 6 (1.10%) SSL
7 6 (1.10%) LDAP
8 5 (0.92%) WAN
9 4 (0.73%) Kerberos
9 4 (0.73%) LAN
10 3 (0.55%) SNA
11 2 (0.37%) VLAN
12 1 (0.18%) IP Telephony
12 1 (0.18%) SSH
12 1 (0.18%) Network Security
12 1 (0.18%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 142 (26.06%) DB2
2 19 (3.49%) DataStage
3 17 (3.12%) SQL Server
4 15 (2.75%) Relational Database
5 14 (2.57%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 11 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (1.83%) Oracle Database
7 10 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 10 (1.83%) IMS/DB
8 9 (1.65%) Adabas
9 7 (1.28%) RDBMS
10 6 (1.10%) OLAP
11 5 (0.92%) Easytrieve
12 4 (0.73%) OLAP Cube
12 4 (0.73%) DTS
12 4 (0.73%) SAS Enterprise Guide
12 4 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (0.73%) Essbase
13 3 (0.55%) IDMS
13 3 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 25 (4.59%) ClearCase
2 15 (2.75%) ClearQuest
3 11 (2.02%) PVCS
3 11 (2.02%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (1.10%) JIRA
5 5 (0.92%) SoapUI
6 4 (0.73%) CA Gen
6 4 (0.73%) QuickTest Pro
6 4 (0.73%) Toad
7 3 (0.55%) ChangeMan
7 3 (0.55%) ReSharper
7 3 (0.55%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 3 (0.55%) Ant
7 3 (0.55%) ERwin
7 3 (0.55%) XPEDITER
7 3 (0.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (0.37%) XMLSpy
8 2 (0.37%) JUnit
8 2 (0.37%) Selenium
General
1 207 (37.98%) Finance
2 132 (24.22%) Banking
3 35 (6.42%) Retail
4 16 (2.94%) Telecoms
5 11 (2.02%) Manufacturing
5 11 (2.02%) Retail Banking
6 7 (1.28%) Advertising
6 7 (1.28%) Investment Banking
7 5 (0.92%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.73%) Automotive
9 3 (0.55%) Law
9 3 (0.55%) Spanish Language
9 3 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.37%) Legal
11 1 (0.18%) Billing
11 1 (0.18%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.18%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.18%) French Language
11 1 (0.18%) German Language
11 1 (0.18%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 94 (17.25%) Analyst
2 87 (15.96%) Architect
3 80 (14.68%) Developer
4 41 (7.52%) Programmer
5 40 (7.34%) Project Manager
6 37 (6.79%) Consultant
7 33 (6.06%) Administrator
8 29 (5.32%) Technical Architect
8 29 (5.32%) Mainframe Developer
9 23 (4.22%) DBA
10 22 (4.04%) Systems Programmer
11 21 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
12 17 (3.12%) Designer
13 16 (2.94%) Analyst Developer
14 14 (2.57%) Test Analyst
15 13 (2.39%) Mainframe Architect
16 12 (2.20%) Test Manager
16 12 (2.20%) Analyst Programmer
17 11 (2.02%) Mainframe Programmer
17 11 (2.02%) Mainframe Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (8.62%) Middleware
2 29 (5.32%) .NET
3 20 (3.67%) ISPF
4 17 (3.12%) XML
5 16 (2.94%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 12 (2.20%) WebSphere MQ
7 11 (2.02%) Web Services
7 11 (2.02%) JDBC
7 11 (2.02%) JMS
8 10 (1.83%) J2EE
9 9 (1.65%) JNDI
9 9 (1.65%) JSP
10 8 (1.47%) HTML
11 7 (1.28%) SOAP
11 7 (1.28%) EDI
12 5 (0.92%) ASP.NET
13 4 (0.73%) Oracle Fusion
13 4 (0.73%) CSS
14 3 (0.55%) WCF
14 3 (0.55%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 103 (18.90%) IBM Mainframe
2 38 (6.97%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (6.42%) VSAM
4 32 (5.87%) Management Information System
5 19 (3.49%) AS400
6 13 (2.39%) Data Structures
7 10 (1.83%) iSeries
8 9 (1.65%) Clustering
8 9 (1.65%) SWIFT
9 8 (1.47%) Credit Risk
10 6 (1.10%) Open Source
10 6 (1.10%) Tandem
11 5 (0.92%) Replication
11 5 (0.92%) PMI
12 4 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.73%) DataPower
12 4 (0.73%) Client/Server
13 3 (0.55%) Economics
13 3 (0.55%) Data Conversion
13 3 (0.55%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 120 (22.02%) UNIX
2 97 (17.80%) zOS
3 68 (12.48%) Windows
4 55 (10.09%) Linux
5 44 (8.07%) AIX
6 24 (4.40%) MVS
7 17 (3.12%) Solaris
8 12 (2.20%) Windows NT
9 11 (2.02%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (1.83%) VME
11 9 (1.65%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (1.47%) Windows 2000 Server
12 8 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (1.47%) Windows 2000
13 4 (0.73%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.73%) VMS
13 4 (0.73%) HPUX
14 2 (0.37%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.37%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (11.19%) Migration
2 57 (10.46%) Project Management
3 55 (10.09%) ITIL
3 55 (10.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 48 (8.81%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (5.14%) ETL
6 27 (4.95%) Configuration Management
7 25 (4.59%) Service Delivery
7 25 (4.59%) Change Management
8 23 (4.22%) SOA
9 22 (4.04%) Service Management
10 20 (3.67%) TOGAF
11 19 (3.49%) Workflow
12 17 (3.12%) Waterfall
13 16 (2.94%) Unit Testing
13 16 (2.94%) Release Management
14 15 (2.75%) E-Commerce
15 14 (2.57%) PRINCE2
15 14 (2.57%) Systems Analysis
16 13 (2.39%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 88 (16.15%) JCL
2 86 (15.78%) COBOL
3 74 (13.58%) SQL
4 49 (8.99%) Java
5 28 (5.14%) REXX
6 18 (3.30%) PL/1
7 17 (3.12%) C
8 14 (2.57%) Assembly Language
9 11 (2.02%) C#
10 9 (1.65%) NATURAL
11 8 (1.47%) SELCOPY
11 8 (1.47%) Shell Script
11 8 (1.47%) VB
12 6 (1.10%) Pascal
12 6 (1.10%) RPG
12 6 (1.10%) Perl
13 5 (0.92%) JavaScript
13 5 (0.92%) RPG IV
14 4 (0.73%) RPG/400
14 4 (0.73%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 19 (3.49%) Degree
2 16 (2.94%) Security Cleared
3 10 (1.83%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (1.28%) ISEB
5 6 (1.10%) MCSE
6 5 (0.92%) PMI Certification
7 4 (0.73%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (0.55%) SAS Certification
9 2 (0.37%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.37%) MCP
10 1 (0.18%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.18%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.94%) SLA
2 14 (2.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 12 (2.20%) QA
4 4 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.37%) COBIT
5 2 (0.37%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 42 (7.71%) ACF2
2 33 (6.06%) RACF
3 21 (3.85%) Active Directory
4 15 (2.75%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (1.47%) VMware ESX
6 6 (1.10%) Terminal Services
6 6 (1.10%) ISA Server
6 6 (1.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 5 (0.92%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 3 (0.55%) RHEV
9 2 (0.37%) XenApp
9 2 (0.37%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.37%) Firmware
10 1 (0.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (2.94%) CA Endevor
2 14 (2.57%) OMEGAMON
3 13 (2.39%) Tivoli
4 12 (2.20%) BladeLogic
5 10 (1.83%) HP Quality Center
6 7 (1.28%) SCOM
7 5 (0.92%) Control-M
7 5 (0.92%) CA Wily
8 3 (0.55%) MAINVIEW
8 3 (0.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 2 (0.37%) HP SIM
9 2 (0.37%) Tivoli NetView
9 2 (0.37%) OpenView
9 2 (0.37%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (0.37%) SCCM
10 1 (0.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 1 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.18%) BMC PATROL
10 1 (0.18%) Tivoli Monitoring
10 1 (0.18%) Foglight
Vendors
1 159 (29.17%) IBM
2 81 (14.86%) Oracle
3 41 (7.52%) Microsoft
4 28 (5.14%) CA
5 23 (4.22%) VMware
6 21 (3.85%) HP
7 17 (3.12%) Intel
8 15 (2.75%) BMC
8 15 (2.75%) SAP
9 12 (2.20%) Citrix
10 11 (2.02%) Ab Initio
10 11 (2.02%) Remedy
11 10 (1.83%) Syncsort
12 8 (1.47%) Teradata
13 7 (1.28%) Aquila
13 7 (1.28%) Red Hat
14 6 (1.10%) Sun
14 6 (1.10%) Business Objects
15 5 (0.92%) ICL
15 5 (0.92%) Cisco
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City of London
Orgtel
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
South East
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Market related
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Orgtel
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £450 - £520 Per Day limited company basis
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 6 days ago
Devon
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £540 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester
Orgtel
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Co-operative Group
Rate: From £24,599 to £32,000 per annum + 30% Shift allowance (per annum pro
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £450 - £600 per day + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 21 days ago