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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mainframes
Rank 329 372 320
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -52
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 281 226 281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.60% 0.48% 0.62%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.83% 1.52% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 114 143
Average daily rate £450 £404 £417
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.45% -3.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £277 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £666 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £380 £398
% change year-on-year
+11.84% -4.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 2
Average hourly rate £21.19 £39.50 £49.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.34% -19.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.95 £39.50 £39.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.44 £43.00 £58.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £39.50 £49.00
% change year-on-year
-26.58% -19.38%
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
15327 14891 14927
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 32.48% 31.62% 32.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 10014 9364 9160
Average daily rate £425 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 614 641 629
Average hourly rate £21.40 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.88% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £11.50 £11.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+35.71% -

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 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +9 72 £525 +14.13% 21
North West -21 62 £425 +12.58% 2
South East +34 47 £425 +9.67% 3
East of England +14 23 £323 +0.25%
East Midlands -6 23 £250 +21.35% 6
South West +9 18 £450 -6.73% 3
Yorkshire -7 17 £650 +31.64% 7
North East -9 13 £325 - 1
West Midlands -15 6 £485 -17.44% 3
Mainframe
UK

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

1 268 (40.18%) Finance
2 183 (27.44%) IBM
3 159 (23.84%) DB2
4 145 (21.74%) Unix
5 130 (19.49%) zOS
6 128 (19.19%) Windows
7 125 (18.74%) JCL
8 118 (17.69%) CA
9 115 (17.24%) CICS
10 114 (17.09%) Banking
11 110 (16.49%) COBOL
12 102 (15.29%) Linux
13 100 (14.99%) IBM Mainframe
14 82 (12.29%) Migration
15 75 (11.24%) Oracle
16 74 (11.09%) ITIL
16 74 (11.09%) Agile Software Development
17 72 (10.79%) QA
18 66 (9.90%) MVS
19 64 (9.60%) RACF
19 64 (9.60%) WebSphere
20 61 (9.15%) SQL
21 56 (8.40%) Analytical Skills
22 53 (7.95%) Project Management
23 49 (7.35%) Tivoli
24 47 (7.05%) Data Centre
25 46 (6.90%) Java
26 45 (6.75%) ISPF
27 44 (6.60%) REXX
28 43 (6.45%) Change Management

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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
1 115 (17.24%) CICS
2 64 (9.60%) WebSphere
3 30 (4.50%) SAS
4 15 (2.25%) JBoss
5 14 (2.10%) MQSeries
5 14 (2.10%) Tuxedo
6 13 (1.95%) Apache
7 12 (1.80%) WebLogic
8 11 (1.65%) Tomcat
9 8 (1.20%) IIS
10 5 (0.75%) StreamWeaver
10 5 (0.75%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
11 4 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 4 (0.60%) SharePoint
11 4 (0.60%) WebSphere Application Server
12 3 (0.45%) OpenStack
13 2 (0.30%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
14 1 (0.15%) CMS
14 1 (0.15%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 20 (3.00%) MS Excel
2 17 (2.55%) MS Office
3 9 (1.35%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.75%) MS Project
5 1 (0.15%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (1.20%) assyst
2 6 (0.90%) BASE24
2 6 (0.90%) BusinessWorks
3 3 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.30%) SAP FS
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.15%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.15%) SAP hybris
5 1 (0.15%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (0.15%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (0.75%) IaaS
2 5 (0.75%) PaaS
3 2 (0.30%) SaaS
4 1 (0.15%) iPaaS
4 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.15%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (4.35%) FTP
2 20 (3.00%) SSL
3 15 (2.25%) Firewall
4 11 (1.65%) ATM
4 11 (1.65%) TCP/IP
5 10 (1.50%) Internet
6 9 (1.35%) Intrusion Detection
6 9 (1.35%) LAN
6 9 (1.35%) WAN
7 8 (1.20%) WinSCP
8 7 (1.05%) HTTP
9 6 (0.90%) NAS
10 5 (0.75%) HTTPS
10 5 (0.75%) Reverse Proxy
11 4 (0.60%) Wireless
12 3 (0.45%) MPLS
12 3 (0.45%) SMS
12 3 (0.45%) SNA
12 3 (0.45%) VPN
13 2 (0.30%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 159 (23.84%) DB2
2 38 (5.70%) SQL Server
3 26 (3.90%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (2.10%) Base SAS
5 12 (1.80%) Oracle Reports
5 12 (1.80%) SAS EBI
6 11 (1.65%) Easytrieve
6 11 (1.65%) MS Access
6 11 (1.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (1.35%) Oracle Database
8 8 (1.20%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 7 (1.05%) Adabas
9 7 (1.05%) DataStage
9 7 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (0.90%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
10 6 (0.90%) Relational Database
11 5 (0.75%) Apache Cassandra
11 5 (0.75%) NoSQL
12 3 (0.45%) Big Data
12 3 (0.45%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 14 (2.10%) Visual Studio
2 13 (1.95%) ChangeMan
3 11 (1.65%) ClearCase
4 9 (1.35%) ClearQuest
5 7 (1.05%) Eclipse
6 6 (0.90%) CA Gen
6 6 (0.90%) HP UFT
7 5 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (0.60%) LoadRunner
9 3 (0.45%) FishEye
9 3 (0.45%) Git (software)
9 3 (0.45%) Jenkins
9 3 (0.45%) SoapUI
9 3 (0.45%) StarTeam
10 2 (0.30%) LoadUI
10 2 (0.30%) PVCS
10 2 (0.30%) Selenium
10 2 (0.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 2 (0.30%) Subversion
10 2 (0.30%) Toad
General
1 268 (40.18%) Finance
2 114 (17.09%) Banking
3 40 (6.00%) Retail
4 14 (2.10%) Telecoms
5 9 (1.35%) Billing
6 8 (1.20%) Investment Banking
6 8 (1.20%) Marketing
6 8 (1.20%) Retail Banking
6 8 (1.20%) Spanish Language
7 6 (0.90%) Automotive
7 6 (0.90%) Legal
7 6 (0.90%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.75%) Back Office
8 5 (0.75%) Front Office
9 4 (0.60%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.45%) Advertising
11 1 (0.15%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.15%) French Language
Job Titles
1 189 (28.34%) Analyst
2 99 (14.84%) Architect
3 62 (9.30%) Developer
4 55 (8.25%) Operations Analyst
5 54 (8.10%) Mainframe Analyst
6 43 (6.45%) Mainframe Operations Analyst
7 42 (6.30%) CICS Analyst
8 39 (5.85%) Project Manager
9 31 (4.65%) Solutions Architect
10 27 (4.05%) Consultant
11 24 (3.60%) Senior Manager
12 22 (3.30%) Mainframe Developer
13 21 (3.15%) Infrastructure Architect
14 19 (2.85%) Administrator
15 18 (2.70%) Mainframe Architect
16 17 (2.55%) DBA
16 17 (2.55%) Systems Analyst
16 17 (2.55%) Test Manager
17 16 (2.40%) Delivery Manager
17 16 (2.40%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (6.75%) ISPF
2 40 (6.00%) Middleware
3 27 (4.05%) J2EE
4 23 (3.45%) .NET
5 17 (2.55%) IBM Integration Bus
5 17 (2.55%) Web Services
6 15 (2.25%) WebSphere MQ
6 15 (2.25%) XML
7 10 (1.50%) ASP.NET
8 9 (1.35%) JMS
8 9 (1.35%) SOAP
9 8 (1.20%) REST
10 7 (1.05%) Hibernate
10 7 (1.05%) HTML
10 7 (1.05%) jQuery
10 7 (1.05%) Struts
11 6 (0.90%) JAX-WS
11 6 (0.90%) JSON
12 5 (0.75%) JAX-RS
12 5 (0.75%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 100 (14.99%) IBM Mainframe
2 56 (8.40%) Analytical Skills
3 47 (7.05%) Data Centre
4 39 (5.85%) AS400
5 32 (4.80%) Management Information System
6 29 (4.35%) VSAM
7 18 (2.70%) iSeries
8 13 (1.95%) Client/Server
8 13 (1.95%) Tandem
9 11 (1.65%) HACMP
10 10 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (1.35%) PKI
12 6 (0.90%) Security Operations Centre
13 5 (0.75%) Clustering
13 5 (0.75%) Computer Science
13 5 (0.75%) Data Integration
13 5 (0.75%) EMV
14 4 (0.60%) Contactless
14 4 (0.60%) Cryptography
14 4 (0.60%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 145 (21.74%) Unix
2 130 (19.49%) zOS
3 128 (19.19%) Windows
4 102 (15.29%) Linux
5 66 (9.90%) MVS
6 37 (5.55%) AIX
7 31 (4.65%) VME
8 25 (3.75%) Windows NT
9 24 (3.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 15 (2.25%) Solaris
11 12 (1.80%) Windows Server
12 8 (1.20%) CentOS
13 6 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
14 5 (0.75%) SUSE
14 5 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
15 2 (0.30%) HPUX
15 2 (0.30%) OS/2
15 2 (0.30%) VMS
15 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (0.30%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (12.29%) Migration
2 74 (11.09%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (11.09%) ITIL
3 53 (7.95%) Project Management
4 43 (6.45%) Change Management
5 36 (5.40%) Stakeholder Management
6 33 (4.95%) Waterfall
7 30 (4.50%) Problem Management
7 30 (4.50%) Service Management
8 29 (4.35%) SDLC
9 25 (3.75%) Incident Management
9 25 (3.75%) PRINCE2
10 23 (3.45%) Risk Management
11 22 (3.30%) Supplier Management
12 21 (3.15%) Technical Architecture
12 21 (3.15%) Validation
13 20 (3.00%) SOA
13 20 (3.00%) Test Scripting
14 18 (2.70%) Business Intelligence
15 17 (2.55%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 125 (18.74%) JCL
2 110 (16.49%) COBOL
3 61 (9.15%) SQL
4 46 (6.90%) Java
5 44 (6.60%) REXX
6 22 (3.30%) Shell Script
7 17 (2.55%) Perl
8 16 (2.40%) C#
9 15 (2.25%) Assembly Language
10 13 (1.95%) C
10 13 (1.95%) VBA
11 11 (1.65%) CLIST
12 10 (1.50%) C++
12 10 (1.50%) VB
13 9 (1.35%) JavaScript
14 4 (0.60%) NATURAL
14 4 (0.60%) VB6
15 2 (0.30%) ANSI C
16 1 (0.15%) Jython
16 1 (0.15%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 41 (6.15%) Security Cleared
2 13 (1.95%) SC Cleared
3 11 (1.65%) Degree
4 10 (1.50%) BPSS Clearance
5 8 (1.20%) CISSP
6 7 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (0.75%) BICSI Certification
7 5 (0.75%) BICSI RCDD
7 5 (0.75%) DV Cleared
7 5 (0.75%) ISEB
7 5 (0.75%) ISTQB
8 4 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (0.45%) APMP
9 3 (0.45%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.30%) CISM
10 2 (0.30%) IBM Certification
10 2 (0.30%) IBM WebSphere Certification
11 1 (0.15%) ACCA
11 1 (0.15%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (10.79%) QA
2 25 (3.75%) SLA
3 16 (2.40%) PCI DSS
4 8 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.90%) ISO27002
6 5 (0.75%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.45%) COBIT
7 3 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.45%) TickIT
8 2 (0.30%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.15%) SEPA
System Software
1 64 (9.60%) RACF
2 36 (5.40%) Time Sharing Option
3 35 (5.25%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 19 (2.85%) Active Directory
5 16 (2.40%) Job Entry Subsystem
6 15 (2.25%) ACF2
7 11 (1.65%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (0.45%) Docker
8 3 (0.45%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.30%) XenApp
10 1 (0.15%) NFS
10 1 (0.15%) vCloud
10 1 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 49 (7.35%) Tivoli
2 43 (6.45%) CA Endevor
3 27 (4.05%) Control-M
4 20 (3.00%) zSecure
5 10 (1.50%) Tivoli NetView
6 9 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
6 9 (1.35%) OMEGAMON
7 8 (1.20%) CA Wily
8 6 (0.90%) MAINVIEW
9 4 (0.60%) ServiceCenter
10 3 (0.45%) OpenView
10 3 (0.45%) Packer
10 3 (0.45%) SCCM
10 3 (0.45%) vRealize
11 2 (0.30%) DameWare
12 1 (0.15%) BladeLogic
12 1 (0.15%) CA Service Virtualization
12 1 (0.15%) OpenSSO
12 1 (0.15%) SCOM
12 1 (0.15%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 183 (27.44%) IBM
2 118 (17.69%) CA
3 75 (11.24%) Oracle
4 28 (4.20%) Micro Focus
5 25 (3.75%) Microsoft
6 23 (3.45%) VMware
7 20 (3.00%) Red Hat
8 17 (2.55%) HP
8 17 (2.55%) Remedy
9 14 (2.10%) Fujitsu
10 12 (1.80%) Guidewire
11 11 (1.65%) Cognos
11 11 (1.65%) Informatica
12 9 (1.35%) Citrix
13 8 (1.20%) TIBCO
14 6 (0.90%) ServiceNow
15 5 (0.75%) BMC
15 5 (0.75%) Cisco
15 5 (0.75%) SAP
16 3 (0.45%) Intel
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