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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 276 274 283
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +9
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 395 354 314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.74% 0.70% 0.66%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.30% 2.13% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 205 156
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£446 £425 £419
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.94% +1.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £305 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 5
Average hourly rate £37.25 £28.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.03% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £25.25 £17.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 £30.00 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £28.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+33.92% +16.66%
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
17200 16582 15837
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 32.43% 32.80% 33.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 10989 10105 9794
Average daily rate £425 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 672 698 643
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +14.28%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 4 September 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 -4 116 £450 +12.50% 14
North West +1 93 £473 +5.00% 18
South East +7 62 £371 +2.41% 10
Yorkshire -36 34 £450 +5.88% 5
West Midlands +22 24 £425 - 1
North East -13 19 £375 - 1
South West -5 17 £535 -9.32% 2
East Midlands -11 16 £388 -31.11% 9
East of England -22 15 £310 -3.12%
Midlands - 2 - -
Mainframe
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Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 267 (39.09%) Finance
2 177 (25.92%) DB2
3 163 (23.87%) IBM
4 157 (22.99%) UNIX
5 113 (16.54%) zOS
6 111 (16.25%) COBOL
7 110 (16.11%) JCL
8 104 (15.23%) CICS
9 99 (14.49%) CA
10 92 (13.47%) Banking
11 90 (13.18%) WebSphere
11 90 (13.18%) Windows
12 88 (12.88%) Linux
13 85 (12.45%) Oracle
14 81 (11.86%) Migration
15 75 (10.98%) IBM Mainframe
16 73 (10.69%) SQL
17 65 (9.52%) Java
18 63 (9.22%) Agile Software Development
19 59 (8.64%) ITIL
20 58 (8.49%) Middleware
21 56 (8.20%) Project Management
22 51 (7.47%) AIX
22 51 (7.47%) Analytical Skills
22 51 (7.47%) Time Sharing Option
23 45 (6.59%) VSAM
24 43 (6.30%) Data Centre
25 41 (6.00%) RACF
26 40 (5.86%) VME
27 38 (5.56%) Security Cleared

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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
1 104 (15.23%) CICS
2 90 (13.18%) WebSphere
3 29 (4.25%) WebSphere Application Server
4 27 (3.95%) Tuxedo
5 24 (3.51%) SAS
6 15 (2.20%) SharePoint
7 10 (1.46%) MQSeries
8 9 (1.32%) MS Exchange
9 8 (1.17%) JBoss
10 7 (1.02%) Exstream Dialogue
11 5 (0.73%) Apache
11 5 (0.73%) Confluence
12 4 (0.59%) Mule ESB
12 4 (0.59%) Mule
12 4 (0.59%) JCAPS
12 4 (0.59%) WebLogic
12 4 (0.59%) StreamWeaver
13 2 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.29%) CMS
13 2 (0.29%) GlassFish
Applications
1 23 (3.37%) MS Excel
2 20 (2.93%) MS Office
3 9 (1.32%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.29%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (1.02%) Exstream
2 6 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (0.88%) Maximo
2 6 (0.88%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (0.59%) VisionPLUS
4 3 (0.44%) assyst
5 1 (0.15%) Changepoint
5 1 (0.15%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.15%) BASE24
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.15%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.15%) SaaS
1 1 (0.15%) SoftLayer
1 1 (0.15%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (3.66%) FTP
1 25 (3.66%) Firewall
2 23 (3.37%) SSL
2 23 (3.37%) TCP/IP
3 22 (3.22%) SAN
4 12 (1.76%) Internet
5 11 (1.61%) WAN
5 11 (1.61%) LAN
6 9 (1.32%) SMS
6 9 (1.32%) SNA
6 9 (1.32%) SSH
7 8 (1.17%) Intranet
8 7 (1.02%) Kerberos
8 7 (1.02%) Intrusion Detection
9 6 (0.88%) DNS
9 6 (0.88%) SMTP
10 5 (0.73%) LDAP
11 4 (0.59%) NAS
12 3 (0.44%) H.323
13 2 (0.29%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 177 (25.92%) DB2
2 33 (4.83%) SQL Server
3 19 (2.78%) Relational Database
4 16 (2.34%) DataStage
5 15 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
5 15 (2.20%) Oracle Database
6 13 (1.90%) Base SAS
7 12 (1.76%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 11 (1.61%) Adabas
9 9 (1.32%) OLTP
10 8 (1.17%) IDMS
11 6 (0.88%) Oracle Database 10g
12 5 (0.73%) Pentaho
12 5 (0.73%) Data Mining
12 5 (0.73%) MySQL
13 4 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
13 4 (0.59%) Oracle9i Database
13 4 (0.59%) Oracle Database 12c
14 3 (0.44%) NoSQL
14 3 (0.44%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 14 (2.05%) ClearCase
2 13 (1.90%) ClearQuest
3 10 (1.46%) Subversion
4 7 (1.02%) Ant
5 6 (0.88%) JUnit
5 6 (0.88%) HP UFT
6 5 (0.73%) JIRA
6 5 (0.73%) ChangeMan
7 4 (0.59%) Git (software)
7 4 (0.59%) Maven
7 4 (0.59%) ProC
8 3 (0.44%) XMLSpy
8 3 (0.44%) Selenium
9 2 (0.29%) LoadRunner
9 2 (0.29%) WebDriver
9 2 (0.29%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.15%) CA Gen
10 1 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.15%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.15%) Visual Studio
General
1 267 (39.09%) Finance
2 92 (13.47%) Banking
3 37 (5.42%) Retail
4 11 (1.61%) Financial Institution
4 11 (1.61%) Telecoms
5 8 (1.17%) Investment Banking
6 6 (0.88%) Back Office
6 6 (0.88%) Retail Banking
7 4 (0.59%) Dutch Language
7 4 (0.59%) French Language
8 3 (0.44%) Spanish Language
8 3 (0.44%) Billing
8 3 (0.44%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.44%) Advertising
8 3 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.29%) Law
10 1 (0.15%) Legal
10 1 (0.15%) Automotive
10 1 (0.15%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 187 (27.38%) Analyst
2 82 (12.01%) Architect
3 70 (10.25%) Operations Analyst
4 66 (9.66%) Developer
5 54 (7.91%) Project Manager
6 46 (6.73%) Consultant
7 33 (4.83%) Administrator
8 23 (3.37%) Technical Architect
8 23 (3.37%) DBA
9 19 (2.78%) Support Analyst
10 18 (2.64%) Solutions Architect
10 18 (2.64%) Designer
11 17 (2.49%) Infrastructure Architect
11 17 (2.49%) Mainframe Developer
12 16 (2.34%) WebSphere Administrator
12 16 (2.34%) DB2 DBA
13 15 (2.20%) Programmer
13 15 (2.20%) Business Analyst
14 14 (2.05%) Technical Manager
15 12 (1.76%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (8.49%) Middleware
2 31 (4.54%) ISPF
3 29 (4.25%) Web Services
3 29 (4.25%) WebSphere MQ
4 22 (3.22%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 14 (2.05%) XML
5 14 (2.05%) .NET
6 10 (1.46%) Java EE
7 9 (1.32%) Spring
7 9 (1.32%) J2EE
8 8 (1.17%) SOAP
8 8 (1.17%) Hibernate
9 6 (0.88%) JSR 168
9 6 (0.88%) WSDL
10 5 (0.73%) EJB
10 5 (0.73%) JSP
11 4 (0.59%) XSD
11 4 (0.59%) HTML
11 4 (0.59%) Oracle Fusion
12 3 (0.44%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 75 (10.98%) IBM Mainframe
2 51 (7.47%) Analytical Skills
3 45 (6.59%) VSAM
4 43 (6.30%) Data Centre
5 23 (3.37%) AS400
6 14 (2.05%) LPAR
7 13 (1.90%) iSeries
8 12 (1.76%) PKI
9 11 (1.61%) Data Extraction
9 11 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
10 10 (1.46%) Management Information System
11 9 (1.32%) CMDB
12 8 (1.17%) Cryptography
12 8 (1.17%) Client/Server
13 6 (0.88%) BYOD
14 5 (0.73%) Computer Science
15 4 (0.59%) Tandem
15 4 (0.59%) PMI
15 4 (0.59%) Data Integration
15 4 (0.59%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 157 (22.99%) UNIX
2 113 (16.54%) zOS
3 90 (13.18%) Windows
4 88 (12.88%) Linux
5 51 (7.47%) AIX
6 40 (5.86%) VME
7 34 (4.98%) MVS
8 31 (4.54%) Solaris
9 14 (2.05%) OS/390
10 9 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (1.17%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (1.17%) Windows NT
12 6 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (0.44%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.44%) VMS
13 3 (0.44%) HPUX
13 3 (0.44%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.29%) OS/2
14 2 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.15%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (11.86%) Migration
2 63 (9.22%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (8.64%) ITIL
4 56 (8.20%) Project Management
5 37 (5.42%) Change Management
6 36 (5.27%) Stakeholder Management
6 36 (5.27%) SDLC
7 29 (4.25%) PRINCE2
8 28 (4.10%) Configuration Management
9 25 (3.66%) ETL
10 24 (3.51%) Data Modelling
10 24 (3.51%) Information Security
11 21 (3.07%) Incident Management
12 20 (2.93%) Waterfall
13 17 (2.49%) Problem Management
13 17 (2.49%) Enterprise Architecture
14 16 (2.34%) Technical Architecture
14 16 (2.34%) Test Scripting
15 15 (2.20%) Open Source
15 15 (2.20%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 111 (16.25%) COBOL
2 110 (16.11%) JCL
3 73 (10.69%) SQL
4 65 (9.52%) Java
5 38 (5.56%) REXX
6 20 (2.93%) Shell Script
7 18 (2.64%) C
8 14 (2.05%) Perl
9 13 (1.90%) VB
10 10 (1.46%) NATURAL
11 8 (1.17%) VBA
11 8 (1.17%) PL/SQL
11 8 (1.17%) Assembly Language
12 7 (1.02%) JavaScript
13 4 (0.59%) VB6
14 3 (0.44%) Python
14 3 (0.44%) C#
14 3 (0.44%) Scala
15 2 (0.29%) SELCOPY
15 2 (0.29%) CLIST
Qualifications
1 38 (5.56%) Security Cleared
2 19 (2.78%) SC Cleared
3 13 (1.90%) Degree
4 8 (1.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 8 (1.17%) DV Cleared
5 5 (0.73%) CISSP
6 4 (0.59%) PMI Certification
7 3 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.44%) MCSE
7 3 (0.44%) MCSA
7 3 (0.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.29%) IBM Certification
8 2 (0.29%) IBM WebSphere Certification
8 2 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.15%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.15%) PMP
9 1 (0.15%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 1 (0.15%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.15%) ISEB
9 1 (0.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (4.10%) QA
2 13 (1.90%) SLA
3 5 (0.73%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.44%) TickIT
6 2 (0.29%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.15%) FATCA
7 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 51 (7.47%) Time Sharing Option
2 41 (6.00%) RACF
3 26 (3.81%) Active Directory
4 17 (2.49%) Job Entry Subsystem
5 14 (2.05%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 11 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (0.44%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.29%) XenApp
9 1 (0.15%) NFS
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 28 (4.10%) Tivoli
2 20 (2.93%) CA Endevor
2 20 (2.93%) OMEGAMON
3 16 (2.34%) Control-M
4 12 (1.76%) MAINVIEW
4 12 (1.76%) zSecure
5 8 (1.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 5 (0.73%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 5 (0.73%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.44%) SCCM
7 3 (0.44%) SCOM
8 2 (0.29%) CA LISA
9 1 (0.15%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.15%) Nagios
9 1 (0.15%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.15%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 163 (23.87%) IBM
2 99 (14.49%) CA
3 85 (12.45%) Oracle
4 33 (4.83%) Microsoft
5 27 (3.95%) HP
6 23 (3.37%) VMware
7 16 (2.34%) Remedy
8 14 (2.05%) Intel
9 13 (1.90%) Citrix
10 10 (1.46%) SAP
10 10 (1.46%) webMethods
11 9 (1.32%) Ab Initio
12 7 (1.02%) Informatica
12 7 (1.02%) Sybase
12 7 (1.02%) BMC
12 7 (1.02%) ServiceNow
13 6 (0.88%) Actimize
13 6 (0.88%) Cisco
13 6 (0.88%) Red Hat
14 5 (0.73%) TIBCO
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