The first 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the England region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 280 282 227
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -55
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 333 301 434
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.69% 0.65% 0.82%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.65% 2.40% 3.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 152 206
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £624 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £337
% change year-on-year
- +18.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 20
Average hourly rate £28.50 £45.00 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.66% +52.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £28.20 £21.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £49.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £24.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+14.58% -17.24%
Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
12543 12553 13378
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 25.81% 27.01% 25.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 7693 7743 7854
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £603
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 504 553 700
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £43.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -21.15%
Mainframe
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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 23 July 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 23 July 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 -20 118 £420 -6.66% 17
North West +14 65 £475 +18.75% 11
East of England +8 37 £270 -58.46% 7
South East -21 32 £340 -15.00% 4
Yorkshire +9 30 £425 +43.45% 2
East Midlands +22 22 £500 +66.66% 2
South West -23 11 £360 -40.37% 3
North East -22 8 £225 -18.18%
West Midlands -15 7 £330 +37.50%
Mainframe
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Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 223 (34.90%) Finance
2 205 (32.08%) IBM
3 153 (23.94%) UNIX
4 148 (23.16%) DB2
5 138 (21.60%) Oracle
6 129 (20.19%) Windows
7 112 (17.53%) IBM Mainframe
8 109 (17.06%) Linux
9 96 (15.02%) Banking
10 84 (13.15%) SQL
11 78 (12.21%) zOS
12 77 (12.05%) Migration
13 76 (11.89%) Stakeholder Management
14 75 (11.74%) COBOL
15 67 (10.49%) JCL
16 66 (10.33%) ITIL
17 61 (9.55%) AIX
17 61 (9.55%) Java
18 60 (9.39%) WebSphere
19 58 (9.08%) CICS
20 52 (8.14%) Management Information System
21 51 (7.98%) Project Management
22 49 (7.67%) .NET
22 49 (7.67%) Retail
23 43 (6.73%) Middleware
24 42 (6.57%) Microsoft
25 41 (6.42%) Change Management
26 38 (5.95%) Service Delivery
27 36 (5.63%) PRINCE2
28 34 (5.32%) CA

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 60 (9.39%) WebSphere
2 58 (9.08%) CICS
3 27 (4.23%) SAS
4 23 (3.60%) Oracle Workflow
5 13 (2.03%) WebLogic
5 13 (2.03%) SharePoint
6 11 (1.72%) Confluence
7 10 (1.56%) WebSphere Application Server
8 9 (1.41%) MQSeries
9 7 (1.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 6 (0.94%) IIS
11 5 (0.78%) IBM Notes
11 5 (0.78%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.78%) MS Exchange
12 4 (0.63%) OpenROAD
12 4 (0.63%) Oracle Service Bus
12 4 (0.63%) Exstream Dialogue
13 3 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
13 3 (0.47%) Apache
Applications
1 25 (3.91%) MS Office
2 18 (2.82%) MS Excel
3 15 (2.35%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.78%) MS Project
5 3 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.63%) Exstream
1 4 (0.63%) Oracle Retail
2 3 (0.47%) Misys Midas
2 3 (0.47%) Staffware
3 2 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.31%) BASE24
3 2 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.16%) SAP FI-CA
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.16%) VisionPLUS
4 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.16%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.16%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.78%) SaaS
2 2 (0.31%) PaaS
2 2 (0.31%) IaaS
3 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (3.44%) SAN
2 21 (3.29%) Firewall
3 15 (2.35%) LAN
3 15 (2.35%) WAN
4 14 (2.19%) LDAP
4 14 (2.19%) Internet
5 11 (1.72%) TCP/IP
5 11 (1.72%) Intranet
6 9 (1.41%) FTP
7 8 (1.25%) SMTP
8 6 (0.94%) SSL
8 6 (0.94%) Network Security
8 6 (0.94%) NAS
9 4 (0.63%) DMZ
10 3 (0.47%) HTTP
10 3 (0.47%) Kerberos
10 3 (0.47%) Intrusion Detection
11 2 (0.31%) VLAN
11 2 (0.31%) OSPF
11 2 (0.31%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (23.16%) DB2
2 33 (5.16%) SQL Server
3 26 (4.07%) Data Warehouse
4 25 (3.91%) Oracle Database
5 12 (1.88%) Relational Database
5 12 (1.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (1.72%) RDBMS
7 10 (1.56%) Adabas
8 9 (1.41%) DTS
9 5 (0.78%) Data Mining
10 4 (0.63%) Ingres
10 4 (0.63%) MS Access
10 4 (0.63%) Crystal Reports
10 4 (0.63%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (0.47%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (0.47%) IDMS
12 2 (0.31%) Base SAS
12 2 (0.31%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 27 (4.23%) ClearCase
1 27 (4.23%) ClearQuest
2 9 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (1.10%) Subversion
3 7 (1.10%) Visual Studio
4 6 (0.94%) JIRA
4 6 (0.94%) ReSharper
4 6 (0.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 5 (0.78%) Jenkins
6 4 (0.63%) CA Gen
6 4 (0.63%) Rational DOORS
6 4 (0.63%) ChangeMan
6 4 (0.63%) LoadRunner
7 2 (0.31%) ERwin
7 2 (0.31%) JMeter
7 2 (0.31%) Bugzilla
7 2 (0.31%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.31%) Maven
8 1 (0.16%) Lombardi
8 1 (0.16%) Toad
General
1 223 (34.90%) Finance
2 96 (15.02%) Banking
3 49 (7.67%) Retail
4 24 (3.76%) Telecoms
5 16 (2.50%) Advertising
6 12 (1.88%) Retail Banking
7 11 (1.72%) Back Office
8 10 (1.56%) Front Office
9 9 (1.41%) Investment Banking
10 6 (0.94%) French Language
11 4 (0.63%) Dutch Language
11 4 (0.63%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.47%) Automotive
12 3 (0.47%) General Ledger
12 3 (0.47%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.47%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.31%) Marketing
13 2 (0.31%) Publishing
13 2 (0.31%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 128 (20.03%) Analyst
2 92 (14.40%) Developer
3 83 (12.99%) Architect
4 60 (9.39%) Project Manager
5 42 (6.57%) Solutions Architect
6 36 (5.63%) Administrator
7 35 (5.48%) Programmer
8 34 (5.32%) Consultant
9 26 (4.07%) Systems Analyst
9 26 (4.07%) Designer
10 23 (3.60%) Business Analyst
11 20 (3.13%) DBA
12 17 (2.66%) Mainframe Developer
13 16 (2.50%) Infrastructure Architect
14 14 (2.19%) Analyst Programmer
14 14 (2.19%) Systems Programmer
15 13 (2.03%) Portal Developer
16 12 (1.88%) Senior Manager
16 12 (1.88%) Technical Architect
16 12 (1.88%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (7.67%) .NET
2 43 (6.73%) Middleware
3 34 (5.32%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 27 (4.23%) Web Services
5 26 (4.07%) XML
6 23 (3.60%) ISPF
7 15 (2.35%) WebCenter
8 13 (2.03%) J2EE
9 11 (1.72%) ASP.NET
10 10 (1.56%) WebSphere MQ
11 9 (1.41%) Spring
12 8 (1.25%) WCF
12 8 (1.25%) LINQ
12 8 (1.25%) HTML
12 8 (1.25%) DOM
12 8 (1.25%) CSS
13 6 (0.94%) JMS
14 5 (0.78%) JSP
15 4 (0.63%) JDBC
15 4 (0.63%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 112 (17.53%) IBM Mainframe
2 52 (8.14%) Management Information System
3 26 (4.07%) AS400
4 17 (2.66%) PMI
5 16 (2.50%) iSeries
6 15 (2.35%) Client/Server
7 12 (1.88%) VSAM
8 11 (1.72%) Clustering
8 11 (1.72%) CMDB
9 10 (1.56%) Replication
10 9 (1.41%) Economics
10 9 (1.41%) Statistics
10 9 (1.41%) Enterprise Storage
11 7 (1.10%) Computer Science
12 6 (0.94%) Tandem
12 6 (0.94%) EPoS
12 6 (0.94%) Open Source
13 5 (0.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 5 (0.78%) PKI
13 5 (0.78%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 153 (23.94%) UNIX
2 129 (20.19%) Windows
3 109 (17.06%) Linux
4 78 (12.21%) zOS
5 61 (9.55%) AIX
6 27 (4.23%) MVS
7 21 (3.29%) Solaris
8 11 (1.72%) VME
9 10 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (1.41%) HPUX
11 6 (0.94%) Windows NT
11 6 (0.94%) SUSE
12 3 (0.47%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.31%) OS/390
13 2 (0.31%) VMS
14 1 (0.16%) OS/400
14 1 (0.16%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (12.05%) Migration
2 76 (11.89%) Stakeholder Management
3 66 (10.33%) ITIL
4 51 (7.98%) Project Management
5 41 (6.42%) Change Management
6 38 (5.95%) Service Delivery
7 36 (5.63%) PRINCE2
8 34 (5.32%) E-Commerce
9 30 (4.69%) Workflow
10 28 (4.38%) SOA
11 26 (4.07%) Business Analysis
12 25 (3.91%) Waterfall
13 23 (3.60%) Incident Management
13 23 (3.60%) Information Security
13 23 (3.60%) Workflow Management
14 20 (3.13%) Data Analysis
15 19 (2.97%) Disaster Recovery
16 18 (2.82%) Configuration Management
16 18 (2.82%) ETL
16 18 (2.82%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 84 (13.15%) SQL
2 75 (11.74%) COBOL
3 67 (10.49%) JCL
4 61 (9.55%) Java
5 28 (4.38%) REXX
6 24 (3.76%) C
7 12 (1.88%) C#
7 12 (1.88%) Shell Script
8 11 (1.72%) VBA
9 10 (1.56%) VB.NET
10 9 (1.41%) NATURAL
11 6 (0.94%) PL/1
12 5 (0.78%) T-SQL
12 5 (0.78%) SELCOPY
13 4 (0.63%) Scala
13 4 (0.63%) Assembly Language
13 4 (0.63%) RPG
14 3 (0.47%) VB
14 3 (0.47%) JavaScript
14 3 (0.47%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (4.23%) Degree
2 26 (4.07%) Security Cleared
3 22 (3.44%) PMI Certification
4 13 (2.03%) PMP
5 9 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
6 8 (1.25%) SC Cleared
7 6 (0.94%) ISTQB
7 6 (0.94%) ISEB
8 5 (0.78%) CISSP
8 5 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (0.78%) CCNP
9 4 (0.63%) MCSE
9 4 (0.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (0.47%) VCP5
10 3 (0.47%) CCNA
10 3 (0.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.31%) GIAC
11 2 (0.31%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.29%) SLA
2 15 (2.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 14 (2.19%) QA
4 3 (0.47%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
System Software
1 31 (4.85%) RACF
2 24 (3.76%) Active Directory
3 16 (2.50%) ACF2
4 14 (2.19%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (1.25%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 4 (0.63%) VMware ESX
6 4 (0.63%) vSphere
7 2 (0.31%) RHEV
7 2 (0.31%) SRDF
7 2 (0.31%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.16%) XenApp
8 1 (0.16%) XenServer
8 1 (0.16%) Samba
Systems Management
1 33 (5.16%) Tivoli
2 19 (2.97%) Control-M
3 14 (2.19%) HP Quality Center
4 9 (1.41%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 6 (0.94%) MAINVIEW
6 5 (0.78%) EMC NetWorker
6 5 (0.78%) BladeLogic
7 4 (0.63%) CA Endevor
7 4 (0.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 3 (0.47%) OpenView
8 3 (0.47%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 3 (0.47%) OMEGAMON
8 3 (0.47%) SCCM
9 2 (0.31%) HP SIM
9 2 (0.31%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 1 (0.16%) Oracle Identity Management
10 1 (0.16%) Data Guard
10 1 (0.16%) WSUS
10 1 (0.16%) Tivoli Monitoring
10 1 (0.16%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 205 (32.08%) IBM
2 138 (21.60%) Oracle
3 42 (6.57%) Microsoft
4 34 (5.32%) HP
4 34 (5.32%) CA
5 27 (4.23%) Ab Initio
6 24 (3.76%) EMC
7 23 (3.60%) VMware
8 20 (3.13%) SAP
9 19 (2.97%) Citrix
10 18 (2.82%) Intel
11 13 (2.03%) Teradata
12 12 (1.88%) Red Hat
13 11 (1.72%) BMC
14 9 (1.41%) Sybase
15 8 (1.25%) Unisys
15 8 (1.25%) Cisco
15 8 (1.25%) Sun
15 8 (1.25%) ServiceNow
16 7 (1.10%) TSYS
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