The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mainframe over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank - 27 37
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 0 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands - 1.00% 0.33%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 10.53% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate
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- £320 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -8.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £24.00 £30.20
% change year-on-year
+21.87% -20.52%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Midlands region.

Miscellaneous Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
43 19 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 23.89% 9.45% 31.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 32
Average daily rate £225 £334 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.58% -11.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £284 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £413 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 9
Average hourly rate £97.50 - £25.73
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 - £22.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £159.50 - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Mainframe across the Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Mainframe
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Mainframe across the Midlands region.

Mainframe Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

Mainframe
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Mainframe across the Midlands region.

Mainframe Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

Mainframe
Top 14 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) DB2
1 1 (100.00%) AIX
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) ClearCase
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (100.00%) ClearQuest
1 1 (100.00%) Workflow
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Workflow
1 1 (100.00%) Workflow Management
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere Message Broker

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 1 (100.00%) Oracle Workflow
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) ClearCase
1 1 (100.00%) ClearQuest
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Administrator
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) AIX
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Workflow
1 1 (100.00%) Workflow Management
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) IBM