The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in IT contracts advertised for the Nottingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mainframe over the 3 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 42 36 33
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -3
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 5 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 1.21% 1.23% 0.96%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.10% 4.65% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Average daily rate
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£320 £500 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £420 £386
% change year-on-year
-1.30% +8.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.90 £30.50 £27.96
% change year-on-year
-28.19% +9.08%
Mainframe
Nottinghamshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Nottingham region.

Miscellaneous Category
Nottingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
82 86 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 19.90% 26.54% 18.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 36 24
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £246 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 8
Average hourly rate £10.50 £13.00 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.23% +4.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-11.62% +1.17%

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in Nottingham

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

Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in Nottingham

Mainframe
Daily Rate Trend in Nottingham

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

Mainframe Daily Rate Trend in Nottingham

Mainframe
Hourly Rate Trend in Nottingham

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

Mainframe Hourly Rate Trend in Nottingham

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Nottingham

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Nottingham 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 9 (69.23%) DB2
1 9 (69.23%) Finance
2 8 (61.54%) DataStage
3 6 (46.15%) COBOL
3 6 (46.15%) SQL
3 6 (46.15%) CICS
4 5 (38.46%) VSAM
4 5 (38.46%) JCL
4 5 (38.46%) Pentaho
5 4 (30.77%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (30.77%) ETL
6 2 (15.38%) ChangeMan
6 2 (15.38%) Release Management
6 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (15.38%) IBM
6 2 (15.38%) Linux
6 2 (15.38%) Configuration Management
6 2 (15.38%) Project Management
7 1 (7.69%) C
7 1 (7.69%) FTP
7 1 (7.69%) .NET
7 1 (7.69%) Java
7 1 (7.69%) Ant
7 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
7 1 (7.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (7.69%) ITIL
7 1 (7.69%) Migration
7 1 (7.69%) Maven
7 1 (7.69%) ISPF
7 1 (7.69%) QA

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Nottingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Nottingham 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 6 (46.15%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (69.23%) DB2
2 8 (61.54%) DataStage
3 5 (38.46%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) ChangeMan
1 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (7.69%) Ant
2 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
2 1 (7.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (7.69%) Maven
2 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
2 1 (7.69%) Subversion
General
1 9 (69.23%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Developer
2 3 (23.08%) Project Manager
2 3 (23.08%) Mainframe Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst Programmer
4 1 (7.69%) Programmer
4 1 (7.69%) Configuration Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) DataStage Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Mainframe Analyst Programmer
4 1 (7.69%) Mainframe Programmer
4 1 (7.69%) Software Manager
4 1 (7.69%) ETL Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Software Configuration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
1 1 (7.69%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) VSAM
2 1 (7.69%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Performance Tuning
1 4 (30.77%) ETL
2 2 (15.38%) Release Management
2 2 (15.38%) Configuration Management
2 2 (15.38%) Project Management
3 1 (7.69%) ITIL
3 1 (7.69%) Migration
3 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) COBOL
1 6 (46.15%) SQL
2 5 (38.46%) JCL
3 1 (7.69%) C
3 1 (7.69%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) IBM