The table below looks at the prevalence of the term IBM Mainframe in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM Mainframe over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Mainframe
Rank 572 546 510
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -36
Contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe 53 70 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.090% 0.13% 0.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.28% 0.39% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 38 34
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£445 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.25% +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £255 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £420 £335
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +25.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 2
Average hourly rate £37.50 £29.25 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.20% -38.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.10 £28.65 £45.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.80 £29.85 £49.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £29.25 -
% change year-on-year
+28.20% -

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

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
18706 18006 17289
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.94% 32.38% 32.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 11756 10796 10446
Average daily rate £425 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 717 740 714
Average hourly rate £21.50 £19.70 £18.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.13% +5.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.00 £42.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% +14.28%

IBM Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend

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

IBM Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

IBM Mainframe
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe within the UK.

IBM Mainframe Daily Rate Trend in the UK

IBM Mainframe
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IBM Mainframe within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

IBM Mainframe Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

IBM Mainframe
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IBM Mainframe within the UK.

IBM Mainframe Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

IBM Mainframe
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IBM Mainframe within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

IBM Mainframe Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

IBM Mainframe
Top 26 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM Mainframe within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 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
England -31 46 £435 +8.75% 10
North West -41 14 £425 - 5
London +12 12 £550 +65.41%
Manchester -27 10 £445 +4.70% 1
North East -17 9 - -
Tyne and Wear -18 8 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne -20 8 - -
Bromley - 7 £550 -
Scotland -1 6 £475 +58.33%
Edinburgh -9 6 £475 -
South East -20 4 £383 +25.40%
Norfolk +14 3 £250 -41.17%
Norwich +13 3 £250 -41.17%
East of England -2 3 £250 -34.64%
Basingstoke - 3 £383 -
Hampshire - 3 £383 -
Midlands - 2 - -
East Midlands -8 1 - - 4
Nottingham -10 1 - - 3
Nottinghamshire -10 1 - - 3
Milton Keynes -11 1 - -
South West -13 1 £575 -2.54%
Buckinghamshire -14 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £575 -
Merseyside - 1 - -
Bootle - 1 - -

IBM Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing IBM 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 IBM Mainframe.

1 106 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 105 (99.06%) IBM
3 48 (45.28%) UNIX
4 43 (40.57%) Finance
5 34 (32.08%) zOS
6 24 (22.64%) CA
7 23 (21.70%) SAS
8 22 (20.75%) Windows
8 22 (20.75%) Base SAS
8 22 (20.75%) Data Extraction
8 22 (20.75%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 21 (19.81%) Banking
9 21 (19.81%) Linux
10 18 (16.98%) TCP/IP
10 18 (16.98%) CICS
11 17 (16.04%) Configuration Management
11 17 (16.04%) REXX
11 17 (16.04%) MS Excel
11 17 (16.04%) AIX
11 17 (16.04%) DB2
11 17 (16.04%) System Testing
12 16 (15.09%) Data Analysis
12 16 (15.09%) Firewall
13 15 (14.15%) Microsoft
13 15 (14.15%) FTP
14 14 (13.21%) Oracle
14 14 (13.21%) Change Management
14 14 (13.21%) VMware
14 14 (13.21%) RACF
15 13 (12.26%) Java

IBM Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing IBM 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 IBM Mainframe. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 23 (21.70%) SAS
2 18 (16.98%) CICS
3 9 (8.49%) WebSphere
3 9 (8.49%) SharePoint
4 6 (5.66%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.94%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.94%) IIS
5 1 (0.94%) JBoss
5 1 (0.94%) Apache
5 1 (0.94%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.94%) TPMS
5 1 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 17 (16.04%) MS Excel
2 9 (8.49%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.94%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 18 (16.98%) TCP/IP
2 16 (15.09%) Firewall
3 15 (14.15%) FTP
4 10 (9.43%) Intrusion Detection
5 7 (6.60%) SNA
6 6 (5.66%) SMS
6 6 (5.66%) SMTP
7 4 (3.77%) DNS
8 3 (2.83%) SSL
8 3 (2.83%) SAN
8 3 (2.83%) NAS
9 2 (1.89%) APPN
10 1 (0.94%) LDAP
10 1 (0.94%) Network Security
10 1 (0.94%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (20.75%) Base SAS
1 22 (20.75%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 17 (16.04%) DB2
3 4 (3.77%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.83%) DataStage
5 2 (1.89%) IDMS
6 1 (0.94%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.94%) Easytrieve
6 1 (0.94%) NonStop SQL
6 1 (0.94%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 1 (0.94%) ClearCase
1 1 (0.94%) Subversion
General
1 43 (40.57%) Finance
2 21 (19.81%) Banking
3 3 (2.83%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.89%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.89%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.89%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (21.70%) Analyst
2 18 (16.98%) Developer
3 14 (13.21%) SAS Developer
3 14 (13.21%) Designer
4 11 (10.38%) Administrator
5 10 (9.43%) Security Analyst
5 10 (9.43%) Project Manager
6 7 (6.60%) Architect
6 7 (6.60%) Senior Analyst
6 7 (6.60%) Senior Security Analyst
7 6 (5.66%) SAS Analyst
7 6 (5.66%) Support Engineer
8 5 (4.72%) Programmer
9 4 (3.77%) Consultant
9 4 (3.77%) Analyst Developer
10 3 (2.83%) Senior Project Manager
10 3 (2.83%) Support Analyst
10 3 (2.83%) Senior Manager
10 3 (2.83%) DBA
10 3 (2.83%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.55%) Middleware
2 3 (2.83%) .NET
3 2 (1.89%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (0.94%) Hibernate
4 1 (0.94%) ISPF
4 1 (0.94%) J2EE
4 1 (0.94%) COM+
4 1 (0.94%) EJB
4 1 (0.94%) JSP
4 1 (0.94%) Servlets
4 1 (0.94%) Struts
4 1 (0.94%) Web Services
4 1 (0.94%) XML
4 1 (0.94%) XSD
4 1 (0.94%) JMS
4 1 (0.94%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 106 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 22 (20.75%) Data Extraction
3 9 (8.49%) VSAM
3 9 (8.49%) AS400
4 4 (3.77%) Cryptography
4 4 (3.77%) PKI
4 4 (3.77%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.83%) EFT
6 2 (1.89%) CMDB
7 1 (0.94%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.94%) Economics
7 1 (0.94%) VUI
7 1 (0.94%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.94%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.94%) PMI
7 1 (0.94%) Clustering
7 1 (0.94%) IVR
7 1 (0.94%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 48 (45.28%) UNIX
2 34 (32.08%) zOS
3 22 (20.75%) Windows
4 21 (19.81%) Linux
5 17 (16.04%) AIX
6 13 (12.26%) Solaris
7 4 (3.77%) OS/2
8 3 (2.83%) MVS
9 1 (0.94%) VME
9 1 (0.94%) OS/390
9 1 (0.94%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (16.04%) Configuration Management
1 17 (16.04%) System Testing
2 16 (15.09%) Data Analysis
3 14 (13.21%) Change Management
4 11 (10.38%) Migration
4 11 (10.38%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (10.38%) Project Management
5 10 (9.43%) Information Security
6 9 (8.49%) Content Management
6 9 (8.49%) Penetration Testing
6 9 (8.49%) Security Management
7 8 (7.55%) Technical Architecture
7 8 (7.55%) Problem Management
7 8 (7.55%) Vulnerability Management
8 7 (6.60%) Performance Tuning
8 7 (6.60%) Performance Monitoring
8 7 (6.60%) ITIL
8 7 (6.60%) PRINCE2
9 6 (5.66%) ETL
9 6 (5.66%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 17 (16.04%) REXX
2 13 (12.26%) Java
3 12 (11.32%) SQL
4 11 (10.38%) COBOL
4 11 (10.38%) JCL
5 9 (8.49%) VB
6 8 (7.55%) Shell Script
6 8 (7.55%) Perl
7 7 (6.60%) VBA
8 5 (4.72%) C
9 3 (2.83%) CLIST
10 1 (0.94%) SELCOPY
10 1 (0.94%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.94%) NATURAL
10 1 (0.94%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.94%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 8 (7.55%) CISSP
2 6 (5.66%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.89%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.94%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.94%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.55%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.94%) SLA
2 1 (0.94%) QA
System Software
1 14 (13.21%) RACF
2 12 (11.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (8.49%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 7 (6.60%) Time Sharing Option
5 6 (5.66%) Job Entry Subsystem
6 5 (4.72%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (8.49%) Tivoli
2 8 (7.55%) OMEGAMON
3 6 (5.66%) zSecure
4 1 (0.94%) MAINVIEW
4 1 (0.94%) Control-M
Vendors
1 105 (99.06%) IBM
2 24 (22.64%) CA
3 15 (14.15%) Microsoft
4 14 (13.21%) Oracle
4 14 (13.21%) VMware
5 8 (7.55%) BMC
6 6 (5.66%) HP
7 3 (2.83%) Actimize
8 1 (0.94%) Remedy
8 1 (0.94%) Chordiant
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