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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Mainframe
Rank 542 495 544
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +49
Contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe 71 89 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.17% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.40% 0.55% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 37 28
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£400 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £308 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £468 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £354 £325
% change year-on-year
+20.14% +8.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
Average hourly rate - £30.70 £30.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +0.98%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £15.95 £30.40
% change year-on-year
- -47.53%

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
17571 16146 17261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.54% 31.06% 29.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 10696 9949 9991
Average daily rate £400 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £243 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 731 661 874
Average hourly rate £18.73 £18.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.02% -28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

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 18 September 2014.

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
Top 30 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 18 September 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
England -43 66 £400 +11.11% 15
North West +9 23 £425 +18.88% 1
London -28 20 £370 -1.33% 12
Manchester +8 18 £425 - 1
East of England -25 5 £383 -
South West -32 5 £600 +118.18%
South East -12 4 £350 -15.15%
Devon -16 4 £600 +118.18%
Plymouth - 4 £600 -
Milton Keynes -7 3 £350 +12.00%
Buckinghamshire -13 3 £350 +12.00%
East Midlands +8 2 £500 +284.61%
Scotland -26 2 £300 -33.33% 1
Knutsford +12 1 - -
Cheshire +7 1 - -
Edinburgh -11 1 - - 1
West Midlands -15 1 £330 -
Warwick - 1 £330 -
Warwickshire - 1 £330 -
Bournemouth - 1 £415 -
Norwich - 1 £425 -
Dorset - 1 £415 -
Norfolk - 1 £425 -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Burgess Hill - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -

IBM Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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.

1 126 (100.00%) IBM
1 126 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 57 (45.24%) Finance
3 53 (42.06%) DB2
4 31 (24.60%) CICS
5 30 (23.81%) Banking
6 29 (23.02%) zOS
7 25 (19.84%) COBOL
8 24 (19.05%) Oracle
9 22 (17.46%) UNIX
9 22 (17.46%) Project Management
10 21 (16.67%) JCL
10 21 (16.67%) Windows
11 20 (15.87%) SQL
12 19 (15.08%) Agile Software Development
13 17 (13.49%) Microsoft
14 16 (12.70%) AIX
14 16 (12.70%) Linux
14 16 (12.70%) Retail
15 15 (11.90%) Stakeholder Management
15 15 (11.90%) WebSphere
15 15 (11.90%) .NET
16 14 (11.11%) Java
16 14 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
17 13 (10.32%) C#
17 13 (10.32%) Migration
18 11 (8.73%) Telecoms
18 11 (8.73%) Team Foundation Server
18 11 (8.73%) J2EE
18 11 (8.73%) SQL Server

IBM Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 31 (24.60%) CICS
2 15 (11.90%) WebSphere
3 6 (4.76%) MQSeries
4 2 (1.59%) SAS
4 2 (1.59%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.79%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.79%) IIS
5 1 (0.79%) Apache
5 1 (0.79%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.79%) Papyrus
5 1 (0.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (2.38%) MS Office
2 2 (1.59%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (3.97%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (2.38%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (1.59%) Staffware
4 1 (0.79%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.14%) SAN
1 9 (7.14%) Firewall
1 9 (7.14%) NAS
2 3 (2.38%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (2.38%) FTP
2 3 (2.38%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.79%) SSL
3 1 (0.79%) NetScaler
3 1 (0.79%) DMZ
3 1 (0.79%) CTI
3 1 (0.79%) Internet
3 1 (0.79%) LDAP
3 1 (0.79%) LAN
3 1 (0.79%) SMS
3 1 (0.79%) WAN
3 1 (0.79%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (42.06%) DB2
2 11 (8.73%) SQL Server
3 10 (7.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (7.94%) DTS
4 1 (0.79%) Adabas
4 1 (0.79%) DataStage
4 1 (0.79%) IMS/DB
4 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.79%) Informix
4 1 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 11 (8.73%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (6.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 8 (6.35%) Visual Studio
2 8 (6.35%) ReSharper
3 4 (3.17%) Rational DOORS
3 4 (3.17%) JIRA
4 3 (2.38%) CA Gen
5 2 (1.59%) LoadRunner
5 2 (1.59%) JMeter
5 2 (1.59%) ChangeMan
6 1 (0.79%) Lombardi
6 1 (0.79%) Selenium
6 1 (0.79%) Rational Rose
6 1 (0.79%) Toad
6 1 (0.79%) SoapUI
General
1 57 (45.24%) Finance
2 30 (23.81%) Banking
3 16 (12.70%) Retail
4 11 (8.73%) Telecoms
5 6 (4.76%) Financial Institution
6 5 (3.97%) Retail Banking
7 3 (2.38%) German Language
7 3 (2.38%) Spanish Language
7 3 (2.38%) Investment Banking
7 3 (2.38%) General Ledger
8 2 (1.59%) Automotive
8 2 (1.59%) French Language
9 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 21 (16.67%) Analyst
1 21 (16.67%) Designer
2 20 (15.87%) Architect
3 14 (11.11%) Developer
4 10 (7.94%) Programmer
5 9 (7.14%) Project Manager
6 8 (6.35%) Consultant
6 8 (6.35%) Infrastructure Designer
7 7 (5.56%) .NET Designer
7 7 (5.56%) Systems Programmer
7 7 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
8 6 (4.76%) Systems Analyst
8 6 (4.76%) Solutions Designer
9 5 (3.97%) Administrator
9 5 (3.97%) Infrastructure Architect
9 5 (3.97%) Technical Architect
10 4 (3.17%) DBA
10 4 (3.17%) .NET Developer
10 4 (3.17%) Support Analyst
10 4 (3.17%) Mainframe Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (11.90%) .NET
2 11 (8.73%) J2EE
3 10 (7.94%) ASP.NET
3 10 (7.94%) Middleware
3 10 (7.94%) WCF
3 10 (7.94%) LINQ
4 7 (5.56%) ISPF
5 4 (3.17%) Oracle Fusion
5 4 (3.17%) JNDI
5 4 (3.17%) JMS
5 4 (3.17%) JDBC
5 4 (3.17%) JSP
6 2 (1.59%) Web Services
6 2 (1.59%) XML
6 2 (1.59%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (1.59%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.79%) SOAP
7 1 (0.79%) ATL
7 1 (0.79%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 126 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 14 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (7.14%) Replication
4 5 (3.97%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.17%) VSAM
5 4 (3.17%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.38%) Open Source
6 3 (2.38%) AS400
6 3 (2.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (1.59%) Tandem
7 2 (1.59%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.79%) DataPower
8 1 (0.79%) PKI
8 1 (0.79%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 29 (23.02%) zOS
2 22 (17.46%) UNIX
3 21 (16.67%) Windows
4 16 (12.70%) AIX
4 16 (12.70%) Linux
5 7 (5.56%) MVS
6 2 (1.59%) SUSE
7 1 (0.79%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (17.46%) Project Management
2 19 (15.08%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (11.90%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (10.32%) Migration
5 8 (6.35%) Data Transformation
6 7 (5.56%) Business Analysis
6 7 (5.56%) SOA
7 6 (4.76%) Systems Analysis
8 5 (3.97%) Software Engineering
8 5 (3.97%) PRINCE2
8 5 (3.97%) Unit Testing
8 5 (3.97%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (3.97%) Waterfall
9 4 (3.17%) Capacity Management
9 4 (3.17%) Test Management
9 4 (3.17%) Quality Management
9 4 (3.17%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (3.17%) Security Management
9 4 (3.17%) Information Security
9 4 (3.17%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 25 (19.84%) COBOL
2 21 (16.67%) JCL
3 20 (15.87%) SQL
4 14 (11.11%) Java
5 13 (10.32%) C#
6 10 (7.94%) VB.NET
7 7 (5.56%) REXX
8 4 (3.17%) PL/1
9 3 (2.38%) Delphi
10 1 (0.79%) C++
10 1 (0.79%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.79%) VB
10 1 (0.79%) NATURAL
10 1 (0.79%) VBA
10 1 (0.79%) Assembly Language
10 1 (0.79%) SELCOPY
10 1 (0.79%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (4.76%) Degree
1 6 (4.76%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.38%) SC Cleared
2 3 (2.38%) CISSP
3 2 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.56%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.38%) SLA
3 1 (0.79%) QA
System Software
1 10 (7.94%) RACF
2 8 (6.35%) SRDF
3 4 (3.17%) Active Directory
4 3 (2.38%) ACF2
4 3 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.59%) Tivoli
1 2 (1.59%) MAINVIEW
1 2 (1.59%) Control-M
1 2 (1.59%) CA Endevor
2 1 (0.79%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.79%) NetBackup
2 1 (0.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (0.79%) MOM
2 1 (0.79%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 126 (100.00%) IBM
2 24 (19.05%) Oracle
3 17 (13.49%) Microsoft
4 8 (6.35%) EMC
4 8 (6.35%) CA
5 7 (5.56%) SAP
6 6 (4.76%) Sun
6 6 (4.76%) Intel
7 4 (3.17%) BMC
7 4 (3.17%) VMware
7 4 (3.17%) Syncsort
8 3 (2.38%) Teradata
8 3 (2.38%) TIBCO
9 2 (1.59%) Remedy
9 2 (1.59%) FatWire
9 2 (1.59%) Endeca
9 2 (1.59%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.79%) ION Trading
10 1 (0.79%) Aquila
10 1 (0.79%) F5
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