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 30 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Mainframe
Rank 533 480 536
Rank change year-on-year
-53 +56
Contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe 71 107 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.20% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.40% 0.65% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 49 31
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£425 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £319 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £465 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £344
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +16.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 4
Average hourly rate - £30.70 £33.95
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £15.95 £33.95
% change year-on-year
- -53.01%

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
17811 16536 17521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.69% 31.32% 30.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 10937 10252 10194
Average daily rate £410 £413 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.60% +0.60%
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 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 726 660 892
Average hourly rate £18.26 £18.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% -28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £43.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -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 30 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 30 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 -44 67 £425 +14.86% 18
London -9 25 £400 +6.66% 7
North West +6 24 £425 +8.62% 5
Manchester +2 17 £425 - 4
South East -23 4 £339 -17.87% 2
South West -27 4 £600 +118.18% 1
Plymouth - 4 £600 - 1
Devon - 4 £600 - 1
East Midlands +7 2 £500 +284.61%
Cheshire +2 2 - - 1
East of England -18 2 £383 -
Knutsford +8 1 - -
Edinburgh -15 1 - - 2
Scotland -28 1 - - 2
Berkshire - 1 £378 - 2
Norfolk - 1 £425 -
Norwich - 1 £425 -
Swindon - - - -
Warwick - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bournemouth - - - -
Burgess Hill - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
West Midlands - - - -

IBM Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 137 (100.00%) IBM
1 137 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 66 (48.18%) Finance
3 57 (41.61%) DB2
4 39 (28.47%) Banking
5 35 (25.55%) CICS
6 31 (22.63%) zOS
7 26 (18.98%) COBOL
8 24 (17.52%) UNIX
9 23 (16.79%) Oracle
10 22 (16.06%) Project Management
11 20 (14.60%) JCL
11 20 (14.60%) Windows
12 19 (13.87%) Agile Software Development
13 18 (13.14%) Retail
13 18 (13.14%) WebSphere
13 18 (13.14%) SQL
13 18 (13.14%) Microsoft
14 17 (12.41%) AIX
14 17 (12.41%) RACF
15 16 (11.68%) Linux
15 16 (11.68%) .NET
15 16 (11.68%) Migration
16 15 (10.95%) Stakeholder Management
16 15 (10.95%) Analytical Skills
17 14 (10.22%) Java
18 13 (9.49%) C#
19 12 (8.76%) J2EE
19 12 (8.76%) Telecoms
20 11 (8.03%) SQL Server

IBM Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 35 (25.55%) CICS
2 18 (13.14%) WebSphere
3 6 (4.38%) MQSeries
4 4 (2.92%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (1.46%) SAS
6 1 (0.73%) Papyrus
6 1 (0.73%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.73%) Apache
6 1 (0.73%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (2.19%) MS Office
2 2 (1.46%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (3.65%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (2.19%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (1.46%) Staffware
4 1 (0.73%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.73%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.57%) SAN
1 9 (6.57%) Firewall
1 9 (6.57%) NAS
2 4 (2.92%) SMTP
3 3 (2.19%) FTP
3 3 (2.19%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.19%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.73%) NetScaler
4 1 (0.73%) DMZ
4 1 (0.73%) CTI
4 1 (0.73%) Internet
4 1 (0.73%) SSL
4 1 (0.73%) LDAP
4 1 (0.73%) LAN
4 1 (0.73%) SMS
4 1 (0.73%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (41.61%) DB2
2 11 (8.03%) SQL Server
3 10 (7.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (7.30%) DTS
4 1 (0.73%) Adabas
4 1 (0.73%) DataStage
4 1 (0.73%) IMS/DB
4 1 (0.73%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 11 (8.03%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (5.84%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 8 (5.84%) Visual Studio
2 8 (5.84%) ReSharper
3 4 (2.92%) Rational DOORS
3 4 (2.92%) JIRA
4 3 (2.19%) CA Gen
5 2 (1.46%) LoadRunner
5 2 (1.46%) JMeter
5 2 (1.46%) ChangeMan
6 1 (0.73%) Lombardi
6 1 (0.73%) Selenium
6 1 (0.73%) Rational Rose
6 1 (0.73%) Toad
6 1 (0.73%) SoapUI
General
1 66 (48.18%) Finance
2 39 (28.47%) Banking
3 18 (13.14%) Retail
4 12 (8.76%) Telecoms
5 6 (4.38%) Financial Institution
5 6 (4.38%) Retail Banking
6 4 (2.92%) Investment Banking
7 3 (2.19%) General Ledger
7 3 (2.19%) German Language
7 3 (2.19%) Spanish Language
8 2 (1.46%) French Language
8 2 (1.46%) Automotive
9 1 (0.73%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 26 (18.98%) Architect
2 21 (15.33%) Analyst
2 21 (15.33%) Designer
3 14 (10.22%) Developer
4 12 (8.76%) Programmer
5 11 (8.03%) Solutions Architect
6 10 (7.30%) Project Manager
7 9 (6.57%) Systems Programmer
8 8 (5.84%) Infrastructure Designer
8 8 (5.84%) Consultant
9 7 (5.11%) .NET Designer
10 6 (4.38%) Systems Analyst
10 6 (4.38%) Technical Architect
10 6 (4.38%) Solutions Designer
10 6 (4.38%) Administrator
10 6 (4.38%) Infrastructure Architect
11 4 (2.92%) .NET Developer
11 4 (2.92%) Support Analyst
11 4 (2.92%) Mainframe Developer
12 3 (2.19%) Mainframe Operator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (11.68%) .NET
2 12 (8.76%) J2EE
3 10 (7.30%) ASP.NET
3 10 (7.30%) WCF
3 10 (7.30%) LINQ
4 9 (6.57%) Middleware
5 6 (4.38%) ISPF
6 5 (3.65%) JNDI
6 5 (3.65%) JMS
6 5 (3.65%) WebSphere MQ
6 5 (3.65%) JDBC
6 5 (3.65%) JSP
7 4 (2.92%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (1.46%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.46%) Web Services
8 2 (1.46%) XML
9 1 (0.73%) SOAP
9 1 (0.73%) ATL
9 1 (0.73%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 137 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 15 (10.95%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (6.57%) Replication
4 7 (5.11%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.92%) VSAM
5 4 (2.92%) Data Structures
5 4 (2.92%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.19%) Open Source
6 3 (2.19%) AS400
6 3 (2.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (1.46%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.73%) DataPower
8 1 (0.73%) HACMP
8 1 (0.73%) PKI
8 1 (0.73%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 31 (22.63%) zOS
2 24 (17.52%) UNIX
3 20 (14.60%) Windows
4 17 (12.41%) AIX
5 16 (11.68%) Linux
6 7 (5.11%) MVS
7 2 (1.46%) SUSE
8 1 (0.73%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (16.06%) Project Management
2 19 (13.87%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (11.68%) Migration
4 15 (10.95%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (6.57%) Unit Testing
6 8 (5.84%) Data Transformation
6 8 (5.84%) SOA
7 7 (5.11%) Business Analysis
8 6 (4.38%) TOGAF
8 6 (4.38%) Systems Analysis
9 5 (3.65%) Mentoring
9 5 (3.65%) Waterfall
9 5 (3.65%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (3.65%) Software Engineering
9 5 (3.65%) PRINCE2
10 4 (2.92%) ETL
10 4 (2.92%) Security Management
10 4 (2.92%) Quality Management
10 4 (2.92%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (2.92%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 26 (18.98%) COBOL
2 20 (14.60%) JCL
3 18 (13.14%) SQL
4 14 (10.22%) Java
5 13 (9.49%) C#
6 10 (7.30%) VB.NET
7 9 (6.57%) REXX
8 4 (2.92%) PL/1
9 3 (2.19%) Delphi
10 1 (0.73%) C++
10 1 (0.73%) VBA
10 1 (0.73%) Assembly Language
10 1 (0.73%) NATURAL
10 1 (0.73%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.73%) SELCOPY
10 1 (0.73%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (4.38%) Degree
1 6 (4.38%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.19%) SC Cleared
2 3 (2.19%) CISSP
3 2 (1.46%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.84%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.19%) SLA
3 2 (1.46%) QA
4 1 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.73%) COBIT
System Software
1 17 (12.41%) RACF
2 8 (5.84%) SRDF
3 6 (4.38%) ACF2
4 4 (2.92%) Active Directory
5 3 (2.19%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (2.92%) OMEGAMON
2 2 (1.46%) Control-M
2 2 (1.46%) Tivoli
2 2 (1.46%) CA Endevor
3 1 (0.73%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.73%) MOM
3 1 (0.73%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (0.73%) MAINVIEW
3 1 (0.73%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.73%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 137 (100.00%) IBM
2 23 (16.79%) Oracle
3 18 (13.14%) Microsoft
4 8 (5.84%) EMC
4 8 (5.84%) CA
5 7 (5.11%) Intel
5 7 (5.11%) SAP
6 6 (4.38%) Sun
7 4 (2.92%) VMware
7 4 (2.92%) Syncsort
8 3 (2.19%) Teradata
8 3 (2.19%) TIBCO
9 2 (1.46%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.46%) Remedy
9 2 (1.46%) FatWire
9 2 (1.46%) Ab Initio
9 2 (1.46%) BMC
9 2 (1.46%) Endeca
10 1 (0.73%) ION Trading
10 1 (0.73%) Aquila
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