The first 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 9 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category.

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
9 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Mainframe
Rank 501 516 513
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -3
Contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe 77 47 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.094% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.58% 0.35% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 23 23
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£388 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £304 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £550 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £300 £330
% change year-on-year
+22.91% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £29.25 - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 - £25.00
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
13342 13456 13808
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.24% 26.87% 24.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 8151 8114 7997
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 527 603 708
Average hourly rate £20.80 £22.00 £23.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.47% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.42 £11.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £20.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+8.64% -19.00%

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 9 July 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 9 July 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 +4 67 £346 -7.66% 7
North West +7 21 £450 +75.60% 3
Manchester +11 18 £450 +75.60% 2
South East +2 14 £334 - 1
Buckinghamshire +1 13 £334 -
London +1 13 £400 +3.22% 2
Milton Keynes +2 9 £334 -
Scotland 0 9 £450 +16.12%
Edinburgh -14 7 £450 +16.12%
South West -24 4 £358 +30.00% 1
Bristol - 3 £300 -
Warwickshire +3 2 £330 -
Cheshire -7 2 - - 1
West Midlands -13 2 £330 -
Warwick - 2 £330 -
Yorkshire +1 1 - -
West Yorkshire 0 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 £450 -
Dorset - 1 £415 -
Bournemouth - 1 £415 -
Glasgow - 1 £300 -
Hayes - - - -
Horsham - - - -
Knutsford - - - -
Leicester - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Reading - - - -
Slough - - - -

IBM Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 July 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.

1 120 (100.00%) IBM
1 120 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 64 (53.33%) Finance
3 56 (46.67%) DB2
4 33 (27.50%) CICS
5 31 (25.83%) Banking
6 28 (23.33%) Windows
7 25 (20.83%) zOS
7 25 (20.83%) Oracle
7 25 (20.83%) UNIX
8 22 (18.33%) COBOL
9 21 (17.50%) SQL
9 21 (17.50%) AIX
10 19 (15.83%) Linux
10 19 (15.83%) JCL
11 16 (13.33%) Migration
12 15 (12.50%) Telecoms
13 14 (11.67%) SAN
13 14 (11.67%) Microsoft
14 13 (10.83%) WebSphere
14 13 (10.83%) ISPF
15 12 (10.00%) Project Management
15 12 (10.00%) Java
16 11 (9.17%) J2EE
16 11 (9.17%) NAS
17 10 (8.33%) Firewall
17 10 (8.33%) CA
18 9 (7.50%) REXX
18 9 (7.50%) MVS
18 9 (7.50%) .NET

IBM Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 July 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 33 (27.50%) CICS
2 13 (10.83%) WebSphere
3 6 (5.00%) MQSeries
4 4 (3.33%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.67%) SAS
6 1 (0.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.83%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.83%) IIS
6 1 (0.83%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.83%) Apache
6 1 (0.83%) Papyrus
Applications
1 4 (3.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.50%) MS Office
3 1 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (3.33%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.67%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (1.67%) Staffware
3 1 (0.83%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.83%) BASE24
Communications & Networking
1 14 (11.67%) SAN
2 11 (9.17%) NAS
3 10 (8.33%) Firewall
4 3 (2.50%) LAN
4 3 (2.50%) WAN
4 3 (2.50%) FTP
4 3 (2.50%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (1.67%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.83%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.83%) ATM
6 1 (0.83%) LDAP
6 1 (0.83%) DMZ
6 1 (0.83%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (46.67%) DB2
2 7 (5.83%) SQL Server
3 6 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (3.33%) DTS
4 4 (3.33%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.67%) IMS/DB
6 2 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.67%) BusinessObjects XI
6 2 (1.67%) QlikView
6 2 (1.67%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (1.67%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.67%) MS Access
7 1 (0.83%) Informix
Development Applications
1 4 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (3.33%) JIRA
1 4 (3.33%) ReSharper
1 4 (3.33%) Visual Studio
1 4 (3.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (2.50%) CA Gen
2 3 (2.50%) Toad
3 2 (1.67%) ChangeMan
3 2 (1.67%) Bugzilla
3 2 (1.67%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.83%) Rational Rose
4 1 (0.83%) Lombardi
General
1 64 (53.33%) Finance
2 31 (25.83%) Banking
3 15 (12.50%) Telecoms
4 9 (7.50%) Retail
5 6 (5.00%) Financial Institution
6 4 (3.33%) Retail Banking
7 3 (2.50%) Spanish Language
7 3 (2.50%) Investment Banking
7 3 (2.50%) General Ledger
8 2 (1.67%) French Language
8 2 (1.67%) Advertising
8 2 (1.67%) Automotive
9 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.83%) German Language
Job Titles
1 27 (22.50%) Analyst
2 18 (15.00%) Designer
3 17 (14.17%) Developer
4 13 (10.83%) Architect
5 12 (10.00%) Programmer
6 9 (7.50%) Solutions Architect
6 9 (7.50%) Infrastructure Designer
6 9 (7.50%) Systems Programmer
7 8 (6.67%) Mainframe Developer
8 7 (5.83%) Project Manager
8 7 (5.83%) Systems Analyst
8 7 (5.83%) IBM Mainframe Developer
9 6 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
9 6 (5.00%) Solutions Designer
10 5 (4.17%) Test Analyst
11 4 (3.33%) DB2 DBA
11 4 (3.33%) .NET Designer
11 4 (3.33%) Consultant
11 4 (3.33%) DBA
11 4 (3.33%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (10.83%) ISPF
2 11 (9.17%) J2EE
3 9 (7.50%) .NET
4 8 (6.67%) Middleware
5 4 (3.33%) JNDI
5 4 (3.33%) LINQ
5 4 (3.33%) WCF
5 4 (3.33%) ASP.NET
5 4 (3.33%) JDBC
5 4 (3.33%) JSP
5 4 (3.33%) JMS
6 3 (2.50%) Flash
7 2 (1.67%) MDX
7 2 (1.67%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (1.67%) Web Services
7 2 (1.67%) HTML
8 1 (0.83%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 120 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 9 (7.50%) Replication
3 6 (5.00%) VSAM
4 5 (4.17%) AS400
5 4 (3.33%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (2.50%) Tandem
7 2 (1.67%) Data Extraction
7 2 (1.67%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.67%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.83%) PKI
8 1 (0.83%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 28 (23.33%) Windows
2 25 (20.83%) zOS
2 25 (20.83%) UNIX
3 21 (17.50%) AIX
4 19 (15.83%) Linux
5 9 (7.50%) MVS
6 3 (2.50%) Solaris
7 2 (1.67%) SUSE
8 1 (0.83%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (13.33%) Migration
2 12 (10.00%) Project Management
3 7 (5.83%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (5.83%) Information Security
4 6 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
4 6 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (4.17%) Risk Management
5 5 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (4.17%) Test Scripting
5 5 (4.17%) Waterfall
5 5 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (4.17%) Business Analysis
6 4 (3.33%) Data Analysis
6 4 (3.33%) Systems Analysis
6 4 (3.33%) System Testing
6 4 (3.33%) Security Management
6 4 (3.33%) ERP
6 4 (3.33%) Data Transformation
7 3 (2.50%) Agile Project Management
7 3 (2.50%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (18.33%) COBOL
2 21 (17.50%) SQL
3 19 (15.83%) JCL
4 12 (10.00%) Java
5 9 (7.50%) REXX
6 4 (3.33%) PL/1
6 4 (3.33%) C#
6 4 (3.33%) VB.NET
7 3 (2.50%) VBA
7 3 (2.50%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.67%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.67%) SELCOPY
9 1 (0.83%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (7.50%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.50%) CISSP
2 3 (2.50%) Degree
2 3 (2.50%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.67%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.67%) ISEB
4 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.00%) PCI DSS
2 4 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (6.67%) SRDF
2 6 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (5.00%) RACF
3 3 (2.50%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.67%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 4 (3.33%) MAINVIEW
1 4 (3.33%) Control-M
2 3 (2.50%) Tivoli
2 3 (2.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (1.67%) CA Endevor
4 1 (0.83%) MOM
4 1 (0.83%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.83%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 120 (100.00%) IBM
2 25 (20.83%) Oracle
3 14 (11.67%) Microsoft
4 10 (8.33%) CA
5 9 (7.50%) Intel
6 8 (6.67%) EMC
7 7 (5.83%) VMware
8 6 (5.00%) BMC
9 4 (3.33%) SAP
9 4 (3.33%) Cisco
10 3 (2.50%) Sun
10 3 (2.50%) NetApp
10 3 (2.50%) Syncsort
11 2 (1.67%) Teradata
11 2 (1.67%) FatWire
11 2 (1.67%) Endeca
11 2 (1.67%) Red Hat
11 2 (1.67%) Remedy
11 2 (1.67%) Business Objects
12 1 (0.83%) Unisys
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