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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Mainframe
Rank 530 497 522
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +25
Contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe 70 78 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.15% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.49% 0.56% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 34 26
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£400 £370 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £300 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £335 £319
% change year-on-year
+25.37% +5.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Average hourly rate £29.25 £47.50 £30.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.42% +56.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.65 £45.50 £28.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.85 £49.50 £36.08
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 - £30.40

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
14168 13901 14711
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.49% 26.05% 25.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 8470 8528 8544
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 621 614 806
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.69 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+10.23% -39.00%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 -18 65 £400 +9.58% 5
North West +7 24 £425 +29.27%
Manchester +12 18 £425 +41.66%
London -22 18 £333 -11.33% 1
East of England - 8 £383 -
South East -11 5 £305 -26.06%
Buckinghamshire -1 4 £305 -
Milton Keynes -3 4 £305 -
South West -29 4 £590 +114.54% 4
Cheshire -6 3 - -
Devon -10 3 £600 +118.18% 4
Plymouth - 3 £600 - 4
East Midlands +3 2 £500 +284.61%
Scotland -25 2 £300 -20.00%
Knutsford +8 1 - -
Yorkshire +2 1 - -
West Yorkshire 0 1 - -
West Midlands -3 1 £330 -
Edinburgh -14 1 - -
Bournemouth - 1 £415 -
Norwich - 1 £425 -
Warwick - 1 £330 -
Dorset - 1 £415 -
Warwickshire - 1 £330 -
Norfolk - 1 £425 -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Berkshire - - - -

IBM Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 128 (100.00%) IBM
1 128 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 59 (46.09%) Finance
3 57 (44.53%) DB2
4 32 (25.00%) CICS
5 29 (22.66%) Banking
6 27 (21.09%) zOS
6 27 (21.09%) Oracle
7 25 (19.53%) SQL
8 24 (18.75%) UNIX
8 24 (18.75%) Windows
9 23 (17.97%) COBOL
10 21 (16.41%) JCL
10 21 (16.41%) Project Management
11 19 (14.84%) AIX
11 19 (14.84%) Linux
12 17 (13.28%) Microsoft
12 17 (13.28%) Migration
13 16 (12.50%) .NET
14 15 (11.72%) Retail
15 14 (10.94%) Stakeholder Management
15 14 (10.94%) WebSphere
15 14 (10.94%) Java
16 12 (9.38%) C#
16 12 (9.38%) J2EE
16 12 (9.38%) SQL Server
16 12 (9.38%) SAN
17 11 (8.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 11 (8.59%) Telecoms
17 11 (8.59%) Team Foundation Server

IBM Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 32 (25.00%) CICS
2 14 (10.94%) WebSphere
3 6 (4.69%) MQSeries
4 2 (1.56%) SAS
5 1 (0.78%) Papyrus
5 1 (0.78%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.78%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.78%) IIS
5 1 (0.78%) Apache
5 1 (0.78%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (2.34%) MS Office
1 3 (2.34%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (3.91%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (2.34%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (1.56%) Staffware
3 2 (1.56%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.38%) SAN
2 9 (7.03%) Firewall
2 9 (7.03%) NAS
3 3 (2.34%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (2.34%) FTP
3 3 (2.34%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.78%) SSL
4 1 (0.78%) NetScaler
4 1 (0.78%) DMZ
4 1 (0.78%) CTI
4 1 (0.78%) Internet
4 1 (0.78%) LDAP
4 1 (0.78%) LAN
4 1 (0.78%) SMS
4 1 (0.78%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (44.53%) DB2
2 12 (9.38%) SQL Server
3 11 (8.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (7.81%) DTS
5 2 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.78%) QlikView
6 1 (0.78%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.78%) Adabas
6 1 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.78%) IMS/DB
6 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.78%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.78%) Informix
6 1 (0.78%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 11 (8.59%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (6.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 8 (6.25%) Visual Studio
2 8 (6.25%) ReSharper
3 4 (3.13%) Rational DOORS
3 4 (3.13%) JIRA
4 3 (2.34%) CA Gen
5 2 (1.56%) LoadRunner
5 2 (1.56%) JMeter
5 2 (1.56%) ChangeMan
6 1 (0.78%) Lombardi
6 1 (0.78%) Selenium
6 1 (0.78%) Rational Rose
6 1 (0.78%) Toad
6 1 (0.78%) SoapUI
General
1 59 (46.09%) Finance
2 29 (22.66%) Banking
3 15 (11.72%) Retail
4 11 (8.59%) Telecoms
5 6 (4.69%) Financial Institution
6 5 (3.91%) Retail Banking
7 3 (2.34%) German Language
7 3 (2.34%) Spanish Language
7 3 (2.34%) Investment Banking
7 3 (2.34%) General Ledger
8 2 (1.56%) Automotive
8 2 (1.56%) French Language
9 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.78%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 21 (16.41%) Analyst
1 21 (16.41%) Designer
2 18 (14.06%) Architect
3 17 (13.28%) Developer
4 10 (7.81%) Programmer
5 8 (6.25%) Consultant
5 8 (6.25%) Infrastructure Designer
6 7 (5.47%) Systems Programmer
6 7 (5.47%) .NET Designer
6 7 (5.47%) Solutions Architect
6 7 (5.47%) Project Manager
7 6 (4.69%) Solutions Designer
7 6 (4.69%) Mainframe Developer
8 5 (3.91%) Infrastructure Architect
8 5 (3.91%) Administrator
8 5 (3.91%) DBA
8 5 (3.91%) Systems Analyst
8 5 (3.91%) DB2 DBA
8 5 (3.91%) IBM Mainframe Developer
9 4 (3.13%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (12.50%) .NET
2 12 (9.38%) J2EE
3 10 (7.81%) ASP.NET
3 10 (7.81%) Middleware
3 10 (7.81%) WCF
3 10 (7.81%) LINQ
4 9 (7.03%) ISPF
5 5 (3.91%) JNDI
5 5 (3.91%) JMS
5 5 (3.91%) JDBC
5 5 (3.91%) JSP
6 3 (2.34%) Flash
6 3 (2.34%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (1.56%) HTML
7 2 (1.56%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.56%) Web Services
7 2 (1.56%) XML
8 1 (0.78%) SOAP
8 1 (0.78%) ATL
8 1 (0.78%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 128 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 9 (7.03%) Replication
3 6 (4.69%) VSAM
4 5 (3.91%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.13%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.34%) AS400
6 3 (2.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (1.56%) Tandem
7 2 (1.56%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.56%) Open Source
8 1 (0.78%) DataPower
8 1 (0.78%) PKI
8 1 (0.78%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 27 (21.09%) zOS
2 24 (18.75%) UNIX
2 24 (18.75%) Windows
3 19 (14.84%) AIX
3 19 (14.84%) Linux
4 9 (7.03%) MVS
5 3 (2.34%) Solaris
6 2 (1.56%) SUSE
7 1 (0.78%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (16.41%) Project Management
2 17 (13.28%) Migration
3 14 (10.94%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (7.03%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (6.25%) Data Transformation
6 7 (5.47%) Business Analysis
6 7 (5.47%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (3.91%) Information Security
7 5 (3.91%) PRINCE2
7 5 (3.91%) SOA
7 5 (3.91%) Waterfall
7 5 (3.91%) Systems Analysis
8 4 (3.13%) Unit Testing
8 4 (3.13%) Test Management
8 4 (3.13%) Agile Project Management
8 4 (3.13%) Quality Management
8 4 (3.13%) Security Management
8 4 (3.13%) Data Analysis
8 4 (3.13%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 25 (19.53%) SQL
2 23 (17.97%) COBOL
3 21 (16.41%) JCL
4 14 (10.94%) Java
5 12 (9.38%) C#
6 10 (7.81%) VB.NET
6 10 (7.81%) REXX
7 4 (3.13%) PL/1
8 3 (2.34%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.56%) VBA
9 2 (1.56%) Delphi
10 1 (0.78%) C++
10 1 (0.78%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.78%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.78%) VB
10 1 (0.78%) Assembly Language
10 1 (0.78%) SELCOPY
10 1 (0.78%) NATURAL
10 1 (0.78%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (4.69%) Degree
1 6 (4.69%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.34%) SC Cleared
2 3 (2.34%) CISSP
3 2 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.47%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.34%) SLA
3 1 (0.78%) QA
System Software
1 8 (6.25%) RACF
1 8 (6.25%) SRDF
2 4 (3.13%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.56%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 5 (3.91%) Tivoli
2 4 (3.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 4 (3.13%) MAINVIEW
3 2 (1.56%) Control-M
3 2 (1.56%) CA Endevor
4 1 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.78%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.78%) MOM
4 1 (0.78%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 128 (100.00%) IBM
2 27 (21.09%) Oracle
3 17 (13.28%) Microsoft
4 10 (7.81%) CA
5 8 (6.25%) EMC
6 7 (5.47%) SAP
7 6 (4.69%) Intel
7 6 (4.69%) BMC
8 5 (3.91%) Sun
9 4 (3.13%) Cisco
9 4 (3.13%) VMware
9 4 (3.13%) Syncsort
10 3 (2.34%) TIBCO
10 3 (2.34%) NetApp
11 2 (1.56%) Red Hat
11 2 (1.56%) Business Objects
11 2 (1.56%) Remedy
11 2 (1.56%) FatWire
11 2 (1.56%) Teradata
11 2 (1.56%) Endeca
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