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 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Mainframe
Rank 528 515 521
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +6
Contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe 49 43 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.096% 0.088% 0.048%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.32% 0.29% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 21 10
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£388 £400 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +8.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £325 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £419 £313
% change year-on-year
-17.91% +34.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 -

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
15201 14934 13626
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.91% 30.67% 30.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 9596 9217 8156
Average daily rate £420 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £226 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 613 602 813
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £11.50 £11.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.38 £17.93 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.48% -10.35%

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 January 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
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 27 January 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 -13 47 £375 -3.22% 9
North West -11 18 £295 -22.62% 1
South East -11 13 £363 -17.14% 3
London -11 9 £456 +17.74% 4
Cheshire +9 7 £463 +1.09%
Knutsford +7 6 £463 -5.61%
East Midlands +13 4 - -
City of London +16 2 £431 +9.52%
Edinburgh -8 2 £505 +22.42% 1
Scotland -8 2 £505 +22.42% 1
Manchester -11 2 £431 +30.95% 1
West Midlands - 2 £950 -
Glasgow +1 1 - -
Yorkshire -2 1 £550 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 £550 -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Wilmslow - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Halifax - - - -
Leicester - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
South West - - - - 1

IBM Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 105 (100.00%) IBM
1 105 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 52 (49.52%) Finance
3 43 (40.95%) DB2
4 35 (33.33%) Banking
5 28 (26.67%) CICS
6 27 (25.71%) UNIX
7 22 (20.95%) JCL
8 21 (20.00%) RACF
8 21 (20.00%) zOS
9 20 (19.05%) Oracle
9 20 (19.05%) Project Management
10 18 (17.14%) Migration
10 18 (17.14%) SQL
10 18 (17.14%) Microsoft
10 18 (17.14%) Agile Software Development
11 16 (15.24%) COBOL
11 16 (15.24%) WebSphere
12 14 (13.33%) Java
13 13 (12.38%) REXX
14 12 (11.43%) Retail
14 12 (11.43%) .NET
14 12 (11.43%) Unit Testing
15 10 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
15 10 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
16 9 (8.57%) PL/1
16 9 (8.57%) J2EE
16 9 (8.57%) Windows
16 9 (8.57%) JDBC
16 9 (8.57%) JSP

IBM Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 28 (26.67%) CICS
2 16 (15.24%) WebSphere
3 6 (5.71%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.95%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.95%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.95%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 6 (5.71%) MS Office
2 4 (3.81%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.95%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.95%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.67%) SMTP
2 2 (1.90%) Internet
2 2 (1.90%) ATM
3 1 (0.95%) SMS
3 1 (0.95%) FTP
3 1 (0.95%) RIP
3 1 (0.95%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.95%) SSL
3 1 (0.95%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (40.95%) DB2
2 7 (6.67%) IMS/DB
3 5 (4.76%) Relational Database
3 5 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (3.81%) Easytrieve
5 3 (2.86%) DTS
5 3 (2.86%) SQL Server
6 2 (1.90%) MySQL
6 2 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.95%) Adabas
7 1 (0.95%) DataStage
7 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (3.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (2.86%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (2.86%) ReSharper
3 2 (1.90%) JIRA
3 2 (1.90%) Toad
4 1 (0.95%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.95%) Zephyr
4 1 (0.95%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.95%) Selenium
General
1 52 (49.52%) Finance
2 35 (33.33%) Banking
3 12 (11.43%) Retail
4 8 (7.62%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.81%) Retail Banking
6 3 (2.86%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.90%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 31 (29.52%) Architect
2 17 (16.19%) Technical Architect
3 13 (12.38%) Analyst
4 12 (11.43%) Programmer
5 10 (9.52%) Developer
6 9 (8.57%) Designer
6 9 (8.57%) Mainframe Developer
7 7 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
7 7 (6.67%) IBM Mainframe Developer
7 7 (6.67%) Systems Programmer
8 6 (5.71%) Mainframe Architect
9 5 (4.76%) Analyst Programmer
9 5 (4.76%) Project Manager
10 4 (3.81%) Mainframe Programmer
10 4 (3.81%) Administrator
10 4 (3.81%) DBA
11 3 (2.86%) Integration Engineer
11 3 (2.86%) Consultant
11 3 (2.86%) Solutions Designer
12 2 (1.90%) DB2 Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (11.43%) .NET
2 9 (8.57%) J2EE
2 9 (8.57%) JDBC
2 9 (8.57%) JSP
2 9 (8.57%) JMS
2 9 (8.57%) JNDI
3 8 (7.62%) WebSphere MQ
4 7 (6.67%) XML
5 3 (2.86%) ASP.NET
5 3 (2.86%) Oracle Fusion
5 3 (2.86%) ISPF
5 3 (2.86%) WCF
5 3 (2.86%) LINQ
6 1 (0.95%) ATL
6 1 (0.95%) SOAP
6 1 (0.95%) HTML
6 1 (0.95%) Middleware
6 1 (0.95%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 105 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 10 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 7 (6.67%) VSAM
4 4 (3.81%) Open Source
5 3 (2.86%) AS400
5 3 (2.86%) Replication
6 2 (1.90%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.90%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.95%) HACMP
7 1 (0.95%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.95%) Tandem
7 1 (0.95%) New Media
7 1 (0.95%) iSeries
7 1 (0.95%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 27 (25.71%) UNIX
2 21 (20.00%) zOS
3 9 (8.57%) Windows
4 4 (3.81%) AIX
5 2 (1.90%) Linux
6 1 (0.95%) MVS
6 1 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (19.05%) Project Management
2 18 (17.14%) Migration
2 18 (17.14%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (11.43%) Unit Testing
4 10 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (8.57%) Waterfall
5 9 (8.57%) Software Engineering
6 8 (7.62%) Agile Project Management
6 8 (7.62%) ETL
6 8 (7.62%) TOGAF
7 7 (6.67%) Release Management
8 6 (5.71%) Analytics
9 5 (4.76%) SOA
9 5 (4.76%) Business Analytics
9 5 (4.76%) Enterprise Architecture
9 5 (4.76%) BPEL
9 5 (4.76%) Systems Analysis
9 5 (4.76%) Data Architecture
10 4 (3.81%) Information Assurance
10 4 (3.81%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (20.95%) JCL
2 18 (17.14%) SQL
3 16 (15.24%) COBOL
4 14 (13.33%) Java
5 13 (12.38%) REXX
6 9 (8.57%) PL/1
7 7 (6.67%) C#
8 6 (5.71%) Assembly Language
9 4 (3.81%) Delphi
10 3 (2.86%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.90%) SELCOPY
11 2 (1.90%) C
12 1 (0.95%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.95%) C++
12 1 (0.95%) NATURAL
Qualifications
1 5 (4.76%) Degree
2 3 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.90%) QA
1 2 (1.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.95%) SLA
2 1 (0.95%) COBIT
2 1 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.95%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 21 (20.00%) RACF
2 9 (8.57%) ACF2
3 2 (1.90%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 9 (8.57%) CA Endevor
2 7 (6.67%) OMEGAMON
3 4 (3.81%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.95%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.95%) Control-M
4 1 (0.95%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.95%) SCCM
Vendors
1 105 (100.00%) IBM
2 20 (19.05%) Oracle
3 18 (17.14%) Microsoft
4 8 (7.62%) Syncsort
5 6 (5.71%) Aquila
6 4 (3.81%) Sun
6 4 (3.81%) Intel
6 4 (3.81%) SAP
7 3 (2.86%) Remedy
8 2 (1.90%) Ab Initio
8 2 (1.90%) CA
8 2 (1.90%) Informatica
8 2 (1.90%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.95%) HP
9 1 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.95%) Software AG
9 1 (0.95%) Teradata
9 1 (0.95%) webMethods
9 1 (0.95%) Actimize
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