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 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Mainframe
Rank 589 541 521
Rank change year-on-year
-48 -20
Contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe 39 74 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.068% 0.14% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.22% 0.42% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 39 28
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£400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £235 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £408 £288
% change year-on-year
-3.37% +41.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Average hourly rate £37.50 £29.25 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.20% -38.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £29.25 -
% change year-on-year
+28.20% -

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
18056 17465 16882
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.65% 31.94% 33.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 11374 10594 10000
Average daily rate £418 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 676 671 742
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% -6.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.12 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.63% +5.57%

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 July 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 27 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 July 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 -66 28 £413 +13.79% 3
Scotland +3 9 £375 -16.66%
Edinburgh -1 9 £375 -16.66%
North West -32 7 £425 -2.85% 1
London -12 6 £425 +30.76% 1
South East -19 5 £383 +14.60%
Tyne and Wear -20 5 £225 -
North East -22 5 £225 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -23 5 £225 -
South West -1 3 £575 +38.55%
Manchester -26 3 £463 +5.71% 1
Basingstoke - 3 £383 -
Hampshire - 3 £383 -
Buckinghamshire -9 2 £356 +6.74%
Milton Keynes -7 1 £400 +19.85%
East Midlands -8 1 £260 -48.00% 1
City of London -11 1 £425 +36.00%
Merseyside - 1 - -
Midlands - 1 - -
Leicestershire - 1 £260 -
Leicester - 1 £260 -
Bootle - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £575 -
Bromley - 1 - -
Cardiff - 1 - -
Wales - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 - -

IBM Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 91 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 90 (98.90%) IBM
3 35 (38.46%) Finance
4 31 (34.07%) UNIX
5 29 (31.87%) zOS
6 26 (28.57%) DB2
7 22 (24.18%) Banking
8 21 (23.08%) CICS
8 21 (23.08%) REXX
9 20 (21.98%) SAS
9 20 (21.98%) JCL
10 19 (20.88%) Base SAS
10 19 (20.88%) Data Extraction
10 19 (20.88%) SAS Data Integration Studio
11 17 (18.68%) TCP/IP
11 17 (18.68%) Oracle
11 17 (18.68%) COBOL
12 16 (17.58%) CA
13 15 (16.48%) System Testing
14 14 (15.38%) Configuration Management
14 14 (15.38%) Windows
14 14 (15.38%) Linux
15 13 (14.29%) Data Analysis
16 12 (13.19%) RACF
16 12 (13.19%) Change Management
16 12 (13.19%) Firewall
17 11 (12.09%) SQL
18 10 (10.99%) CLIST
18 10 (10.99%) Java
18 10 (10.99%) Microsoft

IBM Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 21 (23.08%) CICS
2 20 (21.98%) SAS
3 8 (8.79%) WebSphere
4 7 (7.69%) MQSeries
5 3 (3.30%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (2.20%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.10%) WebLogic
7 1 (1.10%) IIS
7 1 (1.10%) JBoss
7 1 (1.10%) Apache
7 1 (1.10%) TPMS
Applications
1 8 (8.79%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.20%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 17 (18.68%) TCP/IP
2 12 (13.19%) Firewall
3 9 (9.89%) Intrusion Detection
4 6 (6.59%) FTP
5 4 (4.40%) DNS
6 3 (3.30%) SNA
6 3 (3.30%) SMS
6 3 (3.30%) SMTP
7 2 (2.20%) APPN
8 1 (1.10%) LDAP
8 1 (1.10%) Network Security
8 1 (1.10%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (28.57%) DB2
2 19 (20.88%) Base SAS
2 19 (20.88%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 4 (4.40%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.20%) IMS/DB
5 1 (1.10%) NonStop SQL
5 1 (1.10%) IDMS
5 1 (1.10%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.10%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.10%) Adabas
5 1 (1.10%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.10%) Easytrieve
5 1 (1.10%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.10%) ClearCase
1 1 (1.10%) Subversion
General
1 35 (38.46%) Finance
2 22 (24.18%) Banking
3 2 (2.20%) Financial Institution
3 2 (2.20%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.20%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.10%) Spanish Language
4 1 (1.10%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (24.18%) Analyst
2 20 (21.98%) Developer
3 11 (12.09%) Programmer
3 11 (12.09%) SAS Developer
3 11 (12.09%) Designer
4 9 (9.89%) Security Analyst
5 8 (8.79%) Administrator
6 7 (7.69%) Mainframe Programmer
7 6 (6.59%) Senior Analyst
7 6 (6.59%) Architect
7 6 (6.59%) Senior Security Analyst
8 4 (4.40%) Mainframe Developer
8 4 (4.40%) Technical Architect
9 3 (3.30%) Consultant
9 3 (3.30%) Support Analyst
9 3 (3.30%) Support Engineer
9 3 (3.30%) DBA
9 3 (3.30%) SAS Analyst
9 3 (3.30%) Systems Programmer
9 3 (3.30%) Infrastructure Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.79%) ISPF
2 4 (4.40%) .NET
3 3 (3.30%) WebSphere MQ
3 3 (3.30%) XML
4 2 (2.20%) Middleware
5 1 (1.10%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.10%) XSD
5 1 (1.10%) JMS
5 1 (1.10%) WSDL
5 1 (1.10%) J2EE
5 1 (1.10%) COM+
5 1 (1.10%) EJB
5 1 (1.10%) JSP
5 1 (1.10%) Servlets
5 1 (1.10%) Struts
5 1 (1.10%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 91 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 19 (20.88%) Data Extraction
3 8 (8.79%) AS400
4 7 (7.69%) Computer Science
5 5 (5.49%) VSAM
6 4 (4.40%) Cryptography
6 4 (4.40%) Data Centre
7 2 (2.20%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.20%) CMDB
8 1 (1.10%) Credit Risk
8 1 (1.10%) VUI
8 1 (1.10%) PKI
8 1 (1.10%) PMI
8 1 (1.10%) Smartcard
8 1 (1.10%) Clustering
8 1 (1.10%) IVR
8 1 (1.10%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 31 (34.07%) UNIX
2 29 (31.87%) zOS
3 14 (15.38%) Linux
3 14 (15.38%) Windows
4 9 (9.89%) AIX
5 5 (5.49%) Solaris
6 4 (4.40%) OS/2
7 2 (2.20%) MVS
8 1 (1.10%) VME
8 1 (1.10%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (16.48%) System Testing
2 14 (15.38%) Configuration Management
3 13 (14.29%) Data Analysis
4 12 (13.19%) Change Management
5 9 (9.89%) Information Security
6 8 (8.79%) Migration
6 8 (8.79%) Security Management
6 8 (8.79%) Project Management
6 8 (8.79%) Content Management
6 8 (8.79%) Penetration Testing
7 7 (7.69%) Technical Architecture
7 7 (7.69%) Vulnerability Management
7 7 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
7 7 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
8 6 (6.59%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (5.49%) Validation
9 5 (5.49%) PRINCE2
9 5 (5.49%) Problem Management
10 4 (4.40%) ETL
11 2 (2.20%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 21 (23.08%) REXX
2 20 (21.98%) JCL
3 17 (18.68%) COBOL
4 11 (12.09%) SQL
5 10 (10.99%) Java
5 10 (10.99%) CLIST
6 7 (7.69%) Assembly Language
7 6 (6.59%) VB
8 4 (4.40%) Perl
8 4 (4.40%) Shell Script
9 3 (3.30%) PL/1
9 3 (3.30%) C
10 1 (1.10%) VBA
10 1 (1.10%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.10%) JavaScript
10 1 (1.10%) NATURAL
10 1 (1.10%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 7 (7.69%) CISSP
1 7 (7.69%) Degree
2 3 (3.30%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.10%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.10%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.10%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.69%) PCI DSS
2 6 (6.59%) QA
3 1 (1.10%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (13.19%) RACF
2 8 (8.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.49%) Active Directory
4 4 (4.40%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 4 (4.40%) Time Sharing Option
5 3 (3.30%) Job Entry Subsystem
Systems Management
1 5 (5.49%) OMEGAMON
2 4 (4.40%) Tivoli
3 3 (3.30%) zSecure
4 2 (2.20%) CA Endevor
5 1 (1.10%) Control-M
Vendors
1 90 (98.90%) IBM
2 17 (18.68%) Oracle
3 16 (17.58%) CA
4 10 (10.99%) Microsoft
4 10 (10.99%) VMware
5 7 (7.69%) BMC
6 3 (3.30%) Actimize
6 3 (3.30%) HP
7 2 (2.20%) Aquila
7 2 (2.20%) Syncsort
8 1 (1.10%) Chordiant
8 1 (1.10%) Remedy
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