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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Mainframe
Rank 537 549 502
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -47
Contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe 57 51 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.092% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.34% 0.30% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 20 29
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£450 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £346
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £448 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
+37.69% -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
16828 17126 14998
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.20% 31.02% 30.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 10345 10546 8944
Average daily rate £425 £405 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% -4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £236 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 636 660 681
Average hourly rate £18.90 £21.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.09% -2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.25 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-11.62% +1.17%

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 24 April 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 24 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 24 April 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 +10 54 £450 +38.46% 10
North West -8 28 £450 +7.14% 4
Manchester -8 14 £450 -
South East -7 11 £383 +27.50%
Buckinghamshire +2 8 £325 -
Milton Keynes -1 8 £325 -
London +6 7 £550 +25.71% 3
South West +4 4 £395 +43.63%
Cheshire -5 4 - - 4
Bristol +6 3 £395 +31.66%
Scotland +1 3 £485 -1.02% 1
Edinburgh -2 3 £485 -1.02% 1
Basingstoke - 3 £384 -
Hampshire - 3 £384 -
East of England +23 2 £445 +36.92%
Lancashire +6 2 £285 +3.63%
Bedfordshire - 2 £445 -
Wiltshire +11 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Midlands - 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 £600 -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Bingley - 1 - -
Knutsford - 1 - -

IBM Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 102 (100.00%) IBM
1 102 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 45 (44.12%) Finance
3 40 (39.22%) DB2
4 39 (38.24%) UNIX
5 30 (29.41%) Banking
6 27 (26.47%) JCL
7 21 (20.59%) Oracle
7 21 (20.59%) CICS
8 19 (18.63%) SAS
9 18 (17.65%) Base SAS
9 18 (17.65%) Data Extraction
9 18 (17.65%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 17 (16.67%) COBOL
10 17 (16.67%) REXX
10 17 (16.67%) Migration
11 16 (15.69%) SQL
12 15 (14.71%) Microsoft
12 15 (14.71%) zOS
13 14 (13.73%) System Testing
13 14 (13.73%) Data Analysis
13 14 (13.73%) WebSphere
14 12 (11.76%) Degree
14 12 (11.76%) PL/1
14 12 (11.76%) Configuration Management
15 11 (10.78%) TCP/IP
15 11 (10.78%) ETL
15 11 (10.78%) Windows
15 11 (10.78%) CA Endevor
15 11 (10.78%) Agile Software Development

IBM Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (20.59%) CICS
2 19 (18.63%) SAS
3 14 (13.73%) WebSphere
4 8 (7.84%) MQSeries
5 3 (2.94%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (1.96%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.98%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.98%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.98%) JBoss
7 1 (0.98%) Apache
Applications
1 6 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.96%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.78%) TCP/IP
2 10 (9.80%) Firewall
3 6 (5.88%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (2.94%) FTP
5 2 (1.96%) ATM
5 2 (1.96%) Internet
5 2 (1.96%) APPN
6 1 (0.98%) LDAP
6 1 (0.98%) RIP
6 1 (0.98%) SSL
6 1 (0.98%) SSH
6 1 (0.98%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (39.22%) DB2
2 18 (17.65%) Base SAS
2 18 (17.65%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 9 (8.82%) IMS/DB
4 7 (6.86%) Relational Database
5 5 (4.90%) Oracle Database
6 4 (3.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (2.94%) MySQL
8 1 (0.98%) SQL Server
8 1 (0.98%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.98%) DTS
8 1 (0.98%) Easytrieve
Development Applications
1 2 (1.96%) ClearCase
2 1 (0.98%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.98%) Toad
2 1 (0.98%) JIRA
2 1 (0.98%) ReSharper
2 1 (0.98%) Subversion
2 1 (0.98%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.98%) Zephyr
General
1 45 (44.12%) Finance
2 30 (29.41%) Banking
3 3 (2.94%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.94%) Spanish Language
4 2 (1.96%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.98%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.98%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.98%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (24.51%) Analyst
2 24 (23.53%) Developer
3 16 (15.69%) Architect
4 14 (13.73%) Programmer
5 13 (12.75%) Mainframe Developer
6 11 (10.78%) Technical Architect
6 11 (10.78%) Designer
7 10 (9.80%) SAS Developer
8 9 (8.82%) IBM Mainframe Developer
9 6 (5.88%) Analyst Programmer
9 6 (5.88%) Mainframe Programmer
9 6 (5.88%) Security Analyst
10 4 (3.92%) Test Leader
10 4 (3.92%) Senior Security Analyst
10 4 (3.92%) Senior Analyst
10 4 (3.92%) Consultant
10 4 (3.92%) Test Analyst
10 4 (3.92%) DBA
11 3 (2.94%) Integration Engineer
12 2 (1.96%) DB2 Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.80%) ISPF
1 10 (9.80%) XML
2 8 (7.84%) .NET
3 7 (6.86%) J2EE
3 7 (6.86%) JSP
3 7 (6.86%) JMS
4 6 (5.88%) JNDI
4 6 (5.88%) JDBC
5 2 (1.96%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.98%) HTML
6 1 (0.98%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.98%) EJB
6 1 (0.98%) Servlets
6 1 (0.98%) Struts
6 1 (0.98%) Web Services
6 1 (0.98%) XSD
6 1 (0.98%) WSDL
6 1 (0.98%) Hibernate
6 1 (0.98%) Java EE
6 1 (0.98%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 102 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 18 (17.65%) Data Extraction
3 8 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (7.84%) AS400
4 7 (6.86%) Computer Science
5 5 (4.90%) Cryptography
6 3 (2.94%) Replication
6 3 (2.94%) VSAM
7 2 (1.96%) CMDB
7 2 (1.96%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.98%) PMI
8 1 (0.98%) Smartcard
8 1 (0.98%) HACMP
8 1 (0.98%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.98%) Clustering
8 1 (0.98%) IVR
8 1 (0.98%) PKI
8 1 (0.98%) New Media
8 1 (0.98%) iSeries
8 1 (0.98%) VUI
Operating Systems
1 39 (38.24%) UNIX
2 15 (14.71%) zOS
3 11 (10.78%) Windows
4 10 (9.80%) Linux
5 5 (4.90%) AIX
6 1 (0.98%) HPUX
6 1 (0.98%) Solaris
6 1 (0.98%) OS/2
6 1 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (16.67%) Migration
2 14 (13.73%) System Testing
2 14 (13.73%) Data Analysis
3 12 (11.76%) Configuration Management
4 11 (10.78%) ETL
4 11 (10.78%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (9.80%) Project Management
6 9 (8.82%) Release Management
7 7 (6.86%) BPEL
7 7 (6.86%) Analytics
7 7 (6.86%) Agile Project Management
7 7 (6.86%) Business Analytics
7 7 (6.86%) Waterfall
8 6 (5.88%) Information Security
9 5 (4.90%) Security Management
9 5 (4.90%) Technical Architecture
9 5 (4.90%) Content Management
9 5 (4.90%) Penetration Testing
9 5 (4.90%) Vulnerability Management
10 4 (3.92%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 27 (26.47%) JCL
2 17 (16.67%) COBOL
2 17 (16.67%) REXX
3 16 (15.69%) SQL
4 12 (11.76%) PL/1
5 10 (9.80%) Java
6 8 (7.84%) Assembly Language
7 3 (2.94%) C
7 3 (2.94%) SELCOPY
8 2 (1.96%) VB
9 1 (0.98%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.98%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.98%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.98%) C#
9 1 (0.98%) C++
Qualifications
1 12 (11.76%) Degree
2 5 (4.90%) CISSP
3 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.98%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.86%) QA
2 5 (4.90%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.98%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (6.86%) RACF
2 5 (4.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.96%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (0.98%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.98%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 11 (10.78%) CA Endevor
2 3 (2.94%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.96%) Control-M
4 1 (0.98%) OMEGAMON
4 1 (0.98%) SCCM
Vendors
1 102 (100.00%) IBM
2 21 (20.59%) Oracle
3 15 (14.71%) Microsoft
4 10 (9.80%) Syncsort
5 8 (7.84%) Aquila
6 7 (6.86%) VMware
7 4 (3.92%) Actimize
7 4 (3.92%) Remedy
7 4 (3.92%) Business Objects
8 3 (2.94%) Intel
9 2 (1.96%) CA
9 2 (1.96%) Informatica
10 1 (0.98%) Chordiant
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