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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Mainframe
Rank 543 521 525
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +4
Contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe 52 61 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.094% 0.12% 0.064%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.31% 0.38% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 32 17
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£425 £413 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +13.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £325 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £489 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £388
% change year-on-year
- +9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £34.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £34.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.00%

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
16672 16035 14712
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.22% 31.07% 29.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 10749 9939 8668
Average daily rate £415 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 634 688 837
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.07% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%

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 19 December 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 25 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 19 December 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 -30 51 £425 +3.03% 2
North West -9 21 £400 -11.11% 1
London +21 17 £488 +21.87% 1
Manchester -7 8 £425 +25.92% 1
Cheshire +7 4 £463 +1.09%
City of London +6 3 £425 +6.25%
East Midlands +4 3 - -
South East -26 3 £378 -8.48%
Knutsford +5 2 £463 -5.61%
Yorkshire -8 2 £550 -
West Midlands -14 2 £950 +427.77%
South West -21 2 £575 +47.43%
Berkshire +1 1 £378 -14.92%
Scotland -10 1 - -
Edinburgh -17 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 £550 -
Leicester - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Wilmslow - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Halifax - - - -

IBM Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 125 (100.00%) IBM
1 125 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 59 (47.20%) Finance
3 52 (41.60%) DB2
4 37 (29.60%) Banking
5 31 (24.80%) CICS
6 25 (20.00%) Project Management
6 25 (20.00%) SQL
6 25 (20.00%) UNIX
7 24 (19.20%) RACF
8 23 (18.40%) zOS
9 21 (16.80%) COBOL
9 21 (16.80%) Agile Software Development
10 20 (16.00%) JCL
11 18 (14.40%) Oracle
12 17 (13.60%) Analytical Skills
13 16 (12.80%) Microsoft
13 16 (12.80%) Stakeholder Management
14 15 (12.00%) REXX
14 15 (12.00%) .NET
14 15 (12.00%) Unit Testing
14 15 (12.00%) Retail
15 14 (11.20%) C#
16 13 (10.40%) Migration
16 13 (10.40%) WebSphere
17 12 (9.60%) PL/1
17 12 (9.60%) Telecoms
18 11 (8.80%) SQL Server
18 11 (8.80%) Team Foundation Server
19 10 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services

IBM Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 31 (24.80%) CICS
2 13 (10.40%) WebSphere
3 6 (4.80%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (2.40%) MQSeries
5 2 (1.60%) SAS
6 1 (0.80%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.80%) Papyrus
6 1 (0.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 8 (6.40%) MS Office
2 5 (4.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.80%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.40%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.80%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.80%) Staffware
2 1 (0.80%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.80%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.60%) SMTP
2 4 (3.20%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.60%) SSL
3 2 (1.60%) FTP
3 2 (1.60%) ATM
3 2 (1.60%) Firewall
3 2 (1.60%) Internet
4 1 (0.80%) LDAP
4 1 (0.80%) SMS
4 1 (0.80%) SAN
4 1 (0.80%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (41.60%) DB2
2 11 (8.80%) SQL Server
3 10 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (8.00%) DTS
4 7 (5.60%) IMS/DB
5 4 (3.20%) Easytrieve
6 3 (2.40%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.80%) DataStage
7 1 (0.80%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 11 (8.80%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (6.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 8 (6.40%) ReSharper
2 8 (6.40%) Visual Studio
3 4 (3.20%) Rational DOORS
3 4 (3.20%) JIRA
4 2 (1.60%) LoadRunner
4 2 (1.60%) JMeter
4 2 (1.60%) ChangeMan
5 1 (0.80%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.80%) Toad
5 1 (0.80%) Selenium
5 1 (0.80%) SoapUI
General
1 59 (47.20%) Finance
2 37 (29.60%) Banking
3 15 (12.00%) Retail
4 12 (9.60%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.20%) Retail Banking
6 3 (2.40%) German Language
6 3 (2.40%) General Ledger
6 3 (2.40%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.60%) Spanish Language
7 2 (1.60%) French Language
8 1 (0.80%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 27 (21.60%) Architect
2 18 (14.40%) Developer
3 13 (10.40%) Designer
4 12 (9.60%) Analyst
4 12 (9.60%) Technical Architect
5 11 (8.80%) Programmer
5 11 (8.80%) Mainframe Developer
6 9 (7.20%) Systems Programmer
6 9 (7.20%) IBM Mainframe Developer
7 8 (6.40%) Solutions Architect
7 8 (6.40%) Project Manager
8 7 (5.60%) Consultant
8 7 (5.60%) .NET Designer
9 6 (4.80%) Mainframe Architect
10 5 (4.00%) Systems Analyst
11 4 (3.20%) Infrastructure Architect
11 4 (3.20%) .NET Developer
11 4 (3.20%) Mainframe Programmer
11 4 (3.20%) Solutions Designer
11 4 (3.20%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (12.00%) .NET
2 10 (8.00%) WCF
2 10 (8.00%) LINQ
2 10 (8.00%) ASP.NET
3 8 (6.40%) XML
4 7 (5.60%) WebSphere MQ
4 7 (5.60%) J2EE
5 6 (4.80%) Middleware
6 5 (4.00%) JDBC
6 5 (4.00%) JSP
6 5 (4.00%) JMS
6 5 (4.00%) JNDI
7 4 (3.20%) Oracle Fusion
8 3 (2.40%) ISPF
9 2 (1.60%) .NET Framework
9 2 (1.60%) HTML
10 1 (0.80%) SOAP
10 1 (0.80%) ATL
Miscellaneous
1 125 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 17 (13.60%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (6.40%) VSAM
4 7 (5.60%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.20%) Open Source
5 4 (3.20%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.20%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (1.60%) Data Integration
7 2 (1.60%) HACMP
7 2 (1.60%) AS400
7 2 (1.60%) Replication
8 1 (0.80%) PKI
8 1 (0.80%) Tandem
8 1 (0.80%) iSeries
8 1 (0.80%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.80%) New Media
8 1 (0.80%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 25 (20.00%) UNIX
2 23 (18.40%) zOS
3 10 (8.00%) Windows
4 8 (6.40%) AIX
5 4 (3.20%) MVS
6 3 (2.40%) Linux
7 1 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (20.00%) Project Management
2 21 (16.80%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (12.80%) Stakeholder Management
4 15 (12.00%) Unit Testing
5 13 (10.40%) Migration
6 9 (7.20%) Software Engineering
7 8 (6.40%) Data Transformation
7 8 (6.40%) TOGAF
8 7 (5.60%) SOA
8 7 (5.60%) Release Management
9 6 (4.80%) Systems Analysis
9 6 (4.80%) Business Analysis
10 5 (4.00%) PRINCE2
10 5 (4.00%) Enterprise Architecture
10 5 (4.00%) Data Architecture
10 5 (4.00%) Waterfall
10 5 (4.00%) Mentoring
10 5 (4.00%) Capacity Management
11 4 (3.20%) Information Assurance
11 4 (3.20%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 25 (20.00%) SQL
2 21 (16.80%) COBOL
3 20 (16.00%) JCL
4 15 (12.00%) REXX
5 14 (11.20%) C#
6 12 (9.60%) PL/1
7 10 (8.00%) VB.NET
8 9 (7.20%) Java
9 5 (4.00%) Assembly Language
10 4 (3.20%) Delphi
11 3 (2.40%) C
12 2 (1.60%) C++
12 2 (1.60%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.80%) NATURAL
13 1 (0.80%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 7 (5.60%) Degree
2 3 (2.40%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (2.40%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.80%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.60%) PCI DSS
1 2 (1.60%) QA
1 2 (1.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.80%) SLA
2 1 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.80%) COBIT
System Software
1 24 (19.20%) RACF
2 9 (7.20%) ACF2
3 1 (0.80%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (0.80%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.80%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 8 (6.40%) CA Endevor
2 7 (5.60%) OMEGAMON
3 4 (3.20%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.80%) SCCM
4 1 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 125 (100.00%) IBM
2 18 (14.40%) Oracle
3 16 (12.80%) Microsoft
4 9 (7.20%) Syncsort
5 8 (6.40%) SAP
6 7 (5.60%) Sun
7 6 (4.80%) Aquila
7 6 (4.80%) Intel
7 6 (4.80%) CA
8 3 (2.40%) TIBCO
8 3 (2.40%) Teradata
9 2 (1.60%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.60%) Business Objects
9 2 (1.60%) Ab Initio
10 1 (0.80%) webMethods
10 1 (0.80%) Remedy
10 1 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.80%) Software AG
10 1 (0.80%) HP
10 1 (0.80%) EMC