The first 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Mainframe
Rank 515 507 498
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -9
Contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe 74 56 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.54% 0.42% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 27 26
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£381 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £290 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £288 £328
% change year-on-year
+39.13% -12.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Average hourly rate £29.25 £47.50 £28.95
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.42% +64.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.65 £45.50 £25.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.85 £49.50 £35.37
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 - £28.95
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
13781 13476 14294
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.23% 26.35% 24.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 8358 8132 8184
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £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 563 611 781
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.81% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.42 £11.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -20.32%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +6 66 £363 -0.68% 8
North West +4 21 £438 +70.73% 3
London -15 18 £325 -13.33% 2
Manchester +11 16 £438 +70.73%
South East -1 11 £334 - 1
Buckinghamshire +1 10 £334 -
Milton Keynes -3 7 £334 -
East of England - 7 £425 -
Scotland -22 5 £450 +16.12%
Cheshire -8 3 - - 1
Edinburgh -18 3 £450 +16.12%
Lancashire - 2 £368 - 2
Warwick - 2 £330 -
West Midlands - 2 £330 -
East Midlands - 2 £500 - 2
Warwickshire - 2 £330 -
West Yorkshire +7 1 - -
Knutsford +4 1 - -
Yorkshire +3 1 - -
South West -35 1 £415 +50.90%
Norfolk - 1 £425 -
Dorset - 1 £415 -
Glasgow - 1 £300 -
Bournemouth - 1 £415 -
Norwich - 1 £425 -
Reading - - - -
Slough - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Horsham - - - -

IBM Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 129 (100.00%) IBM
1 129 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 63 (48.84%) Finance
3 60 (46.51%) DB2
4 36 (27.91%) CICS
5 32 (24.81%) Banking
6 27 (20.93%) Oracle
6 27 (20.93%) UNIX
7 26 (20.16%) Windows
7 26 (20.16%) zOS
8 24 (18.60%) SQL
9 22 (17.05%) COBOL
10 20 (15.50%) AIX
10 20 (15.50%) Linux
11 19 (14.73%) JCL
11 19 (14.73%) Migration
12 16 (12.40%) Project Management
12 16 (12.40%) Microsoft
13 15 (11.63%) SAN
13 15 (11.63%) WebSphere
14 14 (10.85%) Telecoms
14 14 (10.85%) Java
14 14 (10.85%) .NET
15 12 (9.30%) J2EE
15 12 (9.30%) NAS
16 11 (8.53%) Replication
16 11 (8.53%) Firewall
16 11 (8.53%) Retail
16 11 (8.53%) SQL Server
16 11 (8.53%) Middleware

IBM Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 36 (27.91%) CICS
2 15 (11.63%) WebSphere
3 6 (4.65%) MQSeries
4 4 (3.10%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.55%) SAS
6 1 (0.78%) Papyrus
6 1 (0.78%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.78%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.78%) IIS
6 1 (0.78%) Apache
6 1 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (3.10%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.33%) MS Office
3 1 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (3.88%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (2.33%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (1.55%) Staffware
3 2 (1.55%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 15 (11.63%) SAN
2 12 (9.30%) NAS
3 11 (8.53%) Firewall
4 3 (2.33%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (2.33%) LAN
4 3 (2.33%) WAN
4 3 (2.33%) FTP
4 3 (2.33%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.78%) SSL
5 1 (0.78%) DMZ
5 1 (0.78%) CTI
5 1 (0.78%) Internet
5 1 (0.78%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.78%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (46.51%) DB2
2 11 (8.53%) SQL Server
3 10 (7.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (6.20%) DTS
5 4 (3.10%) Oracle Database
6 3 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.33%) IMS/DB
7 2 (1.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.55%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (1.55%) MS Access
7 2 (1.55%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (1.55%) QlikView
7 2 (1.55%) BusinessObjects XI
7 2 (1.55%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.78%) Informix
Development Applications
1 8 (6.20%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (4.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 6 (4.65%) Visual Studio
2 6 (4.65%) ReSharper
3 4 (3.10%) Rational DOORS
4 3 (2.33%) CA Gen
4 3 (2.33%) JIRA
5 2 (1.55%) LoadRunner
5 2 (1.55%) JMeter
5 2 (1.55%) Bugzilla
5 2 (1.55%) ChangeMan
6 1 (0.78%) Lombardi
6 1 (0.78%) Rational Rose
General
1 63 (48.84%) Finance
2 32 (24.81%) Banking
3 14 (10.85%) Telecoms
4 11 (8.53%) Retail
5 6 (4.65%) Financial Institution
6 5 (3.88%) Retail Banking
7 3 (2.33%) German Language
7 3 (2.33%) Spanish Language
7 3 (2.33%) Investment Banking
7 3 (2.33%) General Ledger
8 2 (1.55%) Automotive
8 2 (1.55%) French Language
9 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.78%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 23 (17.83%) Analyst
2 21 (16.28%) Designer
3 19 (14.73%) Developer
4 14 (10.85%) Architect
5 11 (8.53%) Programmer
6 9 (6.98%) Project Manager
6 9 (6.98%) Infrastructure Designer
7 8 (6.20%) Systems Programmer
7 8 (6.20%) Mainframe Developer
7 8 (6.20%) Consultant
7 8 (6.20%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (5.43%) Solutions Designer
8 7 (5.43%) IBM Mainframe Developer
9 6 (4.65%) .NET Designer
10 5 (3.88%) DB2 DBA
10 5 (3.88%) DBA
10 5 (3.88%) Systems Analyst
11 4 (3.10%) Technical Project Manager
11 4 (3.10%) Senior Analyst
11 4 (3.10%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (10.85%) .NET
2 12 (9.30%) J2EE
3 11 (8.53%) Middleware
4 9 (6.98%) ISPF
5 8 (6.20%) WCF
5 8 (6.20%) LINQ
5 8 (6.20%) ASP.NET
6 5 (3.88%) JDBC
6 5 (3.88%) JSP
6 5 (3.88%) JMS
6 5 (3.88%) JNDI
7 3 (2.33%) HTML
7 3 (2.33%) Flash
8 2 (1.55%) WebSphere MQ
8 2 (1.55%) Web Services
8 2 (1.55%) XML
8 2 (1.55%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.55%) MDX
9 1 (0.78%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 129 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 11 (8.53%) Replication
3 5 (3.88%) AS400
3 5 (3.88%) VSAM
4 4 (3.10%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.55%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.55%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.55%) Tandem
6 2 (1.55%) Data Extraction
7 1 (0.78%) DataPower
7 1 (0.78%) PKI
7 1 (0.78%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 27 (20.93%) UNIX
2 26 (20.16%) Windows
2 26 (20.16%) zOS
3 20 (15.50%) Linux
3 20 (15.50%) AIX
4 9 (6.98%) MVS
5 3 (2.33%) Solaris
6 2 (1.55%) SUSE
7 1 (0.78%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (14.73%) Migration
2 16 (12.40%) Project Management
3 10 (7.75%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (6.98%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (6.20%) Performance Tuning
6 7 (5.43%) Information Security
6 7 (5.43%) Business Analysis
6 7 (5.43%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (4.65%) Data Transformation
8 5 (3.88%) Waterfall
8 5 (3.88%) PRINCE2
8 5 (3.88%) Risk Management
9 4 (3.10%) Network Design
9 4 (3.10%) Data Analysis
9 4 (3.10%) Security Management
9 4 (3.10%) ERP
9 4 (3.10%) Quality Management
9 4 (3.10%) Agile Project Management
9 4 (3.10%) DevOps
10 3 (2.33%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 24 (18.60%) SQL
2 22 (17.05%) COBOL
3 19 (14.73%) JCL
4 14 (10.85%) Java
5 9 (6.98%) REXX
6 8 (6.20%) C#
6 8 (6.20%) VB.NET
7 6 (4.65%) PL/1
8 3 (2.33%) Shell Script
8 3 (2.33%) VBA
9 2 (1.55%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.78%) VB
10 1 (0.78%) C++
10 1 (0.78%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.78%) SELCOPY
10 1 (0.78%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (5.43%) Security Cleared
2 6 (4.65%) Degree
3 3 (2.33%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.33%) CISSP
4 2 (1.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.55%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.55%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.43%) PCI DSS
2 4 (3.10%) SLA
3 1 (0.78%) QA
System Software
1 9 (6.98%) SRDF
2 7 (5.43%) RACF
3 6 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.10%) Active Directory
5 2 (1.55%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 4 (3.10%) Tivoli
1 4 (3.10%) MAINVIEW
2 3 (2.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (1.55%) Control-M
3 2 (1.55%) 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
1 129 (100.00%) IBM
2 27 (20.93%) Oracle
3 16 (12.40%) Microsoft
4 10 (7.75%) CA
5 9 (6.98%) EMC
6 7 (5.43%) Intel
6 7 (5.43%) VMware
7 6 (4.65%) BMC
7 6 (4.65%) SAP
8 4 (3.10%) Cisco
8 4 (3.10%) Syncsort
9 3 (2.33%) TIBCO
9 3 (2.33%) NetApp
9 3 (2.33%) Business Objects
9 3 (2.33%) Sun
10 2 (1.55%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.55%) Remedy
10 2 (1.55%) FatWire
10 2 (1.55%) Teradata
10 2 (1.55%) Endeca
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