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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Mainframe
Rank 563 546 542
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -4
Contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe 60 47 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.092% 0.068%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.37% 0.29% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 26 15
Average daily rate £375 £383 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.08% +9.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £285 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £550 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £319 £325
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -1.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £29.00 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 - £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
16353 15933 15959
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.27% 31.15% 32.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 10543 9918 9611
Average daily rate £425 £420 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 643 668 680
Average hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £11.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.58 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +16 57 £375 +2.45% 5
South East +5 11 £350 +1.81% 1
North West -16 11 £400 +35.59% 1
East of England - 9 £320 -
East Midlands 0 8 - - 1
Norwich - 8 £320 -
Leicestershire - 8 - -
Norfolk - 8 £320 -
London -2 7 £500 -4.76% 2
Manchester -9 7 £400 -7.08%
Tyne and Wear - 7 £324 -
North East - 7 £324 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 7 £324 -
Leicester - 6 - -
Buckinghamshire +4 5 - -
Hampshire - 4 £350 -
Basingstoke - 4 £350 -
Scotland -1 3 £400 -20.79%
Milton Keynes -5 3 - -
Edinburgh -6 3 £400 -20.79%
Cheshire -8 3 £425 -8.10% 1
South West - 3 £375 -
Knutsford -7 2 £391 -15.40% 1
Berkshire - 2 - -
Bristol - 2 £363 -
Yorkshire -11 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 £525 -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Rickmansworth - 1 - -
Bromley - 1 £500 -

IBM Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

1 104 (100.00%) IBM
1 104 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 45 (43.27%) Finance
3 38 (36.54%) DB2
4 33 (31.73%) COBOL
4 33 (31.73%) Banking
5 28 (26.92%) zOS
6 26 (25.00%) CICS
7 25 (24.04%) AS400
8 24 (23.08%) JCL
8 24 (23.08%) Unix
8 24 (23.08%) Linux
9 21 (20.19%) WebSphere
10 20 (19.23%) Windows
11 19 (18.27%) Java
11 19 (18.27%) SQL
12 18 (17.31%) ITIL
13 16 (15.38%) MVS
13 16 (15.38%) ISPF
14 15 (14.42%) Problem Management
15 14 (13.46%) Agile Software Development
15 14 (13.46%) SQL Server
16 13 (12.50%) J2EE
16 13 (12.50%) Oracle
17 12 (11.54%) CA
17 12 (11.54%) Middleware
17 12 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
18 11 (10.58%) FTP
18 11 (10.58%) High Availability
19 10 (9.62%) ITIL V3

IBM Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 26 (25.00%) CICS
2 21 (20.19%) WebSphere
3 7 (6.73%) IIS
4 6 (5.77%) Apache
5 5 (4.81%) MQSeries
6 3 (2.88%) JBoss
6 3 (2.88%) SAS
6 3 (2.88%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.96%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.96%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.96%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.96%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.96%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.96%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (8.65%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.92%) MS Office
2 2 (1.92%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (7.69%) assyst
2 5 (4.81%) BASE24
3 1 (0.96%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.96%) SAP hybris
3 1 (0.96%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.96%) Office 365
2 1 (0.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.58%) FTP
2 8 (7.69%) Firewall
3 7 (6.73%) Intrusion Detection
4 6 (5.77%) SSL
4 6 (5.77%) WinSCP
5 5 (4.81%) ATM
6 4 (3.85%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.96%) HTTP
7 1 (0.96%) Internet
7 1 (0.96%) Intranet
7 1 (0.96%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (36.54%) DB2
2 14 (13.46%) SQL Server
3 6 (5.77%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
3 6 (5.77%) Easytrieve
3 6 (5.77%) MS Access
3 6 (5.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (5.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.96%) Adabas
4 1 (0.96%) Base SAS
4 1 (0.96%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (0.96%) Informix
4 1 (0.96%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.96%) SAP Data Services
4 1 (0.96%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 6 (5.77%) Eclipse
1 6 (5.77%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.92%) ClearCase
2 2 (1.92%) Subversion
3 1 (0.96%) Capybara
3 1 (0.96%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.96%) FishEye
3 1 (0.96%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.96%) HP UFT
3 1 (0.96%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.96%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 45 (43.27%) Finance
2 33 (31.73%) Banking
3 5 (4.81%) Investment Banking
3 5 (4.81%) Retail
4 3 (2.88%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.88%) Spanish Language
5 2 (1.92%) Legal
5 2 (1.92%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.96%) Advertising
6 1 (0.96%) Back Office
6 1 (0.96%) Billing
6 1 (0.96%) Law
6 1 (0.96%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (22.12%) Analyst
2 15 (14.42%) Developer
3 8 (7.69%) Project Manager
4 7 (6.73%) Architect
4 7 (6.73%) Technical Analyst
5 6 (5.77%) Applications Developer
5 6 (5.77%) Mainframe Developer
5 6 (5.77%) Microsoft Developer
5 6 (5.77%) Support Analyst
6 5 (4.81%) Mainframe Analyst
6 5 (4.81%) Mainframe Specialist
6 5 (4.81%) Technical Support
6 5 (4.81%) Technical Support Analyst
7 4 (3.85%) IBM Mainframe Developer
7 4 (3.85%) Security Analyst
7 4 (3.85%) Tivoli Engineer
8 3 (2.88%) Applications Manager
8 3 (2.88%) Infrastructure Manager
8 3 (2.88%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (2.88%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (15.38%) ISPF
2 13 (12.50%) J2EE
3 12 (11.54%) Middleware
4 7 (6.73%) .NET
5 6 (5.77%) ASP.NET
6 3 (2.88%) JMS
6 3 (2.88%) WebSphere MQ
6 3 (2.88%) XML
7 2 (1.92%) EJB
7 2 (1.92%) Hibernate
7 2 (1.92%) JSP
7 2 (1.92%) Servlets
7 2 (1.92%) Struts
7 2 (1.92%) Web Services
7 2 (1.92%) WSDL
7 2 (1.92%) XSD
8 1 (0.96%) Gherkin
8 1 (0.96%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (0.96%) SAP PI
8 1 (0.96%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 104 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 25 (24.04%) AS400
3 8 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (7.69%) Data Centre
4 7 (6.73%) Tandem
4 7 (6.73%) VSAM
5 6 (5.77%) Security Operations Centre
6 5 (4.81%) EMV
6 5 (4.81%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.88%) PKI
7 3 (2.88%) SWIFT
8 2 (1.92%) PMI
9 1 (0.96%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.96%) Data Extraction
9 1 (0.96%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.96%) Economics
9 1 (0.96%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 28 (26.92%) zOS
2 24 (23.08%) Linux
2 24 (23.08%) Unix
3 20 (19.23%) Windows
4 16 (15.38%) MVS
5 7 (6.73%) AIX
6 6 (5.77%) Solaris
6 6 (5.77%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.96%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.96%) CentOS
7 1 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.96%) SUSE
7 1 (0.96%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (17.31%) ITIL
2 15 (14.42%) Problem Management
3 14 (13.46%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (10.58%) High Availability
6 10 (9.62%) ITIL V3
7 9 (8.65%) Change Management
7 9 (8.65%) Incident Management
7 9 (8.65%) Project Management
8 8 (7.69%) Knowledge Management
8 8 (7.69%) Risk Management
8 8 (7.69%) Workflow
9 7 (6.73%) Information Security
9 7 (6.73%) Migration
9 7 (6.73%) Service Management
10 6 (5.77%) Content Management
10 6 (5.77%) Penetration Testing
10 6 (5.77%) PRINCE2
10 6 (5.77%) Security Management
10 6 (5.77%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 33 (31.73%) COBOL
2 24 (23.08%) JCL
3 19 (18.27%) Java
3 19 (18.27%) SQL
4 10 (9.62%) Perl
5 9 (8.65%) REXX
6 8 (7.69%) Assembly Language
6 8 (7.69%) JavaScript
7 7 (6.73%) VBA
8 6 (5.77%) C#
8 6 (5.77%) C++
8 6 (5.77%) CLIST
8 6 (5.77%) VB
9 4 (3.85%) C
9 4 (3.85%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.96%) PL/1
10 1 (0.96%) Ruby
10 1 (0.96%) VB6
Qualifications
1 10 (9.62%) Security Cleared
2 6 (5.77%) CISSP
3 4 (3.85%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.92%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.92%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.96%) Degree
5 1 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.96%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.73%) PCI DSS
2 6 (5.77%) ISO27002
3 1 (0.96%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.96%) QA
3 1 (0.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (9.62%) Active Directory
1 10 (9.62%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 6 (5.77%) Time Sharing Option
3 5 (4.81%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 4 (3.85%) RACF
5 2 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.96%) ACF2
6 1 (0.96%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (9.62%) Tivoli NetView
2 8 (7.69%) Control-M
3 5 (4.81%) Tivoli
4 3 (2.88%) zSecure
5 1 (0.96%) CA Endevor
5 1 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.96%) Packer
5 1 (0.96%) vRealize
Vendors
1 104 (100.00%) IBM
2 13 (12.50%) Oracle
3 12 (11.54%) CA
4 10 (9.62%) Microsoft
5 8 (7.69%) VMware
6 6 (5.77%) HP
6 6 (5.77%) Micro Focus
7 2 (1.92%) Chordiant
7 2 (1.92%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.96%) Apple
8 1 (0.96%) Cisco
8 1 (0.96%) Citrix
8 1 (0.96%) hybris
8 1 (0.96%) SAP
8 1 (0.96%) Siebel
8 1 (0.96%) Sun
8 1 (0.96%) TOWER Software
8 1 (0.96%) webMethods
8 1 (0.96%) WorldPay
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