The table below looks at the statistics for the Mainframe Architect role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mainframe Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 10 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mainframe Architect
Rank 616 611 587
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Mainframe Architect 10 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.002% 0.002%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.002% 0.002%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Average daily rate £441 £550 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.77% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £433 - -
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 Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48618 48918 46871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31219 30411 27715
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1735 1925 2068
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.95% -3.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Mainframe Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Mainframe Architect in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Mainframe Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Mainframe Architect
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Mainframe Architect within the UK.

Mainframe Architect Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Mainframe Architect
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Mainframe Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Mainframe Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Mainframe Architect
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Mainframe Architect within the UK.

Mainframe Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Mainframe Architect
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mainframe Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 10 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 +6 10 £441 -19.77%
London +10 4 £525 -4.54%
North West - 3 £433 -
South East - 2 £200 -
Cheshire - 2 - -
Bromley -5 1 £525 -4.54%
Brighton - 1 £200 -
East Sussex - 1 £200 -
Norfolk - 1 £450 -
Manchester - 1 £433 -
Norwich - 1 £450 -
Warrington - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
East of England - 1 £450 -

Mainframe Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Mainframe Architect in their job title 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 with Mainframe Architect in their job title.

1 18 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 9 (50.00%) Finance
3 6 (33.33%) Unix
4 5 (27.78%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (27.78%) SAS
4 5 (27.78%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (27.78%) Informatica
4 5 (27.78%) Migration
4 5 (27.78%) Banking
4 5 (27.78%) Base SAS
4 5 (27.78%) SAS EBI
5 4 (22.22%) IBM
6 3 (16.67%) Windows
6 3 (16.67%) Retail
6 3 (16.67%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (11.11%) iSeries
7 2 (11.11%) Data Centre
7 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (11.11%) DB2
7 2 (11.11%) CICS
7 2 (11.11%) MVS
8 1 (5.56%) Tivoli
8 1 (5.56%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 1 (5.56%) CA
8 1 (5.56%) WebLogic
8 1 (5.56%) COBOL
8 1 (5.56%) Java
8 1 (5.56%) J2EE
8 1 (5.56%) AIX
8 1 (5.56%) Linux

Mainframe Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Mainframe Architect in their job title 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 with Mainframe Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (27.78%) SAS
2 2 (11.11%) CICS
3 1 (5.56%) JBoss
3 1 (5.56%) OpenStack
3 1 (5.56%) Tomcat
3 1 (5.56%) WebLogic
3 1 (5.56%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) Base SAS
1 5 (27.78%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (27.78%) SAS EBI
2 2 (11.11%) DB2
3 1 (5.56%) IMS/DB
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) FishEye
1 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (50.00%) Finance
2 5 (27.78%) Banking
3 3 (16.67%) Retail
4 1 (5.56%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 18 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (16.67%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (11.11%) Data Centre
3 2 (11.11%) iSeries
4 1 (5.56%) AS400
4 1 (5.56%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) Unix
2 3 (16.67%) Windows
3 2 (11.11%) MVS
4 1 (5.56%) AIX
4 1 (5.56%) CentOS
4 1 (5.56%) Linux
4 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (5.56%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) Migration
2 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (5.56%) DevOps
3 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (5.56%) Matrix Management
3 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
3 1 (5.56%) Open Source
3 1 (5.56%) People Management
3 1 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (5.56%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (5.56%) TOGAF
3 1 (5.56%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) COBOL
1 1 (5.56%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Docker
1 1 (5.56%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
1 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Packer
1 1 (5.56%) Tivoli
1 1 (5.56%) vRealize
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) Informatica
2 4 (22.22%) IBM
3 1 (5.56%) CA
3 1 (5.56%) VMware