The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Mainframe Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mainframe Architect
Rank 637 649 630
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Mainframe Architect 13 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.010% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.025% 0.011% 0.009%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 3
Median daily rate £498 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.73% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £450 £460
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £559 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £463 £475
% change year-on-year
+8.10% -2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
51405 55416 53365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.83% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 33502 35230 32266
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1639 2066 2092
Median hourly rate £16.58 £17.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.89% +1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

Mainframe Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Mainframe Architect in the job title.

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 25 August 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 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mainframe Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 25 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -1 11 £498 +4.73%
South East +10 3 £525 -7.07%
Hampshire +5 3 £525 -7.07%
London -12 3 £475 -13.63%
West Midlands - 3 £495 -
Warwickshire - 3 £495 -
Portsmouth - 3 £525 -
North West +9 2 £400 -11.11%
Manchester -4 2 £400 -11.11%
Warwick - 1 £550 -

Mainframe Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, Mainframe Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Mainframe Architect in the job title.

1 23 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 13 (56.52%) IBM
3 10 (43.48%) Migration
4 9 (39.13%) Banking
5 8 (34.78%) zOS
6 7 (30.43%) CICS
6 7 (30.43%) IBM Mainframe
6 7 (30.43%) Finance
7 5 (21.74%) Enterprise Architecture
7 5 (21.74%) TOGAF
7 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
7 5 (21.74%) SOA
7 5 (21.74%) DB2
8 4 (17.39%) AIX
8 4 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (17.39%) Content Management
8 4 (17.39%) Data Centre
9 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
9 3 (13.04%) Linux
9 3 (13.04%) Citrix
9 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (13.04%) Oracle
10 2 (8.70%) SQL
10 2 (8.70%) HPUX
10 2 (8.70%) Solaris
10 2 (8.70%) Unix
10 2 (8.70%) Windows
10 2 (8.70%) DHCP
10 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
10 2 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery

Mainframe Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (30.43%) CICS
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) DHCP
2 1 (4.35%) Firewall
2 1 (4.35%) Intranet
2 1 (4.35%) SNA
2 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) DB2
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle ODI
General
1 9 (39.13%) Banking
2 7 (30.43%) Finance
3 1 (4.35%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) .NET
1 1 (4.35%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 23 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 7 (30.43%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (17.39%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.35%) AS400
4 1 (4.35%) Replication
4 1 (4.35%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 8 (34.78%) zOS
2 4 (17.39%) AIX
3 3 (13.04%) Linux
4 2 (8.70%) HPUX
4 2 (8.70%) MVS
4 2 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (8.70%) Solaris
4 2 (8.70%) Unix
4 2 (8.70%) Windows
5 1 (4.35%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) Migration
2 5 (21.74%) Enterprise Architecture
2 5 (21.74%) SOA
2 5 (21.74%) TOGAF
3 4 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (17.39%) Content Management
4 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (4.35%) Capacity Management
6 1 (4.35%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
6 1 (4.35%) Data Management
6 1 (4.35%) High Availability
6 1 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (4.35%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) COBOL
2 1 (4.35%) JCL
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.35%) vSphere
Vendors
1 13 (56.52%) IBM
2 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
3 3 (13.04%) Citrix
3 3 (13.04%) Oracle
4 2 (8.70%) EMC
5 1 (4.35%) CA
5 1 (4.35%) HP
5 1 (4.35%) VMware