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 28 January 2015 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframe Architect
Rank - 558 527
Contract jobs requiring a Mainframe Architect 0 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - 0.002% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.002% 0.009%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
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
46318 45203 42184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.55% 92.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 29063 26904 23919
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1785 1961 2473
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.48 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.57% -5.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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
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 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 13 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 11 (84.62%) CICS
3 8 (61.54%) Finance
4 7 (53.85%) DB2
5 6 (46.15%) IBM
5 6 (46.15%) IBM Mainframe
6 5 (38.46%) COBOL
6 5 (38.46%) REXX
7 4 (30.77%) zOS
7 4 (30.77%) Easytrieve
7 4 (30.77%) JCL
7 4 (30.77%) MS Office
7 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
7 4 (30.77%) Assembly Language
7 4 (30.77%) BMC
7 4 (30.77%) CA
7 4 (30.77%) Telecoms
7 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (30.77%) Change Management
7 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
7 4 (30.77%) VSAM
8 3 (23.08%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (23.08%) Capacity Management
8 3 (23.08%) Banking
9 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
10 1 (7.69%) Validation
10 1 (7.69%) Migration
10 1 (7.69%) SMTP
10 1 (7.69%) UNIX
10 1 (7.69%) XPEDITER

Mainframe Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 11 (84.62%) CICS
2 1 (7.69%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (30.77%) MS Office
1 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (53.85%) DB2
2 4 (30.77%) Easytrieve
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) XPEDITER
General
1 8 (61.54%) Finance
2 4 (30.77%) Telecoms
3 3 (23.08%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 13 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 6 (46.15%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (30.77%) VSAM
4 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) zOS
2 1 (7.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (30.77%) Change Management
2 3 (23.08%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (23.08%) Capacity Management
3 1 (7.69%) Validation
3 1 (7.69%) Migration
3 1 (7.69%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) COBOL
1 5 (38.46%) REXX
2 4 (30.77%) JCL
2 4 (30.77%) Assembly Language
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (7.69%) PCI DSS
1 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (7.69%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) CA Endevor
1 1 (7.69%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) IBM
2 4 (30.77%) BMC
2 4 (30.77%) CA
2 4 (30.77%) Microsoft