The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframe Architect
Rank 584 531 586
Rank change year-on-year
-53 +55
Contract jobs requiring a Mainframe Architect 3 13 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.027% 0.003%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.006% 0.029% 0.004%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 1
Average daily rate £475 £400 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +77.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £500 £225
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +122.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51949 44129 56219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.27% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31578 25274 30920
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2083 2186 2628
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -8.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%

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 25 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 6 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 5 (83.33%) DB2
2 5 (83.33%) CICS
3 3 (50.00%) MQSeries
3 3 (50.00%) COBOL
4 2 (33.33%) RACF
4 2 (33.33%) JCL
4 2 (33.33%) IBM
4 2 (33.33%) CA
4 2 (33.33%) REXX
4 2 (33.33%) zOS
4 2 (33.33%) MVS
4 2 (33.33%) Migration
4 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (33.33%) Banking
4 2 (33.33%) Retail
4 2 (33.33%) VSAM
4 2 (33.33%) ISPF
4 2 (33.33%) Retail Banking
5 1 (16.67%) Data Architecture
5 1 (16.67%) LPAR
5 1 (16.67%) Information Architecture
5 1 (16.67%) CheckPoint
5 1 (16.67%) Web Services
5 1 (16.67%) OOA/OOD

Mainframe Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 (83.33%) CICS
2 3 (50.00%) MQSeries
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) DB2
General
1 2 (33.33%) Banking
1 2 (33.33%) Retail
1 2 (33.33%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) ISPF
2 1 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (33.33%) VSAM
3 1 (16.67%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) zOS
1 2 (33.33%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Migration
1 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (16.67%) Data Architecture
2 1 (16.67%) Information Architecture
2 1 (16.67%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) COBOL
2 2 (33.33%) JCL
2 2 (33.33%) REXX
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) RACF
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) IBM
1 2 (33.33%) CA
2 1 (16.67%) CheckPoint
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Interquest - IQ ESM
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Rate: £500 - £600
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