The table below looks at the statistics for the Mainframe Consultant 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 Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 26 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframe Consultant
Rank 573 560 523
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -37
Contract jobs requiring a Mainframe Consultant 4 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.008% 0.002% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.009% 0.002% 0.009%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate
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- £415 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +27.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £415 £325
% change year-on-year
- +27.69%
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
46929 45010 42193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.48% 92.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 29475 26884 23919
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £226
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 1820 1996 2455
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

Mainframe Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Mainframe Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Mainframe Consultant
Daily Rate Trend

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

Mainframe Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Mainframe Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Mainframe Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Mainframe Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Mainframe Consultant 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 Consultant in their job title.

1 11 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 6 (54.55%) JCL
2 6 (54.55%) COBOL
3 5 (45.45%) DB2
3 5 (45.45%) CICS
4 4 (36.36%) zOS
4 4 (36.36%) MQSeries
4 4 (36.36%) VSAM
5 3 (27.27%) IBM
5 3 (27.27%) HTML
6 2 (18.18%) RPG
6 2 (18.18%) SQL
6 2 (18.18%) ITIL
6 2 (18.18%) Citrix
6 2 (18.18%) Middleware
6 2 (18.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (18.18%) ITSM
6 2 (18.18%) AS400
6 2 (18.18%) Migration
6 2 (18.18%) RPG IV
6 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
6 2 (18.18%) OMEGAMON
6 2 (18.18%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (18.18%) Data Migration
7 1 (9.09%) iSeries
7 1 (9.09%) RPG/400
7 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (9.09%) WebSphere
7 1 (9.09%) Ab Initio
7 1 (9.09%) Finance

Mainframe Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Mainframe Consultant 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 Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (45.45%) CICS
2 4 (36.36%) MQSeries
3 1 (9.09%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
1 1 (9.09%) SSL
1 1 (9.09%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) DB2
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) HTML
2 2 (18.18%) Middleware
3 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 4 (36.36%) VSAM
3 2 (18.18%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (18.18%) AS400
4 1 (9.09%) Client/Server
4 1 (9.09%) HACMP
4 1 (9.09%) iSeries
4 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) ITIL
1 2 (18.18%) ITSM
1 2 (18.18%) Migration
1 2 (18.18%) Data Migration
1 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
2 1 (9.09%) Service Management
2 1 (9.09%) Change Management
2 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) COBOL
1 6 (54.55%) JCL
2 2 (18.18%) RPG
2 2 (18.18%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) RPG IV
3 1 (9.09%) RPG/400
3 1 (9.09%) Java
3 1 (9.09%) C
3 1 (9.09%) C++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) RACF
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (9.09%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) IBM
2 2 (18.18%) Citrix
3 1 (9.09%) Ab Initio
3 1 (9.09%) HP
3 1 (9.09%) Business Objects
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