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 28 August 2014 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframe Consultant
Rank 603 565 593
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +28
Contract jobs requiring a Mainframe Consultant 9 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.017% 0.002%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.018% 0.018% 0.002%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 1
Average daily rate
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£353 £525 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.85% +31.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 - £400
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
51314 48841 53723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.21% 92.73% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 31055 29011 30174
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1971 2118 2640
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Mainframe Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

Mainframe Consultant Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 August 2014, 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 16 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 7 (43.75%) IBM
3 6 (37.50%) JCL
4 4 (25.00%) Finance
4 4 (25.00%) CICS
4 4 (25.00%) MQSeries
5 3 (18.75%) DB2
5 3 (18.75%) zOS
5 3 (18.75%) VSAM
5 3 (18.75%) Integration Testing
5 3 (18.75%) IBM Mainframe
5 3 (18.75%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (18.75%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (12.50%) RPG IV
6 2 (12.50%) Symmetrix DMX
6 2 (12.50%) WebSphere
6 2 (12.50%) TOGAF
6 2 (12.50%) Migration
6 2 (12.50%) RACF
6 2 (12.50%) AS400
6 2 (12.50%) Internet
6 2 (12.50%) CA
6 2 (12.50%) EMC
6 2 (12.50%) COBOL
6 2 (12.50%) HTML
6 2 (12.50%) Java
6 2 (12.50%) RPG
6 2 (12.50%) SQL
6 2 (12.50%) ITIL
6 2 (12.50%) Oracle

Mainframe Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 4 (25.00%) MQSeries
1 4 (25.00%) CICS
2 2 (12.50%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (12.50%) Internet
3 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
3 1 (6.25%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) DB2
2 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) ERwin
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) HTML
2 1 (6.25%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) XML
2 1 (6.25%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (18.75%) VSAM
2 3 (18.75%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (12.50%) Symmetrix DMX
3 2 (12.50%) AS400
4 1 (6.25%) Replication
4 1 (6.25%) Client/Server
4 1 (6.25%) HACMP
4 1 (6.25%) SWIFT
4 1 (6.25%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) zOS
2 1 (6.25%) UNIX
2 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) Integration Testing
2 2 (12.50%) Migration
2 2 (12.50%) TOGAF
2 2 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (6.25%) DSDM
3 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (6.25%) Six Sigma
3 1 (6.25%) Service Management
3 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
3 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (6.25%) ITSM
3 1 (6.25%) Workflow
3 1 (6.25%) Automated Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Lean Six Sigma
3 1 (6.25%) Problem Management
3 1 (6.25%) Data Migration
3 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
3 1 (6.25%) Web Application Development
3 1 (6.25%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) JCL
2 2 (12.50%) COBOL
2 2 (12.50%) Java
2 2 (12.50%) RPG
2 2 (12.50%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) RPG IV
3 1 (6.25%) Assembly Language
3 1 (6.25%) REXX
3 1 (6.25%) RPG/400
3 1 (6.25%) C
3 1 (6.25%) C++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Tivoli
1 1 (6.25%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) IBM
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle
2 2 (12.50%) EMC
2 2 (12.50%) CA
3 1 (6.25%) Citrix
3 1 (6.25%) Business Objects
3 1 (6.25%) HP