The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframe Consultant
Rank 586 562 581
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Mainframe Consultant 7 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.012% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.014% 0.013% 0.006%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
Average daily rate
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£335 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.10% -2.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 - £400
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
50509 47198 53521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.39% 92.49% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 30674 27610 29823
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1993 2137 2716
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.19
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -6.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 15 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 6 (40.00%) IBM
3 5 (33.33%) Finance
4 4 (26.67%) Integration Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (26.67%) Fibre Channel
4 4 (26.67%) COBOL
5 3 (20.00%) Adabas
5 3 (20.00%) EntireX
5 3 (20.00%) NATURAL
5 3 (20.00%) JCL
6 2 (13.33%) TOGAF
6 2 (13.33%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (13.33%) WebSphere
6 2 (13.33%) Symmetrix DMX
6 2 (13.33%) RACF
6 2 (13.33%) CA
6 2 (13.33%) Internet
6 2 (13.33%) EMC
6 2 (13.33%) Java
6 2 (13.33%) SQL
6 2 (13.33%) Oracle
6 2 (13.33%) DB2
7 1 (6.67%) Business Objects
7 1 (6.67%) XML
7 1 (6.67%) ITIL
7 1 (6.67%) UNIX
7 1 (6.67%) Linux
7 1 (6.67%) DSDM
7 1 (6.67%) MQSeries

Mainframe Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 2 (13.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (6.67%) MQSeries
2 1 (6.67%) CICS
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 4 (26.67%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (13.33%) Internet
3 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (6.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) Adabas
2 2 (13.33%) DB2
3 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) ERwin
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) EntireX
2 1 (6.67%) HTML
2 1 (6.67%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (13.33%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (13.33%) Symmetrix DMX
3 1 (6.67%) SWIFT
3 1 (6.67%) iSeries
3 1 (6.67%) AS400
3 1 (6.67%) Replication
3 1 (6.67%) Client/Server
3 1 (6.67%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) UNIX
1 1 (6.67%) Linux
1 1 (6.67%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Integration Testing
2 2 (13.33%) TOGAF
3 1 (6.67%) Automated Testing
3 1 (6.67%) Lean Six Sigma
3 1 (6.67%) Problem Management
3 1 (6.67%) Waterfall
3 1 (6.67%) Web Application Development
3 1 (6.67%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (6.67%) ITIL
3 1 (6.67%) DSDM
3 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (6.67%) Six Sigma
3 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
3 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (6.67%) Workflow
3 1 (6.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) COBOL
2 3 (20.00%) NATURAL
2 3 (20.00%) JCL
3 2 (13.33%) Java
3 2 (13.33%) SQL
4 1 (6.67%) Assembly Language
4 1 (6.67%) REXX
4 1 (6.67%) RPG
4 1 (6.67%) C
4 1 (6.67%) C++
4 1 (6.67%) RPG/400
4 1 (6.67%) RPG IV
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) IBM
2 2 (13.33%) EMC
2 2 (13.33%) CA
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) Business Objects
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