The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mainframe over the 3 months to 29 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 terms in our Miscellaneous category.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 265 262 228
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -34
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 394 359 463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.72% 0.70% 0.80%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.86% 2.66% 3.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 173 216
Average daily rate
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£400 £411 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.67% +17.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £593 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £400 £337
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +18.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 21
Average hourly rate £27.50 £45.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.88% +55.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £28.20 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £49.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £24.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+14.58% -17.24%
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
13781 13476 14294
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.23% 26.35% 24.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 8358 8132 8184
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 563 611 781
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.81% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.42 £11.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -20.32%

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Mainframe within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Mainframe
Daily Rate Trend

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

Mainframe Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Mainframe
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Mainframe within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

Mainframe Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Mainframe
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Mainframe Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Mainframe
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mainframe within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +13 333 £425 - 40
London -22 121 £420 -6.66% 12
North West +2 57 £475 +18.75% 10
Manchester +12 46 £493 +23.12% 3
East of England +2 40 £285 -56.15% 4
City of London +7 36 £425 - 10
South East -22 35 £333 -16.87% 4
Scotland -31 34 £313 -21.87% 1
West Yorkshire +20 32 £425 +150.00% 4
Yorkshire +13 32 £425 +43.45% 4
East Midlands +12 20 £500 +66.66% 2
Norfolk +9 20 £250 - 1
Buckinghamshire -1 20 £340 -2.85%
Edinburgh -34 20 £280 -30.00% 1
Norwich +7 19 £250 - 1
Milton Keynes -5 16 £323 -7.85%
Leeds +1 10 £425 - 1
Wales -17 10 £370 +5.71% 1
South West -28 10 £388 -9.62% 1
Essex +6 8 £306 - 1
Hertfordshire -4 8 £369 -43.26% 1
North East -22 8 £225 -18.18% 2
Nottinghamshire +18 7 £650 - 2
Berkshire -2 7 £318 +10.43% 2
Glasgow -2 7 £300 -
West Midlands -10 7 £330 +37.50%
Tyne and Wear -18 7 £225 -18.18%
Newcastle upon Tyne -12 6 £225 -
Northampton -1 5 £500 -
Northamptonshire -1 5 £500 -

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Mainframe also 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 that cited Mainframe.

1 279 (36.42%) Finance
2 236 (30.81%) IBM
3 180 (23.50%) UNIX
4 176 (22.98%) DB2
5 163 (21.28%) Oracle
6 149 (19.45%) Windows
7 136 (17.75%) Banking
8 129 (16.84%) IBM Mainframe
9 126 (16.45%) Linux
10 98 (12.79%) zOS
11 94 (12.27%) SQL
12 90 (11.75%) COBOL
12 90 (11.75%) CICS
13 88 (11.49%) Migration
14 86 (11.23%) JCL
15 81 (10.57%) WebSphere
16 80 (10.44%) Stakeholder Management
17 79 (10.31%) AIX
18 64 (8.36%) ITIL
19 62 (8.09%) Retail
20 58 (7.57%) Java
21 55 (7.18%) Microsoft
22 53 (6.92%) Project Management
22 53 (6.92%) Middleware
22 53 (6.92%) Management Information System
23 46 (6.01%) CA
23 46 (6.01%) SAS
24 44 (5.74%) .NET
24 44 (5.74%) Change Management
25 43 (5.61%) Service Delivery

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Mainframe also 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 that cited Mainframe. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 90 (11.75%) CICS
2 81 (10.57%) WebSphere
3 46 (6.01%) SAS
4 25 (3.26%) Oracle Workflow
5 13 (1.70%) MQSeries
5 13 (1.70%) SharePoint
5 13 (1.70%) WebSphere Application Server
6 11 (1.44%) Confluence
7 8 (1.04%) WebLogic
8 6 (0.78%) IIS
9 5 (0.65%) IBM Notes
9 5 (0.65%) MS Exchange
9 5 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 4 (0.52%) Exstream Dialogue
10 4 (0.52%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.52%) OpenROAD
11 3 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (0.26%) Oracle Service Bus
12 2 (0.26%) Lync
Applications
1 24 (3.13%) MS Office
2 16 (2.09%) MS Excel
2 16 (2.09%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.78%) MS Project
4 3 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.65%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (0.52%) Exstream
3 3 (0.39%) BASE24
3 3 (0.39%) Oracle Retail
3 3 (0.39%) Misys Midas
3 3 (0.39%) BusinessWorks
3 3 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.39%) Staffware
4 2 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.26%) VisionPLUS
5 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.13%) SAP FI-CA
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.13%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.13%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.65%) SaaS
2 4 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.26%) PaaS
3 2 (0.26%) IaaS
4 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 37 (4.83%) SAN
2 24 (3.13%) Firewall
3 17 (2.22%) NAS
4 16 (2.09%) Internet
4 16 (2.09%) LAN
4 16 (2.09%) WAN
5 15 (1.96%) LDAP
6 11 (1.44%) TCP/IP
7 10 (1.31%) Intranet
8 9 (1.17%) FTP
9 8 (1.04%) SMTP
10 7 (0.91%) SSL
11 6 (0.78%) Network Security
12 4 (0.52%) Fibre Channel
12 4 (0.52%) DMZ
12 4 (0.52%) Kerberos
13 3 (0.39%) HTTP
13 3 (0.39%) ATM
13 3 (0.39%) Intrusion Detection
14 2 (0.26%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 176 (22.98%) DB2
2 30 (3.92%) SQL Server
3 27 (3.52%) Data Warehouse
4 24 (3.13%) Oracle Database
5 14 (1.83%) Adabas
6 12 (1.57%) Relational Database
6 12 (1.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (1.44%) RDBMS
8 9 (1.17%) DTS
9 5 (0.65%) Data Mining
9 5 (0.65%) Crystal Reports
10 4 (0.52%) Ingres
10 4 (0.52%) NoSQL
10 4 (0.52%) MS Access
11 3 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (0.39%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (0.39%) IDMS
11 3 (0.39%) Base SAS
11 3 (0.39%) IMS/DB
11 3 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 30 (3.92%) ClearCase
1 30 (3.92%) ClearQuest
2 9 (1.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (0.91%) JIRA
3 7 (0.91%) Visual Studio
4 6 (0.78%) Subversion
4 6 (0.78%) LoadRunner
4 6 (0.78%) ReSharper
4 6 (0.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 5 (0.65%) ChangeMan
6 4 (0.52%) Rational DOORS
6 4 (0.52%) Jenkins
6 4 (0.52%) CA Gen
7 2 (0.26%) JMeter
7 2 (0.26%) Bugzilla
7 2 (0.26%) Maven
7 2 (0.26%) ERwin
7 2 (0.26%) Rational Rose
7 2 (0.26%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.13%) Toad
General
1 279 (36.42%) Finance
2 136 (17.75%) Banking
3 62 (8.09%) Retail
4 23 (3.00%) Telecoms
5 17 (2.22%) Advertising
5 17 (2.22%) Retail Banking
6 10 (1.31%) French Language
6 10 (1.31%) Investment Banking
6 10 (1.31%) Front Office
6 10 (1.31%) Back Office
7 8 (1.04%) Financial Institution
7 8 (1.04%) Dutch Language
8 3 (0.39%) Spanish Language
8 3 (0.39%) German Language
8 3 (0.39%) Marketing
8 3 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.39%) Automotive
8 3 (0.39%) General Ledger
8 3 (0.39%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 159 (20.76%) Analyst
2 123 (16.06%) Developer
3 81 (10.57%) Architect
4 65 (8.49%) Project Manager
5 54 (7.05%) Consultant
6 40 (5.22%) Administrator
7 35 (4.57%) Programmer
7 35 (4.57%) Solutions Architect
8 32 (4.18%) Designer
9 29 (3.79%) Business Analyst
10 28 (3.66%) Systems Analyst
11 27 (3.52%) Mainframe Developer
12 19 (2.48%) DBA
13 18 (2.35%) Test Analyst
14 17 (2.22%) Infrastructure Architect
14 17 (2.22%) Infrastructure Designer
14 17 (2.22%) Mainframe Consultant
15 15 (1.96%) SAS Developer
15 15 (1.96%) Technical Architect
16 14 (1.83%) Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (6.92%) Middleware
2 44 (5.74%) .NET
3 37 (4.83%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 33 (4.31%) Web Services
4 33 (4.31%) XML
5 24 (3.13%) ISPF
6 15 (1.96%) WebSphere MQ
6 15 (1.96%) WebCenter
7 14 (1.83%) J2EE
8 12 (1.57%) ASP.NET
9 9 (1.17%) CSS
9 9 (1.17%) HTML
10 8 (1.04%) DOM
10 8 (1.04%) WCF
10 8 (1.04%) LINQ
11 7 (0.91%) JMS
12 6 (0.78%) JSP
12 6 (0.78%) Spring
13 5 (0.65%) JNDI
13 5 (0.65%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 129 (16.84%) IBM Mainframe
2 53 (6.92%) Management Information System
3 31 (4.05%) AS400
4 25 (3.26%) Replication
5 17 (2.22%) PMI
5 17 (2.22%) iSeries
6 16 (2.09%) VSAM
7 14 (1.83%) Statistics
8 13 (1.70%) Client/Server
9 12 (1.57%) Enterprise Storage
10 11 (1.44%) CMDB
10 11 (1.44%) Clustering
10 11 (1.44%) Tandem
11 9 (1.17%) Economics
12 7 (0.91%) Computer Science
13 6 (0.78%) SWIFT
13 6 (0.78%) EPoS
13 6 (0.78%) Symmetrix DMX
13 6 (0.78%) Open Source
14 5 (0.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 180 (23.50%) UNIX
2 149 (19.45%) Windows
3 126 (16.45%) Linux
4 98 (12.79%) zOS
5 79 (10.31%) AIX
6 30 (3.92%) MVS
7 24 (3.13%) Solaris
8 12 (1.57%) HPUX
8 12 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (1.17%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (1.17%) VME
9 9 (1.17%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (0.78%) SUSE
10 6 (0.78%) Windows NT
11 3 (0.39%) VMS
11 3 (0.39%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.26%) OS/390
13 1 (0.13%) Android
13 1 (0.13%) i5/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (11.49%) Migration
2 80 (10.44%) Stakeholder Management
3 64 (8.36%) ITIL
4 53 (6.92%) Project Management
5 44 (5.74%) Change Management
6 43 (5.61%) Service Delivery
7 36 (4.70%) PRINCE2
8 32 (4.18%) Workflow
9 31 (4.05%) Business Analysis
10 29 (3.79%) Waterfall
11 28 (3.66%) Data Analysis
12 26 (3.39%) E-Commerce
13 25 (3.26%) Workflow Management
14 24 (3.13%) Incident Management
14 24 (3.13%) Information Security
15 23 (3.00%) SOA
16 22 (2.87%) Agile Software Development
17 21 (2.74%) ETL
18 20 (2.61%) Disaster Recovery
18 20 (2.61%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 94 (12.27%) SQL
2 90 (11.75%) COBOL
3 86 (11.23%) JCL
4 58 (7.57%) Java
5 34 (4.44%) REXX
6 24 (3.13%) C
7 21 (2.74%) VBA
8 15 (1.96%) Shell Script
9 13 (1.70%) C#
10 11 (1.44%) NATURAL
11 10 (1.31%) PL/1
11 10 (1.31%) VB.NET
12 6 (0.78%) VB
12 6 (0.78%) T-SQL
13 5 (0.65%) SELCOPY
14 4 (0.52%) Assembly Language
14 4 (0.52%) Scala
14 4 (0.52%) JavaScript
14 4 (0.52%) PL/SQL
14 4 (0.52%) RPG
Qualifications
1 34 (4.44%) Degree
2 26 (3.39%) Security Cleared
3 22 (2.87%) PMI Certification
4 13 (1.70%) PMP
5 9 (1.17%) SC Cleared
6 7 (0.91%) ISTQB
6 7 (0.91%) ISEB
7 6 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (0.65%) CISSP
8 5 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (0.65%) CCNP
8 5 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (0.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (0.52%) MCSE
10 3 (0.39%) CCNA
10 3 (0.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (0.39%) VCP5
11 2 (0.26%) GIAC
11 2 (0.26%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.26%) SLA
2 15 (1.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 15 (1.96%) QA
3 7 (0.91%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.13%) Basel III
4 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
System Software
1 32 (4.18%) RACF
2 26 (3.39%) Active Directory
3 17 (2.22%) ACF2
4 15 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (1.44%) SRDF
6 8 (1.04%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 4 (0.52%) VMware ESX
7 4 (0.52%) vSphere
8 3 (0.39%) RHEV
9 2 (0.26%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 1 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.13%) XenApp
10 1 (0.13%) XenServer
10 1 (0.13%) Samba
Systems Management
1 37 (4.83%) Tivoli
2 25 (3.26%) Control-M
3 14 (1.83%) HP Quality Center
4 13 (1.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 9 (1.17%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 8 (1.04%) CA Endevor
6 8 (1.04%) OMEGAMON
7 6 (0.78%) NetBackup
7 6 (0.78%) BladeLogic
7 6 (0.78%) MOM
7 6 (0.78%) BMC PATROL
7 6 (0.78%) MAINVIEW
7 6 (0.78%) Tivoli NetView
8 5 (0.65%) HP SiteScope
8 5 (0.65%) Unicenter
8 5 (0.65%) EMC NetWorker
9 3 (0.39%) SCCM
9 3 (0.39%) OpenView
9 3 (0.39%) Tivoli Identity Manager
10 2 (0.26%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 236 (30.81%) IBM
2 163 (21.28%) Oracle
3 55 (7.18%) Microsoft
4 46 (6.01%) CA
5 39 (5.09%) HP
6 35 (4.57%) EMC
7 28 (3.66%) Ab Initio
8 26 (3.39%) VMware
9 21 (2.74%) SAP
10 18 (2.35%) Intel
10 18 (2.35%) Citrix
10 18 (2.35%) BMC
11 15 (1.96%) Unisys
12 13 (1.70%) Red Hat
12 13 (1.70%) Teradata
13 11 (1.44%) TSYS
13 11 (1.44%) Sun
14 9 (1.17%) Sybase
15 8 (1.04%) Cisco
16 7 (0.91%) Remedy
London
TEKsystems
Rate: market rate
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £375.00 - £400 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
North East
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Negotiable upon Application
Posted: 4 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
West Yorkshire
JM
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 to £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 to £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Lancashire
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £250 - £320 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Brentwood
Real Staffing
Rate: £150 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
TEKsystems
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £400 - £438 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Cardiff
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Manchester
Quantica Technology - London
Posted: 21 days ago