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 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 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 276 271 240
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -31
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 379 312 446
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.67% 0.65% 0.74%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.65% 2.55% 2.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 155 167
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £284 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £500 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £394 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +8.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 13
Average hourly rate £23.50 £27.96 £27.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.95% +1.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.90 £17.90 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.10 £28.00 £34.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £27.96 £27.57
% change year-on-year
+9.08% +1.43%
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
14311 12220 14892
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.42% 25.61% 24.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 8841 7349 8662
Average daily rate £415 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 568 621 771
Average hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% -14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%

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 18 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Mainframe within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Mainframe Hourly Rate Histogram 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -41 307 £425 +6.25% 40
London -24 112 £458 +14.30% 15
Scotland +14 64 £400 -13.51% 5
Edinburgh -8 55 £420 -6.66% 5
North West -27 42 £420 +38.61% 13
South East +1 37 £425 +6.25% 6
City of London -14 29 £425 +3.03% 2
East of England -9 28 £325 -26.34% 1
West Midlands +2 22 £350 -12.77%
Manchester -21 22 £458 +51.07% 4
West Yorkshire -8 19 £425 +30.76% 2
Yorkshire -10 19 £425 +30.76% 2
South West -26 18 £485 +53.96% 2
Essex -19 15 £380 -16.48%
Buckinghamshire - 11 £435 - 1
Surrey -6 10 £425 +6.25%
Dorset +3 9 £493 -
East Midlands -5 8 £500 +40.84% 1
Milton Keynes - 8 - -
Bromley +4 7 £575 +76.92% 3
Bournemouth +1 7 £485 -
Hertfordshire -2 7 £504 - 1
Leeds -16 7 £331 -11.66%
Cheshire -19 7 £420 +68.00% 6
Glasgow +14 6 £260 -48.00%
Halifax +1 6 £425 +30.76% 1
Hampshire - 6 £469 - 1
Nottinghamshire +2 5 £500 +25.00%
Berkshire -12 5 £375 -21.05% 3
Nottingham 0 4 £500 +25.00%

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 242 (32.57%) Finance
2 202 (27.19%) IBM
3 197 (26.51%) UNIX
4 189 (25.44%) Windows
5 185 (24.90%) DB2
6 164 (22.07%) Banking
7 125 (16.82%) Oracle
8 108 (14.54%) CICS
8 108 (14.54%) Middleware
9 101 (13.59%) Linux
10 98 (13.19%) JCL
11 88 (11.84%) IBM Mainframe
12 86 (11.57%) zOS
13 78 (10.50%) COBOL
14 72 (9.69%) Retail
15 71 (9.56%) SQL
16 69 (9.29%) Java
17 68 (9.15%) AIX
17 68 (9.15%) Stakeholder Management
18 65 (8.75%) Project Management
19 64 (8.61%) ITIL
19 64 (8.61%) Migration
20 56 (7.54%) Change Management
21 48 (6.46%) ISPF
22 46 (6.19%) WebSphere
22 46 (6.19%) .NET
22 46 (6.19%) Microsoft
23 40 (5.38%) Tivoli
23 40 (5.38%) E-Commerce
24 35 (4.71%) Oracle Database

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
1 108 (14.54%) CICS
2 46 (6.19%) WebSphere
3 31 (4.17%) SAS
4 17 (2.29%) Confluence
5 14 (1.88%) Gentran
6 12 (1.62%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
6 12 (1.62%) WebLogic
7 11 (1.48%) WebSphere Application Server
8 9 (1.21%) SharePoint
9 8 (1.08%) MQSeries
10 6 (0.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 6 (0.81%) Oracle Workflow
10 6 (0.81%) IIS
10 6 (0.81%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.67%) MS Exchange
11 5 (0.67%) IBM Notes
11 5 (0.67%) Papyrus
12 4 (0.54%) Lync
12 4 (0.54%) Oracle Service Bus
12 4 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 24 (3.23%) MS Excel
2 17 (2.29%) MS Office
3 16 (2.15%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.94%) MS Project
5 3 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.54%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.40%) BASE24
3 2 (0.27%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.13%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.13%) Lawson
4 1 (0.13%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.13%) VisionPLUS
4 1 (0.13%) MultiFonds
4 1 (0.13%) Misys Midas
4 1 (0.13%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.13%) Maximo
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.13%) SAP FI-CA
4 1 (0.13%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (0.54%) SaaS
2 1 (0.13%) PaaS
2 1 (0.13%) IaaS
2 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 34 (4.58%) SAN
2 31 (4.17%) FTP
3 27 (3.63%) SSL
4 26 (3.50%) Firewall
5 21 (2.83%) DMZ
6 19 (2.56%) Internet
7 16 (2.15%) Intranet
7 16 (2.15%) LAN
7 16 (2.15%) WAN
8 15 (2.02%) LDAP
9 11 (1.48%) TCP/IP
10 8 (1.08%) SMTP
10 8 (1.08%) HTTPS
11 7 (0.94%) NAS
12 6 (0.81%) Network Security
12 6 (0.81%) Fibre Channel
13 3 (0.40%) ATM
13 3 (0.40%) HTTP
13 3 (0.40%) Unified Communications
14 2 (0.27%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 185 (24.90%) DB2
2 35 (4.71%) Oracle Database
3 33 (4.44%) SQL Server
4 31 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
5 14 (1.88%) Relational Database
5 14 (1.88%) Adabas
6 13 (1.75%) RDBMS
7 7 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (0.67%) DataStage
9 4 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (0.54%) MS Access
9 4 (0.54%) Ingres
10 3 (0.40%) DTS
10 3 (0.40%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (0.40%) QlikView
10 3 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.27%) Base SAS
11 2 (0.27%) BusinessObjects XI
11 2 (0.27%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.27%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 21 (2.83%) JIRA
2 13 (1.75%) Subversion
3 11 (1.48%) Jenkins
4 8 (1.08%) ClearCase
4 8 (1.08%) ClearQuest
5 6 (0.81%) Toad
6 3 (0.40%) ProC
6 3 (0.40%) LoadRunner
6 3 (0.40%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.40%) ChangeMan
6 3 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.27%) ReSharper
7 2 (0.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.27%) Bugzilla
7 2 (0.27%) Maven
8 1 (0.13%) XPEDITER
8 1 (0.13%) ERwin
8 1 (0.13%) TestDirector
8 1 (0.13%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle Forms
General
1 242 (32.57%) Finance
2 164 (22.07%) Banking
3 72 (9.69%) Retail
4 24 (3.23%) Investment Banking
5 15 (2.02%) Telecoms
5 15 (2.02%) Advertising
6 14 (1.88%) Retail Banking
7 10 (1.35%) Back Office
8 9 (1.21%) Financial Institution
9 7 (0.94%) Dutch Language
10 6 (0.81%) General Ledger
11 5 (0.67%) International Banking
11 5 (0.67%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.67%) French Language
12 3 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.40%) Billing
12 3 (0.40%) Legal
12 3 (0.40%) Publishing
12 3 (0.40%) Front Office
13 2 (0.27%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 142 (19.11%) Analyst
2 98 (13.19%) Architect
3 76 (10.23%) Developer
4 63 (8.48%) Project Manager
5 45 (6.06%) Programmer
6 44 (5.92%) Solutions Architect
7 39 (5.25%) Consultant
8 33 (4.44%) Administrator
8 33 (4.44%) Designer
9 28 (3.77%) Systems Programmer
9 28 (3.77%) Test Analyst
10 25 (3.36%) DBA
11 24 (3.23%) Systems Analyst
11 24 (3.23%) Business Analyst
12 20 (2.69%) Infrastructure Architect
12 20 (2.69%) Mainframe Developer
13 15 (2.02%) Technical Leader
13 15 (2.02%) Enterprise Architect
14 14 (1.88%) Technical Architect
14 14 (1.88%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (14.54%) Middleware
2 48 (6.46%) ISPF
3 46 (6.19%) .NET
4 28 (3.77%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 24 (3.23%) WebSphere MQ
6 21 (2.83%) CSS
7 20 (2.69%) Web Services
8 17 (2.29%) XML
9 8 (1.08%) Spring
10 7 (0.94%) HTML
11 4 (0.54%) ASP.NET
11 4 (0.54%) EntireX
12 3 (0.40%) JMS
12 3 (0.40%) Flash
12 3 (0.40%) JDBC
12 3 (0.40%) JSP
13 2 (0.27%) LINQ
13 2 (0.27%) Spring Web Flow
13 2 (0.27%) Spring MVC
13 2 (0.27%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 88 (11.84%) IBM Mainframe
2 30 (4.04%) Management Information System
3 26 (3.50%) Clustering
4 21 (2.83%) GIS
4 21 (2.83%) AS400
5 20 (2.69%) iSeries
6 19 (2.56%) Tandem
7 17 (2.29%) Client/Server
7 17 (2.29%) Replication
8 13 (1.75%) EPoS
9 12 (1.62%) VSAM
10 10 (1.35%) Enterprise Storage
10 10 (1.35%) PMI
11 9 (1.21%) CMDB
12 7 (0.94%) Economics
13 6 (0.81%) Equities
14 5 (0.67%) Fixed Income
14 5 (0.67%) Mobile App
15 3 (0.40%) Thin Client
15 3 (0.40%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 197 (26.51%) UNIX
2 189 (25.44%) Windows
3 101 (13.59%) Linux
4 86 (11.57%) zOS
5 68 (9.15%) AIX
6 19 (2.56%) Solaris
7 17 (2.29%) MVS
8 10 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (1.08%) VME
10 7 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.54%) Windows 7
12 4 (0.54%) Android
12 4 (0.54%) HPUX
12 4 (0.54%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.40%) SUSE
14 2 (0.27%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.13%) Windows NT
15 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
15 1 (0.13%) i5/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (9.15%) Stakeholder Management
2 65 (8.75%) Project Management
3 64 (8.61%) ITIL
3 64 (8.61%) Migration
4 56 (7.54%) Change Management
5 40 (5.38%) E-Commerce
6 32 (4.31%) Information Security
6 32 (4.31%) PRINCE2
7 31 (4.17%) SOA
8 29 (3.90%) Incident Management
9 27 (3.63%) Configuration Management
10 26 (3.50%) Service Delivery
11 19 (2.56%) Test Scripting
12 18 (2.42%) Service Management
12 18 (2.42%) Disaster Recovery
12 18 (2.42%) TOGAF
12 18 (2.42%) ETL
13 17 (2.29%) Business Analysis
14 16 (2.15%) Waterfall
14 16 (2.15%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 98 (13.19%) JCL
2 78 (10.50%) COBOL
3 71 (9.56%) SQL
4 69 (9.29%) Java
5 34 (4.58%) REXX
6 32 (4.31%) Shell Script
7 15 (2.02%) C
8 12 (1.62%) NATURAL
9 4 (0.54%) Korn
9 4 (0.54%) C#
9 4 (0.54%) JavaScript
9 4 (0.54%) VBA
9 4 (0.54%) VB
9 4 (0.54%) PL/1
10 3 (0.40%) VB.NET
10 3 (0.40%) T-SQL
10 3 (0.40%) SELCOPY
11 2 (0.27%) Scala
11 2 (0.27%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 22 (2.96%) Security Cleared
2 16 (2.15%) Degree
3 12 (1.62%) CISSP
4 11 (1.48%) PMI Certification
5 10 (1.35%) SC Cleared
5 10 (1.35%) GIAC
5 10 (1.35%) CISA
5 10 (1.35%) ISEB
6 9 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (1.08%) PMP
8 4 (0.54%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.40%) CCNP
9 3 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.13%) CCNA
11 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.13%) MCP
11 1 (0.13%) MCSE
11 1 (0.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.13%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.36%) SLA
2 17 (2.29%) QA
3 5 (0.67%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.54%) COBIT
5 3 (0.40%) FATCA
6 2 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.27%) GAAP
System Software
1 27 (3.63%) RACF
2 19 (2.56%) Active Directory
3 14 (1.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (1.21%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 6 (0.81%) SRDF
6 4 (0.54%) vSphere
6 4 (0.54%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.27%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 2 (0.27%) ACF2
8 1 (0.13%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.13%) XenApp
8 1 (0.13%) XenServer
8 1 (0.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 40 (5.38%) Tivoli
2 14 (1.88%) Control-M
3 11 (1.48%) HP Quality Center
4 10 (1.35%) CA Endevor
5 9 (1.21%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 8 (1.08%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 8 (1.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 7 (0.94%) MAINVIEW
8 4 (0.54%) Data Guard
8 4 (0.54%) SCOM
8 4 (0.54%) BladeLogic
8 4 (0.54%) OMEGAMON
9 3 (0.40%) Netcool
9 3 (0.40%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 3 (0.40%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 3 (0.40%) SCCM
10 1 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.13%) Tivoli Monitoring
10 1 (0.13%) CA Wily
10 1 (0.13%) OpenSSO
Vendors
1 202 (27.19%) IBM
2 125 (16.82%) Oracle
3 46 (6.19%) Microsoft
4 30 (4.04%) Ab Initio
4 30 (4.04%) VMware
5 24 (3.23%) CA
6 22 (2.96%) HP
6 22 (2.96%) Citrix
7 19 (2.56%) EMC
8 16 (2.15%) webMethods
9 14 (1.88%) Teradata
9 14 (1.88%) Cisco
10 13 (1.75%) BMC
11 12 (1.62%) ServiceNow
11 12 (1.62%) SAP
12 8 (1.08%) Intel
12 8 (1.08%) Symantec
13 7 (0.94%) Informatica
13 7 (0.94%) Axway
13 7 (0.94%) Brocade
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis IT
Rate: £400 - £480 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £500 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Bromley
Palm Mason
Rate: £500 - £600
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis IT
Posted: 6 days ago
Bromley
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Bromley
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Liverpool
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Halifax
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Negotiable upon experience
Posted: 26 days ago