The 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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 297 292 290
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -2
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 392 362 303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.70% 0.68% 0.62%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.24% 2.14% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 198 136
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£412 £420 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.72% -1.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £580 £630
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £390
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 2
Average hourly rate £12.50 £27.50 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.54% +54.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £27.50 £17.75
% change year-on-year
-54.54% +54.92%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
17514 16879 16449
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.37% 31.89% 33.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 10919 10366 9706
Average daily rate £415 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 651 644 726
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £42.85 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +9.75%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015. 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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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 -31 311 £419 -1.41% 33
London -29 89 £425 -5.55% 9
North West -14 63 £416 -7.55% 7
Scotland +14 56 £375 +7.14% 1
Edinburgh +18 47 £425 +17.24% 1
South East -5 39 £388 +6.89% 2
City of London -3 29 £425 -15.00% 3
Manchester -25 28 £454 +0.83% 4
Lancashire +28 26 £416 +26.06% 1
Yorkshire -11 25 £425 - 1
East Midlands 0 23 £391 -2.18% 5
North East -9 20 £410 +82.22% 1
Blackpool - 19 £416 -
West Midlands +7 18 £425 +28.78%
Warwickshire +12 17 £425 +28.78%
Warwick +6 17 £425 +28.78%
Tyne and Wear -11 17 £410 +82.22% 1
Buckinghamshire -2 15 £320 -8.57%
South West -3 15 £535 +78.33% 6
Newcastle upon Tyne -12 14 £410 +82.22%
West Yorkshire -21 14 £380 -10.58% 1
Milton Keynes 0 12 £288 -18.14%
South Yorkshire - 11 £425 -
Berkshire +21 10 £463 +8.82%
East of England -25 9 £310 +18.09%
Northamptonshire +8 8 £385 -23.00%
Hampshire +5 8 £385 +18.46%
Halifax +2 8 £450 +5.88% 1
Glasgow -2 7 £260 -21.21%
Nottinghamshire -5 7 £450 - 3

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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.

1 257 (34.97%) Finance
2 204 (27.76%) DB2
3 190 (25.85%) IBM
4 143 (19.46%) COBOL
5 142 (19.32%) UNIX
6 127 (17.28%) Banking
7 122 (16.60%) JCL
8 112 (15.24%) CICS
9 109 (14.83%) Windows
10 104 (14.15%) IBM Mainframe
11 103 (14.01%) Migration
12 98 (13.33%) Oracle
13 97 (13.20%) zOS
14 93 (12.65%) SQL
15 82 (11.16%) Agile Software Development
16 76 (10.34%) Linux
17 70 (9.52%) WebSphere
18 64 (8.71%) REXX
19 61 (8.30%) Project Management
20 58 (7.89%) Java
20 58 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
21 54 (7.35%) CA
22 53 (7.21%) Microsoft
23 51 (6.94%) VME
24 50 (6.80%) Change Management
25 48 (6.53%) SQL Server
26 44 (5.99%) ITIL
26 44 (5.99%) Security Cleared
26 44 (5.99%) Data Centre
27 43 (5.85%) SDLC

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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
1 112 (15.24%) CICS
2 70 (9.52%) WebSphere
3 36 (4.90%) SAS
4 26 (3.54%) WebSphere Application Server
5 25 (3.40%) Tuxedo
6 16 (2.18%) MQSeries
7 10 (1.36%) MS Exchange
7 10 (1.36%) JBoss
8 8 (1.09%) Confluence
9 7 (0.95%) Exstream Dialogue
10 6 (0.82%) Apache
10 6 (0.82%) SharePoint
11 5 (0.68%) WebLogic
12 4 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (0.54%) TPMS
12 4 (0.54%) Mule
12 4 (0.54%) JCAPS
12 4 (0.54%) Mule ESB
13 2 (0.27%) GlassFish
13 2 (0.27%) CMS
Applications
1 22 (2.99%) MS Excel
2 10 (1.36%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (1.22%) MS Office
4 8 (1.09%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.27%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (0.95%) Oracle EBS
1 7 (0.95%) Exstream
2 6 (0.82%) Maximo
2 6 (0.82%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.14%) VisionPLUS
3 1 (0.14%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.14%) SaaS
2 1 (0.14%) PaaS
2 1 (0.14%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 24 (3.27%) Firewall
2 17 (2.31%) SAN
2 17 (2.31%) TCP/IP
3 13 (1.77%) FTP
4 10 (1.36%) LDAP
5 9 (1.22%) LAN
5 9 (1.22%) Intrusion Detection
6 8 (1.09%) WAN
6 8 (1.09%) HTTP
7 7 (0.95%) DNS
8 5 (0.68%) Internet
8 5 (0.68%) X.509
9 4 (0.54%) Network Security
9 4 (0.54%) SSL
10 3 (0.41%) SMS
10 3 (0.41%) IP Telephony
10 3 (0.41%) SNA
10 3 (0.41%) MPLS
10 3 (0.41%) Intranet
11 2 (0.27%) APPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 204 (27.76%) DB2
2 48 (6.53%) SQL Server
3 30 (4.08%) Relational Database
4 20 (2.72%) MySQL
5 19 (2.59%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 19 (2.59%) Base SAS
6 18 (2.45%) Oracle Database
7 16 (2.18%) Data Warehouse
8 14 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 13 (1.77%) DataStage
10 11 (1.50%) Adabas
11 9 (1.22%) OLTP
12 7 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
12 7 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
13 5 (0.68%) Pentaho
14 4 (0.54%) Oracle Database 12c
14 4 (0.54%) Oracle Database 10g
15 3 (0.41%) RDBMS
15 3 (0.41%) NoSQL
15 3 (0.41%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 13 (1.77%) Subversion
2 11 (1.50%) ClearCase
3 10 (1.36%) JIRA
4 9 (1.22%) Ant
5 8 (1.09%) CA Gen
6 7 (0.95%) ChangeMan
6 7 (0.95%) Jenkins
6 7 (0.95%) JUnit
6 7 (0.95%) ClearQuest
7 6 (0.82%) Maven
8 5 (0.68%) Git (software)
9 4 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (0.54%) XMLSpy
9 4 (0.54%) ProC
9 4 (0.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 4 (0.54%) HP UFT
10 3 (0.41%) PVCS
11 2 (0.27%) LoadRunner
11 2 (0.27%) XPEDITER
11 2 (0.27%) Selenium
General
1 257 (34.97%) Finance
2 127 (17.28%) Banking
3 34 (4.63%) Retail
4 15 (2.04%) Telecoms
5 11 (1.50%) Retail Banking
6 10 (1.36%) Financial Institution
7 8 (1.09%) Back Office
7 8 (1.09%) Manufacturing
8 7 (0.95%) French Language
8 7 (0.95%) Investment Banking
9 6 (0.82%) Dutch Language
10 4 (0.54%) Spanish Language
11 3 (0.41%) Law
11 3 (0.41%) Legal
12 2 (0.27%) Advertising
12 2 (0.27%) Billing
13 1 (0.14%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.14%) Marketing
13 1 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 177 (24.08%) Analyst
2 97 (13.20%) Architect
3 95 (12.93%) Developer
4 69 (9.39%) Project Manager
5 52 (7.07%) Operations Analyst
6 50 (6.80%) Administrator
7 40 (5.44%) DBA
8 37 (5.03%) Consultant
9 31 (4.22%) Technical Architect
10 26 (3.54%) Programmer
10 26 (3.54%) Mainframe Developer
11 25 (3.40%) DB2 DBA
12 22 (2.99%) Designer
13 20 (2.72%) Technical Analyst
14 18 (2.45%) Support Analyst
15 16 (2.18%) WebSphere Administrator
16 15 (2.04%) Infrastructure Architect
16 15 (2.04%) Technical Manager
16 15 (2.04%) Solutions Architect
16 15 (2.04%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (5.31%) ISPF
2 35 (4.76%) Middleware
3 29 (3.95%) Web Services
4 28 (3.81%) .NET
5 25 (3.40%) WebSphere MQ
6 16 (2.18%) XML
7 12 (1.63%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 10 (1.36%) J2EE
9 9 (1.22%) Spring
10 8 (1.09%) Java EE
10 8 (1.09%) Hibernate
11 7 (0.95%) WSDL
11 7 (0.95%) .NET Framework
11 7 (0.95%) JSP
11 7 (0.95%) SOAP
12 5 (0.68%) XSD
12 5 (0.68%) EJB
12 5 (0.68%) JSR 168
12 5 (0.68%) jQuery
12 5 (0.68%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 104 (14.15%) IBM Mainframe
2 58 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
3 44 (5.99%) Data Centre
4 30 (4.08%) VSAM
5 23 (3.13%) AS400
6 19 (2.59%) Management Information System
7 18 (2.45%) Data Extraction
8 17 (2.31%) LPAR
9 14 (1.90%) iSeries
9 14 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
10 10 (1.36%) Computer Science
10 10 (1.36%) PKI
11 7 (0.95%) BYOD
12 6 (0.82%) Replication
12 6 (0.82%) Client/Server
13 5 (0.68%) Cryptography
13 5 (0.68%) Data Integration
14 4 (0.54%) Taxonomies
14 4 (0.54%) Tandem
14 4 (0.54%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 142 (19.32%) UNIX
2 109 (14.83%) Windows
3 97 (13.20%) zOS
4 76 (10.34%) Linux
5 51 (6.94%) VME
6 40 (5.44%) AIX
7 23 (3.13%) Solaris
7 23 (3.13%) MVS
8 11 (1.50%) HPUX
9 10 (1.36%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (1.09%) OS/390
10 8 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (0.95%) Windows NT
11 7 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (0.82%) Windows 2000 Server
12 6 (0.82%) OS/2
13 5 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (0.54%) Windows 2000
15 3 (0.41%) Windows 7
15 3 (0.41%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (14.01%) Migration
2 82 (11.16%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (8.30%) Project Management
4 50 (6.80%) Change Management
5 44 (5.99%) ITIL
6 43 (5.85%) SDLC
7 41 (5.58%) ETL
8 35 (4.76%) Configuration Management
9 33 (4.49%) Stakeholder Management
10 27 (3.67%) PRINCE2
11 26 (3.54%) Waterfall
12 24 (3.27%) Data Modelling
12 24 (3.27%) Information Security
13 23 (3.13%) Data Analysis
13 23 (3.13%) Scrum
14 20 (2.72%) Test Scripting
15 18 (2.45%) Performance Tuning
15 18 (2.45%) Enterprise Architecture
16 17 (2.31%) Service Management
16 17 (2.31%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 143 (19.46%) COBOL
2 122 (16.60%) JCL
3 93 (12.65%) SQL
4 64 (8.71%) REXX
5 58 (7.89%) Java
6 23 (3.13%) Assembly Language
7 19 (2.59%) C
8 13 (1.77%) SELCOPY
9 11 (1.50%) Perl
10 10 (1.36%) JavaScript
10 10 (1.36%) Shell Script
10 10 (1.36%) NATURAL
11 6 (0.82%) PL/SQL
12 5 (0.68%) C#
13 4 (0.54%) PL/1
14 3 (0.41%) VBA
14 3 (0.41%) Python
14 3 (0.41%) Smalltalk
14 3 (0.41%) VB
14 3 (0.41%) Scala
Qualifications
1 44 (5.99%) Security Cleared
2 28 (3.81%) SC Cleared
3 23 (3.13%) Degree
4 15 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (1.63%) MCDBA
6 11 (1.50%) MCITP
7 10 (1.36%) DV Cleared
8 7 (0.95%) CISSP
9 5 (0.68%) PMI Certification
10 4 (0.54%) ISEB
11 3 (0.41%) MCSA
11 3 (0.41%) PMP
12 2 (0.27%) Oracle Certification
12 2 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.27%) MCP
12 2 (0.27%) MCSE
12 2 (0.27%) CISA
12 2 (0.27%) QiCA
12 2 (0.27%) ISTQB
13 1 (0.14%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.40%) QA
2 14 (1.90%) SLA
3 13 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.95%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.27%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.14%) FATCA
7 1 (0.14%) COBIT
7 1 (0.14%) BS7799
System Software
1 31 (4.22%) Active Directory
2 28 (3.81%) RACF
3 18 (2.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (1.50%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 4 (0.54%) Firmware
6 3 (0.41%) XenApp
6 3 (0.41%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.41%) ACF2
6 3 (0.41%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.14%) NFS
Systems Management
1 25 (3.40%) Tivoli
2 16 (2.18%) Control-M
2 16 (2.18%) OMEGAMON
3 13 (1.77%) CA Endevor
4 9 (1.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 6 (0.82%) MAINVIEW
5 6 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (0.68%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 4 (0.54%) SCOM
8 3 (0.41%) SCCM
8 3 (0.41%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.14%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.14%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (0.14%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.14%) Tivoli NetView
9 1 (0.14%) Nagios
9 1 (0.14%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.14%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.14%) Puppet
9 1 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 190 (25.85%) IBM
2 98 (13.33%) Oracle
3 54 (7.35%) CA
4 53 (7.21%) Microsoft
5 32 (4.35%) VMware
6 21 (2.86%) HP
7 18 (2.45%) BMC
8 15 (2.04%) Ab Initio
9 14 (1.90%) webMethods
10 13 (1.77%) SAP
11 11 (1.50%) Citrix
11 11 (1.50%) Remedy
12 7 (0.95%) Informatica
12 7 (0.95%) Cisco
12 7 (0.95%) ICL
12 7 (0.95%) Actimize
13 5 (0.68%) Business Objects
13 5 (0.68%) TIBCO
13 5 (0.68%) Micro Focus
14 4 (0.54%) ATG
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