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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 347 256 308
Rank change year-on-year
-91 +52
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 243 352 261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.48% 0.72% 0.58%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.60% 2.36% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 173 152
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£425 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £245 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £522 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £398 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 2
Average hourly rate £39.50 £49.00 £43.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.38% +12.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.10 £39.80 £18.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.80 £58.20 £68.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £49.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year
-19.38% +308.33%

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
15201 14934 13626
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.91% 30.67% 30.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 9596 9217 8156
Average daily rate £420 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £226 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 613 602 813
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £11.50 £11.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.38 £17.93 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.48% -10.35%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 27 January 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 -80 211 £419 +1.51% 51
London -71 68 £475 +11.76% 23
North West -11 57 £376 -10.41% 7
South East -23 31 £344 -8.33% 6
Scotland -32 28 £500 +17.64% 3
Edinburgh -24 26 £500 +19.04% 2
Buckinghamshire +2 23 £308 +36.66% 2
Milton Keynes +7 21 £300 +13.20% 2
Manchester -3 20 £475 -5.00% 5
Lancashire -5 20 £300 +50.00% 1
City of London 0 17 £475 +18.75% 5
East Midlands +18 15 £206 -43.56% 2
South West -9 14 £485 +22.01% 6
Cheshire -1 12 £463 +25.42% 1
West Midlands -2 10 £588 +38.64%
Knutsford +5 9 £463 +6.32%
East of England +3 9 £500 +106.18%
Nottinghamshire - 8 £335 - 2
Gloucestershire - 7 - -
Nottingham - 7 £335 - 2
Essex +4 5 - -
Berkshire -5 5 £463 +5.71% 1
Blackpool - 5 £376 -
North East -24 4 £325 +75.67% 3
Leicestershire - 4 £203 -
Brentwood - 4 - -
Docklands, London +11 3 - -
Bournemouth +5 3 £590 -
Birmingham -4 3 - -
Dorset -4 3 £590 -

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 244 (38.55%) Finance
2 163 (25.75%) IBM
3 157 (24.80%) Banking
4 154 (24.33%) DB2
5 127 (20.06%) UNIX
6 105 (16.59%) zOS
6 105 (16.59%) IBM Mainframe
7 98 (15.48%) CICS
7 98 (15.48%) COBOL
8 94 (14.85%) SQL
9 93 (14.69%) JCL
10 89 (14.06%) Oracle
11 74 (11.69%) Windows
12 66 (10.43%) Migration
13 65 (10.27%) Agile Software Development
14 62 (9.79%) Stakeholder Management
15 58 (9.16%) Project Management
16 56 (8.85%) Linux
17 55 (8.69%) ITIL
18 54 (8.53%) WebSphere
19 51 (8.06%) Java
20 48 (7.58%) Middleware
21 47 (7.42%) Retail
22 45 (7.11%) ETL
23 44 (6.95%) AIX
23 44 (6.95%) ACF2
23 44 (6.95%) Analytical Skills
24 42 (6.64%) Microsoft
25 38 (6.00%) RACF
26 37 (5.85%) VSAM

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 98 (15.48%) CICS
2 54 (8.53%) WebSphere
3 34 (5.37%) SAS
4 21 (3.32%) MQSeries
5 12 (1.90%) Oracle Workflow
6 11 (1.74%) StreamWeaver
6 11 (1.74%) BizTalk Server
7 10 (1.58%) WebSphere Application Server
8 7 (1.11%) WebLogic
8 7 (1.11%) IIS
9 6 (0.95%) SharePoint
9 6 (0.95%) JBoss
10 4 (0.63%) Apache
11 3 (0.47%) Exstream Dialogue
11 3 (0.47%) CMS
11 3 (0.47%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.47%) MS Exchange
12 2 (0.32%) TPMS
12 2 (0.32%) Oracle Service Bus
12 2 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 19 (3.00%) MS Excel
2 12 (1.90%) MS Office
3 5 (0.79%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.47%) MS Project
5 2 (0.32%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.47%) Misys Midas
1 3 (0.47%) Exstream
1 3 (0.47%) VisionPLUS
1 3 (0.47%) BASE24
2 2 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.16%) Staffware
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.16%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.16%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.16%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.16%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.00%) SAN
2 14 (2.21%) NAS
3 13 (2.05%) FTP
4 9 (1.42%) TCP/IP
4 9 (1.42%) HTTP
5 8 (1.26%) Firewall
5 8 (1.26%) Internet
5 8 (1.26%) ATM
6 7 (1.11%) SMTP
7 6 (0.95%) SSL
7 6 (0.95%) LDAP
8 5 (0.79%) WAN
9 4 (0.63%) Kerberos
9 4 (0.63%) LAN
9 4 (0.63%) SNA
10 3 (0.47%) Wireless
11 2 (0.32%) SMS
11 2 (0.32%) VLAN
12 1 (0.16%) IP Telephony
12 1 (0.16%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (24.33%) DB2
2 33 (5.21%) SQL Server
3 26 (4.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 19 (3.00%) DataStage
5 18 (2.84%) Relational Database
6 17 (2.69%) SQL Server 2012
7 15 (2.37%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 15 (2.37%) Data Warehouse
8 10 (1.58%) Oracle Database
8 10 (1.58%) IMS/DB
9 9 (1.42%) Adabas
10 8 (1.26%) RDBMS
11 6 (0.95%) OLAP
12 5 (0.79%) Easytrieve
13 4 (0.63%) SAS Enterprise Guide
13 4 (0.63%) OLAP Cube
13 4 (0.63%) Data Mining
13 4 (0.63%) DTS
13 4 (0.63%) Essbase
13 4 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 28 (4.42%) ClearCase
2 15 (2.37%) ClearQuest
3 11 (1.74%) PVCS
3 11 (1.74%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (0.95%) JIRA
5 5 (0.79%) SoapUI
6 4 (0.63%) CA Gen
6 4 (0.63%) QuickTest Pro
6 4 (0.63%) Toad
7 3 (0.47%) ReSharper
7 3 (0.47%) Selenium
7 3 (0.47%) ChangeMan
7 3 (0.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 3 (0.47%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.47%) Ant
7 3 (0.47%) ERwin
7 3 (0.47%) XPEDITER
7 3 (0.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (0.32%) TestDirector
8 2 (0.32%) XMLSpy
General
1 244 (38.55%) Finance
2 157 (24.80%) Banking
3 47 (7.42%) Retail
4 18 (2.84%) Retail Banking
4 18 (2.84%) Telecoms
5 11 (1.74%) Manufacturing
6 9 (1.42%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.11%) Investment Banking
7 7 (1.11%) Advertising
8 4 (0.63%) Automotive
9 3 (0.47%) Spanish Language
9 3 (0.47%) Billing
9 3 (0.47%) Law
9 3 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.32%) Legal
10 2 (0.32%) French Language
11 1 (0.16%) German Language
11 1 (0.16%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.16%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.16%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 117 (18.48%) Analyst
2 96 (15.17%) Architect
3 94 (14.85%) Developer
4 49 (7.74%) Project Manager
5 41 (6.48%) Programmer
6 37 (5.85%) Consultant
7 34 (5.37%) Administrator
8 32 (5.06%) Technical Architect
8 32 (5.06%) Mainframe Developer
9 24 (3.79%) DBA
9 24 (3.79%) Solutions Architect
10 22 (3.48%) Systems Programmer
11 17 (2.69%) Designer
11 17 (2.69%) Analyst Developer
12 15 (2.37%) Test Analyst
13 13 (2.05%) Mainframe Architect
13 13 (2.05%) Technical Analyst
13 13 (2.05%) Business Analyst
14 12 (1.90%) Test Manager
14 12 (1.90%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (7.58%) Middleware
2 29 (4.58%) .NET
3 21 (3.32%) ISPF
4 17 (2.69%) XML
5 16 (2.53%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 12 (1.90%) WebSphere MQ
6 12 (1.90%) Web Services
7 11 (1.74%) JDBC
7 11 (1.74%) JMS
8 10 (1.58%) J2EE
9 9 (1.42%) JNDI
9 9 (1.42%) JSP
10 8 (1.26%) HTML
11 7 (1.11%) SOAP
11 7 (1.11%) EDI
12 5 (0.79%) ASP.NET
13 4 (0.63%) Oracle Fusion
13 4 (0.63%) CSS
14 3 (0.47%) WCF
14 3 (0.47%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 105 (16.59%) IBM Mainframe
2 44 (6.95%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (5.85%) VSAM
4 32 (5.06%) Management Information System
5 19 (3.00%) AS400
6 13 (2.05%) Data Structures
7 11 (1.74%) Credit Risk
8 10 (1.58%) iSeries
9 9 (1.42%) Clustering
9 9 (1.42%) SWIFT
10 7 (1.11%) Tandem
10 7 (1.11%) Client/Server
11 6 (0.95%) Open Source
11 6 (0.95%) Replication
12 5 (0.79%) PMI
13 4 (0.63%) DataPower
13 4 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
14 3 (0.47%) Economics
14 3 (0.47%) Algorithms
14 3 (0.47%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 127 (20.06%) UNIX
2 105 (16.59%) zOS
3 74 (11.69%) Windows
4 56 (8.85%) Linux
5 44 (6.95%) AIX
6 26 (4.11%) MVS
7 17 (2.69%) Solaris
8 12 (1.90%) Windows NT
9 11 (1.74%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (1.74%) VME
10 9 (1.42%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (1.26%) Windows 2000 Server
11 8 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (1.26%) Windows 2000
12 4 (0.63%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.63%) VMS
12 4 (0.63%) HPUX
13 3 (0.47%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.32%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (10.43%) Migration
2 65 (10.27%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (9.79%) Stakeholder Management
4 58 (9.16%) Project Management
5 55 (8.69%) ITIL
6 45 (7.11%) ETL
7 27 (4.27%) Configuration Management
8 25 (3.95%) Service Delivery
8 25 (3.95%) Change Management
9 24 (3.79%) Service Management
10 23 (3.63%) SOA
11 22 (3.48%) TOGAF
12 20 (3.16%) Workflow
13 18 (2.84%) Release Management
14 17 (2.69%) Waterfall
15 16 (2.53%) Unit Testing
15 16 (2.53%) Test Scripting
16 15 (2.37%) Data Migration
16 15 (2.37%) E-Commerce
16 15 (2.37%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 98 (15.48%) COBOL
2 94 (14.85%) SQL
3 93 (14.69%) JCL
4 51 (8.06%) Java
5 31 (4.90%) REXX
6 18 (2.84%) PL/1
7 17 (2.69%) C
8 14 (2.21%) Assembly Language
8 14 (2.21%) T-SQL
9 11 (1.74%) C#
10 9 (1.42%) NATURAL
11 8 (1.26%) SELCOPY
11 8 (1.26%) Shell Script
11 8 (1.26%) VB
12 6 (0.95%) Pascal
12 6 (0.95%) RPG
12 6 (0.95%) Perl
13 5 (0.79%) JavaScript
13 5 (0.79%) RPG IV
14 4 (0.63%) RPG/400
Qualifications
1 30 (4.74%) Security Cleared
2 20 (3.16%) Degree
3 15 (2.37%) SC Cleared
4 10 (1.58%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (1.26%) ISEB
6 6 (0.95%) MCSE
7 5 (0.79%) PMI Certification
8 4 (0.63%) CISSP
9 3 (0.47%) SAS Certification
9 3 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.32%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.32%) MCP
11 1 (0.16%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.16%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.53%) SLA
2 15 (2.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 12 (1.90%) QA
4 5 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.47%) COBIT
6 2 (0.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 44 (6.95%) ACF2
2 38 (6.00%) RACF
3 21 (3.32%) Active Directory
4 15 (2.37%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (1.26%) VMware ESX
6 6 (0.95%) Terminal Services
6 6 (0.95%) ISA Server
6 6 (0.95%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 5 (0.79%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 3 (0.47%) RHEV
9 2 (0.32%) XenApp
9 2 (0.32%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.32%) Firmware
10 1 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (3.00%) CA Endevor
2 15 (2.37%) OMEGAMON
2 15 (2.37%) Tivoli
3 12 (1.90%) BladeLogic
4 11 (1.74%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (1.11%) SCOM
6 5 (0.79%) Control-M
6 5 (0.79%) CA Wily
7 3 (0.47%) MAINVIEW
7 3 (0.47%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (0.32%) SCCM
8 2 (0.32%) HP SIM
8 2 (0.32%) Tivoli NetView
8 2 (0.32%) OpenView
8 2 (0.32%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.16%) Foglight
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.16%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.16%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 163 (25.75%) IBM
2 89 (14.06%) Oracle
3 42 (6.64%) Microsoft
4 30 (4.74%) CA
5 23 (3.63%) VMware
6 21 (3.32%) HP
7 17 (2.69%) Intel
8 16 (2.53%) SAP
9 15 (2.37%) BMC
10 12 (1.90%) Remedy
10 12 (1.90%) Citrix
11 11 (1.74%) Ab Initio
12 10 (1.58%) Syncsort
13 8 (1.26%) Teradata
14 7 (1.11%) Aquila
14 7 (1.11%) Red Hat
15 6 (0.95%) Sun
15 6 (0.95%) Business Objects
15 6 (0.95%) ICL
16 5 (0.79%) Cisco
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
City of London
Orgtel
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
South East
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Market related
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Orgtel
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £450 - £520 Per Day limited company basis
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 6 days ago
Devon
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £540 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester
Orgtel
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Co-operative Group
Rate: From £24,599 to £32,000 per annum + 30% Shift allowance (per annum pro
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £450 - £600 per day + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 21 days ago