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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 267 232 248
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +16
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 418 453 450
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.74% 0.86% 0.77%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.42% 2.76% 2.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 223 234
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£425 £411 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.40% +8.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £268 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 15
Average hourly rate £27.00 £19.25 £30.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.25% -36.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £15.92 £24.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £47.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £16.40 £30.40
% change year-on-year
+64.63% -46.05%

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
17295 16389 17515
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.52% 31.07% 29.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 10526 10094 10144
Average daily rate £401 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.90% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £243 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 719 666 878
Average hourly rate £18.53 £18.02 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -27.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.53 £17.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -36.36%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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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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 -5 364 £425 +3.03% 65
London -26 131 £410 -3.58% 28
North West +5 53 £450 +24.13% 9
Yorkshire +19 48 £425 +13.33% 9
West Yorkshire +19 44 £425 +13.33% 4
East of England +13 44 £320 -50.76% 2
Manchester +12 39 £475 +18.75% 6
City of London -6 38 £425 +6.25% 6
South East -22 34 £425 +3.03% 7
Scotland -73 23 £320 -22.89% 5
South West -7 21 £498 +10.55% 3
Norfolk +8 19 £320 +39.13%
Norwich +5 18 £320 +39.13%
Edinburgh -45 18 £360 -12.83% 4
Buckinghamshire -7 15 £350 +12.00% 1
East Midlands +19 14 £563 +332.69%
Wales -5 14 £375 +14.50% 1
Hertfordshire -16 14 £325 -50.00% 2
Milton Keynes -4 13 £300 -4.00% 1
West Midlands -13 12 £425 +13.33% 4
Berkshire +8 11 £450 +21.62%
Essex -5 8 £375 -
Lancashire -13 7 £288 - 2
Nottinghamshire - 7 £650 -
Gloucestershire - 7 - -
Reading +11 6 £500 +25.00%
Leeds 0 6 £425 +13.33% 1
Hampshire -13 5 £450 +9.09% 2
Glasgow -14 5 £280 +21.73% 1
Warwickshire - 5 £425 - 1

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 283 (36.99%) Finance
2 242 (31.63%) IBM
3 182 (23.79%) DB2
4 161 (21.05%) Oracle
5 160 (20.92%) UNIX
6 144 (18.82%) Banking
7 132 (17.25%) Windows
8 124 (16.21%) IBM Mainframe
9 122 (15.95%) Linux
10 119 (15.56%) zOS
11 113 (14.77%) SQL
12 93 (12.16%) COBOL
12 93 (12.16%) Stakeholder Management
12 93 (12.16%) Analytical Skills
13 90 (11.76%) JCL
14 89 (11.63%) CICS
15 88 (11.50%) AIX
16 87 (11.37%) WebSphere
17 74 (9.67%) Retail
17 74 (9.67%) Agile Software Development
18 64 (8.37%) Migration
18 64 (8.37%) Management Information System
19 60 (7.84%) Middleware
20 59 (7.71%) ITIL
21 53 (6.93%) Project Management
22 52 (6.80%) Service Delivery
22 52 (6.80%) Microsoft
23 51 (6.67%) Java
24 46 (6.01%) SAS
25 45 (5.88%) Workflow

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 89 (11.63%) CICS
2 87 (11.37%) WebSphere
3 46 (6.01%) SAS
4 34 (4.44%) Oracle Workflow
5 20 (2.61%) MQSeries
6 12 (1.57%) SharePoint
7 11 (1.44%) WebSphere Application Server
8 7 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
8 7 (0.92%) Exstream Dialogue
9 6 (0.78%) WebLogic
9 6 (0.78%) IIS
10 5 (0.65%) MS Exchange
10 5 (0.65%) IBM Notes
11 4 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
12 3 (0.39%) Apache
12 3 (0.39%) StreamWeaver
12 3 (0.39%) Confluence
13 2 (0.26%) NetWeaver
13 2 (0.26%) PowerExchange
13 2 (0.26%) Tomcat
Applications
1 19 (2.48%) MS Office
2 13 (1.70%) MS Visio
3 11 (1.44%) MS Excel
4 6 (0.78%) MS Project
5 3 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.13%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (0.92%) Exstream
2 5 (0.65%) BASE24
2 5 (0.65%) Misys Midas
2 5 (0.65%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (0.52%) VisionPLUS
3 4 (0.52%) Staffware
4 3 (0.39%) BusinessWorks
4 3 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.26%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.13%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.13%) SAP FI-CA
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (0.26%) SaaS
1 2 (0.26%) PaaS
1 2 (0.26%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (4.84%) SAN
2 22 (2.88%) NAS
3 21 (2.75%) Firewall
4 19 (2.48%) Internet
5 13 (1.70%) LDAP
6 12 (1.57%) WAN
6 12 (1.57%) LAN
7 11 (1.44%) FTP
8 10 (1.31%) TCP/IP
9 9 (1.18%) Intranet
10 8 (1.05%) Kerberos
11 7 (0.92%) SSL
12 6 (0.78%) ATM
13 5 (0.65%) SMTP
14 4 (0.52%) DMZ
14 4 (0.52%) HTTP
14 4 (0.52%) SNA
15 3 (0.39%) SMS
15 3 (0.39%) Intrusion Detection
16 2 (0.26%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 182 (23.79%) DB2
2 35 (4.58%) SQL Server
3 31 (4.05%) Data Warehouse
4 19 (2.48%) Oracle Database
5 17 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (1.57%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 10 (1.31%) Relational Database
7 10 (1.31%) DTS
8 9 (1.18%) Data Mining
9 7 (0.92%) Adabas
9 7 (0.92%) RDBMS
10 6 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (0.65%) OLAP
11 5 (0.65%) DataStage
11 5 (0.65%) NoSQL
12 4 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
13 3 (0.39%) Crystal Reports
13 3 (0.39%) Oracle Reports
13 3 (0.39%) Essbase
13 3 (0.39%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 39 (5.10%) ClearQuest
1 39 (5.10%) ClearCase
2 13 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (1.05%) ReSharper
3 8 (1.05%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 8 (1.05%) Visual Studio
4 6 (0.78%) JIRA
5 5 (0.65%) LoadRunner
6 4 (0.52%) Rational DOORS
6 4 (0.52%) ERwin
6 4 (0.52%) XPEDITER
7 3 (0.39%) Rational Rose
7 3 (0.39%) Toad
7 3 (0.39%) ChangeMan
7 3 (0.39%) CA Gen
8 2 (0.26%) SoapUI
8 2 (0.26%) JMeter
8 2 (0.26%) QuickTest Pro
8 2 (0.26%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.13%) Introscope
General
1 283 (36.99%) Finance
2 144 (18.82%) Banking
3 74 (9.67%) Retail
4 24 (3.14%) Retail Banking
5 19 (2.48%) Telecoms
6 18 (2.35%) Advertising
7 14 (1.83%) Financial Institution
8 9 (1.18%) French Language
9 8 (1.05%) Front Office
9 8 (1.05%) Back Office
10 6 (0.78%) Dutch Language
11 4 (0.52%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.52%) General Ledger
12 3 (0.39%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.39%) Billing
12 3 (0.39%) German Language
12 3 (0.39%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.26%) Marketing
13 2 (0.26%) Automotive
13 2 (0.26%) Law
Job Titles
1 160 (20.92%) Analyst
2 122 (15.95%) Developer
3 83 (10.85%) Architect
4 68 (8.89%) Project Manager
5 55 (7.19%) Consultant
6 39 (5.10%) Administrator
7 38 (4.97%) Programmer
8 32 (4.18%) Designer
9 28 (3.66%) Solutions Architect
9 28 (3.66%) Business Analyst
10 22 (2.88%) Systems Analyst
11 20 (2.61%) Technical Architect
11 20 (2.61%) Test Analyst
12 19 (2.48%) Infrastructure Architect
13 18 (2.35%) Mainframe Developer
13 18 (2.35%) Systems Programmer
14 16 (2.09%) Infrastructure Designer
14 16 (2.09%) SAS Developer
15 14 (1.83%) Mainframe Consultant
15 14 (1.83%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (7.84%) Middleware
2 44 (5.75%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 37 (4.84%) .NET
4 35 (4.58%) Web Services
5 27 (3.53%) XML
6 23 (3.01%) ISPF
7 16 (2.09%) WebCenter
8 13 (1.70%) WebSphere MQ
8 13 (1.70%) J2EE
8 13 (1.70%) ASP.NET
9 10 (1.31%) WCF
9 10 (1.31%) LINQ
10 8 (1.05%) DOM
11 7 (0.92%) HTML
12 6 (0.78%) JMS
13 5 (0.65%) JSP
13 5 (0.65%) Oracle Fusion
14 4 (0.52%) JSON
14 4 (0.52%) JNDI
14 4 (0.52%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 124 (16.21%) IBM Mainframe
2 93 (12.16%) Analytical Skills
3 64 (8.37%) Management Information System
4 39 (5.10%) AS400
5 22 (2.88%) PMI
5 22 (2.88%) VSAM
6 21 (2.75%) iSeries
7 19 (2.48%) Replication
8 14 (1.83%) Credit Risk
9 13 (1.70%) Clustering
9 13 (1.70%) Statistics
10 12 (1.57%) Enterprise Storage
10 12 (1.57%) Tandem
11 11 (1.44%) Economics
12 10 (1.31%) Open Source
13 9 (1.18%) Client/Server
13 9 (1.18%) SWIFT
13 9 (1.18%) CMDB
14 8 (1.05%) Computer Science
15 6 (0.78%) Symmetrix DMX
Operating Systems
1 160 (20.92%) UNIX
2 132 (17.25%) Windows
3 122 (15.95%) Linux
4 119 (15.56%) zOS
5 88 (11.50%) AIX
6 41 (5.36%) MVS
7 24 (3.14%) Solaris
8 15 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 14 (1.83%) HPUX
10 9 (1.18%) Windows NT
10 9 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (0.92%) VMS
11 7 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (0.92%) VME
12 4 (0.52%) SUSE
12 4 (0.52%) Windows 2000
13 3 (0.39%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.26%) i5/OS
14 2 (0.26%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (12.16%) Stakeholder Management
2 74 (9.67%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (8.37%) Migration
4 59 (7.71%) ITIL
5 53 (6.93%) Project Management
6 52 (6.80%) Service Delivery
7 45 (5.88%) Workflow
8 41 (5.36%) Change Management
9 36 (4.71%) PRINCE2
10 34 (4.44%) Workflow Management
11 27 (3.53%) Data Analysis
11 27 (3.53%) Business Analysis
11 27 (3.53%) Waterfall
12 24 (3.14%) ETL
12 24 (3.14%) Configuration Management
13 22 (2.88%) SOA
14 21 (2.75%) Systems Analysis
14 21 (2.75%) E-Commerce
15 20 (2.61%) Information Security
16 18 (2.35%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 113 (14.77%) SQL
2 93 (12.16%) COBOL
3 90 (11.76%) JCL
4 51 (6.67%) Java
5 29 (3.79%) C
6 27 (3.53%) REXX
7 19 (2.48%) VBA
8 18 (2.35%) C#
9 12 (1.57%) VB.NET
10 11 (1.44%) Shell Script
11 9 (1.18%) PL/1
12 8 (1.05%) T-SQL
12 8 (1.05%) RPG
12 8 (1.05%) VB
13 7 (0.92%) Assembly Language
14 5 (0.65%) SELCOPY
14 5 (0.65%) RPG IV
14 5 (0.65%) Scala
14 5 (0.65%) SAS Macro
15 4 (0.52%) RPG/400
Qualifications
1 38 (4.97%) Degree
2 30 (3.92%) Security Cleared
3 26 (3.40%) PMI Certification
4 13 (1.70%) SC Cleared
5 12 (1.57%) PMP
6 9 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (0.92%) MCSE
8 5 (0.65%) ISEB
8 5 (0.65%) CISSP
8 5 (0.65%) ISTQB
9 4 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.52%) CCNP
10 3 (0.39%) CCNA
10 3 (0.39%) SAS Certification
10 3 (0.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (0.39%) VCP5
10 3 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.13%) MBA
11 1 (0.13%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.27%) SLA
2 17 (2.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 14 (1.83%) QA
4 8 (1.05%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.13%) Basel III
5 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
System Software
1 39 (5.10%) RACF
2 31 (4.05%) ACF2
3 30 (3.92%) Active Directory
4 18 (2.35%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (1.18%) SRDF
6 7 (0.92%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 6 (0.78%) RHEV
8 4 (0.52%) VMware ESX
9 3 (0.39%) ISA Server
9 3 (0.39%) Terminal Services
9 3 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.26%) vSphere
11 1 (0.13%) Samba
11 1 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.13%) XenApp
11 1 (0.13%) XenServer
11 1 (0.13%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 1 (0.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 23 (3.01%) Tivoli
2 19 (2.48%) Control-M
3 14 (1.83%) OMEGAMON
4 13 (1.70%) HP Quality Center
5 12 (1.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 11 (1.44%) CA Endevor
7 7 (0.92%) Tivoli NetView
7 7 (0.92%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 7 (0.92%) EMC NetWorker
8 6 (0.78%) BladeLogic
8 6 (0.78%) NetBackup
8 6 (0.78%) MOM
8 6 (0.78%) BMC PATROL
9 5 (0.65%) OpenView
9 5 (0.65%) Unicenter
9 5 (0.65%) HP SiteScope
10 4 (0.52%) HP SIM
10 4 (0.52%) MAINVIEW
11 3 (0.39%) SCCM
11 3 (0.39%) SCOM
Vendors
1 242 (31.63%) IBM
2 161 (21.05%) Oracle
3 52 (6.80%) Microsoft
4 41 (5.36%) HP
4 41 (5.36%) CA
5 34 (4.44%) EMC
6 27 (3.53%) VMware
7 24 (3.14%) Intel
8 22 (2.88%) Citrix
9 21 (2.75%) SAP
10 16 (2.09%) Red Hat
10 16 (2.09%) Unisys
11 14 (1.83%) Ab Initio
11 14 (1.83%) BMC
11 14 (1.83%) Sun
12 11 (1.44%) TSYS
13 10 (1.31%) Teradata
14 9 (1.18%) Sybase
15 8 (1.05%) Remedy
16 7 (0.92%) TIBCO
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