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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 272 255 244
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -11
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 405 390 450
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.72% 0.73% 0.78%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.81% 2.80% 3.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 177 228
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£425 £418 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.79% +14.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +18.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 21
Average hourly rate £28.50 £24.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £17.42 £21.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £48.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £24.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -20.00%

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
14390 13929 14463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.53% 26.13% 24.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 8615 8533 8398
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £250 £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 619 621 795
Average hourly rate £18.53 £19.00 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.48% -26.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +14 363 £425 - 61
London -1 130 £400 -5.88% 17
North West +8 60 £450 +12.50% 12
East of England +8 46 £320 -50.76% 5
Manchester +6 45 £488 +21.87% 8
West Yorkshire +33 44 £425 +43.45% 8
Yorkshire +21 44 £425 +13.71% 10
City of London +11 37 £425 - 7
South East -20 33 £350 -14.68% 8
East Midlands +18 18 £550 +323.07%
Buckinghamshire -6 18 £340 -2.85%
Norfolk - 18 £320 -
Norwich - 17 £320 -
Scotland -52 14 £300 -25.92% 5
Milton Keynes +1 13 £305 -12.85%
Essex +10 12 £375 - 1
South West -26 12 £388 -13.88% 1
Leeds +11 11 £425 - 1
Hertfordshire -11 11 £285 -56.15% 3
West Midlands -18 10 £425 +137.76% 3
Berkshire +6 9 £450 +56.52% 2
Wales -15 8 £370 +5.71% 1
Edinburgh -51 8 £500 +24.22% 4
Lancashire -3 7 £288 - 2
North East -26 7 £225 -18.18% 4
Nottinghamshire - 7 £650 -
Glasgow -9 6 £290 - 1
Tyne and Wear -25 6 £225 -18.18% 3
Northampton +5 5 £500 +284.61%
Northamptonshire +2 5 £500 +284.61%

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (36.86%) Finance
2 237 (31.31%) IBM
3 176 (23.25%) DB2
4 169 (22.32%) UNIX
5 160 (21.14%) Oracle
6 144 (19.02%) Windows
7 140 (18.49%) Banking
8 130 (17.17%) Linux
9 122 (16.12%) IBM Mainframe
10 101 (13.34%) SQL
11 96 (12.68%) zOS
12 87 (11.49%) JCL
12 87 (11.49%) AIX
13 86 (11.36%) Stakeholder Management
14 83 (10.96%) COBOL
15 82 (10.83%) WebSphere
16 81 (10.70%) CICS
17 78 (10.30%) Migration
18 71 (9.38%) Retail
19 56 (7.40%) Management Information System
20 54 (7.13%) Middleware
20 54 (7.13%) ITIL
21 51 (6.74%) Java
21 51 (6.74%) Project Management
22 50 (6.61%) Microsoft
23 49 (6.47%) Service Delivery
24 47 (6.21%) CA
25 44 (5.81%) SAS
26 43 (5.68%) WebSphere Message Broker
27 42 (5.55%) HP

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 82 (10.83%) WebSphere
2 81 (10.70%) CICS
3 44 (5.81%) SAS
4 30 (3.96%) Oracle Workflow
5 14 (1.85%) SharePoint
6 13 (1.72%) MQSeries
7 10 (1.32%) WebSphere Application Server
8 7 (0.92%) Confluence
9 6 (0.79%) IIS
9 6 (0.79%) MS Exchange
9 6 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (0.66%) Exstream Dialogue
10 5 (0.66%) WebLogic
10 5 (0.66%) IBM Notes
11 4 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (0.53%) OpenROAD
12 3 (0.40%) Apache
13 2 (0.26%) Lync
13 2 (0.26%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.26%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 25 (3.30%) MS Office
2 17 (2.25%) MS Excel
3 15 (1.98%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.66%) MS Project
5 3 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.13%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (0.79%) BASE24
2 5 (0.66%) VisionPLUS
2 5 (0.66%) Exstream
2 5 (0.66%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (0.53%) Misys Midas
3 4 (0.53%) Staffware
4 3 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.40%) BusinessWorks
5 2 (0.26%) Oracle Retail
5 2 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.13%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.13%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.13%) SAP FI-CA
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.40%) SaaS
3 2 (0.26%) IaaS
3 2 (0.26%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (5.42%) SAN
2 21 (2.77%) Firewall
3 19 (2.51%) NAS
4 17 (2.25%) Internet
5 15 (1.98%) WAN
5 15 (1.98%) LAN
6 14 (1.85%) LDAP
6 14 (1.85%) FTP
7 12 (1.59%) TCP/IP
8 9 (1.19%) Intranet
9 8 (1.06%) Kerberos
10 7 (0.92%) SSL
11 6 (0.79%) ATM
12 4 (0.53%) Network Security
12 4 (0.53%) SMTP
12 4 (0.53%) HTTP
12 4 (0.53%) DMZ
13 3 (0.40%) Intrusion Detection
13 3 (0.40%) Fibre Channel
14 2 (0.26%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 176 (23.25%) DB2
2 31 (4.10%) SQL Server
3 28 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
4 19 (2.51%) Oracle Database
5 12 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (1.45%) Relational Database
7 10 (1.32%) DTS
8 9 (1.19%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 8 (1.06%) Adabas
9 8 (1.06%) RDBMS
10 5 (0.66%) Data Mining
10 5 (0.66%) Ingres
10 5 (0.66%) NoSQL
11 4 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (0.53%) IDMS
11 4 (0.53%) OLAP
11 4 (0.53%) Crystal Reports
11 4 (0.53%) DataStage
12 3 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (0.40%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 36 (4.76%) ClearCase
1 36 (4.76%) ClearQuest
2 11 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (0.92%) Visual Studio
3 7 (0.92%) ReSharper
3 7 (0.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 6 (0.79%) JIRA
4 6 (0.79%) LoadRunner
5 4 (0.53%) CA Gen
5 4 (0.53%) Rational DOORS
5 4 (0.53%) XPEDITER
5 4 (0.53%) Subversion
6 3 (0.40%) ChangeMan
6 3 (0.40%) ERwin
6 3 (0.40%) Toad
7 2 (0.26%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.26%) SoapUI
7 2 (0.26%) Rational Rose
7 2 (0.26%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.26%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 279 (36.86%) Finance
2 140 (18.49%) Banking
3 71 (9.38%) Retail
4 21 (2.77%) Retail Banking
4 21 (2.77%) Telecoms
5 19 (2.51%) Advertising
6 12 (1.59%) French Language
7 10 (1.32%) Back Office
8 9 (1.19%) Front Office
8 9 (1.19%) Financial Institution
8 9 (1.19%) Dutch Language
9 5 (0.66%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.40%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.40%) General Ledger
11 3 (0.40%) German Language
11 3 (0.40%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.26%) Marketing
12 2 (0.26%) Billing
12 2 (0.26%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 163 (21.53%) Analyst
2 124 (16.38%) Developer
3 84 (11.10%) Architect
4 67 (8.85%) Project Manager
5 57 (7.53%) Consultant
6 38 (5.02%) Administrator
7 36 (4.76%) Programmer
8 31 (4.10%) Designer
9 30 (3.96%) Solutions Architect
10 26 (3.43%) Systems Analyst
10 26 (3.43%) Business Analyst
11 20 (2.64%) Infrastructure Architect
11 20 (2.64%) Mainframe Developer
12 19 (2.51%) Test Analyst
13 17 (2.25%) Technical Architect
13 17 (2.25%) DBA
14 16 (2.11%) Mainframe Consultant
14 16 (2.11%) SAS Developer
14 16 (2.11%) Infrastructure Designer
15 15 (1.98%) Systems Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (7.13%) Middleware
2 43 (5.68%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 38 (5.02%) .NET
4 32 (4.23%) XML
5 31 (4.10%) Web Services
6 26 (3.43%) ISPF
7 15 (1.98%) WebCenter
8 14 (1.85%) J2EE
9 12 (1.59%) WebSphere MQ
10 11 (1.45%) ASP.NET
11 9 (1.19%) HTML
11 9 (1.19%) WCF
11 9 (1.19%) LINQ
12 8 (1.06%) DOM
13 7 (0.92%) JMS
13 7 (0.92%) CSS
14 6 (0.79%) JSP
15 5 (0.66%) JNDI
15 5 (0.66%) JDBC
16 4 (0.53%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 122 (16.12%) IBM Mainframe
2 56 (7.40%) Management Information System
3 37 (4.89%) AS400
4 21 (2.77%) PMI
5 20 (2.64%) iSeries
6 19 (2.51%) VSAM
7 18 (2.38%) Replication
8 13 (1.72%) Statistics
8 13 (1.72%) Tandem
9 12 (1.59%) Enterprise Storage
9 12 (1.59%) Client/Server
9 12 (1.59%) Clustering
10 10 (1.32%) Economics
11 9 (1.19%) CMDB
12 8 (1.06%) SWIFT
12 8 (1.06%) Computer Science
12 8 (1.06%) Credit Risk
13 7 (0.92%) Open Source
14 6 (0.79%) Symmetrix DMX
14 6 (0.79%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 169 (22.32%) UNIX
2 144 (19.02%) Windows
3 130 (17.17%) Linux
4 96 (12.68%) zOS
5 87 (11.49%) AIX
6 35 (4.62%) MVS
7 25 (3.30%) Solaris
8 16 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 14 (1.85%) HPUX
10 10 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (1.06%) Windows NT
12 7 (0.92%) VMS
13 6 (0.79%) SUSE
14 5 (0.66%) VME
14 5 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
15 4 (0.53%) Windows 7
16 2 (0.26%) i5/OS
16 2 (0.26%) Windows 2000 Server
16 2 (0.26%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (11.36%) Stakeholder Management
2 78 (10.30%) Migration
3 54 (7.13%) ITIL
4 51 (6.74%) Project Management
5 49 (6.47%) Service Delivery
6 38 (5.02%) Workflow
7 37 (4.89%) Change Management
7 37 (4.89%) PRINCE2
8 31 (4.10%) Business Analysis
9 30 (3.96%) Workflow Management
10 28 (3.70%) Data Analysis
11 27 (3.57%) Waterfall
12 24 (3.17%) Agile Software Development
13 23 (3.04%) Systems Analysis
14 22 (2.91%) Incident Management
15 21 (2.77%) Configuration Management
16 20 (2.64%) ETL
16 20 (2.64%) Information Security
17 19 (2.51%) E-Commerce
18 18 (2.38%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 101 (13.34%) SQL
2 87 (11.49%) JCL
3 83 (10.96%) COBOL
4 51 (6.74%) Java
5 31 (4.10%) C
5 31 (4.10%) REXX
6 20 (2.64%) VBA
7 18 (2.38%) Shell Script
8 13 (1.72%) C#
9 11 (1.45%) VB.NET
10 9 (1.19%) PL/1
11 7 (0.92%) RPG
12 6 (0.79%) VB
13 5 (0.66%) NATURAL
13 5 (0.66%) PL/SQL
13 5 (0.66%) Scala
13 5 (0.66%) SELCOPY
14 4 (0.53%) RPG IV
14 4 (0.53%) JavaScript
14 4 (0.53%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (4.89%) Degree
2 29 (3.83%) Security Cleared
3 25 (3.30%) PMI Certification
4 12 (1.59%) PMP
5 9 (1.19%) SC Cleared
6 7 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (0.66%) ISEB
7 5 (0.66%) CCNP
7 5 (0.66%) MCSE
7 5 (0.66%) ISTQB
8 4 (0.53%) CISSP
9 3 (0.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (0.40%) SAS Certification
9 3 (0.40%) CCNA
9 3 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.40%) VCP5
10 1 (0.13%) MBA
10 1 (0.13%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.04%) SLA
2 15 (1.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 14 (1.85%) QA
4 8 (1.06%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.13%) Basel III
System Software
1 35 (4.62%) RACF
2 25 (3.30%) Active Directory
3 21 (2.77%) ACF2
4 16 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (1.32%) SRDF
6 7 (0.92%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 6 (0.79%) RHEV
8 5 (0.66%) VMware ESX
9 4 (0.53%) vSphere
10 2 (0.26%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 1 (0.13%) Samba
11 1 (0.13%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.13%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.13%) XenApp
11 1 (0.13%) XenServer
11 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 28 (3.70%) Tivoli
2 25 (3.30%) Control-M
3 14 (1.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 13 (1.72%) HP Quality Center
5 11 (1.45%) CA Endevor
6 9 (1.19%) OMEGAMON
7 7 (0.92%) Tivoli NetView
7 7 (0.92%) BladeLogic
7 7 (0.92%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 6 (0.79%) BMC PATROL
8 6 (0.79%) MAINVIEW
8 6 (0.79%) MOM
8 6 (0.79%) NetBackup
9 5 (0.66%) Unicenter
9 5 (0.66%) EMC NetWorker
9 5 (0.66%) HP SiteScope
10 3 (0.40%) OpenView
10 3 (0.40%) SCCM
11 2 (0.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 2 (0.26%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 237 (31.31%) IBM
2 160 (21.14%) Oracle
3 50 (6.61%) Microsoft
4 47 (6.21%) CA
5 42 (5.55%) HP
6 34 (4.49%) EMC
7 28 (3.70%) VMware
8 20 (2.64%) Citrix
8 20 (2.64%) Ab Initio
9 19 (2.51%) Intel
10 18 (2.38%) Red Hat
10 18 (2.38%) SAP
11 17 (2.25%) BMC
12 16 (2.11%) Unisys
13 12 (1.59%) Teradata
14 11 (1.45%) Sun
14 11 (1.45%) TSYS
15 9 (1.19%) Sybase
16 8 (1.06%) Cisco
16 8 (1.06%) Remedy
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