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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 289 215 276
Rank change year-on-year
-74 +61
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 376 479 359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.65% 0.93% 0.67%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.11% 2.93% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 237 205
Average daily rate
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£425 £413 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £505 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 6
Average hourly rate £23.50 £17.70 £18.21
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.76% -2.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.09 £15.85 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £25.38 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £17.70 £21.42
% change year-on-year
+55.36% -17.36%

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
17829 16321 16382
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.67% 31.58% 30.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 11225 10213 9585
Average daily rate £410 £410 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 719 691 805
Average hourly rate £17.00 £18.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.10% -11.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.55 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -14.28%

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 30 October 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 30 October 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 30 October 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 -46 321 £425 +6.25% 27
London -44 122 £438 +2.94% 7
North West -24 41 £425 +13.94% 1
South East -17 38 £378 -8.48% 7
East of England -1 33 £340 +36.00%
Scotland -63 31 £320 -25.14% 3
Yorkshire -9 30 £438 +16.66% 2
City of London -28 30 £438 +8.62% 4
Manchester +4 27 £425 +13.33% 1
Edinburgh -49 23 £320 -26.22% 2
West Yorkshire -13 22 £438 +16.66% 1
Milton Keynes -4 21 £300 -4.00% 1
Buckinghamshire -6 21 £300 -14.28% 1
Wales -7 20 £300 - 2
West Midlands -14 19 £425 +1.19% 2
Halifax +11 18 £438 -2.77%
South West -27 15 £590 +40.47% 2
East Midlands +15 14 £391 +200.96% 3
Warwickshire -2 12 £438 +59.09%
Essex -15 11 £430 +167.08%
Berkshire +10 9 £450 +12.50%
Hertfordshire - 7 £333 -
Cheshire -10 6 £395 +4.15%
Devon -19 6 £600 +33.33%
Hampshire -20 6 £450 +9.09%
Tyne and Wear -43 6 - -
North East -44 6 - -
Nottinghamshire - 6 £525 - 1
Nottingham - 6 £525 - 1
Plymouth - 6 £600 -

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 October 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.

1 295 (38.26%) Finance
2 228 (29.57%) IBM
3 181 (23.48%) DB2
4 163 (21.14%) Banking
5 158 (20.49%) UNIX
6 150 (19.46%) Oracle
7 130 (16.86%) zOS
8 128 (16.60%) IBM Mainframe
9 122 (15.82%) SQL
10 107 (13.88%) Windows
10 107 (13.88%) CICS
11 103 (13.36%) JCL
12 99 (12.84%) COBOL
13 91 (11.80%) Linux
14 88 (11.41%) Stakeholder Management
15 87 (11.28%) Agile Software Development
15 87 (11.28%) Analytical Skills
16 84 (10.89%) WebSphere
17 80 (10.38%) Retail
18 72 (9.34%) AIX
19 65 (8.43%) Migration
20 62 (8.04%) ITIL
21 55 (7.13%) RACF
21 55 (7.13%) Management Information System
22 53 (6.87%) Middleware
22 53 (6.87%) Project Management
23 50 (6.49%) Java
23 50 (6.49%) SAS
24 46 (5.97%) MVS
25 43 (5.58%) Service Delivery

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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
1 107 (13.88%) CICS
2 84 (10.89%) WebSphere
3 50 (6.49%) SAS
4 30 (3.89%) Oracle Workflow
5 26 (3.37%) MQSeries
6 14 (1.82%) WebSphere Application Server
7 9 (1.17%) BizTalk Server
8 8 (1.04%) SharePoint
9 7 (0.91%) Exstream Dialogue
10 5 (0.65%) StreamWeaver
10 5 (0.65%) WebLogic
10 5 (0.65%) IIS
10 5 (0.65%) MS Exchange
11 3 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (0.26%) PowerExchange
12 2 (0.26%) Commerce Server
12 2 (0.26%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.26%) Confluence
12 2 (0.26%) Commerce Server 2007
13 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 21 (2.72%) MS Office
2 14 (1.82%) MS Excel
3 7 (0.91%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.26%) MS Project
5 1 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.13%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (0.91%) Exstream
2 5 (0.65%) Misys Midas
3 4 (0.52%) VisionPLUS
3 4 (0.52%) BASE24
4 3 (0.39%) Staffware
4 3 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.39%) BusinessWorks
5 2 (0.26%) Oracle Retail
5 2 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.13%) TIBCO iProcess
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.13%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.26%) SaaS
3 1 (0.13%) PaaS
3 1 (0.13%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (3.24%) SAN
2 18 (2.33%) NAS
3 15 (1.95%) FTP
4 10 (1.30%) Internet
5 9 (1.17%) LDAP
5 9 (1.17%) TCP/IP
5 9 (1.17%) Firewall
6 7 (0.91%) Kerberos
6 7 (0.91%) SSL
6 7 (0.91%) SMTP
7 4 (0.52%) SNA
7 4 (0.52%) ATM
8 3 (0.39%) Wireless
8 3 (0.39%) SMS
8 3 (0.39%) HTTP
9 2 (0.26%) APPN
9 2 (0.26%) DMZ
9 2 (0.26%) VoIP
9 2 (0.26%) WAN
9 2 (0.26%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 181 (23.48%) DB2
2 42 (5.45%) SQL Server
3 29 (3.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 20 (2.59%) Data Warehouse
5 18 (2.33%) Oracle Database
6 16 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
7 14 (1.82%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 14 (1.82%) Relational Database
8 11 (1.43%) Adabas
9 10 (1.30%) DTS
10 9 (1.17%) RDBMS
11 7 (0.91%) Data Mining
11 7 (0.91%) DataStage
12 5 (0.65%) OLAP
12 5 (0.65%) Easytrieve
13 4 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 4 (0.52%) BODI
13 4 (0.52%) OLAP Cube
13 4 (0.52%) Base SAS
14 3 (0.39%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 41 (5.32%) ClearCase
2 34 (4.41%) ClearQuest
3 13 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (1.04%) Visual Studio
4 8 (1.04%) ReSharper
4 8 (1.04%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 6 (0.78%) PVCS
5 6 (0.78%) JIRA
6 5 (0.65%) ChangeMan
6 5 (0.65%) ERwin
7 4 (0.52%) XPEDITER
7 4 (0.52%) Rational DOORS
8 3 (0.39%) CA Gen
8 3 (0.39%) Rational Rose
8 3 (0.39%) Toad
8 3 (0.39%) QuickTest Pro
8 3 (0.39%) LoadRunner
9 2 (0.26%) TestDirector
9 2 (0.26%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.26%) JMeter
General
1 295 (38.26%) Finance
2 163 (21.14%) Banking
3 80 (10.38%) Retail
4 25 (3.24%) Retail Banking
5 14 (1.82%) Telecoms
6 13 (1.69%) Advertising
7 10 (1.30%) Financial Institution
8 9 (1.17%) French Language
9 7 (0.91%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.78%) Dutch Language
11 5 (0.65%) Front Office
11 5 (0.65%) Back Office
11 5 (0.65%) Automotive
12 4 (0.52%) General Ledger
12 4 (0.52%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.52%) German Language
12 4 (0.52%) Spanish Language
13 3 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.26%) Billing
14 2 (0.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 153 (19.84%) Analyst
2 122 (15.82%) Developer
3 84 (10.89%) Architect
4 59 (7.65%) Consultant
5 58 (7.52%) Project Manager
6 47 (6.10%) Programmer
7 34 (4.41%) Administrator
8 29 (3.76%) Systems Programmer
8 29 (3.76%) Solutions Architect
9 26 (3.37%) Business Analyst
9 26 (3.37%) Technical Architect
9 26 (3.37%) Designer
10 23 (2.98%) Mainframe Developer
11 22 (2.85%) Systems Analyst
12 21 (2.72%) Test Analyst
13 19 (2.46%) SAS Developer
14 16 (2.08%) DBA
15 14 (1.82%) Mainframe Architect
15 14 (1.82%) WebSphere Developer
15 14 (1.82%) Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (6.87%) Middleware
2 40 (5.19%) .NET
3 38 (4.93%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 26 (3.37%) ISPF
4 26 (3.37%) XML
5 23 (2.98%) Web Services
6 19 (2.46%) WebSphere MQ
7 13 (1.69%) J2EE
7 13 (1.69%) ASP.NET
8 10 (1.30%) LINQ
8 10 (1.30%) WCF
9 8 (1.04%) HTML
9 8 (1.04%) WebCenter
10 7 (0.91%) EDI
11 6 (0.78%) JMS
12 5 (0.65%) Oracle Fusion
12 5 (0.65%) JNDI
12 5 (0.65%) JDBC
12 5 (0.65%) JSP
12 5 (0.65%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 128 (16.60%) IBM Mainframe
2 87 (11.28%) Analytical Skills
3 55 (7.13%) Management Information System
4 33 (4.28%) AS400
5 27 (3.50%) VSAM
6 14 (1.82%) Data Structures
6 14 (1.82%) iSeries
7 13 (1.69%) Statistics
7 13 (1.69%) PMI
8 12 (1.56%) Credit Risk
9 11 (1.43%) Tandem
10 10 (1.30%) Client/Server
10 10 (1.30%) Clustering
10 10 (1.30%) SWIFT
11 9 (1.17%) Open Source
11 9 (1.17%) Replication
12 8 (1.04%) Computer Science
13 6 (0.78%) Economics
13 6 (0.78%) Symmetrix DMX
14 4 (0.52%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 158 (20.49%) UNIX
2 130 (16.86%) zOS
3 107 (13.88%) Windows
4 91 (11.80%) Linux
5 72 (9.34%) AIX
6 46 (5.97%) MVS
7 18 (2.33%) Solaris
8 12 (1.56%) Windows NT
8 12 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (1.43%) HPUX
10 9 (1.17%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (0.91%) VMS
12 7 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (0.78%) VME
14 4 (0.52%) Windows 2000
14 4 (0.52%) Windows 2000 Server
15 3 (0.39%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.26%) OS/390
16 2 (0.26%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (11.41%) Stakeholder Management
2 87 (11.28%) Agile Software Development
3 65 (8.43%) Migration
4 62 (8.04%) ITIL
5 53 (6.87%) Project Management
6 43 (5.58%) Service Delivery
6 43 (5.58%) Workflow
7 39 (5.06%) ETL
8 35 (4.54%) Change Management
9 30 (3.89%) Workflow Management
10 29 (3.76%) Waterfall
11 28 (3.63%) Configuration Management
12 27 (3.50%) TOGAF
13 25 (3.24%) SOA
13 25 (3.24%) Data Analysis
14 24 (3.11%) PRINCE2
15 23 (2.98%) Business Analysis
16 22 (2.85%) Systems Analysis
16 22 (2.85%) Service Management
17 21 (2.72%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 122 (15.82%) SQL
2 103 (13.36%) JCL
3 99 (12.84%) COBOL
4 50 (6.49%) Java
5 33 (4.28%) REXX
6 29 (3.76%) C
7 20 (2.59%) C#
8 19 (2.46%) VBA
9 17 (2.20%) T-SQL
10 12 (1.56%) Assembly Language
10 12 (1.56%) VB
11 11 (1.43%) VB.NET
11 11 (1.43%) PL/1
11 11 (1.43%) Shell Script
12 10 (1.30%) RPG
13 8 (1.04%) NATURAL
14 7 (0.91%) RPG IV
15 6 (0.78%) Pascal
15 6 (0.78%) SELCOPY
15 6 (0.78%) RPG/400
Qualifications
1 39 (5.06%) Degree
2 37 (4.80%) Security Cleared
3 22 (2.85%) SC Cleared
4 16 (2.08%) PMI Certification
5 9 (1.17%) ISEB
6 8 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (0.78%) MCSE
7 6 (0.78%) ISTQB
8 5 (0.65%) PMP
9 3 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.39%) CISSP
9 3 (0.39%) SAS Certification
10 2 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.26%) CCNP
10 2 (0.26%) CCNA
10 2 (0.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.26%) VCP5
11 1 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.13%) CBAP
11 1 (0.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (3.37%) SLA
2 19 (2.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 13 (1.69%) QA
4 3 (0.39%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.13%) Basel III
5 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.13%) COBIT
System Software
1 55 (7.13%) RACF
2 42 (5.45%) ACF2
3 32 (4.15%) Active Directory
4 14 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (0.78%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 6 (0.78%) RHEV
6 4 (0.52%) ISA Server
6 4 (0.52%) Terminal Services
6 4 (0.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 4 (0.52%) VMware ESX
7 3 (0.39%) SRDF
8 1 (0.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.13%) XenApp
8 1 (0.13%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 21 (2.72%) Tivoli
2 20 (2.59%) Control-M
3 19 (2.46%) OMEGAMON
4 11 (1.43%) HP Quality Center
4 11 (1.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 10 (1.30%) CA Endevor
6 7 (0.91%) EMC NetWorker
7 6 (0.78%) Tivoli NetView
7 6 (0.78%) BladeLogic
7 6 (0.78%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 5 (0.65%) NetBackup
8 5 (0.65%) OpenView
8 5 (0.65%) MOM
8 5 (0.65%) BMC PATROL
8 5 (0.65%) MAINVIEW
9 4 (0.52%) Unicenter
9 4 (0.52%) HP SiteScope
9 4 (0.52%) CA Wily
9 4 (0.52%) HP SIM
10 3 (0.39%) SCOM
Vendors
1 228 (29.57%) IBM
2 150 (19.46%) Oracle
3 42 (5.45%) Microsoft
4 41 (5.32%) CA
5 38 (4.93%) HP
6 25 (3.24%) SAP
7 21 (2.72%) Intel
8 19 (2.46%) VMware
9 18 (2.33%) EMC
10 17 (2.20%) BMC
10 17 (2.20%) Ab Initio
11 15 (1.95%) Sun
11 15 (1.95%) Unisys
11 15 (1.95%) Remedy
12 13 (1.69%) Red Hat
13 11 (1.43%) TSYS
14 10 (1.30%) Citrix
14 10 (1.30%) Teradata
15 8 (1.04%) TIBCO
15 8 (1.04%) Sybase
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