The table below looks at the prevalence of the term IBM Mainframe in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM Mainframe over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Mainframe
Rank 108 104 104
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe 2 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.088% 0.046% 0.10%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.32% 0.19% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
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£950 £180 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+427.77% -34.54%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £419 £375
% change year-on-year
-4.47% +11.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £34.50 -
IBM Mainframe
England

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

Miscellaneous Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
625 518 422
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.41% 23.97% 21.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 287 200
Average daily rate £360 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 39 48
Average hourly rate £22.00 £17.49 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.80% -12.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.87 £12.35 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.94
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -4.71%

IBM Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IBM Mainframe across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

IBM Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

IBM Mainframe
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe across the West Midlands region.

IBM Mainframe Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

IBM Mainframe
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IBM Mainframe across the West Midlands region.

IBM Mainframe Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

IBM Mainframe
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM Mainframe within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 December 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
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Job
Vacancies
Birmingham - 1 - -
IBM Mainframe
England

IBM Mainframe
Top 27 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing IBM 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 IBM Mainframe.

1 3 (100.00%) IBM
1 3 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (66.67%) DB2
3 1 (33.33%) Business Objects
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) Client/Server
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) SSL
3 1 (33.33%) C
3 1 (33.33%) C++
3 1 (33.33%) COBOL
3 1 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) CICS
3 1 (33.33%) zOS
3 1 (33.33%) Internet
3 1 (33.33%) Tivoli
3 1 (33.33%) HACMP
3 1 (33.33%) RACF
3 1 (33.33%) JCL
3 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (33.33%) WebSphere

IBM Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing IBM 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 IBM Mainframe. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) CICS
1 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (33.33%) SSL
1 1 (33.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) DB2
General
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Head of IT
1 1 (33.33%) Head of Operations
1 1 (33.33%) Mainframe Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (33.33%) Client/Server
2 1 (33.33%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
1 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C
1 1 (33.33%) C++
1 1 (33.33%) COBOL
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
1 1 (33.33%) JCL
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) IBM
2 1 (33.33%) Business Objects