The table below looks at the prevalence of the term 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 Mainframe over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 116 103 99
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -4
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 12 8 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.47% 0.38% 0.66%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.97% 1.59% 3.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 5
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£425 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £340 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £375 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £16.40 £30.40
% change year-on-year
+64.63% -46.05%
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
608 503 496
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 23.65% 23.83% 21.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 293 260 251
Average daily rate £350 £315 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 37 44
Average hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% -32.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £11.40 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £37.80 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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 Mainframe across the West Midlands region.

Mainframe Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Mainframe
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Mainframe across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Mainframe Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

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 Mainframe across the West Midlands region.

Mainframe Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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 Mainframe within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 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
Warwickshire - 5 £425 - 1
Birmingham -4 3 £338 -10.00% 2
Staffordshire - - - -
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 10 (37.04%) UNIX
2 9 (33.33%) ITIL
3 8 (29.63%) Linux
4 7 (25.93%) Oracle
5 6 (22.22%) Windows
5 6 (22.22%) IBM
6 5 (18.52%) Configuration Management
7 4 (14.81%) Red Hat
7 4 (14.81%) HPUX
7 4 (14.81%) Lotus
7 4 (14.81%) IBM Notes
7 4 (14.81%) .NET
7 4 (14.81%) DB2
7 4 (14.81%) Java
7 4 (14.81%) Finance
7 4 (14.81%) WebSphere
7 4 (14.81%) CMDB
7 4 (14.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (11.11%) ITIL V3
8 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
8 3 (11.11%) C
8 3 (11.11%) VB
8 3 (11.11%) SAN
9 2 (7.41%) Project Management
9 2 (7.41%) zOS
9 2 (7.41%) Middleware
9 2 (7.41%) ClearQuest
9 2 (7.41%) AIX
9 2 (7.41%) Pascal

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 4 (14.81%) IBM Notes
1 4 (14.81%) WebSphere
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (7.41%) MQSeries
3 1 (3.70%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (3.70%) CICS
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) SAP FI-CA
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) SAN
2 2 (7.41%) FTP
3 1 (3.70%) LAN
3 1 (3.70%) VoIP
3 1 (3.70%) WAN
3 1 (3.70%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) DB2
2 2 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) ClearQuest
1 2 (7.41%) ClearCase
2 1 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.70%) Toad
General
1 4 (14.81%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.70%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Billing
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Architect
2 4 (14.81%) Analyst
2 4 (14.81%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (14.81%) UNIX Support
3 3 (11.11%) Configuration Management Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Configuration Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Technical Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (3.70%) Server Specialist
5 1 (3.70%) Mainframe Project Leader
5 1 (3.70%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Technical Architect
5 1 (3.70%) Storage Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) Senior WebSphere Specialist
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.70%) Applications Architect
5 1 (3.70%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) .NET
2 2 (7.41%) Middleware
2 2 (7.41%) EDI
2 2 (7.41%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 1 (3.70%) Ajax
3 1 (3.70%) OAuth
3 1 (3.70%) HTML
3 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.70%) XML
3 1 (3.70%) XSLT
3 1 (3.70%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) CMDB
2 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
3 2 (7.41%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 10 (37.04%) UNIX
2 8 (29.63%) Linux
3 6 (22.22%) Windows
4 4 (14.81%) HPUX
4 4 (14.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (7.41%) zOS
5 2 (7.41%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) ITIL
2 5 (18.52%) Configuration Management
3 3 (11.11%) ITIL V3
4 2 (7.41%) Project Management
4 2 (7.41%) Service Management
4 2 (7.41%) Service Delivery
4 2 (7.41%) Workflow
4 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (7.41%) Incident Management
4 2 (7.41%) Workflow Management
4 2 (7.41%) Supplier Management
5 1 (3.70%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (3.70%) IT Governance
5 1 (3.70%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (3.70%) Release Management
5 1 (3.70%) Data Protection
5 1 (3.70%) Migration
5 1 (3.70%) Business Analysis
5 1 (3.70%) TOGAF
5 1 (3.70%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) Java
2 3 (11.11%) C
2 3 (11.11%) VB
3 2 (7.41%) Pascal
3 2 (7.41%) SQL
4 1 (3.70%) VBScript
4 1 (3.70%) VB.NET
4 1 (3.70%) C#
4 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.70%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.41%) Degree
3 1 (3.70%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) Oracle
2 6 (22.22%) IBM
3 4 (14.81%) Red Hat
3 4 (14.81%) Lotus
4 2 (7.41%) CA
5 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.70%) EMC
5 1 (3.70%) Citrix
5 1 (3.70%) SAP
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