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 1 May 2015 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 122 96 98
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +2
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 9 21 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.34% 0.89% 0.34%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.31% 3.43% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 12 2
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£350 £350 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -12.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £233 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £493 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £420 £375
% change year-on-year
-4.64% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.90 £30.50 £27.96
% change year-on-year
-28.19% +9.08%
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
689 612 365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.71% 25.97% 20.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 420 285 168
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £175 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £454 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 51 42
Average hourly rate £24.00 £31.50 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.80% +10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +4.65%

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
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 1 May 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +3 7 £350 +55.55% 2
Birmingham -4 2 £325 -7.14% 1
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 7 (38.89%) DB2
1 7 (38.89%) Finance
2 6 (33.33%) Migration
2 6 (33.33%) zOS
3 5 (27.78%) Windows
3 5 (27.78%) WebSphere
4 4 (22.22%) LPAR
4 4 (22.22%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (22.22%) Oracle
5 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 3 (16.67%) AIX
5 3 (16.67%) Web Services
5 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
5 3 (16.67%) IBM
5 3 (16.67%) CICS
5 3 (16.67%) UNIX
5 3 (16.67%) Telecoms
5 3 (16.67%) Banking
6 2 (11.11%) Degree
6 2 (11.11%) Netezza
6 2 (11.11%) IDMS
6 2 (11.11%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (11.11%) Data Migration
6 2 (11.11%) Parallel Processing
6 2 (11.11%) Big Data
6 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database
6 2 (11.11%) Replication
6 2 (11.11%) Ab Initio
6 2 (11.11%) VMware

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 5 (27.78%) WebSphere
2 4 (22.22%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (16.67%) CICS
4 2 (11.11%) SAS
5 1 (5.56%) WebLogic
5 1 (5.56%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (11.11%) SSL
2 2 (11.11%) FTP
3 1 (5.56%) HTTP
3 1 (5.56%) VPN
3 1 (5.56%) Internet
3 1 (5.56%) Firewall
3 1 (5.56%) NAS
3 1 (5.56%) VLAN
3 1 (5.56%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (38.89%) DB2
2 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 2 (11.11%) IDMS
3 2 (11.11%) Big Data
3 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database
3 2 (11.11%) Oracle9i Database
3 2 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (5.56%) DTS
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Subversion
General
1 7 (38.89%) Finance
2 3 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 3 (16.67%) Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Operations Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Mainframe DBA
3 2 (11.11%) Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Administrator
3 2 (11.11%) WebSphere Administrator
3 2 (11.11%) Ab Initio Developer
3 2 (11.11%) DBA
4 1 (5.56%) Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Integration Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Applications Support
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Mainframe Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Head of Operations
4 1 (5.56%) Project Director
4 1 (5.56%) Head of IT
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) Web Services
2 2 (11.11%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (5.56%) HTML
3 1 (5.56%) XML
3 1 (5.56%) Middleware
3 1 (5.56%) RESTful
3 1 (5.56%) JNI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) LPAR
2 2 (11.11%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.11%) Replication
3 1 (5.56%) Client/Server
3 1 (5.56%) HACMP
3 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.56%) AS400
3 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.56%) DataPower
3 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) zOS
2 5 (27.78%) Windows
3 3 (16.67%) AIX
3 3 (16.67%) UNIX
4 2 (11.11%) Linux
5 1 (5.56%) HPUX
5 1 (5.56%) Solaris
5 1 (5.56%) OpenVMS
5 1 (5.56%) Tru64
5 1 (5.56%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (11.11%) Data Migration
2 2 (11.11%) Parallel Processing
2 2 (11.11%) ETL
3 1 (5.56%) SOA
3 1 (5.56%) ITIL
3 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
3 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
3 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) Java
1 2 (11.11%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) C
2 1 (5.56%) C++
2 1 (5.56%) COBOL
2 1 (5.56%) JCL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (5.56%) Tivoli
1 1 (5.56%) Control-M
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle
2 3 (16.67%) IBM
3 2 (11.11%) Netezza
3 2 (11.11%) Ab Initio
3 2 (11.11%) VMware
3 2 (11.11%) Informatica
4 1 (5.56%) Business Objects
4 1 (5.56%) Cisco
4 1 (5.56%) Novell
4 1 (5.56%) Veritas
4 1 (5.56%) BMC
4 1 (5.56%) Hitachi
4 1 (5.56%) EMC
4 1 (5.56%) Brocade