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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mainframes
Rank 89 110 100
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -10
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 23 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.94% 0.43% 0.38%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.57% 1.58% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 8 3
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£425 £425 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +30.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £29.25 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+28.20% +21.87%
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
645 695 578
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.28% 27.14% 27.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 396 334 291
Average daily rate £388 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 60 40
Average hourly rate £20.50 £26.88 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.72% +29.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.99 £10.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +14.28%

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 27 August 2015.

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 27 August 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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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 +18 18 £425 -
Birmingham +6 1 £375 -6.25%
Staffordshire - 1 - -
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 21 (56.76%) Finance
2 15 (40.54%) CA
3 11 (29.73%) DB2
4 8 (21.62%) CICS
5 6 (16.22%) zOS
6 5 (13.51%) JCL
7 4 (10.81%) WebSphere MQ
7 4 (10.81%) WebSphere Application Server
7 4 (10.81%) Retail
7 4 (10.81%) WebSphere
7 4 (10.81%) Migration
7 4 (10.81%) LPAR
8 3 (8.11%) Windows
8 3 (8.11%) Oracle
8 3 (8.11%) E-Commerce
8 3 (8.11%) ERP
8 3 (8.11%) Project Management
9 2 (5.41%) RACF
9 2 (5.41%) Informatica
9 2 (5.41%) MVS
9 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
9 2 (5.41%) Web Services
9 2 (5.41%) Oracle9i Database
9 2 (5.41%) UNIX
9 2 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (5.41%) Data Modelling
9 2 (5.41%) ETL
9 2 (5.41%) SAS
9 2 (5.41%) Parallel Processing
9 2 (5.41%) CA Endevor

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 8 (21.62%) CICS
2 4 (10.81%) WebSphere
2 4 (10.81%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (5.41%) SAS
4 1 (2.70%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (29.73%) DB2
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle9i Database
2 2 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (5.41%) Big Data
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database
2 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Ant
General
1 21 (56.76%) Finance
2 4 (10.81%) Retail
3 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (75.68%) Analyst
2 21 (56.76%) Operations Analyst
3 4 (10.81%) Administrator
3 4 (10.81%) WebSphere Administrator
4 2 (5.41%) Ab Initio Developer
4 2 (5.41%) Developer
5 1 (2.70%) Programme Director
5 1 (2.70%) Services Director
5 1 (2.70%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (2.70%) Storage Manager
5 1 (2.70%) 3rd Line Technical Support
5 1 (2.70%) Consultant
5 1 (2.70%) Support Analyst
5 1 (2.70%) Technical Support
5 1 (2.70%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (2.70%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.81%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (5.41%) ISPF
2 2 (5.41%) Web Services
3 1 (2.70%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) LPAR
2 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.41%) Replication
3 1 (2.70%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 6 (16.22%) zOS
2 3 (8.11%) Windows
3 2 (5.41%) MVS
3 2 (5.41%) UNIX
4 1 (2.70%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (10.81%) Migration
2 3 (8.11%) Project Management
2 3 (8.11%) E-Commerce
2 3 (8.11%) ERP
3 2 (5.41%) Data Modelling
3 2 (5.41%) ETL
3 2 (5.41%) Parallel Processing
4 1 (2.70%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (2.70%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (2.70%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.51%) JCL
Qualifications
1 2 (5.41%) Degree
2 1 (2.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (2.70%) MCSE
2 1 (2.70%) MCSA
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) RACF
2 1 (2.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) CA Endevor
2 1 (2.70%) SCCM
2 1 (2.70%) SCOM
2 1 (2.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 15 (40.54%) CA
2 3 (8.11%) Oracle
3 2 (5.41%) Informatica
3 2 (5.41%) Ab Initio
3 2 (5.41%) Netezza
4 1 (2.70%) Microsoft