The first 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the West Midlands region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mainframes
Rank 96 98 88
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -10
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 22 5 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.93% 0.27% 0.75%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.61% 1.58% 4.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 8
Average daily rate £350 £401 £281
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.77% +42.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £304 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £498 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £394 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +8.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £23.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £27.96 £27.57
% change year-on-year
+9.08% +1.43%
Miscellaneous Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
477 317 375
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.06% 17.30% 16.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 156 156
Average daily rate £325 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £205 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 36 33
Average hourly rate £30.00 £16.50 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.81% +1.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £34.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%
Mainframe
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Warwickshire 0 3 £225 -19.64%
Birmingham -8 2 £350 -
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 16 (55.17%) UNIX
2 12 (41.38%) Linux
3 9 (31.03%) Windows
4 8 (27.59%) Teradata
5 7 (24.14%) ITIL
6 6 (20.69%) SAS
6 6 (20.69%) Ab Initio
7 5 (17.24%) zOS
8 4 (13.79%) Configuration Management
8 4 (13.79%) SQL
8 4 (13.79%) CMDB
8 4 (13.79%) Finance
9 3 (10.34%) Service Management
9 3 (10.34%) Banking
9 3 (10.34%) Retail
9 3 (10.34%) Incident Management
9 3 (10.34%) Retail Banking
9 3 (10.34%) ITIL V3
9 3 (10.34%) Oracle
9 3 (10.34%) SAP
9 3 (10.34%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
9 3 (10.34%) Project Management
9 3 (10.34%) SAN
10 2 (6.90%) Lotus
10 2 (6.90%) IBM
10 2 (6.90%) Red Hat
10 2 (6.90%) HP
10 2 (6.90%) Control-M
10 2 (6.90%) Middleware

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 6 (20.69%) SAS
2 2 (6.90%) IBM Notes
3 1 (3.45%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.45%) Apache
3 1 (3.45%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) SAP FI-CA
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) SAN
2 1 (3.45%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.45%) Big Data
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (3.45%) Toad
General
1 4 (13.79%) Finance
2 3 (10.34%) Banking
2 3 (10.34%) Retail
2 3 (10.34%) Retail Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Automotive
3 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.45%) Billing
3 1 (3.45%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (24.14%) Administrator
2 6 (20.69%) Architect
3 5 (17.24%) SAS Administrator
3 5 (17.24%) Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (10.34%) Enterprise Architect
4 3 (10.34%) Configuration Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Configuration Management Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Technical Architect
5 2 (6.90%) DBA
5 2 (6.90%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (6.90%) Teradata DBA
5 2 (6.90%) UNIX Support
6 1 (3.45%) IT Administrator
6 1 (3.45%) Mainframe Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Technical Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.45%) Security Architect
6 1 (3.45%) Mainframe Project Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) Middleware
2 1 (3.45%) OAuth
2 1 (3.45%) .NET
2 1 (3.45%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) CMDB
2 1 (3.45%) iSeries
2 1 (3.45%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.45%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 16 (55.17%) UNIX
2 12 (41.38%) Linux
3 9 (31.03%) Windows
4 5 (17.24%) zOS
5 2 (6.90%) HPUX
5 2 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (3.45%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (24.14%) ITIL
2 4 (13.79%) Configuration Management
3 3 (10.34%) Service Management
3 3 (10.34%) Incident Management
3 3 (10.34%) ITIL V3
3 3 (10.34%) Project Management
4 2 (6.90%) Regression Testing
4 2 (6.90%) Change Control
4 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (6.90%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.45%) Change Management
5 1 (3.45%) Network Design
5 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (3.45%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.45%) Test Scripting
5 1 (3.45%) Software Testing
5 1 (3.45%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (3.45%) Network Architecture
5 1 (3.45%) Waterfall
5 1 (3.45%) UML
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.79%) SQL
2 2 (6.90%) C
2 2 (6.90%) Java
3 1 (3.45%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.45%) VB
3 1 (3.45%) JCL
3 1 (3.45%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 1 (3.45%) Degree
1 1 (3.45%) ISEB
1 1 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) Control-M
2 1 (3.45%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 8 (27.59%) Teradata
2 6 (20.69%) Ab Initio
3 3 (10.34%) Oracle
3 3 (10.34%) SAP
3 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
4 2 (6.90%) Lotus
4 2 (6.90%) IBM
4 2 (6.90%) Red Hat
4 2 (6.90%) HP
5 1 (3.45%) VMware
5 1 (3.45%) ServiceNow
5 1 (3.45%) Sybase
5 1 (3.45%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (3.45%) Siebel
5 1 (3.45%) Citrix