The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mainframe over the 3 months to 26 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Mainframes
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 52 - 54
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 4 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.62% - 0.48%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.21% - 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Median daily rate £356 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £19.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year
+147.36% -51.89%

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

Miscellaneous Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
181 167 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 28.19% 26.38% 25.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 105 80
Median daily rate £425 £365 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.43% +10.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £155 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £538 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 8
Median hourly rate £14.00 £16.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.84% -27.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.17 £11.83 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.25 £40.25 £26.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £22.54 £18.19
% change year-on-year
-22.36% +23.93%

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing Mainframe as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Mainframe
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Mainframe Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Mainframe
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Mainframe across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 26 February 2017.

Mainframe Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Mainframe
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Mainframe Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Mainframe also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 4 (80.00%) Migration
2 2 (40.00%) CRM
2 2 (40.00%) DB2
3 1 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (20.00%) COBOL
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) MS Office
3 1 (20.00%) SAP
3 1 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) Informix
3 1 (20.00%) RUP
3 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (20.00%) E-business
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Automotive
3 1 (20.00%) Validation
3 1 (20.00%) Cognos
3 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (20.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (20.00%) SAS
3 1 (20.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (20.00%) IBM
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (20.00%) HP
3 1 (20.00%) BusinessObjects

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) CICS
1 1 (20.00%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) DB2
2 1 (20.00%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (20.00%) Data Mart
2 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (20.00%) Informix
2 1 (20.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (20.00%) Automotive
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Mainframe Project Manager
1 2 (40.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) IT Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) IT Support
2 1 (20.00%) IT Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Migration Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Migration Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Operations Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Operations Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) QC Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Teradata Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (20.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Migration
2 2 (40.00%) CRM
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Asset Management
3 1 (20.00%) Business Development
3 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (20.00%) E-business
3 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Resource Management
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (20.00%) RUP
3 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (20.00%) Strategic Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Supplier Management
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) COBOL
1 1 (20.00%) JCL
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) Basel II
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Cognos
1 1 (20.00%) HP
1 1 (20.00%) IBM
1 1 (20.00%) Informatica
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) Netezza
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle
1 1 (20.00%) SAP
1 1 (20.00%) Teradata