The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mainframe over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Mainframes
England / East Midlands
Rank 69 74 80
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +6
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 21 22 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.45% 1.39% 0.72%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.63% 4.76% 2.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 3
Median daily rate £381 £250 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.50% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £249 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £375 £205
UK excluding London median daily rate £411 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
+2.81% +5.26%
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 East Midlands region.

Miscellaneous Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
373 462 399
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 25.81% 29.22% 26.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 297 221
Median daily rate £368 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 15 27
Median hourly rate £11.33 £17.50 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.25% +4.47%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-27.08% +33.33%

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

Mainframe
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Mainframe Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Mainframe
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Mainframe Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Mainframe
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mainframe within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire +16 10 £375 - 2
Northamptonshire 0 10 £401 +7.00%
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 25 (54.35%) SQL
2 18 (39.13%) QA
3 16 (34.78%) Finance
4 14 (30.43%) Banking
4 14 (30.43%) PL/SQL
4 14 (30.43%) Informatica
5 13 (28.26%) Data Modelling
5 13 (28.26%) ETL
6 12 (26.09%) DB2
6 12 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (23.91%) Data Management
8 10 (21.74%) Waterfall
9 9 (19.57%) Web Services
10 8 (17.39%) SOAP
10 8 (17.39%) COBOL
10 8 (17.39%) JMeter
10 8 (17.39%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 8 (17.39%) JSON
10 8 (17.39%) SoapUI
10 8 (17.39%) Analytics
10 8 (17.39%) User Stories
10 8 (17.39%) API Testing
11 7 (15.22%) Time Management
11 7 (15.22%) Automated Testing
11 7 (15.22%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (13.04%) JCL
12 6 (13.04%) Manual Testing
12 6 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
12 6 (13.04%) Functional Testing
13 4 (8.70%) Test Scripting

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 4 (8.70%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (26.09%) DB2
2 7 (15.22%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.17%) DataStage
3 1 (2.17%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 8 (17.39%) JMeter
1 8 (17.39%) SoapUI
2 3 (6.52%) HP UFT
2 3 (6.52%) Selenium
3 1 (2.17%) ChangeMan
General
1 16 (34.78%) Finance
2 14 (30.43%) Banking
3 2 (4.35%) Financial Institution
3 2 (4.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (39.13%) Developer
2 11 (23.91%) ETL Developer
2 11 (23.91%) Informatica Developer
3 9 (19.57%) Informatica ETL Developer
4 7 (15.22%) Analyst
5 6 (13.04%) Test Analyst
6 4 (8.70%) QA Tester
6 4 (8.70%) Tester
7 3 (6.52%) Programme Manager
7 3 (6.52%) QA Leader
7 3 (6.52%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (6.52%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
7 3 (6.52%) Senior Developer
7 3 (6.52%) Senior Test Analyst
7 3 (6.52%) Test Manager
8 2 (4.35%) Banking Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) DB2 Specialist
8 2 (4.35%) Mainframe Developer
8 2 (4.35%) Programme Test Manager
8 2 (4.35%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (19.57%) Web Services
2 8 (17.39%) JSON
2 8 (17.39%) SOAP
3 1 (2.17%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.35%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.17%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.17%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (2.17%) PMI
3 1 (2.17%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.70%) Unix
2 3 (6.52%) Linux
3 2 (4.35%) AIX
3 2 (4.35%) Windows
4 1 (2.17%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (28.26%) Data Modelling
1 13 (28.26%) ETL
2 12 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (23.91%) Data Management
4 10 (21.74%) Waterfall
5 8 (17.39%) Analytics
5 8 (17.39%) API Testing
5 8 (17.39%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 8 (17.39%) User Stories
6 7 (15.22%) Automated Testing
6 7 (15.22%) Time Management
7 6 (13.04%) Functional Testing
7 6 (13.04%) Manual Testing
8 4 (8.70%) Project Management
8 4 (8.70%) Test Scripting
8 4 (8.70%) Validation
9 3 (6.52%) ITIL
9 3 (6.52%) Regression Testing
9 3 (6.52%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (6.52%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (54.35%) SQL
2 14 (30.43%) PL/SQL
3 8 (17.39%) COBOL
4 6 (13.04%) JCL
5 3 (6.52%) C
6 1 (2.17%) Java
6 1 (2.17%) R
Qualifications
1 1 (2.17%) Degree
1 1 (2.17%) ISEB
1 1 (2.17%) ISTQB
1 1 (2.17%) PMI Certification
1 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (39.13%) QA
2 1 (2.17%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.17%) PMO
2 1 (2.17%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (30.43%) Informatica
2 2 (4.35%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.35%) Oracle
2 2 (4.35%) Pega
2 2 (4.35%) Remedy
3 1 (2.17%) IBM
3 1 (2.17%) Teradata
3 1 (2.17%) TIBCO