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 30 May 2016 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mainframes
Rank 77 84 84
Rank change year-on-year
+7 0
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 18 17 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.15% 1.02% 0.91%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.10% 3.65% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 5
Median daily rate £325 £320 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £411 £400
% change year-on-year
-4.19% +2.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £12.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £12.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+128.00% -54.54%
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 East Midlands region.

Miscellaneous Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
439 466 406
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 28.12% 28.02% 26.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 243 191
Median daily rate £363 £355 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.11% +10.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £215 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 34 45
Median hourly rate £16.09 £13.50 £15.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.18% -11.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £10.50 £10.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £19.08 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £18.47 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+19.11% -7.65%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Mainframe across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 May 2016.

Mainframe Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +4 10 £325 +1.56%
Leicestershire +2 5 £362 +39.20%
Northamptonshire +3 3 £300 -27.27%
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, 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 16 (40.00%) Finance
2 15 (37.50%) DB2
3 14 (35.00%) IBM
3 14 (35.00%) IBM Mainframe
4 12 (30.00%) AS400
5 10 (25.00%) Banking
6 9 (22.50%) Tivoli
7 8 (20.00%) SQL
7 8 (20.00%) QA
8 7 (17.50%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (17.50%) Oracle
8 7 (17.50%) SQL Server
8 7 (17.50%) Unix
8 7 (17.50%) Linux
8 7 (17.50%) Control-M
8 7 (17.50%) Migration
9 6 (15.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 6 (15.00%) Windows
9 6 (15.00%) COBOL
9 6 (15.00%) ITIL
9 6 (15.00%) SLA
9 6 (15.00%) WebSphere
10 5 (12.50%) Retail
10 5 (12.50%) Waterfall
10 5 (12.50%) Internet
11 4 (10.00%) JCL
11 4 (10.00%) MVS
11 4 (10.00%) DataStage
11 4 (10.00%) CA
11 4 (10.00%) Windows NT

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 6 (15.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (7.50%) CICS
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (5.00%) MS Office
1 2 (5.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.50%) Internet
2 3 (7.50%) TCP/IP
3 2 (5.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (37.50%) DB2
2 7 (17.50%) SQL Server
3 4 (10.00%) DataStage
4 1 (2.50%) Adabas
4 1 (2.50%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Selenium
1 1 (2.50%) SoapUI
General
1 16 (40.00%) Finance
2 10 (25.00%) Banking
3 5 (12.50%) Retail
4 2 (5.00%) Automotive
5 1 (2.50%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 16 (40.00%) Analyst
2 9 (22.50%) Developer
3 6 (15.00%) Mainframe Developer
4 5 (12.50%) Test Analyst
5 4 (10.00%) Mainframe Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) AIX Specialist
6 3 (7.50%) COBOL Developer
6 3 (7.50%) Computer Operator
6 3 (7.50%) DataStage Developer
6 3 (7.50%) DB2 Developer
6 3 (7.50%) Financial Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Service Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Customer Support Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) DBA
7 2 (5.00%) Mainframe Operator
7 2 (5.00%) QA Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Senior Computer Operator
7 2 (5.00%) Senior Unix Operator
7 2 (5.00%) Unix Operator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.50%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (2.50%) .NET
2 1 (2.50%) Middleware
2 1 (2.50%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (35.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 12 (30.00%) AS400
3 3 (7.50%) Data Centre
4 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.00%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.50%) Linux
1 7 (17.50%) Unix
2 6 (15.00%) Windows
3 4 (10.00%) MVS
3 4 (10.00%) Windows NT
4 3 (7.50%) AIX
5 1 (2.50%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.50%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.50%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.50%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (17.50%) Migration
2 6 (15.00%) ITIL
3 5 (12.50%) Waterfall
4 4 (10.00%) Analytics
4 4 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 3 (7.50%) Automation Testing
5 3 (7.50%) ERP
5 3 (7.50%) Performance Testing
5 3 (7.50%) Regression Testing
5 3 (7.50%) SDLC
5 3 (7.50%) Service Management
5 3 (7.50%) Software Testing
5 3 (7.50%) Test Scripting
6 2 (5.00%) Change Control
6 2 (5.00%) Internal Audit
6 2 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (5.00%) Time Management
6 2 (5.00%) Web Development
7 1 (2.50%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 8 (20.00%) SQL
2 6 (15.00%) COBOL
3 4 (10.00%) JCL
4 2 (5.00%) Java
5 1 (2.50%) NATURAL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.50%) ISEB
1 1 (2.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (20.00%) QA
2 6 (15.00%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (15.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 1 (2.50%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 9 (22.50%) Tivoli
2 7 (17.50%) Control-M
3 3 (7.50%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 14 (35.00%) IBM
2 7 (17.50%) Oracle
3 4 (10.00%) CA
4 1 (2.50%) ArcSight
4 1 (2.50%) Intel
4 1 (2.50%) Remedy
4 1 (2.50%) Splunk