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 6 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mainframes
Rank 85 92 91
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -1
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 13 14 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.80% 0.80% 0.64%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.90% 2.87% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 2
Median daily rate £313 £320 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.34% -21.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £320 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £330 £482
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £403 £418
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £12.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £21.90 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+18.72% -20.36%
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
448 488 454
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 27.42% 27.73% 29.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 298 255 188
Median daily rate £350 £375 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 29 59
Median hourly rate £17.50 £13.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.62% -6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £10.00 £10.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £19.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+15.78% -7.31%

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 6 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 6 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 +5 8 £331 +3.51% 2
Leicestershire +5 3 - -
Northamptonshire +3 2 £300 -6.25%
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 6 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 (44.44%) DB2
2 15 (41.67%) Finance
3 12 (33.33%) IBM
3 12 (33.33%) IBM Mainframe
4 11 (30.56%) AS400
5 10 (27.78%) Banking
6 8 (22.22%) Tivoli
6 8 (22.22%) COBOL
6 8 (22.22%) QA
7 7 (19.44%) Oracle
7 7 (19.44%) SQL Server
7 7 (19.44%) Linux
7 7 (19.44%) Migration
7 7 (19.44%) Control-M
8 6 (16.67%) Retail
8 6 (16.67%) ITIL
8 6 (16.67%) Unix
8 6 (16.67%) Windows
8 6 (16.67%) SQL
8 6 (16.67%) WebSphere
9 5 (13.89%) Waterfall
9 5 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (13.89%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 5 (13.89%) Internet
9 5 (13.89%) CICS
9 5 (13.89%) SLA
9 5 (13.89%) JCL
10 4 (11.11%) MVS
10 4 (11.11%) DataStage
10 4 (11.11%) 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 (16.67%) WebSphere
2 5 (13.89%) CICS
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) MS Excel
1 2 (5.56%) MS Office
1 2 (5.56%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.89%) Internet
2 3 (8.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (5.56%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (44.44%) DB2
2 7 (19.44%) SQL Server
3 4 (11.11%) DataStage
4 1 (2.78%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Selenium
1 1 (2.78%) SoapUI
General
1 15 (41.67%) Finance
2 10 (27.78%) Banking
3 6 (16.67%) Retail
4 1 (2.78%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 15 (41.67%) Analyst
2 11 (30.56%) Developer
3 8 (22.22%) Mainframe Developer
4 5 (13.89%) COBOL Developer
5 4 (11.11%) DB2 Developer
5 4 (11.11%) Test Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) AIX Specialist
6 3 (8.33%) DataStage Developer
6 3 (8.33%) Financial Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Mainframe Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Programmer
6 3 (8.33%) Service Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) AS400 Analyst Programmer
7 2 (5.56%) AS400 Programmer
7 2 (5.56%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Customer Support Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) IBM Mainframe Developer
7 2 (5.56%) Mainframe Programmer
7 2 (5.56%) QA Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.33%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (2.78%) .NET
2 1 (2.78%) Middleware
2 1 (2.78%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (33.33%) IBM Mainframe
2 11 (30.56%) AS400
3 3 (8.33%) VSAM
4 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.56%) Data Centre
4 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (19.44%) Linux
2 6 (16.67%) Unix
2 6 (16.67%) Windows
3 4 (11.11%) MVS
3 4 (11.11%) Windows NT
4 3 (8.33%) AIX
5 1 (2.78%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.78%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (19.44%) Migration
2 6 (16.67%) ITIL
3 5 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (13.89%) Waterfall
4 3 (8.33%) Automation Testing
4 3 (8.33%) ERP
4 3 (8.33%) Performance Testing
4 3 (8.33%) Regression Testing
4 3 (8.33%) SDLC
4 3 (8.33%) Service Management
4 3 (8.33%) Software Testing
4 3 (8.33%) Test Scripting
5 2 (5.56%) Analytics
5 2 (5.56%) Change Control
5 2 (5.56%) E-Commerce
5 2 (5.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (5.56%) Time Management
6 1 (2.78%) Change Management
6 1 (2.78%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.22%) COBOL
2 6 (16.67%) SQL
3 5 (13.89%) JCL
4 3 (8.33%) Java
5 1 (2.78%) NATURAL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.78%) ISEB
1 1 (2.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (22.22%) QA
2 5 (13.89%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (13.89%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 2 (5.56%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 8 (22.22%) Tivoli
2 7 (19.44%) Control-M
3 3 (8.33%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 12 (33.33%) IBM
2 7 (19.44%) Oracle
3 2 (5.56%) CA
4 1 (2.78%) ArcSight
4 1 (2.78%) Intel
4 1 (2.78%) Remedy
4 1 (2.78%) Splunk