The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in IT contracts advertised for the East of England 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 110 128 117
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -11
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 20 11 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.81% 0.39% 0.97%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.67% 1.35% 3.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 15
Median daily rate £425 £434 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.01% +73.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £342 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £411 £400
% change year-on-year
-4.19% +2.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 6
Median hourly rate £36.00 - £28.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.40 - £26.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 - £30.25
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 of England region.

Miscellaneous Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
749 814 829
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 30.35% 28.90% 27.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 400 427 444
Median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £513 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 89 76
Median hourly rate £19.00 £33.00 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.42% +25.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.12 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
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 of England

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

Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Mainframe
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Mainframe Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Mainframe
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

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

Mainframe Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Mainframe
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Mainframe Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Mainframe
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

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

Mainframe Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

Mainframe
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England 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
Cambridgeshire - 9 £425 - 1
Essex +4 8 £245 -
Hertfordshire +3 2 - - 3
Norfolk -5 1 £403 -7.20%
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

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 of England region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 15 (37.50%) SDLC
2 12 (30.00%) Active Directory
3 11 (27.50%) DB2
4 9 (22.50%) IBM
4 9 (22.50%) zOS
5 8 (20.00%) JCL
5 8 (20.00%) Oracle
5 8 (20.00%) COBOL
5 8 (20.00%) Business Analysis
6 7 (17.50%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (17.50%) Oracle Database 11g
6 7 (17.50%) IBM Mainframe
6 7 (17.50%) Capacity Planning
6 7 (17.50%) Oracle Identity Management
6 7 (17.50%) Oracle Database
6 7 (17.50%) Performance Tuning
6 7 (17.50%) SAP
7 6 (15.00%) ITIL
7 6 (15.00%) CICS
7 6 (15.00%) Finance
7 6 (15.00%) Automotive
7 6 (15.00%) AS400
7 6 (15.00%) ISPF
7 6 (15.00%) Time Sharing Option
8 5 (12.50%) Job Entry Subsystem
8 5 (12.50%) assyst
8 5 (12.50%) Workflow
8 5 (12.50%) Knowledge Management
8 5 (12.50%) Data Analysis
8 5 (12.50%) ITIL V3

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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%) CICS
2 1 (2.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (7.50%) MS Excel
1 3 (7.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (12.50%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (27.50%) DB2
2 7 (17.50%) Oracle Database
2 7 (17.50%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (7.50%) MS Access
4 2 (5.00%) Adabas
4 2 (5.00%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (5.00%) Hadoop
General
1 6 (15.00%) Automotive
1 6 (15.00%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.50%) Marketing
3 1 (2.50%) Retail
3 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (32.50%) Analyst
2 9 (22.50%) Architect
3 8 (20.00%) Technical Architect
4 6 (15.00%) Oracle Architect
4 6 (15.00%) Oracle Technical Architect
5 4 (10.00%) Business Analyst
5 4 (10.00%) Project Manager
5 4 (10.00%) Systems Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) DB2 DBA
6 3 (7.50%) DBA
6 3 (7.50%) Developer
6 3 (7.50%) Mainframe Project Manager
6 3 (7.50%) Systems Test Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Test Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Adabas Natural Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 2 (5.00%) Mainframe Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.00%) ISPF
2 2 (5.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.50%) IBM Mainframe
2 6 (15.00%) AS400
3 3 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.50%) Client/Server
4 2 (5.00%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.50%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 9 (22.50%) zOS
2 5 (12.50%) MVS
3 3 (7.50%) Windows
4 2 (5.00%) Unix
5 1 (2.50%) AIX
5 1 (2.50%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (37.50%) SDLC
2 8 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 7 (17.50%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (17.50%) Capacity Planning
3 7 (17.50%) Performance Tuning
4 6 (15.00%) ITIL
5 5 (12.50%) Change Control
5 5 (12.50%) Data Analysis
5 5 (12.50%) High Availability
5 5 (12.50%) ITIL V3
5 5 (12.50%) Knowledge Management
5 5 (12.50%) Problem Management
5 5 (12.50%) Workflow
6 4 (10.00%) Project Management
6 4 (10.00%) Time Management
7 3 (7.50%) Defect Management
7 3 (7.50%) Release Management
7 3 (7.50%) System Integration Testing
7 3 (7.50%) Test Scripting
8 2 (5.00%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 8 (20.00%) COBOL
1 8 (20.00%) JCL
2 5 (12.50%) SQL
3 2 (5.00%) NATURAL
3 2 (5.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.50%) Java
4 1 (2.50%) LINC
4 1 (2.50%) REXX
Qualifications
1 3 (7.50%) ISEB
1 3 (7.50%) ISTQB
2 2 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.00%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (15.00%) Time Sharing Option
3 5 (12.50%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 5 (12.50%) RACF
Systems Management
1 7 (17.50%) Oracle Identity Management
2 5 (12.50%) Tivoli NetView
3 1 (2.50%) Control-M
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 9 (22.50%) IBM
2 8 (20.00%) Oracle
3 7 (17.50%) SAP
4 2 (5.00%) Unisys
5 1 (2.50%) Citrix
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