The table below looks at the prevalence of the term IBM Mainframe in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM Mainframe over the 3 months to 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Mainframe
Rank 588 601 538
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -63
Contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe 38 50 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.077% 0.095% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.23% 0.28% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 30 42
Median daily rate £363 £426 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.95% +1.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £250 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £550 £548
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
-23.52% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £37.50 -
IBM Mainframe
UK

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

Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
16443 17609 17174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 33.44% 33.41% 32.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 10715 11190 10507
Median daily rate £425 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £378 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.79% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 583 745 747
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.91 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.39 £43.92 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+15.78% +5.55%

IBM Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

IBM Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in England

IBM Mainframe
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

IBM Mainframe Daily Rate Trend in England

IBM Mainframe
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IBM Mainframe across the England region over the 3 months to 25 September 2016.

IBM Mainframe Daily Rate Histogram in England

IBM Mainframe
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

IBM Mainframe Hourly Rate Trend in England

IBM Mainframe
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM Mainframe within the England region over the 3 months to 25 September 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
South East +32 17 - -
North West +10 7 £310 -28.73%
London -2 5 £475 -13.63%
South West +17 3 £338 -21.05%
East of England +11 2 £263 +7.14%
East Midlands -4 2 - -
North East -32 1 - -
IBM Mainframe
UK

IBM Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing IBM 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 England region with a requirement for IBM Mainframe.

1 88 (100.00%) IBM
1 88 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 32 (36.36%) Finance
3 30 (34.09%) zOS
4 28 (31.82%) SQL
4 28 (31.82%) Unix
5 24 (27.27%) JCL
6 21 (23.86%) Java
6 21 (23.86%) TCP/IP
7 19 (21.59%) COBOL
7 19 (21.59%) Windows
8 18 (20.45%) DB2
8 18 (20.45%) CA
8 18 (20.45%) Project Management
9 17 (19.32%) HP
9 17 (19.32%) Security Cleared
10 16 (18.18%) REXX
10 16 (18.18%) Linux
11 15 (17.05%) SC Cleared
12 14 (15.91%) ServiceNow
12 14 (15.91%) Tivoli
12 14 (15.91%) CICS
13 13 (14.77%) Firewall
14 12 (13.64%) Change Management
14 12 (13.64%) MVS
14 12 (13.64%) ISPF
15 11 (12.50%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
15 11 (12.50%) ITIL
15 11 (12.50%) FTP
15 11 (12.50%) AIX

IBM Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in 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 14 (15.91%) CICS
2 4 (4.55%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.27%) Confluence
3 2 (2.27%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.14%) Drupal
4 1 (1.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (6.82%) MS Office
2 3 (3.41%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (6.82%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (23.86%) TCP/IP
2 13 (14.77%) Firewall
3 11 (12.50%) FTP
4 6 (6.82%) ATM
4 6 (6.82%) SAN
5 2 (2.27%) WebEx
6 1 (1.14%) BIG-IP
6 1 (1.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (1.14%) Intranet
6 1 (1.14%) LAN
6 1 (1.14%) LDAP
6 1 (1.14%) SMTP
6 1 (1.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (20.45%) DB2
2 2 (2.27%) OLTP
2 2 (2.27%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.27%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.14%) Adabas
3 1 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.14%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.14%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (3.41%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.27%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.27%) PVCS
2 2 (2.27%) SoapUI
2 2 (2.27%) TestDirector
3 1 (1.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.14%) JUnit
General
1 32 (36.36%) Finance
2 9 (10.23%) Banking
3 8 (9.09%) Retail
4 5 (5.68%) Spanish Language
5 3 (3.41%) Law
6 2 (2.27%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (29.55%) Analyst
2 11 (12.50%) Developer
3 8 (9.09%) Mainframe Analyst
4 7 (7.95%) Technical Analyst
5 6 (6.82%) Mainframe Support
5 6 (6.82%) Project Manager
5 6 (6.82%) Support Engineer
6 5 (5.68%) Architect
6 5 (5.68%) Mainframe Developer
6 5 (5.68%) Support Analyst
6 5 (5.68%) Technical Support
6 5 (5.68%) Technical Support Analyst
7 4 (4.55%) IBM Mainframe Developer
7 4 (4.55%) Mainframe Architect
8 3 (3.41%) Business Analyst
8 3 (3.41%) COBOL Developer
8 3 (3.41%) Environment Analyst
8 3 (3.41%) Environment Manager
8 3 (3.41%) Mainframe Operator
8 3 (3.41%) Mainframe Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (13.64%) ISPF
2 7 (7.95%) J2EE
3 4 (4.55%) Middleware
3 4 (4.55%) XML
4 3 (3.41%) SOAP
5 2 (2.27%) .NET
6 1 (1.14%) Flash
6 1 (1.14%) JDBC
6 1 (1.14%) JMS
6 1 (1.14%) JNDI
6 1 (1.14%) jQuery
6 1 (1.14%) JSP
6 1 (1.14%) OAuth
6 1 (1.14%) OAuth2
6 1 (1.14%) OpenID
6 1 (1.14%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (1.14%) RESTful
6 1 (1.14%) SAML
6 1 (1.14%) Swagger
6 1 (1.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 88 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 10 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (10.23%) AS400
3 9 (10.23%) Data Centre
4 7 (7.95%) Management Information System
5 6 (6.82%) EMV
5 6 (6.82%) Tandem
6 4 (4.55%) iPad
7 3 (3.41%) Computer Science
7 3 (3.41%) SWIFT
8 1 (1.14%) DataPower
8 1 (1.14%) iSeries
8 1 (1.14%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 30 (34.09%) zOS
2 28 (31.82%) Unix
3 19 (21.59%) Windows
4 16 (18.18%) Linux
5 12 (13.64%) MVS
6 11 (12.50%) AIX
6 11 (12.50%) Solaris
7 9 (10.23%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (20.45%) Project Management
2 12 (13.64%) Change Management
3 11 (12.50%) ITIL
3 11 (12.50%) Migration
4 10 (11.36%) Service Delivery
5 8 (9.09%) Incident Management
6 6 (6.82%) Coaching
6 6 (6.82%) Problem Management
6 6 (6.82%) Supplier Management
7 4 (4.55%) Business Continuity
7 4 (4.55%) Mentoring
8 3 (3.41%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (3.41%) Data Architecture
8 3 (3.41%) High Availability
8 3 (3.41%) Release Management
8 3 (3.41%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (3.41%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (3.41%) Validation
9 2 (2.27%) Enterprise Architecture
9 2 (2.27%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 28 (31.82%) SQL
2 24 (27.27%) JCL
3 21 (23.86%) Java
4 19 (21.59%) COBOL
5 16 (18.18%) REXX
6 11 (12.50%) Shell Script
7 8 (9.09%) Perl
7 8 (9.09%) VB
8 2 (2.27%) C
9 1 (1.14%) CLIST
9 1 (1.14%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.14%) NATURAL
9 1 (1.14%) Ruby
9 1 (1.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (19.32%) Security Cleared
2 15 (17.05%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.55%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (3.41%) Degree
5 2 (2.27%) AAT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (12.50%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 10 (11.36%) Time Sharing Option
3 5 (5.68%) RACF
4 2 (2.27%) Active Directory
4 2 (2.27%) Job Entry Subsystem
5 1 (1.14%) ACF2
5 1 (1.14%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 14 (15.91%) Tivoli
2 8 (9.09%) Control-M
3 3 (3.41%) CA Endevor
3 3 (3.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (2.27%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (2.27%) Tivoli NetView
4 2 (2.27%) Unicenter
5 1 (1.14%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (1.14%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (1.14%) SnapMirror
5 1 (1.14%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 1 (1.14%) zSecure
Vendors
1 88 (100.00%) IBM
2 18 (20.45%) CA
3 17 (19.32%) HP
4 14 (15.91%) ServiceNow
5 10 (11.36%) Oracle
6 7 (7.95%) BMC
7 3 (3.41%) Cisco
7 3 (3.41%) Fujitsu
7 3 (3.41%) ICL
7 3 (3.41%) Microsoft
7 3 (3.41%) NetApp
7 3 (3.41%) SAP
7 3 (3.41%) Unisys
8 2 (2.27%) F5
8 2 (2.27%) Intel
9 1 (1.14%) Informatica
9 1 (1.14%) Remedy
9 1 (1.14%) Software AG