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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Mainframe
Rank 588 587 546
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -41
Contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe 42 45 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.085% 0.085% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.25% 0.26% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 26 36
Median daily rate £370 £435 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.94% +27.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £316 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £425 £340
% change year-on-year
-12.94% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
Median hourly rate - £37.50 £29.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +28.20%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £37.50 £29.25
% change year-on-year
- +28.20%
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
16594 17408 17016
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 33.53% 32.92% 33.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 10817 11098 10312
Median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 615 705 724
Median hourly rate £20.67 £20.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.35% +8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.72 £12.00 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £45.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +5.26%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +20 16 - -
North West +1 6 - - 1
London -10 5 £475 -13.63%
South West +13 4 £350 -39.13%
North East -25 4 £255 -
East of England +18 3 £375 +50.00% 1
East Midlands +2 2 - -
Midlands -9 2 - -
IBM Mainframe
UK

IBM Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 94 (100.00%) IBM
1 94 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 35 (37.23%) Finance
3 29 (30.85%) zOS
4 27 (28.72%) Unix
5 25 (26.60%) SQL
6 24 (25.53%) JCL
7 23 (24.47%) COBOL
8 22 (23.40%) Java
9 21 (22.34%) TCP/IP
10 20 (21.28%) DB2
11 19 (20.21%) Windows
11 19 (20.21%) CA
12 18 (19.15%) Project Management
13 17 (18.09%) HP
13 17 (18.09%) Security Cleared
14 16 (17.02%) REXX
15 15 (15.96%) Migration
15 15 (15.96%) SC Cleared
16 14 (14.89%) ServiceNow
16 14 (14.89%) CICS
16 14 (14.89%) Linux
17 13 (13.83%) Firewall
17 13 (13.83%) Banking
18 12 (12.77%) Change Management
18 12 (12.77%) MVS
18 12 (12.77%) Tivoli
18 12 (12.77%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
18 12 (12.77%) ISPF
19 11 (11.70%) FTP

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 (14.89%) CICS
2 6 (6.38%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.26%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.13%) Confluence
4 2 (2.13%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.06%) Drupal
Applications
1 6 (6.38%) MS Office
2 4 (4.26%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.13%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.06%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (6.38%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.06%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (22.34%) TCP/IP
2 13 (13.83%) Firewall
3 11 (11.70%) FTP
4 6 (6.38%) ATM
5 4 (4.26%) SAN
6 2 (2.13%) Intranet
6 2 (2.13%) WebEx
7 1 (1.06%) BIG-IP
7 1 (1.06%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (1.06%) Internet
7 1 (1.06%) LAN
7 1 (1.06%) LDAP
7 1 (1.06%) NAS
7 1 (1.06%) SMTP
7 1 (1.06%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (21.28%) DB2
2 3 (3.19%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.13%) GIS
3 2 (2.13%) OLTP
3 2 (2.13%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.06%) Adabas
4 1 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.06%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.06%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (3.19%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.13%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.13%) PVCS
2 2 (2.13%) SoapUI
2 2 (2.13%) TestDirector
3 1 (1.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.06%) JIRA
3 1 (1.06%) JUnit
General
1 35 (37.23%) Finance
2 13 (13.83%) Banking
3 9 (9.57%) Spanish Language
4 7 (7.45%) Retail
5 4 (4.26%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.06%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (30.85%) Analyst
2 13 (13.83%) Developer
3 8 (8.51%) Mainframe Analyst
3 8 (8.51%) Mainframe Developer
4 7 (7.45%) Technical Analyst
5 6 (6.38%) Architect
5 6 (6.38%) Project Manager
5 6 (6.38%) Support Engineer
6 5 (5.32%) Consultant
6 5 (5.32%) IBM Mainframe Developer
6 5 (5.32%) Mainframe Support
6 5 (5.32%) Support Analyst
6 5 (5.32%) Technical Support
6 5 (5.32%) Technical Support Analyst
7 4 (4.26%) Mainframe Architect
7 4 (4.26%) Operations Analyst
8 3 (3.19%) Environment Analyst
8 3 (3.19%) Environment Manager
8 3 (3.19%) Mainframe Operator
8 3 (3.19%) Mainframe Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (12.77%) ISPF
2 7 (7.45%) J2EE
3 4 (4.26%) Middleware
3 4 (4.26%) WebSphere MQ
3 4 (4.26%) XML
4 3 (3.19%) SOAP
5 2 (2.13%) .NET
5 2 (2.13%) Web Services
6 1 (1.06%) JDBC
6 1 (1.06%) JMS
6 1 (1.06%) JNDI
6 1 (1.06%) jQuery
6 1 (1.06%) JSP
6 1 (1.06%) OAuth
6 1 (1.06%) OAuth2
6 1 (1.06%) OpenID
6 1 (1.06%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (1.06%) RESTful
6 1 (1.06%) SAML
6 1 (1.06%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 94 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 10 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (9.57%) AS400
4 8 (8.51%) Tandem
5 7 (7.45%) Data Centre
5 7 (7.45%) Management Information System
6 6 (6.38%) EMV
7 4 (4.26%) iPad
8 3 (3.19%) Computer Science
8 3 (3.19%) SWIFT
9 2 (2.13%) Cryptography
9 2 (2.13%) iSeries
9 2 (2.13%) VSAM
10 1 (1.06%) Blackberry
10 1 (1.06%) DataPower
10 1 (1.06%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (1.06%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 29 (30.85%) zOS
2 27 (28.72%) Unix
3 19 (20.21%) Windows
4 14 (14.89%) Linux
5 12 (12.77%) MVS
6 9 (9.57%) Windows Server
7 8 (8.51%) AIX
7 8 (8.51%) Solaris
8 1 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.06%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (19.15%) Project Management
2 15 (15.96%) Migration
3 12 (12.77%) Change Management
4 11 (11.70%) ITIL
4 11 (11.70%) Service Delivery
5 8 (8.51%) Incident Management
6 6 (6.38%) Coaching
6 6 (6.38%) Problem Management
6 6 (6.38%) Supplier Management
7 4 (4.26%) Mentoring
8 3 (3.19%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (3.19%) Business Continuity
8 3 (3.19%) Data Architecture
8 3 (3.19%) High Availability
8 3 (3.19%) Release Management
8 3 (3.19%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (3.19%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (3.19%) Validation
9 2 (2.13%) Change Control
9 2 (2.13%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 25 (26.60%) SQL
2 24 (25.53%) JCL
3 23 (24.47%) COBOL
4 22 (23.40%) Java
5 16 (17.02%) REXX
6 8 (8.51%) Perl
6 8 (8.51%) Shell Script
6 8 (8.51%) VB
7 2 (2.13%) C
8 1 (1.06%) CLIST
8 1 (1.06%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.06%) NATURAL
8 1 (1.06%) Ruby
8 1 (1.06%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (18.09%) Security Cleared
2 15 (15.96%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.26%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (3.19%) Degree
5 2 (2.13%) AAT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.26%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (12.77%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 10 (10.64%) Time Sharing Option
3 5 (5.32%) RACF
4 3 (3.19%) Active Directory
5 2 (2.13%) Job Entry Subsystem
6 1 (1.06%) ACF2
6 1 (1.06%) Firmware
6 1 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (1.06%) Xen
Systems Management
1 12 (12.77%) Tivoli
2 11 (11.70%) Control-M
3 5 (5.32%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (4.26%) CA Endevor
5 2 (2.13%) Tivoli NetView
5 2 (2.13%) Unicenter
6 1 (1.06%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (1.06%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 1 (1.06%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 1 (1.06%) zSecure
Vendors
1 94 (100.00%) IBM
2 19 (20.21%) CA
3 17 (18.09%) HP
4 14 (14.89%) ServiceNow
5 8 (8.51%) Oracle
6 7 (7.45%) BMC
7 4 (4.26%) Microsoft
8 3 (3.19%) Fujitsu
8 3 (3.19%) ICL
8 3 (3.19%) Remedy
8 3 (3.19%) SAP
8 3 (3.19%) Unisys
9 2 (2.13%) F5
9 2 (2.13%) Intel
10 1 (1.06%) Citrix
10 1 (1.06%) Informatica
10 1 (1.06%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.06%) Software AG
10 1 (1.06%) VMware
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