The table below looks at the prevalence of the term IBM Mainframe in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited IBM Mainframe over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

IBM Mainframe
UK / England
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 557 572 538
Rank change year-on-year +15 -34  
Contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe 20 54 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.048% 0.11% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.15% 0.35% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 24 40
Median daily rate £388 £375 £448
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -16.20%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £275 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £478 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £445
% change year-on-year +3.33% -15.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £19.25 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £19.25 -
% change year-on-year +55.84% -  

IBM Mainframe is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 13357 15576 14906
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 32.01% 31.36% 30.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 8671 10304 9100
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 499 531 624
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +21.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.15 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £42.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £26.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -26.41% +43.24%  

IBM Mainframe
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing IBM Mainframe as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for IBM Mainframe in England

IBM Mainframe
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IBM Mainframe in England

IBM Mainframe
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IBM Mainframe in England over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IBM Mainframe in England

IBM Mainframe
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IBM Mainframe 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 29 March 2017. 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 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
North West +24 7 £400 -
South East +10 7 £375 +7.14%
London +25 3 - - 3
Yorkshire +18 1 £425 -
East Midlands -8 1 - -
Midlands - 1 - -
IBM Mainframe
UK

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, 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 48 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 46 (95.83%) IBM
3 28 (58.33%) Windows
4 27 (56.25%) Unix
5 25 (52.08%) Linux
6 23 (47.92%) Solaris
6 23 (47.92%) Shell Script
7 22 (45.83%) AIX
8 17 (35.42%) SQL
9 16 (33.33%) Java
10 15 (31.25%) zOS
11 13 (27.08%) DB2
11 13 (27.08%) VMware
12 12 (25.00%) COBOL
12 12 (25.00%) NetApp
12 12 (25.00%) Cisco
12 12 (25.00%) EMC
12 12 (25.00%) SAN
12 12 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
12 12 (25.00%) EMC VNX
12 12 (25.00%) EMC VMAX
13 11 (22.92%) Data Centre
14 10 (20.83%) Windows Server
14 10 (20.83%) TCP/IP
14 10 (20.83%) CA
14 10 (20.83%) VB
14 10 (20.83%) Perl
14 10 (20.83%) Law
15 9 (18.75%) JCL
16 8 (16.67%) Tivoli

IBM Mainframe
Co-occurring 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 4 (8.33%) CICS
2 2 (4.17%) SAS
3 1 (2.08%) CMS
3 1 (2.08%) MQSeries
Applications
1 2 (4.17%) MS Excel
1 2 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.08%) MS Office
2 1 (2.08%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (25.00%) SAN
2 10 (20.83%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (27.08%) DB2
2 3 (6.25%) DataStage
3 2 (4.17%) Big Data
3 2 (4.17%) Hadoop
3 2 (4.17%) Pentaho
3 2 (4.17%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.08%) IDMS
4 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (4.17%) ChangeMan
1 2 (4.17%) JIRA
2 1 (2.08%) MSTest
General
1 10 (20.83%) Law
2 8 (16.67%) Finance
3 4 (8.33%) Banking
4 2 (4.17%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.08%) French Language
5 1 (2.08%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (18.75%) Support Engineer
2 8 (16.67%) Developer
3 7 (14.58%) Product Engineer
3 7 (14.58%) Products Support Engineer
4 5 (10.42%) Analyst
4 5 (10.42%) COBOL Developer
4 5 (10.42%) Storage Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) DB2 DBA
5 4 (8.33%) DBA
6 3 (6.25%) Architect
6 3 (6.25%) Mainframe Support
7 2 (4.17%) Administrator
7 2 (4.17%) Consultant
7 2 (4.17%) Lead Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Project Manager
7 2 (4.17%) SC Cleared DBA
7 2 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (4.17%) Team Leader
7 2 (4.17%) TIBCO Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.17%) .NET
1 2 (4.17%) Middleware
1 2 (4.17%) Web Services
2 1 (2.08%) Ajax
2 1 (2.08%) ISPF
2 1 (2.08%) J2EE
2 1 (2.08%) JSON
2 1 (2.08%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 48 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 12 (25.00%) EMC VMAX
2 12 (25.00%) EMC VNX
3 11 (22.92%) Data Centre
4 4 (8.33%) Replication
5 3 (6.25%) VSAM
6 2 (4.17%) Blog
6 2 (4.17%) Cloud Native
6 2 (4.17%) Computer Science
6 2 (4.17%) Management Information System
6 2 (4.17%) Mobile App
6 2 (4.17%) Public Cloud
6 2 (4.17%) Tandem
7 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (2.08%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 28 (58.33%) Windows
2 27 (56.25%) Unix
3 25 (52.08%) Linux
4 23 (47.92%) Solaris
5 22 (45.83%) AIX
6 15 (31.25%) zOS
7 10 (20.83%) Windows Server
8 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (2.08%) HPUX
9 1 (2.08%) MVS
9 1 (2.08%) Windows Vista
9 1 (2.08%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (16.67%) Unit Testing
2 6 (12.50%) Customer Requirements
2 6 (12.50%) Problem Management
3 5 (10.42%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (10.42%) Change Control
3 5 (10.42%) Incident Management
3 5 (10.42%) Migration
3 5 (10.42%) Quality Management
4 4 (8.33%) Change Management
5 3 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (6.25%) IT Strategy
5 3 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (6.25%) Waterfall
5 3 (6.25%) Workflow
6 2 (4.17%) Business Analysis
6 2 (4.17%) Business Continuity
6 2 (4.17%) ETL
6 2 (4.17%) Mathematics
6 2 (4.17%) Statistics
6 2 (4.17%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 23 (47.92%) Shell Script
2 17 (35.42%) SQL
3 16 (33.33%) Java
4 12 (25.00%) COBOL
5 10 (20.83%) Perl
5 10 (20.83%) VB
6 9 (18.75%) JCL
7 4 (8.33%) R
8 2 (4.17%) C
8 2 (4.17%) Python
8 2 (4.17%) Scala
9 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
9 1 (2.08%) PL/SQL
9 1 (2.08%) REXX
Qualifications
1 5 (10.42%) SC Cleared
1 5 (10.42%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.25%) QA
2 1 (2.08%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.08%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (16.67%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 3 (6.25%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (2.08%) ACF2
4 1 (2.08%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 1 (2.08%) RACF
Systems Management
1 8 (16.67%) Tivoli
2 7 (14.58%) Control-M
2 7 (14.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (4.17%) OMEGAMON
3 2 (4.17%) Terraform
4 1 (2.08%) CA Endevor
4 1 (2.08%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (2.08%) OpenView
4 1 (2.08%) zSecure
Vendors
1 46 (95.83%) IBM
2 13 (27.08%) VMware
3 12 (25.00%) Cisco
3 12 (25.00%) EMC
3 12 (25.00%) NetApp
4 10 (20.83%) CA
5 3 (6.25%) Oracle
6 2 (4.17%) BMC
6 2 (4.17%) HP
6 2 (4.17%) Microsoft
6 2 (4.17%) RapidMiner
6 2 (4.17%) TIBCO
7 1 (2.08%) Compuware
7 1 (2.08%) Intel
7 1 (2.08%) Remedy
7 1 (2.08%) Teradata
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