The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mainframe over the 3 months to 28 February 2017 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Mainframes
UK / England
Rank 391 350 363
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +13
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 190 268 236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.45% 0.57% 0.50%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.44% 1.84% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 152 117
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £411 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
+2.81% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 5
Median hourly rate £38.50 £19.00 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+102.63% -51.89%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £19.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year
+147.36% -51.89%

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
13209 14578 14306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 31.41% 30.95% 30.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 8592 9531 8885
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 503 533 590
Median hourly rate £20.97 £21.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.46% +16.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.63 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-27.08% +33.33%

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in England

Mainframe
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Mainframe Daily Rate Trend in England

Mainframe
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Mainframe across the England region over the 3 months to 28 February 2017.

Mainframe Daily Rate Histogram in England

Mainframe
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Mainframe Hourly Rate Trend in England

Mainframe
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Mainframe across the England region over the 3 months to 28 February 2017.

Mainframe Hourly Rate Histogram in England

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 Mainframe within the England region over the 3 months to 28 February 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
London -1 53 £513 -2.38% 11
South East +1 30 £420 +1.81% 3
East of England +3 28 £335 +4.68% 1
North West -16 23 £500 +17.64% 6
East Midlands +5 21 £381 +52.50% 2
Yorkshire +17 11 £418 -2.33%
West Midlands +14 11 £418 -13.91% 1
South West -17 5 £400 +45.45% 4
North East -19 5 £375 +15.38%
Midlands - 1 - -
Mainframe
UK

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 February 2017, 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 England region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 118 (28.92%) Finance
2 112 (27.45%) IBM
3 101 (24.75%) Windows
4 95 (23.28%) Unix
5 93 (22.79%) Banking
6 92 (22.55%) SQL
7 91 (22.30%) DB2
8 85 (20.83%) Linux
9 73 (17.89%) Oracle
10 71 (17.40%) Java
10 71 (17.40%) Migration
11 70 (17.16%) Agile Software Development
12 65 (15.93%) AIX
13 58 (14.22%) zOS
14 57 (13.97%) Solaris
15 52 (12.75%) COBOL
16 49 (12.01%) Data Centre
17 47 (11.52%) IBM Mainframe
18 45 (11.03%) CA
18 45 (11.03%) Stakeholder Management
19 44 (10.78%) Middleware
20 39 (9.56%) JCL
20 39 (9.56%) ITIL
21 38 (9.31%) CICS
22 36 (8.82%) Microsoft
23 35 (8.58%) Analytical Skills
23 35 (8.58%) Analytics
24 34 (8.33%) Shell Script
25 33 (8.09%) Project Management
26 31 (7.60%) SAN

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 38 (9.31%) CICS
2 15 (3.68%) SAS
3 13 (3.19%) WebSphere
4 9 (2.21%) BizTalk Server
4 9 (2.21%) WebLogic
5 5 (1.23%) Cloud Foundry
5 5 (1.23%) IIS
5 5 (1.23%) SharePoint
6 4 (0.98%) Mule
6 4 (0.98%) Mule ESB
7 3 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.74%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.49%) Anypoint
8 2 (0.49%) GemFire
8 2 (0.49%) MQSeries
8 2 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.25%) Apache
9 1 (0.25%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.25%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 20 (4.90%) MS Excel
2 18 (4.41%) MS Office
3 6 (1.47%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.74%) MS Project
5 2 (0.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.98%) Staffware
2 3 (0.74%) FLEXCUBE
2 3 (0.74%) Temenos T24
2 3 (0.74%) VisionPLUS
3 2 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.25%) Maximo
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.72%) SaaS
3 2 (0.49%) Amazon S3
3 2 (0.49%) Bluemix
3 2 (0.49%) GitHub
3 2 (0.49%) IaaS
3 2 (0.49%) IBM Cloud
3 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.49%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (7.60%) SAN
2 16 (3.92%) TCP/IP
3 15 (3.68%) WAN
4 14 (3.43%) FTP
4 14 (3.43%) LAN
5 10 (2.45%) Firewall
6 7 (1.72%) MPLS
7 6 (1.47%) VPN
8 5 (1.23%) ATM
8 5 (1.23%) DNS
8 5 (1.23%) LDAP
9 4 (0.98%) SSL
10 3 (0.74%) Network Security
10 3 (0.74%) X.25
11 2 (0.49%) APPN
11 2 (0.49%) Cisco Nexus
11 2 (0.49%) DMZ
11 2 (0.49%) HTTPS
11 2 (0.49%) SNA
11 2 (0.49%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (22.30%) DB2
2 26 (6.37%) Hadoop
3 23 (5.64%) Big Data
4 21 (5.15%) SQL Server
5 14 (3.43%) Adabas
5 14 (3.43%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (2.45%) Oracle Database
7 6 (1.47%) DataStage
7 6 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (1.23%) BusinessObjects
8 5 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (1.23%) SQL Server 2000
8 5 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (1.23%) SQL Server 2014
9 4 (0.98%) Ingres
10 3 (0.74%) IDMS
10 3 (0.74%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.74%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.49%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 11 (2.70%) JMeter
2 8 (1.96%) SoapUI
3 6 (1.47%) HP UFT
3 6 (1.47%) PVCS
3 6 (1.47%) Selenium
4 5 (1.23%) LoadRunner
5 4 (0.98%) ERwin
5 4 (0.98%) JBehave
5 4 (0.98%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.98%) Maven
5 4 (0.98%) Talend Open Studio
5 4 (0.98%) Toad
6 3 (0.74%) ChangeMan
6 3 (0.74%) JIRA
6 3 (0.74%) PowerDesigner
6 3 (0.74%) Rational Functional Tester
7 2 (0.49%) ClearCase
7 2 (0.49%) ClearQuest
7 2 (0.49%) CruiseControl
7 2 (0.49%) Subversion
General
1 118 (28.92%) Finance
2 93 (22.79%) Banking
3 21 (5.15%) Retail
4 17 (4.17%) Law
5 13 (3.19%) Telecoms
6 11 (2.70%) Financial Institution
7 10 (2.45%) Marketing
8 9 (2.21%) Automotive
8 9 (2.21%) Investment Banking
9 8 (1.96%) Manufacturing
10 6 (1.47%) Back Office
10 6 (1.47%) Billing
11 4 (0.98%) Spanish Language
12 3 (0.74%) Electronics
12 3 (0.74%) Legal
13 2 (0.49%) French Language
14 1 (0.25%) Advertising
14 1 (0.25%) Dutch Language
14 1 (0.25%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 69 (16.91%) Architect
2 67 (16.42%) Developer
3 64 (15.69%) Analyst
4 30 (7.35%) Project Manager
5 22 (5.39%) Consultant
6 17 (4.17%) Migration Architect
6 17 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
6 17 (4.17%) Technical Architect
7 14 (3.43%) Administrator
7 14 (3.43%) Business Analyst
7 14 (3.43%) Support Engineer
8 13 (3.19%) Test Analyst
9 11 (2.70%) COBOL Developer
9 11 (2.70%) Data Architect
9 11 (2.70%) ETL Developer
9 11 (2.70%) Informatica Developer
9 11 (2.70%) Mainframe Developer
10 10 (2.45%) Applications Architect
10 10 (2.45%) DBA
10 10 (2.45%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (10.78%) Middleware
2 22 (5.39%) .NET
3 19 (4.66%) J2EE
4 15 (3.68%) SOAP
5 14 (3.43%) ISPF
5 14 (3.43%) XML
6 13 (3.19%) Web Services
7 10 (2.45%) XML Schema
8 9 (2.21%) JSON
8 9 (2.21%) REST
9 7 (1.72%) HTML
9 7 (1.72%) XSLT
10 6 (1.47%) JSP
10 6 (1.47%) Servlets
11 5 (1.23%) JMS
12 4 (0.98%) HTML5
12 4 (0.98%) OAuth
12 4 (0.98%) SAML
12 4 (0.98%) Spring
13 3 (0.74%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 49 (12.01%) Data Centre
2 47 (11.52%) IBM Mainframe
3 35 (8.58%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (4.66%) Management Information System
5 16 (3.92%) iPad
6 14 (3.43%) EMC VMAX
6 14 (3.43%) EMC VNX
6 14 (3.43%) iSeries
7 12 (2.94%) Tandem
8 9 (2.21%) Computer Science
8 9 (2.21%) VSAM
9 7 (1.72%) Client/Server
9 7 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.23%) Credit Risk
10 5 (1.23%) Data Structures
10 5 (1.23%) SWIFT
11 4 (0.98%) AS400
11 4 (0.98%) Clustering
11 4 (0.98%) Derivative
11 4 (0.98%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 101 (24.75%) Windows
2 95 (23.28%) Unix
3 85 (20.83%) Linux
4 65 (15.93%) AIX
5 58 (14.22%) zOS
6 57 (13.97%) Solaris
7 21 (5.15%) HPUX
7 21 (5.15%) MVS
8 17 (4.17%) Windows Server
9 12 (2.94%) VME
10 11 (2.70%) Windows Vista
11 8 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (1.23%) Windows NT
14 4 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
15 2 (0.49%) OS/2
15 2 (0.49%) OS/390
16 1 (0.25%) VMS
16 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
16 1 (0.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (17.40%) Migration
2 70 (17.16%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (11.03%) Stakeholder Management
4 39 (9.56%) ITIL
5 35 (8.58%) Analytics
6 33 (8.09%) Project Management
7 29 (7.11%) CRM
8 28 (6.86%) DevOps
9 24 (5.88%) ETL
9 24 (5.88%) Functional Testing
10 22 (5.39%) Data Analytics
10 22 (5.39%) Data Modelling
10 22 (5.39%) Waterfall
11 21 (5.15%) Data Analysis
11 21 (5.15%) Service Management
12 19 (4.66%) E-Commerce
12 19 (4.66%) Unit Testing
13 17 (4.17%) Data Management
14 16 (3.92%) Business Analysis
14 16 (3.92%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 92 (22.55%) SQL
2 71 (17.40%) Java
3 52 (12.75%) COBOL
4 39 (9.56%) JCL
5 34 (8.33%) Shell Script
6 24 (5.88%) Perl
7 22 (5.39%) PL/SQL
8 17 (4.17%) VB
9 13 (3.19%) C
10 12 (2.94%) C#
11 9 (2.21%) C++
11 9 (2.21%) R
12 8 (1.96%) NATURAL
13 6 (1.47%) T-SQL
14 5 (1.23%) MATLAB
14 5 (1.23%) Python
14 5 (1.23%) REXX
15 4 (0.98%) Assembly Language
16 3 (0.74%) Ruby
17 2 (0.49%) LINC
Qualifications
1 25 (6.13%) Security Cleared
2 22 (5.39%) Degree
3 18 (4.41%) SC Cleared
4 11 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (1.72%) CISSP
6 5 (1.23%) CISM
6 5 (1.23%) SSCP
7 4 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (0.98%) ISEB
8 3 (0.74%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.74%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.49%) ACCA
9 2 (0.49%) CCIE
9 2 (0.49%) CCNP
9 2 (0.49%) CIMA
9 2 (0.49%) CISA
9 2 (0.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.25%) CCDP
10 1 (0.25%) CCNA
10 1 (0.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (7.35%) QA
2 8 (1.96%) SLA
3 5 (1.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.98%) Basel II
4 4 (0.98%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.74%) ISO20022
6 2 (0.49%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.49%) PMO
7 1 (0.25%) PMBOK
System Software
1 18 (4.41%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 16 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (3.68%) Active Directory
4 14 (3.43%) Time Sharing Option
5 10 (2.45%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (2.21%) RACF
7 7 (1.72%) ACF2
8 6 (1.47%) Job Entry Subsystem
9 3 (0.74%) XenApp
9 3 (0.74%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.49%) Docker
11 1 (0.25%) GPFS
11 1 (0.25%) PowerHA
11 1 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 29 (7.11%) Tivoli
2 18 (4.41%) OMEGAMON
3 16 (3.92%) CA Endevor
4 15 (3.68%) CA Service Virtualization
5 12 (2.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 11 (2.70%) Control-M
7 10 (2.45%) SCCM
8 7 (1.72%) HP Quality Center
9 6 (1.47%) IBM BigFix
9 6 (1.47%) Netcool
9 6 (1.47%) SCOM
10 5 (1.23%) CA Wily
10 5 (1.23%) Tivoli NetView
10 5 (1.23%) zSecure
11 4 (0.98%) CloudHub
12 3 (0.74%) Puppet
13 2 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
14 1 (0.25%) Ansible
14 1 (0.25%) FortiGate
14 1 (0.25%) Salt
Vendors
1 112 (27.45%) IBM
2 73 (17.89%) Oracle
3 45 (11.03%) CA
4 36 (8.82%) Microsoft
5 25 (6.13%) Informatica
6 22 (5.39%) Cisco
7 20 (4.90%) VMware
8 19 (4.66%) NetApp
9 16 (3.92%) EMC
9 16 (3.92%) Splunk
10 15 (3.68%) Syncsort
11 14 (3.43%) HP
11 14 (3.43%) SAP
12 12 (2.94%) IBM Sterling
13 9 (2.21%) Software AG
13 9 (2.21%) Unisys
14 8 (1.96%) Pega
14 8 (1.96%) ServiceNow
15 7 (1.72%) Fujitsu
15 7 (1.72%) Remedy
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