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 31 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mainframes
Rank 317 338 321
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -17
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 339 292 299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.69% 0.59% 0.62%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.08% 1.83% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 157 162
Median daily rate £425 £410 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% -3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £320 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £567 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £411 £400
% change year-on-year
-2.67% +2.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 6
Median hourly rate £28.50 £12.50 £28.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+128.00% -55.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.80 £12.50 £26.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.15 £30.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £12.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+128.00% -54.54%
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
16262 15956 15821
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 33.02% 32.40% 32.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 10715 9993 9883
Median daily rate £435 £420 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 531 629 691
Median hourly rate £21.00 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £12.00 £11.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.39 £44.55 £42.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+16.21% -7.50%

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 31 May 2016.

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 31 May 2016.

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 31 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
London +17 96 £485 +14.11% 19
North West -36 48 £365 -17.97% 1
North East -28 45 £270 -34.93% 5
Yorkshire +20 39 £450 +19.20% 2
South East -13 34 £450 +12.50% 8
South West +3 22 £438 +93.37% 1
East of England +15 20 £425 -2.01% 6
East Midlands +9 18 £325 +1.56%
West Midlands -22 10 £475 +35.71%
Midlands -1 2 - -
Mainframe
UK

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 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 England region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 233 (38.26%) Finance
2 154 (25.29%) IBM
3 146 (23.97%) Banking
4 130 (21.35%) Windows
5 114 (18.72%) IBM Mainframe
6 113 (18.56%) Unix
7 112 (18.39%) zOS
8 104 (17.08%) COBOL
9 102 (16.75%) DB2
10 87 (14.29%) Service Management
11 86 (14.12%) Oracle
12 84 (13.79%) Linux
13 79 (12.97%) ITIL
14 78 (12.81%) JCL
15 77 (12.64%) Migration
16 76 (12.48%) SQL
17 73 (11.99%) Agile Software Development
18 70 (11.49%) Project Management
19 65 (10.67%) Management Information System
20 63 (10.34%) CA
21 62 (10.18%) CICS
22 56 (9.20%) Java
23 54 (8.87%) zSecure
24 52 (8.54%) Security Cleared
24 52 (8.54%) Analytical Skills
25 51 (8.37%) AIX
26 49 (8.05%) Validation
26 49 (8.05%) WebSphere
27 46 (7.55%) Change Management
28 45 (7.39%) Waterfall

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 62 (10.18%) CICS
2 49 (8.05%) WebSphere
3 16 (2.63%) Tuxedo
4 14 (2.30%) SAS
4 14 (2.30%) WebLogic
5 13 (2.13%) JBoss
6 9 (1.48%) Apache
6 9 (1.48%) WebSphere Application Server
7 6 (0.99%) IIS
8 5 (0.82%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.66%) SharePoint
10 3 (0.49%) IBM Notes
10 3 (0.49%) MQSeries
11 2 (0.33%) FileNet
11 2 (0.33%) GlassFish
11 2 (0.33%) MS Exchange
12 1 (0.16%) Cloud Foundry
12 1 (0.16%) Confluence
12 1 (0.16%) Mule
12 1 (0.16%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 19 (3.12%) MS Office
2 18 (2.96%) MS Excel
3 9 (1.48%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.16%) MS Project
5 1 (0.16%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (0.99%) BASE24
2 5 (0.82%) assyst
3 2 (0.33%) Misys Midas
4 1 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.16%) ENOVIA
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.16%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.16%) SAP hybris
4 1 (0.16%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.33%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (0.33%) Office 365
1 2 (0.33%) SaaS
2 1 (0.16%) GitHub
2 1 (0.16%) IaaS
2 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 27 (4.43%) FTP
2 25 (4.11%) Firewall
3 24 (3.94%) TCP/IP
4 10 (1.64%) ATM
5 9 (1.48%) Intrusion Detection
6 8 (1.31%) Internet
7 7 (1.15%) LAN
8 6 (0.99%) WinSCP
9 5 (0.82%) HTTP
9 5 (0.82%) NAS
9 5 (0.82%) SAN
9 5 (0.82%) SSL
9 5 (0.82%) WAN
10 4 (0.66%) DHCP
10 4 (0.66%) DNS
10 4 (0.66%) MPLS
10 4 (0.66%) VPN
11 3 (0.49%) HTTPS
11 3 (0.49%) Intranet
11 3 (0.49%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (16.75%) DB2
2 35 (5.75%) SQL Server
3 17 (2.79%) Oracle Database
4 14 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (1.97%) Oracle Database 11g
6 11 (1.81%) Oracle Reports
7 9 (1.48%) Adabas
7 9 (1.48%) MS Access
8 8 (1.31%) Apache Cassandra
9 7 (1.15%) NoSQL
10 5 (0.82%) Base SAS
10 5 (0.82%) SAS EBI
11 4 (0.66%) Big Data
11 4 (0.66%) DataStage
11 4 (0.66%) Hadoop
11 4 (0.66%) OLTP
11 4 (0.66%) SAS Data Integration Studio
12 3 (0.49%) BusinessObjects
12 3 (0.49%) Easytrieve
12 3 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (1.48%) Subversion
2 8 (1.31%) ClearCase
3 6 (0.99%) Visual Studio
4 5 (0.82%) JIRA
5 4 (0.66%) ChangeMan
5 4 (0.66%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.49%) CA Gen
6 3 (0.49%) Eclipse
6 3 (0.49%) HP UFT
6 3 (0.49%) LoadRunner
6 3 (0.49%) Toad
7 2 (0.33%) JUnit
7 2 (0.33%) Maven
7 2 (0.33%) SoapUI
7 2 (0.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.16%) FishEye
8 1 (0.16%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.16%) JIRA Agile
8 1 (0.16%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 233 (38.26%) Finance
2 146 (23.97%) Banking
3 44 (7.22%) Retail
4 15 (2.46%) Investment Banking
4 15 (2.46%) Marketing
5 14 (2.30%) Telecoms
6 12 (1.97%) Spanish Language
7 8 (1.31%) Automotive
8 7 (1.15%) Front Office
8 7 (1.15%) Retail Banking
9 6 (0.99%) Back Office
9 6 (0.99%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.66%) Legal
11 3 (0.49%) Billing
12 2 (0.33%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.16%) Advertising
13 1 (0.16%) Danish Language
13 1 (0.16%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.16%) Publishing
13 1 (0.16%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 120 (19.70%) Analyst
2 93 (15.27%) Architect
3 74 (12.15%) Developer
4 39 (6.40%) Administrator
5 36 (5.91%) Project Manager
6 31 (5.09%) Consultant
6 31 (5.09%) Solutions Architect
7 30 (4.93%) Mainframe Analyst
8 29 (4.76%) Mainframe Developer
9 25 (4.11%) Security Technician
10 21 (3.45%) Operations Analyst
11 20 (3.28%) COBOL Developer
12 17 (2.79%) Infrastructure Architect
12 17 (2.79%) Mainframe Architect
13 16 (2.63%) Systems Analyst
13 16 (2.63%) Technical Analyst
14 15 (2.46%) DBA
15 14 (2.30%) Business Analyst
15 14 (2.30%) Infrastructure Manager
15 14 (2.30%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (5.09%) Middleware
2 30 (4.93%) ISPF
3 26 (4.27%) J2EE
4 20 (3.28%) Web Services
5 17 (2.79%) WebSphere MQ
6 16 (2.63%) .NET
7 14 (2.30%) XML
8 11 (1.81%) JMS
9 10 (1.64%) EJB
10 9 (1.48%) Hibernate
10 9 (1.48%) JSP
11 8 (1.31%) Servlets
11 8 (1.31%) Struts
11 8 (1.31%) WSDL
11 8 (1.31%) XSD
12 7 (1.15%) IBM Integration Bus
12 7 (1.15%) SOAP
13 4 (0.66%) REST
14 3 (0.49%) ASP.NET
14 3 (0.49%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 114 (18.72%) IBM Mainframe
2 65 (10.67%) Management Information System
3 52 (8.54%) Analytical Skills
4 42 (6.90%) Data Centre
5 39 (6.40%) AS400
6 20 (3.28%) Tandem
7 19 (3.12%) VSAM
8 11 (1.81%) iSeries
9 10 (1.64%) Client/Server
9 10 (1.64%) Health Informatics
9 10 (1.64%) Informatics
10 9 (1.48%) Computer Science
10 9 (1.48%) User Experience
11 8 (1.31%) PMI
12 6 (0.99%) Data Structures
12 6 (0.99%) Security Operations Centre
13 5 (0.82%) EMV
14 4 (0.66%) BYOD
14 4 (0.66%) HACMP
14 4 (0.66%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 130 (21.35%) Windows
2 113 (18.56%) Unix
3 112 (18.39%) zOS
4 84 (13.79%) Linux
5 51 (8.37%) AIX
6 44 (7.22%) MVS
7 24 (3.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 18 (2.96%) Windows Server
9 17 (2.79%) VME
10 12 (1.97%) Solaris
10 12 (1.97%) Windows NT
11 9 (1.48%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (0.82%) HPUX
12 5 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.49%) Windows 7
15 2 (0.33%) CentOS
15 2 (0.33%) OS/2
15 2 (0.33%) SUSE
16 1 (0.16%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (14.29%) Service Management
2 79 (12.97%) ITIL
3 77 (12.64%) Migration
4 73 (11.99%) Agile Software Development
5 70 (11.49%) Project Management
6 49 (8.05%) Validation
7 46 (7.55%) Change Management
8 45 (7.39%) Waterfall
9 43 (7.06%) SDLC
10 32 (5.25%) Unit Testing
11 31 (5.09%) Problem Management
12 28 (4.60%) Risk Management
13 27 (4.43%) Incident Management
13 27 (4.43%) Service Delivery
14 25 (4.11%) PRINCE2
15 23 (3.78%) Performance Tuning
15 23 (3.78%) SOA
16 22 (3.61%) Stakeholder Management
17 16 (2.63%) Disaster Recovery
17 16 (2.63%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 104 (17.08%) COBOL
2 78 (12.81%) JCL
3 76 (12.48%) SQL
4 56 (9.20%) Java
5 29 (4.76%) REXX
6 16 (2.63%) JavaScript
7 15 (2.46%) Assembly Language
8 13 (2.13%) Shell Script
9 12 (1.97%) C
10 11 (1.81%) C#
11 10 (1.64%) Perl
12 9 (1.48%) VB
13 7 (1.15%) NATURAL
14 6 (0.99%) VBA
15 4 (0.66%) C++
16 3 (0.49%) CLIST
16 3 (0.49%) T-SQL
17 2 (0.33%) LINC
17 2 (0.33%) PL/SQL
17 2 (0.33%) RPG
Qualifications
1 52 (8.54%) Security Cleared
2 36 (5.91%) SC Cleared
3 12 (1.97%) Degree
4 9 (1.48%) BPSS Clearance
4 9 (1.48%) MCSE
4 9 (1.48%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (1.48%) PMI Certification
5 7 (1.15%) CCNA
5 7 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (1.15%) ISEB
5 7 (1.15%) ISTQB
6 6 (0.99%) CISSP
7 5 (0.82%) CCNP
7 5 (0.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 5 (0.82%) MCDBA
7 5 (0.82%) MCP
7 5 (0.82%) Sun Certification
8 4 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (0.49%) AAT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (5.75%) SLA
2 30 (4.93%) QA
3 7 (1.15%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.99%) ISO27002
5 4 (0.66%) PMBOK
6 3 (0.49%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 38 (6.24%) ACF2
2 35 (5.75%) RACF
3 34 (5.58%) Time Sharing Option
4 30 (4.93%) Active Directory
4 30 (4.93%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 12 (1.97%) Job Entry Subsystem
6 11 (1.81%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (0.82%) XenApp
8 4 (0.66%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.33%) Docker
9 2 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.33%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.16%) Firmware
10 1 (0.16%) HDFS
10 1 (0.16%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.16%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.16%) Xen
Systems Management
1 54 (8.87%) zSecure
2 42 (6.90%) Tivoli
3 23 (3.78%) Control-M
4 10 (1.64%) CA Wily
4 10 (1.64%) HP Quality Center
5 8 (1.31%) Oracle Identity Management
5 8 (1.31%) SCCM
6 7 (1.15%) CA Endevor
6 7 (1.15%) Tivoli NetView
7 5 (0.82%) OpenView
8 4 (0.66%) OMEGAMON
9 3 (0.49%) DameWare
9 3 (0.49%) ServiceCenter
10 2 (0.33%) Data Guard
10 2 (0.33%) HP NNM
10 2 (0.33%) HP SIM
10 2 (0.33%) OpenSSO
10 2 (0.33%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 2 (0.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 1 (0.16%) Nessus
Vendors
1 154 (25.29%) IBM
2 86 (14.12%) Oracle
3 63 (10.34%) CA
4 34 (5.58%) HP
5 23 (3.78%) VMware
6 21 (3.45%) SAP
7 20 (3.28%) Red Hat
8 19 (3.12%) Micro Focus
9 18 (2.96%) Citrix
9 18 (2.96%) Microsoft
10 13 (2.13%) Remedy
11 12 (1.97%) ServiceNow
12 11 (1.81%) Cisco
13 9 (1.48%) BMC
13 9 (1.48%) Unisys
14 8 (1.31%) Chordiant
15 7 (1.15%) Informatica
15 7 (1.15%) Sun
16 6 (0.99%) ATG
16 6 (0.99%) Cognos
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