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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mainframes
Rank 282 346 313
Rank change year-on-year
+64 -33
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 384 307 305
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.78% 0.60% 0.63%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.36% 1.85% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 152 164
Median daily rate £425 £412 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.09% -3.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £320 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £570 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 9
Median hourly rate £28.50 £12.50 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+128.00% -56.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.30 £12.50 £26.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.80 £37.20 £30.00
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
16276 16565 16048
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 33.19% 32.50% 32.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 10662 10555 9948
Median daily rate £430 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £615 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 568 610 656
Median hourly rate £21.36 £18.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.63% -12.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.07 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+31.42% -16.66%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 1 July 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
North West +18 87 £456 +13.29% 6
London -21 82 £485 +14.11% 7
North East -28 52 £268 -35.54% 1
South East +4 37 £425 +9.67% 4
East of England +36 33 £373 +20.16% 2
Yorkshire +7 27 £442 +9.81%
South West +14 25 £300 -47.82% 1
West Midlands -22 17 £475 +22.58%
East Midlands -10 14 £338 -13.73% 2
Midlands -1 5 - -
Mainframe
UK

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 July 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.

1 237 (35.59%) Finance
2 154 (23.12%) Windows
3 144 (21.62%) IBM
4 137 (20.57%) Banking
5 130 (19.52%) Unix
6 122 (18.32%) DB2
7 118 (17.72%) Oracle
8 112 (16.82%) SQL
8 112 (16.82%) zOS
9 104 (15.62%) IBM Mainframe
10 103 (15.47%) Linux
11 95 (14.26%) COBOL
11 95 (14.26%) Migration
12 89 (13.36%) ITIL
13 82 (12.31%) Service Management
14 80 (12.01%) CA
15 76 (11.41%) Project Management
16 75 (11.26%) Security Cleared
17 72 (10.81%) JCL
18 69 (10.36%) AIX
19 65 (9.76%) Agile Software Development
20 62 (9.31%) Management Information System
21 60 (9.01%) Java
22 58 (8.71%) SC Cleared
23 57 (8.56%) CICS
24 56 (8.41%) Analytical Skills
25 51 (7.66%) Active Directory
26 47 (7.06%) Retail
26 47 (7.06%) zSecure
27 45 (6.76%) SDLC

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 57 (8.56%) CICS
2 43 (6.46%) WebSphere
3 17 (2.55%) SAS
4 12 (1.80%) Tuxedo
4 12 (1.80%) WebLogic
5 11 (1.65%) JBoss
6 9 (1.35%) WebSphere Application Server
7 5 (0.75%) Apache
7 5 (0.75%) MS Exchange
7 5 (0.75%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.45%) IBM Notes
8 3 (0.45%) IIS
9 2 (0.30%) FileNet
9 2 (0.30%) MQSeries
9 2 (0.30%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.15%) CMS
10 1 (0.15%) Drupal
10 1 (0.15%) IBM HTTP Server
10 1 (0.15%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 20 (3.00%) MS Office
2 16 (2.40%) MS Excel
3 9 (1.35%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.30%) MS Project
6 1 (0.15%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (0.60%) BASE24
2 2 (0.30%) assyst
2 2 (0.30%) Misys Midas
2 2 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.15%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.15%) ENOVIA
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.15%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.15%) SAP hybris
3 1 (0.15%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.15%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.45%) Office 365
2 2 (0.30%) SaaS
3 1 (0.15%) GitHub
3 1 (0.15%) IaaS
3 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.15%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 27 (4.05%) TCP/IP
2 26 (3.90%) Firewall
3 24 (3.60%) FTP
4 22 (3.30%) DHCP
5 9 (1.35%) Intrusion Detection
6 8 (1.20%) ATM
7 7 (1.05%) SAN
8 6 (0.90%) HTTP
8 6 (0.90%) Internet
8 6 (0.90%) LAN
9 5 (0.75%) SNA
10 4 (0.60%) MPLS
10 4 (0.60%) VPN
10 4 (0.60%) WAN
10 4 (0.60%) WebEx
11 3 (0.45%) DNS
11 3 (0.45%) HTTPS
11 3 (0.45%) NAS
12 2 (0.30%) DMZ
12 2 (0.30%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (18.32%) DB2
2 35 (5.26%) SQL Server
3 20 (3.00%) Oracle Database
4 14 (2.10%) Oracle Database 11g
5 10 (1.50%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
6 8 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
7 7 (1.05%) Adabas
7 7 (1.05%) NoSQL
8 6 (0.90%) Ingres
8 6 (0.90%) MS Access
9 5 (0.75%) Base SAS
9 5 (0.75%) Hadoop
10 4 (0.60%) Big Data
10 4 (0.60%) DataStage
10 4 (0.60%) OLTP
10 4 (0.60%) SAS Data Integration Studio
11 3 (0.45%) Essbase
11 3 (0.45%) IMS/DB
11 3 (0.45%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 10 (1.50%) JIRA
2 9 (1.35%) Jenkins
2 9 (1.35%) Subversion
3 8 (1.20%) ClearCase
4 4 (0.60%) SoapUI
4 4 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.45%) ChangeMan
5 3 (0.45%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.30%) CA Gen
6 2 (0.30%) HP UFT
6 2 (0.30%) JUnit
6 2 (0.30%) LoadRunner
6 2 (0.30%) Maven
6 2 (0.30%) PVCS
6 2 (0.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (0.30%) TestDirector
6 2 (0.30%) Toad
7 1 (0.15%) JIRA Agile
7 1 (0.15%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.15%) StarTeam
General
1 237 (35.59%) Finance
2 137 (20.57%) Banking
3 47 (7.06%) Retail
4 17 (2.55%) Marketing
5 16 (2.40%) Telecoms
6 15 (2.25%) Investment Banking
7 12 (1.80%) Spanish Language
8 10 (1.50%) Manufacturing
9 9 (1.35%) Retail Banking
10 7 (1.05%) Front Office
11 6 (0.90%) Automotive
11 6 (0.90%) Back Office
12 4 (0.60%) Legal
13 3 (0.45%) Corporate Banking
14 2 (0.30%) Electronics
15 1 (0.15%) Advertising
15 1 (0.15%) Billing
15 1 (0.15%) Financial Institution
15 1 (0.15%) Publishing
15 1 (0.15%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 140 (21.02%) Analyst
2 93 (13.96%) Architect
3 78 (11.71%) Developer
4 53 (7.96%) Mainframe Analyst
5 41 (6.16%) Administrator
5 41 (6.16%) Operations Analyst
6 39 (5.86%) Project Manager
7 31 (4.65%) Consultant
7 31 (4.65%) Mainframe Operations Analyst
7 31 (4.65%) Solutions Architect
8 29 (4.35%) DBA
9 28 (4.20%) Mainframe Developer
10 22 (3.30%) Security Technician
11 20 (3.00%) Infrastructure Manager
12 18 (2.70%) COBOL Developer
13 17 (2.55%) Business Analyst
13 17 (2.55%) Delivery Manager
14 15 (2.25%) Infrastructure Architect
14 15 (2.25%) Technical Architect
15 14 (2.10%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (6.61%) Middleware
2 26 (3.90%) J2EE
3 24 (3.60%) ISPF
3 24 (3.60%) Web Services
4 15 (2.25%) .NET
4 15 (2.25%) XML
5 14 (2.10%) JSP
6 13 (1.95%) Servlets
6 13 (1.95%) Struts
6 13 (1.95%) WebSphere MQ
7 11 (1.65%) JMS
7 11 (1.65%) SOAP
8 10 (1.50%) EJB
8 10 (1.50%) Hibernate
9 8 (1.20%) IBM Integration Bus
9 8 (1.20%) WSDL
9 8 (1.20%) XSD
10 6 (0.90%) jQuery
10 6 (0.90%) REST
10 6 (0.90%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 104 (15.62%) IBM Mainframe
2 62 (9.31%) Management Information System
3 56 (8.41%) Analytical Skills
4 43 (6.46%) Data Centre
5 34 (5.11%) AS400
6 22 (3.30%) Tandem
7 15 (2.25%) VSAM
8 14 (2.10%) Computer Science
8 14 (2.10%) User Experience
9 11 (1.65%) iSeries
10 10 (1.50%) Client/Server
11 9 (1.35%) Health Informatics
11 9 (1.35%) Informatics
12 8 (1.20%) PMI
13 7 (1.05%) Credit Risk
13 7 (1.05%) Data Structures
14 6 (0.90%) Security Operations Centre
15 4 (0.60%) BYOD
15 4 (0.60%) Mobile App
16 3 (0.45%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 154 (23.12%) Windows
2 130 (19.52%) Unix
3 112 (16.82%) zOS
4 103 (15.47%) Linux
5 69 (10.36%) AIX
6 36 (5.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 31 (4.65%) Solaris
8 29 (4.35%) MVS
9 28 (4.20%) Windows Server
10 23 (3.45%) HPUX
11 13 (1.95%) VME
12 12 (1.80%) Windows Server 2008
13 9 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
14 8 (1.20%) Windows NT
15 7 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
16 3 (0.45%) Windows 7
17 2 (0.30%) OS/2
17 2 (0.30%) Windows Vista
18 1 (0.15%) OS/390
18 1 (0.15%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (14.26%) Migration
2 89 (13.36%) ITIL
3 82 (12.31%) Service Management
4 76 (11.41%) Project Management
5 65 (9.76%) Agile Software Development
6 45 (6.76%) SDLC
7 43 (6.46%) Change Management
8 42 (6.31%) Validation
8 42 (6.31%) Waterfall
9 32 (4.80%) Unit Testing
10 31 (4.65%) Service Delivery
11 30 (4.50%) Incident Management
12 26 (3.90%) Performance Tuning
12 26 (3.90%) Problem Management
12 26 (3.90%) Risk Management
12 26 (3.90%) Stakeholder Management
13 25 (3.75%) PRINCE2
14 22 (3.30%) Capacity Planning
15 21 (3.15%) Business Analysis
16 19 (2.85%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 112 (16.82%) SQL
2 95 (14.26%) COBOL
3 72 (10.81%) JCL
4 60 (9.01%) Java
5 27 (4.05%) REXX
6 23 (3.45%) JavaScript
7 17 (2.55%) Shell Script
8 16 (2.40%) VB
9 13 (1.95%) C
10 12 (1.80%) Assembly Language
11 11 (1.65%) Perl
12 8 (1.20%) C#
13 7 (1.05%) PL/SQL
14 5 (0.75%) NATURAL
15 4 (0.60%) VBA
16 3 (0.45%) T-SQL
17 2 (0.30%) LINC
17 2 (0.30%) RPG
18 1 (0.15%) Bash Shell
18 1 (0.15%) Lua
Qualifications
1 75 (11.26%) Security Cleared
2 58 (8.71%) SC Cleared
3 18 (2.70%) Degree
4 14 (2.10%) MCSE
4 14 (2.10%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (1.65%) BPSS Clearance
5 11 (1.65%) CCNA
5 11 (1.65%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (1.35%) CCNP
6 9 (1.35%) MCDBA
6 9 (1.35%) MCP
6 9 (1.35%) PMI Certification
7 6 (0.90%) CISSP
8 5 (0.75%) AAT
8 5 (0.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 5 (0.75%) Sun Certification
9 4 (0.60%) ISEB
9 4 (0.60%) ISTQB
9 4 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (5.26%) QA
2 34 (5.11%) SLA
3 6 (0.90%) ISO27002
3 6 (0.90%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.60%) PMBOK
5 2 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 51 (7.66%) Active Directory
2 36 (5.41%) RACF
3 34 (5.11%) Time Sharing Option
4 30 (4.50%) ACF2
5 26 (3.90%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 12 (1.80%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (1.20%) Job Entry Subsystem
7 8 (1.20%) XenApp
8 7 (1.05%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.60%) Hyper-V
10 3 (0.45%) vSphere
10 3 (0.45%) XenServer
11 2 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.30%) VMware ESX
12 1 (0.15%) Docker
12 1 (0.15%) Firmware
12 1 (0.15%) HDFS
12 1 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.15%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.15%) Xen
Systems Management
1 47 (7.06%) zSecure
2 36 (5.41%) Tivoli
3 20 (3.00%) Control-M
4 11 (1.65%) HP Quality Center
4 11 (1.65%) Oracle Identity Management
5 9 (1.35%) OpenView
5 9 (1.35%) SCCM
6 6 (0.90%) CA Endevor
6 6 (0.90%) CA Wily
7 4 (0.60%) OMEGAMON
7 4 (0.60%) Tivoli NetView
8 3 (0.45%) MOM
9 2 (0.30%) DameWare
9 2 (0.30%) Data Guard
9 2 (0.30%) HP NNM
9 2 (0.30%) HP SIM
9 2 (0.30%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 2 (0.30%) ServiceCenter
9 2 (0.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 2 (0.30%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 144 (21.62%) IBM
2 118 (17.72%) Oracle
3 80 (12.01%) CA
4 41 (6.16%) HP
5 39 (5.86%) Citrix
6 32 (4.80%) SAP
7 26 (3.90%) VMware
8 22 (3.30%) EMC
9 18 (2.70%) Microsoft
10 17 (2.55%) ServiceNow
11 15 (2.25%) Red Hat
12 13 (1.95%) Remedy
13 12 (1.80%) Micro Focus
14 11 (1.65%) BMC
15 10 (1.50%) Cisco
16 9 (1.35%) Unisys
17 8 (1.20%) Chordiant
18 7 (1.05%) JDA
18 7 (1.05%) Sun
18 7 (1.05%) Teradata
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