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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mainframes
Rank 303 295 293
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -2
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 362 393 372
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.73% 0.76% 0.71%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.17% 2.26% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 200 222
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £319 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £572 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+11.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 6 4
Median hourly rate £32.40 £37.25 £25.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.02% +44.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £26.00 £23.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.15 £40.25 £29.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.40 £37.25 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-13.02% +44.66%
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
16684 17374 17197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 33.45% 33.41% 32.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 10865 11025 10531
Median daily rate £425 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £240
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 597 742 757
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.87 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £44.21 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.75 £18.88 £17.88
% change year-on-year
+15.20% +5.62%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 26 September 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 -53 70 £500 +3.09% 5
North West -19 66 £475 +3.82% 3
South East +11 52 £463 +24.57% 7
East of England +42 47 £255 -17.74%
West Midlands -13 37 £475 +4.39%
Yorkshire 0 25 £493 +9.44% 2
North East -26 24 £400 +12.28% 3
East Midlands +3 22 £463 +42.30% 3
South West +16 15 £325 -29.53%
Mainframe
UK

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 268 (35.45%) Finance
2 164 (21.69%) Windows
3 150 (19.84%) Unix
4 149 (19.71%) IBM
5 144 (19.05%) DB2
6 143 (18.92%) Oracle
7 130 (17.20%) Banking
8 128 (16.93%) SQL
9 119 (15.74%) CA
10 106 (14.02%) zOS
11 104 (13.76%) Migration
12 96 (12.70%) Linux
13 93 (12.30%) COBOL
14 90 (11.90%) IBM Mainframe
15 87 (11.51%) Agile Software Development
16 82 (10.85%) AIX
17 78 (10.32%) Security Cleared
18 75 (9.92%) Java
19 74 (9.79%) ITIL
20 71 (9.39%) JCL
21 69 (9.13%) Project Management
22 65 (8.60%) SC Cleared
23 64 (8.47%) Service Management
24 59 (7.80%) Analytical Skills
25 56 (7.41%) Management Information System
26 54 (7.14%) Active Directory
27 50 (6.61%) Solaris
27 50 (6.61%) Middleware
27 50 (6.61%) Stakeholder Management
28 49 (6.48%) Retail

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 47 (6.22%) CICS
2 28 (3.70%) WebSphere
3 15 (1.98%) SAS
4 12 (1.59%) SharePoint
5 8 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
6 7 (0.93%) WebSphere Application Server
7 5 (0.66%) Apache
7 5 (0.66%) Mule
7 5 (0.66%) Mule ESB
8 4 (0.53%) IBM Notes
8 4 (0.53%) IIS
8 4 (0.53%) MS Exchange
8 4 (0.53%) Skype for Business
8 4 (0.53%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.53%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.40%) Confluence
9 3 (0.40%) GlassFish
10 2 (0.26%) CMS
10 2 (0.26%) JBoss
10 2 (0.26%) PowerExchange
Applications
1 28 (3.70%) MS Office
2 27 (3.57%) MS Excel
3 12 (1.59%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (1.46%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.26%) MS Project
6 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.13%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (0.93%) BASE24
2 6 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.40%) Temenos T24
3 3 (0.40%) VisionPLUS
4 2 (0.26%) FLEXCUBE
4 2 (0.26%) Misys Midas
4 2 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.26%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.13%) ENOVIA
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 1 (0.13%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.13%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.66%) Office 365
2 5 (0.66%) SaaS
3 4 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.40%) GitHub
5 2 (0.26%) Yammer
6 1 (0.13%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (3.84%) TCP/IP
2 25 (3.31%) Firewall
2 25 (3.31%) FTP
3 21 (2.78%) DHCP
4 15 (1.98%) SAN
5 12 (1.59%) LAN
6 10 (1.32%) ATM
6 10 (1.32%) WebEx
7 9 (1.19%) WAN
8 6 (0.79%) HTTP
8 6 (0.79%) MPLS
9 5 (0.66%) VPN
10 4 (0.53%) Internet
10 4 (0.53%) SMTP
10 4 (0.53%) SNA
11 3 (0.40%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 3 (0.40%) Intrusion Detection
11 3 (0.40%) LDAP
11 3 (0.40%) Network Security
12 2 (0.26%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 144 (19.05%) DB2
2 31 (4.10%) SQL Server
3 25 (3.31%) Hadoop
4 24 (3.17%) Adabas
5 21 (2.78%) Oracle Database
6 18 (2.38%) Big Data
7 16 (2.12%) Oracle Database 11g
8 12 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (1.06%) MS Access
10 6 (0.79%) Ingres
10 6 (0.79%) PowerCenter
11 5 (0.66%) Essbase
12 4 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
12 4 (0.53%) DataStage
12 4 (0.53%) IMS/DB
13 3 (0.40%) BODI
13 3 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
13 3 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
13 3 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
14 2 (0.26%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 16 (2.12%) Jenkins
2 12 (1.59%) JIRA
3 6 (0.79%) Toad
4 5 (0.66%) Maven
4 5 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (0.53%) ChangeMan
5 4 (0.53%) HP UFT
5 4 (0.53%) LoadRunner
5 4 (0.53%) Subversion
6 3 (0.40%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.40%) SoapUI
7 2 (0.26%) ClearCase
7 2 (0.26%) ClearQuest
7 2 (0.26%) ERwin
7 2 (0.26%) JIRA Agile
7 2 (0.26%) JUnit
7 2 (0.26%) Rational Functional Tester
7 2 (0.26%) Selenium
7 2 (0.26%) TestDirector
7 2 (0.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 268 (35.45%) Finance
2 130 (17.20%) Banking
3 49 (6.48%) Retail
4 19 (2.51%) Telecoms
5 17 (2.25%) Marketing
6 14 (1.85%) Automotive
7 13 (1.72%) Investment Banking
8 10 (1.32%) Manufacturing
9 8 (1.06%) Corporate Banking
10 7 (0.93%) Retail Banking
11 6 (0.79%) Spanish Language
12 5 (0.66%) Law
13 4 (0.53%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.53%) Legal
14 3 (0.40%) Advertising
14 3 (0.40%) Back Office
14 3 (0.40%) Billing
14 3 (0.40%) Electronics
14 3 (0.40%) Front Office
15 2 (0.26%) French Language
Job Titles
1 207 (27.38%) Analyst
2 108 (14.29%) Architect
3 100 (13.23%) Mainframe Analyst
4 92 (12.17%) Developer
5 85 (11.24%) Operations Analyst
6 77 (10.19%) Mainframe Operations Analyst
7 48 (6.35%) Project Manager
8 38 (5.03%) Administrator
9 35 (4.63%) Consultant
9 35 (4.63%) Solutions Architect
10 33 (4.37%) Business Analyst
11 32 (4.23%) Mainframe Developer
12 25 (3.31%) DBA
13 20 (2.65%) Infrastructure Manager
14 18 (2.38%) COBOL Developer
14 18 (2.38%) Security Technician
14 18 (2.38%) Technical Architect
15 17 (2.25%) Mainframe Architect
16 16 (2.12%) Java Developer
16 16 (2.12%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (6.61%) Middleware
2 30 (3.97%) J2EE
3 24 (3.17%) ISPF
4 15 (1.98%) Spring
4 15 (1.98%) Web Services
5 13 (1.72%) SOAP
6 12 (1.59%) JSP
6 12 (1.59%) XML
7 11 (1.46%) HTML
7 11 (1.46%) REST
8 10 (1.32%) WebSphere MQ
9 9 (1.19%) IBM Integration Bus
10 8 (1.06%) .NET
10 8 (1.06%) jQuery
10 8 (1.06%) SAML
10 8 (1.06%) Servlets
10 8 (1.06%) Struts
11 6 (0.79%) Hibernate
11 6 (0.79%) JMS
11 6 (0.79%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 90 (11.90%) IBM Mainframe
2 59 (7.80%) Analytical Skills
3 56 (7.41%) Management Information System
4 49 (6.48%) Data Centre
5 25 (3.31%) AS400
6 22 (2.91%) Tandem
7 14 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
8 13 (1.72%) Computer Science
8 13 (1.72%) iSeries
8 13 (1.72%) Mathematics
8 13 (1.72%) User Experience
9 12 (1.59%) Client/Server
9 12 (1.59%) VSAM
10 9 (1.19%) Data Structures
11 8 (1.06%) Credit Risk
12 6 (0.79%) EMV
13 4 (0.53%) iPad
13 4 (0.53%) SWIFT
14 3 (0.40%) Data Integration
14 3 (0.40%) Health Informatics
Operating Systems
1 164 (21.69%) Windows
2 150 (19.84%) Unix
3 106 (14.02%) zOS
4 96 (12.70%) Linux
5 82 (10.85%) AIX
6 50 (6.61%) Solaris
7 31 (4.10%) HPUX
8 29 (3.84%) MVS
9 28 (3.70%) Windows Server
10 22 (2.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 16 (2.12%) Windows Vista
12 12 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
13 9 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
14 8 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
15 7 (0.93%) Windows NT
16 5 (0.66%) OS/390
17 4 (0.53%) Windows 7
18 3 (0.40%) VME
19 2 (0.26%) VMS
20 1 (0.13%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (13.76%) Migration
2 87 (11.51%) Agile Software Development
3 74 (9.79%) ITIL
4 69 (9.13%) Project Management
5 64 (8.47%) Service Management
6 50 (6.61%) Stakeholder Management
7 48 (6.35%) Business Analysis
8 44 (5.82%) SDLC
9 43 (5.69%) Data Analysis
10 39 (5.16%) CRM
11 37 (4.89%) Change Management
11 37 (4.89%) Waterfall
12 36 (4.76%) Analytics
12 36 (4.76%) Validation
13 31 (4.10%) Service Delivery
14 27 (3.57%) Data Analytics
15 25 (3.31%) Release Management
16 24 (3.17%) Capacity Planning
16 24 (3.17%) Workflow
17 23 (3.04%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 128 (16.93%) SQL
2 93 (12.30%) COBOL
3 75 (9.92%) Java
4 71 (9.39%) JCL
5 29 (3.84%) REXX
6 26 (3.44%) Shell Script
7 20 (2.65%) JavaScript
8 17 (2.25%) PL/SQL
8 17 (2.25%) VB
9 16 (2.12%) NATURAL
10 15 (1.98%) Perl
11 8 (1.06%) C
12 5 (0.66%) Assembly Language
12 5 (0.66%) LINC
13 3 (0.40%) C#
13 3 (0.40%) VBA
14 2 (0.26%) RPG
14 2 (0.26%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.26%) Visual J++
15 1 (0.13%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 78 (10.32%) Security Cleared
2 65 (8.60%) SC Cleared
3 33 (4.37%) Degree
4 11 (1.46%) MCSE
4 11 (1.46%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (1.32%) BPSS Clearance
5 10 (1.32%) CCNA
5 10 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (1.06%) CCNP
6 8 (1.06%) MCDBA
6 8 (1.06%) MCP
7 5 (0.66%) AAT
8 4 (0.53%) ISTQB
8 4 (0.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (0.40%) ISEB
9 3 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.26%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.26%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 2 (0.26%) Six Sigma Green Belt
11 1 (0.13%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (4.23%) QA
2 29 (3.84%) SLA
3 3 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.26%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.26%) PMBOK
4 2 (0.26%) SEPA
5 1 (0.13%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 54 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 40 (5.29%) RACF
3 35 (4.63%) Time Sharing Option
4 20 (2.65%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 17 (2.25%) ACF2
6 9 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (0.93%) XenApp
7 7 (0.93%) XenDesktop
8 4 (0.53%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.40%) Job Entry Subsystem
9 3 (0.40%) vSphere
9 3 (0.40%) XenServer
10 1 (0.13%) Docker
10 1 (0.13%) Firmware
10 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.13%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 37 (4.89%) zSecure
2 33 (4.37%) Tivoli
3 13 (1.72%) Control-M
4 11 (1.46%) Oracle Identity Management
5 10 (1.32%) SCCM
6 8 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
6 8 (1.06%) OpenView
7 5 (0.66%) CA Endevor
7 5 (0.66%) CA Wily
7 5 (0.66%) CloudHub
8 4 (0.53%) Puppet
9 3 (0.40%) MOM
9 3 (0.40%) OpenSSO
9 3 (0.40%) ServiceCenter
9 3 (0.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 2 (0.26%) DameWare
10 2 (0.26%) HP NNM
10 2 (0.26%) Legato
10 2 (0.26%) Tivoli NetView
10 2 (0.26%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 149 (19.71%) IBM
2 143 (18.92%) Oracle
3 119 (15.74%) CA
4 48 (6.35%) HP
5 40 (5.29%) SAP
6 36 (4.76%) Microsoft
7 34 (4.50%) Citrix
8 23 (3.04%) EMC
9 17 (2.25%) ServiceNow
9 17 (2.25%) VMware
10 16 (2.12%) Informatica
11 15 (1.98%) Software AG
12 14 (1.85%) Unisys
13 13 (1.72%) BMC
13 13 (1.72%) Pega
14 12 (1.59%) Cisco
15 11 (1.46%) Remedy
16 9 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
17 8 (1.06%) ICL
17 8 (1.06%) Teradata
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