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 29 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mainframes
Rank 275 329 305
Rank change year-on-year
+54 -24
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 422 331 333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.85% 0.64% 0.67%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.52% 1.95% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 156 187
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £315 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £515 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £410 £400
% change year-on-year
+9.75% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 5 9
Median hourly rate £32.40 £32.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +12.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.47 £12.50 £26.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £37.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.40 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+29.60% -9.09%
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
16737 16989 16290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 33.60% 32.84% 32.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 10923 10898 9977
Median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 596 676 654
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.90 £46.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+16.21% -9.75%

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 29 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 29 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 29 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 +26 104 £475 +18.75% 1
London -10 80 £480 +12.94% 5
East of England +58 52 £268 -13.54% 5
South East +14 47 £475 +28.81% 12
North East -22 39 £273 -33.53% 3
West Midlands -10 34 £475 +11.76% 1
South West +3 25 £300 -43.92% 2
Yorkshire -16 17 £450 +5.88% 5
East Midlands -3 13 £325 -16.12% 5
Midlands -3 5 - -
Mainframe
UK

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 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.

1 265 (36.96%) Finance
2 150 (20.92%) Windows
3 141 (19.67%) IBM
4 137 (19.11%) Banking
5 136 (18.97%) DB2
6 134 (18.69%) Unix
7 132 (18.41%) Oracle
8 120 (16.74%) SQL
9 113 (15.76%) CA
10 111 (15.48%) zOS
11 104 (14.50%) Migration
12 97 (13.53%) IBM Mainframe
13 96 (13.39%) COBOL
14 84 (11.72%) ITIL
15 82 (11.44%) Linux
16 81 (11.30%) Service Management
17 76 (10.60%) Project Management
18 75 (10.46%) JCL
18 75 (10.46%) Agile Software Development
19 71 (9.90%) Security Cleared
20 68 (9.48%) AIX
21 63 (8.79%) Java
22 59 (8.23%) Management Information System
23 56 (7.81%) SC Cleared
24 55 (7.67%) Analytical Skills
24 55 (7.67%) CICS
25 53 (7.39%) Retail
26 50 (6.97%) Active Directory
26 50 (6.97%) Data Centre
27 49 (6.83%) 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 55 (7.67%) CICS
2 37 (5.16%) WebSphere
3 12 (1.67%) SAS
3 12 (1.67%) WebLogic
4 11 (1.53%) JBoss
5 8 (1.12%) WebSphere Application Server
6 7 (0.98%) SharePoint
7 5 (0.70%) Apache
7 5 (0.70%) MS Exchange
7 5 (0.70%) Tuxedo
8 4 (0.56%) IBM Notes
9 3 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.42%) IIS
10 2 (0.28%) FileNet
10 2 (0.28%) PowerExchange
10 2 (0.28%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.28%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.14%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.14%) MQSeries
Applications
1 21 (2.93%) MS Excel
2 19 (2.65%) MS Office
3 10 (1.39%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.26%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.42%) MS Project
6 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.14%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.42%) BASE24
1 3 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.28%) Misys Midas
2 2 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.14%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.14%) ENOVIA
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.14%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.14%) SAP hybris
3 1 (0.14%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.14%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.14%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.70%) Office 365
2 3 (0.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.28%) SaaS
3 2 (0.28%) Yammer
4 1 (0.14%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.14%) GitHub
4 1 (0.14%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (3.63%) TCP/IP
2 25 (3.49%) FTP
3 22 (3.07%) DHCP
3 22 (3.07%) Firewall
4 8 (1.12%) LAN
5 7 (0.98%) SAN
5 7 (0.98%) WebEx
6 6 (0.84%) HTTP
6 6 (0.84%) WAN
7 5 (0.70%) Internet
7 5 (0.70%) MPLS
7 5 (0.70%) VPN
8 4 (0.56%) ATM
8 4 (0.56%) SNA
9 3 (0.42%) DNS
9 3 (0.42%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 3 (0.42%) HTTPS
9 3 (0.42%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (0.28%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (0.28%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 136 (18.97%) DB2
2 35 (4.88%) SQL Server
3 22 (3.07%) Oracle Database
4 18 (2.51%) Hadoop
5 14 (1.95%) Oracle Database 11g
6 12 (1.67%) Big Data
6 12 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (1.53%) Adabas
8 6 (0.84%) Ingres
8 6 (0.84%) MS Access
8 6 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (0.70%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (0.70%) PowerCenter
10 4 (0.56%) DataStage
10 4 (0.56%) Essbase
10 4 (0.56%) NoSQL
10 4 (0.56%) OLTP
11 3 (0.42%) IMS/DB
12 2 (0.28%) GIS
12 2 (0.28%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 11 (1.53%) JIRA
2 10 (1.39%) Jenkins
3 9 (1.26%) Subversion
4 8 (1.12%) ClearCase
5 5 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (0.56%) SoapUI
6 4 (0.56%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.42%) ChangeMan
7 3 (0.42%) Toad
8 2 (0.28%) ERwin
8 2 (0.28%) HP UFT
8 2 (0.28%) JUnit
8 2 (0.28%) LoadRunner
8 2 (0.28%) Maven
8 2 (0.28%) PVCS
8 2 (0.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (0.28%) TestDirector
9 1 (0.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.14%) JIRA Agile
9 1 (0.14%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 265 (36.96%) Finance
2 137 (19.11%) Banking
3 53 (7.39%) Retail
4 17 (2.37%) Marketing
4 17 (2.37%) Telecoms
5 16 (2.23%) Investment Banking
6 11 (1.53%) Automotive
6 11 (1.53%) Spanish Language
7 9 (1.26%) Retail Banking
8 8 (1.12%) Corporate Banking
8 8 (1.12%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.84%) Back Office
9 6 (0.84%) Front Office
10 2 (0.28%) Electronics
11 1 (0.14%) Advertising
11 1 (0.14%) Billing
11 1 (0.14%) Law
11 1 (0.14%) Legal
11 1 (0.14%) Publishing
11 1 (0.14%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 182 (25.38%) Analyst
2 96 (13.39%) Architect
3 87 (12.13%) Developer
4 86 (11.99%) Mainframe Analyst
5 78 (10.88%) Operations Analyst
6 67 (9.34%) Mainframe Operations Analyst
7 39 (5.44%) Administrator
7 39 (5.44%) Project Manager
8 35 (4.88%) Solutions Architect
9 34 (4.74%) Consultant
10 30 (4.18%) Mainframe Developer
11 27 (3.77%) DBA
12 26 (3.63%) Business Analyst
13 23 (3.21%) Infrastructure Manager
14 22 (3.07%) Security Technician
15 20 (2.79%) Mainframe Architect
16 18 (2.51%) COBOL Developer
17 16 (2.23%) Designer
17 16 (2.23%) Infrastructure Architect
18 14 (1.95%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (6.14%) Middleware
2 28 (3.91%) J2EE
3 25 (3.49%) Web Services
4 22 (3.07%) ISPF
5 16 (2.23%) JSP
5 16 (2.23%) XML
6 15 (2.09%) Servlets
6 15 (2.09%) Struts
7 13 (1.81%) WebSphere MQ
8 12 (1.67%) .NET
9 11 (1.53%) Hibernate
9 11 (1.53%) JMS
9 11 (1.53%) SOAP
10 10 (1.39%) EJB
11 9 (1.26%) XSD
12 8 (1.12%) IBM Integration Bus
12 8 (1.12%) jQuery
12 8 (1.12%) Spring
12 8 (1.12%) WSDL
13 7 (0.98%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 97 (13.53%) IBM Mainframe
2 59 (8.23%) Management Information System
3 55 (7.67%) Analytical Skills
4 50 (6.97%) Data Centre
5 24 (3.35%) AS400
5 24 (3.35%) Tandem
6 14 (1.95%) Computer Science
6 14 (1.95%) User Experience
6 14 (1.95%) VSAM
7 11 (1.53%) iSeries
8 9 (1.26%) Client/Server
8 9 (1.26%) PMI
9 8 (1.12%) Credit Risk
9 8 (1.12%) Health Informatics
9 8 (1.12%) Informatics
10 7 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (0.84%) Data Structures
11 6 (0.84%) Mathematics
12 4 (0.56%) Mobile App
12 4 (0.56%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 150 (20.92%) Windows
2 134 (18.69%) Unix
3 111 (15.48%) zOS
4 82 (11.44%) Linux
5 68 (9.48%) AIX
6 32 (4.46%) Solaris
7 30 (4.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 27 (3.77%) Windows Server
9 25 (3.49%) MVS
10 23 (3.21%) HPUX
11 11 (1.53%) Windows Server 2008
12 9 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (1.26%) Windows Vista
13 7 (0.98%) Windows NT
13 7 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
14 6 (0.84%) VME
15 3 (0.42%) Windows 7
16 2 (0.28%) OS/2
16 2 (0.28%) Windows 10
17 1 (0.14%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (14.50%) Migration
2 84 (11.72%) ITIL
3 81 (11.30%) Service Management
4 76 (10.60%) Project Management
5 75 (10.46%) Agile Software Development
6 49 (6.83%) SDLC
7 43 (6.00%) Waterfall
8 40 (5.58%) Change Management
9 39 (5.44%) Validation
10 38 (5.30%) Business Analysis
10 38 (5.30%) Stakeholder Management
11 32 (4.46%) Data Analysis
12 31 (4.32%) Service Delivery
13 29 (4.04%) Unit Testing
14 27 (3.77%) Analytics
15 26 (3.63%) Performance Tuning
16 25 (3.49%) Incident Management
17 23 (3.21%) Problem Management
18 22 (3.07%) Capacity Planning
18 22 (3.07%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 120 (16.74%) SQL
2 96 (13.39%) COBOL
3 75 (10.46%) JCL
4 63 (8.79%) Java
5 26 (3.63%) JavaScript
5 26 (3.63%) REXX
6 18 (2.51%) Shell Script
7 17 (2.37%) VB
8 13 (1.81%) Assembly Language
9 12 (1.67%) C
10 11 (1.53%) Perl
11 8 (1.12%) NATURAL
11 8 (1.12%) PL/SQL
12 6 (0.84%) C#
13 5 (0.70%) LINC
14 4 (0.56%) VBA
15 3 (0.42%) T-SQL
16 2 (0.28%) RPG
17 1 (0.14%) C++
17 1 (0.14%) PHP
Qualifications
1 71 (9.90%) Security Cleared
2 56 (7.81%) SC Cleared
3 24 (3.35%) Degree
4 14 (1.95%) MCSE
4 14 (1.95%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (1.53%) CCNA
5 11 (1.53%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (1.39%) BPSS Clearance
6 10 (1.39%) PMI Certification
7 9 (1.26%) CCNP
7 9 (1.26%) MCDBA
7 9 (1.26%) MCP
8 5 (0.70%) AAT
8 5 (0.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 5 (0.70%) Sun Certification
9 3 (0.42%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.28%) ISEB
10 2 (0.28%) MCSA
10 2 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (4.60%) QA
1 33 (4.60%) SLA
2 5 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.56%) PMBOK
4 2 (0.28%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.28%) SEPA
5 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 50 (6.97%) Active Directory
2 36 (5.02%) RACF
2 36 (5.02%) Time Sharing Option
3 26 (3.63%) ACF2
4 22 (3.07%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 13 (1.81%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (1.12%) XenApp
7 7 (0.98%) XenDesktop
8 6 (0.84%) Job Entry Subsystem
9 4 (0.56%) Hyper-V
10 3 (0.42%) vSphere
10 3 (0.42%) XenServer
11 2 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.28%) VMware ESX
12 1 (0.14%) Docker
12 1 (0.14%) Firmware
12 1 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.14%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.14%) Xen
Systems Management
1 46 (6.42%) zSecure
2 33 (4.60%) Tivoli
3 17 (2.37%) Control-M
4 11 (1.53%) Oracle Identity Management
5 10 (1.39%) HP Quality Center
6 9 (1.26%) OpenView
6 9 (1.26%) SCCM
7 7 (0.98%) CA Wily
8 6 (0.84%) CA Endevor
9 3 (0.42%) MOM
10 2 (0.28%) DameWare
10 2 (0.28%) Data Guard
10 2 (0.28%) HP NNM
10 2 (0.28%) HP SIM
10 2 (0.28%) Legato
10 2 (0.28%) OMEGAMON
10 2 (0.28%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 2 (0.28%) ServiceCenter
10 2 (0.28%) Tivoli NetView
10 2 (0.28%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 141 (19.67%) IBM
2 132 (18.41%) Oracle
3 113 (15.76%) CA
4 43 (6.00%) HP
5 41 (5.72%) Citrix
6 37 (5.16%) SAP
7 27 (3.77%) Microsoft
8 23 (3.21%) EMC
9 22 (3.07%) VMware
10 17 (2.37%) ServiceNow
11 14 (1.95%) Unisys
12 12 (1.67%) Remedy
13 11 (1.53%) BMC
13 11 (1.53%) Informatica
14 10 (1.39%) Cisco
15 9 (1.26%) Red Hat
15 9 (1.26%) Teradata
16 8 (1.12%) Chordiant
16 8 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
17 7 (0.98%) JDA
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