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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Mainframes
UK / England
Rank 408 310 390
Rank change year-on-year
-98 +80
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 163 313 194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.39% 0.67% 0.43%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.20% 2.03% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 161 96
Median daily rate £425 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £325 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £628 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £406 £430 £425
% change year-on-year
-5.52% +1.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 5
Median hourly rate £52.50 £24.25 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+116.49% -38.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £17.94 £23.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £90.50 £28.00 £39.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £26.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year
+58.65% -34.17%

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
13578 15429 14618
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 32.69% 33.15% 32.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 8744 9896 9300
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 497 650 597
Median hourly rate £21.50 £21.74 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.09% +24.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-11.62% +22.85%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 18 January 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 -33 42 £550 +11.67% 7
South East -3 27 £425 +7.93% 2
East Midlands +7 26 £375 -3.22% 1
North East -12 19 £400 +23.07% 1
Yorkshire +12 18 £418 -35.76% 1
East of England -7 11 £400 +3.22% 2
West Midlands -4 8 £413 -14.94%
North West -48 6 £500 +15.94% 2
South West -3 2 £350 -36.36% 1
Mainframe
UK

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 January 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.

1 186 (36.61%) Finance
2 132 (25.98%) IBM
3 113 (22.24%) DB2
4 109 (21.46%) Unix
5 104 (20.47%) Banking
6 103 (20.28%) Windows
6 103 (20.28%) SQL
7 87 (17.13%) Oracle
8 85 (16.73%) Linux
8 85 (16.73%) Agile Software Development
9 74 (14.57%) COBOL
10 73 (14.37%) CA
11 71 (13.98%) Java
11 71 (13.98%) Migration
12 66 (12.99%) IBM Mainframe
13 64 (12.60%) zOS
14 56 (11.02%) AIX
15 54 (10.63%) Data Centre
16 51 (10.04%) Solaris
16 51 (10.04%) Project Management
16 51 (10.04%) Stakeholder Management
17 45 (8.86%) CICS
18 44 (8.66%) JCL
19 39 (7.68%) CRM
20 38 (7.48%) Microsoft
21 36 (7.09%) Middleware
22 34 (6.69%) Analytical Skills
23 33 (6.50%) Shell Script
23 33 (6.50%) SAN
24 31 (6.10%) Analytics

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 45 (8.86%) CICS
2 15 (2.95%) WebSphere
3 14 (2.76%) SAS
4 11 (2.17%) BizTalk Server
5 10 (1.97%) SharePoint
6 9 (1.77%) WebLogic
7 6 (1.18%) IIS
8 5 (0.98%) Cloud Foundry
9 4 (0.79%) Mule
9 4 (0.79%) Mule ESB
10 3 (0.59%) IBM Notes
10 3 (0.59%) MQSeries
10 3 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.39%) Apache
11 2 (0.39%) CMS
11 2 (0.39%) GemFire
11 2 (0.39%) GlassFish
11 2 (0.39%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.39%) Skype for Business
11 2 (0.39%) Tomcat
Applications
1 20 (3.94%) MS Office
2 19 (3.74%) MS Excel
3 7 (1.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.98%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.20%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (1.18%) BASE24
2 4 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.79%) Staffware
2 4 (0.79%) Temenos T24
2 4 (0.79%) VisionPLUS
3 3 (0.59%) FLEXCUBE
3 3 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.39%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.39%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.39%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.20%) Maximo
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.36%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.18%) SaaS
3 4 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.39%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.39%) Bluemix
4 2 (0.39%) GitHub
4 2 (0.39%) IaaS
4 2 (0.39%) IBM Cloud
4 2 (0.39%) PaaS
5 1 (0.20%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 33 (6.50%) SAN
2 15 (2.95%) TCP/IP
3 14 (2.76%) Firewall
4 13 (2.56%) LAN
4 13 (2.56%) WAN
5 11 (2.17%) ATM
6 7 (1.38%) FTP
6 7 (1.38%) MPLS
7 6 (1.18%) Network Security
8 5 (0.98%) LDAP
8 5 (0.98%) VPN
9 4 (0.79%) SMTP
9 4 (0.79%) WebEx
10 3 (0.59%) Internet
11 2 (0.39%) APPN
11 2 (0.39%) Cisco Nexus
11 2 (0.39%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 2 (0.39%) SNA
11 2 (0.39%) VLAN
12 1 (0.20%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (22.24%) DB2
2 26 (5.12%) Big Data
2 26 (5.12%) Hadoop
3 25 (4.92%) SQL Server
4 23 (4.53%) Adabas
5 15 (2.95%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (1.97%) Oracle Database
7 7 (1.38%) Oracle Reports
8 6 (1.18%) SQL Server 2005
8 6 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (0.98%) BusinessObjects
9 5 (0.98%) DataStage
10 4 (0.79%) Ingres
10 4 (0.79%) RDBMS
10 4 (0.79%) Relational Database
10 4 (0.79%) SQL Server 2000
10 4 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (0.79%) SQL Server 2014
11 3 (0.59%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (0.39%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 7 (1.38%) Jenkins
1 7 (1.38%) JMeter
2 6 (1.18%) HP UFT
2 6 (1.18%) PVCS
2 6 (1.18%) Selenium
3 5 (0.98%) LoadRunner
4 4 (0.79%) JBehave
4 4 (0.79%) JIRA
4 4 (0.79%) Maven
4 4 (0.79%) SoapUI
4 4 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.79%) Toad
5 3 (0.59%) ERwin
5 3 (0.59%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.59%) Rational Functional Tester
5 3 (0.59%) Subversion
6 2 (0.39%) ClearCase
6 2 (0.39%) ClearQuest
6 2 (0.39%) CruiseControl
6 2 (0.39%) PowerDesigner
General
1 186 (36.61%) Finance
2 104 (20.47%) Banking
3 29 (5.71%) Retail
4 19 (3.74%) Law
5 11 (2.17%) Telecoms
6 10 (1.97%) Marketing
7 9 (1.77%) Investment Banking
7 9 (1.77%) Spanish Language
8 7 (1.38%) Automotive
8 7 (1.38%) Billing
9 6 (1.18%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.79%) Back Office
10 4 (0.79%) French Language
11 3 (0.59%) Advertising
11 3 (0.59%) Legal
11 3 (0.59%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.39%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.39%) Dutch Language
12 2 (0.39%) Electronics
13 1 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 117 (23.03%) Analyst
2 78 (15.35%) Architect
3 71 (13.98%) Developer
4 41 (8.07%) Mainframe Analyst
4 41 (8.07%) Project Manager
5 39 (7.68%) Operations Analyst
6 34 (6.69%) Mainframe Operations Analyst
7 31 (6.10%) Consultant
8 24 (4.72%) Solutions Architect
9 18 (3.54%) Business Analyst
10 17 (3.35%) Mainframe Developer
11 15 (2.95%) Administrator
11 15 (2.95%) COBOL Developer
11 15 (2.95%) Migration Architect
11 15 (2.95%) Technical Architect
12 13 (2.56%) Support Engineer
13 12 (2.36%) Infrastructure Manager
13 12 (2.36%) Programmer
14 11 (2.17%) ETL Developer
14 11 (2.17%) Informatica Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (7.09%) Middleware
2 26 (5.12%) J2EE
3 20 (3.94%) .NET
4 18 (3.54%) XML
5 12 (2.36%) HTML
6 11 (2.17%) SOAP
7 10 (1.97%) JSP
7 10 (1.97%) XML Schema
8 9 (1.77%) Spring
8 9 (1.77%) XSLT
9 8 (1.57%) REST
9 8 (1.57%) Web Services
10 7 (1.38%) Servlets
11 5 (0.98%) HTML5
11 5 (0.98%) ISPF
11 5 (0.98%) JMS
11 5 (0.98%) JSON
11 5 (0.98%) SAML
12 4 (0.79%) OAuth
13 3 (0.59%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 66 (12.99%) IBM Mainframe
2 54 (10.63%) Data Centre
3 34 (6.69%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (4.13%) Management Information System
5 17 (3.35%) iPad
6 14 (2.76%) EMC VMAX
6 14 (2.76%) EMC VNX
6 14 (2.76%) Tandem
7 12 (2.36%) Mathematics
8 11 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (1.77%) iSeries
10 7 (1.38%) Client/Server
10 7 (1.38%) SWIFT
10 7 (1.38%) VSAM
11 6 (1.18%) AS400
12 5 (0.98%) Computer Science
12 5 (0.98%) Data Structures
12 5 (0.98%) EMV
13 4 (0.79%) Data Integration
14 3 (0.59%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 109 (21.46%) Unix
2 103 (20.28%) Windows
3 85 (16.73%) Linux
4 64 (12.60%) zOS
5 56 (11.02%) AIX
6 51 (10.04%) Solaris
7 30 (5.91%) MVS
8 15 (2.95%) Windows Server
8 15 (2.95%) Windows Vista
9 13 (2.56%) VME
10 12 (2.36%) HPUX
11 10 (1.97%) Windows NT
12 6 (1.18%) OS/390
12 6 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (0.59%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.39%) VMS
14 2 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
15 1 (0.20%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (16.73%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (13.98%) Migration
3 51 (10.04%) Project Management
3 51 (10.04%) Stakeholder Management
4 39 (7.68%) CRM
5 31 (6.10%) Analytics
6 30 (5.91%) Data Analysis
7 29 (5.71%) Business Analysis
7 29 (5.71%) DevOps
8 28 (5.51%) Data Modelling
8 28 (5.51%) ITIL
9 26 (5.12%) Waterfall
10 24 (4.72%) Functional Testing
11 23 (4.53%) Data Analytics
11 23 (4.53%) SDLC
12 21 (4.13%) Unit Testing
13 20 (3.94%) ETL
14 17 (3.35%) Customer Analytics
14 17 (3.35%) Enterprise Architecture
15 16 (3.15%) Campaign Management
Programming Languages
1 103 (20.28%) SQL
2 74 (14.57%) COBOL
3 71 (13.98%) Java
4 44 (8.66%) JCL
5 33 (6.50%) Shell Script
6 25 (4.92%) PL/SQL
7 18 (3.54%) Perl
8 17 (3.35%) NATURAL
9 16 (3.15%) VB
10 12 (2.36%) C#
11 11 (2.17%) C
12 9 (1.77%) REXX
13 7 (1.38%) JavaScript
14 6 (1.18%) Assembly Language
14 6 (1.18%) C++
15 5 (0.98%) T-SQL
16 4 (0.79%) MATLAB
16 4 (0.79%) R
17 3 (0.59%) Python
17 3 (0.59%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 26 (5.12%) Degree
2 23 (4.53%) Security Cleared
3 17 (3.35%) SC Cleared
4 10 (1.97%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (0.98%) CISSP
6 4 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.59%) CISM
7 3 (0.59%) ISEB
7 3 (0.59%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.59%) PMI Certification
7 3 (0.59%) SSCP
8 2 (0.39%) ACCA
8 2 (0.39%) CCIE
8 2 (0.39%) CCNP
8 2 (0.39%) CIMA
8 2 (0.39%) CISA
8 2 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.20%) APMP
9 1 (0.20%) CCNA
9 1 (0.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.33%) QA
2 11 (2.17%) SLA
3 5 (0.98%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.39%) Basel II
4 2 (0.39%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.39%) ISO20022
4 2 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.20%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (0.20%) SEPA
System Software
1 16 (3.15%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 14 (2.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (2.56%) Active Directory
3 13 (2.56%) RACF
4 10 (1.97%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (1.57%) Time Sharing Option
6 6 (1.18%) ACF2
7 5 (0.98%) Job Entry Subsystem
8 2 (0.39%) Docker
8 2 (0.39%) XenApp
8 2 (0.39%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.20%) GPFS
9 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.20%) PowerHA
9 1 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 30 (5.91%) Tivoli
2 18 (3.54%) OMEGAMON
3 17 (3.35%) CA Endevor
4 15 (2.95%) CA Service Virtualization
4 15 (2.95%) Control-M
5 12 (2.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 10 (1.97%) SCCM
7 8 (1.57%) CA Wily
8 7 (1.38%) zSecure
9 6 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
10 4 (0.79%) CloudHub
10 4 (0.79%) Puppet
11 2 (0.39%) Legato
11 2 (0.39%) OpenSSO
11 2 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
11 2 (0.39%) Tivoli NetView
12 1 (0.20%) Ansible
12 1 (0.20%) Nagios
12 1 (0.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 1 (0.20%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 132 (25.98%) IBM
2 87 (17.13%) Oracle
3 73 (14.37%) CA
4 38 (7.48%) Microsoft
5 27 (5.31%) Informatica
6 21 (4.13%) Cisco
7 18 (3.54%) NetApp
8 17 (3.35%) EMC
8 17 (3.35%) HP
8 17 (3.35%) SAP
8 17 (3.35%) VMware
9 16 (3.15%) Splunk
10 15 (2.95%) Software AG
10 15 (2.95%) Syncsort
11 13 (2.56%) Pega
12 9 (1.77%) IBM Sterling
13 7 (1.38%) Fujitsu
14 6 (1.18%) webMethods
15 5 (0.98%) Remedy
15 5 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Preston, Lancashire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £500.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Chelmsford, Essex
The People Network
Rate: £380 - £480 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday