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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mainframes
Rank 281 296 296
Rank change year-on-year
+15 0
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 431 397 353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.85% 0.75% 0.70%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.54% 2.28% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 193 214
Median daily rate £463 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £321 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+11.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 7 5
Median hourly rate £32.27 £37.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.78% +29.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.82 £20.30 £26.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £39.70 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.27 £37.25 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-13.36% +30.70%
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
16942 17427 16800
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 33.49% 32.89% 33.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 11050 11167 10181
Median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 623 696 715
Median hourly rate £21.00 £19.58 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.25% +8.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.83 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.80 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £19.08 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+17.92% +0.42%

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 24 August 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 24 August 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 24 August 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 +20 105 £475 +6.74% 6
London -42 72 £475 +5.55% 7
South East +11 57 £450 +18.81% 11
East of England +53 53 £264 -16.11% 1
West Midlands -16 40 £475 +11.76% 1
South West +16 25 £305 -42.99% 3
Yorkshire -17 24 £463 +5.71% 5
North East -17 24 £320 -14.66% 1
East Midlands +2 20 £475 +22.58% 2
Midlands -7 5 - -
Mainframe
UK

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 August 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.

1 283 (37.29%) Finance
2 162 (21.34%) Windows
3 155 (20.42%) IBM
4 142 (18.71%) DB2
5 141 (18.58%) Banking
6 137 (18.05%) Unix
7 128 (16.86%) Oracle
7 128 (16.86%) CA
8 122 (16.07%) SQL
9 113 (14.89%) zOS
10 105 (13.83%) Migration
11 99 (13.04%) IBM Mainframe
12 92 (12.12%) COBOL
13 84 (11.07%) JCL
14 82 (10.80%) ITIL
15 81 (10.67%) Linux
16 75 (9.88%) Service Management
17 74 (9.75%) Project Management
18 73 (9.62%) Security Cleared
19 71 (9.35%) Agile Software Development
20 67 (8.83%) AIX
20 67 (8.83%) Java
21 66 (8.70%) Management Information System
22 64 (8.43%) Analytical Skills
23 61 (8.04%) SC Cleared
24 52 (6.85%) Active Directory
25 50 (6.59%) Retail
26 49 (6.46%) CICS
27 47 (6.19%) Data Centre
28 46 (6.06%) zSecure

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 49 (6.46%) CICS
2 26 (3.43%) WebSphere
3 12 (1.58%) SAS
4 11 (1.45%) SharePoint
5 8 (1.05%) WebSphere Application Server
6 6 (0.79%) Apache
6 6 (0.79%) MS Exchange
7 4 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (0.53%) IBM Notes
7 4 (0.53%) IIS
7 4 (0.53%) Skype for Business
7 4 (0.53%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.40%) Confluence
8 3 (0.40%) JBoss
8 3 (0.40%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.26%) FileNet
9 2 (0.26%) GlassFish
9 2 (0.26%) PowerExchange
10 1 (0.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.13%) Mule
Applications
1 24 (3.16%) MS Excel
1 24 (3.16%) MS Office
2 12 (1.58%) MS PowerPoint
2 12 (1.58%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.26%) MS Project
4 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.13%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (0.92%) BASE24
2 4 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.26%) Misys Midas
4 2 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.26%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.13%) ENOVIA
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
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%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.79%) Office 365
2 4 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.26%) Yammer
4 1 (0.13%) GitHub
4 1 (0.13%) IaaS
4 1 (0.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (3.69%) TCP/IP
2 24 (3.16%) Firewall
2 24 (3.16%) FTP
3 22 (2.90%) DHCP
4 10 (1.32%) LAN
4 10 (1.32%) WebEx
5 9 (1.19%) SAN
6 7 (0.92%) ATM
6 7 (0.92%) WAN
7 6 (0.79%) Internet
8 5 (0.66%) HTTP
9 4 (0.53%) MPLS
9 4 (0.53%) SNA
9 4 (0.53%) VPN
10 3 (0.40%) DNS
10 3 (0.40%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 3 (0.40%) HTTPS
10 3 (0.40%) Intrusion Detection
10 3 (0.40%) Network Security
10 3 (0.40%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 142 (18.71%) DB2
2 32 (4.22%) SQL Server
3 24 (3.16%) Hadoop
4 22 (2.90%) Oracle Database
5 17 (2.24%) Adabas
6 16 (2.11%) Big Data
7 15 (1.98%) Oracle Database 11g
8 11 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (0.79%) Ingres
9 6 (0.79%) MS Access
9 6 (0.79%) PowerCenter
10 4 (0.53%) DataStage
10 4 (0.53%) Essbase
10 4 (0.53%) IMS/DB
10 4 (0.53%) OLTP
11 3 (0.40%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.40%) Relational Database
11 3 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (0.26%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 13 (1.71%) Jenkins
2 12 (1.58%) JIRA
3 4 (0.53%) SoapUI
4 3 (0.40%) ChangeMan
4 3 (0.40%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.40%) Toad
5 2 (0.26%) ERwin
5 2 (0.26%) HP UFT
5 2 (0.26%) JUnit
5 2 (0.26%) LoadRunner
5 2 (0.26%) Maven
5 2 (0.26%) PVCS
5 2 (0.26%) Subversion
5 2 (0.26%) TestDirector
5 2 (0.26%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.13%) JIRA Agile
6 1 (0.13%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.13%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 283 (37.29%) Finance
2 141 (18.58%) Banking
3 50 (6.59%) Retail
4 17 (2.24%) Investment Banking
4 17 (2.24%) Marketing
4 17 (2.24%) Telecoms
5 12 (1.58%) Automotive
6 11 (1.45%) Spanish Language
7 9 (1.19%) Retail Banking
8 8 (1.05%) Corporate Banking
8 8 (1.05%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.53%) Back Office
10 3 (0.40%) Advertising
11 2 (0.26%) Electronics
11 2 (0.26%) French Language
11 2 (0.26%) Front Office
11 2 (0.26%) Law
12 1 (0.13%) Danish Language
12 1 (0.13%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.13%) German Language
Job Titles
1 215 (28.33%) Analyst
2 101 (13.31%) Mainframe Analyst
3 94 (12.38%) Architect
4 93 (12.25%) Operations Analyst
5 90 (11.86%) Developer
6 80 (10.54%) Mainframe Operations Analyst
7 46 (6.06%) Project Manager
8 39 (5.14%) Administrator
9 38 (5.01%) Consultant
9 38 (5.01%) Solutions Architect
10 32 (4.22%) Business Analyst
10 32 (4.22%) Mainframe Developer
11 28 (3.69%) DBA
12 23 (3.03%) Infrastructure Manager
13 22 (2.90%) Security Technician
14 20 (2.64%) Mainframe Architect
15 17 (2.24%) COBOL Developer
15 17 (2.24%) Technical Analyst
16 15 (1.98%) Java Developer
16 15 (1.98%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (5.93%) Middleware
2 24 (3.16%) J2EE
3 23 (3.03%) ISPF
4 17 (2.24%) Web Services
5 13 (1.71%) WebSphere MQ
6 12 (1.58%) Spring
7 11 (1.45%) JSP
8 10 (1.32%) .NET
8 10 (1.32%) HTML
8 10 (1.32%) SOAP
8 10 (1.32%) XML
9 7 (0.92%) IBM Integration Bus
9 7 (0.92%) jQuery
9 7 (0.92%) Servlets
9 7 (0.92%) Struts
10 6 (0.79%) REST
11 5 (0.66%) SAML
12 4 (0.53%) XSLT
13 3 (0.40%) EJB
13 3 (0.40%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 99 (13.04%) IBM Mainframe
2 66 (8.70%) Management Information System
3 64 (8.43%) Analytical Skills
4 47 (6.19%) Data Centre
5 27 (3.56%) Tandem
6 25 (3.29%) AS400
7 14 (1.84%) Computer Science
8 13 (1.71%) iSeries
8 13 (1.71%) User Experience
8 13 (1.71%) VSAM
9 11 (1.45%) Mathematics
10 10 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (1.19%) Client/Server
12 8 (1.05%) Credit Risk
12 8 (1.05%) Data Structures
12 8 (1.05%) Health Informatics
12 8 (1.05%) Informatics
13 6 (0.79%) EMV
14 4 (0.53%) Mobile App
14 4 (0.53%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 162 (21.34%) Windows
2 137 (18.05%) Unix
3 113 (14.89%) zOS
4 81 (10.67%) Linux
5 67 (8.83%) AIX
6 35 (4.61%) Solaris
7 29 (3.82%) MVS
8 28 (3.69%) Windows Server
9 24 (3.16%) HPUX
10 23 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 14 (1.84%) Windows Vista
12 11 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (1.05%) Windows NT
13 8 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
13 8 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
14 5 (0.66%) OS/390
15 4 (0.53%) Windows 7
16 2 (0.26%) VMS
16 2 (0.26%) Windows 10
17 1 (0.13%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (13.83%) Migration
2 82 (10.80%) ITIL
3 75 (9.88%) Service Management
4 74 (9.75%) Project Management
5 71 (9.35%) Agile Software Development
6 46 (6.06%) Business Analysis
7 43 (5.67%) SDLC
8 42 (5.53%) Validation
9 41 (5.40%) Data Analysis
10 40 (5.27%) Stakeholder Management
11 38 (5.01%) Change Management
12 33 (4.35%) Analytics
12 33 (4.35%) Waterfall
13 32 (4.22%) Service Delivery
14 30 (3.95%) CRM
15 25 (3.29%) Unit Testing
16 24 (3.16%) Incident Management
16 24 (3.16%) Performance Tuning
16 24 (3.16%) Problem Management
17 23 (3.03%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 122 (16.07%) SQL
2 92 (12.12%) COBOL
3 84 (11.07%) JCL
4 67 (8.83%) Java
5 31 (4.08%) REXX
6 21 (2.77%) JavaScript
7 19 (2.50%) Shell Script
8 17 (2.24%) VB
9 13 (1.71%) NATURAL
10 12 (1.58%) C
11 11 (1.45%) Perl
12 10 (1.32%) PL/SQL
13 5 (0.66%) Assembly Language
13 5 (0.66%) LINC
14 4 (0.53%) C#
14 4 (0.53%) VBA
15 3 (0.40%) T-SQL
16 2 (0.26%) RPG
17 1 (0.13%) ABAP
17 1 (0.13%) C++
Qualifications
1 73 (9.62%) Security Cleared
2 61 (8.04%) SC Cleared
3 29 (3.82%) Degree
4 14 (1.84%) MCSE
4 14 (1.84%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (1.45%) CCNA
5 11 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (1.19%) CCNP
6 9 (1.19%) MCDBA
6 9 (1.19%) MCP
7 8 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (0.66%) AAT
8 5 (0.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (0.40%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.26%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.26%) ISEB
10 2 (0.26%) MCSA
10 2 (0.26%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.26%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (4.08%) QA
1 31 (4.08%) SLA
2 4 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.40%) PMBOK
4 2 (0.26%) Data Quality
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 52 (6.85%) Active Directory
2 40 (5.27%) RACF
3 38 (5.01%) Time Sharing Option
4 26 (3.43%) ACF2
5 22 (2.90%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 12 (1.58%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (0.92%) XenApp
8 6 (0.79%) Job Entry Subsystem
8 6 (0.79%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.53%) Hyper-V
10 3 (0.40%) vSphere
10 3 (0.40%) XenServer
11 2 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.26%) VMware ESX
12 1 (0.13%) Firmware
12 1 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.13%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 46 (6.06%) zSecure
2 33 (4.35%) Tivoli
3 16 (2.11%) Control-M
4 11 (1.45%) Oracle Identity Management
5 10 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
6 9 (1.19%) OpenView
6 9 (1.19%) SCCM
7 7 (0.92%) CA Endevor
8 6 (0.79%) CA Wily
9 3 (0.40%) MOM
10 2 (0.26%) Data Guard
10 2 (0.26%) HP SIM
10 2 (0.26%) Legato
10 2 (0.26%) OMEGAMON
10 2 (0.26%) OpenSSO
10 2 (0.26%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 2 (0.26%) Puppet
10 2 (0.26%) Tivoli NetView
10 2 (0.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 2 (0.26%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 155 (20.42%) IBM
2 128 (16.86%) CA
2 128 (16.86%) Oracle
3 45 (5.93%) HP
4 40 (5.27%) Citrix
5 38 (5.01%) SAP
6 32 (4.22%) Microsoft
7 23 (3.03%) EMC
8 21 (2.77%) VMware
9 17 (2.24%) ServiceNow
10 14 (1.84%) Remedy
10 14 (1.84%) Unisys
11 13 (1.71%) Informatica
12 11 (1.45%) BMC
13 9 (1.19%) Cisco
13 9 (1.19%) Teradata
14 8 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
14 8 (1.05%) Software AG
15 7 (0.92%) JDA
15 7 (0.92%) Pega
Manchester, Lancashire
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Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
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Halifax, West Yorkshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
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Bromley, Kent
Elevate Direct
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £330.00 per day
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Sheffield, South Yorkshire
TEKsystems
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Posted: 5 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
TEKsystems
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Northamptonshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £375 - £430 per day
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