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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mainframes
Rank 392 314 380
Rank change year-on-year
-78 +66
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 211 349 260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.46% 0.69% 0.50%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.40% 2.05% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 158 142
Median daily rate £425 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £321 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £645 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 7
Median hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £13.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +98.70%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £26.13 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+14.83% -2.33%
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
15027 16985 16611
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 32.59% 33.46% 32.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 9781 10836 10688
Median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
-1.29% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 537 726 701
Median hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £16.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +18.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.91 £20.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-5.46% +19.61%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 7 December 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 -33 53 £500 - 4
South East +2 39 £350 -15.15% 6
North East -17 34 £400 +24.03% 2
Yorkshire +25 31 £450 -29.41%
East Midlands +7 24 £356 -16.17% 2
North West -65 11 £500 +11.11% 3
West Midlands -28 9 £316 -34.94%
South West +1 4 £413 -25.00% 1
East of England -7 2 £238 -47.22% 3
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Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 7 December 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.

1 230 (36.98%) Finance
2 143 (22.99%) Unix
3 138 (22.19%) Windows
4 137 (22.03%) IBM
5 136 (21.86%) DB2
6 132 (21.22%) SQL
7 121 (19.45%) Oracle
8 116 (18.65%) CA
9 110 (17.68%) Banking
10 103 (16.56%) Migration
11 101 (16.24%) Linux
12 84 (13.50%) zOS
13 80 (12.86%) AIX
13 80 (12.86%) COBOL
14 76 (12.22%) Agile Software Development
15 74 (11.90%) IBM Mainframe
16 68 (10.93%) Solaris
17 67 (10.77%) Java
18 62 (9.97%) Project Management
19 59 (9.49%) Data Centre
20 53 (8.52%) Stakeholder Management
21 49 (7.88%) Security Cleared
22 48 (7.72%) CICS
23 45 (7.23%) JCL
23 45 (7.23%) Middleware
24 44 (7.07%) ITIL
25 42 (6.75%) Business Analysis
26 41 (6.59%) Data Analysis
27 40 (6.43%) CRM
27 40 (6.43%) Analytical Skills

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 48 (7.72%) CICS
2 19 (3.05%) WebSphere
3 14 (2.25%) SAS
4 13 (2.09%) BizTalk Server
5 12 (1.93%) SharePoint
6 6 (0.96%) IIS
7 4 (0.64%) Mule
7 4 (0.64%) Mule ESB
7 4 (0.64%) Skype for Business
8 3 (0.48%) Cloud Foundry
8 3 (0.48%) CMS
8 3 (0.48%) MQSeries
8 3 (0.48%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.48%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.32%) Apache
9 2 (0.32%) Confluence
9 2 (0.32%) GlassFish
9 2 (0.32%) PowerExchange
9 2 (0.32%) Tomcat
Applications
1 24 (3.86%) MS Excel
2 22 (3.54%) MS Office
3 11 (1.77%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.29%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.32%) MS Project
6 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.13%) BASE24
2 6 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.64%) Staffware
3 4 (0.64%) Temenos T24
3 4 (0.64%) VisionPLUS
4 3 (0.48%) FLEXCUBE
4 3 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.32%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.32%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.16%) Maximo
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 1 (0.16%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.64%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.64%) Office 365
2 4 (0.64%) SaaS
3 2 (0.32%) Bluemix
3 2 (0.32%) GitHub
3 2 (0.32%) IBM Cloud
3 2 (0.32%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 35 (5.63%) SAN
2 21 (3.38%) TCP/IP
3 18 (2.89%) DHCP
4 14 (2.25%) Firewall
5 12 (1.93%) ATM
6 9 (1.45%) FTP
6 9 (1.45%) LAN
6 9 (1.45%) WAN
7 8 (1.29%) WebEx
8 7 (1.13%) MPLS
9 5 (0.80%) LDAP
9 5 (0.80%) SNA
10 4 (0.64%) Network Security
10 4 (0.64%) SMTP
10 4 (0.64%) VPN
11 3 (0.48%) Internet
12 2 (0.32%) APPN
12 2 (0.32%) Cisco Nexus
12 2 (0.32%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 2 (0.32%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 136 (21.86%) DB2
2 33 (5.31%) SQL Server
3 25 (4.02%) Adabas
4 24 (3.86%) Hadoop
5 21 (3.38%) Big Data
6 17 (2.73%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (1.61%) Ingres
8 8 (1.29%) Oracle Database
9 6 (0.96%) MS Access
9 6 (0.96%) PowerCenter
10 5 (0.80%) Essbase
10 5 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (0.48%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (0.48%) DataStage
11 3 (0.48%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (0.32%) BODI
12 2 (0.32%) Easytrieve
12 2 (0.32%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 14 (2.25%) Jenkins
2 10 (1.61%) JIRA
3 5 (0.80%) Toad
4 4 (0.64%) ERwin
4 4 (0.64%) JBehave
4 4 (0.64%) Maven
4 4 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.48%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.48%) HP UFT
5 3 (0.48%) JMeter
5 3 (0.48%) LoadRunner
5 3 (0.48%) Rational Functional Tester
5 3 (0.48%) Selenium
5 3 (0.48%) Subversion
6 2 (0.32%) ClearCase
6 2 (0.32%) ClearQuest
6 2 (0.32%) CruiseControl
6 2 (0.32%) Hudson
6 2 (0.32%) Rational Performance Tester
6 2 (0.32%) Vagrant
General
1 230 (36.98%) Finance
2 110 (17.68%) Banking
3 37 (5.95%) Retail
4 19 (3.05%) Law
5 13 (2.09%) Telecoms
6 12 (1.93%) Marketing
7 10 (1.61%) Investment Banking
8 9 (1.45%) Automotive
8 9 (1.45%) Spanish Language
9 7 (1.13%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.96%) Billing
10 6 (0.96%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.80%) Corporate Banking
12 4 (0.64%) French Language
12 4 (0.64%) Legal
13 3 (0.48%) Advertising
13 3 (0.48%) Back Office
13 3 (0.48%) Electronics
13 3 (0.48%) Front Office
14 2 (0.32%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 173 (27.81%) Analyst
2 93 (14.95%) Architect
3 83 (13.34%) Developer
4 82 (13.18%) Mainframe Analyst
5 76 (12.22%) Operations Analyst
6 71 (11.41%) Mainframe Operations Analyst
7 50 (8.04%) Project Manager
8 33 (5.31%) Consultant
9 27 (4.34%) Business Analyst
10 26 (4.18%) Solutions Architect
11 22 (3.54%) DBA
12 20 (3.22%) Administrator
13 18 (2.89%) Infrastructure Manager
13 18 (2.89%) Mainframe Developer
14 16 (2.57%) Support Analyst
15 15 (2.41%) Migration Architect
16 14 (2.25%) Informatica Developer
17 13 (2.09%) COBOL Developer
17 13 (2.09%) ETL Developer
17 13 (2.09%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (7.23%) Middleware
2 33 (5.31%) J2EE
3 18 (2.89%) .NET
4 14 (2.25%) HTML
5 13 (2.09%) Spring
6 11 (1.77%) JSP
6 11 (1.77%) XML
7 10 (1.61%) Web Services
8 9 (1.45%) REST
9 8 (1.29%) Servlets
9 8 (1.29%) SOAP
9 8 (1.29%) Struts
10 7 (1.13%) ISPF
10 7 (1.13%) jQuery
11 6 (0.96%) HTML5
11 6 (0.96%) SAML
12 5 (0.80%) Hibernate
12 5 (0.80%) JMS
12 5 (0.80%) OAuth
13 4 (0.64%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 74 (11.90%) IBM Mainframe
2 59 (9.49%) Data Centre
3 40 (6.43%) Analytical Skills
4 29 (4.66%) Management Information System
5 18 (2.89%) Tandem
6 17 (2.73%) iPad
7 14 (2.25%) EMC VMAX
7 14 (2.25%) EMC VNX
8 13 (2.09%) Mathematics
9 12 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
10 10 (1.61%) Client/Server
11 9 (1.45%) AS400
11 9 (1.45%) iSeries
12 8 (1.29%) Computer Science
13 6 (0.96%) Credit Risk
13 6 (0.96%) Data Structures
13 6 (0.96%) EMV
13 6 (0.96%) SWIFT
13 6 (0.96%) User Experience
13 6 (0.96%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 143 (22.99%) Unix
2 138 (22.19%) Windows
3 101 (16.24%) Linux
4 84 (13.50%) zOS
5 80 (12.86%) AIX
6 68 (10.93%) Solaris
7 30 (4.82%) HPUX
8 27 (4.34%) MVS
9 23 (3.70%) Windows Server
10 18 (2.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 16 (2.57%) Windows Vista
12 12 (1.93%) Windows NT
13 8 (1.29%) Windows Server 2008
14 6 (0.96%) OS/390
15 4 (0.64%) VME
15 4 (0.64%) Windows 7
15 4 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
15 4 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
16 2 (0.32%) VMS
17 1 (0.16%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (16.56%) Migration
2 76 (12.22%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (9.97%) Project Management
4 53 (8.52%) Stakeholder Management
5 44 (7.07%) ITIL
6 42 (6.75%) Business Analysis
7 41 (6.59%) Data Analysis
8 40 (6.43%) CRM
9 31 (4.98%) Data Modelling
10 28 (4.50%) SDLC
11 27 (4.34%) Waterfall
12 26 (4.18%) Analytics
12 26 (4.18%) Release Management
12 26 (4.18%) Unit Testing
13 25 (4.02%) Service Management
14 24 (3.86%) Data Analytics
14 24 (3.86%) Workflow
15 21 (3.38%) DevOps
15 21 (3.38%) ETL
16 19 (3.05%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 132 (21.22%) SQL
2 80 (12.86%) COBOL
3 67 (10.77%) Java
4 45 (7.23%) JCL
5 38 (6.11%) Shell Script
6 30 (4.82%) PL/SQL
7 21 (3.38%) VB
8 19 (3.05%) Perl
9 17 (2.73%) JavaScript
9 17 (2.73%) NATURAL
10 11 (1.77%) REXX
11 8 (1.29%) C
11 8 (1.29%) C#
12 5 (0.80%) Assembly Language
13 3 (0.48%) LINC
14 2 (0.32%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.32%) Visual J++
15 1 (0.16%) ABAP
15 1 (0.16%) MATLAB
15 1 (0.16%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 49 (7.88%) Security Cleared
2 38 (6.11%) SC Cleared
3 28 (4.50%) Degree
4 13 (2.09%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (0.80%) CCNP
6 5 (0.80%) MCSE
6 5 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (0.64%) CCNA
7 4 (0.64%) MCDBA
7 4 (0.64%) MCP
8 3 (0.48%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.32%) AAT
9 2 (0.32%) CCIE
9 2 (0.32%) ISEB
9 2 (0.32%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.16%) APMP
10 1 (0.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (4.50%) QA
2 16 (2.57%) SLA
3 4 (0.64%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.48%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.32%) SEPA
6 1 (0.16%) ISO 8583
6 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (0.16%) ISO20022
System Software
1 36 (5.79%) Active Directory
2 18 (2.89%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 16 (2.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (2.25%) RACF
4 14 (2.25%) Time Sharing Option
5 6 (0.96%) Job Entry Subsystem
6 4 (0.64%) ACF2
7 3 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.48%) XenApp
7 3 (0.48%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.32%) Docker
8 2 (0.32%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.16%) GPFS
9 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.16%) PowerHA
9 1 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.16%) vSphere
9 1 (0.16%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 36 (5.79%) Tivoli
2 18 (2.89%) OMEGAMON
3 17 (2.73%) CA Endevor
4 15 (2.41%) CA Service Virtualization
4 15 (2.41%) Control-M
5 12 (1.93%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 11 (1.77%) SCCM
7 10 (1.61%) CA Wily
8 6 (0.96%) zSecure
9 4 (0.64%) CloudHub
9 4 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (0.64%) Puppet
10 3 (0.48%) OpenView
11 2 (0.32%) Legato
11 2 (0.32%) MOM
11 2 (0.32%) OpenSSO
11 2 (0.32%) Oracle Identity Management
11 2 (0.32%) Tivoli NetView
12 1 (0.16%) Ansible
12 1 (0.16%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 137 (22.03%) IBM
2 121 (19.45%) Oracle
3 116 (18.65%) CA
4 37 (5.95%) Microsoft
5 35 (5.63%) EMC
6 29 (4.66%) Informatica
7 25 (4.02%) Citrix
8 23 (3.70%) SAP
9 22 (3.54%) VMware
10 20 (3.22%) HP
11 19 (3.05%) Cisco
12 18 (2.89%) NetApp
13 16 (2.57%) Splunk
14 15 (2.41%) Software AG
14 15 (2.41%) Syncsort
15 14 (2.25%) Pega
16 8 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
17 7 (1.13%) Teradata
17 7 (1.13%) webMethods
18 6 (0.96%) BMC
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