The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mainframe over the 3 months to 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mainframes
Rank 27 23 24
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 5 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 2.67% 1.78% 0.66%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.33% 7.69% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
- +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £12.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+128.00% -54.54%
Mainframe
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Midlands region.

Miscellaneous Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
60 39 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 32.09% 23.08% 24.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 14 14
Median daily rate £475 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.74% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £246 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £563 £433
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £18.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+21.62% -11.90%

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Midlands region citing Mainframe as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Mainframe
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Mainframe across the Midlands region.

Mainframe Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

Mainframe
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Mainframe across the Midlands region.

Mainframe Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

Mainframe
Top 13 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 3 (50.00%) IBM
1 3 (50.00%) CA
2 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 2 (33.33%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (33.33%) Data Architecture
2 2 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (16.67%) SOA
3 1 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (16.67%) Banking
3 1 (16.67%) TOGAF
3 1 (16.67%) Business Development

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands 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:

General
1 1 (16.67%) Banking
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Analyst
1 4 (66.67%) Mainframe Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Mainframe Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Storage Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) IBM Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Data Architecture
1 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (16.67%) Business Development
2 1 (16.67%) SOA
2 1 (16.67%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Java
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) CA
1 3 (50.00%) IBM