The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mainframe over the 3 months to 22 February 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Mainframes
England / South East
Rank 212 218 238
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +20
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 27 45 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.35% 0.51% 0.30%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.19% 1.75% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 20 11
Median daily rate £411 £438 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.00% +20.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £349 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £379
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £13.39 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £21.69 £39.50
% change year-on-year
+116.66% -45.08%

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

Miscellaneous Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2270 2574 2658
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 29.66% 29.42% 27.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1313 1531 1393
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 150 163
Median hourly rate £16.50 £43.00 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.62% +142.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £12.52 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.78 £60.00 £45.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £22.52 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-23.40% +25.11%

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Mainframe
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Mainframe Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Mainframe
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Mainframe across the South East region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017.

Mainframe Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Mainframe
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Mainframe Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Mainframe
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mainframe within the South East region over the 3 months to 22 February 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
Hampshire +16 9 £300 -14.28%
East Sussex +9 6 £425 +112.50%
Berkshire +17 4 £225 -60.86% 1
Surrey +11 4 £423 -26.52%
Buckinghamshire -18 3 £383 -10.00%
West Sussex -11 1 £475 - 1
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 South East region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 32 (47.76%) Unix
2 29 (43.28%) IBM
3 27 (40.30%) Windows
4 24 (35.82%) SAN
4 24 (35.82%) Solaris
4 24 (35.82%) Linux
5 21 (31.34%) IBM Mainframe
5 21 (31.34%) Data Centre
6 20 (29.85%) AIX
6 20 (29.85%) Finance
7 18 (26.87%) Cisco
7 18 (26.87%) NetApp
8 17 (25.37%) Shell Script
9 16 (23.88%) VMware
10 15 (22.39%) Law
10 15 (22.39%) zOS
10 15 (22.39%) EMC
10 15 (22.39%) VMware Infrastructure
11 14 (20.90%) EMC VNX
11 14 (20.90%) EMC VMAX
12 13 (19.40%) Microsoft
12 13 (19.40%) DB2
13 12 (17.91%) MVS
13 12 (17.91%) Tivoli
13 12 (17.91%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 11 (16.42%) ITIL
14 11 (16.42%) SQL
15 10 (14.93%) Oracle
15 10 (14.93%) Migration
15 10 (14.93%) Banking

Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 10 (14.93%) WebSphere
2 9 (13.43%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (8.96%) SAS
4 5 (7.46%) IIS
4 5 (7.46%) SharePoint
5 4 (5.97%) CICS
6 2 (2.99%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.49%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (10.45%) MS Office
2 5 (7.46%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (5.97%) Staffware
2 1 (1.49%) Maximo
2 1 (1.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 24 (35.82%) SAN
2 6 (8.96%) LAN
2 6 (8.96%) WAN
3 5 (7.46%) ATM
3 5 (7.46%) FTP
3 5 (7.46%) TCP/IP
4 4 (5.97%) LDAP
5 3 (4.48%) VPN
5 3 (4.48%) X.25
6 2 (2.99%) APPN
6 2 (2.99%) SNA
7 1 (1.49%) Firewall
7 1 (1.49%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (19.40%) DB2
2 6 (8.96%) Big Data
2 6 (8.96%) Hadoop
2 6 (8.96%) SQL Server
3 5 (7.46%) SQL Server 2000
3 5 (7.46%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (7.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (7.46%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (7.46%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.49%) Adabas
4 1 (1.49%) Base SAS
4 1 (1.49%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.49%) Easytrieve
4 1 (1.49%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 1 (1.49%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 20 (29.85%) Finance
2 15 (22.39%) Law
3 10 (14.93%) Banking
4 5 (7.46%) Spanish Language
5 4 (5.97%) Financial Institution
6 3 (4.48%) Retail
7 2 (2.99%) Telecoms
8 1 (1.49%) Back Office
8 1 (1.49%) Billing
8 1 (1.49%) Electronics
8 1 (1.49%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.49%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (14.93%) Developer
2 9 (13.43%) Analyst
3 6 (8.96%) Project Manager
4 5 (7.46%) Storage Engineer
5 4 (5.97%) Cisco Engineer
5 4 (5.97%) COBOL Developer
5 4 (5.97%) Consultant
5 4 (5.97%) Deployment Analyst
5 4 (5.97%) Middleware Analyst
5 4 (5.97%) Programmer
5 4 (5.97%) Test Manager
6 3 (4.48%) Applications Developer
6 3 (4.48%) Architect
6 3 (4.48%) Infrastructure Manager
6 3 (4.48%) Mainframe Programmer
6 3 (4.48%) Network Programmer
6 3 (4.48%) SAS Developer
6 3 (4.48%) Storage Consultant
6 3 (4.48%) Storage Specialist
6 3 (4.48%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.46%) .NET
2 4 (5.97%) Middleware
3 1 (1.49%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 21 (31.34%) Data Centre
1 21 (31.34%) IBM Mainframe
2 14 (20.90%) EMC VMAX
2 14 (20.90%) EMC VNX
3 7 (10.45%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.48%) LPAR
5 2 (2.99%) iSeries
6 1 (1.49%) AS400
6 1 (1.49%) BYOD
6 1 (1.49%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 32 (47.76%) Unix
2 27 (40.30%) Windows
3 24 (35.82%) Linux
3 24 (35.82%) Solaris
4 20 (29.85%) AIX
5 15 (22.39%) zOS
6 12 (17.91%) MVS
7 5 (7.46%) Windows NT
8 2 (2.99%) OS/390
9 1 (1.49%) Windows Server
9 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (16.42%) ITIL
2 10 (14.93%) Migration
3 5 (7.46%) Logistics
3 5 (7.46%) Matrix Organization
3 5 (7.46%) Project Management
4 4 (5.97%) Project Planning
4 4 (5.97%) Release Management
5 3 (4.48%) Business Analysis
5 3 (4.48%) Business Continuity
5 3 (4.48%) Network Management
5 3 (4.48%) Problem Management
5 3 (4.48%) Service Management
5 3 (4.48%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 3 (4.48%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (4.48%) Test Scripting
6 2 (2.99%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (2.99%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (2.99%) ETL
6 2 (2.99%) GAP Analysis
6 2 (2.99%) Smoke Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (25.37%) Shell Script
2 11 (16.42%) SQL
3 9 (13.43%) Java
4 7 (10.45%) COBOL
5 6 (8.96%) C
5 6 (8.96%) JCL
6 5 (7.46%) C#
6 5 (7.46%) C++
6 5 (7.46%) MATLAB
6 5 (7.46%) R
6 5 (7.46%) T-SQL
6 5 (7.46%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (1.49%) Degree
1 1 (1.49%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.49%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.46%) SLA
2 2 (2.99%) QA
3 1 (1.49%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.49%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.49%) PMBOK
System Software
1 15 (22.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (7.46%) Active Directory
3 3 (4.48%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (2.99%) ACF2
4 2 (2.99%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 2 (2.99%) RACF
4 2 (2.99%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 1 (1.49%) XenApp
5 1 (1.49%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (17.91%) Tivoli
1 12 (17.91%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 6 (8.96%) SCCM
3 5 (7.46%) CA Wily
3 5 (7.46%) Tivoli NetView
4 1 (1.49%) CA Endevor
4 1 (1.49%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (1.49%) SnapMirror
Vendors
1 29 (43.28%) IBM
2 18 (26.87%) Cisco
2 18 (26.87%) NetApp
3 16 (23.88%) VMware
4 15 (22.39%) EMC
5 13 (19.40%) Microsoft
6 10 (14.93%) Oracle
7 5 (7.46%) CA
7 5 (7.46%) SAP
8 4 (5.97%) ILOG
9 3 (4.48%) Remedy
10 2 (2.99%) Citrix
10 2 (2.99%) Dell
10 2 (2.99%) HP
10 2 (2.99%) Lotus
10 2 (2.99%) Nortel
10 2 (2.99%) ServiceNow
10 2 (2.99%) Teradata
11 1 (1.49%) Ab Initio
11 1 (1.49%) Capita