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 23 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Mainframes
England / South East
Rank 207 205 225
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +20
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 24 45 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.33% 0.55% 0.29%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.10% 1.75% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 18 13
Median daily rate £425 £425 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £349 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £425 £405
% change year-on-year
-3.52% +4.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £17.94 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -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 South East region.

Miscellaneous Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2190 2571 2807
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 30.04% 31.33% 30.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1244 1491 1498
Median daily rate £403 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 172 173
Median hourly rate £19.81 £37.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.16% +108.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.99 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £59.40 £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 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 23 January 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 23 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
Surrey +18 6 £420 -23.63%
Berkshire +17 6 - -
East Sussex +9 5 £431 +115.62%
Hampshire +9 5 £438 +25.00% 1
Buckinghamshire -18 2 - -
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 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 South East region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 39 (52.00%) IBM
2 35 (46.67%) Unix
3 29 (38.67%) Windows
3 29 (38.67%) IBM Mainframe
4 25 (33.33%) Solaris
4 25 (33.33%) Linux
4 25 (33.33%) SAN
5 23 (30.67%) Finance
6 21 (28.00%) Data Centre
7 20 (26.67%) AIX
8 18 (24.00%) NetApp
9 17 (22.67%) Cisco
9 17 (22.67%) DB2
9 17 (22.67%) Shell Script
10 15 (20.00%) Law
10 15 (20.00%) VMware
10 15 (20.00%) EMC
11 14 (18.67%) zOS
11 14 (18.67%) MVS
11 14 (18.67%) EMC VNX
11 14 (18.67%) EMC VMAX
11 14 (18.67%) VMware Infrastructure
12 13 (17.33%) Tivoli
12 13 (17.33%) Microsoft
13 12 (16.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 12 (16.00%) Java
13 12 (16.00%) Oracle
13 12 (16.00%) Banking
14 11 (14.67%) WebSphere
14 11 (14.67%) SQL

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 11 (14.67%) WebSphere
2 10 (13.33%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (8.00%) IIS
3 6 (8.00%) SharePoint
4 5 (6.67%) SAS
5 2 (2.67%) CICS
5 2 (2.67%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (1.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (9.33%) MS Excel
2 6 (8.00%) MS Office
3 2 (2.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (5.33%) Staffware
2 1 (1.33%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 25 (33.33%) SAN
2 6 (8.00%) ATM
3 4 (5.33%) LDAP
4 3 (4.00%) LAN
4 3 (4.00%) WAN
5 2 (2.67%) APPN
5 2 (2.67%) Firewall
5 2 (2.67%) FTP
5 2 (2.67%) SNA
5 2 (2.67%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.67%) VPN
6 1 (1.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (22.67%) DB2
2 5 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 4 (5.33%) Big Data
3 4 (5.33%) Hadoop
3 4 (5.33%) SQL Server 2000
3 4 (5.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (5.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (5.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (5.33%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.33%) Adabas
4 1 (1.33%) Base SAS
4 1 (1.33%) Easytrieve
4 1 (1.33%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 1 (1.33%) SAS Enterprise Guide
General
1 23 (30.67%) Finance
2 15 (20.00%) Law
3 12 (16.00%) Banking
4 8 (10.67%) Retail
4 8 (10.67%) Spanish Language
5 4 (5.33%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.33%) Billing
6 1 (1.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (17.33%) Analyst
2 10 (13.33%) Developer
2 10 (13.33%) Project Manager
3 5 (6.67%) COBOL Developer
3 5 (6.67%) Consultant
3 5 (6.67%) Storage Engineer
4 4 (5.33%) Cisco Engineer
4 4 (5.33%) Deployment Analyst
4 4 (5.33%) Middleware Analyst
4 4 (5.33%) Team Leader
4 4 (5.33%) Test Manager
5 3 (4.00%) Architect
5 3 (4.00%) DB2 Developer
5 3 (4.00%) Java Developer
5 3 (4.00%) Migration Manager
5 3 (4.00%) Storage Consultant
5 3 (4.00%) Storage Specialist
5 3 (4.00%) Transition Manager
6 2 (2.67%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (2.67%) MVS Operator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.33%) .NET
1 4 (5.33%) Middleware
2 3 (4.00%) HTML
2 3 (4.00%) JSP
2 3 (4.00%) Spring
3 1 (1.33%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 29 (38.67%) IBM Mainframe
2 21 (28.00%) Data Centre
3 14 (18.67%) EMC VMAX
3 14 (18.67%) EMC VNX
4 7 (9.33%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (4.00%) SWIFT
6 1 (1.33%) AS400
6 1 (1.33%) iSeries
6 1 (1.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 35 (46.67%) Unix
2 29 (38.67%) Windows
3 25 (33.33%) Linux
3 25 (33.33%) Solaris
4 20 (26.67%) AIX
5 14 (18.67%) MVS
5 14 (18.67%) zOS
6 8 (10.67%) Windows NT
7 2 (2.67%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (13.33%) ITIL
2 8 (10.67%) Migration
2 8 (10.67%) Project Management
3 6 (8.00%) Logistics
3 6 (8.00%) Matrix Organization
4 5 (6.67%) Release Management
5 3 (4.00%) Business Analysis
5 3 (4.00%) Business Continuity
5 3 (4.00%) Project Planning
5 3 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (4.00%) Test Scripting
6 2 (2.67%) Change Management
6 2 (2.67%) Defect Management
6 2 (2.67%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (2.67%) GAP Analysis
6 2 (2.67%) Process Improvement
6 2 (2.67%) Smoke Testing
6 2 (2.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (1.33%) Presales
7 1 (1.33%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 17 (22.67%) Shell Script
2 12 (16.00%) Java
3 11 (14.67%) SQL
4 7 (9.33%) COBOL
5 6 (8.00%) JCL
6 5 (6.67%) C
7 4 (5.33%) C#
7 4 (5.33%) C++
7 4 (5.33%) MATLAB
7 4 (5.33%) R
7 4 (5.33%) T-SQL
7 4 (5.33%) VB
8 3 (4.00%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.33%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 2 (2.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (2.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.33%) APMP
2 1 (1.33%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (1.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.33%) SLA
2 1 (1.33%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.33%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.33%) QA
System Software
1 14 (18.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (8.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (4.00%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (2.67%) ACF2
4 2 (2.67%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 2 (2.67%) RACF
5 1 (1.33%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 13 (17.33%) Tivoli
2 12 (16.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 6 (8.00%) CA Wily
3 6 (8.00%) SCCM
4 2 (2.67%) Control-M
4 2 (2.67%) Tivoli NetView
5 1 (1.33%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (1.33%) SnapMirror
Vendors
1 39 (52.00%) IBM
2 18 (24.00%) NetApp
3 17 (22.67%) Cisco
4 15 (20.00%) EMC
4 15 (20.00%) VMware
5 13 (17.33%) Microsoft
6 12 (16.00%) Oracle
7 4 (5.33%) ILOG
7 4 (5.33%) Remedy
8 3 (4.00%) CA
8 3 (4.00%) SAP
9 2 (2.67%) Dell
9 2 (2.67%) HP
9 2 (2.67%) Lotus
9 2 (2.67%) Nortel
10 1 (1.33%) Capita
10 1 (1.33%) Citrix
10 1 (1.33%) Intel
10 1 (1.33%) Software AG
10 1 (1.33%) Teradata