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 25 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mainframes
Rank 226 231 222
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -9
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 43 40 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.48% 0.42% 0.35%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.58% 1.33% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 23 11
Median daily rate £475 £363 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.03% +6.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £278 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £491 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £405 £400
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.40 £12.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+159.20% -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 South East region.

Miscellaneous Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2720 3012 2672
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 30.65% 31.49% 29.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1566 1657 1416
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 154 157 149
Median hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.94% -8.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.78 £12.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.20 £46.50 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+19.44% -12.19%

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 25 July 2016.

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 25 July 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
Buckinghamshire +16 19 £500 +58.10%
Hampshire +2 7 £513 +33.11%
Berkshire -2 5 - - 3
West Sussex -3 4 £475 +4.10% 1
Oxfordshire - 4 £425 -
Surrey -3 2 £550 +23.04%
Kent +6 1 - -
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 South East region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 40 (47.62%) Finance
2 32 (38.10%) IBM
3 27 (32.14%) Windows
4 25 (29.76%) Unix
5 20 (23.81%) Migration
5 20 (23.81%) IBM Mainframe
6 16 (19.05%) JCL
7 15 (17.86%) Tivoli
8 12 (14.29%) Project Management
8 12 (14.29%) ITIL
8 12 (14.29%) Banking
9 11 (13.10%) Analytical Skills
9 11 (13.10%) Citrix
9 11 (13.10%) Data Centre
10 10 (11.90%) Windows Server
10 10 (11.90%) FTP
10 10 (11.90%) DB2
10 10 (11.90%) Telecoms
10 10 (11.90%) Workflow
10 10 (11.90%) VMware
11 9 (10.71%) Microsoft
11 9 (10.71%) REXX
11 9 (10.71%) MVS
11 9 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
11 9 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (9.52%) iSeries
12 8 (9.52%) Retail
12 8 (9.52%) ISPF
12 8 (9.52%) Spanish Language

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 7 (8.33%) WebSphere
2 4 (4.76%) SAS
3 3 (3.57%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.38%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.19%) Apache TomEE
5 1 (1.19%) CICS
5 1 (1.19%) CMS
5 1 (1.19%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.19%) IIS
5 1 (1.19%) JBoss
5 1 (1.19%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.19%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.19%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (4.76%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.38%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.38%) MS Office
2 2 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.19%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 10 (11.90%) FTP
2 5 (5.95%) VPN
3 4 (4.76%) LAN
3 4 (4.76%) MPLS
3 4 (4.76%) WAN
4 3 (3.57%) Firewall
4 3 (3.57%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (3.57%) SNA
5 2 (2.38%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (1.19%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.90%) DB2
2 4 (4.76%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.38%) Base SAS
4 2 (2.38%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 1 (1.19%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.19%) DB2 UDB
5 1 (1.19%) Easytrieve
5 1 (1.19%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.19%) IDMS
5 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (1.19%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (1.19%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.19%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.19%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (3.57%) ChangeMan
2 1 (1.19%) JUnit
General
1 40 (47.62%) Finance
2 12 (14.29%) Banking
3 10 (11.90%) Telecoms
4 8 (9.52%) Retail
4 8 (9.52%) Spanish Language
5 6 (7.14%) Back Office
6 2 (2.38%) Marketing
7 1 (1.19%) Electronics
7 1 (1.19%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.19%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (23.81%) Analyst
2 10 (11.90%) Architect
2 10 (11.90%) Developer
3 9 (10.71%) Consultant
4 6 (7.14%) Mainframe Analyst
4 6 (7.14%) Project Manager
4 6 (7.14%) Tivoli Analyst
5 5 (5.95%) Infrastructure Manager
5 5 (5.95%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 5 (5.95%) Migration Analyst
6 4 (4.76%) Infrastructure Architect
6 4 (4.76%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 4 (4.76%) Network Infrastructure Manager
6 4 (4.76%) Network Infrastructure Project Manager
6 4 (4.76%) Network Manager
6 4 (4.76%) Network Project Manager
6 4 (4.76%) Unix Analyst
6 4 (4.76%) Wintel Analyst
7 3 (3.57%) Mainframe Architect
7 3 (3.57%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.52%) ISPF
2 4 (4.76%) Middleware
3 3 (3.57%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (2.38%) jQuery
5 1 (1.19%) .NET
5 1 (1.19%) IBM Integration Bus
5 1 (1.19%) J2EE
5 1 (1.19%) Java EE
5 1 (1.19%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 1 (1.19%) WCF
5 1 (1.19%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (23.81%) IBM Mainframe
2 11 (13.10%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (13.10%) Data Centre
3 8 (9.52%) iSeries
4 5 (5.95%) AS400
5 4 (4.76%) BYOD
5 4 (4.76%) Management Information System
6 3 (3.57%) HACMP
7 1 (1.19%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.19%) Credit Risk
7 1 (1.19%) Data Extraction
7 1 (1.19%) iPad
7 1 (1.19%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.19%) Replication
7 1 (1.19%) SWIFT
7 1 (1.19%) Tandem
7 1 (1.19%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 27 (32.14%) Windows
2 25 (29.76%) Unix
3 10 (11.90%) Windows Server
4 9 (10.71%) MVS
4 9 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (8.33%) Windows NT
6 5 (5.95%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (4.76%) Linux
8 3 (3.57%) AIX
8 3 (3.57%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (23.81%) Migration
2 12 (14.29%) ITIL
2 12 (14.29%) Project Management
3 10 (11.90%) Workflow
4 8 (9.52%) Service Management
5 7 (8.33%) Change Management
6 6 (7.14%) Data Migration
7 5 (5.95%) Analytics
8 4 (4.76%) Business Analysis
8 4 (4.76%) Business Transformation
8 4 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (4.76%) Planning and Forecasting
8 4 (4.76%) PRINCE2
8 4 (4.76%) Project Planning
8 4 (4.76%) Risk Management
8 4 (4.76%) SDLC
8 4 (4.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 3 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (3.57%) Network Design
9 3 (3.57%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (19.05%) JCL
2 9 (10.71%) REXX
3 8 (9.52%) COBOL
3 8 (9.52%) SQL
4 7 (8.33%) C
5 6 (7.14%) Java
6 4 (4.76%) Shell Script
7 3 (3.57%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.19%) C#
8 1 (1.19%) C++
8 1 (1.19%) MATLAB
8 1 (1.19%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.19%) R
8 1 (1.19%) Ruby
8 1 (1.19%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.19%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.95%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.38%) CCNA
3 2 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.38%) MCSE
3 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.19%) Degree
4 1 (1.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.52%) SLA
2 7 (8.33%) QA
3 4 (4.76%) PMBOK
System Software
1 9 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (9.52%) Time Sharing Option
2 8 (9.52%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 7 (8.33%) XenApp
3 7 (8.33%) XenDesktop
4 5 (5.95%) Active Directory
5 4 (4.76%) Hyper-V
6 3 (3.57%) vSphere
6 3 (3.57%) XenServer
7 1 (1.19%) HDFS
7 1 (1.19%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 15 (17.86%) Tivoli
2 7 (8.33%) CA Wily
3 6 (7.14%) Control-M
3 6 (7.14%) SCCM
4 3 (3.57%) CA Endevor
4 3 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.19%) Data Guard
5 1 (1.19%) MAINVIEW
5 1 (1.19%) Nessus
5 1 (1.19%) QRadar
Vendors
1 32 (38.10%) IBM
2 11 (13.10%) Citrix
3 10 (11.90%) VMware
4 9 (10.71%) Microsoft
5 7 (8.33%) Oracle
6 6 (7.14%) Cisco
7 5 (5.95%) HP
8 4 (4.76%) Remedy
9 2 (2.38%) CheckPoint
9 2 (2.38%) InterSystems
9 2 (2.38%) SAP
10 1 (1.19%) Dell
10 1 (1.19%) Fujitsu
10 1 (1.19%) ICL
10 1 (1.19%) Intel
10 1 (1.19%) Lotus
10 1 (1.19%) Nortel
10 1 (1.19%) Pega
10 1 (1.19%) TIBCO
10 1 (1.19%) Unisys