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 26 August 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mainframes
Rank 206 215 220
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +5
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 56 63 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.64% 0.64% 0.36%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.08% 2.09% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 30 14
Median daily rate £450 £379 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.81% +8.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £269 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £477 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+11.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.27 £37.25 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-13.36% +30.70%
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
2692 3021 2807
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 30.78% 30.79% 30.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1562 1714 1518
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 £230 £230 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 160 170 158
Median hourly rate £27.38 £21.15 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.46% +20.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.45 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £47.50 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £19.58 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+17.46% +3.05%

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 26 August 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 26 August 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 +18 29 £500 +57.48%
Hampshire 0 8 £500 +29.87%
Surrey +13 7 £401 -5.43% 1
Berkshire -4 7 £515 +11.35% 2
Oxfordshire +1 4 £425 -
West Sussex 0 1 - -
Kent - 1 - -
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 August 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 (45.98%) IBM
2 35 (40.23%) Finance
3 26 (29.89%) Windows
4 24 (27.59%) Unix
5 23 (26.44%) IBM Mainframe
6 19 (21.84%) Migration
7 17 (19.54%) Project Management
8 15 (17.24%) Tivoli
9 14 (16.09%) DB2
10 12 (13.79%) JCL
10 12 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
11 11 (12.64%) Data Centre
11 11 (12.64%) SQL
11 11 (12.64%) Banking
12 10 (11.49%) Retail
12 10 (11.49%) COBOL
12 10 (11.49%) Microsoft
12 10 (11.49%) Citrix
12 10 (11.49%) Workflow
13 9 (10.34%) VMware
13 9 (10.34%) Change Management
13 9 (10.34%) MVS
13 9 (10.34%) REXX
13 9 (10.34%) Java
13 9 (10.34%) ITIL
13 9 (10.34%) Spanish Language
13 9 (10.34%) Windows Server
14 8 (9.20%) Time Sharing Option
14 8 (9.20%) Security Cleared
14 8 (9.20%) VMware Infrastructure

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 (8.05%) WebSphere
2 3 (3.45%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.45%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.30%) CICS
3 2 (2.30%) IIS
3 2 (2.30%) SAS
4 1 (1.15%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (1.15%) Apache TomEE
4 1 (1.15%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.15%) CMS
4 1 (1.15%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.15%) JBoss
4 1 (1.15%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.15%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.15%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (4.60%) MS Excel
1 4 (4.60%) MS PowerPoint
1 4 (4.60%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.30%) MS Office
3 1 (1.15%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.20%) FTP
2 5 (5.75%) LAN
2 5 (5.75%) WAN
3 4 (4.60%) Firewall
3 4 (4.60%) VPN
4 3 (3.45%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (3.45%) MPLS
4 3 (3.45%) SNA
5 2 (2.30%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (1.15%) ATM
6 1 (1.15%) Network Security
6 1 (1.15%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (16.09%) DB2
2 3 (3.45%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.15%) Easytrieve
3 1 (1.15%) IDMS
3 1 (1.15%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.15%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.15%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.15%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (3.45%) ChangeMan
2 1 (1.15%) JUnit
General
1 35 (40.23%) Finance
2 11 (12.64%) Banking
3 10 (11.49%) Retail
4 9 (10.34%) Spanish Language
5 8 (9.20%) Telecoms
6 4 (4.60%) Back Office
7 2 (2.30%) Marketing
8 1 (1.15%) Electronics
8 1 (1.15%) Investment Banking
8 1 (1.15%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (27.59%) Analyst
2 11 (12.64%) Project Manager
3 10 (11.49%) Consultant
3 10 (11.49%) Developer
4 8 (9.20%) Architect
5 7 (8.05%) Tivoli Analyst
6 6 (6.90%) Mainframe Analyst
7 5 (5.75%) Migration Analyst
8 4 (4.60%) Business Analyst
8 4 (4.60%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 4 (4.60%) Infrastructure Manager
8 4 (4.60%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 4 (4.60%) Java Developer
8 4 (4.60%) Unix Analyst
8 4 (4.60%) Wintel Analyst
9 3 (3.45%) COBOL Developer
9 3 (3.45%) DB2 Developer
9 3 (3.45%) Mainframe Architect
9 3 (3.45%) Network Infrastructure Manager
9 3 (3.45%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.20%) ISPF
2 3 (3.45%) HTML
2 3 (3.45%) JSP
2 3 (3.45%) Middleware
2 3 (3.45%) Spring
2 3 (3.45%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (1.15%) .NET
3 1 (1.15%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (1.15%) J2EE
3 1 (1.15%) jQuery
3 1 (1.15%) WCF
3 1 (1.15%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 23 (26.44%) IBM Mainframe
2 12 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (12.64%) Data Centre
4 7 (8.05%) iSeries
5 5 (5.75%) AS400
6 4 (4.60%) Management Information System
6 4 (4.60%) SWIFT
7 3 (3.45%) BYOD
7 3 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (3.45%) HACMP
8 1 (1.15%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.15%) Credit Risk
8 1 (1.15%) Data Extraction
8 1 (1.15%) iPad
8 1 (1.15%) N-Tier
8 1 (1.15%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 26 (29.89%) Windows
2 24 (27.59%) Unix
3 9 (10.34%) MVS
3 9 (10.34%) Windows Server
4 8 (9.20%) Windows NT
4 8 (9.20%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (9.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (5.75%) Linux
5 5 (5.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (4.60%) zOS
7 3 (3.45%) AIX
8 1 (1.15%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (21.84%) Migration
2 17 (19.54%) Project Management
3 10 (11.49%) Workflow
4 9 (10.34%) Change Management
4 9 (10.34%) ITIL
5 7 (8.05%) Service Management
6 5 (5.75%) Analytics
6 5 (5.75%) Business Analysis
6 5 (5.75%) Data Migration
7 4 (4.60%) Business Transformation
7 4 (4.60%) PRINCE2
7 4 (4.60%) Risk Management
7 4 (4.60%) SDLC
8 3 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (3.45%) Network Design
8 3 (3.45%) Programme Management
8 3 (3.45%) Project Planning
8 3 (3.45%) Regression Testing
8 3 (3.45%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 12 (13.79%) JCL
2 11 (12.64%) SQL
3 10 (11.49%) COBOL
4 9 (10.34%) Java
4 9 (10.34%) REXX
5 7 (8.05%) C
6 6 (6.90%) JavaScript
7 4 (4.60%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.15%) Assembly Language
8 1 (1.15%) C#
8 1 (1.15%) C++
8 1 (1.15%) MATLAB
8 1 (1.15%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.15%) R
8 1 (1.15%) Ruby
8 1 (1.15%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.15%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (9.20%) Security Cleared
2 7 (8.05%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.30%) CCNA
3 2 (2.30%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.30%) MCSE
3 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.15%) APMP
4 1 (1.15%) Degree
4 1 (1.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.05%) QA
1 7 (8.05%) SLA
2 3 (3.45%) PMBOK
System Software
1 8 (9.20%) Time Sharing Option
1 8 (9.20%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
1 8 (9.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (6.90%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.90%) XenApp
2 6 (6.90%) XenDesktop
3 4 (4.60%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.45%) vSphere
4 3 (3.45%) XenServer
5 1 (1.15%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 15 (17.24%) Tivoli
2 6 (6.90%) CA Wily
2 6 (6.90%) SCCM
3 3 (3.45%) Control-M
3 3 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.15%) CA Endevor
4 1 (1.15%) QRadar
Vendors
1 40 (45.98%) IBM
2 10 (11.49%) Citrix
2 10 (11.49%) Microsoft
3 9 (10.34%) VMware
4 7 (8.05%) Oracle
5 6 (6.90%) Remedy
6 5 (5.75%) Cisco
6 5 (5.75%) HP
7 2 (2.30%) CheckPoint
7 2 (2.30%) InterSystems
7 2 (2.30%) SAP
8 1 (1.15%) CA
8 1 (1.15%) Dell
8 1 (1.15%) Fujitsu
8 1 (1.15%) ICL
8 1 (1.15%) Intel
8 1 (1.15%) Lotus
8 1 (1.15%) Nortel
8 1 (1.15%) Unisys