The table below looks at the prevalence of the term IBM Mainframe in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM Mainframe over the 3 months to 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Mainframe
Rank 134 151 139
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -12
Contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe 3 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.11% 0.030% 0.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.37% 0.11% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 5
Median daily rate £338 £428 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% -28.75%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
-23.52% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £37.50 -
IBM 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 West region.

Miscellaneous Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
816 943 821
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 29.76% 28.48% 24.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 529 565 499
Median daily rate £350 £375 £379
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -1.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £522 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 60 47
Median hourly rate £33.00 £37.50 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +85.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.70 £45.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.52% +8.57%

IBM Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

IBM Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

IBM Mainframe
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

IBM Mainframe Daily Rate Trend in the South West

IBM Mainframe
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

IBM Mainframe Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

IBM Mainframe
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IBM Mainframe within the South West region over the 3 months to 1 October 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
Dorset - 3 £338 -
IBM Mainframe
England

IBM Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, IT contractor jobs citing IBM 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 West region with a requirement for IBM Mainframe.

1 7 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 7 (100.00%) IBM
2 4 (57.14%) Unix
2 4 (57.14%) Windows
3 3 (42.86%) Linux
3 3 (42.86%) CICS
3 3 (42.86%) COBOL
3 3 (42.86%) Oracle
3 3 (42.86%) XML
3 3 (42.86%) ICL
3 3 (42.86%) Fujitsu
3 3 (42.86%) Unisys
4 2 (28.57%) WebEx
4 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
4 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
4 2 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (28.57%) Confluence
4 2 (28.57%) iPad
4 2 (28.57%) Skype for Business
4 2 (28.57%) CA Endevor
4 2 (28.57%) HP
4 2 (28.57%) REXX
4 2 (28.57%) RACF
4 2 (28.57%) JCL
4 2 (28.57%) MS Office
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
4 2 (28.57%) SQL
4 2 (28.57%) CA
4 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
4 2 (28.57%) MS Visio

IBM Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 3 (42.86%) CICS
2 2 (28.57%) Confluence
2 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
2 2 (28.57%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Office
1 2 (28.57%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
1 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
2 1 (14.29%) PVCS
2 1 (14.29%) SoapUI
2 1 (14.29%) TestDirector
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Developer
1 3 (42.86%) Environment Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) IBM Mainframe Developer
1 3 (42.86%) Mainframe Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Mainframe Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) CICS Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Environment Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Financial Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Operations Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) XML
2 1 (14.29%) Middleware
2 1 (14.29%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (28.57%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Unix
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) Change Management
1 1 (14.29%) ITIL
1 1 (14.29%) Release Management
1 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
1 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) COBOL
2 2 (28.57%) JCL
2 2 (28.57%) REXX
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) RACF
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) CA Endevor
1 2 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (14.29%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) IBM
2 3 (42.86%) Fujitsu
2 3 (42.86%) ICL
2 3 (42.86%) Oracle
2 3 (42.86%) Unisys
3 2 (28.57%) CA
3 2 (28.57%) HP