The table below looks at the prevalence of the term 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 Mainframe over the 3 months to 21 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Mainframes
England / South West
Rank 128 127 129
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 2 15 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.079% 0.50% 0.42%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.29% 1.60% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 3
Median daily rate £350 £550 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.36% +14.58%
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £425 £403
% change year-on-year
-3.52% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 West region.

Miscellaneous Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
678 937 786
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 26.71% 31.45% 25.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 457 642 487
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £228 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £366
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +2.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 66 53
Median hourly rate £25.00 £37.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +56.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.88 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.30 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-10.22% +22.85%

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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 Mainframe across the South West region.

Mainframe Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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 Mainframe across the South West region.

Mainframe Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 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 West region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 12 (75.00%) Finance
2 5 (31.25%) IBM
2 5 (31.25%) HP
2 5 (31.25%) CICS
2 5 (31.25%) SQL
2 5 (31.25%) Oracle
3 4 (25.00%) Unix
3 4 (25.00%) Windows
3 4 (25.00%) Linux
3 4 (25.00%) Banking
4 3 (18.75%) IBM Mainframe
4 3 (18.75%) Git (software)
4 3 (18.75%) CA Endevor
4 3 (18.75%) MS Office
4 3 (18.75%) RACF
4 3 (18.75%) JCL
4 3 (18.75%) PL/SQL
5 2 (12.50%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
5 2 (12.50%) Migration
5 2 (12.50%) Fujitsu
5 2 (12.50%) CA
5 2 (12.50%) REXX
5 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 2 (12.50%) XML
5 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
5 2 (12.50%) COBOL
5 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
5 2 (12.50%) MS Visio
5 2 (12.50%) Jenkins

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 5 (31.25%) CICS
2 2 (12.50%) Confluence
2 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 2 (12.50%) Skype for Business
3 1 (6.25%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Office
2 2 (12.50%) MS Visio
3 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle Payables
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (6.25%) BASE24
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle BI EE
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) Base SAS
2 1 (6.25%) Big Data
2 1 (6.25%) DB2
2 1 (6.25%) NonStop SQL
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (6.25%) QlikView
2 1 (6.25%) RDBMS
2 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
2 1 (6.25%) SAS Visual Analytics
2 1 (6.25%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Git (software)
2 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
3 1 (6.25%) ChangeMan
3 1 (6.25%) JIRA
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (6.25%) Subversion
General
1 12 (75.00%) Finance
2 4 (25.00%) Banking
3 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
4 1 (6.25%) Marketing
4 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) Developer
3 4 (25.00%) Environment Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Mainframe Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Operations Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Oracle Developer
5 2 (12.50%) CICS Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) E-Business Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Financial Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Mainframe Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Project Leader
5 2 (12.50%) Service Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Project Leader
6 1 (6.25%) Mainframe Operations Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Mainframe Operator
6 1 (6.25%) Mainframe Project Leader
6 1 (6.25%) Oracle Financials Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) RACF Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Report Developer
6 1 (6.25%) z/OS Operator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) XML
2 1 (6.25%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) AS400
2 1 (6.25%) Credit Risk
2 1 (6.25%) iPad
2 1 (6.25%) Mathematics
2 1 (6.25%) Statistics
2 1 (6.25%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Linux
1 4 (25.00%) Unix
1 4 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (12.50%) Migration
2 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (6.25%) Analytics
2 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (6.25%) Cash Management
2 1 (6.25%) Change Management
2 1 (6.25%) ITIL
2 1 (6.25%) SDLC
2 1 (6.25%) Service Management
2 1 (6.25%) Software Testing
2 1 (6.25%) Supplier Management
2 1 (6.25%) Visual Analytics
2 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
2 1 (6.25%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) SQL
2 3 (18.75%) JCL
2 3 (18.75%) PL/SQL
3 2 (12.50%) COBOL
3 2 (12.50%) REXX
4 1 (6.25%) Assembly Language
4 1 (6.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) RACF
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (6.25%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) CA Endevor
2 2 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) HP
1 5 (31.25%) IBM
1 5 (31.25%) Oracle
2 2 (12.50%) CA
2 2 (12.50%) Fujitsu
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.25%) Ab Initio
3 1 (6.25%) ICL
3 1 (6.25%) Tableau
3 1 (6.25%) Unisys