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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Mainframes
England / South West
Rank 133 134 134
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 6 14 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.23% 0.47% 0.40%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.88% 1.50% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 5
Median daily rate £375 £363 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -24.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £263 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £488 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £29.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year
+62.06% -26.58%

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
678 935 867
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 25.82% 31.41% 26.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 445 641 516
Median daily rate £390 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £567 £497 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 62 55
Median hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £25.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +45.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £57.00 £44.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +28.57%

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
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 Mainframe within the South West region over the 3 months to 19 February 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
Gloucestershire +1 2 £375 -
Bristol +11 1 £450 +24.13% 1
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 6 (66.67%) Finance
2 4 (44.44%) Unisys
2 4 (44.44%) Banking
3 3 (33.33%) SDLC
3 3 (33.33%) COBOL
4 2 (22.22%) Oracle
4 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (22.22%) Migration
4 2 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (22.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (22.22%) Basel II
4 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database
4 2 (22.22%) ICL
4 2 (22.22%) Fujitsu
4 2 (22.22%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (22.22%) Data Protection
5 1 (11.11%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
5 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
5 1 (11.11%) Marketing
5 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
5 1 (11.11%) VSAM
5 1 (11.11%) Change Control
5 1 (11.11%) Data Quality
5 1 (11.11%) Talend
5 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (11.11%) ETL

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 1 (11.11%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database
2 1 (11.11%) DB2
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) ChangeMan
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (11.11%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 6 (66.67%) Finance
2 4 (44.44%) Banking
3 1 (11.11%) Marketing
3 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Mainframe Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Mainframe Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Mainframe Operations Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Mainframe Operator
4 1 (11.11%) Operations Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle Forms Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle Reports Developer
4 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Release Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Report Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Service Manager
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Talend Developer
4 1 (11.11%) z/OS Operator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
1 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (11.11%) AS400
2 1 (11.11%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) SDLC
2 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (22.22%) Data Protection
2 2 (22.22%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) Change Control
3 1 (11.11%) Change Management
3 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
3 1 (11.11%) ETL
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
3 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) COBOL
2 1 (11.11%) Assembly Language
2 1 (11.11%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) JCL
2 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) Basel II
1 2 (22.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (11.11%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Unisys
2 2 (22.22%) Fujitsu
2 2 (22.22%) ICL
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle
3 1 (11.11%) Ab Initio
3 1 (11.11%) IBM
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) Talend