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 27 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mainframes
Rank 120 131 131
Rank change year-on-year
+11 0
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 24 16 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.79% 0.50% 0.37%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.62% 1.86% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 3
Median daily rate £300 £535 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.92% +48.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £371 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £575 £404
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
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 West region.

Miscellaneous Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
915 858 708
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 30.01% 26.81% 23.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 611 572 428
Median daily rate £375 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 56 50
Median hourly rate £24.00 £36.00 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +102.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.68 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £55.00 £41.90
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 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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Mainframe across the South West region over the 3 months to 27 July 2016.

Mainframe Daily Rate Histogram 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 27 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
Gloucestershire - 10 £300 -
Dorset -1 3 £286 -
Wiltshire -6 3 - -
Bristol -3 1 £450 -21.73% 2
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 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 West region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 14 (28.57%) zOS
1 14 (28.57%) Finance
2 12 (24.49%) COBOL
2 12 (24.49%) SQL
3 11 (22.45%) IBM
3 11 (22.45%) Migration
3 11 (22.45%) Unit Testing
4 10 (20.41%) IBM Mainframe
4 10 (20.41%) DB2
5 9 (18.37%) Oracle
5 9 (18.37%) CICS
6 8 (16.33%) Unisys
7 7 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (14.29%) SAS
8 6 (12.24%) PL/SQL
8 6 (12.24%) Service Management
8 6 (12.24%) Credit Risk
8 6 (12.24%) Data Analysis
8 6 (12.24%) Teradata
8 6 (12.24%) Retail
9 5 (10.20%) Validation
9 5 (10.20%) Management Information System
9 5 (10.20%) Windows
9 5 (10.20%) Performance Analysis
9 5 (10.20%) zSecure
10 4 (8.16%) ACF2
10 4 (8.16%) Microsoft
10 4 (8.16%) Unix
10 4 (8.16%) HP
10 4 (8.16%) ICL

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 9 (18.37%) CICS
2 7 (14.29%) SAS
3 2 (4.08%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.04%) MQSeries
4 1 (2.04%) NetWeaver
4 1 (2.04%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.04%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) BASE24
1 1 (2.04%) SAP CRM
1 1 (2.04%) SAP hybris
1 1 (2.04%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.04%) ATM
1 1 (2.04%) HTTP
1 1 (2.04%) Internet
1 1 (2.04%) NAS
1 1 (2.04%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (20.41%) DB2
2 2 (4.08%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.04%) IBM InfoSphere
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.04%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.04%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (6.12%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (2.04%) JIRA
3 1 (2.04%) JIRA Agile
3 1 (2.04%) PVCS
3 1 (2.04%) SoapUI
3 1 (2.04%) TestDirector
General
1 14 (28.57%) Finance
2 6 (12.24%) Retail
3 3 (6.12%) Banking
3 3 (6.12%) Marketing
4 1 (2.04%) Billing
4 1 (2.04%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 15 (30.61%) Analyst
2 13 (26.53%) Developer
3 8 (16.33%) COBOL Developer
4 7 (14.29%) DB2 Developer
4 7 (14.29%) Mainframe Developer
5 6 (12.24%) Data Analyst
5 6 (12.24%) Mainframe Operator
6 4 (8.16%) Architect
6 4 (8.16%) Credit Analyst
6 4 (8.16%) z/OS Operator
7 3 (6.12%) Credit Risk Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) IBM Mainframe Developer
7 3 (6.12%) Mainframe Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Mainframe Operations Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Operations Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Risk Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Risk Data Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Service Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Technical Services Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.12%) Middleware
2 2 (4.08%) REST
2 2 (4.08%) SOAP
2 2 (4.08%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (4.08%) XML
3 1 (2.04%) .NET
3 1 (2.04%) J2EE
3 1 (2.04%) JMS
3 1 (2.04%) JSON
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (2.04%) RESTful
3 1 (2.04%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.41%) IBM Mainframe
2 6 (12.24%) Credit Risk
3 5 (10.20%) Management Information System
4 3 (6.12%) Data Centre
4 3 (6.12%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.08%) Health Informatics
5 2 (4.08%) Informatics
5 2 (4.08%) Tandem
6 1 (2.04%) Blackberry
6 1 (2.04%) Data Integration
6 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (2.04%) iPad
6 1 (2.04%) iSeries
6 1 (2.04%) Online Banking
6 1 (2.04%) PKI
6 1 (2.04%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 14 (28.57%) zOS
2 5 (10.20%) Windows
3 4 (8.16%) Unix
4 2 (4.08%) Linux
5 1 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.04%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.45%) Migration
1 11 (22.45%) Unit Testing
2 7 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (12.24%) Data Analysis
3 6 (12.24%) Service Management
4 5 (10.20%) Performance Analysis
4 5 (10.20%) Validation
5 3 (6.12%) Data Lineage
5 3 (6.12%) ITIL
5 3 (6.12%) SOA
6 2 (4.08%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (4.08%) Change Control
6 2 (4.08%) Change Management
6 2 (4.08%) Data Migration
6 2 (4.08%) Project Planning
6 2 (4.08%) Resource Management
6 2 (4.08%) Scrum
6 2 (4.08%) SDLC
6 2 (4.08%) Service Delivery
6 2 (4.08%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (24.49%) COBOL
1 12 (24.49%) SQL
2 6 (12.24%) PL/SQL
3 3 (6.12%) JCL
4 2 (4.08%) Java
5 1 (2.04%) LINC
Qualifications
1 1 (2.04%) ISEB
1 1 (2.04%) ISTQB
1 1 (2.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 1 (2.04%) MCSA
1 1 (2.04%) MCSE
1 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) QA
System Software
1 4 (8.16%) ACF2
2 3 (6.12%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 3 (6.12%) Time Sharing Option
3 2 (4.08%) Active Directory
3 2 (4.08%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (2.04%) Docker
4 1 (2.04%) RACF
4 1 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.04%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (10.20%) zSecure
2 2 (4.08%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.08%) Tivoli
3 1 (2.04%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 11 (22.45%) IBM
2 9 (18.37%) Oracle
3 8 (16.33%) Unisys
4 6 (12.24%) Teradata
5 4 (8.16%) Fujitsu
5 4 (8.16%) HP
5 4 (8.16%) ICL
5 4 (8.16%) Microsoft
6 2 (4.08%) CA
7 1 (2.04%) BT
7 1 (2.04%) Citrix
7 1 (2.04%) hybris
7 1 (2.04%) Informatica
7 1 (2.04%) Intel
7 1 (2.04%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.04%) SAP
7 1 (2.04%) TIBCO
7 1 (2.04%) VMware
7 1 (2.04%) webMethods
South West
Parallel Consulting
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