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 24 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mainframes
Rank 114 130 139
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +9
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 25 20 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.86% 0.60% 0.35%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.87% 2.16% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 2
Median daily rate £305 £535 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.99% +38.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £334 £366
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £713 £410
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 West region.

Miscellaneous Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
872 927 766
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 29.98% 27.65% 24.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 573 588 461
Median daily rate £365 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 50 51
Median hourly rate £26.50 £37.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.33% +78.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.14 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.80 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £19.08 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+17.92% +0.42%

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 24 August 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 24 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
Gloucestershire +13 9 £300 -64.70% 2
Dorset +4 7 £338 -
Wiltshire +9 5 - -
Mainframe
England

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 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 West region with a requirement for Mainframe.

1 21 (41.18%) Finance
2 14 (27.45%) IBM
3 12 (23.53%) SQL
3 12 (23.53%) Oracle
3 12 (23.53%) Migration
3 12 (23.53%) IBM Mainframe
4 11 (21.57%) zOS
5 9 (17.65%) CICS
5 9 (17.65%) Windows
6 8 (15.69%) SAS
6 8 (15.69%) Unisys
6 8 (15.69%) COBOL
6 8 (15.69%) PL/SQL
6 8 (15.69%) Unix
7 7 (13.73%) Service Management
7 7 (13.73%) Unit Testing
7 7 (13.73%) Credit Risk
8 6 (11.76%) DB2
8 6 (11.76%) HP
8 6 (11.76%) Linux
8 6 (11.76%) Teradata
8 6 (11.76%) Retail
8 6 (11.76%) Data Analysis
9 5 (9.80%) Fujitsu
9 5 (9.80%) Banking
9 5 (9.80%) Validation
9 5 (9.80%) Management Information System
9 5 (9.80%) JCL
9 5 (9.80%) zSecure
10 4 (7.84%) ACF2

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 (17.65%) CICS
2 8 (15.69%) SAS
3 2 (3.92%) Confluence
3 2 (3.92%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.92%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.96%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.96%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (5.88%) MS Office
2 2 (3.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (3.92%) Oracle Payables
1 2 (3.92%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (1.96%) BASE24
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.92%) WebEx
2 1 (1.96%) Internet
2 1 (1.96%) NAS
2 1 (1.96%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.76%) DB2
2 2 (3.92%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (3.92%) RDBMS
2 2 (3.92%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.92%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.96%) Base SAS
3 1 (1.96%) Big Data
3 1 (1.96%) NonStop SQL
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.96%) QlikView
3 1 (1.96%) SAS Visual Analytics
3 1 (1.96%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 3 (5.88%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.92%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.92%) JIRA
3 1 (1.96%) JIRA Agile
3 1 (1.96%) PVCS
3 1 (1.96%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.96%) Subversion
3 1 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.96%) TestDirector
3 1 (1.96%) Visual Studio
General
1 21 (41.18%) Finance
2 6 (11.76%) Retail
3 5 (9.80%) Banking
4 3 (5.88%) Marketing
5 1 (1.96%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (39.22%) Analyst
2 11 (21.57%) Developer
3 6 (11.76%) Data Analyst
3 6 (11.76%) Mainframe Developer
3 6 (11.76%) Mainframe Operator
4 5 (9.80%) Mainframe Analyst
4 5 (9.80%) Operations Analyst
4 5 (9.80%) Service Analyst
5 4 (7.84%) COBOL Developer
5 4 (7.84%) Credit Analyst
5 4 (7.84%) DB2 Developer
5 4 (7.84%) Environment Analyst
5 4 (7.84%) z/OS Operator
6 3 (5.88%) Architect
6 3 (5.88%) Credit Risk Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) IBM Mainframe Developer
6 3 (5.88%) Risk Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) Risk Data Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) Technical Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) Technical Services Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.88%) XML
2 2 (3.92%) Middleware
3 1 (1.96%) .NET
3 1 (1.96%) J2EE
3 1 (1.96%) JSON
3 1 (1.96%) REST
3 1 (1.96%) RESTful
3 1 (1.96%) SOAP
3 1 (1.96%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (23.53%) IBM Mainframe
2 7 (13.73%) Credit Risk
3 5 (9.80%) Management Information System
4 3 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.88%) Data Centre
4 3 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (3.92%) Health Informatics
5 2 (3.92%) Informatics
5 2 (3.92%) iPad
6 1 (1.96%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.96%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.96%) iSeries
6 1 (1.96%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.96%) Online Banking
6 1 (1.96%) PKI
6 1 (1.96%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.96%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 11 (21.57%) zOS
2 9 (17.65%) Windows
3 8 (15.69%) Unix
4 6 (11.76%) Linux
5 1 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.96%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (23.53%) Migration
2 7 (13.73%) Service Management
2 7 (13.73%) Unit Testing
3 6 (11.76%) Data Analysis
4 5 (9.80%) Validation
5 4 (7.84%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (5.88%) Data Lineage
6 3 (5.88%) ITIL
7 2 (3.92%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (3.92%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (3.92%) Change Management
7 2 (3.92%) Data Migration
7 2 (3.92%) Performance Analysis
7 2 (3.92%) Resource Management
7 2 (3.92%) Scrum
7 2 (3.92%) Service Delivery
7 2 (3.92%) SOA
7 2 (3.92%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (1.96%) Data Management
8 1 (1.96%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 12 (23.53%) SQL
2 8 (15.69%) COBOL
2 8 (15.69%) PL/SQL
3 5 (9.80%) JCL
4 2 (3.92%) Java
4 2 (3.92%) REXX
5 1 (1.96%) LINC
Qualifications
1 1 (1.96%) Degree
1 1 (1.96%) ISEB
1 1 (1.96%) ISTQB
1 1 (1.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 1 (1.96%) MCSA
1 1 (1.96%) MCSE
1 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.96%) QA
System Software
1 4 (7.84%) ACF2
1 4 (7.84%) RACF
2 3 (5.88%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 3 (5.88%) Time Sharing Option
3 2 (3.92%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.92%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (1.96%) Docker
4 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (1.96%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.96%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (9.80%) zSecure
2 3 (5.88%) CA Endevor
3 2 (3.92%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (3.92%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.96%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 14 (27.45%) IBM
2 12 (23.53%) Oracle
3 8 (15.69%) Unisys
4 6 (11.76%) HP
4 6 (11.76%) Teradata
5 5 (9.80%) Fujitsu
6 4 (7.84%) CA
6 4 (7.84%) ICL
7 3 (5.88%) Microsoft
8 1 (1.96%) BT
8 1 (1.96%) Citrix
8 1 (1.96%) Informatica
8 1 (1.96%) Intel
8 1 (1.96%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.96%) Tableau
8 1 (1.96%) VMware