The table below looks at the prevalence of the term IBM Mainframe in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM Mainframe over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM Mainframe
UK
Rank 575 557 570
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +13
Contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe 18 55 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.040% 0.11% 0.084%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.12% 0.34% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 22 24
Median daily rate £410 £375 £371
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% +1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £320 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £570 £537
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £27.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £27.50 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
14575 16366 15633
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.49% 32.73% 31.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 9302 10380 9770
Median daily rate £438 £425 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £620 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 544 692 654
Median hourly rate £20.50 £21.98 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.71% +23.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £50.99 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-13.95% +22.85%

IBM Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend

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

IBM Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

IBM Mainframe
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe within the UK.

IBM Mainframe Daily Rate Trend in the UK

IBM Mainframe
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IBM Mainframe within the UK over the 3 months to 24 January 2017.

IBM Mainframe Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

IBM Mainframe
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IBM Mainframe within the UK.

IBM Mainframe Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

IBM Mainframe
Top 20 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 24 January 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
England -15 16 £410 +9.33% 1
North East -15 6 £440 +35.90%
Tyne and Wear -20 6 £440 +35.90%
Newcastle upon Tyne -23 6 £440 +35.90%
South East +12 4 - -
Berkshire +17 3 - -
London -1 3 £325 -43.47%
Reading - 3 - -
Scotland +24 2 - -
Edinburgh +20 2 - -
Yorkshire +16 1 £263 -59.61% 1
Leeds +14 1 £263 -59.61% 1
West Yorkshire +14 1 £263 -59.61% 1
Hampshire +7 1 - -
East of England -5 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -
City of London - 1 £325 -
Basildon - 1 - -
Portsmouth - 1 - -
Essex - 1 - -

IBM Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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 with a requirement for IBM Mainframe.

1 67 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 65 (97.01%) IBM
3 37 (55.22%) Unix
4 32 (47.76%) Windows
5 30 (44.78%) Linux
6 28 (41.79%) Solaris
6 28 (41.79%) SQL
6 28 (41.79%) Shell Script
7 27 (40.30%) AIX
8 21 (31.34%) Finance
9 18 (26.87%) SAN
9 18 (26.87%) Java
10 17 (25.37%) Cisco
10 17 (25.37%) NetApp
11 16 (23.88%) Data Centre
12 15 (22.39%) zOS
12 15 (22.39%) Law
13 14 (20.90%) VMware
13 14 (20.90%) EMC
13 14 (20.90%) EMC VNX
13 14 (20.90%) EMC VMAX
13 14 (20.90%) VMware Infrastructure
14 13 (19.40%) COBOL
15 12 (17.91%) CA
15 12 (17.91%) Tivoli
16 11 (16.42%) Project Management
16 11 (16.42%) DB2
16 11 (16.42%) TCP/IP
16 11 (16.42%) Windows Server
17 10 (14.93%) VB

IBM Mainframe
Top Related IT Skills 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 6 (8.96%) CICS
2 3 (4.48%) SAS
2 3 (4.48%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.99%) Confluence
3 2 (2.99%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.49%) CMS
4 1 (1.49%) MQSeries
4 1 (1.49%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (5.97%) MS Office
1 4 (5.97%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (4.48%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.49%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.49%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (7.46%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.49%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (26.87%) SAN
2 11 (16.42%) TCP/IP
3 5 (7.46%) ATM
4 2 (2.99%) WebEx
5 1 (1.49%) Firewall
5 1 (1.49%) LAN
5 1 (1.49%) SMTP
5 1 (1.49%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.42%) DB2
2 4 (5.97%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.49%) Adabas
3 1 (1.49%) Big Data
3 1 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.49%) DataStage
3 1 (1.49%) Easytrieve
3 1 (1.49%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.99%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.99%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.49%) JIRA
2 1 (1.49%) MSTest
General
1 21 (31.34%) Finance
2 15 (22.39%) Law
3 8 (11.94%) Banking
4 5 (7.46%) Retail
4 5 (7.46%) Spanish Language
5 2 (2.99%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.49%) French Language
6 1 (1.49%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (31.34%) Analyst
2 9 (13.43%) Support Engineer
3 7 (10.45%) Product Engineer
3 7 (10.45%) Products Support Engineer
3 7 (10.45%) Technical Analyst
4 6 (8.96%) Developer
5 5 (7.46%) BASE24 Analyst
5 5 (7.46%) Project Manager
5 5 (7.46%) Storage Engineer
6 4 (5.97%) BASE24 Support
6 4 (5.97%) Business Analyst
6 4 (5.97%) Cisco Engineer
6 4 (5.97%) COBOL Developer
6 4 (5.97%) Consultant
6 4 (5.97%) Mainframe Support
6 4 (5.97%) Support Analyst
6 4 (5.97%) Team Leader
6 4 (5.97%) Technical Support
6 4 (5.97%) Technical Support Analyst
7 3 (4.48%) Environment Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.96%) J2EE
2 3 (4.48%) XML
3 1 (1.49%) Ajax
3 1 (1.49%) Flash
3 1 (1.49%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 67 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 16 (23.88%) Data Centre
3 14 (20.90%) EMC VMAX
3 14 (20.90%) EMC VNX
4 6 (8.96%) Management Information System
5 5 (7.46%) EMV
5 5 (7.46%) Tandem
6 3 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (4.48%) AS400
6 3 (4.48%) SWIFT
7 2 (2.99%) Credit Risk
7 2 (2.99%) Data Extraction
7 2 (2.99%) Mobile App
7 2 (2.99%) Replication
8 1 (1.49%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.49%) iPad
8 1 (1.49%) Mathematics
8 1 (1.49%) PDA
8 1 (1.49%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 37 (55.22%) Unix
2 32 (47.76%) Windows
3 30 (44.78%) Linux
4 28 (41.79%) Solaris
5 27 (40.30%) AIX
6 15 (22.39%) zOS
7 11 (16.42%) Windows Server
8 2 (2.99%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.49%) MVS
9 1 (1.49%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.49%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (16.42%) Project Management
2 7 (10.45%) Migration
3 6 (8.96%) Change Management
4 5 (7.46%) Change Control
4 5 (7.46%) Coaching
4 5 (7.46%) Incident Management
4 5 (7.46%) Problem Management
4 5 (7.46%) Quality Management
4 5 (7.46%) Supplier Management
5 4 (5.97%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (4.48%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (4.48%) Business Analysis
6 3 (4.48%) Business Continuity
7 2 (2.99%) Credit Risk Management
7 2 (2.99%) Data Analysis
7 2 (2.99%) Data Architecture
7 2 (2.99%) Programme Management
7 2 (2.99%) Regulatory Compliance
7 2 (2.99%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (2.99%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (41.79%) Shell Script
1 28 (41.79%) SQL
2 18 (26.87%) Java
3 13 (19.40%) COBOL
4 10 (14.93%) Perl
4 10 (14.93%) VB
5 9 (13.43%) JCL
6 5 (7.46%) REXX
7 3 (4.48%) C
8 1 (1.49%) CLIST
8 1 (1.49%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.49%) NATURAL
8 1 (1.49%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.49%) Python
8 1 (1.49%) R
8 1 (1.49%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (7.46%) SC Cleared
1 5 (7.46%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.48%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.49%) QA
System Software
1 14 (20.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (13.43%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 3 (4.48%) RACF
4 1 (1.49%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 12 (17.91%) Tivoli
2 10 (14.93%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 9 (13.43%) Control-M
4 4 (5.97%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (2.99%) CA Endevor
5 2 (2.99%) OMEGAMON
6 1 (1.49%) SnapMirror
Vendors
1 65 (97.01%) IBM
2 17 (25.37%) Cisco
2 17 (25.37%) NetApp
3 14 (20.90%) EMC
3 14 (20.90%) VMware
4 12 (17.91%) CA
5 9 (13.43%) Oracle
6 3 (4.48%) BMC
6 3 (4.48%) HP
7 1 (1.49%) Compuware
7 1 (1.49%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.49%) RapidMiner
7 1 (1.49%) Software AG
7 1 (1.49%) Teradata
Leeds, West Yorkshire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £450 per hour
Posted: 7 hours ago