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 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Mainframe
Rank 594 611 529
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -82
Contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe 49 35 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.091% 0.061% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.27% 0.19% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 15 37
Median daily rate £367 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.24% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £281 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £455 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £332 £385 £400
% change year-on-year
-13.72% -3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £28.50 £37.50 £29.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% +28.20%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £37.50 £29.25
% change year-on-year
-24.00% +28.20%

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
18103 18393 17223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.45% 32.30% 32.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 11668 11542 10428
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £612 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 630 722 689
Median hourly rate £21.00 £18.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.51% -7.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £47.35 £44.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.36 £18.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+18.63% -12.19%

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 July 2016.

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 30 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 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
England 0 38 £364 -7.46% 5
North East -34 11 £255 +13.33%
Tyne and Wear -37 11 £255 +13.33%
Newcastle upon Tyne -41 11 £255 +13.33%
South East -1 7 £450 +17.64%
Scotland 0 6 £520 +38.66%
Buckinghamshire +15 5 - -
North West -5 5 £438 +2.94% 1
East Midlands +5 4 £300 +15.38%
South West +2 4 £370 -35.65% 2
London -1 3 £500 +17.64% 2
Manchester -10 3 £550 +29.41% 1
Wellingborough - 3 £300 -
Northamptonshire - 3 £300 -
Midlands -4 2 - -
Edinburgh -13 2 £520 +38.66%
Hertfordshire - 2 £373 -
East of England - 2 £373 -
Hitchin - 2 £373 -
Milton Keynes +8 1 - -
Leicestershire +4 1 £364 +40.13%
Leicester -4 1 £364 +40.13%
Erskine - 1 - -
Burgess Hill - 1 £450 -
Chester - 1 £375 -
Bournemouth - 1 £370 -
Blackburn - 1 £300 -
Dorset - 1 £370 -
Berkshire - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 £450 -

IBM Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 2016, 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.

1 111 (100.00%) IBM
1 111 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 38 (34.23%) DB2
3 37 (33.33%) Finance
4 35 (31.53%) zOS
5 29 (26.13%) CICS
5 29 (26.13%) COBOL
6 27 (24.32%) Unix
7 26 (23.42%) Java
7 26 (23.42%) JCL
8 25 (22.52%) SQL
9 22 (19.82%) Oracle
10 21 (18.92%) Windows
10 21 (18.92%) TCP/IP
10 21 (18.92%) HP
10 21 (18.92%) CA
11 18 (16.22%) AIX
12 17 (15.32%) Security Cleared
13 16 (14.41%) Banking
13 16 (14.41%) Linux
14 15 (13.51%) Control-M
14 15 (13.51%) Tivoli
14 15 (13.51%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 15 (13.51%) SC Cleared
14 15 (13.51%) ServiceNow
15 14 (12.61%) WebSphere
15 14 (12.61%) Project Management
15 14 (12.61%) REXX
15 14 (12.61%) ITIL
16 13 (11.71%) Solaris

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 29 (26.13%) CICS
2 14 (12.61%) WebSphere
3 8 (7.21%) JBoss
3 8 (7.21%) WebLogic
4 5 (4.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (3.60%) MQSeries
6 3 (2.70%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.90%) Apache
7 1 (0.90%) AquaLogic
7 1 (0.90%) Drupal
7 1 (0.90%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.90%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (0.90%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (0.90%) Tuxedo
7 1 (0.90%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (0.90%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (2.70%) MS Office
2 2 (1.80%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.80%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.90%) BASE24
1 1 (0.90%) OpenText MBPM
1 1 (0.90%) SAP CRM
1 1 (0.90%) SAP hybris
1 1 (0.90%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.90%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (18.92%) TCP/IP
2 13 (11.71%) Firewall
2 13 (11.71%) FTP
3 3 (2.70%) SAN
4 2 (1.80%) DHCP
4 2 (1.80%) Intranet
5 1 (0.90%) ATM
5 1 (0.90%) BIG-IP
5 1 (0.90%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (0.90%) HTTP
5 1 (0.90%) Internet
5 1 (0.90%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.90%) LDAP
5 1 (0.90%) NAS
5 1 (0.90%) RTP
5 1 (0.90%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (34.23%) DB2
2 5 (4.50%) Oracle BI EE
2 5 (4.50%) Oracle ODI
3 2 (1.80%) GIS
3 2 (1.80%) OLTP
3 2 (1.80%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.90%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.90%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.90%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.90%) SAP Data Services
4 1 (0.90%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (6.31%) ClearCase
1 7 (6.31%) Subversion
2 2 (1.80%) PVCS
2 2 (1.80%) SoapUI
2 2 (1.80%) TestDirector
3 1 (0.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.90%) Build Forge
3 1 (0.90%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.90%) JIRA
3 1 (0.90%) JUnit
3 1 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 37 (33.33%) Finance
2 16 (14.41%) Banking
3 6 (5.41%) Spanish Language
4 5 (4.50%) Billing
5 4 (3.60%) Retail
6 3 (2.70%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.80%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.90%) Back Office
8 1 (0.90%) Law
8 1 (0.90%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (16.22%) Architect
2 16 (14.41%) Analyst
2 16 (14.41%) Developer
3 11 (9.91%) Mainframe Developer
4 7 (6.31%) Mainframe Analyst
4 7 (6.31%) Solutions Architect
5 6 (5.41%) IBM Mainframe Developer
5 6 (5.41%) Mainframe Architect
5 6 (5.41%) Support Engineer
6 5 (4.50%) Consultant
6 5 (4.50%) Mainframe Operator
6 5 (4.50%) Mainframe Support
7 4 (3.60%) Mainframe Specialist
7 4 (3.60%) Test Analyst
8 3 (2.70%) Administrator
8 3 (2.70%) Computer Operator
8 3 (2.70%) DB2 Developer
8 3 (2.70%) Designer
8 3 (2.70%) Project Manager
8 3 (2.70%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (11.71%) ISPF
2 10 (9.01%) J2EE
2 10 (9.01%) XML
3 9 (8.11%) JMS
3 9 (8.11%) Web Services
4 8 (7.21%) JSP
4 8 (7.21%) Middleware
5 7 (6.31%) .NET
5 7 (6.31%) EJB
5 7 (6.31%) Hibernate
5 7 (6.31%) Servlets
5 7 (6.31%) Struts
5 7 (6.31%) WSDL
5 7 (6.31%) XSD
6 5 (4.50%) WebSphere MQ
7 4 (3.60%) SOAP
8 2 (1.80%) Oracle Fusion
9 1 (0.90%) OAuth
9 1 (0.90%) RESTful
9 1 (0.90%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 111 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 12 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (7.21%) AS400
4 7 (6.31%) PMI
5 6 (5.41%) Data Centre
6 5 (4.50%) Computer Science
7 4 (3.60%) Smart Meter
8 3 (2.70%) iPad
8 3 (2.70%) Management Information System
8 3 (2.70%) Tandem
9 2 (1.80%) Cryptography
9 2 (1.80%) iSeries
9 2 (1.80%) VSAM
10 1 (0.90%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.90%) Data Integration
10 1 (0.90%) DataPower
10 1 (0.90%) EMV
10 1 (0.90%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.90%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.90%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 35 (31.53%) zOS
2 27 (24.32%) Unix
3 21 (18.92%) Windows
4 18 (16.22%) AIX
5 16 (14.41%) Linux
6 13 (11.71%) Solaris
7 12 (10.81%) MVS
8 11 (9.91%) Windows Server
9 4 (3.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.80%) HPUX
11 1 (0.90%) OS/390
11 1 (0.90%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (12.61%) ITIL
1 14 (12.61%) Project Management
2 12 (10.81%) Change Management
2 12 (10.81%) Migration
2 12 (10.81%) Service Delivery
3 10 (9.01%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (8.11%) Waterfall
5 8 (7.21%) Incident Management
5 8 (7.21%) PRINCE
5 8 (7.21%) PRINCE2
5 8 (7.21%) SDLC
5 8 (7.21%) Service Management
5 8 (7.21%) SOA
5 8 (7.21%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (6.31%) Agile Project Management
6 7 (6.31%) CMMI
6 7 (6.31%) RUP
7 6 (5.41%) Automated Testing
7 6 (5.41%) Problem Management
7 6 (5.41%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 29 (26.13%) COBOL
2 26 (23.42%) Java
2 26 (23.42%) JCL
3 25 (22.52%) SQL
4 14 (12.61%) REXX
5 10 (9.01%) Perl
6 9 (8.11%) Shell Script
6 9 (8.11%) VB
7 8 (7.21%) JavaScript
8 7 (6.31%) Assembly Language
9 3 (2.70%) C
10 1 (0.90%) C++
10 1 (0.90%) Ruby
10 1 (0.90%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (15.32%) Security Cleared
2 15 (13.51%) SC Cleared
3 7 (6.31%) BPSS Clearance
3 7 (6.31%) PMI Certification
4 5 (4.50%) Degree
4 5 (4.50%) Sun Certification
5 2 (1.80%) AAT
6 1 (0.90%) CISSP
6 1 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.50%) SLA
2 2 (1.80%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.90%) ISO27002
3 1 (0.90%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (13.51%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 13 (11.71%) Time Sharing Option
3 6 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (4.50%) Active Directory
4 5 (4.50%) vSphere
5 4 (3.60%) Job Entry Subsystem
6 3 (2.70%) RACF
7 1 (0.90%) ACF2
7 1 (0.90%) Firmware
7 1 (0.90%) Xen
Systems Management
1 15 (13.51%) Control-M
1 15 (13.51%) Tivoli
2 3 (2.70%) CA Endevor
2 3 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.80%) Tivoli NetView
3 2 (1.80%) Unicenter
4 1 (0.90%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.90%) OMEGAMON
4 1 (0.90%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (0.90%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 1 (0.90%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 1 (0.90%) zSecure
Vendors
1 111 (100.00%) IBM
2 22 (19.82%) Oracle
3 21 (18.92%) CA
3 21 (18.92%) HP
4 15 (13.51%) ServiceNow
5 10 (9.01%) Microsoft
6 8 (7.21%) Citrix
7 7 (6.31%) BMC
7 7 (6.31%) Chordiant
7 7 (6.31%) VMware
8 6 (5.41%) Sun
9 4 (3.60%) Fujitsu
9 4 (3.60%) SAP
10 3 (2.70%) ICL
10 3 (2.70%) Remedy
10 3 (2.70%) Unisys
11 2 (1.80%) EMC
11 2 (1.80%) F5
11 2 (1.80%) Intel
11 2 (1.80%) TIBCO
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