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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Mainframe
Rank 578 596 595
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -1
Contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe 36 53 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.073% 0.096% 0.094%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.22% 0.29% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 22 33
Median daily rate £394 £426 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.62% +0.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £273 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £575 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £345 £425
% change year-on-year
+15.94% -18.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £27.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £27.00 -

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
16124 18312 17926
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.53% 33.30% 31.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 10444 11516 11374
Median daily rate £433 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.76% +3.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £620 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
-0.64% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 575 785 743
Median hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.35 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.12 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.94 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.87% +14.70%

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 10 December 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 22 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 10 December 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 +3 36 £394 -7.62%
South East +29 18 - -
Berkshire +23 17 - -
Reading - 17 - -
North East -25 10 £410 +27.13%
Tyne and Wear -30 10 £410 +27.13%
Newcastle upon Tyne -31 10 £410 +27.13%
Yorkshire +24 2 £263 -59.61%
East of England 0 2 £150 -28.57%
London 0 2 £325 -27.77%
West Yorkshire +21 1 £263 -59.61%
Leeds +19 1 £263 -59.61%
Buckinghamshire +17 1 - -
Milton Keynes +11 1 - -
Essex +3 1 - -
City of London -12 1 £325 -23.97%
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Basildon - 1 - -
Rickmansworth - 1 £150 -
Sheffield - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 £150 -

IBM Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 77 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 75 (97.40%) IBM
3 40 (51.95%) Unix
4 34 (44.16%) Windows
5 33 (42.86%) Linux
6 30 (38.96%) Solaris
6 30 (38.96%) Shell Script
7 29 (37.66%) AIX
8 28 (36.36%) SQL
9 26 (33.77%) Finance
10 22 (28.57%) zOS
11 20 (25.97%) Java
12 18 (23.38%) SAN
13 17 (22.08%) Cisco
13 17 (22.08%) NetApp
14 16 (20.78%) DB2
14 16 (20.78%) Data Centre
15 15 (19.48%) CA
15 15 (19.48%) Law
16 14 (18.18%) VMware
16 14 (18.18%) Project Management
16 14 (18.18%) EMC
16 14 (18.18%) Tivoli
16 14 (18.18%) TCP/IP
16 14 (18.18%) EMC VNX
16 14 (18.18%) EMC VMAX
16 14 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
17 13 (16.88%) Windows Server
17 13 (16.88%) COBOL
18 12 (15.58%) 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 10 (12.99%) CICS
2 3 (3.90%) MQSeries
2 3 (3.90%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.60%) Confluence
3 2 (2.60%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.30%) CMS
4 1 (1.30%) Drupal
4 1 (1.30%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (5.19%) MS Office
1 4 (5.19%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (3.90%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.30%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.30%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (7.79%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.30%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (23.38%) SAN
2 14 (18.18%) TCP/IP
3 6 (7.79%) ATM
4 2 (2.60%) Firewall
4 2 (2.60%) WebEx
5 1 (1.30%) FTP
5 1 (1.30%) LAN
5 1 (1.30%) SMTP
5 1 (1.30%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (20.78%) DB2
2 4 (5.19%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.30%) Adabas
3 1 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.30%) DataStage
3 1 (1.30%) Easytrieve
3 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (3.90%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.60%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.30%) JIRA
3 1 (1.30%) MSTest
General
1 26 (33.77%) Finance
2 15 (19.48%) Law
3 7 (9.09%) Banking
4 6 (7.79%) Retail
5 5 (6.49%) Spanish Language
6 1 (1.30%) French Language
6 1 (1.30%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.30%) Marketing
6 1 (1.30%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (29.87%) Analyst
2 9 (11.69%) Support Engineer
3 8 (10.39%) Technical Analyst
4 7 (9.09%) Product Engineer
4 7 (9.09%) Products Support Engineer
5 6 (7.79%) Developer
5 6 (7.79%) Project Manager
6 5 (6.49%) BASE24 Analyst
6 5 (6.49%) Storage Engineer
6 5 (6.49%) Support Analyst
6 5 (6.49%) Technical Support
6 5 (6.49%) Technical Support Analyst
7 4 (5.19%) Architect
7 4 (5.19%) BASE24 Support
7 4 (5.19%) Cisco Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) Consultant
7 4 (5.19%) Mainframe Support
7 4 (5.19%) Team Leader
8 3 (3.90%) IT Manager
8 3 (3.90%) Storage Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.09%) J2EE
2 3 (3.90%) XML
3 2 (2.60%) ISPF
4 1 (1.30%) Ajax
4 1 (1.30%) Flash
4 1 (1.30%) JSON
4 1 (1.30%) OAuth
4 1 (1.30%) OAuth2
4 1 (1.30%) OpenID
4 1 (1.30%) RESTful
4 1 (1.30%) SAML
4 1 (1.30%) SOAP
4 1 (1.30%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 77 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 16 (20.78%) Data Centre
3 14 (18.18%) EMC VMAX
3 14 (18.18%) EMC VNX
4 7 (9.09%) Management Information System
5 6 (7.79%) EMV
5 6 (7.79%) Tandem
6 3 (3.90%) AS400
6 3 (3.90%) SWIFT
7 2 (2.60%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.60%) Mobile App
7 2 (2.60%) Replication
8 1 (1.30%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.30%) DataPower
8 1 (1.30%) iPad
8 1 (1.30%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 40 (51.95%) Unix
2 34 (44.16%) Windows
3 33 (42.86%) Linux
4 30 (38.96%) Solaris
5 29 (37.66%) AIX
6 22 (28.57%) zOS
7 13 (16.88%) Windows Server
8 2 (2.60%) MVS
8 2 (2.60%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.30%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.30%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (18.18%) Project Management
2 7 (9.09%) Incident Management
3 6 (7.79%) Change Management
3 6 (7.79%) Coaching
3 6 (7.79%) Migration
3 6 (7.79%) Supplier Management
4 5 (6.49%) Change Control
4 5 (6.49%) Problem Management
4 5 (6.49%) Quality Management
5 4 (5.19%) Business Continuity
6 3 (3.90%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (3.90%) ITIL
6 3 (3.90%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (3.90%) Validation
7 2 (2.60%) Data Analysis
7 2 (2.60%) Data Modelling
7 2 (2.60%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (2.60%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (2.60%) Mentoring
8 1 (1.30%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 30 (38.96%) Shell Script
2 28 (36.36%) SQL
3 20 (25.97%) Java
4 13 (16.88%) COBOL
5 12 (15.58%) Perl
5 12 (15.58%) VB
6 8 (10.39%) JCL
7 6 (7.79%) REXX
8 3 (3.90%) C
9 1 (1.30%) CLIST
9 1 (1.30%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.30%) NATURAL
9 1 (1.30%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (10.39%) SC Cleared
1 8 (10.39%) Security Cleared
2 5 (6.49%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.30%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.30%) QA
System Software
1 14 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (14.29%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 4 (5.19%) RACF
4 3 (3.90%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 14 (18.18%) Tivoli
2 10 (12.99%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 9 (11.69%) Control-M
4 4 (5.19%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (3.90%) OMEGAMON
6 2 (2.60%) CA Endevor
7 1 (1.30%) SnapMirror
Vendors
1 75 (97.40%) IBM
2 17 (22.08%) Cisco
2 17 (22.08%) NetApp
3 15 (19.48%) CA
4 14 (18.18%) EMC
4 14 (18.18%) VMware
5 9 (11.69%) Oracle
6 6 (7.79%) HP
7 3 (3.90%) BMC
7 3 (3.90%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.30%) Compuware
8 1 (1.30%) Microsoft
8 1 (1.30%) SAP
8 1 (1.30%) Software AG
8 1 (1.30%) Teradata