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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Mainframe
Rank 604 605 564
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -41
Contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe 44 55 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.082% 0.095% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.25% 0.29% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 34 43
Median daily rate £363 £443 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.07% +4.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £265 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £550 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
-23.52% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £37.50 -

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
17780 19182 18392
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.28% 33.01% 32.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 11513 11998 11144
Median daily rate £425 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 644 816 800
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £18.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.72 £11.88 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £44.50 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.52 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+13.39% +5.82%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 +9 41 £363 -15.20% 1
South East +30 20 - - 1
Buckinghamshire +36 14 - -
Milton Keynes +18 7 - -
North West +2 7 £310 -28.73%
Manchester -18 6 - -
Reading - 5 - -
Berkshire - 5 - -
London -14 4 £475 -13.63%
South West +13 3 £338 -21.05%
Dorset - 3 £338 -
Bournemouth - 3 £338 -
East of England -1 2 £263 +7.14%
East Midlands -2 2 - -
Hertfordshire - 2 £263 -
Leicester - 2 - -
Leicestershire - 2 - -
Edinburgh +12 1 - -
Scotland +7 1 - -
North East -25 1 - -
Tyne and Wear -36 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne -39 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 £310 -
Surrey - 1 - - 1
Sheffield - 1 - -
Woking - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Rickmansworth - 1 £150 -
Blackburn - 1 £310 -

IBM Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 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.

1 109 (100.00%) IBM
1 109 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 38 (34.86%) Unix
3 36 (33.03%) zOS
4 34 (31.19%) Finance
5 31 (28.44%) SQL
6 29 (26.61%) DB2
7 26 (23.85%) Windows
8 25 (22.94%) JCL
9 24 (22.02%) CICS
10 23 (21.10%) HP
10 23 (21.10%) AIX
10 23 (21.10%) COBOL
10 23 (21.10%) Java
10 23 (21.10%) CA
11 22 (20.18%) Linux
11 22 (20.18%) TCP/IP
12 19 (17.43%) Security Cleared
13 18 (16.51%) Solaris
13 18 (16.51%) Oracle
13 18 (16.51%) REXX
13 18 (16.51%) Project Management
14 17 (15.60%) SC Cleared
15 16 (14.68%) Tivoli
16 15 (13.76%) ServiceNow
17 14 (12.84%) Shell Script
17 14 (12.84%) ITIL
18 13 (11.93%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
18 13 (11.93%) Migration
18 13 (11.93%) Change Management

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 24 (22.02%) CICS
2 5 (4.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (3.67%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.75%) MQSeries
5 2 (1.83%) Confluence
5 2 (1.83%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.83%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.92%) Apache
6 1 (0.92%) AquaLogic
6 1 (0.92%) Drupal
6 1 (0.92%) JBoss
6 1 (0.92%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (0.92%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (0.92%) Tuxedo
6 1 (0.92%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.92%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (0.92%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (5.50%) MS Office
2 4 (3.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.75%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.92%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (5.50%) BASE24
2 1 (0.92%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (20.18%) TCP/IP
2 13 (11.93%) Firewall
3 11 (10.09%) FTP
4 8 (7.34%) SAN
5 6 (5.50%) ATM
6 2 (1.83%) DHCP
6 2 (1.83%) WebEx
7 1 (0.92%) BIG-IP
7 1 (0.92%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (0.92%) Intranet
7 1 (0.92%) LAN
7 1 (0.92%) LDAP
7 1 (0.92%) SMTP
7 1 (0.92%) SSL
7 1 (0.92%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (26.61%) DB2
2 5 (4.59%) Oracle BI EE
2 5 (4.59%) Oracle ODI
3 2 (1.83%) OLTP
3 2 (1.83%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.83%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.92%) Adabas
4 1 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.92%) Easytrieve
4 1 (0.92%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.92%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.92%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (2.75%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.83%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.83%) PVCS
2 2 (1.83%) SoapUI
2 2 (1.83%) TestDirector
3 1 (0.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.92%) Build Forge
3 1 (0.92%) JUnit
General
1 34 (31.19%) Finance
2 11 (10.09%) Banking
3 8 (7.34%) Retail
4 5 (4.59%) Law
4 5 (4.59%) Spanish Language
5 4 (3.67%) Billing
6 2 (1.83%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.92%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (24.77%) Analyst
2 13 (11.93%) Architect
3 11 (10.09%) Developer
4 8 (7.34%) Mainframe Analyst
4 8 (7.34%) Solutions Architect
5 7 (6.42%) Mainframe Architect
5 7 (6.42%) Technical Analyst
6 6 (5.50%) Mainframe Support
6 6 (5.50%) Project Manager
6 6 (5.50%) Support Engineer
7 5 (4.59%) Mainframe Developer
7 5 (4.59%) Support Analyst
7 5 (4.59%) Technical Support
7 5 (4.59%) Technical Support Analyst
8 4 (3.67%) IBM Mainframe Developer
8 4 (3.67%) Test Analyst
9 3 (2.75%) Consultant
9 3 (2.75%) IT Manager
9 3 (2.75%) Mainframe Specialist
9 3 (2.75%) Mainframe Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (11.93%) ISPF
2 8 (7.34%) J2EE
3 7 (6.42%) .NET
4 6 (5.50%) Middleware
5 4 (3.67%) XML
6 3 (2.75%) SOAP
7 1 (0.92%) Flash
7 1 (0.92%) IBM Integration Bus
7 1 (0.92%) JDBC
7 1 (0.92%) JMS
7 1 (0.92%) JNDI
7 1 (0.92%) jQuery
7 1 (0.92%) JSP
7 1 (0.92%) OAuth
7 1 (0.92%) OpenID
7 1 (0.92%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.92%) RESTful
7 1 (0.92%) SAML
7 1 (0.92%) Swagger
7 1 (0.92%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 109 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 11 (10.09%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (10.09%) Data Centre
3 9 (8.26%) AS400
4 7 (6.42%) Management Information System
5 6 (5.50%) EMV
5 6 (5.50%) Tandem
6 4 (3.67%) Computer Science
6 4 (3.67%) iPad
6 4 (3.67%) Smart Meter
7 3 (2.75%) SWIFT
8 2 (1.83%) EMC VMAX
8 2 (1.83%) EMC VNX
9 1 (0.92%) DataPower
9 1 (0.92%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 38 (34.86%) Unix
2 36 (33.03%) zOS
3 26 (23.85%) Windows
4 23 (21.10%) AIX
5 22 (20.18%) Linux
6 18 (16.51%) Solaris
7 12 (11.01%) MVS
7 12 (11.01%) Windows Server
8 3 (2.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.83%) HPUX
10 1 (0.92%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (16.51%) Project Management
2 14 (12.84%) ITIL
3 13 (11.93%) Change Management
3 13 (11.93%) Migration
4 11 (10.09%) Service Delivery
5 8 (7.34%) Incident Management
6 7 (6.42%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (5.50%) Coaching
7 6 (5.50%) Problem Management
7 6 (5.50%) SOA
7 6 (5.50%) Supplier Management
8 5 (4.59%) Data Management
8 5 (4.59%) TOGAF
9 4 (3.67%) Business Continuity
9 4 (3.67%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
9 4 (3.67%) Mentoring
10 3 (2.75%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (2.75%) Data Architecture
10 3 (2.75%) High Availability
10 3 (2.75%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 31 (28.44%) SQL
2 25 (22.94%) JCL
3 23 (21.10%) COBOL
3 23 (21.10%) Java
4 18 (16.51%) REXX
5 14 (12.84%) Shell Script
6 10 (9.17%) Perl
7 9 (8.26%) VB
8 4 (3.67%) C
9 1 (0.92%) C++
9 1 (0.92%) CLIST
9 1 (0.92%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.92%) NATURAL
9 1 (0.92%) Ruby
9 1 (0.92%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (17.43%) Security Cleared
2 17 (15.60%) SC Cleared
3 7 (6.42%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (3.67%) Degree
5 2 (1.83%) AAT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.59%) SLA
2 2 (1.83%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 13 (11.93%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 11 (10.09%) Time Sharing Option
3 7 (6.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (5.50%) RACF
5 5 (4.59%) vSphere
6 4 (3.67%) Active Directory
7 2 (1.83%) Job Entry Subsystem
8 1 (0.92%) ACF2
8 1 (0.92%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 16 (14.68%) Tivoli
2 11 (10.09%) Control-M
3 3 (2.75%) CA Endevor
3 3 (2.75%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (2.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (1.83%) Tivoli NetView
4 2 (1.83%) Unicenter
5 1 (0.92%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.92%) OMEGAMON
5 1 (0.92%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.92%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.92%) SnapMirror
5 1 (0.92%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 1 (0.92%) zSecure
Vendors
1 109 (100.00%) IBM
2 23 (21.10%) CA
2 23 (21.10%) HP
3 18 (16.51%) Oracle
4 15 (13.76%) ServiceNow
5 10 (9.17%) Microsoft
6 8 (7.34%) BMC
7 7 (6.42%) Citrix
7 7 (6.42%) VMware
8 5 (4.59%) Cisco
8 5 (4.59%) NetApp
9 4 (3.67%) EMC
9 4 (3.67%) Fujitsu
10 3 (2.75%) ICL
10 3 (2.75%) SAP
10 3 (2.75%) Unisys
11 2 (1.83%) F5
11 2 (1.83%) Intel
12 1 (0.92%) Axway
12 1 (0.92%) Sun