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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Mainframe
Rank 588 589 560
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -29
Contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe 65 51 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.091% 0.10%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.36% 0.29% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 32 23
Median daily rate £366 £450 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.61% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £550 £474
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £450 £350
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £19.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 - -

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
18146 17700 17472
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.67% 31.73% 32.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 11799 10713 10680
Median daily rate £425 £420 £404
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +4.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 595 702 758
Median hourly rate £22.00 £18.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.91% -11.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £11.93 £11.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £18.90 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -7.80%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 -16 57 £375 -16.66% 5
North West -20 15 £425 -5.55% 1
North East - 13 £300 - 1
South East -9 12 £450 +17.26% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 11 £268 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 11 £268 - 1
Buckinghamshire +15 10 £375 -7.69%
Cheshire -5 10 £425 -
Milton Keynes +8 9 £375 -7.69%
Knutsford -3 7 £425 -
Scotland -14 7 - -
Wiltshire +8 6 £275 -
South West -1 6 £275 -30.37% 1
London +2 5 £219 -61.91%
Swindon - 5 £400 -
East Midlands - 4 £300 -
Lancashire +5 3 £325 +14.03% 1
Yorkshire +3 2 £378 -
West Yorkshire +2 2 £378 -
Manchester -22 2 £538 +19.44%
Northamptonshire - 2 £300 -
Leicestershire - 2 - -
West Sussex - 2 £525 -
Wellingborough - 2 £300 -
Preston - 2 £329 -
Leicester - 2 - -
Leeds - 2 £378 -
Edinburgh -11 1 - -
Renfrewshire - 1 - -
Lytham St Annes - 1 £325 -

IBM Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 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.

1 122 (100.00%) IBM
1 122 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 51 (41.80%) DB2
3 48 (39.34%) Finance
4 46 (37.70%) COBOL
5 40 (32.79%) CICS
6 36 (29.51%) Banking
7 33 (27.05%) JCL
8 31 (25.41%) zOS
9 30 (24.59%) Java
10 28 (22.95%) Unix
10 28 (22.95%) WebSphere
11 26 (21.31%) AS400
12 24 (19.67%) Linux
13 23 (18.85%) SQL
13 23 (18.85%) Oracle
13 23 (18.85%) MVS
14 22 (18.03%) Windows
15 20 (16.39%) CA
15 20 (16.39%) ISPF
16 19 (15.57%) Agile Software Development
16 19 (15.57%) J2EE
17 18 (14.75%) ITIL
18 16 (13.11%) Microsoft
19 15 (12.30%) SQL Server
19 15 (12.30%) Control-M
19 15 (12.30%) Problem Management
20 14 (11.48%) Security Cleared
20 14 (11.48%) REXX
20 14 (11.48%) Firewall

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 40 (32.79%) CICS
2 28 (22.95%) WebSphere
3 8 (6.56%) JBoss
3 8 (6.56%) WebLogic
4 6 (4.92%) Apache
4 6 (4.92%) IIS
5 5 (4.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (2.46%) MQSeries
7 2 (1.64%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.82%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.82%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.82%) SAS
8 1 (0.82%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.82%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (7.38%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.64%) MS Office
3 1 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.82%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (6.56%) assyst
2 5 (4.10%) BASE24
3 1 (0.82%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.82%) SAP hybris
3 1 (0.82%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (11.48%) Firewall
2 13 (10.66%) FTP
2 13 (10.66%) TCP/IP
3 7 (5.74%) Intrusion Detection
4 6 (4.92%) SSL
4 6 (4.92%) WinSCP
5 5 (4.10%) ATM
6 3 (2.46%) Intranet
7 2 (1.64%) Internet
7 2 (1.64%) SAN
8 1 (0.82%) BIG-IP
8 1 (0.82%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (0.82%) HTTP
8 1 (0.82%) NAS
8 1 (0.82%) RTP
8 1 (0.82%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (41.80%) DB2
2 15 (12.30%) SQL Server
3 6 (4.92%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
3 6 (4.92%) Easytrieve
3 6 (4.92%) MS Access
3 6 (4.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (4.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (4.10%) Oracle BI EE
4 5 (4.10%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (1.64%) GIS
5 2 (1.64%) OLTP
6 1 (0.82%) Adabas
6 1 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.82%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (0.82%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.82%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.82%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.82%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 7 (5.74%) ClearCase
1 7 (5.74%) Subversion
2 6 (4.92%) Eclipse
2 6 (4.92%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.82%) FishEye
3 1 (0.82%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.82%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.82%) JIRA
3 1 (0.82%) JUnit
3 1 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 48 (39.34%) Finance
2 36 (29.51%) Banking
3 7 (5.74%) Investment Banking
4 6 (4.92%) Spanish Language
5 5 (4.10%) Billing
6 4 (3.28%) Retail
7 2 (1.64%) Legal
7 2 (1.64%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.82%) Back Office
8 1 (0.82%) Law
8 1 (0.82%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.82%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 26 (21.31%) Analyst
2 19 (15.57%) Developer
3 18 (14.75%) Architect
4 9 (7.38%) Mainframe Developer
5 7 (5.74%) Mainframe Analyst
6 6 (4.92%) Applications Developer
6 6 (4.92%) Consultant
6 6 (4.92%) Mainframe Architect
6 6 (4.92%) Microsoft Developer
6 6 (4.92%) Solutions Architect
6 6 (4.92%) Technical Analyst
7 5 (4.10%) Mainframe Support
7 5 (4.10%) Security Analyst
7 5 (4.10%) Support Analyst
7 5 (4.10%) Support Engineer
7 5 (4.10%) Technical Support
7 5 (4.10%) Technical Support Analyst
8 4 (3.28%) COBOL Developer
8 4 (3.28%) DB2 Developer
8 4 (3.28%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (16.39%) ISPF
2 19 (15.57%) J2EE
3 12 (9.84%) .NET
4 9 (7.38%) JMS
4 9 (7.38%) Web Services
5 8 (6.56%) JSP
5 8 (6.56%) Middleware
5 8 (6.56%) XML
6 7 (5.74%) EJB
6 7 (5.74%) Hibernate
6 7 (5.74%) Servlets
6 7 (5.74%) Struts
6 7 (5.74%) WebSphere MQ
6 7 (5.74%) WSDL
6 7 (5.74%) XSD
7 6 (4.92%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.82%) JDBC
8 1 (0.82%) JNDI
8 1 (0.82%) jQuery
8 1 (0.82%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 122 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 26 (21.31%) AS400
3 14 (11.48%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (7.38%) VSAM
5 8 (6.56%) Data Centre
6 7 (5.74%) PMI
6 7 (5.74%) Tandem
7 6 (4.92%) Security Operations Centre
8 5 (4.10%) EMV
9 4 (3.28%) Management Information System
9 4 (3.28%) Smart Meter
10 2 (1.64%) Cryptography
10 2 (1.64%) PKI
11 1 (0.82%) Computer Science
11 1 (0.82%) Data Integration
11 1 (0.82%) Enterprise Storage
11 1 (0.82%) iPad
11 1 (0.82%) iSeries
11 1 (0.82%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.82%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 31 (25.41%) zOS
2 28 (22.95%) Unix
3 24 (19.67%) Linux
4 23 (18.85%) MVS
5 22 (18.03%) Windows
6 13 (10.66%) AIX
7 8 (6.56%) Windows Server
8 7 (5.74%) Solaris
9 2 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.64%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.82%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.82%) CentOS
10 1 (0.82%) SUSE
10 1 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (15.57%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (14.75%) ITIL
3 15 (12.30%) Problem Management
4 13 (10.66%) Migration
4 13 (10.66%) Service Management
5 12 (9.84%) Change Management
6 11 (9.02%) High Availability
6 11 (9.02%) ITIL V3
6 11 (9.02%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (8.20%) Incident Management
7 10 (8.20%) Project Management
8 9 (7.38%) PRINCE2
8 9 (7.38%) SDLC
8 9 (7.38%) Waterfall
9 8 (6.56%) Knowledge Management
9 8 (6.56%) PRINCE
9 8 (6.56%) Risk Management
9 8 (6.56%) SOA
9 8 (6.56%) Workflow
10 7 (5.74%) CMMI
Programming Languages
1 46 (37.70%) COBOL
2 33 (27.05%) JCL
3 30 (24.59%) Java
4 23 (18.85%) SQL
5 14 (11.48%) JavaScript
5 14 (11.48%) REXX
6 13 (10.66%) Assembly Language
7 12 (9.84%) Perl
8 7 (5.74%) VB
9 6 (4.92%) C#
9 6 (4.92%) C++
9 6 (4.92%) CLIST
9 6 (4.92%) Shell Script
9 6 (4.92%) VBA
10 1 (0.82%) Ruby
10 1 (0.82%) VB6
Qualifications
1 14 (11.48%) Security Cleared
2 9 (7.38%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.74%) PMI Certification
4 6 (4.92%) CISSP
5 5 (4.10%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (4.10%) Sun Certification
6 2 (1.64%) Degree
6 2 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.82%) AAT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.74%) PCI DSS
2 6 (4.92%) ISO27002
3 3 (2.46%) SLA
4 2 (1.64%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.82%) QA
5 1 (0.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (10.66%) Time Sharing Option
2 11 (9.02%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 11 (9.02%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 10 (8.20%) Active Directory
4 7 (5.74%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (4.10%) vSphere
6 2 (1.64%) ACF2
6 2 (1.64%) RACF
7 1 (0.82%) Docker
7 1 (0.82%) Xen
Systems Management
1 15 (12.30%) Control-M
2 11 (9.02%) Tivoli
3 9 (7.38%) Tivoli NetView
4 4 (3.28%) CA Endevor
5 3 (2.46%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.82%) Packer
6 1 (0.82%) vRealize
6 1 (0.82%) zSecure
Vendors
1 122 (100.00%) IBM
2 23 (18.85%) Oracle
3 20 (16.39%) CA
4 16 (13.11%) Microsoft
5 14 (11.48%) HP
6 13 (10.66%) VMware
7 7 (5.74%) Chordiant
7 7 (5.74%) ServiceNow
8 6 (4.92%) Citrix
8 6 (4.92%) Micro Focus
9 5 (4.10%) BMC
9 5 (4.10%) Sun
10 3 (2.46%) Remedy
11 2 (1.64%) F5
11 2 (1.64%) TIBCO
12 1 (0.82%) Green Hat
12 1 (0.82%) hybris
12 1 (0.82%) TOWER Software
12 1 (0.82%) webMethods
12 1 (0.82%) WorldPay
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