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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Mainframe
Rank 596 609 566
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -43
Contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe 49 53 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.091% 0.090% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.27% 0.28% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 29 38
Median daily rate £373 £445 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.29% +11.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £356 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £425 £420
% change year-on-year
-12.94% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
Median hourly rate - £37.50 £29.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +28.20%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £37.50 £29.25
% change year-on-year
- +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
18030 19074 18272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.37% 32.55% 32.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 11630 11952 10928
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £615 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 686 780 774
Median hourly rate £21.00 £20.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +6.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.25 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+11.25% +5.26%

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 31 August 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 25 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 31 August 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 +2 42 £370 -14.94% 2
South East +24 16 - -
Buckinghamshire +28 14 - -
Milton Keynes +15 6 - -
North West +12 6 - - 1
Manchester -3 6 - -
London -28 5 £475 -13.63%
South West +21 4 £350 -39.13%
North East -20 4 £255 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -25 4 £255 -
Tyne and Wear -28 4 £255 -
Bournemouth - 4 £350 -
Dorset - 4 £350 -
East of England +18 3 £375 +50.00% 1
Scotland +13 3 £520 +9.47%
Hertfordshire - 3 £375 - 1
Edinburgh +2 2 £520 +9.47%
East Midlands -1 2 - -
Midlands -8 2 - -
Hitchin - 2 £373 -
Leicester - 2 - -
Leicestershire - 2 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - -
Woking - 1 - -

IBM Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 112 (100.00%) IBM
1 112 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 37 (33.04%) Finance
3 35 (31.25%) zOS
3 35 (31.25%) Unix
4 32 (28.57%) DB2
5 28 (25.00%) COBOL
5 28 (25.00%) SQL
6 25 (22.32%) JCL
7 24 (21.43%) Java
7 24 (21.43%) Windows
7 24 (21.43%) CICS
8 23 (20.54%) HP
8 23 (20.54%) CA
9 22 (19.64%) TCP/IP
10 19 (16.96%) Security Cleared
11 18 (16.07%) AIX
11 18 (16.07%) Linux
11 18 (16.07%) REXX
11 18 (16.07%) Project Management
12 17 (15.18%) Migration
12 17 (15.18%) SC Cleared
13 16 (14.29%) Oracle
14 15 (13.39%) ServiceNow
15 14 (12.50%) ITIL
15 14 (12.50%) Banking
16 13 (11.61%) ISPF
16 13 (11.61%) Control-M
16 13 (11.61%) Tivoli
16 13 (11.61%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler

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 (21.43%) CICS
2 6 (5.36%) SharePoint
3 5 (4.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 5 (4.46%) WebSphere
4 3 (2.68%) MQSeries
5 2 (1.79%) Confluence
5 2 (1.79%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.89%) Apache
6 1 (0.89%) AquaLogic
6 1 (0.89%) Drupal
6 1 (0.89%) JBoss
6 1 (0.89%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (0.89%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (0.89%) Tuxedo
6 1 (0.89%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.89%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (0.89%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (5.36%) MS Office
2 4 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.79%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (5.36%) BASE24
2 1 (0.89%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (19.64%) TCP/IP
2 13 (11.61%) Firewall
3 11 (9.82%) FTP
4 6 (5.36%) ATM
5 4 (3.57%) SAN
6 2 (1.79%) DHCP
6 2 (1.79%) Intranet
6 2 (1.79%) WebEx
7 1 (0.89%) BIG-IP
7 1 (0.89%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (0.89%) Internet
7 1 (0.89%) LAN
7 1 (0.89%) LDAP
7 1 (0.89%) NAS
7 1 (0.89%) SMTP
7 1 (0.89%) SSL
7 1 (0.89%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (28.57%) DB2
2 5 (4.46%) Oracle BI EE
2 5 (4.46%) Oracle ODI
3 3 (2.68%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.79%) GIS
4 2 (1.79%) OLTP
4 2 (1.79%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.89%) Adabas
5 1 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.89%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.89%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (2.68%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.79%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.79%) PVCS
2 2 (1.79%) SoapUI
2 2 (1.79%) TestDirector
3 1 (0.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.89%) Build Forge
3 1 (0.89%) JIRA
3 1 (0.89%) JUnit
General
1 37 (33.04%) Finance
2 14 (12.50%) Banking
3 9 (8.04%) Spanish Language
4 7 (6.25%) Retail
5 4 (3.57%) Billing
5 4 (3.57%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.89%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (26.79%) Analyst
2 14 (12.50%) Architect
3 13 (11.61%) Developer
4 8 (7.14%) Mainframe Analyst
4 8 (7.14%) Mainframe Developer
4 8 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
5 7 (6.25%) Mainframe Architect
5 7 (6.25%) Technical Analyst
6 6 (5.36%) Project Manager
6 6 (5.36%) Support Engineer
7 5 (4.46%) Consultant
7 5 (4.46%) IBM Mainframe Developer
7 5 (4.46%) Mainframe Support
7 5 (4.46%) Support Analyst
7 5 (4.46%) Technical Support
7 5 (4.46%) Technical Support Analyst
8 4 (3.57%) Operations Analyst
8 4 (3.57%) Test Analyst
9 3 (2.68%) Infrastructure Architect
9 3 (2.68%) Mainframe Operator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (11.61%) ISPF
2 8 (7.14%) J2EE
3 7 (6.25%) .NET
4 6 (5.36%) Middleware
5 4 (3.57%) WebSphere MQ
5 4 (3.57%) XML
6 3 (2.68%) SOAP
7 2 (1.79%) Web Services
8 1 (0.89%) IBM Integration Bus
8 1 (0.89%) JDBC
8 1 (0.89%) JMS
8 1 (0.89%) jQuery
8 1 (0.89%) JSP
8 1 (0.89%) OAuth
8 1 (0.89%) OAuth2
8 1 (0.89%) OpenID
8 1 (0.89%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (0.89%) RESTful
8 1 (0.89%) SAML
8 1 (0.89%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 112 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 11 (9.82%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (8.04%) AS400
4 8 (7.14%) Tandem
5 7 (6.25%) Data Centre
5 7 (6.25%) Management Information System
6 6 (5.36%) EMV
7 4 (3.57%) Computer Science
7 4 (3.57%) iPad
7 4 (3.57%) Smart Meter
8 3 (2.68%) SWIFT
9 2 (1.79%) Cryptography
9 2 (1.79%) iSeries
9 2 (1.79%) VSAM
10 1 (0.89%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.89%) DataPower
10 1 (0.89%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.89%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 35 (31.25%) Unix
1 35 (31.25%) zOS
2 24 (21.43%) Windows
3 18 (16.07%) AIX
3 18 (16.07%) Linux
4 13 (11.61%) Solaris
5 12 (10.71%) MVS
5 12 (10.71%) Windows Server
6 4 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.79%) HPUX
8 1 (0.89%) OS/390
8 1 (0.89%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (16.07%) Project Management
2 17 (15.18%) Migration
3 14 (12.50%) ITIL
4 13 (11.61%) Change Management
5 12 (10.71%) Service Delivery
6 8 (7.14%) Incident Management
7 7 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (5.36%) Coaching
8 6 (5.36%) Problem Management
8 6 (5.36%) SOA
8 6 (5.36%) Supplier Management
9 5 (4.46%) Data Management
9 5 (4.46%) TOGAF
10 4 (3.57%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
10 4 (3.57%) Mentoring
11 3 (2.68%) Data Architecture
11 3 (2.68%) High Availability
11 3 (2.68%) Release Management
11 3 (2.68%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (2.68%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 28 (25.00%) COBOL
1 28 (25.00%) SQL
2 25 (22.32%) JCL
3 24 (21.43%) Java
4 18 (16.07%) REXX
5 10 (8.93%) Perl
6 9 (8.04%) Shell Script
6 9 (8.04%) VB
7 4 (3.57%) C
8 1 (0.89%) C++
8 1 (0.89%) CLIST
8 1 (0.89%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.89%) NATURAL
8 1 (0.89%) Ruby
8 1 (0.89%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (16.96%) Security Cleared
2 17 (15.18%) SC Cleared
3 7 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (3.57%) Degree
5 2 (1.79%) AAT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.46%) SLA
2 2 (1.79%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 13 (11.61%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 11 (9.82%) Time Sharing Option
3 6 (5.36%) RACF
3 6 (5.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (4.46%) Active Directory
4 5 (4.46%) vSphere
5 2 (1.79%) Job Entry Subsystem
6 1 (0.89%) ACF2
6 1 (0.89%) Firmware
6 1 (0.89%) Xen
Systems Management
1 13 (11.61%) Control-M
1 13 (11.61%) Tivoli
2 5 (4.46%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (3.57%) CA Endevor
4 2 (1.79%) Tivoli NetView
4 2 (1.79%) Unicenter
5 1 (0.89%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.89%) OMEGAMON
5 1 (0.89%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.89%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.89%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 1 (0.89%) zSecure
Vendors
1 112 (100.00%) IBM
2 23 (20.54%) CA
2 23 (20.54%) HP
3 16 (14.29%) Oracle
4 15 (13.39%) ServiceNow
5 11 (9.82%) Microsoft
6 8 (7.14%) Citrix
7 7 (6.25%) BMC
8 6 (5.36%) VMware
9 4 (3.57%) Fujitsu
10 3 (2.68%) ICL
10 3 (2.68%) Remedy
10 3 (2.68%) SAP
10 3 (2.68%) Unisys
11 2 (1.79%) EMC
11 2 (1.79%) F5
11 2 (1.79%) Intel
12 1 (0.89%) Axway
12 1 (0.89%) Informatica
12 1 (0.89%) Software AG
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