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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM Mainframe
UK
Rank 584 563 569
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +6
Contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe 12 61 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.12% 0.099%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.086% 0.39% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 26 27
Median daily rate £519 £388 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.87% -6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £323 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £594 £500 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £519 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+38.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
14008 15787 15511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.89% 30.86% 30.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 8998 10203 9585
Median daily rate £440 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £601 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 556 569 636
Median hourly rate £19.05 £22.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.39% +22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.34 £11.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £53.70 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-24.44% +25.00%

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 21 February 2017.

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 18 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 21 February 2017. 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 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 -20 10 £519 +38.33% 1
Scotland +20 2 - -
Edinburgh +18 2 - -
South East +7 2 - -
London +3 2 - - 1
North West +10 1 £613 +53.12%
Hampshire +9 1 - -
Yorkshire +8 1 £425 -
Buckinghamshire +1 1 - -
East Midlands -1 1 - -
East of England -3 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Midlands - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 £425 -
Essex - 1 - -
Portsmouth - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 £425 -
Basildon - 1 - -

IBM Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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 51 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 49 (96.08%) IBM
3 31 (60.78%) Unix
3 31 (60.78%) Windows
4 29 (56.86%) Linux
5 28 (54.90%) Shell Script
5 28 (54.90%) Solaris
6 27 (52.94%) AIX
7 23 (45.10%) SQL
8 17 (33.33%) Java
8 17 (33.33%) Cisco
8 17 (33.33%) SAN
8 17 (33.33%) NetApp
9 16 (31.37%) Data Centre
10 15 (29.41%) Law
11 14 (27.45%) VMware
11 14 (27.45%) EMC
11 14 (27.45%) zOS
11 14 (27.45%) EMC VNX
11 14 (27.45%) EMC VMAX
11 14 (27.45%) VMware Infrastructure
12 13 (25.49%) Finance
13 12 (23.53%) Tivoli
14 10 (19.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 10 (19.61%) CA
14 10 (19.61%) TCP/IP
14 10 (19.61%) COBOL
14 10 (19.61%) VB
14 10 (19.61%) Perl
14 10 (19.61%) DB2

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 4 (7.84%) CICS
1 4 (7.84%) SAS
2 1 (1.96%) CMS
2 1 (1.96%) MQSeries
2 1 (1.96%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (3.92%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.96%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.96%) MS Office
2 1 (1.96%) MS Project
2 1 (1.96%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (33.33%) SAN
2 10 (19.61%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.96%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (19.61%) DB2
2 3 (5.88%) DataStage
3 2 (3.92%) Big Data
3 2 (3.92%) Hadoop
3 2 (3.92%) Pentaho
3 2 (3.92%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.96%) Easytrieve
4 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (3.92%) ChangeMan
2 1 (1.96%) JIRA
2 1 (1.96%) MSTest
General
1 15 (29.41%) Law
2 13 (25.49%) Finance
3 6 (11.76%) Banking
4 2 (3.92%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.96%) French Language
5 1 (1.96%) Marketing
5 1 (1.96%) Retail
5 1 (1.96%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 10 (19.61%) Analyst
2 9 (17.65%) Support Engineer
3 7 (13.73%) Developer
3 7 (13.73%) Product Engineer
3 7 (13.73%) Products Support Engineer
4 5 (9.80%) Storage Engineer
5 4 (7.84%) Cisco Engineer
5 4 (7.84%) Mainframe Support
6 3 (5.88%) COBOL Developer
6 3 (5.88%) Consultant
6 3 (5.88%) Storage Consultant
6 3 (5.88%) Storage Specialist
6 3 (5.88%) Team Leader
7 2 (3.92%) Architect
7 2 (3.92%) Business Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) DB2 DBA
7 2 (3.92%) DBA
7 2 (3.92%) Lead Developer
7 2 (3.92%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) TIBCO Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.92%) .NET
1 2 (3.92%) J2EE
1 2 (3.92%) Web Services
2 1 (1.96%) Ajax
2 1 (1.96%) Flash
2 1 (1.96%) JSON
2 1 (1.96%) Middleware
2 1 (1.96%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 51 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 16 (31.37%) Data Centre
3 14 (27.45%) EMC VMAX
3 14 (27.45%) EMC VNX
4 3 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.92%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.92%) Credit Risk
5 2 (3.92%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.92%) Mobile App
5 2 (3.92%) Replication
5 2 (3.92%) Tandem
5 2 (3.92%) VSAM
6 1 (1.96%) AS400
6 1 (1.96%) Blog
6 1 (1.96%) Cloud Native
6 1 (1.96%) EMV
6 1 (1.96%) PDA
6 1 (1.96%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 31 (60.78%) Unix
1 31 (60.78%) Windows
2 29 (56.86%) Linux
3 28 (54.90%) Solaris
4 27 (52.94%) AIX
5 14 (27.45%) zOS
6 10 (19.61%) Windows Server
7 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.96%) MVS
8 1 (1.96%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.96%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (9.80%) Change Control
1 5 (9.80%) Incident Management
1 5 (9.80%) Problem Management
1 5 (9.80%) Quality Management
2 4 (7.84%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (7.84%) Change Management
2 4 (7.84%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (7.84%) Unit Testing
3 3 (5.88%) Business Analysis
3 3 (5.88%) Business Continuity
3 3 (5.88%) Migration
3 3 (5.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 3 (5.88%) Waterfall
4 2 (3.92%) Analytics
4 2 (3.92%) Data Analytics
4 2 (3.92%) Integration Testing
4 2 (3.92%) Investment Management
4 2 (3.92%) Line Management
4 2 (3.92%) Machine Learning
4 2 (3.92%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (54.90%) Shell Script
2 23 (45.10%) SQL
3 17 (33.33%) Java
4 10 (19.61%) COBOL
4 10 (19.61%) Perl
4 10 (19.61%) VB
5 7 (13.73%) JCL
6 4 (7.84%) R
7 2 (3.92%) C
7 2 (3.92%) Python
7 2 (3.92%) Scala
8 1 (1.96%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.96%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.96%) REXX
Qualifications
1 3 (5.88%) BPSS Clearance
1 3 (5.88%) SC Cleared
1 3 (5.88%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.92%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.88%) QA
2 1 (1.96%) Data Quality
System Software
1 14 (27.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (17.65%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (1.96%) RACF
3 1 (1.96%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 12 (23.53%) Tivoli
2 10 (19.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 8 (15.69%) Control-M
4 2 (3.92%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (3.92%) OMEGAMON
5 1 (1.96%) CA Endevor
5 1 (1.96%) SnapMirror
5 1 (1.96%) Terraform
5 1 (1.96%) zSecure
Vendors
1 49 (96.08%) IBM
2 17 (33.33%) Cisco
2 17 (33.33%) NetApp
3 14 (27.45%) EMC
3 14 (27.45%) VMware
4 10 (19.61%) CA
5 6 (11.76%) Oracle
6 3 (5.88%) BMC
7 2 (3.92%) Microsoft
7 2 (3.92%) RapidMiner
7 2 (3.92%) TIBCO
8 1 (1.96%) Compuware
8 1 (1.96%) HP
8 1 (1.96%) Remedy
8 1 (1.96%) Teradata