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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Mainframe
Rank 579 601 561
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -40
Contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe 64 35 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.062% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.36% 0.20% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 15 23
Median daily rate £330 £383 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.72% +2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £281 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £494 £482
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £379 £363
% change year-on-year
-14.19% +4.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £28.50 - £29.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 - £29.25

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
17847 17946 17166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.23% 32.03% 32.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 11546 11205 10514
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 621 673 693
Median hourly rate £22.00 £18.71 £20.59
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.58% -9.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.07 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.75 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.38% -14.28%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 +21 49 £330 -14.28% 1
North East -32 22 £268 +18.88%
Newcastle upon Tyne -40 20 £260 +15.55%
Tyne and Wear -44 20 £260 +15.55%
Scotland -13 11 £520 +38.66%
North West -9 7 £375 -11.76%
South East -2 5 £525 +37.25%
East Midlands +10 4 £300 +15.38%
South West -1 4 £370 -35.65% 1
Manchester -8 3 £500 +17.64%
Northamptonshire - 3 £300 -
Lancashire - 3 £323 -
Wellingborough - 3 £300 -
Buckinghamshire +7 2 - -
London -2 2 £525 +23.52%
Midlands -3 2 - -
Edinburgh -18 2 £520 +38.66%
Hertfordshire - 2 £373 -
West Sussex - 2 £525 -
Preston - 2 £329 -
Hitchin - 2 £373 -
East of England - 2 £373 -
Milton Keynes +9 1 - -
Leicester +5 1 £364 +40.13%
Leicestershire +4 1 £364 +40.13%
Yorkshire +4 1 £378 -
West Yorkshire -11 1 £378 -
Renfrewshire - 1 - -
Dorset - 1 £370 -
Cheshire - 1 £375 -

IBM Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 119 (100.00%) IBM
1 119 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 37 (31.09%) DB2
2 37 (31.09%) Finance
3 34 (28.57%) COBOL
3 34 (28.57%) zOS
4 29 (24.37%) CICS
4 29 (24.37%) Java
4 29 (24.37%) SQL
4 29 (24.37%) Unix
5 28 (23.53%) Windows
6 27 (22.69%) JCL
7 24 (20.17%) Oracle
7 24 (20.17%) Linux
8 21 (17.65%) HP
8 21 (17.65%) TCP/IP
9 20 (16.81%) CA
10 18 (15.13%) AIX
10 18 (15.13%) Firewall
10 18 (15.13%) Banking
11 17 (14.29%) AS400
11 17 (14.29%) Security Cleared
11 17 (14.29%) ITIL
12 16 (13.45%) Control-M
12 16 (13.45%) WebSphere
13 15 (12.61%) Tivoli
13 15 (12.61%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 15 (12.61%) REXX
13 15 (12.61%) SC Cleared
13 15 (12.61%) ServiceNow

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 29 (24.37%) CICS
2 16 (13.45%) WebSphere
3 8 (6.72%) JBoss
3 8 (6.72%) WebLogic
4 5 (4.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (2.52%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.68%) MQSeries
6 2 (1.68%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.84%) Apache
7 1 (0.84%) AquaLogic
7 1 (0.84%) Drupal
7 1 (0.84%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.84%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (0.84%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (0.84%) Tuxedo
7 1 (0.84%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 3 (2.52%) MS Office
2 2 (1.68%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.68%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.52%) BASE24
2 2 (1.68%) assyst
3 1 (0.84%) OpenText MBPM
3 1 (0.84%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.84%) SAP hybris
3 1 (0.84%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.84%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (17.65%) TCP/IP
2 18 (15.13%) Firewall
3 13 (10.92%) FTP
4 6 (5.04%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (2.52%) ATM
5 3 (2.52%) SAN
6 2 (1.68%) DHCP
6 2 (1.68%) Intranet
7 1 (0.84%) BIG-IP
7 1 (0.84%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (0.84%) HTTP
7 1 (0.84%) Internet
7 1 (0.84%) LDAP
7 1 (0.84%) NAS
7 1 (0.84%) RTP
7 1 (0.84%) SNA
7 1 (0.84%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (31.09%) DB2
2 5 (4.20%) Oracle BI EE
2 5 (4.20%) Oracle ODI
3 3 (2.52%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.68%) GIS
4 2 (1.68%) OLTP
4 2 (1.68%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.84%) Adabas
5 1 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.84%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (0.84%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.84%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.84%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.84%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 7 (5.88%) ClearCase
1 7 (5.88%) Subversion
2 2 (1.68%) PVCS
2 2 (1.68%) SoapUI
2 2 (1.68%) TestDirector
3 1 (0.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.84%) Build Forge
3 1 (0.84%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.84%) JIRA
3 1 (0.84%) JUnit
3 1 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 37 (31.09%) Finance
2 18 (15.13%) Banking
3 6 (5.04%) Investment Banking
3 6 (5.04%) Spanish Language
4 5 (4.20%) Billing
5 4 (3.36%) Retail
6 2 (1.68%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.84%) Back Office
7 1 (0.84%) Law
7 1 (0.84%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.84%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 22 (18.49%) Analyst
2 17 (14.29%) Architect
3 16 (13.45%) Developer
4 11 (9.24%) Mainframe Developer
5 8 (6.72%) Mainframe Analyst
6 6 (5.04%) IBM Mainframe Developer
6 6 (5.04%) Solutions Architect
6 6 (5.04%) Support Engineer
7 5 (4.20%) Consultant
7 5 (4.20%) Mainframe Architect
7 5 (4.20%) Mainframe Operator
7 5 (4.20%) Mainframe Support
7 5 (4.20%) Security Analyst
8 4 (3.36%) Test Analyst
9 3 (2.52%) Administrator
9 3 (2.52%) Computer Operator
9 3 (2.52%) Project Manager
9 3 (2.52%) Solutions Designer
9 3 (2.52%) Support Analyst
9 3 (2.52%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (11.76%) ISPF
2 12 (10.08%) J2EE
3 10 (8.40%) Middleware
3 10 (8.40%) XML
4 9 (7.56%) JMS
4 9 (7.56%) Web Services
5 8 (6.72%) JSP
6 7 (5.88%) .NET
6 7 (5.88%) EJB
6 7 (5.88%) Hibernate
6 7 (5.88%) Servlets
6 7 (5.88%) Struts
6 7 (5.88%) WSDL
6 7 (5.88%) XSD
7 5 (4.20%) WebSphere MQ
8 4 (3.36%) SOAP
9 2 (1.68%) Oracle Fusion
10 1 (0.84%) OpenID
10 1 (0.84%) REST
10 1 (0.84%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 119 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 17 (14.29%) AS400
3 12 (10.08%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (5.88%) Data Centre
4 7 (5.88%) PMI
5 6 (5.04%) Security Operations Centre
6 5 (4.20%) Computer Science
6 5 (4.20%) Management Information System
6 5 (4.20%) Tandem
7 4 (3.36%) Smart Meter
8 3 (2.52%) EMV
8 3 (2.52%) iPad
9 2 (1.68%) Cryptography
9 2 (1.68%) iSeries
9 2 (1.68%) VSAM
10 1 (0.84%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.84%) Data Integration
10 1 (0.84%) DataPower
10 1 (0.84%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.84%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 34 (28.57%) zOS
2 29 (24.37%) Unix
3 28 (23.53%) Windows
4 24 (20.17%) Linux
5 18 (15.13%) AIX
6 14 (11.76%) MVS
7 13 (10.92%) Solaris
8 12 (10.08%) Windows Server
9 4 (3.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.68%) HPUX
10 2 (1.68%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.84%) OS/390
11 1 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (14.29%) ITIL
2 14 (11.76%) Change Management
3 13 (10.92%) Project Management
4 12 (10.08%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (10.08%) Migration
4 12 (10.08%) Service Delivery
5 10 (8.40%) Service Management
6 9 (7.56%) Incident Management
6 9 (7.56%) PRINCE2
6 9 (7.56%) Waterfall
7 8 (6.72%) PRINCE
7 8 (6.72%) Problem Management
7 8 (6.72%) SDLC
7 8 (6.72%) SOA
7 8 (6.72%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (5.88%) Agile Project Management
8 7 (5.88%) CMMI
8 7 (5.88%) RUP
8 7 (5.88%) Security Management
9 6 (5.04%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (28.57%) COBOL
2 29 (24.37%) Java
2 29 (24.37%) SQL
3 27 (22.69%) JCL
4 15 (12.61%) REXX
5 10 (8.40%) Perl
6 9 (7.56%) Shell Script
6 9 (7.56%) VB
7 8 (6.72%) JavaScript
8 7 (5.88%) Assembly Language
9 3 (2.52%) C
10 1 (0.84%) C++
10 1 (0.84%) Ruby
10 1 (0.84%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 15 (12.61%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.88%) BPSS Clearance
3 7 (5.88%) PMI Certification
4 6 (5.04%) CISSP
4 6 (5.04%) Degree
5 5 (4.20%) Sun Certification
6 2 (1.68%) AAT
6 2 (1.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.04%) ISO27002
1 6 (5.04%) PCI DSS
2 5 (4.20%) SLA
3 2 (1.68%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (12.61%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 12 (10.08%) Time Sharing Option
3 7 (5.88%) Active Directory
4 6 (5.04%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 6 (5.04%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (4.20%) vSphere
6 3 (2.52%) RACF
7 2 (1.68%) ACF2
8 1 (0.84%) Firmware
8 1 (0.84%) Xen
Systems Management
1 16 (13.45%) Control-M
2 15 (12.61%) Tivoli
3 4 (3.36%) Tivoli NetView
4 3 (2.52%) CA Endevor
4 3 (2.52%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (1.68%) Unicenter
6 1 (0.84%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.84%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (0.84%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 1 (0.84%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 1 (0.84%) zSecure
Vendors
1 119 (100.00%) IBM
2 24 (20.17%) Oracle
3 21 (17.65%) HP
4 20 (16.81%) CA
5 15 (12.61%) ServiceNow
6 12 (10.08%) VMware
7 10 (8.40%) Microsoft
8 8 (6.72%) Citrix
9 7 (5.88%) BMC
9 7 (5.88%) Chordiant
10 6 (5.04%) Sun
11 4 (3.36%) Fujitsu
11 4 (3.36%) SAP
12 3 (2.52%) ICL
12 3 (2.52%) Remedy
12 3 (2.52%) Unisys
13 2 (1.68%) EMC
13 2 (1.68%) F5
13 2 (1.68%) Intel
13 2 (1.68%) TIBCO