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 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Mainframe
Rank 583 590 567
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -23
Contract jobs citing IBM Mainframe 63 55 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.098% 0.10%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.36% 0.31% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 33 24
Median daily rate £325 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £325 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £550 £474
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £401 £420
% change year-on-year
-18.85% -4.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £28.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 - -

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
17745 17821 17049
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.05% 31.82% 31.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 11516 10932 10511
Median daily rate £425 £413 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 597 727 740
Median hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £18.24 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+20.64% -8.82%

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 29 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 29 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 52 £325 -25.71% 10
North East -21 19 £279 +23.88% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -32 17 £268 +18.88%
Tyne and Wear -33 17 £268 +18.88%
North West -12 10 £355 -29.00%
Scotland -19 9 - -
South East 0 7 £525 +37.25% 2
East Midlands +16 6 £300 +15.38%
Buckinghamshire +13 5 - -
Milton Keynes +9 4 - -
London +5 4 £219 -59.25% 3
South West -5 4 - - 1
Lancashire - 4 £324 -
Leicestershire +4 3 £364 +40.13%
Leicester -2 3 £364 +40.13%
Cheshire -4 3 £375 -
Manchester -19 3 £500 +11.11%
Northamptonshire - 3 £300 -
Wellingborough - 3 £300 -
Yorkshire +11 2 £378 -
West Yorkshire +5 2 £378 -
Preston - 2 £329 -
Leeds - 2 £378 -
Knutsford - 2 - -
West Sussex - 2 £525 -
Edinburgh -12 1 - -
Renfrewshire - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Blackburn - 1 £300 -
Lytham St Annes - 1 £325 -

IBM Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 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.

1 129 (100.00%) IBM
1 129 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 49 (37.98%) Finance
3 48 (37.21%) DB2
4 46 (35.66%) COBOL
5 38 (29.46%) CICS
6 36 (27.91%) JCL
6 36 (27.91%) Banking
7 33 (25.58%) zOS
7 33 (25.58%) Java
8 29 (22.48%) Unix
9 26 (20.16%) WebSphere
10 25 (19.38%) AS400
10 25 (19.38%) Oracle
11 24 (18.60%) SQL
11 24 (18.60%) Windows
11 24 (18.60%) Linux
12 23 (17.83%) MVS
12 23 (17.83%) CA
13 22 (17.05%) ISPF
14 19 (14.73%) REXX
14 19 (14.73%) HP
14 19 (14.73%) ITIL
14 19 (14.73%) J2EE
15 18 (13.95%) TCP/IP
15 18 (13.95%) FTP
15 18 (13.95%) Control-M
15 18 (13.95%) Firewall
16 17 (13.18%) Security Cleared
16 17 (13.18%) Microsoft

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 38 (29.46%) CICS
2 26 (20.16%) WebSphere
3 8 (6.20%) JBoss
3 8 (6.20%) WebLogic
4 7 (5.43%) Apache
5 6 (4.65%) IIS
6 5 (3.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (2.33%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.55%) MQSeries
8 2 (1.55%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.78%) AquaLogic
9 1 (0.78%) NetWeaver
9 1 (0.78%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (0.78%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 1 (0.78%) Tuxedo
9 1 (0.78%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 9 (6.98%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.33%) MS Office
3 1 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (3.88%) assyst
1 5 (3.88%) BASE24
2 1 (0.78%) OpenText MBPM
2 1 (0.78%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.78%) SAP hybris
2 1 (0.78%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (13.95%) Firewall
1 18 (13.95%) FTP
1 18 (13.95%) TCP/IP
2 7 (5.43%) Intrusion Detection
2 7 (5.43%) SSL
3 6 (4.65%) WinSCP
4 5 (3.88%) ATM
5 3 (2.33%) Intranet
5 3 (2.33%) SAN
6 2 (1.55%) Internet
7 1 (0.78%) BIG-IP
7 1 (0.78%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (0.78%) HTTP
7 1 (0.78%) LDAP
7 1 (0.78%) NAS
7 1 (0.78%) RTP
7 1 (0.78%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (37.21%) DB2
2 14 (10.85%) SQL Server
3 6 (4.65%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
3 6 (4.65%) Easytrieve
3 6 (4.65%) MS Access
3 6 (4.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (4.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (3.88%) Oracle BI EE
4 5 (3.88%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (1.55%) GIS
5 2 (1.55%) OLTP
5 2 (1.55%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.78%) Adabas
6 1 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.78%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.78%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.78%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.78%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 7 (5.43%) ClearCase
1 7 (5.43%) Subversion
2 6 (4.65%) Eclipse
2 6 (4.65%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.78%) Build Forge
3 1 (0.78%) JIRA
3 1 (0.78%) JUnit
3 1 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 49 (37.98%) Finance
2 36 (27.91%) Banking
3 8 (6.20%) Investment Banking
4 6 (4.65%) Spanish Language
5 5 (3.88%) Billing
6 4 (3.10%) Retail
7 2 (1.55%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.78%) Back Office
8 1 (0.78%) Law
8 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.78%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 27 (20.93%) Analyst
2 23 (17.83%) Developer
3 17 (13.18%) Architect
4 12 (9.30%) Mainframe Developer
5 8 (6.20%) Mainframe Analyst
6 6 (4.65%) Applications Developer
6 6 (4.65%) IBM Mainframe Developer
6 6 (4.65%) Mainframe Support
6 6 (4.65%) Microsoft Developer
6 6 (4.65%) Solutions Architect
6 6 (4.65%) Support Engineer
7 5 (3.88%) Consultant
7 5 (3.88%) Mainframe Architect
7 5 (3.88%) Mainframe Operator
7 5 (3.88%) Security Analyst
7 5 (3.88%) Support Analyst
7 5 (3.88%) Technical Analyst
7 5 (3.88%) Technical Support
7 5 (3.88%) Technical Support Analyst
8 4 (3.10%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (17.05%) ISPF
2 19 (14.73%) J2EE
3 12 (9.30%) .NET
4 9 (6.98%) JMS
4 9 (6.98%) Web Services
5 8 (6.20%) JSP
5 8 (6.20%) Middleware
5 8 (6.20%) XML
6 7 (5.43%) EJB
6 7 (5.43%) Hibernate
6 7 (5.43%) Servlets
6 7 (5.43%) Struts
6 7 (5.43%) WebSphere MQ
6 7 (5.43%) WSDL
6 7 (5.43%) XSD
7 6 (4.65%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.55%) Oracle Fusion
9 1 (0.78%) JDBC
9 1 (0.78%) REST
9 1 (0.78%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 129 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 25 (19.38%) AS400
3 17 (13.18%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (6.98%) VSAM
5 7 (5.43%) Data Centre
5 7 (5.43%) PMI
5 7 (5.43%) Tandem
6 6 (4.65%) Security Operations Centre
7 5 (3.88%) EMV
7 5 (3.88%) Management Information System
8 4 (3.10%) Computer Science
8 4 (3.10%) Smart Meter
9 2 (1.55%) Cryptography
10 1 (0.78%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.78%) Data Integration
10 1 (0.78%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.78%) iPad
10 1 (0.78%) iSeries
10 1 (0.78%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.78%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 33 (25.58%) zOS
2 29 (22.48%) Unix
3 24 (18.60%) Linux
3 24 (18.60%) Windows
4 23 (17.83%) MVS
5 14 (10.85%) AIX
6 10 (7.75%) Windows Server
7 9 (6.98%) Solaris
8 2 (1.55%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.78%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.78%) OS/390
9 1 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (14.73%) ITIL
2 15 (11.63%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (11.63%) Change Management
3 14 (10.85%) Problem Management
4 13 (10.08%) Service Management
5 12 (9.30%) Project Management
6 11 (8.53%) Migration
7 10 (7.75%) Incident Management
8 9 (6.98%) ITIL V3
8 9 (6.98%) PRINCE2
8 9 (6.98%) Service Delivery
8 9 (6.98%) Waterfall
9 8 (6.20%) High Availability
9 8 (6.20%) PRINCE
9 8 (6.20%) Risk Management
9 8 (6.20%) SDLC
9 8 (6.20%) SOA
9 8 (6.20%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (5.43%) Information Security
10 7 (5.43%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (35.66%) COBOL
2 36 (27.91%) JCL
3 33 (25.58%) Java
4 24 (18.60%) SQL
5 19 (14.73%) REXX
6 14 (10.85%) JavaScript
6 14 (10.85%) Perl
7 13 (10.08%) Assembly Language
8 7 (5.43%) C++
8 7 (5.43%) Shell Script
8 7 (5.43%) VB
8 7 (5.43%) VBA
9 6 (4.65%) C#
9 6 (4.65%) CLIST
10 2 (1.55%) C
11 1 (0.78%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (13.18%) Security Cleared
2 12 (9.30%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.43%) BPSS Clearance
3 7 (5.43%) PMI Certification
4 6 (4.65%) CISSP
5 5 (3.88%) Degree
5 5 (3.88%) Sun Certification
6 2 (1.55%) AAT
6 2 (1.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.65%) ISO27002
1 6 (4.65%) PCI DSS
2 5 (3.88%) SLA
3 2 (1.55%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 17 (13.18%) Time Sharing Option
2 13 (10.08%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 9 (6.98%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 8 (6.20%) Active Directory
5 6 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (3.88%) vSphere
7 3 (2.33%) RACF
8 2 (1.55%) ACF2
9 1 (0.78%) Firmware
9 1 (0.78%) Xen
Systems Management
1 18 (13.95%) Control-M
2 13 (10.08%) Tivoli
3 7 (5.43%) Tivoli NetView
4 4 (3.10%) CA Endevor
5 3 (2.33%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.78%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.78%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (0.78%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 1 (0.78%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 1 (0.78%) zSecure
Vendors
1 129 (100.00%) IBM
2 25 (19.38%) Oracle
3 23 (17.83%) CA
4 19 (14.73%) HP
5 17 (13.18%) Microsoft
6 12 (9.30%) ServiceNow
6 12 (9.30%) VMware
7 7 (5.43%) BMC
7 7 (5.43%) Chordiant
8 6 (4.65%) Citrix
8 6 (4.65%) Micro Focus
8 6 (4.65%) Sun
9 4 (3.10%) Fujitsu
10 3 (2.33%) ICL
10 3 (2.33%) Remedy
10 3 (2.33%) SAP
10 3 (2.33%) Unisys
11 2 (1.55%) F5
11 2 (1.55%) TIBCO
12 1 (0.78%) Green Hat
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