The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Mainframe Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Mainframe Consultant
UK
Rank 590 633 601
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -32
Contract jobs requiring a Mainframe Consultant 1 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.004% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.002% 0.004% 0.010%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £228 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.47% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £228 - -
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 Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
43111 48652 48908
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.72% 95.01% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 28160 31322 30069
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1533 1627 1881
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

Mainframe Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Mainframe Consultant in the job title.

Mainframe Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Mainframe Consultant
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Mainframe Consultant within the UK.

Mainframe Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Mainframe Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Mainframe Consultant within the UK.

Mainframe Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Mainframe Consultant
Top 3 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mainframe Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 28 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 +17 1 £228 -46.47%
Manchester - 1 £228 -
North West - 1 £228 -

Mainframe Consultant Skill Set
Top 12 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 February 2017, Mainframe Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Mainframe Consultant in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) COBOL
1 1 (100.00%) DB2
1 1 (100.00%) CICS
1 1 (100.00%) Assembly Language
1 1 (100.00%) JCL
1 1 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (100.00%) Retail
1 1 (100.00%) VSAM
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Change Control
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Management

Mainframe Consultant Skill Set
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 1 (100.00%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) DB2
General
1 1 (100.00%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (100.00%) VSAM
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Change Control
1 1 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Management
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Assembly Language
1 1 (100.00%) COBOL
1 1 (100.00%) JCL