The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mainframe in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 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
Mainframes
Rank 263 281 293
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +12
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 495 475 396
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.92% 0.81% 0.71%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.75% 2.49% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 240 227
Median daily rate £475 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £310 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £550 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+11.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 6 4
Median hourly rate £32.40 £37.25 £29.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.02% +27.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.90 £28.75 £27.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.10 £40.25 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.40 £37.50 £29.25
% change year-on-year
-13.60% +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%

Mainframe
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Mainframe as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Mainframe Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Mainframe
Daily Rate Trend

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

Mainframe Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Mainframe
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Mainframe within the UK over the 3 months to 31 August 2016.

Mainframe Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Mainframe
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Mainframe Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Mainframe
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Mainframe within the UK over the 3 months to 31 August 2016.

Mainframe Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

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 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 +25 424 £460 +5.74% 21
North West +24 105 £475 +2.15% 6
London -65 69 £475 +5.55% 4
Manchester +1 62 £475 - 4
East of England +60 58 £258 -16.93% 2
Scotland +15 57 £475 +11.76% 1
Edinburgh +9 52 £475 +11.76%
South East +2 52 £450 +21.21% 4
Essex +40 45 £250 -28.05%
West Midlands -6 42 £475 +11.76% 2
Warwickshire +13 37 £475 +11.76% 1
Warwick +4 34 £475 +11.76%
Cheshire +28 29 £400 -16.66% 1
Buckinghamshire +16 27 £500 +61.29%
Yorkshire -8 25 £478 +6.11% 2
South West +21 22 £305 -42.99%
East Midlands +4 21 £475 +22.58% 1
North East -13 21 £335 -10.66%
Tyne and Wear -20 21 £335 -10.66%
West Yorkshire -6 20 £478 +6.11% 1
Milton Keynes +5 18 £500 +61.29%
Leeds +12 17 £485 +9.29% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -23 15 £335 -10.66%
Northampton +12 14 £469 +167.85% 1
Northamptonshire +8 14 £469 +50.00% 1
Warrington - 13 £475 -
Lancashire +20 12 £390 -7.14% 1
City of London +11 12 £460 +2.22% 1
Hertfordshire +14 10 £382 - 1
Surrey +6 7 £401 +0.12% 1

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing 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 Mainframe.

1 356 (39.42%) Finance
2 200 (22.15%) Windows
3 185 (20.49%) IBM
4 178 (19.71%) DB2
5 175 (19.38%) Unix
5 175 (19.38%) CA
6 167 (18.49%) Banking
7 156 (17.28%) Oracle
8 151 (16.72%) SQL
9 123 (13.62%) zOS
10 117 (12.96%) Migration
11 112 (12.40%) IBM Mainframe
12 101 (11.18%) Linux
13 99 (10.96%) COBOL
14 95 (10.52%) JCL
15 92 (10.19%) AIX
16 87 (9.63%) ITIL
17 84 (9.30%) Service Management
18 78 (8.64%) Project Management
19 76 (8.42%) Java
20 75 (8.31%) Management Information System
20 75 (8.31%) Security Cleared
21 73 (8.08%) Agile Software Development
22 69 (7.64%) Active Directory
23 68 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
24 66 (7.31%) CICS
25 64 (7.09%) SC Cleared
26 60 (6.64%) Retail
27 59 (6.53%) Stakeholder Management
27 59 (6.53%) Data Centre

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 66 (7.31%) CICS
2 33 (3.65%) WebSphere
3 14 (1.55%) SAS
4 11 (1.22%) SharePoint
5 9 (1.00%) WebSphere Application Server
6 7 (0.78%) Apache
7 6 (0.66%) MS Exchange
8 5 (0.55%) IIS
8 5 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 5 (0.55%) WebLogic
9 4 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (0.44%) IBM Notes
9 4 (0.44%) JBoss
9 4 (0.44%) MQSeries
9 4 (0.44%) PowerExchange
9 4 (0.44%) Skype for Business
10 3 (0.33%) Confluence
10 3 (0.33%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.22%) FileNet
11 2 (0.22%) GlassFish
Applications
1 29 (3.21%) MS Office
2 28 (3.10%) MS Excel
3 13 (1.44%) MS PowerPoint
3 13 (1.44%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.22%) MS Project
5 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.11%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (0.78%) BASE24
2 5 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.22%) Misys Midas
4 2 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.11%) ENOVIA
5 1 (0.11%) OpenText MBPM
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 1 (0.11%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.11%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.11%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.66%) Office 365
2 5 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.33%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.22%) Yammer
5 1 (0.11%) GitHub
5 1 (0.11%) IaaS
5 1 (0.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (3.88%) FTP
2 32 (3.54%) DHCP
3 30 (3.32%) TCP/IP
4 25 (2.77%) Firewall
5 10 (1.11%) LAN
5 10 (1.11%) WebEx
6 9 (1.00%) SAN
7 8 (0.89%) Internet
8 7 (0.78%) ATM
8 7 (0.78%) WAN
9 6 (0.66%) HTTP
9 6 (0.66%) LDAP
10 5 (0.55%) Network Security
11 4 (0.44%) MPLS
11 4 (0.44%) SMTP
11 4 (0.44%) SNA
11 4 (0.44%) VPN
12 3 (0.33%) DNS
12 3 (0.33%) HTTPS
12 3 (0.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 178 (19.71%) DB2
2 34 (3.77%) SQL Server
3 31 (3.43%) Hadoop
4 22 (2.44%) Oracle Database
5 18 (1.99%) Big Data
6 16 (1.77%) Adabas
7 15 (1.66%) Oracle Database 11g
8 14 (1.55%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (0.89%) MS Access
9 8 (0.89%) PowerCenter
10 7 (0.78%) Oracle BI EE
11 6 (0.66%) Ingres
12 5 (0.55%) Essbase
12 5 (0.55%) Oracle ODI
13 4 (0.44%) BODI
13 4 (0.44%) DataStage
13 4 (0.44%) IMS/DB
13 4 (0.44%) OLTP
13 4 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
13 4 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 13 (1.44%) Jenkins
2 12 (1.33%) JIRA
3 5 (0.55%) Toad
4 4 (0.44%) ERwin
4 4 (0.44%) LoadRunner
4 4 (0.44%) SoapUI
5 3 (0.33%) ChangeMan
5 3 (0.33%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.22%) HP UFT
6 2 (0.22%) JMeter
6 2 (0.22%) JUnit
6 2 (0.22%) Maven
6 2 (0.22%) PVCS
6 2 (0.22%) Subversion
6 2 (0.22%) TestDirector
6 2 (0.22%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.11%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.11%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.11%) Firebug
General
1 356 (39.42%) Finance
2 167 (18.49%) Banking
3 60 (6.64%) Retail
4 19 (2.10%) Marketing
5 17 (1.88%) Investment Banking
5 17 (1.88%) Telecoms
6 14 (1.55%) Automotive
7 12 (1.33%) Retail Banking
8 10 (1.11%) Law
8 10 (1.11%) Spanish Language
9 9 (1.00%) Manufacturing
10 8 (0.89%) Corporate Banking
11 6 (0.66%) Billing
12 4 (0.44%) Back Office
12 4 (0.44%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.33%) Advertising
13 3 (0.33%) Front Office
14 2 (0.22%) Electronics
14 2 (0.22%) French Language
14 2 (0.22%) Legal
Job Titles
1 274 (30.34%) Analyst
2 140 (15.50%) Mainframe Analyst
3 131 (14.51%) Operations Analyst
4 119 (13.18%) Architect
5 114 (12.62%) Mainframe Operations Analyst
6 102 (11.30%) Developer
7 56 (6.20%) Project Manager
8 54 (5.98%) Consultant
9 45 (4.98%) Solutions Architect
10 42 (4.65%) Administrator
11 36 (3.99%) Business Analyst
12 35 (3.88%) DBA
13 33 (3.65%) Mainframe Developer
14 27 (2.99%) Technical Analyst
15 23 (2.55%) Infrastructure Manager
15 23 (2.55%) Mainframe Architect
16 22 (2.44%) Security Technician
17 21 (2.33%) Infrastructure Architect
18 20 (2.21%) DB2 DBA
19 17 (1.88%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (5.87%) Middleware
2 32 (3.54%) ISPF
3 29 (3.21%) J2EE
4 24 (2.66%) Web Services
5 16 (1.77%) .NET
6 15 (1.66%) WebSphere MQ
7 13 (1.44%) Spring
8 12 (1.33%) JSP
9 11 (1.22%) HTML
10 10 (1.11%) SOAP
10 10 (1.11%) XML
11 9 (1.00%) IBM Integration Bus
12 8 (0.89%) jQuery
12 8 (0.89%) Servlets
12 8 (0.89%) Struts
13 6 (0.66%) Flash
14 5 (0.55%) OAuth
14 5 (0.55%) REST
14 5 (0.55%) SAML
15 4 (0.44%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 112 (12.40%) IBM Mainframe
2 75 (8.31%) Management Information System
3 68 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
4 59 (6.53%) Data Centre
5 35 (3.88%) Tandem
6 25 (2.77%) AS400
7 21 (2.33%) iSeries
8 16 (1.77%) Mathematics
9 15 (1.66%) Computer Science
10 14 (1.55%) VSAM
11 13 (1.44%) User Experience
12 12 (1.33%) Client/Server
12 12 (1.33%) Data Structures
13 10 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
14 9 (1.00%) Health Informatics
14 9 (1.00%) Informatics
15 8 (0.89%) Credit Risk
16 7 (0.78%) Clustering
16 7 (0.78%) PKI
17 6 (0.66%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 200 (22.15%) Windows
2 175 (19.38%) Unix
3 123 (13.62%) zOS
4 101 (11.18%) Linux
5 92 (10.19%) AIX
6 58 (6.42%) Solaris
7 41 (4.54%) HPUX
8 34 (3.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 31 (3.43%) Windows Server
10 30 (3.32%) MVS
11 19 (2.10%) Windows Vista
12 11 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (0.89%) Windows NT
13 8 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
13 8 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
14 6 (0.66%) OS/390
15 5 (0.55%) Windows 7
16 3 (0.33%) OS/2
16 3 (0.33%) VME
17 2 (0.22%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (12.96%) Migration
2 87 (9.63%) ITIL
3 84 (9.30%) Service Management
4 78 (8.64%) Project Management
5 73 (8.08%) Agile Software Development
6 59 (6.53%) Stakeholder Management
7 53 (5.87%) Business Analysis
8 50 (5.54%) Data Analysis
9 47 (5.20%) SDLC
10 45 (4.98%) Validation
11 43 (4.76%) Service Delivery
12 41 (4.54%) Analytics
13 40 (4.43%) Change Management
14 37 (4.10%) CRM
15 35 (3.88%) Waterfall
16 29 (3.21%) Data Analytics
16 29 (3.21%) Unit Testing
17 25 (2.77%) Problem Management
17 25 (2.77%) SOA
18 24 (2.66%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 151 (16.72%) SQL
2 99 (10.96%) COBOL
3 95 (10.52%) JCL
4 76 (8.42%) Java
5 37 (4.10%) REXX
6 22 (2.44%) JavaScript
6 22 (2.44%) Shell Script
7 20 (2.21%) VB
8 17 (1.88%) Perl
9 15 (1.66%) C
10 14 (1.55%) PL/SQL
11 12 (1.33%) NATURAL
12 7 (0.78%) VBA
13 6 (0.66%) C#
14 5 (0.55%) LINC
15 4 (0.44%) Assembly Language
15 4 (0.44%) PowerShell
15 4 (0.44%) Ruby
15 4 (0.44%) T-SQL
16 3 (0.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 75 (8.31%) Security Cleared
2 64 (7.09%) SC Cleared
3 36 (3.99%) Degree
4 16 (1.77%) MCSE
4 16 (1.77%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (1.33%) CCNA
5 12 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (1.22%) BPSS Clearance
7 10 (1.11%) CCNP
7 10 (1.11%) MCP
8 9 (1.00%) MCDBA
9 6 (0.66%) ISTQB
9 6 (0.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 5 (0.55%) AAT
10 5 (0.55%) ISEB
11 4 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (0.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.33%) MCSA
13 2 (0.22%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (3.88%) SLA
2 31 (3.43%) QA
3 6 (0.66%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.44%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.33%) PMBOK
6 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.22%) SEPA
7 1 (0.11%) COBIT
7 1 (0.11%) ISO 8583
7 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 69 (7.64%) Active Directory
2 51 (5.65%) RACF
3 44 (4.87%) Time Sharing Option
4 29 (3.21%) ACF2
5 22 (2.44%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 17 (1.88%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (0.89%) vSphere
8 7 (0.78%) XenApp
9 6 (0.66%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.44%) Hyper-V
10 4 (0.44%) SRDF
11 3 (0.33%) Job Entry Subsystem
11 3 (0.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 3 (0.33%) Veritas File System
11 3 (0.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 3 (0.33%) XenServer
12 2 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.22%) VMware ESX
13 1 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.11%) Xen
Systems Management
1 51 (5.65%) zSecure
2 37 (4.10%) Tivoli
3 17 (1.88%) Control-M
4 11 (1.22%) Oracle Identity Management
5 10 (1.11%) HP Quality Center
6 9 (1.00%) OpenView
6 9 (1.00%) SCCM
7 7 (0.78%) TADDM
8 6 (0.66%) CA Endevor
8 6 (0.66%) CA Wily
8 6 (0.66%) OMEGAMON
9 3 (0.33%) MOM
9 3 (0.33%) Nagios
9 3 (0.33%) ServiceCenter
10 2 (0.22%) DameWare
10 2 (0.22%) HP NNM
10 2 (0.22%) Legato
10 2 (0.22%) Tivoli NetView
10 2 (0.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 2 (0.22%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 185 (20.49%) IBM
2 175 (19.38%) CA
3 156 (17.28%) Oracle
4 55 (6.09%) Citrix
5 52 (5.76%) HP
6 45 (4.98%) Microsoft
7 39 (4.32%) SAP
8 37 (4.10%) EMC
9 26 (2.88%) VMware
10 18 (1.99%) ServiceNow
11 16 (1.77%) Informatica
12 14 (1.55%) BMC
12 14 (1.55%) Remedy
12 14 (1.55%) Unisys
13 11 (1.22%) Teradata
14 9 (1.00%) Cisco
14 9 (1.00%) Salesforce.com
15 8 (0.89%) Software AG
16 7 (0.78%) Fujitsu
16 7 (0.78%) JDA
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