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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Mainframes
UK
Rank 418 320 388
Rank change year-on-year
-98 +68
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 184 340 221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.41% 0.67% 0.44%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.26% 2.03% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 172 101
Median daily rate £425 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £325 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £636 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £406 £430 £425
% change year-on-year
-5.52% +1.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 6
Median hourly rate £52.50 £26.00 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+101.92% -34.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £18.85 £11.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £90.50 £29.40 £39.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £26.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year
+58.65% -34.17%

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
14619 16773 15757
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.60% 32.98% 31.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 9338 10626 9901
Median daily rate £445 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.70% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £620 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 548 704 641
Median hourly rate £21.00 £21.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.32% +22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-11.62% +22.85%

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 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 -98 163 £425 -5.55% 17
London -33 42 £550 +11.67% 8
South East -3 27 £425 +7.93% 2
East Midlands +7 26 £375 -3.22%
Northamptonshire +3 21 £375 -
North East -12 19 £400 +23.07% 1
Tyne and Wear -16 19 £400 +23.07% 1
West Yorkshire +19 18 £418 -35.76%
Yorkshire +12 18 £418 -35.76% 1
Northampton +4 18 £365 -2.66%
Newcastle upon Tyne -15 15 £400 +23.07%
Scotland +13 13 £363 -14.70%
East of England -7 11 £400 +3.22% 2
Essex +7 10 £444 -19.31% 1
City of London -17 9 £558 +23.88% 2
Edinburgh +6 8 £363 -14.70%
Berkshire +5 8 - -
West Midlands -4 8 £413 -14.94%
Leeds +2 7 £410 -36.92%
Surrey +18 6 £420 -18.04% 1
Reading +17 6 - -
North West -48 6 £500 +15.94% 2
Woking - 6 £420 -
East Sussex +9 5 £431 +115.62%
Southend-on-Sea +8 5 £500 -9.09%
Hampshire +7 5 £438 +25.00% 1
Nottinghamshire +4 5 £375 -11.76%
Nottingham +3 5 £375 -11.76%
Glasgow +8 4 - -
Sunderland 0 4 - - 1

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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.

1 219 (38.97%) Finance
2 143 (25.44%) IBM
3 120 (21.35%) Unix
4 115 (20.46%) DB2
5 114 (20.28%) Banking
6 111 (19.75%) SQL
7 107 (19.04%) Windows
8 93 (16.55%) Oracle
9 88 (15.66%) CA
9 88 (15.66%) Agile Software Development
10 86 (15.30%) Linux
11 76 (13.52%) COBOL
12 74 (13.17%) Migration
13 73 (12.99%) Java
14 67 (11.92%) zOS
14 67 (11.92%) IBM Mainframe
15 60 (10.68%) Data Centre
16 56 (9.96%) AIX
17 54 (9.61%) Project Management
17 54 (9.61%) Stakeholder Management
18 52 (9.25%) JCL
19 51 (9.07%) Solaris
20 50 (8.90%) CICS
21 42 (7.47%) Analytical Skills
22 41 (7.30%) Microsoft
23 39 (6.94%) CRM
24 36 (6.41%) Middleware
25 34 (6.05%) Tivoli
26 33 (5.87%) SAN
26 33 (5.87%) Shell Script

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 50 (8.90%) CICS
2 15 (2.67%) SAS
2 15 (2.67%) WebSphere
3 11 (1.96%) BizTalk Server
3 11 (1.96%) SharePoint
4 9 (1.60%) WebLogic
5 6 (1.07%) IIS
6 5 (0.89%) Cloud Foundry
7 4 (0.71%) IBM Notes
7 4 (0.71%) Mule
7 4 (0.71%) Mule ESB
8 3 (0.53%) Apache
8 3 (0.53%) CMS
8 3 (0.53%) MQSeries
8 3 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.53%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.36%) Confluence
9 2 (0.36%) GemFire
9 2 (0.36%) GlassFish
9 2 (0.36%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 21 (3.74%) MS Office
2 20 (3.56%) MS Excel
3 7 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.89%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.18%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (1.07%) BASE24
2 4 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.71%) Staffware
2 4 (0.71%) Temenos T24
2 4 (0.71%) VisionPLUS
3 3 (0.53%) FLEXCUBE
3 3 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.36%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.36%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.18%) Maximo
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.14%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.07%) SaaS
3 4 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.36%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.36%) Bluemix
4 2 (0.36%) GitHub
4 2 (0.36%) IaaS
4 2 (0.36%) IBM Cloud
4 2 (0.36%) PaaS
5 1 (0.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 33 (5.87%) SAN
2 15 (2.67%) TCP/IP
3 14 (2.49%) Firewall
4 13 (2.31%) LAN
4 13 (2.31%) WAN
5 11 (1.96%) ATM
5 11 (1.96%) FTP
6 7 (1.25%) MPLS
7 6 (1.07%) Network Security
8 5 (0.89%) Internet
8 5 (0.89%) LDAP
8 5 (0.89%) VPN
9 4 (0.71%) SMTP
9 4 (0.71%) WebEx
10 3 (0.53%) SSL
11 2 (0.36%) APPN
11 2 (0.36%) Cisco Nexus
11 2 (0.36%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 2 (0.36%) SNA
11 2 (0.36%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (20.46%) DB2
2 29 (5.16%) SQL Server
3 26 (4.63%) Big Data
3 26 (4.63%) Hadoop
4 23 (4.09%) Adabas
5 17 (3.02%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (1.78%) Oracle Database
7 7 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
8 6 (1.07%) RDBMS
8 6 (1.07%) Relational Database
8 6 (1.07%) SQL Server 2005
8 6 (1.07%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (0.89%) BusinessObjects
9 5 (0.89%) DataStage
9 5 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (0.71%) BODI
10 4 (0.71%) Ingres
10 4 (0.71%) SQL Server 2000
10 4 (0.71%) SQL Server 2014
11 3 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 7 (1.25%) Jenkins
1 7 (1.25%) JMeter
2 6 (1.07%) HP UFT
2 6 (1.07%) PVCS
2 6 (1.07%) Selenium
3 5 (0.89%) LoadRunner
4 4 (0.71%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.71%) JBehave
4 4 (0.71%) JIRA
4 4 (0.71%) Maven
4 4 (0.71%) SoapUI
4 4 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.71%) Toad
5 3 (0.53%) ERwin
5 3 (0.53%) Rational Functional Tester
5 3 (0.53%) Subversion
6 2 (0.36%) ClearCase
6 2 (0.36%) ClearQuest
6 2 (0.36%) CruiseControl
6 2 (0.36%) PowerDesigner
General
1 219 (38.97%) Finance
2 114 (20.28%) Banking
3 29 (5.16%) Retail
4 24 (4.27%) Law
5 11 (1.96%) Marketing
5 11 (1.96%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.60%) Investment Banking
6 9 (1.60%) Spanish Language
7 7 (1.25%) Automotive
7 7 (1.25%) Billing
8 6 (1.07%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.71%) Back Office
9 4 (0.71%) French Language
9 4 (0.71%) Legal
10 3 (0.53%) Advertising
10 3 (0.53%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.36%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (0.36%) Dutch Language
11 2 (0.36%) Electronics
12 1 (0.18%) German Language
Job Titles
1 142 (25.27%) Analyst
2 80 (14.23%) Architect
3 77 (13.70%) Developer
4 58 (10.32%) Mainframe Analyst
5 54 (9.61%) Operations Analyst
6 49 (8.72%) Mainframe Operations Analyst
7 43 (7.65%) Project Manager
8 32 (5.69%) Consultant
9 26 (4.63%) Solutions Architect
10 19 (3.38%) Business Analyst
11 18 (3.20%) Mainframe Developer
12 16 (2.85%) COBOL Developer
13 15 (2.67%) Administrator
13 15 (2.67%) Migration Architect
13 15 (2.67%) Technical Architect
14 14 (2.49%) Support Engineer
14 14 (2.49%) Test Analyst
15 13 (2.31%) Programmer
16 12 (2.14%) ETL Developer
16 12 (2.14%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (6.41%) Middleware
2 26 (4.63%) J2EE
3 20 (3.56%) .NET
4 19 (3.38%) XML
5 12 (2.14%) HTML
6 11 (1.96%) SOAP
7 10 (1.78%) ISPF
7 10 (1.78%) JSP
7 10 (1.78%) XML Schema
8 9 (1.60%) Spring
8 9 (1.60%) XSLT
9 8 (1.42%) REST
9 8 (1.42%) Web Services
10 7 (1.25%) Servlets
11 5 (0.89%) HTML5
11 5 (0.89%) JMS
11 5 (0.89%) JSON
11 5 (0.89%) SAML
12 4 (0.71%) OAuth
13 3 (0.53%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 67 (11.92%) IBM Mainframe
2 60 (10.68%) Data Centre
3 42 (7.47%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (3.91%) Management Information System
5 18 (3.20%) EMC VMAX
6 17 (3.02%) iPad
6 17 (3.02%) Tandem
7 14 (2.49%) EMC VNX
8 12 (2.14%) iSeries
8 12 (2.14%) Mathematics
9 11 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (1.25%) Client/Server
10 7 (1.25%) SWIFT
10 7 (1.25%) VSAM
11 6 (1.07%) AS400
12 5 (0.89%) Computer Science
12 5 (0.89%) Data Structures
12 5 (0.89%) EMV
13 4 (0.71%) Credit Risk
13 4 (0.71%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 120 (21.35%) Unix
2 107 (19.04%) Windows
3 86 (15.30%) Linux
4 67 (11.92%) zOS
5 56 (9.96%) AIX
6 51 (9.07%) Solaris
7 31 (5.52%) MVS
8 15 (2.67%) Windows Server
8 15 (2.67%) Windows Vista
9 13 (2.31%) VME
10 12 (2.14%) HPUX
11 10 (1.78%) Windows NT
12 6 (1.07%) OS/390
12 6 (1.07%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (0.53%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.36%) VMS
14 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
15 1 (0.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (15.66%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (13.17%) Migration
3 54 (9.61%) Project Management
3 54 (9.61%) Stakeholder Management
4 39 (6.94%) CRM
5 31 (5.52%) Analytics
5 31 (5.52%) ITIL
6 30 (5.34%) Business Analysis
6 30 (5.34%) Data Analysis
6 30 (5.34%) Data Modelling
7 29 (5.16%) DevOps
7 29 (5.16%) SDLC
8 26 (4.63%) Waterfall
9 24 (4.27%) Functional Testing
10 23 (4.09%) Data Analytics
11 21 (3.74%) ETL
11 21 (3.74%) Unit Testing
12 20 (3.56%) Service Management
13 17 (3.02%) E-Commerce
13 17 (3.02%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 111 (19.75%) SQL
2 76 (13.52%) COBOL
3 73 (12.99%) Java
4 52 (9.25%) JCL
5 33 (5.87%) Shell Script
6 27 (4.80%) PL/SQL
7 18 (3.20%) Perl
8 17 (3.02%) NATURAL
9 16 (2.85%) VB
10 12 (2.14%) C
10 12 (2.14%) C#
11 10 (1.78%) REXX
12 8 (1.42%) Assembly Language
13 7 (1.25%) JavaScript
14 6 (1.07%) C++
15 5 (0.89%) T-SQL
16 4 (0.71%) MATLAB
16 4 (0.71%) R
17 3 (0.53%) Python
17 3 (0.53%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 27 (4.80%) Degree
2 26 (4.63%) Security Cleared
3 20 (3.56%) SC Cleared
4 10 (1.78%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (0.89%) CISSP
5 5 (0.89%) ISEB
5 5 (0.89%) ISTQB
6 4 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (0.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (0.53%) CISM
7 3 (0.53%) PMI Certification
7 3 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (0.53%) SSCP
8 2 (0.36%) ACCA
8 2 (0.36%) CCIE
8 2 (0.36%) CCNP
8 2 (0.36%) CIMA
8 2 (0.36%) CISA
9 1 (0.18%) CCDP
9 1 (0.18%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.09%) QA
2 18 (3.20%) SLA
3 5 (0.89%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.36%) Basel II
4 2 (0.36%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.36%) ISO20022
4 2 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.18%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (0.18%) SEPA
System Software
1 16 (2.85%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 15 (2.67%) Active Directory
2 15 (2.67%) RACF
3 14 (2.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (2.31%) Time Sharing Option
5 10 (1.78%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (1.07%) ACF2
7 5 (0.89%) Job Entry Subsystem
8 4 (0.71%) SRDF
9 2 (0.36%) Docker
9 2 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.36%) XenApp
9 2 (0.36%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.18%) GPFS
10 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.18%) PowerHA
10 1 (0.18%) zsh
Systems Management
1 34 (6.05%) Tivoli
2 19 (3.38%) OMEGAMON
3 17 (3.02%) CA Endevor
4 16 (2.85%) Control-M
5 15 (2.67%) CA Service Virtualization
6 13 (2.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 10 (1.78%) SCCM
8 8 (1.42%) CA Wily
9 7 (1.25%) zSecure
10 6 (1.07%) HP Quality Center
11 5 (0.89%) Puppet
12 4 (0.71%) CloudHub
12 4 (0.71%) TADDM
13 3 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
13 3 (0.53%) Tivoli NetView
14 2 (0.36%) Legato
14 2 (0.36%) OpenSSO
15 1 (0.18%) FortiGate
15 1 (0.18%) HP SiteScope
15 1 (0.18%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 143 (25.44%) IBM
2 93 (16.55%) Oracle
3 88 (15.66%) CA
4 41 (7.30%) Microsoft
5 28 (4.98%) Informatica
6 21 (3.74%) Cisco
6 21 (3.74%) EMC
7 18 (3.20%) NetApp
8 17 (3.02%) HP
8 17 (3.02%) SAP
8 17 (3.02%) VMware
9 16 (2.85%) Splunk
10 15 (2.67%) Software AG
10 15 (2.67%) Syncsort
11 13 (2.31%) Pega
12 9 (1.60%) IBM Sterling
13 7 (1.25%) Fujitsu
14 6 (1.07%) webMethods
15 5 (0.89%) BMC
15 5 (0.89%) Remedy
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £400 to £480 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £500.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Chelmsford, Essex
The People Network
Rate: £380 - £480 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago