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 28 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mainframes
Rank 318 327 296
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -31
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 395 367 354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.72% 0.66% 0.67%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.19% 2.09% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 198 189
Median daily rate £425 £411 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.40% -3.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £320 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £401 £400
% change year-on-year
-3.87% +0.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 8
Median hourly rate £28.50 £12.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+128.00% -54.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.80 £12.50 £26.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.15 £30.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £12.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+128.00% -54.54%

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
18012 17578 16813
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.03% 31.84% 31.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 11669 10770 10365
Median daily rate £425 £413 £411
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +0.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 603 718 736
Median hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £20.21
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% -10.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.75 £18.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+20.83% -12.19%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 28 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 +20 329 £425 +6.11% 46
London -2 96 £485 +14.11% 21
Scotland -10 54 £450 +20.00% 1
North West -29 46 £360 -19.10%
Edinburgh +4 45 £450 +20.00%
North East -24 45 £270 -34.14% 6
Tyne and Wear -31 43 £265 -35.36% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -27 41 £265 -35.48% 2
Yorkshire +33 37 £450 +20.00% 4
South East +3 31 £450 +12.50% 9
West Yorkshire +17 27 £450 +20.00% 2
Manchester -22 23 £475 +5.55%
South West +3 22 £450 +98.89% 1
East of England +15 20 £425 +2.40% 5
East Midlands +13 18 £325 +1.56%
Buckinghamshire +17 15 £388 +21.09% 1
Milton Keynes +10 12 £388 +7.63% 1
Lancashire -4 12 £324 -21.41%
City of London +22 11 £485 +14.11% 6
Halifax +8 11 £450 - 1
Nottinghamshire +5 10 £325 +1.56%
Nottingham +4 10 £325 +1.56%
Cambridgeshire - 9 £425 - 1
Essex +5 8 £245 -
Leeds 0 8 £459 +21.58%
West Midlands -12 8 £480 +37.14%
West Sussex -17 7 £475 +8.57% 1
Cambridge - 7 £425 - 1
Dorset -3 6 £326 - 1
Cheshire -8 6 £475 +18.75%

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 266 (38.72%) Finance
2 179 (26.06%) IBM
3 170 (24.75%) Banking
4 154 (22.42%) Windows
5 140 (20.38%) Unix
6 129 (18.78%) IBM Mainframe
7 125 (18.20%) DB2
8 122 (17.76%) zOS
9 112 (16.30%) COBOL
10 97 (14.12%) Oracle
11 96 (13.97%) Linux
12 93 (13.54%) Service Management
13 89 (12.95%) JCL
14 83 (12.08%) CICS
14 83 (12.08%) ITIL
14 83 (12.08%) Migration
15 82 (11.94%) SQL
16 75 (10.92%) Project Management
17 74 (10.77%) Management Information System
18 73 (10.63%) Agile Software Development
19 70 (10.19%) CA
19 70 (10.19%) Java
20 61 (8.88%) zSecure
21 60 (8.73%) AIX
22 58 (8.44%) WebSphere
23 56 (8.15%) Analytical Skills
24 54 (7.86%) Data Centre
25 53 (7.71%) Security Cleared
25 53 (7.71%) Retail
25 53 (7.71%) Validation

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 83 (12.08%) CICS
2 58 (8.44%) WebSphere
3 17 (2.47%) Tuxedo
4 14 (2.04%) JBoss
4 14 (2.04%) SAS
4 14 (2.04%) WebLogic
5 12 (1.75%) Apache
6 10 (1.46%) IIS
7 8 (1.16%) WebSphere Application Server
8 5 (0.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (0.58%) MQSeries
9 4 (0.58%) SharePoint
10 3 (0.44%) IBM Notes
10 3 (0.44%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.29%) FileNet
11 2 (0.29%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.29%) Mule
12 1 (0.15%) AquaLogic
12 1 (0.15%) IBM HTTP Server
12 1 (0.15%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 22 (3.20%) MS Excel
2 20 (2.91%) MS Office
3 9 (1.31%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.15%) MS Project
5 1 (0.15%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (0.87%) BASE24
2 5 (0.73%) assyst
3 1 (0.15%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.15%) ENOVIA
3 1 (0.15%) Misys Midas
3 1 (0.15%) OpenText MBPM
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.15%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.15%) SAP hybris
3 1 (0.15%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.44%) SaaS
2 2 (0.29%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.29%) IaaS
2 2 (0.29%) Office 365
3 1 (0.15%) GitHub
3 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.15%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (4.95%) FTP
2 25 (3.64%) Firewall
2 25 (3.64%) TCP/IP
3 10 (1.46%) ATM
3 10 (1.46%) WinSCP
4 9 (1.31%) Intrusion Detection
4 9 (1.31%) LDAP
4 9 (1.31%) SSL
5 8 (1.16%) Internet
6 7 (1.02%) LAN
7 5 (0.73%) HTTP
7 5 (0.73%) NAS
7 5 (0.73%) SAN
7 5 (0.73%) WAN
7 5 (0.73%) Wireless
8 4 (0.58%) DHCP
8 4 (0.58%) DNS
8 4 (0.58%) Intranet
8 4 (0.58%) MPLS
8 4 (0.58%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (18.20%) DB2
2 41 (5.97%) SQL Server
3 15 (2.18%) Oracle Database
4 14 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (1.89%) MS Access
6 11 (1.60%) Oracle Reports
7 10 (1.46%) Oracle Database 11g
8 9 (1.31%) Adabas
9 8 (1.16%) Apache Cassandra
10 7 (1.02%) Hadoop
10 7 (1.02%) NoSQL
11 6 (0.87%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
11 6 (0.87%) Easytrieve
11 6 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 5 (0.73%) Base SAS
12 5 (0.73%) Oracle BI EE
12 5 (0.73%) Oracle ODI
12 5 (0.73%) SAS EBI
13 4 (0.58%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 9 (1.31%) Subversion
1 9 (1.31%) Visual Studio
2 8 (1.16%) ClearCase
3 6 (0.87%) Eclipse
3 6 (0.87%) LoadRunner
4 4 (0.58%) HP UFT
4 4 (0.58%) JIRA
4 4 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.58%) Toad
5 3 (0.44%) CA Gen
5 3 (0.44%) ChangeMan
5 3 (0.44%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.29%) JMeter
6 2 (0.29%) JUnit
6 2 (0.29%) Maven
6 2 (0.29%) SoapUI
6 2 (0.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (0.29%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.15%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.15%) StarTeam
General
1 266 (38.72%) Finance
2 170 (24.75%) Banking
3 53 (7.71%) Retail
4 17 (2.47%) Marketing
5 16 (2.33%) Telecoms
6 15 (2.18%) Investment Banking
7 12 (1.75%) Spanish Language
8 11 (1.60%) Retail Banking
9 8 (1.16%) Automotive
9 8 (1.16%) Billing
9 8 (1.16%) Financial Institution
9 8 (1.16%) Law
10 7 (1.02%) Front Office
10 7 (1.02%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.87%) Back Office
12 4 (0.58%) Legal
13 2 (0.29%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.15%) Advertising
14 1 (0.15%) Danish Language
14 1 (0.15%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 135 (19.65%) Analyst
2 106 (15.43%) Architect
3 83 (12.08%) Developer
4 46 (6.70%) Project Manager
5 39 (5.68%) Consultant
6 37 (5.39%) Administrator
7 36 (5.24%) Solutions Architect
8 30 (4.37%) Mainframe Developer
9 28 (4.08%) Mainframe Analyst
10 26 (3.78%) Security Technician
11 24 (3.49%) Technical Analyst
12 21 (3.06%) COBOL Developer
12 21 (3.06%) DBA
13 20 (2.91%) Operations Analyst
14 18 (2.62%) Infrastructure Architect
14 18 (2.62%) Mainframe Architect
15 17 (2.47%) Systems Analyst
16 16 (2.33%) Business Analyst
16 16 (2.33%) Infrastructure Manager
16 16 (2.33%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (4.95%) ISPF
1 34 (4.95%) Middleware
2 29 (4.22%) Web Services
3 27 (3.93%) .NET
3 27 (3.93%) J2EE
4 18 (2.62%) WebSphere MQ
5 14 (2.04%) XML
6 12 (1.75%) JMS
7 9 (1.31%) EJB
7 9 (1.31%) Hibernate
7 9 (1.31%) JSP
8 8 (1.16%) Servlets
8 8 (1.16%) SOAP
8 8 (1.16%) Struts
8 8 (1.16%) WSDL
8 8 (1.16%) XSD
9 7 (1.02%) OAuth
10 6 (0.87%) ASP.NET
10 6 (0.87%) Flash
10 6 (0.87%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 129 (18.78%) IBM Mainframe
2 74 (10.77%) Management Information System
3 56 (8.15%) Analytical Skills
4 54 (7.86%) Data Centre
5 36 (5.24%) AS400
6 25 (3.64%) Tandem
7 22 (3.20%) VSAM
8 13 (1.89%) iSeries
9 12 (1.75%) Health Informatics
9 12 (1.75%) Informatics
10 11 (1.60%) PKI
11 10 (1.46%) Client/Server
11 10 (1.46%) Computer Science
12 9 (1.31%) Clustering
12 9 (1.31%) Data Structures
12 9 (1.31%) User Experience
13 8 (1.16%) PMI
14 7 (1.02%) Hedge funds
15 6 (0.87%) Replication
15 6 (0.87%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 154 (22.42%) Windows
2 140 (20.38%) Unix
3 122 (17.76%) zOS
4 96 (13.97%) Linux
5 60 (8.73%) AIX
6 48 (6.99%) MVS
7 26 (3.78%) Solaris
8 24 (3.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 21 (3.06%) Windows Server
10 17 (2.47%) VME
11 12 (1.75%) Windows NT
12 8 (1.16%) HPUX
12 8 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (0.73%) OS/2
13 5 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (0.58%) Windows Vista
15 3 (0.44%) Windows 7
15 3 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
16 2 (0.29%) CentOS
16 2 (0.29%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (13.54%) Service Management
2 83 (12.08%) ITIL
2 83 (12.08%) Migration
3 75 (10.92%) Project Management
4 73 (10.63%) Agile Software Development
5 53 (7.71%) Validation
6 50 (7.28%) Change Management
7 45 (6.55%) Waterfall
8 42 (6.11%) SDLC
9 36 (5.24%) Unit Testing
10 34 (4.95%) Stakeholder Management
11 33 (4.80%) Service Delivery
12 31 (4.51%) Problem Management
13 30 (4.37%) SOA
14 29 (4.22%) PRINCE2
14 29 (4.22%) Risk Management
15 27 (3.93%) Incident Management
16 23 (3.35%) Performance Tuning
17 22 (3.20%) TOGAF
18 19 (2.77%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 112 (16.30%) COBOL
2 89 (12.95%) JCL
3 82 (11.94%) SQL
4 70 (10.19%) Java
5 37 (5.39%) REXX
6 21 (3.06%) Perl
7 19 (2.77%) JavaScript
8 18 (2.62%) Assembly Language
9 17 (2.47%) C#
10 15 (2.18%) C
10 15 (2.18%) VBA
11 12 (1.75%) Shell Script
12 11 (1.60%) VB
13 9 (1.31%) C++
14 7 (1.02%) NATURAL
14 7 (1.02%) Ruby
15 6 (0.87%) CLIST
15 6 (0.87%) PowerShell
16 4 (0.58%) T-SQL
17 2 (0.29%) LINC
Qualifications
1 53 (7.71%) Security Cleared
2 36 (5.24%) SC Cleared
3 16 (2.33%) Degree
4 12 (1.75%) BPSS Clearance
4 12 (1.75%) MCSE
4 12 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (1.75%) PMI Certification
5 9 (1.31%) CCNA
5 9 (1.31%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (1.16%) CISSP
7 7 (1.02%) CCNP
7 7 (1.02%) ISEB
7 7 (1.02%) ISTQB
7 7 (1.02%) MCP
8 6 (0.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 5 (0.73%) MCDBA
9 5 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 5 (0.73%) Sun Certification
10 4 (0.58%) PMP
11 3 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (5.39%) SLA
2 28 (4.08%) QA
3 7 (1.02%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.87%) ISO27002
5 5 (0.73%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.58%) PMBOK
7 3 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.15%) COBIT
9 1 (0.15%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 48 (6.99%) RACF
2 43 (6.26%) ACF2
3 41 (5.97%) Active Directory
4 38 (5.53%) Time Sharing Option
5 32 (4.66%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 18 (2.62%) VMware Infrastructure
7 12 (1.75%) Job Entry Subsystem
8 6 (0.87%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 6 (0.87%) Veritas File System
8 6 (0.87%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 5 (0.73%) vSphere
9 5 (0.73%) XenApp
10 4 (0.58%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.29%) Docker
11 2 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.29%) VMware ESX
12 1 (0.15%) HDFS
12 1 (0.15%) Hyper-V
12 1 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.15%) Xen
Systems Management
1 61 (8.88%) zSecure
2 44 (6.40%) Tivoli
3 24 (3.49%) Control-M
4 10 (1.46%) CA Wily
4 10 (1.46%) HP Quality Center
5 8 (1.16%) Oracle Identity Management
5 8 (1.16%) SCCM
6 7 (1.02%) CA Endevor
6 7 (1.02%) OMEGAMON
6 7 (1.02%) Tivoli NetView
7 6 (0.87%) Nagios
7 6 (0.87%) TADDM
8 5 (0.73%) OpenView
9 4 (0.58%) DameWare
9 4 (0.58%) ServiceCenter
10 2 (0.29%) Data Guard
10 2 (0.29%) HP NNM
10 2 (0.29%) HP SIM
10 2 (0.29%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 2 (0.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 179 (26.06%) IBM
2 97 (14.12%) Oracle
3 70 (10.19%) CA
4 42 (6.11%) HP
5 32 (4.66%) Microsoft
6 29 (4.22%) VMware
7 23 (3.35%) Citrix
8 22 (3.20%) Micro Focus
8 22 (3.20%) SAP
9 20 (2.91%) Red Hat
10 13 (1.89%) Remedy
10 13 (1.89%) ServiceNow
11 12 (1.75%) BMC
12 11 (1.60%) Cisco
13 9 (1.31%) Unisys
14 8 (1.16%) Chordiant
15 7 (1.02%) Fujitsu
15 7 (1.02%) Sun
16 6 (0.87%) Ab Initio
16 6 (0.87%) Informatica
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Halifax, West Yorkshire
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