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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mainframes
Rank 275 303 285
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -18
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 463 399 382
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.86% 0.70% 0.72%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.56% 2.17% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 189 213
Median daily rate £460 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.23% +1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £310 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £512 £572
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £395
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 4 11
Median hourly rate £30.25 £22.25 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.95% -19.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.29 £12.50 £26.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £35.85 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.25 £12.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+142.00% -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
18100 18357 17221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.45% 32.24% 32.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 11664 11499 10412
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £603 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 632 720 691
Median hourly rate £21.00 £18.25 £20.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.06% -9.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £47.15 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.36 £18.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+18.63% -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 23 July 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 23 July 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 23 July 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 +27 388 £450 +5.88% 29
North West +20 97 £475 +18.75% 4
London -19 71 £475 +11.76% 8
Scotland +5 53 £475 +18.75% 3
Manchester +2 47 £475 +4.10% 2
Edinburgh -7 45 £475 +11.76% 1
South East -2 43 £475 +28.81% 3
North East -26 42 £268 -34.75% 2
Tyne and Wear -28 42 £268 -34.75% 2
East of England +49 39 £283 -8.87% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -32 36 £265 -35.36%
Cheshire - 31 £400 -
West Midlands -11 29 £475 +11.76%
Warwickshire +3 27 £475 +11.76%
South West +15 24 £300 -43.92% 4
Warwick +1 24 £475 +11.76%
Essex +30 23 £255 -20.31% 3
Buckinghamshire +10 19 £500 +58.10%
Yorkshire -8 19 £465 +9.41% 1
West Yorkshire 0 18 £465 +9.41% 1
Warrington - 15 £475 -
City of London +32 14 £460 +5.14% 2
East Midlands -5 14 £325 -16.93% 4
Milton Keynes +8 13 £500 +61.29%
Lancashire -13 13 £379 -5.31%
Leeds -1 12 £490 +28.94% 1
Cambridgeshire - 12 £425 -
Gloucestershire - 10 £300 -
Cambridge - 10 £425 -
Hampshire +11 7 £513 +33.11%

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 313 (38.50%) Finance
2 189 (23.25%) Windows
3 171 (21.03%) Unix
4 170 (20.91%) IBM
5 161 (19.80%) Banking
6 155 (19.07%) DB2
7 144 (17.71%) Oracle
8 137 (16.85%) CA
9 131 (16.11%) SQL
10 126 (15.50%) zOS
11 112 (13.78%) IBM Mainframe
12 111 (13.65%) Migration
13 102 (12.55%) Linux
14 95 (11.69%) COBOL
15 93 (11.44%) Service Management
16 91 (11.19%) AIX
17 90 (11.07%) ITIL
17 90 (11.07%) JCL
18 76 (9.35%) CICS
19 73 (8.98%) Java
20 72 (8.86%) Active Directory
20 72 (8.86%) Security Cleared
21 70 (8.61%) Project Management
22 67 (8.24%) Management Information System
23 66 (8.12%) Data Centre
24 63 (7.75%) Agile Software Development
25 60 (7.38%) Retail
26 59 (7.26%) Solaris
26 59 (7.26%) Analytical Skills
27 57 (7.01%) SC Cleared

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 76 (9.35%) CICS
2 45 (5.54%) WebSphere
3 14 (1.72%) SAS
4 13 (1.60%) WebLogic
5 12 (1.48%) JBoss
6 10 (1.23%) WebSphere Application Server
7 6 (0.74%) Apache
7 6 (0.74%) SharePoint
7 6 (0.74%) Tuxedo
8 5 (0.62%) MS Exchange
8 5 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (0.49%) IBM Notes
9 4 (0.49%) IIS
9 4 (0.49%) MQSeries
9 4 (0.49%) PowerExchange
10 2 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.25%) FileNet
10 2 (0.25%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.25%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.12%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 20 (2.46%) MS Excel
2 19 (2.34%) MS Office
3 9 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (1.11%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.37%) MS Project
5 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.12%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.25%) BASE24
1 2 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.25%) Misys Midas
1 2 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.12%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.12%) ENOVIA
2 1 (0.12%) OpenText MBPM
2 1 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.12%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.12%) SAP hybris
2 1 (0.12%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (0.12%) SAP R/3
2 1 (0.12%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.62%) Office 365
2 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.25%) SaaS
2 2 (0.25%) Yammer
3 1 (0.12%) GitHub
3 1 (0.12%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (4.31%) FTP
2 32 (3.94%) DHCP
3 27 (3.32%) TCP/IP
4 21 (2.58%) Firewall
5 9 (1.11%) LDAP
6 7 (0.86%) SAN
7 6 (0.74%) HTTP
7 6 (0.74%) Internet
7 6 (0.74%) LAN
7 6 (0.74%) WebEx
8 5 (0.62%) VPN
9 4 (0.49%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (0.49%) MPLS
9 4 (0.49%) SNA
9 4 (0.49%) WAN
9 4 (0.49%) Wireless
10 3 (0.37%) ATM
10 3 (0.37%) DNS
10 3 (0.37%) Intranet
10 3 (0.37%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 155 (19.07%) DB2
2 39 (4.80%) SQL Server
3 24 (2.95%) Oracle Database
4 14 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (1.72%) Hadoop
4 14 (1.72%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (0.74%) Adabas
5 6 (0.74%) Apache Cassandra
5 6 (0.74%) Ingres
5 6 (0.74%) MS Access
5 6 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (0.74%) PowerCenter
6 5 (0.62%) NoSQL
6 5 (0.62%) Oracle BI EE
6 5 (0.62%) Oracle ODI
7 4 (0.49%) Data Lake
7 4 (0.49%) Essbase
7 4 (0.49%) OLTP
8 3 (0.37%) DataStage
8 3 (0.37%) IMS/DB
Development Applications
1 11 (1.35%) JIRA
2 10 (1.23%) Jenkins
3 9 (1.11%) Subversion
4 8 (0.98%) ClearCase
5 4 (0.49%) ERwin
5 4 (0.49%) LoadRunner
5 4 (0.49%) SoapUI
5 4 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.37%) ChangeMan
6 3 (0.37%) Toad
6 3 (0.37%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.25%) HP UFT
7 2 (0.25%) JMeter
7 2 (0.25%) JUnit
7 2 (0.25%) Maven
7 2 (0.25%) PVCS
7 2 (0.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.25%) TestDirector
8 1 (0.12%) JIRA Agile
8 1 (0.12%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 313 (38.50%) Finance
2 161 (19.80%) Banking
3 60 (7.38%) Retail
4 18 (2.21%) Marketing
4 18 (2.21%) Telecoms
5 16 (1.97%) Investment Banking
6 15 (1.85%) Retail Banking
7 11 (1.35%) Law
8 9 (1.11%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.11%) Spanish Language
9 8 (0.98%) Automotive
9 8 (0.98%) Financial Institution
10 7 (0.86%) Corporate Banking
10 7 (0.86%) Front Office
11 6 (0.74%) Back Office
12 5 (0.62%) Billing
13 2 (0.25%) Electronics
14 1 (0.12%) Advertising
14 1 (0.12%) Legal
14 1 (0.12%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 209 (25.71%) Analyst
2 117 (14.39%) Architect
3 100 (12.30%) Mainframe Analyst
4 97 (11.93%) Developer
5 93 (11.44%) Operations Analyst
6 78 (9.59%) Mainframe Operations Analyst
7 45 (5.54%) Project Manager
8 43 (5.29%) Administrator
9 42 (5.17%) Consultant
10 40 (4.92%) Solutions Architect
11 34 (4.18%) DBA
12 30 (3.69%) Mainframe Developer
13 25 (3.08%) Infrastructure Manager
14 24 (2.95%) Business Analyst
15 23 (2.83%) Security Technician
16 21 (2.58%) Infrastructure Architect
16 21 (2.58%) Technical Analyst
17 20 (2.46%) Mainframe Architect
18 19 (2.34%) COBOL Developer
19 18 (2.21%) DB2 DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (6.15%) Middleware
2 35 (4.31%) Web Services
3 31 (3.81%) ISPF
4 28 (3.44%) J2EE
5 20 (2.46%) .NET
6 16 (1.97%) JSP
7 15 (1.85%) Servlets
7 15 (1.85%) Struts
7 15 (1.85%) WebSphere MQ
7 15 (1.85%) XML
8 11 (1.35%) Hibernate
8 11 (1.35%) JMS
8 11 (1.35%) SOAP
9 10 (1.23%) EJB
10 9 (1.11%) IBM Integration Bus
11 8 (0.98%) jQuery
11 8 (0.98%) OAuth
11 8 (0.98%) Spring
11 8 (0.98%) WSDL
11 8 (0.98%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 112 (13.78%) IBM Mainframe
2 67 (8.24%) Management Information System
3 66 (8.12%) Data Centre
4 59 (7.26%) Analytical Skills
5 31 (3.81%) Tandem
6 25 (3.08%) AS400
7 19 (2.34%) iSeries
8 15 (1.85%) Computer Science
9 14 (1.72%) VSAM
10 13 (1.60%) User Experience
11 10 (1.23%) Health Informatics
11 10 (1.23%) Informatics
11 10 (1.23%) PKI
12 9 (1.11%) Client/Server
12 9 (1.11%) PMI
13 8 (0.98%) Clustering
13 8 (0.98%) Data Structures
14 7 (0.86%) Credit Risk
14 7 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
14 7 (0.86%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 189 (23.25%) Windows
2 171 (21.03%) Unix
3 126 (15.50%) zOS
4 102 (12.55%) Linux
5 91 (11.19%) AIX
6 59 (7.26%) Solaris
7 41 (5.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 39 (4.80%) HPUX
9 30 (3.69%) Windows Server
10 25 (3.08%) MVS
11 11 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
12 9 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (0.86%) Windows NT
13 7 (0.86%) Windows Server 2003
14 6 (0.74%) VME
14 6 (0.74%) Windows Vista
15 5 (0.62%) OS/2
16 3 (0.37%) Windows 7
17 2 (0.25%) OS/390
17 2 (0.25%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (13.65%) Migration
2 93 (11.44%) Service Management
3 90 (11.07%) ITIL
4 70 (8.61%) Project Management
5 63 (7.75%) Agile Software Development
6 45 (5.54%) Change Management
6 45 (5.54%) SDLC
7 43 (5.29%) Stakeholder Management
8 42 (5.17%) Validation
9 41 (5.04%) Service Delivery
10 39 (4.80%) Waterfall
11 33 (4.06%) Unit Testing
12 30 (3.69%) Business Analysis
13 26 (3.20%) Data Analysis
13 26 (3.20%) Performance Tuning
14 25 (3.08%) Incident Management
14 25 (3.08%) SOA
15 24 (2.95%) Problem Management
16 22 (2.71%) Capacity Planning
16 22 (2.71%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 131 (16.11%) SQL
2 95 (11.69%) COBOL
3 90 (11.07%) JCL
4 73 (8.98%) Java
5 33 (4.06%) REXX
6 25 (3.08%) JavaScript
7 20 (2.46%) Shell Script
8 19 (2.34%) Perl
8 19 (2.34%) VB
9 15 (1.85%) C
10 12 (1.48%) Assembly Language
11 10 (1.23%) VBA
12 9 (1.11%) C#
13 8 (0.98%) PL/SQL
14 7 (0.86%) Ruby
15 6 (0.74%) PowerShell
16 5 (0.62%) LINC
17 4 (0.49%) NATURAL
17 4 (0.49%) T-SQL
18 3 (0.37%) C++
Qualifications
1 72 (8.86%) Security Cleared
2 57 (7.01%) SC Cleared
3 22 (2.71%) Degree
4 17 (2.09%) MCSE
4 17 (2.09%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (1.60%) BPSS Clearance
5 13 (1.60%) CCNA
5 13 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (1.60%) PMI Certification
6 11 (1.35%) CCNP
6 11 (1.35%) MCP
7 9 (1.11%) MCDBA
8 6 (0.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 5 (0.62%) AAT
9 5 (0.62%) ISTQB
9 5 (0.62%) Sun Certification
10 4 (0.49%) ISEB
10 4 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.49%) PMP
10 4 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (4.31%) SLA
2 34 (4.18%) QA
3 4 (0.49%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.49%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.49%) PMBOK
4 3 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.25%) SEPA
6 1 (0.12%) COBIT
6 1 (0.12%) ISO27002
6 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 72 (8.86%) Active Directory
2 52 (6.40%) RACF
3 44 (5.41%) Time Sharing Option
4 31 (3.81%) ACF2
5 25 (3.08%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 19 (2.34%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (0.98%) vSphere
7 8 (0.98%) XenApp
8 7 (0.86%) XenDesktop
9 6 (0.74%) Job Entry Subsystem
9 6 (0.74%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 6 (0.74%) Veritas File System
9 6 (0.74%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 4 (0.49%) Hyper-V
11 3 (0.37%) XenServer
12 2 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.25%) VMware ESX
13 1 (0.12%) Firmware
13 1 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.12%) Xen
Systems Management
1 53 (6.52%) zSecure
2 36 (4.43%) Tivoli
3 18 (2.21%) Control-M
4 11 (1.35%) Oracle Identity Management
5 10 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
6 9 (1.11%) OpenView
6 9 (1.11%) SCCM
7 7 (0.86%) CA Wily
8 6 (0.74%) CA Endevor
8 6 (0.74%) Nagios
8 6 (0.74%) OMEGAMON
8 6 (0.74%) TADDM
9 3 (0.37%) MOM
10 2 (0.25%) DameWare
10 2 (0.25%) Data Guard
10 2 (0.25%) HP NNM
10 2 (0.25%) ServiceCenter
10 2 (0.25%) Tivoli NetView
10 2 (0.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 2 (0.25%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 170 (20.91%) IBM
2 144 (17.71%) Oracle
3 137 (16.85%) CA
4 56 (6.89%) Citrix
5 48 (5.90%) HP
6 36 (4.43%) SAP
7 35 (4.31%) Microsoft
8 32 (3.94%) EMC
9 29 (3.57%) VMware
10 18 (2.21%) ServiceNow
11 14 (1.72%) BMC
11 14 (1.72%) Unisys
12 13 (1.60%) Informatica
13 12 (1.48%) Remedy
14 11 (1.35%) Teradata
15 10 (1.23%) Cisco
16 9 (1.11%) Red Hat
17 8 (0.98%) Chordiant
17 8 (0.98%) Sun
18 7 (0.86%) Salesforce.com
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Edinburgh, Midlothian
ECS Recruitment Group Ltd
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Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £480.00 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
FDM Group
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
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Essex
Ciber UK
Posted: 4 days ago
South West
Parallel Consulting
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
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Posted: 4 days ago
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market daily rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Xcede
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market daily rates
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
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London
IntaPeople
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
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London
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Rate: £450 - £495 per day
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