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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mainframes
Rank 406 311 354
Rank change year-on-year
-95 +43
Contract jobs citing Mainframe 226 397 302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.45% 0.72% 0.53%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.40% 2.16% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 171 161
Median daily rate £425 £475 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +18.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £320 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £635 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £450 £383
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 8
Median hourly rate £30.00 £26.13 £13.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.83% +99.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £22.50 £12.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £29.10 £73.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £26.13 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+14.83% -2.33%

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
16196 18398 17909
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.54% 33.32% 31.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 10494 11565 11376
Median daily rate £430 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +4.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £620 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
-1.29% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 575 788 744
Median hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.35 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.06 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.53 £19.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +15.79%

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 8 December 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 8 December 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 8 December 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 -88 208 £425 -10.52% 18
London -43 52 £500 - 5
South East +7 39 £350 -12.50% 6
North East -15 33 £400 +23.55% 2
Tyne and Wear -16 32 £400 +24.51% 2
Yorkshire +25 31 £450 -30.76%
West Yorkshire +31 30 £450 -29.41%
Newcastle upon Tyne -20 26 £405 +26.07%
East Midlands -3 24 £356 -16.17% 1
Northamptonshire +7 23 £350 -6.66%
Berkshire +21 19 - - 2
Reading - 18 - -
Northampton +4 16 £329 -12.33%
Scotland -12 15 £441 -2.00% 1
Buckinghamshire 0 14 - - 1
Leeds +15 13 £475 -26.92%
Milton Keynes 0 12 - -
Edinburgh 0 11 £363 -22.45% 1
City of London -11 10 £554 +16.57% 1
North West -60 10 £500 +5.26% 2
West Midlands -20 8 £345 -28.81%
Manchester -44 6 £500 +5.26%
South West +4 4 £413 -25.00% 1
Sunderland 0 4 - - 2
Surrey +12 3 £338 -32.50% 1
Glasgow -1 3 - -
East of England -10 3 £325 -27.77% 1
Telford - 3 £316 -
Woking - 3 £338 -
Shropshire - 3 £316 -

Mainframe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 December 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.

1 282 (40.63%) Finance
2 156 (22.48%) Unix
3 155 (22.33%) IBM
4 148 (21.33%) Windows
5 146 (21.04%) DB2
6 145 (20.89%) CA
7 144 (20.75%) SQL
8 133 (19.16%) Oracle
9 121 (17.44%) Banking
10 111 (15.99%) Migration
11 108 (15.56%) Linux
12 92 (13.26%) zOS
13 88 (12.68%) AIX
14 81 (11.67%) COBOL
15 78 (11.24%) Agile Software Development
15 78 (11.24%) IBM Mainframe
16 76 (10.95%) Solaris
17 68 (9.80%) Java
18 66 (9.51%) Data Centre
19 64 (9.22%) Project Management
20 57 (8.21%) CICS
20 57 (8.21%) Stakeholder Management
21 56 (8.07%) JCL
22 50 (7.20%) Security Cleared
23 46 (6.63%) ITIL
24 45 (6.48%) Middleware
24 45 (6.48%) Analytical Skills
25 44 (6.34%) EMC
26 42 (6.05%) Data Analysis
26 42 (6.05%) Business Analysis

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 57 (8.21%) CICS
2 19 (2.74%) WebSphere
3 14 (2.02%) SAS
4 13 (1.87%) BizTalk Server
4 13 (1.87%) SharePoint
5 6 (0.86%) IIS
6 5 (0.72%) MQSeries
7 4 (0.58%) CMS
7 4 (0.58%) Mule
7 4 (0.58%) Mule ESB
7 4 (0.58%) Skype for Business
8 3 (0.43%) Apache
8 3 (0.43%) Cloud Foundry
8 3 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.43%) PowerExchange
8 3 (0.43%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.43%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.29%) Confluence
9 2 (0.29%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.29%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 26 (3.75%) MS Excel
2 23 (3.31%) MS Office
3 11 (1.59%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.29%) MS Project
6 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.01%) BASE24
2 6 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.58%) Staffware
3 4 (0.58%) Temenos T24
3 4 (0.58%) VisionPLUS
4 3 (0.43%) FLEXCUBE
4 3 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.29%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.14%) Maximo
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 1 (0.14%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.58%) Office 365
2 4 (0.58%) SaaS
3 2 (0.29%) Bluemix
3 2 (0.29%) GitHub
3 2 (0.29%) IBM Cloud
3 2 (0.29%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 35 (5.04%) SAN
2 23 (3.31%) DHCP
3 21 (3.03%) TCP/IP
4 16 (2.31%) FTP
5 14 (2.02%) Firewall
6 12 (1.73%) ATM
7 10 (1.44%) LAN
7 10 (1.44%) WAN
8 8 (1.15%) WebEx
9 7 (1.01%) MPLS
10 5 (0.72%) Internet
10 5 (0.72%) LDAP
10 5 (0.72%) SNA
11 4 (0.58%) Network Security
11 4 (0.58%) SMTP
11 4 (0.58%) VPN
12 2 (0.29%) APPN
12 2 (0.29%) Cisco Nexus
12 2 (0.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 2 (0.29%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 146 (21.04%) DB2
2 37 (5.33%) SQL Server
3 25 (3.60%) Adabas
3 25 (3.60%) Hadoop
4 21 (3.03%) Big Data
5 20 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (1.44%) Ingres
7 9 (1.30%) Oracle Database
8 7 (1.01%) PowerCenter
9 6 (0.86%) MS Access
10 5 (0.72%) Essbase
10 5 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (0.58%) BODI
11 4 (0.58%) RDBMS
11 4 (0.58%) Relational Database
12 3 (0.43%) BusinessObjects
12 3 (0.43%) Data Lake
12 3 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
12 3 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (2.02%) Jenkins
2 10 (1.44%) JIRA
3 5 (0.72%) ERwin
3 5 (0.72%) Toad
4 4 (0.58%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.58%) JBehave
4 4 (0.58%) Maven
4 4 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.43%) HP UFT
5 3 (0.43%) JMeter
5 3 (0.43%) LoadRunner
5 3 (0.43%) Rational Functional Tester
5 3 (0.43%) Selenium
5 3 (0.43%) Subversion
6 2 (0.29%) ClearCase
6 2 (0.29%) ClearQuest
6 2 (0.29%) CruiseControl
6 2 (0.29%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.29%) Rational Performance Tester
6 2 (0.29%) Vagrant
General
1 282 (40.63%) Finance
2 121 (17.44%) Banking
3 37 (5.33%) Retail
4 25 (3.60%) Law
5 14 (2.02%) Telecoms
6 12 (1.73%) Marketing
7 10 (1.44%) Investment Banking
8 9 (1.30%) Automotive
8 9 (1.30%) Spanish Language
9 7 (1.01%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.86%) Billing
10 6 (0.86%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.72%) Corporate Banking
11 5 (0.72%) Legal
12 4 (0.58%) French Language
13 3 (0.43%) Advertising
13 3 (0.43%) Back Office
13 3 (0.43%) Electronics
13 3 (0.43%) Front Office
13 3 (0.43%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 208 (29.97%) Analyst
2 111 (15.99%) Mainframe Analyst
3 103 (14.84%) Operations Analyst
4 101 (14.55%) Architect
5 98 (14.12%) Mainframe Operations Analyst
6 90 (12.97%) Developer
7 52 (7.49%) Project Manager
8 37 (5.33%) Consultant
9 27 (3.89%) Business Analyst
9 27 (3.89%) Solutions Architect
10 23 (3.31%) DBA
11 22 (3.17%) Administrator
12 19 (2.74%) Mainframe Developer
13 18 (2.59%) Infrastructure Manager
14 17 (2.45%) Infrastructure Architect
15 16 (2.31%) Support Analyst
16 15 (2.16%) Migration Architect
16 15 (2.16%) Programmer
17 14 (2.02%) ETL Developer
17 14 (2.02%) Informatica Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (6.48%) Middleware
2 32 (4.61%) J2EE
3 17 (2.45%) .NET
4 16 (2.31%) ISPF
5 13 (1.87%) HTML
5 13 (1.87%) Spring
6 11 (1.59%) XML
7 10 (1.44%) JSP
7 10 (1.44%) Web Services
8 8 (1.15%) REST
8 8 (1.15%) SOAP
9 7 (1.01%) jQuery
9 7 (1.01%) Servlets
9 7 (1.01%) Struts
10 6 (0.86%) HTML5
10 6 (0.86%) SAML
11 5 (0.72%) Hibernate
11 5 (0.72%) JMS
11 5 (0.72%) OAuth
12 3 (0.43%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 78 (11.24%) IBM Mainframe
2 66 (9.51%) Data Centre
3 45 (6.48%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (4.47%) Management Information System
5 25 (3.60%) Tandem
6 18 (2.59%) EMC VMAX
7 17 (2.45%) iPad
8 15 (2.16%) iSeries
9 14 (2.02%) EMC VNX
10 13 (1.87%) Mathematics
11 12 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
12 10 (1.44%) Client/Server
13 9 (1.30%) AS400
14 8 (1.15%) Computer Science
15 6 (0.86%) Credit Risk
15 6 (0.86%) Data Structures
15 6 (0.86%) EMV
15 6 (0.86%) SWIFT
15 6 (0.86%) VSAM
16 5 (0.72%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 156 (22.48%) Unix
2 148 (21.33%) Windows
3 108 (15.56%) Linux
4 92 (13.26%) zOS
5 88 (12.68%) AIX
6 76 (10.95%) Solaris
7 38 (5.48%) HPUX
8 28 (4.03%) MVS
9 24 (3.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 22 (3.17%) Windows Server
11 16 (2.31%) Windows Vista
12 12 (1.73%) Windows NT
13 7 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
14 6 (0.86%) OS/390
15 4 (0.58%) VME
15 4 (0.58%) Windows 7
16 3 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
16 3 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
17 2 (0.29%) VMS
18 1 (0.14%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (15.99%) Migration
2 78 (11.24%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (9.22%) Project Management
4 57 (8.21%) Stakeholder Management
5 46 (6.63%) ITIL
6 42 (6.05%) Business Analysis
6 42 (6.05%) Data Analysis
7 40 (5.76%) CRM
8 34 (4.90%) Data Modelling
9 31 (4.47%) SDLC
9 31 (4.47%) Service Management
10 27 (3.89%) Waterfall
11 26 (3.75%) Analytics
11 26 (3.75%) Release Management
12 25 (3.60%) Unit Testing
13 24 (3.46%) Data Analytics
14 23 (3.31%) ETL
14 23 (3.31%) Workflow
15 21 (3.03%) DevOps
15 21 (3.03%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 144 (20.75%) SQL
2 81 (11.67%) COBOL
3 68 (9.80%) Java
4 56 (8.07%) JCL
5 38 (5.48%) Shell Script
6 32 (4.61%) PL/SQL
7 21 (3.03%) VB
8 19 (2.74%) Perl
9 17 (2.45%) NATURAL
10 16 (2.31%) JavaScript
11 12 (1.73%) REXX
12 8 (1.15%) C#
13 7 (1.01%) Assembly Language
13 7 (1.01%) C
14 3 (0.43%) LINC
15 2 (0.29%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.29%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.29%) Visual J++
16 1 (0.14%) ABAP
16 1 (0.14%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 50 (7.20%) Security Cleared
2 39 (5.62%) SC Cleared
3 29 (4.18%) Degree
4 13 (1.87%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (0.72%) CCNP
6 5 (0.72%) ISEB
6 5 (0.72%) ISTQB
6 5 (0.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (0.72%) MCSE
6 5 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (0.58%) CCNA
7 4 (0.58%) MCDBA
7 4 (0.58%) MCP
8 3 (0.43%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.29%) AAT
9 2 (0.29%) CCIE
10 1 (0.14%) HNC
10 1 (0.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (4.03%) QA
2 21 (3.03%) SLA
3 4 (0.58%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.29%) SEPA
5 1 (0.14%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (0.14%) ISO20022
System Software
1 41 (5.91%) Active Directory
2 23 (3.31%) Time Sharing Option
3 18 (2.59%) RACF
3 18 (2.59%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 16 (2.31%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (0.86%) Job Entry Subsystem
6 4 (0.58%) ACF2
6 4 (0.58%) SRDF
7 3 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.29%) Docker
8 2 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.29%) XenApp
8 2 (0.29%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.14%) GPFS
9 1 (0.14%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.14%) PowerHA
9 1 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.14%) zsh
Systems Management
1 40 (5.76%) Tivoli
2 19 (2.74%) OMEGAMON
3 17 (2.45%) CA Endevor
4 15 (2.16%) CA Service Virtualization
4 15 (2.16%) Control-M
5 12 (1.73%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 11 (1.59%) SCCM
7 10 (1.44%) CA Wily
8 5 (0.72%) Puppet
8 5 (0.72%) zSecure
9 4 (0.58%) CloudHub
9 4 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (0.58%) TADDM
10 3 (0.43%) OpenView
11 2 (0.29%) Legato
11 2 (0.29%) MOM
11 2 (0.29%) OpenSSO
11 2 (0.29%) Oracle Identity Management
11 2 (0.29%) Tivoli NetView
12 1 (0.14%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 155 (22.33%) IBM
2 145 (20.89%) CA
3 133 (19.16%) Oracle
4 44 (6.34%) EMC
5 39 (5.62%) Microsoft
6 31 (4.47%) Informatica
7 29 (4.18%) Citrix
8 23 (3.31%) SAP
9 21 (3.03%) VMware
10 20 (2.88%) HP
11 19 (2.74%) Cisco
12 18 (2.59%) NetApp
13 16 (2.31%) Splunk
14 15 (2.16%) Software AG
14 15 (2.16%) Syncsort
15 14 (2.02%) Pega
16 8 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
16 8 (1.15%) Teradata
17 7 (1.01%) ServiceNow
17 7 (1.01%) webMethods
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